Wednesday, April 30, 2008

I've been tagged!

A. The rules of the game are posted at the beginning.
B. Each player answers the questions about themselves.
C. At the end of the post the player then tags 5 other people and posts their names and leaves a message on their blog letting them know they have been tagged and asking them to read your blog to get directions.
1. What was I doing 10 years ago?
I was 7 1/2 months pregnant wishing I had my own house
2. 5 things on my to do list
Finish a prom dress, sweep and mop my floor, plan an anniversary outing, make cookies, file papers
3. What snacks do I enjoy?
chocolate of any sort, dill pickle potato chips, and watermelon
4. What would I do if I were suddenly a billionaire?
Buy G a jag he has been drooling over, landscape my front yard, go to fiji, pay off house and school loans, take my sisters and friends on a shopping spree.
5. 3 bad habits
I too, am a "piler," procrastinating, not listening
6. places I have lived
Fallon, Forest Grove, Reno, Rexburg, Pingree
7. 5 Jobs I've had
Clogging teacher, school painter, retail, clerk at a dry cleaner, optometrist's technician
8. 5 things people don't know about me
I don't like meeting new people, I would love to be in a musical, I have the perfect office lying in my bed with the laptop on my lap, I used to clog, I wish I were an interior designer

I am tagging...Ashlee, Brooke, Janet, Wendy, and Lindsey

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Good Things

1. good shopping deals
2. blogging friends and family - I love to see what you are up to!
3. Francisca

Monday, April 21, 2008

Good Things

1. Good Counselors and a secretary who get things done!
2. Being back together as a family.
3. Warm rice packs.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

AHHH, Spring!

Well, this new stage of our life finds us at a track meet every Saturday. And today, it was truly spring, almost summer weather. (high 70's) Well, as you would imagine, we all have a little bit of color to our skin. But it was great to not be sitting in the freezing wind. K did very well in the mile, and not so well in the two mile. She has been suffering stomach cramps for the last two days, and they decided to hit on the 2nd lap, (there are 8) but she did finish the race, and wasn't even in the end few. B spent the day with a friend, and then had a swing dance performance. D was in heaven spending the day with friends who love to be true boys! Unfortunately, our yard still looks like winter, with spurts of green weeds coming up, and not much gardening going on yet. That will have to wait for another day!
Also in this new stage of life, I found K and myself looking at patterns and material for a prom dress. Although some beautiful fabric was found and purchased, a pattern was not! That may be a problem, but I will keep you posted on the progress, and with any luck, there may be a picture at the end of this journey!

Good things:
1. track in the sunshine
2. worn out kids
3. a husband who knows I need intervention until 2 am!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Good Things

1. Half price gerbera daisies
2. allergy shots
3. sharing the gospel

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Life is good1

G and I went on a little vacation, or at least I did. We went to a school board conference in Orlando. We went a day early and enjoyed the Disney animal park and Magic Kingdom, so I guess that counts for his vacation too. Although the rest of the time he spent the majority in classes. We did go to Epcot, and enjoy our evenings together. But mostly I got the vacation. Relaxing by the pool, reading a book, shopping, and taking care of some business stuff on my computer. It was a great break, and very enjoyable, but now it is back to the regular busy-ness. Thanks to my sister B for taking care of the kids. Although she did a great job, and the kids had fun, I don't think she liked the instant family. Okay, not so much the family, just the craziness with life of teenagers that makes is difficult for a two year old who isn't particularly fond of being in the car, and being woken up from naps to pick up someone. The true test will be when I ask her to do it again! Thanks B!
So the vacation is over, and it is back to track, play, and baseball practice, violin and voice lessons, cub scouts, and young women's. And that is just the kids. School board with budget cuts, meetings, and more meetings with me for community and parent involvement in the schools. And we can't forget church meetings. But such is life, and I don't know what I would do with free time if I had it, probably just waste it. So I will just keep swimming!
Dad gave us a scare this week. We had some type of a stroke, just like he had a few years ago. Although he lost his short term memory for a while, and one whole day, they think he is doing okay. More results will be back on Monday. Thanks for family close by to take care of Mom and Dad and various other things. Unfortunately the stroke means he has to lay low for awhile. No branding, riding his horse, and taking the cows to the hills, all of which my Dad lives for. But at least I still have a Dad around, with at this time no real serious side affects of a stroke. Sometimes we just have to be reminded of what is really important.

Good things:
1. Dads
2. Sisters
3. Ability to have a crazy life