Thursday, July 31, 2014

the dryer is fixed!!

Josh went shopping with my mom early this morning. They met a friend for lunch also.
I had to stay home in case the dryer man came. I did manage to get my online training done I had to do for work. One is for child abuse and one is about technology. We have to do them every year. I am glad to have those done. I also contacted a couple of parents about school starting, but just ones I can contact by e-mail or on facebook. I really need to call the rest of them tomorrow and get a hold of our bus driver also.
The dryer repair man did come today, so as you can imagine, I have been doing laundry. I want to get all the rugs cleaned before I go back to work and probably the bedding (comforters) again also.
I need to get my driver's license renewed also. I have one last week off for summer. It makes me so sad. I doubt I teach summer school again next year, it just made my summer too short. We shall see.
Ok, I decided to share the bathroom pictures with you, but the wall paper is hideous. I know this. We just haven't made it to that room yet. There was wall paper everywhere. We have most of it down now. This is the bathroom Josh uses and also the main guest bathroom for the house.
This photo is the one on the left by the shower curtain. The as you go in the door on the right above the light beside the sink are these pictures:
The funny thing about these things are I found the shower curtain and the pictures at the Dollar General. It was a cheap re-decorate. I was tired of the other stuff I had in there and I really do like these colors.
I better go. Have a great evening.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Unconscious Mutterings

I found this Unconscious Mutterings over at Toni's Blog. The link to the Unconscious Mutterings site would not open for me, so I couldn't get a link.

Unconscious Mutterings
I say ... and you think ... ?

1.Strong :: Man
2.Bathing :: Beauty
3.Title :: Conclusion
4.Tick Tock :: Clock
5.Dispute :: Disagreement
6.Magazine :: Article
7.Stupid! :: Dumb
8.Safely :: Carefully
9.Reposition :: Move
10.So wrong :: Bad

Josh's appointment went fine yesterday at the Orthodontist and he did not seem to be in much pain afterwards. When we got home we had the guy come out to check on the dryer. It is a pulley, and was only $30 or so, but with Labor...$150. I am ok with that. In this case, it was cheaper than replacing the dryer. The part comes in tomorrow and it will be fixed then also. My car was around $350, so I am actually ok with that also. I never have any trouble with that car, so if it has a problem every now and then I can handle it. It was the water pump and a belt on it.
I also got a phone call yesterday from the church that helps us at the preschool. They buy us snacks for our kids and this time she was wanting a school supply list. The parents I have are lower socio-economic, so this is really helpful to them to not have a huge school supply list and snacks to buy for their child. I love this little church and they actually make me excited to be at the preschool. I did go down there and make a list for them, but then I came home.
It is raining today and let me tell you...we need it. My friend Natalie may drop by later, but that is all I have planned today.
OH!!! Yesterday I got a wild hair and redecorated one of the bathrooms. Ok, just so you know, I re-decorated our house about two years ago except for this bathroom, the kitchen and Josh's room. Well I got the bathroom done yesterday and I love it. I would post pictures, but there is wallpaper on the wall that I hate. I want that down. It isn't anything spectacular anyway, just different and I really like it. I guess I better go. Have a great day!!
I am posting this siggie today because the Fair is happening right now here. I think Judy Made it, she made most of my siggies. Thanks Judy!!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

I Say, You Answer

It is time for Tuesday 4 Meme!!



#09 I Say, You Answer
1. Early Morn...you answer? Go back to sleep

2. Foggy Mist...you answer? Oooh, eerie!!

3. Full Moon...you answer? Howl!!!

4. Starry Night...you answer? Let's look at them.

Ok, well I did what I wanted to at the preschool. I did lessons into January. I mostly did the table work in December and January...I was getting tired and I wasn't sure what our break would be, so I didn't do the art projects. I will get that together later. This gives me a good start though. I have so much to do with special ed paperwork and meetings. This will let me focus somewhere else. I have 2 more weeks until school, so I have no plans to go back to that preschool until then. hahahahaha
I have had a lot of pool time these past couple of days. I was out Friday, Saturday and Monday. I am happy. I like to have a tan. It is amazing I even get one, I put on so much sunscreen. I find the pool so relaxing.
Tuesday I take Josh to the orthodontist, just a routine check I think. They usually tighten his braces and change the colors. It does hurt him some, so I hate that for him. He is getting close to being done though we hope. My hope is around Christmas.
Well, my car had something go wrong, it went in the shop over the weekend and had to have the water pump and a belt changed. Our dryer also quit working, so we have someone coming out to look at it today too. I better go. Have a great week.
*SQUEAL*...this will be the first time I get to use my new siggie from Jules!! Thank-you so much.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Lens Day

Today is Lens Day and the subject is favorite drink.
My favorite drink is Pepsi and yes I know how unhealthy it is. I do not drink coffee, so this is how I wake myself up to be able to work with my kids at the preschool. It keeps me going during the day. I do not function well without it.
Sooooo, yesterday I was posting about how I was not motivated, but yesterday I was able to go to the pool for a little while. The water was not bad. Then I took a shower and headed to the preschool. I was able to get the back to school decorations up and did lesson plans for August and September. I do want to plan to spend a day doing October and another day doing November and December. Then I should be good. If I have time I will do January, just because it is hard doing lesson plans right before or after a break. I have a unique situation where my school is set up into 2 sessions....morning and afternoon. We have a 30 minute break for lunch and we have some time after school for lesson planning, but I am exhausted after school...I teach preschool ages 3-5 and they are special education kids, so I am tired at the end of the day. That is why I am trying to do lesson plans now. I want to get a good start anyway. Many special education preschools have Friday off for this kind of thing, but we do not.
I also got my house cleaned and I am doing laundry today. I am not going to the preschool today I do not think. Josh will be coming back from my mom and dad's house, so I need to be here for that and I am not sure when they will be home. I am thinking tomorrow I will work on my October lesson plans. I am happy I have started though. Have a great day.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Favorite Endings

It is time for Tuesday 4 Meme!!


#08 Favorite Endings
1. What's your favorite type of ending to a movie/play? It depends, sometimes I like an unresolved ending so another movie can be made and it leaves you hanging, but if it is a one story only...I like a happy ending, everything wrapped up in a nice bow...all questions answered.

2. What's your favorite type of ending to a book/novel? Same, it depends on the book.

3. What would be your favorite ending to your life story? No regrets

4. What would be your favorite sentence ending to these ridiculous questions? and they lived happily ever after.

Well yesterday my mom and I went out shopping, we wanted to try a new store. Everyone raves about it here where I live, but we were really not impressed that much. We also did some grocery shopping. Then we came home and ordered some things online that we were looking for at the store we were not impressed with. I do not want to mention the name in just in case someone were to drop by my blog from here. It was nice to get out some though with my mom.
We got the pool filled over the weekend, so I think I will try to swim today. I am not sure if it will be warm enough for me, but it is going to be hot outside, so it is worth a try.
I am still not motivated to go work at the preschool (lesson plans, etc). I went down there yesterday to water the flowers and shrubs, but then I came home. I know it is because I worked summer school and we just got done. I only have 3 weeks to get it in gear. It really will not take me long to do lesson plans, but just need to get motivated to get down there and do it.
Josh went home with my mom yesterday, so he is gone today and will be back tomorrow. Maybe I can try to go to the preschool once I am done swimming today. I will keep you posted. Toni, this is one of those cliffhanger endings...hahahahha. Have a great day!!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Summer Memories

Here is Annie's Meme!!

Summer Memories

1. What thoughts come to your mind when you think of 'summer'? No work and swimming, fun in the sun. Just a time to relax and enjoy myself.


2. If you could 'fix up' summer, make it perfect, what would you do? No mosquitoes, wasps or bees. Then I could be out at night and not have to wear bug spray. I would just like to be able to sit outside and enjoy.

3. Which do you prefer---picnic or cookout? I love both, but I guess I prefer a cookout.

4.Do you have a special summer memory ? We went to Orange Beach, AL a few years ago and that was awesome. Lots of good memories there.


5. How about a special summertime song? The song going through my mind is "Summertime" by Will Smith.

Today I cleaned my dishwasher, washing machine and microwave. I did the mix of vinegar and baking soda and added some essential oils to make them smell wonderful.
I am having a hard time with dealing with the fact that school starts in 3 weeks. I am not motivated to get to the preschool and start lesson plans or anything. I am going to HAVE to do that one of these days. Get my classroom ready. I had fun teaching summer school, but it has me thrown off and the cool weather is making it feel like Spring...LOL!! It was in the 70's this week here in Missouri.
I am thinking of getting the pool out for a few weeks. It has seriously not been a good summer for swimming, it has been rainy or too cool. I am cranky about my pool time. It has to be hot...and it is supposed to get hot next week. Well, I better get. Have a nice weekend.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Tuesday 4 Meme/Vacation Preferences

It is time for Tuesday 4 Meme!!


#07 Vacation Preferences
1. Traveling by Air, Sea or Land? I have only traveled by land, but I love it because you can see so many things when you go by land.

2. Hotel, Camp Grounds or Summer Cottage? I think my favorite spot to stay in was a condo, but I also enjoy hotels. I liked the condo because it had a great ocean view and we could cook our own food.

3. Sightseeing, Weather Related Sports or Relaxing? combo of sightseeing and relaxing

4. Favorite vacation season? Summer

We enjoyed the rest of our vacation last week. I was able to swim another day and got to spend a lot of time with family. It was so much fun. I wanted to try and stay the rest of the weekend, but I realized I did not take enough medicine, so we stayed one extra day and had to come home on Sunday. In that day we were able to go to the cemetery and visit my Grandparents graves and decorate them. We also went shopping and I picked up a few things to wear and a few things for Josh too. I hated to leave.
Yesterday one of my former students came by my house to visit. That was nice. I had not seen him in 2 years. Today Josh and I have just relaxed and will be watching the baseball All Star Game soon. Tomorrow I go see the chiropractor. My back is doing a little better I think. I made an appointment with a regular doctor to see what he thinks, but I am not hurting that much now, so I may cancel. Thursday I am going shopping with my mom in Springfield. Have a great week!!

I was out visiting blogs and found Annie's Meme was posted. I missed it last week...so here it is.

Week End Doings

1. Do you look forward to the weekend? When I am working I do for sure!! During the summer, not so much.

2. Are your weekends spent dashing around or is it a time for relaxing? relaxing

3. Ever take mini weekend get aways? Every now and then, but not that often. When I am working I am exhausted. We do things in the summer though.

4. Do you eat more casually on weekends or more formally? More formally

5. What is an ideal couple of days off for you weekend or not? Just relaxing at home...when I am working. I like to go out and do things if I am not working. It just depends how tired I am.


Thursday, July 10, 2014

Tuesday 4 Meme/Oklahoma Trip

It is time for Tuesday 4 Meme. I know it is Thursday, but I am in Oklahoma visiting family, so a little late.

What Are Or Is Your


1. Favorite Smells? Rain, babies, cookies baking.

2. Favorite View? Ocean and watching the dolphins

3. Favorite Tastes? chocolate

4. Favorite Sounds? ocean waves, I love the beach, it is so relaxing.

We drove down on Monday...met my aunt and uncle for dinner and did some shopping at the mall, I had a swimming day on Tuesday and went out to eat with my aunt and uncle again. Wednesday we went to Tahlequah, OK and visited Cherokee Indian museums. My mom is Cherokee, so making sure Josh learns about the Indians. Today a different uncle came by and brought some family pictures. My mom and I went to Wal~Mart and had copies made. Now we are getting ready to go have dinner with a friend. We are going to eat at Okie's Steak House. I am sure we will have fun. The pictures and Josh and I are at the Cherokee Nation Prison. We had a lot of fun at the museums. I will also post a picture of the Murrell House, it is the last standing Antebellum home in Oklahoma.
I am hoping to get to swim tomorrow and we are hoping to have dinner with the family again tomorrow night. We are heading home on Saturday. Josh and I are with my mom and dad for this trip.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Tuesday 4 Meme

It is time for the Tuesday 4 Meme!!!



#05 Statistically Speaking
1. Does solitude help or hinder your creative pursuits? It can help if we are brain storming, but when it comes down to actually getting something done...I have to be alone. I get distracted. So it helps me.

2. What relative do you most resemble in personality? My mom

3. List one good thing about being you: I have a really fun job and even though I do not think I am...most people say I am very patient.

4. What's the first thing you think about in the morning to get you going? I think about what I have going on that day. Sometimes that will pop me out of bed because I have to get my day started. I may have a meeting, or a new child, or I may be meeting with an administrator first thing in the morning.

Josh and I met up with a family on Sunday and they helped us learn about guns. I am not necessarily wanting to be able to have a gun at this time, but working the public schools we have to go through a lot of active shooter training. The first time we did it, I screamed and that is a bad response. The shooters did not come after us, but that is exactly what would happen if I screamed in real life. My friend Justin has a lot of gun training. I also had his son at the preschool, so I know this family really well. They are so nice. They came down and taught Josh and I both how to handle a gun and be safe with one. I also got to listen to the shots going off for several hours, so hopefully I will not be so frightened this year during training.
Josh and I do not have plans yesterday or today, we have just been hanging out. I am sure we will watch U.S. soccer and the St. Louis Cardinals tonight, but no where we have to be. Tomorrow I go to the chiropractor and Thursday I am going to a Young Living party (essential oils). Mine came in the mail on Saturday, so I have been having fun with them...here is a picture of my diffuser, I believe I had peace and calming, frankincense and peppermint in there which is a calming blend. My favorite is lavender and frankincense at night to relax. Anyway, that is our week. I will be back to post meme's during the week.