Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Orthodontist, vet, homework...

Today Josh has to go to the Orthodontist, it is a consultation visit to let us know exactly what their plan is, so I am not sure how long that will take. Then I need to go to the vet and pick up Molly's flea medicine, they were out when we went last time. Then I guess Josh is going to stay the night with his cousin and go swimming on Thursday. I also need to make sure all of my homework is finished and ready to turn in tomorrow.
I will be by to visit at some point today. Have a wonderful day!!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Happy Birthday Karl!!!!

The weather was gorgeous yesterday, so Josh and I went swimming and then to the library. I also got the laundry done. Pretty good for me. ;) Here is a picture of what Josh is reading now:
It is another historical fiction book, this one a journal of Sean Sullivan A Transcontinental Railroad Worker. Here is a link to read about the book: Click here. I am glad he has found these books, he really seems to enjoy them.
I watched the movie Temple Grandin last night-she is a woman with autism. The movie is on HBO right now, I loved it. Claire Danes plays Temple Grandin. I was glad I watched it. Sometimes it can be very challenging working with children with autism, and this movie was very encouraging and gave me some great ideas to use in the classroom. I get frustrated sometimes, so I needed to see this movie.
Well, today I am off to class. This week is the half way mark! Yay!!! It is also my husband Karl's Birthday!!! Happy Birthday Karl!! Have a great day!!

Monday, June 28, 2010

laundry and library

I was able to get my homework finished last night. I had a midterm to type and it is ready to turn in. It is not due until Thursday, but I can tweak it if I need to this way.
We had crazy thunderstorms last night with lots of thunder and lightening. Mandy is scared of the noise it makes, so she was snuggling with me.
Today I need to do laundry and clean house a little. My dad will be taking Josh to their house to stay the night tonight so I can go to class tomorrow. I am enjoying being home some this summer and spending time with Josh. He has been at my parent's or Karl's parents for the past three summer's and I miss him.
Josh finished his book, so it looks like we will be heading to the library today.
Well, I better go. I will be able to blog today. I will visit you soon!! Have a great week!!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

homework and church

We tried to swim yesteray, but it got cloudy and shortly began to rain, so I took a shower and did some homework. I am glad now that it did rain because I got a lot of homework done and I have one more paper I need to type today or tomorrow. It is Midterms this week for summer goes fast huh? I also caught up on some shows I had on DVR.
We went to church this morning and now I am watching a baseball game.
I cannot believe the 4th of July is next weekend!! That totally snuck up on me. Have a great day!!

Saturday, June 26, 2010


I gave Molly a bath and then we took her to the vet for her shot. She did really good and the vet said she looked good too. When we got home I did some laundry. Josh read his book I posted about last week. He is almost done with it, so we will need to go to the library soon.
Today I am plannning on swimming. Karl does not want to swim with us, he said he is going to cut tree limbs. Josh and I will have fun though. Karl is also planning to watch the soccer game and probably the St. Louis Cardinals game. That is about all we have going on today. Have a great day!!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Molly to the vet

My class and lab were ok. I tried to get my focus child to do things on the checklist we have assigned and he is not really into it. I do not blame him at all. I need to see him do some things outside and we stayed in again.
Today I am taking Molly to the vet for her second appointment of three for her puppy shots. That is about all I have planned. I will be by to visit blogs this morning. Have a great Friday!!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

swimming and school

Josh and I had a nice time swimming yesterday. It was very relaxing and kept us nice and cool. Here is a picture of Josh jumping in.
and relaxing on the raft

I was on the raft most of the time and Josh played with his basketball toy. It was nice. We are planning on going back out on Saturday if the weather is good. I think it supposed to be hot again Saturday.
There is actually a chance of rain today and upper 80's, so for the farmers, I do hope it rains today. They need the rain for their crops and animals.
I am going to class today. The teacher has given us a lot of check lists to fill out on our focus students, so I will be working on that in lab. Have a great day!!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Molly and swimming

I came home from my class yesterday and Molly's other ear was up. They are both up now, so I wanted to share a picture. She has had one ear up for a couple of weeks, I just thought the one ear was going to stay down. She looks so cute.

Today I am planning to swim and layout. I got a toy for Josh to play with, it is a basketball hoop for the water and some water balls also. Have a great day!!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

the pool is ready

Well, the pool is ready and working. We weren't sure if the filter/pump was going to work, but it does. Josh and I had to go get a new set of hoses for it yesterday. We had one of our hoses break. We also picked up some fun things for the pool. I got a mat to lay on and some goggles for Josh. I am hoping to get to swim tomorrow. It has been hot here. It has been in the 90's and humid. The water will feel good.
Today I have to go to class and lab. I will be home around dinner time. Have a great day!!

Monday, June 21, 2010

church service and pool

We had an awesome church service yesterday. It always is, but the Father's Day service was phenominal. Pastor chose Psalm 128 and talked to the men about it. The church gave the guys beef jerkey for Father's Day, so that was fun. I called my dad when I got home, I got him a gift certificate to Olive Garden and a nice card, I will give it to him this afternoon when I see him.
We had some shopping to do after church and then we came home and ate lunch. We had rotisserie chicken and mashed potatoes. It was really good. Then Karl and I started putting the pool up. We haven't had it up for two years because of my classes, but I am home several days this summer (only going to class 2 days a week) and it has been extra hot. I tried to lay out on Saturday and it was too hot with no water to cool off in. It has been in the 90's and humid.
Today I need to try to see if things are working properly with the pool. We started putting it up late so it didn't get full. I will have to work on it some today too. If working properly, I should be able to use it on Wednesday. It is ice cold right now. My fingers are crossed. Have a wonderful day!!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day!!

I laid out in the sun for a while yesterday, but it was so hot, I just stayed out for about an hour. I was able to give Molly her bath, so that is done for a while.
Josh went to his cousin's birthday party. They went to a paint ball place. He said he had a good time. I understand they played paintball, had birthday cake, then ate lunch. They went out of town, so he didn't get home until around 6PM or so and left at 8AM.
Today we are going to church. I think we are going to try to put up our pool up. I told Karl in May it was going to be a hot summer. He didn't listen.
I also need to call my dad and wish him a Happy Father's Day. I will get to see my dad tomorrow. Have a great day!!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

birthday party, Molly and little boys

Josh is going to his cousin's birthday party today. They are going to do paintball. I am not sure Josh will like it, but he wants to be at the party for his cousin.
I need to give Molly a bath today. I have been giving her a bath on Friday, but I got busy yesterday.
My nephews all came over yesterday to play with Josh, so there were 3 boys running around the house. They were actually very good, and I was able to clean the house and do laundry. Then we went to get ice-cream and a drink. There was an older gentleman in there and he commented how good the boys were. When we got home, one of them took all of his clothes off except his underwear and did a dance. Good grief!! I am glad they were good when we were out. The boys played games a bit too. Then afterwards Karl, Josh and I had pizza for dinner. That is about it. Have a nice weekend.

Friday, June 18, 2010


My class turned out to be a lot more fun that I thought it would be yesterday. We went to the library and our teacher let us look around and find fun curriculum items for our kids. Then in lab, it was a ton of fun. It is usually kind of boring. It was a great day!!
Josh was home when I got home, he had fun with his cousins swimming and playing.
Today we do not have any plans. I would love to keep it that way. Josh is tired and has a birthday party to go to tomorrow. I might go through my class handouts and see what is coming up next for class to get prepared. Have a wonderful weekend!!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

swimming and class

Josh went swimming at my sister-in-law's house yesterday and he ended up spending the night, so he may do some more swimming today. I went to the dentist yesterday and my mouth hurt all evening. It doesn't usually hurt. I had a cavity filled. I am not sure why it hurt so much. It hurt when I went to bed, but this morning it is all better. Thank-goodness, I would hate to have to go to class in pain again...last week it was my back.
Today I go to my class. We are meeting in the library like we do for several other classes I have had to look at the curriculum library. It is really neat and a wonderful resource for teachers, but for us to have to tour it for several classes is ridiculous. Then I go to my lab. It is a long day for me, I will be home around 6:30PM.
Have a great day!!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

St. Jude's Dream Home...more info....

Several of you asked about the St. Jude's Dream Home. It is a home that is built and then people buy tickets (chances) to win the home. The tickets are $100 each and are limited to 6000 tickets. The money that is made all goes to St. Jude's Children's Hospital. I understand that several cities build these, and some of you mentioned you had heard of it, but others weren't sure what it was, so that is the short story. I did not take pictures, but I grabbed a picture off a local website of it and I have a link to a virtual tour if you are interested. It is not long, maybe a minute. It is a gorgeous home. Here is the picture

Here is the link to the virtual tour.: St. Jude's Dream Home Tour

Here is the book Josh is reading:

and here is the link to what it is about: Click Here

Today I have to go to the dentist to get a cavity filled. Have a great day!!

Oh, btw...Judy made me all kinds of new siggies!! Thank-youJudy !!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

class today...

Josh and I went to the library, he picked out a book. I cannot remember what it is called, but it is a historical fiction book about a boy during the Dustbowl. He read it for a long time yesterday, so I am glad he likes it. The same author has written some other books like this one, so if he really likes it he will probably want to check out another one next time.
Today is class and lab, I will be gone all day pretty much. If I am able to, I will visit blogs this morning, otherwise, I will see you all tomorrow. Have a wonderful day.

Monday, June 14, 2010

try the library again?

After church, we picked up Josh and then went to tour the St. Jude's Dream Home. It is beautiful and I would love to have a home like that. We had a lot of fun looking at it. It had a tornado shelter that you could get to from inside the house, the master bedroom was huge, media room, screened patio, fire place, 4 bed rooms, 3 1/2 baths. Just loved it.
I also got some cleaning done, but did not get my laundry done. I need to change the sheets and wash them today and I would like to try to take Josh to the library today so he can get a new book to read. I didn't make it on Friday.
My parents will be here this afternoon to pick up Josh. He is spending the night with them so I can go to my class tomorrow.
My back is pretty much all better. Friday I was feeling dizzy, I think I was taking too many medications (tylenol). I switched to Motrin and I am doing much better. That is why I didn't take Josh to the library.
Have a great week!!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

church and laundry

We had a nice relaxing Saturday and didn't do too much. We went out to dinner with Karl's sister, her husband and their son last night. It was fun, we ended up visiting for a long time and then Josh spent the night with them.
Today we are going to church. We have missed the past two weeks. I was sick one week and Josh's sunburn last week kept us home. Then we need to run to Wal~Mart and pick up something for me to take to class to eat. My class schedule is weird (12-5:30). I am not hungry before I leave for class and I am definitely hungry by the end of the day. I need to plan better. I will take something with me and eat in class. The teacher said that was fine and the class was all eating in class last time. I was starving the other day after class and lab. Let's see, I also need to do laundry and maybe clean a little. Have a wonderful day!!

Saturday, June 12, 2010


I could have just died last night. I was looking in blogger and there is a new section for design of your blog. Well, I thought I would play with it. It messed up my blog so bad and I couldn't get it back to normal. Then I remembered I have the minima template on my blog for the preschool, so I grabbed it and put it in here at this blog. I was able to get it back to normal pretty quick after that. I just figured they would have kept the old templates too, but they didn' least I didn't find them.
Karl had to work last night, so Josh and I ran to Walgreens and I picked up some facial masque and I did a facial on myself. I usually do one every week, but I ran out of my masque and I couldn't find any of the other kind I buy, so I found a new one at Walgreens.
I also gave Molly a bath. Josh and I never did make it to the library.
I do not think we have any plans for Saturday. Maybe we can all relax. Have a great weekend!

Friday, June 11, 2010


Wow, it was a busy day yesterday. I went to class, then to my lab. There are 6 kids in the class and they are 2 year olds. Super cute. The bad thing is that in the afternoon when I have my lab the kids have done all of their fun things..singing, storytime, field trips, etc. I am basically there for recess and snack time. I wish I would have known the schedule before I signed up for my lab. I would have chosen a morning lab. It will be fun though. These kids are way easier than the kids I work with at the preschool.
Well, I never did have any UTI symptoms yesterday, so I will just have to wait and see what happens. Maybe it is nothing. weird. My back also continues to get better.
Today I would like to take Josh to the library to get a different book. He is done reading the book we got last week.
Happy Friday!! Have a wonderful weekend!!

Thursday, June 10, 2010


Josh did good at his visit to the orthodontist, it was just a visit to make impressions, so no big deal. It took a while, so I went to Wal~Mart. I found some sweats on clearance for $5. I got 2 pair of sweat pants, a shirt to match and a jacket all for $20. It is Danskin, so it is really soft and super cute. I was almost late getting back to pick up Josh. Josh goes back on June 30th for a consultation. The doctor will let us know how he plans to proceed.
My back is feeling much better. I do good the more I move around. The bad news is, I think I am getting a urinary tract infection. I will see how it goes during my class and if I continue to have symptoms, I will call the doctor and try to go Friday to see the doctor. It was hurting early in the evening and then at bedtime it wasn't, so maybe it just isn't that bad yet. I swear, it is always something. I just want to stay home and relax.
Today I have class and it is a long day. I am in class from 12-5:30...part lecture and part of that is working with kids, so it isn't boring or anything. I will likely not get to blog, but I will be by Friday. Have a nice day!!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

stiff back, new class and braces

It has been a while, but when I turned 30, I was doing laundry and I was putting the clothes in the dryer...when I bent over, my back tightened up. I was in so much pain. I could hardly move. Anyway, yesterday right before I went to my class I bent over to pick up Molly and my back tightened up again. It wasn't as bad as it has been in the past. I can walk. I went to class. It feels better if I move and keep it loose. I laid on the heating pad last night while I watched Glee. Do any of you watch that? I watched the first show when it premiered and loved it, then I watched it when it came back and thought it was stupid. Well, I was watching some shows I had taped on the DVD one night and when they were over I turned the tv on and it was when Glee made it's comeback. I have been hooked ever since. Anyway, back to my back. It is a little better today. Just a little stiff.
I wanted to read blogs last night, but Karl was watching a movie on the computer. So I wasn't able to get online at all.
My class is going to be fun I think. I get to work in a 2 year old room. The material we will learn will be very helpful. I love taking classes where I can actually use what I am learning. This is what happened last year. I decided to take the whole year and take all of the classes I didn't want to take. It was a boring year of classes and I will not use the information that I learned in my classroom, but it is over. I think everything I take now will be enjoyable for me. I have about a year and a half left of classes.
Today I take Josh to the Orthodontist. They are taking molds of his mouth. They say they will start with an expander and then he will need braces, so we are getting the process started. He has really messed up teeth, it is strange because Karl and I didn't wear braces.
Well, I will go. This has turned out to be a long post. Have a great day!!