Monday, July 30, 2007

it looks like, yet again, i have not been hired. I am so sick of interviewing and waiting, and waiting, and waiting. The principal from my interview thursday said they"hoped" to have an answer by monday. Well..monday is here and no phone call. I am seriously thinking I do not have what it takes to be hired. I have started putting in applications elsewhere. Some of them for full time work and I am thinking of withdrawing from my early childhood endorsement classes.
Thanks to everyone for all their prayers, good wishes, and encouragements.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Now why can't I eat it?!?

Just some of the reasons why we love the river..i haven't edited all of the photos from this weekend, but here are some.
Thinking about life in general? (or how you ended up with me?lol)
How many licks does it take?
Endless love..dianne and baby josh...nuff said..


Happy Birthday Christopher!
Someone in our house turns 40 today, and it isn't me! lol...I threw Chris a surprise pary down at the river yesterday, and invited family and friends. We had a great time, (inspite of chris kept locking the flippin' van) and ate some wonderful food! Thanks to all who came and made it a great memory.
It must suck when you hit a milestone birthday, and then your wife sits you down for a heart to heart talk! lol...Chris took it all instride, we agreed on things and life is resuming almost to normal.
I always tease Chris that when he was graduating highschool, I was in 4th grade! lol..gets him everytime. lol..that is when he feels old he says.
Anyway, Chris, even though we have some rocky times, we work through them and compromise on a lot of stuff. Even though things get rocky, I still wouldn't want anyone else by myside. I love you.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

No News Yet...

I think waiting is the hardest.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007


(i have an interview on thursday at 2:00..CB preschool!!)

please cross all available body parts for me...i really want to teach again this year!

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Harry Potter 7
That is all I can say. I finished the book this morning. I was brought to tears many times during this book. I won't reveal anything here..because i fully believe you NEED TO READ the book. I am one of those types who reads the book, and never wants to see the movie, because I know the movie could never do the book justice. However, in the HP series, I have been more excited than Danny to see the movies. I can't wait to see how they bring this book to life (or death).

Danny, Logan, Megan, Kenzie, Shell, Jason, and I all went to the HP party at Barnes and Noble Friday night. We had lots of fun, but left to go get ice cream at about 9:30. When we were done there we went to walmart and decided to wait for the book to be released at midnight. I can't believe how much fun i had! LOL..i am definitely scrapping this moment!
Happy reading...

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Conversing with a 10 year!

Danny: "Mom?"
Me: "Yes Danny?"
Danny: "How hard do you think it would be to defy (sp) gravity?"
Me: "I don't know. I guess pretty hard."
Danny: " Well, it can't be too hard, airplanes and rockets do it."
Me: "I honestly don't know, danny, i have never researched it. Nor have i ever tried to fly without an airplane."
Danny: "Do you think if i made some wings out of plastic, plaster, glue, cardboard and a bunch of other stuff, i could make wings that would work?"
Me: "uh...I don't know..and I really don't want YOU to be the guniea pig who tests your theories off the garage roof."
Danny" Well, how would i know they work, or don't work...i need to be the one who wears them so i know what goes wrong."
Me: "If you hit the ground HARD, they didn't work, if you float, they work."

Danny: SIGH.."MOM! well what about if I added......and......then we......"
Me: singing in my head (lost in this moment with you, i am completly consumed, ...)
Danny: "Do you think that would work mom?"
Me: "maybe..."
Danny: "COOL! I will research it on the net tonight..if i have the stuff can riley and i try it?
Me: "not on your life bucko."
Danny: "ya took einstein 10,000 tries to make the lightbulb..he didn't give up, so i won't either!"

this was danny and my conversation today driving home from shell's. NOW...when should i tell him EDISON invented the lightbulb? LOl... i never wanted to laugh so hard in my life! I hope he always has this passion for learning, exploring, inventing, and i hope he brushes up on his cute is this?? Can you read what it says?
love n luck

Monday, July 16, 2007

The process of a PB & J.
Riley has a process of building her own PB & J.
First she takes out the tub of margarine, sets it on the kitchen table,

then she takes out the jelly, sets it on the table, next she gets the peanut butter
out of the cupboard, and sets it on the table.
She asks for a paper towel, and puts two pieces of bread on it.

Now the fun begins....

1. she takes the margarine and spreads it on her bread..
Riles: "mommy, i need some help with the edges!"
Mommy: "Ok..riles..there..done"
2. takes a spoon (and only a spoon will work) and scoops out some jelly. She then puts this on the BUTTER side ONLY. It musnt' touch the other piece of bread.
Riles: "I wike jelly mom"
3. Takes the knife and dips it into the peanut butter,
Riles (as she is licking the knife): "Mister can't have peanut butter mommy." Dips the knife into the pb again and says "nope, mister can't have peanut butter, cause it will make him sick" as she licks the knife again.
4. Finally dips the knife BACK into the peanut butter, and spreads this onto her "samich"
Riles: "Ok mom...cut it, don't forget the crusts!"

This is the process, each time riles makes a pb and j. She HAS to line up all the ingredients in a stragiht line, have her spoon and knife ready to go...AND the bread MUST be sitting on a paper towel. Only after she has licked the knife, and assembled her masterpiece is it allowed to move to a plate. sigh.. i wonder how many pb and j's she will make? giggle
happy snackin'

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

My what pretty teeth you have!
Riles went to her very FIRST dentist appointment today. She had NO cavities and the dentist said she had very pretty teeth. So now she is going around showing everyone her "pwetty teef."
Here are some photos!
Be sugar-free,
The Rebellion Begins......

I will take danny to see the movie, either tomorrow of friday with shell. Riles will sit this one out, and I will take her to see Ratatouille. I want to see that movie so

Sunday, July 08, 2007

All i can say is YUMMO!
Riles, Danny (official poison checker :smirk:), and I made these amazing banana nut muffins this morning. Wonderful, light, melt in your mouth goodness. Sigh..i really want another one! lol...

Banana Crumb Muffins
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3 bananas, mashed
1/2 c sugar
1/2 c brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/3 c butter, melted
Crumb Topping
1/3 c brown sugar
2 Tablespoons flour
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 Tablespoon butter, softened

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease 12 muffin cups, or line with cupcake liners.
In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and 1/2 tsp cinnamon. Set aside.
In another bowl, beat together bananas, sugars, egg, vanilla, and butter. Stir the banana mixture into the flour mixture just until moistened. Spoon batter into muffin cups.
FOR CRUMB TOPPING: In a small bowl, mix together brown sugar, flour, cinnamon. Cut in 1 Tablespoon butter until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. Sprinkle over muffins.
Bake in preheated oven for 18-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.

AWESOME! I added 1/2 c chopped nuts to my batter..yum!!

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Check out this picture...

taken the saturday before the 4th. Look VERY closely at the smoke to the left (right under the sparkler). Does this look creepy to you? You may need to click on the pic (sorry it is so large) to view it close up.

Let me know what you see.

I wonder...
why some people think it is OK to say very negative and hurtful things about people. I know I have been guilty of it, and from today on...i am going to make sure I am the bigger person. I am going to try NOT to say anything hurtful or negative about ANYONE. Well, except in cases where stupid should hurt...ok..on with my story.
Now, I took this story with a grain of came from a source who is not really the person tends to exaggerate situations. Anyway, this person told me someone (whom i have had the utmost respect for) close to me has said some really nasty things about me. I don't want to believe it, nor do I really believe the WHOLE story this person told me..but ya know how they put that little mustard seed of doubt, so now your feelings are crushed? I mean, i could see this family member saying something if he/she were irritated at the time..but not as nasty as this person has led me to believe. (confusing i know..i am sorry)
So...this is my blog post today..if anyone out there (even if you don't read my blog) has a problem with me, my children, Chris, etc. Tough shit. I refuse to apologize to ANYONE for they way we live our lives. (ok..maybe chris..cause he usually gets the brunt of my annoyance). NOR will I apologize to anyone for "taking away" their drinking buddy. My response to anyone is..TOUGH SHIT. We are a FAMILY. There are certain aspects of LIFE when we NEED to do things TOGETHER AS A FAMILY. I am sure tomorrow i will have this all cleared up, but just needed to vent because i am ready to cry at the whole situation. (On a side note, i am sad because i am a thoughtless person. Yesterday, chris, the kids, and I all went to the river for mike/brandy's fish fry. We didn't make it to pat/blackies, NOR did we even stop before we left town. i am sad. Usually we spend the holidays with them, and we didn't even stop by (we drive RIGHT by them to leave our lane) so momma pat, i am sorry we didn't come see you or call you on fireworks day.. love me.)
prozac please,

Monday, July 02, 2007

Have you ever felt...

bad about yourself? I went to a meeting today with the school district, and unless i can get those classes...i won't be returning to headstart in the fall. Sometimes, I sit back and wonder if getting a TEACHING degree was worth it. I have had several interviews, but no offers, except Headstart..and that was basically "we need bodies hire." I know that having an education is something that NO ONE can take away from me, but for some reason I feel like a failure. I feel I failed somehow, and don't understand why i feel this way. I am going to enroll in the classes to GET my early childhood endorsement, because i talked to my university supervisor from BV. She told me everyone who had an endorsement that graduated this year has been hired. Hmph..i am also going to add a reading endorsement, and MAYBE i will go all out and add the Special Education endorsement too. We'll see. I need to go balance the ol' checkbook for this one.

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Here Mike....
Your picture of the moon shining over the Missouri River.
love ya

Meet....Dude and Dudette...
My sister, Michelle, and our nephew Mister have a very special relationship. When noone else could get Mister to talk, Shell could. She started calling him dude, and he called her dudette. Now, whenever he sees her, he screams. "Dudette!" It is so funny watching them together. I truly think she is his best friend.