Friday, April 25, 2008

I hugged my child today...hard.
In our rinky dink, small town, population (of combined high school, middle school , AND elementary school) 500 kids, there was a bomb threat. Yes, I said BOMB THREAT. Deep down, I knew it was probably a hoax, but heart was pounding, and i waited frantically with other parents to pick up my son. When I got him off the bus, I hugged him, and started crying. In front of his friends, so I was probably the most uncool mom ever, but man, I didn't realize how relieved I would be to see him okay. I wasn't the only mom crying either. I hope I'm the last. I hope.
I don't understand while children think it is funny to write things like this, to get out of school, why not just skip? That's what we did..if you got caught, at least it wasn't a FELONY. You got a day in ISS, and your parents were called. yep..makes me glad to be raising children during these turbulent times.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

so lost....can anyone explain this show to me? I haven't a clue, and it looks like a great show! thanks for your help!

Saturday, April 19, 2008


danny's EKG came back normal...riles keeps asking him if he is really normal now...haha. Gotta love her..

(Today I asked her if she washed all of her body..she said yep, even my vag ---! (don't want to type that word here!lol). She is so funny sometimes, and that wasn't the part I was completely worried about either!)

Things have been going pretty some scrapping in today, and GUESS WHAT?? Only ONE more SATURDAY class to go! wahoo! yippee...


Tuesday, April 15, 2008

This too, shall pass...
We got the results of danno's EEG today. It was within normal range, BUT... they noticed something with the EKG lead placed near his heart. So, tomorrow, we go back to Children's to have an EKG test done. I am scared. I am nervous. I am a wreck. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers while we wait ANOTHER week I am sure, to hear more results.
whimp, chris, danno, and riles.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Had a test today...
We won't know any information from it for 2-3 business days. Ughh....i hate the waiting game!

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Please keep us in your thoughts..
Danny goes tomorrow afternoon for an EEG. We have to keep him (and us!) up until midnight tonight, and then get him up at 5:00 am. UGH.. can't wait for that one.
Anyway, we are getting him a haircut, then going for breakfast, he gets to spend some of his cash at the mall, and then we will go to his appt.
Wish us luck


Monday, April 07, 2008

Say a prayer today..
My sister, Cindy, received some sad news yesterday. Her longtime, super, terrific, great friend will eventually loose her battle with cancer. They are only continuing Chemo to keep her comfortable. I am so saddened to hear this. She has truly been a super friend to my sister. Please say a prayer today. For all families involved.
Thank you


Sunday, April 06, 2008

my heavy heart..
lots of things going through my mind today. lots of questions, lots of negative thoughts. I try to see the good in people, I really do.
I must, must, MUST, give my hubby a HUGE thank you. He helped me move a friend today with only a 15 year old to help him move heavy furniture down 2 1/2 flights of stairs. I am so thankful for him. So very glad he was there to help. On a negative, dark gloomy side of my life...I am questioning so called friendships today. Have you ever helped (or done something for someone) and it wasn't good enough for them, or up to their "expectations?" I have. (didn't claim to be a professional at it either) It sucks. It helps me realize my effort wasn't appreciated, and helps me realize next time, I won't bother. I hate to feel that way.
I believe in this world we are here to help others, help without expecting something in return. So, what I found out by reading what another has written, and listening to them criticize, next time, I won't bother. I know this doesn't make sense, maybe it isn't supposed too, but next time..I won't bother.
Have I told you, dear readers, that I am part of a big family? I am. I am the youngest of eight. There are 5 girls and 3 boys. For the most part, we get along well, we like to go to the river (I only visit, others camp), get together for children's birthdays, holidays, and we use to get together on Friday nights, just because we could. We don't do that anymore, (or if they do, I don't know about it). We used to call each other, and say hey.."let's take the kids and go____________" we don't do that anymore either. I feel like an era has ended..maybe with warmer weather coming and camping season upon us, things will change. i miss them.
love n luck

Friday, April 04, 2008

just an FYI....
yes..a thank you card will be made by the students when the castles get to our school. I plan on having the students seated around both castles, take a picture, and place that on our thank you card. Then all students will sign their names.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

So ultimately cool and generous:
I just have to share a generous moment with you dear readers...
About a month ago, I went to the Kindergarten readiness meeting at Riles' preschool, and the ever so very cool Mrs. Barney showed me the cool new castles she had just purchased for the classroom. Well..these little castles were so very cool, and my little teacher heart immediately thought, " OMG, my kids would love these for our classroom (kids meaning students)." So, i looked those puppies up, and much to my dismay they were at least 80.00 a piece. So, I sent an email to ask the company if they would donate A castle (notice the singular part of this sentence please). I honestly forgot I emailed them, fast forward to today, I get a phone call saying, "Ms. B_____ this is so and so from said company, I am just letting you know our company has decided to donate TWO wooden castles to you for your classroom use. Where would you liked these shipped?" WAHOOO! I get two of these AWESOME castles for my kiddos to play with at school. I have been looking for ways to get the girls in the block area, and one of these castles will surely do it. Here are some pics:

what do you think?