Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Long Day


Its been a ridiculously long couple of weeks.  Actually its just been a really, really long day. 

For starters Cole has been up since 5:30 am just because.  Logan is on day two of Thanksgiving vacay, he is off until next Monday.  And I pretty much cleaned my entire house today after being sick all weekend. 

I did get to Logan's teacher conference this morning.  It was originally scheduled for yesterday but I had to reschedule because I still wasn't feeling 100%.  She had really good things to say and said that's she seen alot of improvement in him even since the first marking period ended.  Not that his report card was bad but just improvement overall. 

I just cannot get over the fact that Thanksgiving is this week.  I just can't wrap my mind around that. Not to mention the fact that Christmas is right around the cornor.  I am so not ready.  I have hardly anything bought yet which is so unlike me.  Ryan and I are planning on going Friday, not early but at some point.  Just hoping nobody else is sick and I'm feeling better by then.  I just really don't know what to buy at this point. 

One thing I did get accomplished for the holidays is ordering my Christmas cards...finally!!  I'm actually even 'early' this year. Normally I don't get them ordered until well after Thanksgiving because that's when I get the pictures taken for them.  A few weeks ago my sil came up and took some family pictures and pictures of the boys.  We have never had family pictures taken, how crazy is that?! 

This is one of them. I love it.  There were alot of the boys taken at our pond that turned out great too. 

I just got notice that my netbook is on its way back to me...AGAIN!  Its supposed to be here tomorrow, I just hope that I'm home when the fedex dude shows up.  I also really hope its fixed for real this time.  I miss having it so much. 

Monday, November 22, 2010

Mama’s Holiday Wish List 2010

Mama’s Holiday Wish List Meme

TodaysMama and GameStop  are giving away a sleighful of gifts this holiday season and to enter I’m sharing this meme with you.

1. What is your holiday wish for your family?

To have a safe, fun & healthy holiday and new year.

2. What is your Christmas morning tradition?

be woken up super early by our oldest son and rush downstairs to open gifts.

3. If you could ask Santa for one, completely decadent wish for yourself, what would it be?

new living room furniture!!!!

4. How do you make the holidays special without spending any money?

spending time with family & friends, playing games and watching holiday movies

5. What games did you play with your family growing up?

Monopoly, various card games, Super Mario Bros.

6. What holiday tradition have you carried on from your own childhood?

leaving cookies and milk for santa

7. Where would you go for a Christmas-away-from-home trip?

I'm not really all about being away from home for the holidays but if I had to pick...probably a cabin somewhere, complete with fresh snow and sleigh rides.

8. Check out  Gamestop and tell us, what are the three top items on your GameStop Wish List this year?

Wii Udraw Pad
Xbox 360 Kinect
Pictionary for Wii

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Always Catching Up

So, yeah, I thought my life would slow down once football stopped.  Yeah, not so much.  I feel like I'm on the go now more than ever.  

After football ended Logan decided he wanted to sign up for wrestling.  While it hasn't 'offically' started yet, he has been having twice a week optional practices.  He's been going to all of them not because we've been making him but because he WANTS to.  I've never seen him more excited about something in my life.  Its crazy.  I just can't wait to see if he remains interested in it even when they start really wrestling. 

So, its been sports practice, MOPS stuff (steering team meetings, setting up for regular meetings and the meetings themselves) plus trying to have lunch or something occassionally with my MOPS girls because I miss them when I don't.  I'm also participating in a bible study on Proverbs 31.  It has been really interesting.  A little more indepth than I can go into right now or probably ever care to go into but its still helpful all the same.  Its really helped me to focus on what's important in my life.  Those are the things I squeeze in on the two days I'm home from work along with helping out in Logan's class. 

Logan's class....oh my.  I went in this week to help again.  I'm just at a loss.  I don't agree with alot but I have nothing to compare it with, I don't know what they are doing in the other first grade classes but this teacher needs to reevaluate her situation because she has no control over these kids but yet in some areas I think she's a little extreme.  I just pray we can get through this year without any trouble and move on to second grade.  Right now I am so thankful Logan was placed in all day Kindergarten because I think its the only reason he hasn't fallen behind. 

Then there is knitting.  I have many things I need to finish ASAP.  I got my swap package mailed out and recieved mine, let me find a picture.  It came all the way from Norway, how cool is that?!    

It was a really fun swap and I'm glad I participated, I can't wait for the next one!  

I feel terrible because I haven't been to knitting in forever, now I don't know when or how often I will be getting there. My knitting group meets on the two nights that Logan has wresting practice.  Now that normally wouldn't be a huge deal, but we only have the one car that both boys can ride in.  I have to figure out what I'm going to do about getting a ride to knitting, my one knitting friend has offered to come and get me and bring me home.  I feel bad though because its out of the way for her.  I'll still probably take her up on it because I miss them...alot!

I've really got to get better about blogging again...maybe if I EVER get my netbook back in working order I will!  I had to send it back again the other day because the new power cord still didn't fix it.  The Acer guy and I had it out over the phone.  I will NEVER buy one of their products again, its such a pain.  I'm tired of paying all this shipping for something that is under warranty.  At least when I had my HP laptop I could get it shipped back at no charge. 

So of course with all this stuff to do what is it I really want to do?  Read of course!  I started reading Wuthering Heights the other week.  OMG!  Its my new favorite book.  I can't believe I've never read it before.  I also just picked up Outlander after hearing a bunch of my knitting friends discuss it.   I just want to curl up with it and read. 


I'm hoping to get the chance someday...

That's about it for now...

Hopefully I won't take so long to update on everything going on around here.