Today I'm posting about my baby sister. Her name is Haley and she is 27, she is a Special Education teacher in Conway. She just finished getting her Master's last Spring. She loves reading, going out to the movies, enjoying dinner with friends or just hanging around with her 2 cats. She is a wonderful Aunt to 4 nephews and 3 nieces. She's looking for a nice, fun guy who is looking for a good southern girl. Please send any questions to my email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for checking her out.
Lauren went to the ENT today and we found out her tonsils are HUGE and very unhealthy. She is having surgery March 31st. I have been a mother for almost 14 years now and I have never been through this and I am worried. I need to hear from some readers (if I have any left) about staying calm when your baby goes in for surgery. I am worried of course about her being put under BUT I fear more about how she will recover. She doesn't do well being sick. And I mean it will take her DAYS to eat if she throws up. She has been close to being put in the hospital with just a little bug. We go back next Wed. the 23rd to talk about everything so I need feedback from you!! Thanks!
I can't seem to get into the mind to post! Sorry about that!
Things are not so good around here right now and I hate to be a downer. My hubby works for the railroad and he's having a hard time keeping a job. Ok not a job... he's an engineer and he drives trains to different areas and right now he getting bumped off boards left and right. It seems that he gets a few days work and then gets bumped again and then has to find another place to work. A lot of the boards offer a guarantee but if you don't work it the whole half then you don't get that... railroaders get use to that guarantee and then when they can't keep it money gets low. Not a good thing when the bills don't stop coming in. It has been like this for a good 5 months now so you can imagine that some bills get pushed back and you think next month will be better and then it's not! I know it could be much worse and I should be thankful he has a job so I haven't said anything to to many people b/c I know there are people that are worse off than us!
The stress of all of this has made my migraines so much worse and stomach is always in knots! Thank goodness I have been subbing a lot this year or things could be MUCH worse! The only thing is this last month the phone hasn't been ringing much for me either.
So sorry for throwing this all out here but I'm hoping it helps relieve some stress! Please keep us in your prayers and thoughts that we both will get called to work more and that we can get caught up and get back to normal!
You see a 17 year old boy has been living with my mom and (step) dad for about a year now so he can go to the school here. Things have been going on over there and they asked him to leave. I didn't find out about this till tonight when I called my mom and she was telling me what had happened in the last few days. While I was on the phone with her Lauren said she thought someone was here. I got up and looked out and it was him. He has never just showed up over here without my mom or dad so I asked my mom why she thought he would be here and she didn't have a clue. I got off the phone with her and opened the door. He came stumbling up and asked if he could use the bathroom b/c he had a massive nose bleed. I told him of course and walked him to the bathroom and got him a washcloth. He was cleaning his face up and I asked him where he was going... he said to the movies. I asked if he was by himself and he said yes. I asked him if he was Ok and he said no, no not really. He said he was feeling sick and needed to go before he gave us anything. I walked him to his truck and looked it over to make sure he hadn't had a wreak and was covering it up. The truck looked Ok. I then told him to be careful and let him drive away. The mother in me says I should have stopped him. I should have stalled him some how to make sure he really wasn't hurt. The longer I have sit and thought about him tonight the harder I want to kick my ass for not stopping him!
I keep thinking about his home life.. not at my moms. His parents are divorced. From what I've seen they are both just fine with him being my mom and dads problem. If he's not under their roofs he's good. He's been such a good kid until just recently and tonight it hit me like a ton of bricks that he might know I had the same life growing up and maybe just maybe he stopped here tonight looking for help. And now all I can do is pray he's OK and that I get another chance! Please tell me it won't be to late?!
I have been sitting here reading my old blog and I can't believe I am coming up on my 3rd Christmas without my Mamaw. Some days it feels like she's been gone way longer than that and still some days it feels like yesterday. This time of the year is really hard b/c it was our favorite holiday. We both LOVED Christmas so much! I haven't been able to bring down her singing Santa from the attic or play the snowman she loved so much. The snowman sits on my bar year round but hearing "Rocking around the Christmas Tree" is too much! It really sucks b/c the kids love that Santa and snowman!! Maybe next year Santa can come down to visit again.
Maybe it would be easier if my family was still close. I remember every Christmas morning I would wake up and see what Santa brought me and open my gifts. After I was done my grandparents would start cooking for everybody to come over and eat. I would play with all my stuff waiting for my cousins, aunts, and uncles to get there. I miss those days. We don't get together anymore... haven't since Mamaw went into the nursing home. My kids don't know what a "big" family is like. Their were 9 grandkids there every Christmas morning when I was little. They only really know 2 of their cousins... when they have 14 more. :( I don't understand how a family that was once so close can just drift apart and be OK with it. I now know she was the glue that held us all together and since she's gone we fell apart. Why does being an adult have to be so hard?
My best friend from High School and her little sister whom I became good friends with when our daughters were born lost their dad last night. He was only 50 something and wasn't sick. I am just so shocked. Please keep them and their families in your prayers!
I can still remember the shock I felt when my Didie (my grandpa that raised me) died. I was only 20 at the time. It just seemed unreal when the phone rang that Sept. morning. Still does!!
I was getting ready for the day. My wedding day. A day that didn't go as planned but that hasn't mattered. We were both very young but we both knew what we wanted and have fought hard to be a family. I am more in love with him today than I could have guessed back then. I am so thankful for my hubby and kids!
The weather outside is just yucky. I guess I shouldn't complain to much b/c we have had some beautiful weather lately. I just wish it would have held off till the kids go back to school tomorrow. Out here in the country they get the Monday off after deer season opens. You know in case you didn't get "the deer" Saturday or Sunday. Not that Hunter got to hunt. He is grounded from hunting over his report card.
I am looking forward to this 4 day school week. For the first time I will get to sub for Lauren. So Wednesday, Thursday and Friday I will be in the 3rd grade with my baby girl. :) Please pray she doesn't w h i n e while I am in there!
Friday night is the concert with my girls! :D I can't wait. It's also payday for the school.
I am hoping to get my shopping finished while running around like a crazy person Black Friday! Now I just have to figure out what to get my dad, fil, son and gmil! I do have more to buy for but I know what I am getting them.
Well I'm going to catch up on some of my shows I have dvr'd. Later!!
Yes once again I have gone and dropped off the face of the earth. Sorry for that. I just can't think of much to say.
I have been working alot. I am using most of that money for Christmas. I have a big dent in that already but I'm finding it super hard to figure what to get my 13 year old son. Any ideas?
Halloween weekend we (the kids, my younger sil and I) went to my older sil's house. We went up Friday night and then the sil's and I took Lauren and Abby (niece) trick or treating and sil's hubby took Hunter and Cody (nephew) to some haunted houses. Once we all got back to the house we loaded up and drove home.
Last Friday my mil, younger sil and I went to my older sil's house for a girls sleepover. Sat. morning we got up early and drove to Branson for the day. We hit the outlet malls and the Branson Landing (very cool) and then drove back to sil's house and stayed another night. I had a blast but not sure if I will go to Branson at this time of the year again... CROWDED is all I will say!!
Tomorrow my mil and younger sil are going to drive up to Little Rock and hit a few stores. Sil is wanting to eat at Olive Garden.. yummy!! :)
I am wanting to make a trip to Monroe before Christmas but I am thinking I will wait till after Black Friday. Yes I plan to be out like a crazy person that morning lol!
Next Friday night I will be with 2 of my besties at The Zac Brown Band concert! We weren't going to go but I WON tickets so Mary bought another ticket so we could all go. :) I am so looking forward to going... we have a ton of fun together!!
Well I need to run and check out a few things and then get the kids toward to bed. I will try not to be gone so long this time.
I have been subbing since the 2nd week of school on and off. I got asked to sub for 1st grade Sept. 4th and maybe the 7th. Well that turned into a full time position. I had to call in this past Thursday b/c I came down with the flu. :( I was going to be in there till at least this coming Monday.
Subbing for 1st grade was fun but not easy. We have a little boy with DS this year. He is the sweetest little guy. His face would light up when he walked into the class room. He likes to take his shoes off every chance he gets and 90% of the time if I could he wanted me to tie them when they needed to be put back on. He melted my heart! :)
Like I said the sub had to call in this week. We (the school) are passing the flu around I finally caught it... lucky me! Not even an hour after I got home from the dr. Lauren started feeling bad. We are both on Tamiflu and I will be done tomorrow. I have felt more normal today than I have in days. Lauren hasn't had a fever in over 24 hours but she is still weak. I am hoping she feels more like herself tomorrow. I have been opening the windows hoping to air out the house. Today I washed the sheets and bedding.
Tomorrow looks like more rain! Yeah just what we need lol. A few weeks ago I thought we would have to start building an Ark. Oh well what can I do about it?!
We decided to take the kids on a last minute trip to the beach before school starts... this Wed.! We went to Biloxi Beach and we had a blast. The hubby didn't go this time... his choice! My mom, dad, Hunter, Lauren and I made the 6 and half hour trip and we loved it. We left Friday morning and come home last night.
Don't fall out b/c I am posting. I know I don't do it very often and I can't promise that I will do it more.
The kids only have 9 more days before school starts back and I am very sad. I am not ready for them to go back. It seems as the summer has flown by again. It has rained a LOT this year so we haven't gotten a lot of swimming in. Now the pool is closed during the week which bites.
Since my mom got fired we have been spending more time together. We have been going shopping together... she NEVER liked to shop or do anything when she was working. It's funny in a way but she has learned things about me she didn't know. Like today we were in Wal-Mart and I picked up some bean dip and she says.. you like bean dip too?! I am glad we have gotten closer over the last few months.
I might have a full time job when school starts back. I put in for a job in the High School for a teacher's aide. I was told I would know something by this coming Wed., only a week before school starts back. I have decided if it's meant to be then I will get it if not then I will still be a sub.
Lauren decided to do PeeWeecheerleading this year and cheer camp started tonight. She really enjoyed it andI know she will be a great cheerleader. She loves dancing and jumping around.
Hunter decided to do fall baseball. I can't wait to see him play again. It's been too long since I have watched him play. He wants to try out in the 9th grade for the school team so he's going to play as much as he can till tryouts.
I was thinking the other day about the kids and how fast they are growing up. In 5 years Hunter will be a senior and Lauren starts 7th grade that year! I wish we could go back to him just turning 5 and her being 3 months old. My how time flies!!
The kids and I went to Little Rock Wed. to shop for school clothes, shoes and a backpack. Hunter got a few pairs of jeans and some shirts to go with them. Both of them got a pair of shoes. Lauren found her a backpack. She had already found a lunch box BUT the backpack she got has a matching one that hooks to the backpack so I think I am going to order her one as a surprise.
We also went to the Little Rock Zoo while we were running around. I have pictures but blogger and/or my computer is acting out so I will have to post them tomorrow!
Tomorrow we are heading to the pool. It's been almost a month since our last visit. Hunter had his wreak and was scared to swim with the road rash and then Lauren got an ear infection so now that they are both healed we are going.
Sat. is the annual golf tournament for my 2 cousins that passed away. I would LOVE to go but it's over 5 hours away now and it's not looking like we won't be making it. :( It got moved last year so we didn't make it then either.
Well it's after 1:30 am and the kids are going to be ready to go to the pool as soon as it opens so I need to run. Night!
Sometimes I am not sure what to think. This afternoon we were sitting over at my mil and fil's house (they live next door) and talking. My 24 y/o sil come over at she got off of work for dinner. We had ordered pizza's so mil, Lauren and I went to pick them up. After we left my sil starts bashing me to my husband, fil and Hunter! She was saying that I am lazy, that I sleep half the day and then go swimming everyday instead of taking Hunter to mow their grandmother's yard. Of course my husband took up for me and told her he would be sure to let me know how she felt about me. But my question is.. does the whole family feel this way, just a few or only her? Hubby and I have been together for over 15 years and I really would like to know the answer to that!
I just noticed that I hadn't updated about Hunter's report card... HE PASSED!! He's going to the 8th grade! I can't possibly be old enough to have an 8th grader. Right?! He's not ready for school to start back tho. Lauren asked me Friday how much longer she had till school started back. I take it she's ready to go back lol. We just have to get 2 boxes of tissues and 2 more packages of notebook paper and a new backpack and she's good to go.
I figured out what was up with her not wanting to stay the night... I think. She had told me her ear was hurting a few days before the sleepover but hadn't really complained that much till she came home. That Friday I took her to the doctor and sure enough she had a nasty ear infection. The same ear infection that she is still complaining with. Back to the doctor with her.
We haven't been doing much swimming b/c of her ear and Hunter's road rash. He's good now we have to wait on her.
Speaking of that we got a call from the insurance company. They went and had the vehicle fixed with only 1 estimate and now say we owe $3700.00! Holy crap... can they really do that? That was the first we talked to anybody. Please tell me someone out there as something good to say?!
I am trying to decide if I want to work at a different school this year or not. I really want to be at the kids school but the other school has a full time aide job open. It's a paycheck every month but it's not with my kids. If I knew I would work as much as I did at the end of the year last year it wouldn't even matter about the other job. I am wondering if I stay will I still be at the top of the sub list or will I only be at the top when the top one is busy? I hate to take another step back at the kids school like I did the year before. But I also hate to pass on a steady paycheck to find out I'm back at the bottom again! I HATE having to make choices like these!!! Somebody help me!
OK I am off to try and sleep. Last night was a restless night so I am tried but not sleepy!