Monday, May 29, 2006

Hodgepodge Part II

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY

My thoughts, prayers and unconditional support goes out to all our troops at home and abroad. Thank you to all the troops past, present and future for your service to our country. My deepest condolences to everyone who has had a loved one that died while serving our country and protecting our freedom. I am very proud to be an American and I am very proud of our military!!!!


WOW I still have a bunch stuff floating around in my head. I think it is because I do not have time to post every day so when I have the opportunity to post I have many things to talk about.


Reflecting:

I did a post in November about past loved ones. I had just lost grandmother and was remembering those who I loved and had passed on. Click here if you would like to visit that post. There is also information about the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on the same post, so if you are interested in the reading about the Unknown Soldier please click here. This weekend I have been thinking about loved ones who have passed on and also thinking about our military. I just wish they could come home so we do not have to lose any more soldiers over there.


Cheerleading Update:


My daughter made the highschool team!!! Yeahhhhhhhhhh!!! We are very proud of her! She is very excited and happy but is trying to figure out if she really wants to cheer for school sports. So she may not accept her invitation. On the positive side this is the first year that our county is considering cheerleading a sport so they will be entitled to funding. In prior years the parents had to fund everything. Which is very hard because I know I am already tapped out paying out the you know what for competitive cheerleading.

Update on the Boy aka my son:


He is still daydreaming at school. I truly can not understand why I can not get him to understand the importance of his failing grades. It is almost like he has already thrown in the towel. I have a feeling he will be participating in summer school. If he receives a D or an E in anything he will be going to summer school for that subject.


He has been cleaning his room all day. It is a beautiful day but he is in his room laying in his mess.

Update: He finished his room. I am SHOCKED!!! AMAZED!!! and VERY Happy!!! I am sure his entire mess is under his bed or hidden somewhere in his room but when I walk by his door it looks great so I do not care. hehe I may care tomorrow but not today!

Beautiful Day:

It is an absolutely beautiful day. A nice calm breeze, sun shining, and low humidity. My daughter has been spending all her time at either the community pool or the community private beach. She eats breakfast and then she is gone. Thank God for cell phones because I find myself calling her every hour. This is the first year we are allowing them to go to the beach and pool by themselves. They are both private and you need an ID to get into the pool or onto the beach but still they are my babies. Last year they begged and begged to be allowed to go alone but I was not ready. I am not ready this year either but my husband said they need to spread their wings.

What the heck happened to my daughter?

She was cute and cuddly. Fun and enjoyable to be with. My husband and I remember when we were the most important people in her life. Fast foward 7 years, UGHHHH:

Now she is ONLY interested in her friends and her boyfriend, they are her everything now.

Computer Time Vs A Jealous Spouse:

I have been reading on different people's blogs about their spouses not being very happy with their time spent on the computer. My husband is slowly training me not to get on the computer. Little looks, little comments and silence makes me feel guilty about being on the computer. Personally I do not get it at all because my husband only gets on the computer to look at porn. I could careless when he is on the computer. I really enjoy being on the computer, visiting with friends, emailing and blogging. I would think my husband would want me to be happy. I am trying to limit my time on the computer to keep peace but I will not give it up completely. Why do you think spouses are jealous of our computer time? Do you think it is ignorance? fear? apprehension? I just want to know why they are is jealousy. I would like to be able to get on the computer and enjoy myself without guilt. When I am on the computer I am sitting in the same room as my husband and interacting with him. I think he would be happy.

Flower Gardens

Do you remember me talking about weeding my flower beds and how great they looked. Well my husband spread grass seed with a spreader. Can you guess what happened? CRIESSSSS... You guessed it his grass seed went into my flower beds and started growing. I can not believe it!!! You would not believe how much is growing in my flower beds. Then when I said OH NO your grass seed is growing in my flower beds he said oh well just pluck them out. Geeessshhh must be nice to think it is that easy considering it is growing in all my flower beds and lots of it took root.

Well my husband just came in, rolled his eyes and sighed so it is time for me to go. He just broke the point on my pencil so to speak!

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Hodgepodge

I am feeling totally ADD today. I can not seem to get a clear thought so I figured I would just write a few things floating around in my head.




Welcome Back


Welcome Back Stringman. I am so happy to see Stringman back from his sabbatical. Please stop over and say welcome back to Stringman!! Click here to visit his AWESOME blog!

Son's Concert


My son belongs to the school choir. This past weekend they went to a competition at Kings Dominion. They received Second Place, WOOOO HOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

After the competition they were allowed to ride the rides. The lines were so long it made for a miserable day. The other two boys in my husband's group were bad BAD B A D !!!!!!!



Daughter's New Desk

My daughter needed a new desk. She wrote all over the other one and broke one of the doors. We chucked that desk about a year ago. Well she misses having a desk so my husband took her desk shopping. HMMM that was my first mistake. My husband does not believe in Kmart furniture that does not cost too much so if she writes on it or breaks it who cares. Oh nooooooo he takes her to a furniture store and she picks out this $400 Solid Oak Desk.I about fell over when I saw the receipt for this desk. I swear my husband has caviar taste on a beer nut budget. Well my husband goes to pick up the desk (45 minutes away) heck there is a Kmart right on the Island. He brings it home and we take it out of the box and it is a PIECE of CRAP!!!! The drawers do not even line up. So today he is bringing the desk back to the store for an exchange. I suggested getting our money back and visiting Kmart but neither him nor my daughter appreciated my suggestion.

Anonymous Blogging


Tim posted a fantastic entry on blogging and being anonymous. Click here for the post. Well I prefer to remain anonymous when it comes to my blog. That is why I do not post pictures of my children, my dog, my home or myself. I feel like even though I am here blogging about my life and me. I guess I enjoy the thought that I am here writing anonymously. I have to admit that my blog has taken a totally different direction than first intended. But I figure it is my blog and I will write what I want because I have a firm belief in the statement I have made several times "I will not be censored, I will not write entries strictly to get comments and I will post with honestly because I want to be able to look in the mirror every day without hesitation." I have learned time and time again that not everyone online is who they portray themselves to be. So I remain anonymous sharing glimpses into my life, showing you a peek into my fantasies and this way I can chose who I share myself with completely when I feel trust and safety.

Cheerleading Try-Outs


My daughter is trying out for the high school cheer squad. My fingers are crossed that she makes the team. Competitive cheerleading and high school cheerleading are so different. I truly hopes she makes the team because I have a firm belief that the busier we keep are children the less trouble they get in. A bored child is a child looking for trouble in my opinion.

Closure


It is very interesting to me how different people handle closure. You have those who will suffer in silence. Each day a little piece of them dying until they are able to put a painful situation behind them. I think this must be the most painful way to have closure.


Then you have people who will announce to the world that they are closing a painful part of their life. They will email, blog, or call people saying I finally have closure. I have done this or done that and now I am finished. I think this is a cry for attention, sympathy and pity.
I have thought about myself and closure. I think I am even different in the way I handle it. When I am done, I am done and there is no cry for attention, there is no suffering in silence, and I will not try to email the person to ignite the argument all over again. I think if something or someone brings me enough pain that I am considering moving forward and leaving them behind then for my own mental health in the past is where they belong. I always try to remember all the wonderful things about them. Now that being said there are only a few people that I have completely left in the past and moved forward. I try to hold onto everyone I have ever met and bring them into the future with me. I think every single person I have met has shaped who I am and I want them with me.

Anonymous Ugly Comments

How do you handle those weasels that leave anonymous comments that are ugly and nasty? When someone leaves me an ugly comment, I like to leave the anonymous comments on my blog for all to see. Because in their words they show their ignorance. My friend had a few ugly comments on his blog that he deleted. He felt if they did not have the courage to say who they were they did not have a right to be heard. I think everyone handles those attacking comments differently. Remember your friends' comments are the only ones that matter!


Saturday, May 20, 2006

Summer Vacation Too Soon

My son is already on summer break, the problem with that is no one else is on summer vacation but him. The bigger problem with that is that the summer break is happening in his head as he day dreams during school!!!I am not sure if you have parent connect but it is this website where you can peek in on your children's attendance, grades and discipline actions. I must admit I rarely check the website. My children do very well in school and they are behaved for the most part. I never check my daughter's site but sometimes I peek in on my son's because he is the class clown and loves to have a good time. I accept my son's personality and I will never try to squash his sense of humor or fun. Well I had this nagging feeling about school so I gave into the feeling and signed onto parent connect earlier this week and
I pulled up his grades and SCREAMED in my head OMG!!!!! My son normally gets As and Bs in school. This year has been his best year; all As and only one B. Well this last marking period he has one incomplete, one D, one E and the rest Cs oh wait I forgot his one A in art - for joy. I felt like running away from home. I must say I am still shocked out of my mind. I keep asking him what happened and he says I do not know I am dumb. Well that is nonsense and I have told him pity is not going to get him out of trouble. Well I took his computer, cellphone, xbox, and playstation away because obviously he needs to concentrate on these grades. I know exactly what has happened he went on summer break about a month before everyone else.


I know my son is definitely daydreaming and not participating in schoolwork or homework. Although he is keeping his social calendar active. The girls are hanging around our house nonstop. Their giggling and high pitched screams are enough to drive a sane person nuts. (for argument sake lets just pretend I am sane geessh) My daughter was never one of those screamers. But it seems my son is drawn to the girls who squeal. UGGHHHH>>>> What is my honor student day dreaming about? What would bring his grades down so drastically? Well I have two answers; it is either sumer vacation or girls, girls and more girls. Well personally I think he is daydreaming about girls on summer vacation with him.


Well I contacted his teachers and I am so thrilled to hear that he is such a great kid but he is not turning in any work and he seems to be in another world, grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr...... I could careless what a great kid he is, I would rather him be a complete dud but doing great in school. I am very upset that these teachers never contacted me about my child. I feel they dropped the ball just as much as he did. I know it is not their responsibility but if I was a teacher and watched a student's grade go from an A to an E, I would contact their parents. One teacher is being a complete BUTT and will not allow my son to make up anything. Two teachers are allowing him to make up a few assignments but not everything. They do not feel he should receive preferential treatment.


My son and I have been working on homework every night. My brain hurts, 7th grade is harder than I remember. They do the math ass backwards. I am just hoping to get the E up to a D and the incomplete up to a D. I just do not know what happened to him. I keep trying to see it from his shoes. I realize he has hormones running crazy through his body, his voice is changing and he is one of 4 kids that have a moustache in the 7th grade. I am trying to be patient but these grades are unacceptable.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Turning Forty

Happy Mother's Day!! (sorry I am late)
I hope everyone had an absolutely awesome mother's day. If you were celebrating your mom or your grandmother or your children were celebrating you; I hope it was an absolutely beautiful day!!! I thought I would share one of Monet's beautiful paintings. Monet is my favorite artist!! As my 39th birthday rapidly approaches I have been contemplating turning forty. I still can not believe I am going to be 40 years old. Birthdays are always difficult for me because I do not like to be the center of attention. I know this seems weird since just a few posts ago I was looking for attention and sympathy because I was ill. Well that is in blogville. In real life I hate attention of any kind. I never tell anyone if I am not feeling well because I do not want them to wait on me or feel sorry for me. I never tell anyone it is my birthday because I feel strange when people wish me happy birthday. I think your birthday is so special and I love to celebrate everyone else's birthday. I love to give them extraspecial attention but I can not enjoy it for myself.My mom had a surprise birthday party for me when I turned 30; I almost passed out. I cried for half of the party because I was not able to gain control of my emotions.I am not one for parties but if I know it is happening than I am able to prepare for it. When I turned sixteen my mom had a huge party for me and I maintained during the party, although I did cry when they sang happy birthday to me. This was mainly because I was embarrassed and everyone was looking at me but everyone thought I was overjoyed and emotional because I received a mustang from my Grandmother and passed my driver's test that morning. I start getting funny before my birthday because I am hoping there are no parties and no surprises. As you can see I am already thinking about my birthday that is not for a few months and I am already worrying about my 40th birthday that is over a year away. I wonder how I got so freaky??? LAUGHING!! hmmm no one will never know it will be one of the great un answered questions of the century. I really do wish I could enjoy it. I am already worried about my 40th because I know there will be a surprise party, although I will start this year expressing my desire for no party (this did not work for my 30th birthday). We had a surprise party for my brother, my husband, and my sister in law when they turned forty so I know I am next in line, ugghhhh!!!!!!!! My husband is equally concerned about my 40th birthday because he is not sure what I am going to do to myself, e.g. tattoo

piercing

or join the circus, LOL... I really do get whacky around my birthday.

This year I have given myself a project. I am going to start writing everything I would like to accomplish before I turn 40 years old. This will give me a little over a year to complete the tasks and hopefully keep my mind on the straight and narrow so I do not join a biker gang or join the circus (I do love Lions)or join a cult when I turn forty.

Sometimes I do not realize how strange I am until I write in my blog. I guess seeing my thoughts in print is always an eye opening experience! Looks around for the men in white jackets!

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Put on Your Thinking Caps!!

First I would like to thank everyone for their kind words, get better wishes, flowers, balloons, cards, cash and massages. You all have to be the best blogging buddies ever!!!! I am so very happy and honored to call you friends!!! I think in such a cynical world we are living in right now, filled with negative fake cruel people; it is nice to find people as geniune, kind, funny and honest as I have found here in Blogville with my blogging buddies!!!! Bringing flowers to all of you!!!Okay okay enough of the mushy stuff on with the test!!!
I decided to blog this little quiz because my brother and I not only both scored 14, we got the exact same questions wrong. On number 4 we both had five colors correct, missed the same color and put the same color for the one we did wrong. How very ODD and WEIRD is that???? I guess my mom was right when she kept telling us we were special and that is why we had to ride the short yellow bus!!! hahaha!!!
Put your thinking caps on. Do not worry if you smell smoke it is just brain warming up! That sometimes happens when you do not use it for a while ~winks~
No cheating!
No looking around!
No getting out of your chair!
No using anything on or in your desk or computer!
Can you beat 20? (The average is 7)

Write down your answers as you go.
Check answers (on the bottom)

REMEMBER - NO CHEATING!!! BE HONEST!!! If you cheat it is not a true victory!!! That means no looking at your phone or anything on your desk...
OK, LET 'S JUST SEE HOW OBSERVANT YOU REALLY ARE.
1. On a standard traffic light, is the green on thetop or bottom?
2. How many states are there in the USA? (Don't laugh, some people don't know)
3. In which hand is the Statue of Liberty's torch?
4. What six colors are on the classic Campbell'ssoup label?
5. What two numbers on the telephone dial don't haveletters by them?
6. When you walk does your left arm swing with yourright or left leg? (Don't you dare get up to see!)
7. How many matches are in a standard pack?
8. On the United States flag is the top stripe redor white?
9. What is the lowest number on the FM dial?
10. Which way does water go down the drain (North ofthe Equator), clockwise or counter-clockwise?
11. Which way does a "nes a "no smoking" sign's slash run?
12. How many channels on a VHF TV dial?
13 On which side of a women's blouse are thebuttons?
14. Which way do fans rotate?

You can stretch your legs if you need to but no looking around!!! Just stand, stretch, look at the ceiling and sit back down!!

15 How many sides does a stop sign have?
16. Do books have even-numbered pages on the rightor left side?
17 How many lug nuts are on a standard car wheel?
18. How many sides are there on a standard pencil?
19. Sleepy, Happy, Sneezy, Grumpy, Dopey, Doc. Who'smissing?
20. How many hot dog buns are in a standard package?
21 On which playing card is the card maker'strademark?
22 On which side of a Venetian blind is the cordthat adjusts the opening between the slats?
23. There are 12 buttons on a touch tone phone. What 2 symbols bear no digits?
24. How many curves are there in the standard paperclip?
25. Does a merry-go-round turn counter orcounter-clockwise?
WOOO HOOO You are DONE!!!! Congrats... Now lets check your answers!

ANSWERS
1. On a standard traffic light, is the green on thetop or bottom? BOTTOM
2. How many states are there in the USA? (Don'tlaugh, some people don't know) 50
3. In which hand is the Statue of Liberty's torch? RIGHT
4. What six colors are on the classic Campbell'ssoup label? BLUE, RED, WHITE, YELLOW, BLACK & GOLD
5. What two numbers on the telephone dial don't haveletters by them? 0 & 1
6. When you walk does your left arm swing with yourright or left leg? RIGHT
7. How many matches are in a standard pack? 20
8. On the United States flag is the top stripe redor white? RED
9.. What is the lowe st number on the FM dial? 88
10. Which way does water go down the drain, counteror clockwise? CLOCKWISE (NORTH OF THE EQUATOR)
11. Which way does a "no smoking" sign's slash run? TOWARDS BOTTOM RIGHT 12. How many channels on a VHF TV dial?
12 (no #1)
13 On which side of a women's blouse are thebuttons? LEFT
14. Which way do fans rotate? CLOCKWISE AS YOU LOOKAT IT
15 How many sides does a stop sign have? 8
16. Do books have even-numbered pages on the rightor left side? LEFT
17 How many lug nuts are on a standard car wheel? 5
18. How many sides are there on a standard pencil? 6
19.. Sleepy, Happy, Sneezy, Grumpy, Dopey, Doc.Who's missing? BASHFUL
20. How many hot dog buns are in a standard package?8
21 On which playing card is the card maker'strademark? ACE OF SPADES
22 On which side of a Venetian blind is the cordthat adjusts the opening between the slats? LEFT
23. There are 12 buttons on a touch tone phone. What 2 symbols bear no digits? * & #
24. How many curves are there in the standard paperclip? 3
25. Does a merry-go-round turn counter or clockwise?COUNTER

Hmmmmm.... How did you do?

WOW that good? You are VERY smart, I never doubted you for a minute!! I would never hang out with dumb people! hehe