Friday, January 29, 2010

Added an App for Blogging

I am trying a new app for my blogging. I think it will help me keep up with it. I wish 365 project had an I phone app. Right now, I also use shuttercal for my photo a day project.
Last night my former principal, Larry Martin passed away. He had cancer. He fought a good fight. He was a wonderful and caring man. My children all adored him. On Wednesday, the O'Connor HS library will be named for him.
Yesterday we had a baby scare. Little Robbie was not moving as much as he had been. We had a rush to the doctor to make sure everything was ok. The baby is fine. We really appricate our doctor. She has an old fashioned practice of just her and a nurse but she really makes Kelsey feel comfortable. Sunday will start week 30.
This weekend I hope to finalize the details for the shower. I think we will just have it at our house. Maybe make it like an open house where there is a window for people to come and go. I have a list of about 30 people to invite and so does Kelsey. Maybe we should have two showers? I don't know.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Making my Bucket List

Today's prompt is to make a bucket list or 100 things to do before I kick the bucket. I only have 4 so far. Any suggestions?
  1. Write a novel.
  2. Grow my hair out.
  3. Weign 135 lbs and stay that way.
  4. Create the best homemade pasta sauce. (it is good, but needs to be great!)

Friday, January 22, 2010

10 Chapters of my Life

If my life was a book with 10 chapters, the chapters would be:
  1. The Early Years
  2. The Teenangst Years
  3. The Bobby Years
  4. After the Rockslide
  5. College Years with Small Children
  6. Teaching - A Job to Love
  7. Grad School with Teenagers
  8. Jay Time
  9. Grandmotherhood

Friday, January 15, 2010

My Achievements so far....

Today's prompt on Your Life Spelled Out is about your achievements. I know that I have achieved a great deal, but there are still things I want to do. My achievements so far are:
  • Gave birth to three wonderful children and raised them to be caring, loving individuals
  • Found and married my best friend Gerry
  • Raised my girls after my first husband died and held myself together as I healed
  • Finished my bachelors degree after losing my first husband
  • Graduated with my masters degree in Autism

And the list is still growing!!! :)

Monday, January 11, 2010

My word

My word for 2010 is complete. I need to be more complete. I need to complete more projects. I need:
complete -
1. having all parts or elements; lacking nothing; whole; entire; full:
2. finished; ended; concluded: a complete orbit.
3. having all the required or customary characteristics, skills, or the like; consummate; perfect in kind or quality: a complete scholar.
4. thorough; entire; total; undivided, uncompromised, or unmodified: a complete victory; a complete mess.
9. (of persons) accomplished; skilled; expert.
11. to make whole or entire: I need three more words to complete the puzzle.
12. to make perfect: His parting look of impotent rage completed my revenge.
13. to bring to an end; finish: Has he completed his new novel yet?
14. to consummate.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Journalling Prompts

I am following a blog here on Blogger called Your Life Spelled Out. It has some really good prompts if you are interested in going along. I have been completing most of my prompts in my comp book, but I am thinking of adding them to my blog.

Today's prompt is to write about something you are passionate about. The subject that I am most passionate about is autism. I have a masters degree in Autism from Our Lady of the Lake University, so you could say that I am interested in the subject. At work, more and more students with autism are getting on my case load or are in my classes. I am also a parent/home trainer for the school district in the evenings.

The really scary thing about autism is new research into the prevelance. When I graduated last year the number was 1 in 144. New numbers came out in December with some stats as 1 in 100. I also heard that it is 1 in 84 boys. I am not sure of the accuracy of these numbers, I am waiting for more collaboration on the subject. But it is thought provoking.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Post #101

I totally missed that my last post was my 100th post. I should have noticed! lol. I watching the news and the talk about being able to claim your pets on you income tax return. I have 3 cats, 3 dogs and 3 fish. I spend quite a bit on the dogs and cats, not really much more than the cost of chemicals and food on the fish. How do you think they will identify the animals. Will we have to send in a picture or get them social security numbers? What happens when one of your pets eats the other? (My cats really like fresh fish, and I can't figure out how they get into the fish tank...)

This whole cold front is really disappointing. I live in South Texas. I can usually wear flip flops in December and January. I don't like this!

Holly got her ACT scores last night. She has a 32 composite. The score puts her in contention for more scholarships at Texas Tech. She has enough scholarships and GI bill to afford Texas Tech and living on campus or going to Incarnate Word and living at home. Both colleges are offering her mucho scholarships, and have honor colleges. She is a great kid, and I think she has a great future on the horzion. One thing that Texas Tech has is Zach. Zach has been her best buddy since middle school. His mother and I taught together for several years. She is one of my best buddies. It would be good for them to have each other for support.

Sunday, January 03, 2010


I am not really using a special program, except that I use my photo shop to add the overlay to my photos. There is a lot of chatter on the scrapbooking blogs. There is even a web site! 365 Project and I joined it. My site is please join me there!!
I already posted my photo to my Facebook account and the 365 page, but here it is again. The sewer backed up in front of our house.

Saturday, January 02, 2010

365 - January 2 photo

My January 2 photo of my Daisy dog. I am using the Ali Edwards 365 photo overlay which was released today at Designer Digitals.

Friday, January 01, 2010

365 Photo - #1

January 1, 2o10
A photo snapped from my IPhone on our trip back from CA. We were going from San Jose towards LA. Tim said that the hills looked so pretty that they didn't look real. I thought that was very insightful for my 14 year old son. The rest of the trip home paled in contrast.

New Year Thoughts

There are many things going on around the scrapbooking world. I have my memory log book started and ready to record my year. Another thing that I am trying to do is take a picture a day to record my year. Ali Edward's have a word of the year. What do you think would be a good word of the year for me?