Friday, February 26, 2010

I really want

I would really love the Becky Higgin's project life binder at It is so cool to put my 365 project in. I would just love to own it. But it is $50 though, and hard for me to justify it. lol. There is a digital version also available at Becky Higgin's web site..... :) Check it out!!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

OMGosh! I have 3 pages of Apps on my iPhone

Let me just say that the iPhone is the best thing to happen to phones. I just love my phone. Some people probably think it is wrong to be this attached to a phone, but it can do so much.
I have a google reader app so that I can read all the blogs I follow without having to be attached to my computer. I thought google reader was cool on the computer because it puts all the blogs in the same place. But the app on my phone is easier for me to comment on the blogs. The only problem is if someone has their blog print in white, I can't really read it. You know white on white just doesn't work. Journal revolution just has to be shared with others also. Check that one out. I have their book with the forward from Rosie O'Donnell. Great book, btw!
I have facebook of course. I can't be too far from my peeps. Some of the things y'all say!
I have Bejewelled 2 which is the most addictive game ever! I play it so much that I can't play with a mouse anymore.
I also have TMZ app. Gotta know what star has been arrested or is in rehab.
I also have Blogwriter which will update your blog from your phone. I can type really fast with the touch screen. It works for all blog providers.
I just started playing words with friends free (user name winter 41 if you want to play) which is basically a scrabble game. I am not very good at this and everyone gets tired of beating me by 100 to 200 points, but it is fun.
The only thing I do want to do is get a kindle. I love kindle for iPhone but the screen is so small and I read too fast. Gerry is going to help me with getting the kindle. He is giving me his first $100 in gift cards from our Virgin Health Miles. That is another thing I love, my pedometer, but that is for another post.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Manic Monday

Today has been a crazy day. I am ready to go home and sleep it off. I graded papers from when I was sick. Exciting grading, I discovered that almost all of my students think the sun rising in the west is a certainity. I can only grade for so long before getting really depressed.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Sunday & I feel good

Thanks to the Zpack I am feeling much better. I am going to print some work for the kids tomorrow, so that I can hit the copier as soon as I get to work. We have the ELA taks on March 3. Just a few more days for them to practice.
Kelsey got her grades for her midterms. Her grades are much better now. She has a focus now. She did stress her self out too much. I hope we can get her to relax a bit. We have a doctor appointment on Wednesday.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

New google reader app

I got a google reader app for my phone. Now I can read all my blogs on the go. I love it. It is much easier to comment.
Feeling much better now. The zpack worked well. My voice is back to normal.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Friday Five

1. Fishing tourney on Saturday for Gerry.
2. Baby Shower Invites almost completed. Just need to add the elephants.
3. Zpacks always mess up my stomach. Enough said.
4. Major math homework this week for Tim. End of the six weeks is next Friday!
5. Grateful for my I phone. This thing rocks!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

How white trash is this?

The problem person who is always stirring the pot is trying to do it again. Yes, believe it. The funniest part though is that my girls are now seeing through it. And making fun of it. Seems she called today to share "great news" about her perfect son. Seems his wife is pregnant which is interesting cause she had an IUD. So this is her third child. She doesn't work. Father lost his job many months ago. Mother has a sixth grade education and is homeschooling the children. Boy is 10 and can't read. Or do math. Or act normal. Sounds to me like they are going to be living in the living room of his parent's house, again. Well, my ex mil may hate me but I have a job and a home.
But of course she wasn't just calling to share the good news but try to cause trouble. She starts telling Kels how her parents are trying to run her life and to stand up to us. Kels just told us about it and we all made fun of her and her whole white trash family. She also is the one who wants to take Kels in her ninth month to a concert. Also she suggested they go camping while in the ninth month. Or the great advice that anything that we say is wrong and evil. She is about to be totally knocked out of our lives by her own behavior. But then again, she isn't the brightest. She was at one time owned by a member of a gang and has been married as much as Liz Talor (but her exes aren't as high class). Sorry to be so negative but I just have to vent.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Why do people expect you to sit still in inservices?

The irony is that this is a workshop about differentating instruction and using movement. And I have been sitting for three hours so far. Of course, when I noticed spelling mistakes in his PowerPoint I was totally turned off.
My iPhone is all that is keeping me sane. I have no idea how I'm survive this.
This afternoon we are going to work on our list of credit retrieval students.
We have been watching the Olympics this weekend. Apollo Ono was great this weekend in the short track. I love watching the games. Olsen is on the bobsled team. Many people know he is from San Antonio, but he also went to O'Connor HS. He was a tight end on the football team. And of course Gerry knew him. We will definately be watching bobsled this year.
The kids are home enjoying the day off. Tim is enjoying having my friend's kids over. Holly is babysitting the boys.
Kelsey is getting really big, bless her heart. She is starting her 32nd week. We are getting her hospital bags ready. We have child birth classes on the 27th. The time is getting closer.
We are going to have a baby in the house again soon. I am nervous about the addition but we are going to make it. We will get Kelsey through college. It is going to be hard but she will get through
Holly is excited about next weekend. It is an overnight at IWU with the honor's program. She is pretty much decided on Incarnate Word for college. She is planning on majoring in biology with the idea of going to med school.
Tim starts high school next year. We are transferring him to O'Connor to be with Gerry. Gerry is also teaching Tim to play golf. Tim is really enjoying learning the game.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Baby Shower Plans

We went and looked at the hospitality room at our aunt's church last night. It will be perfect for the baby shower. I am punching out little elephants to put on the invitations. I am going to print them out today and decorate this weekend. Hopefully, I can deliver many of them Monday and mail the others on Tuesday.
In other areas, I have mucho paperwork to work on today, so I won't be up to much but work. My students are researching an Olympic event today and they completed a great web quest earlier this week (courtesy of my buddy Mike M).
Looking forward to a weekend and Monday with no kids. Wish it was a holiday rather than a work day.

Monday, February 08, 2010

Monday Musings

Spent the weekend at a memorial service and funeral. It was sad and moving. Adam Carrillo, an alumuni of O'Connor, played the saxophone at the funeral. While in high school, he was the number 1 sax player in Texas. After 3 years at the university, he is even better than before. In a few years, he will be giving Kenny G a run for his money. It was so soothing to listen to his music. The churches were spectacluar settings. Mr. Martin had two beautiful send offs.

I am starting a book of Why. It is a downloadable class at Big Picture Scrapbooking. It is a book to remind you why you do things and value things. I have the categories of mom, teach, write, wife, create, and learn. It is making me think. I am working more on the journalling right now than the layouts.

Friday, February 05, 2010

Weekend Plans

I have a busy weekend planned. I am going to be going nonstop.

Tonight we have the visitation for Larry. It is going to be over about 8 or 8:30. We are going to go out to dinner afterward with some of our friends who are also going to be there. Tomorrow we have the funeral. I need to get more tissues.

My laundry is piling up so that is a priority. Cleaning the bathroom is another priority. I want to finish the 8x8 album that is sitting on my bedside table. I have a second kit that I can't decide if I want to make it an 8x8 album or 6 12x12 pages. I need to get some adhesive for my project completions. I might stop at the new Scrapbook Heaven on my way home for just a second.

Sunday doesn't have anything planned except catching up on chores. So, it will be a rest before back to work. Gerry's birthday is on the 9th. He will be 47.

Thursday, February 04, 2010


I have had a tough time writing this week. Last night we went to the library dedication for my former principal, Larry Martin. He recently lost his battle with thyroid cancer. His visitation is Friday evening and funeral is Saturday. He was a great man and wonderful leader.

Another sad thing is the news. Tuesday night the news was full of a woman who had stabbed and killed her two boys (ages 3 & 1). This senseless loss of life is so distressing for me. I just can't understand it.

The situation in Hati is not improving. People still do not have food and shelter.

The weather hasn't helped. It has been cold and rainy for the last week.

The only good thing has been Girl Scout cookies. I adore thin mints. There goes my diet....

Monday, February 01, 2010

January Photo A Day

February is here already

I am very proud that I have kept up with my journal and photo a day project. I am really excited for my upcoming events. We are going to our childbirth classes on the 27th. We are planning the shower for March 13th.
I woke up very cranky today and I think it would be good for me to go back to bed.