Friday, April 30, 2010

Kindle vs Nook

I love reading books on my iPhone and now I hope to get a ebook reader this summer. I have to figure out if I want a Kindle or a Nook. Kindle has way more free books, it is lighter. Nook has a colored menu with the bookcovers. Kindle has a key board, while Nook is touch screen. Kindle has more updates and it is the 3rd version. Nook just came out in November and still has bugs in it. Anyone have any suggestions or recomendations?

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

A boring day in the neighborhood...

Today, my group of kiddos are not testing. So, I have to entertain them for the day. I have movies and games that I brought from home. This is crazy just shutting down the school for the whole week. Tomorrow is Science and Friday is Social Studies. I am going to make it through... I hope....

Robby is growing big. He gained 2 pounds in his first month. I am very excited that he is doing so well. He grew 1 1/4 inch. He also got his 2nd hep B shot. Next month he gets 5 shots. Poor baby!!!

25 days left of school, not including weekends and holidays.... I can't wait for summer!!!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Documenting your Life

I found a new kit for documenting my life. I am looking at We are Memory Keepers Document your life. I really like this kit. I like it better than the Becky Higgins kit on Amazon and it is seriously cheaper. The amazon kit is $50 and the Memory Keepers is only $17.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Baby's First Bath - sorta

His little cord still hasn't fallen off so we had to give Robby G a sponge bath. Seems Grandpa was falling down on the job during a diaper change. Have you seen that Huggies comercial? Yeah, well, Robby didn't have the distance but he peed all over himself, the changing table and those of us who were trying to help Grandpa. lol. Gerry kinda gave up on it.... ;)

Friday, April 16, 2010

The Vintage Pearl: it's friday! { a giveaway! }

The Vintage Pearl: it's friday! { a giveaway! }
I follow this wonderful blog by the owner/designer of the Vintage Pearl. She creates wonderful custom charms. I just love it. Well, today's giveaway contest is to talk about the mothers in your life.
I am always conflicted about Mother's Day. It always reminds me that my mother is gone. She passed away on December 21, 2001. I miss her every day. There is so much that I wish I could say to her and I wish she could experience. My relationship with my mother was very complicated. She suffered from Bipolar disorder and serious back pain. She wasn't diagnosised until her late 30s and that is when she really had difficulties. I will always remember when she tried to overdose and I had to drive her to the emergancy room because my dad thought she was over reacting. She tried to kill herself over 20 times from when I was 16 to 26. Then she was severely injured in one of many car accidents and the pain pills took over. When my mother was depressed it was like a black cloud hung over her. She couldn't be interested in anything. When she was manic, it was all fun and games until she wrecked a car. One car accident was so spectacular that it made the evening news and I could tell it was her by her shoes. She split her Mustang in half with a fire hydrant. The water gushing into the air really did look good on camera. But for all the drama, she was my mother, I loved her and I miss her.
This year is exciting for me because it will be my daughter's first Mother's Day. This journey for her has been very difficult. First, the father denied that the baby was his. He hasn't supported this child at all. Then the morning sickness began and she was sick for 5 months. And then, she developed toxemia and the baby had to be induced. That was scary! Now we have an adorable grandson and I just hope everything can calm down. I would like to make this a good Mother's Day for her. I am thinking a charm from Vintage Pearl might help..... ;)

Friday, April 09, 2010

Friday at last

The work week is getting longer it seems as it gets closer to summer break. I enjoy spending all my spare time with my new grandson. I can't wait until this summer when we can spend all our time together!

We think Robby is having a bout with colic. Gerry picked up some mlyicon (sp?) drops to help with gas. Robby is really hard to burp, so we are hoping that this will help.

Holly bought her ticket to band banquet. Prom is also coming up at the end of this month.

Thursday, April 08, 2010

What is the color of your soul?

Marcus Aurelius said, "The sould becomes dyed with the color of it's thoughts."

My thoughts are bright colors. Because they are usually happy, busy and energetic. My sould should be yellow or orange which are both happy colors.

Wednesday, April 07, 2010


Boy, this is rough. Having a newborn in the house is much harder than I remember. But then I am 20 years older than I was the first time and I am trying to work full-time and help my daughter care for him. He was really cranky yesterday, so I took him early so she could get a rest. Usually, we take him from 8pm to 2am so Momma can get a good 6 hours of sleep. We want to prevent any possibility of her getting postpartum depression. We have been very worried about that because she doesn’t really have anyone to share this with but us.
This morning was really a great lesson with my first period. My first period is my most challenging class. They are very disruptive and quite a handful. But today was a really good day. I complimented them on their behavior.
We are having a prom dress exchange here at Jay. I brought two dresses but then decided one would be perfect for one of my girls in eighth period, so I just gave it straight to her. She will look stunning in it. I still have a navy blue tea length dress to contribute. It is a great way to help out the kids.
I haven’t been able to keep up with my blog or my journal well this month; I hope to have more responses this month than last. I did really well in January. I am doing well with my 365 project.
Tonight for dinner it is Salsa Chicken, Black Beans and Honey Cornbread.