Saturday, April 30, 2011

My Obsessions Revisited

I just wanted update my Obsessions today. I received a wonderful Mother's Day present from my husband yesterday. I got a wonderful color Nook. Wow, it is so much fun. I need to update it still so that I can use the Apps but I have added my pictures and my PDF books. I bought a copy of Eve by Iris Johanson, Quicksilver by Amanda Quick and preordered the new Sookie Stackhouse novel that will be released on Tuesday. Gerry and I are watching Robby G today until 5. Kelsey went out after her class today. Tonight we are going out. Next weekend we are going celebrate Tim's birthday. His birthday is on the 15th but he & Gerry are going to Lake Amistad. They have a fishing tournament.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Obessions currently distracting me...

I am extremely distracked by my obessions. We all know that I love my little Robby. He is just getting into everything now! He is starting to walk a bit, but of course he wants to go backwards first.
I am also obessed with the new Apps for Nook Color. I thought I was happy with my 3G Nook and wouldn't need anything more but I really want a Nook Color. Like seriously bad. I am going to try to sell my 3G for $100. It is only about a month old. The arrow key broke on my orginial Nook and Barnes and Noble replaced it.
My third obession is the BH&G Quilting with PreCuts Magazine. I really want to make the brick quilt on the front cover. I have about half of the bricks cut. I need more fat quarters to complete it. Right now most of the colors are shades of pink, so I need to add some blues and greens.

I also like the purple, red and green thrown in the bottom corner. I got into a sewing kick when I made my purse during spring break. I really love it!
What are your obessions right now?

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Easter!

Easter is tomorrow. We took Robby to see the Easter Bunny at Bass Pro last night. He was not happy. He didn't not like the whole idea and cried a bit. He was scared of that rabbit!
My 4th book review will post on Marissa's Sizzling Hot Book Reviews at 1:30 eastern. I am enjoying this! I have just started Vampire Protector this afternoon and it will be my next review.
Next week is our state testing. I have to test on Thursday and Friday. I rearranged my classroom last week and I am slowly organizing everything again. I am trying somethings a bit different with the arrangement. The kids complain, but they never like change...
More soon, going to go read my book!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

M is for Migraine

My migraines are getting bad again. I had hoped that they would disappear with my new nightguard. It is a new design for me to try that sits very tightly on my bottom teeth. Before I have had them that fit my top teeth. I have a very bad habit of spitting out the nightguards. I grind my teeth with a vengence, even cracking a couple of my molars. Eight of my molars are crowns because I have damaged them from grinding. I had thought the migraines would be reduced because with the nightguard in place, my jaw joint relaxs. The next step in dealing with my jaw would be to get braces with lots of rubber bands to pull out my lower jaw to correct my overbite. But I am positive that I don't really want to have braces at 42. Just not an idea that is very inviting.
I finished Storm's Heart for Marissa's Sizzling Book Reviews and it should be up in the next couple of weeks. I have four books on my TBR (to be read) for review. I also have a Heather Graham, Lisa Jackson and Laura Lippman waiting on my personal TBR. Amanda Quick has a book that is released on Tuesday that I am dying to read and don't forget the new Nora Roberts that is out.
For my scrapbooking, Shimelle's Beyond Blogging for Scrapbookers starts on Monday. I really enjoy Shimelle's classes. She is such a good writer.
For my quilting, I am going to make a brick house pattern. The pattern is in the latest Better Homes and Garden's Pre-Cut Patterns. It uses fat quarters for material. The "bricks" are 4 by 8 1/2. This should be very cute when it is finished.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Thankfully Thursday

Today is Thursday but it is a Friday for me. This Friday is a school holiday. The whole city closes down for a parade. Tomorrow is Battle of Flowers Day. Battle of Flowers is in celebration of the Battle of San Jacinto and the heroes of the Alamo. It started in 1894 when the ladies drove their carriages around and threw flowers at each other. The parade invites nine high schools to participate each year. This year my high school, John Jay, is marching. We don't go to the parade because I don't do crowds. I seriously can't handle crowds. I get a bit freaked out in crowds.
Next week we are off for Good Friday. The next week is state testing week. I hate testing week. Four days of nothing but testing. Yucky, boring testing.
Robby is being sweet. He such a cutie! We went to Bass Pro last night to get supplies for his fishing touney this weekend. He is going to Lake Amistad tomorrow. They also have some great clothing. I found a great outfit but without his discount I don't think I will get it. But it is adorable.
There is talk in the Texas legislature to moving school to a 4 day week. They would add 90 minutes to the school day. I don't know if that would be fair to working parents who don't have child care. The schools would save energy costs. They wouldn't change our pay or at least I hope they wouldn't. We would still be teaching the same amount of time.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Last of the Weekend.

I am very excited about this weekend. Yesterday, I submitted a review for Marissa's Sizzling Hot Book Reviews and it was posted today. It is my first review at the site since my acceptance. I am really excited to be part of this very talented group of ladies. It is so cool to see something that I have written in print. I will let you know when my next review posts!
This is a four day week for school. It is also the last week of the six weeks. I won't have any last minute grading this week because our grades are due on Thursday at 10:30am. So far I have two students failing which is a bit surprising. I never have students failing.
Not only this week a short week, the following week will be a short week also. This Friday is Battle of the Flowers Holiday and next week is Good Friday. Gerry will be going fishing this 3 day weekend at Amistad. He is very glad that there was not a government shutdown because it would close the lake and ruin the fishing trip. I would like to go with him because he will be staying at the temporary living quarters. They are extremely nice! Much better than the hotels that he is known to frequent. I would enjoy a nice weekend away.
Have an incredible week!!

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Hangin' with the Robmister

On Wednesdays Kelsey has Chemistry Lab, so I have Robby from 5:15 to about 8:30 or :45. We have fun snuggling or playing. He is enjoying drinking whole milk and eating big boy food. He has really changed this year. Last year at this time he was just a little blob and now he is interacting with the world. He is just such a cutie.
Tim went to the doctor today. He has a slight tear in the muscle behind the achilles tendon. Because he walks so much at school they put him in a high boot. The boot is huge! But I guess it has to be with a size 12 foot in it.
Robby was 19.9 lbs at his appointment. He falls in the 8% for weight. He is in the 50% for height. He isn't as big as his uncle was at this age but that isn't a bad thing.
One of the blogs I follow promoted some boiled chocolate oatmeal cookies. I just had to have some, so I'm making them.
Have fun!!

Friday, April 01, 2011

Happy April Fool's! Or in our house the anniversary of our first kiss

Today is the 17 anniversary of our first kiss. My sweet husband has known me for almost 18 years, but we didn't date for the first year. We were just good friends. Actually we both said that we were glad that we were just platonic one week before the fateful kiss. We knew that it was something special because we decided to get engaged on June 1 of that year. lol, before the kiss we were great friends. Both of us were healing from bad heartbreaks. My first husband had died the year before. It was hard to trust that he would stay. sigh, yes I was afraid that he would die also. Gerry had also had a rough breakup. He had moved to San Antonio for a girl and she dumped him within 48 hours of his arrival. Sometimes I wonder if I should have sent her a thank you card....