Saturday, May 31, 2008

Saturdays

Not much to post about today - so I am curious - what are your favorite things to do on a Saturday? I'm looking for ideas......

Thanks!
The Momster

Friday, May 30, 2008

Childhood Memories


I love memories from my own childhood. The Doodlebug asked me the other afternoon while we were fixing lunch what was my favorite memory of being a little girl. I told her I think what I liked the most was the freedom that we had as children. I know that we would wake up in the morning, make our beds and clean our room and then get dressed, have breakfast and head outdoors. There was always someone ready to play. You would literally walk out of the front door and bam! there were your friends.


We would play Red Rover Red Rover in the yard next to my house. I can vividly remember one time the game started with maybe 8 of us and progressed until we even had the teenagers playing - the lines were huge. WE had so much fun. We would play basketball and play on the playground and ride our bikes with wild abandonment. We would roll down hills and eat dry jello (don't knock it till you try it) and eat icees made of koolaid that were frozen in Styrofoam cups and run through the sprinkler system. I can even remember one time my brother and I went sliding in the mud after playing outside while it rained. While I'm sure that wasn't much fun for my Mom, it was one of the best afternoon's of my life! Life was so much fun when I was a little girl.


I remember we moved when I was in the fourth grade. I was so grateful that my parents stayed in the same school district. I had friends from school in the neighborhood and we would play kickball at the end of my street. We rode our bikes around the neighborhood. We'd ride our bikes to the local tennis courts and play a few games and then head to the library and stop by the local meat market for a soda on the way home. We would catch lightening bugs in glass jars from our back yards and again, like was an adventure and you never knew what each day would uncover.


I can remember we always knew that we had to come home for lunch and be back around dinnertime. We didn't wear watches back then. I don't ever remember getting in trouble for not being home in time. I can remember my mom would usually come and find me either playing basketball or on the playground when it was time to come home. I can remember our bathtub was huge and I would get into the tub at night and she would peek in a few times to make sure I didn't fall asleep. I can remember that seldom did I actually have a hard time falling asleep.


I wish that life was still like this. I wish that the Doodlebug could have experienced the childhood that I had. I wish that people would slow down just long enough to realize what our children are missing out on.


What's your favorite childhood memory?

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Lost....

Wow. I'm not sure how I feel about tonight's show. On one hand, it was incredible. On the other, that was the longest two hours ever! Let's recap.....

1. I was not surprised that it was a Locke-in-a-Box.

2. Jack really needs to shave.... and maybe check into rehab!

3. I was shocked to see Penny and her rescue boat - but that explains how Desmond and Frank survived but were not with the Oceanic Six.

4. Does Sun turn on the 6 now that she blames Jack for her husband's death? Is that the point of her conversation with Widmore?

5. Is it just me, or does Ben actually look better off the island???

6. What do you think Sawyer whispered to Kate before he jumped from the helicopter?

7. What bad things happened after they left? How did Locke die? And what is Jack's father doing exactly????

8. Why does Claire not want Kate to bring Aaron back to the island?

9. And if they all have to go back, how do they account for Jin and Michael and the others who were on the freighter when it exploded?

10. Where are the people that Daniel had on the boat from the island when the ship exploded? Where are they supposed to go?

11. Is Charlotte originally from the island? And if so - how do you explain her getting off the island - and going back? Didn't anybody happen to notice that happened?

Okay, so today's show left more questions... like where does Sayid want to take Hurley?

If you head over to the LOST site you can take Sawyer's Nickname Quiz - my name is apparently Barbie - that's a good one!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Wednesday already....

Okay, who hijacked Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday? Was it you, sitting there smugly at your pc realizing that I've lost a total of four days? Maybe it was the UIC... ? The Tooth Fairy? Tim Allen dressed up as Santa Claus? It's starting to sound an awful lot like that Urban Legend that my thighs were stolen by Cindy Crawford!
Anywho... I just wanted to take a momento to share this snapshot of the Doodlebug that I found while trying to finish her picture page at the last minute last week. Needless to say, this was her 'younger' picture. Love those eyes! I love looking back at pictures and finding something like this - it speaks volumes about her personality.

We've been having the 'middle school makeover' discussion lately. She's going to go ahead and donate 10 to 12 inches of her hair to Locks of Love and we are going to get some layers. She's excited so we aren't going to wait...better to act while the 'gettin's' good, ya know what I mean?

Sunday, May 25, 2008

One Word

Saw this over on "Just A Minute" and thought it looks like fun....

YOU CAN ONLY TYPE ONE WORD!
I got this in an email but thought it would be a great blog post too! Instead of tagging - let me know if you add it to your blog...
Not as easy as you might think. Change the answers to suit you and pass it on.
It's really hard to only use one word answers.
1. Where is your cell phone? : nightstand
2. Your significant other?: downstairs
3. Your hair: ponytail
4. Your mother?: sweet
5. Your father?: napping
6. Your favorite thing?: computer
7. Your dream last night? none
8. Your favorite drink? : water
9. Your dream/goal?: graduation
10. The room you're in? : bonus
11. Your hobby?: reading
12. Your fear?: alone
13. Where do you want to be in 6 years? teaching
14. Where were you last night?: home
15. What you're not? well
16. Muffins? : cheesecake
17. One of your wish list items?: laptop
18. Where you grew up? : Georgia
19. The last thing you did? : ate
20. What are you wearing?: shorts
21. Your TV? : off
22. Your pets? : one
23. Your computer? : online
24. Your life? : good
25. Your mood? : groggy
27. Your car? : mommobile
28. Something you're not wearing?: socks
29. Favorite store? : Joanns
30. Your summer? : studying
31. Like someone? forever
32. Your favorite color?: red
33. When is the last time you laughed?: yesterday
34. Last time you cried?: Friday
35. Who will resend this?: all

Post-Graduation meltdown

Whoa is me - what a weekend we've had. First off I went to bed Friday night feeling really crummy and woke up feeling even worse. Seems I have some sort of cold. So I've spent the day in and out of bed today.

The Doodlebug seems to be feeling better. She's not complaining about her ears hurting, which is wonderful. Since she had so many ear infections as a baby, I always worry when she says her ears hurt. She's still on antibiotics and a decongestant.

The UIC has been having some unusual chest pains. I think it's anxiety. We've been here before with him and he pointed out to me today that it always seems to occur near the end of ball season. I have discovered that he's not been taking his medication for high cholesterol so he took one today and took a nap on the couch. I wish he'd realize how important it is that he takes those pills! I'm going to call the Dr's office to make him an appointment. I'm beginning to think he might need a betablocker for the anxiety.

We took the Doodlebug out to eat yesterday to celebrate the end of the elementary school era. Then we went and let her pick out a video game that she'd been wanting as her 'gift'. She's been on the phone and computer chatting away with her friends today. She's such a well rounded child - seldom does she say anything 'not nice' about anyone from school. She doesn't like to get all caught up in all the drama that goes on though - and for this I am thankful.

What on Earth are you looking for?????









Friday, May 23, 2008

What A Day It Was...

What an incredible day we had today. 5th grade graduation. I am so glad that I was there to experience each and every minute of the excitement involved.


For prosperity- here are our 'details'. First off, we get to school really early to finish up with some stuff. Then it's down to the cafeteria for the ceremony. I was able to sit with my husband, the UIC, which was really nice - and he had incredible seats - the row behind the Doodlebug's class. The ceremony begins - the Principal, who is retiring this year, proceeds with the welcome. There was a discussion of bees and butterflies and eagles - but funny no mention of mountain lions, and that's our school mascot. The guest speaker, Carl Azuz from CNN, was entertaining and wonderful. Just the right amount of time. No discussion of bees, butterflies or eagles. The parents and the children both were equally entertained.

Next was the teacher presentations where each student was called to the stage and given their certificates. Wonderful experience. Seeing each of them cross that stage was wonderful. I have been blessed to work at the school and work with so many of them this year that it was just ... incredible. Students were awarded various 'awards' and the Doodlebug received the President's Award for maintaining her grades this year. This was followed by a presentation to the Principal from the PTO board, where they are naming the Media Center at the school in her honor. Emotion moments for everyone.

Following the conclusion of the introductions there was to be a 7 minute video with pictures of the students this school year but due to technical difficulties we were not able to see it. We were promised later on in the day... So we headed back to the classroom where the students changed clothes and helped straighten up the room for their teacher. Then we proceeded to the 'carnival' which basically was a few blowups and some tattoo station and karaoke and cake/hotdogs (with BUNS thanks to "D"), chips and drinks.

It was a blast. I was the first person to test drive the karaoke machine - singing "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" and it was a BLAST. Both the Doodlebug and her Dad said they KNEW it was me when they heard the first few notes. I used to get extremely terrified to sing in public, but not so much from all of the years of singing in church. I had hoped to get the Doodlebug to do a duet with me, but it never worked out.

We went back to the cafeteria at 1:30, hoping to see the video but again, due to technical difficulty it never worked out. Hopefully the school will contact us about it at a later date (at least that's what the new Principal told us all). Then it was back out into the halls for the 'walk of fame' - all of the fifth grade classes walk the halls and proceed out of the building and head on home. Some of the kids were really emotional and that was just about enough to do me in.

All in all a great day. The Doodlebug is still a little worn out this afternoon so we skipped a few things afterschool today so that she could come home and rest. It's hard to believe that I have a middle schooler now...

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Why Do I Care?

Tomorrow is the last day of elementary school for the Doodlebug. I don't think it's really hit me yet. I mean, it's almost over. She's growing up right before my eyes. There are moments when she really shocks me...like today at the talent show. Even though she's sick, she has been fever free for over 48 hours, so she wanted to go to school today and perform in the variety show. She sang "Sk8er Boi" - but the version by Cascada. It was unreal - she didn't seem to be one bit nervous and seemed to really enjoy herself. All afternoon people (ie BOYS) were coming up to her and talking to her about her singing - I called them her 'fan club'. She just blushes. A parent told me that she's just so quiet they had no idea. She rocked the house.

It hit me today - why do I care about making sure everything is done for the teacher that I am subbing for? I mean, she's not been at the school. She's 'phoning' in what needs to be done to be ready for graduation tomorrow. I didn't leave until 6:30 tonight. I am exhausted. In addition to putting everything that has to go home in order, I stacked all of the desks and chairs in the room and tried to clean up a bit. I had to put all of the graduation certificates in folders and a million other things. I had to sign her name to the 'class awards' that I found out should have been done on Tuesday by the counselor and instead they showed up in the mailbox today - with the email that had been sent days ago asking them to be done.

Then I hear from one of the moms at school that the grade coordinator has been saying that I was in charge of the decorating. This was news to me...and it really made me mad. I was like, what? That was news to me. I am tired of this person not taking responsibility for what is going on and I don't want other parents to think that it was my idea to exclude everyone from everything that was happening. I had a parent call me tonight to ask why their son's pictures were sent back home. This means he has no 5th grade page in the hallway. I told her I had no idea - I was never told my responsibility was to hunt down their pictures - I simply worked to put the pages together. I'm over these people. Otherwise I think it might make me crazy. And when this person gets there, she just disappears. To where? I have no clue. If she doesn't care, then maybe she should have just said something... or asked some of the parents who wanted to help to do the work.

A teacher approached me today to see if I wanted to participate in the graduation ceremony tomorrow morning. I don't. It's nothing more than the fact that I don't feel like it's my place to be involved. I want to sit out with the other parents and enjoy the ceremony and take some pictures of my daughter and her friends. I also feel like, as a parent, I would not want the sub involved. LOL I mean, that's not what it's all about. At least the teacher is coming in to do the graduation stuff tomorrow - then she's leaving right afterward. Whatever....

Well it's LOST and GREYS night so I'd better scoot. Hope the world is being good to you in your corner of the world.

The Momster

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Wednesday - Wow

Where has the week gone? I cannot believe that it is already Wednesday.... I feel like Alice in Wonderland where things are happening and I have no control over them.

The Doodlebug is still sick. The UIC did take her to the Dr. on Monday - they said it's not strep and to bring her back on Thursday if she's not better. Thanks a lot. Guess what? She's still not better. She was feeling somewhat better last night, but then at 1:15 this morning, there was this little voice beside me... "Mommy my left ear is REALLY hurting." She said it was like a sharp pain. I think it's from the fact that she now has a lot of congestion and probably fluid on her ears. I'm taking her to my parents' house this morning because I have to go to school. I feel horrible about this. I'm going to call the Dr. first thing and see what we need to do. After all, how do you go about getting a sub for a sub? And on a crazy day like today - I cannot imagine.

I'm exhausted. I've got to make myself come home today and finish die cutting letters for those picture pages. I'm almost done - but I still haven't picked out, much less found, the pictures to go on the Doodlebug's sheet. I'm just hoping that she's well enough to go to school on Friday for the graduation. I'm beginning to think that I was totally insane to take this assignment at the end of the year. I need a Calgon moment. Maybe it'll rain today and kickball will be cancelled. Then at least, I can get the classroom cleaned up - as apparently that's expected of me as well.

More later - my brain is in a fog.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

An Interesting (?) Weekend...

Let's see - where do I begin?

1. Saturday morning shopping with the Doodlebug. Nightmare. How did I produce a daughter who is missing the shopping gene? But anyway, I digress. Things went along smoothly although I was repeatedly reminded that we were missing E.T. on the Nick Network.

2. She went to her grandparents house and had a great time .... until my mother called me this afternoon around five. Here is a brief synopsis of our conversation:

ring, ring ri - "Hello?"

"Hello. Have you got a minute? The Doodlebug says her throat is hurting. I had her gargle some salt water - is there anything else you can think of that I can do from here?"

"I'll come pick her up. I'll be there in a few minutes."

Have I ever mentioned that I live 5 minutes from my parents house? No, I don't know if that's five minutes at the posted speed limit - but it's at the slackermom speed limit. So I get there and she is laying like a fish out of water on the love seat ... and my mother is rubbing her feet. I'm thinking "oh boy - spoiled rotten" until she speaks. Then it's load you up in the car and zoom zoom zoom back home. Straight to the showers because she had been outside all day and we thought maybe it was the pollen. Does pollen give you a fever of 101.8? Where's Dr. Spock when you need him????

So needless to say, after a healthy dose of Zyrtec and a blow drying session that would make Vidal Sassoon proud, I plumped up her pillows and put her in her bed to watch "Over the Hedge" for the millionth time. And after a lengthy conversation with the UIC it was decided that he would stay home with her tomorrow. Not me - him. This could be very interesting.

3. It's Midnight and I am still up - because I am waiting for the washer to go off - because in all the excitement of shopping and sick babies, I have realized that all of my clothes are dirty. Blah.

4. My sister and niece are at my parents house now. Not exactly sure what happened or what's going to happen. Please keep them in your prayers.

More on the momma drama later. - the washer just stopped :) YEAH SLEEP!

Until the next time...

Momster - over and out

Saturday, May 17, 2008

The Final Week of Fifth Grade

We begin the final week of fifth grade on Monday. Next, it's middle school for my baby. Where did the time go?

I've been putting together picture pages of a majority of the fifth grade students (around 125) and looking at their pictures from when they were just babies to now - it's all so sad. I've still got to go through the pictures here to pick out the shots of the Doodlebug and finish up her page as well. I have promised myself to at least get her page done this weekend so that I'm not scrambling on Wednesday night to get it done.

The teacher that I have been subbing for is only coming in for their graduation ceremony on Friday. She sent an email this past Friday with those details as well as asking for grades and to let her fellow teachers know a few of the details about her class' graduation. I'm glad that I'm almost caught up on grading papers. I'm a little surprised at who is getting the class awards (well not really when I think about the teacher's relationship with the students).

I told the class on Friday afternoon to go ahead and clean out their desks - just leave something to write with so that we can take a reading test, a math test, and a math assessment test on Monday. We have a section to cover on poetry that day as well and then, for the most part, their fifth grade academic learning experience is overwith. There is something going on each day of this upcoming week except for Monday, so we'll be doing a lot of reviewing.

I haven't mentioned it, but somehow I got saddled with coordinating the fifth grade talent show. We have about 19 acts for the show -ranging from dancing to singing to playing instruments and even some comedy. It will be spread out over two mornings, 1 hour each. I hate that time frame. I wish the school could have given us a 2-hour block in a good area to hold our 'show'. Apparently someone failed to mention to them earlier on that we were planning something. Thank goodness that blame can't be placed on me. There are a few acts that have to be re-reviewed to make sure that they are okay and then at 8 on Wednesday morning it'll be lights - music and action!

The Doodlebug is going to spend the night with her grandparents tonight. I think it'll give me an opportunity to get a lot done around the house. I need to catch up on doing laundry and do some cleaning in general. I'm beginning to think that I'll never be able to take the CLEP exams to avoid taking my science labs on campus - this has me a little more than upset. I haven't scheduled my time well with working and then being involved in everything else I have somehow ended up being involved in.

I'd better start getting busy -

The Momster

Thursday, May 15, 2008

It's LOST Thursday....

I don't know about you - but I am excited about watching LOST tonight. It looks like we will finally see the 'story' behind who stays behind on the island when the "Oceanic Six" get to go home....

The Doodlebug has a concert at the middle school tonight and then it's back home to diecut more letters for the student memory pages and then we're watching Greys and Lost.

It feels like a cake night to me.... we may have to relax and eat a piece of cake while we watch tv. :)

Happy Thursday!
The Momster

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Today's ? To the Universe...

One day would it be possible to find out why some people can be cruel and conniving when all you are trying to do is something good? ... I'm adding this to my list of questions I'd like the answers to one day.

But I'm also thankful for those people that will try to lift you up when you are down...I would be completely lost without them.

Until the next time.... I'll be pondering life....

The Momster

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Not much to report

Work is keeping me super busy. And I mean super busy. No lesson plans - just a general guideline on what still needs to be covered this school year. So every day, I spend my lunch time and time after school trying to figure out what we are going to do the next day. Making lesson plans. Part of me thinks "why bother? The teacher didn't care enough to put it all down, what does it matter?" but then there's that part of me who thinks of the students. Don't they need to know how to work with positive and negative integers and don't they need to know how to graph x,y ? Does anybody actually care that I am trying to do right by them? To make sure that they have some exposure to the stuff they'll need to know how to do in Middle School?

Then there are my parent responsibilities to my daughter. Does she feel slighted? Does it bother her that I am focusing on trying to help student A or student B that I'm not taking the time to really understand what is going on with her? I told her today when we got home at 4:15 - two hours after school had ended - that I promised this summer would be about us - spending time together. That I love her and am so proud of her for just being this incredible person that God gave to me to raise - and that she is my number one priority.

And then there's the UIC. I'm sure he feels slighted in light of everything that's going on. I'm either trying to pull up math worksheets, grading papers, or trying to die-cut a million letters for the end of the year picture pages for the hallway for 125 fifth graders. I'm sure he's wondering when it's going to be his turn.

Then there is myself. I'm tired. Tomorrow afternoon I'm going to work on the student pages - and guess what? I haven't even found the pictures of my own daughter to do her page. How sad is that? Because I just don't have enough time. I've asked for parent help, but because people are so pissed off at the grade level mom, nobody has responded. I'm about to give up on the idea of die cutting names and just about to start printing them out on cardstock. I'm over it. Why should I care when nobody else seems to give a flip? Why do I let it bother me? When did I become this person who let this sort of stuff bother her?

I am just ready for this school year to be over. No more "momma drama" as we call it around our house. Then I can focus on what's important - my own family and their needs. Because time is slipping away threw that hourglass and these are precious moments that I'll never have again. Seize the day. Live each moment to the fullest. Just do it.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Friday's Just a Day Away...

Thank goodness it's Thursday - because this momster is definately ready for Friday. It's been a busy week and I am utterly exhausted at this stage. Teaching has been good for the most part but what amazes me (still) is the fact that some children have no idea what structure is. Another thing, we live in a great area and have phenomenial schools - but the children can just be rude. And it's always those kids that you would never suspect as being the problems. Not that I'm a task minder - I believe that we need a good laugh every once in a while. But these students seem to be a killjoy for the rest of the group.



That being said, I'm so excited that LOST comes on tonight! I cannot wait to see what kind of peril our heros and heroines will find themselves in. Last week really shocked me - that Jack and Kate had been together post-island and that he had proposed to her - and that she still talked to Sawyer. I can't wait to see what Michael's warning is going to be tonight. One thing that is certain - this show always surprises... an seldom disappoints.



I'm having a little bit of a hard time finding time to study my Biology - and this is starting to make me feel a little panicked. I have to carve out some time somewhere to do this for myself. If nothing else, I know that I have this weekend. I've got to get serious about doing this. I'm still waiting to find out if I've been accepted by the University that I applied to for the fall semester. One thing that I know for sure, I wish I had finished my education when I was younger. Not waiting until now and trying to do it while trying to work and juggle being a wife and momster. Some days it's just too much stuff to keep up with. I would be lost without my calendar.



Nothing else to report. Just getting ready to audition acts for the talent show for the fifth grade students at school and not sure how I got involved in this in the first place. The Doodlebug is excited - we found Sk8er Boi and See You Again for karaoke today. Those are two songs that she's thinking about doing. And speaking of, I looked at her again today - she is growing by leaps and bounds and so often makes me think of my niece when I look at her.



So until the next time - thanks for checking in....



The Momster



PS - I just got the NICEST email from one of the parents from the Doodlebug's school. I had done something yesterday to help her son learn his vocab words for a test we are having in History on Monday - it was so nice... it just made my day :)

Monday, May 5, 2008

Monday, Field Day and Grades

Is it still just Monday? Could somebody please check the calendar, because today has felt like at least 3 or 4 days already.

Today was the fifth grade field day at school. I use the term 'field day' loosely because in all honesty, the coaches really didn't plan any activities for the fifth graders. The relays were the same things that they've done for several years. Just with a lot of yelling to be quiet inbetween. The one thing that the kids look forward to is the tug of war. Well this year, at the end of the student tug of war, we had parents vs. teachers war. And obviously since I'm blogging about it, you can tell that the parents won! It was so funny, the Doodlebug just said "PULL MOM PULL" and to be honest, I just thought of all the parental frustrations at the school as of late - and I pulled pulled pulled. I guess all those years of working out at the gym for upper body strength finally paid off.

And in the education department, I am happy to report that grades were posted online today - I got all As last semester. Whoa Hoo! At least now I don't have to sit here and wonder if I completely tanked my psychology class because of the final. I'm making some leeway in studying for the CLEP - I just have to remind myself of my deadline- May 28th. And that if I don't pass it, it's not the end of the world. (Fingers crossed though.)

And that's it for tonight. We had karate and after a day in the sun, the Doodlebug and I are completely exhausted. Got to get a good night's sleep tonight - I start my 'long term' sub job tomorrow - this should be fun.

Have a magnificent Monday night!
The Momster

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Finally - I found time to 'create'


So here is something that I made this past week - I think it turned out really cute.

It's made from a manilla folder - I originally saw the idea on pccrafter.com but since then I've seen them just about everywhere. Needless to say, I am behind the trend on this one - but I really think it turned out cute.

The first and the fourth pockets hold 'tags' and the two center pockets have a gift card enclosed. This project was a lot of fun and really not that time consuming thanks to all of the wonderful blogs out there with directions!

On Taylored Expressions she shows how to make this using an entire folder while on the KWernerdesign blog she shows you how to make one using a half of a folder. Check em out!
Of course, in the process -the bonus room got trashed! Guess what I'll be doing over the next couple of hours? My work here is never done :)
Have a good Sunday evening!





Saturday, May 3, 2008

Shopping Day ...

OMG, when did shopping with a 10 year old become such a chore? I mean, if my mother had taken me to the mall and said "okay, today is about you - what do you like?" I think I would have thought I'd died and gone to pre-teen heaven. The Doodlebug, well she's not a shopper like her Momster. She wanted to know exactly what we were looking for and approximately how long we would be there. Now, she has a friend who, each time she goes shopping with us, wants to try on every pair of shoes that possibly come in her size. My daughter grunts and moans when we head to the dressing room. Now granted, we had picked out maybe 10 dresses for her to try on. From cute and sassy to just darned adorable (and still acceptable in her opinion). On the way to the dressing room, which she pointed out was on the boys side of Macys, I found the CUTEST babydoll top and had to convince her to try it on.

Well, rather than bore you with the rest of the details, we left with 3 of the dresses and a cute cropped sweater top thingy that she can wear over this funky sundress that I convinced her to try on the last time we went to the mall. Two dresses that I picked out and one that she liked. We went to another store in the mall but they didn't have anything. I bought me a cute top and then we went shoe shopping. Another nightmare but we left that store with ANOTHER dress (actually one we'd seen at Macys but they didn't have her size), a pair of denim shorts for field day at school and a cute pair of Candies shoes. I am utterly and completely exhausted. I'm wondering when the 'fun' shopping stage will begin with her....?

So rather than focusing on my scrapbooking on National Scrapbooking Day, I went to the mall. I came home exhausted. I've retreated to this room to not have to 'talk' to anybody downstairs - 15 minutes of quiet time - this Momster needs a time out!

Friday, May 2, 2008

T.G.I.F.

Thank goodness it's Friday - everyone say it with me!

This weekend holds nothing out of the ordinary - going shopping for the 'graduation' dress. Studying Biology. Deep cleaning the house. And I guess I'd better get on the phone about that Hummer Limo, right?

Last night was the final chorus concert of the year. Can you believe the entire thing was only 18 minutes? Not that I'm complaining - but was that even worth the gas that people had to use to get there and back home? It was a cute program though...

Well the big news - today my parents are celebrating their 49th wedding anniversary. I wonder what the statistics are for couples to stay married for 49 years? So this means that this next year will be busy with planning a 50th wedding anniversary for them. Boy, I'd better get busy! Here's the happy couple a few days after tying the knot.

And that's about it for today - unless there's something earth shattering to share later on - this is the Momster. Have a great night!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Today's Announcement...

I think we should notify Clinton and Stacy from "What Not To Wear" that there is apparently a new Earth-friendly clothing item available for purchase... The evidence follows:



Anybody know where parents can go get one of these COLLARD shirts? OMG! And we wonder why Johnny can't read?

Have a fantastic Day