Saturday, September 26, 2009

Busy, Busy, Busy....

Wow, what a week. I was so glad when it was 3:35 p,m, on Friday!!! I subbed in 4th grade on Thursday and Friday and they kept me on my toes. A good many of the kids I had in class I have known since they were in 1st grade so it is so hard to believe they are now 4th graders with hormones starting to rage!!! On Friday afternoon I had to have a little talk with the kids about being "popular" and "not popular". A couple of girls had their feeling hurt during the day and were in tears - friends calling friends names!! Overall, I had a good 2 days.

In my Art Methods class on Thursday we made a Pinch Pot and that was alot of fun. Clay is alot of fun to work with and a great stress reliever. This is a 4 week class and we are having to turn in 30 lesson plans and 2 unit plans. Let the fun begin.

Summer and her friends have been hanging out on the weekend. Last weekend they went rock climbing and this weekend they went to Tallahassee and walked around the downtown marketplace. I am sure the traffice was horrible as FSU was playing a game this afternoon (they lost). She is still looking for a job so hopefully something will turn up soon. She does not want to work fast food becuse of her eating disorder and I respect that decision. She has painted a couple of wall murals for our next door neighbor so maybe she will get a couple of jobs from that or maybe even do some babysitting. Keep your fingers crossed she finds something soon, she is about to break me!!

Hope everyone had a great week and a great weekend. So far so good for us. I am looking forward to just relaxing tomorrow.

See ya later.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Hunter's Birthday and other happenings

Well, my baby turned 11 years old today. That just does not seem possible. For that matter Zachary should not be getting ready to turn 13 and Sommer sure should not be 16!! Wow, time has flown by!! Hunter did not have a birthday party this year. Time got away from me in trying to plan a party so I bribed him with money - that always works with my kids!!! We did go out with mom and dad and ate dinner at Victor's tonight and then came home and had birthday cake.

Hunter has also signed up to play tackle football this year. I was very surprised when he told me he wanted to do this. So far things have been good and he shows no signs of wanting to quit. I thought he might after practice this past Saturnday - first practice in full pads. I am very proud of him. Said part of the reason he wanted to play was because the football players always get the girls!!

Zach did not want to play football but he does like going to the games for the middle school. Was mad he missed the big middle school tonight in order to go out to eat. He is having a good school year so far. He has been invited to take the SAT and ACT - some 7th grade honor program through Duke University. He says he wants to do it so I guess I will be signing him up for that. I am very proud of him as not many are asked to participate.

Sommer has also been busy with school. She is going on the schools Europe trip over Spring Break, will be gone April 6 - 15. She is very excited about this trip and I am so glad she decided to go. She has also been painting alot and has a couple of paintings she is going to enter in the North Florida Fair.

I have been busy with my classes. This past month has not been a good month but all matters have been straightened out so things should be smooth sailing from here out - I hope!! All the homework is about to do me in. I do not know what I was thinking when I decided to go back to school. At least the end is getting near.

Chuck has been busy with work. Even though he now works close to home he is never home!!! Go figure.

That is all for now. Time for bed.