Thursday, August 28, 2008

P.S. 5 - 3

We made the front page 5 times now.............. the three boys who beat the farmer up - 3 ...
I guess it is better to try to kill a human than a tree...........

Volleyball & Prison - that is my life!

We (I use the term loosely here) have started volleyball season.  This basically means that 2 - 3 times a week I will rush from my job to jump in my car and travel up to two hours one way to watch approximately fours hours of volleyball.  As my butt becomes numb on the bleachers I will cheer for both of my girls - one on the junior high team and one on the senior high team.  I will consume large amounts of food that I know are no where near any of the food groups that are good for you and suck down Dr. Pepper by the gallon!  After becoming near comatose from all the calories and lack of movement, I'll drive home - first stopping once again at the school to drop my oldest daughter off at her car (heaven forbid anyone ride the bus home from a game!).  

OOOHHH - update!  The irony is KILLING me - but, the three boys who beat the stew out of the farmer????..........Yeah ........... the case got thrown out.  Go figure.......... who knew, I mean really, who knew that you could beat someone up so badly, leave them blind in one eye in a ditch for dead and no problem - you get off.  But heaven forbid you drive a friend to do a school prank &  don't participate in the least - I am sure he will get life in prison.............UGH!!!!  Oh... and I STILL haven't told my mother!  Any ideas on how to break the ice?  Oh yeah mom, Kyle is charged with a felony for dropping his friend off to do a senior prank, got expelled from school, got his GED, scored so high they gave him a scholarship and he is now a freshman in college.  So, don't worry about coming down in May for his high school graduation or receiving any senior pictures/announcements  in the mail.  Oh by the way.... we are moving home at Christmas.  I can hear her hit the floor now!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Just me venting!

Made it to Wednesday.  It has finally calmed down at school.  I have never passed out this many medications ever!  The incoming 8th graders are a mess (in more ways than one).  I have to work at the k-1st grade building on Friday.  There is a very sick child who has to be fed with a syringe.  We are a school NOT a hospital, but some classrooms you wouldn't know it.  I truly feel if you are not able to be educated in the least bit - school is not for you.  I am not saying anything against the handicapped - the majority of them can be taught a lot of things!  But, we actually had a child who had no brain - just enough of a brain stem to tell his heart to beat and his lungs to expand!  That child sucked millions from our school district's money.  We HAD to provide everything for him to get him to school and while at school and then home again.  The parents got to keep and demand more equipment from us.............  okay - I am off my soap box.  I know a lot of people are not aware of the dollars that go out of our budget for children who need 24 hour care and during the school day - the school provides it.  

I guess I am still stressed out from my son.  Nothing new to report - other than he did get his GED and received a scholarship for doing so well on it.  We have been back to school for two weeks now and have had about three kids arrested for drugs and violence.  Makes sense doesn't it?  There are violent offenders/drug dealers sitting next to your child at school, but my child gets expelled his senior year because he drove a friend to do a senior prank.  UGH!

Anyhow - I have vented - my brain wont explode and I no longer have a kitchen table (the people who bought it at the yard sale came and got it (darn))..... oh, I have yet to break the news about my son to my parents............... 

Monday, August 18, 2008

Lord Have Mercy!!

Well, what started out to be a pretty good first day back at school ended up rather.... well, sucky to be exact.  After lunch I got a text message from a friend saying "I just read the newspaper and know that I am praying for you."  Let me tell you when a text comes across with those words - you know it can't be good.  We hit the front page for the fourth time!  Mind you three men beat the stew out of a farmer and left  him for dead and he is now blind in one eye ALSO four juveniles vandalized a teacher's home to the tune of $240,000.00 (that's right - no type O there) and they HAVE NOT made the front page four times.  WHAT IS UP WITH THAT?  My son gives a friend a ride and is charged with a felony!  I am telling you, if I could up and quit my job today, I would. The school superintendent told me that it would not be privy information to the newspaper.... the information being that Kyle got suspended.  Once again the paper made it sound like Kyle cut the trees down.  I couldn't get home fast enough and refused to take my youngest daughter to Walmart to get her school supplies............ I'll have to leave the house soon enough to go back to school in the morning (after everyone has read the paper!).  Both of my girls had to sit through first day back to school lectures where the "tree cutting/vandalizing issues were repeatedly brought up.  When one family member screws up - everyone suffers.  I don't care what anyone says - it's a family sentence.

Lord have mercy!!!  Oh  yeah, my husband was nice enough to cook dinner AND take Abbie to Walmart for school supplies.  I will repent and return to normal tomorrow......... tonight, I am going to feel sorry for myself.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Always up for fun!

Here are the rules for “6 Quirky Things”:

1. Link back to the person who tagged you
2. Mention the rules on your blog
3. Tell about 6 unspectacular quirks of yours
4. Tag 6 following bloggers by linking them
5. Leave a comment on each of the tagged blogger’s blogs letting them know they’ve been tagged.

Okay.......... here goes...........
1.  I shave my legs everyday - yes, everyday!!! My friends think I am crazy! (possibly)
2.  I eat PB & J on toast every morning
3.  I was born in Germany (military brat)
4.  My husband is a better cook than I am and my kids are not afraid to tell you that!
5.  I was the oldest woman in the hospital delivering my 3rd child - with braces on my teeth to boot!
6.  I would die without caffeine ( no lie )

It's been a while!

It has been a while since I last visited! ha!  Been busy at work.  Had to go back to school the first of this month.  Tomorrow is the first day of school!  It is always fun to be there when the new 8th graders are lost and so unsure of themselves.  It will be total chaos!  My youngest daughter will be joining me at my school!  She has the advantage of knowing the school because she always had to wait there for me to get off of work.  We have our school computers blocked - so I can't blog or check on any blogs! :(

My husband is home - this is not a good thing.  He was supposed to be flying until September - this will really cut into our income.  We may be leaving for Montana a lot sooner than planned!

My son has taken his test for his "Arkansas State Diploma" - that is french for GED.  If he passes he will use his scholarship to start college as a freshman on Aug. 28th - say a prayer that it all goes well.  I just say he clept out of his senior year............ a slight embellishment there....
but it sounded good.  Still have not told my parents anything.  They are still at the Oregon coast on their 50th anniversary trip.  They will be home next week............ I'll do it then........

Sunday, August 3, 2008

No lie - 68 degrees!

Wasn't kidding - it was cold in Montana!!!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Gas is UP and Temps are DOWN!


There were beautiful sunsets................. if you can see it through the bug stained windshield of my truck......
the gas was at an all time high - highest I paid was in  Montana (Billings & Eddie's Corner).. AND the temperature was 68 DEGREES when we got there (WHAT IS UP WITH THAT???).
Of course it got hotter than all get out during the day! but we FROZE at night!

Of course we stopped by Mount Rushmore on our way through the ENTIRE state of South Dakota....... (the kids are posing as the appropriate president!).  Great stopping place even though I fell on the "strenuous trail....."  Nothing serious, just a bruised knee and ego....

Then of course I make the kids pose every year in Fort Benton in the tee pee and along the river walk......... it's a mother thing!