Monday, September 29, 2008
Well, on a brighter note, I'm getting a haircut on Wednesday, time to get it hacked off! Was scheduled for this past Friday, and was all ready to blog about it, but my hair lady called and cancelled. Her kids were sick at home, and she had to cancel on me. Can you believe that???? ha,ha What nerve! When I'm ready, I'm ready, it's killing me to wait 5 more days.
Monday, September 15, 2008
Okay, have to tell about my great Wal-Mart deal. I went on Friday night, needed to get a few things and was looking at sheets. What better place than Wal-Mart to buy sheets?? ;) Well, my perfect children were wandering (running) up and down the aisle, and found a comforter that Hunter liked. In being the great mom that I am, I looked at it, ready to say "NO". Then.....I saw the red price tag on it. Ready? $7 Yes, $7, comforter, sham, and ruffle on clearance.
So I said "YES"! What he did have was okay, it was about 3 years old and he did potty train while we used it, so it had multiple washings under it's belt, and was looking a little flat and faded. The new one is so cute and it matches his wallpaper and curtains.
If only I could find a comforter for my bed for $7.00. I'd probably send out a text to everyone I know informing them of my good luck!
In other news, for those of you who don't live here, we got 7 inches of rain on Thursday. That was a record, never had that much in a day here before. I love the rain, love rainy days, but a downside to that rain is that school got cancelled for Friday due to flooding. Can you believe that? So, I"ll bet you anything we'll have to make it up on one of our other days off later. Hunter was going to be on the school news saying the pledge Friday morning, so now that has to be rescheduled too. Probably for waaaaay later in the year. And he was so excited. Well, I'm starting to blabber, going to say good-bye for now!
Monday, September 8, 2008
Now, he eats first, then Janae's class comes in after him. So after she came in, I went and said hello to her, then back to sit with Hunt for a few more minutes. As I'm walking back over there, I see a corn dog in the floor, no big deal, that's not a bit unusual in the school cafeteria, then the assistant principal comes over, and is trying to get the kid sitting across from Hunter to get up and go with her. As I'm watching, this kid starts trying to throw his food, his tray, trying to hit and/or kick the assistant principal, and screaming and throwing an all-out trantrum. She finally picks him up and off they go. Hunter turned to me, and said, "Braxton threw his corndog at my head, and hit me in the face with it". All I can say it's a good thing that the pricipal dragged him off, he was safer that way!!! Now all of you know and love me, so I can safely say "What a little brat!!". He just decided to chunk his food at my son's head. I'm dying to know what A.P. did with him, she was back in the cafeteria in just a few minutes, doing what she usually does. I would just skin my children alive if they EVER even thought about doing that. I would be soooo mortified if they had to be dragged out of there by the Principal or the A.P. So glad I'm not in elementary school anymore! :)
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
We got the hot tub as a hand me down from my parents a couple of summers ago. I couldn't even tell you for sure how long they had it, I think I was 16 or 17 when they got it. (It's been awhile.) Anyway, they kept it in the garage, and wanted the garage cleared out, so John decided that if they were giving it away, we wanted it. It wasn't working very well, but we all thought it only needed a couple of minor repairs and we'd be home free. Wrong! It's been alot of work, we keep thinking that this "one little thing" needed fixing, and then "one more thing". We had to have an electrician come over and wire it to be plugged in, and he replaced some of the fuses and what not. Couldn't really tell you all he did to be honest. Then the heating element wouldn't work. John worked on that for awhile and never could get that fixed so we decided the kids could just use it during the summer as a swimming pool. That worked well last summer, but this summer the filter quit working. Solution: Replace the filter. Wrong! Still not filtering. So, now no swimming pool either. So at the present time, we are contemplating hiring someone to just come haul it off. I think it is past it's prime. We called someone from the Thrifty Nickel, and he's going to charge about $80, which if he can haul that huge, heavy thing off, that's a bargain in my book! So, if any of you loyal friends has a better offer, you are welcome to it! We might even pay you. Well.....maybe not.
Monday, September 1, 2008
Well, as much as Brooke likes Craig's List, I like Sams. Wholesale Club that is. Greatest place in the world. My friend Tiffany had told us that they saw an entertainment center there at Sams that would match our funiture perfectly. So, on Friday, as we were doing our regular Sam's shopping, we of course had to check out the furniture. May I say I was impressed! So, we went home, talked about it, and decided to "let's do it!". Saturday, we asked our buddy and neighbor Bryan for the use of his pickup and assistance and off we went.
Now we are the proud owners of a new entertainment center. And may I say, it was about time. We have been wanting to get one, but expected to have to pay around $2500 for something we would keep for years. (What we had was a Wal-Mart beauty.) This new one was about $689 and we will be keeping for the long haul. Bargain! I couldn't resist snapping pics as the guys hauled in box #1, weighing in at 304 pounds. I offered to do it for them, but as gentlemen, they declined. Who would have thought? It's only because I'm the only one taking pictures, and they wanted pictures of this monumental event. I could have saved them so much time and trouble, oh well. So, there you have our week-end Sams story.
Well, it's time for week 2 of school. I'm telling you, after just one week of school, then having Labor day holiday, was quite laborous for us. Whew! Attitudy high schooler and kindergartener! Whew, back to school tomorrow! Thank goodness the 3rd grader is managing to keep her attitude in check this weekend, don't know if we would have survived 3 of them. You know, there are only 2 of us, against 3 of them. Heaven help us! he,he,he My sweet kindergartener has gotten spankings the last two days, and he probably needed them more than the one time each day I gave them. He seems to think he can growl and stomp his feet at me when he doesn't like what I tell him, and that's just not flying. I asked him today if he just didn't like being with me, and he said "NO". Hmm, guess he's liking his teacher better than his mommy. Janae had this kindergarten attitude too at first, guess it's part of the adjustment. We will get through it, but it made a couple of looong weekend days for momma!