Monday, June 30, 2008

Not Too Bad

For a Monday I don't guess. I got A TON of much needed paperwork done today. I even worked almost 10 hours today and felt pretty good the whole time. Sid was sick this morning and complaining of a bad head ache, so I'm almost positive I had a virus and passed it on to him. Either that, or he's got morning sickness now. He He!!

Well, the furniture came today. And it looks pretty darn good. I'm relaxing in my new glider/recliner. Now I just need my sweet baby to rock!!!

Saturday, June 28, 2008


I didn't get to come home this weekend for several different reasons, but the top one being I just plain out didn't feel like it. Also, Erin went BACK to the beach, she's gonna be a true beach baby before the summer gets over with if she keeps going down there.

So, I haven't done a thing all weekend except eat, rest, watch movies, and sleep. My taste buds are out of whack and I'm not wanting normal things. Sid says I'll be eating mayo sandwiches before it's all over. For those of you who don't know, I think mayo is quite possibly the most disgusting thing a person could eat-and he eats it on EVERYTHING, which grosses me out.

My head has hurt constantly the past 3 days and I don't know if that has anything to do with the throw up or not, but it isn't very fun.

I'll be 11 weeks this weekend and I just keep telling myself that there are better days ahead. I hope that's true because I sure would like to enjoy being pregnant since this is probably the only time I'll ever be pregnant. But a little sweet side note: Sid and I were watching movies this weekend and watched the last one just a little bit ago. It wasn't a very "upstanding" movie, had lots of cussing in it. But it was called "Knocked Up" and yes it was about exactly what it sounds like. A girl gets pregnant on a one night stand and it's a comedy, but about their way through everything since they really don't know each other. In the movie, the guy tells the girl that she'll have to tell him what to do. So Sid asks me if I know what to do and I say "you mean with a baby?" You give it a bath, and feed it, and change it's diaper and keep it happy. And Sid said "and spoil it rotten". Well that too, but he's informed that is his job. Guess that means I get stuck with the baths and feeding. haha! But I thought that was sweet!!!! At least he's thinking about it!!!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

A Pap-paw Email

My pap-paw sent me this email and I think I've read some parts of it before, but it really got me to thinking. So I wanted to share. Here goes......

1. There are at least two people in this world
that you would die for.

2. At least 15 people in this world
love you in some way.

3. The only reason anyone would ever hate you
is because they want to be just like you.

4. A smile from you can bring happiness to anyone,
even if they don't like you.

5. Every night, SOMEONE thinks about you
before they go to sleep.

6. You mean the world to someone.

7. You are special and unique.

8. Someone that you don't even know exists loves you.

9. When you make the biggest mistake ever,
something good comes from it.

10. When you think the world has turned its back on you
take another look.

11. Always remember the compliments you received.
Forget about the rude remarks.

And always remember....
when life hands you Lemons,
ask for Sugar and call me over!

Good friends are like stars.
You don't always see them,
But you know they are always there.

"Whenever God Closes One Door He Always Opens Another, Even
Sometimes It's Hell in the Hallway"

I would rather have one rose and a kind word
from a friend while I'm here
than a whole truckload when I'm gone.

Happiness keeps You Sweet,
Trials keep You Strong,
Sorrows keep You Human,
Life keeps You Humble,
Success keeps You Glowing,
But Only
God keeps You Going

How true some of these are.............

We're Still Here

Just nothing new and exciting to report this week. Work, work, work-that's about it!!! This week has really gone by fast. And this makes us excited as we will be going to the beach on July 1st with Aunt Maggie and Unca Bo. I'm still planning on going home this weekend to see my baby girl, she should have gotten back from the beach today.

It seems that the morning sickness has kicked in, as I'm actually throwing up in the morning time before work now. Which is good because then I don't have to worry about feeling bad anymore during the day.

Oh, one piece of news you might be interested in. DON'T SHOP AT ASHLEY FURNITURE!!!! Sid and I bought furniture on April 26, 2008, with a delivery date of 2-4 weeks. Have we gotten the furniture yet??? That'd be a big N-O!!!! Don't think they haven't gotten several ear fulls, from me-the Barbie that loves to give someone a due earful. And Sid-the Mississippi boy who thinks the whole world operates on Philadelphia, Mississippi time. He even got a friend of his who is a lawyer to call them and I've called the corporate headquarters in Wisconsin. We'll be going through customer relations tomorrow. The funny thing is that for 3 weeks now we've been waiting on the head board and foot board that were supposedly still in production. But last night, we were told everything was in but the sofa. That's when Sid and I both lost it. As it stands right now, we should have our furniture by the 1st before we leave for the beach. If not, they are giving us back our money and we'll go shop elsewhere. I'll keep you posted.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Just A Weekend

Not much to report this weekend from Philly! We went to Sid's mom and dad's and ate supper Friday night. I was so tired by the time we got home I couldn't hold my head up. But when I got in the bed, those restless legs kicked in. It's been a few weeks since I've had some restless, can't sleep nights, but this weekend they hit again. I was actually more comfortable sitting and sleeping on the couch last night. Go figure!!

Saturday we went to Meridian. The Olive Garden opened up there a few weeks back and we hadn't eatten there yet, so we tried it out yesterday afternoon. It was really good to me but Sid made the waiter think we were the strangest people in the town by ordering french fries with his chicken marsala. haha! Books A Millon was having a buy 2 get 1 free sale yesterday and I bought TONS of new books for the daycare. I can't wait to get to work tomorrow and deal them out to the teachers. They will be so excited as well.

We are starting a new after-school program at the daycare when school starts back and so the board wanted that announced in church this morning since we will start registration on July 1st. I had the church secretary fax the announcement to the guy who does announcements in church and he was going to do it for me. But when I got to church, he and the head of the board were huddled up together and saw me come in. They thought today would be a fine time to introduce me to the church and have me make the announcement. You know, I'm a pretty confident person MOST of the time, but something about standing up in front of a church that size with a TV camera on me sent me back to the shy Barbie who says "umm" for every other word. But I'm glad I didn't know that was going to happen ahead of time because I would have been extra nervous. Anywho, so I have been offically introduced at church. We'll see how the after-school program will go since we only have 20 spots open. There is a big demand for after-school care here because there aren't many daycares who offer it in Philly.

Friday afternoon, I got a call from a parent of a child who had a suspected ear infection all week. The test results came back and it ended up being the staff infection strain of MRSA. NOT GOOD!!!! I had to post signs in the daycare and then send letters home to everyone who had been exposed. We had to bleach the room she was in and all the furniture and equipment. I also had to call all the parents of the children who were absent Friday or already gone home since it was a Friday afternoon and they wouldn't be back to daycare for two days. It was hectic to handle at 3:30 on a Friday afternoon. But it all worked out. All the parents understood, which is good because it could have been anybody's child. It just so happened to be the daughter of a good friend of mine. Things like this just happen when you care for many children so young in one place. I got to figure out how to get the rug cleaned, but other than that, it got handled. I also learned on Friday that people don't heistate to call when they think something is going on. I had to have the fire department come do my fire saftey inspection and they came in two fire trucks and parked in the front of the church. I bet between me and the church secretary we told 10 different people that no, nothing was wrong, just doing an inspection. But I did realize that people watch what's going on even when you don't suspect it. I guess that's what happens when you are caring for alot of other people's children.

I've felt ok this weekend, I was a little sick last night when we went to bed and had to come sleep on the couch. At about 3:00 a.m. Sid proceeds to get up and ask if I'm sleeping on the couch. That should have been obvious and I told him I didn't see the point in waking me up to ask that question. Soooo, I was up for about an hour in the middle of the night. I've been tired today but unable to nap. Sid's gone to the hospital to see a guy he knows that's sick. So I'm just getting some good quite time in.

I fixed my own hair and it looks MUCH, MUCH better!! I think what happened is that my hair is pulling up very fast right now with the horomone things going and she left it on entirely too long so it pulled up too much. But it's way better now, it actually looks better now than it's looked in a while. So that makes me happy!

I hope everyone has had a great great weekend. I talked to Erin last week and she told me she needed me to come home from Mississippi and see all her new stuff. She is too funny, but if the week goes as planned I'll being going home this weekend to see her! I'll see everybody then!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

To Doctor, To Doctor, To See My Sweet Baby

Well, I went to the new OB this morning....but I didn't see him! This is all so confusing to me. I just saw the nurse, not the "midwife", just the nurse, and we filled out all the paperwork and she asked me a bunch of questions. Then they sent me over to the hospital for the pregnancy panel work-up. Man, I thought she'd never stop getting blood from me. Those tubes were so big I could hear my blood pouring in them, which I usually can't hear anything. I don't actually know if it was that much because I don't watch, but she did get about 6 vials. Then I got to have another ultra sound since I fell. It sounded like a good enough reason for me and I was glad to agree with it. The baby's heart beat is around 175 beats per minutes, which they said is normal. I could actually see the head and the eyes and stuff. But the printer was broken so I didn't get pictures. I guess you still can't actually hear the beat but it was good to see that little thing beating so fast and find out everything's good. We go back in three weeks and from what I understand, I'll see the doctor then. Oh, and according to her measurements today the due date should be January 21, 2009. My dad told me that since Maggie changed her wedding date this baby better come on January 13th! haha!

I called the girl about my hair this afternoon. But she can't get to it until Tuesday morning. So I'm going to be walking around with everybody saying "oh, you got your hair done!"

The nausea is back with full force. I wish it wasn't. Maybe it won't last too much longer. It's getting old. But my mama says this is just the way it is. She's usually right!!!

And I went to the gift shop since I was at the hospital, it happens to be the nicest gift shop I've ever seen, and I got me a book called the maternity record book. My mom will like it because it's very trendy. But I figured it'd be a good journaling tool.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

As My Mama Told Me

A girl's got to do what a girl's got to do. And so that's what I did. It's been about a year since I had a pedicure and the feet and toes were looking rough. So yesterday afternoon Sid and I went to get a pedicure. YES, Sid went with me. He went one time before and he loves them. He thinks he needs one of those chairs and a chinese lady at home he says. But anyway, it was about a million degrees in the shop when we went it and so that made the smell even worse. But the little chinese lady must have heard me complaining because she turned the air down. I think it had cooled down to about 75 degrees by the time we finished. So needless to say, after all that was over, I was sick as a dog. And it was so hot here yesterday. So I think all that put together caused me to be so sick. It can be counted as one of the three times I've actually thrown up. But it didn't start until about 10:30 last night, which was strange.

My hair hasn't been high lighted since before I found out I was pregnant. The few times it was done before then I actually did it myself. So needless to say I was looking a little ragged in the hair department too. So today I braved the beauty shop. The good thing I go to a lady's house and not an actual shop, there was no smell in there from previous do's. But the bad news is it's a little brassy. I thought maybe it was just me. Oh, but no, Sid noticed it too. He really helped the situation by saying it looked better BEFORE I went. But I don't agree, it may be brassy, but at least there's no root rot!!!!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day

I had to post this.
Baby Gender Predictor
Baby Gender Predictor

My dad, who is also named Poppy T by his first grand baby Erin, predicted this baby is a girl. I think he's right. It won't be long before we will all know.

Happy Father's Day the best Dad in the whole wide world - Poppy T!!!!!

Sid and I went to Alabama Friday afternoon and spent the night with Mom and Dad. The phone at their house rang at 4:10 a.m. and I couldn't go back to sleep. Sid got up early and got a shower and went with Mom and Dad to Wal-Mart. I thought it was much much later than it was when I got out of bed, only to find out it was a mere 7:27 a.m. I ate my left over Craker Barrel and snuggled on the couch with the dog while they went to Wal-Mart and breakfast. Sid spent the morning outside with Mom and Dad as they did yard work and I was just lazy.

Dad went to the doctor Friday for an eye check up and got a clean bill of health. The doctor gave him no restrictions and to this he asked if that meant he could work in the garden. But they don't have a garden. So the doctor really didn't tell him he could "landscape" but he did say no restrictions. I believe he enjoyed himself and was a bit ill at those of us who implied he needed to take it easier.

Sid and I went to Target and ate at Jim and Nick's before heading back to Mississippi. We got some great stuff. We got several really nice picture frames that are already matted to frame some of our wedding pictures, some new pitchers to make the juices I am so frequently craving lately, several boxes of Capri Suns (b/c again I'm craving juices), I got a new book that I've already read half of, etc. etc. etc.

Sid and I have been kicking around the idea of buying a steam mop for our wood and ceramic floors. Sid didn't want to fork out the money for one and I wasn't sure exactly if it would work or not. But Friday morning, I woke up extra early and watched some stupid, typical infomercial on T.V. for this "as seen on T.V." steam mop. I almost ordered but didn't. While in Target I conveniently breezed through this section of cleaner machines and pointed it out to Sid. We decided we'd look online for the one I'd seen on T.V because it seemed to come with more stuff. The main problem we have with the floors is the water drying and leaving streaks. While I was reading about this product on line last night I noticed all the bad reviews of it said the steam mop puts more water on the floor than the infomercial lets on and it takes forever to dry. There isn't suppose to be alot of standing water on the kind of floor that we have so I was not sold on the idea. This afternoon Sid wanted to see the steam mop website and I proceeded to tell him what I had learned. I told him I thought we should buy one at a local store so we could take it back if we didn't like it. I looked up steam mops at Wal-Mart and came across this machine by Hoover called Hoover Floor Mate. You use tap water and this specific Hoover floor cleaner. There are three settings. One to dry vacuum to get up the lose stuff, one to wet vac where you pull the trigger and it lets out the water/cleaner solution as it scrubs the floor with all these rotating brushes, and then a wet vac setting to go back over it and vacuum over where you've just cleaned to dry the floor. Sid went to Wal-Mart to get it and all I can say is WE LOVE IT!!!!!

We'll be going out to Sid's parents for supper in a little bit. I have felt good this weekend except for this nagging headache. Sid has been so good. He fixed me a hot dog for lunch, which I have been craving for days. And he let me lay around this morning and read and nap. Happy Father's day to you too, Sid!!!! I love you!!!!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

So This Is Really Gross

And I can't believe I'm really blogging about it. But one of the classrooms at the daycare doesn't have a bathroom in it. Now, we have bathrooms in the other classrooms, and there is a boy's bathroom and a girl's bathroom in the hallway right outside this one classroom. So it really doesn't strike me as a big deal that there isn't a bathroom directly in this teacher's classroom. But apparently it was before I got there because this teacher uses one of those training potties that sits in the floor. You know, the kind where the little toddler can sit on it and it's the right size, but when they t.t. or poop, you dump it in the big potty and clean out the little potty and it's ready to go for next time. Wellllll, this teacher has apparently been letting the children in her room use this little potty. I knew it was there but really didn't think much about it, until this afternoon. The morning teacher had left for the day and the afternoon teacher made the comment, "gross, she needs to clean this out before she leaves." And I look up and here she comes out of the classroom with plastic potty full of junk and it stunk to high heaven. I then made the comment that we were going to have to discuss not using that little potty unless she was going to clean it out every time someone used it becasue I didn't think it was very sanitary or private and I wouldn't want my own kid using it.

Yeah, not long after I left and got home, I lost my chinese that I had for lunch earlier in my own potty. So yeah, we will be discussing this tomorrow. No more little potty!!!!!! Especially when the pregnant lady is around!!!!!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Ultrasound Pictures

These are pictures of the ulstrasound pictures that were taken at my last appointment on Wednesday, May 28, 2008. At this appointment I was 6 weeks 4 days. In the top picture you can see the sack with the itty bitty baby in it and on the second picture the line is drawn across the baby to measure the baby. I was suppose to go back to the doctor today to see the new doctor but have not heard good things about the new doctor I was going to see. Soooo, after much thought I made an appointment with a different doctor totally out of my first doctor's group and at a whole new hospital. But the good news I feel good about it. I will better pictures to post after the next appointment which is on June 19, 2008, and I'll get another ultrasound. We are just excited things are still going well and Sid is so unbelievably good. He has been doing all this yard work since last week and last night was making fun of me because I sent him a text message Sunday asking him if he was ok and did he need a drink or anything. In other words, I wasn't really doing that much and I said shoot, we trying to grow a baby here boy!!! He just laughed and then proceeded to tell me that we won't need milk because this baby is going to come out wanting Sonic cherry limeaids. I laughed and it is true but nothing tastes right and those have the right amount of fizz with the right amount of flavor. Yes mom, I know I need to watch what I consume!!!!
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Monday, June 9, 2008

I Finally

Got to address the school board tonight. I asked the superintendent to place me on the board agenda about two months ago and he told me I couldn't do that unless I followed the grievance policy. Which meant I had to file a formal grievance and go through the whole darn thing just to get to see the board. But I feel that my efforts were fruitful because the members did have questions about some of the duties I was asked to do as a teacher. And some of the members also had questions for the school board lawyer and superintendent as to why I would have to file a formal grievance just to get to talk to the board. The two assistant principals showed up but the principal did not. That was probably for the best. I did get to have my say and I feel much, much better. As least I set some thinking wheels in motion if anything. Oh, and I asked for the observation, that took place on May 15th, four days before school got out, to be removed from my file. The assistant principal who completed the observation admitted that she only did it because the principal asked her to and that no other teacher was observed that late in the year. There was no resolution, the board has seven days to get back in touch with me regarding a decision. I'll post more about that after the decision is rendered. I don't know who all reads this blog and I don't want to give anything away, other than facts, until it's over.

But I'm glad I'm done and the process is over. A great big thanks to Sid and NeNe for going with me and supporting me through my long winded spill to the board. They sat right beside me the whole time and they were both just as nice as they could be. I was especially proud of Sid. Haha!

I'm tired and I'm going to bed.

Saturday, June 7, 2008


WE ARE 8 WEEKS PREGNANT TODAY!!!! MOSTLY OVER THOSE MADE UP WORDS "MORNING SICKNESS" (in actuality it's all freakin day and night sickness for 8 straight days) AND NOW HAVE NIGHT TIME HEART BURN. (which i read will stay with me for the next 7 months. Sid bought me some kids chewable cherry tums today when he went for his daily fix at wal-mart. He's gonna be such a good daddy!!!

Boring Ole Saturday!!

So it Saturday, actually it's 5:00 p.m. on Saturday evening and what I have done today? Not a darn thing, and I have so enjoyed it. I am actually at home today because I want to be, not because I am sick and can't go anywhere. Leslie told me a few weeks ago that the best advice she ever got when she was pregnant was to enjoy sitting on her own couch and reading her own book in her own time without any interruptions. I'm usually pretty good at sitting on my own couch and reading what I want to, as my love for buying and reading good books is an argument at my house in place of the "you spent what on clothes or shoes today" argument. Sid says I spend an ungodly amount of money per month on books. But I read them and I enjoy it and I don't think there is such a thing of spending too much money on books. Not books for me or books for children. The problem is I finished the last book I bought just a few nights ago. So I've been surfing the web today. I came across this cool web app called "Stumble". You download it and it adds a link in your tool bar. You customize it by plugging in topics you are interested in. When you have the time, you go "stumbling" and the click the link. It randomly finds you websites to read that relate to your interests. I'm not sure what I might have said my interest was to get a page like this, but I did enjoy it and thought I'd share.

Here's the link:

And here's the blip from the website I liked:

Ten Rules for Being Human
by Cherie Carter-Scott

1. You will receive a body. You may like it or hate it, but it's yours to keep for the entire period.

2. You will learn lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called, "life."

3. There are no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is a process of trial, error, and experimentation. The "failed" experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiments that ultimately "work."

4. Lessons are repeated until they are learned. A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it. When you have learned it, you can go on to the next lesson.

5. Learning lessons does not end. There's no part of life that doesn't contain its lessons. If you're alive, that means there are still lessons to be learned.

6. "There" is no better a place than "here." When your "there" has become a "here", you will simply obtain another "there" that will again look better than "here."

7. Other people are merely mirrors of you. You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects to you something you love or hate about yourself.

8. What you make of your life is up to you. You have all the tools and resources you need. What you do with them is up to you. The choice is yours.

9. Your answers lie within you. The answers to life's questions lie within you. All you need to do is look, listen, and trust.

10. You will forget all this.

I don't know why this struck me as being something profound today, but it did. Take the time to reflect upon it.

Thursday, June 5, 2008


To the newsletter that went out this week from the church.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008


For all the emails and messages about my fall! I think I will call the doctor tomorrow, not because I think something might be wrong, but because my rib cage is hurting. Which would be something wrong, but not as wrong as it could be. I apparently took a harder fall than I thought I did, as there are now bruises on the other side of my body and I bit the inside of my jaws in several places. I just still can't believe I did that!

For an update on my dad, he is doing as well as can be excepted. He has to lay face down for 7 to 10 days, can't hold his head upright, so that the gases and glues they used in re-attaching his retina won't detach again. His vision is still blurry due to the re-attachment process but should get better each day. I guess I'm not mad at him anymore.

Today is my baby sister's 22 birthday. I can't believe she is 22 years old. I remember when my mom was pregnant with her, I was in the 5th grade and I had to write a poem for one of my teachers. Dad helped me write the poem and I still remember it today. It goes like this:

My mom is going to have a new baby
That will probably drive me crazy.
But I can't wait 'til that memorable date
When one way or another
I'll have a new sister or brother!

A sister it was! Dad and I were talking the other day and talking about finding out what this baby is. He reminded me that knowing what we were wasn't option and I really couldn't believe that, but looking back on the poem, I don't guess I knew that she was going to be a sister until she got here. She was the best thing a 10 year old girl could have, a real live baby doll and I loved every minute of it. I still love every minute of her even though she all grown up now!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY ANGEL FLAKE!!!!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Is It Possible

That one could lost their mind while pregnant. You just will not believe the day that I had. It is quite comical, but very disheartening at the same time.

First all, this morning I just about choked to death on my prenatal vitamin that is as big as my pinky finger. Well your pinky finger isn't that big you might say, ahh, but it is when one tries to swallow it. So anyway, after I got that over with, I gathered myself and and went to work for the second day of my new job. I got out of my car, got my purse and my bag out of the back seat, walked around to the other side and got my computer, locked my door and turned to walk to the door. But in the way of the car and the door was a curb that I know has been there since the church was built. I'm sure it was the way I stepped up and hit it with my flip flop, but I fell. Fell down. Just SMACK, fell down, with my brand new lap top and a growing baby in tow. And I couldn't even gather myself because my elbow and knee and lower leg was bleeding terribly. So I had to go in and tell what I had done in order to get it cleaned up. I recovered from that and carried on about my day, doing what daycare directors do. And all was well.

About 2:00 I decided to go get some late lunch because I had a meeting at 3:00 that I knew would last a while. I went to Burger King wanting an Icee and some fries. But, low and behold, the Icee machine is broken. Fine, just give me a coke and an order of fries. Now, when I got to the window I remember hearing the lady tell me my total, handing her a $20, getting my drink and my change. And then I sat there and waited and waited. Finally the drive through lady looks at me and says, "Mam, Mam". I said, "I didn't say anything." She turned back around and I continue to sit and wait and wait. Again she says, "Mam". I again say, "I didn't say anything." And this time she says, "Mam, Didn't I give you your food." "No mam I don't think so." BUT, when I looked over in the passenger seat, there sat my Burger King bag with what???? OH, my french fries. So I have to look back at this lady and tell her that oh yes mam, you did give me my food and I'm so sorry. So, yeah, now I'm the laughing stock of Burger King.

I call Sid to tell him that I'm the laughing stock and while I'm on the phone with him, a BIRD, yes a BIRD, hits my windshield and bounces off my truck into the road behind me. When I looked in the rear view mirror, it was just flopping around. A BIRD!!!! I've never hit a bird. Of course then again I've never fallen like that before and I surely don't think I sat at the drive through before and waiting on the server to hand me food I already had. So why wouldn't a bird fly into my car today?

The bird didn't hurt my car and I think I'm ok. I didn't call the doctor because I didn't fall on my front, I fell on my left side. I am really bruised up and my neck is sort of hurting. I have a bad headache and my leg is throbbing and swollen, but I really wouldn't even be thinking twice about it if I wasn't pregnant. I might go to the doctor tomorrow if I think I might have injured something, but as far as the baby goes I'm ok I think.

I called my mom to ask her if I should call the doctor. Here's the story she proceeds to tell me that nobody wanted to tell me before so I wouldn't worry. My dad has complained of "not being able to see" for some time now. He has been using eye drops like crazy for a few months now, and even some prescription drops and he has said that helped the "blurriness". The doctor told him that his eyes don't produce tears so they stay dry and that effects his vision. The eye doctor has told me the same thing before when he complained of blurriness so I just assumed it was "normal" for us. But apparently for a few weeks now he's really been saying he can't see. Mom said when he'd call the doctor that was all he would say, I can't see. And they made him an appointment for some time later this summer. So on Saturday night, they were coming home from a wedding and dad was driving. I don't know the short of that story but apparently dad couldn't see to the point where it was apparent he shouldn't be driving. So mom MADE him go the eye doctor yesterday. When they got there, he tells the doctor that he has a blind spot in one eye. Mom said she came unglued, which we can all imagine (at the doc's office no less). She says there is a difference in not being able to see and being blind. She says of course they weren't making him an immediate appointment when all he was saying was I can't see because why else would you need to go to the eye doctor. Anyway, after the exam yesterday, it was determined that he had a detached retina. WHAT IS THAT??? Obviously something that isn't very good because today, this afternoon, he had surgery to fix it. The reports I've gotten so far say he made it through ok and is home. Dad, I'm mad at you. You could have let it go to the point it couldn't be fixed. Please take care of yourself. I want you to be able to actually SEE your second grand baby when it gets here. So lets don't let that happen again and I hope your recovery is a speedy one because we all know you have to get back to work. Say a prayer for my sweet daddy.

So that's the short of this long day. Not to mention I stayed at work at til 5:30 and then had a Pilot Club meeting (which I'll post more on later) and was inducted as a new member and the secretary for the fiscal 08/09 year. Complete with pictures taken to go in the local paper. GREAT!!!

Say a prayer for me that I can keep my balance and my mind. All in all I still LOVE LOVE LOVE the new job.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Just a quick, pleasant update

Today was a WONDERFUL day!!! I know there will be hectic days ahead, but for a first day, it was great. There is alot of paperwork to do on Monday mornings, like debiting accounts for fees from last week and crediting accounts for fees paid Friday or today. Plus I have two really big jobs at hand, which are getting a new parent handbook with updated policies in place and then starting an after school program this fall. Sooooo, there is lots of work to be done. But the caregivers were all there today and everybody was so helpful and did a great job. I got tickled a few times though. In the lunch room today, a kid yelled out, "Hey there's the principal." The lady who retired's name is Mrs. Janie. One kid looked at me and said, "There's the new Mrs. Janie." Another time, a class was lined up in the hallway and a kid slammed my office door. So I got up and went out there and jokingly asked who slammed my door. One kid looked up at me and said, "That's not your door, that's Mrs. Janie's door. " I got sooooo tickled at that. She was defiantly missed by the children today and I know she missed them too. I only had to call her one time today. So all in all, it was a great day. Sid even took me to lunch.

Oh, and guess how many times I've felt sick today....NOT ONE TIME... I am so thankful for that. I'm starting to think I might have had a stomach bug because it got worse as the week went on and then over the weekend it was bad bad bad. But ever since it was bad, I've felt much better. Let's hope it stays that way.

The guy who was suppose to come do our dirt work since February is finally here this afternoon and Sid's so excited he can't stand it. We now have a back yard was as before we just had a big slope. But the guy is out there with his back hoe digging the hill out and making it flat back there. Sid's going to build the new bank up with cross ties and then we will lay some type of "floor" for a patio out there. He's really excited. I'll post pictures when it gets all done. Right now Sid's gone down the road to get a tractor to come back and I guess use it to put the dirt that he dug up somewhere else. I don't know, I'm just glad I have an excuse not to be out in the hot weather!!!!!

Sunday, June 1, 2008


Tomorrow is the big day, the day I step out into the world of the unknown. The day I start my new job, a job I really have no idea how to do. I mean, it doesn't appear to be brain surgery, but I can see it now, someone calls in at 7:00 a.m. sick, there are no subs, I'm stuck in a room with babies or preschoolers while trying to figure out how to run the place. Let's hope no one does call in sick tomorrow, surely they know how important it is to be there. I mean, tomorrow is grocery day and everything. haha! Above all the anxiety I really am excited about this job. It can't prove to be anything but positive, or at least more positive than the last job was. And I am very thankful that God has provided me with a new job and a new opportunity. The way the last two or three months at school played out, I don't think I could have gone back there even if I didn't have another job offer. I couldn't have done that job and been pregnant with all the lifting and the stress. I didn't get to transfer my sick days to Mississippi so I don't have enough time saved up to take a maternity leave in a school system over here. The church will allow me to take one. When I do go back to work I get to take the baby back with me instead of just to "daycare". So I'm excited about that. Oh, and I save alot of money in daycare fees this way, too. It just could not have worked out any better.

I did get some sleep last night and have felt better today than I have all week. I hope I feel this good tomorrow. I didn't leave the house all day long yesterday and only left today for church. Otherwise, I've been planted on the couch. Sid rented us five movies last night when he went to get supper. Most of them were pretty good and we've got one more to watch. Maybe tomorrow night because I hope I'll be going to bed soon since I have a big day ahead of me tomorrow. Wish me luck!!!!!