Thursday, August 28, 2008


So it's been a while. I started a new blog and thought I didn't really want to keep this one, yet I didn't get rid of it and I stopped here today and decided to keep it and keep up the blogging.

School has started this week. We are facing our toughest year yet (as a school). We are down to about 34 students in the school (PreK-8) This is not good. I am looking forward to my class this year, but definitely presents some challenges. I have 5 kids total right now. 3 prekindergarten and 2 kindergarten. This means that most of the time, i will only have the 2 K's (both girls). They seem to get along, and they are darling girls! We are going to have fun, but definately it's own challenges from having only 2 of them. I just know the day is going to come when they are both sick and I won't have anyone in class!

I am also starting to incorporate learning centers into my daily routine. I'm so unsure of how this is going to go, but excited to see what I can come up with to give these girls a great year in Kindergarten and PreKindergarten!

Saturday, February 23, 2008

The 3 day walk for Breast Cancer

August 8, 9, and 10 are the dates of this year's 3 day walk for Breast Cancer. A couple years ago I did it and it was an incredible experience! I've been doing some walking lately and planning on keeping it up. I don't think that will be a problem. I am a little nervous about the money they ask you to raise for the walk. And it's been holding me back whether or not I should register. I've given myself a deadline of March 15 to decide whether or not to walk this year. Advice, encouragement, prayers, or if you are thinking about walking too...leave a comment or message...I'd like to hear from you.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Home away from home..

This week has been one of the busiest weeks I've had all year. Every night this week I'm at school for one reason or another. I live far enough from school that it doesn't make sense to go home in between meetings and the like, so ....I stay here. On the upside, I have been able to get ahead in some of my work, so that's good. The school year is half over, if you can believe that! Evaluation time...students, myself, how things are going, etc., and what changes should be made for second semester. I've really had a challenging time this year with my boys, but they have taught me a lot too. I really look forward to the second half of the year and any surprises it may bring :)

Monday, January 14, 2008

No break here

The weekend. Usually busy, but a little time to relax and chill from the work week. Especially after all that happened on my Christmas break, I was looking forward to some of that. It didn't happen.

My poor mom. Rarely does she have problems, but when she out.

Saturday morning she woke me up to tell me that she was having more attacks, and that they weren't going away. She had me call 911. While she was in the ER she had 2 more, the second being really bad and they hooked her up to the EKG while she was having it and it showed Heart Attack. Up to the Cath lab to have an angiogram (sp??) and it showed blockage in her heart. They put in a stent (also sp?) and took care of it. Well, we hope. We'll see. She's on more medications than she's ever been on and I hope they do their job.

Well, because of my dad being home in bed, she really wanted to get home yesterday. She should have probably stayed on more night, but she knows how to take it easy. I hope anyway...she's hard to keep down sometimes. About 2 hours after she came home yesterday, my dad told her to call 911 for him! He hasn't really been well all weekend and last night he had some really, really bad breathing and his heart rate was high (he has COPD). They came, but they didn't take him to the hospital and eventually it all came down. I think mostly he was panicked about how long it was taking for the breathing to get under hasn't been that bad in a very long time.

Well, things settled went to sleep and then mom and i went to bed about an hour or so later. What a weekend.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Thank you

I just can't say it enough. So many prayers went up for my mom and my family, I think we stopped up God's phone lines for a couple days! *L* I am so grateful for our family and friends for their care and support, it's been wonderful. We couldn't have gotten through these last couple of weeks without them. People have brought us food (thanks Single mom!), prayers, hugs, phone calls, it's been wonderful. Mom is getting better and better every day! It's hard to believe what shape she was in just a couple weeks ago. I pray that she continues to get better.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Stubborn vs. Stubborn

Well, mom is home and doing much better. So good in fact, dad can't handle it. She's ready to be doing stuff and out, and dad is fighting her tooth and nail for it. She's going to see the doctor this week, so I am hoping that doctor clears her for driving and stuff because she's ready to get the heck outta Dodge after this week. and because I live here right now...I'm getting all of it. I am a daughter aware that it's my job to help out when I can, but my mom believes that if it doesn't have to be my job, it's not going to be my job. She has a hard time letting me help out and it's to the point where she's paranoid and rebelling because she's feeling held back. I hate worrying about this and I hate being a part of their fighting. Grrr. Praying for all of us.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Happy and not so Happy Holidays

I see it's been a month since I've blogged. I don't know how many people actually make their way over here, so I haven't been doing it much.

This has definitely been a mixed week. We should have lost my mom on Sunday. A concept I still can't wrap my head around. Her panic attacks as of late turned out to be heart spasms. Sunday morning, she went out. Luckily someone found her nearly right away and got the CPR going, paramedics arrived in no time and she had to be shocked back to us. After spending a couple days in ICU, surgery to implant a difibulator and a couple more days in the hospital, she came home. Physically, she's ready to go! A little weakness, a little dizzyness once in a while, but she's moving around and doing stuff around the house (although I know she's itchin to get out). Mentally, she's doing good, although we are dealing with some short term memory problems. I think that's the part that freaks me out the most right now, and I'm learning to go with the flow. So even though we are dealing with obstacles now, we are so incredibly and unbelievably blessed that she is still with us...our own Christmas Miracle.