Monday, July 31, 2006


Olaf took Camille to Six Flags today. They went with Cami's best friend, Molly, and her father. They are on their way home right now. And it was HOT today. (I say that a lot, eh?) Grace has missed Camille terribly today, but has also prayed several times that Camille would have a nice time with Molly. Isn't that sweet? I cannot wait for her to come home either. I have missed my girl today.

Olaf ordered a new computer yesterday. This one is at capacity and runs very slowly. I can't wait to get the faster processor for Toontown. Woo Hoo! I am not sure how old this computer is, but we bought it when "Pentium" was brand new if that gives you an idea.

Caleb starts school next Monday. He is excited about the bus as usual. His fall baseball starts August 17th. He loves playing baseball. I am grateful that there is a Challenger League for him to play on. Olaf is a coach and Caleb loves that. He always says, "Me baseball. Papa coach." He is an Auburn Tiger this year. He looks handsome in his uniform.

Olaf got some bad news from his aunt in Germany. She has had some extensive surgery recently and was in the hospital for months. (I don't understand socialized medicine.) They also found some spots on her lungs and she will find out soon if that is cancer. She has been a smoker for a long time which always raises the red flag. Olaf's mother died at age 50 from breast cancer. This is her younger sister. I'm not sure of her age, but she is near 60 I think.

Tomorrow is Tackle it Tuesday in the blogging world. It's where you have a project/job that you want to accomplish and then you do it. Last week I cleaned out the linen closet. Tomorrow I am reorganizing the Tupperware closet and cleaning out the fridge. That should take me all day. LOL! Cheri you don't want to look in MY refrigerator right now:)

Maybe I'll post again tomorrow...if you're lucky;) Thanks for stopping by to check in on me and my family.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

This, that, and the other

Our raccoon friend comes everyday. She loves the peanuts that are in the birdseed. She will grab one, roll it around in her "hands," then eat it. All the while we are literally 10 feet away staring out the window. If I open the back door and go out on the deck, she climbs down the tree slowly but once she hits the ground she runs like crazy into the woods in my backyard. She shows up so much that she is no longer the spectacle to my children that she was.

I cannot wait for autumn and winter.

I want to hike this with my family in the fall. That would be super fun. Tonight on GPTV (Georgia Public Television) there is a show on GA state parks. I can't wait to watch it. I am a state park kind of gal. I much prefer the mountains to the beach. Cooler weather over hot. Sweaters over tank tops. Jeans over shorts. You get the idea.

Off to do school with the girls. I don't even like saying "do" but I guess there isn't another word that describes seat work.

Friday, July 21, 2006

More on the raccoon

Our little friend has visited every afternoon for the past three days. I did a little research on the web and discovered that it is probably a female getting a break from her "kits." It seems nursing mothers need a break in the afternoon as well as some extra nourishment. And bird feeders with peanuts in them are a very strong attraction to get her out of her little nest. So, chances are, our little friend is healthy...just a tired mom who needs an afternoon snack. Anyone want to leave the children at home and go out for lunch?

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Our little friend

It may be squirrel proof, but it isn't raccoon proof. That's for sure!

Tuesday, July 18, 2006


Man, it's HOT here!

Where can I live that will never get above 70 degrees?

Cami had piano today.

She doesn't like it.

I'm making her stick with it for awhile longer.

I love the new reality TV show called Treasure Hunters.

Not as much as Survivor.

Who never called me for round two of interviews.


I need to vote today before the poles close today.

I have a headache.

I need to do my Bible Study before Thursday.

I'm not sure if I would recommend the study though.

I love the Lord, but I despise religion.

The church doesn't save anyone.

Jesus does.

He died for my sin, not Christianity.

Loaded statement.

Not going there right now.

I need to join Weight Watchers again.

And start exercising too.

Old news, eh?

Have a great day!

Monday, July 17, 2006

Happy Birthday Tammy

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Dear Screaming Eagle,

Remember when we used to roll out the red carpet for each other at our locker? And steal people's combs from their back pockets? And get thrown out of Mr. Aldrige's class? And you used to steal my synonym list with Vicki? Remember saying, "George!" whenever you picked up a stuffed animal? Or making that high pitched noise with your teeth while I was in class that only I could hear? Or when I used to walk you half way home and we would lay on the grass and look at the clouds? My poor Dad...we stole everything from his store. Candy, quarters for video games, wonder he filed bankruptcy! Have a great day my friend! I hope it's the best birthday so far!


Saturday, July 15, 2006


not that anyone is waiting desperately for me to post, but I really suck at being consistent.

It's Saturday. I did some grocery shopping at WalMart. I had to take Josiah because he didn't want to go swimming with Olaf and the other children. Weird child. It is super hot outside. I mean, yucky, nasty, awful hot! So hot that the air conditioner in our van doesn't seem to be working very well. It just cannot keep up with the heat outside.

I have been wearing my new make up everyday. I love it. It makes me feel pretty again. Even though I'm fat. I actually saw a friend at WalMart that I have not seen in five years. I am a good 30 pounds heavier than the last time she saw me and the only thing she said to me was, "you look so pretty." Made my day!:)

Public school starts in less than a month here. August 6th. Camille and Grace are enjoying their new school year. I am making more of an effort this year to incorporate some science this year as well as some Georgia history. I will probably try to do science once or twice a week and the same with history. I really like the Georgia history curriculum that I bought from The Notgrass Company.

Charity reminded me this morning how much I love the movie The Princess Bride. If you like it too, leave a comment with one of the lines out of the movie. You, "Hallo. My name is Indigo Montoya. You kill my father. Prepare to die."

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Taste of Home

Tonight I am hosting a Taste of Home Entertaining party for my friend, Misty. She signed up to be a consultant and I said I'd do a party. So far today I have made pasta salad, pecan pie mini muffins, a cheesecake cheeseball to be rolled in chocolate chips and served with graham cracker sticks, and some dip for the chips. I need to get my bathroom cleaned, the floors vacuumed, and some general straightening before 6:00 pm. All with four children in the house who undo what I've done...

I bought some make up from an infomercial and I love it. It's called Sheer Cover. I usually don't wear foundation at all because it looks yucky and I hate the feel of it on my face. However, I LOVE THIS STUFF!!! It is the mineral make up that you brush on. I really didn't expect it to be all that the infomercial said it would be...but it is.

I need to get going. Lots to do... Have a great day!

Friday, July 07, 2006

Feeling Better

I'm done with my pity party. Hormones are leveling and the world is coming into focus once again.

I went to my Bible Study last night which always helps my perspective. I got to see Charity! I haven't seen her in ages. Either she has missed Bible Study, or I have missed, and it's been 6 weeks since I saw her last. She walked into Bible Study last night with her pregnant belly poking out a bit. Cuteness abounds!

As for our weekend, we have no major plans. Caleb has horse riding on Saturday. Olaf will light the fireworks tonight that he didn't get to light on the 4th because of rain. We have "The Pink Panther" with Steve Martin from Blockbuster Online. We will probably watch that.

Hey, is anyone from Women at Home reading my blog anymore? I never get comments from Becky or Cheri or Dana. I'm wondering if they are boycotting me or something?:0)

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

God's Smite Button

Well, He did it to me again. You know the smite button that I think God has? The one He likes to use on me just so He can look down from the heavenlies and say, "Ha Ha!" My period was five days late this month. Five days. That has never happened to me before in my life. I took a pregnancy test. There was the faintest pink line although it did show up after the allotted "do not read this test after 10 minutes." I got my hopes up. Dumb thing to do. Very dumb. Aunt Flo has come to visit and all I can think is, Why?!?! Why did my period have to be five. days. late? I wouldn't be so disappointed if it showed up on time!! You know that. I do pretty good every single month...month after month...of wanting another child so desperately I can almost feel it in my arms. I don't cry, I don't complain, I accept Your plan. But why did you have to press Your smite button and make me get my hopes up?? It stinks! Really bad. And I'm mad. So there.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Happy 4th of July

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All is well here. We've just been enjoying the time spent with Olaf. He goes back to work tomorrow and we will get back into some sort of routine again. I will start school with the girls this week as well. We like to start early so we can take days (or weeks) off if we want to. It's hard to believe that Cami will be in the FIFTH grade. Yikes! Where did the time go?? Gracie starts Kindergarten. Hopefully she will be reading before too long. It should be an interesting week...that's for sure.

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday. We will be grilling burgers and hot dogs and spending time inside. It's too darn hot to "enjoy" the weather!