Monday, March 30, 2009

Plans for the week

Well this week starts off with a math test first thing this morning. Next I hurry over to the county clerks office to renew my tags so I don't drive illegally later this week. Then back over to the college for English. I'm not sure if we are watching the ending of Othello or just going to start going over "Their Eyes Were Watching God" which I'm still trying to read. The way the author wrote the dialect is making it hard for me to read. If they all spoke proper English or at least something closer to it I could read it no time flat. Having to read sentences like "if Ah kin haul de wood heah and chop it fuh yuh, look lak you oughta be able tuh tote it inside. Mah fust wife never bothered me 'bout choppin' no wood nohow. She'd grab dat ax and sling chips lak uh man. You done been spoilt rotten." I swear it's worse then reading/deciphering Shakespeare. After about ten minutes of reading I have to take a break or I get a headache. Anyway I have to finish that book this week. Also today, when I get home, I have to do a quick tidy because the repairman is coming today sometime to fix the washing machine, yeah. So I have a ton of laundry to as well. I also plan on finishing planting the garden today.
Tomorrow is pretty easy I just have to take and pick up a check at the college and then I plan on getting my hair cut. I'll post pictures...maybe. Wednesday is just classes, Thursday work, Friday just classes. I also have to call the propane company today so that we don't run out. I don't like cold showers. Well it looks like once I get through today the rest of the week will be easy.
Poor kiddies have TCAP testing this week. All but my youngest son...1st graders don't take the test. I hate standardized testing, mostly because my oldest, who is a bright child, always scores less then what he should on the stupid tests. So this puts him in lower classes then what he should be in. I think he has some test anxiety...I know he does. They shouldn't base how well and how much a child is learning on a stupid end-of-the-year standardized test. Bad thing is, is after this week...for the last month of school...they will basically do nothing. The teachers quit teaching and pretty much just become babysitters for the last month. Because they teach to the test and when the test is over they are done. Frustrating. So I will be setting up some extra work at home for the kids. ;)

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Rain, Rain....wait Cold, Cold Go Away

...come back another year. I'm so tired of wet, cold, rainy weather. It's the end of March, We should be out enjoying windy, sunny weather, fishing and flying kites. Not inside huddling around the games systems and computer.
I got a call from my student dentist and he had to push back my appointments to get my teeth fixed. It seems instead of getting the periodontal work and filling first I'm getting 2-4 teeth pulled. Cool thing also, it seems some of the student dentists are taking their license exams and my mouth has problems they could fix for their test. So free dental work for me. Only problem is that I may have to miss class that day. I'll work it out though.
Speaking of classes, I've been contemplating applying for the nursing program at the college I'm currently attending along with my application at BCHS. This way I don't have all my eggs in one basket so-to-speak. I'm all counting on getting in at BCHs that I really hadn't thought of what I would do if I wasn't accepted. So I'm going to get things rolling for the nursing program at DSCC as well. That way if one doesn't take me maybe the other will. The program at DSCC is only an Associates degree and that kinda sucks because that's not really what I want. But I picked up a paper at one time that described a program they have with UofM so you can pretty much get an associates and then a bachelor's degree simultaneously. Sounded pretty neat and I think I might see into it.
Well I guess I'll write more later I gotta go and decide which recipe on my menu list for the week I'm gonna fix for dinner tonight. It's a choice between:
Beef & Cabbage Stir-Fry with Peanut Sauce, or Hamburger Buddy, or Southwestern Beef & Bean Burger Wraps. All which sound really good and the recipes are fairly healthy. I got them from Eating Well if you want to search for them. I was leaning to Hamburger buddy but the bean and burger wraps sound real good too. Well gotta go I think this is enough rambling for one day.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

It's gonna be a long year

So I went down to the dental college in Memphis yesterday to get started on getting my teeth fixed. The student dentist doing the work is a real nice guy and seems pretty confident in his work. I have a whole shopping list of things that will get done though. Let's see theres: 9 extractions, several fillings, 1 root canal along with a crown on that tooth, some periodontal work and a partial that he called a "flipper". I think I'll get that at the same time the front teeth are pulled so that I don't have to go without front teeth. For which I'm grateful because that's just not a look I want to rock. This will probably take most of the next year to do. I'm having a filling and then the periodontal work done first and then probably the three teeth in the front done and all that will be done by July most likely. So with luck I can go to nursing school with a pretty smile. Then they'll do the rest of the work.
I can expect each appointment to last four hours though. I tell you fours hours of someone poking and prodding in your mouth is something else. But for 1/3 of the price of going to a regular dentist office and giving someone experience needed for their career is worth it.
I'm going to put pics of my garden up here soon. Nothings coming up yet but I like having before pics. I'm planning like an English style kitchen garden. So far there are peas, zucchini, acorn squash, sweet dumpling squash, jalapenos, 5 kinds of tomatoes, asparagus, cabbage, red onions, and cucumbers..oh and moonflowers. In my herb garden there's just garlic right now but today or tomorrow I'll plant basil, peppermint and whatever else I have. I still need to plant potatoes, carrots, corn, watermelons (that the kids started) and a pumpkin (again one of the kiddies).
In the flower beds: I have hostas, tulips, and my one surviving rose bush doing well. Oh and a plant that we got from my husband's grandpa that he called a leek but it doesn't look like any leek I've seen or can find on the Internet. It's still kinda pretty. I also have lilies coming up. I can't wait in the next few weeks I outta have stuff growing, greening up and blooming.
Well that's it for now...I gotta get the kiddies rounding up all their stuff and off to school so that I can go to school myself.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Stop Growing Up

I took a picture of my dear daughter this morning and it struck me how grown-up she's looking. To me she's looking older then her 11 years. So I decided that she cannot grow up anymore. Not till I'm ready for it. Yea I know, not likely to happen but it's a nice thought. She brought home a paper from school advertising pom squad sign-ups and she said she would like to do it. So I emailed the lady for more information. Dd has had absolutely no experience in cheer, dance, pom or anything similar but hey if she wants to and it's not too expensive I might just let her. Well and if they accept girls with no experience...some teams don't. The paper says there's no try-outs so I'm taking that as they accept all experience levels. If she gets on the team she'll be performing with them at Riverkings and Redbirds games. Hockey and baseball anyone? If nothing else it will be a good experience for her and she may like it. Here she is posing in her new clothes before getting on the bus this morning. She was proud of the outfit she put together. She even has a brown, corduroy purse that matches the corduroy jacket and pants she's wearing.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Say Hello

Just a quick 2 second post to introduce the world to our new baby. Everyone say hello to Karley Jo. She's a cute little poochi(toy poodle/chihuahua mix). Yes she's a designer breed some may call her a mutt...but really nearly all breeds started out as mutts at one point. All I care is she's mine and she's a sweetie...even if she has whined all night long for the past two nights not letting momma get any sleep.