Sunday, February 28, 2010


Joe: I need all the money in your cup (a little cup I keep by my bed to put my coins in).

Me: Why?

Joe: Because if we bring money to school we might win a 1001 dollars.

Me: Is your school doing Pennies for Patients?

Joe: Yes

Me: You know that money will help Patients in hospitals.

Joe: NO!! It's for us...if we wait then we'll get a surprise!

No matter how I tried to explain it...he just kept believing the money was for BEING patient not FOR patients.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

some more stuff

1. I'm done being sick..finally. Have I mentioned that I'm not a good sick person?

2. Joe is really struggling...we could use some prayers. He's close to being the first boy ever to be kicked out of kindergarten. Well, maybe not the first boy ever...but MY first boy ever. He is just so quick to anger and lashes out at other kids. He has an appointment with a counselor in March. I'm just feeling so badly about this and wondering what I've done, or not done to produce this angry child. I don't think the medication is working very well and I actually think it may be making things worse. ***Big Ole Sigh***

3. Auditions were this week for the Spring Play at North Star.....Josh and Zack both auditioned. Hope they both get parts. Soda the name of the play, anyone ever heard of it?

4. Zack backed my van into the my van has a nice ouchie...well, to be honest, it's not so nice. Now when he's driving I have to say...."Hey, watch out!! There's a house there!"

5. Megan is bored out of her friends close by, not interested in making jewelry lately. I'm not sure what to have her do....

6. I'm really really really sick of winter....where is Spring?

7. Matthew is being a big help lately with playing with the kids...thanks Matthew!

8. I'm really wishing for a trip to Utah.

9. I just finished reading a Mary Higgens Clark book...I like her books, very entertaining.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Some Stuff

1. Happy Birthday to my hubby...he's 40 now, the same as me. It's about time, maybe now Joe will stop reporting..."my mom is older than my dad" to anyone who will listen.

2. I've been sick since Friday, it came upon me like a tidal wave and I was not ready for it! Spent Friday Afternoon and most of Saturday in bed. I am not a good sick person...I am that person who tells everyone over and over again "I'm sick" until they are all yelling in unison "WE KNOW!"

3. Joe is on Aderall XR and has been for about 3 weeks now. His behavior at school was getting worse and hopefully this will far....I'm not sure, I'll have to let you know. Life just seems hard for him right now. He wants what he wants when he wants it and when it doesn't happen like he imagined it's not a pretty sight. It's a work in progress....

4. Finances and Stress...not dealing well with either one of 'em.

5. The older boys are really into, this a is a whole world I knew nothing about. They are both excelling at it and I'm happy for them...but don't enjoy all the time they spend away.....

6. We are considering having Megan skip to 9th grade next year. I just think it would be a good thing...just a gut feeling on my part. She is thrilled at the idea but will have to prove to me that she's ready.

7. Hannah is loving her new daycare and I am tickled about it.

8. I'm so ready for winter to be over with...I really don't like it.

9. We're in a new's hard. I have a calling....enrichment leader (is it called something else now?)

10. I've been feeling rather blue and I'm sure this post portrays some of my feelings. I miss Utah...I really wish I could just get over it and move on....I'll keep trying.

ps...did I mention that I'm sick?