Friday, September 30, 2011


stayed home from work today.  yesterday i sat in an all-day planning session with someone that had a stomach virus.  she's probably not real happy with me, i wore a medical mask all day!  oh well, if you're not going to stay home from work and keep your germs away from me, i'm going to try my best to keep them from getting to me!  by the time we left, i had an awful headache, so i took a sick day today.  Scout was not feeling too good either.  he's really close to getting a new tooth, you can almost see it under his gums.  plus, his daddy, gram, and poppa have all had a cold in the past week.  we were going to just stay home and rest, but we went to gram's so we could go for a walk.  if you tried to walk by our house, you'd end up as roadkill!  it wasn't blazing hot, and there was no one at the park, so we let Scout play on the little slide.  he loved it!  i did manage to rest, even though there was no nap involved.  Scout plays by himself much better at gram and poppa's.  he's all over the floor, mostly rolling a ball around, or unstacking his stacking toy.  he does NOT like things to be stacked up!  at home, he spends more time trying to get into things he's not supposed to play with than he does with his toys.  i started working on the yarn wreath i'm making.  i actually remembered to take a "before" picture!  i'll post it with the "after" pictures when it's finished.  not much else going on, the plan was to go to canton tomorrow.  that will depend on how we all feel and if the weather cools down enough.  if not...i think it will be target and hobby lobby!  i'm actually almost finished shopping for Scout's birthday and Christmas gifts, thanks to amazon!  but, i gotta get inspired for the ladies holiday tea in november.    

for all the people wanting to see him on here because i'm off facebook!

Thursday, September 29, 2011


i deactivated my facebook account.  out of ALL the people on my facebook that i had no other way to contact...i wrote down 3 email addresses before i deactivated it...yep.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


no real time to post today either, but i'm trying to stay in the habit.  k-dogg was home sick today and stuff.  nothing serious, just a cold...which means he thought he was dying yesterday, but felt well enough to empty the dishwasher for me today while he was home!  but, by the time scout and i got home, it was around 5:30, which is when most people always start feeling worse when they're sick.  school was crazy today, all the math teachers were at a workshop.  that means subs in every team!  we're repaying the favor by taking a planning day tomorrow and letting them have all the kids on day two of half the teachers being out!  the lady that subbed for my math teacher is way too old and too nuts to be working with 4th graders.  i really feel bad about what happened with one of my students, but it was out of my control before i was aware of it.  not much i could do, but i did talk to the mom.  grades are due friday.  if it's not blazing hot we may try to go to canton on saturday.  gotta go watch survivor with my boys and then find something that will pass for dinner...or at least food!

Sunday, September 25, 2011


too late to blog now, i've been posting on pinterest and deleting albums on facebook.  i may delete my whole facebook.  or, i may just take a hiatus.  i'm just tired of it.  there are a lot of people i like keeping up with, but i'm tired of facebook being all up in my business!  this afternoon, k-dogg, scout, and i went shopping together.  that is the first time we have done that without my parents with us.  we dropped k-dogg off at supercuts and went to old navy.  scout got more clothes!  like he needs them.  then we went to target to stock up on baby food for the month.  i try to get enough for a month all at one time so i don't have to worry about running out.  i got a hilarious picture of scout while his daddy was looking at fryers.  he was obviously so not into looking at fryers!  it's on my phone, so i'll post it later.  everything was fine until i had to change scout's diaper in the front seat of the car.  he likes to flip over now, and he was really trying to get the coke can out of the cup holder above him.  not fun when it's a smelly diaper, it's 99 degrees outside, and two guys are in their truck two spaces over watching the whole thing!  but, we survived.  i'm off now.  gotta go get some sleep before i face my students. 

Sunday, September 18, 2011

arts and crafts

went to the arts and crafts show yesterday.  actually bought something this year!  the show was MUCH smaller, but at least most of the stuff seemed to actually be handmade to some extent.  the "food court" was pitiful this year, but i heard that was because no one was allowed to grill outside because of the burn ban.  that makes sense!  i got two bracelets for $2 each and a wooden sign that looks like a Texas flag and says "God bless Texas and its Rangers."  a lady from work made the sign.  i also have one that's just like it only it's white and burnt orange and says Longhorns!  we are skipping church this morning.  we went out to dinner with family members friday and saturday night...Scout needs to stay home and rest!  i'm also skipping a baby shower this afternoon.  we had a crazy week between the family dinners, pizza night at my school, and my mom and dad's house getting painted.  i didn't get the baby's gift finished and i'm staying home to watch football, grade papers, and catch up on laundry.  plus, if i have on the baby gift and a wreath i want to make. won't be surprised if it's the grading papers i don't get around to doing!   i'm going to try one of those yarn wreaths i keep seeing all over the internet...especially on pinterest.  i bought the yarn, the styrofoam wreath, and some feathers to go on it.  if i remember, i'll post pictures.  i used to be much better about that!  i also found out, if i make more, i'll buy the wreaths at walmart.  $7.99 at hobby lobby...$4.99 at walmart!  i've already started buying Scout's birthday and Christmas gifts.  in the four weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas we also have Scout's birthday, K-dogg's birthday, and our anniversary!  it's going to require some planning and shopping ahead of time.  but right now...i'm off to another site to look for shoes for Scout.  bare feet are fine with shorts and onesies...look a little sad with jeans and pants!

Thursday, September 8, 2011


K was not skunk poo...she was piggies!  went back through some old posts and found it.  her sisters are 911 and doolittle.  M never had a name...i'm thinking mrs. scout!  jk...i'll have to think!  maybe violet since that's scout's friend's name.

these are the scout and violet i'm talking about earth, wind, and fire (how appropriate)

my 4-day work week turned into 3 days.  i'm staying home with Scout today because my mom had a massage treatment done tuesday and after it was over the therapist told her she couldn't lift anything more than 5 pounds for the next 3 days.  Scout weighs way more than 5, we're home.  so far he has almost swallowed his paci clip, threw up all over his blanket because of almost swallowing the paci clip, and keeps trying to stand up without holding on to anything.  now he's down for a nap!  the past few days here in etx have been crazy with all the wildfires.  family friends and church friends almost lost their homes.  the twin sister of a kid i taught and her daughter were killed in the fire.  we can't go out to recess because of a dense smoke advisory.  not related to the fires, one of my students has been out all week and the rumor is that he fell off a horse.  i know he had to get staples for something, his mom came to the school to get work for him yesterday.  Scout started mother's day out on tuesday.  first time anyone other than me, k-dogg, or my parents have taken care of him...or even changed his diaper.  i know bean and my uncle have each given him one or two bottles, but other than that...he's always been with one of the four of us.  he loved mdo.  he's the only boy in his class with 5 girls.  his friends, K and M, are there.  but, they are older so he doesn't see them.  it's been so long since i wrote about K and M, i don't remember their blog names.  i think at one time K's name was skunk poo!  long story, but i'm sure you can figure it out!  i'm not even sure M has a blog name.  she needs one though, because she's Scout's future wife!  we took Scout to the zoo on monday.  he loved being outside.  the wind does crazy things to his little head of dandelion hair.  he waved at the anteater, so i bought him a stuffed one.  he also waved at the rhino and wrinkled his nose at it.  he was probably surprised to find something that smelled worse than him!  he loved the fish.  i think we could've sat there watching them for a long time, but they're in the penguin house and it stinks, too!  one of my kids i taught won his first college football game last saturday.  he plays for the pittsburgh panthers.  his twin plays for ulm.  they did not win...or even score.  but, they were playing florida state, who were ranked number 6.  texas won!  i'm thinking about going to my high school's homecoming tomorrow night.  i love going to the football games, and i missed all last season because i was too pregnant!  looks like most of the smoke should be gone and it's not supposed to be hot anymore.  good time to go! 
Scout and K-dogg watching the fish at the zoo