Tuesday, December 16, 2014

well, it's about time

It has taken me MONTHS, I tell you, to post again - new computer, new passwords, etc. Too much . At any rate, exams start tomorrow, Christmas is in nine tiny days, and life is wonderful. Oh, and Ethel is finally here. Ladybug is still scared of her - now, really.... who can be scared of this ?

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Summer's Here - I'm For That !!!

Well, here we are. School is out , all the workshops and art camps are done- We are back from Europe, and finally feel as if we are having some summer vacation. We get to relax until school starts back --- July 28.
The ladybug will be in 'Princess Camp' next week - cannot wait to experience this! The monkey is ready for a youth-group trip to Junaluska, and then his baseball games.  The man and I are just hoping to get caught up on the laundry - we don't really want for much.




Sunday, April 27, 2014

Whatever will be , will be

Well, I certainly had better intentions.
It has taken me over a month to finally admit I could not remember my password  for this blog, and I had to come up with a new one. At any rate, here we are -
the ladybug had a wonderful time at her 'Carnival Birthday of Wonderfulness' She had about 30 kids to show up, and they had BIG fun. Some of the WGITB showed up, and ran the booths - I was so thankful. And for the very first time in all of the birthday parties I have ever had, we actually ran out of cake. [ some kids had  more than one piece, and some kids went running back to the jumpy slide while I cut cake] Big fun, people!
The monkey is having a grand time playing baseball - he is actually pretty good . The man and I will be out of the country when the All-Star team competes, so we are not sure if he will participate this year or not.
Ladybug is also playing summer ball - she is playing t-ball on the BEST team - of course, it is "the Ladybugs" and I am the coach. I am sure you are asking yourself what I know about t-ball - need I remind you of my one and only home run in my one and only year of summer softball in Greenville? I am certain there is a plaque somewhere.......
Less than a month of school left - lots to do , and lots of places to go. I will be better at reporting our whereabouts, I promise.
Be nice.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013



We had to go visit with Santa yesterday - Ladybug asked him to help Pop feel better, and bring a few toys to our house.... God bless her.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Time for joy, time for cheer

Well people, here we are .
The Lady bug is counting down the days every morning - marking them off the Hello Kitty calendar in the kitchen. [ she is really a week ahead, but don't tell her just now] She is more than fired UP about this Christmas - being five years old is the best thing, ever.
The Monkey is being so sweet. He keeps researching Pop's illness , and reporting to us each time he finds something . God bless him. He is such a precious child.
The man is hanging in there - kind of hard to get excited about a holiday when your father is ill.

We were discussing Luke's version of the birth of Jesus in Sunday School today, and another person in the room said " I have given it a lot of thought , and I just have to say this - it was only children who saw the Angels and witnessed the birth of Jesus - all the men were away, being taxed." Now, I am not a theologian, but it has never , ever occurred to me to question any part of this story. I am good with it, right out of my King James. Why would anyone feel the need to question it? It happened, people !

The last thing I have to say is this - at Christmas time, I have always felt a bit sorry for people with 20/20 vision - I think a tree is so beautiful when you take off your specs and look at it all fuzzy. Rupert Holmes wrote a song about it, back in the 80's - 'Nearsighted' , I do believe.
and on that note, I will send my warmest Christmas wishes to all of you out there. Be sweet!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Third day in - Thankful , Thankful, Thankful!

     Oh, the wonder of it all!
Here we are on the third day of a nine-day holiday ! We are living the dream here, people - I am folding the largest pile of laundry in a tri-county area, the man is mowing up the leaves in the front yard, the ladybug has on her 'fifties' outfit and singing up and down the hall, and the monkey just got around to waking up. Nothing like an eighth grader - he wakes, says good morning, asks for breakfast, cranks the heat up, and gets back in the bed. Love. Him.


     We are headed on a journey this week - as long as the weather does not stop us. The man has made our travel plans, and we are going along for the good time. I hate that we will miss our lovely school in the playoffs Friday , but I am sure they will do their very best.

     Today we will be making the traditional pasta necklaces, which I am sure our founding fathers wore. I will , of course, post pictures.


    

Sunday, September 15, 2013

six weeks down! 30 left!!

This semester is going at a fast pace , already ! Cannot believe we have already been in school for six whole weeks! The ladybug is loving school, her teacher, her friends, and that bus ride over to the high school every afternoon. I hope she keeps on loving school for a l-o-n-g time!
The monkey is having a good semester, too . He is too cool to show his emotions, of course.
We are already planning our holiday vacations, and our summer trip to Europe - who wants to join us?!
We ran in to this sweet face at the grocery this week. We are SO fortunate to have a family from our travel group living so close to us. I love that these two get to grow up together!