Wednesday, February 27, 2008

What a day!

This may not be a very clear picture, but look closely. That showdow next to the cow is her calf. It (don't know sex yet) was born this morning at approximately 10:00. How do I know this. That fence is right next to my playyard at school and we were outside at the time. At first we weren't sure what was going on, one cow laying down and the others standing around watching her. Then I saw the farmer watching nearby. We could see the cow moving then we saw the calf beginning to be born. I didn't call the children over because it took about 10 min. of pushing on her part, but it was exciting to see the baby calf. Having a baby is work, no matter what species your are! Then we called the children over to see. It was also exciting to see it get up and take it's first steps!

Today started out good when I weighed myself and saw I had lost another pound. It may not be much but it was some and it is slowly coming off. I am trying. It will be a little tough Saturday, because we will be at a wedding (in San Diego). And besides the wedding, because it is out of town we will be eating in resturants, but hey, I can do that and be alright.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Must be cold?

It's been cold lately. Not freezing like the Rockies, or the Sierra's, but still chilly. We had quite a stormy day yesterday, and it was cold. Of course then it is time to make sure the heater is on. Now, we do need to have some work done on a valve that doesn't always open in a timely manner and the heater doesn't always come on when we want it to, but it does come on eventually ~ usually within an hour. Chloe doesn't always want to wait for the heater to come on and after my morning coffee this is what we found in our bed.
The heater has been on and it is nice inside now, and it looks like Chloe has settled in for a good snooze.
Silly cat! ♥

Thursday, February 21, 2008


I was afraid I wasn't going to see the lunar eclipse last night, with all the clouds. We didn't see the beginning but we did get to see parts of it. I was able to get a few pictures after we got home and I used the tripod with my camera. This is of the moon coming out of the eclipse.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

One day at a time.

I survived the week and even lost a pound! I try to take it one day at a time! And sometimes even just 1 hour at a time. I so would like to add some more sleep into my schedule. Soon it will be spring break, the review will be behind us and time will change.

Otherwise, I have been busy making labels and signs and writing words in Hmong, Spanish and English to post for the children and parents in my class. The review is the 1st week of March and I have so much to do, plus what I need to get together Jeremiahs wedding, which is in San Diego March 1st. I really don't know her very well, but she has been at my house and I have seen her a different events they have both been at. Keith is a groomsman, so I need to make hotel reservations ~ he will need to go down earlier then we are. I can't miss him in a Tux!

Saturday, February 16, 2008


It's my birthday. I am 59, whenever did I get that old? What does it feel like, like I have always felt. Of course I had to start out by getting out of bed. It has been a long time since I slept until noon, I wonder if it is possible (for me) to do so? I started out about 7:00 this morning, and stayed in my pj's until around noon. I did some cleaning, laundry, dishes, etc. you know all the good stuff you do on your birthday. I read the paper and looked at the daily crossword puzzle, Dan went to yard sales and Keith was at work so it was just me and the pets. At noon I went to the gym and worked out for around 40 minutes, which is my routine. After I came home we looked at the movies and decided to go to a matine so I was in the shower in no time. We went to see "Spiderwick Cronicles". It is a children's story and I enjoyed it, I wanted to see it, and I really, really enjoy going to the movies. We will go out to dinner, and Keith will meet us after work. There is a new resturant called 'Yukon Jack's'. I haven't eaten there before but Elizabeth has and said we'd enjoy it, so we are trying it out.

Dinner was good. Dan made a cake earlier so we had cake and ice cream after we got home. Then before I went to bed I cleaned up the kitchen and put away the stuff used for making frosting (what he didn't put away) typical stuff I do on my birthday. Oh, and I talked with my sister for an hour. I really need to call her more often.
Someday what I would really like for my birthday is to do just stuff for me (like other family members that live in this house do) and stay home and have a really great dinner that someone else made for me and then have them clean up, just once. Maybe I can rent a 'Mom' to do that for me. I have absolutly no reason to complain, and that's not what I am doing ~ I am just pondering my thoughts.
I really did have a nice day.

Keith will start again at Millerton next weekend. He gave notice at his job here. He is excited, he will actually be doing work - though right now it is just weekends. He will start full time when school for him is out in May

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day

Hope everyone has a good and happy Valentine's Day!
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I forgot to post yesterday, so this is for WEDNESDAY

Sunday, February 10, 2008


Well at least I didn't get jury duty. I had to go in for 2 days and fortunately I was on the first panel called and then dismissed for cause ( I won't go into the details of the questioning). I have also had a nasty cold and a headache that won't go away. I didn't even get dressed yesterday or today until around 10:30, I just kinda laid around watching tv or whatever. I feel better tonight but need to get off the computer and go to bed. I have tons to do tomorrow.

Keith needs to rent his tux for Jeremiahs wedding, I need to make hotel reservations for San Diego and I need to go over the fafsa (and maybe call them) for Elizabeth. And all that tomorrow, I am so happy I have the day off (?????) or do I?

Tomorrow is a new day and as Annie says "the sun will come up tomorrow.." or something like that.
Night all!

Friday, February 8, 2008


I had to go back a second day for jury duty. I was called the first day to sit in a jury seat, I was #11, and after they sat the 12 and then 8 more the questioning began ` by the judge. We didn't finish the 1st day so we had the 2nd day. Then counsel questioned us. I was dismissed. The trial will be several weeks long. I am not sure what it is about (though I do speculate). I am glad I am off so I can concentrate on the review that is up and coming by the State Board of Education.
Things I learned (a very long time ago) about being a parent. You eat your words, you're not perfect and neither is your child, you look back and see the mistakes you made and wish you could change them~but can't. There are things you wish you did with your child and didn't so you will have some regrets. You can be humbled by your child(ren)'s actions and words (little or adult). That no matter how hard you try you are not perfect and they will blame you for their problems (not always). Don't point your finger at another parents action's without pointing your finger back at yourself. You will never love your children any less just because they are an adult and have moved on with their life, then you ever did when they were little, it just isn't possible. You pray that while you raised your children you made good and wise decision's that would have positive influences for your child. You will hope your child makes good decisions and choices and that you had some kind of influence in their life. You will always ask God to guide their ways, watch over them and protect them. When did I get old and when did my children grow up? There are joys in seeing your adult children make wise and mature decisions, being able to take care of themself and their families (if they have one), being a contributing part of our world. You also bite you tongue when some of their decisions are not wise. And when you have raised your child in a christian home, there is joy in seeing them with faith in God and his word and standing strong in the faith of God and not turning away, the reverse is painful. It is a blessing knowing your child has the capabilities to stand on their own 2 feet, stand up for themself and their beliefs, being an individual and not conforming to the ways of the world~ acting and living as a mature adult should and being responsible for their own actions. There is joy in knowing your child wants to be different and will not conform to the world and it is very sad when they do conform. Being a parent is very complex and you only get one chance per child, that is why I pray to God for each of my children every day and for their families. I am thankful that we have a God who listens and answers prayer (even when it is not what we want). I am thankful I can give to God to watch over my loved ones and that He will. I pray for forgiveness for the mistakes I made that may have had negative infuences in their lives.
Because He lives I can face tomorrow.
God Bless

Wednesday, February 6, 2008


I am getting a cold, my head is stuffed up and my nose leaks badly. A good day to stay home and rest. But alas, no. Today I am heading downtown to report for Jury duty. BLAH! I postponed it in Dec. when the little boy in my class died, and so there is no postponing it again. Oh well, at least I am not around the children in my class and hopefully I will get dismissed. I will take a bag with some items to amuse me while I sit in the jury room for hours on end before getting called. I am so glad we have a country that allows trial by jury (even though many cases go to jury that clearly shouldn't)~ I just am not one that wants to be on a jury.

Have a great day!

Saturday, February 2, 2008


This really is a red pepper I found at the store, not some silly ol' red face with a big nose!

Friday, February 1, 2008

I like this

1 Samuel 16:7
But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart."

This was in my morning devotional, and I liked it, it spoke to me. It is so hard to stay focused somedays. I need to constantly remind myself that we are in the world but not of the world.

God bless and have a good day.

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