Friday, November 30, 2007

Funny Friday

I found this on .. I work in education and thought these to cute not to share.

Who Needs the Better Education?

These are real notes written by parents in a Tennessee school district... (spellings have been left intact.) 1. My son is under a doctor's care and should not take PE today. Please execute him.
2. Please exkuce lisa for being absent she was sick and i had her shot.
3. Dear school: please ecsc's john being absent on jan. 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 and also 33.
4. Please excuse gloria from jim today. She is administrating.
5. Please excuse roland from p.e. for a few days. Yesterday he fell out of a tree and misplaced his hip.
6. John has been absent because he had two teeth taken out of his face.
7. Car! lo! s was absent yesterday because he was playing football. He was hurt in the growing part.
8. Megan could not come to school today because she has been bothered by very close veins.
9. Chris will not be in school cus he has an acre in his side.
10. Please excuse ray friday from school. He has very loose vowels.
11. Please excuse pedro from being absent yesterday. He had (diahre, dyrea, direathe), the runs. [note: words in ( )'s were crossed out]
12. Please excuse tommy for being absent yesterday. He had diarrhea, and his boots leak.
13. Irving was absent yesterday because he missed his bust.
14. Please excuse jimmy for being. It was his father's fault.
15. I kept billie home because she had to go christmas shopping because i don't know what size she wear.
16. ! Pl! ease excuse jennifer for missing school yesterday. We forgot to get the sunday paper off the porch, and when we found it monday. We thought it was sunday.
17. Sally won't be in school a week from friday. We have to attend her funeral.
18. My daughter was absent yesterday because she was tired. She spent a weekend with the marines.
19. Please excuse jason for being absent yesterday. He had a cold and could not breed well. [Might be a good thing?]
20. Please excuse mary for being absent yesterday. She was in bed with gramps.
21. Gloria was absent yesterday as she was having a gangover.
22. Please excuse brenda. She has been sick and under the doctor.
Now we know why parents are screaming for better education for our kids. They too may be parents some day!

I would love to hear your funny. send me a comment and make me laugh!!!

I've been tagged

Friday, November 30, 2007

I've been tagged
Tagged!!!Okay, I've just been tagged by Dee Dee for the longest meme ever invented. It's self explanatory, so I'll just dive right in. 'K here goes.
1. What kind of soap is in your bathtub right now? Pomegranate with burst bubbles
2. Do you have any watermelon in your refrigerator? Uh, no
.3. What would you change about your living room? family room for me the carpet.
.4. Are the dishes in your dishwasher clean or dirty? Clean
5. What is in your fridge? still leftovers from Thanksgiving
6. White or wheat bread? white but it is old....I need to feed it to the birds.
7. What is on top of your refrigerator? tray with pretty clear bottles with food coloring in them.
8. What color or design is on your shower curtain? clear with mesh pockets for Andrea to put things.
9. How many plants are in your home? 5 live ones from when Joey was in the hospital.
10. Is your bed made right now? yes
11. Comet or Soft Scrub? Soft Scrub
12. Is your closet organized? NO, I wish it was.
13. Can you describe your flashlight? I don't have one.
14. Do you drink out of glass or plastic more at home? plastic.
15. Do you have iced tea made in a pitcher right now? no
16. If you have garage, is it cluttered? CLUTTERED!!!
17. Curtains or blinds? mostly blinds, but I do have 2 rooms that have curtains.
18. How many pillows do you sleep with? 4 ..2 for head, 1 between my knees, one to hold or put to myback. I know weird.LOL
19. Do you sleep with any lights on at night? just a night light in the kitchen.
20. How often do you vacuum? ummmmmmm not enough
21. Standard toothbrush or electric? Standard.
22. What color is your toothbrush? blue
23. Do you have welcome mat on your front porch? yes.
24. What is in your oven right now? no
25. Is there anything under your bed? yes, 2 blankets and some stuff of Joey's.
26. Chore you hate the most? cleaning the toiliet.
27. What retro items are in your home? ?????
28. Do you have a separate room you use an an office? yes..
29. How many mirrors are in your home? I think 5
30. Do you have any hidden emergency money around your home? don't think so...
31. What color are your walls? beige for most of the house. my bathroom plum or purple.
32. What does your home smell like right now? prob.taco bell. supper last night.
33. Favorite candle scent? I love candles ...not sure of my favorite.
34. What kind of pickles are in your refrigerator right now? Dill chips
35. Ever been on your roof? NO
36. Do you own a stereo? no, Andrea has 1
37. How many TVs do you have? two
38. How many phones? 2 phones and 3 cell phones.
39. Do you have a housekeeper? Ha! Yeah, her name's Darlene and she is not doing good right now. Lately I've been thinking of letting her go... (that was Dee Dee's answer... but I agree lol)40. What style do you decorate in? not sure

41. Do you like solid colors in furniture or prints? I would love a flora couch ...Joey always says NO we have leather.
42. Is there a smoke detector in your home? yes... I think we have 2.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Wordless Wednesday #2

Andrea all dressed up for Calera's Prom "07" along with Paul (her date) Hillary and Danny

Monday, November 26, 2007

Camping on Thanksgiving

I had so much fun camping over Thanksgiving! We left on Wednesday evening and found a great spot at Winn Creek just across the road from Paul, Tracy and Connor Bush. Joey and Andrea left to find supper while I stayed behind and organized the camper. I cooked 2 pans of corn bread for my dressing and was ready to eat by the time they returned (we had pizza). On Thursday, I cooked my FIRST Thanksgiving Dinner. I really never thought about how much time goes into preparing such a great feast....till Thursday. WOW! I cooked from 8am till like 11:45..I loved every minute of it!! Can I just say I CAN COOK!!! even in a camper!!!! I was thrilled that my first Thanksgiving meal for my family was yummy O! I cooked turkey, ham, dressing for the very 1st time and we could eat the food (it was so tasty....YUMMY O!! We also had green beans, mac and chesse and mash potatoes. and store bought pecan pie. The best rolls that was so good you almost forgot to chew.LOL I just smiled when I tasted each bite and even better was watching Andrea and Joey's face when they tasted each bite. YUMMY O!!!
Okay, I will stop bragging about my FIRST Thanksgiving meal. I bet you can't tell that I am proud can you????
The weather was a little cold....but perfect when sitting around the camp fire. I could hardly wait to go out by the fire on Friday. One of my favorite things is to sit by the fire and eat roasted peanuts and throw the hulls in the fire. I got to do this 2 times!!! I felt like a kid at Chistmas. We had movie night at our camper on Friday night and watched Santa Claus 3 and then on Sat. night we listened to the Iron Bowl. I am sad to say my team didn't win, but, I was thrilled to spend time with Joey, Andrea and the Bush's. (no my camper doesn't have a satelite). Maybe Santa will bring us one???
Okay, I did go to Wal-mart like 3 times and on Friday Andrea talked us into going to Goody's.

I am so Thankful for the time spent with Joey and Andrea. It was also good to spend time with Tracy, Paul and Connor. They are so much fun and it has been great getting to know them better. I introduced Connor to knew foods like pomegrantates, dog food (chex mix in choc and covered with powdered sugar) That was one of our Wal-mart trips was to teach Tracy how to buy pomegrantates.
I needed this time away. God has blessed me and I am so Thankful for all HE has done, is doing and will be doing for me.
How did you celebrate Thanksgiving?

Tuesday, November 20, 2007


Thanksgiving: means so much to me....especially this year. Joey, Andrea and I are going camping again this year for Thanksgiving. We usually go after we leave his Mom's....but this year we are suppose to go on Wednesday and return on Sunday am. Joey teaches a Sunday School class and doesn't want to miss this. This means I will be cooking my very first Thanksgiving meal! I am excited and scared!! I will let you know how it turns out.

I am so thankful for all the friends who have prayed for us. Things are going so much better.
I am also thankful for family, my church and friends. Health, job, home. Thankful that I have a church family who will pray for us and encourage us in the good times and bad. Thankful that I have a bible ( not just one, but many). Thankful that I can worship freely. God has truly BLESSED me and my family....for this I am thankful. I could go on and on and on. The list is to great to name each one. Above all these things I am thankful that I serve a LIVING GOD who is my KING and I am HIS princess.

To all who read this whether you are far away or just around the corner....I WISH YOU A HAPPY THANKSGIVING AND I PRAY YOU ARE HEALTHY AND SAFE!

P.S. my words don't always come out like it sounds in my head. I wanted to post something profound about Thanksgiving and all I can do is think about what I am thankful for and how God has blessed my family. maybe it doesn't sound too goofy....

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Can you believe this?

It is so hard to believe all the things my family is going through. Just this week: Joey wakes me up at 4am on Tuesday with moaning and groaning! I asked him if he was okay and he said NO. I am in severe pain. The pain is on his right side and it is real bad. Joey being the man that he is decided that he could drive himself to the doctor. When he arrives at the doctor the nurse gives him 2 pain shots. Then the doctor tells him he has kidney stones. Of course he can't drive home because of the pain shots and I leave work to pick him up. Then find out that he can't be left alone in case the stone gets lodged in movement. The house has to be quiet and so lets just say I have a very long day. I pick Andrea up from cheer practice and later we go and pick up Joey's truck. Later that night, Joey has passed the stone and is feeling better. Thank you God!
Wednesday morning, Andrea tells me that her shoulder is hurting and she could not lay on the shoulder in the night. She goes to a local chiropractor who says the shoulder is dislocated and she has possible micro -tears in the deltoid muscle (I think). Andrea can't cheer or practice for 1 week. The cheer squad has a state competition on Dec. 1st and they have practiced a lot to prepare for this. Cheer coach takes Andrea to gym to ice down the shoulder. Then proceeds to call the physical therapist for Jemison Athletics. He wants to see her right away. My family is always so dependable....on this day I could not reach anyone. So, Stephen and a family friend Sam are nice enough to come and pick Andrea up and take her to Clanton to see the therapist. He tells her that she has limit rotation and weight lift in her shoulder. She needs to see doctor and may possibly need surgery. She is going today to see Dr. Lemak at St. Vincents to probably have a MRI and then see what he says. I know this is backing up ....on Monday I took my car to the Mazada dealership because the check engine light is staying on. They have to order a part and should be in and ready to go on Tuesday. The part is back-ordered and may be up to 5 days before they can get my car ready. They offered to give me a loaner car. Because I need to pick up Andrea from cheer practice at 5pm(she is grounded from car) and Joey's truck there is no way I can make it to the dealership by I tell them I will pick up loaner car on Wednesday. On Wednesday, I call and guess what, the loaner car is now loaned out to someone else. They offer to rent me a car and I tell them okay, I will come on Thursday and pick it up. also not to mention some things going on in Children's dept. that I can't go into. you know....budget, workers, etc.
By this time ......I am feeling very overwhelmed! I think "what in the world is going on here?"
Honestly I feel like giving up and hiding in my room under the covers. Plus, you know my family has been through so much in the past 3 weeks. I really am considering giving up Children's and Women's teams and just not doing nothing. I have a 5:30 women's team meeting on Wednesday.
I talked to Dee Dee about my feelings and she encourages me and tells me not to give up. That has much as I love Andrea that God loves her more. And not to give in to all this that is going on in my life. Andrea for the first time since all this began ....gets in the car after church and actually talks to me about the fun she had in her class. I am so excited! This is the Andrea that I always knew. This is the Andrea that I have missed so much!!
When we sit down Wednesday night to have our family would not believe what it is on!!
Faith! I sat there stunned and teary eyed. My God is telling me not to give up to keep pressing on ...not to lose FAITH! I shared with Joey and Andrea how I was feeling about giving up and how I feel that God was sending me this message. I don't know if they really understood what I am going through ....they just kinda looked at me. Maybe they too are in shock. But, I know without a doubt that God loves me and doesn't want me to give up; that HE will take care of all my needs and I truly believe that all will be great in my family again. I don't know when or how long it will take. I do know that God will take care of us!
Thanks to you for all the prayers...I know you will continue to pray for Andrea's heart and now shoulder. I will let you know what the doc. says.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Thursday, November 8, 2007


I know it has been a week since my last post, my heart has been so heavy that I just couldn't seem to write.

I think you can figure out from reading my past blogs that my family is going through a rough time. Things are slowly getting better and when I say slow is slow. This is a time I wish it would pass fast.LOL

It is hard to explain what is going on....

Most of Andrea's teenage years she was always focused on God and so in love with HIM that I never thought I would worry about who she gave her heart to. Andrea had very high standards in what she was looking for in a boyfriend....for example: no bad language was big one.
Andrea told me one day about a guy who liked her in 8th grade and I think she might would have liked him if it wasn't for one thing. His mouth. He used bad language. She said if she agreed to be his girlfriend and he talked like that, then what would God say? and she didn't want to let God down. Oh, how I cherish those wonderful conversations. Somehow over time and I really don't know when, but something changed.
Andrea started a daily quiet time with God in 7th grade. She was always so loyal in doing her quiet time. I would go by her room and check on her and she would have her bible out reading the scripture for the day. Her mentor, Michelle would tell me how proud she was of Andrea for spending time with God and doing her quiet time.
I think in the past 6months and maybe even a year, Andrea lost her focus. I was not even aware that she had stopped her quiet time. Which is what I think led us to what we are going through ....
Andrea was devastated that Joey made her and boyfriend break-up.....maybe one day I will tell you about it. Right now she is hurting to much for me to put it all out there. Joey and I feel we did what we thought was best for our daughter...God gave her to us to protect and that is exactly what we are doing. She doesn't understand this day she will. We think because Andrea lost her focus with God and that is why she allowed this guy in her life. A guy who didn't put God first (or Andrea for that matter) in his life.
My family has gone through so much in the past 3 weeks and I know it could have been so much worse without God in our lives. We started a family devotion each night. This is a start to hopefully mending us back together. I know it will take time for hearts to heal and I know that God is doing this.
What I am trying to say is when you lose focus things happen. Andrea lost focus and fell for a smoothe talking, good looking young man. I know she is not the first and unfortunately want be the still hurts. My Andrea... is such a treasure and God truly blessed us when He gave her to us and I know God has great things planned for her. I also know that he has the perfect young man for her too. When the time is right for him to come into Andrea's life, I know God will have her heart ready.
I suggest to those who are reading that have teenagers to ask them often about their relationship with God and about their quiet time. Like....what scripture did you read today, how can I help you with your quiet time or if they have any questions about the devotion or what would they like to share from their devotion. Do a family devotion at least once a week or discuss the devotions as a family at the dinner table. These are things I didn't do and wish I had. Maybe, I would have known that the focus was off and could have helped get it back. I don't know????
If you are wondering if Joey and I would go through this again if necessary? The answer is YES!
The road is bumpy and there are huge pot holes.....but, through God we will dig out of the pot holes and bounce over the bumps.
"For nothing is impossible with God" Luke 1:37
P.S. To those who are praying for us.....THANK-YOU for praying we can feel strength from those prayers and encouragements. Keep us on your prayer list. I don't know how I would make it without friends and prayer warriors!!!!