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Ok so I am addicted...
I am addicted to this site. My housework gets overlooked. My finger are asleep as I surf hour after hour. I tell my kids, "Go play" so that I can read and write more. I can not stay away from my site. But hey, I know I am not the only Writing.com junkie!!!
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January 1, 2002 at 10:15pm
January 1, 2002 at 10:15pm

I am like a kid again. At least that all my family keeps telling me. I am so excited that we may get some snow.
I live in the Southeast USA and it rarely snows here. And if it does it is only a trace of snow on the ground. Well tonight and tommorrow they say we could get up to 4 inches. I am so excited. However there is a chance that my area may just get the ice and slush and not the good white stuff.
When I was little and in the first grade my mom sent me off to first grade. Little did she know that a snow storm was on the way.. I remember standing at the window of my classroom watching the snow accumlate on the ground and it was the most amazing thing I had ever seen. Well we ended up getting over three or four feet of snow. In fact, by the time we got home from a long bus journey, we had several inches on the ground. I remember calling my cousins who lived in Atlata and often got a few flakes of the white stuff their way. Well this time we got the snow and they didn't . They could not believe it and drove down to play in our snow.
Since then it has snowed on the average of five or six times. Many of those times it wasn't enough to brag about.
Snow down here isn't the same as snow in other parts of the country. We are not prepared for snow and it basically closes the city down when we get even a hint of it.
Well I am supposed to go back to work (teaching) on Thursday. I already know that there is a slim chance that i will be in the classroom for even if we do not get snow, we will get ice and that is even worse .
I am dreaming of snowfights and snowmen with my boys. I pray that this time tommorrow I will see some good old snow. And A LOT OF IT!!!
December 30, 2001 at 10:34pm
December 30, 2001 at 10:34pm

If you haven't rated my journal, please do so. It has been viewed over two hundred and something times and only seven people have rated it. I would like to at least get it to ten so I can view stats. THANKS
December 30, 2001 at 10:31pm
December 30, 2001 at 10:31pm

Today was a perfect day. If you ask me any one reason why it was so perfect, I could not tell you. However, there are a lot of little things that made it perfect.
It is Sunday. I woke up around 10 (perfect). I got ready for church and did not have to worry about getting anyone else ready. (Perfect again)
I drove about 30 minutes in solitude which is very rare in my life. The quiet was eery. Then I listened to some country christian music.
We had communion at church and two special dear friends were baptized. The minister preached a great message and I could tell many people were moved. Then another dear friend that the church family has prayed for came forward at the end of the service to become a follower of Christ and to be baptized. There were a lot of teary eyes.
My son came running out to me after church (he had spent the night off) It was great seeing him.
I came home and my husband and I cleaned my house. I wonder if he read my entry from before on here. Then we had family over including one visiting from out of state. Great food and then they cleaned the kitchen.
I took a long hot bath (my favorite) and then made love to my husband. (PERFECT)
Later my son came and asked me to read some of his Bible to him. Oh yeah, another great moment was listening to my three year old say the blessing for the first time in front of family.
All these things may seem small and not important but together they have made a perfect day for me. I am happy and content. ANd I do not have to go to work tomorrow. But the nice thing is that even if I did I think I would still be happy. I can not always say that for some jobs have made me have the SUNDAY NIGHT BLUES, dreading going back.
December 28, 2001 at 11:29pm
December 28, 2001 at 11:29pm

O.K. so I do feel blessed but I do have some complaints as of tonight. I know people reading this must think I am a mental case but this is something bothering me.
I have been cleaning almost non-stop for three days. Not one person has helped or offered to in this family. So I clean and clean but this house is so messed up from Christmas that you can not even tell. I am getting pissed off. I have said it but no one listens. Worse, I do not think they even care if the house looks like a pig pen.
December 28, 2001 at 10:36pm
December 28, 2001 at 10:36pm

So I am driving down the road with my kids and it was just getting dark when I hear a new country music song. I don't even know who sings it but the title is "I feel Blessed." IT was one of the most beautifully written songs I have heard in a while. IT sounded just like me in the lyrics. By the end I had tears in my eyes (of happiness). Now that is a song. But it is something I have pondered lately at how blessed I am. And hearing it in a song exactly how I feel, well it was one of those moments where you feel good about yourself and all that you have and can thank God for it all. Listen out for this song. IT is me!!!!!
December 27, 2001 at 10:09pm
December 27, 2001 at 10:09pm

My minister's daughter first came into our lives as a 17 year old, a senior in high school. I'll call her Emily. Emily has always been grown up and so polite. Our church loves her. About a year after meeting her, my husband and I became her youth Sunday School teacher. Many a Sunday it would just be her and us as we go to a small church. We grew to love her and her new boyfriend. In fact, they remind us a lot of ourselves at that same age. Going to school... finding jobs and time to see each other.. living under parents' rules. Anyway, over the next four or five years they have grown and so did our class. We now are in the young adult class and are more like peers as the range in that class is from 21 to about 35.
We have been expecting a ring to come soon and it did on CHristmas day. I can't wait to talk to the couple. IT is so nice to see them have grown and now about to start a life together.
December 18, 2001 at 6:13pm
December 18, 2001 at 6:13pm

Not so long ago, my husband and I discussed what we would consider romantic. It is so funny that mine dream is so simple yet we never do it. I love to walk on the beach hand in hand after dark. Then find a place to lay back and listen to the ocean and watch the stars.
We go to the beach quite often and spend a lot of weekends there. Everytime I get the chance I ask my husband to go walking. Usually he doesn't care to. He is not much of a beach person and prefers to watch football ( with the guys in his family) So usually I end up walking with my kids or other parts of the family.
Some day I am hoping to talk my husband into going with me.
December 15, 2001 at 10:46pm
December 15, 2001 at 10:46pm

You know time is a funny thing. It seems to drag on some days for me yet I still don't have enough time in the day to do everything I need to do.
Today I went and did the bulk of my holiday shopping. I left the house at 10 and did not get home till around 4. Yet, with all that time I still have quite a list to finish.
I need time to do this and do that. Just this weekend, I need to grade papers, do report cards, wrap presents and do more shopping. But then there is the kids to take care of and feed and spend some quality time with. THen we have church and a birthday party. I do not have enough time. I have making this complaint in my journal forever but I have no solutions. I do know I need some down time. Well I am looking forward to being out of school but I know I will still be running a race against time as the holidays are always that way!!!
December 9, 2001 at 6:45pm
December 9, 2001 at 6:45pm

I love CHristmas. This year I am even more in the spirit than previous years. I think having my kids is a lot of it. THen working with kids all day. I am so excited! I am more excited over it being my Lord's birthday than ever too. I keep thinking of Mary and Joseph and how it must have been to have Jesus born in the stable. And to be a shepard and see the angels. Or the wise men following the star and finding Jesus. IT is such a wonderful story. Think of the true meaning of CHristmas. It is our blessed Savior. Do you know him as your savior?
December 2, 2001 at 8:25pm
December 2, 2001 at 8:25pm

I am in an exceptional mood! I have got the holiday spirit. It is kind of early but it has hit. This is really the first time in a few years I have felt it so strong. Sure, most Christmas' I am happy, but not necessary as much as I could be. I know that sounds corny. But I think I have been living somewhat in a hole the last few years because I wasn't well. I think I was having mild depression and didn't realize it until my doctor diagnoised my being tired all the time to this. Now looking back I can see I wasn't my self because I was only halfway doing things. For example let's just get one box of decorations out instead of all of them.
We went to a Christmas ball last night. It reminded me of a Cinderella ball. I had a great time dancing with my husband to ball room dancing tunes as well as a few more modern. We socialized with quite a few people that we haven't seen in some time. I watched two of my young nieces dance with their Dad and saw the wonders of Christmas through their eyes. It was their first such affair and having always practiced with dress-up all their lives for such an occasion to actually wear a gown like Cinderella, I could see their awe and excitement. My own two boys didn't come but I may let them next year.
Today we went and got our tree from a farm where you go on a hay ride and cut your own down. I was glad to have a new video camera to capture the moment as my boys are only going to be young once. I want to always remember these times when I am old and think back. This is a prime time in my life. And in my children's . It is almost a bittersweet time as I know one day they will be grown, but then I hope I'll have the grandbabies around. IT is just something about seeing Christmas through a child's eyes that is exciting. Both of my boys will be in Christmas plays this year. I am looking forward to that.
November 27, 2001 at 8:24pm
November 27, 2001 at 8:24pm

My son is only 7. You know how that goes. Every week you change your mind about what you want to be when you grow up. Well, this week he informed us that he wants to be a minister. I was thinking how wonderful that would be. He is already a natural. But by next week he will more than likely change his mind.
I was happy to hear him say that though and after questioning him, I realized he wants to be like some of the preachers he has heard preaching lately at chapel at school. I am so glad he is getting those Godly men as role models and in school....how awesome is that?
November 23, 2001 at 10:22pm
November 23, 2001 at 10:22pm

Being in love is a nice thing. It is funny how we come to a place in our lives where we are searching for that love to find us. We may not even admit it to ourselves but deep down, I think everyone wants to find their significant other. I know I dated and had several crushes all through out my high school years. I was always so frustated because I could not find the love of my life. And it was strange how I knew in each one of those relationships that they were not my true love. Thank Goodness there was that fairy tale dream of mine to wait until my knight and shining armor comes. He came when I was 18. I knew within a few days that he was my true love and if we weren't designed to be together for the rest of our lives, I would still love him forever. I truly feel that I would even if I had lost him.
I remember the first time he told me he loved me. It was only about a week after we had been seeing each other. My mom and I had been laying across her bed talking. He came in and we all talked for a while. Mom went into the other room and he and I were horseplaying (wrestling) and I think he may have been tickling me. I remember him then kissing me and saying, " I think I am falling in love with you. I love you." Boy that is a moment that I will never forget because I already knew that I loved him too. We have together now for 17 years. (married for 11) We are still in love and that is such a testiment in this day and time. So many of our friends can't say they are even still married to the same person.
November 22, 2001 at 5:36pm
November 22, 2001 at 5:36pm

It is the small things indeed in my life that I am learning to be thankful for. I have always been a grateful person. I pray to my Heavenly Father all the time for all the blessings he has given me. But I have never stopped to really enjoy the smaller blessings of life.
Today after Thanksgiving Dinner I got outside and played baseball with my two little boys. What a blessing to see them so happy and carefree. I think of the children overseas who will never even know that type of happiness living in such poverty stricken countries. I also think of the ones who are orphaned at least by one parent if not both my the Sept. crashes.I am so thankful that my little ones are not having to know about any of this at such a young age.
Last night we got in a tickle fight. My sons were so cute trying to get the best of me. I just think I need to enjoy them even more than I do. It seems we get so involved with school and work and daily rountines but don't stop to enjoy ourselves more. I know my little ones will be grown before I know it. I don't want to miss a moment of their childhood. I really wish sometimes that I didn't even have to work and could spend even more time with them. But then I wouldn't be able to provide as well for them. I am thankful for the times I do have and that they are happy and healthy. I am happy that I am able to look out my window now and see the wondrous picture God as created with all the Fall colors in the woods behind my house. How many times do we not see such beauty that is right before our eyes?
November 15, 2001 at 7:51pm
November 15, 2001 at 7:51pm

I have been thinking alot lately of how fast my boys are growing up. And while it thrills me to see them grow, another part of me is sad as I know there will never be another time in our family's life like now. THey will not always be little boys. My oldest is 7 the little one just turned 3. Today I looked at an ultrasound and thought how only a short time ago, that was me with my little baby. Now he is growing. ANd he is getting out of that baby stage. Even now I hear him shouting his independence to his older brother in his young voice. "NOOOOO KAAAA-wup!' Kaleb, bless his heart just puts up with him half the time like a loving brother should. I know as I am even now sitting here and enjoying my boys- a day will come and it will all be just memories. THank God for grandkids! I think we need them by the time we get through raising our own kids. We are so attuned to having a child in our lives that we need them in our lives!
November 12, 2001 at 8:09pm
November 12, 2001 at 8:09pm

I am having very vivid dreams every night. They are so real that I find myself asking my husband if I had a conversation with him or was it in my dream. I am also dreaming about teaching while I am asleep. THing is i am not really all that stressed out --- but I dream like I am. IT is strange. I dreamed my students were a class from H--L and I have had a class like that before. But the thing is this year I have the best class ever!
Nothing much going on in my life today. I was off for the holiday and that was nice. Didn't do anything too much!
November 9, 2001 at 7:41pm
November 9, 2001 at 7:41pm

I love Fridays! Friday morning I can jump out of bed on the first ring of the alarm clock ready to start my day.
Maybe it is the school girl in me transformed into a teacher now, but Fridays are a day to live for. It means football games, pep rallies
finishing up a week of study, and weekends! Oh! The weekend! Time to kick up my heels and I do mean on the couch not the dance floor. Just sit back and take it easy for a couple of days. Maybe I will venture out to eat a meal at a resturant but I can assure you, I will be back home soon. Home is such a nice place to be now that I am settled with my husband and family.
November 5, 2001 at 8:51pm
November 5, 2001 at 8:51pm
I was just talking about my husband's health problems on this site (see Thanksgiving story) and then here he comes up sick. He only has the stomach flu but that is not good for him. He is not supposed to throw up. Yesterday he got sick and has been dry heaving. The way he is rebuilt he is unable to throw up but he dry heaves. This is not good as it could bust the rebuilt tissue that he had the operation for.
He got some nausea medicine and that is helping.
One of my friends husband just got called to active duty in the service. He has been out about 2 years and now they are calling him back. Not good. I feel sorry for them They are not taking it well, esp. the kids as they do not know if he will be sent to the front yet or not. I hope he isn't. I hope he is just wanted for homeland security. Of course that can't be all good either.

November 4, 2001 at 8:14pm
November 4, 2001 at 8:14pm

There is something about late Fall that I just love. It could be the trees are so pretty. I really noticed them today as we took a ride through the woods. All the yellow and orange is so pretty and I could sit and look at them all day.
There is something though about November and I guess with Thanksgiving, my heart and soul are so thankful for how great the Lord has worked his blessings in my life. (Read My Thanksgiving Story) I am so thankful for so many things that it could be a while if I was to start naming them. BUt more than anything I am happy that God is in my life and I see his love for me in all that he does for me. There are so many I know that are not as blessed as me . I notice things I guess because I have such a senistive heart. I notice when someone in front of me is using food stamps or if someone is getting a divorce or if they can't see their kids because of a custody battle. I see sickness a lot and thank God that so far all is well in our lives. Thank you God for your many blessings. I am so fortunate to have a loving husband and kids who know you. I have a loving church family. We are doing good our careers and with our money. Thank you for those blessings. Because I know it is through you that I have these things.
November 3, 2001 at 6:52pm
November 3, 2001 at 6:52pm

Since becoming a mom and wife, I have always been busy around the house. There is always wash to be done, a house to clean, kids to feed, well you get the picture.
Since I started back to school this fall, I have been in a burn- out stage. I have truly started enjoying this as I am realizing that life will still go on even if my house is a mess.
Today, I went shopping. The kids went to their grandparents and I have done nothing. I took a long nap and truly enjoyed being lazy !
October 29, 2001 at 8:23pm
October 29, 2001 at 8:23pm

Back to dreams! I have another dream that I have had as of lately, quite often. About five or six times in the last year.
I am back in my high school ( where I happen to teach now) and it is second period and the bell rings to go to third. I am supposed to go to my locker and get my books but I can't remember my combination. ( This used to happen to me for real) I am about to go to the office and get the combination but my friend comes and asks me to go down to the elementary and see about my son. I think " That means I am going to miss Algebra again. I have only been to that class three times all year and I am not going to be caught up when I go back. " So I go to see about my son who is my younger sister ( this used to happen in real too--I would have to check on her from time to time) So then I am back to third period and talking to the teacher and she is saying I will be o.K. but I don' t feel that way at all. I feel like a million things are going on and I don't have time for this class. THen I wake up.
I think this dream reflects my feelings of losing control of things that are out of my control. My memory has been bad lately and that freaks me out as I forget a lot of things ... then I am afraid I am not going to get things done that are important to me as I have other things I am having to do that I really don' t want to have to do but have to before I can get to things that matter to me. THen I am always looking after others ( my kids or students ) In school I was motherly toward my little sister.
Does any of this make sense?? I think I need to start enjoying life and quit worrrying so much... this dream is always coming up when I am stressed. It is strange.

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