by Soul sister
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!!!|
|I am sitting here and have a old fan on to help circulate our air conditioning. It has been working overtime here in the south. Well the hum of the fan just brought back a flood of memories. My favorite are those when our family used to go to family reunions up at Lake Martin. All the younger folks (my parents age) would go a day earlier and party into the night. Not serious partying-- just hanging out in lawn chairs by the pier and sending all us "young'uns" to bed. Well this being a lake house-- they didn't have air conditioners. They had fans and loud ones at that. My brother and I would sleep in the same room as our parents. I remember loving the sound of the loud fans because it was like happy times of being with family. THe next day all the younger generation would be hung over and drinking tomato juice. The older folks ( being their parents--- our grandparents) would come with the covered dishes. THe kids would eat and swim all day. ALL that memory from just a fan!!|
| I am trying to do better with updating my journal. I know I hate it when my online friends don't update for months at a time. But I am one of those that do that too.
Tonight we have the neighbors over for hamburgers. There are four couples and kids in our neighborhood that we are just not just neighbors. We are close friends. Thing is they seem to think our house is "where it is always happening." We have a cookout at least once a week and it seems our home is the one everyone thinks it should always be. I love them all but get pissed that I have to clean up so much every weekend. I shouldn't complain. I just feel like I don't get enough of time alone sometimes I guess.
| So I do have some stories floating in my head, I also need to upgrade so I can put all my stories back online. I am scared my computer is going to crash soon and my hard drive will lose it all. I guess I could save it all to a floppy. I need to do that soon. I have some good stories that I had to delete a while back . Well not delete- but take them off this account so I could save some money. But now I think I am ready to spend some money on my writing again. It is one thing that I love and I think it should not make me feel guilty to pay the few bucks to upgrade. It isn't like I am poor or anything. It is just the way I was raised I guess. I feel guilty on spending money on anything that seems frivilous-- however you spell that!
I start back into my classroom next week. I actually have non-official been up to the school several times this week and last. Anyone who thinks teachers have it made with the time off have no clue. We work our bums off all the time. I feel like I have not even had a summer. I am looking forward though to the new class. I have only 15 compared to 22 last year. It will be a different atmosphere!!!!
|I have been on this site a while . Everyone tells me they like my writings. However, I haven't gotten but 9 reviews. HELP ME OUT AN RATE AND REVIEW|
|I have decluttered my house. Well almost. I still have a few spots to work on. But for the most I have decluttered. I feel so free. It is true what they say how the clutter controls you. I always feel so disorganized unless I can find things and see things clean. I bought about 200 of those rubber made containers. I have three new shelves. Everything went to file 13 or a container!! Flylady.net kind of inspired me some. It took me about two weeks of hard work but it was worth it!|
| Just got back today from Panama City Beach. I have been to a few beaches. I have to say no where compares to the white sands of P.C. Even down in the islands wasn't as pretty with the sand.
I have been kind of happy emotional today. i am just so grateful for my life. I am so lucky noo I am blessed to have such a great life. I talk and read about so many other people and their lives that I can just not believe how blessed I am.
First off- I had a great childhood and still continue a close family relationship with my family.
I met and married my husband. he too had a great childhood
We get along so well it is almost unreal. I hear about other couples and I just don't know how we are so blessed. Yes we do have our fights but we work it out. I think we have the tools we need to stay together. We work through it . Our lives are blessed by two wonderful little boys who are angels. I have not trouble out of them. It is wonderful.
I thank God all the time for this life. I talked to a friend the other day who has been going through some stuff with her marriage. I have another couple of friends who had horrible childhoods.
None of it is lost on me. I kissed my boys today and told them how much they mean to me.
| As a teacher, I am always pushing reading. I read a lot too and try to get my family to as well. Tonight I laid down (couldn't sleep and I am back up)
Well my five year old was in the room as I turned out the light. He said. " Mama- You not going to read?"'
This may not seem like a big deal but it was as I realized he watches me read. The best thing you can do is to model reading to your child. He was disappointed I wasn't going to read my book or magazine. I said, "No not tonight!" He said, " But Mommy, why not!" I just hope he loves reading as much as his brother and I do ( once he can read). He loves me to read to him.
| I am having a great summer. I needed it too after the busy school year with teaching.
We have already gone on one vacation and soon impart on a beach trip. I am really looking forward to that as it is my favorite place in the whole world. Well one of them.
My boys are getting older 10 and 5. Seems like yesterday they were little toddlers. We are having a pretty good summer because they are old enough not to bicker like siblings can at times.
I am organizing and cleaning my house like crazy. It has been an experience. I am very decluttered.
I have the whole house to myself this morning. ENJOYING!
|Sorry so long. I have very little time for my writings lately. Soon it will be summer and I will have more time to devote to my writing. I am fine just busy.|
| I must be getting old. I am so impatient compared to my younger days. Hey and I am only 38. Or am I 39? Anyway- I went in Toys R us and the line was all the way curved back and then around the first ailse. I could not believe it. ANd I couldn't believe how impatient I was . But truth is I was only in line about 10 minutes. Hey that line was moving.
But then as I shopped all day-- I could tell I was impatient and rude. That is just not me. I mean I pulled out in front of people in parking lots -- I went first when ever I ran into folks in stores and one has to wait you know. I'm just not feeling very friendly. I feel kind of bad it being Christmas and all. I know I need to be kinder.
| I can't believe how much time it has been since I made an entry. I come in almost everyday to check out the site but not time to write.
Tonight i went to see my little boy sing at school HE was so cute. ALl big eyed and innocent about Christmas. I remember being his age and singing in the same gym. Kind of funny to be there-- and I teach there too.
I will come back soon and write some interesting stuff.
| Well it has been some time. I have lost around 10 pounds!! I feel great. I am having a hard time finding time to work out though. I could do this quicker if I were working out more.
I am so tired today. We have had parties the last two weekends with Halloween and then a baby shower before that. It was a couples shower and we played the Newlywed game. IT was fun.
| I wrote this in my journal awhile back and here I am again. I just don't see how single parents do it.
My husband is out of town and I am missing him a lot. I am also stressed being the full time parent. I will be glad to see my sweetie on Friday.
| I hate to clean. Well no-- I like to clean certain things but I am not motivated to clean my whole house when it needs it. But whenever i clean a carpet I get into it.
We borrowed a pressre washer to clean the driveway and outside the house. I am addicted to running the thing. What gives ? It is relazing -- strange!!!
|My expiration runs out again at the end of the month. I decided I better downsize and put some things things into my personal computer. Maybe in a few months I can pay again to get a bigger account. I am not poor however it is just that I have to put the money in the household budget for now. This account is an extra for me when I have the extra to enjoy. With two kids in private school-- Christmas coming-- two house payments along with the regular rat race out there-- well you get the picture.|
|My son and I are working four and five hours a night on homework. He does it while I help him . I help him by keeping him on task. I help him with studying as he has alot of it. I am happy he is at a private school and things are little accelerated. Therefore, he is getting a decent education that most public schools in this area can not offer. This area's test scores stink compared to national scores in the public system. My son's school scores in the top twenty percent in the national scores. However, I wonder if it is all worth it as our afternoons are all homework and everything else is put aside. Even now he sits writing a paper thirty minutes past his bedtime. We will survive but it is killing us right now. He is only in the 4th grade and I have another coming along in K-4/|
| SO I have been working out and I am losing inches. I'm not sure about the weight as when I weigh in at home it seems I have lost. When I go to the gym it saids I haven't. But I could be gaining muscle. Anyway my pants are starting to get loose and everyone is starting to comment. I will weigh in with measurements in about a week at the gym. They have this thing that can tell me my body fat too-
I know one thing. I feel great. I can not believe how great my energy level and my mood is. I need all that.
|I love teachng. I really do. But it can be draining. Esp.at the begining of the year. You have to be so strict . My first week back with the kids and I am so drained.|
|I joinned CURVES, and starting lifting wts. and all with them. I am losing inches already. Exciting and I wonder how I could do if I just add quit eatting so much to my habits. I think I have lost some wt. but it is hard to know with all the different scales and my water gain daily.|
| Not much to update really. I start back to work officially tomorrow. I put in 8 unofficial yesterday ( I teach) The summer went by fast. I am excited about the year but dread it too as it takes such a part of my self away. I am just so busy with teaching and all the stuff that goes with it. ( grading papers, planning, parent conferences) and then my own kids homework that i feel like I don't get any time to myself. That sucks.
I have lost about 5 pounds!! ( in 2 weeks) I started working out and watching what I eat some. I am so excited as I thought I was doomed with not ever shedding one pound.
I am going to start writing down things -- small things that make me happy and I am happy to have experienced in my life. First is the experience of falling in love and marrying that soul mate. I know we are lucky. Next is riding on the back of a old truck on top of hay bales. THat is fun.