Thursday, February 2, 2012

Wow almost 3 months has passed by

It is amazing to me how time flies, almost like a blink of an eye!  Since I last wrote, I now have a "temporary" daughter.  Brian's brother's daughter is living with us.  She is pregnant and her mother kicked her out of the house. Brian's brother is disabled and unable to take care of her like she needs at this time.  Later on she does plan on moving in with him.  I am unsure how that will work out.  They are too much a like and tend to argue and then it becomes a very tense atmosphere, which will not be good at all for the baby.  Brian and I worry too, over her being so young, she is going to need a lot of help with the baby.  It will be a rude awakening for her, that is for sure.  She is due May 18th and our "temporary" custody is up the last part of June.  I keep praying that she will just stay here, but I think, in her mind, she wants to go live with dad because of her boyfriend.  He lets them be together on the weekends (which I DO NOT uphold) and so she of course loves that!  We have told her, if she and her boyfriend get married then we would turn our back porch into a room for them.  I know that is taking on more, but I would rather do that, then see something bad happen to her or the baby.
In September I took Logan out of public school and began homeschooling him once again.  He is doing well, but he does have his day just like any other kid.  I, personally, believe he does so much better with one on one, then with a classroom setting.  He is wanting me to continue schooling him, but Brian is tossed in his thinking.  I think we will wait and see how his testing goes before making the ultimate decision.  I also have been doing some pre-school with Isaiah.  I do tend on schooling him next year. I really love teaching my kids!  I love seeing them actually learning and to think "I" am the one that is teaching them.  It gives me great pleasure!!!  I would love to teach Zack as well, but he is pretty settled on public school.  He is a very smart kid.  He makes the "A/B" honor roll and we are very proud of him.
I have had several surgeries.  In October I had to have my appendix taken out along with a 4 cm cyst on my right ovary.  Then at the end of November I fell and broke my left leg.  I had to get a plate and 7 screws put in it.  Then in January I had to go back and have 2 of the screws taken back out.  My ankle hurts really bad.  It swells up like a big grapefruit all the way around.  When it swells that is when the pain gets bad.  I pray that this will soon go away!!
As of 3 days ago, I started watching my intake on food once again.  I did a calculation and according to what I weigh I need 2970 calories to stay at the weight I am.  Wowser!  I don't believe I eat that much at all!!!  I mean that is totally insane!  Anyway I am not doing any specific diet, just eating healthy.  No this is no resolution, this is life.  I have to do something for "me"!!  Well, it is for my family and God as well.  I want to live a life pleasing to God and live longer as well. I have been reading up on "HCG" drops.  I did buy the drops at Wal-mart for $12.36.  I am going to do the drops, but I am not going to follow the 500 calorie plan. I mean come on that is very low and sure I would lose eating hardly anything.  I just want to see if the drops do actually help keep the hunger pains away.   Here is a link to what Dr. Oz says about the "HCG" diet plan.  HCG diet plan review by Dr. Oz

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

God's amazing GRACE

The past few weeks have been a blur.  So much has went on, that I feel that I can finally sit down and relax a bit.  ----Well, relax as much as possible---  I took Logan out of public school and I am homeschooling him once again.  Too many issues going on and not enough time to explain.  (Honestly, I don't want to talk about it)  I have not got all my books just yet, so I have been doing a lot of worksheets from the internet.  School is going great!  He is doing really well and I am thankful for that. 

Isaiah started preschool on Tuesday.  He is also being homeschooled.  He is loving it, but today he was being a little turkey.  We are doing the color red this week and he quit coloring and said, "He was sick of RED."  So we did a cut and paste sheet and he was able to use other colors for that.  LOL 

Zack is still in public school and hates it.  He wants to come back home, but I just don't think I can handle him and Logan together.  Also I am afraid Zack would want to just sit and do nothing.  He is a brainiac ... too smart for his own good, but is also VERY lazy!!

Through out the time that caused me to take Logan out of school, God's grace has been sufficient.  I thank him for being there for me and helping through the hard times.  God is GOOD!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

They say it's my birthday

I guess I am another year older.  Time sure does fly by and the gray hairs just keep piling high!!  On Monday, Brian took me out to dinner and then spoiled me!!  He knows I love bath and body works.  So he bought me a bag full of lotions.  I am going to SMELL good!!!  Then we went to Wal-mart and he got me some much needed bra's and some new undies.  My grandmother always said don't leave the house unless you have clean undies on.  Well MawMaw, I have some nice stylish ones!!!  Last night my mother in law cooked us dinner and they got me a beautiful cake.  Pretty and pink. Margaret and Mark bought me some really nice shirts from CATO's, love that store!!!  This morning my sis woke me up just as my alarm was about to go off and wished me a happy birthday.  Then my mother called.  Yep, I have had a really nice birthday.... so what if I am 39.....and next year I plan to be 39 once again!  LOL

The biggest birthday gift I got was that school started today!  Here are some delightful pictures of my boy's just rearing to get on the bus!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Trash, junk, garbage...another man's treasure

Never knew one could accumulate so much junk!  I decided to clean out my linen closet today and threw away 2 big garbage bags of junk away.  Why in the world I had some of the stuff, I will never know.  A few weeks ago I cleaned out my walk in closet and threw out 3 big garbage bags.  My trash collector loves me!!  Hey I keep them in business!
Yes I have enough garbage that I need to say no to anyone giving away stuff.  On the other hand throwing away stuff does make room for more stuff!  Ha!  The stuff I threw out was not that good really.  Sure there were a few things I could probably have sold at a yard sale, but I am not one to sit out and wait. I would rather take it to Goodwill!  Of course Goodwill's prices have went up.  I guess inflation is causing them to raise prices on donated items!  Geesh....I won't even start on the prices of stuff.  I had better get off my soap box now.

I guess you could say I am "Fall" cleaning early.  I try to clean really good in the Spring and then again in the Fall.  When I do this, I sure can make a mess of the house.  My kitchen floor right now looks like a garbage bin.  All the bags are there. I need to take them to the garage.

Right now all I want to do is vegetate, but alas the chores are calling my name.  Should I answer?