Friday, January 30, 2009

Where am I?

Sorry about being so erratic here. New baby makes timing and typing difficult. But things are going well here, bunch of snow days finishing up my licensing paperwork today is my goal. So i'd better get off the computer and off to the library. Diaper change first though!

Sunday, January 25, 2009


I went back to work last Tuesday and it went really well.
Hubby dropped the kids off at daycare
so all I had to do was get ready and go!
I'm nursing and formula feeding
and I'd started the schedule a week earlier,
so I am mostly comfortable and the baby is really fine.
She's is a very good baby and likes food in whatever form.

Nice to be back, everyone seemed happy to see me.
Hubby made me a little photo album to show around so I had pictures.
We had a computer software update while I was gone
so I needed to catch up and get the school rolling on it.

It was a shortened week so I didn't have to tough it out for long.
So, now we've had a weekend and tomorrow I start over again.
Except we have car trouble now and I'm going to have a strange day.
I think I'm dropping of the kids and driving to school and reversing in the afternoon.
Not sure how Hubby is working it out on his end...
but I hope he gets the car worked on.
This can't go on for too many days

Friday, January 23, 2009

Cabin Fever Friday 5

5 ways to beat cabin fever...
1. Movies, saved up DVR shows, etc.
2. cooking...get out the cookbooks!
3. baths and all that girlie grooming stuff we never have an opportunity to do.
4. tinfoil superheroes...oh yeah!
5. Start your novel
6. redecorate or rearrange the furniture
7. Get your spring garage sale organized
8. Break out the old exercise tapes/DVD and boogie
9. Order your seed catalog and start planning your garden
10. uh...use your computer!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

big sigh

I go back to work in one week.

Monday, January 12, 2009


The guys went off to work and school today
and the baby and I are trying to clean up carpet stains
with my new gizmo
and take down Christmas things.
Tonight Hubby has a meeting in a nearby town,
so we're tagging along for dinner and some shopping.
Also taking a LOT of things by goodwill.
Some baby things and Maternity wear!

Friday, January 09, 2009

Pancakes on a banner day

The Friday Five is about pancakes and I would write more if I could but I'm in the library with a baby that may squawk at any moment. Suffice it to say that I love pancakes, use the boxed stuff, Aunt Jemima's syrup and mix usually in my big skillet on the stove. Hubby and Flash like margarine and cinnamon sugar, I like butter and syrup. My favorite breakfast places are The Red Cottage in Dennis Cape Cod MA, Breadmans in Chapel Hill NC and The Stone House in my cute little town.

But my smallish big news is Baby sleeping 11-6 and Flash being dry 2 nights in big boy unders.Could we be done with pull-ups? Stay tuned!

Thursday, January 08, 2009

1 year

Tonight is the 1 year anniversary of the floods in our area.
So tonight there is a dinner and remembrance service at our church.
Hubby is doing the service.
65 survivors and volunteers are expected.

Hard to believe its been a whole year.
We'd only been here two months when it happened.
Our church was an emergency shelter for a week.
Our clothes closet was open for a month,
rather than its usual once a month.
So many things were donated and distributed.
There were work volunteers sleeping in the middle school gym this summer.
And that's just what I know about it; Hubby is on the long range recovery committee.

Everyone watches the creeks and rivers more closely this winter.
I know I do.

Saturday, January 03, 2009


Ah absence makes the heart grow fonder...
We had two bad nights in a row.
Hubby was up until 2 and then I had the rest of the night.
Grouchy snappy morning but we all pulled it together to do something for Flash.
We went to Build-It day at Home Depot
followed by lunch at a fast food place with an indoor playground.
Its a treat because the Home Depot ( and most other things) are a half hour away.
But necessary because that kid needs some exercise!
And some focus on him that is positive.
Its only January and we're beginning to feel the cabin fever a bit.

When we got home we all had naps!
Cosy Baby and I had a feeding time in between but everyone got at least an hour.
And guess what?
We all turned back into civilized people!

Tomorrow is a Church Day so we'll be up and out early tomorrow.
Hubby is preaching Epiphany...and we have a difference of opinion on how it should be discussed.
He'll probably mention how we don't know how many there were for sure...
Um...the song says three.
And I learned their names as a kid...and he doesn't agree with that either.
So, I go into church tomorrow thinking that the sermon will be...disappointing.
One of the preacher's wife pitfalls.

Friday, January 02, 2009

New Year Friday5

Five things to remember/treasure from 2008:
New Baby
New Job in a slightly different field
Flash's summer of sidewalk chalk
Taking classes at the Children's Museum
Finding some almost-friends here in our town.

Five hopeful things for 2009:
New baby's first year
Flash will start Kindergarten in the Fall
Vacation this summer, we hope.
New glasses...sometime this month
Getting my permanent teaching license.

OK these are all personal...but I am hopeful for bigger things too.