Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
To sum it up in short text, we have joined the busy family club.
Ashley is now in Show Choir. What a commitment that's going to be. She has it for one of her daily classes, along with one Saturday a month all day practice and every Monday after school practice. Add to that the once a month Booster meeting and all the fundraisers and things I am sure to come on that and that alone fills up the schedule.
Hannah starts up gymnastics again tonight so that's another evening of running around.
Add to that any appointments, events, or other daily things along with work and the extra work that will soon be filling up the day time and I am about to go bonkers.
Those who know me well know that I live a very calm (haha) scheduled (sort of) life. Not a whole lot of activity up to this point.
Oh well so goes life right?
But other than that , Hannah is adjusting ok to school. She doesn't enjoy the fact that she can't come home with me. And getting her to her bus is very frustrating. Lots of tears are shed.
Ashley is getting over the adjustment of changing classes all day and they already had homework. So that's adding another element to the house again to keep mom and dad on their toes.
But we will survive and I know when it's all said and done, the year will fly by.
See Chinese Elvis singing at a Car Lot,
Get frightened by a Dead Bear
See Huge Bugs, (foresight into visit to the Jacobs house yet to come)
And see nasty eels covered in glow in the dark green slime!
You can also visit Grandma Denise who is working there currently. We had a great time for short period we were there.
Saturday, August 25, 2007
we got to eat here:
yes yes, it was a gas station. No river view, no mt. view. Oh no instead the view was of a 90+ year old man with no teeth staring into space as they called his number repeatedly over a span of 15 minutes, there was the 250+ lb man with about $70 in scratch lotto tickets with no shirt. Then there was the occasional dirty guy with or with out shirt and or shoes. So instead we got pictures like this:
Note the beer case behind Hannah!! What a variety!!
And what Joy Ashley is showing as she stared at yet another no shoe , no shirt guy. The girls were quite confused about this. Now I must say the food was great. And look at those portion sized. But for lunch for bbq, a burger and chicken tenders at a gas station restaurant it was a bit pricey at $25 after drinks were added to the meals. But the experience they got was priceless. The best part was when I asked where we could find the river views, she said up the road less than 5 miles but there was no water there today. They haven't released the water, but it will be there tomorrow. Thanks but no thanks not so into waiting a day for water views.
As we continued on,(by route of wrong road) we came upon Chimney Rock.
It was beautiful and definitely a place I would like to go back and spend a day or two getting familiar with. They had little shops everywhere, cabins, even a lake with a beach with what appeared to be water rides. Very cool.
Friday, August 24, 2007
a flea jumped on me.
where oh were did princess get a flea, is there other fleas, great now I have 2 dogs and 2 cats to inspect and figure out how to deal sigh ok other update post will have to come later I am now going to waste my first free momma day looking for flea shit on pets.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
A BIG day for all for sure.
My innocent Ashley will be starting 7th Grade this year. I have visions of her being eaten by sharks. Not sure what that's about.
And my baby Hannah will be starting Kindergarten this year. Sigh so much to say on this. This is the year they grow their independent wings. No more will she need me to teach her the little things I have always taken for granted. Now she will have someone else teaching and doing exciting "cool" things with her. Now she will realize there are people out there much smarter than her parents. Now she will be making her own friends that she picks and not just the children of my friends whom she is always around and so that's who her friends are. I know Nan is VERY outgoing and will not have problems in this area but it still makes me sad and worried.
Back to Ashley....... I remember my first days starting at Cerro Gordo. I started 7th grade there and I wasn't exactly the first day of the school year. I don't remember for sure when it was but I felt like such the odd ball. All the kids there had been classmates since Kindergarten. And here I was the "city girl" with my "city clothes" that they had never ever seen let alone wear or own. It was a struggle for the first couple weeks to find my "click". When I finally did, it was friendships that I still have to this day.
So for sure the friends you make in middle school are some of the important ones. My loving husband has assured me that Ash will be fine and it's not a big deal but I honestly feel like I have bigger knots in my stomach about tomorrow than she does. What if she gets lost, goes to the wrong class, falls on her face going down the stairs. And the worst part is I won't be able to give her a big hug, make her a special breakfast and send her off with a good luck girl. Sometimes I wonder why I am working? But I guess it wouldn't make sense to stay home to be there for the one important day. I will have to come up with a creative way to show her I love her and will be thinking about her. We will have to go have a special lunch after our half day to share the events.
I have to say a very good thing is that she is going to be in show choir as an elective class. Apparently at the school, this is a VERY VERY BIG thing. 75% of the middle school kids are in this is what I was told. It will be a very big commitment for Ash but with class every day and her first Saturday practice this Sat, it will give her a great opportunity to make friends quick and they will have something very important to school life in common.
Ok with all my rambling I will close. Thanks to all who read thru all this........
With that said wish all us Frederick girls good luck on our First Day and pictures will be posted with updates tomorrow.