Monday, September 24, 2012

Thoughts on a Sunday Afternoon

-I missed doing a Daybook this week because it was a busy week so I thought I'd take a few minutes now to get down some thoughts.
-It seems strange but I have 5 kids here now, including Tucker, because his friend William and the three neighbor kids are here.  I'd go upstairs and carry on but I was down here when they came and Nava (the little girl) keeps coming over and talking to me and asking me questions.  The boys can fend for them selves I know.
-I had to laugh when I called William's mom this morning to ask if William could come over.  You may remember William....he and Tucker were inseperable from K- 2nd grade and then drifted as friends sometimes do.  Well they are in the same class this year and when Tucker told me,  I said to Michael I wonder how long it will take before William will be over again.  Turns out it was 3 weeks.  And he just asked if can come over next weekend "I like coming over here, Mrs. Doyle".  So nice to hear!  :)
-We had the annual carnival at Tucker's school yesterday and it was the perfect Fall day for it!  Somehow I ended up doing the Spin Art Booth  and getting splattered with paint! But it was a lot of fun and the kids had a blast!
-Survivor started this week and Blair from the Facts of Life is on it and they are so mean to her already because she is "older".  The ones who are being mean to her are so young they don;t even recognize her as a TV star.  There's one guy who does recognize her and he's nice to her but stuck in the middle.
-Can't wait for Dancing with the stars and Amazing Race to start!  Though I'm not looking forward to Bristol and Pamela dancing around again!  I've started watching The Voice and Glee also.
-I'm still making my way through Gone With the Wind; not really doing a lot of reading mostly because I'm working on Christmas presents and that takes up a a lot of my time.  I'm only about halfway through it. 
-I guess that's about it for now.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Every hour-Sunday

I am copying Jul and Tiffany so here is my version of "every hour" (this time with pictures)
For some reason, I can't write in between the pictures so I'll describe them first!

7:30am  The day always begins with the feeding of Shrek and Fiona
8:30am  Pancakes for breakfast (these were the rejects!)
9:30am  Warming up for the 10am soccer game (Tucker is #21)
10:30am  Still at soccer; Tucker's in the middle on the bench
11:30am   Done with soccer, getting gas
12:30am  Grocery shopping
1:30pm    Trying to finish the Monopoly City game we started yesterday (notice I said "trying")
2:30pm   Folding laundry
3:30pm   cross-stitching (can't show the front because it's a gift for someone who may still read this)
4:30pm   still cross-stitiching
5:30pm   time to make dinner-pork chops it is!
6:30pm   how would you like to eat dinner with this face looking at you every night?!
7:30pm   watching Breaking Amish on TLC

Friday, September 14, 2012

Random Thoughts on a Friday Night (from my mom's house)

-I mentioned in my Daybook that my Mom had her surgery today on her foot; she did very well.  She is in a tremendous amount of pain though so she just she just took two pain pills so she could go off to sleepyland and get a brek from the pain.
-It was only 7 pm when she took the pills so i came up here on the computer and thought I would do a random thought post seeing as how I don;t usually get too much time to myself!
-I may not be far behind her sleeping-wise; we had to be at the hospital for 5:45 this morning so we got up at 4:30 and left at 5:10.  Needless to say, it's been a long day for both of us!
-We had Tucker's Open House at his school this week and they ran it a little differently but it was better, I think.  The kids brought you to the classroom and you met the teacher and you could look around for about 20 minutes and then the kids went to the cafeteria for about 20 minutes while the teacher talked about the what the kids were going to do this year, what to expect, etc.  I found it very helpful, particularly with him getting ready to go to Middle School next year.  His teacher is new to our school and I really like her a lot as does Tucker.
-we just found out Tucker's best friend Gavin is moving to Raliegh, NC next summer.  His dad accepted a new job and will actually be moving next month.  Gavin will be finishing the school year along with his older brother Josh and then joining his dad.  Tucker's already worried about him leaving but we're talking about looking into Skype for them, I think.
-I'm going to try to copy Jul and Tiffany with their Every Hour posts probably Sunday.  I can't do it during the week because of my job but it does look like fun; though I could do it without pictures.  I was thinking today's could look like this (without pictures):
4:30-wake up
5:30-driving to hospital for mom's surgery
6:30-mom in pre-op for surgery
7:30-ortho running late
8:30-ortho finally here; mom goes into surgery
9:30-reading gone With the Wind in waiting Room
10:30-same as above
11:30-mom out of surgery, in recovery, waiting to go back, making phone calls to update everyone
12:30-in with mom, she's napping
1:30-in with mom, going to get car
2:30-home with mom
3:30-at pharmacy waiting for prescription
4:30-at vet picking up cat
5:30-picking up chinese food for dinner
6:30-adjusting pillows/ice
7:30-on computer

Not too bad for a day's "work", huh?!?!? lol

Monday, September 10, 2012


For today...Monday, September 10, 2012

On My Mind....haven't been sleeping well at night lately and need to catch up on some much needed sleep!...hoping to get the Christmas presents actually done in time for Christmas!...proud of Tucker for doing so well on the CMTs (our state's standardized tests); he got "advanced" in Math (actually 6 wrong out of 110) and scored high in reading and writing (not quite "advanced", but close); we are very proud of him!!!
Outside My window...weird that it's dark outside and it's not even 8 pm !  Definitely cooling down at night, have to shut the windows tonight, or at least some of them anyway!

What We're Reading...Still reading Gone with the Wind...  Tucker's still working his way through the The Hardy Boys books.

What I'm Listening to...since I can't listen to audio books I'll have to go with what I am actually listening to....Tucker and Michael playing video games...the dryer running.
What We're Watching...  So You Think You Can Dance, looking forward to the finale tomorrow night...looking forward to Survivor, Amazing Race, and DWTS, even if we have to watch Bristol Palin clunk around the stage again... re-runs of Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men, lately anything on HGTV

I am Hoping...that I get some good sleep tonight.

Around the House...dishes waiting to go in the dishwasher... laundry waiting to be folded...the house itself is actually pretty neat.

Coming Up This house at Tucker's school tomorrow practice Thursday night...
soccer pictures Fri night...I'm sleeping over my mom's Thurs and Fri night because she's having her 2nd and final surgery on her foot on game on Sun.

No Picture thought this week (I really need to get back into taking more pictures!!!)

Saturday, September 8, 2012

First Soccer Game of the Season

This year they started the soccer season with little ceremony where all the kids who play soccer in the town marched onto the was actually pretty impressive to see the little ones all the way up to Tucker's age group!  Tucker started playing when he was 4 and I can't believe he was ever that little!  lol!

 He had a game in the afternoon...For some reason, I didn't take alot of pictures, I'm sure I'll make up for it!


Tuesday, September 4, 2012


For today...Tuesday, September 4, 2012

On My Mind....Given that my blog is so dusty from lack of use, there's actually a lot on my mind!...I really want to get back into blogging.  Over the weekend I went back and read over the blog back when I was really into it and documented our life through it much more often and I realize just how much I've missed doing that not to mention the documentation of  what we're doing!  and how I feel about what we are doing !  and while I think Facebook is a much quicker means to an end, if you will, I can't put a lot of detail there and I think that's what I've missed doing so I will be trying to do that more!  okay with all that having been said...we have new neighbors who moved in last week, their names are Ike and Dee (easy to remember, the last syllables of ours, lol) and they have have three kids Malik (11), Izul (sp?) (8), and Nava (sp?) (5).  Nava is a girl and the other two are  boys. While we will definitely miss our former neighbors, we're really excited to have kids next door for Tucker to play with ! ... For those on Facebook (both of you), you probably saw my post about donating my car and may be be wondering what I'm driving these days (or maybe not!).  My mom still had my dad's car and was tired of keeping up two cars so she traded her 1995 in for a brand-new car and gave me the 2000 Subaru Legacy and we donated my 2002 Ford Focus.  The only thing is that it doesn't have a CD player and I got a cassette jammed in there (one Jul made me back in high school) so I can't even get an adapter for it.  We're going to get a used CD player for it so I can go back to my audio books.
Outside My window...we had torrential rain most of the day so no soccer practice tonight....humid tomorrow and then back into the 70s which is how I like it.

What We're Reading...I just finished The Catcher in the Rye (a re-reread) and am now tackling Gone with the Wind.  Tucker's still working his way through the The Hardy Boys books.

What I'm Listening to...since I can't listen to audio books I'll have to go with what I am actually listening to....Tucker and Michael outside in the yard....Shrek meowing because he wants to go out (he's an indoor cat)...the dryer running.
What We're Watching...   re-runs of Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men, lately anything on HGTV

I am Hoping...that work stops being so stressful.

Around the House...dishes waiting to go in the dishwasher... laundry waiting to be folded.

Coming Up This practice Thursday night, CT Sun game Fri ngiht, first soccer game of the season Sat afternoon

No Picture thought this week

Saturday, September 1, 2012

First Day of School

I'm almost a week late in posting these but in an effort to get back into blogging, I'm moving forward and posting these today!

Tucker started 5th grade on Monday!  (These was a picture of me and him but even though I have recentley lost 15 lbs, it was horrid!)

The gang from his daycare!

 With his best friend Gavin!