Friday, November 21, 2008
Jman seems to be hanging in there with grades. He isn't getting E's in everything, but is getting mostly S's. Not too many M's and N's. (needs improvement). He started indoor soccer recently and seems to be loving that, but it also seems to me that it is a very aggressive sport. First practice I saw 2 head injuries..........and a busted elbow. IN ONE HOUR! So now Soccer Mom has instant ice packs.
And me, well I am trying to stay afloat. I am working on finding us a house. Which means, we are probably going to stay here a few years (AHHHH) I will keep you posted if I find one. :)
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Jman was glued to the screen! It was well done in keeping with the HSM theme. Great songs, and let me tell you when it was all over, Jman was dancing in the aisles! He loved it! We hadn't even made it to the car when he was asking when does it come out on DVD and so I am guessing we will see it in the theater again soon.
We are off here in a few to the last soccer game of this season followed by a quick trip up to cheer the runners at Marine Corps Marathon. (pictures coming soon of soccer and maybe of the cheer squad)
Friday, October 17, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
I, of course, came back to VA and promptly got some funky bug. Sore throat that made my airway feel like it was closing off. NO NO NO. Doc says it isn't strep! Yea ME! But that this bug sticks around and is nasty for 7-10 days. NO NO NO. I refuse to be sick that long. It can have yesterday and today. THEN DONE!
I am off to bond with bleach. KILL THE GERMS!
Monday, October 6, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
But my question is always, is it just me? Or is it that because I actually pay attention I see things differenly than other parents? I cannot believe that I care more than other parents.......... we are all parents, we all love our kids.........
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
I have a friend who is going to run with these guys. Check it out. And then realize that it is a fundraiser for those men and women who are injured while defending our freedoms.
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Okay, so today had to be the hottest day EVER. Jman went out there with 2 pair socks on and in the beating sun! The parents sat on the sidelines dripping sweat and trying not to pass out. Thankfully we survived. It was a tough game. Our kids only had ONE practice before this game and most of the kids have never played before. Jman was complimented by Coach Matt at the end of the game for being aggressive!!!! He said we need more aggressive players who are willing to get out there and PLAY! (for once his mama's personality has paid off!) He did well. And was dripping sweat too by the end of the game. No score cuz they don't keep score..........
but for those of you still reading, we didn't have any goals and the other team did.
Friday, September 12, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
After the race and a little food, we hit the beach to fight the waves and I guess to find out exactly how much sand can make it into Jman's swim trunks (thru the mesh on the lining) before his trunks fall off.
Pictures coming later.........(when I get some)
All in all we are doing well.
Jman started back to school today and it was a rough start. Some days just don't go well. Tomorrow will be better.
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
7 weeks is a long time.
My hat is off to every military member who deploys and leaves family behind, if I had trouble with 7 weeks when I was safe at home and my son was safe, I really don't know how they do it. Thanks to each and every one of you.
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Thursday, July 31, 2008
So if you are in the Richmond Area.............. www.getallfiredup.com
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Jman is doing well. And I am getting closer to having a more clean house.......
17 days to go until I fly out of the country to get him.
My best friend is coming down this weekend, that should help keep me busy. :)
Jman is going to be in Go Go Jonah this friday night...... he is in a Broadway Camp this week. Funny kid. I thnk he is loving every minute of being in a musical ............
Thursday, July 17, 2008
My days are consisting of working, running, relaxing, maybe eating dinner if I am hungry. Oh and working on cleaning out some closets and other fun stuff.
This morning I got up normal time (4-430 am) to make stuff to take for a breakfast this morning at work. Hated to give up my snooze time, but eh............
Jman's days on the other hand consist of eating (evidently a TON as the kid has put on 4 pounds in 3 weeks......... or about 8% increase in body weight..............) and shopping for more (notice I didn't say replacement...........) clothes. I hear he is also getting a few legos. (Papa, take me back to the PX after work today okay? Why......... I need another legos!)
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
I drove up to see my grandparents up in PA. Loved every minute of it. I got to see my cousins, 2nd cousins, aunts, and uncles. It was great. I love the closeness of our family. There aren't many families out there like that any more.
Jman is still having a blast in Germany. He sure didn't have but a few minutes to spare for his dear old mom. But at least I know he is having a good time. He has gotten to see his dad some and has loved that. Poppa comes back tomorrow after a long time away. Jman and my mom are looking forward to picking him up tomorrow. That will be way FUN for all of them.
I will try to post pictures soon.
Sunday, June 29, 2008
I haven't done anything outstanding by any means, but I did manage to work out a bunch and run oodles of miles (well more than I had been). So now the push begins. :)
I only have 5.5 weeks to go before I see Jman again. Well in person, I have seen him 3 times on the webcam. He is doing great. Loving every minute of being with Grandma and he got to see his Dad this weekend too which made his weekend.
I will just continue to keep busy. :)
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
all in all. Things are well tho.
For those of you wondering what ever happened with that dang squirrel......... we (the people who put the traps up there, discovered today that he had chewed thru the floor in the attic, well sorta, and got stuck and electrocuted. YUCK. At least I don't have to worry about the dang squirrel any more!!!! EEEWWWW!
Friday, June 6, 2008
Thursday, May 22, 2008
But when I went outside to tell the kids he was okay, (they were waiting on the porch) they said YOU RUN FAST!!! And you are REALLY STRONG!!!! You picked him up!!!
Adrenaline will do wonderful things for you............ not to mention he doesn't weigh much........
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Yesterday was the Mother's Tea at Jman school. It is always fun to go to these events and Jman has been practicing hard to sing certain songs and such. It was a beautiful performance.
We were also presented with a cookbook. I was a little hurt because it was of mom's recipes and I was never asked, until I started looking. The teacher asked the kids for the recipe of their favorite thing that mom makes............... and I guess my culinary skills are limited to popcorn. That was my recipe. It goes something like this "my mom puts it in the pan for 4 minutes and when it gets hot she gives it to me. She puts butter and salt on it" So there you have it folks, Kbear's famous popcorn recipe. (no this is not related to Jman's popcorn events from earlier entries)
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Okay, so you know I am going to run, but my best friend is not only running but is doing it for a cause, she is going to run for Team In Training. For those of you who don't know, it is a organization that is The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Team In Training. Cancer has touched so many of us, some of us closer than others. Take a look and you can donate if you would like. Laura is really excited about doing this. Support her if you can.
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Just keep me in your thoughts and prayers as we go thru a few struggles.
Friday, April 18, 2008
I got that the above as an email and liked it so much I wanted to share it. Sometimes when the puzzles are too much for us, we need to just flip the paper over...and focus on the real stuff.
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Jman will also be running a race. :) He wants a TROPHY!
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Monday, March 10, 2008
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Well that is because even tho we don't have any activities, I dont' ever seem to have any time. We have all those fun things on hold hoping that Jman can make it thru the first grade (anyone remember the struggles with Kindergarten homework at Wednesday night suppers????) He is making progress but seems content not to be doing much else.
I will try to remember to get the camera out and take pictures of the science fair on Saturday (whose idea was that???). His project is on how kittens grow but he told his teacher that he doesn't know anything about kittens. (he really does he just doesn't realize it) (like did you know that they have 26 baby teeth? and that they are born blind and deaf?)
I love my job. Thank you Jesus for blessing me with a job that I love. I think we may be settling in at a Baptist church here locally, but I am not sure yet. Jman loves it. And as far as he is concerned THAT IS OUR CHURCH! We will see. He picked out KABC for us, so who knows.
oh and I guess the dating scene is a little better here as men are interested in me, not sure if that is good or bad..............
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
For the first few weeks here (after my stuff was here and we were moved in) I didn't have a microwave. The house in FL had one built in so I didn't need one. Well you never realize how much they do for you until you don't have one.
SO for Valentine's Day (yes I have no life) I bought myself a microwave. It is very nice and pretty and white and has a round inside and lots of other cool features. What it does not have is an internal smoke detector.
Saturday after V-day the cable guy comes to set up our cable internet and phone.......... you guessed it, someone (not me) got HUNGRY. He asked for popcorn. I told him to wait and I would make lunch. Well he didn't wait.
He put a snack sized bag of popcorn into our brand new microwave......... and proceeded to turn it on for 45 minutes. You guessed it............ he fell on his butt on the way to turn it off when we realized that there was SMOKE and LOTS of it!!!! I had windows open, fans on......... everything.
Now the job, well the job is just great!!! I am much happier here job wise. The office mates are very welcoming and friendly and have helped me a great deal. I am already upto my elbows in alligators (nope not the FL kind) and happy to be working my booty off.
We are looking for a church, tried one last weekend and Jman wants to go back. Well since he had such great taste in churches the last time, we will go again. We made it to the service and not to sunday school, but we should make it this weekend. I am going to try out the singles class. They have a membership of about 1000 people so maybe just maybe I will meet someone. Who knows.
Jman is in a private school and we have had a few moments. They wanted to demote him. So pray for us that he keeps working hard (cuz you know this Mama Bear stood her ground and said, nope you are NOT demoting my child........... you are not the only school in this area) I would like for him to make it thru first grade....... I know he will. Smart kid I have. :)
Other than that, we are just waiting for our washer and dryer to be delivered and then we should be pretty well set.
Those of you waiting for invites, COME ON DOWN! It is cold as $#*()$# here and I LOVE IT! I will make room for any of ya. (granted it would most likely be in Jman's spiderman sheets.......)
Okay I think that covers everything. Holla if you think I forgot something.
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Last night we had a party at Chuck E Cheese for Jman. A farewell for his buddies to come and play and say good bye. It was worth every minute, but for a while we didn't think that we were actually going to have a party.......... MAN. Jman got really sick for about the first 45 minutes to an hour we were there. He got pretty sick and then all of a sudden it was all good. It was very strange. I don't take kids to the ER very often (like not since he was under the age of 2) and that is where I thought I would be last night.
We had a really good time and got home after 9.......and of course Jman was asleep!
Thanks to all who came out to say good bye. Of course, I don't believe in those........ just see you next time.
I will be back online when I can..........