Bonnie's Ramblings

This and That from an Alabama girl living in South GA

Wednesday, March 31, 2004

Yesterday the class was not as bad as usual. But... they made up for it today. And I was asked to come back tomorrow ... I am. I didn't get a headache from them... They just got into a lot of trouble.

Some one told me today that they had seen a dark chocolate 3 Musketeers... I think they meant a Milky Way Dark... But if it is true... Be Still My Beating Heart !!!

I went for a walk this evening with a teenage girl from church... We were going to walk around at the park.. . which happens to be right next to a DQ... We made it once around the path... sigh*

Monday, March 29, 2004

I worked half a day in a very good kindergarten class. For the next two days I will be working in a very (shall I say) challenging , kindergarten class. I told the teacher that I would come with my armor on, or some very good headache medicine.
I have still been craving Dark Chocolate Kit Kat Bars. One of the local grocery stores is having a sale on them 3 for .99.
Why can't I crave healthy food. Of course I hear that dark chocolate has some very good antioxidants in it....

Sunday, March 28, 2004

Saturday we spent the day outside. My husband was working in the veggie garden and I was trying to put out some flowers and beautify a little around the house. I let my daughter plant some flowers in a pot on the porch, she did a pretty good job too. To get the flowers we went to a large retail and wholesale place. They had numerous green houses and many other things a gardener would want.

Today I had a short nap after church and now I feel grumpy.

Thursday, March 25, 2004

Been working alot lately. I can't get on to my blog from the school computers anymore. They put up some very restrictive firewall. I went grocery shopping today. I also was looking for some new white shoes to wear to church. It is hard to find a cute pair, most seem to be made for the younger crowd. I like more comfort so I don't get a good variety to chose from. not fair!!

Monday, March 22, 2004

I have already spent the morning ... cleaning , cleaning, cleaning... and there is still more to do.
I have stayed up late the last three nights reading a book. I keep telling myself , ONe more page... I love to read. My 10 year old son loves it too. He told me the other night that he ran out of books to read in his room. I gave him the first book for The Dragonriders of Pern and he is reading it. I love those books. I didn't read them until High School. I wonder what kind of profession has lots of enjoyable reading... It would probably be better to keep it as an enjoyable hobby.
It turned cold again today. I was spoiled already on the warm Spring weather.

Saturday, March 20, 2004

Friday I subbed at the Elementary school again. I like doing the teachers aide jobs. One of teachers was selling Krispy Kreme dounuts for the High School softball team. Said I would by two boxes. Chocolate covered for my family and lemon filled for me. They will be deliverd on April fools day... It will be a joke to my scale.( which by the way I haven't stepped on in weeks... too depressing).
Today I took my daughter grocery shopping with me. I can tell we will enjoy shopping together for clothes and other girl stuff for a long time now... :)

Thursday, March 18, 2004

My kindergarten class today was very wiggly. I couldn't get them to listen and keep all four legs of their chairs on the floor, even after one of them fell backwards. I just started putting anyone in the corner who rocked back in their chairs. I told them of the time when I was in first grade and fell back like that and hit my head on the table behind me, and I bled alot. I scared my teacher. One boy said " no way, your joking us" . No , I replied, tis truth.

The school has started using a site blocker program that blocks alot more web sites than it use to. Now when I have time at the school, I can't get to some of my favorite sites. Darn...

Wednesday, March 17, 2004

When it rains it pours.. I worked with the third grade teachers today.. grading papers and such. And I am booked for the next two days. And three other teachers called me tonight, for days that I am already booked.
I baked those dark chocolate fudge brownies tonight. They are good, but I think when it comes to that kind of chocolate, I like the regular better. Oh and I did go to the movie rental place to get my Dark Chocolate Kit Kats.. Yum...

Tuesday, March 16, 2004

Yesterday I worked half a day in the first grade. Good kids.

This morning I already ran an errand to the grocery store. I needed some things for a ladies meeting at church tonight. I went in all expectation of being able to get my current favorite candy bar fix. They had plenty last time I went. THEY WERE OUT!! I think I went into withdrawals right there in the store. Oh for a Kit Kat Dark Bar....!! I bought a package of Duncan Hines Dark Chocolate Fudge brownie mix. To fix my fix.
Of course there is always the local movie rental place that some times has my bars in... hmmm....

Sunday, March 14, 2004

This evening my children were amusing themselves by dressing up in their fathers various PJs. They were cracking themselves up. My daughter was also wearing foam curlers , she wanted to have curly hair tomorrow. Then when she went to bed she thought she might not be able to wear them all night. She kept them on and is trying to sleep. I use to sleep in them for maximum curl. It worked great in my hair.

Saturday, March 13, 2004

The men went fishing this morning. I cleaned and cut some stuff I am going to sew. Then my daughter and I decided it was too nice a day to let the men have all the fun. We went to the fishing pond. It was beautiful there. Good thing we went too. Husband had his truck and then the boat trailer stuck in the shallow water and mud. I helped get them out. Of course I road the clutch a little and it started smelling. No damage done though. We just ate Pizza Hut pizza... yummy... It is not good for the waist line... I also am going to have a root beer float tonight.... ( What waistline? ).. hmmm.

Friday, March 12, 2004

No school today... the kids came with me to pick up a car part at the Chrysler place. It is one of those remote lock and unlock things. Only one came with the van and it was mine. Husband was jealous and needed one too. Don't blame him.
We ate at Taco Bell for lunch. I looovvve the Chalupas. I had three.
Tonight I made hamburgers. I used the gas grill. The meat was so juicy that it made lots of flames in the grill and the burgers almost burnt up in the larger than normal flames. It never flamed so much when we had those brickets you can put alongside the burners.

Thursday, March 11, 2004

It may be Thursday but it seems like Friday... The kids are out of school tomorrow. There is no particular holiday it is a - just because they want to mental health day for teachers... actually I think it is a built in "snow" day. We don't have snow this far south, but last year we had three days off because of floods on the many dirt roads in the county.
I worked in the second grade group of kids who need a little extra help. They were talkative today, but good kids.

Well our Red Fish has now lived for eight days. He may be a more interesting blogger than me read him at My husband is feeling sorry for him , that there is nothing in his bowl but colored rocks. Most bettas I see don't have much in their bowls. These are different kind of fish, they sometimes just sit on the bottom of the bowl , but are fine. Maybe I could put a picture of a female betta behind his bowl for him to look at.

Wednesday, March 10, 2004

tuesday night at the races... the first up was my son against the only guy who beat him last year. drum rolllllllll....... The other guy won again.... second race that son was in.... He Won.... Third race .. just happened to be against the same guy as in race number one... lost again.. races were over for my sons car. He did not win a trophy this year , after being second the last three years. He did come in fourth out of 14 cars. Not too bad. My husband made my son a car (son helped)(a little) ... then husband made daughter a car, the girls don't get to race the boys but they like to have one of their own anyway. My husband spent time on the boys car to get the weights just right.... I spent little time gluing two large washers to the bottom of my daughters car. We set up the track Monday night for the Tuesday races... we tested the tract with the boys car against the girls car... Drum rollll...... daughters car won every time. Husband couldn't believe it ... he he he... Ended up that my son raced with his sister's car, because ,ofcourse, the fastest car needed to be run against the competition. The car came in fourth, but we were all proud of "Pink" anyway.

Today I went grocery shopping, Love Super Wal-Mart but it can sure suck down your money if you just decide to look around.

Monday, March 08, 2004

Kindy-garden was nice today. I got to paint kids hands and make sea creatures on paper.

My allergy, sinus thingy is still giving me problems. I haven't had a good nights sleep in four days.

Tomorrow night is the Cub Scout PineWood Derby. We set up the track tonight, the kids are ready.

Oh ... and ... I would like to thank Red Fish for standing in for me yesterday.

Sunday, March 07, 2004

Hello everyone... My name is Red Fish... I am writing today for my human. I am a male Betta. I live in a bowl above the TV in the living room. I love when someone walks by my bowl . I perk up and wonder if a fight is coming. I especially love to take a stance at the large male in the family. He wants to fight me too when I look aggressive. My favorite time of day is after the smaller humans get home from school and I get to be fed. I eagerly await for the small pellets of food to be dropped into my water. I enjoy my life in a bowl and the show my humans put on for me.

Friday, March 05, 2004

Friday... Friday... Taught second grade today. The kids were alright, we did lots of testing today.
I have had a sore throat for a couple of days and a bad headache to go with it today. I believe it is all allergies, and is very miserable. The pollen outside just coats the cars with yellow.
My red fish is still alive. We are counting the days to see if this one lives.

Wednesday, March 03, 2004

Today is my husband and mine 14th anniversary !!!

We just got back from eating out at a very good restaurant in Baxley. I love thier fried mushrooms. We took our kids with us. My son actually tried the fried mushrooms and liked them. I think he likes anything that has that good fried coating on it. I had the shrimp alfredo with grilled vegis. Husband had prime rib. Kids had chicken fingers. Yummy was had all around.

At Wal-Mart today I got another Beta fish. The lady let me have a free replacement. This one is red and I hope it will live more than 5 days. They are suppose to live 3 or 4 years. I am still contemplating whether to get an indoor dog or a fish tank.

Tuesday, March 02, 2004

They are tearing up the road in front of my house today. We still have sewer problems on the city's side of the pipes. At least they are trying to fix it. They said lots of mud gets into the system, and we are at the end of one of the lines so we get the build up. Oh Yea....
I have to go into work at 11:30 today. I like to get just the right balance of work each week, not too much and not too little. My daughter had her honors assembly this morning, I "well pleased" with my childrens work. They both get honor roll and so far we haven't been sick enough to stay home from school and they got perfect attendance too. They are both also doing well in the AR reading program at school. Eric is the highest in his school and Mary also maintains a good average on her tests.
My husband and I will have been married for 14 years tomorrow. Time has flown. We look a little different since we got married. A few more pounds and a few less hairs for both of us.

Monday, March 01, 2004

Today I took our new van to get the tires rotated and balanced. It has been pulling slightly to the right since we got it. They did the balancing and told me it still pulled so they took it in to get a front end alignment. Now it doesn't pull. And they didn't charge me , of course. They have been nice to us since we bought a car from them. he he.
My husband brought home icecream from DQ tonight. We don't know the meaning of the word " diet" around here.
Speaking of eating, I saw the largest shrimp in Wal-Mart the other day. I brought home a few of the second largest kind. Very Good! I will have to try the whoppers next time.