Bonnie's Ramblings

This and That from an Alabama girl living in South GA

Monday, August 30, 2004

How can a week go by so fast? I have been working at the school a lot. I subbed last Thursday and Friday, and I am working in the pre-k everyday this week.... ( advil.. any one). Actually they are very sweet, but this early in the school year they have more trouble remembering the rules. With the little ones , you have to help them with breakfast and lunch and you don't have much time to eat yourself. I have learned in this my third year of subbing , that teachers most definitly aren't paid enough.
My son is selling popcorn for the Boy Scouts fund raiser. He has done well and my husband has helped alot at work. His little sister wanted to help too; and she took the form to school and sold quite a bit her self. I appreciate all who have supported the Scouts.
The heat and humidity have been awful down here. Just standing outside with the kids at recess starts the sweat to dripping. And the play ground is mostly dirt, so if you wear sandals you come home with very dirty feet. What I don't think is right is when the kids come to school wearing flip flops and sandals that fall off all the time. Parents should send kids in close toed shoes every day. And teach them how to tie shoes before they start pre-k. sigh*

Monday, August 23, 2004

Had a good weekend. My hubby and I got to sing in a multicongregational choir for our church. (Stake Conference). After the Saturday night session, we went to Krystals . Hubby ordered two sackfuls of burgers. That is 24. We ate them all. Hubby ate 10 1/2 I ate 5 1/2 and my son ate eight. My daughter doesn't eat burgers, she had a small Pup ( thats a little hot dog). My ten year old boy, eats more than I do, when it is something he likes. His feet are bigger than mine, he is already starting to break out on his face, and there are other growing up signs. I didn't know this started so early. sigh... my babies are growing up. Actually, it is fun to watch them grow up.


Friday, August 20, 2004

Been subbing this week. A couple of days , anyway.
We did find some cheaper house painters and they finished in 3 1/2 days. It would have been much.. much cheaper to do it our selves, but hubby is stressed some times with work and other callings, that it was a relief to have someone else do it. It needed it bad. The cats have had fun running around all the stuff that was moved out of place. And chasing each other. The older cat is over a year old and the other is about 4 months or so. They love each others company.
We had a big down pour on Tuesday evening and it knocked down half of hubby's corn that was just beginning to tassle. Some have popped back up, but hubby is sad. His garden is his baby.

Sunday, August 15, 2004

We went to a new restaurant yesterday, The New Bejing Buffet. If you have been to the Meteor Buffet in Huntsville AL, then you would enjoy this place. Yes, Terry, it is every bit as good. They might have one less bar of food to choose from but you could not tell. They even had crab legs on the all you can eat buffet. Yummy! My husband says it is our new favorite restaurant. I do also love the shrimp night at the Golden Corral.
We also went to see two movies. (we had free babysitting). We saw The Bourne Supremacy, if you liked the first one you will like the second. It was very good. The only complaint I had was from the hand held cameras. The picture was jumpy to watch. We also saw I, Robot. It was good too. Will Smith is good in these kind of pictures. My son had me give him a blow by blow account of the movie. He wanted to see it. Maybe when it comes on TV.

I made some no-bake chocolate oatmeal cookies. My kids don't like oatmeal in their cookies and my husband would rather not have the chocolate and have raisins instead. I guess I will have to eat them all by myself. ( MooHa Ha Ha.....)

Wednesday, August 11, 2004

The kitten came back yesterday. He is still a little wild. He lived under a friends house til we got him. I think he is staying under the neighbors house and comes over here to eat and find company with our other cat.

I need go to a meeting of Chocoholics Anonymous... this is the third day in a row that I have gotten a Brownie Batter Blizzard.

I haven't been sleeping good lately. I am trying numerous things. My shoulders arms neck and face have been aching. Today I bought a pillow that forms to your head. We shall see.....

Monday, August 09, 2004

A CHOCOHOLIC ALERT.................. Must try the new Dairy Queen Brownie Batter Blizzard !!!!!
All other chocolate shake like desserts pale in comparison.

So what has been up the last few days. hmm.... Some one told me they would paint my house for 1000$ .... NOPE....
I think our older cat took the kitten (who followed him everywhere) out of the yard and got him lost.
The children started school Friday. I subbed today in kindergarten.

Friday, August 06, 2004

First day of school... separation anxiety.... No wait, quiet time alone ... too quiet... Grocery shopping alone... no one to eat lunch with at the snack bar :( ... sigh***


First day of school.... separation anxiety... Wait! time alone at home... Too quiet... Shopping alone for groceries!... no one to eat lunch with at the snack bar... sigh**

I have been trying to repaint the window trim on the outside of the house. At this rate it will take a year or so. Yesterday some men working on the neighbors deck said they would give us a quote on how much it would cost to paint the house... drummmm roolllll.... NO WAY $1000 dollars. It will just have to be the year long paint job.

Wednesday, August 04, 2004

I want to clarify that the "crime" my kids committed was related to making the house unclean... there fore they had to clean the house to get an appreciation for clean. Later my son dropped something on the kitchen floor and I told him to pick it up and he said "Wow, Mom, now I know what you are talking about." Not that I expect him to do it everytime but it made him think when he had to scrubb the floor himself.




Monday, August 02, 2004

Ahh ... August... My daughters b-day is on thurs. and mine 8 days later. School starts on Friday, and I will have to start getting up earlier again.. sigh...

Today the kids had to full fill a punishment for a crime. They had to work for me cleaning the house with no TV until 5:00. They worked very well. I was well pleased. Hopefully they will think twice before commiting the crime again.