Sunday, October 10, 2004


I realized that it's been a while since I posted anything.  I've been terrifically busy, getting nothing done...
We survived the weekends are so busy I almost long for Monday.
My daughter is feeling better.  Or so she says.  I'm still worrying about the headaches...she didn't complain all day Saturday, but tonight she said she had a headache again.
We went to Six Flags Saturday for the FrightFest.  Of course, she and I both are big scaredy-cats and wouldn't go in the Haunted House!  She rode some roller coasters, we played some games, and my boyfriend limped around with a grimace on his face (courtesy of rheumatoid arthritis - he's only 36!).  It was a great time!
We saw a beautiful tree this weekend in fall colors.  My daughter coined it "Sunset Red".
I walked around a corner and saw the huge wooden rollercoaster at an angle from which I had never seen it before...I was amazed by the beauty and symmetry of it.  It's wonderful that people can design such things.
One of my 5th-graders in Awana tonight finally was able to memorize the Old Testament books of the Bible.  She's been trying to do this since April, and has been unable to get past the first three...she has some learning disabilities and it just seemed an insurmountable task.  I did some research on a different way for her to learn it...the best suggestion I saw was divide it up, and let her say it in sections, and once she gets past a section, that's it and she never has to go back to it.  Tonight I sat down with her and it was absolutely amazing!  Just the simple act of dividing it up and going over it in bits clicked something inside of her brain, and she was able to breeze through it.  She was so proud of herself, and I was so proud of her!  I really love that part of working in Awana...
I'm a little apprehensive about going back to work tomorrow.  It's a combination of not being sure how my supervisor tookme taking three days off unexpectedly, and the fact that I haven't been there in so long...I've gotten used to staying home, and I really like it.  Also, while I've been off, I discovered 'Charmed' comes on at 9 a.m. every morning and I'm going to have to start videotaping it so I don't miss anything.  I may also set the timer to pick up DS9 while I'm at it...most of the TNG episodes I already have, at least.
Obviously, it only takes a few days for me to get completely addicted to the TV.
I still haven't got my ducks in a row, quite...I'm working on it.  I still have a nagging worry about my daughter...wondering if it will ever go away.  I didn't take my medicine today...forgot.
Saturday afternoon, before going to Six Flags, we stopped over at my nephew's soccer game.  It was hard-fought...exciting...and suddenly there seemed to be twice as many players on my nephew's team than on their opponents'!  They were scoring goals!  What's happening here?!
Oh, I see, two of the other teams players are over there...they chased the butterfly to the edge of the field...they're jumping in the air...butterfly is gone now...they're giving it up and sauntering back to join the game.
There is nothing more fun than watching three-year-old boys and girls playing soccer!


  1. Charmed is on at 9am....Charmed is on at 9am... I gotta add that to my alerts! LOL

  2. It was a wonderful week end wasn't it?  I remember when Bridget was about four and I signed her up for soccer.  She never made it on the field much, preferring to climb trees......and if butterflies had been there, I'm certain she would have chased them also.  

  3. I am so glad to hear that you had a great weekend!!  I love the story on the cute is that!!!
    I hope things go okay for you at work...
    Your in my thoughts..and thank you for your prayers for Josh.

  4. Glad to hear daughter is feeling better ;) Jared has been complaining of headaches over the weekend. When i took him to school this morning the teacher told me its some kind of virus going around. That all the kids are complaining of headaches and only some come down with a fever a day or two later (jared did sunday). I hope teacher is right!

    Sounds like you had a pretty good time at six flags and the soccer game ;) Rollercoasters have always amazed me. I love 'em and still ride 'em! lol.

    I bet your girl from awana was so proud and happy!! What a wonderful gift that she was able to accomplish one of her goals!  ;-)  

    Hugs and blessings to you my friend!

  5. Hi,   Sounds like you had a good week-end.     ~Rhonda~

  6. It sounds like you had a wonderful weekend! I just love Saturdays! Thanks for the tip about Charmed! :o)
    Also, that is so wonderful about your student learning the books! I bet you are so proud! :o)


  7. I used to hate going back to school after being "sick" , especially when I was in Middle School.  Work is the same way--no fun to go back after you've been of for a few days.  Usually the dreading is worse than the actual event.  How great that you could help that little girl accomplish something that had been so hard for her.  And you've given her a skill she can use over and over again in school.

  8. HA! A butterfly will do it every time! LOL!

  9. Hi Sweetie,

    I am glad you and your daughter and boyfriend went out together just to have some fun.  I didn't know you teach Sunday School.  I am so proud of you being a Bible teacher.  I think you handled your student very well.  Here I teach five days a week and I never would have thought of that.  VOILA for you!!!