This is my life...a series of dreams come true on a daily basis. Join me as I run down my dream - maybe you will find your dream in the process.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Halfway through (Thank goodness!)

  • Today marks "hump day" for the work week. As weeks go, I am glad this one is on the downhill slope.
  • One of Miss Scarlett's classmate fell and broke his arm yesterday - just the second day of class! Poor little fellow was back today sporting a black cast.
  • I worked with our young miss on her writing skills today. Not too bad, but definitely need to continue practicing her letters.
  • Grandparents kept Miss Scarlett yesterday afternoon. She came home with freshly manicured nails and a haircut. Nana and Poppie RULE in this child's mind.
  • I received a phone call from a neighbor today. She wanted to know if she could put things in our yard sale if she gave us half the income from it. As much as I didn't want to fool with another person's stuff, I told her "sure" and that she could keep all of her proceeds. How do I get into these things?
  • Decided I needed another moniker for Miss Scarlett besides Miss Scarlett. Getting too long to type. A friend named her girls Lightening and Thunder. I need something easy like that.
  • Considering "possum" for her moniker. What do you think?
  • Still wanting to forgo the yard sale this weekend and just haul everything to Goodwill, but hubby won't let me. BIG sigh.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Random thoughts for the day...

  • I am glad today is over!
  • Decided we needed more family devotion time, so I bought the Family Devotions book by Josh McDowell. It's excellent.
  • Wondering why all the sudden that Miss Scarlett is afraid to be out of our sight.
  • Learned that her daycare teacher told her about vampires! Vampires! We will have to have a little talk with said teacher.
  • Floor tile is not as easy to pick out as you would think.
  • Neither are tennis shoes for five year old girls who think they are Stacy London.
  • I am hoping that I can figure out how to keep the left justification with bullets on the blog. May have to get with my friend M. on this.
  • Made copies of photos from a recent trip to Georgia and sent to our friends. Gosh, how we miss them!
  • Wishing that we were able to get together with some folks from our China group more often. Some we have not seen since China.
  • Thankful for the internet so that I can stay in touch with friends and family that are far away.
  • Ordered a chocolate malt from Sonic and it was not chocolate or malty. Went home and added Ovaltine Chocolate Malt powder and was happier.
  • Thankful for family that gives us hand-me-down clothes for our girl. Older cousins ROCK!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

First Day of Kindergarten

Monday was Miss Scarlett's first day of kindergarten. It was a bitter-sweet day for me. I was a little sad to see my girl pass yet another milestone in growing up, but at the same time excited for her.

She was absolutely a clinging vine when we first entered the school. There were loads of kids milling around. Her Daddy and I walked her into the cafeteria, where she immediately spied some friends of hers. Then it was all downhill from there.

So to the left here is her before friends are spotted.

Fast forward to getting ready to go into class. She is super excited to have an awesome young teacher, Ms. Blanton. Can life get any better for a five year old?

Maybe having a school aged child won't be so bad after all. May all your school days be good one, my dear child!

Love, Mommy

Monday, August 3, 2009

Surviving Monday

I had a very emotionally draining day today. Starting with:
  • Sweet talking the daycare into letting Miss Scarlett's best bud, Romy, into going into class with Scarlett.
  • Discussing Miss Scarlett's impending kindergarten schedule with daycare instructor. I am SO not ready to see my little girl start school.
  • Trying to concentrate on work while dreading two major Health and Life Insurance exam looming over my head later in the afternoon. THEN...
  • Taking the exams one after the other. I felt like I had never seen most of the questions before in my life. Apparently, I guessed well because I passed.
  • If that weren't enough, I had to go back to work and finish out the day, totally drained of all energy.
  • On top of this, I am desperately trying to figure out the perfect birthday gift for my dear husband. He's a jewel and deserves so much more than I could ever afford to give him. I have it narrowed down to clothes (yawn), a new DVD/VCR recorder combo (still not sure about that one), or a new laptop for him to play with.
I am glad today is almost at an end. Hopefully, tomorrow will be an easier day.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Katy the Caterpillar

So today as we were getting ready to get in the car to go to church, I spied this furry thing on the driveway. Upon closer examination, it turned out to be a caterpillar. Scarlett was immediately fascinated, and wanted to capture it to see what it would turn into.

We had tried this once before without success, but thought we'd give it one more try. So a hustle into the garage to find a jar while Scarlett pulled some different kinds of leaves off the trees in our front yard and found a stick for it to climb.

Scarlett named it Katy a/k/a Katy-pillar. Of course, Katy HAD to go to church with us. So off we went. I am not sure Katy got too much from Sunday School, but Scarlett said she was a good caterpillar, nonetheless.

Now Scarlett has taken Katy to see Grandmother. We will keep you posted as to what happens with Katy.

Oh, and by the way, we looked Katy up on-line to see what she is. She is an American Dagger Moth (not too exciting) and loves to eat maple leaves, which is good, because that's what we gave her.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Saturday Ramblings

  • Got awakened by a small, giggly girl who wanted a cuddle. I love mornings like this!
  • I am madly studying for my Life and Health Insurance test on Monday. I think (I hope!) that I will do okay.
  • Thinking I'd like to do something crafty with Miss Scarlett today. Maybe look through some craft magazines to get ideas for Christmas gifts. It's never to early to plan ahead!
  • Need to help Miss Scarlett on her introduction letter to her kindergarten teacher. Hard to believe school starts in a little over a week!
  • Trying hard to get revved up to firm up some of the extra weight I am carrying around. I really would like a rowing machine.
  • It's cloudy and kind of gloomy today. Could be a good day to crawl on the couch with a juicy novel.
  • I don't have a juicy novel.
  • Going through the house to give it a good Pre-Fall cleaning. I can't wait until the weather starts to turn cooler!
  • I want to end each post with something I am thankful for... this time, it is my friends - both near and far. I love you all!