Thursday, May 31, 2007

Camping Pics

crawdad catchers, originally uploaded by Yoda0419.

If you click the link "crawdad catchers" you'll get a slide show on Flickr.Too busy to give you a rundown of our fun....but heres some pictures. I'm studying...well suppose to be I wll be in a minute. Once the stupid test is over I'll be back and ready for summer....for real. PLEASE PRAY I PASS THIS THING, I ONLY WANT TO INTERRUPT MY LIFE ONCE WITH STUDYING THIS CRAP!

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Gravity....John Love...with Extras.

Still too tired to discuss and post pics of the crazy weekend we had. Full on into the business of life which is just one crisis after another, most of which doesn't even involve my direct family but others around me. Everything from Church stuff to, work crap. Why can't I just not have stuff happen?

Oh and I borrowed Layni John Mayer CD to check out. I know, I know the lips...not much to look at. Put a bag over it and listen to him sing, and it's a whole nother story. Dude is straight talented, makes you feel all warm inside for real!

Did I mention that teenagers scare me lately. My mama wasn't kidding when kids become teenagers their minds are controlled by aliens on mars, I ain't even lying!

Memorial Day Weekend.....OUCH MY BODY HURTS!

Um....seriously, I'm not so sure why I camp and sleep so close to the ground.....for a whole weekend, considering my body is pissed at me right now. The pay off is we had a freakin blast. Happy Memorial Day, I'll post more pictures from the annual camping trip tomorrow possibly Wednesday cause it could take me that long to get back in shape.

P and I took some time to visit the cemetary today, love this moment caught on my camera phone.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

God Knows Me!

It's that time of year again, when we join the ranks of other faithful campers and get our camp on at Hueston Woods. Problem is we neglected to secure out spot early like you are suppose to so there are no reservable spots left, dang it. So we hope to get our spot on Thursday and pay for an extra day just to be sure we secure out spot for a weekend of over-crowded camping paradise. Nothing is too small for my God, and he loves me so, I am sure he will hook us up.....besides I had a good God weekend last weekend. Will you send up some words? It's just a campsite so it's not a huge pressing issue, which I am sure won't take up much of his time really.....FOR GOD SAKE PEOPLE PRAY!

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Weekend Observations.....

Ok it's been way too long that I haven't had something funny to discuss or an entertaining post to my blog. Trust me I got plenty material this weekend. First of all.....


Ok the kid on the right is my nephew Zack, and with his tooth missing. Oh man....if his hair was a little longer and a little bit messier, he could take it on the road and make loads of money. I bet you that Alfred E. Newman loves to talk just as much as Zack too. This boy.....WOW....he's a talking machine, pretty much just about anything....He slept over last night....and he talked until his head hit the pillow.

Over heard this morning while ironing a little girls dress for church:

"At our house sometimes we like to lay in the bed naked......" Don't we all!! I mean occasionally...well we don't normally discuss it.....oh heck we are the naked house, do not come by unannounced!! Just sayin!

That's right a little girls dress....for church....we had ourselves a coed sleepover last night. Normally one wouldn't have 3 children, because 3 is not usually a magic number, except when Perry's involved. Perry is so into entertaining himself, that if theres another twosome, he doesn't care. He enjoys other kids around, but is fine to play by himself with them around, sounds wierd, but it works and it seems perfectly normal.

Oh and heres the girl of the coed madness.

This is Maddie, she's somewhat of a dog whisperer, she can get Kipper to do his tricks, he can sit and give her his paw. She crashed on the love seat, Perry was on the couch, and Zack was on an air mattress on the floor. Everyone went to sleep before midnight, and no one cried for their Mommy's at least not that I was aware of. They had pancakes for Breakfast and Maddie joined us for church....she was really hoping to see people get dunked in the pool again, but no such luck, last time it was baptism weekend.

Perry had a great birthday party. He got what he asked for....not to mention Fosters Home for Imaginary Friends DVD season 1....GOD HELP ME....Cheese didn't show up until season 2, so I don't have much interest in it.

And as if the coed sleepover wasn't enough kid madness I got to enjoy Kylies company this afternoon for a few hours....we had fun with chalk, and hiding the rock.
Much fun was had by many with Aunt Layni's birthday gift. No one at the park was safe from these two.

The weather was so nice this weekend, and I was blessed to kick it with family and friends all weekend.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

I am aware of the time....

And I am completely exhausted. Note to self, one should clean house on a regular basis so that when one is having a party it won't take 2 days to get the house presentable. Seriously what I have to go through when having a todo is seriously insane, where does all this crap come from and why doesn't it ever just put itself away??

Plus I waited until after 10 pm to prepare some things for tomorrow....and I still have to wrap a few gifts. So I'm crazy whatever!

3rd graders taking a spelling test are dang cute. Went to Perry's class today to take Birthday treats.....he was completely surprised and could not have been cuter! Passing out his treats. I took small bottles of water, that I had put in the freezer for an hour so they'd be nice and cold. You would have thought these poor children were from Mexico and had never had cold water. They were placing the bottle to their sweet faces and proclaiming....."ahhhh it's cold...." I took chocolate chip mini muffins. Love those instead of the old standard cup cakes.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Too Much time too little to Do....

Strike that reverse it. Holy crap I wasn't kidding when I said May could possibly consume me. End of the school year, big sigh, we made it through another year. Ok P-mans 10th birthday is this weekend, then camping next weekend, and a LOMA test on June 5th.....oh not to mention an Alpha day away retreat this weekend on earth can I do all that, and study for that stupid test for June 5th God help me!!!

Good Lord I need to go to bed, I don't even have freakin time to blog. Gimme some love people or I could possibly lose it.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Happy Mudersday..... me some Mudersday!! At least that's what my card said as it was presented to me in bed with a baby food jar of colorful sand, that I will proudly display on my desk at work. We had a nice day today, time spent with my Mama, just enough time to enjoy her and not hate her....gotta know your limits I always say. Mom's are always lovable, but they seemed to come with a teeny tiny problem I hope I never have. They want to tell you what to do....not realizing you are an adult and you can now make choices on your own. Someone needs to point this part in the parenting handbook out. The part in the Parenting Handbook that says
#57 Once your child leaves your home you can no longer tell them what to do, nor can you offer unsolicited advice.
This seems to be a problem with many parents so apparently they didn't get that far in the book? Ok so to all the mom's in the world who raised their children to be fine upstanding adults.....HAPPY MOTHERS DAY.....and stop telling us what to do we're grown for Godsake!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

No More....

I am all filled up on tragedy, and sadness just read some more sad news about some kids, I'm not even going to talk about it, no way.....So anyone got any happy news? Anyone? Nothing......I got my eyebrows waxed when I got my hair cut more big bushes above my eyes or my lip for that matter. She took it upon herself to do both. I think she takes great joy in torturing people really. My face is nice and shiny and red now....and still hurts a bit....OUUUUUCH!

Teenagers are scary creatures. Just sayin'!

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Not a Happy One

This makes me cry. I didn't know him, I didn't know his family. I suppose I felt like I knew him from looking at Jen's pages on 2 peas, and reading her blog. His pictures show him with so much life, yet he suffered so much in the end. I wish I knew why these kinds of things have to happen. If it was my child I'm not sure I'd ever recover.

I had a brother (Jeff) who died of Leukemia when he was 4. I was 11 months old when he died. It definately defined the kind of parents I had. As Jen said in her blog squeeze you kids extra long, let them know what they mean to you.

And in some more sad news Tylers not doing well. Your prayers are needed for that little guy. Last I heard earlier today he was having congestive heart failure.

Pull yourself together people I did enough crying for all of us now stop crying and think happy thoughts!!!!!!

Ok some happy's Teacher a Appreciation Week, show you kids teachers some love. I didn't do all the little gifts that were requested of me by a super creative room mother, sorry I can't think about stuff like that I like to do my own thing and I don't respond well to being told what to do. I made a lovely card and sent some other cards I made for the teachers to use.

Friday, May 04, 2007


Is it just this time of year? End of school, nice weather, crazy messy house, too much stuff going on. I don't plan it, I swear it just happens. I try to set boundries, set limits, but I am still OVERWHELMED! Maybe my boundries aren't clear?

My mom says "I don't know why you are so overwhelmed, I had 2 kids, and a full-time job...blah blah blah...." Yeah I know, not helpful. Yeah in the early 80's there wasn't as much oppurtunity to do stuff. Way way way way more stuff in life to do, and you try and schedule it all in cause you might miss something.

Ok so I think I'll clean my house this weekend along with going out to eat for Layni's b-day, going to see a movie at the park with the cubscouts, Spring Arts fair, church, letterboxing, grocery store, shopping for a gift, shopping for a patio set.... (I'm serious I have plans to do all that!) SEE WHAT I MEAN.....why isn't there more than 24 hours in a day??? Can't somebody fix that? And I have a new cricut cartridge I don't have time to play with.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

"Mr. Sexton if you Could place Your legs in the Stirrups.....

So I call to check the time of Perry and Ron's doctor appointment. I neglected to write the time down on something that wasn't disposable. The nurse asked me what I was coming in for. I said "I'm not coming name isn't Perry or Ron, I am Jodi they have me down for an appointment. " She said "no it's Ron" and then she starts giggling. She said the reason I'm giggling is because they have him down for a pap and pelvic. Bahahahaha......good luck with that. Oh had I not called. Dr. Koehl would have been in for a surprise. As would Ron since he's never been to this doctor before, and she's a women.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Overheard while camping.....

I am slacking on my blog so sorry....although no one has been yelling yet. Today is May day...guess your suppose to give someone a flower or something. There are no flowers in my yard at all the magnolia tree hasn't even bloomed yet, seems like it should have by now.

Ok so we went camping with the cub scouts this weekend. Many stayed in a cabin which had a loft. The loft had bunks and on night 2 most of the boys stayed in the loft. Perry stayed on the main floor he's not much of a follower, he creates his own space and kind of sticks to it. But many of the boys had Nintendo DS's, and as they were suppose to be going to bed many of them were playing their DS's....which apparently has a chat feature.....(yeah I know scary) they are starting young. So what on earth do 8 and 9 year old chat about? Well one apparently was entering text for a long time, and the one he sent it to was taking forever to read it, to which I heard...."Ben you have to read what I just sent it took me forever to write that...." All the other boys were anxious to hear what he had sent...."what's it say what's it say....." "Um it butt looks big...." That's when the giggling ensued. It's fun to listen to them talk to each other...about Pokemon, spiderman and what not.