Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Jackson's funny comments

Last night we had to take Obi to the vet to get his ears rechecked. Obi kept moving and wouldn't hold still so the vet said, "Hold still little Monkey". Jackson got this really mad look on his face and said, "Don't call my dog a Monkey!".

Today at JC Penney's Jackson was testing how far he could leave my side. He was feeling really confident until I moved to a different rack of clothing. I could see him but he could not see me. I could tell he was getting a little frightened so I called his name. He told me that he was looking for me and that he couldn't find me. I told him it was really scary for mom to not be able to find him in a store like this. He got a very serious look on his face and said, "Mom, imagine you are a little person and I am a big person. What would it feel like if you looked up and couldn't find the big person you were with? Wouldn't that feel scary to you?".

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Shopping is fun but sad at the same time-

I was the lucky recipient of a gift card for Christmas. The family and I decided it was burning a whole in our pockets so we braved the mall today. The mall was actually really crowded. More crowded than it was before Christmas. I guess several people have figured out that you can buy a gift certificate for a Christmas present and then you pass on not only a gift but the gift of shopping- with deals of course!

Jackson is sick right now. Runny nose, fever and a horrible cough. It sounds like a barky wet cough. He was so bad last night that I thought he was going to cough up a lung. In fact he coughed so hard that he threw up. It was not fun. Im hoping he is better tonight.

Emily is going through a hard time right now because we are having to change and mess with the ADD medication. The medicine she was on makes her tremors worse. This medicine does not help with the tremors and is also making her very lethargic. I feel so sorry for her. Les has her out on the town tonight trying to make her feel better.

No church for us tonight. Jackson is still not feeling well and I don't want to spread the germs around town.

Oh- so, my subject line. Why is shopping sad. Well, because really there are a ton of deals and you think- wow! I must have that new sweater. It's on sale! But the truth of the matter is you do not really need a new sweater. But who can pass it up at $3.50. It's just sad to look out at a sea of people buying things because they are on sale. No wonder Salvation Army is such a big business.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Here we are at the end of the year!

I really hope to keep up this blog this year. Mostly because I have a fabulous idea for next year at Christmas time. What motivation. Christmas is over (as of yesterday) and I am itching to get the decorations down. I probably will do that on Saturday if nothing better comes along. It was a good Christmas Season. We had several different dinners this past month. It's been fun but now we are ready to just focus on the new year.

I have several potential students in the works and hopefully will have a full student load by the middle of January. I'm looking forward to this new adventure. On top of being able to help some children and their families who struggle with reading and spelling- I'll have a little extra money to spend on home school material and our kids
activities throughout the year.

Les is at work today and it's so hard not to have him here. He just started a new job and their holiday schedule is different than his last employer's. Les has some vacation but usually only likes to take vacation if we actually "go" somewhere. This is one of the ways we are different. I love to just stay home sometimes. Especially when life is crazy and there is so much going on in life.

Lauren is shopping with her best friend and Jackson's best buddy is over playing with all of Jack's new toys. Emily and I just watched a movie and now she's off playing with her new DS. I'm trying to relax because I know that this is one of the last days I'll be able to just relax and not do anything.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Moving on and forward

Today was a pretty typical day in our family. We had school, chores, a couple activities, I tutored a student, made dinner, baths and bed. Right now it's 10:20 and I can not fall asleep. Too much on my mind. I can't even begin to unravel it all. Tuesday is the busiest day of the week for us. TCA, preschool, TKD, Guitar, Tutoring, Violin, carpool. Thankfully, once Tuesday is over it's really not too bad of a week. Just getting through the Tuesday.

I leave for Fresno on Friday to take a certification test for the Barton System. It will be a crazy weekend but so worth it. Anxious to get my business started. I actually like tutoring.