Thursday, June 4, 2009

Random Stuff and Catching Up

Sorry it has been so long since I posted last. The day after we came home from Columbia I got very sick with a sinus/bronchitis thing and I am still not over it 100%. Things have been so hectic and crazy around here lately that I think my resistance was really low, so when this bug caught me it hung out for a while. My lungs are still not clear and feel very heavy at times, so we are watching that. I am trying to get extra rest but this time of year that is almost an impossibility.

So what has been going on? Let's see....significant events in no particular order....

Marissa is almost finished with 6th grade. Just 6 more days! She had her band recital Monday night and did well. She has stayed after school a few days to earn some extra credit in band (to earn the pretty little stars on her uniform sleeve)and now is staying after for Spanish dance lessons. Add the regular after school clarinet lesson with Caitlin and she has been one busy young lady! We got the last of the projects turned in, the space station model and planetary display went last week and the project on Nicaragua (done fully in Spanish mind you) went in this week. She is turning in textbooks gradually and got her yearbook this week too!

The new scrapbook store in Pooler is set to open next week. I will be teaching some classes there including the Scrapbook 101 beginner class and hopefully some others soon about saving money when scrapbooking, using sketches in scrapbooking, and other themes. Check out the new store at Cecile is doing a great job of getting some FABULOUS product in and I am excited to get my hands on it!!!!

Kathy's grandson Zachary is here for a month long visit. It is different having a boy in the house! He and Riss play together really well, in fact yesterday they had a water balloon fight in the front yard and them bobbed for apples. Yep, you read that right. Bobbed for apples in a bin of water in June.

I am really looking forward to the last week of the month, when we will be at my Mom's house celebrating her 75th birthday! My sister and her family will be here form Baton Rouge and it will be a great time! Can't wait to see my nieces and spend some time with them. They are both so busy in nursing school and medical school at LSU that we have to squeeze in time together when we can!

One last thing, did you see the thing on the news about the woman who delivered her baby in a Springfield (I assume Illinois) motel room and left it, cord still attached, on the bed with beer cans? Luckily someone heard the baby cry and found it before anything worse happened! The last news I heard was that the baby was being cared for in a local hospital and they were trying to find the mother, who is facing charges for her stupidity. How can someone just abandon a newborn like that? People have options....there is no excuse. Recent legislation makes it possible for women to leave babies at fire stations and hospitals and avoid charges of abandonment, child endangerment or whatever, and there are so many people who want to adopt, I just don't understand how someone can be so cruel. I am just glad someone heard the baby and took action. It is good that some people are not afraid to get involved!!!!

Thanks for sticking with me and I hope you have a great day!


Debbie said...

Glad you are feeling better and hopefully will be completely well very soon. Marissa is definitely one busy young lady, but I hate to tell you, it is just the beginning! They never slow down from this stage on............I too am greatly looking forward to coming to Georgia for Mom's birthday and spending time with my dear family. It has been way too long. I love you all so much! Can't wait to see you.

angeljoy said...

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