Thursday, April 30, 2009

A Trip to the Zoo

Today was the sixth grade field trip to the Akron Zoo. The weather was a bit rainy, but for the most part, it was a nice day. My group of kids was really well behaved. I was responsible for 10 children. 9 of which were not mine. It's hard enough for me to take care of my own children, and even harder to watch 10 of them as they run through the zoo. They were really good with staying together. Thanks, kids.

A newer student to our school, Nyjay, a boy from Baltimore, was in my group. He is such a character. He wore his cowboy boots to the zoo. He told me he and his mom are big fans of country. So, he and I were singing "These boots were made for walking" as we walked through the zoo. He is actually a good singer. I think he could be a good politician and may be our 2nd black president of the United States.

Glad this is probably the last field trip I will have to chaperon during the kids school career...why don't I just say no? Maybe it's time for another parent to take a turn.



Congratulations Emily on running your first track meet. I am proud of you, even if you aren't proud of yourself. 17:46 in the 100 is not a bad time for your first meet. You will only get better.

Time Well Spent

Last weekend was my time away with my besties and my favorite cousins. We went to A Crop for All Seasons...a scrapbook retreat at a bed and breakfast in Norwalk, Ohio. The facility was very nice...a bit warm, but very pretty. And the food...OH MY GOSH...absolutely to die for. We ate so good, the food was so delicious. If I could have one thing in life, (besides more money), I would want someone to cook for me and my family the way we ate last weekend.

It was nice to spend time with everyone again...even though I didn't get to sit next to Emily. The laughter was abundant, and the scrapbooking was plentiful. I did get a lot done. It's always worth going away just to get stuff caught up on.

Can't wait to do it again!

Practical Joke

A few weeks ago I went with several other girls to a conference for Ohio PTA in Columbus. The conference itself was, well, just okay. The two seminars that I attended were informative. The company I was with was fun. I really enjoyed their company.

Kelly Jo Howdyshell Phillips tried to play a practical joke on Lisa, Donna and I. Long story short, her and Amy threw towels out their window (the first one being accidental)...when they went to go down to get them, we threw water on them...they had a maintenance man with them and he got wet. I know, sounds like spring break all over again! So, Kelly paid him to come to our room to tell us that all of us had to leave the hotel...we were getting kicked out. Well, I didn't believe her from the start, but Lisa started packing, especially when she looked out the hall and all of them had their luggage in the hall ready to go. I still wasn't packing. Anyways, I was right, Kelly was playing a joke on us. I did get a set of salt and pepper shakers (stolen from a room service tray) from Kelly as a peace offering. Thanks Kelly, I do like them!

All in all, we had a great time. But next year I'm staying on another floor!

Until next time...

Monday, April 13, 2009

Pretty Flowers

Pretty flowers, but the vase has a lot to be desired! Larry brought me these daffodils from his parents house when he was there this week. He usually cuts me some every year from their yard. He didn't have anything to put them in, so he put them in this really nice Campbell's Tomato Soup can. Actually, I thought it was really clever. I was just happy he thought of me and brought me flowers.

The Price to be Beautiful

OMG...I cringe when I have to pay $12.00 for a haircut for myself. Saturday, Emily and I went to Famous Hair, a place you think would be inexpensive, to get our hair cut. Emily also wanted to have her hair highlighted. Okay, she hasn't had it done for over a year since you went back to her original color. So I thought, what the heck,why not? Well, I'll tell you why cost me $77.00. Yes, you read that right. Granted, her hair is super duper thick and she had her whole head done, but her hair is short right now. Are you kidding me? These highlights better last a long, long time! Next time we are going back to the Aveda School. Yeah, they take forever, but it is a lot cheaper.

Anyways, she looks adorable, but I still wouldn't say it was worth it.