Thursday, December 16, 2010

Oh Happy Day!

Oh Happy Day was all I could sing at 5:43 this morning, when my phone rang and I listened to an automated message telling me that we'd be on a two hour delay.  I reset the alarm on the clock, snuggled a little closer with Robbie, and went right back to sleep.  It was 8:30 before I knew I was in the world again.  I should have got out of the bed and worked on doing SOMETHING, but all I managed to do was head to my little office and lurk on Facebook.

I SOOO should have died my hair at least!  I'm trying to let it grow out and it's really getting on my nerves because it's at that funky stage where I can't seem to get it fixed right for the life of me.  Here's how horrible it looks today....SILVER roots and ALL!  Even if I am diggin' my new Lane Bryant sweater!  Boo-Yow!

I hope you all have a wonderful day today!  I am looking forward to helping chaperone a field trip tomorrow!  YAY!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Old Farts' Blood Pressure Medication Club--President

Well y''s official.  I'm now a certified member of the Old Farts' Blood Pressure Mediciation Club!  I found this picture online and thought that I MUST include today. 
I went to our school nurse yesterday during my planning time and asked if she'd check my blood pressure.  It was 148/118.  She nearly freaked out and made me call and make a dr. appt.  The first one I could get was 1:40 PM, so I headed that way.  They immediately did an EKG but that was normal, praise the Lord!  They did a bunch of blood work and gave me a prescription for LOTREL, which is two medicines in one.  I'm hating the fact that I'm now on meds for blood pressure, but at least my pill is pink.  YAY!

I am one of those kinds of people who never has any kind of an idea of what to tell people when they ask what I'd like for Christmas.  I have found something that I think I can't live without.
It's the Sizzix Big Shot.  If any of you have this, please comment and let me know if you love it or hate it.  I have seen lots of videos on YouTube about how it cuts fabric--up to 5 layers and I can't wait to get my hands on one.  I think I'll use my Christmas money from the parents and inlaws and take the plunge.
Also on my list is one of these in any amount:

Hope you all have a wonderful day as I'm off to eat my tuna fish and fruit cocktail as I try to...

Monday, December 13, 2010

Secret Santa @ School

Hey Y'all!  I hope you've had a great weekend and are ready for a busy week!
I am a little ticked off this morning...just so you know.
Last night, after church, I had to stop by the store and get a few things that we needed.  As I was giving Mr. Dollar General my money, a lady came inside and said it was snowing!  I hurried outside and got in the minivan and called Big Daddy and Robbie.  I could hear Robbie running to the back door to catch this year's first glimpse of snow.  He was screaming at the top of his lungs and he was so excited.  He was hoping I wouldn't have to teach school today so that we could stay home and enjoy our day.

Oh well---it was nice to dream a little bit anyway, right?!
Before I forget, and this is off the subject....if you like flavored coffee creamers, go, run to your nearest Wal-Mart and get the Coffee Mate CARAMEL APPLE flavor.

 It may just be my new favorite.  It sat in my fridge for about a week, because I kept thinking I wouldn't like it...but...I love it!  SO there...hee hee
A couple of weeks ago, we drew names here at school for our annual Secret Santa game we play!  Me, Big Daddy, and Robbie went shopping Friday night and bought gifts for mine.  I hope they like them!  I sent one of my students this morning to deliver the gift for my person.  I was so happy to see her coming back in with a gift for me too!  Here's what MY Secret Santa got for me:
You can't tell too well in the picture, but it's the prettiest pale yellow color!  LOVE IT!  I searched for a scarf pattern using only one skein and found this:
I think I may work that out tonight or tomorrow.  I have a huge granny square afghan that I'm working on for my daddy.  I thought I was finished, but it's a little too small.   Hopefully I'll finish that tonight after supper!
Please say a prayer for me.  I went Friday for my "girlie check-up" and my blood pressure was too high.  It was 156/110.  Ever since I had my gall bladder removed, it's been really high.  I'll be 40 in July, so I know it's time for everything to start falling apart--literally.  High blood pressure runs in my family, so hopefully we can get this under control really soon!
Hope y'all have a MARVELOUS Monday!