Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Goodbye Long Weekend, Hello Countdown to Summer!

Hey Y'all!  Did everybody have a great LONG weekend?  Whew...we sure did!    It was just so CRAZY busy!
Saturday morning we had our last soccer game of the season!  Robbie's team won!
After the soccer game, we drove to the cemetery where my grandparents are buried.  After the storms last week, I wanted to check and make sure the flowers were still on the tombstone.  Of course they were not, but someone at least had put all of the "stray" arrangements in one area and I was able to find theirs!
After that  me and my sister dropped off Big Daddy and Robbie at The Doublewide and headed out to do a little shopping!  Her and Chad (my BIL) are expecting their first baby during late September.  She's finally had to get some maternity clothes and I got to go with her!
THEN...I had to be on the baseball field by 6:00 PM.  I played on a team to help our small town raise money to build a park!  You can go to my Facebook page and look at the tagged pictures of me if you'd like!  It was CRAZY fun!
Sunday morning we had a very nice Memorial Day service at church honoring the fallen soldiers of our country and then that afternoon we had Family Day at church.  We had hot dogs and hamburgers with lots of laughs while we watched folks play corn-hole and other games.  It was SO hot though...ugh
Finally I was able to do some laundry and cleaning yesterday!  We all slept late and worked around the house.  My BIL Chad grilled steaks and we had salads, baked potatoes, zuchinni/squash for supper! 
We have nine school days left counting today.  Having that long weekend spoiled me!  I can't wait for summer break!  
I'll be putting some pics soon of recent happenings!  Have a wonderful day! 

Friday, May 27, 2011

I HEART the Bloom Loom

Hey Y'all!  Hope your day was wonderful yesterday---we had tornado warnings and watches last night!  After soccer practice was over last night, we headed to eat Japanese food with some of our great friends--then headed to Wal-Mart to buy food items that I'm going to be needing to cook at school.  On the way home, we were right in the middle of a horrible storm.  At the Charlotte-Douglas airport, the winds reached 67 miles an hour.  We're not too far from there, so I know it was bad.  There were flying limbs and sticks and it was raining sideways.  When we pulled into our yard, I saw where the winds had blown one of my rocking chairs clean off the porch!  We sat in the van for about 10 minutes and waited it out but finally everything was back to normal.
About a week or so ago, I ended up finding this on Youtube:

So, I had to get me a bloom loom!  Ebayed that sucker right to my front door and this morning, I made my first one!
Don't tell Big Daddy that I spent $60 on materials to make more flowers online yesterday, ok?  Thanks!

Here's my first one:

And here's the actual Bloom Loom!  Hurry---go buy you one!  You'll LOVE it!

Have a great weekend Y'all!


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Broomstick Lace

Where in the world have I been?  I cannot believe that I have never seen, nor heard of, Broomstick Lace.  I'll be 40 in July, and consider myself pretty crafty, but I am in LOVE with it!
Somehow or another, I stumbled upon it and watched some YouTube videos to learn how.  After watching THIS VIDEO, I quickly found that I just HAD to try it!  So....
Here's what I've come up with so far...

You can also go HERE to find MANY free patterns using this method.
I'll leave you with some things that I've found online using Broomstick Lace!
Have a great day!

Y'all see what I mean??!!
I'm in LOVE!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Last Time We Spoke....

I was a different person. 
We had just completed my sister's birthday weekend and I was looking forward to a Spring Break soon.  I am so embarrassed to say that it's been too long since I've had a minute taken the time to blog.  That's not the WHOLE truth, but I'll stick to it anyway....
Here's a few things that made the 

"We Just Made a MEMORY!"
#1.  The Saturday before Easter we got together with Big Daddy's side of the family for an Easter Egg hunt, games, food, etc.  I didn't really want to miss our church's Easter Egg Hunt, but I'll make sacrifices so that Big Daddy can see his family.  They're from the southwestern corner of Georgia, a town called Nicholls.  We rarely get to see them and some of the others live in the mountains of NC, so whenever we can all get can get together, I enjoy it.

#2.  While at the Easter Egg Hunt, they hid a metal tin that was shaped like an M&M.  It was the "PRIZE" egg and all the kids were told that if they found that egg, there would be a special prize for them.  Robbie found it and ended up with a GIANT Chocolate Easter Bunny (Thank God it was hollow!)
#3.  Our Easter Sunday choir cantata at church was AMAZING!  Many folks have said that it was the BEST one ever--such a wonderful thing--getting to see God's hand moving through the service and doing it through music too!

#4.  After church we ate at my house with my family for Easter---had Spaghetti and salads..LOL  then we packed up the van and headed to see our friends, Freddie and Kay Kay Combs in Tennessee.  While there we laughed, played, sang, ate, shopped, rested, etc.  It was WONDERFUL! 

There are SO many things I'm working on right now.
We only have 13 days of school left, counting today.
This is year #18 in my teaching career.  For the first 3 years I taught 4th grade---the next 4 years I taught 6th grade math and science----the next 8 years I taught 7th grade math and science---the past three years I've taught Life Skills (Home Ec.).
About two weeks ago I got a phone call from my principal because I had stayed at home with Robbie due to strep in May....who gets strep in May??!! 
She called to tell me that our CTE Dept. in our school system has decided to discontinue the Life Skills program in all middle schools in our school system.  That means 11 teachers got "the slip," myself included.  Fortunately for me I am certified in math and science and will hopefully be able to make a smooth transition back to the math/science classroom.  Please say a prayer that this will work out!!!
Even though I have been very worried about this, I know my God is able to take care of everything!

I promise to be back soon!  I have SO SO SO much to tell y'all!!!
Have a great Tuesday!!!