Saturday, May 26, 2007

You may need to sit down for this one. I sure know I needed to.

I got 100% on my math assignment!!! That has so totally never happened to me before in my life...not in math anyway!!!

Thursday, May 24, 2007

So proud I am crying!

Rush had a school project that she was doing with her two best friends. They had to pick a type of book that you would find in the library and do a report on how it would help the community. The girls decided to use cookbooks and have a bake sale from baking that they did, completely by themselves. They then decided that the way this baking was going to help their community was for them to donate the money they earned to The Children's Haven here in town.

Last weekend was the big weekend of baking. The girls made mints, candies, brownies, cupcakes, dirtcups, jello cups, rice krispie squares-regular, chocolate, caramel and some with Alphabets and I am sure that I am missing some. This week they began selling the baking and decided to take advantage of the poor weather they were going to have for their track meet, decided to sell hot chocolate as well.

Tonight Rush and I rolled up the money and got a total for her to tell The Children's Haven when she called. Rush found the number and called to tell them that tomorrow after school three 13 year old girls would be by to drop off the $160.50 that they had raised just for them.

$160.50!!! I am so proud of those girls! They did a fantastic job and the baking was pretty good too. I was allowed to taste a brownie...

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

2 Years Old

This blog is 2 years old today and when I looked back on what I wrote 2 years ago today, it is as true then as it is now. I miss my Grandma K; I miss everything about her. This time of year especially; she loved this time of year...

I miss her a lot right now as I am going through school; she would tell my sister and I that we should be nurses. "The way you love to take care of things and people, you should be a nurse." I told her straight out that there was no way I would EVER want to be a nurse, apparently I didn't like anything to do with blood. So, my granny focused her "nursing" attention on my sister. She did go on and became a special care aid.

When I was in the hospital after having Bug something struck me in my quiet room...I want to be a nurse and deep down I think I have for a very long time. Since Bug was born I have been attempting to get my grade 12 math in some form or another through correspondence but I wasn't structured enough and had too many other things to focus on. Thus began my road to Adult Education, where I am now.

Every once in a while as I sit in class, I think of my granny and how I long to tell her that I am going to be a nurse just like she had hoped. I want to tell her because I know she would be so proud of me and because I want nothing more than for her to be proud of me and who I have become. I hadn't amounted to much around the time my granny died. I was on a downward spiral and I was going out of control fast. I only wish I had had my life straight so she could have been proud of me but I know that her thoughts of me, at the time of her death, were thoughts of fear and thoughts of desperation as she prayed for me. I just wish she could have seen those prayers answered...

Friday, May 18, 2007


The snow that is collecting outside and my perennials that look more like flower popsicles have really soured my mood. At least I wasn't one of those people who had big camping plans for this May long weekend to be foiled. My big plans are to be working...tonight until 1 a.m., tomorrow 5 until 11 p.m. and Moday at the hospital a 12 hour day.

Not exactly a lot of fun but the pay cheque will be nice...haven't had one of those from the hospital in 4 weeks.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Hi, my name is Ang and I have "Parking Lot Rage"

That's right, forget about road rage; I seem to have developed parking lot rage. While at Superstore this afternoon...wait, I should go a step before that. While in the parking lot of our eye doctor's office I sat with the kids in the van waiting for an extremely old gentleman and his wife to drive away (parked right beside us), as I waited I put the van into reverse and anticipated being able to back away any minute. Yeah, right! He sat behind our van for about 4 minutes staring at me ( note that I hadn't even taken my foot off the brake to even change foot position yet) and then began to beat his horn at me like I was going to run into him somehow, in some amazing way, since I hadn't even begun to move the van yet. I got a little peeved at him and I think I may have called him a deteriating old geezer in my ranting as I drove away. I don't do that! That is not normal!

Now, on to the episode in Superstore's parking lot. We had parked in a row off by ourselves so we could walk a bit to the store (every little bit of exercise adds up you know). We got our groceries and were heading to the van. Now I wasn't in a great mood to begin with what with the old guy plus we were trying to avoid the aging drunk in the parking lot who was asking everyone for money, food, and a car ride when I noticed that some (must be nice! must be nice!) person had parked so close to the driver's side of the van that Rush had a hard time getting through.

Needless to say, I was irate when I had to suck in my belly fat and "badunkdunk" (butt) to a size negative 6 in order to get into my van!!!!! I had impulses that I don't think I have ever had before and I felt like I would have loved to have smashed every window out of that car with my bare hands.

It was an incredibly nerve wracking experience, feeling that much out of control, if only for a moment in my head. Lets hope that never happens to me again and while we're at it let's hope no one ever parks that close to me again to test the first hope.

School Update

I am reaching the end of week 3 of 10 at school and so far all is going well other than I am really missing my family and friends with my workload and my work workload. I am still pulling off a 98% average in both classes and boy does it EVER feel good! I got my first math test (before were just assignments) back today and for the first time in my life I got a 97% on a math test! It was so hard to keep from squealing with delight when she handed my test back to me and I took that first peek at the back page to see my mark!

I have been working so hard at this and am loving it but I really can't wait for it to be done so I can get back to a normal life where I can see the kids and BigB and spend actual quality time with them instead of being in the same house with them while I am doing my homework or studying.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Even in his sleep

Even in his sleep he has a heart of gold. Tonight poor Bug is having a very restless sleep; he never really wakes up but he is having bad dreams on and off all night so far (more on than off). I went into his room, gave him his teddy bear from Pa and Grandma, opened his blinds so he could get some breeze and said a quick little prayer, outloud, for him to have no more bad dreams and to have a good night's sleep. As I finished the prayer, in his sleep, Bug says, "Amen."

He is just such a sweet kid. I love him to pieces...

By the way, the picture below is him with his swimming report card.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Ordering frenzy...

Last week we got Jellybean's flowergirl dress ordered (and paid for) minus the veil thing they had in the picture because we didn't like that at all. We put a rush order on that so that should get here in a few weeks or so. Rush's dress (in this color) for her grad and the wedding is ordered(paid for) and in the closet here.

Today I got my dress ordered and half paid for(same colors as is shown in the picture-cafe/espresso) for the wedding too and it should take 10-12 weeks to get that here. Now all we need is some shoes for me, Rush and Jellybean. Plus, we need to get to the tux shop and get BigB and Bug's tuxes rented and sized.

The bridesmaids' dresses are ordered; two, however are on backorder. Things seem to be coming together. There is confusion, it seems from the people I talk to about whether there will be a reception following. J inadvertently forgot to put that on the invites but, yes, there is a lunch and reception to follow the ceremony at the same place.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

His first job!!!

That's right P.B., of the P.B. & J. almost newly wed duo, got his first welding job! Woo hoo! He is finished his classes on May 11th and his first day of work is May 22 (or so). It is nearby so there is no moving away as of yet but that will happen soon enough I am sure; there are so many welding jobs and more often than not they are out of provence.

No more MickeyD's for him!!! We are so proud of your accomplishments throughout the school year and for getting a job so quickly. Way to go, buddy!!!!!

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

A look at yesterday

Rush waiting for her certificate. She didn't get it this time as they gave it to her when she got her trophy and leadership award.
Jellybean with her certificate. She seemed a bit overwhelmed by all the people looking at her.

Last but not least, I finally added a picture of Jellybean with her new violin. She is so proud of it and "practices" every day.

I'm off to school now and then a quick trip home to change and off to BPs to work tonight so have a great day all.