Saturday, July 26, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
We have been SUPER busy...I know...you are probably thinking how nice it would be to just lay around all summer by the pool (being that we are teachers and have our summers off), but guess what?? We haven't done that but more than 10 times...the average around here for working/nonworking community members lol.....We have been traveling and trying to fit in visits with friends and family and seem to still have no time to fit everyone in. Crazy I tell ya!
We went up to Clarion, PA to visit our college friends last weekend. Two things major happened....the big one for me is that I have reconnected and formed a closer relationship with my already close friend Amy B. (cuz we finally got time for the 2 of us without the kids). I treasure our time together....even if it was only for a few hours and with tons of other people! Isn't it amazing how sometimes just that little bit of time together can rekindle something that was put on the backburner?? I am estactic! Second thing: We figured out that we can NOT let our kids alone together....here's why:
No seriously....it all started with a little garden they grew together...they are the best of friends!
Relaxing on the porch and the next thing we know.......
Noah takes his sister out on the boat ALL BY THEM FREAKING SELVES!!
But Pappy threw the life saving rope out for noah to catch and pulled them in! It was hilarious!! Somehow in there Sydney got clumped with an oar! Too much!
Signing out! I got a praxis test to take in the AM and I am tired! Then I got the beach to pack for!! We will be gone Sunday-Saturday! Bye till then!!
Sunday, July 20, 2008
We opened the Washington Post this morning and began our usual flipping about. Articles ranged from politics, history, and sports, but one article caught our eye.
Autism: Where's the Support? by Ann Bauer
Check it out! How do you feel about this? Do you know anyone that struggles to find resources?
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
GrandPap's Hat...the kids had so much fun trying it on and posing for pictures!
Monday, July 14, 2008
My dad even cleaned out the traps in my sink....oh how they backed up! PUKE! He pulled out stinky stuff, hair, toothpaste scum, and even a dead minnow. (don't ask) lol
After a delicious dinner cooked by the best chef I know, my pap, they headed out. Mom mentioned to Noah that he could come with her, since we were heading up there in the morning for the big Shaffer reunion. He was so excited and ran in to pack his Spongebob Squarepants backpack. He remembered his Simba, his pjs, and his pillow! They were getting ready to head out when Sydney saw that Noah was leaving with them. She threw a fit and kept saying Weep Mimi Weep Mimi. I asked her if she wanted to sleep with Mimi and she nodded and nodded and nodded YES YES YES! We thought she was not getting it that he was actually LEAVING! So, we put her car seat in the car and were going to have them drive around with her, but she understood and she wanted to go too! So, in I went and packed her bag and got her blanky and glowworm. Out the door went 2 grown men, my mother, and two carseats jammed in a little PT Crusier!
Shane and I stood at the porch steps waving...thinking maybe they'd be back with Sydney.....but nothing. The house was quiet.....not a sound......
We went upstairs, cleaned the bathroom up, put it back together, made Oh Henry bars for the reunion, packed the bag for the morning, and went to sleep at midnight.....
AND YOU WOULD HAVE THOUGHT....
I would have slept the night away, but I didn't! I tossed and turned till 3am when I finally fell asleep and then woke again at 4 am and 6 am and 7:30 am. No interruptions in my sleep but the loud snores of Hubby......and I couldn't even get a good nights sleep! I tell ya!
But, a night without the kids and a newly painted bathroom made for a good weekend!
Friday, July 11, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
My fellow WV friend LOL Jamie sent this forward today and I was laughing.... so appropriate for the topic....however I'll betcha this didn't happen at OUR crappiest Walmart hahahahahhahah
Thanks Jamie :)
Keep in mind this actually really did happen. This is someone who was moving from an insurance claims office.
Okay so this is how I imagine this conversation went: Wal-Mart Employee: 'Hello 'dis be Walmarts, how can I help you?'
Customer: ' I would like to order a cake for a going away party this week.'
Wal-Mart Employee: 'What you want on the cake?'
Customer: 'Best Wishes Suzanne' and underneath that 'We will miss you'.
STOP LAUGHING! You can't fix stupid
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
I have to say that anyone who has visited or lived in my area has been to our Walmart and has noticed some of the same "scenes" as this man describes. Actually, a few years ago after building a beautiful home in this BEAUTIFUL area...no reflection of our Walmart...my college friend Kim came to visit from Pittsburgh...and we had a good ol time "people watching" at Walmart. We do have some of the most INTERESTING people in most of the country...but amongst some of the scary people, there are nice people who would do anything for you.
I do what I can to avoid going there. INot because of the people, but because of how busy it is. The diversity in our area can be seen at that Walmart he is describing.
However, on another note, I am so excited that they are now putting in a Target near us because I now can go there instead to get all the things I love to spend my money on. So a big kuddos Jeffery Goldberg for your most CRAPPY article about a crappy Walmart in an area that has treated me and my family very well.
You can judge those people all you want and say what you would like, but when my son had his 5 febrile seizures and my daughter just had her first tonight, guess who was here....those people you ridiculed came and helped us. The one EMT had several missing teeth, but did you know that she did that as a VOLUNTEER job. As in the second ambulance that showed up, one was also having some issue with his teeth. I guess it makes your job easier when looking over the list of crappiest Walmarts and seeing WEST VIRGINIA on there... wow, I bet all the good ol' West Virginia jokes and inbreeding stories popped in your head huh?? Guess what?? I see those same types of people in EVERY state that I have ever visited....so why not them??? Ass munch.
When I was in my car accident and flipped my car several times and landed in a water filled ravine....one of those people you described missing his teeth is who risked his life to come pull me out as my gas leaked from my car, so you know what?? Until you live here and meet the people from here, you can bite me with your dumb article.
There you go. I got to blow some steam....I am back people! We have been without Internet for several days, along with some trips...which on a more positive note, I will write about that soon!
All is well on the homefront, except for Sydney's first febrile seizure. I prayed I was in the clear since I have been through this 5 times with Noah. Here I am doing it again....only with more experience under my belt.
Funny....posted and then had to edit because I went back to his articles and he posted one today about the responses he is receiving from the people of WV... hilarious because he discusses how people are feeling this is an attack on our community not our Walmart....hey dumbass...the people of our COMMUNITY shop at our WALMART! Some people.
http://jeffreygoldberg.theatlantic.com/ This is his article he posted today.