Sunday, September 30, 2007
Today, Doug and I had offered to help with babysitting duty. The two of us did a reasonable job (as long as you don't count that one little incident when he grabbed the wipes and threw them with all of his might into the back of the head of the woman sitting in front of us.) Okay, so except for that, the one little boy we were watching was actually very good especially considering the fact that he is almost two!
So, fortunately, I was able to enjoy and be inspired by the words his parents were speaking. Okay, I am prejudiced and all, but Chezzie and Tanner really gave great talks!
Monday, September 24, 2007
The trade show starts today. I hope he is feeling better.
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Saturday, September 22, 2007
When I went to download the picture from my camera I was surprised to see, but happy to remember a recent day when Clark's same infectious laugh delighted me as I watered and he played in the spray.
He is having trouble getting along with Melody, our chicken, who gives him a serious peck when he sticks his finger near her. Thank heaven the little doggies were so friendly!
Friday, September 21, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
1. One week before school started, the teacher who transfered to RoundLake to be my teaching partner took another job. I could hardly feel bad. We never even met.
2. One week after school started, Kathy Chestnut was hired. She is a friend of Mary Gronlund's and practically lives at the school anyway. You may remember her from a previous blog.
3. She worked for less than a week, I think it was four days to be exact. Her two year old was having daycare issues and she quit.
4. The job gets posted again.
5. My prayers are answered when someone applies for the job who seems really great.
(She went online looking for a job for a relative and saw a part-time job. She had a baby in the spring so she was just planning on subbing this year because she didn't want to work full-time. She was very happy for the opportunity.)
6. It takes a few days for the school to get the paperwork done. They call her yesterday and tell her she has to officially apply for the job online, even though they are definately hiring her.
7. But the job posting had already lapsed. So now, the job has to be reposted, which only happens once a week.
8. After which, she can apply for the job and the school can access her information and hire her.
9. Did I mention that the principal himself called HR today to no avail?
10. THE GOOD NEWS: My homeschooler YW have been coming into class and helping me. That has been a huge blessing. Thank heaven for them.
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Recently, I told my husband that I thought something was living in the food storage underneath the bed. He closed the room up and took the food storage out and checked out the entire area and found nothing. Hmmmmm.
A few nights later, or actually it was early morning...I hear IT again. Doug is downstairs and I yelled to him to come up since I was afraid to even leave my bed. What if I stepped on IT?
There is only about a five foot U-shaped pathway around the bed. He came in and closed the bedroom door. It was still completely dark. Then he closed the closet door and both bathroom doors all of which open into the bedroom. He sits on the bed.
rustle, rustle, rustle
Then it is very quiet for a bit. And then there was the biggest loudest thump, breathing, moving sound that you could possible imagine. Doug looks at me and says, "You have got to be kidding me!"
I am near tears. "I am so afraid," I say.
He puts me into the bathroom and then follows. Then he turns on the bathroom light hoping that it will shed at least a little light into the bedroom. He is stretching and looking, mostly keeping himself in the bathroom behind the door. Stretching and looking again.
And then he sees IT.
"Shooter, what are you doing in here?"
Doug ultimately finds that the back door is wide open, and we figure it probably has been most of the night. I just hope that the other "IT" left when the big dog came in.
We only have one question...how was it possible that Doug could come in and walk all around the bedroom and close all those doors and not run into the dog? Very weird.
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
Tuesday, September 04, 2007
Tonight the Berge kids are going home. We have loved having them stay with us. They said that their favorite things about staying here were:
5. Playing the Wii
4. The comfy beds
3. The antiqueness
2. The food (with specific mention of waffles, eggs and bacon, chicken and rice and macaroni and cheese)
and without a doubt
1. Playing on the tubes at the lake