Monday, December 31, 2007

Memories (installment 2)

See installment 1 here
My memories of school are not fun memories....though I seemed to like being at school more than being at home. I had a few friends, though I was always an oddball...I dressed differently, and had a lot different expectations of life than did the other kids with whom I went to school.
I loved to read, and being at school meant that I got to read a LOT. When I was at home, I had to do chores. When I was at school, I got to read! I also got to do some other fun stuff....softball, rollerskating, volleyball, swinging....
BUT, because we were SO different, we got made fun of, a LOT. I never understood how all these people could call themselves good Christians, and treat our whole family so terribly. My mother never had any friends in that church. Whenever she pointed out something that seemed unfair (the pastors' daughters wearing the forbidden makeup, eg.), she was ostracized even more. My brothers got into lots of fights, and I got in trouble at school for defending them.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

A work in progress

I am still working on this new page. I don't know if I need to move any of my stuff from the other blog site to here....but I know that I still have to let friends on my other blog site in on the move.

I just got back from taking hubby to the airport. He is headed back to Montana for another 2 weeks, and then he'll be driving back across country, in his little Honda, thru the very stormy, icy, snowy mid-West. I'm a little concerned about that!

My mom is HOME from the hospital! I'm SO glad! She sounds a LOT better now...I know she's relieved to be back home. Of course, talking to Daddy, it seems that she's also back to her old ways....grumping about everything...yeah, she's back!!

Now, we have 3 more days before the kids head back to school on Wednesday, Jan. 2nd. I have to get Leah's vaccination papers taken care of, and actually get her registered so she can start back to school with all the rest of the kids. She's SO excited! I can tell that the other kids are ready to head back to school, too...they're starting to get a little antsy!

In the mean time, I need to get some more shopping done. Jason and I went shopping this morning, before he left, so I have LOTS of groceries in the house. I still need to get a shredder, socks for the oldest, more looseleaf paper for all the kids, folders w/ brads, pencils, and I am not sure what all else. Also need to do some Melaleuca shopping! Yippee! SO nice to have money!Enough for now...there's shopping to be done!!!

Friday, December 28, 2007

A New Year, a new blog

I have decided that if I am going to blog, and let others read what I blog, I might as well do it somewhere that others actually visit, and where I *might* get paid something when others (you) visit my site....therefore, the new blog. Hope you like it....There WILL be more later. Right now, I am too tired...I need to get to bed. G'night!