Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Thanks for the Birthday Wishes!

Thank you everyone for the Happy Birthday Wishes! I want to share one of them I received from my hubbie, he's the one with the Anime and Manga Cartoons blog, so my Birthday message from him is very appropriate! Couldn't tell you who the character is or what Anime she's in, but I bet he could if you want to post the question on his site.

Now, turning to other things, the kids started school this week. It's been tough getting them back in the rhythm of coming home and doing their homework, reading, etc. But they are getting better. And one more thing, my son is now old enough to play Junior High football. Out here Junior High officially starts with 6th grade and High School starts with 9th grade. So, he's now on the Rankin Red Devil Junior High Football Team. Go Devils!

This is going to be a real learning experience for me. I wasn't involved in sports during school, even though I wanted to. Our school was just to big and just too many kids, so when they had the tryouts at the first of the school year, of course, I wasn't in the best of shape after a summer of lounging by the pool. So, of course, didn't get picked for Athletics. Even though, later during the spring, I matched the fastest time in the world, this was back in 1984, of 10.6 in the 100 meter dash. My gym teacher just gawked at me and asked why hadn't I been in her Athletics Class. It was already to late in the year for me to switch and the next year I was going to High School.

So, I keep telling my son how great an opportunity this is for him. There are so few boys in his class, the coach just wants male bodies he can train for the team. So, the coach was very happy to see Nathan show up for the first practice. Nathan is just built like a football player, which means he's not really built like his daddy's side of the family but more like the guys on my side. To tell the truth, he really reminds me a lot of my dad. I wish I had some pictures of when my dad was Nathan's age and I think I would see a lot of resemblance.

Well, we'll see how practice keeps coming along, how well Sonya gets back in the swing of things with school, and all that good stuff in the coming weeks, so I'll keep ya posted!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

It's My Birthday!

Happy Birthday to me!

Let's see, first want to say Thank You to my mother for having me! I was the oddball who decided to jump into this world feet first. My mom used to tell the story of her ob/gyn coming in to check on my progress, said "I see a foot", and then she doesn't remember anything until she woke up and asked if I was a boy or a girl! Oh, how times have changed in the Labor and Delivery field-thank goodness! Also, thanks for all the gifts by mail. Love my goodies, and kids love their back to school outfits. And of course William has been "sharing" his stuff with Sonya every chance she gets to sneak into his office and get one! He doesn't know how generous he really is!

Today for my birthday I've certainly "gotten" a lot, like:

I got to do the dishes and the laundry.
I got to vacuum, sweep, and mop the floors.
I got to clean out the litter box and feed the kitties, so the little pests can fill the liter boxes back up again.
I got my computer desk area finally all set up the way I like, without all the wires here and there cause I used the cable ties to make it all look nice and neat.
I got to get the kids ready to go back to school tomorrow!

And to top it all off, I got to make my own Birthday dinner and Birthday cake!

Oh, goodness, what can I say. My hubbie is a pumper with an oil and gas company out here and he only gets every other Friday thru Sunday off, and this is his weekend to work. So, maybe I'll get the "Birthday Girl" treatment next weekend, but I'm not going to hold my breath!

One present I really enjoyed and made me get all teary-eyed was from my BFF Mabunny over at Ables Antics, she did a special post about me and her and our 24 year friendship titled MY BFF NIKKI. She's so sweet and I hate that I don't get to see or talk to her as often as I'd like, but thank goodness for emails and blogs so I know some of the highlights of what goes on with her and her family. Thanks Mabunny for all the memories!

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