Monday, October 30, 2006

More teens

I want to introduce you to J. He lives in my house too, though he isn't one of my children. He has been one of my sons best friends for years and years. A little over a year ago he asked to move in with us for awhile, different reasons, one of them being it was the middle of his senior year and his father quit working at the school he and my son attend. Justin was having to drive an hour to school every day alone. He is a funny, bright, extreemly lazy young man. He graduated and works at WalM now. My problem....Justin is 19, he will be 20 in July. He isn't making any plans to leave. He wants to go to some sound school but it will take thousands of dollars and he is saving what he can on his small salary. I'm so torn between saying,...times up get out and knowing if I do he will not be able to save any more money at all and will never go to school. He is too lazy to go to regular college. He barely makes it to work every day. My son is working a part time job, going to college and being a teachers assistant. Don't get me wrong, my son is a little on the lazy side, and he doesn't really want to go to college, but he is, because he knows he needs to. Justin would rather use my water, electric and eat my food than plan ahead.........What to do, what to do.
I had a picture resized of Justin playing his guitar, which is what Justin thinks he should be able to do with the rest of his life, but can't get it on this page.........I will try again later.

Monday, October 23, 2006

snow in October

Crap, it is only October 23 and I am staring out the window at snow flurries . I could have done without that for another month or two. I hope this isn't a sign of things to come. We haven't had a bad winter for quite a few years and I am not looking forward to the next one, it will probably make up for the past few mild ones.
Monday being mine and my dear husbands day off we did what most married couples would do if they had the house to themselves all day on a cold yucky day, we tore apart and rebuilt our wood burning stove. I guess I should say my husband tore apart and rebuilt the woodburner and I held bolts and parts when he absolutely had to have help. I must say that I am blessed beyond imagination that I have a husband that can fix, build or make about anything if he puts his mind to it. I am only useful in those situations if he really needs someone to hold something or go get stuff and even then I usually get the wrong thing and he has to send me back a couple of times. My dad and my husband together make an awesome team. They both are hard workers.
Speaking of my dad, he turned 70 a few days ago. It is hard to believe my dad is 70....that sounds so old and he doesn't act old.
On the other hand, my daughter, whom I love more than life itself is 16....I remember 16, kind of. She is so wonderful, smart, beautiful...she has it all and I am so proud of her. I hope she continues to make smart choices in her life. She and I have always been able to talk about boys and stuff, but she is getting a little more secretive and I know it has to happen, but it worries me....I want everything for her because she deserves it!

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

drop your extras here.......not

Over the years we have been the "foster home" for many unwanted pets. Living in the country people think it is ok to drop unwanted animals off at my house. This past spring we inherited 1 dog and 2 puppies. I called the pound only to be told they were backed up for months and wouldn't be able to come and get them. Both puppies were sick looking, nothing but skin and bones and scared to death of anything that moved. we started by throwing food toward them because they would growl and bark if you got close with food. It only took a week or so before they loved us and realized we meant them no harm. Both are still a little jumpy if you move fast or yell, I would guess that where they came from was not a happy place. I still do not want them here forever, they chew up everything in their way and litter the yard with garbage. Today they were sleeping in the driveway and
looked so innocent....

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

whatever happened to

I was just reminiscing the other day and need a few answers to a few questions. When my son was little I used to love his little soft feet. They were so smooth and sweet. My daughter came along and hers were just as wonderful. My husband used to act like I was crazy when I would cuddle them when they were babies and smell their feet and their little soft heads and it made me so happy. I could sit for hours and smell those cute little feet. Now at 18 my sons feet are large, hairy and not the least bit cute. My daughters are still cute, but definately not cuddly. What happened?????????

Saturday, October 14, 2006

my son...........what else can I say

Now for my son, such a great , funny person whom I love more than life itself. From the day he was born I couldn't get enough of him. Now that he is older I am so proud of what he is becoming in his life....if he would just get through college......

Friday, October 13, 2006

Ahhhhh! Friday night in the fall. Only one thing can happen on Fridays in the! SV has had a rough year, very young team but they played their little hearts out. I thought they may win tonight, but it was not to be. It was senior night and you know when you are getting older when the kids that are seniors are wayyyy too young to be seniors. My son graduated last year and I think I was in denial all year. Now that he is in college it still seems like he is my little boy....I guess he will be until I die.
My beautiful daughter at Homecoming.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

My own blog....who would have thought...and with that thought I have to get off of the computer so my teenage daughter can get on because I have now been on here for 20 minutes...way too long. Good thing she is so sweet and beautiful....when you read this Kelli remember I love you. I'll try to find a way to put her picture on here later.