Friday, May 27, 2011

5th Birthday

Z's birthday is coming soon. I am using The Violet Hours for inspiration.

I pretty much copied her invitation idea. I just made the leaves card like with the party info. inside.

The picture of the purple and pink flower in a couple of posts down are going to be planted into pots (that the children will decorate) and sent home as favors.

I have so much to do so that I am ready for the party. Just hoping we have a decent guest turn out.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Kindergarten Assesment

To be honest I was worried that I have not done enough with preschool homeschooling. So I was really reluctant to do the Kindergarten Assessment at Z's future school. Sure she is smart, but maybe I haven't introduced her to enough things. It was her assessment, but I felt like it was mine to. It is like the teacher's who get evaluated based on their student's performance on tests. I was more nervous than Z was.

So we went in today. Write your name and draw a picture of yourself. Basic colors, basic shapes. Count theses bears. Identify all the letters in upper and lower case. What sound does this make "qu, th, ch, sh ?" Can you read these words (about 50 words.) She breezed right through everything.

I heard these words, "Wow! I have Kindergartners that don't know all the blends. I haven't seen any incoming Kindergartner that has been able to do all of that." "You are doing a great job with her!"

I was able to breathe again and proud. We were preparing to write the alphabet, do pattern blocks, basic addition, and read a book, maybe tell our left hand from our right or something. I must have been preparing for Kindergarten in California, not Washington, or something.

I just need to post this to say how proud I am and what a relief that I am actually doing an okay job. I shouldn't doubt myself, but obviously it doesn't stop me.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

So much for kicking my own butt

Yeah.... so about getting to 130lbs by my 31st birthday. If I got to 135lbs by my 31st birthday that would be fantastic.
I don't know what my excuse is. In the last month I have mowed the lawn outside at least 3 times. That is a very serious workout. A 15 pound baby strapped on, pushing a manual mower through grass that is way too tall. After only an hour I usually come in ready to pass out. My legs, arms, and core usually hurt enough that I feel them the next day when I work for another hour or two.

I think loosing this baby weight is going to take longer than I anticipated.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Too much

According to one man (or maybe a group of men) the rapture is to occur. Sure we would all like to know when, where, what, who, but really I think if you get wrapped up in this you miss the point.
Should we all be prepared for a disaster sure, but not because of a man's words, but because we are intelligent beings that wish to survive or increase our chance of survival given the small chance that there is a disaster.
I do not know what tomorrow brings or what next week brings. I only know that I am blessed to have a family that loves me and raised me the best they could, a husband who loves me and does his best to care and support our children and myself, and my beautiful children.
There are more nights than not, when I wish I could sleep with my 3 children and my husband in my arms. However, I have learned 3 kids and 2 adults in a queen bed just doesn't allow anyone to sleep. :)

Life really is so short. I wish I would have believed my parents when I was growing up. So many things to learn and put into practice and so little time.

I turn 31 very soon. I feel like I am still 21 years old, awkward, and trying to act like a grown-up so that others think I am grown up. In reality I have learned and grew a lot in the last 10 years, but I still don't know how to really host company, what is proper and what is not, how to really put on make-up, and a bunch of other things.

I looked in the fridge yesterday. It was exceptionally full due to my parents visit. I bought 2 cream cheeses, and then my mom bought one too. Go figure that when I needed it, I couldn't find it. I realized it was because I had too much. I had more than I needed. It made me think of how many times I couldn't find what I needed all because I really have more than I need. Ironically, when we can't find what we need because we have too much, we usually go out and again buy what we need only adding to what we don't need, and increasing the original problem.

If only I can decrees the stuff I don't need then I will be able to save time and energy so I can enjoy what I do have.

Monday, May 02, 2011

Bin Laden

I often wonder what the world will think of us stupid Americans 100 years from now.
Today everyone is celebrating the death of Osama Bin Laden, who they were told "masterminded" the collapse of the the "Twin Towers" in New York.
Funny because other non-US media sources will tell you in 2001 he was having horrible kidney problems and he died in December 2001 (and all tapes after that were fakes...which they obviously were to anyone with half a brain.) Then you have the whole Middle East who heard he died in 2007 (in a Pakistani hospital) which was backed up by a US wikileak released in 2010.
Now they say the US Navy Seals killed him today.
When the announcement was made last night some idiot wasted his fireworks.
The guy regardless of his involvement in 9/11 was deserving of death or maybe worse for pervious crimes committed. Why celebrate a man dead or alive with more effort than you would celebrate someone that you love that is deserving of your attention. We Americans are pretty messed up in the head.

Ironically enough the US government uses terrorism to "scare us" and as an excuse to control us like animals. Don't Americans realize the do the same thing in the Middle Eastern Countries and that is why they are trying to free themselves from their governments ??

Are we really this stupid? Our children will wonder what the hell was wrong with us.

Not a popularity contest

There seems to be some confusion. This is not a popularity contest type of blog. If I have zero followers I am perfectly happy with that. This is my personal space to say what I want, when I want. I use it like an online diary. If you learn something, cool, if you are insulted or want to pout, do it on your own blog. I don't give a prize if I have 'X' followers, I am not here to sell anything. I am not here to win any awards or to make any money.

Again this is my online diary where I whine, complain, keep track of a few things & write an occasional review. (Just in case you missed the point.)