Wyatt's orthodontist put chains on his teeth the other time. Wyatt wanted gold chains but they only had red and blue. His teeth are doing great.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Last night Deidra and her friend AJ and I went down to Little Italy for Carneval (clean, family version of Mardi Gras). I even got beads and I didn't have to lift my shirt. It was a lot of fun. We had to get these passports and go to 23 different places in and around Little Italy getting a stamp or mark from that place, when it was finished we turned it in and our passport would be entered into a drawing for prizes. Let you know it we win anything.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Well, today was my first race for myself. It had been rainning for days, even when I got to the race it was pouring. As I was getting out of my car I saw a beautiful rainbow. This race was definately the most interesting one I had ever done. At the water stop they also had kegs of beer and were handing out beer! Coming around the half way mark there was "The Queen" cheering people on. I wish I had had my camera. I didn't finish my race in a better time but I did make a new friend Theresa who I ended up walking from her mile 1. I was on my way back toward the finish and see this lady sitting on her heals crying. She was walking alone and feeling very defeated. I went and walked with her, getting to pass the "queen" again. We both finished the race and she was very grateful to have a "new Friend". I learned something about myself: I was so excited to finish in a better time but God had other plans for me and I was excited to help out a women in need of a friend. I could have been like all those other people passing her by but something wouldn't let me. It was a fun time and hope that Theresa will attempt another run/walk.
Friday, February 6, 2009
Wow! Today was a great day! It rained and I was on my own in class, this morning I was dreading the day but it was wonderful. I did manage to get the kiddos outside in between the rain. They ran, and went inside, went to recess. The class built this amazing damn to keep the water from running onto the basketball court.
I love the rain it washes away all the yuck and with all the drama at work this week it was very refreshing to have God wash everything clean. It's amazing how much calmer everything became when the truth came out. Just like after a great rain!
I am looking forward to my race on Sunday, it is suppose to rain!!!! Yeah!
Thursday, February 5, 2009
When I was little, I used to believe in the concept of one best friend,
And then I started to become a woman.
And then I found out that if you allow your heart to open up,
God would show you the best in many friends.
One friend is needed when you're going through things with your man.
Another friend is needed when you're going through things with your mom.
Another will sit beside you in the bleachers as you delight in your children and their activities.
Another when you want to shop, share, heal, hurt, joke, or just be.
One friend will say, 'Let's cry together,'
Another , 'Let's fight together,'
Another , 'Let's walk away together.'
One friend will meet your spiritual need,
Another your shoe fetish,
Another your love for movies,
Another will be with you in your season of confusion,
Another will be your clarifier,
Another the wind beneath your wings.
But whatever their assignment in your life,
On whatever the occasion, On whatever the day, Or wherever you need them to meet you with their gym shoes on and hair pulled back, Or to hold you back from making a complete fool of yourself .
Those are your best friends.
It may all be wrapped up in one woman, But for many, it's wrapped up in several..
One from 7th grade, One from high school, Several from the college years, a couple from old jobs,On some days your mother, On some days your neighbor, On others, your sisters, And on some days, your daughters.
Thank you all for being in my circle.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
When you cry, be sure to dry your eyes,'Cause better days are sure to come. And when you smile, be sure to smile wide, And don't let them know that they have won. And when you walk, walk with pride, And don't show the hurt inside, Because the pain will soon be gone. And when you dream, dream big, As big as the ocean, blue.'Cause when you dream it might come true. But when you dream, dream big. And when you laugh, be sure to laugh out loud, 'Cause it will carry all your cares away. And when you see, see the beauty all around and in yourself, And it will help you feel okay. And when you pray, pray for strength to help to carry on, But when the troubles come your way. And when you dream, dream big, As big as the ocean, blue.' Cause when you dream it might come true. But when you dream, dream big. When you cry be sure to dry your eyes, cause better days are sure to come. And when you smile be sure to smile wide, and don't let them know that they have one. And when you laugh be sure to laugh out loud, 'Cause it will carry all your cares away. And when you see, see the beauty all around and in yourself, and it will help you feel okay. And when you pray, pray for strength to help to carry on when the troubles come your way.
Monday, February 2, 2009
Sunday, February 1, 2009
Today we went to a Superbowl party and left a half time because I had planned to have company for Chicken Marsala dinner. I snapped this picture of Jeanne and Bill as the Cardinals scored the touch down that we thought would be the game winning touch down. Bill was excited and kept thinking of how mad his brother-in-law was. Pittsburgh ended up winning the game in the last few minutes. Great game and the chicken marsala was really good too.