Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Here you go!

I have received some interesting emails and such wondering where the heck I am. Dang, People, you got a busy woman here! Every time I try to sit down and formulate some thoughts, some one else has a brighter idea and other things for me to do. It's either that or I'm rocking me some Yahtzee on my favorite game site. I can't help but get some twisted thrill when I roll those five alike and the big word flashes on the screen like I'm some Yahtzee Goddess or something similar. Takes me back to my younger days (warning: child hood memory ahead) when my family would sit around the table playing for hours. We played that game so much our dice had hairline cracks in them from hitting the table. That's some hard core playing, Internets. I was raised in a Christian home and in the church every single Sunday. Imagine my surprise when later in life, I realized I knew how to play poker a little bit...because of Yahtzee. I'm not one for conspiracy theories, but....you know......that seems on the odd side if you think hard enough.

We did a nice Family Day this past Saturday. I'm so proud of Paige. She really didn't want to go, but she didn't argue and got dressed to go participate. We got to see SANTA!!! I am so excited about this Christmas. The magic is alive and flowing throughout The Edge in anticipation of the 24th and 25th. I was able to get some good pictures I'll be sharing with you in another post. I discovered my photo program on the laptop here can do some nifty things and I pushed my tiny bit of knowledge to the limits playing around with it.

The Man and I went for The Boy's progress report Monday at noon. Good report was given by Miss K. He's got a few areas to work on and Miss Rose and the parental units are on the case. I was excited to hear what was said because I know he's come so far in just the past month. I was right! Parents of ADHD kids kept telling me that when the right drug hit his system, a whole new world would open up. They weren't kidding. I'm hoping and praying and begging God to let this medication work for a very long time. Our quality of life has improved all the way around.

I went and did some volunteering at Makenna's school yesterday morning. I know! I was shocked I did that, too. They have the Gift Shop open for kids to buy presents for family members and parents volunteer to help run the shop during school hours. I spent a few hours helping and chatting (mostly chatting) with other moms. Some were military wives and we were able to do a little (ok, alot) of griping about some aspects of military life. Another mom was a fellow coupon freak like me. I've discovered the coupon world and I am ON FIRE. (More about that later) I took it upon myself to sneak around the corner and totally disrupt Makenna's class. She ran to the door and I got a few hugs and kisses before sending her back in to get educated. Her teacher was smooth. He didn't even blink...just let her walk on outside and speak to me. I really don't think he's capable of being rowdy. Man is not friendly in public at all.

Now I'm gonna do a little shout out. I went out to lunch with some fellow galfriends after all that volunteering. While we were sitting there, some of our town cops came in for a good meal. Some were in standard uniform and some others were in green jump suits with heat strapped from the waist down. I gotta tell ya, when a man has more than one weapon and one is strapped to his thigh? You just have to look twice. Jordy was playing some hooky from work to spend time with us and when she saw him, she had to look twice. Jordy and her hubby are doing some geo-batchelor'ing right now. That would mean, in military speak, that she and the kids are here and her husband is located at another base for the time being. The Man and I did 18 months (was supposed to be six..yeah, right) of this torture before we moved here. So, her man is up in Norfolk while she keeps the home fires burning. She was all a flustered and we got so tickled because the red started on her neck and was up to her eyeballs in no time. She asked us if she was red and we responded, "Oh, nooooo." It's like the quote I heard today: Just because you're on a diet, doesn't mean you can't look at the food. Won't be long (that's loosely speaking since the Navy usually says one thing and does another) before he's back home for a longer period of time. Appreciate your service and sacrifice, Chuck! We're keeping Jordy on the straight and narrow.

Today found me going to another meeting for our upcoming Dolphin Auction in March of 2009. These functions don't happen magically, Internets. Lots of planning and preparing go into it. I got roped into helping because that's how I roll. While there, I met another fellow military wife and we discovered we're both blogging addicts! I'll be sure to let you know when I add her into my blog list so you can go visit and tell her hello. Since we met in a coffee shop, I do believe I overdid the caffeine. Hello! When coffee is named "Jingle Bells" and it has all that you like in it? What's a gal supposed to do? (Kahlua flavor, caramel, and I forget the rest- I was hooked at the Kahlua) The meeting was deemed successful, but I was a jittery mess by the time I got home.

Then I turn around to take The Boy to see Miss Rose. He went in by himself today for the first time. He informed us last week that she and I talked too much and he didn't get any play time in. Today was totally dedicated to him and he has been thoroughly counseled and is a happy camper as I type.

See how busy a couple of days can be? I should be addicted to some soap opera or something and can't find time to even watch one even if I DVR'd it. I'll just stick to HGTV when I have a few spare minutes. I'm sure Victor Newman can keep marrying beautiful women without me to cheer him on. Reva and Josh will end up back together eventually...if they haven't already.

I'll be posting a right decent picture post for the week in the next day or two. I broke out the REAL camera for the park pictures. Yes, sir, I went ALL swanky for you.



10 comments:

Bonita said...

Hey Miss Hope! We go see Santa on sat. I’m so excited, I keep looking at Brocks picture with Santa from last year and can’t believe how much he’s grown.
I’m glad to hear you finally found a medication that works for your son. My husband’s family has problems with that so I won’t be surprised if Brock gets it too. Might be calling you in a few years with help on that.
Can’t wait to see the pics, and I deff. can’t wait till crafts and conversations is back up and running again. I miss it.

AndreaLeigh said...

Wow you have been busy! Glad to hear of your adventures and see you check in.

ronee said...

WOW..that's almost a blog shout out!! I think I am sporting my new shoes tomorrow!!! We have to see when we can get together again!

xoxo
ronee

Jill AKA busymom said...

Yeahhhhh Been there done that...have the tshirt and bumper sticker.....No I don't have PMS....my husband just lives in another state and I'm a little frustrated right now.....geobach is like no other deployment...

Neighbor Debbie said...

All I have to say Hope darlin is one good ropin deserves another. Did yo think for one minute that I would volunteer by myself... oh lordy no I have to have my peeps with me during the happy and not so happy time. Thanks for putting up with me and my ADHD,OCD self.

Miss Hope said...

My pleasure, Neighbor Debbie. You keep me motivated...and that's saying ALOT!!!

Girlfriend Down the Street said...

Glad to hear you are alive!!! Busy is good...keeps you out of trouble...well, keeps MOST people out of trouble!

Is Ronee your new bloggin friend that you have found?!?!

Monogram Queen said...

I always look forward to your posts like a good mid-morning snack!

In case you get paranoid i've been poking around in your archives and I think my isp is Seattle,WA so.. that's me in South Car-o-lina though!
Can't wait to see the pics and i'm so so SO glad the boy is doing so well. Hallelujiah!

Krys72599 said...

SUCH good news about the meds - very happy to hear!
And as busy as you are, I've been busy, too, so I haven't been catching up or keeping up with my blogfriends...
Will try to get all caught up this week, though...

Lishak said...

Life does get hectic doesn't it? Especially during the holidays! This will be our first weekend at home since Greg got home!
Glad to hear you're keeping busy and things are going good. :)