Tuesday, October 28, 2008


*steps on soap box...*

Why. Why do some parents believe they are above the sick rule at school? Why? Are you so supreme that the sickness that SURROUNDS your child won't pass on to the HEALTHY children by your supreme, germ maintaining, super kid???? I mean honestly. Daniel went to school HEALTHY, and is now running a fever and coughing. TWO kids in his class were sick and were brought anyway by their parents. There was a sub today (don't EVEN get me started on the sub, let's just say I've have several discussions with his normal teachers about how this particular sub treats the kids, anyway...), and she allowed one sick child to stay while telling another to go home. Seriously. The one that got to stay.... oh my goodness. The poor kid was obviously sick and feeling rotten. His eyes were swollen and red, glassy and runny; his nose was runny and he was barely alert. As I'm noticing this, the mother tells the sub, "he woke up with a fever but I gave him Motrin and it worked right away!". Seriously??? DUH. Okay. Just DUH. Of course the medicine you gave your SICK child ONE hour ago is now working. (I'm smacking my forehead here). Does said sub tell this mom to take her child home? NO. She smiles at the woman and says, "well that's a relief" and let's her leave. UGH. Then second sick child comes in. No fever, but had one last night. No, no symptoms of said illness, doing okay, just high fever during the middle of the night. Now, technically, no the kid is not supposed to be in school. You have to be fever free, WITHOUT tylenol or motrin, for a full 24 hours before you can return to school. However, sub let the other sick kid stay so I'm anticipating yet another sick kid in the room. Sub tells mom in not so nice tone that sick kid #2 cannot stay and she has to take him home. So... why follow the policy for one child and not the other? I'm still scratching my head on that one. Anyway, now Daniel is sick. Red eyes, runny nose, cough, and fever. All the same symptoms as sick kid #1 who was brought by mom who doesn't understand the working effects of Motrin; allowed to stay by sub who has many many issues of "favortism" in the classroom. People... these kids are FOUR years old. VERY succeptable to illness, especially when it's staring them in the face. Stay home with your sick children. Follow the rules, isn't that what we teach our kids??? STAY home with your sick child, don't bring them and get my child sick. It will only lead to mean blogging and probably a cross look next time I see said sub and mom. Yes I know, I should be nicer, but my son is sick and it's not his fault. Use the brain God gave you people. Use the brain.

*** and before you all jump on me about working single moms not being able to take time off, this is not that type of situation; this mom stays home like many of the rest of us and could have taken care of her child, she choose not to. ***

Saturday, October 25, 2008

spider cake lives

Yes folks, the spider cake lives again. I attempted to make mini spider cakes this year, but they were not good. Cake was good, decorating them was a nightmare. So I whipped up a simple bundt cake and went to work again. The end result is pretty cute! Much different than last year, but I was working with what I had. :) What do you think? It's all edible. The spider looks "hairy" thanks to my cool cake decorating tips and chocolate sprinkles, the legs are red twizzlers, the head is a mini milky way, and everything else is icing. Some child is going to be a happy camper at the cake walk tomorrow. We're having our annual Fall Festival. If you're in town, come by our church (Trinity Baptist). The festival is from 5 - 7 pm and afterwards, at 8 pm we'll have our opening night of Judgement House. Come have a great Sunday night with us! And who knows, you might win this cake! :)

Monday, October 20, 2008

I voted.

Have you?

Are you able to vote early in your state?

Whether you're able to vote early or not, make sure you DO vote. Hubs and I voted together this morning. This is the first time we've gone in together and voted at the same time. We both left the booth feeling relieved and as though we'd done our part. So go vote! If you're in Tx, you can vote today in some places, tomorrow for sure! Get out there and do your part!


I have lots to update you all on, but not lots time. Just one little blip here... I finally made strawberry jam for the Christmas baskets I'm making for Scott's family (3 types of homemade jam/jelly & freshbaked bread in a smartly dressed new basket, with some new kitchen towels and things... Scott LOVES the idea, yay!) but of course, I have to try anything before giving it out. :). Oh my stars y'all. It's GOOD. And I mean GOOD GOOD. Like, let me lick the jar good. Scott even liked it and he's not a sweets guy. (he's a sweet guy, just not into sweets). Wow. It's better than any store jam. No chunky parts of strawberry, not too runny, not too sweet... it's terrific! So... I don't have enough (yet) to share with all of you, but maybe one of these days. Trust me, I will be making more of this! I'm going to try blueberry jam as well. Each basket will have strawberry, blueberry, and peach jam. Fun times!

Monday, October 13, 2008

OPAM - halfway done!

So over at Debra's blog she posted a "One Project A Month" Challenge (you can get to her blog by clicking her name link on the right side of the page). My project is to finish some quilted VeggieTales pillows that will be one of Dano's Christmas gifts. I finished the first pillow and wanted to post some pics. Hope you like it! (and yes, the tops of each side were hand stiched to get that "quilty" feel) These pillows are going to be so darn cute on his bed!

Friday, October 10, 2008

lookie lookie!

I just finished this cute little deco for halloween. The boys are going to flip out when they see it. :) The cost you ask? (well even if you didn't I'm going to tell you, haha) I managed to snag all of it on clearance at Michaels today and made this little cutie for $6! Yep, six bucks. :) Enjoy!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

done done done!

Yes folks, college girl is DONE with her first set of classes! Yessirree! I just finished my last of 3 courses ending this week. Evangelism, English, and the dreaded Biology are now past me! I feel like dancing! hang on....

*** we pause for dancing break ***
*** can hear wiggles music playing..... (I turned the boys movie up, hehe) ***

Okay, I'm back. Can I just tell you how relieved I'm feeling? I got one A and two B's but I'm thinking that's pretty good for a girl who hasn't been in school in over 10 years! Hubs and I are celebrating by having our first date night in almost a year and a half. Maybe more than that.... sheesh. Our schedules have not lined up, and we basically haven't made the time. But Date Night is ON folks! We're going to dinner at Olive Garden and then we're going to see "FireProof". I can not wait! Join me in celebrating and have yourself some chocolate. You deserve it! :)

*** passes out the whoppers..."

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Hillsong - From Inside Out

this song is amazing. it means much to me, i hope it will to you as well.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Sonic Commercials Compilation

I may be the only person on the planet that loves these commercials but oh my gosh I love them. Lol! Enjoy! :)

Thursday, October 2, 2008

One Project A Month

Check this out over at Debra's site! My project this month will be to quilt some VeggieTales pillows for Mr. Dano. I won't be using the machine, I'll be quilting by hand. I def need a whole month! Lol :) Wanna join? It's easy, pick a project and post some before, during, and after pics. Go get your project on friends!

** pics to follow **