Monday, April 30, 2007

I have had a busy day! I made it to school at 8:10 my homeroom starts at 8:15. The secretary called me and my aunt had managed to get me a dermatologist appointment, but I had to go NOW. I missed my scheduled meetings this morning with my team and my grade level. I also missed hal of my collab class (special ed and low reg ed kids). The doc was cute (on the bright side). I have sedorrheic solliculitis. SCREAM. The rash is on my arms and legs. It's gotten into the hair follicals. He put me on Cipro for 2 weeks. He gave me something to help me sleep (I'm awake scratching). He told me to get rid of fragranced laundry detergents. I have 2 creams to apply and a shampoo until I am rid of this crap.
Now, I get 2 more hours of school meetings. I can't get my meds until I am off of work. UGHHHHH
I am sorry ya'll I seem to so NASTY on this blog. My life is not where I want it to be obvioulsy. Each day it always seems to be one more tons of shit that the local dump truck drops off at my house~ DAILY.
It's the positive things I need to look for each day. For example, the ice cream butterfinger bar I ate at lunch. But then again It added 100 pounds.
I have cooties and I'm FAT!

Nope Not getting married EVER the date was pleasant, but WAY TOO MUCH BAGGAGE.
Sweet guy, poilte and eager to please. WAY to much info for a first date. Yet another disappointment.
I am still itching from my rash. I am making a dermatologit appointment this week. It's been with me over a week. I soaked in an oatmeal bath this evening. I got about 6 yrs of relief. (yeah)
It's 1:19 a.m. and my alarm will be going off in 5 hours.
18 more days of school for me.

Friday, April 27, 2007

Thanks guys for the well wishes. She hit my bumper only because I swerved and slammed on brakes. If I had not swerved, she would have hit my gas tank! She really scared me ya'll. We have a court date next Friday . The cop thinks she will pay the ticket and I won't have to go.
I need to say a special thank you to Rach for her care package that I got yesterday. It was sweet and could not have come at a better time! Thank you!!!!
Mom goes to the surgeon today. = ) I pray for good news.

Last night was aunties award ceremony. T went with me. He actually put on a tie and ironed a shirt! I was impressed. My aunt was surprised and pleased. She teared up. They gave her some beautiful roses and a plaque. I was glad I decided to go.

I have had an eventful week. I am glad it is finally Friday.

Jon drives here tomorrow for lunch and we will see what happens~ Wish us luck. I have high hopes for Eharmony and thier success.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

A chance to breathe while sitting at a red light

You look around reflecting on your life…

You can run a red light,

give up at a red light

You break the mold when running through the tolls

Speeding through your whole life"
---Johnny Lang
My stupid butt decides to go get a manicure at 7 oclock this evening...Mind you I had already been to walmart and Sams right after work. But I got to thinking tomorrow night I have an award ceremony for my aunt and Sat day I have a date with a guy from Eharmony. Friday night the nail place will be BUSY...let me run over there because I will NOT have time tomorrow after work before the thingy for my aunt. Well as I am turning left, a lady runs a red light and hits me as I swerve and slam on the brakes. Ya'll she scared the HELL out of me. Yes, it all happened so fast, I just freaked out. I called 911 before I got out of my car. Luckily, another woman was stopped at the red light and saw all of it happen. She said, There is a God. He just saved both of your lives. She got out of her car and talked to me until I calmed down. Her daughter was in the back seat. The lady that hit me could barely speak English. We stood around for 2 hours. She got a ticket and I have a court date a week from Friday.

I love red maples!!! Japanese Magnolias are my other favorites.

I feel a bit better this morning, but going to bed at 9:00 last night had to help. I went to the doc and she gave me a shot that helped some with the itching. I am taking Zyrtec and applying benadryl gel (refridgerated) to arms and legs...My skin feels so bumpy. It all over both arms and's hard to see in flourscent light, but get me outside and I look like I have a skin disease.

She said well hug on the kids that bother you, that will set them straight.
How can it only be Wed? I was praying for Friday....
Thanks for the feedback on my itching problems. Barngoddess---how long did the rashes last in your family?
I hope and pray things go well for Diane tomorrow.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

I have had an awful morning! First, I was here early to try and get a folder updated for a conference. Well, our conference did not show. After I did all that stuff .....then My Asst. Principal grabs me as I am leaving our conference room, a parent is here. She thinks I am picking on her son because I sent him to the office yesterday and he got In school suspension for 5 days. She wanted to argue with me for 20 minutes. So they kept me, in turn I was late to my Guidance counselors office for a couple of CRCT scantron mistakes my kids made. I just broke down in there. I started crying and lets just say, she could have been more understanding. I can't remember when I have had a morning this bad. I get kids in 4 minutes for the rest of the day.

I went to a local drug store this morning I got up 30 minutes early to do all i needed to do...well, I got there, they didn't open for another 5 minutes. The girl inside sees me says another 5 minutes and stands there just bullshitting on the phone.

I managed to get an appointment with my doc's nurse at 4 this afternoon, I got some kind of rash and I am scratching like I have fleas! Ughhhhh! So now I have to find a teacher who will keep my bus students from 3:30-4:00. Can I scream yet???

I need a hug.

I also need advice for my rash so scroll down and comment there for this post THANK YOU!!!!

Monday, April 23, 2007

This is my baby Whisper. I think she's purty! She is the loner of the three...but Destiny and Harmony have been together for 8 yrs now..Whisper has beeen with us almost 2yrs. Harmony is very territorial, and like to back this baby into a corner.

Ya'll I am scratching like I have fleas! SCREAM and SCREAM again. It's just a red bumpy flare up on both of my arms. I just bathed in some Hibiclens (Doc approved bacterial wash--surgeons use it before they operate) My aunt gave me some Lanacane after school, it had a soothing effect. No, I didn;t get anything working in the yard (No green thumb here). A co-worker suggested maybe I ate something, another siad maybe it was stress. Good lord, I feel like I have hives or something. It feels bumpier than it looks) Another co worker said take an oatmeal bath.


Sunday, April 22, 2007

See how I feel on a SUNDAY night...only thing exciting about Sunday evening is that the Sopranos are back on!
I have been on the phone with Mom. Finally her tube drainage was down to 6o cc yesterday. Ya'll realize she has had this drain in since the surgery 5 weeks ago. She is to call the surgeon tomorrow...I hope he will take it out by this Friday. She has dealt with it long enough. I can hope it was Gods way of letting her body have a bit more recovery time before she starts 4 MORE rounds of Chemo.
I have a busy week ahead. Mondays TOTALLY suck cause we have meetings all DAMN DAY.
One of my aunts circle groups has a surprise award evening planned for her this Thursday evening...So I asked Tommy or Lisa to go with me, so I don't have to go alone to a dinner where I know no one. I had to type up a synopsis of my aunts life from a family stand point today. I emailed it a bit ago.
I had lunch with Shane today. He's a divorced father of one, and he lives about 45 minutes away. It was our first meeting. He was nice, late but nice. Thank god I chose a local mexican place where I know a couple of the waiters, and they took care of my while I waited...
This weekend Laurel just moved to Columbus after commuting an hour each day to work at Dillards. She finally came to her senses. Well, she bought a Cadillac a year or so go and has a 600 a month note, so she was trying to save money. Anyway, she is having a house warming party this Sat and wants me to come...I told her I was unsure.
I have finally been talking to someone from Eharmony that I want to meet in person. Anyone familiar with the site knows you can't search for guys, they send you people who are compatible personality wise. Ironically, his name is Jon. He has a bit of baggage....but I like his values when it comes to faith and he's cute....So if we get along I guess everything else can be gravy.
He wanted to get together Thursday for dinner but I can't with Mildreds ceremony. So I suggested Sat an early Dinner. He's in Savannah today visiting friends. Weird huh? Oh and come to find out after we talked some, he lived in New Orleans (a suburb) for 8 years....while he was in the Navy. Wish us luck.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Please read it all and give honest feedback

OK, I have something on my mind. All of my blogger friends know I typically seek advice and or feedback about MEN and sometimes friends.
Well, I am feeling a few different emotions right now...sad, angry, frustrated and abandoned.
I am just getting home from my day~ School was tough, I ran to Ft. Benning after work (needed Estee Lauder Mascara, Lancome Dual finish powder and a Yankee Candle- butter cream ) Then T and I went to dinner and stopped at a few places after dinner. Our last place I ran into an old friend/co worker, her hubby and yr old baby girl.
She and I used to teach together, we have been friends for a few years now. We took a few classes together in college and started teaching at the same school. Anyway, we have a "tension" between us. I am not sure how to handle it, what to do---if anything. Ya'll keep in mind I am 10 years older than she is... She acts older than 26, and I think I act younger than 36...I have some feelings that have been building and I know she does too. When she found out she was pregnant, I knew our friendship would change. I have been through the *newness and joy* with other friends. She of course said, nothing would change. She meant that in her heart--I know. But in fact they have changed. Rather than me ramble let me make a list of what has bothered me and you guys tell me I am being a selfish bitch, I'm not in my right mind or just get over it already.
1. Her world seems to be only one focus baby. It should be, but other people have things happening or not happening too.
2. We used to work together now her mom is at our/my school. She comes to see her at lunch on a regular basis---I never even get a hello. I know she has her daughter, but mom eats lunch the same time I do...(A quick hello would be nice. I figure if the situation was reversed, I would say hello one out of the 10 times I stop to see mom).
3. Tonight was the first time I have seen her in probably 5 or 6 months. It was by accident.
4. If I ask her to do something she never has time. When she does call me it's because her hubby is working long hours or her mom is busy with something else and it is usually (I am usually) a last minute thought, at least that is how I feel.
5. Ya'll know everything that has/is going on with mom and I have gotten a card when mom was diagnosed and one text message during her surgery. This last 6 months has been a time I really needed friends. I feel abandoned. I am one of the most independant people I know- or have known. So for me to say I feel abandoned- I am hurting.
6. When I went to Savannah--our friend and old co worker B is who went with me. I had one night and 2 days. Well her family was going to Savannah on Thursday--we came back Wed late afternnoon. She decided to cook dinner for B and his man on WED night and gave me a time 'I had to have him back" for her to feed him. OK , that I thought was inconsiderate and demanding. He was going to feed her dogs while there were gone--4 days mind you--and she couldn't feed them when the trip was over?? I felt rushed and was a bit ticked off. This was supposed to be a time for me to get my mind off of ALL OF MY WORRIES about Mom and all the other shit in my life---for 48 hours.
7. Her daughter just turned a yr old. She and mom planned a b'day party for last weekend. She mailed me an invite 3 days before the party. It was the same weekend as bridezillas engagement party. I posted on my blog that I was going to Louisana for the engagement party. I figured that I was going to be missed much more at the wedding party than by a one year old. I mean D originally wanted me to be the Maid of Honor. I know D and I know how long she has waited for this moment-- and I wanted her to have the best of parties, treats and HELP for all the planning--than I could give her living 3 states away from her. I guess I should have RSVP'd --but she is a reader on my blog and told me she knew about the engagement party. So, did I need to be so formal as to call too?
8. She seems to make time for B. Granted he's loveable- never wants to challenge anyone- where as, she and I both tend to speak our mind. He'll keep his shut so not to make any waves with anyone. Not to mention they are the same age...he acts like his 18 and she acts more like 30. She is totally responsible, he's hasn't always been. I guess its my way of saying I miss her.
(Where can she and I go? Is our friendship struggling because we are in such different worlds? Can people have a marriage, a baby and still keep their "before" friends? Or do they need time with strictly other "mommies"? )
I feel like Carrie Bradshaw and I'm writing a Sex and the City column--as I stare outside my Manhattan loft into the busy noisey- yet vacant streets.
On the other hand am I feeling a sense of loss of a friendship and need to tell her exactly what I am feeling?
I think she is thinking- Yes, I have a baby, but I haven't changed- I am still the same person. You however, treat me like I am ONLY a mommie. Our timing just sucks and well, I need friends who support me and not people who are single and independant--almost to a point of hibernation.

My kids and I just left lunch and they have LOST their mind. LITERALLY!!!!
They have been couped up all week with testing...and want to SCREAM SHOUT and JUMP AROUND.

2 hours and 12 minutes

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Why females should avoid a girl's night out after they are married:

The other night I was invited out for a night with "the girls." I told my husband that I would be home by midnight. "I promise!" Well, the hours passed and the margaritas went down way too easy. Around 3 a.m., a bit loaded, I headed for home. Just as I got in the door, the cuckoo clock in the hall started up and cuckooed 3 times. Quickly, realizing my husband would probably wake up,I cuckooed another 9 times. I was really proud of myself for coming up with such a quick-witted solution, in order to escape a possible conflict with him. (Even when totally smashed...3 cuckoos plus 9 cuckoos totals 12 cuckoos = MIDNITE!)The next morning my husband asked me what time I got in, and I told him "Midnight". He didn't seem upset at all. Whew! Got away with that one! Then he said, "We need a new cuckoo clock."When I asked him why, he said, "Well, last night our clock cuckooed three times, then said, "Oh Shit ," cuckooed 4 more times, cleared it's throat, cuckooed another 3 times, giggled, cuckooed twice more, and then tripped over the coffee table."

Pants and panties
A typical macho man married the typical good-looking lady. On there honey moon before they crawled into bed he saysto his wife, "honey I want you to do something for me"She's thinking oh great he wants it his way, so she says,"Yes dear what would you like me to do?" He replies,"I want you to put on my pants" So she thinks fora minute then she says ok. Well as she goes to pull up the pants she says to her husband,"Honey your pants won't fit me " he says," I wear the pants in this relationship and that'sthe way it's going to stay" So with out missing a beat she tells him, " Honey Iwant you to do something for me" He replies with a sigh,“What do you want me to do dear?" She tells him, "I want you to try on my panties." Thinking that thisis one of her fetishes, he goes to please his wife and putsthem on. When he finally gets over to the other side of the bed he can'tpull them past his knees, so he tells her, "Honey Ican't get into your panties!" She says, "That's right and that's the wayit's going to stay until you change your attitude"

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

This is the best chocolate mousse pie I have EVER put in my mouth. Can I scream YUM????? OMG_ melt in your mouth....

This was the best part of my trip to Savannah~ Lip smacking 10,000 calories good!

They say in the restaurant business it's all about presentation.

The Waving Girl statue is a popular monument for visitors to the River Street area of Savannah, Georgia. The statue immortalizes a Savannahian named Florence Martus, who lived near the entrance to Savannah Harbor and supposedly waved to each ship that came and went -- for 44 years!

These trees are so exquisite. Did I take enough pictures for you???
I want a house in the country (Of course that I have built-with the lottery money, I PLAN to win) My house in the country should be surround by these magnificent trees.

I took a picture of what I thought was the most incredible house Savannah had to offer. What do ya'll think?

Paula's place has a small gift shop in it, with cookbooks, t-shirts, seasonings, cups, magnets, sauces etc for sale. I took this picture because I saw her boys as kids were cute.

OH melt in your mouth chocolate mousse!!! I'd pay to have it shipped!

Below is one of the shots of the the exterior of Lady & Sons.......

Our waiter was comical and goofy as hell. He was straight, and eager to please. = )
Inside, the Pentecostal lady that sat at the table next to us, turned to me and said "Are you as excited to be here as I am??? They drove from North Tennessee to see Paula's place.

The entrance to the "Garden of Good and Evil" cemetery.

And finally, My buddy he goes down under..I tease him cause of his 3 dollar bill status.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Ok day two of CRCT testing is now complete. Today was Language Arts..I'm a bit worried, I thought yesterday went better. I teach 3 Literature/Reading classes and two English/Grammar classes. So, I have a stake in yesterday and today's test. Pray for my kids please!!!!! Pray for my school in general. We need good scores this go around!!!!

How would most of your ladies feel about dating a guy who has 3 kids 2 from his first marriage and one from his second. THe first wife he says had several affairs and after 11 years they divorced. The second wife sat him down and told him she was in love with someone else. His oldest daughter 14 lives with him. That tells me he has some sense of responsibility. HIs name is Johnathan. He lived in a suburb of New Orleans for 8 yrs while in the Navy. Kinda a fluke that we both live in Ga now.
Well, we met on eharmony. I date usually from meeting people on line yahoo or He is the first I have made it to the talking on the phone stage. He lives about an hour north of me.
I feel a bit overwhelmed on the 2 marriages. Then again, I have never been married and have no children. I feel like I am a pretty good catch. I''m educated and self sufficient. You gotta admit though that most men do not like women to be overweight, and that I AM!!!!

Never tick off a nurse
A big shot attorney had to spend a couple of days in the hospital.He was a royal pain to the nurses because he bossed them around just like he did his staff. None of the hospital staff wanted to have anything to do with him. The head nurse was the only one who could stand up to him.
She came into his room and announced, "I have to take your temperature."After complaining for several minutes, he finally settleddown, crossed his arms and opened his mouth. No, I'm sorry, " thenurse stated, "but for this reading, I can't use an oral thermometer." This started another round of complaining, but eventuallyhe rolled over and bared his behind. After feeling the nurse insert the thermometer,he heard her announce, "I have to get something. Now you stay JUST LIKE THAT until I get back!"

She leaves the door to his room open on her way out. He curses under his breath as he hears people walking past his door, laughing.
After a half hour, the man's doctor comes into the room. "What's going on here?" asked the doctor.
Angrily, the man answers, "What's the matter,Doc? Haven't you ever seen someone having their temperature taken?" After a pause, the doctor confesses, "Not with a carnation".

Monday, April 16, 2007

This is what I am currently dreaming of~ I need a good massage, maybe a bit more powerful than my baby "Harmonies" kneading. I had a busy weekend. Hope all is well in your world on Monday....

Friday, April 13, 2007

Blogger is cooperating and allowing me to post more Savannah pics.... Let me know what you like and your thoughts~ Much appreciated! This is Paula Deen's brothers seafood place. She has been taping her newest show on the Food Network "Paula's Party" here at Bubba's. B saw all the extra lights on the ceiling and asked our waitress...She filmed in January for the entire season. So no chance we were going to see her.

I snapped this while on our tour, I thought of MICK (go say hello) the tele booth made me think of London.

(I don't know how to make his name into a link ---Any directions that someone would like to share with me???

This is SCAD- the best know college in Savannah - Savannah College of Art and Design. Actually my new friend Laurel (The make up artist at Dillards) went to school there. The school otself attracts lots of artsy creative, expressive types you see walking all over the city, as it is spread out. (I always found myself attracted to artists and musicians---yeah I KNOW the real bread winners of our generation)

This was during our Trolley ride...our tour guide was older, goofy and informative. I think we got one of the better ones.... Yeah!!!
Pretty cool "auto" that breezed by us while waiting in line. B snapped a pic.

I was the last one in this pic. We got there an hour earlier than suggested and LOOK at the people in front of us. MEOW WAITING at 8:30 in the morning for lunch reservations at the Lady and Sons with such *HIGH* hopes of getting a glimpse of Jamie her eldest *HOTTIE* of a son. NO need to add butter to him, he's already smooth and YUMMY...Ya know melt in ya mouth kinda good~

We are almost the hostess that is!!!!!! The most haunted house house in Savannah. I know I posted a closer pic of it earlier in the week.

I wish I had more time to see a few of the churches on the inside. I really think Catholics have the most detailed architecturally speaking houses of worship.

OK maybe one more day of Savannah pics and your tour is completed!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Amen it's Friday!


8 years old. Hateful little dog. Bites.

1/2 Cocker Spaniel, 1/2 sneaky neighbor's dog.

Mother, AKC German Shepherd. Father, Super Dog... able to leap tall fences in a single bound.

Looks like a rat ... been out a while. Better be a reward.

COWS, CALVES: “NEVER BRED” Also 1 gay bull for sale.

NORDIC TRACK $300 Like New, Hardly used, call Chubby.

California grown - 89 cents lb.

Must sell washer and dryer $300.


Complete set of Encyclopedia Britannica, 45 volumes. Excellent condition $1,000 or best offer. No longer needed, got married last month. Wife knows everything.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Well, I tried to post last night and Blogger gave me I'll do it from work, but that means no Savannah pics today.

I ran into a table last week with my knee. I am flenching when I get up and try to put pressure on it. I got up at 3 a.m and again at 5 a.m to put a cold compress on it. It helped momentarily. Unfortunatley, I am at work and have so much walking and up and down to do every hour. SCREAM. I am using an elevator in place of my stairs. THANK GOD We have one. I really don't want to get on crutches. Ughhhhhhh

Any suggestions besides a doc visit?

One more day this week. Thank God I don't have gym duty in the morning. 26 more days with the kiddies, then 3 more for teachers after they leave.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Today is Olivia's first birthday. Stop by and wish her a happy day. Her mom would appreciate it!

One of the shops on River Street....typical flea market~ higher end stuff. Everything was new that was being sold.

Below is my baby B. He's one of the sweetest souls I know. He happily in a loving relationship now. His new guy is cool and treats him well. He's a cutie too!

This is the most haunted house in Savannah accroding to our tour guide. Numerous spirits are to be residing.

These are a few of the boats on the river to visit and/or tour. I think they are kinda charming. That is the word I would probably use for the city of Savannah. It's a bit spread out, but it's clean and they have museums, ghost tours, Paula Deen food (enough said), and reasonably priced hotels. I think the summer would be a bit too hot for my taste....I like the 60's.

In Ga today we are to be expecting HEAVY storms with the possibilty of hail. I have an appointment at the local college this afternoon. I hope it waits til I can get home, inside and snuggled up with a magazine and a kitty.