Sunday, June 26, 2016

Now My Ten Things of Thankful….


My writing nook is cleaned, somewhat organized; it’s dusted and all the piles are neatly placed where they belong. The window is open blowing a soft breeze; it is quiet outside with an occasional car passing by and the birds chirping about something …Teddy is near me, and I am enjoying an ice coffee that I made a few minutes ago.   To a very quiet house, with everyone out…Ahhhh!


It has been a very busy two weeks with school winding down, the kids had their finals - studying with them and quizzing each one was on the schedule.

In between math quizzes, reviewing similes and homonyms, I ran over to Kohl’s for something appropriate and cute…because of ahem …a certain eighth grader and the eighth grade dance.


I am so proud of this boy…he is a good kid; in between studying, preparing for his finals, he helped his dad getting the yard in shape for the summer – they planted herbs, flowers, laid mulch in the beds and helped his dad erect a new gazebo…..

Him and Nick did this too and surprised me –



A water fountain in front of our driveway - the electric cord runs under the patio bricks – yes he helped his dad  get this done; pulled out the bricks tucked the cord – laid the bricks on top of the cord then filled it in with sand.

They both knew how I always wanted one…did you noticed the plant at the end – it’s a hibiscus they added that too.

Pretty...right?

Psst, yard is done…Gazebo is up, and Bob the pool is looking good.  (Pictures next week.)

There was a moving up ceremony on Tuesday at the high school.

The principal and vice principal said some wise and good things to the kids; after the ceremony James said to me that what the vice-principal said sounded like something I said earlier that day …hmm I wonder why.

The thing she said that James thought sounded like something I would say is; you will meet people in life that will block you or want to stop you; you need to move away from them quickly.  You will also come across people that will always support you, cheer you on, and will encourage you – hold them close to your heart, they are valuable souls that will always help you succeed.

He listened….or he was listening.

A sort of teeny, tiny fearful moment for me became a lesson learned.  I know what not to do and do next time... I hope so anyway.  Yet, truthfully, I hope there won’t be a next time or an opportunity to face this again.

I hate confrontation.

Both kids did great on their finals and last marking period.

They are the scrappiest bunch that when it comes time to work, they do.

We are so proud of them.



Friday was their last official day (btw, they had off on Wednesday, and Thursday …Tuesday was their last day of finals) they had to go in on Friday for an hour.

I took off and picked them up, we went out for breakfast – something we’ve always done on the last day of school. 

When we got in the car, Amelia stated “see mom I think I did good this year – I tried hard and I am proud of that...and they (school board) said I couldn’t do it. I showed them …didn’t I mom?"

Amelia at her spring concert

You sure did… my girl …you sure did!

James helping dad with the Gazebo after he fixed his shades…


Them celebrating Father’s day!

What are your thankfuls for this week?




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