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Tornado Warning

Thursday, April 18, 2013      11 comments

I live in Joplin, MO. Which means: when a tornado warning is issued at 1:30 in the morning, we through on shoes, get the kids up and throughing on their clothes, and run to my neighbors across the street. My neighbors have a basement (we don't... Read more

Kid Activities

Thursday, May 17, 2012      2 comments

Its been a busy kid activity week. Dd had tae kwon do on Monday. Ds had a late game Monday night. Dd had dance class on Tuesday. Ds had a game Wednesday where he had 2 hits and dh umped. Dd dances at 3rd Thursday downtown tonight while ds ha... Read more

Dd's Dance Competition

Sunday, May 13, 2012      4 comments

Dd's dance class performed in a dance competition in Tulsa yesterday. They danced to 9 to 5. They did a great job and received High Gold and won 1st Place High Point in their a... Read more

MIL's Health, Again

Tuesday, May 08, 2012      5 comments

Last May, mil had a heart attack followed by quadruple bypass surgery. She had been sick for at least 8 months, but refused to go to the doctor. She had a very difficult recovery, including bil (her son) stealing from her. She lives 8 hours f... Read more

Warning-Venting Rant in Progress

Tuesday, May 01, 2012      5 comments

Tuesdays are usually my easy day, my catch up day. I only have one class and I can get caught up on a bunch of things for the week. I knew I had a meeting from 3:30-4:30 today, but that wasn't a big deal. Still plenty of time to get stuff don... Read more

I Hope You Dance

Thursday, April 26, 2012      2 comments

I'm currently listening to "I Hope You Dance". Since a year and a half ago, it always makes me want to cry. January 2011, dd's dance teacher, Miss Karen, passed away from cancer. Everytime this song plays, it makes me and dd think of her. Ma... Read more

If You Were an Animal, What Animal Would You Be?

Tuesday, February 28, 2012      12 comments

A friend was telling me about her husband's boss who puts huge stock in the title question as an interview question. I've always thought it was a stupid question, but it got me thinking about which animal I most am like. I've decided I'm a... Read more

Dd's Teddy Bear Crisis Averted

Wednesday, February 08, 2012      11 comments

Dd took her teddy bear--her bear that she's had since she was 10 months old, her bear she sleeps with every night--to school yesterday for show and tell. She got off the bus and realized, after the bus had already pulled away, that she had left... Read more

My Kids and My Friend's New Baby

Monday, January 30, 2012      5 comments

The daughter of a friend of ours just had a baby (about 2 weeks ago). Her name is Leila. We went to see the family on Saturday. Ds is almost 12 and was not interested in a baby girl. He's really good interacting with little boys--he plays ge... Read more

Bragging on DS

Saturday, January 14, 2012      8 comments

My last blog bragged on dd's dancing ability. Today, I'm going to brag on ds's math ability and maturity. Ds is good at math. I'm a chemistry professor and I see daily how important math skills are. I pushed to have him in advanced math ... Read more

Dance Mom

Wednesday, January 11, 2012      3 comments

Yes, I am a dance mom because dd takes dance classes and I take her to them, as well as competitions and recitals. I do her hair and make-up. I know her routines, almost as well as she does. That's where the similarities between me and the tv... Read more

MIL Just Left

Wednesday, January 04, 2012      11 comments

Mil has been at my house since Dec. 24 and just left today! emoticon I am trying not to be mean or difficult, but... Read more

Getting Back on Track

Monday, December 26, 2011      8 comments

2011 has been a really rough year for me. I live in Joplin, MO and we have endured Mother Nature--a blizzard in Feb., flooding rains in April and May, tornado May 22 (my house was okay, but it changed everything), and summer drought. I receiv... Read more

Really Rough Time Right Now

Monday, December 05, 2011      13 comments

I'm having a really rough time right now. Its the last week of the semester and I'm trying to get everything done, but there's so much to do and much stressful stuff going on right now, I don't know how I'm going to make it. I've been wanting ... Read more

DS's Letter Jacket

Saturday, November 19, 2011      6 comments

DS was given a letter jacket by his youth football league for having played all 4 years. We went by the store to order it. The salesman told us that he was the biggest boy who's been in for his jacket (he is taller and weighs more than me at 1... Read more


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