Usually Mondays are not something to be looked forward to but today is a special day. This is my day off and my plan is to make it special. I'm going to watch a mindless, fun movie and I've made some of my favorite foods... spaghetti and broccoli cole slaw... for lunch. I have a Mr. Goodbar waiting for my special dessert/snack. All of the laundry is done, beds are made and I'm home alone while everyone is either at work or school. Except for Ray coming for lunch, the day is perfect. You can't be anything else but jealous of my situation. After all, it is quite glorious.
Friday, September 15, 2006
So... we are in Branson, MO for a couple of days, having a really great time. The internet connection is not so great but other than that, we are having fun. Everyone practically raced to the very first roller coaster ride (except me) and I was really worried about Cody because I didn't get a chance to show him what he was getting himself into. He rode it, said it was fun but never rode another roller coaster the rest of the day except for a really small one built just for kids.
The only thing I wanted out of the trip for myself was a caricature of the entire family. Which I got and was only met with a small amount of resistance. Luckily the artist was really funny and that helped make the long sitting interesting.
On our way here we stopped in a convenience store where I was sure I was going to develop lung cancer. The smoke smell was so bad and the lady running the store started having a coughing fit (flem and all). We began looking around at each other in disgust. After she got it all coughed up, she blamed her episode on "that darn candy". That's been our joke this weekend anytime we hear anyone with that smoker's cough. So funny.
Friday, September 08, 2006
Thursday, September 07, 2006
We are going on a mini vacation next week and the entire family is looking forward to it. We haven't done this since Hayden was a baby. It will be a short trip but it's better than nothing. Branson, MO... here we come.
Ray has an opportunity to take a job in Midland, and that literally makes me sick to my stomach to think it might happen. I don't ask about it because I'm afraid of the answer and I thought the whole idea had gone away but now I'm not so sure. Midland has nothing to offer me. I wish Midland would blow away. (not literally, just the idea)
I love the Tulsa area. Everything about it. It's amazing to live in a place that has so much to offer and so many things to love.
Weather, people, shopping... it's all great.
The thing that scares me the most about Midland is the school system. I have to worry about Hayden because he just doesn't adjust to new and different very well and this is very different! We finally have him with teachers that he loves this year and he's feeling confident about it, which is important. I think only moms think about these things when raising their kids. We are in a school system now that I would love for my kids to graduate from. The elementary school where Cody is at received "over the top" scores on their testing from last year and they are tooting their horn about it now.