Sunday, September 2, 2007

A 90 degree fall

It is fall. Not really but, football and school has started. I think however it is going to be 90 degrees today.

The first week of school went well for the boys and I. The boys are getting back into the groove. I had a slumber party with my friends this past weekend to relax from having to work again. My husband thinks my friends and I are crazy 30-40 year old GIRLS having a slumber party. We do it well. We all still wear cutesy jammies, sleep in sleeping bags, and talk talk and talk. The only thing different is the fact we all get our nails done professionally so we do not do that and there is drinking involved. Every once in a while the slumber party is in Vegas, but that is just shopping and gambling involved.

My baby nephew is a starter now for his high school football team. He is a junior and 16. I cannot believe he is that old. He is on the line. He is the biggest on his team. He is 6'2, 3 ,or 4. (an inch or two shorter than my husband) and is a little over 300lbs. During football season usually about 300. He looked good out there.

The real opener is on Thursday night. The SAINTS play. We are having Queso, Bourbon smokies, blackend Mahi Mahi and some kind of vegi. Oh how I love football season.

The only bad thing about this time of year is that it is still hot but the outdoor pool closed last weekend. Going to the pool is over. No more lounging in the sun eating raspberry snow cones and gossiping with the girls. We just have more slumber partys at the houses with fire pits. Things change from season to season.

Well it is Sunday morning. Mass is over the boys went with their Meme and I am going Birthday shopping for them. Baby Z wants a bike. Boogs has no idea what he wants...oh well I guess I just have to shop. Their birthdays are not until the end of October, but I am going to Vegas with Travis between their Birthdays so I will get their present early. I can shop for myself in Vegas. Octobers are very busy months in the Erwin household. My birthday is on the 2nd, Baby Z is the 22nd, our anniversary is the 25th, and Boogs birthday is on the 31st ( a Halloween baby). In all that we have Carnival in our parish in with we are actively involved. We have to add something to the mix.

Monday, August 27, 2007

First Day Of School

The first day of school with kids in the classroom. Man am I tired. All in all I think I have a good group. I have some that I know are ornery. They have that look in their eyes, and a left over summer buzz cut. I have one tattle tell, and some bossy little girls. I am excited.

That is the extent of this post. I guess I used up my brain today and I cannot think of any thing else good to say.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Broken Backs

I cannot even remember when I blogged last.

This week went down hill fast. My husband had the whole week of vacation and did not even get to enjoy the week. We went out with friends on Saturday night danced and drank and danced. Then Sunday morning we got up to pick the boys up from their MeMe's and Travis' back went out. He has had a few episodes where his back gives him trouble but he always seems to still function. This time it was BAD. He put on socks and wham he made a noise normally men cannot make. Like a good wife I gave him the cordless phone and left him at home. I picked up the boys we went to this ice cream thing that was going on at a park in town. We came back home and Travis was not any better. He took two pills and crawled to the car. I took the boys to my mom's and I took Travis to the ER. There we sat forever with every mality in the world. Travis finally went to see the doctor he took an x-ray gave him 2 shots and sent him home. That was a ball of fun.

I am now back at work. I know I know those poor teachers have to go to work after being off for almost 3 months. People have no idea how hard it is to go back to work after that long. My favorite thing to hear is I am so glad my kids are going back to school they are driving me crazy. Yeah that's what I want some kids that drive people crazy. I am reved up for that.

I am doing what I love however. I will get my new pack of seeds. I will feed them with knowledge, water them with thoughts, and let their roots dig into places to help them grow. When they bloom in the spring, they can run and drive their parents crazy for another summer.

The pool is open for another week, I get out of in service every day at 3:00 and I am in a lounger with a bottle of water by 3:50.

I am back at work and you cannot fix things that are not broken. I will not have a school year that will break me.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

My husband is a dumb dumb. He came back from his trip for work and he had lost his wallet. We tore the house up looking for his wallet. We looked in room he had not even gone into since he had been back. So in looking for the wallet I noticed in place you normally do not look everyday, my house was a mess. Yesterday I spent cleaning, to get my house back to where I could look at it again.

My husband took a car which he got better gas mileage than the car he drives back and forth to work. He could not find his wallet for 2 days. Monday he finally broke down and went to the bank to suspend his debt card and all of that who rah rah. We take the borrowed car to town yesterday and I started looking around in it. Travis tells me it is not in here Len, a friend of ours, and I have looked through the car. Traveling down the road he has this cup in the floorboard. I pick it up and what do I find his wallet. Men can not look for anything.

So out of all of this my house is cleaner and Travis does not have to go get a new drivers license, and all of that stuff. He is such a goof ball.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

This weekend we did absolutely nothing.

Friday: Did not even leave the house.

Saturday: Did not leave the house until we went to a going away party for some friends.

Our friends are being transferred to Dallas. Dallas is about 6 hours away from where we live, but it is a fun town so we will see them soon.

Sunday: Went to Mass. Then I went to the pool all by myself. It was so relaxing.

Not an exciting weekend, but at least it feels like I actually had a weekend.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Oh little Town of Bethlehem

Once upon a time there was a little boy named Boogs. Boogs was a very bright boy who could read and write before he ever set foot into a kinder class. Boogs loved to watch funny shows on T.V. and play with his Mommy and Daddy. Being Blond and looking just like his mother he was a stunning little boy. His Mommy being the good Christian lady she is put him into private school. He learned about God and heaven and can say the rosary by heart. This makes his Mommy very proud.

One day Boogs, his little brother Z, and his Mommy go on a camping trip. They stayed in a travel trailer. They had some what of a rain one evening, but nothing to worry about. The rain did not even wake the campers in the night. When the campers returned home their Daddy said, "Did you have a big storm in the night?". The Mommy said not too bad we knew it had rained, but it was not a storm. Daddy said that their was a tornado in a surrounding town named Nazareth. Mommy and Daddy did not think that Boogs paid very much attention to this conversation. Ten or fifteen min. past and Boogs said, " Did you say there was a tornado in Bethlehem?".

I know that there is alot to be said about public school. There are extra curricular things they might miss, and they might not have as many friends. There is not a price I can put on a good education and knowing they are learning about their God.

Thursday, July 19, 2007


I finished the book "Stray" once I started I read it in about a day and a half. It was really good.

I cleaned house while I read. I have a system that works for me. I set a timer every ten min. I clean and every ten min. I read or do what ever. I know it sounds weird , but it works for me. I really needed to clean house before Travis came home. He has been gone 2 weeks with a cleaning lady once a day. He will not come back to that.

I have not been up to the school yet this summer, I really don't even want to think about it. I do however need to go order Boog's uniform. He totally out grew his from last year. He might have some shorts to start out but he needs shirts desperately. I am all for uniforms. You lay out a weeks worth of uniforms, they cannot argue what they want to wear that's what the have to wear. Wash them on the weekend and then start all over.

I am glad Travis finally comes home tomorrow. It seems like he has been gone forever. I do think my kids are tired of me. They just do not want to do stuff. I try to get them to do little work sheets and they just go through the motions. I think they do it just to make me happy.

I guess I better put the little cherubs to bed.