Sunday, April 19, 2009


This was the week I decided to get serious about bathing suit season. I began Walk Away the Pounds with Cindy. We huffed and puffed through the two mile walk every day this week except Friday. I had been reading reviews about Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred, so I ordered it last weekend. It arrived Thursday, but I decided to wait to try it. The box was very intimidating, sitting there on my shelf...staring at me....daring me to try it! So yesterday I gave in and popped the dvd in the player. Oh. My. God. I really thought I was going to pass out before it was over. I made it through the grueling 28 minutes and experienced muscle tremors for about another 30 minutes.

This morning my muscles are screaming quietly. I am giving myself a break today, but I may try to work in some cardio. I bought another Biggest Loser cardio workout that I might try. I am proud of myself for working out this much. I've also been tracking calories at I go over my allotted calories daily, but it helps me really look at what's going in my mouth each day.

I will hop back on the shred bandwagon tomorrow. I think it will have to be an every other day workout. Don't "they" say to let your muscles rest after strength training??

Thursday, April 2, 2009

One more day. Will I make it? I hope so. My kids have been nutso for the last couple of weeks. It's loud, and the activity level is up too many notches for my taste. And did I mention it's LOUD? We have our egg hunt tomorrow. Why, dear God, do we do these things to ourselves? I think we are all in desperate need of a break. Quiet, calm, fun, Spring Break! we come!

On another note...
AK had her dance pictures made last weekend. What fun. I had to give those teachers credit for keeping their cool the way they did! I would have exploded after 20 minutes. Anyway, apparently my child cannot smile a genuine smile when posing for a picture. I poured over the 12 different shots they took. Looking for just one that had a slight hint of AK's sweet smile. I thought I would never be able to make a decision, but I finally settled on one...I mean two. Did I forget to mention I had her individual picture taken in both dance outfits. No one bothered to tell me that I would be expected to purchase a pose in each outfit. Hello people...I'm a rookie here, don't take advantage of the situation!
I took a few shots of her before we left for the photo shoot. After a frantic 20 minutes of trying to get her hair in a bun, we rosied up her cheeks and added a little lip gloss and she was transformed into the princess she knows she is.

By the way...does anyone want a picture of AK in her dance outfit...outfits? I have a few to spare.

Thursday, March 19, 2009


Ahhh...warm air, sunshine, AK playing in the dirt...Spring has sprung. I'm looking forward to pretty, sunny, warm weather. Just keep all the storms away!
I've been kind of down lately, and this weather is a great pick-me-up. Last week was a rough one, but I'm ready to start new. I hope everyone is enjoying our beautiful weather today!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Loss of brain power

I am losing my mind. I swear, as I get older, my brain loses some of it's ability to function normally.

1. I was prescribed antibiotics for my sinus infection. I was supposed to take them for ten days. Well around day 8 I looked in the bottle and thought, "Man, they gave me a ton of these horse pills." Uh - no Amy, you just didn't read the directions right. I have been taking one per day instead of the two prescribed.

2. Last weekend I decided to make buffalo chicken pizza. I had it all put together. It looked so yummy! I was feeling so domestic. I popped it in the oven and waited for it's deliciousness to be cooked and ready to eat. Well, when I pulled the pan out of the oven...guess what...I forgot to put the cheese on!

3. I put the cereal in the fridge and the milk in the cabinet the other morning.

4. I swear I have sour cream in my refrigerator. I needed it tonight for dinner. It's not there. I even made John look. Gone. I have no idea when I used it or if it was ever really there to begin with.

I'm sure there are plenty more, but I won't bore you any longer with my absentmindedness.

BTW - there are two HILARIOUS blogs that I read daily. I would like to share them because I think you might enjoy a good laugh.


Friday, February 20, 2009

Drums in my head

Have you ever had such a bad headache that every time you turn over in bed your head throbs uncontrollably? Well, that was my life last night.

I had had a headache all day, and by the time I got home from work I could barely concentrate. I laid down for a few minutes and felt my sinuses shift a little. I got up and finished dinner and nightly routines before I collapsed back into bed. I think I woke up every hour with a throbbing head. This morning I felt better once I stood up, but I could feel the headache lingering in the back of my head, waiting for it's chance to take over again. It stayed away until this afternoon . It's still floating around, paining me at times, but it's not too bad.

I got a doctor's appointment. I got prescriptions. I hope I feel better soon.

Good news is...I didn't have strep.

Friday, February 13, 2009

All eyes on me...

Today is a Professional Development Day at school. I have been chosen to facilitate one of the cross grade level groups today. Sigh.
I don't think they have figured out how much stress this causes me!

I know I should probably take it as a compliment to be chosen. Some never get chosen and stress about that, but speaking in front of a group is not my thing.

I will survive. Luckily I know most of the teachers in my group. So that is a plus!

On another note...

I am still not quite ready to share my news from the previous post...although I shared it with Joy, and I think Joy is the only one who reads this :) Give me about 2 more weeks!

Happy Friday all.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Change is Good...right?

I feel that life is about to change as I know it. I can't be too specific right now, but things are definitely beginning to look different. Ooohhh, it's a mystery for now! Check back in a week or so for more details.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

I speak from experience

Two posts in two days. This is very unusual, but I have some very important advice to share.

Never. Use. Blue. Nail polish.

AK picked out dark blue nail polish before Christmas. So, I thought it would be "cute" if we had matching blue toenails for the holidays. Ummmm, remind me to never do that again.

I finally got around to taking the polish off (eewww, I know) and guess what?

I think it's permanent. I can't get it all off.

Good thing it's not sandal season.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Lost Connection

At 2:00 today our Internet went down. No, I wasn't home, but I felt it..somehow. John called to tell me something happened to it while he was playing Wii. Have I mentioned that's all he likes to do these days?
Anyway - let me back up. I have been on the phone with Bellsouth, excuse me, AT&T, tech support twice this week because they keep messing up my email. Then I come home to no Internet - I think they're out to get me!
So, to make a long story short, AT&T did nothing to help restore my connection. It was my wonderful sister-in-law Pammy. She came to my rescue all the way from Mississippi!

I think my withdrawl tremors are finally starting to subside.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Root Soup and Barbie Yoga

We decided to have a relaxing movie Sunday. AK chose the movie and we settled in. I was not paying much attention to her when she began bringing her "babies" from her room. She was setting them up so they could see the movie, too. I focused my attention to the laptop in my lap (of all places) and the next time I looked up, this is what I saw:

The Barbies really cracked me up.

Later today we played outside and AK made "root soup". Here's what I could capture on film.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Easter Bunny

Several months ago Scooter was talking about wanting a little sister. She was really quite obsessed for a while. She decided that the Easter Bunny was going to bring her a sister. Mr. Ware and I just cute. Anyway, she continued to talk, to EVERYONE, about her new sister and how they would play and she would hold her hand when she was scared, etc. Well, tremendous Mommy guilt crept in. We really started to entertain the idea of providing her with a sister (or brother...yes we know). Then her obsession began to wear off. more pressure!

Fast forward to last night at dinner. Out of the blue.
Scooter - "Mommy, when is the Easter Bunny going to bring my sister?"
Mommy - "Ummmmmmm...Daddy? Want to take this one?"
Scooter - "I guess I will just call her. Where is the Easter Bunny?"
Mommy - " her house?"
Scooter- "Oh, well, where's my sister?"

Ok, any advice on this one would be appreciated.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


I have recently discovered the fun of blogs...reading them, that is. I never thought I would have anything very interesting to say, or enough things to say to have my very own blog. I decided to take the plunge and go for it! Little did I know that it would take an hour to decide on a title for this thing. I got no help from Mr. Ware, as he was busy with Luigi and Mario Cart. But, here I am. I hope to be able to keep up with this. I am a Kindergarten teacher and mother of a 4-year-old. People tell me I should write a book about all of the hilarious action I experience on a daily basis. Maybe.

I'll start here...blogging.