Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Quick notes

Wholly crap it's already been a long week and it's only tuesday 3 more to go! I am going to be working indefinatly and it isn't that bad really I may go full time as soon as they post the job which would be nice and 2 extra bucks more an hour so that isn't bad at all.

Our boys did great in Colorado. They only took one win out of 4 games, but I didn't even expect them to win any and they kept the games really close. D have a goal and 3 assists through the weekend that was awesome for him! They played like a team and mostly stayed in their positions which was really great.

Steve does go to France in Jan. which sucks he will be gone until March which means he misses a lot of the hockey season.

Well I'm off to hockey Cam has a game tonight!

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving~

I'm sitting here alone all by myself attempting to get 3 kids packed, hockey gear gathered up, dress clothes ironed, because they have to wear dress clothes between games, and me some clothes packed as well so we can leave here at 5am to get to Denver by 1:00 for D's first game. Then I have to get my work clothes washed and put away so that I have something to wear to work next week. I sent the boys all 4 of them off to Steve's sisters house so they could at least have dinner, because I didn't have time to make turkey and all the fixings this year and I didn't really have time to go over there to eat either. I think that made Steve angry, but it wasn't like he pitched in to help me get any of the stuff I had to do done so he really has no reason to be mad at me! I'm off to fold socks now. Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 14, 2006


I have been doing classified subbing at the schools, and today I got a call for a school that isn't to far away from us that needs someone for possibly the rest of the month and could turn into a full time position for the rest of the year! I hope that it does it would be good to get out of the house everyday while the boys are at school, and really we could use the extra money! So I probably won't be around between working and hockey my time is pretty used up now!

Last week the washer that was only 5 years old quit spinning. It is one of those stupid front load washers and the motor went out. I started searching for a motor only to find that they were about 160 bucks, and then the control panel had to be replaced as well and that was another 180 bucks so last night my wonderful husband who loves me more than anyone should went and bought me a new washer! I love that man he takes such good care of me! I got a top load that is much cheaper to fix and it only cost $260.00!

We have a hockey tourney in Denver the day after Thanksgiving and D is very excited about that! He has invited everyone he knows to come with us. We told him he was going to play the AVS, and he was like "no way they will cream us!"

Steve may have to go to France for 2 months and I really don't like the idea of him being gone so long, but if he goes he will be able to get better raises as he will have the classes that they require them to have. His fingers are still broken, but they think they might heal with a little more time... It's been over 2 months how long do they think it will take?

Anyone doubting global warming? It is mid November and it has been raining here it never rains in the middle of November it snows I'm totally convinced that we are all doomed! Well probably not in my life time, but I do wonder what the future holds for the boys and their kids if we don't take a serious look at what is going on.

That's about all I have I'll try to get around and check up on everyone soon!

Monday, November 13, 2006

Parent teacher conf.

We had our parent teacher conferiences last thursdays and I am pleased to say that all 3 boys are right on track this year! Do you know how good that feels to be able to say they are all 3 doing pretty darn good!

Colton has a problem with talking, but I knew that going in, and I have subbed in his class several time this year already so I know how he is, but he is still learning and doing great!

Cameron started off struggling a little, but then got into the swing of things again and is doing well. He doesn't like to write, which is weird considering how much writing I love! His dad isn't a writer though so that could be where he gets it.

Then we move on to the D man, this child who for the last few years of school has had anxiety issues, low self confidence, and just over all a very hard time trying to master his reading is now raising his hand and answering questions he is eager to go to the board and work out math problems, and he is improving on his reading daily! He is back with his same teachers, and she said "Jenn he is a different child this year, he isn't so shy, and he isn't scared to raise his hand. He is doing great this year." I was so happy, and I think the decision to keep him in 2nd grade was the best one for him!

Thursday, November 09, 2006


So I'm on this committee you all know that already... Last night we had our first meeting and there was one lady that seemed to have a personal agenda to attack me. I don't even know why she was there as she has 2 girls in the program that are very non competitive, and neither one of them is a mite? So I am sure she just came to make sure her opinion of me was heard, because she really didn't have anything beneficial to say other then I like to create chaos and maybe I should just take David out of hockey. First I can't help it that my mini mite is one of the best players on the ice, and hers doesn't get any puck time, and secondly I can't help it that I want to be sure the format they are implimenting is the very best for these kids, because it's out come effects my kids. She thinks we should blindly follow whatever someone else tells her, and I've never been good at blindly following. The thing is she has talked to a few mite parents that want only cross ice situtations. I have talked to just about all of them. I know every damn mite parent out there so I have heard every opinion they all have and half the squirts parents opinions as well. I know how divided this whole mess is, and there is a happy medium but no one wants to compromise. I guess I don't understand why it has to be one way or the other. I have looked at other programs, I have talked to coaches from very respected programs around the country, and I have tried to educate myself on this whole cross ice issue. I can only find a few people that agree that a strictly cross ice program is the best way to go.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Stop touching me!

I spent the afternoon serving up all kinds of sugary goodness to the first grade class yesterday, they had a great party and then I gathered up my 3 and we came home. From 3:30 to 5:00 I heard "Can we go now mom?" They were ready to trick or treat so with pillowcases in hand me, a ninja, captian Jack, and the grim reaper headed out the door to case the neighborhood for candy. We went up and down the streets stopping at the houses I knew were safe, and made it home by a quarter after 7. The boys scattered there loot from one side of the living room to other to check out what they got, and each of them were quite happy. They enjoyed answering the door and handing out candy to the other ghosts, goblins, and princesses that came a knocking, and then about 8:45 I said "boys start getting your candy picked up and put away it's almost time for bed." The baby looked at me and said "but mom you didn't feed us don't we get dinner tonight?" The other 2 quickly chimed in with "we're hungry for real food mom." I totally forgot I didn't get them any dinner we had been so busy up to that point no one even thought about dinner or maybe I'm just losing my mind either way they eventaully did get some "real food" and were in bed and asleep by 10.

As we were walking from door to door last night David stops turns to me and says "hey mom do you think we could gets signs and yell full ice full ice you know like they do on the news when they want to change something?" This whole mess has him very frustrated and makes me want to scream and hit someone!