Sunday, February 15

Welcome to The New Age

This week has been interesting, Lu has been getting over bronchitis, Lis has been recovering from the stomach bug and Mom and Dad ditch AOL and got high speed!
Now the first two sucked but I love the fact that they are old enough to take care of themselves and I can still go to work. Lis stayed in her room but was a bit hurt I didn’t want to cuddle with her, but in the end understood. Lu has actually been sick for about 2 ½ weeks so I made sure she spent most of her past two weekends here, alone, sleeping. Yeah she is convinced I just wanted to ruin her life and make her a social leaper! Oh to be 14 again! NEVER!

I called mom and dad to see how dad was feeling since he has had a cold, which WAS NOT from us, just want to make that clear we know how to keep our germs to ourselves thank you very much. Before I could ask him how he was I hear, “We may need you to help us hook up the internet, I have no idea what to do, the guy is coming tomorrow for the phone.” It took a minute to let that all sink in, so I asked, “Did you change your internet?” the rest of that conversation went in a way I can’t explain then next thing I know I get “hear talk to your mother!”

Mom was nice enough to explain that they had ditched AOL (may I say here thank god!) and are going to be on att. Told them to call if they needed anything. Next day I get a call at work from mom, “ I think you are going to have to pencil daddy and I in for a while and show us how to use this thing!” Oh my. So I went up and sat with mom, first it took me 45 minutes to clean AOL off their machine. It is like a monster and attaches to everything, and then I started showing mom how to use IE7.

Learned Lesson #1: You should never teach your mother how to do use something on the computer during the NEW Survivor!

Learned Lesson #2: Talking slower doesn’t help!

Learned Lesson #3: You should only teach one thing at a time, kids learn faster, let your mother master each skill before moving on, otherwise she may hurt you.

Learned Lesson #4: When she starts saying things like, “The hell with it I didn’t want to use this damn thing any!” It’s time to stop she is tired.

Learned Lesson #5: Make sure you lay ground rules about dad being able to pop in during commercials. It’s like the senior citizens of tag team! You want to say “the hell with it you don’t need this anyway!”

Learned Lesson #6: Be prepared to go back and re-teach and fix all mistakes made while they were just “LOOKING AROUND” you know so the thingy that was on that thing will be there again because they liked that thingy there!

Learned Lesson #7: In the end they can learn and you will feel wonderful that you taught them, until you here your Aunt is coming and she needs lessons too!

Benefits: They feed you Chinese and give you goody bags to take home, I think it has something to do with the easing their guilt.


Sunday, February 1

My Week in 60 Seconds

So here I am again, if I am not careful it could become a habit! I was watching the news and decided I should post my week like they do you know around the world in 60 seconds stuff! Here goes:

• Both the girls came home Thursday sick with horrible colds
• Mom is now has their colds and is thinking about ways to thank the girls for sharing
• I am not enjoying this online Government course, the book is so boring but I am trying
• My purple highlighter is making the book more attractive :O)
• It is official Lu is now taller the Alyssa!
• A few months ago Julie sent me a request to be friends on Facebook, it seems I had a Facebook account and forgot I had it, I am now enjoying it.

So that is our week in review, somehow it wasn’t as cool as when they do it on T.V.


Sunday, January 18

Twice in One Week! Steady!

Random thoughts be prepared…

Sleep I crave it lately. It’s a bit hard to explain, since December I have been craving nothing but sleep. I thought my iron might below so I added new vitamins to my day. You know what I think? I think I lost so much sleep the past three years trying to get my life back in order and worrying about the girls that now that my life is getting on track, my body is saying OK MY TURN!
Mom and dad came by today, we are happy to report my shed door now stays close and my lawn mower is good to go. Yeah since dad quite smoking he finds all kinds of ways to stay busy, not that I mind, it’s nice to have someone to fix things, my X never fixed a thing but he was damn good at whining about what needed fixing.
Highlight of my day… I bought new highlighters, this time I have a purple one. I was almost gitty. No really. I have always wanted one. That’s right I am now walking around the house singing, “I have a purple highlighter, I have a purple highlighter!!” Hey it’s the little things ok, the little things!!!!

So recapping my day, my shed door now shuts, my lawn mower is in shape, I got to sleep till 11:00 and I HAVE A PURPLE HIGHLIGHTER!!!!

Life is good :o)


Saturday, January 17

Something New for Karla

I have been reminded by my dear friend Karla that FATHERS DAY HAS PASSED!!! So here is my update:

Girls: still breathing though at times it could only be attributed to divine intervention!!! They spent thier first holiday alone with thier dad. Thank god it is over and all survived..though I think it had a great deal to do with their grandmother and wanting to see the rest of the family. If I had to hear one more time " can't we just see them with out having to see dad too?" I was going to shoot someone!

Gunter: lost his mind for a brief moment but has regained it, I am blaming the girls influences for that brief lasp.

Gail: I have passed all my history classes with A’s though at one point I was having daydreams of running over my 1st history teacher with my car. I do believe if I ever see that little GNOME again I may do just that! I survived philosophy due to the loving support of MANY (Karla, Jamie, Julie, Alyssa. Lindsey) we all got an A. May I never have to see another philosophy book again! Work is good I love my job.

Divorce was final nice to have my life back.

So there is your update!!


Sunday, June 15

To My Dad

My Father, My Guiding Light


Dad, you’re like the sun to me,
a sure thing, always there,
beaming light and warmth on my life.
Whatever is good in me today,
I owe to your wisdom, your patience,
your strength, your love.
You taught me by example,
as a role model,
how to be my own person,
how to believe in myself,
instructing me without controlling me.
Even when we disagreed,
you held us together,
so our bond was never broken.
I understand what you did for me,
and I am so grateful that I have you
as my solid foundation, my rock.
I respect you, I admire you, I love you,
my guiding light, my father.

Written By Joanna Fuchs

Happy Fathers Day Dad, I Love You!!