Random Ramblings

I am procrastinating going out to the garage to get Jason's PT (physical training) uniforms out of the dryer...IT'S COLD! We are talking freezing rain and such kinda cold! To get to the garage I have to walk out the front door through the front porch, it is covered but that doesn't stop the bone piercing chill. BUT, thank you Lord, Jason does not have to be at the academy until 9am instead of 6am which means I don't have to get up at 4:30am. Notice there are A LOT of am's? I have not been getting much sleep, I go back to sleep when he leaves around 5:30 but then M is up between 7-7:30. It's harder than it sounds, but I am also pregnant so that does not help I am sure.

At least I don't have to walk in this weather like I did at Carrol Park to do laundry in the rain, hail, sleet, and snow!!

So, while I procrastinate, I thought I would get things off my mind. I had a difficult time with exercising my patience yesterday with everything but especially my children which led me to act the way I never usually act which is why they looked at me like I was taken over by aliens and that my friends is probably why children think their parents are weird. I was just frustrated and feeling a bit stressed over a few things that I don't normally talk about or share...with anyone....doubt I will share it here either. Believe it or not I do bottle a lot of things inside and then it all comes flooding out on Jason but not in a mean way to him just a I need an ear and someone to listen to me get the madness of my chest.

Okay, so it's only two days into this week, but so far it's been a week!! Although today did go A LOT better than yesterday. I did have to punish my sweet Alyssa again for running her mouth of at mom. She will be seven years old soon and starting to push new boundaries to see if she can or can not cross. Alyssa was worst yesterday. Here is what happened.

I put M down for a second nap, and right when Jason was calling to come home I answered and told him to hold on because this is what went down...

Mom, do we have paper towels?

No, we are out, gotta get some"

Well, if someone in this house would use their brain they could get in the car and go get some".

You know what that earned her.......AND I don't think she will be saying that again...ever! still can't believe she said that. I stood looking at her in shock for a few seconds like she could not have just said that to me.

Anyway, I had a challenging time doing Math with Amber yesterday, I even emailed Cameron for help! I never ask anyone for help (one of my many flaws). Her attitude was fine (Amber not Cameron HA! LOL!) but Amber was not getting it. So, I was frustrated thinking it was ME or she was just being l-a-z-y.

Jason comes home and I show him and he trys explaining it (Estimating Quotients) and she was still in a fog. I then showed Jason how I was explaining it to her in more than one way... with some hesitation because he's a math genuis and was a math teacher and I was thinking he's going to regret letting me do this with her. BUT, he said "You did fine, you explained it right, it's not you". Let me just tell you....I had a party in my head! YAY

I relaxed a bit feeling so much better after he said that especially when today I was determined to do anything I could to help her get it so it would also stick. I am pleased to announce it WORKED! She even said "This way is a lot faster". What ever I said she got it and in fact she got it more than I did so I asked her to pretend like she was teaching me and go through the steps talking out loud so I could see how she found the correct quotient and to make sure she did in fact understand it. She is a smart little cookie! I think if she would stop getting so mad at herself when she gets stuck she would soar.

Jason had an interesting day at the academy. I forget the name of the physical training thingy they did but it involved boxing and he ended up with a bloody nose and busted lip, and yes, this was supposed to happen. In fact, he has to go through it again tomorrow. The instructors were proud of all the students because it's the first time no one had to be sent to the hospital for a broken nose etc..... Now that's not to say they are not in a whole lot of pain. J has bruises and scrapes etc..on his body and is really wanting to go to our chiropractor BUT because the chiro closes at noon on Tuesdays, SO, he had me crack him, then he gets a little cranky trying to tell me how to do it right.

OKAY, first of all I am not nearly as strong as our chiropractor and second I reminded him that......I AM NOT A CHIROPRACTOR!! Crazy boy! I managed to crack something and he could still walk so this was a good sign I thought.

I am 25 weeks pregnant now and let me tell you from the first time I felt this baby move at 18 weeks he or she has NOT stopped. I am constantly feeling this baby everywhere. Good Lord baby, don't worry, you will be out soon. But oh-my-word, none of my other babies were this active, I have a future athlete on my hands and backing the future down to now, I wonder if I am going to have my hands FULL with this one?!?!

I recently registered at Babies-rus (however it's spelled). I doubt I will have baby shower this time but I thought it would be a good idea to make a running list of things I actually WANT this time that I can eventually save and get instead of making a list of things I am desperate for HA! Plus, by registering I can having this running list and not forget what I was wanting.....I thought it was a good idea even if I don't get all of it. OH, AND, Jason laughed at me when I started adding really expensive things on there because I could........I took them off but it felt good for a couple of days....hee-hee.

Alright, gotta get his clothes out of the dryer, don't think he would appreciate wearing clothes that cold in the morning! Oh the temptation HAHA ...well...Nigh-night!


  1. JGWmom said...
    I've missed your posts! You so make me laugh, not at you, but with you!!! I love you, Girlfriend! Know that you are not alone! My 16 yr old talked to me the other night in a way that I have never heard him talk! The hardest part was that there was truth in some of what he said, even though he should NEVER have talked to me that way! (Not that it is right, but, I know I am reaping what I sowed as a teenage "smart-mouth" sometimes.) I am reminded constantly of Mrs Patterson's words that our own faults and weeknesses are magnified in our children and believe me, the devil knows this and whispers in our hearts...GUILTY!!! I love you and will be praying for you! I know I say it alot, but I so admire you and Cameron for homeschooling! Hang in there!
    Love ya!
    JGWmom said...
    P.S. Go to my blog and go to the link for Ed Litton's blog and read his newest post, "Agents of Grace". He's a pastor of a really big, but great church in Mobile and he lost his wife in a car accident about a yr and half ago. This particular post is so inspiring to mothers. Maybe it will encourage you!!! :)
    queen of sheba said...
    Oh Shannon it's so true what Mrs. Patterson said! Scary, especially when thinking how I was as a teenager. Thanks for admiring me, I need some one admiring me LOL!

    I will be sure to go to your blog and check out what that fella wrote.

    I love you my girlfriend!!
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    The Hall's said...
    Have you read my blog lately? I did a random post like this on Monday. Funny!
    queen of sheba said...
    Cameron--I just read your blog and it was funny! Amber was up last night throwing up! So, what an added adventure!
    queen of sheba said...
    P.s...Shannon, I read the post by Ed Litton and WOW!
    JGWmom said...
    Cameron & Rebecca,
    It's the ice! You're experiencing "brain freeze"! LOL I prescribe chocolate!!! :)
    Love y'all!!!
    JGWmom said...
    Yeah!!! I know. I sit "wowed" every time I read his (E. Litton's) blog. God is using that man!!!
    queen of sheba said...
    HOW IRONIC! I drank hot Chocolate this morning then ate some Chocolate LOL!!! GOOD TIMES!

    I have some pix from this morning I am going to post!

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