Wednesday, September 28, 2005

I'm going to hear the woman (Heidi Kuhn) who founded this organization: speak this afternoon. I can't wait. It should be interesting:-)

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Today was the first day of CCD for the year. I'm teaching 6th grade again. At least I know what I'm in for. I am thrilled...I only have nine kids in the class this year. I love small classes. I think we can do so much more. It is a more intimate class. Only one girl seemed hesitant, but when she discovered we aren't going to read the whole bible (6th grade is Bible stories/study), she felt a lot better. This is a quiet class. Of course, its only the first week, so maybe they will come out of their shells as the year goes on. I hope so.

Did you all watch Dancing With The Stars dance off? Did you vote for John O'Hurley??

I have such a crush on him;-) I could have seen him in Tahoe that night, if only I had gone to eat with Steve and Casey:/ I voted on line, and then called. Joseph wanted me to vote for the girl (he doesn't even know her name). I vote for her for the least dressed;-)

I clicked back and forth between Dancing With The Stars and Big Brother....even though I never got into BB this season as much as I did before. I just didn't like anyone one there. (especially Janelle. Yuck)

Monday, September 19, 2005

Yeah Yeah Yeah

Friday night Joseph and I went to the Lodi Grape festival. No I didn't go to see the exhibits, lol. My boys were playing. Derek came with his mom and dad. They all liked it. Now John & Kathy have some idea of what I talk about, lol. I introduced them to the guys while they were signing autographs. John told Joey "we're kinda fond of your tee shirt girl", and Joey turned around and grinned at me and said, "Yeah, we are too".

Ralpho was in rare form. He had me laughing all night.

Saturday night they did a benefit at Feather Falls Casino in Oroville. That was really nice. OMG, the spread of food backstage was yummy. Lots of Mexican food. Mmm Mmm good;-)
Every time I walked in, Ralph was telling me to eat. What is it with Italians and food anyway? "Eat something". Holy crap, I don't need to "eat something". My ass is big enough;-) Then there was the too. die. for. carrot cake that Joey decided he would share with me. It was so. damn. good.

Can I be jealous for just a minute? Please?
Steve and Casey are flying out Wednesday night to Philly. They are going to see Paul McCartney.....2 nights in a row. The first night they sit in the 17th row....and the second night in the SECOND ROW. Of course, they are paying a pretty penny for it. Second row to see Paul. OMFG. I don't know if I could handle being that close, seriously. He will make eye contact with them. Casey is going to wear one of her 'vegeterian' shirts. Maybe she'll get noticed, lol. She jokingly told me that if they get to meet him, she will call me and have him say hello. I think if my cell phone rings at all on Thursday or Friday, I will freak ;P Why yes, I am pathetic. I have had a thing for Paul McCartney since I was 9 years old. Do you have any idea how long that is???

She is trying to talk me into checking out ebay for tickets in the first few rows when he plays Seattle. I am so tempted.....after all, its only money, right?
MIL has congestive heart failure.

She has been taking care of FIL the past couple of years, since he had his first stroke, and hasn't been taking care of herself.

Her condition has deteriorated to the point that she is not strong enough for needed valve surgery. So...Chris will soon be driving them both up to Oregon where BIL and his wife live. They have a house directly round the corner from theirs, so they will be able to take care of both MIL & FIL (Both BIL and SIL are family nurse practitioners) We have been trying for more than a year to get them to move up there, but Eleanor has been resistant so far. She changed her mind last week while BIL was down to visit.

We think she is doing it now so Steve and Roberta will be there to take care of Roy when she dies. Right now, the house Steve & Roberta owns is occupied, so until the tenant moves out, R&E will be staying either with Steve & Roberta, or in a small apt.

MIL is not strong enough to pack much of anything (she gets winded walking across the room now...)

When we find out when Chris will be taking them, MIL will just pack some of their clothes and meds. Joseph and I will go down then and pack the rest of their house up. Chris will come back, get a U Haul and take what they need/want back up, and we will either donate the rest or have a yard sale.

*Sigh* Sometimes being a grown up is hard.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Wednesday Already?

And why is it called hump day? Do people have more sex on Wednesdays? (Ok, I really do know why its called that)

I am suffering from forum frustration. What used to be my home forum has become some alien place. There is a moratorium on any political talk....or anything that might become political. Seems some people can't take it. I guess there are too many F bombs (not MY word) being dropped for the more prudent among us. It sure isn't me. I swear like a sailor;-) Besides that, people are being meen. Sorry, but grow the fuck up already. (OMG I JUST DROPPED AN F BOMB) I say, if you don't like to debate, then don't by all means. If you don't want to get involved in a political discussion, then don't.

Luckily, I can say whatever I want here. My blog, my rules. I can say I think GWB is the biggest failure we have ever had as a president. I can say I hate him and I think he (along with Cheney) are 2 of the biggest evil assholes around. I can say I think he has fucked up beyond repair. I can also say that I can't believe there is still anyone around who honestly can still support him. I know there are...I see them every day here in vodkaville. I can also say I don't know how they can see with their head so far up their ass.

I wonder how long the fucked up rule will be in effect at that forum. *Sigh*

Poor Chris. Its almost 10 pm and he is still at work. He left at 6 this morning. No telling when he will get home. Apparently there is some kind of emergency. I haven't talked to him...Joseph did. I hope he gets home soon, so he can get some rest.

Sunday, September 11, 2005

I saw a mountain lion on Friday. News at 11;-)

Chris and Joseph left Tuesday morning for Burney Falls, while I went to Tahoe for the last 2 nights of the Harrahs gig. Tuesday night was the party. It was lots of fun, and nice to relax. Wednesday I did nothing during the day. well, I did have to run to KMart (the only shopping in Tahoe:/) to buy a pillow for camping, because I forgot mine. After that though, I just vegged. It was so bloody nice. I sat by the pool with my book, read for a bit, then took a nap. After my nap, I showered, and went over to Harrahs for dinner, then into the showroom for closing night.

It was nice to get hugs from the Harrahs people. Donna and Anna are two of the nicest people I know. I have them to thank for always being in the front row;-)

Thursday morning I got up and drove to Burney. The weather was beautiful.

Now....onto the mountain lion sighting. Friday morning Chris and I went on a hike. There is a sign at the trail head warning about mountain lions. (We found out latrer they are a rarity to really be seen....) Anyway....we walk about a mile to the old cemetery. I hear a sound, and look across the trail. There, about 20 yards or so from me, is this mountain lion, climbing a tree. While it was beautiful to see, I told Chris "let's get the hell out of here". I think we made it back to the campground in about half the time it took us to walk out. I wish I had taken the camera though. It would have been so cool to get a photo.

We did tell the ranger about the sighting though.

Oops....time for Family Guy! Have a good week, everyone:-)

Monday, September 05, 2005

My name is Ivana B. Laid

I like that better than Allota Fagina;-)

School starts tomorrow. I now have a 9th grader. Joseph will be starting school under the trees as usual. He and Chris are going up to Burney Falls . I am going to meet them on Thursday. They are doing a father/son thing for the first couple of days....kind of a rite of passage going into high school. Its a bonding thing. Swimming, fishing and hiking are on the agenda, along with math, language arts, social studies, science, Spanish and music. He has his schoolwork and lesson plan packed. I firmly believe it is much easier to get back into the swing of school days whilst sitting at a table under tall trees:) I also figure that Chris can handle the first 2 days of ninth grade, lol.

I have 2 days to myself before I go meet I am going to Tahoe (surprise surprise) for closing night at Harrahs. Tomorrow night is the big closing party. It should be fun. I plan on sitting by the pool all day Wednesday and reading, then a light dinner and more reading, lol.

Have a good week everyone....and Denine, I'm praying for good results for you:)

Sunday, September 04, 2005

We have a new associate pastor. I was EM tonight, so I was in the sacristy when he came in. He is a baby! I am officially old....when the priest is young enough to be my child, LOL. Fr. Humberto is from Puerto Rico, and is a very nice boy. He messed up a couple of times during mass....this was his first mass in English, and he would blush and smile. He is going to be popular with the girls, I can tell.

He wants to get involved with the youth group...which is good, since he looks like he belongs in the youth group;-)

We spoke after mass, and I introduced him to Joseph. He said he plays guitar too. He asked Joseph if he plays any Metallica songs....that is what HE plays. LOL....we now have a young, Metallica playing priest;-)