Thursday, May 29, 2008

award winner!

One of the two students at her school to get this outstanding award Hh was pretty pleased with herself. It is a certificate signed by George W Bush! she has been in the 90% range from 4th grade through the end here- that is what qualified her to receive this award. There were only 26 kids in her school in the 6th grade- a great kido in the making!!! I am a very proud mom tonight. There was a congrats letter as well. way to GO GIRL.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

steamboat springs adventure

we made a little side trip for S's work- paid hotel fee's at the Rabbit ears motel- right across the street from the Heart hot springs.

the Horse and sign are from FM light and son's ( we worked there) this was a very nice established business -5th generation-103 years in business clothes and things for the ordinary guy, with boots and shoes and stetsons galore.

we soaked in the hot springs and had a blast overall, this is one place I would go again for sure.

a few fishy facts

AS you can see below, a fish tank is mine ( I asked for it) I am now successfully keeping 5 alive! for the last few days anyway. The really cool fish are gone, but the rosy minnows and the little neons (2 ) are still hanging in there.

I would like to add more, but am unsure of what the contributing factor of death is... so steady as she goes for the moment. This is a fresh water tank with comunity fish. I like the black light and the way the plants and rocks look by the UV light. So I will keep at it a while longer.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

the Tank

with the day flash and the night black light views. I am not doing so good with the fish keeping them alive is harder than I thought.

I have had a busy two weeks, but will be posting a few things tonight.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

karate tournament- a success

Hh with a third place trophy ! for forms, sparing was more difficult and she didn't go beyond the first round, but she did a great job, go girl! SSD1- didn't score well but he did participate and that was a good thing! yeah boys are great!

Sorry no photos as of yet!

am burning candles on both ends! need sleep and rest and to be done with open enrollment.

promising more thatn one-liners soon.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's day

I had one happy day and I hope you all did too, if you are a mom or my mom or just a mom I send things to.

I got a cool piece of jewlery a ring I wanted, and a very cool aquarium set up. ( this may take some time) I will post some photos soon.

Kids did a tournament will post up photos of that too.

night night now.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

I haven't talked about J in a while...

It has been 6 months since J moved in with his dad J-ex, things have quieted down here, it has been a welcome relief in some ways that he is away from us. It is hard to talk about still. It still makes me tear up a bit to think of him fighting me so hard and long and what a relief to not fight and not stress about where he is what he's doing what non-sense i have to face.

I don't think things are ultimately better- he is still tardy and absent without cause too many times... but no one at the school holds him acountable for this either, 21 tardies in his first period class would make me insane if I were the teacher( what disrepect this shows) not to mention that you just plain miss out on the things that need to be done. I wish that things would be different for J, I wish he liked where he was at more. I feel badly that I made a tough love choice - but ultimately it was for the best for all of us. we certainly could not continue on the path we were on.

I am happy to see him and he is always willing to give me hugs so that is a good thing. his hair is back long- he is going to be 17 at then end of this month- it doesn't seem possible. someday I hope he will understand what it was like to do what I did.

Monday, May 05, 2008

Tattoos and piercings and other things

we went to the body art expo- at the Denver merchandize mart do you see my " ink" antelope and other assorted tats that were happening, the guy was just bearly getting done, when I took his photo.

the girl in the last photo looked like it was pretty painful. there were lots of real artists there, the amazing artwork all over, and on bodies too :)

my Blog- card

blyberg card generator- from Katie the scrapbook lady's favorite sites.