Monday, September 29, 2008

Another choice

Please take time and visit this website. You can petition to let third party candidates participate in the presidential debates and you can post questions to ask at those debates. There are currently at a little over 5,000 signatures and they need 10,000 to start the process. Please check this out and let's give ourselves more options in choosing our president. There are about four other candidates that you may have not even heard of, so check it out and decide for yourself.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

I am still here.

I am still around. I have been out dealing with stuff for a while. As I had mentioned we had a death in the family. We spent four days with the family. My ds handled it very well. He wanted to help all he could. He even helped his daddy dig on the grave site and he also helped with the burial. I was very proud of him. He seemed so grown up. We are also dealing with a very difficult financial situation. Bills from our former business mixed with our personal bills, mixed with increases in cost of living, equal disaster for us. DH has been working all of the overtime he can get. I worry about him because his heart has some side effects from chemo and it sometimes gets out of rhythm. It usually occurs during stress or exhaustion. Well, he is pretty stressed and exhausted. It is hard to cut back when you have cut all you can. It is like were do you go from here. I have only spent around $380.00 for food and household needs this month. We are all set for what is left of the month. On a better note, baby girl appears to be doing fine. The doctor says, she appears to look good and she is very active. Well, I could have told him that already;) I had the AFP test done and everything came back fine. My bp seems to be stable so let's just hope it stays that way. I couldn't imagine bedrest with two little ones and my dh working all of this overtime. We are still wondering about names. Our other two have names that start with a "K" sound. So we would like to keep with the theme. Silly, yes, I know. We have thought about Kiara Grace. My mom likes Calie, but it reminds me of the state of California. Anyone got any ideas? My other two are Colton and Kaitlyn. I have so much to purchase before she gets here in February. We loaned out/gave away everything but a few outfits. My wish list would be a co-sleeper, good quality cloth diapers, a sling, and a bouncy seat or swing. I think my church is going to have a baby shower for me. That would be nice. Around Christmas, dh will get a bonus if the job has no injuries until then. I will use that money for gifts for my kids and things that I need for the baby. Probably used things as I am that cheap. I hate to buy new things if I can buy the same thing like new, but alot cheaper. We need to finish some school work and I have some hm bread baking so I need to go. God Bless.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Dealing with stuff

I have been away for awhile dealing with life. There are so many things that need to be handled before cold weather sets in. We are also dealing with a death in the family. Please pray for the family if you feel lead to. He leaves behind three kids, two young grandsons, and two more on the way. Please also remember 9-11. Seems that so many have already forgotten. As a former EMS worker, please take time to pray for those who work so hard to be there in our time of need.

September 11, 2008

Friday, September 5, 2008

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Ramblings and Palin

I know I have been away for a while. School is in full swing here and we are just getting settled in. DS seems to be doing good. His Saxon math is a little bit of a review until we get to about the middle, but I figure it will be good for him. His reading is doing great and his writing is as well. In a few weeks we will begin lapbook projects. The kids really seem to get into all of that. We have some more to do in a few minutes because my son fell and sprained his wrist. I am going to see if he can write with it now, if not we may do his handwriting tomorrow. DD is doing better. She can write letters really well, but has no idea what they are. She just randomly writes. She knows her ABC song but doesn't get their identity or the sound they make. She is finally starting to show more interest this time. She was looking at her flash cards and for example, if it was a picture of a cake, she would say cake, pppppp sound, cake.LOL Too cute. But I am glad she is finally stepping into the curious part of learning. Kids seem to do so much better when they aren't forced and stressed to learn something immediately. Anyway, on to Sara Palin's speech last night. If you know me, then you know I was rooting for Ron Paul. I loved his no nonsense approach. I also like Huckabee. But I detest Obama. I think he says alot without really saying anything. So with all that being said. I think Palin gave a wonderful "performance". It is hard to gauge if someone in politics is the real deal or if it is just a show. I don't know which she is but the speech was awesome and did you see little Piper licking her brother's hair down. That was soooo priceless. Well gotta scoot school work to do.