Three Years

My mom tried mailing me a check for my birthday so I could go shop for what I wanted, and it hasn’t arrived yet via USPS.  THe local post office was rude when I called to check on it, so I reported it stolen to the postal investigation people.  So maybe if it’s just loose in the post office, maybe they can find it. We will have to see.

Had a good day in class today and a good conference last night with my class; I had a story up for review in the conference and everyone said good things about it, including the professor.  SO that was nice.  I’m waiting for my grade on the craft paper that she had us rewrite so we will see what comes of that.

SO this week marks three years since I started the blog. I hope it has been helpful to readers and that you can say that if you came here, you went away feeling encouraged or better understood. Over 11, 000 hits and 3,500 visitors, I feel pretty good that my work may have made some ripples in the world.

Hope everyone has a great weekend.



A Little Discouraged

I’m feeling a little bit beaten down today.  I don’t feel like I’ve done very well managing things ever since my middle one went to college.  She was a big help to me in a lot of ways and her not being around has kind of affected how I’ve managed the house, meals, laundry, etc.  I’m trying to train my youngest to help take up the slack, but she just needs a while to get as good as her sister.  So I would appreciate your prayers in managing this time better and doing what all I need to do.

I go to lunch with Marlo today and I think that’s going to be fun. We’re meeting at Brent’s in Jackson and will have burgers and whatnot.  Then I need to let go of it being my birthday and stay home for a while if I want to lose any more weight :).

We have a conference tonight so we will see what all is going on with each other in the class.   I’m looking forward to discussing everyone’s stories and going over them.  I have one up to be worked over so we will see how that goes.

Hope all of you out in readerland are doing well.  Have a good day!


I Got an Idea

I got an idea about how to get through this no-Cokes thing.  I’m going to go PRN on my sedative Klonopin.  I think that will help enormously.  If I start to spin out a bit, I can take it just when I need it.  So far it’s working–I’ve gotten up on time and done well without it.

I really embarrassed myself today in class.  I studied a day ahead and gave a quiz on something they had not read.   So they point this out finally after I finish it.  So I was completely unprepared for what they were supposed to have read  Good thing it was on the King James Bible which I was somewhat familiar with already :).

I’m going out to lunch with Kim today–we’re going to eat Mexican.  So we will see how that goes,  Hopefully the guys at the house will finish up today–we will see. Bob is opening the office this week while everyone else is out of town on the company trip so he’s going to be leaving early and being grumpy on short sleep.  But hopefully he  can stay well for a little while.

Hope everyone has a good rest of the week.

I’m Trying So Hard

to stick to the no-Cokes rule but it’s so hard.  I’ve already lost seven pounds since Labor Day and don’t want to stop the progress I’ve got going.  I need to lose SO MUCH weight.

Anyway.  Busy day today–I have lunch out then get my hair done at 1 p.m.  SO not much down time today.  I’ll be busy this week and maybe can rest up next week.

I’m trying to make sure that I’m not slipping backwards instead of just sleepy because of the no caffeine.  I need to do better in the house and keeping up with everything.  I lose track of it so easily and let things pile up.



Running Late

I have run late all morning.  My youngest one’s bus was late so I was late to class and then almost ran out of time to discuss everything this morning.  A lot of history and background for the sixteenth century in British Lit.  So that made life interesting.

I need to be reading on the next book for my W class, but I’m waiting for the revision suggestions for the essay I turned in last week.  SHe said everyone in the class needed to revise theirs, so it makes me wonder how bad everyone’s was.

So sleepy. I need to stay off the cokes though–I’ve lost seven pounds since I gave them up so that makes me feel  good.  Maybe I can lose the excess poundage after all.

Need to sign off and get back to work.  Hope everyone has a good start to their week!


Happy Birthday to ME!

I listened in to my birthday present today–the first of a LOT of movie soundtracks of Elvis Presley.  I sang along to GI Blues on the way to work this morning, That made me very happy driving along and remembering watching the movie with Daddy.

I gave a test today and grades were somewhat better,  People did pull their grade up so that was good. The class average was still a C, which means it was a fair test.  Some gimme questions were interestingly answered–but answered correctly so that was all right.

I’m supposed to meet Janet for lunch at Half Shell Oyster House, so I am looking forward to that for lunch.  Seafood pot pie–yummy!

And my girls are coming hoem to celebrate my birthday with me Sunday where we go out to a really really good restaurant in Jackson called 1908. So I am proud to see them

And I’ve lost seven pounds since Labor Day doing nothing but cutting Cokes out of my diet and drinking lots and lots of water.  I get some exercise on campus but I’m still terribly winded with it.  I don’t know what to do about that.

SO here’s hoping everyone else is having as good a day a me today.  Have a good weekend!


Bad Night

Bob is still on his Decadron prescription and didn’t sleep worth a flip last night, so neither did I.  I am so tired this morning.  It was awful to get up with them and now I’m just dragging through the day.  But I’ve lost seven pounds since Labor Day on this non-caffeine diet, substituting water for it.  So that makes me feel good. I’m still way too heavy but having some loss while enduring this makes it more bearable.

Tomorrow’s my birthday and my mother -in-law wants to take me out to eat.  So that will be fun tomorrow. I hope this draggy spell breaks after my birthday–I usually have some depressive features around it but I’ve done pretty well this year.  I think it’s also that I’m excited about the present I’m getting from Bob so that helps :).

I give another test tomorrow.  I think I made it easier on them–at least I hope I did.  I don’t really like failing people.  But we will see.  Hope everyone has a good start to the weekend.

Back to Work

Bob went back to work today; praise the Lord he felt better.  I’m about to call him and see how it is going.  I have two students who want to conference with me about their grades, which is good.  SO I will be doing that this morning.  Good discussion this morning in class and I had them do a short writing assignment before they left to get them in the habit of writing quickly.

Got everything done for my W class and am getting stuff sent to me for the upcoming conference in my class.  I hope my teacher is okay to do this conference–she lives in Mexico. City that had the earthquake and none of us have heard from her.  I think I will write my department head and see what I can find out.




But not as tired as yesterday.  Bob is still home from work and trying to get better.  I am wading my way through school work.  I have one more discussion thread to comment on and I am through for the week.  We have had significantly more discussions in this class than I’m used to so that has been hard to adjust to.  I also had to turn in my craft paper  to my instructor  and my creative piece to everyone in the class so it has been a heavy week.  My creative piece gets workshopped next week in the conference.  SO we will see how it turns out.

I go see Tillie for my appointment and hopefully will feel better after that. I haven’t felt just awful but I am a little stressed about everything going on.

My blogs have gotten significantly more traffic these past couple of days so I want to welcome everyone that has been reading lately and encourage you to check out the archives for the beginning of my story as well.   Thanks for visiting!


Bob’s Doctor Visit

Bob has finally broken down and is going to the doctor.  He had a bad coughing fit when we went to the game, to the point that we had to leave with me driving home at night.   SO Janet is taking him to the doctor this morning and we will see what he recommends.

THis week is going to be rough with my W class. We have an essay due, I have a creative project due, and we have three discussion threads to answer to.  I’ve got the essay and the creative one done but need to get on the discussions as soon as I can.  But I am so sleepy right now I’m not sure I’d be coherent.

One more hour for my office hours then I go home and eat lunch.  Bob’s appointment is at 11 a,m, so hopefully we can get some good medicine in him soon and get him well–or as well as he can be.

Got an invitation to go to UMC;s Diversity Day again but am having to skip it since it’s on a Friday morning.  I hate it, but that’s part of having a job. I’ll be glad for it come payday.

I’m still trying to stick to my no caffeine rule but today it’s hard. I don’t feel as bad as I did Friday, but I can tell I haven’t had any today.  I go see TIllie tomorrow and depending on how Bob is doing is whether I go out to lunch with Jo for my birthday afterwards, I will have to talk to him about that.