Wednesday, June 29, 2011

I've written a couple of posts but they are mostly whiny I skipped posting them. I think I am past the guilt of not working this summer. I am such a control freak and feel I should be out there working my butt off, when in reality I am needed to be the home base for my family.

My husband started another new job a couple of months ago. Trucking work is usually long, many miles, underpaid and for my husband's last job not enough work to keep him in a good living. He now works for a large Tanker company that keeps him busy, & makes him use his mind as he has to load and unload the Tanker. Not an easy job. His hours are still long and physical, but he is cutting his time as he gets more experienced. While this process is going on I need to be at home to keep him sane.

Also, the boys are here often and my stepson is on call for his tow job. They are better when they are here as I expect them to be respectful and I keep them busy. I just run them and let them explore our neighborhood parks, creeks, plus there are enough kids around to keep them busy.

Here and there my son and his wife have needed me in a pinch to watch my little baby Lilly. She knows my voice and whenever I come over her head snaps around and she gives me a big grin!

Hubby and I have also had some time to go to a concert at the local fest.

For the 4th of July weekend we will have no kids we are going to work on the house...and have some alone time.

So today I reminded myself again to enjoy my time off and I'll be back to the school bus soon enough!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

tore out the ceiling tile

I walked around this job long there were no little ones here to breath in the dust...

down came the ceiling...wasn't too bad...and no "critter" came down either! my house has been known to have mice and bats!

Next the men will put up the dry wall...and I will attempt to mud and tape, plus the dining room needs mud and tape. Then paint and rip out this nasty old carpet....

Then on to the bathroom!!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

love this pic of baby Lilly...her mommy took it!!

My husband started a new trucking job, which technically is not a road driver, but requires him to drive hundreds of miles a day. He gets up in the middle of the night and usually isn't home until late afternoon. My grand sons still live here part time. My stepson started a tow truck business that requires him to be on call. Hours at my job are few and far between because of budget cuts, so my awesome hubby asked me to just not work this summer at all.

Then I'd be available for my grand kids and to hold down the fort for my husband who is trying to get acclimated to his new rather challenging job.

Last school year was very challenging. Our director was let go, and admin was in charge for a couple of months. We do have a new director now which is great, she is a good manager and was a driver for the district for many years. She knows our needs and is a great leader...our last director was basically invisible and a smart aleck who no one respected. Our group has had no discipline for years so hopefully some control can be implemented just in time for next school year in the fall!!

This summer break will be great for me BUT I need to discipline myself to get my long list of work that I want to do around my house...which includes, a lot of painting!

Better get going!

Friday, June 10, 2011


The boys...

I am not working this summer, or at least not driving the school bus. I will be doing some remodeling in my house (painting, etc) plus babysitting the boys a couple of days a week.

SO ... I am going to do some updating and blogging.

I miss my blog!!

Here's how big the kids have gotten...the boys are above ...

baby Kaleb

baby Lilly