Tuesday, August 23, 2011

last day of summer...

Today was my last official day of summer, it was a heck of a day...

First, as I was eating my shredded wheat cereal, I broke one of my teeth..I see a crown in my future, but when do I have the time??
Then, my husband who is not a over the road driver told me he'd be gone at least until Thursday...he's been gone since Sunday early am...
Then, we had a huge thunderstorm, again...more rain...more water in my basement, it's an old basement, but really more water?
I had some issues with some parents on my route already...school starts tomorrow and already they are fussy...

I did get to see the boys, Cody was covered in mosquito bites one so big it made the side of head swell, I put tea tree oil on it ... they haven't been here in a couple of days so they they were wild...they have their first football game Sunday...excited for that...

Tomorrow's the big day...I haven't had a route in 3 years, I have always been the sub and done sports trips...wish me luck!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Happy birthday J-land!

This pic is from August 2004...not a gray hair is sight!!

Happy birthday J-land! I met Barb on a prayer site, which now is gone. She encouraged me to come to aol Journals. Little did I know that this simple act would turn into a long time close friendship between Barb and I...guess that's what made us all so special! Relationships that have stood the test of time.

My first entry was about my family drama! I still have family stuff, but I am still the optimistic Rose!!

I have been married 16 years now, our kids are grown, some married, some not, and now I have 4 more grand kids...still driving the school bus ... and still
I love my life!!

Here's my first post-----

"It's a good day"

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I made it through the birthday party yesterday!!! Mark's ex has decided that she is the main Grandparent in his son's little boy's life. But I knew that when I married Mark 9 years ago. It was nice just to enjoy the party and just be me. I didn't feel all nervous or like I had to behave a certain way. But for a 1 year old Jacob got enough gifts for 10 kids. Oh well, he's the first...they always get spoiled don't they? I was able to talk to Mark's ex too. That's a step in the right direction. They have 5 kids together and there will be 4 more weddings and many grand babies ... peace is better than the bitterness that used to follow all of us before. I guess Loving others and the Golden Rule do make you feel good!! Today was pretty good. The kids are all home for the summer, including Tim who's 22, Eric who's 19, Dale who's 17 and Liz 15...I have to remind myself to treasure these times they will be all back to college, high school and me driving the school bus come August and then I won't have these crazy times...Gotta always remember to stay in the moment!!
Anonymous calidream13 said...

Hi mom, Dont worry when I have babies ull see them everyday even when you dont want to!
Love Liz

June 28, 2004 9:01 PM


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Dayton goes to school...

Today little Dayton started all day Kindergarten...he was 5 in July and only barely 5 he's in school ...all day...he's the baby...but now he gets to be the big boy and go to school on a school bus. Not my district, but a school bus all the same.

The other two have football in the evening so they aren't spending the night here during the week until they get used to the new schedule. I went to their practice this evening and Dayton proudly told me he just loved school. And because he was nervous about spelling his name he spelled it to me just prove how smart he truly is...but of course I already new that ! <3!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

are you ready for some football!??

Holy smokes all my family is on Facebook, so you will see more here!! I love my family, but let's face it you can't spill your guts on that social network, right?

I love them, but as the Mom/mother-in-law/step mom/grandma...I sometime have to keep my big mouth shut...but sometimes I need an outlet!

I swiped this picture from Jeremy...the bigger boys are on a football team...I get to relive my kids days of playing. I had 4 playing at one time! It should be interesting, the older one Jake is all business, knows the game, and loves the sport. The second one Dakota has no clue about football, could care less about the rules, gets mad when anybody tackles him, and is basically playing because after the second week of practice they were short players and recruited him.

Should be an interesting season...their games are on Saturday so another reason I need to be around and not driving sports. I betting we should a lot of fun.

BTW! Yesterday was my 23 rd year of being sober!! God has truly blessed me with 23 years of freedom!! I no longer am consumed with the thoughts of escaping into a bottle of vodka!

I am truly blessed!!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

I love my journal!! I went back in time and realized that no matter what has gone on in my life I have always let my up beat, look at the bright side mentality guide me. I am feeling some worry in my life right now. Letting some negative thoughts creep in....so I took a trip in time, realized God has always brought us through and now I am a happy and positive ROSE again!

My job is starting back soon, the routine of work will help a lot...plus my regular paycheck will help us relieve some of my worry. I am taking a special service route this year, along with a midday route. I feel I should be around at night and Saturdays. I love being the super sub and sports driver but I love being with my family more.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

smiling Lil!

Isn't she a doll!!?? My daughter in law has been setting up for her school year and her regular sitter is on vacation...so this granny gets to hang out with this happy girl!!

It's true what they say, being a grandma is the best JOB ever!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

My husband said I should whine about not winning the lottery today ... and then tomorrow we will win it!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

eating my words!


sometimes I think my kids have bugged my house with hidden mics!! look who I got to babysit today!!

BABY KALEB!! He's so funny ... he loved all my personal attention and had to show me all his noise light filled toys!

hubby had a heart to heart with his son...telling him that we really want to be in his son's life...and here he is....more visits to come!