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I was a preschool teacher for almost 20 years. I had lots of wonderful experiences. I have now been a 911 dispatcher for 6 yrs now.I love animals,small towns, good food ,karaoke, baseball and walking around our local zoo. Makes me feel at home,lol. I live and breathe scrapbooking and my two adult sons. They really are what is most important in my life.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

As in recent years' past... the boys and I headed to my Mom's for Thankgsgiving.Again, as usual... I took the rolls and the pies... if I do say so myself, I make the best rolls and the best pies on the planet.

My dad had a football game to go to, and my sister and her husband had a basketball game to go to, so after dinner when everyone cleared out, my mom colored my hair. All of a sudden Joel remarks "hey... its quiet in here... oh yeah... Grandpa left" LOL... which lead to a huge discussion about how grandpa is,lol.He is the nicest man ever... but is always talking!!!

Max was so excited to have everyone around that he didn't eat much... but he was a pretty loud guy too. He is starting to learn people's names, and he could say Josh's name, so he just kept saying it over and over and over. Too cute!!!

I am more thankful for today however... stay home w/ a new magazine on a cloudy arizona day... very cool indeed.

Friday, November 14, 2008


Well... you know how we celebrate our children's milestones? I am not celebrating,lol. It's Joel's first accident. Ugh....

What I am celebrating is the way he handled/is handling himself. Being a 911 dispatcher I often hear about people leaving the scene, or starting fights, or behaving badly in light of a stressful situaton.

What Joel did was call his brother first...(and while I am a little annoyed at that... he was on the way to pick him up) stayed there, checked on the people in the other car, was respectful to everyone there and handled himself in a generally grown up fashion. Of course I was at work. Since I have been working there I had always wondered how I would handle things if one of my kiddos had an emergency while I was there. More on that tomorrow... its a "deep thought" thing,lol.

Not sure what we are going to do w/ this car exactly- it all depends. For now, he is skateboarding everywhere he needs to go, which is pretty convinient for him at school.

Drive safely everyone! ( and no he wasn't texting at the time of the accident,lol.)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

updates and a new photo

The date was fine. He is nice, he has a lot of the same family values as I do. That's the good part... He seems to have a facinaton w/ dragons... I am not sure what is up w/ that yet... I may go out w/ him again...

I did go to the zoo on Saturday as well... and I always take pics like I have never been there before,lol. But who could resist this sweet face?? Our zoo is working on a new exibit for these guys... a multi million dollar project... It is in process now... anxious to see what happens.

I had a pretty busy weekend... didn't really relax much... now I am going into my work week a lil tired. I guess I am not as young as I used to be,lol...

Short post... that's all for now! Peace!

Saturday, November 08, 2008

being sociable is tough

or is it just me??? Meeting new people, smiling, dating... being nice... ugh...

I think I just am going to buy some cats... and become the crazy old maid on the corner,lol.

Ok... I am going out to dinner tonight... lets see how this goes

Thursday, November 06, 2008

I'm back baby... I am back

This photo was taken at the end of october- at the first game that I have been "allowed " to go to in over a year. Last year, Joel played w/ some college friends, but he said " Moms don't go to their son's games if they are adults... geez". So... I didn't go, but I was sad. I get that he's an adult.. and this isn't T-ball anymore.

But, for years, my whole social live revolved aroune his sports activities and when he went off to college all of that stopped. I had nowhere that I had to rush to... no games to watch.

I was thrilled to be invited to this game. Joel is playing w/ some kids from his former high school... that I used to watch him play baseball with. That was awesome as well. I was bummed to find out that last week (when I wasn't invited,lol) he hit a homerun... ahh well... maybe next week! They won this game... as well as the game that would be played the next week.