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Mum likes reading, decorating, shopping with the girls, and Starbucks. She also feels funny writing in the 3rd person. Papa (also known as Sparky) is currently looking at me with a blank stare having asked him to add something about himself to the blog. (Now he wants to say something) The only thing he loves more in life than music and Coke is his wife and kids. (Awww...) :) Little Lotte is a genius on the computer and makes me fall over laughing every day with her quick wit. She loves computers and animals. Sweet Pea abandoned her family and moved to Phoenix for work and is now married as of 2/28/06. She is beautiful and smart and the most nurturing person I know. She gave me the greatest gift ever when she made me a grandmother. I am the proud Mum Mum to Andrew Christopher. There are no words to describe the joy of having a grandson!

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

A Blast from the Past...


I tried to make a blog several years ago but couldn't remember the password or even how to GET to said blog and ended up abandoning the thing. However, being that a blog is never really abandoned, while cleaning out my favorite bookmarks on the ole EMAC, I found it. Having re-read the entries, I would say it was the tail-end of my midlife crisis and the beginning of my caffeine addiction. See for yourself. Here, for your reading pleasure, a few entries from 2002 :

****And oh yes, the tickets to SUGAR RAY? FRONT ROW, RIGHT SEATS!!!! (Right where Mark jumped up all night) Also the cause of a week of deafness :) Now, on a more serious note...I had a really good day at work.. not sure why... I DID have this dream about Chelsea (our principal last year) last night.. can't remember it but funny thing is , a fellow teacher came up to me today and started talking about her. They said, Chelsea mentioned that she felt that the cancer the took over her body did so quickly because she was always under such stress. She was always working and pushing herself and the teachers... she felt she had to prove herself to admin. and improve the school. She spent a week living on diet coke and working 16 hour days. She said she wished she had slowed down and if she had it to do again she would tell her teachers to do the same.. to not worry about test scores and just ENJOY TEACHING and DOING WHAT YOU LOVE. I thought, wow.. that is WHY I enjoyed myself today.. I just did WHAT I LOVE, I didn't feel any pressure.. and it made a difference in my teaching manner. Chelsea, may you rest in peace. (She died on February 1, 2002 )

Monday, February 25, 2002 09:10 p.m.



Here is what happens when you put a computer in the hands of the computer illiterate!!!! It's been days (weeks?) since I posted last.. not even sure when I last posted. Of course, I would like to say the reason is that I have been just toooooo busy but the truth? I forgot my password. Can you believe it? Oh, and Pita, that bad, bad .com didn't save my password like I asked it to... FINALLY tonight I remembered that I saved it in incoming mail. Wheww! So are you ready? Let me start with saying that I am SURE a lot of exciting and thrilling beyong imagine stuff happened in my life in the last week but uhhhhh, I can't remember much of it. THAT is EXACTLY the reason I wanted this forum! Not for others to read as much as for MYSELF! I am the original SHORT TERM MEMORY GAL! Here is what I do remember: I HAVE THE GREATEST TEENAGE DAUGHTER IN THE WORLD!! Wanna know why?? Well, see.... Valentine's Day is a big national holiday in my house. Tradition says that we go out to dinner and dress up and exchange cards and wrapped in silver and red foil presents.... but this year, I decided to cook. (remind me not to do that next year, I hate my own cooking) When present time came, I got something from Sharon that I will never forget.... I opened my card to find tickets to see SUGAR RAY at the U of A... and it was only 5 nights away!!!! To be more precise, it was to see MARK McGRATH.... oh lordy, he is my mid life crisis!!!!! I just adore his little smile, those dimples, those moves! I can't believe I am typing this!!!! Anyway, wow.. did I scream, I felt like a teen all over again. Bob took pictures of me screaming.... and then the time of the concert came. Now, I am this great, law abiding citizen and the tickets said.. NO CAMERAS.. so did I take a camera? NO! Did every other girl there have a camera ? yes!!! But that's ok... Sharon knew one of the people taking pictures and promised to get me some. I HOPE I do get some! The concert was great... at least I think there was music.. I was just there to smile and watch Marck.. wow, wow, wow. That's all I can say.. wow.... one "thing to do before I die" to cross of the to do list of life. (Yes, it was right under find cure for cancer and end world hunger, ya know) :) Something else must have happened... hmmm.. oh yes, we laid a wood floor.. rather BOB laid a wood floor. Looks REALLY nice! I am tired.. I have to stop... maybe I will remember to post every night before bed...a dear diary thing... aren't you just THRILLED?!?!? :) And oh yes, the tickets to SUGAR RAY? FRONT ROW, RIGHT SEATS!!!! (Right where Mark jumped up all night) Also the cause of a week of deafness :)

Monday, February 25, 2002 08:56 p.m.



For lack of a better template, I am stuck with the one as I am not a computer person. I've also found something interesting about myself. I was so looking forward to this web log.. but now that it's here.. I am nervous about posting. What makes me nervous? A little fight with the dear hubby today. It seems that while I spilling my guts out loud about all the reasons he was wrong (smile)... he was right outside listening. I thought he was at the store. Opps... sooooo.... now that all of those thoughts that were safely stored in my head are out in the open, I feel rather funny. Perhaps there are some things that should remain only in one's mind. Still thinking about that.... we shall see.

Sunday, February 17, 2002 09:27 p.m.



trying to post with two people watching my every finger stroke! I can't take the pressure!!!

Saturday, February 16, 2002 12:01 p.m.

trying to see if the date is now showing on my entries!

Saturday, February 16, 2002 11:52 a.m.



Well, I tried to make a blog at BLOGGER (my family uses that one) but it is NOT cooperating for me. :( I am sure it's the user's fault (MINE!) so I hope PITAS is a good second choice. I just told my husband about this thing called BLOG and he is just shaking his head.... :)

Saturday, February 16, 2002 11:47 a.m.
Teacher Snow's Silver Apple
I feel like a 16 year old with their new driver's license, using the car for the first time. In other words, I DON'T KNOW WHAT I AM DOING so be careful if you are driving on the information highway with me right now!!!!

Saturday, February 16, 2002 08:49 a.m. **************

2 Comments:

Blogger sweet pea said...

Wow! I wonder who that totally cool, wonderful daughter is who bought you tickets for Sugar Ray?! She should get big gifts for Christmas. ;-) hehehehehehe LOL.

I love you mommy!

I think I have now taken each one of you to the concert of your dreams. Wow! You- Sugar Ray. Dad- Elton John. Sissy- Weird Al. I'll have to move on to a new theme for this year.;-)

Love you guys!!!

12:45 AM  
Blogger Moron Family said...

Well, I hear Sir Paul is going to have some time on his hands now -- maybe another concert?! Hehe....

I love you!

Mum
xoxoxoxo

8:12 AM  

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