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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Final Blog

Well I may keep blogging here and there just to get a few things off my chest. Anyways, my advice I would give someone who is just starting writing class is to make sure they give theirselves plenty of time to work on their final paper. I had things going on here at home and got behind in classes this semester. Writing can be easy and fun if you give yourself some time to do it. This class has been great. Our professor is great and very easy to get along with.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Unit 9 Post

To start off, I got a late start on my papers for both classes so basically its like a last minute thing for me. I really hate writing unless it is free writing. If I could just sit here and free write every paper like I do on blogs, things would be much easier. Its been a long semester for me and I'm glad its almost over. I do enjoy the week break in between semesters. I just wished we could of had a summer break like my children. It has been very rough trying to get school work done and take care of children 24/7.

Anyways, I just turned 30 Sunday and I really don't feel any older. :) I got my hair cut over the weekend then had my friend redye it for me. This time the hair dye stayed and didn't wash out like the last one. I didn't do much for my birthday but went out to dinner with the family. I originally wanted to go to the casino for my birthday but we didn't have the money this time to go. Even when we do go we have a set limit we spend.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Unit 8 post

Pretty much the only issues I have throughout this course is me falling behind in class due to family problems. I'm slowly catching up but having problems concentrating on what I really need to get done. Also it being summer time with kids home 24/7 doesn't help much in keeping caught up with school. I started out doing good in both classes until the past few weeks and its been difficult to get caught up and get things back in order.

I really dislike my A&P 2 class and just want to be done with it. I am glad that there is only a few weeks left for that class. The first A&P class was fun and more interesting, guess it varies with each professor. Like this class, Barb is a great professor and makes it interesting for us.

Anyways, off that subject. My birthday is coming up this Sunday, on the 11Th and really not sure what we are going to do. One of my best friends wants us to come over to her house for the weekend then family wants to get together to do a birthday bash for me, my sister n law, her boyfriend and her best friend since we all have July birthdays. I would rather much spend my birthday with my friend but I don't want to hurt any one's feelings. Guess I'll wake up Sunday and plan my day then, lol.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Unit 7 Questions

To answer one of the questions on the blog, I really don't know what to say on how I feel about peer reviews. I would most likely appreciate the feedbacks on how to improve on my project but I am really behind on getting my draft finished and posted. I know there will be points deducted but I'm going to try and get all my work caught up asap. The past few weeks have been rough and just starting to slow down.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Unit 6 Blog

For the past six weeks I have been dealing with stress for the most part. I kind of hate my A&P 2 class. Seems like there isn't anything good enough for that professor. Anyways, I've been working on research for breast cancer and working on writing my paper for A&P 2. I have to write 8 to 10 pages on the heart for A&P 2. Now for the research paper on Breast Cancer has been a little touchy subject to deal with, I lost an aunt due to breast cancer about 2 years ago. So i've been reading about the routine exams and ways to prevent breast cancer. Which smoking plays a factor in breast cancer. I'm glad I don't smoke and my mother doesn't smoke. So far my mother hasn't been diagnosed with it and she will be 51 in two months. They say breast cancer gets even riskier as you age.

I know this blog is kind of short but I really didn't have much to say.

Stressful weekend

As everyone knows it was father's day this past Sunday and it was a little hard for me to face the fact that my father was gone. I think I made it through the day without being too emotional. Just what really made my weekend go bad was, my hubby's grandmother, who I consider as my grandmother was rushed to the hospital a few hours after we took her back home. She was here at our house for the weekend and she was doing good. When she got home she was just relaxing and having conversations with everyone telling them how here weekend was. Then she asked her daughter ( hubby's aunt Diane) to make her something to snack because she was a little hungry. So Diane went to make her some pizza rolls and grandma was still talking at that time then all of a sudden her eyes rolled back in her head and she fell over. She was unresponsive for a few minutes and they were performing CPR on her while they waited on the ambulance to get there. The ambulance sat in the drive way for 15 Min's trying to do CPR on her and put iv's in her arm before they took off to the hospital. CPR finally worked on her. So she has been hospitalized for a couple of days now and they don't plan on sending her home yet. One doctor thinks she may had a little stroke. They are doing all kinds of test on her. Her heart rate keeps jumping high then goes down very low. Its wacky. They said she has a lack of oxygen to her brain that is causing her to be a little spacey about things. She was confused after she woke up the next morning and pulled her iv's out and started wondering off around the room. So the doctors were telling aunt Diane that they could put restraints on her or give her some medication to keep her asleep at night. Diane said there is no way she is letting them do that. So she has asked everyone in the family to rotate shifts on staying with grandma till she gets released from the hospital.

We know in our heart that grandma is a strong 91 year old. The doctors were talking about putting stints in her heart, they are waiting on test results to come back before they make their minds up. After my hubby gets off work, we are going back to the hospital to relieve his aunt so she can go home get a few hours of sleep and eat. It has been a rough weekend and so far the beginning of this week too. I lost my grandmother when I was 12 years old. Ever since I met his grandma 13 years ago, she has accepted me as her own blood granddaughter. She is a very sweet little lady. If she doesn't like you she will let you know right away. I got lucky to have her in my life and I'm not ready to let her go yet. Well enough writing for now, it is a little depressing.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Vent time about my lilttle sister

My youngest sister is 22 and has a beautiful little girl who is only 8 months old. My sister seems to be doing drugs and drinking a lot with her so called boyfriend. Before she got pregnant with my niece, she was doing the same stuff with her boyfriend, then he got locked up in jail for a little while. She started straightening herself up while he was locked away when she found out she was pregnant. She blames her bad stuff on the death of my father. To me, she was like this before he even passed away. My father always argued with her trying to get her to straighten her act up and she just disrespect him and did whatever she wanted. Well now that my father has been gone for over a year now, she has done nothing but disrespect her mother and aunt by doing the same stuff and leaving my niece at home with them all the time. She is very lucky that they care about the baby and love her to death. There has been times I went over to drop off my kids for a night and walked in on her boyfriend drinking in the house and them smoking. I just bit my tongue because it's not my house. I don't understand why my aunt and step mother lets her do them like that. My cousin who lives there said something to her boyfriend one night and my sister got mad at him. He told him there will be no smoking or drinking in that house or garage and he can take his stuff elsewhere. My father never allowed smoking or drinking in his house when he was alive. I sear one of these days I might hurt her feelings but she is going to get an ear full from me on how I feel about the way she is doing things to everyone. I just wished she would wake up and realize that she has her daughter and family that care about her so she should just stop all the nonsense and grow up.

Like this morning, she was driving my aunt's car and I know she had to be messed up on something like she always is, and wrecked her car saying that she slid in the rain and hit a curb. Now my aunt has no transportation. My sister had her own car but she let her boyfriend drive with no license and he has wrecked her car so many times it doesn't even run now. Her car is just sitting in the drive way all beat up with big dents everywhere and busted windshield. I don't even think my little sister has her license anymore. Why can't people just learn to say no to her?? Well enough venting for now.

What a busy start for the summer

So far since my children have been out of school things have been extremely busy around here. We have been doing more things with the kids and enjoying our family time together. Over this past weekend has been crazy weather messing plans up. It started off with us having a family reunion on Saturday then go fishing afterwards, well the rain messed those plans up. We did try to go fishing in the rain for about an hour. My youngest son started crying because he was scared of the storms that were rolling through as we were packing things up to go home from fishing for that hour. We would of stayed longer but lighting strikes were getting close and bad. More dark clouds, heavy rain and thunder was coming towards us so we called it quits.

Well then Sunday came and we had to go to a family event so they could hand out bowling trophies and cash prizes everyone won from the league. My mother and father in law won first place in the league this year. So they talked us into joining the bowling league this coming up August. I think it would be fun, I just don't like how my fingers and nails get sore from the bowling ball. Kids will enjoy us going to the bowling alley once a week for the league where they can play with the other kids and do some bowling afterwards. Well this is enough for this blog :)

Monday, June 7, 2010

What a weekend :)

It was a very nice weekend even though we had a few showers here and there but that didn't stop us from taking the kids to breakfast Saturday morning then we went fishing for like 8 hours. We bought the kids new fishing poles as a surprise for them to have their own poles now. They were excited and what made their day even better, daddy took them to the bait store and let them pick out their own colored fishing line. Where we been fishing at has been the perfect spot this year to catch plenty of fish even some turtles. Last few years we been fishing hasn't been this much fun like it is this year.

It looks like fishing is on the agenda every weekend now. My husband wants to go night fishing this coming up weekend since we have a big family reunion to go to. I hate going to family reunions, lol I don't know everyone there and rather stay to myself. Well enough writing on this for now, I need to finish up some school work :).

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Nice Weather

It has been pretty hot all week in the upper 80s and I'm so glad that we have central air here at home. My car doesn't have any air at the moment and the kids wonder why I'm in a hurry to get home when we are out doing things, of course they are kids and like to be outside in this weather. We took the kids to the Indianapolis Zoo on Friday so they could see the new Cheetah exhibit before the public gets to see them. They had a great time and we all decided to play in the water at the little water park for kids. We were walking around the zoo completely soaked from water but it felt good to be cooled off in the hot sun.

We did have plans on fishing this weekend with the kids and get together with some friends for a cookout but that plan didn't go well so we just took the kids out for dinner and some ice cream. The kids were a little upset that we didn't go fishing but they enjoyed going out to get some ice cream. My husband wants to take a trip to Chicago this summer so we can take the kids to the Izanami. I think we all would enjoy that, I've never been to Chicago so it would be great to get away for a weekend.

Monday, May 24, 2010

My Weekend :)

My weekend turned out to be great even though Saturday was my father's one year memorial since he has been gone. Here lately the past few months has been great here at home and with other family members. My father in law, which is my husband's real dad just recently started to come over and visit and hang out with the whole family. He has finally straighten his self up to where he doesn't do any drugs like he used too. He had a stroke years ago right around the time when I first met my husband back in 1996. He has made every happy now that he comes around to spend time with all of us and we been having cookouts at each other's house every other weekend just to enjoy the moments.

I was talking to my husband last night and asked him what he thought about it all. He said he was very happy to see his real dad come back around to spend time with him and our kids. We plan on doing more things this summer with our family. Last few summers we didn't really get to do much due to financial situations. My future is changing now that my husband has a good job. I think my children will have a great summer this year, we plan on doing a lot of fishing, camping and going to the zoo. We do plan on taking them to Chicago to see the Oceanarium. I've never been there so it is going to be great.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

About my Father

Sorry this blog is a little personal, here it is getting close to marking one year since my father passed away. He passed away on May 22nd 2009 and it still hurts me. My father and I never really seen eye to eye because he wasn't always there for me growing up. My mother raised me and my sister alone. Every now and then my father would come around and pick us up for a weekend or two then there were years in between he promised to come get us and never showed up. He broke our hearts growing up too many times. Once I hit teenage hood and met my husband when I was 16 and moved out of my mother's house, my father tried stepping in and telling me what to do, when to do it, and so on. He really tried to tell me how to raise my children and that made me mad at him. There was several times I was upset with him but I still went to see him and let my children visit him and stay the night on weekends. Now I kind of regret for being mad at him and I wasn't able to tell him I was sorry and I love him.

The day he passed away I was on the other side of town driving on the interstate to pick my husband up from work while my children were visiting their other grandparents when I received the phone call that my father was rushed to the hospital. My cousin came home from school and found him unresponsive while my step mother was sleeping. I didn't make it to the hospital in time to say my goodbyes to him. I regret that a lot. I miss him a lot and think about him everyday, when all this happened it put a great effect on my social life and school life. I had trouble focusing on things and getting my school work done. It took time for my kids and family to accept the fact that he was gone and he is in good hands now. My dad had many medical problems so they said he died of natural causes. He was a Vietnam veteran and my baby step sister who is 21 now was pregnant with her first daughter and just found out 2 months before my father passed away. She took it the hardest because she was always in arguments with my father and was pretty much wasting her life away doing things she shouldn't have done at all instead of continuing college. So my niece didn't get to see her grandfather but she will know about him.

Sorry I had to post this, its been on my mind all day and I couldn't even go back to sleep because of it. The closer the date gets, the worse it gets for my mind to start wondering. I plan on visiting my father's grave on May 22nd and then I'm going to relax and have a girl's night out with some friends I just got back in touch with from junior high.

Just a random post

This is my first time blogging and so far the setup was easy just took me a little bit to think about the title for it. I love being a stay at home mom but there are times that I wished I had a job instead of being at home 24/7 being bored. It's great to be able to get up at 6am during the week and get the kids off school and then send hubby off to work and go back to bed. I normally go back to bed if I don't have any errands to do for the day then I get up and look at my school work to see what I have to get done. After I get school out of the way for the day, I take care of the animals off and on during the day and housework. When I get bored I will play farmville on face book or family feud, but here lately face book has been boring and farmville is driving me nuts. Farmville has too much lag where I can't even take care of my animals. LOL.

Other than playing on face book, I play world of warcraft online with lots of people everywhere. I love that game and I blame my husband for getting me addicted to it back in 2007. Even though I rather play that game instead of doing school work, I have prioritized my school work to be done first before anything else even though I slack on getting my projects done at the last minute. When it comes to writing papers for the final project I have issues with the APA formatting and lack of motivation. I usually write my final project in one day and do a good job but I'm going to start working on getting my projects done early so I can receive feedback from the writing center.

I think I have written enough to start off with my first blog, I'll write more later when I have free time, its time to get kids to the bus stop. I will accept any feed backs from anyone on my blogs, feel free to leave comments. :)