Thursday, December 25, 2008

Never a Dull Moment

So, we're all here for Christmas except mother. Daniel, David and Bailey are outside playing. Daniel comes in and tells us that there's a wild hog in the woods beside our house.

There can't be a wild hog there, we live in town for goodness sake.

But, David confirmed - not that I doubted Daniel, you understand. It was just too unbelievable.

Daniel called his brothers and told them to bring the bow.

There is no longer a wild hog in the woods next to our house.

It was a mercy killing. The poor young hog only had 3 legs and 1 ear had been ripped off. We figure it had been caught in some type of trap.

Zach was going to eat it but decided against it. Probably a good decision.

Never a dull moment...

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

How Exciting

David is home for Christmas. He flew in last night. His flight was due in at 10:37 at IAH.

His plane was delayed.

It got in at 12:35.

It took forever for his luggage to arrive.

We got home at 2:30 something.

Thank goodness I didn't have to go to work today. I'm sorry that Steven did have to go to work.

How exciting... NOT!

Ticked Off

Last Friday I took 12 pint jars of various jellies and green tomato relish to work and put in the work room. I sent an email to 10 people - the other 8 classroom teachers in my hallway, the computer teacher and the ISS teacher. I took 12 so that no one had to take what was left and not have a choice. I was expecting to bring 2 jars back home.

I went in later and all 12 jars were gone.

Who would assume that they could either take extra or tell someone else to take them?

Next year I'll leave my yummy goodies at home for my family to enjoy and then I won't be ticked off.

Saturday, December 06, 2008


I've been sensitive to smoke for lots of years now. I can get off the elevator at a hotel and tell if someone is smoking anywhere on that floor. If someone has smoked in a hotel room, I can tell. I also have to have another room. When I'm around smoke, I really, really suffer, I cough, get drainage down the back of my throat and have difficulty breathing.

Burning leaves is probably the worst because it's so invasive, comes into my home and I can do nothing about it.

We came home from the Christmas parade and having supper at Jenny's house.

It smells like the entire neighborhood has been burning leaves.

I'm suffering. I'm having trouble breathing and who knows how I'm going to sleep tonight.

I despise smoke of all kinds...