About Joys and Trials

"Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light unto me." ~Micah 7:8 (KJV)

Wednesday, August 31, 2011


My impression of this English class and instructor is dropping...not sure when it'll hit rock bottom, but Mr Miller is really starting to annoy me. We went over a story (in other words, he read it aloud to the class and we did an in class analysis) and he said he'd never read that story before until he was reading it to us. That's poor preparation on his part in my opinion. Don't you think an instructor should read the story before he brings it to the class, and has an outline for the class....or atleast knows what he's goin to (or wants to say) before hand?
Parent's as Teacher's says that Ayla's doin great for her age range. Lady brought musical toys...Ayla loved playing with the triangle. I have 2 papers due (assigned to us tonight) next wednesday, and we're leaving town friday night, not back till monday (about 1am) which means i'll be crunchin down on those papers monday evening.
Taking Ayla to dentist tomorrow for the first time ever, then lunch with mom and hanging out at ECC for a bit. am tired, and Ayla's a crank, so Nite Y'all!

Monday, August 29, 2011

fun fun

Going to call a dentist office tomorrow in union to see bout getting me and Ayla in, since they have a general and pediatric in their office and take our insurance. Am so sick of constantly changing dentists, so hoping our visit goes well, or we'll be looking for another. So wish us luck with that, cause I hate going to the dentist. :(

Wednesday we're supposed to go look at a new (to us) car, since mine's getting bad. we're limiting the use of my car majorly. Sean'll have to drop me off early tomorrow at ECC before his taekwondo class so i can get to my class, mom'll be taking Ayla with her from the college, and then he'll have to pick up both of us after his class and before he goes into work. Cross your fingers that things go well with the car we're looking at, cause this one car thing is a pain. lol. tho I'm not too keen on a white vehicle, lol, oh well. Leaving Friday night to go to Indiana. Back late Sunday night. It'll be nice to meet that part of our family, but we're going to be so tired when we get back home. Specially since mom's thinking we'll be back home about 1 or 2 am monday. gah! Then Sean goes to Vegas with a couple of friends from the 12-15. that'll be fun. hoping to get family pics taken in early october. gotta love knowing a photographer who'll cut you a cheaper deal than Penney's. lol. Anywho. Gotta wake Sean up for work soon, so i'm going to go and brush the munchkins and my teeth.
Nite y'all!

Sunday, August 28, 2011


It's been a long day. Didnt get my English paper done, so will have to do that tomorrow. Blah.
Went to Church with mom today. Sean came to Mom and Dad's house for dinner.It was good, the meat was falling off the bone, then strawberries and whip cream on sponge cake. LOVED! Ayla's such a big, but adorable stinker. :p lol.

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That's it for tonight. Thanks to all those who take the time to come and read my ramblings. :)

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Check out my other blog!

I set this new blog up today, for a group I'm affiliated with. I've done a lot in a short time. and I'm tired, so this one is going to be short and sweet. 
Just wanted to get word about it out there, so go check it out and spread the word. Thanks!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Berry nuts!

Jess and I just got done slicing up 3lbs of strawberries and put them in the dehydrator so we can have a "cleaner" snack on our road trip next weekend. :p
Got my history paper done. Will be back over to work on my english papers tomorrow, and for the PCGG meeting at 3. That'll be fun. I think mom answers more questions than I do, not that I mind. lol. I hate being in the spot light. Printed out some precious moments coloring pages for Mckenzie. Thinking I'm going to print out more before next weekend, and that can be an activity for several of us on that fun, long drive. lol. Going to Indiana to see family, and meet other family for the first time. Also going to the Creation Museum in KY, and then dinner with friends there. Can't wait! Other than that, not much else. So this is it for tonight. L8rs!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Fruity! (no nuts please)

Mom got 8lb of strawberries for $6 tonight from the community co-op. So when I go over tomorrow night and Saturday to work on homework, I also get to help slice some of those strawberries, so they can be dehydrated in time for our road trip to visit family in Indiana next weekend. They'll make a great snack for Ayla. The rest of the strawberries will be frozen for use later.
I am definitely going to have to start getting stuff from the co-op.....and cooking a tad more, maybe. Since I just have to make meals for Ayla and myself for the most part, I usually can get by with quick and easy stuff, and most of which can be microwaved if it needs to be cooked. :p I need to get an electric skillet, cause the stove top in this apartment is pretty useless. :p
Sean's going to compete in Taekwondo this weekend, so I'm hoping that he has fun with that, and doesn't get too hurt. Sunday he's supposed to come to mom n dad's for lunch (dinner?) and we still gotta go car shopping sometime. I'm being kinda pushy with that, but my car is just getting worse, and I only drive it cause I have to. :( I know we agreed on a Subaru, but I might see if he'll consider something else too. Not sure what, but it's hard to find a used Subaru out here. We'll look at this one place and go from there though.
HAHA! just looked up, and Ayla's pushed the pillows off the couch (again) and sitting with them, while she has her shirt half off. She just pulled it off all the way. Goober!
Sean's home from class, and I'm still laughing at Ayla. Nite y'all!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Over analyzing

That's what I'm doing, and it's not aspects of my life.....it's fiction stories.....And this class is over analyzing all aspects of them, and it's driving me crazy. It's hard to enjoy a story, when you're sitting their questioning the narrator's "motive" for sharing that particular story....I'm mean come on! can't we just enjoy the tale for what it is without the analysis?
I am really disliking my English Comp II class, and I usually don't have a problem with writing papers for the most part....but this instructor is taking it to the limits. Gah! I guess in all reality I'm not going to enjoy all my classes, but I shouldn't be falling asleep as I'm taking notes! :p
I love reading, and I like writing.....my opinion on the topic dictates whether or not I "love" writing at that time. lol.
Now, in all honesty, if I was going to be an editor, I can see over analyzing every little detail, but I'm not...I'd get way too annoyed. Haha. This is one of those things, like college level math, that I see as pointless for me to learn, just because it's stuff I don't plan on using in my life! So I'm doing my best to keep my brain from entering "shut down mode" like it tends to do with math and such, but this instructor is not helping his cause.
....I lost my train of thought, but maybe that's for the best. Haha. Had to stop to pull a wooden fish piece away from Ayla (one of those where the fish matches it's shape in the board), cause she was eating the fish...and it's wood...not a good thing. She's tired, and it time to wake Sean for work. So this is tonight's post. Night y'all!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

It's late

Back home from class. Which I loved! 1865-1945 is one of the most boring time periods to me, cause of all the political mumbo-jumbo, but Mr Parson's is goin to make this a fun class from what I saw tonight. Which is such as relief from my English Comp II class with Mr Miller. I'm actually kinda looking forward to my homework for this history class.....which is wrong! lol English class is tomorrow...oh joy.
Had my patience tested on the way home, and I failed the test......it's 50mph on Hwy O.........and this guy was doing an average of 35-40.....25 on the curves....REALLY?!?!?
*sigh* I passed him first safe (legal) chance I got. :p
Mckey got Ayla a new outfit....looks like a clown outfit from "precious moments". :p
Master Gardener meeting this Saturday. Something else to look forward too...I still think they need to get a bee-keeper involved....would be great for the plants. :p
Tha's it for tonight. Bed soon. Nite y'all!

Joys of my life

Ayla's now 18 months old. 
Fall Semester classes have started, and thinkin I'm not going to take any in the Spring. Not impressed with one of my professors so far, I meet the other tonight. 
Sean's trying for St Louis City Police, and he goes back for the next step in September, how things go with that will definitely play a huge part in my decision regarding more college courses.
Having a hard time "house-proofing the baby". Ayla knows what she's not supposed to get into and mess with, yet still does it and then gets mad when I get on to her for it. She's so ornery, though I know that that runs in the family. *^_^*
Ayla is definitely one of my greatest joys, and definitely one of my greatest daily trials. Lol. But I love her, she's great, even when being a stinker. 
I love being back in church, though I'm sorry I have to miss out on Wednesday nights for classes....
I have decided even if I do take more classes in the Spring, I am definitely not taking any more night classes! The driving at night kills my eyes, since people don't turn their brights off when riding your butt. *sigh* Lol.
I have to laugh. Ayla just stubbed her toe, and I got her to kiss it. :p She's adorable.....
That's it for now. Got things to do before I take Ayla to mom's before class tonight.