Saturday, April 27, 2013

Safe remedy to rid ants

A safe method to get rid of ants & ant piles. Plain uncooked grits also works. Pour on top of the ant beds, they will take the grits to the Queen. When she or they drink water they will explode & die. When the Queen is dead the others will die because they need her. This is completely safe for children & pets. It's cheap too.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Making the List

20 years ago when I left college I was proud of the fact I held a 4.0 for 2 years. As a member of Phi Thetta Kappa I dreamed of not only graduating but having the official endorsement forever etched as a great accomplishment. I ended up dropping out of school with just 15 credits to go. Not bad for a girl who barely graduated high school and was happy to pass with a C.

Then 9 years ago I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. I feared I would soon end my career little alone ever finish that degree.

Last summer, my mom really encouraged me to go back and finish. I found out I would have to start all over. Yet mom persisted. Our local college didn't offer human services so I went into elementary education.

In my 3rd semester I'm happy to report that MS hasn't slowed me down a bit. I'm proving to myself once and for all I CAN still do this. Once again, 20 years later I'm on the Presidents list and have carried a straight 4.0

I'm not going to lie. It's been a challenge. I've lost my Mom. Takin care of my Dad. My family. Somehow I've managed to stay focussed and do this for me.

For anyone who thought MS was going to destroy me... They were wrong!
I'm back! I may have MS but it's not going to define me. I will work harder than ever to prevail.

I got this!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Welcome home parakeets

We decided to tell the truth and since the pet store didn't have the same finches it really wasn't our choice anyways. None the less, our daughter Katie, surprised her with two parakeets. Although she cried and was saddened by the loss she is excited that she can teach these birds to talk. Just what we need in a busy house.... More noise.
All is well tonight.

Childhood pet loss

Our daughter, now 7 loves her little finches. Last night my husband found them on the bottom of her cage. We haven't told her yet and since I panicked and rushed her through the morning without her noticing I feel free. Or at least, bought time. The question today is do I tell her the truth after school or cover it up and run to replace the birds? She's recently suffered so much loss. Thoughts?

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Homemade finger paint

Something fun to do today.

I'm still here

I lost my mom august 3rd, 2012 to ovarian cancer after a 2-1/2 year battle. I have honestly been numb since and at a loss for words. Recently, a neighbor of my parents told me my mom always said she was glad I blogged as it would be a way to pull me through and talk about my feelings. At this point, I'm still lost to my own feelings and too busy to think or even grieve.

I enrolled full time back in school and at 17 credits have been very busy studying Elementry education.

As finals rolled around this semester my dad was now diagnosed with kidney cancer. They removed his kidney and after a month long battle have found yet a second unrelated cancer. Now he has lung cancer. Once again, I am numb. Where this journey will take us only god knows.

I am here however, and I miss you all. Hope you had a merry Christmas and a safe and happy new year!

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Grandmas secret to babysitting

Considering how my children behaved (or at-least tried to) growing up; when I babysit the grand children I'm only being respectful when I allow them to do what mommy or daddy would love to do. They have great fun and I am a hero. I love being grandma!!! Ha ha