Typical summer here, Hot, hot with a little bit more hot!
We spent most of our time in the water!
We re-did our pond, and found a cool rock. What’s like look like to you?
Timmy was in an advertisement for Little Lambs preschool
The kids and I spent most of the week in the water, either at Magic Springs, or the lake. It’s been so hot though, that the lakes feel like warm bath water.
On Fridays Craig is off, which is a treat for us! We went to Degray, to the Shouse Ford area (one of my favorite places to camp). It was nice, but the water is way down, making the swim areas smaller (I found this to be true on Lake Ouachita the week before). But, we swam none-the-less! And fished. My poor pink fishing pole has seen lots of water and castings, and yet no fish. Someday I’ll get my first fish!
Friday night we got some movies, Book of Ei, Pink Panther 2, and Missing Lynx. The last one wasn’t anything to remember, but the kids loved it. PP2 was funny, but predictable (very Steve Martinesque). The Book of Eli was AWESOME. Really awesome. Not blu-ray worthy or anything, but the story was wonderful. If we all took that dedication and purpose to our lives! Wow, what a different place the world would be.
Saturday morning I think we bummed around, ran som errands and such. We stopped at the Goodwill store, which is my favorite new place! Talk about bargains! We bought:
Mens suit jacket (made in Italy)
2 king pillow shams
new with tags womans dress
2 pair mens athletic pants (nike and adidas)
queen bed sheet set
4 pieces of girls clothing
Not too shabby eh??? Try checking out your local Goodwill store, Savation Army, DAV, or whatever you have in your area!
Saturday afternoon I watched a beautiful bride walk down the aisle! She’s one of my great friends, Anna. It was a sweet touching ceremony, as Anna and Matt were marrie by Anna’s Mother. I know the stress and pressure of a wedding, and I know that as they are laying on the beaches of Mexico, it was all worth it!
After the wedding, we ran home, changed and went to Magic Springs, a local amusement park. I’ll do a review on it later, but it’s a pretty good deal for locals who buy season passes. One the greaat benefits is the summer concerts they have on Saturday nights. And since I pretty much work all Saturday nights, I never get to go. This year they did have concerts during the week, but we never got to go to one. So . . . this was my first concert at the amplitheater . . . and who was it? Randy Travis! An oldie but goodie! It was great, and the boys’ first concert too. He was funny and sounded awesome!
Of course, Sunday was another relaxing day, with a bit of school clothes shopping (only 18 more days!) and of course work But that’s ok, I’ve got all 4 kids all week.
Gotta take Coco to the vet for some shots, poor puppy . . . I still need to show you her!
NCLEX. Boards suck. The review class that I took said that from now til the time you take the boards (for you non-nurses, this is our licensure board) you need to answer AT LEAST 5,000 questions! OMG! Depending on your date, that could be 150-300 questions A DAY! Oh, and they tell you the longer you wait, the statistics for passing lower. Great. There are so many topics, diseases, fields, approaches, and so on. I have 4 NCLEX books, each with a disk of 1,000-4,000 questions on the CD, plus the questions in the book. And there is an on-line one I use, that has another 3,500 questions. HOLY CRAP! Choosing how and what to study is so hard!
Anyways, I won’t say when my test is, but it is in the first two weeks of July. I don’t want the pressure of having to give y’all an pass or fail. If I fail (WHICH I WON’T), I want to take it in, does that make sense? But when I PASS, I’ll be yelling, texting, emailing, myspacing, hitting up every blog telling everyone! HA!
My kids have been pure evil. Pure evil. I worked the other night, and came home to Michael sleeping on the couch, where he had fallen asleep while watching a movie (reviews to come later). I went in our bed. I woke up about 10 am to yelling and screaming. Apparently my wonderful children decided that they needed to open their window, kick out the screen, climb out, and go to the shed. From there they brought multiple things in. This includes the motor/steering column from their water boats, a box of sewing stuff, a box of paint for model cars, and so on. Stuff they did NOT need, hence it being in the shed. Further than that, they decided that the spools of thread needed to be made into spider webs around their room, so I lost about 10 spools of thread. “Oh, that’s not bad”, you say? Well how about this:
Yes, that’s paint. All over the carpet, all around the room. All on the walls. All on the dresser. All over them. Not a happy mother. However, my MIL (mother in law), who is your typical grandmother, letting them have whatever, saying maybe as opposed to flat out saying NO, told them to go in their room for being naughty boys when she came over that day. I was very pleased at her for standing up to them.
Michael is doing well. Did I mention he dislocated his knee a few weeks ago? It still bothers him. He’s had a third interview with a company, so we are waiting on an answer from them! Cross your fingers! Meanwhile, he’s working at a jewelry store and had me come look at rings (since mine is gone). OMG, he had picked out the hugest most beautiful rings! How sweet of him!
Anyways, I hope y’all find your summer going well, as ours is off to a rough start!