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Friday, May 1, 2009

Day 473 and hopefully the last homework break for a while

My last set of homework assignments are due next Friday. I plan to spend this weekend working on them as if they were due Sunday night. That will give me a few days to review them and make sure they are done and ready. Naptimes have been tough to get anything done during recently, and evenings are busy next week. So I hope everyone has a great weekend (and hopefully less eventful than last weekend!)

Just one more week and I get a break from school for a while (sort of). I have to get my proposal ready for my "capstone" class, it has to be submitted and approved before classes start back up in August.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Day 472 and believe it or not!

We had our last child care association meeting for this season (we meet August-April and then take a break over the summer) here in town tonight. (I belong to two different groups, one for this county and one for the next county over). I've held an office in this group for years. I can only think of 2 or 3 years that I did not take an office since we formed back in the mid-90's. Anyway, I did NOT take an office for next year! I had said I was not going to and for once I stuck to it and did not change my mind! I am however still president of two other groups next year, the other child care association and the mother's club. LOL.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Day 471 and possible update on Tom's job

Please pray for us:

Tom heard at work today (through the rumor mill) that the 4 day work week could last into next year. I have to say, that scares and worries me. It was originally hoped that it would only last a couple of months. It's already been 4, we're starting the 5th month. I am entering the time of year when my business usually makes less money, and well, it's just scary. I have been trying really hard not to worry about it, but well...there it is. The worry. The fear. It is times like this that I have to hold fast to this promise from God from Matthew 6:25-34

25"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? 26Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?

28"And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' 32For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Day 470 and plum worn out tonight!

It was a rough day here at Kiddo Kare today. Just one of "those" days. Ya know the kind you have at any job. Anyway...

Our preacher and another member brought my van back yesterday. I thought that was so nice. I had told him I would just get it when I went for the VBS training tonight, but it was nice to have it back. Then I realized later that he also filled it up with gas! That was so sweet!

I am tired and my brain is fried so that's it for today.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Days 467, 468, 469 and what a weekend!

The good news is between 6 teenagers spending the night with Tasha on Saturday, 5 of them sticking around all day Sunday (and 3 spending the night again on Sunday night because they couldn't get home) thunderstorms, tornado warnings, and getting stuck at church due to flooding roads, I was able to get my homework done and submitted this weekend. Today starts my last units for this semester. WOOHOO!!!!

Anyway, let's back up. Tasha and her group of friends had a sleepover here on Saturday night. There were supposed to be 8 girls but one couldn't make it. She was coming later in the evening, but by then it was storming and the road between here and where she lives was already closed. It started storming here early in the evening. At one point, the storm sirens blew, but luckily there wasn't much going on at that point and we didn't end up down in the storm shelter. It continued raining and storming and hailing throughout the evening. Around 8:15, we lost power for about an hour. I had finished one of my papers earlier so when the power came back on and it wasn't storming at the moment, I rebooted the computer and got that paper turned in. At the same time, I e-mailed the other professor and told him what was going on in case we lost power or anything and I could not get the other paper turned in on time. I stayed up until 12:30 watching weather and it looked like things were finally calming down for us so I went ahead and went to bed. About 1:00 a.m., the storm sirens blew again. One of the girl's moms picked her up and took her up to the storm shelter here in town, and the other 6 girls and I went down to the storm shelter in our basement. We were down there until almost 3:00 a.m. and then spent another hour watching the weather after they blew the all-clear, just to make sure it was safe to go to bed. I got up and went to church because I had agreed to teach the youth girl's Sunday school class. One of the girls who lives near the church went with me. We got there fine, but we had to go a different way than usual because the road I usually take was flooded. After church, I headed home and when I turned onto the road I had taken earlier, it said "road closed". I thought "uh-oh, that was not there earlier!". Sure enough, now that road was flooded too! I was so tired, still had all that homework to do and I just burst into tears. I called Tom and then I called the preacher who had me come back to the church. He had to go to Enid and he was able to get his pickup through the water and got me home (but my van is still at the church). He did not think my van would have made it though. So I got home, got my homework done and turned in, and was able to do a little relaxing last night. Three of Tasha's friends had to spend the night again because roads were flooded where they could not get home.

All in all, quite an interesting weekend! How was yours?