Thursday, December 18, 2008

Football and Shopping

For the past few years, my Christmas shopping has revolved around playoff football games. If Childress or Wellington are not in the playoffs by this time, then Tony finds someone who is and we go. He loves to watch good football games, whether he knows anyone playing or not and so does my son. For the past 3 weeks, we have gone to watch Canadian play and win state, and now since Stratford is playing at Abilene, that's where we will be going this weekend. I haven't done any shopping yet because of all of the games, but this time, I don't have a choice. We are staying in Abilene until Monday morning, so that I can shop. Then we will leave Abilene and go to Lubbock for my back doctor's appointment. At least I get to get away for the weekend!!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Christmas Tag

I was tagged by here it goes....

1) Wrapping paper or gift bags?
Gift bags
2) Real or Artificial tree? Artificial
3) When do you put your tree up? I try to do it the weekend after Thanksgiving
4) When do you take your tree down? The day after Christmas
5) Do you like eggnog? No
6)Favorite gift received as a child? A red telephone
7) Hardest person to buy for? Tony....he buys what he wants all year round
8) Easiest person to buy for? The kids
9) Do you have a nativity scene? I used to have a small one
10) Mail or e-mail Christmas Cards? Depends on the year
11) Worst Christmas gift you ever received? I can't remember anything that I didn't like
12) Favorite Christmas Movie? Home Alone
13) When do you start shopping for Christmas? I'm glad that I'm not the only one who hasn't started yet, Amanda!! I'm going next weekend
14) Do you hang mistletoe? No...
15) Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? broccoli casserole and apple pie
16) Lights on tree? I have a tree that already has lights.
17) Favorite Christmas Song? Do you hear what I hear?...Bailey and Addyson sang that a couple of years ago at church and it was soooo good.
18) Travel at Christmas or stay home? We go to Mother's here in town and then Wellington
19) Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner (which is spelled "Donder" in the story " 'Twas the Night Before CHRISTmas"), Blitzen, and Rudolph( I just left Amanda's answers...that's not cheating, is it????)
20) Angel or Star on top of tree? Angel
21) Open the presents CHRISTmas Eve or Morning? The ones at Wellington Christmas eve and the ones here Christmas day.
22) Most annoying thing about this time of year? Waiting until the last minute to shop and having to wait in long lines....
23) Favorite ornament theme or color? It's different every year....I had really pretty gold one one year....before the cat!!
24) Favorite for Christmas Dinner? I don't like the traditional turkey because we just had it for Thanksgiving, but my family doesn't like to do anything different, so turkey it is!
25) What do you want for Christmas this year? I don't need anything....I just want the family to be together and happy.
26)Who do you tag? Lacy, Melissa, Mother, Monica

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Random Thoughts

I haven't posted for a while, so here are some things that I am thinking about.

  • I haven't bought one Christmas present so far and I have no idea what to get anyone. That's why I like Thanksgiving better because you just get together with family and eat and have a good time. There is no worrying about what present to buy. I think the meaning of Christmas has gotten lost over the years. Christmas is for kids as far as the gifts go, but nowadays, kids get whatever they want all year round. I think we should take the 'gifts' out of Christmas and just have fun being with family. Don't get me wrong....I love the Christmas season, with all of the decorations and the atmosphere of it all, but I would like to not have to worry about what to buy and who to buy for.
  • My daughter Lacy is having her first baby in March. She is very excited, as we all are. She is a new blogger, so go and check out her blog.
  • I am so glad that I'm not a jr. high girl anymore! I have 7th and 8th grade girls in my office all of the time, upset because another girl was picking on them or that some boy is 'going out' with their best friend when he was her boyfriend the day before. It's never ending. And in a small school like this, there is not a big choice on who your friends can be. There are only 9 7th grade girls and they have every class together, so it's impossible to stay away from the girls that are picking on you. Everything is such a big deal to them.
  • I am looking forward to my 2 weeks off for the Christmas break. I'm afraid that it will just fly by though, and then next semester will be very busy. I'm the TAKS coordinator and I'm sure that's what I'll be doing until after the tests are all over.
  • That's all I have time for now....I have to get back to work and try to make these girls get along.......I'm going to need a lot of luck for that!!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


8 favorite TV shows

1. Best Week Ever

2. Law and Order Criminal Intent

3. Criminal Minds

4. The Soup

5. The Amazing Race

6. So You Think You Can Dance

7. Top Chef

8. Big Brother

8 favorite resturants

1. Cheddars

2. Uncle Julios, Dallas

3. Logan's Roadhouse

4. Blue Sky

5. On the Border

6. Texas Roadhouse

7. Applebees

8. La Fiesta

8 things that happened today

1. Got up at 6

2. Drove 45 miles to work

3. Had a meeting with principal and superintendent

4. Counseled fighting 7th grade girls

5. Went to Elementary to do character education

6. Got a hug from the cutest little kindergarten boy

7. Talked to Vernon College about my students going there

8. Helped Erick with his homework

8 things that I'm looking forward to

1. Being off of work for 5 days!!

2. Eating Thanksgiving dinner with my family

3. Playing games and hanging out with my family on Thanksgiving.

4. Going to the movies with Erick and Erynn and maybe Bailey.

5. Going Christmas shopping

6. Getting my windows and my roof done

7. Getting out at noon on Tuesday

8. Christmas break

8 things on my wish list

1. A counseling job in Childress

2. Cadillac Escalade....(remember this is a wish list!!)

3. A plasma tv

4. Another healthy grandbaby

5. My whole family being healthy and happy

6. An Alaskan cruise (which we are going on for our 30th anniversary)

7. A new house in the country

8. A summer with nothing to do!!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Have you ever put something up so you wouldn't lose it? Well....I do that regularly, but the thing is, I don't remember where I put it. I did that a few days ago. I had 2 flash drives that I took out of my purse....I remember that part....and I put them up so I wouldn't lose them. I've been looking for a week now for those stupid things!!!! WHERE did I put them??????? I'm going crazy.

On a much better note....Lacy and Ignacio are having a baby in March. We just found out that it is a boy. We are all very excited, especially Lacy. They live in Wichita Falls. He is a supervisor at Best Buy and she is a nurse. I don't know if I'm allowed to tell his name yet. Erick came up with a nick name for him and told Tony. So now they won't quit calling him that and it makes Lacy so mad. They love to aggravate her! Anyway, they call him little Timmy Turner. If you have kids, you probably know who that is. We haven't had a baby around here in 8 years....that's how old Erynn is and she is my youngest grandchild...until March. He will be the first grandchild on the other side, so I'm sure the poor little thing won't get any attention!! We can't wait to see him! Here is a preview.....

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Ok, I'm tired of my previous post's headline, so I am quickly going to post an update. I will be back with more later.

  • My bad day that turned into a month finally ended, so I'm moving on. But I must say that during that time, at one point, I had an old refridgerator in the driveway, a new toilet in the kitchen and a new stove on the about hick city!! Most of those items are where they belong now.
  • Erick and Erynn played in the super bowl Sunday on the Bobcats team. They lost but did really well.
  • My nephew Jarod plays for the Wellington Rockets and we went and watched him play Friday night. They are undefeated and are the first undefeated team since 1991. We are going to watch their playoff game Friday in Amarillo.
  • I took my counselor's certification test on Sat. at WT. I should have taken it long ago, but I kept putting it off. I think I did ok. There were some hard questions, but I feel good about it.
  • Tony has been wanting a 4-wheel atv for about 2 years. He has looked and looked and he finally decided to buy one. It's a Polaris Ranger and it seats 6 people! It's camoflauge and it's huge! I'll have pictures later. I guess he deserves it.
  • My daughter Lynsi is Dr. Carter's nurse and was just recently selected for Employee of the Month. She really likes the clinic and I think everyone likes her. She is fun to be around and is always in a positive mood.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

A bad day that never ends.....

Have you ever had a bad day that went on for days??? Well, that's what I am in the middle of now. It started Sunday when we went to Lubbock. I had to have a proceedure done on my back on Monday morning so we went and spent the night. It rained on us the whole way there. We got there at 7, ate at Cheddars and then I wanted to go to the mall, not realizing it was Sunday and they would be closed. So I dropped Tony off at the motel and proceeded to go to the mall and it was closed. So I was simply going to turn around and go back, but Lubbuck is a stupid town that won't let you just turn around and go back, so I ended up who knows where. It was dark, raining, and there was construction. I was about to get worried. I called Lacy who lives in Wichita Falls, because I knew Tony would be asleep. She was not the least bit surprised that I was lost, because I get lost everywhere I go....just ask my family. I have no sense of direction, but luckily Lacy doesn't have that problem. So she guided me back to my hotel over the phone...after being lost for 45 minutes.

So Monday morning I go to the doctor and they take me back to the proceedure room. They put something cold on my leg and I asked what it was and they told me that they needed to ground me because they were going to use electricity on me.....what????? That didn't sound too good, but they assured me they did it all the time. So I asked if they were going to sedate me and they said yes, but I had to stay awake so that they could ask me questions during the 'did you feel that 8000 volts of electricity we put in your back'....of course I did. Maybe it wasn't 8000, but it sure did hurt. So that's finally over and I get to go home. The ride was horrible because my back was so sore from all the needles. We managed to stop in Floydada and get pumpkins and then came home. While we were gone it rained.....and our roof has still not been put on from the tornado, so when I walked in the kitchen...everything was wet. I had to clean up that mess with a hurt back.

Today, I didn't go to work until 12. I wouldn't have gone then but we had a very important meeting that I had to go to. It was really hard on me, but I made it through. But my bad 'day' wasn't over yet. I go to cook supper and get something out of the fridge and it's warm....I look in the freezer...everything is melted. So I have to deal with all of that.

If another bad thing happens tomorrow....I'm giving up!!!!!

There is one good thing, though....I get a new refrigerator!!!!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


I know that not very many people read my blog, but I thought that this was the best way to request some help. As you know, I'm a counselor in a really small school....there are 193 kids from K- 12....and I have a really, really small budget. I'm trying to start some fun things with the students, but I need was wondering if any of you that have kids that have outgrown things, and you would like to get rid of them, that maybe I could take them off of your hands. Some of the things that I am needing are: board games, puzzles, children's books, small stuffed animals, and small toys for prizes, such as McDonald's happy meal toys. If you have any of these things that you no longer want, just let me know and I will gladly come and get them. And things that I can't use, I'll give to the new thrift store that we are opening...which brings me to my next post.

I somehow am on the board for the new Food Pantry and thrift store that we are about to get. Starting this month, people can come and apply for food from the food pantry. The Food Bank from Amarillo will deliver the boxes of food that we will distribute to the families or eldery that have qualified. If a person is on any kind of help from the government, like SSI, disablity, even free school lunches, they will qualify. So if you know someone who needs help, let me know and we will get them an application. We are also having our own food supply for emergencies, for people who get in a bind and have not been able to apply for the program yet. They can just walk in and get help. It's also for travelers who may break down and need some help. So for our own Food Closet, as we are calling it, we will need donations of non-perishable food items and also things such as soap, deodorant and even diapers. So if you are in an organization, you might think about helping out the Food pantry and closet. We are going to have a thrift store pretty soon to help the costs of our building expenses and utlities, so if you have things you want to get rid of, such as clothes, household items, or just about anything, just let us know and we can use them. We are not quite ready for those kinds of donations until our building gets ready, but it won't be long until we can accept those donations. We will be located at the old S&S gun store. Until it's ready, we are using the Presbyterian church basement to distribute food from the Food Pantry. We can also use volunteers for the thrift store to go through items, price them, put them out and even work in the store. I think this is going to be a great thing for this community.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Date Night......

Tony and I hardly ever go out because he works all the time. So today he went to help his buddy Richard Sims at Wellington work cattle. He called me about 5 and said he was leaving the ranch and to be ready and we would go to Altus to eat. He would be home in 30 minutes. So needless to say, I was ready in 20!! I always accept offers of eating out. Anyway, he gets home and gets ready and we go to get gas. The expedition was filthy, so we needed to go and just wash the dirt off right quick. We went to the Turtle hole and there was a long line, so we try the new automatic at the Elliot's car wash. We just got the minimum because we were in a hurry. So we get in there and it puts soap all over the car and then the big arm thingy just stops....right in front of the windshield. So I'm thinking that maybe it's waiting and letting the car soak a little.....but after 15 minutes, I decide that it's broken. Luckily for us, the Elliots were there. Karen comes in the car wash stall and tells us to sit still that they are working on it. We sit still for another 15 minutes and she comes back and tells us to go around so they can re-start it. We did and they gave us the super duper wash and I must say, it's the best car wash I've ever had!! So by this time it's too late to go to Altus, but we really wanted Mexican food so we decide on El Sombrero. We drive out there and for some unknown's closed. So we try Garibaldi's...again, closed. We are really hungry by now. So we didn't want K-bob's because I had that last night. So we settle on Heather's Bobcat Den. When we get there, they couldn't change Tony's big bill, so I had to pay!! We take the food home and eat and watch the WT football game on tv. Well...this was not the perfect date, but at least I didn't have to cook!

Friday, September 19, 2008


I'm not too consistent with blogging. I think about doing it everyday, but I just never get around to doing it. And I want it to be something interesting. Telling about what I do all day is boring!! So I am just posting a funny video today. I saw this video when I was at an RTI workshop this week. I think we all feel like this at times!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


Tomorrow on 9/11 is Tony's birthday. Not just any birthday, but the big 5-0!! Yes he is 50! So if you know him, which most people do, give him a hard time. He sure gave me one! But the difference is he is proud to be 50. He took off work all week because he thought he deserved it for turning 50. He took off from South Plains, however, he has been building fences all week. I wish he would say no to more fences because that makes me at the bottom of the list. I still don't have windows from the tornado because he is always doing something for someone else. I guess some day he'll quit, but I doubt it. He has always been the hardest worker I know.

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Here he is with 3 of his grandkids....they call him T-pa.

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Here he is posin' with Ethan and Mason at a basketball game.

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This is Tony working for South Plains electric. He's worked there for almost 20 years.

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Riding the golf cart with Bailey. If he's not working, then he's playing golf or hunting. He's always easy to find.

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He was teaching Ethan how to ride the lawnmower. He's very patient with kids.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Awesome Teacher

I've decided that I'm going to try and say something nice about someone everyday. I hope that I can get it in writing on my blog, but that's doubtful that I can do it EVERY day...but I'm going to try. I have no trouble saying something nice about the person that I'm writing about today. She is such a good teacher and person. Here is the story:

Lynsi moved over here from Quanah so that her kids could go to a better school. This is a positve blog, so I'm not going to say anything negative about Quanah, although I could! Anyway, Erick is the middle child and is in third grade. He has been tested for Dyslexia and Dysgraphia and been diagnosed, but nothing was ever done about it. Lynsi tried for 2 years, but Quanah would do nothing (I know I'm not suppose to say negarive things, but I couldn't help it). Anyway, Erick got in Mrs. Jensky's class this year. The second day of school, there was a back to school night that I went to with Lynsi. Mrs. Jensky, without knowing anything about Erick, called Lynsi aside and told her she wanted to show her something. She showed her Erick's paper and Mrs. Jensky said, "when I saw that paper, I said to myself, this child is dyslexic". Lynsi was so relieved that she noticed and was actually going to do something about it. She told Lynsi that she went to the office to see what was in his file, but there was nothing about that in there..which is another story about why Quanah didn't send his record. The next day Mrs. Jensky got a test scheduled for Erick and started doing accomadations on her own. She moved him to the center of the room so he could see the board. With Erick's problems he has a hard time finishing all of his work, so last night there was a paper that was filled out in the teacher's handwriting with a note saying that Erick could not finish this paper so she filled it out for him so that he could study for the test the next day. I thought that was so nice of her, instead of keeping him in from recess to finish or sending it home with him. He has a really hard time doing all of his homework because he gets so frustrated. I was very impressed with all of the help she is giving him. I know he is going to be fine now that someone has taken an interest in him and is not just passing him on from grade to grade.

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This is Erick....he is soooo sweet and is always smiling. He's really into spy gear and he's a comedian. He's always making jokes and saying funny things.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

13 Thoughts on my mind right now

1. I should be working instead of blogging.
2. I hope Erynn is in a better mood today.
3. I'm glad I went to back to school night with Lynsi...the kids all love their teachers, including Bailey.
4. My house is such a mess....have to clean it this weekend.
5. I need to come up with a character ed. lesson for elementary.
6. I hope Tony finishes the fences this week.
7. I'm wondering how long until the bell rings.
8. This is harder than you think to come up with 13 things!
9. I'm glad my office is cool.
10. I'm ready for cold weather.
11. I have to finish organizing TAKS stuff.
12. I need to talk with the seniors sometime this week.
13. Well...there's the bell...have to go to work now.

Saturday, August 9, 2008


I finally graduated with my Master of Education in Counseling. It was a really hard summer, but it was worth it. I never walked when I got my Associates or Bachelors degrees, so I thought I would do it this one last time. It was a good experience. I enjoyed it. Some of my family was there and we took lots of pictures and then went to the Texas Roadhouse afterwards to eat. My family got me a gift card for graduation. I'm not going to say how much is on it, but I cannot possible spend it in one shopping trip! It was really too much, but I appreciate it greatly.

As I've said before, I've made many friends in graduate school. Four of them graduated with me last night. LeeAnn, who is an LPC in Amarillo, Emily, who is a counselor at a Jr. High in Amarillo, Fallon, who is a K-2 counselor in Borger, and Grace who is the counselor for WT High. Some of my other friends have already graduated, are about to in Dec. or have just started the counseling program. I would like to mention some of their names to let them know what good friends they are. Hope from Spearman, Anne from Texline, Kimberly from Stinnett, Misty from Idalou, Lyndy from Dimmitt, Janet from Guymon, Lisa from Pampa, Jennifer and Melissa from River Road, and all of these from different schools in Amarillo...Mercy, Pilar, Kevin, Delana, Audrey, Susan, Jane, and Rhonda. I'm sure I left out some, but these are the ones that I'm sure I will stay in touch with.

Here are a few pictures from last night.

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Sunday, July 20, 2008


Summer is almost over and I haven't had much of one since I've been in school so much, but I will get a little break. I have 2 more days of class at WTAMU, then I get to graduate with my masters of education in counseling on August the 8th. I still have one more class in the fall in order to complete the counseling program, but then I won't have to take anymore classes unless I want to be an LPC. I haven't decided on that yet, but if they put the 2 classes that I need...psychoparmacology and, then I might do it.

I will be keeping the kids when I get done with school. Lynsi's house is not ready yet so they stay with use during the week. I wish I had a swimming pool to keep them occupied, but I guess it's too late in the summer to get one now. We'll find something to do, though. Bailey will probably come over and play with Erynn. Here are some summer pics of the kids.

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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Hope and Healing

Yesterday, as part of my class assignment, we had to go to a place called Hope and Healing. It is a counseling center that mainly deals with grief counseling, but also deals with other problems as well. It was the most awesome place. It was downtown Amarillo among those old beautiful houses. There are 2 LPCs there that do the counseling. One specialized in art therapy, which is what we did yesterday. One thing that they do with everyone who comes in for grief counseling is for the child or adult who has lost someone to make a birdhouse in honor of the one that they lost. There were bird houses all over the backyard on the fence and it was so sad, but at the same time it was comforting. I could tell that some of the birdhouses were made by very little kids. The counselor said that everytime they come back, they want to go and see their birdhouse. The room that we did our art therapy in was called the tree house because it was upstairs and had lots of windows and there were trees right outside of the windows so it seemed like you were in a tree house. It was great.

I am on my last 2 classes of the counseling program, but if I took 2 more classes and did an internship, then I could become an LPC. Everyone that we have talked to in the last 2 weeks have strongly encouraged us to go ahead and do the LPC. I just don't know if I want to do any more classes, although I would love to have a place like Hope and Healing in Childress. There are no counselors here that I know of. They all have to come from Amarillo or Wichita. If I thought that there was a great need for one, I might consider it. I would love to be an LPC. I'm just going to concentrate on these last two classes right now, but I'll definitely think about doing the LPC thing soon.

If you would like more information about Hope and Healing their website is:

Tuesday, June 24, 2008


Well...I finally get to graduate. It's August the 8th at 7 PM. I didn't walk when I received my associate's degree or my bachelor's degree, but I'm going to this time. It will be my last chance and I deserve it!! I have two 10-day classes in July and then I'll be done. I'm ready. I don't want to write any more papers or read any more textbooks. It has been a good experience regardless of those things. I'm in classes with people just like me who are or are going to be counselors. I've made some good lifelong friends. And if I need help or advice, I have a whole lot of other counselors that I can call and they will be glad to help me. Despite the fact that I've had to drive many, many miles to college, it's been worth it. I wouldn't want to do this whole thing online. I wouldn't be a good counselor because I would not have that one-on-one practice that I've had to do in many of my classes. When they say practice makes perfect, they are right, even though I'll never be a perfect counselor, I think having to actually counsel people in front of my peers and my professors has helped me a lot. I wouldn't trade the experience for anything. I'm going to get a lot of experience in Chillicothe so I'll be ready when there is a spot for me at home, if that ever happens. I think it will sooner or later and I'll be ready.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

One more day!!

School is officially out for the summer tomorrow. The teachers have to come back Sat. morning, but everything is basically done. I am the senior sponsor so I have to be at Graduation and Project Celebration. Usually that's done by parents, but over here the sponsors have to go. I don't have to come in as early as everyone else on Sat., though. Then I am going to see Lacy on Sunday, then Monday morning I have to be in Canyon at 7:30 AM. I will be there every week from Monday through Thursday until July 23. Then I will be done and will graduate in August.....finally!! So I won't have much of a summer, but this is the very last summer I will ever have to go to school!!!!!!!

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Take me out to the ball game!

Baseball and softball has officially started. Ethan and Erynn are playing in the Childress league as well as Bailey and Calor. Erick is on a traveling team. So I will be at one ball park or the other all summer long. It's fun watching them play.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008


I haven't blogged in quite some time so I thought I would update on what's been going on. During spring break, my Mom,Lori, Lacy, Lynsi and I took an all-girl's trip to Las Vegas. It was fun. We walked miles and miles along the strip. And we took every type of transportation there from the airport, taxi, city bus, and then the shuttle back to the airport. We are already planning our trip for next year. Lacy wants to go on her honeymoon there, but now she has decided, why not just get married there??? So that's the plan for now. They have really nice weddings in those nice hotels. She likes Mandalay Bay or maybe Planet Hollywood. The best part about it is that everything is done for you. They give you a wedding planner, reception, preacher of your choice, photographer and many other things. Some people may think that it's not proper to do it in Vegas, but the way we are going, it's going to be great. I know several people that have done it there and they all recommend it greatly.
~Change.....Since I first updated Lacy has changed her mind again. Now she wants to get married in Childress so that all of her family and friends can attend. That's a good choice in my opinion, which she hasn't asked for by the way!~

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Saturday, February 16, 2008

Rainy Days

I was so hoping for snow today!! But it rained instead, but that's ok. I love staying home on cold, cloudy, rainy days. I love just staying in and doing whatever I want. Today I cleaned a little, watched tv a little and played on the computer a lot. It's nice not to have to go anywhere. I should be studying for my comps but I'm not. I'm going to really get busy with that on Monday.

Lacy has decided to take a job with a cardiologist in Wichita Falls. She really didn't want to move there, but this job is too good to pass up. She really loves Dallas, so maybe after a few years, she can move there. I'm excited that she will be in Wichita. It's much closer and she will learn a lot from this doctor. I'm so proud that both of my girls are nurses.

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Thursday, January 24, 2008


*I'm having a 'big' birthday this year, as is my daughter. So we decided to take an all girls trip to Las Vegas. My Mom, sister Lori, and both daughters, Lynsi and Lacy are going. We are going during spring break. None of them have ever been there, so it will be quite a site. My Mother is very excited about it. When I was in Amarillo Tues. night, she had me to buy her some luggage for her trip. I told her not to pack just yet!

*I'm still a graduate student doing my practicum this semester. I had to have a supervisor that was an experienced counselor so I asked Liz Jones. She said she would do it. She has been a big help to me during my first year as a counselor. There is so much to know that they don't teach you in school. I've had to learn on my own mostly, with calls to Liz for help. I hope to graduate in May, but it may be August.

*Lacy is getting married in Sept. She first set the date to July, but decided that didn't give her enough time to plan. She is very organized and obsessed with everything being perfect. It's going to be a stressful time as well as a fun time planning this wedding with her. My family has never had a big wedding before, so it will be fun. She cannot wait to get married and to move back to Dallas. She likes the city.

*I'm having our financial aid workshop here in Chillicothe tonight. We only have 10 seniors, but I think they are all going to college. Most of them to Jr. College, but that's still a good place to start. I think kids from small schools should start that way, at least for the first year. I have to go now and get ready for the workshop.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Christmas 2007

Time Flies

I found this picture of my 4 grandkids in a scrapbook that my grandmother had made for me. It's so cute. I wish they were still this small. They are growing up too fast.Lynsi's 3 live in Quanah. Ethan is 10 and a very good athlete. He scored all the points that his team made last night in his basketball league in Vernon.He sold the most raffle tickets and won a dvd player. He was very excited. He is also on a tournament team in Quanah. Erick is 8 and he loves spy gear. He got a lot of gadgets for Christmas and is always spying on us and leaving gadgets hidden that start beeping when we walk by. He loves doing that. Erynn is 7 and is a talker. She talks all the time. Her T-pa calls her motormouth and she doesn't like it. She is into Hannah Montana and High School Musical. I think everything she got for Christmas had one of those things on it. Bailey is 8, also. She belongs to Joe and Erika and they all live here in Childress. She also loves Hannah Montana and High School Musical. She plays video games with her Dad all the time. One night during the holidays, they stayed up until 5:00 in the morning playing games. She sings at church and in public. She is a member of the Togetherettes. I guess that's all for now. Maybe I'll get the hang of this blogging thing and do it more often.