Monday, October 20, 2008

What to do?

I have worked in home daycare the last 23 years. I totally love helping to raise all these little ones and enjoy almost every single day of work! We take a week off in the summer and go on vacation and I get a day off here and there from one or two kiddo's but never have I been off for a whole week from everyone at the same time when we were not gone for vacation. I am lost without my kiddo's in tow! Got up this morning and cooked too many eggs for just James and Curtis (I do not eat before 11 so I didn't want them), had housework done by 11 and worked on Christmas shirts and read email (where is everyone?) and now am here working on the blog a bit. I will finish ready my book while I wait in the parking lot to pick Curtis up from school. We will come home and enjoy the fact it will be just he and I when it is homework time. Wonder if he will know how to do homework with little ones trying to get his papers! ;)
I have a feeling this will be a long week for me. I have planned some Dr. appts. DO I HAVE TO GO? Also have a day planned to work on the Christmas Village at Mom's house. We are taking this one down (it has been up in the Living room all year.. hehehe) and putting a train around it. I hope I can make it work. We totally love the way this one is but it was time to change things up a bit so we are in the middle of it and must move forward! see picture above.
Alright I think I have chatted long enough. Hope Gavin, Brayden, Drake, Blayne have a wonderful time in the Bahamas! I miss the little stinkers!

Don't mess around with Jim!

Are you bored yet with all the singing? :) Be thankful I did not record me on here!

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Daddy & Curtis time

Here's James and Curtis singing a part of a song. Hard to get this on tape at jsut the right spots. I have more to upload so hang tight! Damn if they don't look just alike. :)

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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Memories

Way back in 1979 my mom made this cross stitch thing for my grandfather. We were living in South Georgia when she made it. I remember it like yesterday! Anyway, she was cleaning out a closet the other day and came across it, so passed it down to me. I am so excited to have it. She is also giving me the big picture that sits in her dinning room of him and I will have the picture with this art work beside it. Little James has his wallet and glasses and I think we have his atlas (he was a bus driver then a truck driver) and I want to make a shadow box with that stuff in it. Granddaddy Pete was a hoot! Always making us laugh and always had a story to tell. Mom made this picture for him because of the story he always told her growing up when she would ask for a toy or something.
As told by my mom Glenda on Oct. 18. 2008. "When we were growing up we would ask daddy for things and he always had a story about his ship. He would say "why sure you can have that, just as soon as my ship comes in, but right now it's out to sea and being shot at". Sometimes the ship would just be lost at sea other times it was sinking!
We sure do miss ya Grandaddy Pete!