If I think positive maybe I could strike it rich

think_positiveTomorrow I expect to receive a call with the results of my ultrasound.  I of course am hoping to hear that all is good and I can finally move forward from this 2 year-long medical black cloud.  I will think positive thoughts and hope for the best!

Thursday is another big day.  I am back in Madison’s classroom to help out with journal writing.  The first time in the class was before Christmas and it was eye-opening.  The goal is to get them to write a 2-3 word sentence using their “kid writing”.  Write the word the way they hear it.  Well let’s just say it was something.  A few who just looked at me wanting me to spell it for them or the others who thought it was cool that Madi’s mommy was there so they were totally distracted.  The attention span on some is really short lol.  Madison loves that I am coming again and that is all that matters!  I will be in there every other week until the end of the year I believe.  I hope this week goes a bit better!

bamazon2_480x250SO I am sitting here watching the History channel and the show Bamazon where some construction workers from Alabama have headed into the Amazon jungle to search for gold.  There are several of these shows on now and all are basically the same premise.  A group of people who are already financially drained head into an extreme area, jungle, Bearing Sea, Alaska, and attempt to strike it rich.  People (I) watch because you pull for them hoping that someone will hit it big but of course are not surprised when not only do they not hit it big but more often end up in even deeper debt that they started out with.   money_cant_buy_happiness_button-p145065082887098881en8go_400

My kids laugh at me for watching these shows, more because I believe they find them boring.  I guess It is just holding on to some kind of hope that anyone who tries hard enough can strike it rich.  I mean, we all know the saying money can’t buy happiness but is can sure pay the bills and that makes me pretty happy!



Heading back to Kindergarten

Today is going to be an interesting day.  At back to school night for Madison, we were presented with a form asking if we would be available to help with several different things.  I am not the “room mom” type.  Megan was also very independent and did not want Mom hanging around school.

Now with Madison in Kindergarten, I have nothing special going on until she gets home for lunch.  With all of the surgeries that were still ongoing when school started, I could not commit to anything but said that if they needed help with things throughout the year I may be able to step in.  So I received my first request last week for today…assisting the process of “kid writing journals”.  If you do not have children, this is the beginning of the kids learning to write independently even though they can not spell.  They are charged with attempting to write as they hear it basically.  Some are really something but everyone starts somewhere.  Today I will meet with the writing specialist to make sure I know what I am doing and will assist one hour a week every other week I believe until the end of the year.  Wish me luck :-).

Then I received a phone call a few days ago from another mom.  Seems she is one of the actual room mother’s who was not expecting all of the different responsibilities.  She asked if I could fill in for her at the Holiday party Thursday.  As long as I do not have to bake anything I am in!  Madison is SOOO excited because I have to be there first thing so I will be taking her to school with me and bringing her home.

I remember my Kindergarten days, they were not happy.  Neat that I get to replace those memories with some good ones with my own baby.  And to do it this week, well I think it helps the entire family feel just a little more safe.