Thursday, August 23, 2007

Shameless Groveling

Arissa is selling cookie dough! Her goal is to sell 12 tubs of cookie dough so that she can attend the MEGA PARTY. The MEGA PARTY is a really big deal for her. She had to miss it last year because she was sick. Please support Arissa, her school, and most importantly her parents. I really don't want to buy 12 tubs of cookie dough.

Below are the flavors of cookies available. You can email me if you would like a description of a flavor.

Chocolate Chunk $13.00
Peanut Butter $13.00
Sugar $13.00
Snickerdoodle $13.00
Oatmeal Raisin $13.00
German Chocolate $14.00
M&M's Candies $14.00
White Choc. Macadamia Nut $14.00
Walnut Choc. Chunk $14.00
Reese's Peanut Butter Cup $14.00
Heath $14.00
Hawaiian Decadance (two flavors in one tub) $15.00

**Each 3lb tub makes (96) 1/2 ounce cookies!

"Please don't make me go door to door pimping cookie dough. It is hot outside.
My mother is ill and can't help me. Don't make me suffer for my mothers short-
comings. I don't want to be the only kid that can't go to the MEGA PARTY."

Order now, pay later.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

I can't think of a title

"Can it get any hotter? Can my hair get any bigger?"

The answer to both--YES! It was another horrible day at the football field on Saturday. There is zero shade out there. The question on every body's minds--Who decided it was such a smart idea to play football (a fall sport) in August (dead of summer)? The logic of the football conference escapes me.

Kathy informed me last night that my blog is boring. It is not boring! It is clean, uncluttered, easy to read fun! My blog is a reflection of ME--and I happen to be those same adjectives.
(raspberry) to you Aunt Kathy!

Friday, August 17, 2007

This and That

So far, Isaiah is not fairing well on his bet with Steven. Steven said over 4 keys lost and Isaiah said under 4 keys lost. On the second day of school the kid had already lost the first key. If we don't get robbed it will be a miracle.

Steven celebrated his 37th birthday yesterday (although according to his mother he is only 34. It took 2 minutes of arguing with her to convince her that he is really 37). He got a new driver, lunch at Applebee's and spend a wonderful day with yours truely. He also got to play golf with my Daddy. From what I hear, the golf gods weren't smiling upon Daddy yesterday. I think the extreme heat somehow warped his clubs and that is why the balls didn't go his way; it was in no way related to operator error.

Tonight Arissa is going to a High School Musical 2 premier party at a friends house. Better there than here is all I can say.

Tomorrow we have another middle of the day game scheduled. 1pm start time which translates into 1:30 start time. Last Saturday we quit after half-time. Our girls were dropping like flies and the boys had the victory wrapped up. Not sure how many of our squad will be able to make it the whole game. Being a coach makes taking pictures difficult but I'll try.

The Melting Pea,
Anna Fo-Fanna

Monday, August 13, 2007

First Day

No, I didn't have to bribe them to touch each other.

Don't they look so bright-eyed and bushy tailed? Just can't wait to get the day started? There is a reason for that...this picture was taken AFTER they got home from school. Slacker Mom here forgot all about a picture until we were walking into Arissa's school. Oh well..they still look the same! And yes, for those of you that have been around awhile--Arissa is wearing the same outfit she did last year on the first day. She claims its a tradition. She also wears the same outfit every time she goes to the dentist. The kid is weird, what can I say?

Proof that your boy is growing up...first day of school and I had to drop him at the curb. No walking him in, meeting his teacher, NOTHING. A "let me out here mom" and off he went. At least Arissa still wants us both to take her in on the first day. It would appear that Steven is there only to carry her supplies in and I am there only b/c I am the mom. She had zero interest in us once we were allowed to go to her classroom. I don't even recall her telling me good-bye.

Her and Steven will begin their normal routine tomorrow morning. They have certain houses that they look at every morning to see if the dogs are out and he lets her listen to music that I don't let them listen to. She will be a "car-rider" in the afternoons until my surgery then will take the bus to Granny's. Isaiah rides the bus both ways. Any bets on how many keys he'll lose this year? From last year there are 3 keys to our house floating around Oak Ridge that he lost.

Off to do my homework...both kids need a million papers completed in triplicate with a DNA sample and a retina scan (just a little sarcasm).

Parent Pea,

Friday, August 10, 2007

Say It Isn't So!!

Summer is over already?? The kids start school Monday morning. Arissa was thrilled to find out she got the teacher she wanted and Steven and I were thrilled she didn't get the teacher we don't like. Their book bags are packed, pencils sharpened and they are ready to go. Arissa can't wait but I think Isaiah would rather summer lasted 365 days a year. He isn't as keen about school as Arissa is. I am curious to see how much I like staying at home all day without my kids. I have a feeling I am not going to like it very much. Of course there were days I wanted them to be at school already but for the most part we really enjoyed our time together.

They both had dental check-ups on Wednesday. Thankfully, they are both cavity free! It is time for Isaiah to go to an orthodontist so I need to call and get him an appointment. They both have about 3 loose teeth so it looks like the tooth fairy will be flying by our house often.

On Wednesday I was called up for jury duty. Thankfully they chose 12 people before they got to me. I don't have to report until August 28th. I am on the hook for jury duty until October 31st.

Actually, I don't have to report on August 28th because I am having surgery on August 29th. I am going in for a hysterectomy. He is going to leave my right ovary so I won't have to worry about hormone replacement. This surgery has been a long time coming and I am anxious to get it done. I am in constant pain and am really tired of it. My doc is keeping me stocked on Percocet until the surgery to give me some relief. The past 2 weeks things have gotten really bad. Thankfully my insurance agreed to the operation. I will be in the hospital 2-3 days depending on how everything goes.

Football season has started. We had our jamboree last weekend. The squad did really good. We have our first real game this weekend, in the middle of the day, during a heat wave. This should be interesting!

Thanks for checking in,
The Pained Pea