Tuesday, December 9, 2008


Ok...someone needs to help our friend Shelley out here. Tina???? Someone!!!! She is the reason I started reading blogs and then created my own. Now the poor thing barely has time to comment on ours much less keep her own up. It will be OK though Shelley we still love you. I don't post nearly as much as I should. I know you are extremely busy right now.

Take a break and get some Shelley time over the holidays just as they all told me to do!!!!!


Sorry it took me so long to let you all know what is going on, but I was really busy yesterday and have been today as well. I went to the doctor yesterday morning and Dr. Cooke said that I am fine nothing to worry about with my blood pressure. He thinks my headaches may be coming from stress. I am very busy these days at work and you know I am always busy at home.

So thanks to all of you for praying and thanks for the comments you all sent to me. It helped me this weekend.

Friday, December 5, 2008


I am so glad that it is Friday. I hate to wish my life away, but during regular work weeks I pray each day that the next day will be Friday. Thank goodness it is finally here.

I do have something for you all to pray about this weekend. I have never had any health problems except the issues when I was pregnant. But back in October when I went for my yearly pap exam the bottom number of my blood pressure was high. He told me to keep a check on it and let him know. Well I didn't keep a check on it. The past few weeks I have a lot of headaches. I get one now almost everyday. So Wednesday when I went for my yearly eye exam I had my eye doctor check my blood pressure and he said the bottom number was high. So I called my doctor's office and they said I needed to come in so I have an appointment Monday at 8:15 here in Ahoskie. I hope it goes well. I really don't want to be on blood pressure medicine, although my mom can vouch for this...half my family is on it. I am going to enjoy the rest of the day and the weekend and try not to worry about it and see what happens on Monday. I know the blood pressure couldn't be coming from weight because I have lost a lot. Although I have gained a few back, but I am kind of stuck right now....want to lose about 15-20 more.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Time off Work

I can't wait till 5:00 PM December 19th. I will be off until January 5th. The college usually closes 2 weeks at Christmas, but this year we were uncertain. But it is official we are off for 2 full weeks again. Thank goodness!!! What will I do with myself? I guess the same thing I have done for the past 3 years...clean, shop, watch TV, eat, shop, watch TV, eat, drink...I will have to go to mom's to keep up with everyone's blogs because I don't have internet access at home. I use to have cable internet that I used for work, but after the boys were born I stopped working from home so I had that $50 bill cut off.
Anyway, I can't wait to be off and thought I would share that with you all. I hope to see some of you over the next month or so.

Just JT's Instructions Do Work Mom!!!

I printed her Jamie's instructions off of my mom's blog comments and they do work. Please tell Jamie thank you. Mom I will come by and help you. If I can do it you can do it.

Friday, November 21, 2008


Granny (Nancy) is taking the boys to their very first basketball game tonight at Northeast. I know they will love it. I hope they are good and that they behave. I am sure they will because they behave better for their grandparents than they do for Heath and I. I am sure they will be full of questions because since I told them they were going they have asked 1,000 things. They wanted to know if you have to wear different shoes to play basketball and what clothes do you wear...don't know why they asked that? They said do we have be quiet or can we talk. I said you can talk because there will be a lot of noise in there and no one would even hear you. I said but you can be yelling unless you are chearing for Northeast when they make a basket. They both said that as soon as Granny tells them which team is Northeast they will chear when they make the goal. They are so smart for 2 1/2. They love basketball because their Ma-Ma Byrd (Ellen) is a die hard Tarheels fan and almost every basketball game, for the past 2 years, they insist on watching and chearing for "Ma-Ma Byrd's team". (not the Tarheels or Carolina, but Ma-Ma Byrd's team). They really love football too. As a matter of fact they love all sports. They love to watch the outdoor channel when they are deer or duck hunting. Dalton says, "I am going to get a gun when I get big like Wade (Jenkins) and go shoot dem deer with my Daddy." Dawson always says, "I am going to brubba, but I want momma to go too." They are so funny. In case I hadn't mentioned it before they call each other "brubba" not bubba or brother, but "brubba".

I can not believe some of the things they say to me. This morning on the way to daycare they were just so excited about the snow that they were full of themselves. I told them that Uncle John was coming next week (my mom's brother). They said why. I told them that he is coming for Thanksgiving. Then I asked them if they knew what Thanksgiving was. They said, "Yes...Ms. Machelle told us." (as if I was stupid for asking)


I love snow!!!! It makes me smile and I love to just sit and watch it. Although I am sad that I had to keep my normal schedule today maybe it will keep snowing enough that we will close. Anyway...hope you all are enjoying it as much as I am.