September 12, 2008 at 9:10 am | Posted in Job Interview, Possible Job Offer, Region Two CCW | Leave a comment

I didn’t make it to the meeting yesterday – I got an upset tummy and hot flashes and felt just like crap, so I stopped by my mom’s house and crashed.  Slept until 1:00!  So sorry that I missed the meeting….not sure what was wrong with me, I feel alright today, thank God.

Thinking about the job offer for the preschool assistant teacher.  I haven’t taught preschool or worked in YEARS!  Talked briefly about it with hubby last night and I think I’ll take it.  It’s a 9-month position and I’ll have the same days off as Daniel.  The only issue I can think of is that if he gets sick and needs to stay home, he’ll have to go to my mom’s because I won’t be able to stay home with him.

~ Patty


Thursday Morning….Stuff to do Today!

September 11, 2008 at 7:47 am | Posted in Hubby's Workshop, Possible Job Offer, Region Two CCW, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Today is our Region 2 Council of Catholic Women general meeting; we are hosting it here at St. Lawrence.  I’ve already dropped off my Creamy Jello Salad.  I get to be an altar server at Mass.  Our speaker today is Marlene, a parishioner from Sts. Peter and Paul who has been to Ground Zero at the World Trade Center.

It will be a busy day.

Yesterday our interim school principal called me to ask a question of my husband; they need more shelves in the library and she would like him to build them.  Of course, he will.  While she had me on the phone she asked about my previously being a preschool teacher.  Our assistant preschool teacher gave her 2-weeks notice yesterday and she (the principal) wondered if I would be interested in the job.  It would be 5 mornings a week, from 7:20 until shortly after 11:00.  Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm……..

~ Patty

Here I sit, all alone….

August 21, 2008 at 1:41 pm | Posted in Out to Lunch, Region Two CCW, Supper, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Well, except for the three cats I’m alone LOL

My son started fourth grade today.  Holy Cow!  It seems like just yesterday when he was starting preschool and here he is in fourth grade!

So, after dropping him off at school and leaving him there – sigh – I ran a couple of errands, went to the library and then to the Region 2 Council of Catholic Women board meeting, where I’m secretary.  After the meeting, three of us went to lunch (tortilla soup, yummy!) and now I’m home.

I’ve got the lamb chops marinating in their lemon and herb oil….got the new potatoes ready to slice and roast….got some fresh green beans to make, too!  Dinner will be GREAT!

Okay, off to see what’s new in the rest of the world.

Ta-ta for now!

~ Patty

Hello, Tuesday!

August 5, 2008 at 10:35 am | Posted in PCCW, Pool, Region Two CCW, Supper, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

It’s another stinking hot day in the Ozarks.  We are heading for the pool around noon and will hang out for a few hours.  Then at 4:30, my hair will make a disappearing act.  I am getting it CHOPPED OFF.  It’s too hot to mess with.  It’s not too long but it’s wild.  Maybe, Melissa will be able to talk me out of chopping it off, if she can style it pretty for me?

Yesterday we didn’t make it to the pool.  Today we are Definitely Going to Swim.

Last night was the PCCW Meeting.  Barbara made an excellent-looking beef that they served on hoagie buns.  Then, Geri made a wonderful tasting Chinese noodle salad, Rita brought some cherry salsa and chips (YUMMY), Marilyn brought tomatoes, Mary brought potato chips, and Phyllis made a delicious fruit pizza.  I loved the fruit.  Couldn’t eat the sugar cookie crust, but I ate the fruit LOL

It was nice to eat and hang out with the ladies.  Next month, our group is hosting the Region II General meeting.  That will be a lot of work, but it will be fun, too.  I get to be an altar server again.  I did it two years ago with Michelle and this time I’ll get to do it with Barbara.

I’ve already typed up the minutes for the meeting and should call Doris to see if she wants them………….

~ Patty

Hello, it’s Thursday….are you busy today, too?

March 27, 2008 at 9:31 am | Posted in Church, Laundry, Neck/Spine Surgery, Region Two CCW, Uncategorized, Weather | Leave a comment

I’m at the local library again.  I have a ton of things to do today.  I’ve already gone to Mass and typed up the minutes from our Region II General Meeting (which was March 13, so I’m slow LOL).  I have to go by the church office and make copies so that I can mail them out this week.  Next I have to go to pay my car tags for the next year.  Then I have a haircut appointment at 1:00 and then a doctor’s appointment at 2:00 (annual exam, oh joy!).  At home, I’m trying to catch up on laundry so that I don’t have to worry about it next week.  I did three loads yesterday.  And of course, there will be more when I get home.

And I’ve checked out a couple of stacks of books from the library so that I have plenty of reading material next week since I won’t be driving myself all over town.  My dh and I had that discussion last night.  My mom is going to have to step out of her comfort zone and pick up my son from school until I am able to drive, which could be two weeks.  And dh has to take him to school for those days, too.  We are concerned that my mom may wimp out on us…..but as he stated, she has an obligation to help out since she’s family.  That’s what family does.  We help her out a lot so she needs to not wimp out and be helpful.

It’s rather gloomy outdoors, but that’s alright.  It might rain.  Oh well.

Off to my Friends’ Page for a short visit, then off to my errands!

~ Patty

THURsday Morning Musings

March 13, 2008 at 7:38 am | Posted in Bully, Region Two CCW, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

 Well yesterday afternoon was our conference with the principal and I must say that dh and I were totally disappointed in her.  Her reaction was one of mainly “We can’t be everywhere, knowing what is going on or what is being said by all children.”

She was defensive and showed no empathy.

The ONLY positive thing she stated was that the child’s mother is aware of some of the issues going on with her son and they were “working together” to get things improved.

When I asked for my son’s file to see documentation of our conferences (mine and his teacher’s), she stated that there was NO documentation and that she had not been spoken to after our February 15 conference when she (the teacher) promised to speak with her.  That ticked me off.  Why would the teacher lie? I can’t believe she did that…….I’m very disappointed.  My mom told me to confront the teacher about it, but I am finished speaking with her about the problem.

My dh and I spoke last night and we are going to begin documenting each and every complaint that ds comes home with.  I am to write a note to the school about the problems, and keep notes for ourselves, so that when we do go to our Parish Priest with the issue, we’ll have proof of what’s been going on…….or should I say what’s NOT been going on?

Y’know, I was never a public school teacher, I only taught preschool, but we were told in college, in teacher ed classes,  to show empathy for our parents when they approached us with a problem, but this principal had none for us.  None.  I didn’t expect her to fall at our feet and beg our forgiveness but I had hoped for some empathy.

I dropped my ds at school this morning, told him that we loved him and to have a good day…..I am fearful some mornings when I drop him off, not knowing how his day will be.

Oh yeah, speaking of my mom, she said that SHE would be willing to go to the school and kick some butt LOL!  She’s very protective of her only grandson.

I told her that we had to give the principal a chance….see how things went for a couple of weeks….then decide if we were going to see the Priest.  I hate to bother him, he’s so busy and he has so many things he’s managing and he doesn’t needed any added stress but it is his responsibility to oversee the school.

Okay, off to my Friends’ Page.

Then I have a Region 2 meeting today………..

Hasta la vista!

~ Patty

So I’m sitting here playing my HARMONICA!!!!!

December 3, 2007 at 10:21 am | Posted in Christmas Cards, Family Letter, Region Two CCW, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

OMG I’m just cracking myself up today!


Don’t you love the chipmunk?  Tee-hee!  It’s so darned cute, I couldn’t resist.

Anyhow, I’ve been busy today so far.  I’ve done the minutes (FINALLY) for the Region II Council of Catholic Women and called all the presidents to remind them of our next meeting (our Christmas party!!), I’ve typed a family letter to send out with our Christmas cards (I always SWORE that I would never do a thing like that to my family, but none of them are aware of the freaking YEAR we’ve had, and I’ve decided they all should know.

And a year it has been………..

January:  ice storm, going without power and water for 16 days and having to stay at my mom’s apartment, three adults and one restless 7-year old.

February:  ds getting pneumonia and missing two weeks of school.

March-April-May-June:  dh getting dx’d with CANCER and having two major operations and missing three months of work.

Thank GOD dh’s cancer is in remission, his prognosis is excellent but GEEZ what a terrible few months that was.

And now I’m sitting here waiting to hear SOMETHING from the surgeon’s office in Columbia about a consultation……will I qualify for WL surgery?!?  will Medicare approve me?!?  when can I have surgery after my approval?!?


I think I need to calm down.


Anyway, I’m alright.

Yesterday was the very successful dinner for the Priests….they all enjoyed the dinner.  My SOUPer roast turned out wonderfully, if I don’t mind saying so myself LOL  All the ladies pitched in and it was wonderful-good food.

Okay, time for me to boogie………..

Maybe I’ll bbl?!?

~ Patty

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