Sunday, December 14, 2008

The Weekend

Last night our Sunday school class met to eat at Fridays. Only 4 couples were able to attend, but we had a good time.

My back has been really hurting again, but I have been wearing a back brace since yesterday and it has helped my back immensely. Praise the Lord!

Today I went shopping for groceries, and saved $15.75 by using coupons!!!!! I am learning to combine sales with coupons to get the greatest savings and to stockpile so I only have to buy when something is on sale. It is so much fun!!! Some of my items have been free or better after coupons! I am saving some of the items I am stockpiling to give to my niece who is in school to be a physicians assistant. She is a poor college student right now.

Friday, December 12, 2008


Went to see Dr. Jackson today. I was really crabby. Some days feeling bad just really catches up with me. I get so tired of every thing I do taking so much effort. EVERYTHING! I am always tired and always hurting. Most days I can deal with it, but some days I am just so sick of feeling sick I could scream. Anyway, Dr. Jackson refilled my prescriptions that needed refilling and gave me something for my headaches I have been having lately. I also got an antibiotic shot for a sinus infection. My back is also killing me. Guess I should have gone to my chiropractor too!
Oh, well things could be worse. My condition is not life threatening, just very taxing on me.
Jesus gives me the grace to make it through every day of which I am very thankful!

On a lighter note, I noticed today that Brandon had left me a message yesterday. He had called to wish me happy birthday (a week late) but that is the first time he has ever thought to call me for my birthday. Also I called him tonight and he answered even though he was working. I am still the favorite aunt!
I've been calling Rayne, Brandon all evening just to make him mad. lol. He says I love Brandon more than him. He knows I don't but it sure is fun to aggravate him (and I do call him Brandon by accident sometimes.) I love all my boys and Brittany too!

Penny (chihuahua) bit Rance again tonight. Apparently he was staring at her while he petted her, and she didn't like it. She's such a hussy!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Dishes for Muffins

I bribed the boys tonight, and told them I would make muffins if they did the dishes. I haven't told them how easy the new muffin mix is. All you do is add milk, so I definitely got the better end of that deal!
In the picture, Rayne is washing, and Rance is supposed to be drying instead of acting like he is going to flick his brother with the towel!

I don't feel well at all today. I had two good days, but I guess they are over. I have a doctor's appointment in the morning because I need some prescription refills, and my back is killing me.

Survivor was soooo good tonight! It was one of the best episodes ever!

I need to jazz up the look of my blog, but I don't know how to yet. I guess I'll figure it out eventually. I just don't feel well enough to do it right now.

Doing Dishes

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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

7th Grade Basketball

Rayne had a ballgame today at 4:00 at Booneville, and THEY WON! I didn't think I would get to go because I had to keep Rance home from school again today because of his stomach. When I asked him if he wanted to go to the game he actually said yes. He was so bored he said home was about as exciting as a cemetery. (I guess he meant things were pretty dead around here today. LOL. I crack myself up!) Anyway, his stomach was better so we went. I have been feeling a little better the last couple of days so I wanted to go to Rayne's game while I could. I missed some of his games Saturday because I felt so bad.
Sissie came to watch Rayne play before she went to church. She said Poppa (91) had disappeared in his truck. He was supposed to be going to Booneville to see if he had won a new truck. Guess he was tired of staying home. He showed back up at home before dark thank the Lord. I don't know how that man walks let alone drives because he has no feeling in his feet due to diabetes. He is the best pop ever!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Boys camped out in livingroom.

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My first blog!

I have been wanting to start a blog for awhile but have been too chicken. It just seems so intimidating. I finally took the jump and did it today because of something I read on Allie Edward's blog. I am supposed to be doing a daily December album and I am waaaay behind. Allie suggested on her blog to use your own blog to record each day what you want to but in your album. So, ta da here it is. I guess I'll just figure everything out as I go along. Sometimes you just have to quit worrying and jump in!
Last week December 3rd(my birthday), 4th, and 5th Rance, who rarely gets sick, missed school due to respiratory infection. He made it back to school yesterday and then missed today because he was throwing up this morning. I asked him if he was trying to get all his sickness for the school year over at one time.
Saturday, the 6th, both boys had basketball games. Thankfully, they were all home games. Rance, 10, only has 6 boys on his team and some have never played before. They are so little. Their game wasn't pretty, bless their hearts.
Rayne, 13, is in seventh grade. They didn't start practicing until after football season was over and you can tell that many of the teams they play have been practicing all year. They are doing pretty good considering how little practice they have had (bless their hearts too!) Tomorrow they have a game at Booneville so we will leave right after school to go watch.
It has gotten really cold today so Lex built a fire in the fireplace. He knows I love a fire.

Lex, Rayne, Rance, - I am the only one in the family that doesn't have a cool name. Sorry Mom, but I have always thought Patty was boring. Oh, well.
I'll try to post pictures later.