Friday, June 27, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
And for the record Bryan, the e-mail already had the name Johnny in there, I didn't choose it. Also, rest assure I do not have any fixation with the name Johnny, and our sons will never be named Johnny!
SCHOOL -- 1957 vs. 2008
Scenario: Jack goes quail hunting before school, pulls into school parking lot with shotgun in gun rack.
1957 - Vice Principal comes over, looks at Jack's shotgun, goes to his car and gets his shotgun to show Jack.
2008 - School goes into lock down, FBI called, Jack hauled off to jail and never sees his truck or gun again. Counselors called in for traumatized students and teachers.
Scenario: Johnny and Mark get into a fistfight after school.
1957 - Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up buddies.
2008 - Police called, SWAT team arrives, arrests Johnny and Mark. Charge them with assault, both expelled even though Johnny started it.
Scenario: Jeffrey won't be still in class, disrupts other students.
1957 - Jeffrey sent to office and given a good paddling by the Principal. Returns to class, sits still and does not disrupt class again.
2008 - Jeffrey given huge doses of Ritalin. Becomes a zombie. Tested for ADD. School gets extra money from state because Jeffrey has a disability.
Scenario: Billy breaks a window in his neighbor's car and his Dad gives him a whipping with his belt.
1957 - Billy is more careful next time, grows up normal, goes to college, and becomes a successful businessman.
2008 - Billy's dad is arrested for child abuse. Billy removed to foster care and joins a gang. State psychologist tells Billy's sister that she remembers being abused herself and their dad goes to prison. Billy's mom has affair with psychologist.
Scenario: Mark gets a headache and takes some aspirin to school.
1957 - Mark shares aspirin with Principal out on the smoking dock.
2008 - Police called, Mark expelled from school for drug violations. Car searched for drugs and weapons.
Scenario: Pedro fails high school English.
1957 - Pedro goes to summer school, passes English, goes to college.
2008 - Pedro's cause is taken up by state. Newspaper articles appear nationally explaining that teaching English as a requirement for graduation is racist. ACLU files class action lawsuit against state school system and Pedro's English teacher. English banned from core curriculum. Pedro given diploma anyway but ends up mowing lawns for a living because he cannot speak English.
Scenario: Johnny takes apart leftover firecrackers from 4th of July, puts them in a model airplane paint bottle, blows up a red ant bed.
1957 - Ants die.
2008- BATF, Homeland Security, FBI called. Johnny charged with domestic terrorism, FBI investigates parents, siblings removed from home, computers confiscated, Johnny's Dad goes on a terror watch list and is never allowed to fly again.
Scenario: Johnny falls while running during recess and scrapes his knee. He is found crying by his teacher, Mary. Mary hugs him to comfort him.
1957 - In a short time, Johnny feels better and goes on playing.
2008 - Mary is accused of being a sexual predator and loses her job. She faces 3 years in State Prison. Johnny undergoes 5 years of therapy.
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
This really is very unnecessary for you to make your truck look like this. It doesn't make you look "cool" or "hot" or make people jealous of you. I'm sorry Johnny, but the only thing you look is silly!
An amused fellow road traveler,
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
Yep, Bryan told me that He Loves Me! And of course I told him that I loved him back! I, of course knew that he's loved me for a while, or well at least a couple of months. He told me that he knew about the first month after we started dating. I'm sure many people will say there's no way that's possible, but as Bryan said, "when you meet the one, you know." :0)
I, on the other hand took a little while to admit it to myself. Bryan knew that I wasn't ready to say it yet or hear him say it..so he waited, which is one of the many reasons that I love him! He's been so wonderful and patient with me, again one of the reasons that I love him. It's incredible to see how perfectly he knows me and knows what I'm thinking and what I need. Well actually, it's exactly what I thought it would be..because that's how God has designed it to be!
I am so blessed to be loved by this man and I know that he adores me. He shows me every single day that we are together how much he loves me, by his words and deeds. I praise God daily for bringing Bryan into my life. I am so happy to finally say, without any hesitation, and total certainty, that I love Bryan Mitchell Moss!
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
However, that's not even the BEST thing about today. While the guy was here, he said that he noticed that I had wireless on my laptop, and asked if I wanted him to set it up. I knew that I had it on there because this laptop is my school's laptop and we have wireless at school, but I didn't have it on my plan and don't pay for it. I asked him if I had to add it to my plan or pay for it, and he said no. I told him, so basically I can get it for free? He said yeah, pretty much! So I said sign me up! So in a super short time, he set it up and I now officially have wireless at my home! This is so fun! This post was probably filled with useless information, but who cares! I now have FREE WIRELESS! Whoo hooo!
Monday, June 9, 2008
There's a funny for you today! Go ahead, laugh at me, I give you full permission! ;0)
Saturday, June 7, 2008
It's a behavior slip that the students get in specials when they get in trouble.
Want to know where it was? In one of my unused cubbies where I store supplies, stuck behind two boxes of Kleenex and one thing of baby wipes. Obviously my Justin had gotten a slip one day, didn't tell me about it, and hid it in the cubbies. I swear that child is smarter sometimes than I am. When I found the slip yesterday, I laughed my head off.
Man, I already miss that kid!
*Just a little background on Allison, she is married to Eddie Deen, of Eddie Deen's catoring. Before you continue reading this post, you must go check out his website here and then read this and this! Their daughter Abby was in my class this year!
Ok, back to the gift! So Allison gives me a wrapped package and when I open it, this is what I found. Please note the authors.
Yes, that would be Laura and Jenna Bush. The PRESIDENT'S wife and daughter! I'd never read this book, but wanted to. I read it when Allison gave it to me, and it's SO good! All teachers should go and buy it! Inside the book was this label:
So sweet! And now for the most exiting part:
it's AUTOGRAPHED BY LAURA AND JENNA BUSH! Maybe I'm a weirdo because I got so excited, but I think that's pretty stinking cool! I have Mimi (Abby's grandmother) to thank for that because she was the one who stood in line and got the book autographed! Thanks Mimi!
It was such a special gift to me and I love it so much! I'm so blessed to have had such wonderful parents this year. Thank you Deen family!
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Monday, June 2, 2008
this note was outside on my garage door
as I walked in, this is what I saw..
and continued to see while also hearing Brad Paisley's "She's Everything" playing in the background(Bryan says that song always reminds him of me)
up until I got to the sliding doors that lead outside the backyard to my patio
It was my SWING!
To give you a little background info, I've been wanting a porch swing forever. I don't have any room in my front yard for one, because I don't have a big porch, so no porch swing for me :0( So, I just wanted to get a swing that I could put out in my backyard on my patio. I'd been planning on getting my swing, but because I was recently put on a budget(thank you Bryan ;0) and took another look at my finances, I decided that the swing would have to wait. Bryan has a porch swing at his family's house and we love hanging out and relaxing on the porch swing. It's kind of our "thing"! So, that was my big surprise when I got home on Friday afternoon! He had gone and gotten my swing, spent all day outside putting it together, and got a really bad sunburn in the process! Poor baby!
I don't know which I was more impressed with; the swing, or the fact that he wrote sweet little notes all over the house and laid them down with roses. HOW ROMANTIC! :0) I was so impressed with him. I always say that I USED to think I was romantic, but I sure don't think so anymore. Bryan beats me in that category!
Here's a picture of my beautiful roses!
and all the little notes! I'm not sure if you can click on the picture and enlarge it, so I'll just write out what each note says. Baby, I hope this is ok. If not, oops! :0
- Because God chose you before I ever knew you I will always be yours.
- Because you love God more than you will ever love me, I know we will always be on the right path.
- Because you are an amazing kisser, saying goodnight will always be amazing.
- Because you make me laugh, I know we will never be bored.
- Because you make me smile, I know we will always be happy.
- Because you're an awesome teacher, I might learn how to spell one day! LOL
- I hope that you're not getting the impression that I actually like you!
- Because you can cook, I know I will never go hungry.
- Because you are selfless, I know you will be a great Mom.
- Because you are what I prayed for, I will always thank God every day.
- Because you are more than I deserve, I will always put you first.
- Because all my best memories happened when we were swinging, OPEN THE DOOR!
I am such a blessed woman! Thank you God for giving me more than I ever thought possible and even more than I thought I deserved!