Friday, May 30, 2008

6 Totally Useless Facts about me

So I saw this on someone else's blog...

1. I would rather be barefoot than wear shoes. But my feet hate it when I do that.

2. I am the 6th of 7 grandchildren on one side of my family and the 3rd of 4 on the other side. That officially made me and my sister "the babies" and therefore spoiled by the grandmothers. I loved telling my older cousins things they let us do and then have them say - "She didn't let ME do that." HAHA

3. I like to watch birds at my feeder.

4. I like to watch documentaries.

5. Kinda of related to #4: give me historical fiction to read any day over any sappy romance.

6. Indiana Jones #4, while it was very good, left me wanting for a better plot.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Definition of "tacky"

Seen yesterday on I-85 driving north from Columbus, Georgia:

Bright green cadillac on over-sized tires with a bright yellow interior. EVERYTHING in the inside of the car was bright yellow - steering wheels, doors,....

No lie.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Surgery is scheduled

DD's surgery is scheduled:
Saturday, June 21st, 7:30 AM.

And it's my wedding anniversary. YAY.
But it is scheduled and it is right where we need it to be.

So. Very. Tired.

How come I get more tired after sitting at my desk for most of the day than when I am teaching 5 classes of ornery teenagers?

Somebody 'splain that to me.

I need a nap.

Monday, May 19, 2008

A Fabulous new blog

You should really check out this blog: Simple Things in a Complex World

This is a most talented young writer. Not that I'm biased.


We saw the OMS today and he explained things well to DD. His office is working with the hospital to get us in the last week of June. We are hoping sooner rather than later.

Her lower jaw will be cut on both sides and moved forward 9 - 10 mm. She will stay overnight in the hospital (Northside) and then go home. We will not do the bone graft this time. It will come later - we have time. The OMS wants to give her time to heal without adding another element to the whole deal.

I think she is feeling better about it after the appointment.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

I'm supplicating, I'm supplicating

I'm laying my prayers before God...
*that's DDs appointment goes well Monday
*that we can get a quick surgery date
*that we will both not freak about all this
*that swelling & bruising will be minimal
*that nerve damage be minimal
*that our PCP can get involved and stay involved (this might be the biggest request)

and there's more, but these are our most immediate needs.

So please pray for a little girl and her mommy.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Hello to my hubby!

Welcome to my blog.
I hope I don't embarrass you TOO much.

Everyone say hey to my hubby.

Monday, May 12, 2008

After all, tomorrow is another day!

Yesterday my family spoiled me. The kids wrote this crazy poem (which I like way better than anything they could have bought), hubby bought me some stuff for the kitchen, and a package of Indiana Jones M & M's. In case you don't know, I have a crush on Harrison Ford - sigh.

For lunch we ate at this great cajun place with some wonderful Shrimp & Grits and to do for Chocolate cobbler. Then I took a nap. YAY me!

When I got up, attached to the wall was a "ticket" for the show with signs showing the way to the basement door, which stated "doors open at 3:00". So I had to wait. When I got to go down - finally - the soaring strains to "Gone with the Wind" was playing and I got to watch the whole thing and nobody complained. And they sat and watched it with me. Whoo. And then we went to IHOP and I had Eggs Benedict for dinner.

Oh yeah. Mother's Day. Gotta love it.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

A Me-me - mine is mathematical

If you're reading this, consider yourself tagged. So...A meme consists of any unit of cultural information, such as a practice or idea, that gets transmitted verbally or by repeated action from one mind to another. You've no doubt gotten e-mails where you fill in lists of information about yourself. That's one example.

Here are the rules for this one:
1. Pick up the nearest book.
2. Open to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people, and acknowledge who tagged you.

I'm not gonna tag five people, but I did get this from Pam's blog. So go for it if you want.

The nearest book is "Calculus: Concepts and Applications". Sorry... but here it is.

"The advantage of the algebraic techniques over the numerical and graphical ones is the ability to get the exact values of a derivative fairly quickly. The disadvantage of the algebraic techniques is that the way you calculate a derivative has nothing to do with what derivative means. You must always bear in mind that a derivative is an instantaneous rate of change."

You just have no idea how true and relevant this statement is. Well, in my world it is.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

It is finished...

Thought I should add this info:
DD's next oral surgery appointment is May 19th. He wants to re-evaluate her and update her records. Next step is the treatment plan and the scheduler said they can usually get us in for surgery in the next couple of days to weeks after that. Only thing is... I think we have to have an orthopedic surgeon to harvest the bone for the graft. So, we are on our way.


The Seniors of 2008 are gone now. They took my final this morning - one was extremely disrespectful and I wrote him up. They have other finals to take as well, but mine is over.

They had a completely Senior led AXIS (chapel) today and it was very well thought out. It ended with some very sweet moments between them and the underclassmen that many of them were mentoring. I have to admit to shedding a few tears.

I feel like God put me here for a reason - and I can see it on some of their faces. I also found out one of my senior students may have a nodule or mass on her thyroid. Pray for her - her name is Julie and she is a promising artist.

Some day I will be able to see the fruits of my labor, but for now I will be satisfied that God used me to plant some seeds. And that is enough.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

A fresh start

Turning points for me: so I did get started streaking, but when I started I was not well and the last few days I have been very draggy. But things are better today, so a new streak starts tomorrow. I am just feeling very thyroidal this weekend and kind of wondering if something is up with it.

My last day with all my seniors went well. Except for the 12 who have to take a final with me on Wednesday, they are gone. I have 12 remaining juniors who have to continue learning and I hope to find some activities that will interest and engage them. I am now in the count down for the end of my first year teaching full time! Unbelievable.

People say... you teach calculus, you must be smart. We are all smart and gifted in different ways. If we all did the same thing, this world would be very boring.

Turning poing for DD: Tomorrow I will be scheduling her orthognathic surgery to correct her jaw. This surgery will also include a bone graft to prepare her jaw to receive implants in a few years. This is major surgery with a delicate recovery. The most delicate part will be that the nerves will have to regenerate - which will make playing the oboe extremely difficult. For her emotional stability, we need this recovery to go very well and quickly.

End of school year... very busy, very crucial. I think I am just tired.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Starting Over

Making another turn. My streak of 2 days is now my best streak. Yesterday just didn't happened but you know... it's okay. For me to exercise for 2 days in a row has been a major accomplishment. So, now I am going to try for 3.

I'm happy with what I have done.

Turning point: Exercising two days in a row.