The Idiot’s Guide To Everyday Life

My Baby’s first day of school
14.Aug.08, 14:46 pm
Filed under: My Munchkins

So my baby isn’t so much a baby anymore. She’s now entered the ranks of the school-aged. Today was Jocelyn’s first day of Kindergarten.

She got up and was excited in her pokladot-enfused handkerchief dress, and pretty pink slippers. She had her backpack and extra bag of supplies, and was ready to go, only to have to wait until the afternoon class. She came to work with me in the morning and played in the office, and then I took her for a happy meal at lunch time before taking her to meet her class at 12:45. She was excited, but I could tell just a little nervous as she gave me hugs and kisses twice. But, she put on a brave face and turned around and sat on the step with the rest of the kids like a big girl. I knew she’d be ok.

Sure enough, when time came to pick her up, she was beaming. She raised her hand in the line to tell her teacher I was there, and told me she had “So much fun!” They read a book about racoons called “The Kissing Hands” and even made a picture of their handprints for their moms. I took hers out of her backpack and will put it aside to look at when she’s bigger and doesn’t want to give me pretty hugs and kisses when I drop her off anymore.

Sad to say, but I know that day will come all too soon.

Jaden started the fourth grade today. He’s happy to be going back to all of his friends. I guess it’s not as exciting when you’ve done it 5 times, but he was still ready to head out bright and early this morning and managed to make it out the door with only a minor hiccup – when he tried to act like he couldn’t tie his own shoes at 9 yrs of age! We’ll see what happens when he makes it home in a few minutes!


3.Aug.08, 08:34 am
Filed under: Hopes

Maybe …
we were supposed to meet the wrong people before meeting the right one so that when we finally meet the right person, we will know how to be grateful for that gift.

Maybe …
When the door of happiness closes, another opens; but, often times we look so long at the closed door that we don’t even see the new one which has been opened for us;

Maybe … it is true that we don’t know what we have until we lose it, but it is also true that we don’t know what we have been missing until it arrives.

Maybe ..
The happiest of people don’t necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes along their way.

1.Aug.08, 21:13 pm
Filed under: Hopes, Tidbits About My Life

How is it that you can have a great day all day, even with a minor catastrophe and some other small issues, and still in one moment just go from blissful to blah?

I don’t know what triggered it, but suddenly I’m just feeling emotionally drained. It’s like the blissfullness I felt all day was suddenly just ripped from me. I didn’t lose anyone or anything that I”m aware of. It’s like depression just suddenly walked up and bitch-slapped me.

I get like this sometimes, but usually it’s a gradual shift. Maybe because I’ve been so happy these past two weeks I’m just feeling it suddenly taking hold. Regardless, I hope it leaves soon. I like being happy!!