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Wednesday, August 24, 2005

More... RE: School Transcript


I am going to the school after work today. I need to sign a release form and they will send it to who ever I would like them sent too. Please give me an address and a person that you want Charlie's records to go. How is Charlie doing? Does he stay by himself a lot?

"Aunt Bea"

Thank you "Aunt Bea"

Two two school districts involved are:




The transcript would need to be sent to both schools. Until I can get the transfer ok'd he must be enrolled at "Local School".. but until they get the transcript "Dream School" will not even consider the transfer request.

Charlie is doing well. He has been back and forth staying with his dad and grandma a lot of the time. During the days he is mostly alone of course, but has spent overnight time with his friend "D".

Thanks for your help with the transcript.


Michelle, is there anyone that I should put attention too? Please don't send him to "Local School." Please make sure that he goes to "Dream School."

"Aunt Bea"

"Aunt Bea"

Attention Student Services would be fine. I am doing my best to get him into "Dream School," however if they deny my application there is not much else we can do about it. "Local School" has already approved the transfer out of district, so all we are waiting for now is the transcript and approval by "Dream School."

What you are going to help is fantastic and I sure appreciate it

Thanks a bunch,


Michelle, I thought that you leaved right next to "Local School" high school. So, why would you need a transfer out of district? How does Charlie feel about going back to "Local School?"

"Aunt Bea"

"Aunt Bea,"

We live right next to "Local School", which is the school we don't want to have him attend. They have approved him going to another school. The school we want him to go to is "dream area" which is in Sacramento, near my work, in "dream" school district. If we get the transfer approved soon, then he will start school at "Dream School", not "Local School". So, at this point he is not in either school because "TX School" has not responded to requests for the transcript, which is required for enrollment. Michelle

More of the same but I don't want to bore you more than you must already be.... I feel like I am dealing with a 5-yr old. I ended up getting the transcript and so did the school district. The "dream school" however is full and so I had to enroll Charlie in a different school in "dream district". He started today!! I will write more later about the horrible time I had in registering him!

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

RE: School Transcript


"Auntie Bea",

I have been trying to get a copy of Charlie's school transcript and can't seem to get thru to anyone at "Former HS". The School out here has sent a request, and I have left msgs on their voicemail and faxed them and still have not got anything. If either you or "Uncle Tee" are able to get a copy then I can get Charlie enrolled here. If you are able to get it.. if you can fax a copy to me at my work fax ###-###-####.

If you can't get it thats ok, I will just keep trying!





Michelle, I talked to "Uncle Tee", and if you go to the School that Charlie is going to be attending they will do all of that for you. They send it over the computer. "Auntie Bea"

My Response to the Response:

"Auntie Bea",

Thanks, I have already gone thru "School Name", our local school, who have already requested the transcript and "Former School" has not sent it to them yet. The district that I am trying to get him into, which is out of our local district, requires a copy before they will grant the inter-district transfer and have requested that I get them a copy of the transcript. I have left msgs with "Former School" Records office and also sent them a fax, none of which they have responded to, which is why I have asked if you can get a copy of it.


Side-bar: Not sure what was not apparent in the first msg?? Hello, I have already gone thru the "proper" channels already, now I am pleading with you for help on the TX side... Is that too hard?? Must be.

Sigh.... sigh.... and SIGH....

In His Loving Arms,

Friday, August 19, 2005

My Hero...

My Hero... he wanted to go outside at around 3 a.m. and let me know in his own peculiar way. Bump, bump, bump bump... He walks around my side of the bed and bumps his butt all along the side of the bed, bump, bump, bump, bump... Wake up Mommy, Wake up!! I have to go out and pee! Bump, bump, bump bump... Eventually it breaks thru my sleep and wakes me up.

I stumble the couple of steps to the door, unlock it and open the door enough so that I am not trampled by the now 8 feet trying to get out the door. The cat, Jules, is usually under Max's big feet, trying to be first out. They both push past me out into the cool nights air, sniffing to see what's going on in the moonlit wee morning hours.

Suddenly Max sees something down and out by the rice field edge. If it was not certain death he would have taken the direct route right off the edge of the porch, but instead made the stairs in leaps and bounds. He rushed the fence barking like nothing I had heard in a long time so that worried me a little bit.

I squinted out into the night, seeing in the area near where he was barking a light-colored object, ghost-like in the night just on the other side of the driveway outside the fence. Without my glasses it could have been anything... so I turned and fumbled around the night stand to get them and put them on quickly. Looking back towards the object I could see quite clearly that there was a bunch of balloons which had deflated and come to a stop on some weeds.

I am sure that to Max it looked like a grounded UFO, or something equally threatening. I have heard that dogs are color-blind, and between that and it being night, having that strangely shaped mass of objects, right there where they should not have been, who knows what he was thinking it was. He was charging the fence, feet tearing at the grass similar to a bull about to attack, barking very, very loudly. Living in the country it is not that big of a deal but if he got going, it was going to get all the other dogs in the surrounding mile going too and then I would have some angry people! So, I yelled for Max to stop and that it was ok, he was a good boy but come upstairs, back to bed.

Max was having nothing of that, he was doing his best to protect me and Jules and everyone else from this strange invasion. HE WAS NOT GOING TO LEAVE THE FENCE, AND HE WAS NOT GOING TO STOP BARKING!!! So, I did what I had to do.

I slipped on my shoes and stumbled down the stairs to herd him back upstairs and inside. I got to him and had to physically chase him away from the fence and he kept trying to circle back to it, yipping. I felt like I was herding a flock of one, one who did not want to be herded. I finally got him to reluctantly go up the steps, slowing, letting out an occasional bark, as if to let the balloons know he was still watching. "Don't make any sudden moves, balloons, or I will be back to get you."

This morning when I opened the door to leave for work, Max raced down the steps, back to the fence, to once again bark at the balloons. He was still there as I pulled out of the driveway. Not the "I am going to tear you apart limb-by-limb" bark, but he was not going to let them forget who was in charge. And they better not come into the yard, OR ELSE.

I am just wondering if the balloons will still be in the same place as they were this morning. If so, I wonder how much of the day Max spent with them, or if he finally decided they were no threat.

In His Loving Arms,

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Back to School Conversation

Last night Charlie and I were at my Bro's house, checking out his and Anne's new Xterra. Went inside to watch Rockstar: INXS and at about 815 the outside light came on. It was my hubby coming to steal Charlie away again. In the past week Charlie has slept in his own bed twice (not counting naps). I was a little upset but let him go. The conversation went pretty much as follows:

Hub: I have court tomorrow and was wondering if Charlie could come with me and we can go school shopping afterwards, unless you already have plans for school shopping?

Me: No, I figured that for the moment he has enough clothes to get him thru the first few months of school.

Hub: (raised eyebrows) Do you need school clothes (looking at Char)?

Char: Yes. (of course)

Me: Well, if thats what you want to do that is fine with me. Make sure that you go home and get your overnight stuff ok? Love you.

(start walking to the car, where Grandma is waiting because she has to transport Hub everywhere until he can get his license back) (he stops and turns around, like Colombo)

Hub: Have you taken care of getting Char enrolled in school? When does it start? Where is the school, because he can't go to the school out here you know, because of the way they treated Char before because of me being in jail...

Me: I have just got the inter-district transfer paper today. Char picked it up. I am taking it to the other district tomorrow. I have it under control. But I will still have to enroll him out here until the transfer is approved if it is.

Hub: Well, it is out of the question that he goes to school here, they are just too mean.

Me: Well, the transfer has to be approved, we should know soon. ok?

Hub: Where is this other school anyways?

Me: I have told you where it is (gave location again), it is that big building on the north side of the road, have you been over there to look for it at all?

Hub: Yeah but there is not a HS there just a college.

Me: The jr college holds classes at the HS, but that (awesome, giant, beautiful) building is the HS that I want Char to go to.

Hub: Oh.

Me: Ok I have to go inside because the mosquitoes are horrible.. Char have
a good time, be good, love you ... See you when? on Friday? Ok. (hug and kiss)

Then I went inside and bitched Hub out real good to my brother!!

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

gracEmail (GOD'S LOVE EXPERIENCED), Edward Fudge, Aug 16, 2005

Edward Fudge
Aug 16, 2005

God loved human beings so much that he gave his one-and-only Son to bring our alienated world back to himself (John 3:16). That Son, whom we know as Jesus of Nazareth, also loved us so much that he laid down his life to restore us to healthy relationship with the Father (John 10:17-18). By his life and death, Jesus brought into being an objective reality that did not exist before -- a state of friendship between God and the estranged world. The gospel (which means a "happy announcement") is the good news of this restored relationship between the Creator and his human creatures everywhere. Just as the Father loved us before he gave his Son, the Son restored our friendship with the Father before we heard about it or believed that it was true.

With the gospel announcement comes the promise that all who trust in Jesus will immediately experience the reality of the renewed relationship with God which Jesus has brought into being. Because this seems too simple to be true, Jesus points to God's equally unbelievable promise given long ago to the Israelites in the wilderness (Numbers 21). When the venomous complaining of the rebellious people finally wore out God's patience, God punished them with a plague of poisonous snakes. In mercy, God then instructed Moses to mount a brass snake up on a pole, and to promise the people that every snake-bitten person who looked at that brass snake would live. In that same way, promises Jesus, once he has been lifted up on the cross, whoever believes in him will experience life that is out-of-this-world in quality and that will never end (John 3:14-15).

This story of God's incredible promise to the snake-bitten Israelites provides the setting for the familiar words recorded in John 3:16, which is why verse 16 begins with the connecting word "for." The ancient promise points us to the present promise, as each clause in verse 16 drives us to the clause that follows. "FOR God so loved the world, THAT he gave his only begotten Son, THAT whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life." God's love resulted in his giving us Jesus. Jesus' "lifting up" resulted in every believer experiencing eternal life.

The alternative to believing is to disbelieve, to deny that God's happy announcement is true, to reject the reality of Jesus as God's Son and of the restored relationship that Jesus has brought about between God and the human world. Just as believers enjoy eternal life, those who persistently reject God's love will finally perish. The ultimate cause of perishing is rejecting God (notice the "because" in verse 18). Although believing in Jesus in response to the good news results in enjoying eternal life, the ultimate cause of eternal life is not our believing, but the inexplicable, unbounded love of God. Those who experience eternal life must give God all the credit. Those who finally perish must themselves take all the blame.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2005

I'm a Blue-Hair Angel (check the shoes)

I'm a Blue-Hair Angel (check the shoes)

Friday, August 12, 2005

More Blog-Things

Your Outrageous Name Is
Enorma Sass

Your Mood Ring is Magenta


Your Summer Ride is a Beetle Convertible

Fun, funky, and a little bit euro.
You love your summers to be full of style and sun!

Thursday, August 11, 2005

He's just not that into me...

There is this guy I like. He is 4 years younger than I am and my brothers best friend. He knows that I like him but "he is just not that into me."

Have you read the book?

Check it out. It is pretty interesting but doesn't give a really good way for me to not be that interested back.

Well, anyways, my hubby and I had been separated for a while, living in the same house, him downstairs and me up. Then he was in the accident and subsequently incarcerated. I was quite relieved to be "single."

I had been interested in my brothers friend for a while before this. Hate to say it but I don't remember him as a teen-- I was older and he was just a friend of my kid brother and that would have been a little creepy... I first noticed him at his mothers funeral actually. I was there with my brother BK, and asked "who is the guy with the long hair" and he told me ... HUMMMMM I thought, long hair and probably the tallest man in the room, I was interested but at that time not really able to pursue a relationship.

When I became "single" I acted on the attraction quickly... Coming on to "JohnDoe" and letting him know that I would like a relationship with him. He let me know that he is not into relationships but would not turn down a one night stand. It was actually a two night stand then nothing more. He even told me that I was being too pushy, and maybe I was but I was desperate, horny, needy ... mostly scared that I would be turned down.

I have only "been with" my husband until this time, having not dated as a teen and married the first person to actually "want" me. I felt like a teenager... nervous, scared, excited, butterflies in the stomach, worried. It really hurts me to think that once again I am not wanted in a sexual, or even emotional, way. I really like to be with someone, I don't like being alone, I like to be around others even if we are not talking, just knowing they are there, knowing they care. There is just something that being with someone in a relationship, that feeds my soul, that will not be fed by any other relationship/friendship/family. I don't really understand how some people are so comfortable being alone, not needing to be needed, cherished, loved, wanted -- as I do.

Well, anyways back to my original thought... How do I become "just not that into him?" How can I move on? How can I not like this guy as much as I do? How can I move on and find someone else? Why do I need to have a man to be happy? Why does it matter?

I don't know the answers and don't know if I ever will. But I do know one thing... I am forever and always will be...

In His Loving Arms...

Dr's Note

I have not been to the gym in the past 2 months except maybe 1-2 times. I have the herniated disc and also Plantar Fasciitis which I can't pronounce, so call it a heel spur, plus the many other aches and pains that come with being over-weight.

I went to the gym yesterday to see about freezing my membership for a while until after I find out if I need surgery or not, then after cleared by the surgeon I would be able to get back to exercising regularly. Well, I see the neurosurgeon Sept. 19th to discuss treatment options, etc. The lady that I spoke with at the gym told me that I will need to bring a DOCTOR'S NOTE to freeze the membership for 6 months max, without charge. Without a DOCTOR'S NOTE I could freeze it for 2 months with a charge.

I left the gym feeling like I was in school again, needing a doctor's note to get out of Phys Ed:

To Whom It May Concern:

Please excuse Michelle from working out today because she hurts all over
and can possibly do more damage if she does work out.

Thank You, Mr. Doctor

When I saw my main doctor, he told me once again that I really need to lose some weight and it would make me feel much better and be healthier, etc., etc., etc. We have pretty much the same conversation every time I see him. If you are overweight, you know it, why be told it all the time?? I don't resent him saying it though because that is his JOB.

I have lost 15 lbs, since March, which I am very proud of, because I have been eating a lot of ice cream with peanut butter and chocolate sauce lately and have not put on any weight. Of course that is about all that I do eat in the evening.... I figure I am covering most of the major food groups: Dairy, Protien (are peanuts GRAIN??), Fat, Chocolate.... all but the Fruit/Veggie and Grains.... but, I still have about 65 lbs to go to be any where near my "ideal" weight.

I will have to later write about the awesome analogy my doctor made about my weight/food needs.

In HIS Loving Arms...

Tuesday, August 09, 2005


Since I am a bit of a hypocondriac ?sp? I tend to think something is wrong with each little twinge, twitch, cough, sniffle, etc.

Since my diagnosis of the herniated disc I have been noticing the pain a lot more, or else it is really a lot more pain? But, never-the-less, I have been taking more excederin, tylenol, and excused naps.

I have also been noticing that I am more depressed as each day goes on, and really am looking forward to talking with the neurosurgeon about surgery. I want a vacation so badly that surgery and recuperating will be a blessing. I am worried that "they" will decide on physical therapy over surgery, worried that if I do have surgery that I will not be able to read or cross-stitch comfortably.

BTW, I am not depressed about the disc thing... more about life situations, money, family, etc. I sometimes welcome pain and suffering because that gives me a real reason to bitch, rather than feeling guilty about bitching about normal every day bull shit that I have been "blessed" with for my entire life.... but I digress and so I am going to stop typing now...

Plus, my break is almost over and I have to get back to the job that drags on, and on, and on...

Grinning and Bearing it,
and In His Loving Arms

Thursday, August 04, 2005

UFOs and WIPs

One of the things that I am a little tiny bit OCD about is my cross-stitch.

Even in times that I don't work on it, and there are quite a few long periods where I will not touch needle, thread, nor fabric... I still have the compulsion to purchase more kits, more thread, more fabric. I have so much that I will never ever, NEVER EVER, complete them all. And yet I still buy more, MORE, so much more.

I once joined a Yahoo Group devoted to x-stitch. One of the questions on the application form to join was: What do UFO and WIP mean? I had no idea, so I went "in search of..." online. I found that they mean essentially the same thing -- UFO = un-finished object -- and WIP = work in progress.

I have figured out the difference in the two however...UFO's are those that I have started and now they are put away to be maybe finished up in a few years or whenever they catch my passing fancy again... WIP's are those items that I have worked on in the most recent times.

I currently have a few UFO's, though I have been working really hard at completing those, before starting anything new. My dad and I have a running joke, but it is not a joke because it is true, that neither one of us can finish any project that we have started. So, I decided that I was going to prove that I could actually finish something, and have completed about 8 UFO's in the past two months!!!! As you can imagine I am very happy about this. I currently am working on a large UFO, which is now my main WIP. It is of a pair of geese in a flower bed that I started probably about 10 years ago, planning on giving it to my Granny. Granny is long gone to her Maker, but I am gonna finish this darn thing anyways. It is turning out quite nice too!

I have also started a small Rose, which may become a UFO really quickly because I have another project that I am chomping at the bit to start. It is a very beautiful and complex piece, which if and when I finish it will be a dragon listening to a story being told by a knight. I have all the materials except the fabric, and it is in the mail and I hope it is at home this evening when I get there.

I want to get a scanner so that I could post pictures of my projects on this blog. That would be cool.

Forever In His Loving Arms....

Tuesday, August 02, 2005


Spinal Disc... not compact disc.

I had an MRI last week, Wednesday, and today just found that I actually do have a cause for the numbness and tingling that I have been experiencing in my left arm. And the pain in the neck, which is not caused by friends or family. And the headaches that I have been bothered with sometimes.

Talked to my doctor about the resuts, just got off the phone. He says that I do have hernated disc(s) in my neck and he is going to have me talk with a surgeon about my options. I wonder now if the pains in my back are also caused by this? I think I will ask for an MRI or something for the rest of my spine too.

Lunch is over so I will write more about all this later.

Monday, August 01, 2005

Silly Blog-Things

Overall, Your Observation Skills Get: B-
Your senses are pretty sharp (okay, most of the time)
And it takes something big to distract you!

Your Birthdate: December 3

Being born on the 3rd day of the month is likely to add a good bit of vitality to your life.

The energy of 3 allows you bounce back rapidly from setbacks, physical or mental.

There is a restlessness in your nature, but you seem to be able to portray an easygoing, "couldn't care less" attitude.

You have a natural ability to express yourself in public, and you always make a very good impression.

Good with words, you excel in writing, speaking, and possibly singing.

You are energetic and always a good conversationalist.

You have a keen imagination, but you tend to scatter your energies and become involved with too may superficial matters.

You are affectionate and loving, but sometimes too sensitive.

You are subject to rapid ups and downs.

Your Hidden Talent
You are both very knowledgeable and creative.
You tend to be full of new ideas and potential - big potential.
Ideas like yours could change the world, if you build them.
As long as you don't stop working on your dreams, you'll get there.

The Keys to Your Heart

You are attracted to those who have a split personality - cold as ice on the outside but hot as fire in the heart.

In love, you feel the most alive when things are straight-forward, and you're told that you're loved.

You'd like to your lover to think you are stylish and alluring.

You would be forced to break up with someone who was ruthless, cold-blooded, and sarcastic.

Your ideal relationship is comforting. You crave a relationship where you always feel warmth and love.

Your risk of cheating is low. Even if you're tempted, you'd try hard not to do it.

You think of marriage as something precious. You'll treasure marriage and treat it as sacred.

In this moment, you think of love as something you thirst for. You'll do anything for love, but you won't fall for it easily.