April 2005

LRStan’s Xanga Archives

Friday April 29, 2005
Ok, I thought I’d seen it all, but…

Today we went to Shogun where they cook in front of you. Well, we’re sitting there and across a few tables a family sits down and they have a little boy. He was probably 5 or so. The mom sits a lap top down in front of him. A laptop!! Not a hand held game, not a game boy! A laptop!!! She clicks a few times and a game opens up. He plays it while they watch their food being cooked etc!! Sheeesshhh!!

Posted 4/29/2005 at 11:4 PM

Wednesday April 27, 2005
I just have to know!!

I do have a Mac and pretty much everything looks good on a mac screen! And I do use Safari and Firefox, because they are the best and pretty much everything works on those two browsers! Please be truthful, yes or no is fine…

But is my frickin’ background that bright?????


Posted 4/27/2005 at 6:2 PM

It’s not like obnoxious bright… The purple is bright but cute… It doens’t look bad, not at all πŸ™‚
Posted 4/27/2005 at 6:31 PM by msmusic74
it looks ok on IE on the blog page, but on the comment page you can hardly read the instructions, etc.
Posted 4/28/2005 at 8:24 AM by takingyouhome

Wednesday April 27, 2005
A Little Reminder…

Today I got to work. My students were wild! My ear had been hurting since I woke up and I was starting to get a headache. I went into my cabinet, got my purse out to find some tylenol or something, and what did I find? One of T-baby’s toys that he was playing with in the car while on the way to daycare. I laughed out loud when I saw it. And for a minute I forgot everything else that was going on! It made my day!

Posted 4/27/2005 at 5:32 PM

OHh, cutentess!
Posted 5/2/2005 at 1:45 PM by mrs_flinger

Tuesday April 26, 2005
DARE graduation was awesome! My students rock and I’m going to miss them so much! It is amazing how I feel about this group of students. Usually at the end of the year, I’m happy to see the kids go on. I guess knowing that these are 5th graders moving on to middle school, it makes it a bit more difficult. I just really worry about a hand full of them as I’m afraid that they may not do what they pledged tonight. (to be drug and violence free) That’s the sad thing!

Good night!

Posted 4/26/2005 at 10:4 PM


let’s hope they follow through!!

Posted 4/26/2005 at 11:12 PM by R_belle

Monday April 25, 2005
Drew’s nose is doing ok. The swelling is almost gone, but he’s still real stopped up and having some bleeding here and there. He’s bruised real bad and has a black eye.

He was real happy this morning when we got home from Walmart, the dentist office and called to cancel his appt! We’re eating lunch now and then we’re gonna go work on his egg-drop project. Fun! Fun!

Posted 4/25/2005 at 12:12 PM

 I’m glad he’s okay!
Posted 4/25/2005 at 5:24 PM by PeriwinkleJen

Sunday April 24, 2005
Finally gave Alex a haircut yesterday! I think I got it shorter than any other time, but usually I just trim it. This time I “layered” and took a lot of the weight off. I’ll get some pics soon so you can see.

Tomorrow I’m taking off because Drew doesn’t have school and Rob has a conference the next 2 days. I’m also taking Drew to the dentist tomorrow. Other than that I hope to get some stuff done around the house.

Let’s see…for the rest of the week…
My students have 5th grade DARE graduation Tuesday night
Drew has practice Tuesday

Drew has a game Thursday night

Hope everyone has a great week!!

Posted 4/24/2005 at 7:18 PM

How is Drew’s nose?
Posted 4/25/2005 at 8:38 AM by WVCountryRoads
you have cute kids. i am glad that his nose is doing better. check my site when you can.
Posted 4/25/2005 at 1:56 PM by Jessica_200

Saturday April 23, 2005

Falling Asleep At the Keyboard!

How pitiful is that? I’m sitting here trying to read some blogs, etc and I’m falling asleep! I would love to take a nap right about now, but I’m going to the Auburn baseball game in a little bit, so don’t have time. Ahhh…I just dozed off again! I think it’s my headache medicine. Sometimes it makes me sleepy and other times it doesn’t! I woke up with a headache this morning! I guess if I get up and go do some stuff that I SHOULD be doing, instead of stting here that would help! Don’t you just hate it when you can’t keep your eyes open?

Posted 4/23/2005 at 3:24 PM

Saturday April 23, 2005

Here’s T-baby eating with a spoon for the first time! Whoooo! He needs a haircut!!

Posted 4/23/2005 at 11:36 AM


 :goodjob: How cute! How old is he?

Your ‘blog is looking great!!

What are you using to do all of this neat stuff?

Posted 4/23/2005 at 1:58 PM by WVCountryRoads
He’s 13 months.

The picture I did with some Freeware called Imagewell, but you can do that with Adobe Photoshop also. I’m not sure what other stuff your talking about! But THANKS!!!!!

Posted 4/23/2005 at 2:33 PM by LRStan

Friday April 22, 2005
I’m thinking hard…yes that’s difficult for me! Anyway…I need to reevaluate why I blog. I started off blogging for family and friends to read. But for some reason they don’t seem to read it and if they do, I don’t KNOW they do! So in turn my interest has turned to the people that I’ve “met” by blogging. I feel like when I’m writing I’m talking to them. I ask for input from ANYONE and don’t get any. If I hadn’t have just paid for 6 more months of Xanga, I might seriously just take this blog down and write privately for myself to look back and remember. I know it sounds like I’m having a pity party, but I’m not. I’m trying to be truthful to myself! I could go on and on about all this, but I’m just going to leave it at that!

Hope your day was great!

Posted 4/22/2005 at 4:54 PM


 πŸ™ I check your blog every day. I actually wanted to respond to your last post, but I didn’t have time to think about the questions when I read it. I still have not come up with a good answer:(

Cheer up! :sunny:the sun with come out tomorrow… :sunny:

Posted 4/22/2005 at 6:45 PM by PeriwinkleJen
I read your blog too!!!  Rbelle  :wave:
Posted 4/22/2005 at 10:34 PM by R_belle

I read…. I read it!!!!! I just can’t answer any of those parental questions because I’m non-parental, hehe…

I feel like I write to the people I’ve met on here too, the people I’m friends with rarely EVER comment but my blogging buddies I’ve met, well I can depend on them πŸ™‚

Posted 4/24/2005 at 7:33 PM by msmusic74

Thursday April 21, 2005

QUESTIONS for Moms Out There!!!!

I know it’s still a couple weeks away, but…

1. What would be your ultimate Mother’s Day Gift?

2. What is the best Mother’s Day gift you’ve received?

3. What is the best Mother’s Day gift you’ve given?


Posted 4/21/2005 at 5:29 PM


1.  A CRUISE with Mr. Belle!

2.  Last year he gave me a trip to NYC with my mom and my brother

3.  Sadly, I dont know!!

Posted 4/22/2005 at 10:36 PM by R_belle

Thursday April 21, 2005
Drew went to the doctor and he didn’t break his nose. It’s just badly bruised. I’ll see how he’s feeling in a bit when I go pick him up!

Posted 4/21/2005 at 5:4 PM

Wednesday April 20, 2005
My poor baby….

Drew was outside the batting cages before his game started. His best friend, AM, was getting ready to go in the cages, he was swinging the bat. He swang the bat and Drew was standing behind him. YES! He got hit BAD in the nose. Rob and I were not over there at the time. We were on the other side! Well, our coaches and other parents can’t get either Drew’s or his AM’s names straight!! So they came over and asked if were AM’s parents and we were like, No, his mom is right over there. So we thought AM was hurt since they asked for him. We’re go over to the cages and we see AM’s mom, who’s our good friend on her cell phone freaking out. She sees us and says Drew got hit by AM and his nose is broken. We run over there and he’s got blood from head to toe and crying uncontrollably! Paramedics get there and there was a dr who is a dad on our team. He says he looks ok and to take him to the dr when the swelling goes down. We talk to Drew and he wants to stay for the game so we did. AM and his mom were so upset, but everything is good now. Rob is taking him to the dr tomorrow. Please keep Drew in your thoughts!

Posted 4/20/2005 at 10:11 PM

Wednesday April 20, 2005
Today we went on a field trip to Columbus, GA to the Civil War Naval Museum. It was really awesome. I learned a lot! The kids were great. The school day ended with one of my co-5th grade teachers having a seizure type episode. It was so scary and she refused to go with the EMT’s to the hospital. I think her niece was going to pursuade her to go. Anyway, I’m about to go get this kids and get Drew ready for his game tonight.

One other thing…nevermind.

Posted 4/20/2005 at 5:0 PM

Tuesday April 19, 2005

Which stereotype do you fall under?


You enjoy being around people and your life relies heavily on your popularity.

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This is so FUNNY, because I was such the prep in high school!!!

Posted 4/19/2005 at 6:25 PM

Monday April 18, 2005
Last night…

Drew kept coming up to me with his mouth open and his tongue pushing his loose tooth from side to side. I was eating corn on the cob and he wanted some. I cooked him one. He started eating it. All of a sudden he said, “My tooth came out!!” I replied by asking if he had swallowed it! He said, “no.” We spent about 30 minutes looking for it and to no avail. So he wrote the tooth fairy a note and she came, which made him happy.

Posted 4/18/2005 at 8:2 PM

Sunday April 17, 2005

I’ve been downloading all sorts of freeware & shareware this weekend. Here’s picture that I altered in “Easy Frame”.

I’m off to bed…I’ll update more about this weekend tomorrow! Cya

Posted 4/17/2005 at 10:51 PM

Sunday April 17, 2005

Here’s my big boy sleepin’ on the couch! This was Friday night. I try not to let him fall asleep on the couch, because he’s too heavy to pick up and carry. And waking him up is almost as hard. This is how it usually goes after I’ve gotten him to stand up. He’s standing up, but not really awake! “Let’s go to bed. Let’s go to bed. Let’s walk up the stairs” He lays down ON THE STAIRS! “Get up! Let’s go to bed! We’ve got to get up the stairs!” After we finally get upstairs in his room we continue this struggle as we try to get him in his PJ’s! Ahhh…It’s exhausting!! LOL

Posted 4/17/2005 at 10:20 PM

Saturday April 16, 2005
On Rachael‘s site she asked these questions!

How many hours of sleep do you get in a day?
8 hours

How often do you bath your baby/kids?
7 year old – everyday
1 year old – every other day or as often as needed! LOL

How often do you do laundry? How many loads a week?
1-2 times a week/ uhhh…about 3-4 loads

How often do you clean out your car?
as needed or when I get around to it

How often do you and your husband get out of the house for a date?
date? haha…1-2 times a year, but we usually take a vacation once a year without kids.

How often do you grocery shop?
1-2 times a week

How often do you go out to eat?
we go through spurts, sometimes 2-3 times a week and sometimes not at all

How many diapers a day do you go through?
hmm…5 or so, I think

How often do you clean your house?
a little bit everyday

What are your favorite household cleaning products?
Bathtub cleaner…Bubble something…I love not having to scrub my tub!

How often do you watch television?

How often do you have alone time?
I try to have a little time each day to keep sane!

How often do you cook?
pretty much everyday

Posted 4/16/2005 at 10:20 PM

Friday April 15, 2005

You Are 60% Normal
(Really Normal)

Otherwise known as the normal amount of normal
You’re like most people most of the time
But you’ve got those quirks that make you endearing
You’re unique, yes… but not frighteningly so!

Posted 4/15/2005 at 11:10 PM

Friday April 15, 2005

Yes! I went walking again today. Although I didn’t walk my full 30 minutes, at least I went! I had to go potty so bad I couldn’t make it the last 10 minutes! I’m proud of me!!!

Posted 4/15/2005 at 10:28 PM

Friday April 15, 2005
I woke up this morning with my right eye covered in dried up goop! It was yuck! I had to pry my eye open with my fingers. I immediately got concerned, because T-baby has had goopy eyes the last 2 days. My first thought was “Pink eye!” But I got up and got dressed, went to the bathroom to finish getting ready. Looking at my eyes didn’t look pink or anything, so I went ahead and put my contacts in. When I got to school, I had several people ask if I was feeling ok! I was like, Yah? They said your eyes is red. They started asking me questions, as I told them I’ve never had pink eye! Since it wasn’t bothering me except for feeling really dry, it felt fine. Later in the day it watered like crazy. When I got home this evening I looked and it wasn’t red at all. This evening it was just a bit red. So we’ll keep an ‘eye’ on it! (no pun intended!)

Posted 4/15/2005 at 9:36 PM

Wednesday April 13, 2005
How you like the banner at top? I had something similar to this on my iBlog that I was trying out. I decided to change it a little and use it here. At least for a bit! I’m trying not to use my first name on things, since it has somewhat of a unique spelling for security reasons! That’s also why I quit signing comments with my real name, if any of you are wondering! I’m off to soak in a nice hot bath! Cya later!

Posted 4/13/2005 at 9:36 PM

I’ve changed everything over for that reason!
Posted 4/14/2005 at 12:26 PM by WVCountryRoads

Wednesday April 13, 2005
As for my mood yesterday…I don’t know why I get that way. Oh well! Thanks for all the wonderful comments! It’s nice to know someone out there is “listening”. Last night Drew had practice and it poured down after that. I didn’t get to walk, but that’s ok. I hit the road today and plan to walk Friday & Saturday. Tomorrow Drew has a game and pictures early, so I probably won’t get to walk. I’m determined to meet my goal of walking 5 times this week.

Posted 4/13/2005 at 7:17 PM

Wednesday April 13, 2005
Drew yesterday said, “I’m ready for a new house! We need to buy a new house to see what it’s like to live somewhere else.” I told him that if we moved he may not go to the same school and he said he didn’t care!

Today he said, “I wish I could change the world! I want to make the world where we don’t have to work or go to school! Where everything is free and we could just do fun stuff all the time. I wish we could just learn what we wanted to and not have to do it in a school building.”

Posted 4/13/2005 at 7:11 PM

Wednesday April 13, 2005
Ya-yay! Bay-bee!! Ok, sorry! I went walking again today! I went a different route, since it had rained. I was dreading the uphill walk back, but I was invigorated! I ended up walking about 5 more minutes. I walked about 35 minutes. I took my iPod with me and I think it made my walk go by faster.

My eating this week has been a tad better than normal, but not as good as I’d like.

Posted 4/13/2005 at 7:7 PM

Tuesday April 12, 2005
Do you ever feel like the world is up against you? Like nothing you do is right…unloved, uncared for…like you’re the scum of the Earth, dirt! That’s how I’m feeling tonight!!! I’ll come back when I’m in a better mood.

Posted 4/12/2005 at 8:55 PM


It’s nice to be missed  :sunny: Hey now- why the mood? Is it because you’re eating right and exercising and not getting the usual good stuff? That always makes me grumpy when I start to do like I’m supposed to, hehe…. Hope that mood gets better πŸ™‚

Posted 4/12/2005 at 9:2 PM by msmusic74
I know what that is like! Feel better.
Posted 4/12/2005 at 9:37 PM by NANDAandSCOTT
Posted 4/12/2005 at 10:41 PM by photomomma24
Sadness :sadd: I hope you feel better and come back soon.
Posted 4/13/2005 at 5:38 PM by PeriwinkleJen

Monday April 11, 2005

Can you believe it? I can’t!! My body was in such pain last night, I felt like I’ld done more than just WALK!! I felt like I’d done full body aerobics! Today I woke up sore, but got better through the day. I kept telling myself on my way home from work, “you’re going walking!” While my subconscious kept saying, “Noooo, you don’t need to go today. You’re too sore!” So I got home and was pretty hungry so I had a light snack and had resolved to the fact that I wasn’t going, but something just made me start changing and I didn’t argue with it! I walked for 32 minutes today and at a little slower pace. My legs are sore especially the front part of my right leg. It’s not my shin. It’s the muscle next to it. It had a cramp the entire time I walked today. I think I get that because I life my toes way up while taking a step. I guess I’m still in that habit from marching band. I don’t know! Anyway a Big smile from me to you! Hope you’re having a great day!

Posted 4/11/2005 at 5:40 PM


YaY for exercising!!!!!! I’ve been walking too, I take Daisy Dog with me and she drags me ALL over town πŸ™‚ It’s good exercise! I started Weight Watchers 2 weeks ago, so that’s my step in losing weight and feeling better πŸ™‚ Keep going!!!

Posted 4/11/2005 at 7:2 PM by msmusic74

Wow it’s hard to read your comments with the stripes behind them!

Anyway, congrats, that’s great! I entirely lack motivation for those types of things.

It might sound silly, but if you stretch before and after walking it might help with the cramping(bonus-it’ll improve your flexibility too) . Keep it up, you’re doing great!

Posted 4/12/2005 at 8:48 AM by PeriwinkleJen

Sunday April 10, 2005
I went walking today! YES! I exercised! Yay, me! I walked for 37 minutes! I hope to walk 5 days this week! I also hope to drink more water and eat healthier! So we will see! Anyone else trying to get motivated? What do you do to get and stay motivated?

Posted 4/10/2005 at 8:56 PM

Saturday April 9, 2005
Today we went up to Atlanta to help Rob’s sister plan her wedding. Then we went to a ball field to practice with Drew. We had a nice time and I took a few pics.


The best ‘advertisement’ for Mountain Dew I’ve seen!

Old Scoreboard

Posted 4/9/2005 at 11:45 PM

Friday April 8, 2005
I just had to…

Sorry to be so confusing, but I just can’t find any other blog that I like (without paying more than I think is reasonable.) iBlog is to cumberson!! So I’m sticking with XANGA!! So you can find me here again! I’m really tired…This week of testing has warn me to a pulp, so I’m going go get a few minutes of SILENCE, before I get the kids!

Posted 4/8/2005 at 5:2 PM

Thursday April 7, 2005
Here are all my blogs from my trial period on iBlog:

Tuesday, April 6, 2005

Drew had his first baseball game of the series today. We were afraid that we wouldn’t get it in, because the bad weather that was coming. Lightening came and they had to call the game. Luckily, they were able to get it started and we’re pretty sure it counted. Speaking of “counting”, Drew has played ball for 3 years now and this is the first season where they actually keep score! It was just a little added stress for me, knowing they’re keeping score. The boys are much more competitive each season it seems. Drew was happy that they won, as they were playing one of his teammates!

Go Indians!!

Monday, April 4, 2005

I’m home…not feeling good. Alex is sleepin’. Drew and Rob went to baseball practice and then to the AU bb game. I’m just feel “uck!” I’ll write more when I’m feeling better! Hope everyone else had a great day!

Sunday, April 3, 2005

Spring Break is over and it’s back to work tomorrow! I’m bummed! Not only to we have to go back to school, but we have to go back and have 2 weeks of standardized testing! YUCK! But I guess the sooner we get back the sooner summer will be here!

Longer more in depth entries later, hopefully! Hope you’re having a great day!


Saturday, April 2, 2005

It has rained and rained and rained! Over 14 inches! Today it’s sunny and cool. Maybe we’ll have a break from the rain for a few days! πŸ™‚


I’m anxious to go on the cruise we just planned! I know, it’s not till October, but hey it’s giving me something to look forward to, right? πŸ™‚


Alex has turned into a CRY BABY!! It started a couple of weeks ago and I just thought it was due to the fact he was so sick. As far as I know he’s all better, so why is this occurring! I’ve been so spoiled with Drew and the first year of Alex’s life. They were just so good! I’m not used to having a baby cry, cry, cry. AND Alex has gotten where he’ll throw his hands in the air and land chest down on the floor! A major temper tantrum! So we put him in his room until he stops crying each time this occurs! It’s very tiring, but it should work. I think!

He’s also going through separation anxiety. He cries when I leave the room. He cried when I drop him off at school or church. At home I can’t even sit him down in front of his toys without him crying!

Where’s the parenting handbook when I need it? πŸ™‚

I’m gonna go do some research and see if there’s anything else we can do to help this crying bit!


Drew’s back and he says he missed me! I missed him too! He and his grandparents went to visit his Great Grandfather (PawPaw) who fell and broke some ribs and his heart is starting to fail. Drew said, “I don’t want him to die because then MawMaw will be alone and she said she doesn’t want to be alone! She’ll have to get a new house or move in with Candi or something!” He also said, “PawPaw’s blood is orange, because he smokes. If he’d quit smoking his blood would be red again, but he’s too old to quit smokin’!”

At the baseball game tonight, he looked at Nick and said, “You know, I really don’t care for Arkansas!” It was so funny! We were playing Arkansas. πŸ™‚

Friday, April 1, 2005

Today Rob took off work and we spent the day together. We went to the movies and say Hitch, which was SO good! It’s probably going to be one of those movies that I could watch over and over and never get sick of! I loved it! We also went looking for furniture for the boys rooms. πŸ™‚


I miss the A-master! LOL! He’ll be home tomorrow. My house will be back to normal…well as normal as it gets! LOL! πŸ™‚

Posted 4/7/2005 at 10:51 PM

Saturday April 2, 2005

50 Questions

1. Your name spelled backwards: natsrl (not going to use my real name)
2. Where were your parents born? Fort Worth, TX
3. What is the last thing you downloaded onto your computer? iTunes html thingy
4. What’s your favorite restaurant? Chili’s
5. Last time you swam in a pool? last summer
6. Have you ever been in a school play? no
7. How many kids do you want? 2
8. Type of music you dislike most? rap
9. Are you registered to vote? Yes
10. Do you have cable? Yes
11. Have you ever ridden on a moped? No
12. Ever prank call anybody? Yes, middle school
13. Ever get a parking ticket? yes in college
14. Would you go bungee jumping or sky diving? No
15. Furthest place you ever traveled? Europe
16. Do you have a garden? no
17. What’s your favorite comic strip? Snoopy
18. Do you really know all the words to your national anthem? Yes
19. Bath or Shower, morning or night? Just depends
20. Best movie you’ve seen in the past month? movie?
21. Favorite pizza topping? Sausage
22. Chips or popcorn? chips
23. What color lipstick do you usually wear? lipstick?
24. Have you ever smoked peanut shells? Huh? YUCK!
25. Have you ever been in a beauty pageant? no
26. Orange Juice or apple? orange
27. Who was the last person you went out to dinner with and where did you dine? Rob to Chili’s
28. Favorite type chocolate bar? Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
29. When was the last time you voted at the polls? November
30. Last time you ate a homegrown tomato? Not sure
31. Have you ever won a trophy? Yes
32. Are you a good cook? Sometimes
33. Do you know how to pump your own gas? Yes
34. Ever order an article from an infomercial? No
35. Sprite or 7-up? Sprite.
36. Have you ever had to wear a uniform to work? Dance team uniform, band uniform
37. Last thing you bought at a pharmacy? allergy meds
38. Ever throw up in public? yes
39. Would you prefer being a millionaire or find true love? ooo, that’s hard one
40. Do you believe in love at first sight? yes
41. Ever call a 1-900 number? No
42. Can exs be friends? sometimes
43. Who was the last person you visited in a hospital? coworker’s son
44. Did you have a lot of hair when you were a baby? no
45. What message is on your answering machine? The normal
46. What’s your all time favorite Saturday Night Live Character? Will Ferrell
47. What was the name of your first pet? Rosie
48. What is in your purse? wallet, keys, tissue, gum
49. Favorite thing to do before bedtime? Eat
50. What is one thing you are grateful for today? Life

Posted 4/2/2005 at 11:1 PM

Saturday April 2, 2005
AHHHH!! LOL! Ok! I’m trying to be loyal to Macintosh products, because I AM a loyal Mac user and I love them! So I’m trying to use Lifli Software written for Macs called iBlog. I’ve used it before, but wasn’t as formiliar with CSS and stuff. Anyway, I decided to try it out again, but of course I have to make everything complicated so I decide to try different templates that I downloaded from another iBlog user. It ended up being very complicated to change, so I really hope you like it! LOL! I have a 3 week trial, before I have to pay for the software so I’ll be blogging at this ADDRESS until further notice! Thanks!

Posted 4/2/2005 at 1:48 PM

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