Lysha’s Xanga Archives

Sunday January 30, 2005
Today was very busy…
mopped the downstairs bathroom (big chore of the week from LAST week)
mopped the kitchen (big chore of the week)
organized the cabinet with spices in my kitchen (big project of the week)
cleaned my desk (big project of the week for NEXT week)
organized the book shelf in the bedroom (just decided to because it was driving me nuts)
started cleaning out my closet (just decided to get started on that)
This was after going to Sunday School and to Loco’s for lunch.
WOW!! So I’m exhausted and sore!

Last night we went to the Auburn Diamond Club (ADC) banquet with the Auburn University baseball players and coaches. It was fun! We sat with Clete Thomas and Philip Stringer.

Tomorrow night we’re headed to Atlanta for a memorial service for Rob’s Band director from high school, who died 10 years ago tomorrow quite suddenly after finding out he had a brain tumor. It’ll be sad, as he was a GREAT guy!

Good night!

Posted 1/30/2005 at 11:14 PM

 :wave: Just wanted to stop by and say hello. I havent been on xanga for a long time.
Posted 2/1/2005 at 1:30 PM by Mommie2SweetBoy

Saturday January 29, 2005
See my Mr. Picasso Head here! Fun!!

Posted 1/29/2005 at 4:38 PM

Thursday January 27, 2005
I got Drew’s Birthday Pictures posted.

Posted 1/27/2005 at 8:34 PM

Thursday January 27, 2005
Another observation over with!! Halleluhah! Now I just have the 2 with my principal.

I’m tired and achy from the stress. Going to lay down.

Posted 1/27/2005 at 6:21 PM

Wednesday January 26, 2005

I’ve had a lot to say lately, but unfortunately have not been in the mood to write!

I’m having another observation tomorrow with the Elementary Coord. Looking forward to having that over with! Then I have 2 with my principal at some point, since he never did my 1st one last semester!

So I don’t know! Had a Grandmother Baby shower today at work! Isn’t that funny! She got a pack and play, a high chair, a swing, clothes, toys, etc!!! Sheesh!

I’m gonna go for now….

Posted 1/26/2005 at 5:50 PM

Sunday January 23, 2005

Happy Birthday, Drew!! BIG SEVEN!!!

Wow! How time goes by so fast! For those of you who have children, you probably know exactly what I’m talking about. And for those of you who don’t have kids, people tell you this and you just don’t realize HOW fast it goes by and in some ways its sad! I know it’s part of life!

Drew and his friend had a great time! We went to church and then came home and had a shrimp fry. The Johnston’s came down. They gave him a Color Your Own Fort. We gave him Dunston Checks In, Fluke, and Far From Home DVD’s, some shirts, a remote control car, a Math workbook, colors, and crayons and Scooby underwear!

Posted 1/23/2005 at 5:53 PM

Saturday January 22, 2005
Well, just checking in. I’m exhausted! My day:
8-12 TEAM Math Workshop
12:00 Came home and got ready to go to Columbus
1:00 The family and I went and picked up Drew’s best friend to go to Hollywood Connection
1:30 Ate at Chef Lee’s in Columbus
2:00 Got to Hollywood Connection and played. Alex had a good time too! Nick, Maria, and Layne showed up to our surprise!

6ish Headed back to Auburn and went to Chick-Fil-A drive through, brought home dinner
8:20 Alex’s in bed, A and A are playing computer and we’ll be retiring to bed soon! (Although A & A may have other plans! We WILL SEE!!!)


Posted 1/22/2005 at 9:27 PM

Thursday January 20, 2005

Ok, you know how when your sick and you just lay and lay and sleep and sleep and watch TV unti you can’t stand it? I’ve only been doing this for half a day and I’m like “I WANT TO FEEL BETTER!! I’M TIRED OF LAYING HERE!” So I’m laying here surfing the net and I found the mood bears, which are so cute! There’s not a bored bear so I thought the gloomy bear was the next best thing! Guess I’m gonna go find something to eat and watch the The Apprentice 3!

Posted 1/20/2005 at 7:58 PM

Thursday January 20, 2005

16.7 pound baby!

Oh my!! I can’t even imagine!! I thought 8.14 lbs. was bad!! WOW!!!

What the article doesn’t say that the news did was the mother was diabetic and didn’t control her blood sugar while pregnant!!

Posted 1/20/2005 at 7:46 PM

Thank you for clarifying that one about the diabetes!!!
Posted 1/20/2005 at 9:11 PM by KellySAHM

Thursday January 20, 2005

I’ve been watching the Inaugural Parade, waiting to see the Auburn University Band. I waited and waited and waited through the awful coverage! I’ll have to confess I was flipping between FOX News and CNN (ooo, can’t believe I just said that!) I was about to give up and run and get the kids, when I thought I’ll flip one more time since FOX was on a commercial and there they were! As much as I LOVE FOX News, I will have to say I’m totally bummed they were on commercial the entire time Auburn was on there! I know they have to go to commercial, but that was just awful timing!!! OH well….

Posted 1/20/2005 at 6:14 PM

Thursday January 20, 2005

Uhhh! I’m at home, SICK, with this nasty crud! I think I’ve got what msmusic74 has! I went to work today and my voice went from raspy to a faint whiper! Some coworkers urged me to come home and get some rest. So I’m laying here trying to rest.

Anyway…I’m going to go and see if I can get to sleep….


Posted 1/20/2005 at 1:2 PM

Wednesday January 19, 2005
OH! Just thought of something… (This may be gross to some…sorry!)

Alex woke up this morning with red dry crusty boogers! (I know, YUCK!) Anyway, so I was getting him dressed and ready for school. He blew threw his nose and his nose started bleeding! Aughgh! How hard is to get a 10 month old dressed while trying to not get red stuff all over the place? Sheeesh! Luckily, it wasn’t pouring out. He’s had some congestion and stuff and I guess it got so dry it caused it to bleed. Didn’t phase him in the least! LOL

Posted 1/19/2005 at 9:14 PM

Isn’t it amazing how some things that drive moms crazy don’t phase the children at all (no matter what their age)?
Posted 1/19/2005 at 9:53 PM by ShutterBugSHSU

Red dry crusty boogers… I have those right now too… I feel bad for him, I can’t breathe worth a crap…

I’m ready for this CRAP to exit and take off  :thumbsup:

Posted 1/20/2005 at 7:42 AM by msmusic74

Wednesday January 19, 2005
Not much going on…work, kids, housework, etc! Watched American Idol last night and tonight. Very funny! I’ve got the CRUD that lots of people have right now, yuck! Don’t know what else to tell ya right now, so I’m off to bed…LOL!

Posted 1/19/2005 at 9:9 PM

Monday January 17, 2005
I love Valentine’s Day, so I decided to make my page all “Love-y Dove-y”! Hope you enjoy it for the next month or so!

Posted 1/17/2005 at 3:33 PM

Monday January 17, 2005
Uhh! I’m in the process of trying to update the family website and A &T’s pages, but the iDisk is not cooperating!! Arhghghghgh! OH, well…I guess I need to quit and let it fix it’s problems and then I can come finish without being so frustrated!

I’ve gotten the new pages up so I’ll be posting those links over to the left of my page. Check those out later!

Posted 1/17/2005 at 11:9 AM

Monday January 17, 2005
WOW!! I actually act my age!

You Are 29 Years Old


Under 12: You are a kid at heart. You still have an optimistic life view – and you look at the world with awe.

13-19: You are a teenager at heart. You question authority and are still trying to find your place in this world.

20-29: You are a twentysomething at heart. You feel excited about what’s to come… love, work, and new experiences.

30-39: You are a thirtysomething at heart. You’ve had a taste of success and true love, but you want more!

40+: You are a mature adult. You’ve been through most of the ups and downs of life already. Now you get to sit back and relax.

Posted 1/17/2005 at 10:23 AM

Sunday January 16, 2005

Your Dominant Intelligence is Musical Intelligence

Every part of your life has a beat, and you’re often tapping your fingers or toes.
You enjoy sounds of all types, but you also find sound can distract you at the wrong time.
You are probably a gifted musician of some sort – even if you haven’t realized it.
Also a music lover, you tend to appreciate artists of all kinds.

You would make a great musician, disc jockey, singer, or composer.

Posted 1/16/2005 at 2:5 PM

Friday January 14, 2005
Well, I was just doing some research and seems that I’m the Prehypertension category:

Systolic 120-139
Diastolic 80-89

Because my bp was 136 over 86.

So now I need to vow to exercise and eat healthier!

Posted 1/14/2005 at 6:17 PM

Friday January 14, 2005
Uhh! I’m exhausted! It sure doesn’t feel like I’ve had the day off! 2 doctor’s appts, lunch, and cleaning! Pretty much what I’ve done. Alex is home with me, but he’s feeling lots better, it seems!

1st dr.
I had to get this awful shot for them to see if my headache would go away and if it didn’t they would know it was due to bp! Which it didn’t get any better. My arm is still killing me from that AWFUL shot!! My headaches/migraines are believed to be related to high blood pressure! OH joy!! He gave me bp meds and some pain relievers.

2nd dr.
My eyes are building up a protein resistance to my contacts, so he had to change the type of contacts I wear and my prescription had to be increased! Oh Joy! But at least I can see better now!

I’ve been cleaning like crazy since lunch. I thought the house was pretty clean, but I get so nit-picky when I know we’re having company other than family. Rob is hosting a party tonight for a few of his coworkers. I need a little nap before I go get Drew.

Talk to you later!

Posted 1/14/2005 at 4:49 PM

Thursday January 13, 2005
I was up with Alex last night several times. He’s running a fever, has a runny nose, and is coughing. Now he’s also been throwing up! Luckily I took the day off tomorrow for 2 dr.’s appts., so Rob will work from home during that time and then I’ll be able to be home to take of him. I’m exhausted!!

More later…………

Posted 1/13/2005 at 7:40 PM

Tuesday January 11, 2005
I was watching the Biggest Loser today. While watching it Drew said, “Mom, you need to go on the Biggest Loser, cause you know you’re kinda big!”


Posted 1/11/2005 at 11:21 PM


Hey there.  Just a random drop in!  I wanted to say you have got an awesome site here!  Drop by mine, if you have time!

Erin 🙂

Posted 1/12/2005 at 6:51 AM by sparklezchick
Maybe he should go on Kids Say the Darndest things?  :spinning:
Posted 1/12/2005 at 7:47 AM by msmusic74

Tuesday January 11, 2005
Today I took Alex to daycare as I always do. But instead of going to work the way I usually do, I took the “scenic” route. It seems that many times as I’m driving, I take the “scenic” route, instead of the most direct route. Rob always laughs at me when I drive because of this. Although when he’s in the car I try to go the way he would go! Anyway, I started thinking about scenic vs. direct and I thought maybe that’s the story of my life.

It seems that so many times my life is on the scenic turnpike and not the interstate! For example after graduating, I so badly wanted to work in the ACSchools and if not, then the OCSchools, because they’re close to where we live and they have good schools. Instead, I was working for an awful school district for 5 years of my life, in which I was miserable, a great deal of the time. Needless to say I had to drive 40 minutes and I was working in the Eastern time zone, while living in the Central!!

Another example, for nearly 2 years Rob and I tried to conceive our second child, while God had other plans. This did teach me that God answers prayers when He knows it’s best! Not when we always think it’s best! But then I get back to my life, taking the scenic route and just wondering what part of the route I’m on now and where my final destination will be. Something I’m currently pondering…

Posted 1/11/2005 at 5:18 PM

Monday January 10, 2005
Ok!! I’m…so…peeved…

My boss told me today that I have to make a presentation in front of the entire school district! O-H–M-Y–!!!! I do not enjoy talking infront of small groups of adults, much less hundreds of people!! I’m so terrified. I start trembling just thinking about it! I’m NOT happy about this!! Another teacher was supposed to do it, but she got out of it and since I’m the new kid on the block! So lucky me!!

What happened to teachers actually teaching students? I feel like my job is everything, but teaching all too often! I could go on and on about this, but I’m tired!

Posted 1/10/2005 at 9:53 PM


OK that is scary!!  I hate speaking in public…   😮

I’ll pray for you!!!!!!!!!

Posted 1/11/2005 at 12:32 AM by t4tots

Sunday January 9, 2005
I would love to have more friends and family join Xanga! (HINT!! HINT!! LOL…for those few of you that read this!!!) Go t4tots brother!! That is so cool!!

Posted 1/9/2005 at 10:26 PM


Thanks for the links 🙂  I wish I could get my hubby and his family to xanga…I was surprised my bother jumped in LOL !!  Now there’s me, my mom (gandywhite), my sister (angwith2), my SIL (anothermadhousewife) and her hubby my bro (Bigineurope) and my SIL’s little sister (solarfreak).  I almost never talk to my brother and he is always working so even when I visit I don’t see him…so this is going to be an awesome thing for us!!

My husband has a HUGE family…his mom reads xanga and has a site, but doesn’t post…and I am not sure if the others have coem to read my site…he is one of 4 brothers.

Posted 1/11/2005 at 12:29 AM by t4tots

Sunday January 9, 2005
Ok, I finally got to look at my site on a PC. I was ticked to see that stuff wasn’t as I see it on my Mac!! A BIG thanks to Rob for spending hours helping me “fix” a lot of my html and also help correct the problems to make my site look the way I want it to on all formats!!

Now I’d like to get a triple background going and I’ll be happy!

Also thanks to msmusic74 for responding to my question yesterday!

Posted 1/9/2005 at 10:8 PM

Saturday January 8, 2005
I’m in a quandary…not really a big deal, but I need your opinion! I like for my blog site to be pleasing to the eye. I also like it to be colors that will go with all seasons….but this orange and blue is not neutral at all. I feel like my new look is a little bright. What do you think? Should I change to something more neutral or stick with the Auburn colors for now? I can’t find anything that I’d want to change to, but I’m going to keep looking just in case!


Posted 1/8/2005 at 10:46 PM


Nothing wrong with the way it looks to me… Looks good 🙂

Posted 1/9/2005 at 12:41 AM by msmusic74

Friday January 7, 2005

105 Things About Me…

1. A lot of people mispronounce my first name.
2. I was born in September.
3. I’m a Libra.
4. I was raised by my paternal grandparents since I was 3.
5. I’ve been married for 7 years.
6. I was born and lived in Texas for 20 years.
7. I’ve lived in Auburn, AL for 8 years.
8. I went to Texas Tech for 2 years.
9. I graduated from Richland High School in 1994.
10. I went to Richland Middle School and Glenview Elementary.
11. I went to the same elementary, middle, and high schools as my dad and three uncles.
12. I was a Dixie Belle, the dance team/kick line in high school.
13. I met my husband in an AOL chat room in November 1995.
14. I flew to Atlanta to meet him in December 1995.
15. I moved to Auburn in April 1996.
16. I have a Corgi.
17. I have a sister and 2 brothers (from my parent’s 2nd marriages).
18. I found out I was pregnant with my first son the day after my 22nd birthday.
19. I was almost 5 months along!
20. I found out I was pregnant with my second son the day before hubby’s 27th birthday.
21. I was about 5 weeks along!
22. I collect clowns of all sorts.
23. The states I’ve been to are Texas, Lousiana, Alabama, California, Virginia, New York, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington, Arkansas, Arizona, Oklahoma, Maryland, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Washington DC (I know that’s not a state!).
25. I’ve been to Mexico, Victoria, BC, St. Thomas, Saint John, St. Maarten/St. Martin, San Juan, Puerto Rico, England, and Scottland.
26. Things that make me really happy are chocolate, a clean house, a healthy family, sleep, being caught up on everything, having closets full of clean nicely hung and folded clothes, relaxing after having a productive day with Baby T in my arms, traveling, getting compliments, nice surprises, having chores done for me without me having to ask, kids, memories of my grandfather, and more (can’t think of them all!)
27. I drove a Rhino Riders all the way from Simpson Bay to Happy Bay while visiting St. Maarten in the Caribbean Sea.
28. I love reality TV, especially Survivor, The Amazing Race, Trading Spaces, and Fear Factor.
29. My favorite soap opera is All My Children, which I don’t watch that often!
30. I love to watch Discovery Health Channel.
31. I like to sleep, a lot.
32. I love taking pictures, especially of my kids.
33. I have red hair with natural blonde highlights from the sun.
34. I have hazel eyes.
35. I started wearing glasses when I was 21.
36. I started wearing contacts in 2002 before a cruise.
37. I’ve been on 4 cruises in 3 years.
38. I like playing The Sims.
39. My favorite fast food places are Chick-Fil-A, Fazoli’s, and Taco Bell,
40. I’ve been to Disney World and Disneyland.
41. My dream car is a BMW.
42. My dream vacations are to go to Italy, Alaskan Cruise, and Australia.
43. I’m addicted to the internet.
44. I’m addicted to blogging.
45. I’m addicted to blinkies.
46. I have PCOS.
47. I like CSI, ER, Third Watch, and among many others!
48. I love Fox News!
49. I miss living close to my family!
50. My favorite restuarants are Chili’s, Niffer’s, and Laredo’s Mexican Restuarant.
51. My favorite foods are Peanut Butter on Ritz crackers, Chips Ahoy cookies, Granola Bars, and Fritos.
52. I graduated from Auburn University in 1999.
53. I am Methodist.
54. I am a huge fan of Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity.
55. I tend to be conservative.
56. I love babies!
57. I changed my major just one time in college.
58. Often I wish I wouldn’t have!
59. I hate roaches!
60. I’m scared of getting in a wreck and hitting deer!
61. I’m in my 6th year of teaching.
62. I’m in my 1st year of teaching 5th grade.
63. I taught 2nd grade for 4 years.
64. I taught 6th grade for 1 year.
65. If I could be any profession other than teaching, it would be a stay at home mom.
66. I’ve dislocated both knee caps twice in high school.
67. I love music.
68. My absolute all time favorite groups and singers are Sting, Chicago, Journey, Def Leopard, and more…
69. I also really like Elton John, Chuck Mangione, Toto, U2, and more…
70. I’ve been to lots of Elton John concerts (can’t remember how many!)
71. I’ve seen Elton John and Billy Joel twice.
72. I’ve seen Weird Al in concert.
73. I’ve seen Meatloaf in concert.
74. I’ve seen Blue Man Group in concert. (AWESOME!!)
75. I’m too embarrassed to say who my first concert was!
76. My favorite movie of all time is Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
77. I love broadway musicals!
78. I’ve seen Oklahoma twice.
79. I’ve seen Cats twice at the Fox in Atlanta.
80. I’ve seen Phantom of the Opera at the Fox in Atlanta.
81. I’ve seen Aida. Once before Broadway and once on Broadway!
82. I’ve seen Lion King at the Civic Center in Atlanta.
83. I’ve seen 42nd Street on Broadway in New York!
84. I have never dyed my hair.
85. I have never smoked.
86. I have never done drugs!
87. I won’t ever dye my hair, do drugs, or smoke!
88. I drink Diet Coke all the time.
89. I need to drink more water!
90. I like Dr. Pepper and Coke too!
91. I love country clip art!
92. I have a pinched nerve in my neck.
93. I don’t like to talk in front of large groups of people.
94. I despise yard work, but I do it anyway!
95. I have both my big toenails removed because of in-grown toenails.
96. I have part of another toenail permanently removed because of an in-grown toenail.
97. I sleep with the fan on year round.
98. I sleep with my feet outside the covers.
100. I love to be barefoot!
100. I take digital photography only.
101. I am a Mac user!
102. I will never go back to PCs!
103. I get headaches a lot.
104. My allergies drive me crazy.
105. I love 30 Minute Meals!

Posted 1/7/2005 at 9:54 PM

Thursday January 6, 2005
I’m in the process of posting pics from our trip. Drew’s watching Oliver and Company and Alex’s sleeping. Rob’s at the AU gymnastics meet with some coworkers. I have so much I should be doing! I’m just tired and feeling blah!

Rob and I made a budget last night, which I’m excited about and just hope we can stick with it! We’re starting to save for the boys’ college education = $180,000! OUCH!! But we feel it’s important to provide an education or at least a foundation to start on for our kids. The main reason we made a budget is because we have some debt we’re anxious to get rid of!

We also owe Laura and Zelda a HUGE thank you for watching the kids while we went to New Orleans!!!

Posted 1/6/2005 at 8:39 PM

Tuesday January 4, 2005
We’re back! Wow! I feel like I’ve been beat up! Rob and I went to the Sugar Bowl last night. I was so tense during the game! We came out with a win, which is what counts! The lead singer from 3 Doors Down sang the National Anthem.

Before the game we walked and walked and walked around New Orleans! We rode on a Street Car a couple times, which gave us a little break.

Here’s where we ate:
Lucy’s Retired Surfer’s Restaurant And Bar
Location: Downtown/Central Business District
701 Tchoupitoulas Street

This was very good even though they didn’t have what had been recommended to us. They were out of it!!!


Cafe Du Monde
Location: French Quarter
800 Decatur Street

We actually got in to Cafe Du Monde. It was SOOO crowded! We had beignets and coke!

Dinner after the game:
Tony Moran’s Restaurant (Jean Lafitte Bistro)

(Above The Old Absinthe House)
240 Bourbon Street

This was good, but not worth all the $$$money$$$. I had my first hurricane!

Posted 1/4/2005 at 7:52 PM

Sunday January 2, 2005
WOW! So it’s 2005!! I haven’t really had time to think about my goals or ‘resolutions’ like many of you! I guess I’ll do that when I get back from our trip. We’ll be back Tuesday afternoon and I’ll be going back to work Wednesday. Uhgh! But I’m not going to think about that! Tomorrow we’ll be in New Orleans for the Sugar Bowl! It will be fun. I’ll be really happy to get out. We’ve been hanging out with Rob’s family (his dad’s side of the family) in Baton Rouge. We had a real nice time Friday at the BREC Zoo. I’ll post pictures of that when we get back since I’m dialing in on my cell phone here.

Anyway! Guess I’ll go…talk to you later!

Posted 1/2/2005 at 10:8 PM