Wednesday, May 14, 2008

My Wedding Shoes

The shoes I will be wearing as matron-of-honor in my sister's wedding. They're actually a lot more comfortable than they appear.
UPDATE: The shoes are ABSOLUTELY as uncomfortable as they appear. Good thing I had gold flip-flops for the reception

"B" as in "Butt"

Today Ethan got a "B" on his daily citizenship calendar.

A "B" is the best you can get. They've been pretty few and far between this year. He has had some issues this year, but really, I think most kids get the "G" for "good" by default. Anyway, he's received 2 of them this month already. His reward for it is getting to play with water outside, which he is doing right now with his brother, Christian. Brother #3, Jordan, is asleep in the living room, and Scarlet is asleep in her crib. DH sees therapy clients tonight. Blah. I was going to make a turkey roast, but I need a meat rack for it. I tried to get one at Walmart. No luck. I'll have to go to HEB.

For anyone outside of South Central Texas who reads this, HEB is the main grocery store chain. It's headquartered in San Antonio. If you think HEB is a strange name, it only gets stranger. Is it a person's initials? Yes. What do they stand for? Well, the man's name was H. E. Butt. Yes, really. It could've been "Butt's Groceries" or I guess, just plain old "Butt's." Anyway, in Ethan's class, if "G" is for good, what does "B" stand for? Best? Beautiful? Bodacious? No, No, and No. It stands for . . . wait for it . . . "Outstanding"! Yeah, I know. Actually it corresponds with a color system:

B = Blue = "Outstanding"
G = Green = "Good"
Y = Yellow = Numerous Redirections
R = Red = Severe Disruption

Is it me? Should the letters match a word that fits the behavior? Like "Y" could stand for "Ya coulda done a lot better." I guess that's bad grammar though. Seriously, when I was a kid it was:

E = Excellent
S = Satisfactory
N = Needs Improvement
U = Unsatisfactory (or "Under", as in, hide under the bed, because you're going to be in big trouble*)

*I'm just being dramatic here, I never received a "U", so I don't really know what would've happened, though it wouldn't have been too good.

This is the system they use on his report card. So much for consistency. Oh well. Any thoughts?

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Me? A Blogger?

Well, ok, this is my first post on my brand new blog. Weird. I guess I should sort of introduce myself, which is a little strange because right now I feel like I'm talking to myself. Add to that the fact that the only people who will probably ever see this are related to me or are my friends, so they obviously already know me. But, whatever, here goes . . .

I am . . .


Wife to a very hard-working man and full-time grad student. He studies Marriage & Family Therapy . . . hopefully we won't be seeking therapy by the time he's done, just kidding :)

Mother of 4 (3 boys, 1 girl)

Older sister to my new-military-wife sister

Bad Housekeeper, Decent Cook

Born Mennonite, raised Presbyterian, adult convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Wannabe decorator, amateur musical arranger, novice pianist, floutist, and artist

I think RED is the best color EVER!

Trying to be a little better every day

Oh, and I guess now, blogger?