Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Hodgepodge Post!

For lack of a better title.

I'm sure you're all wondering what happened at the school. I took the kids in today and then stopped and talked to Jasmine's teacher, I asked her to get the girl who was being the bully and the two of us, plus the girl and Jasmine stood outside the classroom talking.

The girl started by denying doing anything but quickly changed her tune when the teacher told her that I was not going to stand for bullying and I had enough. She did admit to doing and saying some things and was warned to stop it immediately. By the end she was in tears but I think she got the message that what she is doing is wrong and not acceptable. I left feeling a LOT better, I'm not going to completely forget about it, I'll definitely be on my toes and ready to step in again should things resume or escalate.

Thank you all for the wonderful comments and words of encouragement, and for the prayers, those were definitely answered.


I'm so sore right now....I just moved to Level 2 of the 30 Day Shred and oh my word....OUCH! For the first time in my life I actually felt sick to my stomach and had to stop, but you know what? I'm seeing the changes, my body is getting really firm and tight and my clothes are starting to become baggy.

Some of you were wondering what exercise I was talking about. It's the 30 Day Shred by Jillian Michaels from Biggest Loser. She is TOUGH people, really tough but it works.

So if you're looking for a good workout that actually shows results....go for it, but come back and let me know ok?


Now let me show you something that.....well.....honestly I don't even know what to say LOL

Ok so it's bedtime and I go and tuck Jasmine into bed, as I head to close her closet, I feel something rub up against my leg and I quickly pull back, I look down and see what I thought was wire. My first thought was "why is there a piece of wire sticking out from behind the dollhouse?"

I turn the light on and what I saw was this:

What do you think? It's like the light playing tricks on your eyes isn't it?

I mean, I NEVER in my life have seen something like this LOL We have grass growing through the walls people.....grass, or weeds, or whatever the heck it is, it just doesn't belong there.

I am calling Housing Maintenance tomorrow morning and having them come out and fix it. How ever they are going to do it, I am not sure LOL


This past weekend, while daddy played with the kids, I was able to take all the laundry into my bedroom, throw it all on the bed and while I folded and separated it, I popped in a couple of movies.

My wonderful family allowed me to spend hours, which honestly, I didn't even realize until I came out at 5pm to start dinner.

But let me tell you about the movies, oh the movies....you all know how much I love the 1800's and the Victorian and Edwardian Eras.

The first movie I watched was The Duchess. It was based on a true story about the Duchess of Devonshire, which to me makes it even more enjoyable, there's something great about a movie that is not only well acted but historically informative.

Then I popped in Atonement...little did I know that Keira Knightley would be the main actress in this movie too. I'm a little split on this one, it was a good movie but some of the things going on really irritated me, and since I don't want to ruin it for those that haven't watched it, that's all I'll say.

Next came Dresden which I had received from Netflix. Oh my goodness, I LOVED this one. Again another wonderful movie based on the bombings of Dresden in 1945 and the love between a German girl and a British Fighter Pilot.

And last but not least....Australia. Another really good movie and again based on history. Of course Hugh Jackman as the lead man makes the movie very interesting indeed LOL Loved it.

So there you have it, just some great movies that you may all enjoy.


Now I'm off to finish my grocery list for tomorrow and post the Menu plan on my food blog.

It's getting to that time of the day, washing dinner dishes, rounding up homework, picking up around the house, baths and book reading and all that fun stuff before getting into our warm beds and getting some much needed sleep.

Have a blessed night everyone!


  1. So glad it worked out at the school, maybe she will think about the next time she bullies someone, but hopefully she will stop completely!! Cute grass you have there growing in the wall.. That is funny. Now I'm going to check out the work out stuff!!

  2. I'm so glad things worked out at school! As for the grass growing in the wall, I'm speechless! I've never seen anything like that.

  3. I'm glad you did what you did at school. It will speak volumes to the other child, your baby and the teacher! The movies sound good!

  4. Thanks for the great movie ideas. I recently watched the Duchess and enjoyed it too. I think I will have to try to watch some of these too.

  5. I'm glad everything worked out at the school and with that girl. It was probably a good thing to confront her with yourself and the teacher making it plain that it will not be tolerated.

    The grass growing through your wall is absolutely bizarre. LOL. Even your house is giving you blog fodder. LOL.

  6. I am doing the shred too I am on level 2 Jillian is an insane women but its working good luck!

  7. I'm so glad it worked out today at school. That is good to hear. And even more glad you are not just forgetting this. That shows what a great mom you are! I'm so glad to hear the 30 Day Shred is working! I just bought the DVD and we brought my treadmill home yesterday! So I am going to be putting both to work! Wow, is all I can say about the grass. Never have I seen anything like that.
    Have a blessed night and day tomorrow!

  8. great hodge-podgey post!! wtg on the work outs - that's awesome! the grass in the wall is bizarre...will be anxious to hear about how housing deals w/ it! and lastly, glad all worked out at school. you did good!! :)

  9. I am so glad to hear things were worked out at school. I will pray they stay that way. Nobody should dread school b/c of a bully.

  10. I am glad the school thing seems to have a good resolution. I did not like Atonement. That grass thingy is really strange.

    Have a Wonderful Wednesday
    from Roberta Anne--The Raggedy Girl

  11. Glad things worked out at the school hopefully that will be the end of it...but you're right to stay on your toes...
    The grass thing is amazing. Please post and let us know what and how that happened. I'm just so curious because I've never seen such a thing either!
    I like the Hodge Podge Post.

  12. It sounds like they bully has learned her lesson. I hope so anyway.

    Grass growing out of the wall. Now that is a first!

    Have a great day!

  13. First- I'm so glad the situation seems to be under control at school now.
    The grass- Wow!! I can't believe it. Let us know how they take care of it!!

  14. I hope that is the end of Jasmine's ordeal at school.

    I loved Australia, and I'll definitely be looking for Dresden - thanks for the recommendation!

  15. I hope y'all are over the worst of the school ordeal, maybe things will be better.
    I've thought about trying that shred dvd but people have told me it's really hard!

  16. I'm so happy you talked face to face with the bully. I will keep praying for Jasmine and for the little bully too.

    I can't believe you have grass growing through your wall! That must have grown quickly for you not to notice it until now.

    I love WWII movies. I will have to check out Dresden although I rarely get to watch movies these days...

    I hope you have a wonderful day! God Bless,

  17. Thanks for the movie reviews! I added a few of them to my queue!

    I'm so glad that you resolved the bully issue!



  18. I'm glad that things worked out at the school*fingers crossed* You have such an interesting way of finding links..thanks

  19. The whole thing with kids interacting with other kids at school is just mind boggling sometimes. I hope that this is the end of Jasmines problems at school.

    You'll have to keep up updated on the grass growing out of your walls thing. That is NEW!!!


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