Mornin crafty folks!!!
I am soooooooo glad the weekend is here!! All I could think of was just relaxing and sleeping in and snuggling up under my covers....it's turned off REALLY cold here!! Then I realized Jacob has a ton of activities this weekend....he is doing colorguard for a basketball tonight and then tomorrow his ROTC is in the Christmas Parade...which should be SOOOOO cool :):) On TV and everything!!!!! I am so proud of that boy :):)
It's been a heck of a week.......more trouble with my 10 year old. Seems his fingers are getting sticky and he is stealing things at school. And right off the teachers desk no less....talk about BOLD!!! First was an MP3 player the teacher had confiscated from another student. He had told me a little girl in his class had given it to him because she got a new one. WRONG!!! Then they had a sub one day and he swiped her cell phone. The principal suspected him so they called the phone...which was on vibrate...and he walked right by the office on his way to the bathroom and was holding his back pocket cuz it was buzzing on his rump. The principal stopped him and asked him what he had and he said "my wallet" so she made him pull it and and guess what.......yup!!! The phone!!! Amazingly, he isn't suspended. But he does have ISS...which is in school suspension, kinda like detention during school hours. So I had to go to a meeting with the principal, the teacher and counselor. Yeah, those are always fun!!! The counselor will work with him twice a week and his teacher will be emailing me every friday...because we also have an issue with him not doing his work. I don't know what I am gonna do with that kid!!! CPS has never returned so I have no clue what is going on with that. I'm still very much on edge and am beginning to get paranoid as all get out. I was certain that when they called me in for the meeting that is was going to be becasue CPS had come to see them. So I spilled out the entire story to them as well.......they were shocked because they know 2 of my older kids and I have had one kid or another in that school for the past 6 years. So they know me very well......I am on a first name basis with the office, and not cuz I am always there with a problem child...thank goodness!!!
Anyway.....I sure wish all of this would settle down before the holiday......it's really beginning to put a damper on my holiday spirit!! I STILL haven't finished my Christmas cards!! I am gonna try to get a family photo taken this weekend, or at the very least one of the boys. Which reminds me....I got my first card of the season yesterday!!! YAYYYYYY!! It made me sooo happy and I just love it Julie :):) THANK YOU!!! And you have a BEAUTIFUL family!!! I showed the photo to Jesse and showed him Brookie and told him that was his future wife.....LOL. He was convinced she was a girl at church that he can't stand.....lol. he kept yelling...."I don't like Summer!!!!!" We were like "what???" I dunno if he ever understood what I was telling him....sheeeeeesh!!!!
Sooo, thru all of this I am trying REALLY hard to stay occupied so I don't totally lose my mind! Shopping helps.....lol. I have b een on a search for a wreath for the door and i refuse to pay a fortune for it. So I found a little styrofoam wreath form at the Dollar Tree (gotta love dollar tree!!!) and I had seem some of the cutest twine wrapped wreaths yesterday at Hobby Lobby. Since I had a ton of this twine I wrapped it up this morning while I was waiting for Matthew's bus. I added a bow and ribbon and bells that I also got at Dollar tree and threw it all together......I'm liking it BUT I need something more......I think I am going to do it like an advent wreath....but add to it every day......LOL. Here's what I got so far :)
I have a ton of projects I am working on right now and hopefully I'll have something else I can share with you soon!!!
Ohhhhhhhhhhhh.....................................and I GOTTA te3ll ya....I made top 3 over at Sketches In Thyme!!