Saturday, November 29, 2008

Thanksgiving with the Odd-Wads...

... at least, that is what our little group was named by one of it's members.

Members consisted of:

3 gay men

2 divorced women

1 married couple

Named so because none of us (with the exception of the married couple) has a 'typical' family situation.

Lots of fun was had by all.
I loved every minute of it!
Hope your holiday was a hoot!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Just a word or two before I hit the road. I'm headed up to TN for the next few days and hopefully, it'll help me get my mojo back! As been the tradition for the past several years, Cousin is having family to her house. There will be fewer people there this year. Sister and hubby have decided to stay put in GA (I do understand. That is a long drive for a piece of turkey!), Dad and K can't make it up this year either. She has kids in their area, so they'll be with family as well.

In recent years, I've become more sentimental about Thanksgiving. It is part age, I guess. Sometimes, when I see how much I do have and how little others have, I am humbled by it all. I am thankful for my few pieces of family, my kids at school, my friends I see often, and of course, my blog'in buds!

I hope each of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

A Little Voo Doo to Do...

This has been a real funky year. Again. Perhaps, I should just say, this has been a deadly year considering what has happened.

As you probably have noticed, I've come to a snail's pace about blogging and dang it, it's just because everything I've had to say since June has not been the best in the world. I just hate to get on here and bitch about stuff. But, I've decided to come clean with you people.

It started in March with the death of the mother of a friend. April, the father of a friend. In June, a good friend passed. Less than two weeks later, a good friend's grandson was born and died two days later. We had a lot of changes in our program at school and in a way, there was a death of the 'old way things were...' (if you know what I mean and know it takes time to get used to new ways/people). The end of August, the husband of one of our aides literally dropped dead on government property (not due to anything government wise, but just seems to complicate the issue). In October, another good friend's mom passed away unexpectedly. Less than two weeks later (less than 2 weeks ago), the principal of our school died . And then, this past Friday night, one of the kids in my class died unexpectedly. Yesterday was the visitation/memorial service. I'm still in shock about that one. We had not known him very long, but long enough it had an impact on all of us.

The reason I am writing about all this today is because I need for death to take a break. Perhaps, this is rather like a blogging 'voo doo' doll some people use to make someone evil go away. I need the death monger to go away!! The promise I will make for this to *poof* is to write more often about happier things.
BTW, December 5th is the day my dad is getting married. I hope they are happy!
*To purchase voo doo doll above:

Monday, November 10, 2008

Veteran's Day

Today, as every year, the ROTC department had a Veteran's Day program to honor those people who have served in the military. One of my kids has been attending ROTC class. He is a young man with a disability, one who treasures the history of the United States. He can name every president and most vice-presidents. He can correctly label a map of the U.S. as well as their capitals. He is truly amazing to me!! I have never been prouder than I was today as he stood before hundreds of students, faculty and guests and read to us what he had written about his feelings for our country, our military and those teachers in the ROTC department!! I wish all of you could have heard him! He spoke clearly and with confidence. Afterwards, I stood as I clapped (and teared up) and was as proud as anyone could ever be!

For all you veterans, Thank You!