Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The glass is not half empty.

So yesterday JR got the scores for his TEXES Math 8-12 grade. Needless to say, he did not pass and to make matters worse, he only failed by one point. I know, that stinks. But on the good side, you only failed by one point. That means the next time you take this bad boy you will pass it with flying colors. But my husband doesn't look at things that way.

He was not raised in a traditional family and he doesn't know how to act in a family way. He called me and told me first, he is sorry for wasting my money (not my money, our money) and he was sorry for wasting my time (again anything you do to better our family is not a waste of time). I told that everything was going to be okay and I was proud of him. He asked, how can you be proud of a failure? And I said you are not failure, you haven't been is a Math class in years and you were so close to passing. I guess I always look at things differently.

I did not pass my PPR 8-12 test the first two times I took it, and I was fresh out of school. When I failed, I studied hard and took it again. I told JR this, but it did not matter. He failed.

Well, here is the news. I told my husband you have a day to feel sorry for yourself and then that is it. You will sign up for the next test date. But, you have a choice this time. You can either take the same test again or take the Math 4-8 TEXES. He doesn't know yet, but he is going to take one of the test.

So, keep your fingers crossed and hope for good things for my husband. Things will be okay, and he will pass. I am big on positive confessions, if you can't tell.

Well, I love you all and I hope to see you guys at Thanksgiving. Only six more work days until a five day break. Thank you Jesus.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Walking Pneumonia

So for the past two weeks I have taken care of Lexi, Zoe, and JR. They all got diagnosed with Flu type A or Swine Flu and I have been super Mom and Wife taking care of all. Well, during Sickness 2009 my house has gone down the drain. I figure this weekend (Halloween weekend) I would clean the house and get things back in order. Well 4:00 am on Thursday night I started having allergies attack which lead to a Upper Respiratory Infection. I called the doctor and they said to take over the counter medication and get plenty of rest. So I did, but things seem to get worse. It moved into my chest and I could not stop coughing and hurting. My chest, back, and sides hurt and I felt like my lungs were squeezing tight. I could not breath well.

Well, I went to the doctor this morning and he diagnosed me with Walking Pneumonia, Yeah!!! Can you hear the excitement in my voice? I know you can. Anyway, the house is still a mess there is two weeks worth of laundry and I have no energy to do anything. JR is trying, he is taking care of the girls and all but it is of course not the way I would clean and what not. I hate being sick and I especially hate being tired. I have been tired since school started and it just doesn't seem to get better. I hate to sound down, but I am so tired or being tired. And now I have a medical reason to be sick.

The good news is that JR and the girls are better and I am thankful for that. Well, I am off to be a teacher, that is right I am still teaching and not resting. Can't afford to take anymore days off. And my principal would have a heart attach if anymore teachers left. This has been one of the worst seasons for illness, I swear. Well, I love you all and I will catch you later. Maybe one week in the future we will all be well enough to visit. Who knows?