Friday, October 31, 2014

Trick or Treat 2014!

 
This year we had Captain America, Spiderman, Anna and of course, Elsa!











 
Hope you had a frightfully wonderful Halloween!

Monday, October 20, 2014

stubborn dog

I am currently charging my brand new fancy Stubborn Dog Collar for this beast of a dog who doesn't want to listen.  I now understand Husky temperament.  He so COMPLETELY ignores any command. We shall see, dog, we shall see.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

God healed it.

Sam had a little pain on his boy parts yesterday. So we put cream on it and let it be. Tonight I asked it how his wiener was.  His response?

"It feels better.  I think God healed it."

Yes, Sam, yes He did.  He healed your wiener.

The big E

My mind has been on Ebola. Ebola, it's not just here in the US, it's here in Georgia...just four hours north of here situated at Emory Hospital.  My head was spinning today with thoughts of just becoming outright doomsday preppers and never leaving our property, to concerns over being in public places.  You just never know.  I work in the ER. It's not so far fetched to think that someone could just walk in and have it.  We have exchange students at the University...and now that the second infected nurse flew on that flight...how do you know you aren't meeting up with the person who sat next to her?  It's scary stuff, but then I think about how the people in West Africa have been dealing with it for years.  Dealing with it an not becoming infected themselves.  Today, our work sent out an e mail looking to start and Ebola team..a prep team who would be trained to take care of these patients should they present.  I volunteered.  Not because I want to expose myself, but because this world is a precarious one and the threat is real.  I want to know how to protect myself and my family.  I want to know how to put the gear on correctly.  I want to have at least a fighting chance.  I don't want to be ill prepared when the alleged threat becomes a reality.  Everytime I read the news it becomes more and more clear to me that this world, our world, is on it's last days.  Not to sound morbid, but it is.  I'm sad because my children are small and I want them to have a beautiful life, not one filled with fear and viruses and death.  So I will shield them by educating myself.   I love them all too much to not prepare.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Life at home{school}

I am not sure my kids are entirely sold on it.  I'm not sure I am entirely sold on it.  Everyday I have my doubts, my worries, my fears {am I alienating them?....ruining their social life?}  and then I have a moment of clarity.  I might meet someone, a younger person who was raised in public school and they are entirely, ridiculously stupid.  I mean stupid like you can't take care of yourself at all if you cut your finger.  You can't begin to think how to fix the problem you got yourself into.  I want my kids to know things, to be able to solve things for themselves, not just have someone teach them how to robotically go through life.  I want creative and exhuberant, quiet, smart...little thinkers.  I don't want them to be perfect...I want them to be themselves. 

We went on two field trips so far...one to the Fire Station and one to Oatland Island Nature Center.  How cool do you feel when everyone else is stuck in school and you're at the beach?  Pretty darn cool!


OATLAND ISLAND NATURE CENTER
SAVANNAH, GEORGIA
 


 
WHO DOESN'T LOVE AN OWL?



 
GIANT BIRD NEST...SAM IS LAYING AN EGG, LOL

 
VULTURES...YUK


 
UP THE RAMP!




 
GRAY WOLVES...VERY, VERY AWESOME.




 
This was a pretty cool field trip.  The kids loved it and we really enjoyed it too.  Very reasonably priced and lots to see...and it's only about 10 more minutes onto Tybee Island from here!
 
TYBEE ISLAND, GEORGIA
 




 
FIRST STEPS INTO THE OCEAN :)


 
HE SHOULD ALWAYS BE THIS CAREFREE!




 
 
BROOKLET FIRE STATION
BROOKLET, GA
 
 
HERE WE ARE WAITING FOR FIREFIGHTER STEVE!






 
We have had lots of fun so far in our first 3 months...here's to the next three months!
 
sue