Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Spring Snow??????

I just don't get it! I am sitting in our recliner with a view to the back deck and watching the snow come down in HUGE flakes!!! Today is supposed to be the start of my Spring Break....oops! Don't get me wrong, in December, Winter months, snow is beautiful...but not in the Spring...NO NO NO NO NO!!! I am cold, I just bought 2 new pair flip flops and I want to wear them TODAY.....and capri's, and everything good about the Spring and Summer months....ho hum....well, it is kind of peaceful watching those HUGE flakes fall, and because it has been warmer the snow isn't really'll be ok...I guess! LOL!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Spring Break..............

Soooooo excited! I start spring break tomorrow!....MY BIRTHDAY IS THURSDAY!.............kristi's birthday is Sunday!..............Taukinukufili's are coming for the weekend!...........WE HAVE TICKETS TO 2ND SESSION SATURDAY CONFERENCE!................going to a movie with Kati tomorrow!................EASTER SUNDAY!.......Easter Egg hunt with the kids!....SPENDING MONDAY WITH ROB......can anyone ask for a better 6 days!!!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Something to Ponder......

How many zeros in a billion?

This is too true to be funny.

The next time you hear a politician use the
Word 'billion' in a casual manner, think about
Whether you want the 'politicians' spending
YOUR tax money.

A billion is a difficult number to comprehend,
But one advertising agency did a good job of
Putting that figure into some perspective in
One of it's releases.

A billion seconds ago it was 1959.

A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive.

A billion hours ago our ancestors were
Living in the Stone Age.

A billion days ago no-one walked on the earth on two feet.

A billion dollars ago was only
8 hours and 20 minutes,
At the rate our government
Is spending it.

While this thought is still fresh in our brain...
let's take a look at New Orleans ..
It's amazing what you can learn with some simple division.

Louisiana Senator,
Mary Landrieu (D)
Is presently asking Congress for
To rebuild New Orleans . Interesting number...
What does it mean?

Well... If you are one of the 484,674 residents of New Orleans
(every man, woman, and child)
You each get $516,528.

Or... If you have one of the 188,251 homes in
New Orleans , your home gets$1,329,787.

Or... If you are a family of four...
Your family gets $2,066,012.

Washington , D. C

Are all your calculators broken??

Building Permit Tax
CDL License Tax
Cigarette Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Dog License Tax
Federal Income Tax (Fed)
Federal Unemployment Tax (FU TA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Fuel Permit Tax
Gasoline Tax
Hunting License Tax
Inheritance Tax
Inventory Tax
IRS Interest Charges (tax on top of tax)
IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
Liquor Tax
Luxury Tax
Marriage License Tax
Medicare Tax
Property Tax
Real Estate Tax
Service charge taxes
Social Security Tax
Road Usage Tax (Truckers)
Sales Taxes
Recreational Vehicle Tax
School Tax
State Income Tax
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
Telephone Federal Excise Tax
Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax
Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Tax
Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
Telephone Recurring and Non-recurring Charges Tax
Telephone State and Local Tax
Telephone Usage Charge Tax
Utility Tax
Vehicle License Registration T ax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Watercraft Registration Tax
Well Permit Tax
Workers Compensation Tax
(And to think, we left British Rule to avoid so many taxes)


Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago...
And our nation was the most prosperous in the world.

We had absolutely no national debt...
We had the largest middle class in the world...
And Mom stayed home to raise the kids.

What happened?
Can you spell 'politicians!'

And I still have to
Press '1'
For English.

I hope this goes around the
At least 100 times

What the heck happened?????

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Is it Spring??????

Oh how I love Spring!!! Yesterday was such a beautiful day...we took Max to the "Brown" park in the neighborhood to play and he had the time of his life...he makes friends wherever he goes and loves to play...when we got home he rode his bike all around the circle, no going inside for him...tooooo nice outside! YIPEE! I can really get used to this weather.....hope it stays a while!!! I am itching to go outside and work in the yard...ya know...fix the mess the two dogs created...and I mean mess...but since going to the home show last week I have some fun ideas to try in the back yard, not to mention cutting down the stupid ugly crab apple tree! Did I mention, several years back when we bought the two apple trees, they were the same type, supposedly hahaha...only one turned out to be an ugly crab apple tree!!! Well, this year...CHOP CHOP!

I've been thinking........last week was crazy at Kearns High School! Monday, one of our students parents called to tell me their son would not be in school all week due to a car accident the night before, he was in the Hospital and going to have surgery....then Wednesday one of our office aids and his sister were returning to school from their lunch and got into a HUGE car accident...they were side-swiped by a truck of junk, sent into a fence and the bar at the top of the fence came through the drivers window almost impailing Scott, instead it hit him in the chest and broke his seat back! Thank Heavens...someone....and we all know who....was watching out for him that day! He did break several ribs and they did surgery to wire his ribs back, he's in lots of pain and discomfort, but he's alive. His sister is also in severe pain from whiplash....but their both here to tell about it! Whew! Then just down the street, another student and his girlfriend were returning to school and got into a smaller accident...they are ok. Then friday, long story short...we had a student try to committ suicide....he took medicine but would not tell the paramedic's or doctor's what he took.....scary...last I heard he was in ICU in a sad....what makes these kids give up on themselves and life.....I hope he is ok....totally is determined on what he took.....prayers are with him and his family. Then, during lunch the paramedic's came to school AGAIN! Holy Cow! One of our kids was in gym and a ball hit his finger so hard the bone actually came out! EWWWW! Is this SPRING or crazy luck at Kearns High! Here's praying for a better week!

Oh...footnote....I lost another pound and Gary lost 2.3 pounds....inch by inch by inch! We'll make it though...ugh!

Saturday, March 13, 2010


Yes....what a surprise! Weigh in was today and when I woke up this morning I felt puffy in my face and hands...which usually means "WATER WEIGHT" UGH!!!! But, alas, it wasn't so bad...I still lost 1.8 lbs....that was a pleasant surprise especially after last week when I actually gained .4lbs and wasn't happy....I had really pushed the exercise issue that muscles were extremely stiff and sore. The gals at Weight Watchers told me that when you are sore and stiff you accumulate water in those muscles which looks as though you gained weight...well, sounds nice anyway...not sure how true it is though. Anyway, that week is gone and it is a new week...I have an official total weight loss of 11.8 lbs and unofficial weight loss (I lost about 4 lbs the first week....didn't weight until I had been on the diet for a week) so, again, unofficially I have lost about 15 lbs..Yahoo!!!! Much better week thank you :+)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

"What's the matter with Kids today!".....lalalalala.....

Really, Honestly....I just don't get it! Ok, so I work with some amazing kids....and some....hmmmm....not really sure what species some of these kids come from! Are they just plain dense or what? I honestly don't really know.....when I was in school and the end of the day bell rang....YIPEE! I got out of there as fast as I could and so did all the other kids at the school.....Not At Kearns! Holy Cow! They sluff classes, but don't go home at the end of the day! We had a fire alarm go off yesterday about 15min after school got out....TONS of kids still in the school to evacuate...and they hung around the building just as if school was still on waiting for the "All Clear" for the fire alarm ....GO HOME FOR PETE SAKE!!!!!! Watch TV, Play Wii, Fight with your brothers and sisters.....I don't care, just GO HOME!!! GEEZZZZZ!!! Then, we have a real problem with tardies.....real problem! Administration implimented a new "Tardy Policy" this week which includes a tardy ticket which costs the student $3 bucks....yes, $3 bucks! Every morning administration writes over 200 tardy tickets...just in the morning itself, then between every class it's another huge number....I was walking in the hall between 3rd and 4th period....the bell rang and the kids just continued to hang around.....what the HECK!!! They don't care....they just don't care....these tickets will add up on their fine lists and they will not graduate until they are paid in full.....and "Fee Waivers" won't cover these......honestly, I don't get it.....I love these kids, but I just plain don't understand.....TAKE ADVANTAGE OF YOUR EDUCATION...GET GOOD GRADES...GO TO COLLEGE AND MAKE SOMETHING OF YOURSELVES!!! (I just stepped down off my soap box...LOL)