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Saturday, October 13th, 2007
1:02 am
Things David said Today
David is 4 1/2 and so says whatever he is thinking.

David recognized the funeral home we were at and asked my mom, "Who died the last time we were here?" She answered that it was my dad's Grandmother Jones.
Next he says, "This time is Granddad Adair, who will it be next time?" I seriously ran out of the room bawling.

Later at dinner a few hours after the funeral David was sitting at the table and says, "I wish I could talk to Granddad Adair." I nearly lost it then, but we were at Red Lobster and I really didn't want to cry at dinner.

He really loved his Granddad Adair.

And the 21 gun salute startled me and I jumped. I was the only one that jumped. I feel lame.
Tuesday, October 9th, 2007
2:32 pm
My granddad died yesterday morning. This is only my second family member I've lost in my life. The first was my great-grandmother and that was last year. I was closer with my granddad than I was with my great-grandmother so it makes sense that I would feel worse about it. I feel so heavy and drained. David was really close to him. They seemed to have a connection that no one else seemed to understand. I may have posted about this before, but around a year ago we were at Home Depot and all of a sudden David said he wanted to see Granddad Adair because he was sick. We hadn't seen my granddad in a month or so (which is terrible because he was at the VA hospital here in Norman) and so we decided we would go. My granddad was passed out and it turned out he had pneumonia and none of the nurses had noticed his condition because the 3 on his ward were helping a man that had fallen out of bed. David basically saved my granddad's life that night, and we took him to see my granddad about once a week or everyother week. He says he's a little sad and he understands that people die, but he doesn't understand what death really means. I hope so much that he remembers his Granddad Adair. I only wish Elaine were old enough to remember him as well.

Current Mood: drained
Monday, August 20th, 2007
7:40 pm
David had his first day of school today. I didn't even cry. I mean he didn't even cry. I almost did.

He loved school except that he sadly said "I didn't get to be the goose." They played "Duck Duck Goose" in "gym" today.

At least he gets music tomorrow. He'll be good at that.

In other news, the credit card company is making me so mad. I paid the balance off (as I do every month and have for well over a year) last Sunday night, meaning that our credit availability should have gone up by last Tuesday (last Wednesday at the latest). It is Monday and they said it won't be available until this Wednesday unless Ben talks to them because he is the primary card holder. He is out of town, but I got a hold of him to take care of it. Let them know it's never happened before that our bank already cleared it last Wedensday. He calls me back and says that I have to wait until it clears at midnight tomorrow meaning I can't order my textbooks until Wednesday because my professors thought it would be kinder to let us find them ourselves for cheaper. I need some of these on Friday and now that means on Wednesday I will have to pay to have them shipped overnight instead of 2-day.

Why can't Ben be more assertive?
Saturday, July 28th, 2007
1:06 pm
I finished Harry Potter. I didn't expect I would cry so much. Didn't like the epilogue so much, but whatever.

Now I am going to go swimming with my family.
Wednesday, July 18th, 2007
10:12 pm
I just watched "Bridge to Terabithia." I remember reading the book when I was in 6th or 7th grade and my dad had dragged my sister and me to some OU Young Democrats meeting and I was sitting in the back of the room reading. I remember that I started bawling and was in the bathroom crying for like 30-45 minutes. I would stop and think I could go back in and then I'd start crying again. It was terrible. So I have no idea why I thought I wasn't going to cry when I saw the movie. David kept asking me why I was crying. I tried explaining it to him, but maybe he's still too young. Another book I read around the same time that caused me to cry off and on for a few hours was "Beauty" by Bill Wallace. I just cry to easily. At least Ben gave me a hug after the movie.
Thursday, June 28th, 2007
10:54 am
Ben and my anniversary was on Tuesday. We had a lot of fun. We ate at BJ's and went to the Dollar Theater and saw Blades of Glory. Ben got me Fianl Fantasy X and Final Fantasy XII. I was so excited. Ben got to go to Chicago for the weekend at the beginning of the month and since that cost us $200 I let him know that was his present before he went. I think he was a little upset by that, but I reminded him about when I had to go to New Mexico for three days for a gig and I made $400 he was upset by that because he felt it wasn't enough and I wasn't spending money, I was making money.
Sunday, June 24th, 2007
10:02 am
David was telling me that a hairy drummer lives in our bathroom. He kept calling him "Bummyman." Then Ben was thinking maybe he meant "Bunnyman" which would mean it's Brendan.

I guess Brendan lives in our bathroom.
Friday, June 22nd, 2007
10:29 am
I know it's been forever since I last posted.

I am taking Spanish 2 this summer since I thankfully tested out of Spanish 1. That knocked out an entire 5 hours.

David is having some issues. I think he is scared about starting school. He keeps peeing on his bed on purpose. I don't know if it's beacuse he doesn't want to go to sleep or because he heard that his friend John might not get to go to Pre-K because he isn't potty trained yet.

Elaine throws up at least once a week and generally in the car, so I think it's mostly just motion sickness. We took her to the doctor because she had some blood in her poop, it only happened the one time so they aren't concerned, but they are concerned that she's only 22 pounds. She's 32.5 inches tall. They were suppose to have her tested for Celiac Disease last year, and I thought they had, but apparently the GI decided she didn't need it. We are finally going to get that done next month.
Thursday, February 15th, 2007
12:05 pm
It's been a while since I posted last.

Anyway, David (4) and Elaine (2) had their check-ups a week ago, and I forgot to post the results.

Elaine is 19lbs 13ozs. and 31" long (she's in the 10% for height and below the charts in weight).
David is 32lbs. and 40.5" tall (he's in the 40% in height and 25% in weight).

School and work are keeping me super busy.
Tuesday, December 26th, 2006
1:35 am
This Christmas was insane and isn't even over yet.

Honestly, Ben and I have between gift cards (1 being and hour massage from my mom) and cash about $1000.
Ben got a few shirts. I got a shirt and a cute denim jacket. We also got the toaster oven I have always wanted, Simpsons Season 4, Sixteen Candles, and some candy.

David and Elaine both got about $250.

David got
- a bike (from Santa Mom & Dad)
- a Black & Decker work bench (from Santa Grandma & Granddad)
- a parking garage that cars race around (the thing he asked Santa for and showed a picture of it that came from Santa Grandma & Granddad)
- Cars the movie
- Lego Star Wars for Gamecube
- Super Mario Bros. Show Vol. 1
- Candy and Cookies
- a thing to carry his cars in
- 2 remote control cars
- a lot of clothes

Elaine got
- a trike (from Santa Mom & Dad)
- a kitchen and 2 grocery carts filled w/ groceries (from Santa Grandma & Granddad, and Aunt Cathy gave the extra cart (David wants to play with it too and they were already opened so no returning)
- a baby doll w/ stroller, extra outfit, & those bottle that when flipped upside down the liquid disappears
- a Strawberry Shortcake doll
- a baby tiger that drinks from a bottle and reacts to being pet
- Veggie Tales DVD
- Little People pirate set; 3 parts of the set
- a lot of clothes (one outfit has Spoiled on the butt and on the front of the shirt, which is so true)

I'm sure they got more than just that, but I can't remember all of it.

We still have to go see Ben's dad's family tomorrow. More presents, and I think I want to pull out my hair.

I want to get a Wii and a Playstation 2 (I don't really want the 3 yet because there are so many games for the playstation I haven't even played yet, like the Kingdom Hearts games and all the Final Fantasy games).
Ben thinks we should get one or the other.

I need to go to bed. We have another long day ahead of us tomorrow.
Saturday, December 23rd, 2006
11:28 pm
I got my grades and I am super happy.

Musical Structures I - - A
Aural Skills I - - - - - A (did not expect that one I thought I had an 86 and an A is a 92+)
University Orchestra - - A
Violin - - - - - - - - - A
Intro. to Music Ed.- - - A
Communications - - - - - B
Francophone- - - - - - - B (French Caribbean Literature)

This gives me a 3.54 which brings my OU Cumm. to 2.57 getting me off of academic probation.
Also, my Cumm. GPA for OU and OSU is a 3.42. I can still make an effort to graduate with distinction. 3.5 Cumm. GPA here I come.
Tuesday, December 5th, 2006
11:19 pm
I'm watching Mission Impossible 3 and David came in and asked me what I was watching. I told him and he said, "No. It's Mission Probable." I have no idea how he knew that word. I asked Ben and he doesn't know either. David even used it correctly. He's not even 4 yet.
Friday, October 27th, 2006
12:42 am
Still in Need of a Sitter on Sunday
We are still in need of a sitter, so if anyone knows someone that can do it that would be great.

It will just be Elaine on Sunday afternoon from about 2:30-6:00. I am playing in the musical and all my family is going, including Ben and David. They won't let Elaine in to the musical because she is too young.
Tuesday, October 24th, 2006
8:11 pm
We Need A Sitter
Hello, all my wonderful friends.

Ben and I are in need of a babysitter. It would be this Sunday from 2:30pm to around 6pm. It would just be Elaine because David will be with the rest of the family watching the musical. Elaine is too young to go.
Wednesday, October 18th, 2006
12:34 am
I should be in bed, but I can't sleep. I also have some homework that's going to take me like 2 hours to do, and I really don't feel like doing that right now either.

Anyone who can should go see Once Upon a Mattress this weekend or next weekend. There are still tickets for the two Fridays and the two Saturdays, and the last Sunday.
Monday, October 16th, 2006
2:41 pm
Ahhh.... I finished my paper for my French Caribbean literature class. I am utterly relieved that that is done.

Next, is a 5 page paper due next Friday for Communications on the Personal Deception Theory.
Sunday, October 8th, 2006
2:37 am
My parents took the kids overnight last night, and Ben's mom took them this evening. It's been nice. I got a lot of laundry done and cleaned the fish tank (it was nasty). Ben and I also went to the $1 theater (not because we are cheap but because we didn't think anything was good at the real theater; and maybe we are a little cheap) and finally saw Superman Returns. I thought it was awesome. A little long, but awesome. I can't wait until the next one comes out, which they say it will be 2009. Ahh....anyway, I really need to sleep.
Tuesday, September 26th, 2006
4:40 pm
My Great Grandmother died this morning and her funeral is on Friday. I am going to miss an exam. I need to talk to my instructor tomorrow and try and take the test Thursday. Also, I keep crying and my dad wasn't upset until I started crying. He said he's not sad for his grandmother because she was 96 years old. He's sad for my being sad. It's just that I had hoped she'd live as long as her sister had (103) so the kids would have gotten to know her. She was a wonderful woman.
Monday, September 25th, 2006
10:31 pm
So, Dr. Shames asked me if I could talk to him after class, which made me a little nervous. I was thinking he wanted to talk to me about my playing and that I suck and stuff, but really he had heard that I'd played violin in musicals before and that they needed some violins, but that it runs the same time as the opera, and I totally jumped on that because I would so rather to a musical than an opera, and it was hard because the Magic Flute seems awesome, but Once Upon a Mattress is going to rock more. I am soooooooooo excited.

Current Mood: excited
Wednesday, August 30th, 2006
11:59 pm
Elaine went potty in her potty chair for the first time last night. She also went this evening. Hopefully this becomes a trend and we get her out of diapers by her birthday in five months.
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