Thursday, May 17, 2012

Do you have a green, brown or black thumb?

Do you have a green, brown or black thumb?
Well Nikita & I are trying growing organic herbs & veggies. So far we have killed the mint & thyme. The rosemary is coming back to life. The sage is beginning to thrive. The zucchini & cauliflower we are not sure yet. The yellow squash & eggplant is doing okay so far. The catnip is coming back yeah!!! I will take pictures soon and give updates in a few days.
So far we are a little green, brown & black. I am hoping for green. If you have any tips that would be great. 

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Today I want to ask why?

Today I want to ask why? Why won't people Volunteer at there schools for a 1/2 hour at least once in a while. Just take a little time to help. If you work and can't help during the day if there is a night activity see if they need help. I see this happening at our school all the time, and I am sure it is happening everywhere too.
I am a disabled mom to a 12 year old. I volunteer when & where I can. The school my daughter goes to is very accommodating to my disability which I appreciate.
We as adults need to step up and help. Yes we all have busy lives but time passes quickly and soon your child may be grown up and you will think where has the time gone.
Without volunteers at schools activities, yearbook(some schools), field trips, Holiday parties etc... will be no more for the kids. Isn't that what is the most important thing to us as parents is our kids. Imagine if there were no more volunteers to help anymore because no one took the time. Who suffers the kids.
I hope after you read this you take the time to think about what I had to say!!!
Thank you to all who do Volunteer we appreciate you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Another season ends Bye Batitude

Today was Batitudes the team Nikita is on had their end of season party. Batitude in the season were the First place team. We however lost in the playoffs. The girls of Batitude played their hearts out. Batitude had a fantastic swim & pizza party.
I baked smore brownies and the mom's were so happy they loved them as well as the girls did too. The dad's enjoyed them I think, it was the Mom's who were wanting to take them home. Coach Dana took a whole 13 x 9 x 2 pan, before anyone could get their hands on them. It is an easy recipe, anyone can make it.
Well now we wait until August for Fall Ball. It was so enjoyable to see all the girl's on Batitude having fun on and off of the field.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Debate, debate & stuff

Well on Friday Nikita & I hosted a debate girls team preparation which she is on now. Yesterday all day we were at a debate competition. This was Nikita's first time competing. It was very interesting yesterday to see how it works. Our Girls team on 2 of the 5 they competed in. This is the first year for our Elementary School to do this. We were combined by name with the Junior High to do this. I am not sure if this was the Junior Highs first year doing this or not.
It was exciting to see all the kids talk their points on the different topics. I found that certain judges seem to show favoritism and others didn't. I was however very disappointed to see one judge that used to debate a few years ago that is in high school currently seem to be on a power trip as well as in a mood to berate both teams which I thought was uncalled for. Of course me being a Mama Bear when this happened Nikita I wanted to bitch slap her (the judge)!!! I could see how she really hurt all the kids by what she said. I am not a judge so I don't know if this is right or wrong, but it didn't seem right to me. Nikita was really shook up by this. Nikita started feeling worthless on the ride home and yes she did cry. I did my best to help her understand that she did her best and that is all that counts. I know it upset the other girls I am not sure what they went through but I can only imagine.
Nikita says she is still interested in doing debates. I will tell you that if she had said I don't want to do it anymore, I hope I could find the right words to encourage her to continue.
Today is all about recuperating from  yesterday for me. Larry is off to take a nap, he had a busy day yesterday he worked then rushed to go keep score for Nikita's softball teams playoffs, which she wasn't at. When he arrived he didn't have to keep score someone else was. Well even though Batitude Nikita's team name didn't win in the playoffs we were the first place team this season in 12 and under.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Haven't felt like posting lately

I haven't really felt like posting anything lately, I do have a lot to say but I have felt like I have needed to censor what I say. I either will hurt someones feeling saying what I want too or I will piss them off.
I am planning on starting to post at least, I hope once a day again soon. I am planning on choosing I hope good topics to talk and share about. I hope that I will get feed back.