Sunday, November 29, 2015

Survived the cruise

Yep. we survived the cruise. Overall it was OKAY. We had fun most of the time. The weather was okay, seas were rough, but 'in port days' were okay - way to short but okay. We did have fun in Cozumel and our tour of Progresso was sort of cool.

Cozumel was a lot of walking but I got to sit and people watch while my son, granddaughter and wife had a good time on the beach. Afterwards we went to an open-air Mexican restaurant to eat. We got back to ship with time to space - about 15 minutes.

The next day we were in Progresso and took a bus tour to a Mayan temple and again a ton of walking. We also got to tray another open-air Mexican restaurant which was good. We also got back to the ship with a little more time to space.

My granddaughter spent much of her time on board with her favorite three items - swimming in the hot tub (which she did A LOT), singing Karaoke (which she DID A LOT OF), and spending time with her Mommaw. 

She slept with us two nights, in her own room three nights, ate a HUGE breakfast with us two days, walked all over with all of us, NEVER cried, laughed at the comedy club, enjoyed the 'towel creations and show', loved to take pictures - which the ship at about every three of four steps.

She NEVER asked about her mom, never wanted to go home, never asked about her dog, nothing.

I just ordered the first of my Christmas presents - The Immortal Nicholas by Glenn Beck. A book that I have heard about for months. I wanted a copy - and a copy as a gift. Gift One down.

Monday, November 23, 2015

The good and the bad

3 1/2 hours til we leave home to traveler to New Orleans to head out on our cruise. Our grand -daughter reminded us last night that SHE has been on  three cruises and this is our FIRST. And she is only six years old. Makes us OLD PEOPLE sound really OLD.

First let me say that our university got a good - and a BAD draw in the brackets. The good is that we got a bye the first week, but the bad is who we might have to play the next week - the team we just beat in order to win the conference.  
Maybe we will, may be won't have to play them. Then the worse could happen and we COULD end up playing the #1 team - but I'm getting ahead of myself.
 
 
 

Sunday, November 22, 2015

24 hours to go

24 hours before we leave for New Orleans and our cruise. Our son is making a big deal of it on his Facebook page. He has been touting his coat, cloths, gift, everything. Me, I still not crazy about this but I now I must SMILE and let it just happen. It is mainly about ME not being 'in charge' which I always have been. He has done it all, evening printing out all our 'pre-boarding' material. I had already done that but he just handed it all to my wife yesterday.

We just got back from All-State yesterday, picked up the dog, came home, rested a bit, when to vote, went out to supper and came back to start getting last minute items together.

I got up early, did my normal stuff, read the paper reports about our local university football tem going UNDEFEATED last night against our very local rival. 

We went UNDEFEATED even with our first game being against LSU - but then that game got rained out, or should I say lightening out.

We have church this morning, a stop by AT&T, a trip to Wal*Mart or a few last minute items, some last clothes washings, some last minute pacing then off to bed before an early leaving to morrow and a trip BACK down I-10 to Baton Rouge and on to New Orleans and the cruise.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Pre weekend, weekend, All-State, and Cruise

Weekend, All-State, and Cruise; it's all coming at me fast. I can count the days on one hand. I have started to slowly get  excited about this cruise - sort of, kind of. I'm more interested in the weekend, our college football game with their undefeated season, All-State - I'm NOT looking forward to the drive down there, but All-State is okay.

But then we come home and pack and have to drive back the same way we came. To much driving in too short of time.

Weekend first. Friday, my wife runs off to go to mass with my granddaughter, then lunch, then comes back to get me and we head off to Baton Rouge for her assistance with orchestra check in and Saturdays orchestra meeting which could turn ugly. Me, I stay home, take the dog out, feed the cats, wash towels, finish blogging, packing for this mini trip....my normal routine.

Sunday is church, running to Wal-Mart for last minute items, packing bags for a much longer trip. I won't be blogging for several day, but who cares, no one reads this anyway. :-(

Monday, November 16, 2015

Monday, Monday, MONDAY

Monday comes and Monday goes so they say. I have lots to do today and lots to get done before the day is over. Been over to look at the kennel place for the dog while we are gone on our cruise. It looks REALLY nice and come highly recommended by our pet doctor also. Then been over to see our son's house which is in the process of being remodeled. The old trees are now gone, ready for concrete as soon as it stops raining.

Thinking of other TPT items to work on for this evening. Weather "says" tomorrow will be stormy and rainy. I did create a cheap TPT item...
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/LOUISIANA-Postcard-796430
just to have something to do.
 
Plus I created this item also
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/LOUISIANE-Early-Explorers-Postcards-Home-2212475
They are both CHEAP but you never know what somebody will need.
 
 

Friday, November 13, 2015

Friday means the weekend is near

I know that the weekend is getting near. It also means our cruise is getting near also. However, I am still working on my TPT items such as -
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/HISTORY-DOZEN-Historical-Figure-different-assignments-2204925
and
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/HISTORY-10-Historical-Figure-Projects-2203342
which should mean more money next month or at least in January.

We have a short overnight trip to All-State next weekend, then two days later our cruise will begin.

I 'babysat' my G-D last night, took her out to eat and did her homework also. She spent the night and then we took her to school with plans to go have lunch with her today. Corse, we don't eat lunch with her because it is just too EARLY to eat when the first graders have 'lunch'.

 

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Been slaving around today

Been slaving around today trying to get something done for TPT and came up with and item - actually 8 items that go together but don't go together. Items that would work for just about any Historical figure in any chapter....
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/LOUISIANA-8-Historical-Figure-Projects-2201885
These items come from my brain, my jump drive from freebies on TPT and just from anything.
 
It has taken me most of yesterday to complete this item. It was fun to work on.
 
I got up early this morning before sunrise, took my BP/BS, weighted, read my early morning emails, the paper and working on this blog. All before the sun comes up. Now thinking about the dog, what I want to do today, about having to keep my G-D this evening as my wife runs off to her 'retreat practice' again.
 
I still have other TPT stuff to do but I did have TPT put my money into my PayPal account yesterday. Nice, at least now I have some Christmas money.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Midweek again already?

I spent yesterday working on a new TPT project just to clear my mind of the ones I NEED to get finished. I worked on a new magazine cover idea...
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/LOUISIANA-Inside-the-Red-Border-Magazine-Cover-Project-2200293
It came out really good and it will give me energy to work on my other projects.
 
I spent way to much time this morning 'chatting' with AT&T about my email. Seems like my email account was 'locked' due to a huge amount of hacking - about 1,200  "failure notices" over the last couple of days. Clearing my email, resetting my password, and chatting online with AT&T took an hour. And during that time I could not get up and leave my laptop or even do other busy work because our 'conversations' would be timed out.
 
I finally got it done, and took the dog out, feed him and the cats. Now I have read the online newspaper, had breakfast, taken my meds but I am still waiting on emails to come through.
 
I guess I better get to work on my other projects...at least one so that I can upload it to TPT for tomorrows mail notice.
 
 

Monday, November 9, 2015

Weekend PLUS Monday...

I was sort of busy this past weekend. Saturday I was chaperoned around while my wife ran her errors. She was getting her flu shot at Walgreens before our cruise, then we went to pick up a program that my son advertised in at the local Marching Festival, then we went to look for the shoes she wanted. After then failed attempt for the shoes in Sulphur, we head to the Lake Charles store. She found them there. Afterwards we drove to CiCi's pizza where my son works. We had a nice supper then drove back to Stage for my wife to buy a couple more items before we headed home.

At home I followed Tweets about our university football game while watching LSU get beat up by Alabama. Our local team won AND won the conference title.

Sunday morning we headed for church followed by my wife having to go work a 'practice' retreat before the real one coming up. Then she went to play at 5pm Mass.

I watched the Saints get bashed by Tennessee then I finished working on my TPT project.
and
and
They all are not quite ready yet to be uploaded. But one or all of them should be ready sometime today - I hope. 
 
This morning my wife got up and ran to Lake Charles to help her former student who took her place at the middle school put on the Veteran's Day program.
 
Me? Well I walked the dog, fed the cats, read the paper, answered emails, and worked on my TPT items. Just another typical morning or me.
 
It is amazing that I have not gotten any comments on this site. I guess that is why I don't blog much.

 

Friday, November 6, 2015

End of week

This morning I did my "morning have to" items. And yesterday I also did what was asked of me by completing a set of Task Cards for the government section of Louisiana history for a teacher in New Orleans...
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/LOUISIANA-Ch4-Government-Task-Cards-2189751
 
She also emailed me this morning a very sweet email offering me the opportunity to lead several tours and do some in-class lectures. Sweet but no thanks. Then she emailed back about asking the university if they were still looking for a professor of American history and Louisiana history.
 
I checked my emails this morning and got one from Stage saying my package has arrived in town this morning and should be delivered today. It means "My new pants have arrived!" I bought a new set of Hagger pants online when I finally found the right ones that I have worn and worn since the last time I found them at the local Stage store.
 
I need to start creating new items for my online store. I means I need to start looking around for something else to cover.
 
I spent the day creating a Time Traveler Journal project.
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/LOUISIANA-MrEs-Time-Traveler-Journals-2191533
 
 

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

MidWeek is OK, but....

Midweek is strange. With the time change it gets light earlier which then make me get up earlier which then means I have to take the dog out....well, you get the picture. I end up doing everything earlier than normal. I just wish I could sleep longer like my wife does. I keep looking at the clock in the lower right of my laptop and groan.

My brain tells me to get up, my body says no way, but the brain always wins out. I set back at my desk read emails, think about things I want/need to do.... (gro-o-o-oan), why don't I do....

I think I have a case of .... let me check my online bill paying ..... I need to check my wife's also ..... I need to read the paper ..... now, what was I saying?

I have been outside again - blue sky, no clouds at all. I've walked the dog at least as much as I could. I've checked tracking of my FedEx package.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Tuesday, it works for me...

Tuesday may become useful I hope. Yesterday I finished and uploaded a couple of projects to TPT. Not major, but they were a couple of minor projects.
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/LOUISIANA-Earl-Kemp-Long-Graphic-Organizer-2183890
and
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/LOUISIANA-Huey-Pierce-Long-Graphic-Organizer-2183918
 
Now I may start a few more minor projects today or even go back and finish my major task card project that I got away from. It all  depends on how I feel later today.
 
Went to Lowe's to get oil and oil filter for my lawnmower. Came back and have been working on setting up my wife's page on my laptop.
 

Monday, November 2, 2015

Monday Again

Seems that Monday was just here a few days ago. This past weekend has been busy yet boring in the same breath. One the weather has been terrible. But not what they were expecting. Just raining and RAINING.

Friday my son had his daughter and Saturday we kept her - most of the day. My wife and GD went to my sons shop and helped with their Halloween party when turned to be crammed full. My wife got home very late. I had been watching our university play football plus I did not want to go get hung in all that madhouse at CiCi's Pizza.

Sun we again got our GD for church and my wife and her went to he school carnival which got rained on late in the day. I watched the Saints game. After it was over I watched a movie when a LOUD BANG knocked all the electricity off for the entire block. Suddenly I was in the dark late in the day. I text Entergy and was told they would have it fixed by 7:30.

About that time my wife and GD came home and since it was getting very dark in the house we decided to go out to eat. My GD finally decided where she wanted to go eat and we left heading that way - only to find out they were closed Sunday evening. We drove around and found a restaurant that may she would eat at so we stopped in.

I finally got a text message that the electricity would not be on til 9PM. Yuck. My GD needed a back before school today. That would be tough in the dark. So we decided to stop by my son's house and give her a bath, wash the pink out of her hair all while we were waiting on the electricity to come back on.

As we were heading home very LATE so we could put my GD to bed I got another text message telling me that the electricity was restored finally. We got home and my GD was amazed that "all" the lights were on - she's only 6, so she had to find out on her own that EVERY switch did work.

She played with her/OUR dog for a few minutes and went to bed. She was asleep in a blink of the eye.

Today she got up on time, got dressed, had breakfast, and has been taken to school - on time I think.