Monday, December 31, 2007

This is just one of many we seen while traveling through Yellowstone Park. This old boy was about four or five feet from us but we let him have his merry old way. They can get as onery as a German lady.

Our trip was very good and we had a great time. The only drawback was we both had the flu before leaving and it would not let me enjoy the trip as much as I wanted. More pictures will be coming.

Now listen, it is New Year's Eve and I don't want to hear reports of any of you getting all snockered and doing things you normally would not. (Alice are you reading this?) Just enjoy the evening and be ready for better things tomorrow. We are having pizza and two movies. Harry Potter and Bourne Ultimatum (sp). I will go to bed and Cheryl will wake me up to say Happy New Year and that will be that. I am sooooooooooo boring.

Since I am Irish I have come up with a new theme song which goes like this...

"Oh Lord it's hard to be humble, when you're perfect in every way." and continues on from there. I thought it quite appropriate don't you?

Have a nice day everyone and since I have the month of January off I will probably do more blogging, I think.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

I really did not think I would have time to post anything today but........

We are finally getting some much needed snow in our mountains. I only have two more days to drive until the end of January so I guess I can handle adverse conditions for two days... then let her rip.

Cheryl and I are really looking forward to our trip next week. To many it is just a small thing but to us it is quite huge. I will try and get some really good pictures of Yellowstone and post them.

Pam I am glad to hear you are feeling better. You have had quite a go of it lately. Just relax and let everyone dote on you for a while.

Foam!! When are you going to post a CLEAR picture of you so I can know just what a crazy lady really looks like?

Alice P what have you been up to lately? I miss your sassy emails. You are a nut.

I haven't heard from the ladies down under for a while. I hope they are not too sun burned and dried up. I understand Australia is having another drought. This world is really getting into a mess.

Got to keep this very short since I have to leave in a few minutes. My friend Sarah, who lives in Iowa, posted the following and I just had to share it. Sorry Sarah.

An older lady gets pulled over for speeding...

Older Woman: Is there a problem, Officer?

Officer: Ma'am, you were speeding.

Older Woman: Oh, I see.

Officer: Can I see your license please?

Older Woman: I'd give it to you but I don't have one.

Officer: Don't have one?

Older Woman: Lost it, 4 years ago for drunk driving.

Officer: I see...Can I see your vehicle registration papers please.

Older Woman: I can't do that.

Officer: Why not?

Older Woman: I stole this car.

Officer: Stole it?

Older Woman: Yes, and I killed and hacked up the owner.

Officer: You what?

Older Woman: His body parts are in plastic bags in the trunk if you want to see

The Officer looks at the woman and slowly backs away to his car and calls for back up. Within minutes 5 police cars circle the car. A senior officer slowly approaches the car, clasping his half drawn gun.

Officer 2: Ma'am, could you step out of your vehicle please!

The woman steps out of her vehicle.

Older woman: Is there a problem sir?

Officer 2: One of my officers told me that you have stolen this car and murdered the owner.

Older Woman: Murdered the owner?

Officer 2: Yes, could you please open the trunk of your car, please.

The woman opens the trunk, revealing nothing but an empty trunk.

Officer 2: Is this your car, ma'am?

Older Woman: Yes, here are the registration papers. The officer is quite stunned.

Officer 2: One of my officers claims that you do not have a driving license.

The woman digs into her handbag and pulls out a clutch purse and hands it to the officer. The officer examines the license. He looks quite puzzled.

Officer 2: Thank you ma'am, one of my officers told me you didn't have a license, that you stole this car, and that you murdered and hacked up the owner.

Older Woman: Bet the liar told you I was speeding, too.

Don't Mess With Old Ladies!!

Have a nice day everyone.

Monday, December 17, 2007

This time each Christmas season this is about how I feel. Let's just get it over with!!

I haven't been around too much lately partly because I got quite ill and partly because the schools really push to get a lot of activities completed before the break.

This part of the country has had a strange illness going around and naturally I had to get it. The only problem is that when I get ill I get it worse than most people do. I am going on three weeks now trying to shake this pesty problem. When I am not feeling too well I tend to become a little grouchy and the coaches, students and whomever else I deal with seem to shy away from me. Maybe it is just because I don't shower as often.

I have to take the whole month of January off so I will hopefully catch up on a lot of things like blogging. I do want to take this time to wish everyone a very merry Christmas, or happy holidays, whichever you prefer. I love the lights and the music for this time of year. As I drive from town to town I see how everyone has decorated their places and some of them are quite elaborate. (Not like the VW that Foam put up.) I wonder what they do in Canada, Australia and other places. It would be so different to be in Australia with the weather so warm.

Oh my gosh I am past time for taking my nap so I better close. I will be running hard after today so if I don't get to say it again... MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE.

Have a nice day everyone.

Monday, December 03, 2007

My daughter in Provo sent me an email telling about her Christmas decorations. She supposedly sent a picture to show me what they look like but this is the only picture I could find. Maybe she moved and didn't tell me she was living in red neck country. Actually I think these are the decorations around Foams house.:)

I took the Jr. High girl's basketball team on a trip last week and I just have to share some of the comments I would hear coming from behind me.

Girl 1: " Hey, if you tell me who you love I will tell you who I love."

Girl 2: " I'm not telling."

Girl 1: "Oh, come on. Okay I will tell you who I love. I love Jimmy, Johnny, Dusty, and oh, yeah, Tom."

Girl 2: "Okay, I will tell you who I love." The list is formulated and this list was longer than the first.

Cracked me up just listening to them. Then they get telling stories about their Dad's when they are at home. They never speak about their Mom's in this manner. Hmmmmmmmm.

Girl 1: "My Dad walks around the house in his underwear."

Girl 2: "So does my Dad and it is so gross."

Girl 3: "My Dad picks his nose while reading the paper."

Girl 1: "So does my Dad and THAT is very gross."

The conversations continue for at least 10 minutes telling all the little details about their Dad's.

You never know what kid's are perceiving about you. They got talking about kissing one day and the next thing I hear is, "Hey, Mr. Bus Driver. Tell us about your first kiss." My reply, "I don't think so." Then the pleading and whining starts but thank goodness I had 5 kids of my own, well six with Cheryl, and I can resist that sort of intimidation very well. I am NOT talking about my first kiss.

I used to be a custodian for our church and one day at dinner time I decided to eat my lunch in the kitchen. There were a group of mother's in the building involved in some sort of activity and of course their little darlings were running all over the place. For some reason all the kids migrated to the kitchen, where I was having lunch, and started talking to me about this and that and everything under the sun. Suddenly the talk turned to parental punishment and stories were being told of how each one's parents would discipline them. One little girl made the comment, "My Mom just beats the crap out of me." I thought to myself, "I have to see who this abusive parent is."

When it came time for the mother's to take their children home all the kids were still in the kitchen with me. I watched very closely for the "mean" one. Not being able to spot which one she was I asked all the mothers who was the parent to this child. One very sweet, very timid woman responded that she was and wanted to know why. I told her that I was informed that she "beats the crap out her child". I thought she was going to have a coronary on the spot. The other mothers started laughing like crazy. The poor woman was sooooooo embarrassed. Turns out that she is the most unlikely to have a mean bone in her body. Funny how kids interpret our actions.

Kids give me a lot of laughter while I am transporting them, yet I am sure that many of you would not see them as quite so funny. I probably wouldn't either if they were my own kids. Coming home from the game I had about six or seven of them standing around me singing Christmas songs in full volume. I was beginning to wonder if I had created a montster when I encouraged them to sing Christmas songs.

Well, I have been up for about two hours and it is time for my morning nap.

Have a nice day everyone.