Went on a field trip with Pooka's class to a nature park Thursday. The hike made the trail at my house seem like a kiddie ride. Another parent, myself and our 8 kids combined got lost in the woods for a minute. We were able to get up with the ranger (thank GOD for cell phones) and he had us walk through a restricted area to get back on track. The kids and I saw something large and fast moving but we couldn't stop. My guess was that it was a deer. I'm just gonna leave it at that. I don't know how them wildlife lovers do it. The other parent and I agreed once we were where we were supposed to be that our idea of roughing it was to be laid up at a hotel with a black and white tv! ROFL! Oh did I mention it rained all day Thursday? We was on some real connect with nature type stuff! The kids were funny! They asked questions like if we had to spend the night there? Did we have food? What we were gonna do when it got dark? Stuff like that. They had a blast tho'. I'm sure our 8 kids had plenty to go home and tell our parents about! LOL
I would have felt bad but 2 first grade classes went on this trip. We split up as classes. The other class did the tadpole/wildlife hunt thing where they learned about different pond creatures then was given a net and tried to find the creatures while our class hiked. Then when we got back we was supposed to creature hunt while the other class hiked. 2 teams that were not together ended up getting lost too! That made me feel better! LOL I mean I got lost, but at least I was with another parent. By time Pooka and I left the park (I drove) one team was still in the woods. The Ranger went in to get them so I am sure they made it back out.
Friday Pooka went to the dentist, I think she is trying to lose one baby tooth a week cuz another one will be out soon! Fortunately we had no cavities! YAY! I dropped the kid off at school and commenced to BS at work. After work we went with Lsbnmom and the kids to go pick strawberries. Fun Fun Fun! I have so much respect for our great great great great great grandpeople who were slaves cuz I picked strawberries for about 10-15 minutes and was done! LOL! I was feeling out of it before we got to the field but being out there made it worse. Again much respect to the slaves who worked the fields all day everyday picking harder things than 4 lbs of strawberries!
Today I am working, well at work blogging. I am considering going bowling for mothers day but I don't know. I am also considering going to see Iron Man still. Babydaddy wasn't able to come down so I don't have today to myself but I'll make the best of it. Part of me wants to hit up the farmers market and cook a really good Sunday dinner from scratch tonight, but the other part says don't bother. I think it is the fresh strawberries that got me in the mood for a fresh home cooked meal. If I do try an act like my grandma, I may invite some folks for dinner. I've never done that before. We'll see. Everything is up in the air at the moment.
Sunday is Speed Racer in IMAX and whatever else I may think of. I briefly thought about doing a day trip with the 2 parents I hung out with last week and all the kids to the beach, but I don't know how the van may handle it. That's too many folks to have on the side of the road.
My stimulus check came. Sorry Bush, the money is going towards my education. :-) Speaking of, my stats teacher finally posted my grade. I got an A! YAY! I won't lie, I feel like our class got the short end of the stick because we didn't really get into the meat of the textbook like most stats classes I hear about, but I am not going complain too much. LOL! My evaluation and measurement class starts in T-minus 10 days! YAY!
For Mothers Day my grandmother sent me 20 bucks, my coworker gave me 2 beautiful roses from her flower garden and she brought pancakes for Pooka and I this morning, and I got a card from Lsbnmom. What did I get people? Nothing! I am feeling like I need to do something, I just don't know what. If I didn't buy my Speed Racer tix in advance I may have went up to MD this weekend just to hang with the fam.
Well let me work, that is what I came up here for.