Monday, September 27, 2004

Busy Week

I have a lot of computer updates to do. I am going to try and get images ready for my computers that need to be updated to XP and be ready for alll the upgrades that are taking place.

Shaylie will be learning the letter "D" this week in preschool. It is nice that there is a HUGE lighted "D" on the side of the hill so that she can see that as an example.

Taylor has promised to try and not think about eating so much. However, right after she was caught sneeking potato chips into her room.

We had a ward party on Friday. We played volleyball at the park. It was pretty fun, but as usual, I overdid it and was a little hurt over the weekend. (But what is new)

I got back into my biking routine this morning. I took my 9 1/2 mile ride in on the trail. It is easy to tell that the days are shorter. I had to use my headlight the whole way to work this morning, it was very dark.

Looks like we will be leaving Thursday night and coming back on Sunday, so that Taylor misses as little school as possible.

Had a paying computer customer over the weekend. It is nice to have a little extra money, especially considering we have a big bill coming up. Also, they said that their computer was running great now, so they are very happy (especially since they were talking about getting a new computer, because of all the problems with this one).

Friday, September 24, 2004

We got Tickets!

Our stake called and gave us two tickets to the Saturday Afternoon Session of Conference! So we are going on the road again. We will leave leave either thursday or Friday and probably leave Monday. Mom J, is it going to be ok to come and visit?

Now I just need to find a stake center close to my mom's house so that I can go to Priesthood.

Thursday, September 23, 2004

Much Better Thank You!


I am feeling much better today! I was feeling pretty icky for a few days there, but thank heaven for antibiotics...too bad I have to keep taking them for another week and a half. I always forget once I start feeling better...

PTA Carnival plans are going very well! I have so many great people helping me out, it almost feels like I don't have enough to do! (knock on wood) It's only two weeks away and I feel like we have a pretty good handle on it. For today, anyway...we'll see if we can keep it up!

One problem with all this PTA stuff is that I keep running out of minutes on my phone. 1000 minutes seems like a lot until you start coordinating huge school events, and then it's only a drop in the bucket. So, in order to try to save minutes, I've been trying to avoid using my phone whenever if you call me and you don't leave a message or hear right back from me...try emailing or write a letter :rofl: That would be great!

I hope everyone is doing well! Hope to hear from you soon (just not on my phone!) :D

Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Tonya's still ill

Tonya is still feeling under the weather. She wasn't able to go to the carnival planning meeting tonight.
Shaylie and I played a lot of games today. Candyland and Chutes and Ladders and Connect Four and catch. It was pretty fun.

Taylor spent most of the evening over at Shaylee's house. I'm glad she has a GOOD friend that lives close. Shaylee and Taylor get along pretty well. To bad our Shaylie doesn't get along as well with her younger sister.

More wireless problems today, but I was able to get it working. I also went over to Dixie College and updated their computer software.

I am going to be getting a lot of monitors soon. That is going to be a lot of work. We our also implementing a new scanner program that everyone will use and we are trying to upgrade everyone to Windows XP, so it is very busy at work.

Monday, September 20, 2004

Back to Cedar

I have to go to Cedar City today. Fortunately, it is only for a training, so not to much to worry about. I have had a busy couple of weeks. I have been trying to update computers, update software and add and subtract users. I also had to redo my office computer, which has slowed me down, since everything I do is on that machine. Our wireless at work has been iffy at best, being down 5 times in the past two weeks, I am SOOOOO glad we changed to the new system. :P
Tonya has been feeling under the weather. She went to the doctor yesterday, but he didn't know what was wrong (it might be time for a new doctor). Taylor and Shaylie have been doing ok, they put in some new playground equipment at Taylor's school, so we went and saw that last night. It is mostly exercise equipment, so that is cool because all the kids were playing on it and getting a workout at the same time. :)

Friday, September 10, 2004

Another Week gone bye

This has been a fairly hard week. I have been trying to make a new image for my computers, since the image I have been using now needs about thirty updates to it :-) So I have started with my Microsoft XP Service Pack 2 install cd's that we made and started from there. Yesterday, as I thought I was finishing up, Microsoft released Media Player 10, so I had to add that to the image. Then I found out that the department purchased a different spyware program than the one I was using, so I had to uninstall mine and then install the new one. Today I have found out that we are also updating the virus scanner and epo agent. I don't think I am going to get an up to date image setup any time soon. :cry:

We have had the sickness bug travelling through our home. Taylor was sick, then Shaylie, then Tonya, and finally me. Shaylie and Tonya had it the worst, however.

Tonya is preparing for the carnival, she had her first big meeting about it on Wednesday.

Taylor brought home fund-raiser chocolate bars. They are $1.00 each and the box has 48 of them. Going to try and sell them at work, however, I don't know how that will go over.

Friday, September 3, 2004

Labor Day Weekend

With the long weekend coming up, I feel like I have a minute to I thought I would write a little update. I have been so incredibly busy with PTA that I have barely had time to do the bare minimum around here. Back-to-School night went well. We didn't get as many memberships as we wanted but we were able to get a few more this past week during Parent Teacher conferences...we set up a booth in the hallway to sell t-shirts, memberships and yearbooks. We are going to send out envelopes to everyone who hasn't signed up yet just to see how many more we can get.

As soon as this weekend is over, I have got our school's Fall Carnival to organize. This is a huge event, and I have a little over a month to pull it off. It is starting to wake me up in the night, so it's about time I start delegating to others. Our fundraiser starts next week as well. The school called me in a panic because a delivery of over 200 boxes of candybars was dropped off at the school this morning (a week earlier than expected) and they weren't ready for them. All is well now, although we are forced to store the chocolate in the office and everyone is getting high off of the fumes...hopefully it will induce them to BUY, BUY, BUY!

Shaylie started Preschool on Thursday. She loved it, but like her sister, she asked me to drop her off at the school and wave goodbye and go home. I guess I just have to get used to my girls being little independent souls. Scott and I did take her in though. We'll drop her off next time.

Taylor's SEP (Parent Teacher Conference) went very well. Her teacher is great and we got lots of positive feedback about how Taylor is doing in school. She is right on the mark in everything she does. But we did decide to work on her handwriting this quarter. They are going to be learning cursive and multiplication this year, so this is very exciting. She also wants to be in the school choir...and I'm excited about that.

Scott is being a trooper about the whole PTA thing. As usual, he is a great help around the house. I couldn't be doing this without I'm grateful. He is at work now, even though it is late Friday night. He had some things to work on that he can't do when people are around.

So...this is the update! I hope everyone has a great Labor Day Weekend! Take care and we'll talk to you soon!