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Blog 13-Parenting/RulesPosted by Amie Ware on 4/6/2020
So all of a sudden, the roles have flipped and your parents are now the children and you are the parent. So I did this with my children and asked them the same questions you are going to answer. What rules do you insist that they follow? Are they the same or different than your parents' rules? If so, which are they and why?
Blog 10-Spring Break PlansPosted by AMIE WARE on 3/9/2020
Spring Break is Coming
Yay!!! I don't know about you, but I am excited about spring break. :) Do you have any plans for spring break? Traveling? working? We won't have any dance practices next week, but still have soccer and softball and tball practices. I plan to do another clean of our garage and have a big trash pick up day scheduled. I am really hoping that the weather will stay nice over spring break (right now, it looks to be rainy most of it). If the weather does stay nice enouch, I would like to work out in our little flower garden area. It looked really nice last year, hoping I can do the same thing this year. I already have some flowers blooming that came back from last year. I am shocked that they even came back. I would also like to look for a new house or land (2-5 acres to build on). I would like to stay on the east side and in Moore. I love the area I am in now and so do my kids. We got a bigger pool last year (24 inches round, and 52 inches deep), but we need to redo the deck. If it gets cold, I may do a spur of the moment trip to Texas or something (somewhere where it would be warmer). I also hope to do some shopping for Easter. Any ideas on where to go to find Easter clothes? Your turn...GO!!!! What do you want to do over spring break and have plans to do?
Blog 9-Favorite Music and Movies, why?Posted by Amie Ware on 3/2/2020
Favorite Movies and Music...Why?
Um...We all have our favorite movies and music that we go to. Sometimes it may depend on our mood, but in general it is the same. Alot of it has to do with our personality as well. Well, instead of actually listing my favorite movies per say, let's go with genre of movies. I think my favorites would have to be romantic comedies like How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Fool's Gold, 50 First Dates, etc. I like those movies based on a true story or stories of encouragement, such as I Can Only Imagine, War Room, Facing the Giants, military movies, etc. I like clean movies. I like the super hero movies, all of them, how could you not? LOL. I like most of the Nicholas Sparks books that have been turned into movies. My all time favorite movie that was a book by him is A Walk to Remember. I didnt' even know it was a book that he wrote. I don't like movies with alot of cussing, drinking, sexual scenes, etc. Nope, not me. Okay, what about music...Um. What is my favorite music? I love my christian uplifting music, especially in times of trouble. Artist wise, I am a fan of Toby Mac, Zach Williams, Mandisa, Hawk Nelson, etc. I do like some pop and country. (Artist wise: Plain White T's, Post Malone (clean/edit songs), Ed Sherran, Imagine Dragons, Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley, etc. I am not a fan of the songs that are about drinking, drugs, sex, cheating, etc. Nope, no thanks. Garbage in=garbage out. Don't need that in my life. If you listen to it, so be it, but not my cup of tea. So I guess you could say, I like a variety...So what about you. What are your favorite type of movies and music?
Blog 8-Likes/DislikesPosted by Amie Ware on 2/24/2020
Likes/Dislikes of teachers...
Well, this is a blog for you to vent and give advice. We all know the teachers are all different. They all have their own style of teaching, just like you as students have your own style of learning. I have always been a very visual learner. You could lecture at me all day till your blue in the face and if I'm not writing down notes I won't remember half of it. If you lecture at me and I have notes, I will remember alot more. My style of teaching really depends on what class you are in. If you are in my Multimedia Techniques class it is more on your own, following directions. I'm available to help as you go through the lessons. If you are in my Desktop Publishing/Graphic Design class I go over the Chapter with you, walking through each step and then you do 3-4 projects on your own. Personal Finance class I go over the powerpoint (chapter) with you and try to give a real life examples and then you answer questions to worksheets and test. So, your turn to share without listing the teacher's name (you can say what they teach, when you had the teacher, what school, etc), what teachers have you liked the best and disliked the most and why? Their teaching style, the power mind of the teacher, gone too much, didn't care, etc. What characteristics do you think are important for a teacher to have?
Blog 7-SNOW DAYS?!Posted by AMIE WARE on 2/17/2020
Snow days, oh snow days, where art thou? Have you been wanting for another snow day? Longing for that call that school is cancelled or watching for Moore Public Schools to show up on the list of school closings? How many days will be missed due to weather, I wonder. In years past we have usually missed 2 days by now. We finally got that snow a couple of weeks ago and got 2 days off that were must needed. What do you do when you get the call or see Moore Public Schools on the list of school closings that there will be a snow day? Go back to bed, plan your day, work extra hours, get caught up on homework, look forward to sledding in the snow or having a snowball fight? I look forward to being able to stay in my nice warm house and NOT have to get out and drive in the wintery stuff but watch it fall down as it is so pretty to watch. I will get out and play in the white stuff with my kiddos. What would you do if we received 26 inches of snow in one day? There was a travel ban in place for New York City in 2016 when they got all the winter weather in one week because they got so much snow. Our winter is for sure not over yet or is it? When do you think our winter will get bad? I think it will be sometime in February. Do you think some of our snow days are called a little too early? I personally do. I guess the Russians hacked our weather models, huh? LOL.
Blog 6-Valentine's DayPosted by AMIE WARE on 2/10/2020
This week is Valentine's Day (at the end of the week) and I'm sure restaurants were busy all weekend long. I'm sure the movie theatres will be busy as well with some of the movies that were coming out this past weekend. Do you know the history behind Valentine's Day? Well, if not, you are in for a treat. Saint Valentine was martyred for performing marriages when marriage was banned under the thought that single soliders made better soliders. While some believe that Valentine’s Day is celebrated in the middle of February to commemorate the anniversary of Valentine’s death or burial–which probably occurred around A.D. 270–others claim that the Christian church may have decided to place St. Valentine’s feast day in the middle of February in an effort to “Christianize” the pagan celebration of Lupercalia. Many believe that February 14th was the start of mating season for the birds. By the mdidle of the 18th century it was common for friends and family to exchange small tokens of affection or handwritten notes, and by 1900 printed cards began to replace handwritten letters due to improvements in printing technology. Ready-made cards were an easy way to express their emotions during a time when direct expression of one's feelings was discouraged. Pretty interesting, huh? Do you do anything to celebrate Valentine's Day? If so, what? ME? I am off on Friday, February 14 for a doctor's appointment. We all know usually they don't take long but if it ends up being one where they ask me to get blood work done or any other tests, I don't have to be worried about my classes not being covered. I'm not sure what we're doing. I've bought cards for everyone already (Joey, my kids, even the grandparents) and teddy bears for the kids. I'm going to get flowers on Thursday night for my girls and finding candy that they like. I want to be sure I give them flowers on Valentine's Day, their birthday and any other special event. Since my girls don't go to the daddy daughter dance, (the younger 2 girls arguing and fighting over their dad) we started a couple of years ago, that Joey takes out the girls to eat and I take my boys out. So probably Friday or Saturday, we will do that and maybe just maybe (need to find daycare) Joey and I will go out somewhere. Any recommendations?
Blog 5-Groundhog's Day/Superbowl SundayPosted by AMIE WARE on 2/3/2020
Groundhog's Day/Superbowl Sunday
Well, groundhog's day is on February 2 and supposedly hedetermines how much of winter is left. Do you think this year the groundhog will or will not see his shadow? If he does not see his shadow, prediction is that we will jump into spring (early spring) but if he does see his shadow that we have 6 weeks left of winter. What do you think about this predicition? I mean, I would love to have some snow days come our way, but I'm also very much ready for the nicer weather. I love spring/summer weather, where you can wear shorts, tank tops, flip flops, etc but a couple of true snow days would be nice as well. Snow days to be able to build a snowman and sled, you know just have some fun in it. The result: the groundhog did not see his shadow, so an early spring it is. Bring it on! If we have an early spring, what do you think our spring severe weather forecast be like? I guess maybe the snow days will turn into severe weather days. I do not like the severe weather, the anxiety, the emotions that come with taking cover and staying safe, but we do live in Oklahoma and we have the nickname 'Tornado Alley', so as Oklahomans we should be prepared for it anytime during the year but even more so during our spring months. So what do you think? An early spring is on the way or not?
So, Sunday, February 2, 2020 was the Superbowl. Did you watch the superbowl? Kansas City Chiefs vs San Francisco 49'ers. I watched it with my family (husband and kids). Of course the Superbowl commercials are always fun to watch and it was a good year this year with the commercials. The Prosche commercial of a high speed chase and then at the end with the guy saying "Who's going to be the bad guy next?" Reminded me of a Fast and Furious type of thing. The Cheetos popcorn commerical with Can't Touch This and MC Hammer at the end of it. Turbotax and everyone dancing was pretty funny. The Cool Ranch Doritos commercial with the cowboys and dance off to Old Town Road with Sam Elliott and Billy Ray making his apperance at the end of it. 2 more that I liked...The Kia commercial that Josh Jacobs about being homeless and making something of it. GIVE IT EVERYTHING! and then the Alexa commercial with Ellen DeGeneres. The emotional commercial that got me was the Google commercial with the man asking google to remember this or that, so he wouldn't' forget his wife. Two years was one of the best years with commercials. What was your favorite Superbowl commerical? Why? Because they were funny and stood out. Two years ago, NY Giant's commercial of dancing to the Time of my Life was hilarious and I had shared the video on my Facebook--if you have facebook, log in and look up New York Giants and you can see it there. What did you think about the half time show with Shakira and J-Lo? If you didn't watch the Superbowl commercials, then go to google or youtube and watch a few of the commercials.
So a few questions in this blog: What do you think about the groundhog prediction? Are you for an early spring? Why or why not? Did you watch the Superbowl? What was your favorite Superbowl commercial? Why?
Blog 4-100 days in!Posted by Amie Ware on 1/27/2020
Blog 4-100 Days in!
Is it crazy to think this week marks 100 days in school this year? It's gone by fast but slow at the same time. Since we are 100 days in as of Thursday, January 30, 2020, reflect on the school year and tell me at least 3 things that you have learned. At least one of the three things has to be school related, the other 2 do not have to be. Lets see for me. What 3 things have I learned? I have learned how to add students/teachers to the Adobe Creative Cloud to have access to the programs,. I've learned about the new tools and programs in the Adobe Creative Cloud-such as the straighten option within the crop tool in Photoshop. Personally--you have to take care of yourself. If I want to be a good/great mom to my kids, I have to be sure I'm taking care of myself as well. I usually put myself on the back burner. I've learned some things will never change--I love to listen to music, others in my houes like to have the tv on all the time. NO, no. Junior High can be tough! Broken bones can take a long time to heal and may even take a couple of years to really straighten out. Some of you know about Timothy's football accident with his left arm and his fracture. He still has a 18-20 degree angle in his arm and as it heals, it will straighten over time. I gave more than 3 items that I've learned in the last 100 days, your turn.
Blog 3--Martin Luther King Jr DayPosted by AMIE WARE on 1/20/2020
Martin Luther King Day.
Yay, out of school in observance of Martin Luther King day on Monday, January 20. Many places around the city have acitivities set up to recognize Martin Luther King. For example, a parade. I enjoyed the day off with my kids and relaxed. I technically had a 4 day weekend, since I was gone on Friday, January 17 as well. I did not do anything special or out of the ordinary to observe Martin Luther King day. Did you do anything to observe Martin Luther King day? How much different would our lives be now if it weren't for Martin Luther King? Do you think someone else would have stepped up and stood out in the crowd like he did? Martin Luther King is known for his famous "I have a dream" speech. What is your dream? My dream is to be happy, provide for my children, teach them responsibility, live in a nice place with room to grow and be able to make a difference in others' lives. I have 5 healthy, beautiful, smart and funny children that I love with all my heart. My dream is to watch them grow up to be wonderful citizens of the community, to be a Christian and follow Jesus even when it is tough to do. I want to have a place and be active so when my kids are grown, they can bring their kids to and I can be active with and enjoy them (I want to be able to easily get up and down off the floor to enjoy time with them) one day. With 5 kids myself, my hands and heart should be that much fuller with all of the grandkids that I would one day have. LOL.
Blog 2--2020--Say What?Posted by AMIE WARE on 1/13/2020
2020--Say What? Look How Far We Have Come.
As you get older, you have probably noticed like I have, how much quicker time goes by compared to when you were younger. I can't believe it is 2020. The first semester is already over. For those of you that are Seniors, you will be graduating in 4 short months. Does that even seem right? My oldest will be 14 years old this summer and at the high school next year. Now that just seems wrong! Say What? NO WAY!!! Is there anything BIG going on for you this year? Turn 16 or 18 or graduating? Getting a job? Getting your license? Moving? Going to college? Looking back over the years, I can say that my family and I have come a long way. Our kids have more than they need, we have a nice house, with nice vehicles to drive to get us to where we need to go. Another thing that has come a long way is Technology. Have you seen a tape or know how a tape works? What about a VCR? So many more products that are touch screen or blue tooth now. We saw a refridgerator at Lowe's that had bluetooth speakers built into it or the one with the screen built in. Man, 10 years ago, nope, you didn't see that. There's also a washer that allows you to do a big regular load and then a smaller load in the pedestal portion. Now, I like that...LOL. and since our washer went out in the summer, I got a wassher like that. ;) Cars can drive themselves and talk to eachother. You can bluetooth your phone in the car, so you don't have to hold on to your phone while driving. We now have the fitness tracker watches that track your steps, heartrate and sleep patterns. What do you think will be next? Your turn...what do you think is going to be the next big thing? Is this year going to be a big year for you? What are you looking forward to about 2020 the most? I'm looking forward to making more memories with my kids. Most of those memories are during the summer, when I'm with them more.