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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.
Blog 1-New Years/Winter BreakPosted by AMIE WARE on 1/6/2020New Years! 2020Winter break is over and a New Year has started. What did you do over Winter Break? Did you get what you were hoping to get for Christmas? If so, what? Did you do anything special for New Year's? Did you make any New Year's Resolutions? If so, what? We had the flu-B in my house over break. Started with my middle child on Saturday (yep, the day after school, with a fever). Joey took her to urgent care Sunday morning while I took the rest of the kids to church and at urgent care they tested her for strep which came back negative but not for the flu. Joey's family Christmas was Sunday night so I sent a message in our Facebook group message about how she was doing and if we needed to reschedule we could. Well, we still got together. That night, Tinley's temp climbed up to 104.3. I took her to the pediatrician on Monday morning and she tested positive for flu-B. He said he was averaging 2-3 a day and on that day, he had 5-6 positive flu tests and he was only open for half a day. The last time Tinley ran a fever was on the 23rd. We went to see Star Wars on Christmas Eve in 4-DX. It was so worth it. :) That night, Toby started acting really tired and over night he popped a fever. On Christmas day, he made the best of it, but you can tell by pics that he wasn't feeling great. His fever was between 101-103.8 on Christmas day. We gave him medicine at about 11 pm on Christmas night and the medicine and water all came back up. We resorted to a cool towel on him to get his fever to break. Once that towel got warm, I got a cool washcloth and put that on him. He broke his fever sometime between 3 am and 8 am the day after Christmas. My sister started feeling lousy the day after Christmas. We had to reschedule with my dad 3-4 times and finally had it the day before coming back to school on Sunday, January 5th. The kids had a great Christmas. Smartwatches, new jersey (now Tim has a Dallas Cowboys jersey and a Mayfield jersey). The older kids primarily asked for clothes. Tori got Frozen 2 dolls, Toby got a big Paw Patrol Lookout Tower and Paw Patrol firetruck. I've had My BIG prsent for a year now. I got a new vehicle on December 28, 2018. It's a 2018, only had 167 miles when i got it, sunroof, leather seats, DVD/entertainment system. I have so much more room and I don't have to worry about my car NOT starting up when I get gas or the heater not blowing out hot air out of all vents (my passengar side would blow out cold air). I had my Saturn Outlook since April 2011, so 7 years and 8 months. It did me well. I got my Saturn with 13,000 miles on it and traded it in with 90,390. We didn't travel very far, just to my mom's place in Purcell, is the farthest we went. We hung out with family in Purcell on New Year's Eve and watched basketball that night and rang in the New Year with family. We made a few New Year's Resolutions of continuing to get out of debt, look for land or a bigger house and getting our house ready to sell by painting and organizing better. I know getting out of debt with the purchase of a new vehicle is hard to do, but we shall see. Now, it's your turn. We did look at a house that has an acre of land, a huge workshop in the back and 3500 sq ft but not enough bedrooms. :(
Blog 14-Winter Break PlansPosted by AMIE WARE on 12/16/2019
Blog 16-Winter Break Plans
What are your plans for Winter Break? 2 weeks out of school will go by fast, I'm sure. My plans for Winter break will be to finish Christmas shopping, maybe go to Northpole City or something like that. Do the Christmas on the 23rd with my dad, 24th with my husband's family and the 25th evening with my mom and stepdad. I will be enjoying my time off at home with my family. The farthest I have to travel over the winter break is Purcell, which is about 30 minutes away, so not too bad.I want to go see Star Wars during break in $DX and I would like to go snow tubing and ice skating. I haven't been ice skating in years, but it would be fun, right? I will probably hang out with family on New Years Eve. What about you? Where are you traveling to and what are you doing for the break? Any New Year's Eve plans?
Blog 13-Wish ListPosted by AMIE WARE on 12/9/2019
This is our last full week at school in every class, next week will be FINALS on Thursday and Friday (block schedule), and then we will be out for 2 weeks for Winter Break. With that being said, what is on your wish list this year? What do you hope to receive as a gift? Who are you purchasing gifts for? Let's see...my wish list would have to be: seeing the joy on my kids faces as they open their own gifts, a heat press, a Vera Bradley backpack and sounds stupid but slipper socks. I HATE to have cold feet and go barefoot around the house in the winter, because the tile is so cold but at the same time I don't like socks. I have a cricut maker which allows me to create designs for shirts, cups, etc, but to create the shirts right, a heat press would make it so much easier and quicker and last longer as well. I have been purchasing gifts for my own children, all my nieces and nephews, couple gifts for the adults, and for those less fortunate. This year on my mom's side of the family since there are 16 kids (ranging from 10 months old to 14 years old), the decision was made to draw names at least for the kids. The adults are not buying for eachother. So instead of having to buy 11 kids this year on my mom's side, I'm only having to purchase 5. Joey's side of the family, there are our 8-9 kids total and 5 of those being mine. LOL.
Blog 12-Thanksgiving Break/Holidays/Moore for ChristmasPosted by AMIE WARE on 12/2/2019
Thanksgiving Break/Holidays...what is your favorite part? Moore for Christmas?
Well, we just got back from Thanksgiving break. I don't know about you, but it wasn't the best Thanksgiving break. Time spent with family, putting up the Christmas tree and Christmas decor in the house as well as some Black Friday shopping, a birthday party for my nephew and a party for mom's birthday along with bedlam (OU vs OSU) party at house watching the game on the BIG screen. Monday-I had to take my Toyota Sequoia in for service and a getting a head start on the Christmas tree. Wednesday was a half day at home, goign to urgent care with my oldest daughter for throat hurting and fever and then down to Purcell for the evening with family. My daughter tested negative for strep, so she should be fine. We did not get to do our annual stairs picture with all of the grandkids. One of my nephews was gone. My mom and stepdad have all the grandkids hold a number and sit on the stairs and we take a picture. There are now 15 grandkids ranging from 9 months old to 14 years old. I bought a little sign that says "As the family grows so does the memories". I bought it in 2014, when we found out we were expecting baby number 5. I thought it was appropriate. LOL. Thursday was spent in Newcastle for a few hours with my in-laws for Thanksgiving. Then Timothy and I went Black Friday shopping while meeting up with family. We have to be strategic about the shopping. You take a grocery cart and you are screwed. What did you do over Thanksgiving break? Now that Thanksgiving is here, time to kick off the holidays. What is your favorite part of the holiday season? I like the friendliness that you see, the joys on the kids faces when they see Christmas lights or Elf on the Shelf.
This week is also Moore for Christmas week, which is an opportunity for those of here at Moore High School to assist other families that are in need to provide a Christmas for them. Have you been able to help and if so, how? Did you take pictures, videos? If you were the day we made Christmas cards, then you helped out. Include that. But did you give any money, canned food items, toys, give up a coke at lunch, etc.? I pitched in with my 2nd hour to help provide for a family in need. I also brought in canned foods, toys and warm clothing items. I would like to do a countdown to Christmas with my kids but make it like a bucket list of acts of kindness to do. Give me some ideas. What would you do? Something simple, like put away someone's cart in the parking lot, now guess what? Your turn. 3 things to respond to: 1)What did you do over Thanksgiving Break? Did you enjoy the break? Why or why not? 2) What is your favorite part of the Holidays? 3) What random acts of kindness would you do for others? I would like to make a list...GO!!!
Blog 11-What are you Thankful for?Posted by AMIE WARE on 11/18/2019
What are you thankful for?
Well, we are out of school all next week and will all hopefully be celebrating Thanksgiving with friends and family around us. We should take time to look back and realize how much we have, how spoiled we truly are and how we need to take everyday and cherish it. Looking back over the year or just in the past, what all are you thankful for? I'm so thankful for so many things. First of all, I'm so very thankful for my Jesus who gave His life for me. Secondly I'm so very thankful for my family (my pride and joy--a.k.a. my children, my husband, my mom, my dad, my siblings, my nieces/nephews, my cousins, etc) and the list goes on. These people are my support system. My children are my pride and joy and I have learned from my past not to let other cirucumstances change the way I act toward my children, not to take it out on them. Not to let depression or frustration get the best of me. Happiness can get the best of me and rub off on my own kiddos. I'm thankful for the freedom I have here in the U.S., freedom of speech, freedom to vote and get a choice, freedom to have more than 1 or 2 chidren. I'm thankful for my car, even if it doesn't want to start up right away when I get gas and only when I get gas. I have a nice vehicle to get me and my kids places. I'm thankful for my house and the job I have to help provide for my children. Well, you get the idea. Your turn, tell me at least 3-5 things that you are thankful for. Thanksgiving break week off will be full of doctor's/dentist's appointments, moving kids into different rooms in the house and spending time with family and Christmas shopping (Black Friday shoppiing). What are your plans for Thanksgiving break?
*2 things to answer: Tell me 3-5 things you are thankful for and what are your plans for Thanksgiving break?
Blog 10-GoalsPosted by AMIE WARE on 11/11/2019
Goals, goals, goals. Short term goals and long-term goals. Short term goals are in this week, this month and long-term goals are goals that are farther out. Short term goals for myself would be (Goal for the week--get caught up on grades, get cuaght up on the tv show 'This Is Us' and 'Flash' and maybe go to gym while my kids are at dance. A goal for this month--To enjoy family and friends and remember to be thankful for everything that I do have. A long term goal for this school year is to get more activities for Multimedia students, relax and enjoy life with my family and friends, find some land (1-5 acres) and hopefully start building a house for our family to grow. This is tough when they don't want to move s schools. Think about where you are at in life right now. What are some of your goals. Maybe get your driver's license, get a job, get better grades, improve relationships at home, etc. Your turn...you tell me.
– share in your response three goals that you have set for yourself. One goal for this week, one goal for this month, and one goal for this school year. Describe how you plan on making sure you accomplish these goals.
Blog 9-Daylight SavingsPosted by AMIE WARE on 11/4/2019
Daylight Savings--Fall Back
Oh boy. Daylight Savings happened this weekend and we had to set our clocks back 1 hour. So in theory you got an extra hour of sleep. I don't know about you, but I'm exhausted. We had to get up earlier than usual on Sunday because we had to be in Harrah at the ballpark (TNT ballpark) by 7:30 am for an 8:15 am softball game. So, now, the sun will rise up earlier and the it will get dark alot earlier than what it has been. Are you ready for that? I think with the cold air blast we have been getting off and on this last few weeks or so and getting dark earlier will make it finally feel like November (fall/winter) season. Only in Oklahoma can you go from having 80 degrees one day and to having 45 degrees for the high the next day with a bitter cold north wind. I personally don't like daylight savings. I like the sun to be up longer and the warmer days. I'm a summer girl. Do you think we should have daylight savings? Why or why not? Not all states do it. Arizona for example does not, so for part of the year they are 1 hour behind us and the other part of the year they are 2 hours behind us. How long does it take you to adjust to daylight savings time difference? It usually takes me about a week to get adjusted. Election day is coming up soon. If you are old enough to vote, will you? Why or why not? If you're not old enough, but could, would you? why or why not?
Blog 8-HalloweenPosted by AMIE WARE on 10/28/2019HalloweenWell, it's Halloween week. What do you do to recognize/celebrate Halloween? I always remember getting to dress like a favorite character and go around the neighborhood and go "trick-or-treating" and seeing family. I've been a pumpkin, Strawberry Shortcake, Rainbow Brite, Princess Bride, and a cheerleader, Batwoman, and Rey from Star Wars, just to name a few. My kids have been anything from an animal character (teddy bear, kitty kat, bumble bee, ladybug) to Superheroes/villians (Superman, Wolverine, Captain America, Falcon, Robin, Nightwing) to Disney Characters (Buzz Lightyear, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Tinkerbell, Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Minnie Mouse Moana, etc). This year we haveSpider Gwen, Bo Peep from Toy Story 4, VSCO girl, anme character and a boy who can't make up his mind between Superman or Woody. In 2017, 5 of us were Star Wars characters (Darth Vader, Rey, Luke Skywalker as my oldest son, Princess Lei as my oldest daughter, and Toby-my youngest as Obe One Knowbi. and the year before that (2016) Joey and I were Batman and Batwoman. Joey does an awesome Batman voice, so he would get into character and he had a good ole time that year. What are some of your favorite memories of Halloween? Some of your favorite characters that you have dressed up as? What are some of your favorite activities that you go do around Halloween? Haunted house, pumpkin patch, take younger siblings or family members out trick-or-treating, handing out candy, scaring others, etc. What are your plans for this year's Halloween?