Thursday, October 04, 2007


"You may have tangible wealth untold:
Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold.
Richer than I you can never be-
I had a mother who read to me."

This was a quote that I read off of Jackson's Friday folder that is sent home with him at the end of the week. The above quote was included in a book written by "THE NEW READ ALOUD HANDBOOK," by Jim Trelease.

It made me think of how true that really is. How important reading is. How exciting it is to be 5 or 6 years old again and be able to actually "see" words forming before your very eyes.

Amazing how the brain just begins to click with the useful help of phonics to aid the budding readers.


Bigdogg is heading out of town again today, so tonight I'll have the couch all to myself!!
Laying there with my "wubbie" and popcorn watching Greys Anatomy and PATRICK DEMPSEY across the screen.

The only hiccup of the night, though, is that I have my pelvic ultrasound tonight at 7:00pm at the hospital nearby. I'll be racing home with fingers crossed that I'll make it in time to see the start of the show.

I think my mom may be watching my little ones so that I may go get my test done. If not, I'll most likely bring them with me.
Maybe "dumping one" of them (like Jackson) off at a nearby neighbor/friends home.
It's not easy bringing children this young with you to the hospital. But I've done it before. Obviously for this type of test they will have to remain outside of the ultrasound room.
But, back when I was pregnant with our #2, Sullivan, I had no choice but to bring Jackson to most of those "types of appointments" when the doctor "checks" to see if you're dilating. At that time Jackson was going on 3 in a half.

Now, if you'll excuse me, Bigdogg is heading out the door for his business trip, Sullivan just crapped in his pants-a rather ripe one, if you ask me. Benjamin is waking up, and I need to get out of my pink softie robe and my orange and black Halloween HIGH calves socks to get prepped to take Sullivan to school this morning.

PLEASE remind me to post about my past two days. I'm unraveling, it's how I feel. Mainly due to my children.

Welcome To Crustybeef~
Phew, now I can start my day.
Smoke and Choke, tiny birdie! :)


KYRIE said...

Okay I reminding u now to blog about the past 2 days:)
Ultrasound? That tough. Hope ur day won't be too exhausting.
I am sharing a virtual coffee with u. I do need one too.
My fav character in Grey's Anatomy is the Alex guy :)

abbagirl74 said...

Hope your day gets better. Can't wait for Grey's Anatomy tonight!

Mary said...

I remember those days of ripe diapers, up-chucking, jelly faces, folders brought home, and misplaced shoes. Those were the best days of my life but they surely tried my patience some days.
Hang in there and enjoy your time this evening with Grey's Anatomy.

SOUL: said...


if i was there, i'd watch the kids. i hope your mom can keep them. man that must suck if you have to take em. i had to get my forehead stitched up once with my kid.. she was like 2. ACK! oh well..didn't seem to bother her any.

but , well.. yours are boys,.. and well, you are talkin about the totally opposite end of the body..sooo ya. lets just hope moms around.

hey don't forget to post about the last couple days ok?

take care..
pass the lighter!
november... is not far away..hahahahhaah

austere said...

hey Crusty! Did the exam go ok? So darn nice of your mom to help out like this- havent had much of that being watched over, so I envy that totally.
How are the terrific trio doing this morning?

SOUL: said...

how are you today?
how did things go last night?
what did the dr say???
did you have to take the kids?
i hope you are ok, and got good news from the dr. (or answers, solutions?)

til then...

i'm worried..lemmee know how you are!

Portia said...

it's friday, and while you know i'm glad of that, it also feels like i've barely caught up with you at all this week! again! i hope it's been a good one and can't wait for the stories of how:) i hope the ultrasound went well & bigdogg has a safe trip!
later gator

Portia said...

p.s. wanted to pass along my father's opinion, as he was a reading specialist for 30 years and always said that there is nothing that can touch being read to at home, as far as learning to read. and storytime is so much fun:)

Cheryl said...

I loved reading to Emily when she was younger. When did it end? I love listening to audio books. There's just something about listening to a story.

Was this the test that couldn't be done last month? How did it go.

Remember...we need to hear about the last 2 days.

SOUL: said...


SOUL: said...

catchers mitt?
i hope you are feeling well today!