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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Currently July

I can't believe it's Currently July already!   I had to join up with Farley from Oh' Boy 4th Grade and do the July Currently! Sadly I have missed a couple of them, but I desperately want to get back into the swing of things!  I was hoping to do this early enough so I wouldn't be the last one, and could hopefully get some comments, but man, you all are so quick!!  Oh well, hopefully someone will come back and see my link way down at the bottom, lol! :)

Yes, part of the reason I didn't get this done earlier is because mom is back in the hospital again.  She has an infection and is dehydrated, she's been pretty weak lately.  Prayerfully she will get stronger!
And yes, you read that correctly I have a new (to me) car!!  My pastor's wife called me at 11:15 on Sunday night, and asked if I could come over to their house, because they had a gift that they wanted to give me face to face.  This was pastor's last Sunday because they left early Monday morning.  He was headed to an Air Force base in Alabama for his basic training.  His wife and 4 kids are spending some time with her sister, and then meeting up with him in South Carolina some time later.  Anyway, it was so sad to say goodbye to them at church, the morning service was pretty emotional!  Well, back to 11:15.  I had to get mom taken care of and to bed first, then I headed over and got to their house about midnight.  After some conversation pastor went over to a kitchen cabinet and handed me some money.  They wanted to give me some, so I could get an oil change for my car.  Of course I bawled, that was so kind of them.  Then pastor and I talked about the car, he asked when I had last had my oil changed, I told him I couldn't remember.  I just knew the little sticker said I needed to at 123,000 miles, and I was at about 127 or 128,000.  Then we just ended up talking about the car, telling him that it was a '96 Toyota Corolla, it was loud (he said they could hear me driving up to the church), it was low, hard to get in and out of, but definitely not the best for mom, because it's so low, and some other things.  But I also said how thankful I was to have my little car, it gets me around, I don't have a car payment, it still runs.  He just kept letting me talk, until finally his wife tells him he is taking too long, and she walks toward me holding a key, I backed away from her asking what she was doing, then bawled some more.  They said they wanted me to have their 2005 Honda Accord because he was going straight to basic training and she already had their minivan that she would be traveling with.  So the money he said was actually really to help me get the car registered under my name and for me to get plates.  Talk about speechless!!!  And emotional!!  I'm still having a hard time believing it!  So I didn't get home until after 2 Monday morning, and finally got in bed by about 3...too excited to sleep.  Then yesterday mom went to the hospital about 7:30 at night, she was in the ER  most of the night, I finally left her about 2:30 a.m.  She was still in the ER, and was getting ready to go down for an MRI, so the nurse told me to just go ahead home.  So, it's been a busy few days...again. But thankfully I got to join the party tonight! :)
I have so many favorite read aloud books, but Treasures of the Snow was read to me in 4th grade, by my favorite teacher!  I fell in love with the book after she read it, then bought the book sometime after.  I have had the book, and read it every year to my kids, and they all love it, too! And of course, Ron Clark is awesome, and I try to reread The Essential 55 every summer.
Well, I'm off to check out some others! :)

13 comments:

Stephanie @ 3rd Grade Thoughts

Stacy, I am so so happy for you and your new car! To be honest, I cannot think of someone who deserves it more! Your commitment to your family and church, as well as your incredibly sweet nature is evident through your posts, I can't imagine how lovely you are in real life :) I will be thinking of your mom and sending both you and her lots of positive thoughts. Take care!!

~Stephanie
3rd Grade Thoughts

Stacey

Thank you so much, Stephanie!!! You are too sweet! I so appreciate your kind comments, you made my day! :) Thanks for being such an encouragement, and thanks for your kind thoughts! You're a great bloggy friend! :) Have a great night!

Jill

Congrats on your new ride! Prayers for your mom. I wish you both well.
jh

mrsjanellebush

Thank you so much for following my blog! I am now following yours too! I am so excited to make new teacher friends. I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. I wish your Mom a speedy recovery and she will be in my prayers. (hugs) Janelle :)
http://mrsjanelleskindergarten.blogspot.com/

Keri

Congrats on the new car: it sounds like it came at the perfect time. Funny how things seem to work out that way... I am sorry to hear about your Mom and am sending lots of positive thoughts/energy to you both. You are in my prayers.
I am commenting on your Currently and Farley's Rule of Three (which is a wonderful idea). I am also your newest follower.
Take care!
Teach~Play~Smile

Fun Games 4 Learning

Enjoy that car! You obviously deserve it! Hope your mum gets better soon, then you can take her for a ride!

Stacey

Thanks so much, Jill!! I really appreciate it!

Stacey

You're so welcome, Janelle!! And thank you for following me!! :)It is always lots of fun to find new bloggy friends! :) Thanks for your well wishes for my mom! That means a lot!

Stacey

Thank you, Keri!!! Yes, it is so neat how things work out that way! :)Thanks for thinking of mom and me! Truly appreciate it! Thanks for following, too!

Stacey

Thank you, Teresa!! I plan to enjoy it!! :)And yes, that's the plan, I want her to see how roomy it is, and easy to get into and out of. :)

Just Wild About Teaching

hoping your mommy gets better....im your newest follower...drop by =)

Just Wild About Teaching

Stacey

Thank you so much, heading over to your blog now! :) Thanks for becoming a follower! :)

Caycie Buffkin

Hi! I love reading your blog! I've nominated you for the Liebster Award Nomination. To accept this nomination you will have to do a few things. You can check them out at Groovin' Into 3rd Grade !
Thanks,
Caycie

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