Friday, September 29, 2006

Week Review

I have been really busy these last couple of weeks. Fall is always a busy time for the Barfield Family. It's my favorite time of the year!! Here I come ....fall festivals!
Trent's fall ball is in full swing. We are chalking this up to a learning year. We are currently looking for a new bat though.Trent dented his in practice with a "Andruw Jones" type hit. I didn't realize that bats were so expensive. I'm talking $70 to well over $100. That's just crazy.
I had the "first grade" conference with his teacher yesterday. He has really matured since last year. No more Jim Carrey. He doesn't try to be Mr. Funny as much as he used to. His grades are really good and so is his conduct. So far he has gotten all 90- 105 on all spelling and vocabulary tests. His words are harder than I remember being in the first grade. On his test today he had the words teacher and friend to know. Those are big words to me. I was thinking 1st grade would be like cat, hat, sat~ you know, stuff like that. He gets so excited when he gets things right. That makes me happy. This weekend we are having a skating party for his birthday. So I will be sure to post pictures next week.
Little Alyssa has been well ....little Alyssa. She continues to surprise me every day with something new. Just riding in the car this week she said, "Momma, I'm happy." That was it. It was so sweet. Everything she does she wants to be like Twent. (that what she calls him) Just like Twent, she says. She has her annual body scan/x-ray this Monday at Scottish Rite. So pray that everything comes out Ok. We will have to make a follow-up appt to get the results though. I hate the thought of trying to convince her to lay still while they take pictures of her hole body. Lord help. She can't even sit still for 5 minutes to eat dinner.
I am currently looking for some activity that she can do. Music class, some sort of dance, anything. if any one has some suggestions that would be great!
Other tidbits.......
Harry Hamlin got robbed this week on Dancing with the Stars. Jerry should have been gone along time of go. Did anyone see the group that sang on Wed. night? What WAS that?????
Did anyone else call Meredith's decision on Grey's Anatomy. I just knew that that would be the outcome. Man~ Who do you choose.....Chris O'Donnell or Patrick Dempsey? McVet vs McDreamy.
I have been falling off of my Sofa during Prison Break. How are they going to get out of next week. I can't wait.
Does anyone out there actually watch that disgusting show... Nip/Tuck. Holy cow. I can't stop watching.

Monday, September 25, 2006

Too Big For Britches

Conversation after big brother graciously cleaned up little sister's room and little sister destroyed it.....

DAD to Little Sister: What happened? You need to clean your room!!
Little Sister to Dad in teenager voice with hand on hip: Whatever!
Dad getting upset talking firmly to Little Sister You better clean your room, and now!!!
Little Sister: I don't have to take this!!!
Dad then leaving the room trying not to let little sister hear him laugh.

Friday, September 22, 2006

What The?

I'd like to give a BIG SALUTE to the *&#%#*&^ who hit my brand new car and didn't even have the courtesy to stop. Don't worry you little &%#&%^$%#&^@). I found your white paint and maybe even have a video. You are messing with the wrong person. I already have my CSI gear ready and will hunt you down and find you. I am more clever than you think.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Do you see what I see?

Here is an awesome picture of my dad at 4 yrs old. Do you see the remarkable resemblance? And everbody thought he looks like Brett?

Monday, September 11, 2006

In Honor of September 11th.


You say you will never forget where you were when you
heard the news On September 11, 2001. Neither will I.
I was on the 110th floor in a smoke filled room with a man
Who called his wife to say “Good-Bye.” I held his fingers
Steady as he dialed. I gave him the peace to say, “Honey,
I am not going to make it, but it is OK…… I am ready to go.”

I was with his wife when he called as she fed breakfast to
Their children. I held her up as she tried to understand his
Words and as she realized he wasn’t coming home that night.

I was in the stairwell of the 23rd floor when a women cried
out to Me for help. “I have been knocking on the door of
your heart for 50 years!” I said. “Of course I will show you
the way home- only believe in Me now.”

I was at the base of the building with the Priest ministering
to the injured and devastated souls. I took him home to
tend to his flock in Heaven. He heard my voice and answered.

I was on all four of those planes, in every seat, with every
prayer. I was with the crew as they were overtaken. I was in
the very hearts of the Believers there, comforting and assuring
them that their faith has saved them.

I was in Texas, Kansas, London. I was standing next to you
when you heard the terrible news. Did you sense Me?

I knew every name---though not all know Me. Some met
Me for the first time on the 86th floor.

Some sought Me with their last breath.

Some couldn’t hear Me calling to them through the some
And flames, “Come to Me…this way….. take my hand.”
Some chose, for the final time, to ignore Me. But, I was there.

I did not place you in the Tower that day. You may not know
Why, but I do. However, if you were there in that explosive
moment in time, would you have reached for Me?

September 11, 2001 was not the end of the journey for you.
But someday your journey will end. And I will be there for
you as well. Seek Me now while I may be found.
Then, at any moment, you know you are “ready to go.”

I will be in the stairwell of your final moments.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Change Again!

Well I decided to change my blog again. I couldn't get used to the other one. This one I picked for now is alittle more fall looking, I guess.

Heidi finally returned from maternity leave so my work load will drop alot, which is good because I can start to focus on my administrative duties again.

Fall Ball starts this Tuesday. We have moved up to 7-8 ball. Its literally a whole different ball game with new rules and better players. We will chalk this season up as a learning season.

I am beginning to think that I am raising two little thieves. Mom, Alyssa and I went to the mall on Saturday. We had just left the Disney Store and was trying to decided where to head next when we both looked down to discover that Alyssa had her stroller full of merchandise that we didn't pay for. She had stuffed three items from the Disney store in her lap. So I I had to turn around and return the stolen items. The employees just laughed as Alyssa sat in her stroller with her head down and her lip poked out.
When I got home later that night while cleaning up Alyssa room I noticed that her piggy bank was off of her shelf and was empty. At first I thought, Oh Great! Alyssa's done eaten the coins." I asked her where they money was and she wouldn't say anything. Then I went to Trent's room and noticed his over flowing piggy bank. I confronted him and yes her had emptied her bank into his. He has been known to pick up money from around the house.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Oh Boyeee!!!

Today I got home from work to find my favorite TV Guide in the mail.. It's Fall Preview Time!!!!
I have been waiting three long boring months for this issue. (I know I should have better things to do.)

It's funny the way that TV has evolved. There are hardly any sitcoms anymore, just drama and reality TV.

So let's go down the weekly line up. (Didn't we learn that the days of the week start with Sunday and go through Saturday?) The TV guide started with Monday. They are trying to throw me off.

Sunday- Nothing really has changed for me here except that Grey's Anatomy moved to Thursday. That stinks because I always loved my two hour block from 9-11:00. They are pushing a drama called Brothers & Sisters starting Sally Field and Calista Flockhart. I am not willing to try this. Everytime I look at Ally McBeal I see her and Harrison Ford "together". Grosses me out. So I will look for goodies on Cable to watch. I am getting Desperate though. When we left off Mike was laying in a ditch.

Monday-Holy Cow. Does anyone watch Prison Break? That's one of the only shows that Brett and I watch together. Wentworth is unbelievable. Right ladies!!! (Currently still #2 on my top 5 list) Nothing good on at 9:00 but then at 10:00 there are two things. (I guess I'll watch my Days of Our Lives) Last seasons What About Brian and Studio 60 with Matthew Perry. I want to try that one because I like him, Amanda Peet and Sarah Paulson.
There is a new show called Heroes at 9. I am not sure what to think of this. I don't like those supernatural shows if that's one of them. It's got the guy who shows up on everything. (Greg Grunberg) He started out on Felicity as Shawn, then Alias as Eric, then Lost as the eaten Pilot and even House. He must be friends with the director, JJ Abrams. I might give it a try. PS- I'm still alittle ticked that they decided to drag 7th Heaven through another year and they cancelled Everwood. Shame. Shame.
Tuesday-Looks like its a Dancing With the Stars night. With "whoa" Joey Lawrence and Mario Lopez dancing, who wouldn't watch.
Wednesday- America's Next Top Model is a guilty pleasure. But my night really won't start until 9:00. Lost of course. I love it get Lost on Wednesdays. I turn off the lights and turn up the surround sound. It's like a movie every week. A little Jack and a lot of Sawyer. I'm still trying to dissect what's going on and why do they want the Losties separated? The Hatch, the Others, its all driving me crazy. But how dare they put One Tree Hill on at the same time. I will have to catch that on the rerun. Justice is a new show at 10. It stars Kerr Smith from Dawson's Creek. It actually started last week so I will have to tune in this week for sure. Unlike Law and Order this new show always shows the audience what really appended at the end. So I don't ever have to go to bed wondering.
Thursday- My night will start at 9:00. That's when Grey's Anatomy comes on. That awesome. Two medical shows back to back. Grey's then ER. Patrick Dempsey then Goran Visnjic.
More on this later.....