Monday, September 09, 2019

Confessions ~ August 2019

Sharing some school related confessions today that are coming at you with an August title simply because I didn't get to finish this post in August and they are not my September thoughts.  Just wanted to clear that up in case there was any misunderstandings. September has her own thoughts and confessions! See, I've been sick and not feeling well and I also had another breast scare, my two bosses are out on FMLA, so yeah. The blog has simply taken a back seat. So without further adieu, here are my confessions for August! Happy September, by the way! Are you confused yet?
I'm a huge fan of school supplies, but there is no reason that a box of chalk should cost more than a box of crayons. Maybe it's because chalk is nearly obsolete (because of white boards), but still. 

We are SO excited about our school's new girls basketball coach! A few years ago, we became neighbors and friends with one of our local college's most famous women's basketball players. She reached out to Wayne earlier this summer about the head coaching position at our private school and fortunately, for our struggling girls basketball team, everything fell into place. Alise and her teammates have been working really hard this summer with Coach and they are steadily improving. I can't wait to see them play this season in our recently remodeled gym! Coach was also a point guard player and the encouragement and patience she has given Alise is just remarkable. 

I was saddened to read that my beloved eleventh grade English teacher passed away a few weeks ago. I absolutely loved Ms. H and our friendship. She was the teacher that encouraged me to return to AP English class my senior year (I had sat out my junior year). I visited her a few times after I graduated high school and we kept in touch for a while. She was 94. 

I recently saw that First Baptist Church of Orlando's congregation supplied local elementary kids with 2,500 back packs! Isn't that amazing?

A few weeks ago, I shared that Alise is starting her freshman year of high school. All I can say is that things are SO different from the fall of 1987, which was MY freshman year. And I WILL confess this: (so far!) high school is SO much dang better than middle school!!  OH. MY. GOODNESS!! Maybe all the kids have grown up over the summer - having to read THREE books for Honors English over the summer will do that to ya! - I don't know, but I am SO happy about less drama. With the exception of homecoming, of course! 

Speaking of Baby Girl, my daughter's reign as Queen of Musical Chairs has come to an end. Several of my friends sent me videos of Alise going up against a senior football player in the game, Musical Chairs, at our first pep rally of the season. She has always won the game and on this particular day, beat out all the upperclassmen, except for this particular senior (who I'm told cheated), so I had to have the conversation with her that seniors are suppose to win the pep rally games. Of course, she thought that was the stupidest thing ever. 

Alise and I ran into my high school typing teacher a few weeks ago when we went to see the movie, Overcomer (which I highly recommend, by the way!). She told Alise I was the fastest typer in the class (which I don't think I was, but I'll take the compliment) and asked if Alise had taken typing in school yet. I thought that was funny, since now it's called "key boarding." I just remember that Ms. P would come around to our desks and watch us for about a minute to be sure we were typing with the correct fingers and my hands would sweat so badly.

I don't remember having as much homework as Alise does as a freshman in high school. Her social life has pretty much been put on hiatus due to all her homework, tests, and extra assignments. And as I've already stated on my IG stories, I hate Spanish! If you know why a foreign language is required to get into college, do tell. 

Okay. That's all the school news I've got for this month! Remember how I said on Friday that I was dreading this five day work week? Sigh. It's time to get this Manic Monday started! We got this, Friends!  Let's do it! 

Hi there, I'm Laura, I'm the happiest wife, the loudest cheer mom, and the craziest girlfriend you'all ever have, I'm a Southern Belle living in a Southern world!


  1. I am sooooo glad HS is better, I knew it would be! You need a crown with a typewriter on it....fastest typer in a the land......I love it! I know she said class, but I say land, lol. K, sista, go make it an amazing Monday! Hugs!! xo

  2. FBCO does some amazing things - they have such a huge congregation! Listen girl, I am so sorry you weren't feeling well and didn't know about your breast scare. Glad it was just a scare. My boys both told me high school was better than middle school too. Cheers to a great month!

  3. Lady, I hope health wise everything turns out okay. It sounds like everyone is experiencing a lot of busyness at this time of the year and we are feeling it too as we get back into the swing of things and into a new routine.

  4. Our schools now have "smart boards" everywhere, and the old-school teacher in me cringes a little and misses all the chalk and overhead projectors. :D High school definitely seems to decrease the drama but increase the workload. Hope she is enjoying it though. Have a good week!

  5. My daughter just started high school too and I totally agree. So glad to be done with middle school.

  6. Another breast scare?? OH my gosh friend!!! I am so sorry!!! you need to tell me these things so I can pray for you!!!!!

    I just had a conversation with my SIL this weekend - she was saying how different it is for the twins starting HS too - she said, its like the teachers are even less drama!!!!

  7. I am amazed at all the high school requirements; our state recently changed them so that all high school students have to have 2 years of a foreign language, Alg. 1& 2, etc. (all that stuff that only the students going on to college used to have do back in my day). I often wonder how some of those struggling students can even keep up! Glad her year is going better this year and hope some of the schoolwork lightens up just a bit as social time is important too. ;)

  8. Ella started MS and luckily the drama hasn't been to bad yet but the homework has been a nightmare.

  9. I was the Queen of my typing class as well. I started out on an old fashioned typewriter, manual and then we got electric typewriters and man, oh, man, I could boogy with those. Now, it seems that kids and people just use any fingers they want to type with and it drives me bonkers. :o)) Hope it's a great week Laura!