Saturday, September 24, 2011

It's Music Season!

Today Tanith and Harlee go to Trousdale County to perform in the 1st Marching competition of the season. This is also the 1st year with both of them in High school (I'm still waiting for the inevitable phone call for them fighting with each other).

Here are some pics from the Community meet and greet Thursday night where they performed the show for the community. I'm also posting a link to a local newspaper article: Macon County Times Article

Harlee on the far left

Harlee on the far left in front of the trumpet player

Finally a pic of Harlee that doesn't have her face hidden by the Trombone lol 

Woodwinds & Brass Marching

Field Commander, Drumline, Guard, and Brass 

Tanith & Kasmin



Drumline, Brass, & Woodwinds


New equipment truck courtesy of the county...isn't it Da Bomb! 

Friday, September 23, 2011


Ok, I am at my wits end. My 7 yo has been kicked off of the school bus. I love my child I really do, but I am at a loss on how to teach him self-control (he has ADHD, but that is no excuse). Apparently he has been having issues in transitional periods at school (such as the lunch room) and on the bus. He was observed in class last week and his medication seems to be working for that, but we are getting some really nasty behavior when he's outside of class. He's disrespectful to everyone, regardless of how you phrase the question/statement, flies off the handle over very insignificant things, and is having difficulty keeping his hands & feet to himself. I don't know what to do.

I do know that somewhere in there is a very sweet child who is loving and curious, but for the life of me I don't know how to reach him. He reminds me of that nursery rhyme: "There was a little girl with a curl in the middle of her forhead, when she was good, she was very very good, but when she was bad she was HORRID!" That sums up my son. I really hope we can get this straightened out. He's a smart kid, but if he can't/won't control himself we are going to have some pretty severe issues.

Mrs. Martin

Monday, September 12, 2011

Easy to please

Human beings are a demanding lot. We want it all; food, shelter, clothes, gadgets, perfect politicians & government, the perfect spouse, perfect kid(s), so on and so forth. Some of us like surprises, some don't (for the most part I fall into the latter category since I'm a bit of a control freak lol). Contemplating on what makes us happy, can in fact make us very unhappy in the long run. Most of the time I try to focus on the now and not what has been or might be. Someday's I actually succeed.

In the past 2 weeks Kyle has had to make a trip to Texas and a trip to Louisiana without me. Both times I asked him to bring me something, both times he did. Other than telling him I wanted Brownies from Braum's, (if you love cherry limades, great ice cream, and great burgers you should check them out!), I didn't specify what I wanted him to bring home. He brought home fudge cake, brownies, their 9 grain bread, and milk. From his trip to Louisiana he brought me a fleece jacket & a really soft hoodie.

I gotta admit, I love my guy. He didn't have to bring me anything, but what he brought me was great. I love the food from Braum's. His reasoning for the fleece jacket was great.  He has one that has camo on the shoulders that I have pretty much taken over, so he bought me my own. The hoodie is great for fall days & will make a welcome addition to my wardrobe for the cooler weather.

Was it the moon? No. Was it something spectacular? Yes and no. It may not have been a gazillion dollar diamond ring (which I probably wouldn't wear because I am notoriously hard on rings), but it was something that I wanted/needed, that he recognized and proceeded to do something about.

The best things in life are free (so true), but the next best things are the simple things. Appreciating what you get, whether it be a jacket or the moon, goes a long way in making me easy to please.

Mrs. Martin