Monday, March 01, 2010

District 6 FBLA Conference: February 19, 2010

I am so proud of my son Connor, he took 1st place in THREE FBLA events on February 19, he advances to state!

Thirteen Hickman students and advisers Jeaniene Thompson and Colleen Goss attended the conference. There are 22 schools in the district. Seven students will represent Hickman High School at state competition competing in 6 different events. In addition, Hickman won 5th place in total points.

Hickman had the following winners:

Accounting II/1st/Connor Hollrah*
Banking and Financial Systems(team performance event)/1st/Gavin Hart*, Jorie Neech*, Ashlie Anderson-Rice*
Business Calculations/1st/Connor Hollrah*
Business Calculations/3rd/Noble Carpenter
Business Calculations/4th/Gavin Hart
Entrepreneurship (team performance event)/1st/Connor Hollrah*, Charles Chau*, Skye Ramseyer*
Impromptu Speaking/4th/Skye Ramseyer
Job Interview/4th/Ashlie Anderson-Rice
Management Decision Making (team performance event)/3rd/Tori Griggs, Noble Carpenter, Andrea Thames
Marketing/1st/Gavin Hart*
Marketing/2nd/Katie King*
Marketing/5th/Jorie Neech
Personal Finance/1st/Gavin Hart*
Sports Management/5th/Andrea Thames
Total Points/5th/Hickman FBLA

* Students who will advance to state competition

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Tackle It Tuesday 1.5.10 Edition

Happy New Year! New Year's Resolutions and Tackle it Tuesday's go hand in hand! LOVE IT! I love Tackle it Tuesday....when I first started blogging, I looked forward to Tackle it Tuesday's because each week I tackled a project from start to finish and loved posting my before & after pictures! The great thing about life, a household with 6 people 4 of them being kids...there is always a project that needs tackling! One of my major goals for 2010 is to focus on family and friends and having a house that is organized and well ran is a must for this goal! I am also focusing on my daily routines (which I posted yesterday) so during my work time on Tuesday's, I will be posting a project/task that needs tackling!

For the first TIT of the New Year....I have lots to choose from....however, a good portion of my day needs to be focused on CMSL and the Futsal schedule, however, I have a bunch of little fires that need putting out today so those will be what I am focusing on:

1. Hallway: We refinished (painted) the dressers drawers in both Gracie & Sydney's room this weekend. Everything got put back in it's place in Sydney's room but Gracie's drawers weren't dry yet so everything is still in the hallway in boxes. I need to either move the boxes back into her room so they are out of the way or get them emptied today!

2. Living Room: For some reason, Collin thinks he can drop his dirty clothes any where he wishes and the cleaning fairy will pick them up! Well, in front of the chair are his dirty clothes and some other piles of stuff that no one ever picks the "trash fairy" may pick everything up!

3. Kitchen: it's a mess!Dishes need to be done, trash needs to be taken out and dining room table needs to be cleaned off...end of story!

4. Making Beds in all Bedrooms

5. Entry Way (this will be cleaned up once the girls head off to school!)

Monday, January 04, 2010

A Prayer for The New Year: I Hold Up My Life to You Now

Rev. Ted Loder

Patient God,
the clock struck midnight
and I partied with a strange sadness in my heart,
confusion in my mind.

Now, I ask you
to gather me,
for I realize
the storms of time have scattered me,
the furies of the year past have driven me,
many sorrows have scarred me,
many accomplishments have disappointed me,
much activity has wearied me,
and fear has spooked me
into a hundred hiding places,
one of which is pretended gaiety.

I'm sick of a string of "nice days."
What I want is passionate days,
wondrous days,
dangerous days,
blessed days,
surprising days.
What I want is you!

Patient God, I hold up my life to you now,
as much as I can,
as high as I can,
in this mysterious reach called prayer.

Help me not to let my life slip away from me.
Come close, lest I wobble and fall short.
It is not days or years I seek from you,
not infinity and enormity,
but small things and moments of awareness,
awareness that you are in what I am
and in what I have been indifferent to.

It is not new time I seek,
but new eyes,
a new heart,
and you, always you.

O Patient God,
make something new in me,
in this year,
for you, for others,
for the abundance of this life lived in your presence.


Menu Monday (1.5.10)

Monday: (Dance)-Grilled Ham & Cheese Sammies with Tomato Soup

Tuesday: (St Louis)-Roast, Carrots, Potatoes in Crockpot

Wednesday: (Basketball)-Gyros

Thursday: (Dance-Work)-Pasta Shells with Sauce

Friday: Steak with Blue Cheese Butter

Saturday: (Church)-Buffalo Chicken Soup

Sunday: Lemon Chicken

New Year...Better Routine

Each new start to a new beginning-whether it be a new year, new school year, new season, etc.-I always vow that I am getting to get into a better routine & stick to it! Let's see is 2010 has some magic power & I will stick with my routine! My routine is still the same one that I established several years ago, when I stick to it-it works! Life takes over & I fall out of routine...maybe I have too many routines? I have a daily routine and a weekly routine-I try to be flexible when things need to be done that fall out of my routine, so what goes wrong? Laziness or life? Well here goes to a new year and a new routine!

Daily Routine:

6:30/7:00 am: Wake-Shower-Dress-Take Meds

7:00 am: Breakfast-Wake Girls

7:30 am: Quiet Time

8:15 am: Check emails

8:30 am: Workout (M, T, W & F)

10:00 am: WORK-CMSL, Friendly Freezer, etc

11:30/12:00 pm: Lunch

12:30 pm: Housework

1:45 pm: Rest

2:15 pm: Start Planning evening routines: snacks for dance, dance, soccer, basketball, etc.


Menu Plan for Week

Week in View-Email schedule/calendar to Sean

Laundry-Towels & Sheets

Referee Schedule (during soccer season)

Unpack/Organize Bedrooms from weekend activities




Run Sweeper


Sweep kitchen/bathroom

Mop Floors


Cooking Day-for either Friendly Freezer/Take 2/Faith Connections, etc



Take 2 Day

Lunch with Girlfriends


Clean Bathrooms


Grocery Store

Run Sweeper

Sweep Kitchen Floors

Laundry-whatever needs washing

Get packed & ready for the weekend

Sunday, January 03, 2010

1.2.10: Organizing Bedrooms

What started out being a simple, let's rearrange Sydney's bedroom turned into a project of painting dresser drawers and a desk!

Sydney's bed was position in a spot where it wouldn't butt right up to the wall because of the electic heater in her room and when she sleeps, she would fall in the crack of the bed. We decided that we could rearrange her room so this didn't happen any more.

I think that the change created more floor space in her room...check out the before (not a current picture but what the arrange was) and after pictures: