Miss Chera

Thursday, June 30, 2005

Parade again!

Well, I made it in time for the parade today. This a.m. I spoke with the director, and it seems so many parents were asking about the time of the parade, they decided to have it at 11:00. I got there just as they were beginning to line up! Lil Darling was so happy that I was there. She marched and marched and sang, "Yankee Doodle Dandy" and "Grand 'Ol Flag". But, by the end, she was tired and one of the last in the parade line up! I took so many pics.

Wednesday, June 29, 2005


Well, I went to Lil Darling's school on my lunch hour, and just missed their parade! That's my luck! I walked into her room, and she said, "Momma, you missed it!" Oh well, they will be having another tomorrow, and maybe I can remember the camera.

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

4th of July parades

There are no major 4th of July parades in our area. I really want to take Lil Darling to a parade, but I can not find one. Although Lil Darling's preschool does have two days of parades for the little one to show off what they have made the last few days. The only problem is there is no set time. I sent a note to her summer teacher asking for the time of the parades, and she responded with no info, time, or even if there was a parade. I am strictly going on the word of my four year old. Hopefully, this is not a pretend game for Miss Lil Darling. I am so bummed. I think I will just go up to her school at my normal lunch time, and see if the parade is taking place then. Lil Darling is *so* excited about the noisemakers they have made and singing "Yankee Doodle Dandy".

Monday, June 27, 2005

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Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Down in the dumps!

Thanks, Shirley! I needed that!

I have not been feeling like myself lately! I am just down in the dumps. I have lost interest in my job, and the only thing that get me through the day is the thought of picking up Lil Darling.

Lil Darling is so excited to see me everyday! But, I think it is probably the new, huge swimming pool we got this weekend. Now, that's another thing to be depressed about - high water bill! :O) Oh well, swimming this evening sounds pretty inviting.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Sunday visit

On Sunday afternoon, we drove our Mr. Chera's parent's home. We only stayed about two hours. His dad is not doing good.We discovered when we were there that his memory is failing him, and I think he has given up a little more than the last time we saw him. Mr. Chera also sees this. His color is not good, and looks frail. He is losing his hair. He did not remember the name of the town we lived in. He has shortened all of our names, and is speaking much softer than normal. Of course, his mom is a mess, too. She started crying hysterically when we left. Earlier in our visit, I asked her if they had contacted a support group, and she said she did not want to listen to other people's problems with what they are going through at this moment. I think this would help, but you can not force Mr. Chera's parents to do anything. His dad talked a lot about his flowers, and he had some plants that he needed planted. Mr. Chera & I planted them for him.

Mr. Chera is upset, and really does not want to think of losing his dad. But,
I do not think his dad is made for this earth much longer. Cancer sucks!

Friday, June 10, 2005

Lil Darling

This evening I was faced with one of the toughest questions from Lil Darling. In her preschool class, there are three little girls who have formed a mini cliche. Their moms are friends, so by default, these three little ones are friends. Up until the past week, Lil Darling has been able to get along with these little girls. But, now they have turned mean and are ganging up on others. Lil Darling was scratched and bitten last week, Lil Darling bit one of these girls, and today, Lil Darling was punched in the face - punched!

Lil Darling was telling me about this latest incident, and asked, "Why do people have to be mean?" I was unsure of how to answer. Mr. Chera & I have strived to raise a girl who is happy, lively, outgoing, strong, loving. And to see her sad or disappointed by someone, broke my heart. The inner "Momma Bear" got mad, though. I had a hard time answering her without telling her to beat the snot out these little girls the next time. I explained some people are not nice all of the time. And, she shouldn't play with them when they are being mean to one another and others. It is so hard being a parent sometimes. Luckily, she has a best friend in this class (they have been friends since they were 13 months old).

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Things that drive me up a wall!

Instead of a blog entry, I think I will give you a list. Making lists has become my new hobby. I can not remember anything lately.

1. the mixture of a new teacher & a 4 yr. old testing her limitations
2. a grown woman who you are training at work shouting "SHUT UP" like a teenager
3. the same grown woman hitting you in the bicep when shouting "SHUT UP"
4. having to do three loads of laundry every night
5. wanting to take a vacation day only to find out you have 4 days left for 10 months
6. wanting to take Lil Darling to see the ocean for the first time, and seeing you have no money to do so and finding you have only 4 vacation days left
7. being out of Diet Coke for me and yogurt for Lil Darling
8. being behind in filing at home and work
9. someone noticing that I am behind in filing
10. not having a lot to say in my blog

Monday, June 06, 2005

So Bored

Have you ever reach a point in your life were you are so bored? I visited with one of my best friends this weekend. I have always looked up to her, and value her opinions and thoughts. She is bored with her life. She said she needs change. I feel this way sometimes too, but the moments pass fairly fast for me. She surprised me with this. I felt a little thown off by her telling me this, and was unsure what to say. I could read from her that she was a little depressed, and has been worrying about work things. I felt so helpless in trying to give advise and suggestions. Oh well...I spoke with her today, and she is in a great mood and feeling a lot better.