Monday, February 2, 2015

Ground hog day...

I remember watching the movie 'Groundhog Day" and that how dumb of a movie it was. It repeated itself over & over & over again. Kind of like how I feel today, when I repeat myself over & over & over again to my students, co-workers, my children and husband. I wonder if they ever listen the frist time then I would get so frustrated, just like the guy in the movie "Groundhog day". Today was our last Monday practice for basketball. We had our end of year tournament this weekend and went 1-1. We won our first game to our other feeder school that feeds into the same high school as we do. We trailed the whole game and came back with 2 minutes left and WON! I never called a time-out the entire game. I had faith in the girls they would pull it through on their own and they did. Working together and playing with heart & 100% effort will win you many ball games. Even though its a loss, sometimes you can handle a loss pretty well when your know as a coach and players know you gave it all. Way to go Lady Bulldogs! Saturday's game was a different story, we played a team that hasn't lost a game all year. Which it tough to do as well but they had a great team. At least we only got beat by 20 and not 40 like others did. After the game on Saturday, I took Cora shopping to Justice, her favorite store. She had J-buck cards she wanted to use that she had received at Christmas. She went with me to my game on Saturday and learned to keep the book. At the age of 9 and she knows how to keep book, most coaches don't know how to keep the books. She is always a joy to have on the bench with me. While sitting and learning its nice to see her smiling face and to listen to her plays and ideas for the game of basketball. I think its important and as a mother that I take time to listen to her questions in regards to the game, a bad call or why did that player do that? How was that a foul? the lists goes on. We got home from a good day of basketball and shopping. I tried to lay down and take a nap but surprise I couldn't. Botos didn't have a problem, he was out! slept until 7 or 8. I laid, played on my phone for a bit, close my eyes and then a kid would come in and Cora would show me a new hair do she did on a doll. The kids were good about letting us lie down and rest. After a week of being sick, my body needed to rest. Sunday was Superbowl with NE Patriots and Seattle Seahawks,,,, what a game! We went down to the RV ball room and watched the game with friends from the park. We popped popcorn for everyone. It was nice to get out and enjoy others company, cold drinks and eat some great food. Also Cora had a ball game and they defeated last year's first place team, both teams were undefeated, now the Roadrunners are the only undefeated team. She scored 2 point, so proud of her! Monday rolled around and it has been a long day. Both kids basketball practices got cancelled which were fine by me. I had a roast cooking in the crockpot ands so sides is all i cooked. Jantz completed his homework and read to me. he is becoming quite the reader. Cora is still having a hard time with fractions in math but who doesn't !! I still don't get fractions... lol. I'm so proud of my kiddos, they are growing up on me and I'm enjoying every minute of it. Well, talked to my parents today, always enjoy that. Even though things aren't going well at home, I just hope they know I miss them and love them dearly. My dad's dog Peedy died, he was well over 10 years old. Sad week at the Moore household. I wish we were closer to family but someday we will. Just hate being this far away when tough times arise. Until next time... mamabotos

Friday, January 2, 2015

January 1, 2015

Ok for real, I'm back. I will always discuss my happening from my previous day. So as of January 1st, 2015 we spent the day lying around the camper, watching football, a lot of football games. I think I left the house one time to go get a chocolate shake for us all. yummy! Previously we met up with some friends of ours here in the RV park at Buffalo Wild Wings to watch football games. The 2 families have moved out to another campground in Castroville. We are staying put here at Blazing Star. We brought in the new year with our good friends Gut & Jaime Guthrie, their two boys Blake and Noah. The day started off with Botos & Gut cooking pork on the smoker. It was cold, I don't know how they stood outside the whole time to do it, I stayed inside! Kids ran around and back & forth from one camper to the other. Its always good to see kids playing and having fun. Jaime had to work all day but she is liking her new job, gets her out of the house and $$$$. We had a wonderful meal of pulled pork, cole slaw, hush puppies, rolls, i made spicy black eye peas, cabbage and regular black eye peas as well as a cherry dump cake. We sat around & had few drinks and watched NYE on TV. Afterwards, it sounded like a war zone outside due to the all the fireworks going off here in San Antonio, for 20 minutes straight the sky lit up like the 4th of July. It was beautiful! My car is in the shop due to a fender bender but it will only take two weeks. So that it is why we are down to one pick up, which is on its last leg. The main reason we came back a week early from visiting family in Childress. Still haven't cleaned or organized everyones clothes, maybe I will tomorrow when the sun is out. I can't get motivated with gloomy dark rainy weather. Christmas was great! We went up to Childress and stayed with my parents and hung out with my family and his mom. This year I decided to do get everyone together for Family pictures. The only pictures we have ever taken are for the Church directory. Everyone showed up, my side and on Botos' side. It was a beautiful day. I had Jackie Steed come out and do the pictures, my best friends mom. Huge Thank you ! After family pictures we all went back and ate BBQ at my parents. Justin & Tracy drove up after their honeymoon and we got to hear all about it. Its always nice to catch up and visit with Family. Kids had a great Christmas, got a lot clothes, toys, tech decks, make-up, etc. They were happy and thankful. I did make my mom a family calendar and also put together a family photo tree for her from the pictures we took. It was a booger but well worth it. Botos took my nephew Aaron out hunting and he shot is first deer, a doe! He was one happy little guy, growing up too too fast. Cora went with him, I believe she is good luck! Glad she likes hunting & the outdoors. Once again we were all able to meet up with Coach Shelby and all of us girls ate, drank and shared stories of younger days and what is going on with us today. I haven't laughed that hard in a long time. I'm fortunate to have such great friends and coach to meet up with.. Jennifer, Mandy, Cara, Lori, & myself, Coach Thel Shelby. Now we are back home in San Antonio and getting back in the groove of things, kids basketball games & practices. Cora has a scrimmage today, kind of a another gloomy day again, hopefully tomorrow will be warmer and sun will be shining. I also want to go to the RV show, Buck Saloon, & take the kids to the River walk to see the Christmas lights that are all up. one plus to this year is we have internet! after a year and half we have used the Free one here at the RV park & its been wishy washy but now the kids have their own accounts, they can text us and grandparents !!! Until next time... Mamabotos

Saturday, December 29, 2012

December 29th...

Well I've got to get back to blogging so that I can remember what I did or my family has done together. This was all I use to do and now its check Facebook every 10 minutes! So back to blogging I go. We enjoyed a wonderful Christmas! Cold, very cold and it even snowed but didn't stick to the ground. But it was beautiful falling down from the sky! Things we all got for Christmas were: Botos got a tree stand (hunting stand, my mother thought it was a Christmas tree stand!), beard trimmer, new work boots for melting his other ones burning Vicki's front yard; Grateful Dead DVD's, Texas Tech cup from Jantz and books and bathroom book from Cora. I myself got my College Ring!! Its so pretty but too small so got to send it back and have it stretched AND a pair of Old Gringo boots that I have had my eyes for over 5 years!!! lol Thanks to my family for both things. Cora got clothes, make-up, earrings, cowgirls boots herself, metal body frame to dress up, magic trick kit, and her first American Girl Doll-Julie!!! She carries her everyone with her. Man is she getting big too... getting tall and beautiful! Oh Little Man Jantz---clothes, two backpacks, basketball shoes, semi-trucks galore, volcano making kit, remote control helicopter, and most importantly a 125 four-wheeler!!! oh the look on his face was priceless. We have enjoyed our break from work, Botos has been working on putting up a new metal fence on the baseball field. Season will start up in about a month. I've been busy getting Kids league going, a basketball league for elementary kids. Jantz was excited about not having to go to school for awhile...he gets bored. Cora I think misses talking to all her girlfriends. Today I am re-arranging Jantz's room so that he can start sleeping in there! Got him a small entertainment center for his TV, Wii; now off to get him a comforter and an electric blanket. I think I might be rubbing off on him...hehehe. Also challenged him if he would stay in his room for 1 month, then I will get the BlackOpps game for the Wii. We shall see... Until next time...Mamabotos

Monday, November 28, 2011

Monday after thanksgiving

Well first of all I had a great Thanksgiving! We went to my parents and had family come in from Estelline. Love the Moore's, my Uncles & Aunts. Crazy, yes but full of love and will give you their shirt off their backs. So after eating, brought Cora home, she had a stomach bug. So I went to Wal~Mart to get an xbox for a co-worker. I causally Walk into the doors and noticed people in aisles behind yellow tape. I am thinking this is crazy, so I ask around for the xbox, ended up walking all the way around to the Christmas aisle over by the gardening section. I walk up and I am handed the LAST ticket to guarantee me of getting an xbox. OMG little did I know you had to have a ticket. But once you were in line you were not allowed to leave. You we given an 10 min potty pass. You had ten mins to go to the restroom and get back or your ticket went to the next person! Lol. I was stuck in the aisle with some awesome ladies and all we did was laugh and giggle the whole time.

Spent the next three days decorating the house for Christmas. I love this holiday!!! I enjoyed taking the kids to see Sant downtown. It was a little rainy but it cleared off and it was a perfect evening. Sate chili, popcorn & ice cream! afterwards we drove the park to check out the lights. We like to ride thru and pick a favorite and then we try to guess each others favorite.

Now onto Monday, woke with eyes matted shut. Never had this happen, got up took a shower and went to school got there and someone asked what's wrong with my eyes? They then said PINK EYE! So I went down to the nurse and not just one nurse said yes but both of them said yes! And not only do I have it in one eye.....but BOTH EYES! oh lord this day has been miserable. My peepers burn with they are open & closed. Ugh, burning itching mucus draining all day. I hope it goes away by morning b/c this chick needs to get to work! Lol.

So now onto watching the Sing Off! Until next time.... mama Otis

Monday, November 21, 2011


Well today was a bitter day. I went to school, got my first class under way and BAM! watched a ball hit the ceiling and land right on the laptop. Yep, it sure did. So I calmly went over and picked up and turned it into technology. Nothing more.

Finished my day at work, came home and started cleaning my house. Swept and mopped the living and dining room.

Went to pick up Jantz from gymnastics. Man his he getting tall! All his pants that was bought at the beginning of school are too short. Oh boy!

Came home and Botos had cooked some dove for supper. Some fried and some wrapped in bacon w/jalepeno Oh yummy!

Worked with Cora on her nightly reading words and she read her books to me. Poor thing is having a tough time with reading, sad thing is I know exactly how she feels. I hate it for her. But we will keep working and improving.

Now it's chill time. Baths have been given, Jantz went to spend the night with his Nanna. So that leaves Cora, Kennedy, Botos and I. The girls and I are watching Tinkerbell and Botos is watching some movie on his laptop folding clothes.

The rain today was awesome but man it was chilly. Which today Botos bought me a buddy heater to have in the deer blind. HECK YEA! it's on!

Well off to blow dry my hair so I won't freeze all night. Lol!

Until next time...Mamabotos

Sunday, November 20, 2011

new blog I am following

Just found a new, fun, cool blog! and she has this contest where you can win free stuff!

Friday, November 11, 2011


What a special day this has been. Got up, did my bus route, came to school and while at school, I got to attend a wonderful Veteran's program!!! WOW... We had 50 Veterans in attendance. Each one got up to speak about what they were apart of and any grandchildren or family memebers were present got to come up and stand by them. Oh My gosh... sweet. Mr. Bird got up first to speak and it was awesome, I was crying! After each veteran, Mrs. Welborn led the whole student body into singing "God Bless America." Oh lord, so sweet to hear those little voices singing all together for those veterans. Again I cried cried cried cried cried cried!!! lol It makes you stop and think and be thankful! I love my job!

I am sad though that I did not invite my Grandad, Uncle Kenny, & Uncle Kyle. But I will share that they all three served along with my Grandad's seven Brothers. I love all those brothers... so neat to see them together and share stories. I guess it never matters how many friends you have but you will always have your family. I also have a cousin, Jon Hawkins, that is currently serving and is stationed over seas. God bless these guys and women who have ever served for our Country.

However, to finish this fine Friday will be unwritten... we will let you know how this day ends after we finish making memories of today.

Until next time...Mamabotos