Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Giggly, Snow Day, W2

1. Waiting anxiously like a 2nd grader for school to be cancelled for the day brings a bit of the giggles to my heart.

2. There is nothing better to do on a snow day than hang out at home with the one you love.

3. W2's which tell you you're getting a great refund back are beautiful!!

snow day!!!

So here it is, 9 o'clock in the morning and I am giddy like a 2nd grader. The reason: SNOW DAY!!!!! Isn't it amazing how the little things, like a class being cancelled, can really just brighten your day?

Monday, January 28, 2008

I'm disgusted

Have you become as disgusted with our world as I have? Just in case you haven't, here are some headlines I read today:
  • Marijuana vending machines pop up in L.A.
  • Mom on trial in baby's microwave death
  • Dad uses stun gun to make toddler 'tough'
  • Mayor uses magazine as ID at airport
  • Kindergartner accuses 2 classmates of sexual assault
  • Husband arrested after wife's body found in freezer
  • Family lost in woods says ranger would not help them
Seriously, what is this world coming to?

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

back to bed

Have you ever had one of those days when you just really don't feel good, don't want to do what you need to do, and would rather just go back to bed? Those days when it seems like nothing goes right, you are the bad guy, and you just want to go back to bed? Do you ever have those days where you feel like you have so much on your plate and it would just be easier to go back to bed? Do you ever have those days when you have so much to do, but you can't, cause you can't get out of bed?

Monday, January 21, 2008

Skinny??, Excitement, CYA

1. I love doing pilates. Even though the work is hard, I know the benefit will be beautiful.

2. It's amazing the happiness and joy a dog has when he sees his owner. Wouldn't it be nice for someone to go nuts over us like that when we come home?

3. We have a great Bible study group. I'm so saddened I'm going to miss our Monday nights due to class. 

flash forward

We were watching 3:10 to Yuma the other night, and there was a character that looked familiar, but I couldn't figure out who it was. Turns out, it was Tucker from the Disney Channel show Flash Forward. Anyone else remember this show?? I loved it!!!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Darkness, Home, Sorry Mac

1. There is nothing like a dark room when you have a headache, I think it's about the only time I find the dark beautiful.

2. I think it was a slip of the tongue (or fingers since I was texting), but I told Jeremy I was going home as we were walking into church. That place really has turned into a second home to me.

3. It's great to take some time for yourself without the distraction of the mac (or whatever piece of technology distracts you). Today, I was going to get online, but decided I just didn't want to. It's great to say "no" to the things that control you life sometimes.

he's still...and i'm still...

Last night I was in the mood for a new book. I have this book that has sat on my bookshelf for months now, and I finally decided to crack it open, especially with the primaries that are going on. The book: "The Audacity of Hope" by Barack Obama. I don't know what I was thinking. I think I was feeling weak since I don't like any of the republican candidates and was looking for someone to cling to. I only got through the prologue when I put it down (don't worry, I still plan to pick it back up) and thought that this relationship was never going to work. He's still a hardcore liberal, and me, well, I'm still a hardcore conservative. Sorry Barack, no hard feelings.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

NMTA, Sandias, Foam

1. It is such a beautiful thing to complete a task that has to be done in order to continue with your passion. 

2. Looking out the windows, I am in awe of the pink mountains in front of me. 

3. For my fellow coffee lovers out there, isn't the sounds of milk steaming just mouth watering?

where's the passion??

Well, today was the day of tests....why teachers are required to get up at the crack of dawn to take teaching credential tests, I have no idea, but we are and today was my day. So, I got up at 630 am and made my way into Albuquerque with hundreds of other teachers to test my knowledge for 4 hours and then got a lunch break before I had to go back for another round. Yeah, it's true, I did my last two tests today and let me tell you....I have a headache. 

One thing I noticed, however, was the look on the faces of the teachers there, and their negative comments. This one lady sitting next to me decided to tell me how draining teaching is. I think her exact words were, "it just takes the life out of me". Gee thanks lady...I really wanted your ENCOURAGING words as I embark on my life long dream. It just makes me wonder why she is continuing in a career that "takes the life out of her". If it were me and I was that unhappy, I would find a new profession, if not for my own sanity for the sake of the kids. 

It's a no wonder some kids these days are receiving poor education. We have teachers out there who aren't at all passionate about what they are doing, while individuals like myself are working their tail off to do what they love. It just begs to question, what do we do about this? How do we get rid of these people and get more passionate teachers into the schools? Do we really need to reform the testing and raise the standards of our students learning, or raise the passion level of the educators which will in turn allow our kids to be more excited and learn?

Friday, January 18, 2008

got organized??

Have you ever taken the time to get organized, and I mean really organized?? I did today, and it feels great. I have made it a new years goal to stay organized and on top of my school work this year. No more stressing out last minute. No more wondering what it is I have going on, on what day, and just flying by (while still getting A's) the seat of my pants. No more saying, "where did I write down that homework assignment?" No, it is my goal to stay organized and on top of it. With the planning of the wedding, I just can't do it any other way.

So, today, Jeremy and I went out and bought new planners. (It's an amazing thing to buy planners the third week into the new year because they are all 75% off...but that's besides the point.) I spent the morning writing in my new planner birthdays, church events, school going ons, and my to do list for the day. It was an amazing feeling laying everything out, and actually following my to do list. I will let you know if I keep this up (as I sometimes slack as time goes on), but hopefully I will and it will be a smooth sailing semester.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Memaw, Family, Jeremy

1. It's great to reminisce when celebrating a life.

2. I have the best family in Texas. They are so warm and caring and genuine. 

3. Jeremy is great. In the midst of grief he could have chosen to stay at home, instead he came 5 hours to Texas with me. I loved having him by my side through this, and here to meet my family. I love him so much!!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

where is she getting her coffee??

They other night I was watching my favorite nighttime movie, "You've Got Mail" and I was completely annoyed by one of the scenes. You know the scene where Meg Ryan's character goes into Starbucks? Well if you don't let me set the scene for you:
Meg Ryan walks into Starbucks....gets to the counter...orders a tall skim caramel macchiato...waits less than 15 more seconds and walks out.

Let me tell you why I'm bugged by this:
  1. She never pays. She just walks up, orders and takes her drink. No money is even exchanging hands.
  2. She orders a tall, yet gets a grande. Now, I have had this happen a couple of times, but hello, its never been caught on tape to prove it.
  3. She waits less than 15 seconds for her coffee. I have never waited less than 2 minutes, let alone seconds.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

What are you, 13??

So, I was checking out my myspace today and was just struck by something that I find annoying. Instead of a way to announce something that is going on in your life, bulletins have turned into those crazy forward survey's from high school where you talk about your last kiss, last person you talked to, what you're wearing, etc. I don't know about you, but I kind of grew out of all of these in HIGH SCHOOL!!! I don't understand why people who are almost 30 years old or older are publishing these survey's. Anyone else get annoyed by this?? And does anyone ever read them??

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Oldies, Jamie, Flowers

1. There is nothing like getting up in the morning and sweating to the oldies.

2. I'm so glad One Tree Hill is back on, and what's even more exciting is that they started 4 years in the future....yay we don't have to suffer through the gang at college. And little Jamie....too cute!!

3. What a joy it is to have an appointment with what I'm lacking in regards to the wedding...the florist. I'm almost there!!

Monday, January 07, 2008

Rudy! Rudy! Rudy!

This morning I woke up, turned on the TV and heard a familiar chant, a chant that I have loved since I was in elementary school. The chant: "Rudy! Rudy! Rudy!" But, I wasn't watching my favorite movie, I was watching the news this morning getting caught up on what I missed while I was dreaming. Those on the TV were not chanting for Rudy Ruettiger, but rather were chanting for Rudy Giuliani.

I have mixed emotions about this chant. For those of you who know, I am a huge Rudy (Ruettiger) fan, and am still torn on the other Rudy. Hearing the chant, however, almost gave him an edge up. How fair is this? How fair is it for the Giuliani camp to play on my Rudy emotions? On the other hand, who do they think they are to take this well known chant and use it to their advantage? Giuliani camp, you may have thought you were doing good and hoping to make my mind up, but honestly I'm just as torn as I was before.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Clouds, Flowers, Patience

1. It's a beautiful thing to wake up to a cloudy sky. I don't know what it is, but I love to hang out on cloudy days. It brings me comfort!!

2. It's amazing how a table of flowers can just make you say "WOAH!" There are such amazing colors and smells that flowers have, it's a wonder we don't all take the time anymore to stop and smell them.

3. I have the most amazing fiance. He will spend an afternoon at a bridal fair and appear to enjoy it. He is an amazing man!!

Friday, January 04, 2008

Best, Satellite, Kelly

1. Jeremy and I always have so much fun fixing dinner together. Even when it isn't the best dinner, it's still the best night.

2. It's great to get back to your old hang out spot.

3. My matron of honor is amazing. We talked for so long today and got caught up with life and love. I really made the right choice with her!

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Favorite, Normality, PJ's

1. Do you ever have one of those things you really love and then it's gone...but when it comes back it's amazing?? That was my feeling today when I checked my favorite bloggers site and he posted a new blog. He has amazing insight and I'm glad it's back!

2. It's amazing what a little cleaning and organizing can do to make your life seem normal and beautiful again.

3. Lazing around the house all morning, when it's something you don't usually do can be very rewarding!

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Reliant, PS, Green

1. Relying on your family through everything. When you have a good one, you can really do that...and me?? I can really do that.

2. It's amazing how those three simple words can mean the world to you. We saw PS I love you today and him ending his letting in that simple phrase was just beautiful and touching.

3. Here in NM we have a saying, "Red or Green". For me, today, the Green Chili Ranch was fantastic. You know me, there's always beauty in food.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Stillness, Excitement, Arms

1. The peaceful serenity of a snow covered mountain. 

2. The excitement of students as they head home from a busy few days.

3. The chance of finally getting to cuddle with the one I love. 

This new year

Jeremy does a great thing. Instead of making resolutions, he makes goals for the new year. So, here are my goals:
  • Read more
  • Work out and get in honeymoon shape
  • Pass all of my classes with A's and start student teaching
  • Get back to my passions, especially photography and scrapbooking
  • Finish the latchhook
  • Pursue a more intimate relationship with God
  • Stay up to date on my blogs
  • Control my impulses....especially when I'm mad
  • Learn to play the guitar
  • Tell those I love how much I appreciate them more often
  • Enjoy life and live it to the fullest

What I remember most!!

2007 was a year of many great (and not so great) memories. Here is what happened this year:
  • An amazing trip to San Antonio to start the year.
  • Realizing Jeremy and I can make it through many things, mostly with our heads held high. 
  • Getting to see my favorite place in the world (Montana) and being able to share it with the one I love.
  • Impatience.....only to be followed with an amazing proposal. 
  • People began to show their true colors.
  • The fun time of wedding planning began. Little blood and tears, but much joy!
  • Starting my teaching classes and realizing where it is I am supposed to be.
  • Everyone forgetting my birthday, except for those who truly love me.
  • Sharing my favorite way to celebrate Thanksgiving (in Colorado) with Jeremy.
  • Sharing with family and friends in our first Wedding Shower. 
  • Rolling in the excitement of starting a new year with hopefully even more great memories.