Tuesday, October 30, 2007

More for Fido than for Me

Isn't it crazy the amount of money we are willing to fork out for our pets? I remember when we had BoBo, we spent so much money getting him well. Today, I was in at the vets office to pick up dog food and deliver some bookkeeping. While I was there, a lady was checking her dog out who was injured for something. She wrote a check for $160 without even seeming to think twice about it. I just think it's amazing the amount of money we are willing to spend on our pets, but hoot and holler over the $20 co-pay we have to pay when we are sick. 

All in all Pretty Good

Today was a really great day. First, I observed an amazing classroom at an amazing school. I can't wait to maybe teach there, I am keeping my fingers crossed for that one. Second, I got to hang out at my favorite local cafe with free wireless internet to work on homework. I don't know what it is, but it's not so much work when you get to do it at a great place with even better coffee. Today would have been absolutely amazing had the broncos won. Oh well, they hung in there pretty good. So all in all....what a fun day! Oh yes, and did I tell you I am in love with the most amazing man?? It was a great day!!

Monday, October 29, 2007

Do you ever?

Do you ever have those weeks when you just know the worst will probably happen, but you are hoping for the best? Do you ever have those people that you give the benefit of the doubt time and time again, yet they let you down once again? Do you ever wonder why people say they love you, but don't show it? Do you ever wonder when you will get caught up on life? Do you ever wonder when things will be easy again? Do you ever??

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

What to read next

After many sleepless nights, I finally got through the book. It was so good...full of drama....that I just couldn't put it down. Now, I am trying to decide what to read at night. Maybe I can finally get to that list that I created this summer....if I can find it all again.

Monday, October 22, 2007

I'm sooooo tired

Just a little word of advice...if you're going to stay up until 2am reading, make sure you actually FINISH the book!!

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Looking at the world like a cat looking at a goldfish bowl

By sitting back and being quiet, you can often learn and observe many things. Here are a few things I have observed this week:
  • It is so nice the people who are excited to be involved in our wedding.
  • Girls, if it doesn't fit you....DON'T WEAR IT!! No one needs to see your rolls and rolls and rolls because the shirt you're wearing is 3 sizes too small.
  • Plans change....more with my family than any family I know.
  • If a week starts out stressful, more than likely it will be that way all week long.
  • Customer service is key!
  • Date night is an amazing time to spend with the one you love. And date night on BOGO is even better!!
  • Classes that last 6 minutes are a relief, especially when it's your Friday.
  • Going through a round of classes with colleagues that you have grown to rely on and trust makes school worth it.
  • Mommy and Me time is fun, I miss it.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Where you Lead, I will Follow

What is it about the Gilmore Girls theme song that can really just put a warm fuzzy feeling inside of you?

Yes, I got bored again

Well, it's true. I have put aside Harry Potter. Maybe it's just because I stopped reading for awhile, so when I picked up a book it was something new. Or, maybe it's true, maybe I did get bored. Needless to say I have started a new book and I'm so excited. So far I am 60 pages in and it is so funny and it makes me want to keep reading even when it turns 1am. I'll let you know how it is when I'm done.

I'm sorry Bears fans

Since the Broncos weren't playing Sunday, thank goodness they had a bye week...they need it, I was watching the Bears game and a thought came to my head. I FEEL FOR YA!!! As a fan of a team whose former quarterback is now yours, I feel for ya. I know what it's like to root for a team that has Brian Griese throwing interceptions at key points of the game...well at any point of the game for that matter. Hang in there....it will get better, or at least that's what I'm still hoping for with my Broncs.


Have you ever had one of those days where everything you want seems to work out. You have in your mind how you want things to go, and they do. But, then you get to thinking and you realize you're not prepared? I had that yesterday. I spoke with a principal about a possible position. Although it's not the district, the grade, or the traditional teaching role, I thought it was something I wanted. But, the more I thought about it, the more I realized I'M NOT READY!!!!

I have only had 2 classes at the university. None of which deal with teaching. I haven't had ANY methods classes. I haven't had an assessment class. I would go into this position KNOWING NOTHING, and I just don't think I am ready.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Are you kidding Me??

So, remember how I was talking about the school with the 1st grade position open? Well, I called them today and spoke with the director and was a bit disappointed. Here is a woman who is in need of a teacher and instead of being excited that someone is calling and interested she warns me that these are 20 kids all at different learning levels with a curriculum that is not traditional. Are you kidding me? You are discouraging me from the job? What are you thinking? Well, needless to say I am going to meet with her on Wednesday...we'll see how un-encouraging she is then....

Saturday, October 13, 2007


Have you ever wanted something, but it wasn't EXACTLY what you wanted so you didn't go after it? I HAVE!! I am currently working on getting my teaching license and got word of a teaching position that was open. I would be able to do this, if the school would accept me as an intern since I do have a degree. I went into Albuquerque to check with the individual who sent the e mail requesting a teacher and almost immediately decided I would not pursue the position any further.

The position is for a 1st grade teacher at a charter school. This isn't the position I want. First off, I think I want to teach an older grade. I love the 1st graders, but the curriculum I want to put in place is meant for students who are a bit older and a bit more independent. Second, I have always said I want to teach at a public school. I am a public school kid and am a huge advocate for public education vs. private education. (But that's a whole other blog...) I know a charter school isn't a private school, but still...

So, needless to say, here was a position that was open and I would probably be great at, but because of my selfishness, I didn't pursue it any further. Now, I am regretting it a bit. Here is an opportunity to teach, and I turned it down?? I can't believe myself. I will call the school first thing Monday to pursue the position, and be excited about any opportunity I could have to teach.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Oh where, oh where has my favorite blogger gone??

"Oh where, oh where has my favorite blogger gone,
oh where, oh where can he be?
With his thoughtful words, and insightful thoughts,
oh where, oh where can he be?"

I have this amazing blogger I love to read. In fact, he was a daily read of mine. I was always intrigued by his insight to life and all that goes on around us. Lately, he has been too busy or something and hasn't been blogging. This, is my plea to him....PLEASE COME BACK!!!!

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Dear Better Business Bureau,

It has come to my attention that there is a business here in Albuquerque that is not working in an ethical manor. I mean, who can really charge $100 for a product, when another store can sell it for $35. I thought it would be okay to pay a bit more because their service was better, but it wasn't THAT much better. Knowing these people are working in such an unethical manor, I believe I will NEVER go to that store again! It is my belief that you should check into this. Other customers should not be duped as I have. Speaking like a true 5 year old, it's just not fair!!

An outraged Scrapbooker

Monday, October 08, 2007

Today is the day!!

I am on my way to get my wedding dress....well maybe not get, but to order it. Crazy that you have to do it so early cause these things take 6 months to make. So, needless to say I am a bit behind with that, but if I need to I can always put a rush on it. I am so excited about it, it is beautiful. It's not really what I would have chosen if I was looking through a magazine...in fact I even skipped over it. But once I tried it on, I fell in love. I can't stop thinking about it and checking it out online.

I would love to show you all a picture, but, as you know, Jeremy CANNOT see it. So, you will all just have to wait for the big day and enjoy it then!

Saturday, October 06, 2007

You know you're a redneck...

You know you're a redneck when you go to a Larry the Cable Guy show and feel at ease because you are surrounded by 'your people'!!!

Are they in the Land of the Lost?

What happened to the days of GOOD Saturday morning cartoons? I remember living for Saturday mornings and the great shows that would come on. Pee-Wee, Land of the Lost, Smurfs, and when I got older it was Saved by the Bell and Hang Time. This morning I was watching the news and when it was over it was time for the great Saturday morning cartoons. However, all I got was some low budget looking clay animation. I thought that stuff went out with Gumby, but I was wrong. I don't know any kid that would watch this stuff, in fact, the only people who probably have it on TV are people like me who were watching the news and didn't turn the TV off. Come on people, put the good cartoons back on...for the sake of kids.

Friday, October 05, 2007

The Search Begins

Today, I am heading out for my first shopping trip for my dress. I am taking my Mom and Matron of Honor with me. I'm excited and nervous all at the same time. I'm not quite sure what to expect of the emotions that will overwhelm us all. I was told to be sure to wear waterproof mascara...the only problem is, I don't own any!!

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Take the Cake...

I think I have a sugar headache, but it was all worth it. Jeremy and I had a cake tasting today for our wedding cake, and it was a BLAST!!!! We found the most amazing bakery and cake decorator. She was absolutely willing to work with EXACTLY what we wanted the cake to look like...then the fun came. We tried 5 different kinds of cake, 3 different fillings and 4 different kinds of icing.

After we had gone over all the logistics of what the cake would look like, we filled out what we would like to taste. Just awhile later, our baker, Birdie, came out with silver trays of cake, fillings and icing. After she got us all bottles of water, we got busy. It didn't take long for me to find exactly what I liked, and the triple chocolate Groom's cake took even less time.

I am so excited to have a big item marked off our list. Birdie was amazing and funny and made our cake experience great!!! I'm so excited to see the final project the day of our wedding. But, boy was I sure glad to go get some salty Italian food to cut the sugar high I was on.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Just Breathe

In all of this hectic-ness this semester I think the one thing I am really having to remember to do is breathe. It's true, I am so busy this semester with classroom observations and wedding plans that sometimes I catch myself holding my breath and I have to say breathe.

I am getting ready to turn in my teaching portfolio with 28 of my 70 hours of classroom observations this semester. I didn't think I was going to get it all done, but by the grace of God I did. Monday I was in the ghetto doing my last 7 classroom observation hours. This high school is not only in a really bad part of town, you all have to remember I'm a little blonde haired white girl (PS - I was the only one of those in school). I had visions of being jumped and gang raped (yes I have a wild mind at times), but instead it was a very positive experience. The kids were great and it reinforced why I don't want to teach high school kids.

Jeremy and I are doing LOTS of wedding stuff this week. We have cake testing tomorrow and a meeting with a photographer on Friday. I'm so excited that everything is starting to get planned....FINALLY. Friday, my matron of honor, my mom and I are going dress shopping. It's the first time and I'm excited and nervous all at the same time. Jeremy and I spent 2 hours (I think he thinks it was longer, but it wasn't) cutting the paper for our invitations. Once I get the rest of the supplies in for our save the date cards, they will go out. Don't forget to check your mailbox for yours.

I'm finding that it's the little things that make a wedding and that scares me. Not that I don't like the little things, cause I LOVE the little things, but I am finding more and more little things that need to be done everyday and I wonder when I will know ALL that has to be done for the wedding. I can understand why people run off to Hawaii to get married (don't think we haven't thought it), but when I think about this great day that will being together two hearts, I want nothing more to have all of those I love and who care about me to share in our day. My motto these days is, "the more the merrier", and it's true.

I hope to keep you all updated as we have more that gets done, until then....

the bride!

Tuesday, October 02, 2007


Do we have to forgive those who don't ask for our forgiveness??