Friday, February 29, 2008

An Extra Chance

Have you ever thought what an amazing day today is?? Yeah, it's Friday...that's amazing in itself. Yeah, it's starting to turn to Spring...that's amazing. Yeah, it's February 29th, a day we see once every four years....that's pretty fun. But, have you thought what that means?? Every four years you are given an extra chance to do something amazing. You are given an extra day to see what you can go out and do, or what you you can make of yourself. You are given an extra day to glorify God to the fullest. 

So, what are you going to do on this extra blessing? Are you going to go out and make the most of this great extra day? Are you going to show God you will not take for granted any extra time you are given in this great year? Or, are you going to live your life like any other day...complaining about what could have been, gossiping about your co-worker, making God frown upon choices your are making? It's your choice, but just realize this chance for an extra amazing day comes by only every four years. So prove that you love your life and are grateful for the extra day in your year. I know I will rejoice in this extra day, and this year, I REALLY need it!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Is Coffee Supposed to Do That??

My Mom was great this morning and brought me coffee before I went to work. What a great treat to get Starbucks to wake you up. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to drink it all while I got ready for I took it with me. When I got to work, I took a sip and immediately headed to the microwave. There is nothing I hate more than coffee that is supposed to be warm turn cold. 1 minute start...and my coffee was on its way to being drinkable again. When it came out, it was smelling of that wonderful aroma again, and I was a happy camper.

Two phone calls and a barrage of e mails later and my coffee was cold again. Again, I trudged to the back and warmed up my coffee. It took me a couple of minutes to remember it was in there, so I headed to get it and was stopped by a smell that worried me. Something was burning. I passed it off as the microwave just heating up until I opened the door. Inside dripping from the tops, sides and creating a puddle was my coffee; it had exploded. The smell, however, was coming from my cup that was sitting in the puddle of coffee and burned on the bottom. It's true, my coffee cup caught fire in the microwave. I didn't know coffee did that. Needless to say I didn't get to finish my cup o joe, but at least I didn't burn the vet hospital down!!

Friday, February 22, 2008


Is cockiness just a great outlook on life and great confidence in yourself??

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Go Lobos!!

Jeremy and I had the most amazing date day today!!! We started off a little slow, but the end was just fantastic. We started out the day with a fantastic, just in time phone call to use some season pass tickets to see the University of New Mexico Lobos play in a conference game at the PIT. We talked about it and thought it would be a fun night. So...we went and got the tickets and then, we went to make a fun purchase. I decided to buy my own snowboard. With all of the trips that Jeremy takes each year with his kiddos snowboarding, I...well we....decided it would be a great idea to invest in my own equipment, and since the store was having a sale, what better time?? I am so excited...and it is super cute!!!
By the time we got done with the sizing and the heat molding of the boots, we were STARVING!!! So, we decided to go to a local legend of a restaurant here in Albuquerque, The Frontier Restaurant. We had never been there, it is a sad thing for a UNM student to admit she has never been there, but it's true. I don't know why I hadn't was AMAZING!!! After our great lunch, we walked just down the street to hang out at our favorite study coffee shop. I got a WHOLE lot of work done...if only I had another day of that kind of studying I might be caught up.
When it was about an hour and a half before the game we had a great couple of slices of pizza and made our way to The PIT. As we parked, entered the arena and walked down the stairs to our seats we were both very excited!!! As The PIT started to fill up, the energy in there rose. It was a great loud game, and was extremely full of energy!!! We had a great time standing, chanting and cheering as the Lobos won!!!
We finished the night off with a quick stop at the ice cream shop for a scoop and a chat. I had the best date day and I was so happy to spend it with the one I love. I can't wait for the next non-negotiable date night (or day)....we'll have to see how we top this one!!!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

What a Great Valentines Day!!

I had the most amazing Valentines Day with my amazing Valentine...wanna hear about it??
  • I was so surprised with my flower delivery from my amazing fiance this morning.
  • We had a great lunch and tasted our food for our wedding, it's going to be amazing!!
  • There's nothing better than cooking dinner with the one you love.
  • I am getting a massage....what a WONDERFUL gift!!
  • Napoleon Dynamite served us ice's true!!
  • We had a great political debate.
  • A kiss goodnight was the great cherry on top!!
I could not have asked for a better Valentine or a better Valentines Day!!!

Saturday, February 09, 2008

I need SSL

I am truly enjoying my classes I am taking this semester. I have learned so much, and really think I can use A LOT of what I have learned in my years of teaching. One of the classes that is required is English as a Second Language (ESL). I know in this day in age, this is very important since because we have lax borders (that's a whole other blog) we have many spanish speakers migrating into our country. 

I think I need help though. The teacher I am taking this class from tells us time and time again that you don't have to speak the language to be able to teach english, but hello, lady....stop speaking spanish so I can understand your class!!! My teacher, I guess is okay, but she speaks spanish, A LOT, and I have no idea what she is saying. All I know is the others laugh, and this little white girl sits there making sure they're not laughing at me. I think in order to take this class I should have taken SSL first (if only they offered it).

Take Me Home Country Roads

Well, it's true, Jeremy and I went and looked at lots in the mountains as possible sights for us to build a house. Neither of us know whether or not it will actually be a reality, but we both love to dream and plan. We just hope one day, probably after my baptism by fire, that we will be able to do it.

Newt '08

I don't know about all of you, but I am so bummed by the election season. I just have no idea who I am going to vote for. I know I declared my feelings about Hillary getting the presidency in a previous blog. If you don't remember, check it out here. My feelings have not changed about that. I WILL NEVER vote for Hillary, but at the same time there are NO republican candidates who I will vote for either.

I am not a fan AT ALL of John McCain. I feel like if I vote for him, I'm voting for a why not just vote for Obama?? I'm not sure Huckabee could beat any of the democrat nominees, so voting for him would be a vote for a democrat. I just feel like I'm stuck. I wish Fred would have stuck it out, or....where the heck is Newt?? I say, Newt '08!!!

baptism by fire

After much thought and prayer, it is my decision to check into an internship for my teaching. I know what you may be thinking, "but Katie, you said that was like baptism by fire." Well, it's true, I have heard that is what one can equate an internship in teaching to, but I really just want to do what I love. If this means to jump in headfirst to the unknown world, I am going to go for it. 

So, I have started the process to obtain my interim license. As soon as I know what is going on with that, I will be sure to let you all know. Until then...pray for water.....

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

where do I start?

These are just a few things that have been on my mind lately...hopefully I will be able to expound on them soon, until then, enjoy my list:
  • Who am I going to vote for?? A democrat or a liberal republican...both of which = the same.
  • Will Jeremy and I be able to pursue a house in the mountains?
  • Baptism by fire....should I take an internship?
  • To cruise or not to cruise?
  • How will all of this wedding stuff fall in place?
  • Why do adults take those dumb MYSPACE survey's ( I know I already blogged about that, but it's still SO annoying)
  • Hello to all those who read my blog. I love those trackers who tell you who's reading....
  • Dumb Joran Van Der Sloot 
  • I am an American Idol fanatic...I'm so glad they have started showing the better singers in the auditions. 
  • OTH....I love how they skipped the college years
  • Will I be able to stay away from coffee??
  • I love children's books...and boy do I have A LOT!!!!
  • ESL??? I think I need to take SSL
  • Will I ever get my camera fixed??
  • Our workout is going okay.....
  • Weddings are expensive....
  • So much for my New Year's Goals....or is it too late??
Okay, I think I'll stop there for now. As soon as I talk about all of these I will be Mrs. Rodriguez and teaching....or hopefully I can bust them out in a timely manor.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

before I die

I want to go to Pennsylvania on February 2 and see if Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow or not...

Friday, February 01, 2008

SW, Coffee, Woody

1. Today Jeremy and I got to hang out and just be. It was great!! It our "being-ness" we watched a cute movie, "Sydney White." I would recommend it to anyone who wants a good smile and pick me up.

2. As part of our "being-ness" day, we wanted to hang out at our favorite coffee shop, but when it got to be 8:30 pm I was tired and I was trying to talk him out of it. Like a great fiance, he drug me kicking and screaming (okay, maybe not that bad), but I'm so glad he did. It was refreshing.

3. We were talking tonight about Woody Woodpecker, so I checked out some old episodes on YouTube...too funny!!