Thursday, January 31, 2008

Baby's got her blue jeans (and boots) on...

Tonight I had SO much fun! It all started this afternoon at school. I overheard 2 of my co-workers, Marlane and Cindy, talking, and I heard them say something about country dancing. Well we all know how much I love to dance, and especially country dance, so I entered into their conversation. They told us that they go to a dance hall called Southern Junction (which is conveniently RIGHT down the road from me) and take free country dance lessons each Thursday. I told them that it sounded like a lot of fun, so they told me that I should come with them! I said well I'd love to, but I don't have a partner, and they said that it didn't matter, that they would pair you up with someone. I was thinking, um..thanks, but no thanks!

Anyways, Cindy suddenly said "Wait, are you married?" and I said, "No, I'm not." then she said, "Ok I don't want to sound like I'm setting you up or anything, but my husband has a son that's your age and he goes dancing with us sometimes and he doesn't have a partner. Would you like to go and be his partner? Not like a date or anything, but just dancing and having fun." So then I said that I'd love to! She wrote down my cell number and then went off to call Jake (that's the son's name). Cindy came back a little while later, and said, "It was so funny! I called Jake and even before I said anything, he told me that he had called his dad and told him that he wanted to go out dancing with us tonight! I told him about you and so he said that he'd meet us tonight. " So everything was set.

We ended up meeting at Southern Junction and went in, found a table and got drinks (as in water and Dr. Pepper for me ;0) then started off with the lessons. It was SO cute because our dance instructors were this really cute older couple. Most of the people there were older..parents and grandparents...but let me tell you..those old people can dance! Haha..

It was really fun tonight with Jake. He was really nice and just FUN! It wasn't awkward or anything..we laughed and joked around and danced. It didn't feel like we were out on a date or being set up..it was just 2 people needing partners, learning how to dance, and having fun! Seriously, I don't remember the last time I had this much fun.

Needless to say, I'm definitely going to be going back on Thursday nights to dance my little heart away! ;0)

I'm with ya Beth!

As my friend Beth mentioned here about her hair today..I also had a "hair situation".

This afternoon, we were getting ready to go outside for recess. I had checked the weather online and knew that it was going to be really windy. I can't STAND it when my hair gets into my face/eyes when it's windy, so I always put it up. Well, I knew that today it was going to even be worse, so I just couldn't pull it back. I had to put it UP. As in, mushroom ball, on the top of my head. Oh geezzz..

Well I decided that I didn't care what anyone thought, and I put my hair up. It wasn't even 2 seconds later when I was putting on my coat and scarf, when I hear, "Miss Snodgrass! Your hair looks funny!" I tell him, "Thanks!" and continue to get ready. Then 3 more students proceeded to come up to me and tell me how funny my hair looked (and one of them actually laughed when he said it~punk!) and I again, sarcastically said , "THANKS!"

Then one of my little girls who heard our conversation comes over to me, and says, "Miss Snodgrass, I REALLY like your hair!" Hahaha..that's when I really meant it when I said, "Thanks!" :0) This is precisely why I think she's the cutest thing ever! Plus, boys don't realize true fashion when they see it! ;0)

Man, it's a good thing I already love these kids...no matter how much they make fun of my hair ;0)

Amazing

THIS is why we should never underestimate children. I mean I don't, but just for all those of you who do out there..watch out! ;0)

*Just push play when the video pops up if it doesn't automatically start..make sure to have your volume on*

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

So I'm in a music posting mood...

Here's another one of my new favorite songs. It's by Rush of Fools and is called "When Our Hearts Sing". There's really not much I can say. The lyrics say it all..so beautifully. It's my heart..




You are more than what we can sing
You are God and nothing we bring
Is fit for a King
So, search us and know deep in our souls
We praise You

You are infinite worth
When we’ve not the words
Our hearts will sing
We are here on the earth
And somehow we ‘re heard
When our hearts sing to You

You are more than words on our lips
We are poor, with nothing to give
But, we want to bring
More than the song we sing to praise You, we praise You

You are infinite worth
When we’ve not the words
Our hearts will sing
We are here on the earth
And somehow we ‘re heard
When our hearts sing to You

It’s You we engage
It’s You we embrace
When our hearts sing

You are infinite worth
When we’ve not the words
Our hearts will sing
We are here on the earth
And somehow we ‘re heard
When our hearts sing to You

You are more than what we can sing
You are God and nothing we bring

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Kate Voegele

My current favorite artist at the moment is the newly discovered, Kate Voegele. I heard her for the first time last week on "One Tree Hill" and she was so good! I immediately searched online, and found her on myspace music. I listened to all the songs she had on myspace and LOVED them all! This rarely happens..especially with a new artist. This song, "Kindly Unspoken" is the one she sang on OTH and I've posted it below. You HAVE to listen to it! Her voice is beautiful...she has so much soul and gives me goosebumps! If you don't think she's amazing..well..I can't think of anything nice to say then..just listen!

Oh and as Cass says, in true "me" fashion, I've posted the lyrics to this song below!



"Kindly Unspoken"

As high as the moon
So high were my spirits
When you sang out my name

And coming from you
It was enough just to hear it
Oh, it rang like the bells did today

But even the sturdiest ground
Can shift and can tremble and let us fall down…

Kindly unspoken
You show your emotion
And silence speaks louder than words
It’s lucky I’m clever
Cause if I didn’t know better
I’d believe only that which I’d heard

In the days of my folly
I followed your rules
Did what Simon Says to do

But I won’t let melancholy
Play me for a fool
Oh, no I’m on my way somewhere new

And as far as your lack of something to say
Well, to tell me goodbye there was no better way

Kindly unspoken
You show your emotion
And silence speaks louder than words
It’s lucky I’m clever
Cause if I didn’t know better
I’d believe only that which I’d heard

Bridge:
So don’t keep me up till the dawn
With words that’ll keep leading me on
I know much better than to wait for an answer from you

Kindly unspoken
You show your emotion
And silence speaks louder than words
It’s lucky I’m clever'
Cause if I didn’t know better
I’d believe only that which I’d heard

*smile*

Yay for me not having to be in the classroom for the next two days! I get to go to a WOW training for school with 3 of my Kinder team at the admin building. RISD is providing us with breakfast AND lunch! And people..you know it's gonna be GOOD! ;0) Even though I don't "officially" have school off, I have 2 days of NO KIDS!!! I can sum up what I'm feeling right now into one word...

FREEDOM!!

Have a blessed day my beautiful friends!

Monday, January 28, 2008

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

You're probably going to laugh at me when you read this post, but I don't care!

Ever since Cass posted the other day about Gus from "Cinderella", I've been wanting to watch my Disney fairy tales! I wanted to watch Cinderella because it's my favorite, but somehow I couldn't find it the other night. I decided to watch "Snow White" because it's another one of my favorites, but I think I had forgotten that. I haven't watched it in a while but I'm glad that I did.

While watching it, I remembered the little girl in me that fell in love with it in the first place, but realized the other night the adult woman in me that still loves it, and now finds humor in it that I might have missed. I've never thought about it, and it might only be me, but I found "Snow White" so FUNNY! Specifically the Seven Dwarfs, and my favorites, Doc, Dopey and Bashful. I was just laughing and laughing at them. It was so much fun..I'm probably a weirdo, but I don't care. I can't wait to watch these movies with my little girls (or boys).

I've posted below some of my favorite quotes from Doc, who obviously isn't the most eloquent of the Seven Dwarfs, and almost always switches words around! It's so cute~or at least I thought so!

Doc talking to the other dwarfs: "Our house! The lit is light..the light is lit!"

Doc talking to the other dwarfs: "Search every hook and hanny...crook and nanny..SEARCH EVERYWHERE!"
*meaning to say: "Search every nook and cranny!"

Doc talking to Snow White: "What are you and who are you doing?"
*meaning to say: "Who are you and what are you doing?"

Doc talking to Snow White: "Can you make dapple lumpkins...lumpple dapplins..?
all the rest of the dwarfs:"APPLE DUMPLINGS!"


HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! You might have had to been there, but hey..I'm still laughing!


Sunday, January 27, 2008

homework-CHECK!

OK, well at least my homework for CORE is done..it only took me all afternoon! Now, I'm on to 2 days of sub plans and lesson plans for this week. Yes, I am up at school on a Sunday! If you don't call that dedicated, I don't know what you'd call it..

Pretty sure I'm the world's best teacher ;0)

YEAH RIGHT!

ok, now back to what I'm supposed to be doing..*sigh*

Saturday, January 26, 2008

A Successful Saturday

So today was actually a nice day for me! I slept in of course, and then decided to go and do some shopping! Whoo hoo! I was on my way into Mesquite when Kyrbie called me and told me that there was a JCPenney's was having a 75% storewide clearance sale so of course I got very excited! I still had that left over gift card to JCP that my students had given me for Christmas, so I was all ready to use it!

I ended up finding some cute shirts and a pair of khaki pants that I had been needing! Here is what I found! I think it was a pretty good deal if I do say so myself!

After I finished at JCP, I went to Big Lots, but didn't really find anything. I went back to Rockwall and treated myself to the Nail Salon! I got a full set of nails and then an eyebrow and lip wax. It was funny after the lady finished waxing my eyebrows she was just staring at me, and she said, "Oh..you pretty! Very pretty!" I just laughed and said thanks! Random, but it made me feel good! ;0) There was also this little girl, who was about 4 years old in there with her grandma. She had just gotten her nails painted, and the nail lady took her to let them dry under the light, and every 5 seconds the little girl would yell out, "ARE THEY DRY YET?!" Haha..everyone in the salon was laughing. Let me tell you she was QUITE the character!

Here's a picture of my beautiful new nails! :0)

After I finished at the salon, I came home, cooked dinner, did a load of laundry and watched My Girl 2. Man I love that movie! Good memories..

Well, I'm going to go get ready for bed, because I have a nice busy day tomorrow! Hope your Saturday was a good as mine!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

"Cinderella" Steven Curtis Chapman

WARNING!! Listening to this song may cause tears! It certainly did for me..

I heard this song on the radio tonight while I was driving home. Good thing it was dark, because I was a crying mess! While I listened to the words, I was completely there..as a little girl, dancing with my Daddy..and I could see the future when we dance our "last dance" at my wedding. Then I could see into the future with my own husband and daughter dancing...it was a beautiful dream. This song is absolutely precious! I've posted the lyrics below, so you can read while you listen..or vice versa.



"Cinderella"

She spins and she sways
To whatever song plays
Without a care in the world
And I'm sitting here wearing
The weight of the world on my shoulders

It's been a long day
And there's still work to do
She's pulling at me saying, "Dad I need you
There's a ball at the castle and I've been invited
And I need to practice my dancing
Oh please, Daddy please"

So I will dance with Cinderella
While she is here in my arms
'cause I know something the prince never knew
Oh I will dance with Cinderella
I don't want to miss even one song
'cause all too soon the clock will strike midnight
And she'll be gone

She says he's a nice guy
And I'd be impressed
She wants to know if I approve of the dress
She says, "Dad the prom is just one week away
And I need to practice my dancing
Oh please, Daddy please"

Oh I will dance with Cinderella
While she is here in my arms
'cause I know something the prince never knew
Oh I will dance with Cinderella
I don't want to miss even one song
'cause all too soon the clock will strike midnight
And she'll be gone
She will be gone

She came home today
With a ring on her hand
Just glowing and telling us
All they had planned
She says, "Dad the wedding's still six months away
But I need to practice my dancing
Oh please, Daddy please"

So I will dance with Cinderella
While she is here in my arms
'cause I know something the prince never knew
Oh I will dance with Cinderella
I don't want to miss even one song
'cause all too soon the clock will strike midnight
And she'll be gone

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

OH MY GOSH!!

My sister and Kyrbie just called to tell me that Heath Ledger is DEAD!! They heard it on the radio and t.v and I just checked it out online and it's TRUE! Oh my gosh! I'm in shock..I don't even know what to say!
"10 Things I Hate About You" was my favorite movie of his! :0(





My second favorite would have to be "A Knight's Tale". Oh this is sooooooooooo sad! :0(

Very long weekend update post!

Well, this post is where I get rub in the fact that right now, I'm sitting in BED, not at SCHOOL! Hehehe..yes, that's right. It's Tuesday, and I'm still on my mini weekend vacation! ;0) And let me tell you, it's been lovely! (Sorry for those of you reading this who are working/teaching faithfully and now want to beat me with a stick, because I have off today and YOU don't!)
To update everyone on my weekend, well I'll just say that it was a complete BUST compared to my original plans, but turned out not to be so bad! ;0)

I drove to Waco after I finished at school on Friday. Earlier that morning, I e-mailed my mom to tell her that I was coming home, because I knew she was at school, so I couldn't call her. She never e-mailed me back, and I thought that was odd, but I just thought that she probably didn't have time. Fast forward to me driving up to our house in Lorena. Suprisingly most of the cars were there (this never happens). I walk in and see my dad and Chandler in the living room, and Chandler jumps up to give me a hug, then tells me that's he's been sick and been throwing up for the past 5 days! I jumped away and shoved him off of me, trying to wipe any sick germs off of me, when my Dad says, "So did you come home to get sick?" to which I reply, "WHAT? WHO'S SICK?". Well turns out, when Chandler got sick he gave it to everyone else in my family (for those who forgot there are a total of 7 people living at home right now). Chalen was the only one who hadn't gotten it (yet). I went upstairs to my mom's room, opened the door, and she was laying in bed. She wouldn't even let me come inside the room! So I said, "Well, I guess you didn't get my e-mail!" and she said that she hadn't left her bed all day long. So, basically making a long story short, I called Kyrbie and she said that I could come stay at her house, I told my family I love you and hope you feel better and then got the heck outta dodge!

I know some of you right now are shocked that I didn't stay, but sorry Charlies...there was NO WAY that I was staying and spending my days off being sick! And my family understood :0) They would have done the same thing!

So all I'm going to say is thank goodness Kyrbie was in town! I went over to her parents and spent Friday and Saturday night with them (and a jillion dogs ;0) Hahaha..Sorry Bella! It's not gonna happen! On Saturday we went shopping with her mom and sisters and then headed home for a yummy dinner of Debbie's homemade chicken and dumplings! Seriously..they were the best that I've EVER had! Then we all just sat around and talked and then helped her prepare food for the CareNet bbq the next day.

It was so fun to spend time with Kyrbie, her mom and sisters and catch up! Normally these days, we spend so much time "doing stuff"~but seriously, how many of us can say that we spend our evenings, just spending time with friends or family talking or catching up? Not me. It was nice though...we really spent most of our time in the kitchen talking. It felt like home! :0)

On Sunday I woke up and drove back to Rockwall. I had planned on trying to get together with Morgan, but sadly she just had SO much to do, that we decided to get together next time. It actually turned out perfectly, because when I got back to Rockwall, Jacque called me and asked if I wanted to get together, to which my answer was always YES! They told me they would come pick me up and she told me that she had a surprise for me! I was excited because I LOVE surprises and she's always bringing me some little trinket/"surprise".

I finished unpacking, and then about 20 minutes later, I heard my doorbell ring..twice actually (impatient people)! I went to open the door (I checked the peep hole first Jason! I knew you'd be proud!) saw that it was Jacque and Jason and I told them that it was rude to ring the doorbell twice. While I'm talking, they just stood there, instead of coming in like they normally do. Then they asked if I was ready for my surprise and I said yes, so Jason said, "Surprise, come on out!" After he said this, I'm thinking, "What the crap? Oh God it better not be an animal~but, I don't think they would let an animal roam around by itself, and then hope that it came when they called? What is it?! " While all this is running in my head, I look and I see a shadow and see something coming and I think, "Wow that sure is a BIG something! What is it?!" Then the "surprise" comes around the corner and the shadow is getting bigger and bigger and it's.................................WADE!!


I gave a huge gasp, my mouth dropped and my eyes popped out of my head! I ran over and gave him a hug and was literally speechless! Those of you who really know me, know how this is normally impossible. Man..Jacque and Jason really got me! It was the best surprise ever!

We all came in, and I gave Wade the tour of my new house. We all talked and then decided to go into Mesquite to do some shopping. We made a trip to Bass Pro in honor of Wade's visit, which was lots of fun, then went to Linens 'n Things (I was looking for curtains) and then decided to go eat at Posado's, a yummy Mexican food restaurant. After that we went to Target, where I finally found my curtains, and then we headed home. It was a wonderful day!

On Monday, we decided to grill hamburgers at Jacque and Jason's, which were really yummy thanks to Jason, and then spent the afternoon watching t.v. It was a nice lazy day!

*Jacque and Jason thanks for my surprise! It was the best one I've had in a long time and you REALLY got me! Now since you've set the bar so high as surprises go, I can't wait to see what the next one is ;0)

So that is basically the end of my weekend! My weekend didn't turn out like I had planned, but I'm actually glad! It was BETTER than I had planned! Thank you Jesus for sometimes not giving me what I want, but instead giving me something better! For all my Couch-5K girls, don't feel bad. I haven't been able to continue my workouts because of the nasty weather. I'm ready for the weather to improve so I can get back to work! And speaking of work, I'll let those of you who are at work, continue to do so while I go make me some lunch and watch a movie! Hahahah.....

DON'T BE A HATER! ;0)

LOVE YA'LL!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

I know I'm a nerd




I love to spell..and I HATE it when people use incorrect grammar. I'm with ya Cass! Plus, it's the first thing that I see when I read anything..and believe me..I'll always find it!


Thursday, January 17, 2008

I KNOW HIM!!

Ok so this will be a completely random story. Anyways, this past Sunday, a guy named Jason was a guest singer at my church during the Sunday morning services. He's been there and sang before so I recognized him. He's really good, so I've always enjoyed hearing him.

Anyways, during the service, I was sitting near this random guy, who was pretty cute, if I do say so myself! When the service ended we stood up to sing the closing song with Jason, and the random guy leaned in close to me and said that he thought that the guy singing (Jason) had been on American Idol~I said really? And he said yeah, I think he just made it through the first round in Dallas. During the service, I finally realized why Jason had been so familiar..like I'd seen him somewhere before. Does anyone who watch MTV remember the show about the new upcoming artist Cheyenne Kimball? WELL, if you watched it, then you'll remember that JASON was Cheyenne's love interest/boyfriend/whatever it was. He was totally on the show!! Anyways, I told random guy all about this in church, and we both agreed that Jason was really good. Sadly, church ended and we had to leave..the random cute guy told me not to forget my jacket, and that was the end. :0(

Move forward to Wednesday night and I'm watching American Idol. Who do I see 3 times? JASON! He IS on AI like random cute guy told me! YAY! Jason was the one in the dreds who was sitting behind the weird guy Paul, when Ryan Seacrest was in that big room, then Jason was the one playing the guitar with the crazy dude in white who was obsessed with Simon. They didn't do a long scene with Jason, but showed him at the end as one of the people who moved on. I mean I'm not like best friends with the guy or anything, but I KNOW HIM! I never know people! Haha..so that's my crazy, somewhat celebrity story of the week!

I found these pictures from when he was on the show with Cheyenne, so you know who he is! You can also check out Cheyenne's video "Hanging On" on youtube, and he's in her video! I always thought they were so cute. I wonder what happened to them..




Oh yeah..

This is going to be a GREAT early weekend! Today is basically my "Friday" because tomorrow we have a teacher workday, so the kids have no school AND yesterday I won a day of free jeans for today! Whoo hoo..so today is already good..plus there are doughnuts and juice in the lounge so that's even better!

Me and my team are all meeting at IHOP at 7 in the morning to eat some yummy pancakes before we head up to school! Then later we're going to walk 2 miles to burn it off! Haha..makes sense right? ;0)

On Monday we have no school because of MLK holiday, and THEN we have off Tuesday too because of a comp day we did in the summer! So that makes next week a 3 day week! Whoo Hoo!! I'm leaving to go to Waco tomorrow because Kyrbie is coming to town and hopefully I'll get to hang out with Morgan too!

Man, it's going to be a good early weekend!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Here ya go Cass

See Cass! Lots of people are afraid of clowns! I was looking online, read this article and thought of you. Now, I'm going to be very surprised to read an article about people being afraid of frogs! ;0)

LONDON (Reuters) - Bad news for Coco and Blinko -- children don't like clowns and even older kids are scared of them.

The news that will no doubt have clowns shedding tears was revealed in a poll of youngsters by researchers from the University of Sheffield who were examining how to improve the decor of hospital children's wards.

The study, reported in the Nursing Standard magazine, found all the 250 patients aged between four and 16 they quizzed disliked the use of clowns, with even the older ones finding them scary.

"As adults we make assumptions about what works for children," said Penny Curtis, a senior lecturer in research at the university.

"We found that clowns are universally disliked by children. Some found them quite frightening and unknowable."

(Reporting by Michael Holden; Editing by Steve Addison)

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Couch Update

Today I started week 3! Whoo hoo..go me right? Well, I am happy to report that I almost died..seriously..

Ok, well maybe not "seriously", but I sure felt like it! This week's new workout assignment is to complete 2 rotations of :

jog 200 yards (or 90 seconds)
walk 200 yards (or 90 seconds)
jog 400 yards (or 3 minutes)
walk 400 yards (or 3 minutes)

Now when I was reading this, I'm like ok no biggie..until I got to the JOG FOR 3 MINUTES part..I was not thrilled with that..and now I know why.

While I was running, did I not like it? Yes.
Did I think I was going to die? Yes.
Did I think my head was going to explode? Yes.
But did I finish the whole workout? YYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!

Even though I was pretty sure I was going to collapse at any moment and I have no idea how my legs actually kept moving, I liked running where I did today. Normally, I run on the sidewalk around my neighborhood; however, lately I haven't liked it as much because basically it's not long enough. I have to run back and forth it 2-3 times to get my workout completed. So today, I decided that I would go out and run on the actual road. It was long and wide enough where I could run on the shoulder and not in the grass. The other great thing about this, is that I got a definite ego boost today! I can't tell you the number of honks and waves I received from complete strangers on my run ;0) AND they weren't even all men (though most of them were ;0)

*Kyrbie, before you even say anything, don't worry. I don't plan on running on the road at night! ;0) Only in the day time!

I recorded my run today and I ran/walked 2.4 miles, I have lost 3 lbs since my weigh in at school last Friday, and I've lost half an inch from my waist!

Overall, today's run completely sucked. But I did it, and I'm so proud of myself!! ;0)

Tyly, honey...I'll pray for you! Get ready, you're going to die!! ;0)

Monday, January 14, 2008

"Everything" Stacie Orrico

This is why I don't date just any guy..and probably why I haven't been out on a date in over a year. This song is everything I would say if I had to explain to someone I had never met, about why I'm waiting and praying for my future husband. Watch the video and read the lyrics. It's truly the music of my heart..and has been ever since I heard this song when I was a young teenage girl.

P.S. Today is day 32! Read my post here if you don't know/remember what I'm talking about!




"Everything"

I said a prayer
That someday I would find a boy
And together we’d find joy
Maybe someday
And he would care
About the color of the sky
About the things that make me cry
Maybe someday

And if it happens this is what I'd say:

And I will give you my life
Together we'll make it right
And I will say to you
What is for sure
That I'll give you my world
And baby I'll be your girl
And I will say to you
Everything I have is yours

I wonder if
If God has shown him
He is the one whose gonna marry me
Maybe someday
So, I'm gonna wait
'Cause I'm worth waiting for
And what I'm worth is so much more
For that someday

And if it happens this is what I'd say

And I will give you my life
Together we'll make it right
And I will say to you
What is for sure
That I'll give you my world
And baby I'll be your girl
And I will say to you
Everything I have is yours

Friday, January 11, 2008

Faithful or Pitiful?

So I am very excited that it's finally the weekend..mainly because my week sucked. Nothing too terrible happened, but nothing great did either..I'm in the bulleting mood, so here we go:

  • I finished my winter mini last night..go me..it wasn't really bad at all
  • I start my two spring semester classes on Monday..dangit
  • my sister Charity and her boyfriend Luke are here visiting~they got here last night. They right now are out with friends. They invited me to go out to dinner with them tonight, but I said no thanks. I just don't like hanging out with them and Charity's friends, mainly because I hate being the 5th wheel...it's really more obvious then that I'm alone. Am I weird for feeling that way?
  • I stayed in on a Friday night and actually went and worked out! Now, I know I'm really weird. Is that being faithful or pititful? I'm not sure.
  • I finished week 2 of my Couch-5K program!!
  • At school the faculty is doing a "Biggest Loser" program, so I joined and went and weighed in today. I said that my goal was to lose 10 lbs. Hopefully I'll far surpass that, but I'm learning to start small.
  • With some of my co-workers, I'm also planning on doing yoga, pilates, and kickboxing at school after school...PLUS my Couch-5K program. I'm either going to suck at this, or become a workout machine. Ask me how this turned out in 8 weeks...no really, ask me.
  • Even though I felt weird staying in when I could have gone out, it felt really good to go and run tonight! I really like it when the air is cooler, and I have that "cool" sweat vs. the nasty hot sweat. The cool breeze just feels so exhilarating! It was awesome to be running at night, looking up at the sky and seeing the moon and stars. I was again reminded how amazing God's mighty hand is, that He would create such wonders!
  • I'm definitely at the point where I'm getting sick of my kids..really...pretty much I want to wring their scrawny little necks to make them just be still and SHUT UP! Seriously today, I made them all sit and be absolutely silent, just so I could have some peace and quiet. Please pray that I make it to spring break!

Ok that's about it *sigh*

Thursday, January 10, 2008

The new and upcoming excitements in my house!

Since Shyanne mentioned here about me posting about my TV shows, I'll go ahead and add some more shows that I'm excited that will be coming back on! I'm completely hooked on all of these, ESPECIALLY One Tree Hill! I've seen every episode :0) I watched the new season premiere the other night and it was SO good! Probably one of the best that I've seen in a while! I am definitely one of their most faithful watchers. Of course, my favorite couple is Nathan and Haley!
I'm also really into Wildfire..I guess that comes from the country/horse lover in me!
Then the last one is Kyle XY. I wasn't really interested in this one at first, but after I started watching it, I really liked it! I went back and watched every episode from the beginning. This comes from the mystery/action lover in me!

Well, that's about it for now. I'm so excited about all the new shows! Yay! Feel free to share your favorites ;0)

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

3 reasons as to why I can't WAIT until Thursday! ;0)

And here they are in fine form: Reason #1 McDreamy (my favorite..hubba hubba!) Reason #2 sooo McSteamy! (man it's getting hot in here)
and Reason #3 Alex (yum, yum) ;0)

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Pitiful

I am soooo pitiful...why, you ask? Because I'm writing a post on how I miss Grey's Anatomy so much. I really do. I check all the time to see if there's going to be a new episode, or something. I'm SICK of all these re-runs! It's like a part of my life is missing. Seriously...anybody know any new news?? Oh, I miss them all..mostly Meredith and Derek..but pretty much everyone *sigh*

Monday, January 7, 2008

go YOU!

I'm just going to say that I was VERY excited this morning to see that many of you have written a new post! Whoo hoo! I'm so proud of you ;0) I'll just say that personally, I get frustrated when nobody else writes a new post, because I feel like I post all the time, so therefore everyone else should too! However, I think that's just me..and slowly I'm realizing that some of you maybe just don't have the time, or can't can't think of anything to write, or just really don't like it as much as I do..and that's OK! :0)

So, thank you my blog friend..you've made my day! :0)

Sunday, January 6, 2008

A Successful Saturday!

Yesterday, I must admit that I had a very productive day! I of course slept in, and then Jacque called me and we chatted for a while. I then got up and had lunch, then proceeded to get dressed and go outside to take down all my Christmas lights. I will admit that I like taking them down, MUCH more than I do putting them up! ;0) The weather was beautiful yesterday! I was able to open up all the windows in my house and have that fresh breeze come through! It was great!Thank you Jesus for such a beautiful day!

After I finished everything outside, I went back inside and proceeded to do the following:

  • put up all Christmas decortations
  • take down my Christmas tree
  • organize all my Christmas wrapping paper, bags, boxes, and tissue paper
  • put everything in a new closet
  • sorted/threw out all the random papers in my room, living room, and kitchen
  • went through and sorted all my Christmas gifts from my students, friends, and family that I hadn't put away
  • made a pile/list of things I need to take back/exchange
  • put up my new crosses on my cross wall
  • switched out old pictures with new ones for my frames in the living room
  • went and did my workout for Couch to 5K program
  • dusted the living room, bedroom and bathrooms
  • vaccumed to living room, closets, hallways, and my bedroom
  • completely cleaned both bathrooms in my house
  • made dinner
  • did laundry
  • cleaned my room
  • threw out soooooo much trash..I'm pretty sure I had about 8 or more sacks of trash!
  • started on my homework for grad school class tomorrow night

I thought that was pretty good for me to do all that PLUS go and run! ;0) Now my house is all clean, and I'm feeling good! :0)

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Thankful!

I just had an overwhelming feeling of gratefulness for all of my friends..in the blog world, and out that I needed to express! I seriously don't know what I would do without ya'll! I praise God every day that He allowed all of our lives to intertwine with each other. I know that my life has been changed every day by each and every one of you..in small and large ways! I celebrate you, my friends, and pray that your lives are as blessed as you have blessed mine!

I love ya'll!

"Where I Stood" Missy Higgins

I heard this song recently, and really like it! I don't relate to it now, but I just love the song. I have related to it at one time in my life..but I wasn't the one to run..




I don't know what I've done
Or if I like what I've begun
But something told me to run
And honey you know me it's all or none

There were sounds in my head
Little voices whispering
That I should go and this should end
Oh and I found myself listening

'Cause I don't know who I am, who I am without you
All I know is that I should
And I don't know if I could stand another hand upon you
All I know is that I should
'Cause she will love you more than I could
She who dares to stand where I stood

See I thought love was black and white
That it was wrong or it was right
But you ain't leaving without a fight
And I think I am just as torn inside

'Cause I dont know who I am, who I am without you
All I know is that I should
And I don't know if I could stand another hand upon you
All I know is that I should
'Cause she will love you more than I could
She who dares to stand where I stood

And I won't be far from where you are if ever you should call
You meant more to me than anyone I ever loved at all
But you taught me how to trust myself and so I say to you
This is what I have to do

'Cause I dont know who I am, who I am without you
All I know is that I should
And I don't know if I could stand another hand upon you
All I know is that I should
'Cause she will love you more than I could
She who dares to stand where I stood
Oh, she who dares to stand where I stood

Friday, January 4, 2008

"At First Sight"

Movie Synopsis: New York architect Amy Benic (Mira Sorvino) meets blind masseur Virgil Adamson (Val Kilmer) and falls in love. As she learns his lifelong blindness may be curable through experimental surgery, she convinces him to undergo the operation. Virgil then learns vision may not quite be what he expected.

I have always seen this movie at the video store, and always wanted to see it, but never rented it. I finally added it to my list of movies to watch on NetFlix and got it in the mail today. I watched it tonight, and it was so good! I knew that Val Kilmer was in it, and he did a pretty good job. It took me a little while to warm up to his character..I thought he was acting kind of weird in the beginning, but then I liked him! I didn't know that Mira Sorvino was in this movie, but I will have to say that this is my absolute favorite movie of hers. I've seen her in a lot of movies, but in my opinion, this was her best! If you haven't seen the movie, I encourage you too. It will put your life into perspective, and make you thank God for simple things that you take for granted every day!

I'm posting below one of my favorite quotes from this movie. Amy (Mira Sorvino) is talking to her friend Betsy about Virgil (Val Kilmer). I love this scene in the movie!

" There’s something about this guy..he makes me feel like I’m, I’m waking up after being asleep for a long time..I mean I’m inspired again, I can draw again~and the way that he touches me.. it’s just that when he touches me, I feel like he does it to know me better-not to get something from me...and when he listens to me, it's as though my words are the last sounds on the planet and even though he doesn’t know what I look like, I feel like he really knows who I am. He just moves me that’s all..."

Oh to find such a man who makes you feel like that...one day, one day

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Couch to 5K update

Well it's the first week, and so far I've been doing really good! For week one, I'm supposed to do a brisk 5 minute warmup walk, then alternate 60 seconds of jogging and 90 seconds of walking for a total of 20 minutes. I've been doing that, plus adding my own 5 minutes of warm down walking. So basically, I've been doing 30 minutes of jogging/walking. It actually hasn't been that bad. I really enjoyed my run today! I was pretty proud of myself because I've just been running around my neighborhood, and today the temperature was 41 degrees with a wind chill of 33 degrees! Now, don't get me wrong, it was cold...but not unbearable. I will add that I was COMPLETELY bundled up. As in, two pair of socks, one pair of long johns under my workout pants and one long sleeved t-shirt under my fleece sweat shirt! I also wore a beanie and gloves! I definitely wasn't going to be freezing like Cass and Kel! ;0) Anyways, two days down, one more tomorrow or Saturday to go!

Yay me!

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Kohls~I love you!

So one of my sweet students got me a Kohl's gift card for Christmas this year, and I went shopping with it yesterday. Man I'm glad I did! I found the bargains and all the sales! I found 2 sweaters, a cute shirt, a spaghetti strap shirt, a towel for my guest bathroom, and two cute plaques for my room! This all would have previously cost me a total of $133.97 without tax. However, thanks to my gift card, I spent a whopping $52.46! This is why I love a good sale! :0) Beat that ;0) Below are pictures of my great finds:




Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Couch to 5K Running Plan

I started the "Couch to 5K Running Plan" today. It actually wasn't that bad..except for the biting wind in my face! For a while I have been wanting to shed some of those unwanted pounds, and become more healthy. I've pretty much tried everything under the sun in order to do this...except run. I would go to the gym and work out...and run on the treadmill or do the eliptical machine..but I would never lose more than maybe 5 or so lbs. And it wasn't like I was cheating with my food or working out once a week. I was GOOD!

Because of this, I am going to do the thing that I have not done. Run. I'm not working about going to the gym and lifting weights, etc. I'm going to run, run, run. I honestly think that's how I'm going to lose the weight. After I do that, then I can worry about lifting weights to tone up..but that's my last goal. I just thought back to high school (when I was the skinniest of course) and thought about what I did. This was the time that I was cheering, but I was also in track...hence the running..hence the me being skinny..

So, I guess you could say I'm going back to high school. Wow, I never thought I'd say that one again...so, go me! Hope this works!

Home Sweet Home!

I'm finally back home! It feels sooooo good to be back to normal :0) I had a great Christmas, spent time with the family and friends and had a blast! I love my family, but most times I can only stand the 8 of them for so long ;0)

On Sunday, I went and stayed with my precious friend Morgan. We went out to eat dinner at Outback, then went back to her apartment. She cleaned out her closet, while we talked. I love hanging out and talking with Morgan..she is so open and honest, and truly has a heart that loves her Savior and loves people. She is absolutely precious~she has been such a blessing and encouragement to me! I love you Morgan Michelle! :0)

We talked and looked at pictures into the night, then woke up on Monday and went and got a MUCH needed pedicure! Then we went and ran errands for Chris, ate lunch, came back and packed, and I headed home.

It's been great having the break, and I have fully taken advantage of it! Now, I'm ready to get back into the swing of things..because the faster we start back, the faster spring break gets here!

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2008!!

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