Saturday, March 21, 2009

The past few weeks

I know its been a long time since I posted on my dearly beloved blog. I honestly can't tell you where the last few weeks have gone. Last weekend, my sister stayed over for most of the weekend and we just hung out, relaxed, had a nice little spiral mac-n-cheese dinner with applesauce followed by a decadent dessert--orange cinnamon rolls! :) We washed it down with pink lemonade that we found at Wally World! :) (Picture to come!)

This past week, I was totally engrossed in getting my students ready for their Family Celebration program. They did some speaking, singing and reciting of poems. We had completed 5 large projects for the parents to see after the show so it was a lot of preparation. The students did an amazing job and pulled it out with none of the kinks we had in rehearsal. The parents and grandparents and other family members were SOOO AMAZED!!!!!!!!! My class also gave me a dozen beautiful roses. I shall post a picture of them here when I get one made. I will probably do it today but I don't know when I'll be able to post it.

This week is my last week and then I'll be on my way. I'm going to be observed by my principal and I have an interview with my previous boss for another long term position beginning in May.

After all the craziness this week, I'm going to run a 5K on Saturday for the first time in probably a decade! I have only been training since last Monday...oops! I ran/walked for about 35 min last Monday and then today I ran for 17 minutes straight. I wasn't fast but all I WANT out of this race is to finish it. Then each race after that will push me to gain more and more speed and run more "efficiently". Have a blessed week ya'll!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Monday, March 9, 2009

Dancing with the Stars....

....ok, so I might not be dancing with the stars but I'm going to learn to dance even if I have to do it alone. I plan to take dancing classes and get my 'groove' on. I'm INSPIRED! If you want to join me, let me know and we'll get it in gear for REAL!

Just vote if you would: Julianne and Chuck, Shawn and Mark, and Melissa (recently rejected Bachlorette) and Tony!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Pictures of Me as a wee little one...well, sorta

Here I was opening some gift....
look closely and you'll see my favorite pair of slippers--EVER!

HERE I AM! Everyone look at me!
Guess I wanted to dance and show off my Garfield pj's!

Makin' a wish....wonder what I wished for?
(I think my grandma told me I was turning 4.)

Friday, March 6, 2009


This lady did what?????


I want to have kids but I would never do that!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Church Plant and more...

Where to start?

I guess I'll start with the Church Plant since its fresh in my mind from the meeting tonight. My home church here is in the process of planting a the town where I'm currently living--go figure. It opens in 1 year from this Saturday!!!!!! I'm really excited about it and terrified all the same. There is nothing more than another transition and unknown situation I would NOT like at this moment in my life. WHY ME GOD???? Well, I'm not sure He's completely called me to go but I feel like He might be. I told Him I wanted to grow in Him and be more bold with my faith...I think this is what He's giving me! Please pray for the formation of the team, the rising up of a second staff member, and all the other million details that must be figured out!

Then there is work....I have 3 weeks left and I have the exciting job of filling out report cards for this weekend. Then what? Good question! I've been asking myself the same thing. I can't believe that the last 9 weeks have already flown by. I can't believe all that I've done in that time. Please be praying for a new job and one for next year. I don't know what God has in store for me but I hope that I can get settled in here sooner rather than later!

I love my friends!

Monday, March 2, 2009

What a Monday morning for the books!

Well, needless to say I got here at 7:45 and started getting ready for the day. I got the new month up on the calendar, changed the stations, looked for new poems for our Poem of the Week, went to open my lesson plans and POOF!!! They were overlapped and scrambled on one another. In an attempt to fix the problem, I opened a different copy from an attachment I had sent myself to work on at luck--then it froze Word. I couldn't do anything. I thought I wasn't going to be able to shut down or use the computer until they fixed it...luckily, after much distress and the students arriving, I was able to go into Safari and then restart the computer. But in the chaos, I realized I hadn't copied the lunch attendance forms and didn't have a blank one for today! YIKES! So I had to make a makeshift one until I got a copy from the office. I spent 20 minutes trying to fix my computer and get all settled...not a good start to the week especially when I only have 4 weeks left!!! :( 

Then I just opened the kids' folders as lunch started and one of my parents wrote this to me (with the other stuff which I can't post): "We really appreciate all the hard work you've put into the class and our [son]! You've been a pleasant surprise as a long term sub and I know [he] is learning a lot. Thank you so much!" ----That right there, makes it all worth it!!!! :)

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Praying for the Future

I have only 4 weeks left at my current job. This would be a sufficient enough reason for anyone to freak out given the current state of many people's current job situation but its going to be my 4th job transition in 8 months. I, as of now, am not totally freaked out and have a sense of peace in that people have told me they will request me as a sub during the month of April until I can hopefully get in one of the maternity leaves at my previous school. I know I will be fine until the summer, no matter what happens, I will be employed. It's more the summer and beyond that concerns me. Today in Sunday School we talked about how God often closes doors and I'm really hoping that He's not closing this door so quickly. I'm trying to seek His direction for my life but sometimes its hard when so much is at stake. I don't think it's that I'm worried about my current "lifestyle" disappearing but more so my ability to give and care for others. I love taking someone out to coffee or buying them a little trinket to brighten their day. I also sponsor a child through World Vision--a life-changing experience--so check out how you can do it too: HERE. Sponsoring my child would probably be the last thing I would give up if I had to "cut" something from my budget. I can't say that everything else in my life is more important than providing a child half way around the world with the basic necessities that I enjoy every day. No matter how stripped down my lifestyle has to be, it's much more than she'll probably ever know in her lifetime. Who am I hat I deserve all that I have? I'm a sinner that fails and doesn't deserve what I have! I'm praying for the next step in this journey and I hope you will join me too! :)