Monday, December 15, 2008

Picture Tag

Kelly tagged me.

The object of this picture tag is:

1. Go to the 4th folder in your computer where you store your pictures.
2. Pick the 4th picture in that folder.
3. Explain the picture.
4. Tag 4 people to do the same!


Here is my 4th picture in my 4th folder:





This is Alison and I at the New Year's Eve party last year! We had a blast!

I tag Arshunda, the Hoppers, Julie and Marc and Jen.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Inside or Outside?

I've been slightly philosophical lately. I'm just giving you a warning, right off the bat, that this post is a little deeper than my usual. :)

The Escape was red and the Accord is burgundy...same color family, but the burgundy sure shows the dirt a lot more! Of course, with the car being new, I'm trying to keep it cleaner than I kept the Escape. The day after I went through the car wash, it rained and I was back to a dirty car. I was looking at the dried dirty rain on the trunk and began to think about my life, more specifically the sin in my life. Sometimes I focus on what others think about me or my actions. I make sure to be "clean" on the outside without focusing on the blackness of my heart. Lord, use this illustration to help me focus on You instead of my actions in the site of others.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

I'm over it

I'm ready for this school year to be over. I'm trying really hard to have a good attitude, but it seems like each day throws several new curves. I'm over it. I'm ready to be done with this school year.

Can we make that happen, please?

Monday, December 08, 2008

I'm Procrastinating

I took today off of work because I was planning to be out of town. I ended up not going, so scheduled a doctor's appointment and planned to do some last minute Christmas shopping. Now, I'm doing laundry and putting off grading papers/counting Box Tops. I stole this survey from Erin's blog as a part of my procrastination.

1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? I think it would be a much cooler story if I was, especially since my name is a little unusual, but nope. My mom isn't even sure where she had heard my name before.

2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? I'm not sure I remember. I don't cry very often. I think it was towards the end of summer when I had a breakdown sobbing session because I was overwhelmed...so like late July???

3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? Oddly enough, I like it as I'm writing. I think it looks neat (as in clean, not as in cool) but usually look at it later and think it looks messy.

4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT? I like thick slices of ham or roast beef. Like cooked at home and using leftovers for sandwiches... I'm not a fan of store bought lunch meat.

5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS? No

6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? I think so. I try to be a good listener and I appreciate that in a friend.

7. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT? More often than I should, not as often as I used to

8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS? Yes

9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP? Nope, I would skydive though!

10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL? I'm not really a big cereal eater, though I'd say Raisin Bran if I had to choose.

11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF? Not unless I can't get them off without untying them.

12. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG? I can usually do what I'm asked...

13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM? Hmmm, chocolate chip!

14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE? Their smile and if they are welcoming or standoffish

15. RED OR PINK? Definitely red!

16. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF? My insecurities

17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST?

18. DO YOU WANT EVERYONE TO SEND THIS BACK TO YOU? Not really, I'm just trying to kill time (but feel free to do the same if you are procrastinating today, too).

19. WHAT COLOR SHOES ARE YOU WEARING? Barefoot

20. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE? Chic-fil-A grilled chicken sandwich and my favorite waffle fries!

21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? The maintenance man's radio as he walks by my bedroom window.

22. IF YOU WHERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE? Bright blue

23. FAVORITE SMELLS? Dad's chili

24. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE? Amy A

25. DO YOU LIKE THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU? Well, Erin didn't actually 'send' it, I kinda stole it...but yeah I like Erin! :)

26. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH? Go 'Stros!

27. Hair Color? Do you mean the real or the fake? I'm really a pretty dark brunette, but right now it's more of a lighter brown with some hi/low lights.

28. EYE COLOR? Blue

29. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS? Nope.

30. FAVORITE FOOD? Tex-Mex and Chic fil A

31. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS? Happy endings. I like action movies, but not the horror ones, please!

32. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED? Netflix...that's how I keep up with my tv shows. The Unit Season 3 was the last one!

33. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING? Black and white

34. SUMMER OR WINTER? Fall?

35. HUGS OR KISSES? Yes, please.

36. FAVORITE DESSERT? blackberry cobbler with vanilla bean ice cream

37. MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND? N/A

38. LEAST LIKELY TO RESPOND? N/A

39. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW? I don't allow myself to start a 'new' book during the school year. I just reread old favorites. Right now, I'm not reading one at all, sadness!

40. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD? I'm using a laptop, so N/A

41. WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON TV LAST NIGHT? nothing

42. FAVORITE SOUND? running water

43. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES? Neither is among my favorite...I'm not sure I could name a song either one sang...

44. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME? Cannes, Australia

45. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT? Not really, I'm pretty ordinary.

46. WHERE WERE YOU BORN? Dallas, TX

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Help!

My extended family is playing Dirty Santa this year. We're all supposed to bring a gift that is about $20 and gift cards are a last resort. The gift is supposed to be for a man or woman.

Any ideas!?

Friday, December 05, 2008

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Productivity can be a huge blessing!

I know we're not supposed to be like Martha. From that particular story, we're supposed to model Mary. However, there are times when productivity is a huge blessing! I had dinner with a friend of mine tonight. Then, instead of going to Bible study, I went home and cleaned! It was absolutely wonderful! I had not been home in the evenings at all this week and still had not unpacked from my Thanksgiving travels. I had shopping bags, an open suitcase with clothes spilling out of it, happy birthday cards from my students, mail, towels, Bible study books, new car paperwork, updated car insurance paperwork, dishes, plants and more all over my living/dining room. Now it is all in its proper place and I can actually sit on my couch without seeing gobs of things that need my attention!

Thank you for time to be productive, Lord!

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

May, please?

I'm ready for May. I have a couple of students, whom I love, but their parents are a pain. I have a couple of students who drive me nuts. Its sad when a handful of people can ruin a perspective on an entire group.

Can you tell I had a frustrating parent meething this morning?

Monday, December 01, 2008

Funny kid story

It's a little chilly today. We're coming in from track and my students can tell I am cold. One says, "I thought you would be used to the cold." Another one replies, "Why would she be used to the cold? She was born in the summer."