Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Slightly Absent-minded

The past two mornings, I have left for work without my bag of graded papers.

Maybe I'm absent-minded.

Or maybe it has something to do with being sleep-deprived. I need more than 4 hours...and I haven't received that lately.

Let's just say tonight will be a REALLY early night!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Not exactly what I had in mind...

Last night was a great evening! I was encouraged by friends, experiences, and situations throughout the night. The Lord blessed me through instruction, His Word, music, friends, conversation and some quality time.

As I drove home from this wonderful evening, I was quite tired, but in familiar territory and almost home. I'm not even paying attention, but moreso on autopilot. All of a sudden there are bright, flashing lights surrounding me. White lights. Red lights. Blue lights. (Yes, very patriotic.)

After the usual exchange of digits, Mr. Policeman wrote me a ticket. I'm not arguing the ticket. I'm sure I was speeding. And even if I wasn't, I've certainly sped enough without consequences, that I have no business complaining when I do get caught.

I don't mind helping out the economy, but this wasn't exactly what I had in mind...

Sunday, February 22, 2009


I was actually able to accomplish almost everything on my list! The few things I didn't, I chose not to sweat...so this weekend was great!

My parents, Angela, and I went to Chris Tomlin's concert because my mom just loves his music. We ran around town on Saturday and just hung out. We had great conversation, good food, laughter and lots of hugs.

Yay for a great weekend!

Friday, February 20, 2009

They've Arrived!!!!

The Girl Scout cookies I ordered seemingly forever ago are here! They're here!

They've arrived!

I'm so excited!!!!!!

(Could you tell?!)

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


I had a hard meeting yesterday. We had to share some sad and tough information with a parent. There was just no easy way to convey it. It was emotionally draining. I'm still processing through all of it. There will be more meetings. They will also be tough. It will be a learning experience as some things are going to happen, I've never dealt with/experienced in my teaching career before. It will also continue to be emotional, not in the meeting, but internally. This year has just been rough. My prayer lately has been, "Lord, help!"

Monday, February 16, 2009

Lots of laughter

I enjoyed today.

Parts of it didn't turn out as expected, but that was a blessing.

Parts of it made me laugh.

Parts of it was just fun.

I talk when I drink...

Sunday, February 15, 2009

To Do List in prep for Mom/Dad's visit

This may not interest you at all! But it's going to help me :)

Fold and put away laundry
Move purses off chair by door
Find a new place for purses to belong since I demolished their previous storage place
Decide if TV is going to MTC or staying here...somewhere ??
Dry and put away dishes
Figure out where V-day gifts from students are going to belong
Write a grocery list
Go grocery shopping
Bake dessert for Pilgrim gathering
Go to Pilgrim gathering
buy birthday gift for tutoring student
Wash sheets
Get ironing board from DJ
put away dishes, linens, table/chairs from DJ
Completely clean off desk
Find a place for items currently on desk to go where they can belong
Find a new place for vacumn to belong
pay bills
file paperwork
prepare for small group
attend small group
leadership meeting
reorganize drawers in chest, then move some closet items to empty drawers

Accomplish by Thursday night!!!!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Awesome friends and smiles

Jill and Aaron brought me a yummy treat and a bouquet of flowers today! The sweet card and thoughtful gifts made me smile for the rest of the day! I absolutely love them!

My camera still isn't working (I'm taking it in to Best Buy today to try to figure it out) so for now, click here for a picture of the yummy treat!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Monday, February 09, 2009

Ever regret a prayer?

I've been praying for brokenness lately. Always a scary prayer, but needed nonetheless. I've been praying for it for me personally. I've been praying for brokenness for Paradigm. I've been praying it over the women in my life. I feel the Lord calling me to pray for a desperation. A desperation to lean on Him only. A hunger for Him alone. A thirst for truth: through grace and mercy, holiness and righteousness.

This post's title may be a bit extreme. I don't necessarily regret this particular prayer...but I'm fighting it. I'm praying for brokenness, yet I'm resisting the breaking. I'm resisting it BIG time. And, the Lord is having to get my attention in different ways.

I'm feeling overwhelmed with events. I'm trying to create boundaries. I AM creating boundaries. Then I'm also filling 'my' time with other, non-necessary events. So, I'm shooting myself in the foot.

My health hasn't been great lately. I've been through lots of tests and procedures in the last two months. Right now is a time of waiting. Waiting to know. Waiting to move forward. Waiting to have different results. Waiting for more symptoms. Waiting.

My quiet time, quite honestly, has stunk lately. I'm not making it a priority. Christ is my Savior. He died for me. And I haven't been able to find time to spend with Him, in His letter to me, in conversation with Him.

I struggle with being a mediator. I'm a people pleaser and when people around me aren't pleased, I mediate. I'm not sure how to change that.

I also ere on the side of legalism. We should totally follow every rule given to us...except when I don't feel like it. So, you should always follow the rules when I do feel like it, right?

Ugh, the Lord is breaking me. I'm learning. Can I learn faster, please?

Ok, Now THIS I really do like!

I've messed around with the template and colors and backgrounds a lot more tonight.

I really like this one!

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Shout Out!

My mom is wonderful! Seriously! I'm not a seamstress by any means. My home-ec teacher fussed at me because I could never get the hang of sewing on a button. I know, I know. It's not hard. Back to my point, (LJ, am I getting better at getting back on course?) My mom volunteered to sew me some curtains for my classroom. I had mentioned that a fellow teacher had different curtains for her classroom windows to go with each month. Mom said that wouldn't be hard to do and so I purchased the fabric! It was WAY more expensive than I thought it would be, so I didn't buy enough for the entire school year, but for now I have snowflakes on a blue background for January and different colors of pink hearts inside different colors of pink squares for February. My camera isn't working right now. As soon as I can get it fixed, I'll post pics!

Tuesday, February 03, 2009


I'm feeling sad and discouraged and tired. I can feel myself closing up emotionally. I want to cry. I have some reasons to cry, but still...

I don't want to deal with this anymore.

I'm tired of it.

Monday, February 02, 2009

I'm sore

I laughed too much and too hard this weekend.

But seriously, I'm sore!