Friday, September 29, 2006

a tag!!

The rules are: List 5 weird things about yourself or your pets. Tag 5 friends and list them. Then, those people need to write on their blogs about 5 weird things, and state the rules, and tag 5 more people.

I am tagging: Mark, Danielle, Julia, Mary Jo & Lisa

1. One of my favorite TV shows is Dog: Bounty Hunter.

2. I collect a ton of different things (Precious Moments, picture frames, Winnie-the-Pooh stuff, etc etc etc).

3. I have run full force, face first into a glass door (more than once).

4. In my closet is an Easy Bake Oven.

5. I have 2 shelves full of things from around the world -- from my trips, my brother's trips and from friends (like a really cool leather tiny purse from Paula in Argentina!).

Monday, September 25, 2006

welcome Pastor Mark!

i missed being there this past friend, mark, was ordained at the church where he has his first call and is now an official pastor, no longer a "pastor" :) i know he will do wonderful things for God!! one day i will see you, mark! and, btw, he has a darn cute dog, too!!!

Thursday, September 21, 2006

God bless America!

just a photo i have on my computer from this summer!

Tuesday, September 19, 2006


work was fine today -- traffic on the way in sucked, but i was flyin' in the afternoon!! tomorrow the kids have a half day, then we spend the rest of the day meeting and going through things since the site i am at is now fully staffed -- i also think i will be going for an official school oid instead of just the ssd one i have right now -- i guess i should wear a pretty shirt, lol & fix my hair pretty.....

the baby i posted about the other day has been found! ALIVE and WELL! about 5 miles from her home!! she has been checked out at the hospital (where she was born!) and has been reunited with her family! God is so good!

Monday, September 18, 2006

day of firsts

my first day went well -- slow at times, but that is new driving route went MUCH faster!!!

my first scrapbook class went well, in my mind at least, lol....i hope barb enjoyed it!! AND, i am to 4 people in my class next week!!


Sunday, September 17, 2006

gloomy day....

power hour went well -- the kids stayed focused a little longer than last week! i have to decide what story to do next week, and start getting all that stuff together...we read a story about parts of creation and the fall of man, but it also made sure to point out the PROMISE God made! craft was a necklace – a chipboard “person” that said God Created _______ that the kids could color...then they could string beads on the ribbon to hang around their neck...finished by reading another story book – cloudy with a chance of meatballs...

a sad news story is on right now -- on friday a woman got into a home, stabbed the woman who lives in the home & kidnapped a WEEK OLD baby!! the mother is home from the hospital with her family now (including a 1 year old son)...please be praying for baby abby to be found safe and sound!!

it has been a rainy day...i have laid around and watched tv and played on the computer....nothing too too exciting going on here! i am kind of sleepy -- but i think it is just the weather, etc...i plan on going to bed early tonight since i have work tomorrow and i have to be up -- i am going to try a different route to see if i can cut down on some of the commute time...

tomorrow night is also my first class at the scrapbook store! i will probably go straight from work to stick the kits together, then come home & eat before heading back...last i saw (yesterday) i had ONE signed up, which is JUST FINE since i have never done this before! it is a doodling class...and here are the pages! the class kit includes the paper needed (3 sheets of cardstock + 2 pattern papers) AND 2 pens!! and I am going to add some chipboard swhirly shapes to help with the doodles...

Saturday, September 16, 2006

doin' the happy dance!


i altered a composition book tonight -- took quite a while & quite a bit of, working on craft stuff for power hour (using sb stash) and i completed the equivelant of 4 pages -- so i am 100% done!!!!

Friday, September 15, 2006

first day

slow going today -- just shadowing the shadows, will be fun, the commute sucked -- especially on the way home when it took about 15 minutes to go 1 1/2 miles because of an accident...

went out with my friend kathi tonight -- we were going to go look at the hot air balloons down at forest park, but we never even got close!! drove around, ate some ice cream.....

not sure what all will happen tomorrow -- i need to call renee in the morning....


Thursday, September 14, 2006


orientation went well...4 hours of paperwork...we watched 2 videos -- one about how to call in sick (there is a special phone system) and one about universal precautions and handwashing!! then i headed over to the school & met the teachers & other paras i will be with -- there are 4 special needs kids that we work with all day, and then some other kids come in for resource help -- there are 2 teachers and 4 paras (including me) -- and NO work comes home with us!! it seems like a more "relaxing" job than one might expect... woohoo!!

then i went to the scrapbook store and hung up all my pages -- that store is permeated by my work, lol -- i will be working part time there when they need help -- i will also be doing more classes, including kid's classes!

so that was my thursday :)

for friday -- WORK! woohoo!!

this weekend won't be too exciting, but my pal, renee, and i may go up to a community days event thing by where we both work...and another week of power hour -- i need to figure out a way to retell the store of the first man & woman/the God's promise....i will be working on that on saturday :)


Wednesday, September 13, 2006

tomorrow, tomorrow!

8 am!!

4 more done.....

did 3 pages today for design team work for FKS -- i did 2 pages using the new daisy d's gypsy harvest line and 1 page using the new k&co kazoo kids papers....PLUS, i have another page partially done!!

so, i am at 95 DONE! only 5 left to do....1/20 to go!!



ok, i finished the one i had ready to go!! 4 left!! woo!!

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

only 8 (yes EIGHT) left!!

so i have been scrapping some -- i am now to 92 pages/cards/etc done!!!!! only 8 more & i can shop!!!!

one of the first things i am going to get it some of the new K& Co. Kazoo Kids cowboy stuff :) that may be all, lol....

Monday, September 11, 2006

not totally sure who to credit for this photo...i have gotten it in emails and seen it on-line, but i love it. please remember to pray for those who were affected by the events 5 years ago me that is every single person, American or not. tragedy dealt a serious blow to our country, but every day we win the war on terrorism by living our lives.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

more job information

my interview friday went great! they have a spot for me, but the coordinator wants me to be sure i could handle the drive every day (about 20-25 miles each way)...i would be a teacher's assistant with special needs kids...the school site they have me at for now (tentative) is a nationally top rated school so it would be awesome -- more $$ than i was making before, but no money come summer (need to budget, etc) -- but i would be able to work part time and probably return to ukraine again!!!!! i would work 8:30 to 4, so i would be gone form about 8 to 4:30, which is SO MUCH better than split shift!!! so, my friend, who also just got a new job doing the same thing only at a high school, is going to go with me and we are going to drive up & see the schools...i drove it yesterday with my pal, renee, and it was about a 30-35 minute drive.....

it is at an elementary school in the rockwood district, for you local ladies) -- chesterfield elementary...they said there may be a spot in another, more southern, school, but it may take a few weeks, so i am not sure right now! lol

Friday, September 08, 2006

Thursday, September 07, 2006

one QUARTER left! and a few other things....

did 4 more pages tonight -- so i am at 75 done, 25 to go!! woohoo!!!!! i can shop after another 25!!!

tomorrow i have an interview to be an assistant (a para or paraprofessional) with St. Louis's Special School District...they serve children in all different districts who are working through a variety of developmental disabilities (LD, BD, Downs, CP, Autism spectrum, etc)....i think it would be a wonderful job!

yesterday was doing not much....i had church & Growing Disciples last i went a few places (Target & For Keeps Sake for adhesive!)...tomorrow is the interview...

also, would it be silly to do a mini album with the pictures i have of my crocs?? like this one that i LOVE...


Tuesday, September 05, 2006

getting ready...

this year we are starting a POWERHOUR program at is a class for toddlers AND their parents...we are doing it during the Sunday School hour -- i will be teaching :)

i have had to come up with a lesson plan, class schedule, curriculum, has been a ton of work so far -- and i am NOT even ready for Sunday!!

i have a list of stories i would like to do, and will probably be adding more, or taking some out! i will have to see what we can actually accomplish in one hour!!

we will do a story from the Bible, a craft, some songs, do some early learning things (letters, colors, shapes, etc) and a review of the story with flannel graphs...should be fun! i just hope i survive!


Monday, September 04, 2006

busy labor day

this morning i got up early and headed to my friend Kathi's place...we went on the Anhueser Busch Brewery tour...then went up in the Gateway Arch and then wandered the Old Courthouse (where the Dred Scott case was tried)...ate lunch at CiCis...

then this afternoon was a picnic at our Pastor's house...lots of fun!

but, i am POOPED!!! i think i will sleep well tonight :)


Sunday, September 03, 2006

awesome day :)

i got to go to the Cardinal's baseball game today!! high seats, but they were right behind home, so perfect to see everything!

the cardinals won -- 6 to 3...and Albert Pujols hit THREE, yes i said 3, HOMERUNS in the game!!!

there was a lot of activity before the game -- a bald eagle went flying across the field (had been rehabilitated from an injury), a walk for downs syndrome, 3 "first" pitches, a middle school choir sang God Bless America, the same school's band played the National much to see!!

other than the game, i walked a lot today, got sunburnt on my arms (not bad, just red), cooked a pizza for dinner, ate Ted Drewes, baked brownies for tomorrow and went to the grocery store...

tomorrow i am going to tour the Anheiser Busch brewery and go to a picnic at my pastor's house (which is why i baked the brownies!)


Saturday, September 02, 2006

over a third of the way....

over a third of the way done with my 100 pages before i shop!!

i did 8 more pages today (so far!) so i am at 71 pages...

71% done, 29% to go!!

gonna go scrap some more :)


Friday, September 01, 2006


more pages done!

did 2 pages for a circle journal (may post them here at some point)...did another blank page to use up a NYOBC kit...put together a mini album from a kit (a lot of work, too, for being a kit!!)..did 13 pages total!!

so, i am at 63/100...63%....37 to go!! how are the rest of you doing?!?!?