Saturday, December 30, 2006

revisting my resolutions for 2006

these have been color coded and notes added as to how well i did -- still need work, did well at, "failed"

spend more time studying the Bible -- at times I did well, this will continue next year
find better ideas for Sunday School -- started the Power Hour program this fall!!
really get the youthgroup moving -- the girls are coming, now to keep it up!
find ways to spread the Word in my everyday life -- doing the best I can
find a better balance to my life -- it is working out well, the new job was a major turning point
get organized in all aspects of my life -- well, ok, this is hit & miss, lol
make more friends to go out with -- not too many, but i am doing a little more
get into a teacher certification program -- oops! need to call!
exercise more -- early in the year, yes, now, not so much
eat better -- to a point, the holidays are killer, though!
eat less -- yes, i am doing this
continue to lose weight (i had to buy a size smaller in pants!) -- i haven't really weighed in a lot, but i am still in the smaller size pants, now to get them even smaller!!
scrap close to 300 pages -- i did not keep track, but i think i did pretty well on this one!
teach a class at the LSS -- 2 last year!! woohoo!!!!
use my stash without buying a lot -- i have done this, i did 100+ without buying anything!
take a class from Julia -- she isn't teaching anymore :(

Monday, December 25, 2006


merry CHRISTmas everyone!!

enjoy the day and always remember that little babe in the manger who came to live and die and live again for all of us.

Friday, December 22, 2006

Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows

book 7 --
coming "soon"
(next summer it is rumored)
to a store near you!!

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Sunday, December 17, 2006

meme from mark...

this meme is known as the 123:5 meme.
The rules are:
1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next four sentences on your blog, along with these instructions.
5. Don’t you dare dig for that “cool” or “intellectual” book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest.

the book i picked up is The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield -- i just got it in the mail from my pal, amber, and have to read it so i can share with a few friends here & then send it back to amber! lol

ok, page 123, 5th sentence and then comes...

"A liar. And the plea that had so moved me -- Tell me the truth -- had been uttered by a man who was not even real.
I was at a loss to explain to myself the bitterness of my disappointment."

(and that ends the chapter, so i won't go any further, lol)

tagged by Mary Jo!

A - Available or single: single
B - Best friend: don't make me choose!
C - Cake or pie: birthday cake
D - Drink of choice: diet coke, water or flavored milk
E - Essential item you use everyday: my fun car!
F - Favorite color: green
G- Gummy bears or worms: bears
H - Hometown: St. Louis, MO
I- Indulgence: scrapbook supplies
J - January or February: January -- a fresh start!
K - Kids & names: none
L- Life is incomplete without? love
M- Marriage date: n/a
N- Number of siblings: 1
O- Oranges or apples: bananas
P- Phobias or fears: tornados
Q- Fave quote: "You Rock!"
R - Reasons to smile: God loves me (AND YOU!)
S - Season: winter
T - Tag 3 or 4 people: Sue, Danielle, Rita
U - Unknown fact about me: i didn't get my drivers license until i was 19
V- Vegetable you don't like: green olives, peppers
W - Worst habit: bad finances
X - Xrays: teeth & bladder
Y - Your fave food: pizza, pasta, sweets
Z- Zodiac sign: Sagittarius

Saturday, December 16, 2006

what a winter!

it has been in the 60s the past few days!!! i want snow! i want cold! i want a REAL winter!!!! gr!!

so all my Christmas stuff is done! woohoo! packages have all made it, cards are arriving, i have a few cards i need to send (needed addresses) but i will get those done tomorrow & then get them in the mail monday!

tomorrow at church is our service of hymns & lessons -- all songs & readings! yay!! meghan is singing in the kids choir, i am playing a tone chime for one song and a hand drum for another will be very very nice! we are also doing our birthday party for Jesus during sunday school!! we have a cake & juice & goodie bags & will be FUN! after sunday school the youthgroup is babysitting at church if people want to leave their kids for a few hours :) we'll read some books, watch some veggie tales, play some games, do some crafts, and just have fun!

this week is only 4 days of work! friday i am off :)

well, i will write more soon!

toodles :)

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

i am DONE!

i am ready for Christmas now!! my cards are DONE! they will go out in tomorrow's mail :)

everything else is pretty much done -- i have some presents to wrap for my neighbor (she buys the gifts, i wrap, lol) and for my dad (same thing -- he buys for my brother, i wrap) -- i love to wrap, though, so that is FUN!!!!!

this weekend i am going to go see "Driving Lessons" with my pal, renee! it is FINALLY coming out here in stl! we have been wanting to see that movie forever (it seems) but it kept getting pushed back for an opening date & time...

my packages that were mailed are arriving, so i am happy :)


Sunday, December 10, 2006


i have just been so tired lately!! i think it is the whole weather change going on and the rush of the month!!!

i am done with Christmas shopping...and wrapping...and decorating...and mailing packages...i just need to finish my cards then i will be totally done!!! i have some of the envelopes addressed, the letters printed, and everything pulled together, i just need to do it!!!!

work has been going well, the girl i am with an adorable sweetheart, now to work on the stubbornness!!! gr! the other kids are great that i get the chance to work with (both the special needs kids and the typically developing kids) co-workers are great as well!! there is one teacher (that i do not work with) who is not very good (she spends more time on the phone than with her students), and i don't like her very much, but i don't have to put up with her, so it's all good!!

my birthday was AWESOME! my brother, dad & i went to dinner on the 6th -- i wanted Red Lobster but their power went out about 5 minutes before we showed up! so we ended up at Kreiger's, but we will go to Red Lobster at some point dad got me the newest American Girl doll (Emily) and her accessories, so my collection of the historical dolls is complete (as of now, but that might change in the next year or so)...nothing from my brother (yet), who knows what i will end up with from him!! probably a gift card to target or some other store like that, which is fine with me!! and on the 7th my Godparents took me & my dad to dinner at a great local place called Amici's -- it is in kirkwood and the food was really good! they sent me a dozen pink roses, and got me a couple presents -- a new Precious Moments piece, a pretty wrap from Lane Bryant, and a gift card for Lane Bryant -- so i can go get whatever i want!! i also got some cards and other goodies from friends around the country :) i also got a "CAR COSTUME" with antlers & a red nose!! thanks MB!

i am looking forward to "winter" break -- december 22 i am off!! i go back january 2 or 3, not sure which! i will be cleaning a lot that week while i am home, plus scrapping as much as possible! we have a room in our basement that has a lot of books and junk in it -- my dad says we can clean it out so i can use it as a scrapbook room!! woohoo!! it has tons of shelves in it (which is what i want), but we have to clear it out first -- i guess the st. louis area book fair will be getting a call for a pick up again soon (we already donated about 19 boxes of books to them already this year!) -- books, luggage, papers, holiday stuff, ceramics my mom did...SO MUCH JUNK! maybe i can find some local friends who are willing & able to help?? or people with strong teenage sons who are willing to help move the crap upstairs?? i think there is even a couch in that room to get rid of!!

to close, i will share some pictures of meghan from thanksgiving weekend when we made brownies

Saturday, December 09, 2006

beta blogger

we'll see!!

i just upgraded to the new blogger......i hope it goes well!!

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Birthday List....

A Birthday Meme!
I saw this Birthday Meme on another blog I read and thought it would be fun to do so here is my birthday meme. If you want to play, the rules are to go to wikipedia, type in your birthday (month and day, no year), then list three events that happened on your bday, two important birthdays, one important death and one holiday or observance. So here is the meme for my bday...December 6 (today!)!

3 events
1865 - The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, banning slavery.

1978 - Spain approves its latest constitution in a referendum.

2001 - Name of the Canadian province of Newfoundland changed to Newfoundland and Labrador.

2 Important Birthdays
1896 - Ira Gershwin, American lyricist (d. 1983)

1993 - Elián González, Cuban subject of child custody battle

1 death
343 - Saint Nicholas

1 Holiday or Observance
Canada - National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

Let me know if you played too!

Sunday, December 03, 2006

elf names!

what is your elf name?

you can find out here!

my elf name is ZIPPY TUM-TUMS!!!