Sunday, December 28, 2008
i still need to: go through and sort my papers and finish clearing off the table...i have a few other fun things to come into the room, but those are already sorted & labeled, lol...
back to the job at hand!
Thursday, December 25, 2008
dinner last night with meghan's family, then church for the children's service, then back to meghan's for presents & dessert...after that, i wrapped gifts for a friend and we opened our family gifts...
tonight was dinner at my brother's house...
that's it...nothing to exciting, but it was family & friends & love & fun & Jesus :)
gifts i received: 2 precious moments pieces, target gift card, cash, an ornament, scrapbook sticker letters & brads, a lane bryant gift card, and a coach purse!
on the 2nd i get to crop with friends, and we are doing our christmas together then :)
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
nothing else new -- cold & it's break! yay!
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
high was forecast at about 25 today -- i think it MAY have hit 20...and there was snow/ice/sleet all day long...
my semester of college is done! yay!
i think that is all...
Monday, December 15, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
the kitchen is pretty clean, the presents are bought, i am going to finish drawing snowmen on votive candles later tonight, most gifts are wrapped...
church was nice this morning -- longer than usual -- it was a service of lessons & carols so a lot of music and short passages about the coming of Jesus...plus there were TWO baptisms this morning! then a shortened power hour and then meghan had practice for the christmas eve service -- she was doing great! all the kids were :)
watching my second movie of the day -- watched "georgia rules" earlier, and now i am watching "p.s. i love you" -- both have been very good (no matter what the info on the tv says, lol)
hugs and toodles before another week!!
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
in other news, i am about finished with my christmas shopping! i need to do whatever i am going to do about cards, and get presents ready to mail -- eek! i also need to finish creating the presents for my co-workers...i need to finish at least 2 more...
tonight was cropping at archivers -- i finished 4 pages & 8 of the gifts for work...the rest of this weekend is shopping (target tomorrow, i think), cleaning, laundry, & sunday school...no homework! but cleaning is the main one -- the house is a pit!! there is no space to do anything because there is so much crap all over! i have things i need to take downstairs, and things that need to just be put in the correct place (like my clothes so i won't have to live out of laundry baskets, lol)
now to bed!
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
almost fell asleep this afternoon sitting in the living room...going to go take a bubble bath then head to bed early...
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
today was a long day, but it is done now, and i can relax a little...
mary jo -- i am all signed up for january 24th & so is barb! woo!
Monday, December 08, 2008
homework is all complete (need to print for tomorrow)...i will present next tuesday...
the rest of this week won't be too bad -- tuesday i will be gone all day long, so that will be hard, but wednesday is a half day at work, so no kids all afternoon, then church that night...thursday is NOTHING! this weekend will be nice on friday (cropping!!)...then we will be cleaning on saturday -- the house is a PIT!! sunday will be power hour & church & practice for christmas...
now off to relax!!
Sunday, December 07, 2008
off to finish homework!
Saturday, December 06, 2008
tomorrow is power hour, homework, and another cookie party!! then on to another week at work! yay!
happy birthday to me, and toodles to you!
Friday, December 05, 2008
had a fun night at FKS with barb & nancy & tina & kathy & jenn -- missy & terry were working there tonight -- cathi had her hubby's work holiday party tonight :( so i missed seeing her -- barb got me a cake :) -- fun gifts from friends (a fruit stand to hold stamps, BG paper, freckled lemonade glasses, mini album kits, & gift certs for FKS) -- and tomorrow is the "real" day!!
now to bed, so i can go to sleep and sleep in tomorrow :) i need to bake cookies tomorrow & my godparents' party is tomorrow night...
toodles to my last day as a 20-something!
Thursday, December 04, 2008
worked on homework today -- i am about half finished with my unit plans! yay! i also need to write an essay about being in the education field, etc, for my "advancement to candidacy" for my MAT...
i also went out & got some groceries today -- needed stuff to make holiday goodies for parties this coming weekend...heavenly hash for saturday night & pineapple cookies for sunday!
tomorrow is work (A FIELD TRIP!!) and then i am hoping to stop at scholastic's warehouse sale after work...then cropping tomorrow night! not sure if i will make it to 11, lol, but i will try!
off to maybe get some heavenly hash made!
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
in other news...my cold is about gone, but now so is my voice...so i am staying home tomorrow -- sleeping & homework will be nice...
hope all is well :)
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Monday, December 01, 2008
Sunday, November 30, 2008
december may be close to the same -- i have less than a week until i am 30! eek! i need to get my 25-days of christmas book ready, then i can document there as well...
the christmas tree is up, and decorated (almost all the ornaments are up), other decorations are up, a few more need to come up, but that will happen once all the tree stuff is out of the way...
now off to finish homework for monday & start on homework for the following week!
toodles to you & november!
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
i did not do too much today -- i shopped yesterday evening -- i went to the post office & one local stamp tore for some bags they were holding for me...that is all!! meghan came down and we watched hairspray....brought up the tree pieces & a couple other christmas boxes...i can NOT find my car antlers!! :(
off to bed soon, tomorrow is laundry and more christmas stuff and homework! fun fun!
Thursday, November 27, 2008
my dad & i went to church and i sat by him and hannah (one of my sweet little ones i babysit, the miracle baby!)...beautiful singing and music, a nice sermon, can you ask for anything else during a church service??
after church we came home for a little bit before going to my godparents' house for thanksgiving lunch...too much food (that was all delicious), lots of time to talk with friends, and finding out about another blessed baby on the way! their family is pretty fertile, lol...i got to hold a sweet one named silas, and get hugs from my buddy carter...just to spend time talking with jackie, paul, marilyn, and kari -- what a wonderful afternoon!!
this evening, i went to michaels! they were open from 6-9 tonight!! there were a lot of people, but the lines were moving and they had some great deals -- i got cricuit cartridges from $30 (versus $90!!)...i also go a foof-a-la album kit for over 50% off!! it ws fun to just get out and do a little shopping...
yesterday was fun!! i went to the bank & target then i picked up barb -- we started at FKS to put together the chunky books -- took us a long time, and there were 5 people working on them! it was fun, though, and the books look awesome! after that we went to casual male -- got a christmas gift for my dad -- then up to west county center! chick-fil-a for lunch (YUM!!!) then lane bryant, macy's for lush bath products, and a couple quick stops...i got more receipts for my black card and got my first set of coupons (AWESOME DEALS there!!!)...after the mall we went to costco - soda & pizza - and i put gas in my car there -- $1.29!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! woohoo!!
i hope you have all had a wonderfully blessed Thanksgiving!
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
going by the bank, target, FKS, costco, the mall, office max, casual male, and the ink spot...it should be a fun day, and i hope to get a lot of my christmas shopping complete!!
have a fun day & i may possibly post later about if i finished what i wanted to
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
tukey smash was this afternoon -- lots of fun, but it was VERY NOISY and i just can't handle that too well...but it was a lot better than last year!! it was just more fun, and the kids behaved like they should -- and were not told off for being kids!
other than that, class went well tonight...a lot of things i have done in recent classes, so tuesdays are hard to focus sometimes, lol...but i think i will survive -- 3 more weeks to go!!!
Monday, November 24, 2008
maybe i will even get photos off my camera!!
Sunday, November 23, 2008
1) my favorite animals are turtles and giraffes.
2) when i was little i would play school and make up worksheets for my dolls.
3) i have eaten beef liver & goose & elk (not at the same time).
4) i have been cursed at in spanish (in spain).
5) i have been called carol & beryl in my lifetime.
6) i have tried spelling becky in many different ways, and i always came back (bekki, beki, beckie, etc).
7) i have used a hole in the ground for a bathroom. i have also paid to use a restroom (and did not pay extra for TP because i had my own with me).
8) i have video taped a how-to-light-a-klunka (water heater) movie.
9) i may not know who sings a song, or the title, but i possibly know all the words.
10) my goal in life was to be a photographer for national geographic.
11) i have painted 2 eggs with traditional ukrainian designs.
12) i LIKE going shopping on black friday.
13) i am horrible at uploading photos off my camera.
14) i frequently lose my watch...then i have to carry my phone so i know what time it is.
15) i can sing silent night (at least in part) in 3 languages...
Saturday, November 22, 2008
now i am tuckered out and ready for bed...
Friday, November 21, 2008
hopefully i can get rid of the minor cold i have and still have fun :) and hopefully i won't get worse -- we have a confirmed case of whooping cough at work! there are over 140 in the area, and last year there were 8...it is on the rise!!
i need to get laundry sorted, and possibly started, since i will be gone all day tomorrow at the crop...i like that it is an earlier start, so the 12 hours is done at 8, versus 11! then i can be home about 9...
monday is when we get our new garage opener! yay! it is cold out & i am tired of opening and closing the door...
off to relax & get ready for tomorrow!
Thursday, November 20, 2008
other than that, it was cold today...suppose to warm up a little bit, but i prefer the cold if i can get used to it! going to take a hot bubble bath i think...
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
someone is coming tomorrow to fix/replace the garage door opener -- i am happy because it is hard for me to reach to close the door, lol, plus, the door is heavy!!
that is about all for today! anything people would like to know? suggest a topic or ask a question & i will address it ;)
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
** had to put gas in my car (but $1.69 a gallon! woo!!)
** homework for next week
** desperately need sleep
** busy busy this weekend
** having a cold stinks
** science test this week and no way to do a study guide yet
** need sudafed
but good things t00! on the news right now they are talking about how abortion rates are FALLING! they are at the lowest rates! yay! the babies are being born! woohoo!!! class got out a little bit, gas was "cheap", not too much homework for monday, and none for tuesday, 5 work days 'til thanksgiving, cropping all day saturday...it is a good time :)
hugs & toodles!
Monday, November 17, 2008
today was a long day, full of misbehaviors...it was certainly interesting to see the school resource officer in the office working with students who were not making smart choices versus students who are interested in what he knows...oh well! tomorrow WILL be a better day! and i know the office will be WAY less busy!!
but class was nice tonight, and tomorrow night's class will be nice, too -- and the homework is already complete for tomorrow night! woo!!!
Sunday, November 16, 2008
after all that, i came home and did a little cleaning, relaxed with an almost nap, and finished my homework for tomorrow night...all that is left is to print my analysis and copy the articles i wrote about...
now i am watching extreme makeover: home edition and loving it! already in my jammies, going to wash my hair then ehad to bed after this is finished :)
Saturday, November 15, 2008
i have been pretty productive today -- went to FKS and did the make-in-takes and went to old navy & got some fun pajamas! also started on laundry and i have power hour all set up and clean for tomorrow morning :) this afternoon is more laundry and cleaning, and homework, then i am going to barb's about 4 before heading to archiver's for a crop
i didn't go everyplace i was thinking of today, but i decided against going to the mall, and i will stop at the library tomorrow to pick up my movie that came in...
i am getting excited that christmas is coming soon! i bought a kit and some papers today at FKS so i can create a small book to keep track of the month of december (ala ali edwards)...i guess i will work on it soon and then be ready to fill it in! i also already started on some christmas gifts, and i will be finishing those as soon as i get a chance...i like to be finished early so i can wrap and decorate and have fun making the house all festive.
now off to wok on homework! yeehaw!
Friday, November 14, 2008
-- no archery (which stinks!) because it would be dangerous to have sharp points and slippery equipment...especially when it is young teens who have never done archery before!
-- team building indoors when the groups i was with really needed the space to run around! the games were fun and the kids had a great time, but outside would have been nice...
-- the kids i work with did awesome at camp! they utilized the strategies they have learned to deal with what the liked & didn't like..
-- buses running late to pick the kids up at the end of camp, but near as late as yesterday when they picked up the other team!!
-- over 3 days: only 2 kids sent home hurt (both ankle injuries) and 1 for misbehavior...pretty good considering there are close to 300 6th graders! 1% is a good rate :)
now to go to bed!
Thursday, November 13, 2008
tomorrow is archery & team building! i am looking forward to archery, team building, meh...
i am glad i am not sleeping at camp tonight, it is gonna get cold! plus i want to just sit & relax, which is not going to happen at camp tonight!
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
but saturday will be fun because i will be cropping with friends (AND my jenni bowlin kit came today!)...and sunday will be a long morning at church, but i think meghan & i will get to go shopping after ward!!!
so, before then i need to get homework finished...yay!
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Sunday, November 09, 2008
other than homework i taught power hour, went to costco for gas ($1.88 a gallon!), and to pick up a few things at target...i also have power hour planned for next week, and the laundry is all done...
i am hoping to be finished with my tuesday paper before Extreme Makeover: Home Edition starts because it is the episode from st. louis tonight...
that is about it...being productive on a sunday! yay me!
Saturday, November 08, 2008
oh well...i guess life will go on...
now to go write more on homework papers...
Friday, November 07, 2008
barb got her prize this afternoon -- a set of basic grey clear stamps!!
Thursday, November 06, 2008
now, off to write some more...
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Monday, November 03, 2008
Sunday, November 02, 2008
Saturday, November 01, 2008
as for my drawing from people who donated to renee -- one entry, one winner!! CONGRATS BARB! we shall determine your prize ;)
i have been doing a lot of cropping lately -- a crop at FKS, the FKS october retreat, a 12-hour crop today...lots of finished projects, so i am a happy scrapper!! today alone i created 6 12x12 pages, 4 Christmas ornaments, and 4 mini books for kids in the hospital :)
other than that, i finished one set of 8 week classes (both were As!) and started another set...these aren't too bad so far, and i will be starting homework tomorrow for one of them...
work has been a lot of long, busy days...this past week was red ribbon week, so it was spirit days every day, and on friday fredbird and louie (the blues mascot) came at lunch time...it was crazy and loud and just a long day...
lots of kids last night for halloween!! i know we had over 30, probably over 40! that is a lot for a neighborhood of 60 homes! we gave out a bunch of candy, but we do still have some left...
the house is a mess, i am pooped, the clothes are dirty...and i am not sure when i will have time to do anything else!
now to go relax a little, then head to bed!
Sunday, October 12, 2008
in other news...lots of homework due this week since it is the last week of term -- i finished my iMovie about ukraine for thursday night and am finishing response questions that i have to email by noon tomorrow...then i have a lesson plan to finish that is due on tuesday!! then it will be a week off and i will be VERY HAPPY!
this week has something almost every night...monday is a haircut, tuesday & thursday are class, and friday is a crop :) saturday is shopping with barb & nancy :) wednesday would be church, but pastor is going to china for 25 days, and it is a layman who will be doing church, and i won't be going on wednesdays because of that -- i will try and make some sunday services while he is gone since it will be people who are ordained for some of them...
other than that....nothing new!
i need to get some photos taken of pages i completed recently...soon! i promise!!
Saturday, October 11, 2008
not much is happening lately, friday i get to crop, so that will feel good since i haven't cropped since september 19!!! i have to get photos printed for a book i am hoping to finish -- it is from a class barb & i took at FKS a couple years ago with lance from rusty pickle...i have photos pulled together, i just need to get them uploaded to costco so i can order them!!
tomorrow is powerhour and homework and laundry...what an exciting life i lead!! i also plan on posting some pages i did recently :)
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
this past week was busy with classes and homework and work and cleaning and a green party (well, renee & i had fun, lol)...i babysat friday night, and i may be babysitting on saturday :)
power hour seems to be going well -- i have planned out my stories for the rest of this calendar year, and even some of the crafts :) only one movie day in the works -- the weekend of the FKS retreat!
i didn't make the cut in the jenni bowlin contest, but i am happy with what i created...
i have 4 class times left this term, 2 of each, then i get a week off before starting all over again!! next term is monday & tuesday nights...yay...and my classes seem cool next term -- one i don't need a book for (and we get to do a photo essay!!!) and the other, i have had the teacher and i know we won't be there the full 4 hours every week :)
after this semester, i will have 4 classes left (2 i can take through the community college for less $$) and then practicum & student teaching!! i am praying that i can find a provisionally certified job for next school year...then i get paid while still finishing my certification!!
don't forget to check my last post to donate for my friend renee who is going to be running a marathan for SSM rehab!! so far i have one person in my drawing, so it may well be a big sweep for her!!!
Monday, September 29, 2008
go to ssmrehab.com/foundation then click the pretty button with the present on it that says "Make a Gift Now" -- once there, you click on the part that says "Make An Online Gift to Support ReTeam Marathon Team/Team Member" and a box will appear -- type in Renee Crinnion
Saturday, September 27, 2008
you can find all the info here
classes have been tiring -- lots of stuff has been due lately, but i am getting it done & doing well, so i am happy :) just this past thursday i had to do a presentation on a lesson plan, and the teacher wrote "you are a natural" on my paper, so i am super happy about that!! i still have a few biggies left to finish this term, but there are only 3 more weeks of these classes...
danielle had her BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!! she sent me a message with a photo and he is ADORABLE! now i really need to mail that baby book, lol
not much else is new, any local readers can contact me about october 4th at 2 pm -- i get to do a "house party" about clorox green works products...so far only renee is coming, but i am hoping to get a few others :( some things to give out, and all i ask is everyone bring a snack to share :)
have fun & be good!
Friday, September 12, 2008
I know I am terrible about keeping up with people, so I apologize for that. Some of you may already know, but I am currently in training for a marathon to help SSM Rehab Foundation. The run is in San Antonio, TX, where it will be a balmy 65 degrees. I would love it if any or all of you could donate financially or for a garage sale that will be held on October 25th.
Fell free to pass this on as well!
There are two ways to donate:
1)By mail, let me know I will send you a form!
2)By going to the link below, putting my name [Renee Crinnion] in the Team Member box when it asks to whom you want to donate.
I want to thank you in advance even if you just read this! If you have any questions, feel free to or shoot me an email (email@example.com).
Thanks, Renee Crinnion
What SSM Rehab Foundation is and does.
SSM Rehab Foundation is a local nonprofit organization that directly supports SSM Rehab, the largest physical rehabilitation provider in the metro St. Louis Region. SSM Rehab Foundation provides funds for programs and services to comfort and care for patients, purchase equipment, and support caregivers. We also help patients already living with financial challenges -- the uninsured, the under-insured, and those on Medicaid -- made only more difficult by accident or illness.
SSM Rehab Foundation supports the entire community that makes up SSM Rehab -- patients, family and friends, and staff.
Some of SSSm Rehab Foundation's programs and services include:
Angel Fund: Home equipment like a tub transfer bench is often necessary before a patient can return home, but oftentimes it can be a financial burden if not covered by insurance. The Angel Fund buys such necessary equipment for patients with financial need.
Caregiver Training Classes: A bimonthly class held in partnership with SSM Home Care that gives family members and other caregivers training on transfers, skin care, home modifications, and more.
Carepages: This web-based service is provided free of charge, and provides an easy and non-intrusive way for families and friends to get updates on their loved one, as well as post messages of support.
Community Care Fund: Created in Fall 2005 in response to changes in Medicaid/Medicare, the Community Care Fund provides outpatient day-hospital and other rehabilitative services to those who would otherwise go without, and for whom outpatient therapy is critical to improving their function and quality of life.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
school was busy today -- our coordinator came by today to visit with the teachers, so a few of them were slightly freaked out, but they all did well :)
now i am home, and just about ready for bed!
Monday, September 08, 2008
yesterday was really nice...i had to be at church to be installed as the power hour teacher, so meghan and her friend nikki came along (meghan comes to sunday school anyway)...went up and had a nice time...it was so sweet because meghan and nikki were tired and cold so they woudl lean on me during church...but meghan did an awesome job following along and participating in the service (she does not attend church a lot)...then was power hour and it was so fun!! i had 6 kids! yay! we did some stories about Jesus loving children and how Jesus loves all of them...they made paper plate faces and decorated paper "frames" that i am going to hang up...so cute!
after power hour i came home and did homework and later went to target and dierbergs to get food (we were low!)...
today was kind of long at work -- i wasn't able to keep as busy since the boy i work with was gone...i did my life skills classes and some other stuff -- our supervisor is coming tomorrow to meet with each of the teachers and some are a little more freaked out than others!! but i did get to work on homework for awhile this morning when i had nothing else to work on...
stormed this evening -- a cold front came through -- even the tornado sirens were going off...i am a chicken, so i went to the basement and cleaned out a box of scrapbook stuff while the storm raged outside! now i am blogging before i finish my homework that is due tomorrow night -- i have written the first part (a summary of an article) and i have my ideas sketched out for the reflection part, so it should go pretty quickly :) then to save and print! i need to read for both classes, but that just may not happen this week, lol...
saturday is my PRAXIS exam -- please say a prayer for my mind to be useful while i take the 2 hour test that proves i know enough to teach middle school language arts!!!
Saturday, September 06, 2008
Friday, September 05, 2008
had a ton of fun -- talked to kathy in arizona on the phone...talked and laughed with everyone there -- barb, tina, kathy, cathi, and carol (plus missy & jan and all those other ladies!!)
Thursday, September 04, 2008
Wednesday, September 03, 2008
my classes have quite a bit of reading a week -- especially teaching writing, lol -- and some has been useful, but there has been a lot of repetition...
i have homework done for tomorrow night, i need to still do some reading, but that will probably get done before class tomorrow night while i am waiting for class to start (last week i was there an hour early to get a parking spot...)...
now to try and get some sleep so i can just keep swimming ;)
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
Even with all the equipment and toys, the game we all loved in second grade was chase. The boys chased the girls; the girls chased the boys.
“Jenny, get Jeff! Watch out, Mariann, Anthony’s coming!! Jeremy’s coming, Kelly, run!!”
There was not a “goal” other than to run and have fun. Lots of skinned knees and scraped elbows from falls, and many bumped heads due to abrupt stops. I remember that I fell and lost one of my front, bottom, baby teeth during a game of chase. Although we loved the game, the recess aides did not!
The aides finally were driven crazy enough, and everyone got in trouble! During of our recess times, the boys went to one room, and the girls were in my classroom. With our fat, red pencils and wide-lined penmanship paper, we had to write “I will not chase the boys on the playground” what seemed like 50 times. I can still picture the perfectly printed words in white chalk on the green chalkboard for all of us to copy.
Did we play chase after that? I have no idea!!
Monday, September 01, 2008
Your result for The Harry Potter Husband Test...
Mrs. Harry Potter
Your perfect HP man is Harry Potter.
You like a guy who's not afraid to fight evil when evil picks a fight. There's a lot to say for bravery in the face of overwhelming odds, even if it does come with a prejudice against people who don't fit into his conception of "good guy" and a penchant for hurling objects across rooms when he gets angry. But in fairness, for an orphan who's spent the better part of his life being hunted by the most evil wizard in existence, he's turned out pretty well. Just be prepared to name your kids after everyone he's ever lost, because he's got a bit of an obsession about the past.
(Fanart by hito 76 http://hito76.deviantart.com/ Used with permission.)
Sunday, August 31, 2008
first i went to west county mall -- bought some ugg boots, a couple new shirts, a pair of pajama pants, a sweater vest, and some lush bath stuff...after the mall i went to target and got some stamps (MM new christmas, with an alpha and 2 small stamp pads!) and other stuff...i ended my day at FKS to return something, and bought one of the new Basic Grey paper packs -- the beautiful oranges and greys of ambrosia!
tomorrow is no work (woo!!) so i will be reading homework and doing nothing else :)
Saturday, August 30, 2008
now maybe i can figure out some other color changes and such!
Thursday, August 28, 2008
barb cracking up during a crop at archivers when talk turned to unmentionables and tina didn't want to hear it
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
off to finish laundry & relax...
Saturday, August 23, 2008
i need to photograph the pages for the JB contest (see yesterday's post) and then i will be ready once the info for where to email the projects to comes out :)
Friday, August 22, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
off to find the presentation, toodles!
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
tomorrow i need to go to get a gift card for a wedding this weekend and (possibly) go to the county library and return some books...it is also church tomorrow night...
other than getting errands done, i am just trying to relax before my classes start next week...
excited about the medals the Americans have been winning (and a little peeved about some of the medals that have been won but not deserved -- if you fall on your hands & knees in gymnastics, do you really deserve a GOLD??)...and a woman from east st. louis won the gold in one of the hurdle events!! that is awesome! hurdling is something i doubt i would ever be able to do -- i can't get my legs that high, lol
have a fun day!
Monday, August 18, 2008
Sunday, August 17, 2008
i WILL posy everyday, but it probably won't be too long (has it ever been??) or exciting...soon enough life will settle - i hope! - and i can resume some normalcy in my life...
Saturday, August 16, 2008
and CONGRATS to my friend, kim! connor is here, and the photo i saw is adorable! God bless you and matt and your "wee" one (he is not a tiny one for someone as tiny as you) :)
Friday, August 15, 2008
today was pretty nice at work -- we did some fun activities in science, and in language arts we found out that the boy i work with improved his reading level a lot since last spring!! a fire drill this afternoon went pretty well...
the drive home was stinky at first because there was a HUGE downpour where you could barely see in front of you (even with the wipers on as high as possible)...so, of course, idiots did not have headlights on (which is a law here), and the semis were driving about 10-15 miles over the speed limit! GRRRRRRRRR!!
tomorrow will be interesting -- meeting some online friends and laundry and such -- then sunday is my day to relax and do nothing!!
REQUEST TIME: anyone local to me (you know who you are, lol) have any shoe boxes???? for VBS we are doing the story of the 3 wise men, and i am teaching the littlest kids -- i want the kids to make a "treasure" chest using a shoe box (otherwise it is too expensive to get a bunch of boxes for them to paint & decorate)....if you have some, just comment or email me :) THANKS!!!!!
Thursday, August 14, 2008
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Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
have fun & i hope you see some deer, too! :)
Sunday, August 10, 2008
other than the olympics, not much is going on with me...i have a headache and just feel kind of sad lately....not sure if it is the start of school, changes that i know are coming at work, being over tired, worry about so many things, missing friends and wondering if/when i will eve see them again, feeling "old" at almost 30...i know it is just a combo of all those things, and i know things will start looking up, but it feels good to just put it in writing...
hugs to all...and more prayers for danielle to keep that baby safe & sound until september!!!
Saturday, August 09, 2008
Friday, August 08, 2008
The Girl in the Window
Thursday, August 07, 2008
in other news, today wasn't half bad, the meetings were better than some, the rooms were hot, and they just put a SMARTBOARD in the classroom i am in all the time!! we are very excited!!! started on bulletin boards today -- will (hopefully) finish them up tomorrow...i took my cricut to work and i am going to cut the letters out on that so they will be more fun than the ones the school has...