Wednesday, December 30, 2009


december has been ultra busy -- i desperately need to do a real post, but i am not sure when i will have time to...

have been doing some scrapping, not a lot, but some...

been dog sitting since yesterday...

had a wonderful Christmas -- celebrated Christ's birth, spent time with family & friends, gave & received awesome gifts...

saw "the princess & the frog" -- this is a classic!!! it is awesome!!!

been cleaning some...i now have some floor in my room & a lot of recycling & trash & donations to go out...

done some after Christmas shopping -- some new sweaters & shirts & a new book...going to do some shopping tomorrow, too...

better blogging coming soon...i promise!!

toodles :)

Thursday, December 24, 2009


as you can see, i have now added a background (if barb can do it, so can i!)...i need to fix my header...but i need to get the right photo to use...

Saturday, December 19, 2009

the best cow ever!!

last night i was regaled with a tale about the best cow ever!!

now, this cow has a wonderful Godmother/aunt who does wonderful things for him...and last night i was privileged to hear the story of the most pleasing performance by a cow in a nativity ever!!

my friend, tina, was telling us about her Godson, johnny, in his christmas play the other day at school -- he is in, johnny is tall for his age, and parts were given out based on who fit in what costume, so johnny was able to be the, some kids would close down and be sad or not want to participate if they are "just" the cow, but not dear johnny...according to tina, johnny knew every song and hand motion, he could have performed the entire play on his own, from what i understand!!

now, the cow was obviously the star of the show this time, not mary the mother of Jesus (she had the audacity to CRY for part of the performance!) or joseph, Jesus' earthly father (he dared to YAWN!)...

i just wish i had seen this best cow ever!!!

Monday, November 30, 2009

flu misting my life...

i should be able to better keep up this blogging thing now -- they say it takes 21 days to create a habit...and i only missed 1 out of the habit may now be here!!

today i was lucky enough to get the H1N1 vaccine at work -- it was the mist version -- i was really up in the air about this because i think a lot of the hype is people being paranoid with this flu...however, i work with students with poor immune systems as it is, and if i got sick (but not bad) or came to work while contagious, i would feel awful for getting one of the kiddos sick. so, i bucked up and snorted some live virus up my nose...the mist vaccine feels SO weird! but i survived (so far) and so did the other students and staff that received it...

do you vaccinate for the flu? just seasonal? are you worried about the H1N1?

a flu-free toodles to all!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

another productive day!

today, like yesterday, was super productive!

my list today included:
  • finish the laundry
  • church & teach power hour
  • decorate the tree
  • get the nativities up
  • clean off the scrap table (totally!!)
  • get the Giving Trees up at church

and it seems like i did more, lol, i just can't remember it all!!

what did YOU accomplish today??

Saturday, November 28, 2009

productive day!

having a productive day just feels so good!!

today i:
  • got the tree up w/ my dad (need to decorate)
  • got the majority of the laundry finished
  • went to target
  • brought up some ornaments
  • cleaned my scrappy table off (mostly!)
  • ran taxi for my neighbor, lol
and, it is only a little after 9, so i think i will go finish up more of the laundry now...yay!


Friday, November 27, 2009

time flies...

where is my break going?!?! time is flying!!

today i did a little shopping -- but not near as early as i may have in past years...i left about 11 and was home by 1...i went to costco & picked up a few things & then i headed to target where it was busy, but not horrible...

last night i stopped at michaels and stocked up on some new cricuit cartridges! so fun!

toodles! :)

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.

~1 Thessalonians 5:18

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


forgot to post yesterday!! i think i even had it open to post at some point, lol

yesterday was a lovely day -- at work i was with a student on team, we watched the movie "up" and then had turkey smash...after work i saw my friend barb really quick at michaels, and then went to target (i always remember my own bags since i get to save a nickel every time, lol)...bubble bath and bed -- what a lovely day!!

now i am on my 5 day weekend for thanksgiving! shopping & chinese for lunch today; followed by church tonight...what a way to live!!


Monday, November 23, 2009


it is suppose to is also a crazy day at work, but i will be on team with a kiddo and they are watching an "uplifting movie" lol...

i am planning to stop a couple places after work -- the bank, target, & maybe hobby lobby...but if the rain is horrid, i may just scrap that idea!!

have a great night, fair blog readers!
toodles :)

Sunday, November 22, 2009

sunday musings...

or rambling, if you will...

today was a low-key day...i have a cold, but i went up to teach power hour. however, there was only 1 kid from my class there today, so norah went down with her sister to the next class up from mine...this was a blessing for me because i got to go home & doze away the afternoon!! this helped me feel a ton better!! i also learned that they are actually going to do the nativity as the Christmas program because we finally have enough kids who are old enough :) they are not just doing the story, but they are going to be costumed like Mary & Joseph & shepherds...

last night i got to have friends over to share about which is american greeting's answer to shutterfly and snapfish and the like...the quality was really good -- i ordered matte prints, a mouse pad, a photo tile, some note cards, and a photo magnet -- and most of the items came really quick...they also packaged all my items wonderfully...what i didn't like was the shipping -- luckily mine was free -- because it was a lot!!! it was fun to just hang out with friends and show them some of the fun things you can order as gifts or whatever...

this week will be nice at work -- only 2 days!! tomorrow will be a kind of normal day, but tuesday i will be on team all day with one student and then it is TURKEY SMASH which is one of my least favorite days at work each year, is a loud, obnoxious, pep rally-esque atmosphere that gives me a horrid headache...we will see how it goes this year!!!!

then we are on to a 5 day weekend :) thanksgiving dinner with my godparents, chinese buffet for lunch one day, maybe some shopping...and setting up the tree on friday!!

not much else happening...hopefully to bed early tonight!

toodles :)

Saturday, November 21, 2009

more thanks....

it is about time for some more things i am thankful for -- and i don't know what else to blog about today....

  • friends to visit with
  • family that helps me clean
  • Klennex brand tissues -- my nose isn't all red, even though all i am doing is blowing it...
  • laughing
  • cute kids who make me smile
  • huge pickle jars full of change
  • the joy of the holiday season
  • Christmas music to help me get in the Christmas mood :)
off to bed -- i need to kick this cold to the curb!


Friday, November 20, 2009

long days...

today was a long day...i had work (which was fine, it was a nice day) and then i cropped with friends at archivers...i also have a very stuffed up nose right now, so that does not make the day any nicer, lol

tomorrow is a haircut & then a class at for keeps sake...i also MUST clean because i am having a few people over tomorrow night...sheesh!!

ok, need a little sleep...

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

missy & the pioneer woman

here is a link to missy's post about going to meet the pioneer woman!! she has a few photos up...i still need to upload mine...soon! i promise!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

more later this week...

hopefully i will have some time tomorrow, but i am not guaranteeing it....tonight i went to a book signing & met the pioneer woman -- it was a long wait but it was a nice evening & a good time was had by all...

Monday, November 16, 2009

rainy day...

it was a rainy monday (and still is!!)...the day had a bad start at work -- a textbook falling out of a locker can hurt, but i did my job and deflected it from hitting the kid i was working with straight on!! he got it a tiny bit and was upset for a bit...but then the day started looking up once he finished some homework and had his lunch...the afternoon ended up pretty nice :)

tomorrow is suppose to be a little rainy (from what i know!) but it will be a wonderful day :)

happy week to everyone!

toodles :o)

Sunday, November 15, 2009


just a couple pictures i love from the boxes of photos we have of my mom growing up...our scanner is not hooked up right now, but barb has been kind enough to scan some photos for me...

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Let's see....

I am attempting o post from my phone...what will the typo count be? This is a little crazy to try and blog with just my thumbs, but, so far, it doesn't seem too bad! If this works I will be happy, but I think blogging on the computer is much much easier!!!

toodles! :)


i missed blogging yesterday!! i am not even sure i read any blogs...i was very sleepy yesterday...

will blog more later!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

thankful for our veterans

(and all our military!)

thank you to all the military men & women out there who have blessed me & my fellow American's with freedoms we often take for granted. thank you to their families. thank you for the sacrifices & thank you for what will happen in the future. GOD bless our veterans.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

fun project!

back in my before/after school care days, we made this gigantic turkey one year before thanksgiving -- it took up an entire wall!! every tail feather has something that one of our kids was thankful for.

Monday, November 09, 2009

more thankfulness...

just some more things i am thankful for these days (look at a few posts back for the start of my list)...

  • 40 years of Sesame Street -- a great show that makes learning the basics fun :)
  • friends who take me to awesome professional development opportunities
  • fun parties coming up
  • holidays with friends and family
  • new clothes
  • the tooth fairy leaving me money (LOL)
  • dinner with family :)


Sunday, November 08, 2009


i have been productive, and had fun, and been all over this 3-day weekend...but now i am tired & yawning...going to bed soon!


p.s. they have proven that yawning is contagious & that just talking about it can make people yawn -- did you yawn after reading this quick post??

Saturday, November 07, 2009

fall 2009

now this is a great raker -- and a cute one, too!

Friday, November 06, 2009


today was a nice day -- my jaw is sore & i have a headache, but tylenol is working for that...

tooth pulled - check!
chinese for lunch - check!
drop off books - check!
archivers - check!
webster - afternoon next week...

tomorrow is an early morning, but it will be a nice day :)


Thursday, November 05, 2009

and we're off!

well, off of work tomorrow! it is nice to think that i have a day to play -- AFTER i go get a tooth pulled in the morning! yay me...

plans to go to lunch, go to archivers, go drop a couple things off, and who knows what else!

toodles :)

Wednesday, November 04, 2009


a lot of people are doing thankful blog posts this month -- awesome idea! so i figured i would post a few things i am thankful for today...

1. the freedom i have in the united states -- THANK YOU to all who have served & protected & been in families them, too, so that all of us can be free...

2. the opportunities i have been blessed with -- 2 jobs, a car, friends, family, etc...

3. a wonderful family (living and dead)...

4. life

5. love

6. Jesus & God & the Holy Spirit & the wonderful things i know (and continue to learn) about them :)


Tuesday, November 03, 2009

10 and 1 day....

this cute one is now 10 years old (and one day) -- sweet, smart, sassy, and a joy!

Sunday, November 01, 2009

since then...

since my last post:

  • taught powerhour
  • went to the dentist (getting a tooth pulled this week)
  • taught mad science
  • got a hair cut
  • assisted with a mad science class
  • had to deal with a flat tire
  • babysat
  • cropped with friends & some cows
  • worked a bunch
  • taught mad science (again!)
  • was unable to get a flu shot
  • got a flu shot the following day
  • got soaked in the parking lot of costco
  • had a day off
  • ate chinese
  • cropped at For Keeps Sake
  • went to meghan's birthday party
  • went to church
  • taught power hour (again)

i think that is about it!! i am going to attempt to be a better blogger now...but this is a sad time of year for me...i love the holiday season, but i also hate the holiday season...


Thursday, October 15, 2009

been sick...

i have spent 2 days at home sick -- no it was NOT h1n1...i had a bad cold with a mild fever (never above 100.4)...wednesday i felt just icky all day, fever was gone during the day, then came back that i felt so so so much better! fever has stayed away, more stuffed up than i had been...

classes are now finished...i missed tonight's (my last MAT class ever!) a few weeks i will know how i did!


Monday, October 12, 2009

2 new pages & stuff

here are the 2 pages i posted for the crop for a cure at scrap diner! i posted a monochromatic challenge!! in reality, the blue page is not all glued down, and i am still thinking of a title, lol, but it is done enough :)

another class finished -- thursday night signals the end of my MAT and then all i need for certification is practicum & student teaching! woohoo!!

thursday is also field trip day at work...and i get to go, so i am happy...

have fun, y'all!


Sunday, October 11, 2009

block party 2009

the firemen came (with the rescue truck), the policemen came, there was a bounce house, a fire pit, and food, friends, & family -- a good time was had by all, but it was CHILLY out!! chip made an awesome fire dog!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

devil beating his wife?

has anyone else ever heard that saying?? my dad says that when it is rainy & sunny at the same time -- the devil is either beating or spanking his wife! the saying!

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Crop for a Cure!

loving Scrap Diner!

coming this weekend -- CROP FOR A CURE!! challenges, prizes, and a chance to help the search for a cure! a $10 donation is all it takes!!

see you there! and HAPPY SCRAPPING!

toodles :)

Monday, October 05, 2009


life is good.

next week is the end of my classes, so i have projects & papers to finish for next week...

this week looks pretty low key (such a nice feeling!) and i am going to bed soon -- i need to catch up on some sleep!!


Sunday, October 04, 2009


i am trying to get back into a normal time schedule -- getting home after 1 last night was yucky...and i am still recovering (i dozed this afternoon a little)...

not too much this week, so i am happy about that! i need the break...

i will try and get photos up soon from the retreat -- i didn't take too many, so i will link to any others post :)


another late one

just got home from the retreat for the night!

i have completed so far at this retreat:
* mini book from our road trip to springfield (filled in photos to a book from a class)
* mini book for my aunt & uncle
* 9 12x12 pages
* 4 coasters
* bouquet of "flowers"
* mini book with halloween pictures from when i was little
* 1 tag
* started on a bag book from when i went to chicago with meghan (2 years ago!)

pooped! need some sleep! more info tomorrow!

toodles :)

Saturday, October 03, 2009

a little late...

i fully intend on having 31 posts this month...i did not make it on friday, but i am here now!

exciting news of the day: i won an iPod!! at Scrap Diner!!!

how cool is that??


Thursday, October 01, 2009


this is post is also october 1, and i am going to attempt to post something, no matter how brief, every day this month...

tomorrow (friday) is going to be a long-ish day -- work, stop at mad science, then RETREAT TIME! i am so excited for this year's retreat with for keeps sake -- lots of time to create and have tons of fun with all my scrappy friends!

have fun!
toodles :)

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

so much to do...

this weekend is the retreat with for keeps sake! i am so so so excited! i need to order some photos so i have something to work on, lol...

mad science starts tomorrow -- sound! this week should be interesting...last i heard i had 12 students, so i hope that it all works out & i don't all the sudden have like 20...

tonight i am working on homework, watching some mad science videos and cleaning a little...

just an update!


Saturday, September 26, 2009

last weekend

friday night was a ladies night at glazed & confused...painting pottery is kind of fun! but you need to have an idea for what you want to make before you actually show up, lol

saturday was scrap pink at for keeps sake...cathi really got into it!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

guess what i just read...

third in a series...

symbols & ancient mysteries...

i really enjoyed this book! i think it is my favorite book about robert langdon...there were some awesome twists in the story and it was wonderful to have the story take place in the USA!! i recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good read -- especially if they like mysteries or history...

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

crazy times...

life has been very busy lately...2 classes, full time work, part time work, a social life, i have time for any of it???

classes i am in are going well -- depending on the grade in one class, i will have my masters come the end of october! :) certification will be complete once i student teach in fall 2010...

full time work is crazy -- as it always is when young teens are involved! -- lots of fun projects happening...and kids are getting less crabby...i have been able to truly do some real language arts teacher things -- like give oral fluency tests! yay me!

part time work is just busy as we start another year with trainings and assignments of places...

been scrapping all the time, lol...although this friday we are going to paint pottery! saturday is the scrapping day this weekend :)

church has been good -- power hour was fun on sunday, but it is going to be an interesting year! i hope more kids start coming :(

off to check my facebook farm (country life) and then head to bed!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Springfield fun!

linda cain, barb, tina, & me

sunset over st. louis
my ponyshoe -- texas toast, buffalo chicken, fries, cheese sauce

9/11/2009 - continued

here is my facebook status from yesterday (9/11/2009):

Becky is remembering those who have sacrificed for the freedoms of all Americans -- those who lost their lives that fateful day 8 years ago, their families and friends, the soldiers from military groups from all over the world, their families and friends, our own "everyday" heroes - police, firefighters, emts, etc - and anyone who has ever said a prayer or sent a positive though to any of these brave men and women.

Friday, September 11, 2009


8 years ago our country changed in a way that no one could have imagined...where were you?