Wednesday, April 28, 2010

I Should Have Bought that $254 Million Lotto Ticket

 So I recently wrote about how I won the great Starbucks giveaway from ...and baby makes 3! ... I can't wait to get it... muffins and hot chocolate here I come!

So here's the crazy thing... Jessica @ The Southern Belle Baby had a great giveaway I entered the other week. &&& I WON!!! ANOTHER GIVEAWAY! (yes this calls for capitals.)

oh and I WON YET ANOTHER ONE!!! @ Law Momma's site (love, love, love her!). Here's the giveaway... pretty amazing right??
Is this my week or what?
Lotto ticket today?


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

& The Yawning Starts

 So after 30 straight hours of being up I am now going to have to sit through a 3 hour class. & it's not fun and exciting. I may fall asleep. It'd be different if it were a fun and exciting class ... say history, poli sci, soc, psych... but nope. It's boring. It's monotonous. & I have to have it to graduate. So there we go. Wish me luck and someone send me coffee.
Wait, no. Don't do that. I found out this morning that 1/2 cup can make me pee about 23 times in an hour. You know how annoying that is?
J asked if I am pregnant. Um nope. Just an abnormally incredibly small bladder.

On the plus side, I just found out the professor is taking us out after class next week (we only have 8 students). On the negative side, we're going for pizza ::sigh::


for those who don't know ... get this ... I abhor pizza ... except for pizza rolls ... I'm weird I know ...

Sunday, April 25, 2010

I Finally Won One!

Yes, yes, I haven't posted in a while, but I'm still here! yay! School is getting overwhelming and I had to teach Friday. More on that later... on to the good stuff!!

I recently won a $10 gift certificate over at ...and baby makes 3 (love her blog)!! She loves me! She really does! OR at least random number generate at does.

This is my first win through the marvelous blog giveaways I have entered.

So I'd like to thank
Alex for having a birthday (Happy Birthday little one!)
Kristi for the fabulous giveaway!
and for picking me!


Come back tomorrow soon for a full recap on the annoying kids I taught today Super Awesome Fun day I had teaching.


Monday, April 19, 2010

My Little Sister is Old

Chace enrolled in college this last week.

Here comes the cliché "I can't believe she's GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL AND GOING TO COLLEGE!!!" rant. But it's true. I CANNOT BELIEVE IT.

Congratulations Big Little Sister. I'm so proud of you. You have accomplished a lot, and you will accomplish a whole lot more.

I love you.

I miss you. ..... But soon you'll be close to me and we'll hang out every.single.weekend. K? Ok.

Sunday, April 18, 2010


School really just sucks right now.

I start looking at my "To Do" list and I get major scared. I realize I do not have near enough time to finish all that I need to.

For my two education courses
  • I have to make a Unit (5 complete lesson plans w/ accompanying handouts, rubrics, etc)
  • Teach a lesson in my observation class (4 periods)
  • Write critique of myself teaching said lesson
  • Catch up on reading
  • Study for Quiz 3
  • Study for Quiz 7
  • Study for Final
  • Complete Portfolio
For my British Empire course
  • Catch up on reading
  • Read two novels for a paper due in about a week
  • Write said paper
  • Exam 4 - the week before finals! ~ who does that?
  • Final Exam
I'm seriously scared of this. I don't know how I'll get it all done; I always do, but I never know how.
I have to get all this done in under a month. Maybe that doesn't sound like much, but I have to do all this plus go to class, observe 30+ hours in a classroom, babysit, ... Oh and find time to sleep.
The only thing I can say at this point is Thank God my Sociology of Deviance course is done. I have an "A" in that course. That's a relief! 

I'll be back at some point.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

A Glimpse

On Thursday I got a great surprise - G asked me to watch S and T!! It was great fun! :)
I watch T a few times a week and then S once a week, but not usually together. The change was so much fun. I loved watching them both. It was a great Joy. (hehe) :)

Fast forward to today. I got a little glimpse into my future. I was gathering up clothes to put in the washer. I grabbed my pants I wore on Thursday and thought "need to wash those... spit-up and boogers on them."
Made me laugh to myself. ... I could see myself a few years in the future saying the same thing... about my own kids' spit-up and boogers :)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Ok I just listened to myself teach the lesson.

OH did I mention I had to record myself to critique myself? I didn't? Oh yeah that was what made it so horrible!

Oh University, fully preparing us for a job in education.... You do so well!

 I slayed the dragon. I did it. & it was fun. It really was.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

My Attempt at Art

All these were taken at The T's while watching my favorite little boy romp around in the yard - a.k.a. his favorite thing to do :)

Sunday, April 4, 2010

& tomorrow can be over now. thank you.

Tomorrow is scary.

I'm teaching a concept clarification lesson about sectionalism leading up to the Civil War. I have to link in the Missouri Compromise, the Compromise of 1850, the Kansas-Nebraska Act (& Bleeding Kansas), Uncle Tom's Cabin, Dred Scott Decision, & John Brown's Raid on Harpers Ferry.
Tonight all I am doing is reading, reading, studying, studying, and reading about those events. You better believe you ask me something about them tomorrow and I'll know it! (I hope!)

So I was stalking people perusing fb today. I came across this friend's quote:

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed." G.K. Chesterton (Note: I can't find a source on this, so am not entirely sure this is an accurate quotation.)

It made me feel oddly calm.
Thank you.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

The End.

It's the end of Birthday Week 2010.

It started out great.... It ended great (S time!!) ... but parts of it were sucky.

Oh well.

51 weeks to go until Birthday Week 2011.

It's almost over. Just to start again.

Today I was advised for my last semester of college.

I know this is cliche, but wow has time flown by.
I can't believe I'm already at this point. I can't believe I'm going to be a COLLEGE GRADUATE in just about 9 months. 9 more hours. That's all that is left until I have a college degree. A Bachelor of Science in Education. That means I know something about something. Maybe.

I still have a lot to do before I get where I want to be in life. This summer I have to study for the dreaded LSAT. Then I start applying to law schools. I hope I get in somewhere. This also means I am that much closer to achieving #4 on my Life List.

But the thing is ... I am within reach of a college degree. I can't stop saying that. College Degree.
I'm proud of myself. & I think I have a right to be.