Wednesday, June 17, 2009

A Thought to Ponder

God doesn't give you the people you want...

he gives you the people you NEED.

To help you,

to hurt you,

to leave you,

to love you and

to make you into the person you were meant to be.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Brycelyn's Finally 6-Months Old

Are You A Teacher?

Today, a fourth grade teacher shared with me an email she had received from her daughter that is currently living in Japan. I wanted to share this with those who would also appreciate and relate!

The email read...

Ok so picture this scene. PLACE- the bowling alley. DATE- St. Patrick's Day. There are three women their bowler names are Bowlin Beth, Trish Dah Irish,and Mad Bowler. Bowlin Beth has a green shirt with a green bowtie. Trish Dah Irish has green capris on with a green, irish golfer looking hat, and Mad Bowler has on a mad hatters hat, a green shirt, clover necklace, a pin, etc. Mind you they are fully dressed, but these are the highlights. Every time they do well they are cheering, and just having the best time. They asked me to take their picture I said, sure and asked, "Are you teachers?" They said "Yes, How did you Know?" I said, "Well, I am a teacher and my mother is a teacher, and teachers have the best fun." I got the biggest kick out of them. Mind you they looked ridiculous, and were acting quite strange to the eye, but they did not care. These are the reasons I love being a teacher. It made my day. I know you will appreciate this.

Hope this email reminds you of all the reasons it is great to be an educator.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

All The Single Ladies...

This is a must see for all the single ladies!

Tonight I went to see the movie "He's Just Not Into You." Wow! It was a great movie because it was so true that it was funny, but as women we never stop to think about decoding what a man really wants from what he says. We just keep hoping he's Mr. Right.

The following will give you a good laugh.

Date Decoder:

What Your Date Said
I don't want to ruin our friendship.

What They Meant
I have no desire to have sex with you.

What Your Date Said
I'm a writer/actor/musician.

What They Meant
I'm broke.

What Your Date Said
I'll be out of town for awhile.

What They Meant
I'm married with 3 kids.

What Your Date Said
I'm kind of tired actually.

What They Meant
I'm tired of pretending to have fun.

What Your Date Said
I'm really busy with work.

What They Meant
I have a better offer.

What Your Date Said
Sure I'll have another margarita.

What They Meant
It'll help make you more attractive.

What is the best line you've ever heard or used?

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Men are like shoes...

I've always gotten a laugh out of the "Men are like ___." sentences...found them amusing, but also thought they were quite stereotypical and not something I would ever actually believe. It was this week that I realized that, for me, men and shoes have one big thing in common.

No, it's not that I walk all over them. No, I don't pick a different one each day. And no, I most certainly do not prefer men two at a time.

With each one, a "aha" moment occurs at which I see and feel the attraction...and this happens most often very soon after the first interaction/view.

In middle school, I remember one shoe-hunting mission with my mother. I would walk into shoe store after shoe store, take a quick lap around the store and resolutely state that I liked nothing in the store. At first she understood, but after weeks and many stores later, she was ready to give up on me. I couldn't explain what I wanted...when asked, I replied with "plain white shoes"...but didn't like Keds or similar white sneakers. (Always picky.)

We walked into one store, I found one pair of shoes and said "These." (Of course they were not plain white.) Tried them on, and they fit wonderfully... went to the register and was the next person up when we decided to check the price. Unfortunately, that put us back to square one...and I'm sure put many more gray hairs on her head.

So, to adapt this to men and explain my position a little more.... There is always a "aha" moment when I can tell that I am attracted to and really want to get to know a guy. (Of course it's different from just an attraction.) And I've found that if that "aha" moment doesn't happen, I'm most likely not going to like the guy. Yes, I am stubborn, but that's not what this is. I am not making this rule, it is simply what I've observed.

With men, I also can't explain what I'm looking for. I've never really tried... but my taste has always been varied. Although, at twenty-six and dating more than fourteen men I am searching for that perfect fit. Where is my matching shoe?

Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

As the year 2008 wrapped up I have been very busy. As many of you know I started a new job this year as an assistant prinicpal. I must say the job promotion has been a challenge, but what job in education does not have its daily obstacles. I have enjoyed every day of the experience, but with the personality I have I like to be organized and have a set game plan everyday. I have quickly realized that as I get older the only way to survive life is to simply take one day at time. My new motto is "Don't sweat the small stuff." A few months ago I started having severe chest pains. With my family medical history the heart specialist found it necessary to run a stress test. So, over Winter Break I took a stress test and passed with flying colors. I thank the good Lord above that my heart is functioning normal and with rest and relaxation I have been able to enjoy over the last two weeks my chest pains have subsided.

I would like to take a moment to wish each of you a blessed 2009 ahead filled with health, happiness and love. My family gathered again this year for our traditional New Year's Eve bash. We enjoyed a wonderful dinner, great company and good times as we brought in the New Year together as a family. I have included some photos from our New Year's Eve bash 2009.

(NOTE: Brycelyn was awake to celebrate his first New Years)

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

I'm Thankful

I wanted to take a moment to share a few of the many things I am thankful for this Thanksgiving.

I am thankful for:
1. My wonderful parents
2. My loving family
3. The world's greatest grandparents
4. The sisterly love of an aunt
5. Brycelyn, our newest addition to the family
6. The many friendships from high school and college

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.