Saturday, September 29, 2007


The past two weeks has been nothing but crazyiness! There was not a night in all of it that I did not have something to do. Quick recap of the last two weeks: Open House at school, several grad school study group sessions and classes, lots of homework, lesson plans, morning duty, braves game, dad's birthday, my assistant's family getting sick causing her to be out several days---just to name a few. I am hoping that with this weekend here finally that life will start to calm down for me a bit. I love the fall and cannot imagine wasting it by being too busy.
The trip down to Atlanta to celebrate dad's birthday and see a Braves game was a lot of fun! Aaron and I were able to ride down and back together, which was good since it had been weeks since I saw him last. It also allowed me to be away from the drama that my family sometimes brings. I love driving so a longer car trip was great! Both the drive down and back were beautiful!! It was the first weekend of fall and it really lived up to it! Even the game was great! The Braves won!! First time in all of the many games we had been to that my dad had been able to watch them win. After the game we all went to see Transformers on IMAX---note to all Transformers is a boy movie!
Having morning duty this week almost killed me! All of those who know me know I dont do mornings--and to top it all off I had to be at school at 7:25!! There is something about having morning duty that just throws your entire day off. I have come to the conclusion that morning duty is the spawn of Satan!
Well for now I am going to get off of here and go shower since Abby and I are heading to the Dixie Classic Fair! I am so grateful for the chance to spend time with her! (and also to continue our tradition of attending the fair!)

Saturday, September 15, 2007


I LOVE fall!!! I love the weather changing, the colors, the smells, the clothes.... Needless to say I am so excited that God has decided that it is time for fall to come to the mountains!
Today has been a wonderful day! I slept late and then made a list of things I wanted to get done for the day. Since I was in a rested and productive mood I set out to accomplish the things I needed to do outside of the apartment before coming back and spending the night doing lesson plans and cleaning the apartment. While I feel good about what I was able to accomplish this afternoon I was slightly frustrated by the fact that I did not get as much done as I would have liked and the things I did took longer than I was hoping for. Alas, now I am home and still holding high expectations for an evening full of productivity!
It has been strange to spend a day completely to myself. I am not generally someone who has to be around others all the time but have become accustomed to the fact that I am generally with someone or a group of people nearly all the time. It was a nice change of pace to have a day to myself--doing the things on my list, watching/singing what I want, and just relaxing. I realized that it is not so much about doing "what I want" but just having a chance to relax and enjoy the day at my own speed.
I am looking forward to getting my work finished tonight and being able to enjoy my Sunday work/stress free. I'm also hoping that I can get a lot of my work done tonight to take some of the pressure off of my very busy upcoming week!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

To Do Lists!

Lately my life seems to be run by to do lists! Everything that I need to do is on a list somewhere. My brain has been so scattered that if something I need to do doesnt make it on a list then there's a great chance it won't get done. Yes, I said a list not the list. Often I have multiple lists running at the same time, occasionally with notes refering me to look at another list. My need for organization cracks me up sometimes. And yet while I can drive myself crazy with my lists I also love the sense of accomplishment I feel when I cross something off of a list! It is honestly the little things in life!
On a different note...I am very much looking forward to this weekend because I have NOTHING planned! I am looking forward to sleeping in, hanging out, and getting caught up on some things both at school and in my apartment. Too bad the weekend is still 3 days away!

Saturday, September 8, 2007


Today I was blessed by the visit of two of my sweet friends M & B! We had a great visit full of "old time" fun. We spent the day playing on the playground, visiting an old fashioned toy store, enjoying a happy meal, and feeding the ducks. It was wonderful to stop and enjoy the simple everyday parts of life. I was glad to spend the day with children who were not consumed with the more, more, more mentality but were content to just hang out and enjoy life. I was blessed with many spontaneous "i love you's" and kisses. It is so wondeful to be loved unconditionally!! These children have such a special way of touching my heart. I have always been close to M & B and am always grateful for the opportunity to see them. I love that their parents trust them to my care and allow me to take them for periods of time. What an enormous blessing!
It is amazing how God works in my life. Just a few days ago I was so down in the dumps that I could not seem to stop crying and today seemed to be nearly a complete turn around. The sun was shining and I could not help but see God's hand in every part of my day. I am so thankful for my Savior who loves me!!!

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Procrastination and blogging

Alrighty...after being a closet blog reader for many months I have decided to hop onto the blog scene and begin recording my own thoughts online. I am not sure that anyone will be interested in reading them or that this will last long...but I figured I would give it a try. At the moment I should be working on my graduate school work but as can be typical of my nature I am procrastinating (side note-I heard on the radio the other day that procrastination was a form of disobedience to God--OUCH!). With that realization I am going to hop off of this new toy and get to work. Ciao friends!