Wednesday, January 30, 2008

My new beauty!

Ok, so this is not exactly the best picture. Hopefully I will get some better ones soon! After many months/weeks of deliberation and number crunching I went Monday evening and bought my first car! I am very excited by it, LOVE it, and find myself wishing I had more reasons to drive it. I know that there will be time enough to drive it--but that doesnt stop me from being excited by it :)
I do not have much time to spend blogging tonight (although I know it has been awhile since my last post). Hopefully I will be able to post more soon. I am anxious to post about our new wii--complete with pictures. Alas, another time...

Monday, January 21, 2008


Today has been neither horrible nor great. I had a very unproductive day at work (well until the very end of it), as well as a few other things. While talking to mom about some of the stuff that came up during the day I simply started to cry. I dont know if I was really feeling that overwhelmed or if something else was going on...afterwards I felt silly. Now my head hurts and I am still feeling very behind on work. I cannot wait to get out of grad school for that very reason. I cannot stand being behind or feeling like I am behind on my work. I am a list maker, a productive go to it kind of gal. I am going to need the prayers of all of my family and friends to get me through this last couple of months.
For now I am going to hop off of here and get to that enormous mound of a to do list!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Snow blah

I'm not sure what happened with my last post. I am tired of all of the snow. At first I was looking forward to it and even excited about the possiblilties of being able to catch up and perhaps even get ahead on a few things. I took Thursday off and managed to get caught up on rest, Friday I had a super productive day at school, I was excited Saturday because Dad and I went to look at cars! Today has been a very anti climatic day in every way. I woke up SUPER late and then had no motivation to do anything. I crosstitched for several hours before forcing myself to sit down with my laptop and do some research for grad school. I am thinking I will work for about 30 min more on that and then spend some time working on things for school so that I can make tomorrow a super productive day at school again. I am ready to get out of the house and see other people. I hope that I get to babysit tomorrow so that I can spend time with little children and people who make my heart smile.
On a side note...Aaron is doing a Chrysalis flight near Raleigh this weekend. While I am used to not seeing him every weekend it is hard for me to give up a holiday weekend and not get to see him at all. As if not seeing him wouldnt be bad enough since he is on team this time I can't even talk to him. I realized how pathetic I am as I layed in bed last night wishing he would call so that I could talk to him as I fell asleep. I don't know how I'm going to handle when he goes to Russia (for 3+weeks).
Well enough procrastinating. I need to get back to my work and stop feeling blah.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

grad class

I am currently dreading going back to class tomorrow night. I have had the last two weeks off and will admit that while I needed to be working on my thesis I have not spent much time doing so. I plan on sitting down before the week is over and setting up a schedule for doing my work. Hopefully if I am able to develop a plan and stick to it so that the stress I was experiencing before Christmas does not return.
Well I must go for to all

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

new look!

I am super excited about this new look for my blog! I dont have much time to write tonight b/c I'm extremely tired!! I wish I could say I have had two very productive days, but alas (my new fun word:)) I have been terribly unproductive the past few days. I'm blaming it on the workouts.
ok...i can hardly keep my eyes open...bedtime, more soon i hope
maybe i will even post some new pics of my haircut

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Happy Birthday!

Today was my mother's birthday! Fortunately for me I was able to get enough of my work done last week (with the help of 3 workdays) where I didnt have to spend today working on lesson plans. Since most of my work was finished I was able to sit back and enjoy the day. All except for the part where Aaron had to leave and go back to Fayetteville.
We started off the day at church. Today's message was really great. The church is starting a 21 day fast and while I've not really been a great fan of fasting in the past I can see the spiritual benefits of doing it and am seeking for God to tell me where I fit within this fast. More on this to come...
After church we decided to go eat lunch in Asheville and then go to a movie as further celebration of Mom's big day. Lunch at Olive Garden was yummy! It was so wonderful to sit around and enjoy family. We had some interesting conversations and laughed very hard several times! Once we got to the movie theater we split up and the guys went to see a guy movie while mom and I went to see PS I love you. I cried my way through a good portion of the movie (not like me usually--mom's the one that always cries). While the movie was great it probably was not the best one to see right before Aaron left town.
The rest of the evening has been rather anti-climatic. On the way out of Asheville we stopped and got ice cream at Marble Slab (yum again!). Since I've been home I have not done a thing. Sad since I have sooo much to do and know that tomorrow will hit with all of the power of a Monday!

Well I'm leaving it all for tomorrow. God's blessings to all and Happy Birthday MOM!

Friday, January 4, 2008


As I take a moment to reflect I realize that I am a stinky blogger! Although I read other's blogs very regularly I am awful about putting my own thoughts down. Somehow it seems to take more time to put together my own thoughts in a manner of satisfaction to me than it does to read what others have already written. Oh well...I would say I'm going to do better, but I just can't promise it.
Tonight will not be the night however as I am BEAT after only returning to work for two days (haha I know!)

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Many updates!

I cannot believe it has been nearly a month since I last posted. The last couple of weeks in December were very hectic and mentally draining. I was not sad to see them go at all--well that was until I realized Christmas was upon me and I had not even taken the time to enjoy the season. I am grateful that my next Christmas season will not be filled with enormous amounts of grad school homework. I may not be free of the hectic nature of an elementary classroom before Christmas but to be free of the added stress of my own homework will be wonderful!!!

Christmas went really well. I took the days between school and Christmas to mentally unwind--I could not believe how fried I was. Aaron and I spent time with both families over a time span of about 4 days. It was great seeing (nearly) everyone and being able to spend time hanging out. Over the break I spent a lot of time sleeping as well as playing games with family. Aaron and I have been able to spend a lot of time together which has been wonderful. It has been interesting to see how things will go when we are spending all of our time together. Overall I have realized how much I love spending time with him and how sad I am going to be in 5 days when he has to go back to Fayetteville.

Today I was blessed with an additional day off! It snowed last night and we were given a workday. Although I need to be working in my classroom in a major bad way I also needed to get things done around my apartment and wanted desperately to spend time with Aaron. I didn't feel too badly about taking the day off since it was about 15 degrees outside and the roads were not uncovered until nearly noon.

Alas, I am back to doing work and hanging out with my sweetie. Hopefully more to post later!