Tuesday, February 27, 2007

The highlights

So the Oscars....

Can I just say that the interpretive dance was phenomenal!

I was amazed at the choir that performed all the different sound effects, genius!

Ellen definitely had some funny moments!

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Where I'm at

This past Sunday I was asked to read a prayer that tied into my pastor's message. I found it interesting that what I was suppose to read were some of the same thoughts and feelings that I have been experiencing. Here is the prayer.

"Dear Lord,
Sometimes I feel like a stranger in a foreign land, displaced and dispirited. The grief I carry is so heavy, and I have carried it so long that sometimes I just want to sit down and have a good cry. I feel like hanging it all up the way the Jews hung up their harps on the branches of those willow trees. I am tormented by all the joyful songs I am expected to sing. But how can I sing those songs while I am, where I am, in this land that is so foreign, with these feelings that are so foreign? Give me they lyrics I need, Lord, and the tune to go with them. Give me the strength to sing along with the voices of others to sing with me. For I can't do this as a solo. I just can't. Connect me to other believers, Lord. Rope me to kindred spirits with caring hearts so that whatever valleys we must pass through--however dark, however deep--we will pass through them together."

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Movies of the week

"Because I Said So"-I was slightly disappointed. I usually enjoy Diane Keaton, but in this movie she made my skin crawl at times. The movie idea was good, I just wish some of the characters were a bit less irritating to watch. I can say that I was happy to see Mandy Moore back in a movie.

"Music and Lyrics"-pleasantly surprised. I really enjoyed Drew Barrymore and Hugh Grant. They made me laugh in this flick. Oh to be back in the 80s!

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Valentines Day

So I am not really looking forward to this love holiday tomorrow. Actually as the years go on, I am getting pretty tired of it!

I know, I can hear people say..."Gina one of these days you will enjoy it." And you know what I want to say...well I will be polite and refrain for now.

Monday, February 12, 2007

The Grammys

Last night I plopped myself down and watched most of the Grammys. Some reason I really enjoyed it! I have watched award shows before and they weren't that entertaining to me. This time it was different. I know this will sound weird but some songs were just speaking to me. I had a rough week and the lyrics I heard were something I was able to hold onto and empower myself. I love that music can do that.

I was shocked and disappointed that "The Dixie Chicks" won album of the year over Justin Timberlake.

Sunday, February 11, 2007


For the past year I feel like I have been continually transitioning. Whether it be a career change to working with different nanny families to figuring out the next season of my life. I do not mind change, it is good, it stretches me and changes me.

Right now I am in the most stable position, teaching, by that I am mean the schedule and pay. Yet in this state I have to already figure out what I am doing for the spring, summer, and fall. It is a lot on my plate. I am looking into some different opportunities this summer which is exciting and looking for teaching jobs in the fall. I can't dwell on this too long because I can get easily overwhelmed.

Along with all that, I am currently still adjusting to my schedule. I love it, but I have more time and am trying to figure out a good way to use this extra time. I don't just want to sit around at home every night. I like to go and do things, I just have to figure out what to do. Any ideas?

Thursday, February 08, 2007

What you need is a snow "suit"

I am so sick and tired of this dry crappy air! I continued to be shocked when I touch anything, my hair is standing straight out of my head, and my hands hurt like the dickens.

I will work with the cold weather, but not this dry air! (deep breath)

It is hard for me to believe it will ever get warm again. Especially shopping for a new winter coat tonight and seeing all the bathing suits out. Who can even think of trying one of those things on now?

Monday, February 05, 2007

Sunday, February 04, 2007


I'm thrilled, excited, and nervous all at the same time!

I do have to say, after watching many news clips all week of footage from Miami, Chicago has the best fans ever. Tons of fans traveled down there and didn't even have superbowl tickets. I think if I could have gone to Miami, I would have too, just so I could be with all the excitement.

GO BEARS!!!!!!