Friday, November 30, 2007

Late bloomer

Text messaging...I do it all the time now. Before I use to hate it! I thought it was so rude when people would just whip out their phone and text. (I do think there is tact on how and when to text...we'll save that for another time.) And now, I find myself loving it. It has come in handy so many times, I love being able to communicate when I can't talk on the phone. It's great. I know, I am way behind the times, but I guess it's better late than never.

On my phone, I don't have one of those nifty full keyboards, I have to wait forever to spell some words. So to help me we all "create" words that aren't spelled correctly but say what we are trying to communicate. I have found that this has come in handy when taking notes at school. It's crazy I am using numbers in my note taking and funny abbreviations. If someone looked at my school notes they would laugh. An interesting thing is that some of it is carrying over into how I am typing up this is bad. I have to make a conscious thought sometimes to spell a word properly instead of in "text" format.

A habit I am trying to be more careful about is texting while I am driving. It's a hard one to break, but I just need to pick more appropriate times to text.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Bear Down Chicago Bears...

Oh my gosh!!!!!!!! Today I went to the Bears game. It was AMAZING!!! In case you do not know they played the Denver Broncos. A friend of mine gave me the tickets and we sat on the 50 yard line, 17 rows from the field. We sat with all of the coaches wives and their families. I have never been so close to that field (and probably will never get a chance to sit that close again)! I mean you could actually see the players, they weren't miniatures...which is what I am use when I sit in the nose bleed section.

The first half was good, the game was back and forth with not a lot of action. I think I was in shock during the first part on just how close we were to the field and the excitement of the game. Then the second half started and boy if you missed the first few minutes of the third quarter you should be kicking yourself! Hester runs a return back for a TD. And then a few minutes later he runs another return back for another TD. The guy is a maniac!!!

Thank goodness for the special teams because they did a tremendous job in keeping the score close. During the fourth quarter I don't think I ever sat down. The game was intense and nerve racking towards the end. Everyone was so pumped to have tied the score at the end of the game to go into overtime...and the rest is history. Sexy Rexy throws a long past to Clark who has hands like glue and bam we are in field position for a field goal. And interceptions or fumbles and the Bears go on to win the game.

WOW!!!! That was the most exciting game ever!!!! Thanks for the tickets (you know who you are).

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Turkey time!

Happy Thanksgiving you all!!!! I am so thankful for each and everyone of you this season!

As I was sitting thinking about what this day means, I couldn't help but be reminded of God's love for me (as cliche as that may sound, it's true). I am thankful for His grace that He gives me each day. I continually make mistakes but yet He loves me in spite of them. Thank you God that "from the broken earth, flowers come up, pushing through the dirt (Wholly Yours, by David Crowder)!!!" You use me in any shape I am in and you help mold me into who and what you want me to be.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Schools in session

I am officially back in college. Class started Monday and 3 weeks from Wednesday I should be all finished. It is going to go by so fast!!! Despite the intense work load, I think I am really going to enjoy this reading diagnosis class! It is practical and I can apply it to the students I am currently tutoring. Some aspects will be stretching because they are new, but in the big picture this will be very beneficial for my career.

Today we had our first pop quiz...this teacher doesn't mess around. One day of class and then boom. And it is weird to think, you miss one class and really it's like you are missing a whole week of class.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


Help please!!!!!!!!!!!!

There are no good "toys" coming out this year. There is nothing that my 11 year old brother would like. So, I have been racking my brain and at the mall looking for some Christmas gift ideas for him. Some of his interests are: playing basketball, skateboarding, golfing, the White Sox, the Bears, the Wii, and his ipod. Does anyone have any suggestions on what to get him?

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Tis the Season

This past week I watched 2 Christmas movies. In years past, I don't know if I've even watched one, except for the year that "Elf"came out. The movies that I watched were "Deck the Halls" and "Jingle All the Way". I gotta tell you, there is something about watching Christmas movies that gets me even more excited for Christmas. Where's the snow? When can I go ice skating? Christmas is only 6 weeks away! I need to get a move on the shopping, menu planning....

Thursday, November 08, 2007

A new song

When I work out in the morning, NOTHING good is on T.V., so I end up watching music videos. Believe me, this is not a highlight since I am repulsed by most of them. Although, Fergie's song "Clumsy" I think is a very unique and creative and clean video.

Well there is a song that has been playing and when MTV gives the artist and other info, it always says "Undefined". It drove me crazy, because I couldn't find out who the band was or what the name of the song was. BUT, today I searched high and low and found it.

I can't was Linkin Park. To me, they have a different sound so I didn't recognize it. I love this song "Shadow of the Day"...not sure about the video.

Check out the song and video
and let me know what you think.

I haven't heard this on the radio yet, why not?

Monday, November 05, 2007


I have been under an amazing amount of stress lately. There is just a TON of things that I need to get done along with normal life activities. I have been tested and stretched beyond measure. My shoulders are a disaster because I hold my stress in there. What is funny is that I thought I was doing things correctly...working out, deep breathing, praying, listening to soothing music, getting enough sleep...Sometimes I guess that just doesn't cut it. I wonder what I could have done differently.

After this weekend, I assumed that my stress levels would reduce, but it seems as though I cannot "unwind". With the holidays being around the corner, I am concerned. I LOVE to enjoy these seasons in all ways possible. Seeing Christmas decorations in the stores and hearing Christmas music on the radio is totally getting me excited. BUT...How am I going to do it? How will I fit everything in and let alone enjoy every second of it.

Any ideas on how to not allow stress to take over my mind or my body?

Friday, November 02, 2007


This week I ran into a couple of interesting things.

1. The other day I was listening to the radio and they were talking about people who wear cowboy boots...other than cowboys. Their stance was that people who wear them are trying to make a statement. The conclusion was that if you wear cowboy boots are you good in bed. Then listeners called in to share their thoughts on other items that people wear that say the same thing. I started thinking and said, ok I know no one who wears cowboy boots. Then this past week I encountered 2 people that I know who wore them. I about bust out laughing, wondering if they knew the connotation behind the boots. I will never look at cowboy boots the same.

2. This was just gross. I saw a man who was wearing normal shorts to the knee but they were sweats. Ok, fine...maybe he just worked out or something. The thing that was alarming was when he turned around you could tell me wasn't wearing underwear, the shorts were going right up his crack. Men go commando too????? Yikes. And yes he turned around again and it was so obvious and GROSS!!! Put on some boxers, briefs, even whitie tighties!!!!!