As I reflect upon this past year, sad to say that I wasn't a big fan of it. There were many ups and downs and I felt like I was in the valley more than on the mountain tops. It was a year of change, disappointment, frustration, and an array of emotions. Despite trying to make lemonade out of lemons, I look forward and anticipate what lies ahead in 2009.
My motto for 2009 is "EXPECT GREAT THINGS" (yes, it is the saying from Kohls, but I think it's pretty Biblical as well!)!
Pray this with me, as I look forward to seeing God move and guide my life.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
Going to bed last night I was so tickled to know that I could sleep in, have a low key day, and do some baking since I have the day off. With the ice and snow storm hitting it would keep me stranded inside. I was so looking forward to it.
After going to bed early after an exhausting day, I woke up a few hours later (about 1 am) hearing the storm roll in with rain and hail, I could see the house windows were iced over and I began to worry for my parents drive to work and others who would be driving. After getting back into bed I tried to get toasty again and said a few prayers before falling asleep.
At about 4:15 I woke up again and I heard my parents talking. It sounded like my mom was on the phone. I went down stairs to see what was going and was a bit chilly. I soon found out that our heat was out. The man who we were renting the house from was on his way over to check things out.
I don't know about you but this wasn't how I had planned for my day to start. Being up most of the night doesn't put me in the best of moods and currently I'm trying to snap out of it. I'm waiting for a heating guy to hopefully make it out today. I want to take a nap and wake up with how I had planned my day. As I'm feeling a bit grumpy I'm realizing that I don't want this to ruin my day and I remind myself that things don't always go according to how I want them too, but with that I need to roll with the punches and not let it affect me. I guess this is a lesson that I have to continually learn.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Today I got my first taste of teaching a foods course to high school students. Now granted I only taught for 2 periods, but it was fun. We baked and frosted some cookies and then prepared the dough of snickerdoodle cookies. I enjoyed using my knowledge of baking and incorporating it into teaching. I hope that I have more opportunities to teach foods and maybe a few other courses in that department like parenting, teaching, and early education.