Monday, November 30, 2009
The problem with feeling this way is that I am in school (currently registered full-time) and we have two more weeks of classes AND another week of finals still to go. Feeling like snuggling up on the couch just isn't in the cards. I have two research papers to write, one on Mathematical Theory and one on Educational Psychology. I have oodles of reading. Tons of homework and a few more tests until finals begin. No time to be lazy, no matter how bad I want to be!
I guess that means it is time for me to quit dreaming of being lazy and get off the computer and get to finishing up my homework. *SIGH*
Friday, November 27, 2009
I was so looking forward to my long weekend break from school and celebrating Thanksgiving and heading out early on Black Friday to find me some deals. Instead I have been laying around in excruciating pain and not doing anything fun :(
I was bummed to miss out on Black Friday, but that is okay, there is always next year. I have a high tolerance for pain, but there was just no way I could have done it this year. Instead I stayed in bed with an ice-pack on my neck. Thrilling, right?
I am hoping I am better by the time this weekend is over. If not, well then, off to the Chiropractor I go!
We had a great Thanksgiving. The food was yummy and it was nice to have the family together for a few hours. I will post pictures later when it doesn't KILL my head and neck and shoulders to be on the computer for even a short length of time!
Thursday, November 26, 2009
I hope that everyone has a wonderful day of family, friends, good food, and memories!
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
apples, argyle socks, attitudes (positive ones), antibiotics, aunts, animals, avocados, automobiles, adventures, Alice in Wonderland, angelic baby faces, art, abs (especially the 6-pack kind), anesthesia, apple crisp, assertiveness, Australia, academics, apologies, appetizers, Armed Services, aspirations, alarm clocks, All American Rejects (it's that music thing again!)
AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST,
A Girls Night Out!!! :)
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Grandparents: Having them and seeing my parents become them. How great is that?
Great friends: Great friends are those who you can laugh with, cry with, and who will be there when you need them.
Girlfriends: If you choose them wisely, they are priceless
Good food: What is better than a meal with family, friends, and good food?
Gold: Well, it is nice :) Who wouldn't like a pile of gold? Or some gold earrings or a gold necklace? How about some gold coins?
Garbage collectors: We should all be grateful for them. What would we do about our mounds and mounds of garbage if they didn't come by once a week and pick it up?
Grapefruit: MMMMM! Love the stuff! Especially with a sprinkling of salt.
Graciousness: Isn't it nice when you meet someone who is truly a gracious person?
Giggles: Giggles in the dark, giggles in the day, giggles from a funny joke, GIGGLES are great!
Grass: How sad would it be if the parks and our yards didn't have grass for us to play on?
Glitter: Glitter, bling, shiny stuff! Girls love to shine :)
Glamour: Who doesn't like to feel glamorous every now and again?
Grand Pianos: or any piano! I love listening to good music on a piano.
Guitars: I love all kinds of music, so really anything that makes good music, is on my gratitude list :)
Global: This global world that we live in has made it so we have so many opportunities!
Ground: The ground helps us grow our food. It is the soil that nourishes the trees, the grass, and the beauty all around us.
Grahame: My friend Grahame that I met way back in 1986 or 87. He visited us from Australia and we reconnected a year or two back. It has been fun to hear from him.
Geraniums: OH how I LOVE flowers of ALL kinds!
Google: How could a G list be complete without it?
Goals: Life is always so much better when you set and meet your goals.
Giant: Giant hearts, giant hugs, giant kisses, most things are better when they are giant sized!
Gentleness: Gentle hugs, gentle kisses, gentlemen, need I say more?
Gutsy: Sometimes you need guts to make it through life. Sometimes being gutsy is all it takes to find success.
Greek food: Especially baklava!
Last but not least,
GRATITUDE!: My whole reason for starting this post is to reflect on what I am grateful for.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Just to prove how much fun I could have with one of these, I created my very first Digital Scrapbook page. Do you want to see it??? Then CLICK HERE.
Santa, I know that I can never leave the world of traditional scrapping behind, but I do SO BADLY want to do some hybrid and digi scrapping. This Bamboo Craft would really help my creative juices to flow! :)
Please make your list and check it twice to make sure I find one of these on Christmas morning.
I was walking down the hallway after waking everyone up to get ready for school, and it struck me how grown-up my kids are getting!
During the days of diapers, bottles, constant messes, crying, spitting up, sleepless nights, pregnancies, diaper bags, etc. I never thought that it would end. Sometimes I feel as though I wished it away much too quickly. There were times when I cherished my time with my little ones and other times when I couldn't wait for them to be a little more independent. If I had known when I was in the thick of a house full of diaper-bottomed-little-ones that it was going to go by as quickly as it did, I don't think I would have spent one second wishing for them to get a little bit older.
It is strange to me that my oldest son no longer lives with us. How did it happen so quickly that my oldest child is almost 19? I now have two children with drivers licenses and one who will get his permit in 7 months. I have more kids out of elementary school than I do in elementary school. Actually, I only have ONE left in elementary school. That hardly seems possible.
There have been highs and lows, ups and downs, tears and laughter, and a whole lot of craziness in between. It has been satisfying and frustrating, but so far my journey through motherhood has been one that I wouldn't change for the world!
My kids are everything to me and there isn't anything I wouldn't do for each one of them. I am so grateful for the opportunity I have had to be blessed with all five of them in my life. Not to brag, but, I have the greatest kids EVER! :)
Sunday, November 15, 2009
This week I will start my GRATITUDE posts. I will start on Wednesday with the letter G and end on Thanksgiving day with the letter E. I am hoping that I can come up with at least 10 things each day that I am grateful for that start with a letter from the would gratitude. It will be a fun challenge for me :)
This week my daughter and some friends and I get to go and see New Moon. We bought tickets for the 2:30AM showing on Friday. It will be fun! I am super excited to see the movie. It will be a busy night! I have Bunko that night and then we are going to make some New Moon inspired bracelets (if you want to see the bracelet that I came up with, (CLICK HERE).
After bracelets are made, we will go and stand in line for the movie. After the movie, perhaps breakfast at Denny's. Then off to bed for me and off to school for my daughter! Not sure how her and her friends will stay awake at school, but they are young, I am sure they will figure it out :) I am sure I will bring my camera along for the fun, I will post pics on Friday.
We had a busy weekend. My sister and her kids were here, we had Scout pow-wows, birthday parties, and errands to run. I also had two kids that weren't feeling great and a hubby who isn't feeling too great either. UGH! I don't have time to get sick, so here is hoping that they don't pass their ick on to me! Airborne here I come!
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Last night I walked into Target and saw all of the Christmas decorations. It just doesn't seem possible that Christmas is just around the corner! Wow! I haven't even had time to give Christmas a second thought. Guess I better start at least thinking about it.
Anyway, last year for the month of November I decided to take my blog post each Sunday and post 25 things that I was grateful for. Since there were 5 Sundays, I ended up with a list of 125 things on my list.
This year I have decided to switch it up a bit. . .I am going to take the word GRATITUDE and start 9 days before Thanksgiving with the letter G, and list at least 10 or more things that start with the letter G that I am grateful for. Eight days before Thanksgiving I will do that with the letter R, and so on and so forth until I hit Thanksgiving day and end with the letter E.
This should challenge me a bit to REALLY think about things I am thankful for. Especially when I hit the letter I and E. We will see how I do :) I am kind of excited to give it a try!
Oh, and just an FYI, I researched it on my blog, and today is my anniversary for officially being caffeine-free. It has been ONE FULL YEAR! It hasn't been easy, but I have stayed off of my diet coke that I love so much!!! Just had to give myself a pat on the back :)
Watch for my Gratitude posts to start on November 18th. . .
Friday, November 6, 2009
Just in case you ever find yourself in need of a short movie/song clip about fractions, now you know where to find one! Haha! :) I am sure I will have MILLIONS of people who are in need of a fractions movie thanking me for posting this! ROTFL!
I had to make this movie for my Math 2010 class. Just thought I would share. It is targeted for grades K-3. Turn up your speakers, the music is VERY catchy!! Beware, you will be singing the song all day long! It gets stuck in your head!!! :D
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Wahoo! She passed!
Mr. & Mrs. Gene Simmons
What teenagers do on Halloween (act like nerds)
"Nutmeg" and her Halloween gang