Sunday, October 31, 2010

Not really feeling like Halloween

   So I did not see one tricker treater, did not dress up, and I didnt even carve a pumpkin this year! I barely even decorated my classroom. I have to say that I was a lil disappointed about not getting to watch "The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown."
   Well now that Halloween is over and Nov. is upon us, I am counting down the days till Thanksgiving break! I'm so looking forward to a whole week off of school and enjoying some time with all the family.
   Well I'm going to try and get to bed early, and give myself a lil treat of going to bed before midnight, that way I can get up early and finish my lesson plans.
   -Till Tomorrow

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Is this where I should be?

I've been asking myself this question lately, is this where I should be? Is this really where God wants me? I never intended to move back down here and stay. I thought that this would be a great place to get in my first couple of years teaching, pad my resume some, and then move on. This small town in really not were I see myself for long. Don't get me wrong, I love this town just not sure that I will always call it home. I'm not sure what is next for me or where I will end up? I thought that by now I wouldn't have to make this decision alone, but oh well. Well not making any decisions tonight so no worries. Plus, I don't see me leaving my present job for at least another year, and a lot can change in a year. Who knows I may decided to pursue another career. Life is FULL of possibilities and nothing is final till we die. 
So if possible....   -Till Tomorrow

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Feeling that Mid Week Blahh

    Wow, so it just seems that this week doesn't want to end!! Auhhhh I really have to go and do something fun this weekend and get out of this funk that I have been in. Today was another crazy day as a High School teacher. Did some more grading and well....we will leave it at that. Lets just say that the lil boogers are getting a progress report sent home tomorrow. I came home and graded some more this afternoon. It never amazes me how gross these kids can be. I teach Freshmen and I have my one Fine Arts class that is mostly Seniors. Well tonight I was grading my Freshmen's daily Journal and Maps skills worksheets and I was so grossed out! The junk that I find on their worksheets really grosses me out. Some of these papers look like they have been to the end of the world and back, I guess that I should at least be happy that they were not eaten by the bookbag like so many others before them. One thing about teaching Freshmen is that they all ways keep you on your toes and things NEVER get boring.
   On top of my fun filled afternoon of engaging reading of Freshmen daily journals (inject a ton of sarcasm there!), my left side is hurting again. I really don't understand how or why only one side of my body hurts and has fever in it. I have been to the doctor about this, and for awhile I was doing good. But the last few weeks I have noticed that it has really been bothering me again. I'm too young to have these health issues. Its probably my body telling me that it wants to get off the couch, stop grading and working on the computer and get my butt to the gym. So I was all set to do What I Wore Wednesday today and forgot to take a few pics this week so no go. I am going to try and get to it this week.
Well I'm done for the day and the only thing that I'm looking forward to is waking up in the morning so I can have a cup of coffee. I could drink a cup right now, guess I will have a cup of Sleepy Time tea and then hit the sheets.
   Oh, eHarmoney update. So its been 3 days and they haven't sent me any new matches. LOL!!! I think that this is so comical! What the heck? Oh, and the 3 guys still haven't responded to me...haha! Guess what they say is true, all the good ones are taken or gay. Well my subscription is till Jan. so we will see. Well Good Night.   -Till Tomorrow

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

2 Down and 3 to Go

   It was a very long day! And all signs point to the same tomorrow. I did get a lot done today. I almost got all caught up on my grading and after doing a lot of that I had a lot of Unhappy students. I just don't know how to get it through to them that they HAVE to STUDY to pass my class. I did do a reading strategy today with my Fine Arts class and it was great! They really didn't get my demo on how they are going to make tissue stain glass tomorrow, but we will cross that bridge tomorrow.
   So today I got a really good comment and it was anonymous, it did drive me crazy for a bit not knowing who it was. The comment was about my newest adventure into the wonderful world of online matchmaking. Hhaha I still laugh at this idea. And just to fill you in a bit, I still have not has a response from either of the three guys that I contacted. I thought that this was the "real" get to know "29 levels of matching" kind-of thing. What the heck, if your not interested then man up and tell the girl that. This would be better then being a cowered and not responding at all.
   Ok, well I've made my two test for tomorrow and finished grading all of the Phantom of the Opera handouts, Now its time for me to get some sleep.

Monday, October 25, 2010

The Mullygrub Monday

   I really don't like Mondays. Something about the fact that you say goodbye to your weekend, that always seems too short, and go back to work seems to bring a :( to my face. Today was so crazy! I'm still recovering from Homecoming week, and what the heck happened to Oct???? I can't believe that there is only one more week till Nov. I am excited about the fact that Thanksgiving is right around the corner and thats means putting up my Christmas tree is right around the corner as well!
   So something I just noticed about today, all of my conversations today where about work or the kids at work. The only people that I have talked to today outside of my family have been kids at work or a few of the people that I work with. I really need to get a life! I've been telling myself that I was going to go and join our new gym. Yay, only 5 years after Katrina and we have the new YMCA back up and running. So anyways, I have been telling myself that that's what I needed to do. Have I? No. Well today I did have a good excuse today for parking myself in my chair and not moving. I had SO much grading to do! I made myself sit and work work. I got a lot done but still have some left for my planning period tomorrow. Well its time for my bedtime.  -Till Tomorrow

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Getting Back in the Groove

   Here is a better pic of my new hair cut as promised. I'm going to really try hard to get back into the groove of blogging daily. I was doing so good for awhile but just fell off the wagon with everything that has been going on at work. I'm also going to get back to my WIWW and Random Fact Friday.
So the eHarmoney is still not looking up. I think that its just so funny that when I first got a profile and they "matched" me up there was about 30 or so guys, but none that I was interested in. Now they send me a one or two "matches" maybe every other day. They keep sending me a notice that says that if I would not be so specific and broaden my match info then I would get more matches. Hahaha...sorry eHarmoney, but I'm not lowering my standards so you guys can send more guys my way that I will have to just get rid of. I have to say that I did not realize how brutal this website could be. You can see when someone looks at your profile and when they say that they don't won't to contact you. And they have these "get to know you" questions and your supposed to send them to people that you think you may be interested in getting to know a lil better and then you wait for them to respond if they want.  Well after some prodding from Sammie and Heidi I sent two guys the "get to know you" questions and well....yep, no response. Haha!!! I'm trying to not take it personal ;) Oh well, I don't need a ton of guys just the right one. Well I'm off to bed, hope that you all have a great week!
-Till Tomorrow

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Getting Rid of the Frizz...or not!

   So I was going to try this new product. But Thankfully in this day, and internet age, I was able to read some reviews. This turned out to be such a huge help and I saved myself a bunch of time, money, and damaged hair. So the ads make it out to be the miracle product that girls like me all pray for. You see my hair is not straight and well its not curly. I have that really horrible 80's frizz type of hair. I like to say that I'm like a Chia pet, add water and my hair seems to grow. Thank God that I have a really great hairdresser who knows just what to do to help tame the beast. I've been going to the same hairdresser for over 12 years, and he will tell you that it took some time to figure out my crazy hair and that there are some things that I just will never be able to pull off with this poof. I joke and say that my hairdresser is my longest relationship...sad but true. So I was going to do the sleek and smooth to help cut down on my hair fixing time, but after reading the horror stories I think I will pass. Thank God I got it at Wal-Mart and can return it. So I guess I will just have to continue to blow dry and roll brush and Thank God for my Chi! Me and my Chi, the two shall not part!!   -Till Tomorrow

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Start of Something Good

   Come December 10th I will have been teaching at SPHS for 2 years. We have been in a temporary school site since Katrina. I was fortunate enough to come to SPHS after there were walkways and  awnings (yes a very big deal!) But we are outgrowing our little school and very excited to finally see the start of our new school! It will of course be raised (because of hurricanes) and it will be great to have real hallways, extra room, and enough classrooms for us all.
   So I told myself that I could leave early from work today, early for me would be before 5, if I took papers home to grade. I told myself that I would come home and get work DONE...did I?? No! Well I did get a map quiz made on the new program that I got trained on today. I'm still not caught up from the week of Homecoming and have a good bit of grading left to get done. I finally got all of the Homecoming stuff broke down and stored today. I'm so happy that I don't have another big event till Wacky Olympics in April.
   I have to say that I am so ready for the holiday season to start. I love Thanksgiving and the the day after. I love that the day after Turkey Day Magic 101.9 starts to play Christmas tunes, and I'm so ready to put up my tree! Yes, I'm holding myself back and waiting to at least the week of Thanksgiving before I start trimming my tree.
   I'm so happy, today I finished my last dose of Accutane. I got back on it this year to clear up some lingering cystic acne and I'm so glad to be done. They tell you that there are a lot of side effects with this medication but the only ones that I experienced was the dry lips and a few nose bleeds. Some of my friends think that it may be one of the reasons that I have been so emotional lately, so I guess we will find out now that I'm off of it. I'm just really glad to not be putting that in my body anymore.
One of my kids asked me today how was my giving up soft drinks and if I had giving in and had one yet. I was happy to say that I haven't had one since Dec. of last year.
   Well I have detention tomorrow and I hope that I can get some work done during my planning period. I haven't gotten much done besides Homecoming during my planning periods for the last few weeks. So I'm now off to bed. Good Night!   -Till Tomorrow 

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Something New

   So not the best photo...but I was ready for something new and a new do was due. I haven't had my hair this short in a long time.
   Ok, so I've been doing the eHarmony thing and I have to say that I am totally unimpressed!!!! There just doesn't seem to be ANYONE!! I was not in the least surprised by the caliber of men that I have come across through this method. But, then again, my friends say that I am to picky. But I can at least say that I had tried. I'm really tired of people thinking that the reason that I'm single is because I'm hiding out, or because I'm not trying. So I tried and have yet another way to be left with the thought that I just may be single forever...or at least that's my thoughts from my realist side of me (or as DeMoll likes to call my "negative side"). Oh well, one lives and learns and I'm learning a lot along the way.   -Till Tomorrow

Monday, October 18, 2010

Lived Through It All

   I survived 9 weeks exams and the Homecoming events. It turned out to be a really great Homecoming and, even though it was a lot, it went so much smoother with all my friends lending a hand. I have to say that I'm so ready for a perfectly boring, plain jane, no alterations to the schedule, kind-of week. This is not that week. Tomorrow we get out at 10:30, and Wed. 1:30. Meetings and more meetings this week, and because of this the lil kiddos get to get out of school I'm going to whine a bit and say thats just not fair...I want to leave early too!
   So our Homecoming week's events involved a day called Color Day and the teacher's color was Pink. So of course we did this one all out. I have included some pictures to show examples of just how well we did Pink Day.

So to prepare for this fabulous Pinkalicious day I bedazzled my pink sneakers (B I thought of you the whole time) and I have to say that they turned out really cute! Give me a glue gun and some dazzle and Bam! you got cute, Gaudy, sparkly goodness. Here is a pic of the new Cute shoes

   Thought they came out really cute!
   Well have a ton to catch up on and papers to grade. Not going to have tome to get much done tomorrow. So I'm off to shower and then do a little grading before hitting the bed. -Till Tomorrow

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Going to give it a try

   I read this on Yahoo today and thought it was pretty interesting, click here. I was telling some of my kids that had stayed after school and they agree that we should try it. So I'm going to get our class a Happy Meal and see how long it last. Today was a little crazy at school, but thats pretty much going to be the norm till next Thur. Today was College Day for Spirit week and I was representing Nicholls proudly! Tomorrow is Color Day and the teacher's color is PINK! I'm so ready for this one. You should see my shoes that I bedazzled, it the words of Bella Creative "Because the world could use a little embellishing." I love that!! In almost all cases the world could use a little embellishment. I will post a picture of tomorrows Pink day and my really cute embellished shoes.   -Till Tomorrow

Monday, October 11, 2010

Monday Spirit Day

   Yep, It's Homecoming Spirit Week and we started it off with a BANG! Today was so much fun and I'm so happy for all the teachers that participated and made it the beginning of a great week. Tomorrow is College Day and I have to say that I'm looking forward to rocking my Nicholls t-shirt and flip-flops to work! Well I'm off to get some sleep here are a few more pics from the day. Oh, and it seems that even eHarmony can't seem to match me up Hmmm.... maybe that should tell me something. Will keep you posted.  -Till Tomorrow

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Not sure...

   Ever have one of those days when your just not sure? Not sure how you feel, not sure how things will turn out, not sure where your life is going, and not sure why your not sure. I feel like that has been me for the last few days. I feel so unsure about so many things. I know that as a Christian that I should have faith and trust in God and let all of my "not sure's" rest in Him, but that's always easier said then done. One of the things that I'm not sure about is why I'm still single? Is it because of something I'm doing or if this is the path God has chosen for my life. One thing I am sure about is hearing people tell me that it will all work out in time, or that the reason I haven't met anyone is because I'm just so great and need someone just as good. I'm tired of hearing that one day it will happen when I least expect it.
   I have decided to expand my horizon a bit, if nothing but for the fun of it, and try eHarmony. Now I will be real with you and tell you that even doing this was a HUGE blow to my pride for some reason. I didn't even want to admit that I had tried it. I will say that I had, and still have a little bit of a view that this was the way of those that were desperate and maybe a bit strange. I know, what a stereotype, but I would not for the longest even consider the thought of using something like eHarmony because I would say that, "I wasn't that desperate," or I thought that only weird people went on there. So after talking to some friends at work and explaining to them that I was looking for someone that was a Christian and didn't drink or smoke, yes even at weddings and special occasions; they suggested that me and my list of criteria should try something a little different then what I had been doing, which was pretty much sitting and waiting.
   I'm still not sure if this is for me, and I have to say that I really feel a little stupid even doing it. But who knows... I'm not sure how it will turn out, not sure if this could be classified as walking in the will of God, not sure if I should just give up and not care (I've tried and that's not an easy one), and not sure what lesson, except patience, that I am learning. I know people say that this is only one season in your life, well for me in the relationship department, I feel like I've been stuck in Winter my whole life.
   I am thankful that I have at least one thing I am sure of, that no matter what, I have a God in heaven that loves me even when I'm so unsure of everything else.      -Till Tomorrow

P.S. I was even unsure about posting this. I guess I'm afraid of what people would think of me.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Not on top of my game

   Things have been so crazy and I've been so tired that blogging has not been at the top of my list. School has been crazy and with all the planning for Homecoming I've been staying BUSY! I really wish that as teachers we got paid over-time, I would be so rich!!!
So this coming Monday kicks off Spirit Week. I have to say that we are all pretty excited about the different spirit days. The teachers all compete and our hallway has to hold on to our title. I'm going to be a Fairy for Costume day on Mon. Tue is College day, Wed Color day (the teachers color is pink), Thur is Camo day, and Fri is Blue & White Hurricane day. I will no doubt be posting lots of pics and filling you in on how the days go. I'm really glad that I will get to enjoy more of the Homecoming events this year. Last year I was so Crazy and running around that I really didn't enjoy it all that much.
   Well I'm having a wild and crazy Fri night, yeah I'm going to bed early, I'm tired!!
 -Till Tomorrow

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Tests, Tests and More Tests

   Seems that no matter what season you are in in your life there will always be test. I'm working on making my exam and needed a break so I came on over to chat a bit. So lets see how you would do if you were in my 9th Grade World Geography and had to take my exam. Here are a few questions, and no cheating (yes, asking Google for help is cheating). Like I tell my kids, cheating make you a lair and a thief. You lied about what you know and stole a grade that you didn't earn.

1. ____________means, sharing an edge or boundary; touching.
 A.   Close                    C. Absolute location
             B.    Bordering            D. Contiguous  

2. Paris France is 48o North Latitude and 2o East Longitude. This is an example of?
                     A. Intermediate directions            C. Prime directions
                     B. Relative directions                    D. Absolute Location
3. The majority of the Andes Mountains are located in which country?______________________
4 The world’s driest desert
            A. Sahara desert                               B. Antarctica
            C. Savanna desert                            D. Atacama Desert
 ____________________________ is the capital of Argentina.
                        A. Rio de Janeiro                                   C. Sao Paulo
                        B. Buenos Aires                                    D. Brasilia
 6. Which river in Paraguay flows to the Atlantic Ocean?
                        A. Mississippi                                             C. Amazon
                        B. Paraguay                                                D. Parana
The rain forest is made up of 5 different layers, which layer contains most of the animals and flowers?
                        A. Emergent trees                                    C. Canopy
                        B. Floor                                                D. Under Canopy

 So how did you do?     -Till Tomorrow

Monday, October 4, 2010

Feeling really loved

   I have to say that I am so blessed. You ever have one of those days when you really feel loved? I have my moments when I forget who's I am, but He always reminds me. I feel so small when It seems that God just thought of me, and loves me no matter how many screw ups I make. He still takes time out of the craziness of this world to touch my life and bless me in little ways.
   Back at the beginning of the school year I had asked for tables and I was told that the school didn't have the money for tables or other classroom furniture. Well I was blessed with some AWESOME co-workers and they all came together and got me a few folding tables. Now I was Super happy about the folding tables, and so grateful, but well they weren't the sturdiest or most stable for use with kids. We were making do but on Friday I got a great surprise! New classroom tables!!! These are awesome, big, sturdy, and provide more seating for the extra students I will be getting in the Spring. Thanks also should go to Mr. B, I have some great faculty and Principals! Take a look at my great new tables (yeah, I did keep a few desks. Some kids need their own space)

   I also got a little loving gift from my Mom today...

  Yep, my Mommy made me a new Fall quilt for me to cover up with while I sit here and type my lil blog. Well its late and I have detention in the morning. Oh how I love making lil kids write about what they did to get them in detention at 7am, while listening to Mozart.  -Till Tomorrow

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Makes Life Just a Little Better

 Here are a few things that make life just a lil better...thought I would share

 1. My DVR: I love the fact that I can record shows and then watch then when I want. I also LOVE that when I do want to watch them I can fast forward through the commercials.

2. I don't think that I could live with out my chapstick!!!

3. These only come out during the fall but they are so Good!!!

4. My new car that I got this year has the keyless entry remote and I love it!!! Love that I can pop the trunk with the push of a button.

5. Love my new decals for Ruby.

6. And the most awesome thing ever!...My sister got a bag of these, Giant Marshmallows!!! They are so  Marshmallows Amazing! They are so great because you only have to roast one. Love Love the Giant Mellows!!!
-Till Tomorrow

Friday, October 1, 2010

TGIF...oh, and Random Fact Friday

YAY!!!!! Its Friday. So ready for a relaxing weekend. Things have been a lil nuts at school and with Homecoming in two weeks its only going to get worse. Me and my 4th hour are starting to mesh a little better, or it could be the fact that I'm learning their little ways and playing a lot of interference. I keep them very busy! Teaching Freshmen really gives you a deeper insight into the quote "idle hands are the devils workshop."

So here goes with another stab at Random Fact Friday:
  1. I'm addicted to Chapstick (the blue wrapper one).
  2. I have to balance my checkbook to the penny.
  3. I like Romantic Comedies.
  4. When I was in my teens I broke 3 teeth from grinding my teeth :(
  5. I just love mushrooms...not just the ones you eat but the cute red ones with the polka-dots that lil smurfs live in, or like the one below that my friend got for me. Liked them so much I did an art project on them (see below)

 Well thats a wrap.  -Till Tomorrow