Sunday, November 30, 2008

Please Pardon This Blogging Interruption

I made a blog for a project in my special ed class. I want to link it here so it will be easy to get to tomorrow for my presentation.

My Guiding Principles

Now back to your regular blogging program....

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving Y'all

I hope everyone out there in the internet has a happy thanksgiving filled with food, family, friends, love, and thankfulness.

Thanksgiving is a day for everyone to count their blessings from God.

Thus, I am thankful for:

- my God for saving me

- my family

- my friends

- my health and the health of my loved ones

- a place to call home

- stability in an unstable world

- hope

- love

- faith

Monday, November 24, 2008

Total Blessing

I am sitting in class waiting for it to start and I have been trying to figure out how to post from my Blackberry since I got it so we will see how this goes.

Today has gone by in a flash; it was a productive day but I feel behind a little. On thursday of last week I totaled my car and ever since then I feel like I have been one step behind. I did get news about my car today; State Farm gave me a good price for my car and it will be completely paid off.

This whole wreck situation has really been a blessing. I know that sounds crazy but things could not have gone any smoother on all aspects of it. The Lord is really teaching me a lot through this. I have truly trusted Him with it. I have offered nothing but thanksgiving for it all and He has blessed me in return.

Now I just pray that I remember to keep God in it as I shop for a new car. I want to make a responsible choice for my new car. I pray that I remain humble throughout my decisions and that I give thanks for the blessing of whatever car I get.

I would have never guessed that wrecking my car would have been such a blessing but like everyone always says, God works in mysterious ways. Life is full of teachable moments if you open your mind and heart to see what God is showing you.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Blogging Niche

I am searching for my place in the blogsphere......

Mommy Blogger? nope that one doesn't fit

Newlywed? nope that one doesn't fit either

Sex and the City? nope sorry, I don't have random sex and date hundreds of guys

Career Women? nope currently unemployed, thanks

Working Mom? nope, no kids and no job

Adopting? nope, would need a husband for that (in my opinion)

Crafter/Cooking? nope, while I am learning to sew I cannot say I am crafty

Anyway, you get my point. I don't really fit anywhere. Why isn't there a category (and a readership) for blogs about nothing. Come on people, Seinfeld was about nothing and it was the top rated show for a long time. My blog could be the Seinfeld of the blogsphere.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Not Me Monday

This is my first "Not Me Monday" post for the blog carnival sponsored by Mckmama. So here it goes:

I did not plan to wear a hat today so I didn't have to wash my hair last night.

I did not buy 2 boxes of brownie mix at the store because I am on a diet and it would be wrong to buy brownies.

I did not chicken out from writing a post about the 1 month anniversary of my grandmother's death because I didn't want to deal with the emotions.

I did not leave a load of clean dry clothes in the dryer because I didn't feel like folding them. And I did not just lay my other clean clothes on my bed instead of hanging them up.

I did not get up yesterday only to go lay on the couch and sleep for another hour.

I certainly did not debate for a long time about whether it is weird or not to pray while laying in the tanning bed.

Also I did not get a little superstitious about writing a "Not Me Monday" post because the last time I planned on writing one, my grandmother died.

Nope, Not Me, I didn't do any of those things.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

A Day At The Zoo

Today was Educator Day at the Houston Zoo, which basically means it is free for teachers to get in, there were classes to take about animals, science, and teaching science curriculum. So I was not going to pass up a chance to go the zoo for FREE. I hadn't been to the zoo in a really long time. The Houston Zoo is awesome and huge, so it did not disappoint.

Aww baby and mommy monkey!

This monkey was posing for each person and moving down the line so each person could take a picture, so cute!

Lazy Lion.

I loved the giraffes, they were out and playing around.

This was the most beautiful snake I have ever seen. He was grey blue with deep blue eyes.
These were some hungry turtles!
I love the zoo!

Thursday, November 06, 2008

I am so disappointed

A completely disgraceful event happened at Baylor on Tuesday, and once again Baylor University is in the news for something horrible.

I am embarrassed to be a Baylor Alumni today.

Get it together Baylor, we are better than that.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

He is one insightful son of a gun

Quote from Best Friend Robbie:

"They are not looking for diversity, they are looking for minority."

*In regards to the option to write a diversity statement for the Yale University Graduate School Application

Monday, November 03, 2008

Life Updates

Teach for America:
- I had my final interview last week so now all I have to do is wait for November 17 to see if there is a big move in my future. I can't believe after all the little things I had to do to complete the TFA admissions process that all I can do is wait.

TeXes Test:
- I passed my EC-4 Generalist Test!! Yippee!!! Now I need to start studying for my PPR TeXes test.

ECI Internship:
- Going completely awesome! I love love love love love it. It is going to be tough deciding about going straight into the classroom or working with ECI for a while.

- On December 8 I will be ALL done. Then on December 19 I walk across the stage to officially make me a master. :)

I guess that is the highlights.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Silly Silly DSL Man

Well the DSL Fixer Man called me at 8 am this morning to tell me my DSL was back up and running. I should have wanted to praise him and give him gifts but instead I wanted to go out there and punch him in the face.

No one appreciates getting woken up at 8 am on a Saturday.