Saturday, December 27, 2008

marvelous things

Christmas is over and i'm tired. i was sick last weekend. finally felt better around tuesday. good thing, because that's when Christmas hit! we had breakfast that morning at my grandma's. not my favorite way to kick off a morning when i'm off work, but pancakes and bacon beat out regular Christmas food any time! Christmas Eve was pretty laid back. we went to church, the a-team read the Christmas story with their mom and dad. the one in kindergarten prayed after the story on the microphone in front of all those people. he's usually pretty shy, but i really think he's going to be a missionary or a pastor when he's older. my other little friends, 911, doolittle, and piggies gave me a webkinz frog for Christmas! they were practically bouncing off the walls after church because they were so excited about Christmas. then we went over the river and through the woods to k-dogg's aunt's house. we ate and then opened gifts. that's always a big production. you can't just hand your gift to whoever it's for. they all have some kind of goofy presentation and then when you get your gift everyone watches you open it. k-dogg's aunt had my name this year. she got me good stuff...kung fu panda and cars on dvd, a new computer keyboard, and the collins big book of art. all stuff straight from the list i filled out. k-dogg's grandma loved the earrings he gave her and wore them the next day to show everyone what her grandson picked out for her all by himself! if only she knew! k-dogg and i opened presents again when we got home. he got me the fourth twilight book so now i can finally finish the story! my other gift from him was a box of tinsel. he conspired against me with my mom and my real present was at my mom and dad's house! i guess that's what i get for being a notorious gift snooper and peeker every year! i must have been really good this year though, because k-dogg got me an awesome gift...frye boots! not just any boots, but the exact ones i wanted in the right size, style, color...everything! and my mom got me a pair of toms shoes so i now have very happy feet! k-dogg wasn't real thrilled that my parents got me the entire series of the cosby show on dvd, but he'll live. he got a firepit so he was happy. yesterday, my mom and i braved the crowds and the disgusting weather for after-Christmas deals. wrapping paper, ornaments, and decor, oh my! it was fun and we didn't go too crazy, just a little bit. now that i've slept all day and started packing up everything, we're about to go see the curious case of benjamin button and then go eat at ihop...more pancakes! and a whole week off work with nothing planned! yea!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

name game

Christmas Elf Name

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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Christmastime is here

i have nothing to do tomorrow until church in the evening. all my presents are wrapped, we've already had Christmas at my grandma's...that was the usual experience. i don't have to make any food for anything. i think i'm going to see if k-dogg will quit playing animal crossing and let me watch a movie. we finally got to go out to eat for our anniversary. my favorite italian place was closed for Christmas, so we went to buffalo wild wings. surprisingly, we had really good service and it didn't take forever. then we went to the mall to see auttie, but we couldn't find her. all the people everywhere were about to give me a panic attack, so we went to sears and rode the escalator. then we decided we may save some money and get an air hockey table or one of those tables that has 2 or 3 different games. it could go in the kitchen instead of the dining table. we've been here almost a year and a half, and the only time we've eaten at the table was last month for thanksgiving. anyway, i think i'll go watch love actually now. if i don't get back here before thursday...Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 22, 2008

i can see clearly now

wow, what a bad weekend. but, i woke up this morning and feel a lot better. i'm actually sore from having to stay on the couch so long. i ate some cereal and did some laundry. i should probably take a shower next. that would probably help! i'm still a little dizzy, but i went to work for 3 days last week dizzier than i am now. still not sure how i did that. i need to go to cvs and figure out what happened to the medicine i thought i ordered last week. i still haven't wrapped any presents or bought anything for my grandma. i think my cousins (jabba and frozenfeet) are coming in from houston today. they are 20 and almost 18 now! that's crazy. i used to buy them and my other cousin (luwaco) that's also 20 anything they wanted for Christmas. if they wanted a cd or a toy they knew their moms wouldn't get them, they told me and i got it for them. but, when they were about 12, i told them they were old enough to start giving presents on their own and not just adding their names on what my aunts gave me. so, we made a deal, no more presents from me until they bought me something, too. so, i haven't had to buy them anything for the past 8 years! i got jabba and luwaco a present when they turned 18 and when they graduated, but nothing for Christmas. i actually wasn't sure frozenfeet would ever get to his senior year, but he's he'll probably get a good graduation gift! i only have 1 cousin that's older than me. he's the one that used to torture me and bean when we were little. i've never bought him anything. but, i love buying stuff for his 3 boys even though i only see them maybe once a year. little d is definitely paying him back for anything he ever did when he was growing up! i went to see them for Christmas at our aunt's house last year. that will not be happening this year. i don't know, but i just think your mom's dad should at least say hi to you on Christmas after he hasn't seen you in almost 10 years. maybe i'm weird, but i think most people would agree withe me. so, i'm not going this year. i have enough to do anyway. like update my blog, finish shopping, and go out to dinner with k-dogg since i totally missed our anniversary yesterday.

i finally reinstalled my camera software on my new computer so i have some pictures to share...

this is me and my friend, doolittle, at our church Christmas party

these are the clipboards i made for my friends at work. 10 clipboards at once is too many!

me with my mom and bean at my house. i was really sick that night, but i can still fake smile!
me and bean, don't we look Christmasy!
my dad and bean

my dad wearing k-dogg's hat...k-dogg hasn't seen this!


Sunday, December 21, 2008

yesterday was probably the worst day of my life ever. apparently, it's not a good idea to run out of your anti-anxiety medicine and forget to get the refill. it does all kinds of things like make your head spin and not let you sit up for two days and see things that aren't there, but not see things that are the coffee table. it's also not a good idea to run into your coffee table. i kept falling asleep and couldn't tell the difference between a dream and real life. i was hot and cold off and on all day and would get really mad or start crying for no reason. way to start the Christmas vacation. still don't have my medicine. k-dogg went to get the refill, but they told him they didn't refill it even though i sent it in on monday. they will try to fax my doctor tomorrow. which is so stupid since my doctor and the pharmacy are in the same parking lot!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

you oughta know

ok, here's post 100, so i heard i'm supposed to make a list of 100 things about me or something. here we go...

1. i suddenly can't think of anything about myself
2. i don't use capitals very often when i'm blogging or texting
3. i get on to my students all the time for not using capital letters correctly
4. i wish standardized state testing had never been invented
5. if you saw my bulletin board, you might think i have three little blonde kids
6. they aren't my kids, they are just three sisters from church i like to spoil and they are too funny
7. i do have a kid in indonesia that i support through compassion international
8. there are at least 4 or 5 kids at school i would bring home with me if i could
9. my favorite place in the world (other than my bed) is my church in san buena, mexico
10. i like going there to work at vacation bible school, work on my spanish, and take pictures
11. i think my church here is pretty awesome, too
12. my plan was to get a degree in accounting, marry someone that wasn't from here and get away as soon as possible
13. God's plan for me was to marry someone from my dad's hometown right up the road, get a teaching degree, and teach at the same middle school my mom, my dad, their sisters, my sister, and i all attended
14. i think that has to prove God has a sense of humor
15. i love Christmas
16. and Christmas music
17. the only fudge i like is the kind my mom makes
18. but just the plain chocolate kind, i don't like the peanut butter or the pumpkin fudge
19. the first concert i went to was new kids on the block
20. i refused to pay $125 to see them again this year
21. going to concerts with my dad was always one of my favorite things to do
22. i didn't know that not everyone got to go to concerts all the time until well into high school
23. i worked at a coffeehouse in college and we had live music every weekend
24. one of those bands ended up playing at my wedding
25. i worked for one of them on weekends and wrote their newsletter
26. i bet not many other english teachers used to work for a southern metal band
27. i'm not a normal english teacher
28. i absolutely stink at math
29. that should have been a clue that i wasn't going to be an accountant
30. i love my ipod
31. i think it reveals a lot about me
32. i also love scrapbook paper
33. but i don't scrapbook, i use it for other crafts
34. i like making fleece baby blankets for my friends and coworkers
35. right now i'm working on decorating clipboards
36. i want to learn how to make scrabble pendants like the ones on etsy
37. i can waste a lot of time on etsy and facebook
38. yes, i'm addicted to the twilight books
39. the movie...not so much
40. i like harry potter better
41. i really do not like the chronicles of narnia
42. i don't really like most books where people and animals can talk to each other
43. other than harry potter and twilight, i'm not really into the whole fantasy or sci-fi thing
44. that leads to some interesting conversations between me and k-dogg
45. i slept through the first two lord of the rings movies
46. i also can not stand will ferrell and his usual gang
47. i sometimes wonder how k-dogg and i ever found anything to talk about
48. i can watch friends and the cosby show reruns all day
49. my favorite three actors are brad, will, and leo
50. matt's not bad either
51. i'll have to continue this later or i'll be late for the church Christmas party...
52. i've been sick all week and i'm tired of it
53. i made 10 clipboards for people at work
54. i haven't wrapped any presents yet
55. i love clementines
56. i have to be sneaky, k-dogg doesn't let me eat them because i'm allergic to citrus
57. i'm never going to finish this list because the room is spinning and i'm going back to the couch

Saturday, December 6, 2008

one week

where did this week go? i haven't posted since the day before thanksgiving! so, thanksgiving was great. we had my mom and dad over and it was one of the best thanksgivings ever. i wish bean and jbaby had been here, but otherwise it was good. my heavenly sweet potatoes and my german chocolate cheesecake were awesome. i don't care if that sounds conceited, it's just the truth. we played sorry and k-dogg got mad at a play my dad and i pulled on him. it was pretty funny, if he hadn't been mad! the titans won...not a big surprise since they were playing detroit! black friday wasn't too exciting. we got up at 4, went to kohl's, walked around the store twice and left to go stand in line at target. target opened at 6am, we grabbed about 10 movies and some shirts and were out of there by 6:15. visited auttie at b&bw because we all know i can never have enough wallfowers! my mom and i went back to the stores later, saw some family, i ordered some stuff from old navy. saturday night ruined my weekend. we had another mouse in the house! i didn't have this blog last time that happened, but just know i have a serious phobia of rodents and take anti-anxiety medicine because of it. i don't remember the first 6 weeks or so of the school year last year. it's bad. anyway, i ended up on my parents' couch around midnight and left k-dogg home to catch the problem. thankfully, we caught it sunday night so i was able to stay home. so, between the lack of sleep from the weekend, me being mad at my students over their lack of motivation during the recent benchmark, having breakfast duty at 7:30 every day, and having to be observed week didn't get off to the greatest start. i got new glasses tuesday. it was so funny how many people said they had never noticed i wore glasses until i got my new ones. i've worn glasses since i was 3, people! i was really looking forward to the church Christmas party wednesday night. but, it's kinda hard to have a party in the gym without electricity, so we had to head back home. yesterday was k-dogg's 28th birthday! he ended up with 8 episodes of MST3K on dvd...woohoo. we went out to eat at tgifridays for his b-day dinner. if you know where we live and where the nearest tgif is, you know what a big deal that is. so, everyone should be caught up on everything going on. oh yeah, i got a good secret santa this year...i got a whole box of annie's cheddar bunnies and a 2 liter coke this week! my computer/craft room is finally clean and organized, it's amazing what a little mouse will motivate you to do! i have a workshop no school! and...BEAN WILL BE HERE IN ONE WEEK! YEA!

something to look forward of my new glasses and the ghetto Christmas tree my students decorated in my classroom...i gotta reinstall my camera software soon!