Tuesday, September 30, 2008


I am creating an intervention for myself today. I have been contemplating my thought process lately and I have come to a conclusion. TV is corrupt. Growing up - there were always a selection of shows that were wholesome. I still love Little House on the Prarie and Growing Pains, stuff like that. Now, however, I can see how satan has taken life on tv and sends this message that this is REAL. So, I am putting myself on a TV block. I would watch a rated R movie - but now days, some of the programming that is hot - is hot because it is right on the borderline of rated R. No more TV for me. Hooray for me!

Definition of insanity

Benjamin Franklin said that "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. " So, I have come to the conclusion that I am insane - oh, let me startover.
So, I love that feeling of a new crush.... the guy you meet and you just think, wow! Awesome, right? Until you get to know him.... or realize he has no interest in you whatsoever.... and wants to be just friends. So, now I question myself - what am I doing?!? I have been doing the same thing over and over for years...... so I officially declare myself insane. Anyone else out there want to join me?????

my story

One of my assignments this week was to write a personal history. I decided to make it more of a kids book, and I kinda liked the way it turned out, so I will share....
Personal History

Once upon a time (because the best stories start like that) there was a grain of sand. This little grain of sand, lived on a peaceful beach, and it looked like life was beautiful. She was often left alone on the sidewalk. Sadly, this grain of sand was often coming up against some rough rocks, and they really hurt this tender little grain of sand. Life became so hard that she found herself finding protection in a little oyster shell. The oyster shell became a safe haven. She could learn and study there. She could hide from all the rocks. Eventually, she felt safe again. Inside the shell. She realized that she would never see the beauty of the beach alone in the shell. She would never have friends. She would always live in fear of the rocks. So, she worked up all of her courage. She peeked her head of the little shell. To her amazement, she had not only healed, but she had changed completely! She had become a beautiful Pearl. Amazed at who she had become, she realized that she could make a difference. She could share the beauty in her heart with everyone around her. She found that she could create loving places for young grains of sand to grow into beautiful gems. Where they can learn and not have to face the rocks. The Pearl found that this was the greatest joy that she could ever experience! She found that she was always meant to be this Pearl – which is what her name means: Peggy.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

I am in mourning......

I am sad to say that my dear friend and roommate is leaving me. She has decided to move to Tennessee. I almost do not know what I will do without her. I love that she knows everything about me - and laughs. I love our adventures together. We shared a room for so many years, that I am used to having her there - even in the middle of the night -whenever I need to talk.
I love Melinda dearly - but I worry about her driving across the country by herself. So, know I am trying to decide if I want to make another cross country adventure. Hmmmmm, I am not sure if I have recovered from the last one, just over a year ago. What would you do? And, where would you stop along the way????

Fun Run - Do those words really belong together?

Today was Daybreak Elementary's Fun Run. I think that the PTA did a superb job! It was amazing - they had the streets closed so that all of the kids at Daybreak (all 1,200 of them!) could run 2.1 miles. This was their fundraiser this year. The fundraiser was such a success! No selling of overpriced wrapping paper! (WoooHOooo!) It was all donations! And they raised $17,000. I loved that they did not focus on prizes! They really did not even mention prizes when they announced the fundraiser. The prizes - were great - but all donated. Plus, it was so fun today to have the fun run, with all the parents there - encouraging fitness and fun!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

I love this tag!

1.YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & current car)
Fluffy Prism
2.YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (fave ice cream flavor, favorite cookie)
Rocky Road Chocolate Chip
3. YOUR “FLY Guy/Girl” NAME: (first initial of first name, first three letters of your last name)
4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal)
Pink Frog
5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born)
Jean Memphis
6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first)
7. SUPERHERO NAME: (”The” + 2nd favorite color, favorite drink)
The Red Pepsi Max
8. NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers)
Leo George
9. STRIPPER NAME: (the name of your favorite perfume/cologne/scent, favorite candy)
Very Sexy Peanut Butter Cup
10.WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother’s & father’s middle names )
Ellen William
11. TV WEATHER ANCHOR NAME: (Your 5th grade teacher’s last name, a major city that starts with the same letter)
Richcrick Riverton
12. SPY NAME: (your favorite season/holiday, flower)
Valentine Lilac
13. CARTOON NAME: (favorite fruit, article of clothing you’re wearing right now + “ie” or “y”)
Strawberry Socks
14. HIPPY NAME: (What you ate for breakfast, your favorite tree)
Yogurt Weeping willow
15. YOUR ROCKSTAR TOUR NAME: (”The” + Your fave hobby/craft, fave weather element + “Tour")
The Scrapbooking Sun Tour

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

So far so good...

I was really nervous starting this semester. With being in the classroom, the commute to that classroom, graduate courses and still working full time - I know that I have my plate full. I know that if I just keep taking it one day at a time, I will be okay.....
Today was fabulous. I have classes at the U on Mondays and Tuesdays, and they start late - which is fabulous. I am also kind of a big fan of step aerobics - so that is where this morning found me. (the class starts at 9 am - that is an hour I can handle!) It was a blast - I mean was working out and doing the running man at the same time ( you all know the running man - from the early 90's - think Will Smith)! Plus, by the end - I was drenched in sweat - and I am the type of girl who feels satisfaction in sweat - it is victory juice!
I also will admit, my classes are awesome - or better put, I have awesome professors. They are so great in preparing us to teach! Lesson plans, make and takes, etc. I love it!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Yard Saleing is a Verb

Here is a glimpse into my odd family life. Yard saleing is a regular - every saturday activity in my family. Every Saturday - without exception, we would spend hours - and come home with a ton of stuff. (In fact, this even became an issue in my parents marriage - the stuff Dad brings home from yard sales>) Our motto is " the family that yard sales together, stays together."

So, with the painful memory of yard sale after yard sale, you would think that I would be the last person out there. Well, every once in a while I have to stop at one. I am however, a bargain hunter. So, here is what I bought today.... all for only five bucks........
1. So, I totally want to make this cake stand that I saw on Tutus and Turtles, so I bought two faux crystal plates, and two faux crystal candlesticks.

2. I LOVE, Love, Love kids books, so I bought "A Snowman Named Bob" , "Oh the Places You'll go" and "Moosetache". (Don't tell the roomies - cause I have way to many books cluttering the apartment already!)
3. Three video tapes by Feature Films For Families - so I love the FFFF! I grew up watching "On Our Own" over and over.
So I am tinkled pink at my bargains today.

What is it about bargains that make us women so excited????
Here is my top ten list of bargains ( a work in progress):

1. My Electrolux Vaccum for $5.00 - the best vaccuum ever!
2. My $20. microwave - brand new at Macy's (too bad my roommate fried it!)
3. The quilt on my bed for $4.00.
4. Set of Curculon pots and pans - $20.00
5. An entire box of kids books - $3.00

Not using my Mastercard........ Priceless