Friday, December 18, 2009

Peggy, you sure have come a long way...

I really do not know how I passed the sixth grade. Really. I was a terrible student, akward, the family life was really bad. I was also terrible in math. I mean it. I had no idea what I was doing - and thus, I took it out on my math teacher. This finally came to a point where I literally told him to go to H-E Double hockey sticks. I know, I can hear the gasps as i write. Now, take that history and fast forward to this week. I was substituting for a sixth grade class, which required that I taught sixth grade math. Me. Miss I hate math for all eternity! So, goes to show - if you put your mind to something - miracles can happen. And, I am smart - which is something I did not know back then.:)

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Job Status

Let's see. I am totally jealous of all of my friends who have teaching jobs right now. As I search the job postings, the more desperate I become. I honestly would love to stay here in Utah... but as I look at the non existent job listings, I search further and further away. Or like I think about the last job I applied for, and I did not even get an interview..... gggrrr or one of the few openings, which is in Vernal, UT. Vernal? Really? Its like out there...
So, I am still searching...
Dallas: I applied for like three jobs, but I am a little nervous when I consider where in Dallas these jobs are... I do not know the inner city area.
Raleigh: I am only interested because I would be close to my childhood friend, Lucinda.
Pennsylvania is always on the radar, but there are not any openings.....
Mmm, I will keep trying. I think I need to focus on my approach - begging, pleading?

What odd jobs teach me...

Here are my recent odd jobs:
cleaning houses: okay: what I learned was that you may have beacoup bucks to pay to have several people come out to clean your house, but after seeing it, I would use the money to decorate your house. Yuck! I just want to say please welcome your home to this decade! (i know, I sound like a total snob!)
laundry aide: not glamorous, but I love the home decor.... love it!
potato salesperson: Okay - this was a truly ODD job....
babysitting: I am amazed that someone can just hire someone off of craigslist to watch their kids. Amazed!
I am truly the Queen of odd jobs!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Sparks of happiness

It is amazing how cool it is to create stuff! I work with an afterschool program, which includes an art class. I love creating new pieces of art as much as the children do! Really - you should try it! Get out those watercolors... it is liberating!
Plus, my ward had its super saturday for Relief Society. I was in heaven... I made this watch bracelet.... and for someone with no beading experience...... it is good.
Plus, I made these wood blocks.. oh,but I can't say anymore because it is a Christmas special... shhhhh. (I had a blast making it!):)))))

So, my life has these sparks of happiness making stuff. Especially right now in my life, where I feel like I am down in the dumps most of the time, I need as many sparks as I can get!

Thursday, November 12, 2009


I love Halloween! Love it! Here's this years best costumes:
A girl dressed as a construction worker, with stud finder written on the Hat.
I loved the Ursula costume I saw at a party - mostly because I was a mermaid.
I went to A Witch's Night Out at Gardner Village - there were Amazing costumes!
I love seeing all the kiddos dressed up - and I admit - I am drawn to bling- so I loved the Dorothy costumes with a lot of sparkle. The only sad thing is that the school that I work at does not allow dressing up for Halloween. How sad!
Happy Halloween!!!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Eyes of a child

I thought today of how excited a kindergartner was today to be the teacher's helper. If only I could be that thrilled at something so little.

As I listen to a child cry because she did not get to help lay out the crescent rolls, and how her sister always gets to, I think of my own similar thoughts..... and petitions to my Heavenly Father.

Perspective is a powerful thing....

So, today I am totally thrilled by.....
the green light on the way to work
the kindergartners loving my shape monster.... i love when they laugh out loud!
the cupcakes in the break room
the hugs from kindergartners (I get them everyday!)
the art projects in the afterschool program
the advice from a third grade teacher
the free dinner from cafe rio
cafe rio
the stairs were shoveled at home
having a washer and dryer at home
the fact that Halloween is only two days away
the package of toilet paper my roommate bought
the huge supplement of vitamin C to keep me healthy

I love how appreciating the small things makes the blues go away......:)

Saturday, September 26, 2009

I know there is a plan for me.... I just wish I knew what it was!

So, I am an aide at an Elementary school for now. They originally had me in the sixth grade, then moved me to Kindergarten (yeah!!!) It is interesting.... I am an aide for a first year teacher who was in the same program as me last year. I kind of feel like the bridesmaid and not the bride.....
I am still looking for a teaching position - which is such a roller coaster ride.... the hope is there, the anticipation of being hired, the depression when you get the rejection letter. This week I interviewed at Sunrise Elementary in Canyons District, and Woodstock Elementary in Granite.
I am excited to finally feel settled in my new place, comfortable in my new ward, and friends with my new roommates. Life is good!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Life at the Airport

I have a job! Yeah!!! It is at The Salt Lake City Airport. Life is interesting at the airport..... Now that I work there, I feel like I LIVE there.
I will recap some interesting scenes:
The Cat Lady: There was one lady who needed help with her 4 (Yes - 4) cats. All in cute little carriers, but cats none the less. I also thought cat women were more of the recluse type...
I love watching people - like the teenager today who gave her mother the best "whatever" look with teen attitude.
Oh, there are the missionaries! From farewells to homecomings. So sweet! The other night there were like 5 on the row of payphones, all sitting in wheelchairs, talking to their folks.
Oh, and I get to ride on the cart through the airport. It is sooo fast! (Yes- you'd better watch out!!!)
I love "riding" the jetway out to the plane, you know, when it moves to meet the door of the plane.

Speaking of jobs - I am now an aid at Roosevelt Elementary in - (you will never guess this! ) the 6th grade! Oh, they are such fun kids!

Ciao all!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Job Search

I do not want to say that I gave up on my teaching job search - but I have just added another pot to the burner. I need to find a job, any job, NOW. This has been an interesting search - as I am willing to do just about anything....
Here is my list of the most interesting jobs
Carriage Driver: you know the white carriages around temple square.... I would drive the carriage. Funny thing is that I have never been on a horse... but it said "no experience neccessary!"
Ice Cream Truck Driver: this would be fun - all the kids running toward you and all - but I would probably go crazy listening to the music all day!
Pizza Delivery: Who wouldn't want me on their doorstep with a pizza?
McDonalds: Yes, you can have it your way!
Party Supply Store: I am a great party planner!
Well, wish me luck - someone has to hire me!

Saturday, August 8, 2009


This week my Grandfather, Mileo DeJohn, passed away. Let me tell you about him.....
He was pretty cool guy.
He fought in World War II. He was a glorified hero in the states for capturing three japs single handedly. Actually, they were deserters from the Japanese Army, hiding for days, starving, and my Grandfather came across them....
He was a true Grandpa.... always on our side..... when I wanted a hot dog at a nice restaurant he said sure. When I wanted to go on a date when I was 12, he said "let the girl go have some fun".....
He believed in America. He was a councilman for Detroit for years. My favorite picture of him and his wife with The Clintons.
He never gave up..... my grandmother did not allow him to see his two daughters, or even let him know where they were. Even though he went on two have like 7 kids with his second wife, he never gave up on finding his daughters, even hired a private investigater.
This is more about Grandma - and here collection of donkeys (symbol for Democrats). She is in the Guiness book of world records for this.
I can't believe he is gone, but I am grateful for the time we had. Love you Grandpa!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

YW Camp

I seriously had so much fun at yw camp! I have to say, I was a bit nervous starting out - if I remembered to pack everything that we needed and stuff - but it all turned out great!

We camped in Ogden Canyon, at Camp Atoka. Our theme was BUGS - Blossoming Uniquely and Growing Spiritually. I was amazed at the creativity from each ward - from ladybug visors to dragonfly earrings - every bug was refelected beautifully!

I have to admit - our ward was saved by the genorousity of our Priesthood Leader - who is the handiest man to have around. Seriously- we would have been camping on tarps and calling out for pizza if he had not been there. Plus - he was so happy just to spend some time with his daughter.

I loved the skits the girls did - our ward did one on the full armor of God. I will not forget however, the skit with lightning bugs- whenever you perform an act of service your but lights up - lets all light our butts!

Finally, we were able to float down the river and just relax in intertubes! It was so nice to cool off!!!!

I really do have the best calling - and I was able to build friendships with the YW and the other leaders.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

A trip down memory lane....

So, let's go back in time... to just about twelve years ago. I had just traveled across the country - to the great land of Rexburg, Idaho. I just moved into my new apartment with like zero belongings, and I was a little nervous... That is when I met Sherri. We became friends & roommates instantly!
So, yesterday, it was fun to see her - since I have not seen her in twelve years. She helped me make the bandanas for girls camp. Then she shared all (well some) of her crafting secrets - cause she is the craftiest of them all! Really! She showed me how to make tutu's ( cause every girl needs a tutu - ) ! Then, she showed me how to make hair bows and clips. It was really fun to see her - and her three little girls! Thanks Sherri!!!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Wonder Woman Award

I see wonderful women in the world pretty often. Sometimes, there are those that really deserve an award for being so amazing. I started babysitting for a Wonder Woman achiever about a month ago. She is my age, 30, and like me, she is single. She wanted to make a difference in the world, and she loves kids. She started taking foster children into her home. Not just one - she started with 2 sisters, then 2 brothers. Then she adopted all four. I am amazed and awed by her caring and her bravery! What a wonder woman!!!

Monday, June 29, 2009

I need an intervention....

So, I am 31 years old and single. This is not because I have not tried to find a husband. Not by a long shot. So, I have decided that I need some help. So, I need a dating therapist.... which is where all of my readers come in.

I know that I have faults, but don't we all? I have felt for a long time that my lack of dating has all been because of my size. Guys don't dig fat chicks, I know this. I do believe that there has to be some guys that are above this. That could see me for who I am and not just what I look like. Yet, this hope has dwindled over the years of rejection.....
So, this is where I need your advice... How do I find a husband? I have asked plenty of guys out, no lets rephrase this, I have akwardly (cause thats my style) thrown myself at some guys..... I have played hard to get ( and mostly just gotten ignored).
I would really like the advice of my guy readers, if there are any. What do I do? How can I just get a date, because honestly, I do not date. Please... help the dateless!

Monday, June 22, 2009

***Just a quick note....

Umm, I tend to steal pictures - especially from family - so if you post a pic - you have been warned! :)

Happy Daddy's Day!!

Happy Father's Day! This is my Dad - Norm Drasher. I kindof like him. He has taught me a lot, and has always been there for me - even when I show emotion- which he rarely does. He is kind of a great guy for the most part. He is currently serving a service mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, so if you ever have a geneology question - you might just be lucky enough to talk to him. Here are some of my favorite memories.....
He has always wanted his children to graduate from early morning seminary. He put in the effort too - like waking me up and driving me there - which was never an easy task. I fondly remember one of the mornings that I did not want to get up - and the cold milk that he poured on my head!!!! I got up. oh, and I graduated too.....
Dad trying to explain the birds and the bees.... he showed me a church video about chastity, but I was like 12 years old and no idea what chastity meant! Nor, did I understand anything else about the topic.....
I love how he took care of his mother, Nannie Drasher. He would often spend vacation days re-roofing her house or working on her property.
Dad dress shopping - nuff said- finally he pawned this job off to my older sister - THANK GOODNESS!!!!
Love you Dad! Happy Fathers Day!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

This life is for the test....

So, I really had high hopes after I finished my student teaching in like mid April. Really! I thought I would just get a teaching position lined up, and work my little fanny off during the summer.
Well, when a summer job did not come, after a ton of applications, I was fine. It gave me a chance to finish all of the projects for my Master's Degree. I would be fine.

Well, May came... I had more time on my hands... so I worked on some projects, tried to pick up some extra hours at my regular job at the treatment center, and focused on preparing a classroom.

Mid May - I was not really working enough to make ends meet - it came time to seek for solutions. So, I decided to move out of the place I have been living. I would just stay with friends for a while, and put all of my belongings in storage. I would just keep trying, right?

Well, bad got worse... I took on too many hours at once at work, and one day, after working 15 hours, I dozed off at work. So, I lost my job. Kind of defeated the purpose, eh?

I will keep trying - so I had time to move out. I interviewed a few times with Granite School District. I also had several other job interviews. The only problem is - I just earned a degree - so immediatly I am asked what I want to do with an Early Childhood Degree? Well, I want to teach.... if I can get a job. Response: I can almost see it on their faces - i.e. you will not stay for very long, next.....

So, yes, my life is like the definition of frustration right now. I have my moments - like when I started crying at the gas station today. I am trying to kill frustration with exercise and chocolate - good combination, huh?

I just feel like everything happens for a purpose. Life will get better - and this is a learning experience that I absolutely need. Until then - well, I get by with a little help from my friends.... Ben has been nice enough to let me stay at his house, Suzie has offered meals and a shoulder to cry on, Mel has been trying to find me a man ( because being unemployed, homeless and overweight is SOOOOOooooo attractive!), and countless friends who I know are there for me.

Life will get better.....

Monday, June 8, 2009

My teaching website

I really wanted to have a blog for my classroom - my future classroom, but I could not wait! So, here it is! Right now it kind of brags about my credentials. I want to post my portfolio. So, does anyone know how to post a powerpoint on a blog?

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Miss Scrappin Susie

Scrappin Susie is my cute little sister - and dang it! She is so creative - even more creative than me! So, she has a new etsy shop - for pre made scrap books. So, if you have ever wished that you were crafty - here is a good way to fake it! So cute!!!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Girls Camp Ideas

My calling in the church is Ward Camp Director. I went to girls camp as a young woman, but I feel really unsure of myself as a leader. So, if you have any tips for me - I would love them! Plus, our stake theme is B.U.G.S. - which I think is awesome! The only thing is that our ward has been assigned the bug: the beetle. Who has ever seen a cute beetle? How can I make this fun for our Young Women?

Sunday, May 17, 2009


I have a lot of talents and interests. I have been exploring all of them during the last few weeks.....
Here is some of photography:

So, I decided that I need to work on developing more of my talents. For those of you who have some these talents, I would love your advice and suggestions!!!
Playing Piano
Flower arranging
cake Decorating

Any other ideas???

Wake Up Call

I have been sleeping in lately. Ever since student teaching has ended, I no longer have to get up at 6, I sleep in until 8. I wake up with a unique wakeup call - from the 2 year old in the house. ( I am renting from a friend who has 2 kids.) It is like clock work every day - 7:45 I hear the pitter patter of his (Gabriel's) little feet - the squeal of excitement when he can open my door and his daily question - "what doing?" I secretly love it - it is soooo cute ! Who could ask for a cuter wake up call???

Friday, May 15, 2009

blog, blog, blog

Okay - I admit it! I love to blog! It is like my own little editorial on life! Plus, I can show off. I can learn from others - like the blog I saw this week on coupons. I can keep up with my friends! Did i mention that I love blogging???

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Lessons Learned

Mother's Day was interesting this year. My mom called me - and we talked for four hours. It was kind of amazing. I learned a lot. We talked a lot about my parent's marriage actually. I guess being Daddy's girl for so long that I have only seen his point of view. It was really gut wrenching to hear her side. I feel quite guilty for how I have viewed her for so long.
I actually feel bitter - as a child of divorce - I feel that their issues were really the small stuff - that they could never resolve..... and then paid the price for there stubborness in the divorce.
It also reminds me of how poor my communication skills are - and its no wonder having seen the way my parents treated each other for so long.....
I guess all I can do is learn from their mistakes.
I am grateful for both my parents - they both have their good sides.....

I could however, write a book on funny fights - its like the book The Twits- always pushing each others buttons....

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

As a way to celebrate Mother's Day, I wanted to say thank you to my mom for....
bringing me into the World
Keeping me safe, clean, and healthy
teaching me the gospel
Telling me stories from her childhood
Sewing countless dresses for me
Throwing countless birthday parties for me
Driving me here and there
Piano Lessons
swimming lessons
letting me be a kid
picnics in the summer
reading to me
cleaning up after me
staying up with me
family vacations
and so much more!
Happy Mother's Day

Family Home Evening

Family Home Evening is important in the LDS church. It is time set aside every Monday Night for the family. There is usually a lesson and an activity. So, as a single person, I never really considered having Family Home Evening alone. Singles wards have group family home evenings (mostly an attempt for families to be created). So, I came across some ideas for singles FHE that is more of a time to become stronger spiritually. Here they are:
Make "FHE Coupons" to give to family members and friends for 1 free FHE lesson, and enjoy treating them to a FHE lesson taught by you.
Make a quilt or other humanitarian project.
Write a positive note to a Congressman, Senator, military serviceperson, mayor, bishop, or parent.
Write in your journal.
Write your life history -- these are important even if you don't have children! Here is a history about a great-great-great Uncle Hugh Uriah French who had no children of his own. Uncle Hugh Uriah's life story is wonderfully interesting, and I love to read it!
Write a note to a missionary. Pray for guidance and inspiration about what to share -- be it humorous, spiritual, or a report on what's happening in your unit.
Offer to redo, clean up, and fix the dolls and toys from your local thrift shop.
Stuff envelopes for a charity organization or a nonprofit group.
Study the most recent Conference Addresses from the Ensign.
Study and apply principles from the new Preach My Gospel book.
Volunteer to help clean pens and walk the pets at the local animal shelter.
Go to a hospital and read stories to the elderly or to children.
Research and write a history about a relative.
Research a favorite gospel topic at
Invite a member of your church unit to teach you about entering genealogy into the computer.
Prepare names for the temple -- attend the temple and do the work for your ancestors.

I really believe that Family Home Evening is important; single, married, with kids or without. So, now I have some new ideas!!!!

For the past year, I have been really busy. I have worked and worked and gone to school and then worked some more. Well, I finished my student teaching. I am still working, but only about 20 hours a week – all on the weekend. So basically – I feel like I have downshifted….. Life is funny – because now I am trying to fill my free time. So far I have…….
1. Been able to spend time with friends. I had a wonderful impromptu sleepover with a good friend – how great is that?
2. Job hunting - okay you can really get a picture of the economy by the job market. I am trying to find a teaching position, and a summer job. For the summer- I have applied everywhere – for any type of job – dozens – and no luck. For teaching – I have applied nationwide.
3. Napped…. Well, I was sick, but I slept A LOT!!!!!! Who doesn’t love the indulgence of a good nap?
4. Playtime – I live with an 8 month old and a 2 year old. It sure is fun to have baby time and run around toddler time! We even went to Wheeler Farm – it was great!
5. Girls camp stuff – yeah, I am planning girls camp – cross your fingers….
6. Cleaned house – I have gone through my closets and dejunked everything! Oh, so I am having a Yard sale to complete the process….
7. Catching up on my favorite tv shows: Friday Night Lights, Medium and Gray’s Anatomy. I love that I can watch them online!

This next week, I can start substitute teaching. Hopefully, I will get some more work.....

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Miracles do happen.....

Saturday, March 28, 2009
Miracles do happen....

This is a draft of a post that I originally wrote like two months ago.......

Last Sunday, at church, a young missionary stood up to talk. He was about 20 years old and from Maryland. This always makes me think of my oldest nephew. When he was born, my sister was not ready to be a mother, and placed him for adoption. That was almost 22 years ago. So lately, I have been hoping that he would seek out his birth mother. I have hoped to one day see him. Yet, this is not an easy subject for me to bring up for my sister. I would think that both of them would be curious... I know that my sister has struggled with the loss of placing him for adoption, so I really do not want to open old wounds and bring up the idea of finding him.... but I keep praying for him and for my sister.

Prayers do come true, because this week, my sister and my nephew, Noah were able to contact each other and "reunite." I hope that in writing this both will know Heavenly Father's love for both of them..... oh, I am on cloud nine......

Posted by Peggy at 3:43 AM

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter Traditions

Happy Easter! I am kind of walking down an Easter Memory Lane today. These are my favorite Easter memories...
I loved that we had new Easter dresses - my mom always made us beautiful dresses.
I loved that we would always eat off of the china on Easter sunday.
The Easter Bunny always came- no matter how old we were. I remember in like fourth grade, one of my friends no longer had the Easter Bunny come. I tried to pack up part of my basket for her - but mom told me that her parents would probably not appreciate that.
We always had an easter egg hunt in the front yard.
One year, my nanny (grandmother) came and we danced for hours in the kitchen.
My first year of college, me and some friends decided to make Easter dinner. It included 6 girls and like 12 boys. We liked the numbers!!!
Last year, I worked a graveyard shift for Easter at a treatment center for teenage girls. I hid 100's of eggs that night for an easter egg hunt in the morning. It was so fun!
I hope that you have all had a fabulous Easter. I hope that we have all remembered the real meaning of Easter!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Meet Miss Scrapblogger

I want to share my sister's blog with y'all! Susan is addicted to scrapbooking! She is so creative! Now, she has her own blog to show off her scrapiness. Check it out!!!

Saturday, April 4, 2009


I really wonder why we dream sometimes! I am an active dreamer! Every once in a while, though, I think I have truly poignant dreams that truly make me think! It was set like a movie - with Jennifer Garner and Matthew McConaughey. They were getting married, and it was an absolutely perfect wedding. I was there and noticed how perfect everything was. Yet, behind the scenes, were look alikes, meant to hide any imperfections. I wanted to talk to the bride, yet she would not ever let me get too close. It turned out that she was not real, that she was hiding to avoid being seen as herself. How much are our lives spent hiding our imperfections and our "realness?"

Deep, huh?

What not to do while being observed....

During student teaching you usually have to be observed about once every two weeks. This is what happened to a fellow student teacher that just made me laugh - and be grateful it was not me.... So, she was teaching on the five senses. To show them what salty is, she gave them each a teaspoon of soy sauce. No big deal, right? Wrong!!! She had four kids throwing up at once! I would loose my lunch at that point! Sorry Kelly!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Miracles do happen....

This is a draft of a post that I originally wrote like two months ago.......

Last Sunday, at church, a young missionary stood up to talk. He was about 20 years old and from Maryland. This always makes me think of my oldest nephew. When hen was born, my sister was not ready to be a mother, and placed him for adoption. That was almost 22 years ago. So lately, I have been hoping that he would seek out his birth mother. I have hoped to one day see him. Yet, this is not an easy subject for me to bring up for my sister. I would think that both of them would be curious... I know that my sister has struggled with the loss of placing him for adoption, so I really do not want to open old wounds and bring up the idea of finding him.... but I keep praying for him and for my sister.

Prayers do come true, because this week, my sister and Noah were able to contact each other and "reunite." I hope that in writing this both will know Heavenly Father's love for both of them..... oh, I am on cloud nine......


Create your own FACEinHOLE

Highlights of student teaching

I can not believe that am almost done with my student teaching! I have loved it sooo much! I have two more weeks left in my second grade classroom. Hightlights have been - my friendship unit in the kindergarten. How darling! Part of it was learning to like yourself - so I had them paint self portraits. The cummalative activity was to have all of their pictures in our classroom friend "ship". So cute!

The best part of kindergarten was the surprise party that the students planned - they jumped out and everything! I was also spoiled with little teacher gifts - pencils, stickers, erasers, and most important - pain reliever! I loved their sweet cards!

This week in second grade we studied plants. We planted seeds in little cups. Then we also made a paper sunflower. We compared the life cycle of a plant to that of a story: having a beginning, middle and end. They did such a good job!

All of this teaching makes me so anxious for my own classroom! I can't wait!!!
Miss Drasher

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Me & My Story

I sit tonight, pricking myself. No, I am not into self harm - I am just checking my blood sugar. I am remarkably low tonight. So, I eat just enough sugar to raise it. I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes at the age of 26. Then - it was like my world crashed - really. I felt like I would my life had literally ended. Maybe that was a bit dramatic - but really - I mean, I was never going to be normal again.

It really all started my first year of college. I skipped my period for an entire year. Really - not pregnant or anything - it just stopped. I was kind of afraid to tell my doctor - i mean everyone knows why a girl misses her period! Turns out my doctor told me I have polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos), and not to worry about it until I want to have children. Okay - I can handle that....

For years though, I asked - my doctor, nurse practitioner, etc, if there is anything more I should be concerned about with pcos. Always - the answer was that I may have a hard time getting pregnant. Until one weekend - I went kayaking and my legs went numb - and stayed that way for the rest of the day. Warning bells went off - and I went to the doctor on Monday. A simple blood test told me that I was diabetic. This was a surprise to me - I had no history of diabetes in my family - and I was in my twenties. Now, I know, I have been overweight my entire life - but I was also active. Even now the stereotype of type 2 diabetics come to mind - lazy couch potatos with little knowledge of basic healthcare. I exercised nearly everyday.

It turns out that pcos is a common precursor to diabetes. My sister was diagnosed with PCOS around the same time as my diagnosis of diabetes. Her doctor put her on diabetic medication ( the same one I was prescribed) immediatly. Immediatly? I waited 10 years!

So, yes I am frustated that I was not on medication for those years. Frustrated that I have to check my blood sugars and that I will never be normal again......

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Am I crazy ....?

Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Free! Pass it on!

Ok, this has been going around to most of you already, but I got this from Christy, and now I am passing it on to you. Hopefully I have 5 people who follow my blog. Hah!

The first five people to respond to this post will get something made by me! My choice for you. This offer does have some restrictions and limitations:

1. I make no guarantees that you will like what I make!

2. What I create will be just for you.

3. It’ll be done this year. {translation: you may be waiting a little while}

4. You have no clue what it’s going to be … it may be cards, a poem, a bookmark, something yummy or a complete surprise to you (and me!) … who knows? Not you, that’s for sure!

5. I reserve the right to do something extremely strange.

6. Most importantly, you must offer the same deal on your blog - the first 5 people to comment on your blog (or if you do not have a blog, Facebook, etc.) get something made by YOU!

So have fun with it and enjoy giving of yourself and your talents!

Totally random

Here are some pictures of the kids I live with. I have been having so much fun with them! Its great to play! The two year old kind of finds himself in trouble a lot... so, I provide the comic relief for mommy. The baby, well, I have not been able to take a good photo of her yet - she just moves too much!

So, I have to laugh! I love listening to five year olds talk. Mostly its about their love of legos or of their love of pokemon.... but lately their have been these love triangles in the kindergarten. Their conversation went like this.... boy 1 " I am going to send _____ flowers." Boy 2 "oh, I am going to send ____ flowers too!" Boy 1"You are going to send her dead flowers, I am going to send her flowers she will like!" Where do they come up with this, and where can I record this for posterity?

I have a new calling - ward camp director for the young women. I am so excited, and apprehensive at the same time. Like, am I a good example for them? Is girls camp the same in Utah as it is in Pennsylvania? I guess we will see!

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Peggy Needs

Instructions: Google the phrase (including the quotes) "[your first name] needs" and write down the first 10 results... no editing!! :)

This made me laugh.....
1. Peggy needs some good luv'n and get some new people to hang around with. (I do not know if this is a need.... )
2.Peggy needs help selecting some fish. Can you help her? (Disagree - Peggy can select her own fish!)
3.Peggy needs an evil twin. ( would I still be accountable for evil peggy? Mmmm...?)
4. Maybe Peggy Needs A Little Help From “Laura Bush”*. (Why would I need her help?)
5. Peggy needs to develop a task force to review the assessment to extractspecific information and develop specific recommendation.
6. Peggy needs a home for the holidays...
7. Peggy needs your pearls...
8. I think Peggy needs to talk to the people at "Picture Loans".
9. Peggy needs as many "walkers" as she can get.
10. Peggy needs more than a makeover, she needs an overhaul!

What do you think Peggy needs?

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Just a little plug.....

So, I can not resist putting in a plug for the cutest little girl bows ever! My friend, Sherrie, has her own little business called shindyz. They are handmade bows for little girls. They are unique and fun! Plus -(this is the best part) they are affordable! Anywhere from $1.00 to $9.00. So, here is her site - or email her at

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day

I love Valentine's Day! It is so sweet! This year is positively the best, best, BEST! I am student teaching in a year round school. My program requires me to spend half of my time (like 6 weeks a semester) in kindergarten, the other in 2nd grade. So, with year round school, I was in 2nd grade until the 27th of January. They do not come back on track until Feb. 23rd, missing Valentine's Day. So, we had Valentine's Day in 2nd grade on January 27th. (That is my first valentine's day). Being in kindergarten, I teach morning and an afternoon session.So, I get Valentine's Day X 3!!! It is so sweet! I love little Valentine's! How lucky am I???

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Moments like these

Okay, so I have discovered that teaching is a proffession that requires some amount of insanity. I mean, first of all - I want to teach. This requires large amounts of patience, a good education, with low amounts of financial returns. It is in the preparing that I see my true insanity. I find myself on a snowy night at Sugarhouse park, walking along the creek finding rocks. Yes - rocks, of course, for my unit on rocks. I notice that I really must seem kind of scary - I mean who hangs out at night, along a creek? I guess the only people I would run into are those trying to hide a crime - or a body - neither of which are happy thoughts.... I just find that my lesson plans call for odd things - like my dead fish last week......

Oh well, my plans are on friendship - so I think I am safe for a while.....
Miss Drasher

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Tag - You are it!

So, robyn tagged me! Here are 25 little known facts about the pegster....
1. I was prescribed glasses when I was three. They were terrible! They were too big for my face! I hated them!!!
2. I was on drill team/colorguard in High school and I loved it. There is something so wicked awesome about tossing a rifle and catching it - with music!
3. I have lost count of the number of roommates I have had - way over 100!
4. Some of the former are still some of my best friends!!!
5. I grew up in Lewisberry, PA. and now live in Salt Lake City.
6. I talk in my sleep - A LOT!!!
7. I am a giver.
8. I have never broken a bone - I really wanted to and tried to over and over again in elementary school.
9. I secretly love LDS romance novels! (SHHHhhh this is my darkest secret!!!)
10. I want to be a kindergarten teacher when I grow up.
11. I have had the most random jobs ever..... and A LOT of them!!!!!
12. I love the show Alias with Jennifer Garner.
13. Kids bring me so much joy!!!
14. I love country music!
15. I love to camp!
16. I went to Ricks College when it still was Ricks.
17. I love the movie Hairspray!

I guess I will need to work some more on having random facts!!!!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Is this the part where I become a grown up???? NOOOooooo, I'm not ready!!!

I am completing my student teaching right now. I love it, and everyday prepares me to be a great teacher! I love the school I am at, the teachers and the kids! I have my first interview with Salt Lake School District in 2 weeks!!! Awwwwwwwww! I just feel like I am jumping in to an ocean with a pair of floaties on my arms!

I am also quite giddy with the expectance of a job offer and my own classroom next year!

Wish me luck!!!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Life Changes

I moved recently. I am renting from a former roommate of mine. Only thing is that now she is married and has two babies. Two babies - one is three months, the other 16 months. Plus, she has two step children. She rents another bedroom to a woman who does not speak english, with 16 month old. So - it is a different situation. I love it though. I am trying to pick up spanish. I am loving the kids - they are so much fun! Last weekend I learned how to make tamales. Life has given me a new adventure!!!

The world through the eyes of Seinfeld

Do you ever hear yourself saying, this reminds me of that episode of Seinfeld??? If you are like me, I say it on like a daily basis. Like tonight, it is freeeezing at work. Freeeezzzzzzinng! I find myself as George - shouting to his boss - "do you think you can freeze me out???" "You can't get rid of me that easily!!!!" I think it is hilarious! Have you Seinfelded today? Or is it "NO SOUP FOR YOU!!!"

Friday, January 9, 2009

Unwed Peg

I have been getting everyone's christmas newsletters and decided that I need one myself. What can I say? I was jealous of being able to brag about 2008. No, there were not any newborns, and no, no one was potty trained either....
I turned 30!!! Yeahhh! I have developed into a mature (or somewhat mature) woman! Does this mean my foolish antics have to end - no way! It is my nature to have very blonde moments! It is new opportunities for adventures!

In March, I visited Texas for the first time, to see the Lewis Family. I had so much fun. I also had intensive style sessions with Chiara - I am not sure how much they really improved my style - but I looked good while I was there!

I was also accepted into my student teaching program in March - which brought a smile to my face!

May brought my biggest accomplishment - Graduation from the University of Utah with my B.S.!!!! It FINALLY CAME TRUE!!!! For this, my mom flew in from Pennsylvania, and we were able to spend a week together touring Utah. I also received two scholarships for student teaching.

In July, I started Kindergarten! Really, student teaching kindergarten. I love it soooooooo much! I am at Daybreak Elementary in South Jordan with Mrs. Karren. I am now a Mrs. Karren wannabe!!!! Now, I just need a magic wand!!!

I started 2nd grade in August. What a switch! They can do things by themselves! They really are a great group of kids as well!

In October, I lost my favorite roommate, Melinda, who moved to Tennessee. I miss her sooooo!!! We shared a room for so long that I think that I still talk to her in my sleep at night!!!

December blessed with an acceptance letter to the Master's Program at the U. I was so grateful, because I had already taken the classes this semester for the program. Now, I just need to find classes for the spring! Wish me luck!!!!

Friday, January 2, 2009


Now that it is a new year, I have set some new goals for 2009!
1. I want to take more pictures. I seem to have a gift for bringing my camera with me, and then realizing that the batteries are dead, the memory card is full, or just never taking the camera out of the bag. Not this year!!!
2. Spend more time on things I like to do - scrapbooking,camping, etc...
3. To increase my spirituality. I would like to be more Christlike and to learn more from the Scriptures. I do want to also commit to attending the temple once a week.. or close to it. There is a new temple being built next to my site school.... To work on family history.
5. I would like to say that I want to date more, but lets face it - I don't date. I am not about to revert to my past ways of asking guys out - so I will just go against what prophets have said and "hang out" more. Its a step.....
6. My health goals....
7. Appreciate myself more - give myself credit for who I have become!
So there you go - and I forgive myself ahead of time for messing up!!!