Sunday, February 21, 2010


I have been substitute teaching, in hopes that it will help me find a teaching position. It can be, well, interesting to say the least. I sub in Salt Lake, Granite and Canyons Districts to stay busy. I have even started subbing in the dreaded middle school.
Last week I was in a fourth grade class. I was up at the board when I student saw a mouse. Now, if you know me, you know that I am terrified of mice. Terrified. I kept my cool - like a good teacher should, and kept the class calm. Then, they saw the mouse head to the back of the classroom. I told them to just ignore the mouse. Then, it headed to the area of the teacher's desk, where my purse laid on the floor. The students laughed and said that the mouse crawled in my purse (uckkkkkkkk! I mean how gross!) I do not think that the mouse actually crawled in my purse - I think they said that to be funny. Needless to say, it did take me a while to actually pick my purse up to check! Oh, so much fun!

5 Dollar Deals

I have some friends that are couponers. They find the greatest deals, then post them. I love it! I am not that talented myself. My talent is one hit wonders! I find great deals - on the clearance rack, DI or yard sales. I am just as proud - so I thought I would show some off..... (cause everyone takes pictures of their finds now days!)
All of these were $5.00 or under.......
I discovered Scentsy for myself at a yardsale. I got the complete package: a candle warmer, the plug in one and five scents. MMmmmmmm.....

My latest find is this wreath at Pier One Imports. In just under the five dollar mark at $4.98. ( Not bad for being $49.98 to begin with!)

Yes, it is sad that they are one hit wonders, so all of you bargain hunters out there - I say to you: na na na na boo boo!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

I love Valentine's Day! This year was no exception! My Ward had a dinner on Saturday night - and it was fabulous. It gave me an excuse to totally dress up - which I LOVE! There was a string quartet and a great musical number too!

Sunday brought renewed strength ( I am finally getting over the flu - and it only took 3 weeks!!!!) So, I made chocolate covered strawberries for the women I visit teach and cupcakes for a friend. I turned the strawberries into a cute arrangement:

This year, I used a craft blog or inspiration and made this:

to add to my Valentine's decorations. I love the V- Day decorations!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

A Commentary on Dating in Utah

So, I am not a big fan - but I caught an episode of The Bachelor the other night. I have to admit - it made me laugh - because it reminded me of dating in Utah. 25 girls with not so high achievements - but all beautiful chasing after one amazing man with eternal commitments on the brain. Dating is elaborate, but utlimately, only one will get the ring.....
just my thought on the subject :)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

blah, blah, blah

So, if January is the month for the blah's - I sure have them. So - to followup on my previous post, here is how the running is going: nowhere. In fact, the week after I started running, I stopped - only because I got so sick that breathing became a chore. I have been sick now for almost 3 weeks. Blah!! It gets kind of hard to teach while sick, making life even harder.

I have been substituting. This week - Middle school. BLAH! I have never had a desire to go back. It was interesting to see how different middle school is. Like, hello! every kid has a cell phone! Not your hand me down variety either. They want to do their work while listening to their i pods. Really?

So, I babysit for an amazing woman. I have said this before. She is single, has a career, and has now adopted 4 children through utah foster care. Now, she is signing up to be a foster parent again. She amazes me!

ah, as always, more to come:)