Saturday, June 30, 2007

I was "not-tagged"!

I read it on Dina's blog and thought I'd be up for the challenge!

My roommate and I once: had a crazy st patrick's day-night
Never in my life have I: done drugs
High school was: lame!
When I'm nervous: I talk too fast & I pace...which is why I don't like public speaking!
My hair: is really short now!
When I was 5: I got my first 2-wheeler
When I turn my head left: I see my sweet husband sitting on the couch
I should be: sleeping
By this time next year: I want to be 50lbs lighter
My favorite aunt is: ahhh, I can't pick faves, but I am closest to my aunty marianne
I have a hard time understanding: ignorance. hatred. disrespect.
You know I like you if: I add you to my friends on facebook!! seriously, if I ignore you...then chances are I am liking you - it always takes me a while to make friends. ahh, I can't be this introspective!!
My ideal breakfast is: eggs and toast!
If you visit my home town: I will take you for the tour...whyte ave, downtown, the market, the good coffee place!
If you spend the night at my house: you might wish you hadn't!! the boys can be loud, loud, loud!
My favorite blonde is: miss madi [my niece!]
My favorite brunette is: can I say me??
The animal I would like to see flying besides birds: fish
I shouldn't have been: eating such a big steak gut hurts
Last night I: went shopping alone
A better name for me would be: I kinda like my name!
I've been told I look like: "their cousin"!!
If I could have any car, it would be: a VW

so, as usual, if you want to be tagged...well, then you are!!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

1 day, 2 days

one more day with kids, two until school is done for teachers, three until my hair gets the chop. things are busy. they are painting the school this summer, so EVERYTHING needs to get packed. grrr. the dust floating in my classroom is NUTS. alas, in 15 days, I will be sipping martinis in LA. life really is good.

OH, and I have the new SU! catty in hand. I am in SOOOO much trouble. seriously. rubbah garage sale next wednesday, I am clearing it all out for the new stuff!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

slowly, slowly

I am slowly working my way out of this massive amount of work. report cards are done, and in editing [thanks, yvonne!] and I am taking a half day to work on my ipp's. I need to take apart my classroom...good thing I have next week to think about that! the end is in sight and for THAT I am so thankful. it has been an interesting, challenging, difficult, fun year. I love my kids to death, but I am glad there are only 6 more days with this group! tomorrow I get to have a meal with some friends in a lovely greek restaurant. I am very grateful for the timing on this one. I need a night without boys. I have been doing some soul searching lately [ya know, in all my spare time!] and when I can get my head together, I will chit chat about it. I need to get back on the wagon with my eating & exercise...I am such a stress-feeder. I type this as I hear my ice cream walk in the front door!

more pics from the weekend! [my nate, the future quarterback!]

Monday, June 18, 2007

still snowed under a mound of paper

I will be so glad when I am done with all this 2 weeks, it will ALL be over; THAT I know for sure!

ty's birthday today - my sweet baby is 2. here are some pictures of him, from the family party we had yesterday:

Sunday, June 10, 2007

nothing to say

not really. got some stuff to show though...[thanks to erika who sent me the little book that gave me the idea to start with - I just changed the colours and went with it!!]

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

and a few more!

pics from coralee's! boy they LOVED the trucks...what fun!

the pics I promised...

some pics of the cards I had at the market [it was SO last minute!!]...they're a bit blurry for some reason, but I will try for some re-takes! [almost all the supplies are SU!, but the bling is 'doodlebug design inc', the one punch is a martha and the pretty paper...well, no idea...but it's sure pretty!!]

I am SO sorry!

okay, so I have promised pics of kids and projects [alas, I just was re-reading some of my blog posts!]...I pinky-swear that I will do a SERIOUS update of all things really good tonight! ty & I are heading to my mom's for a pampered chef show; john & nate are off to soccer, so tonight I will upload some photos and share with y'all!

off to get the boy dressed for soccer!

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

quote of the day [aka the way I see it #212]

patience is a virtue, life is a waiting game. peace must be nurtured, and all the money in the world can buy you nothing. let me tell you that. [corinne bailey rae]

I am still hung up by my stupid foot - it still aches and is driving me NUTS. I am finding it really difficult not to be discouraged about it, but it is still discouraging. I feel like I haven't cleaned my house in weeks ['cause I haven't!] and that my kids at school are a wee bit out of control, because I can't chase them down and they know that. on the good side though, I am booking a flight to LA this week [more to come on that!!] and I kicked some butt on my first draft of my application for the leadership course; so only a couple more re-writes before it needs to be on the supe's desk. by friday. phew! SO MUCH TO DO!! yeah, it's report card off to work on all the fun stuff.

before I do, I should re-read the first quote...because I have such a difficult time with patience. the "peace must be nurtured" part reminds me of that part in proverbs that says "a kind word turns away wrath"...I can't remember the rest, but you get my point. or maybe I get my point!

Friday, June 01, 2007

one word

so, I was tagged [thanks, e!] - so today I will "do" the tag thing, insted of doing my usual friday brew-ha-ha [is THAT a word??]...and I just had to borrow a few of erika's words - since they fit for me too!

it's the one-word-tag-a-thon!
Yourself: intellegent [john gave me that one!]
Your Partner: stable
Your Hair: curly
Your Mother: rock
Your Father: kind
Your Favorite Item: starbucksmug [see, one word!!]
Your Dream Last Night: none
Your Favorite Drink: coffee
Your Dream Car: vwbug
Dream Home: old
The Room You Are In: basement/craft
Your Fear: birds
Where You Want to be in Ten Years: here
Who You Hung Out With Last Night: john
You’re Not: silly
One of Your Wish List Items: decentcamera
The Last Thing You Did: blog
You Are Wearing: blackdress
Your Favorite Weather: crisp
Your Favorite Book: Bible
Last Thing You Ate: pizza
Your Life: blessed
Your Mood: tired
Your Best Friend: john
What Are You Thinking About Right Now: throbbingfoot
Your Car: wave
What Are You Doing At The Moment: blogging
Relationship Status: taken!
What Is On Your TV: news
What Is The Weather Like: hot
When Is The Last Time You Laughed: today

okay, now...YOU'RE IT!
susan [yeah, you're the only one!!]
and anyone else who may want to play!

off to enjoy my glass of wine and surf facebook!