Thursday, January 25, 2007

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

totally ticked off!!

I am quite angry right now. Without going into details, let me just say that I am tired of working my butt off, giving my time and talents to something just to find out that I am not considered a part of the group. I am getting sick and tired of being used. I think I may have to take a step back and just take a break from everything for a while. I am really, really angry right now...I can't even see straight.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Bored with my social circles

Do you ever feel that you are just surrounded by the same people all the time? I was thinking the other day, and realized that I really don't have an opportunity to meet a lot of new people because of where I am right now in life. Same people at work, same people at church, etc., etc. I think I need to do something where I can meet some new people, but I don't know what that is. Any thoughts?

Monday, January 8, 2007

Various observations from the last few days

  • Ok, so I've been doing this blogger thing a few weeks now, and the one thing that I miss that xanga had was the footprints feature. I like knowing that there was someone out there who had read what I wrote, and that I'm not just writing into cyberspace. I haven't found that feature here yet. If it exists, please let me know. If not, at least leave me a comment and let me know that someone reads this thing.

  • I took Thursday and Friday off as 'mental health days'. They were fantastic. It was basically two days of sleeping in late, laying around the house, and not doing a whole lot of anything. I think people need days like that once in a while. Although it is possible to do that on weekends, for some reason it just seemed better when you know you are supposed to be at work and you're not. I wonder why that is?

  • I really am beginning to hate this time of year. My seasonal depression begins to kick in, now that the distraction of the holidays is over. I am going to try something new this year....Relecore. It's supposed to help make you feel better with some all-natural combination, anti-stress, etc., and in turn, it helps you lose belly fat. So, if all goes well, I will be happier AND skinner!! How can you go wrong with that?

  • Last night at youth group, my small group (senior girls) kind of got off track. Best quote of the night, from one Ms. Rebecca Herrington: "If I could be allowed just one major sin, it would be to do Tom Welling." Yes, that would Clark Kent from the show Smallville.

  • I have a new show that I am semi-obsessed with (and please, feel free to laugh). I am sad to announce that I have, in fact, becoming addicted to Hannah Montana on the Disney Channel. The girl in it is Miley Cyrus, daughter of one former mullet poster boy Billy Ray Cyrus, and he plays her dad in the show, sans mullet. But, they often refer back to the mullet days. And, it's just good fun. Any show that features Billy Ray Cyrus, sans mullet, is just good television.

  • Next post: A photo essay of Saturday. My Christmas present to Nathan was a day trip to Moline, the home of the world headquarters of John Deere. Saturday was the day it happened. Let me just say that when he goes to Disney World this March, it will seem bland by comparison to the excitement and awesome-ness (is that word?) of the John Deere World Headquarters.

Tuesday, January 2, 2007

A Really Long it, the story about me trapped in a dress is worth it!

Wow...I'm glad the holidays are over. It's been an incredibly busy two weeks!

Saturday, the 23rd - Shopping all day with Rachel....and she bought 2 pairs of jeans. It's an event when Rachel buys jeans. She only does that about once a decade. She probably tried on 50 pairs of jeans before deciding which ones to purchase. I bought a dress and a pair of shoes to match.

I was planning to wear it that evening to Aaron and Callie's wedding. However, I made the mistake of trying on a different dress at home, and found out that the zipper was stuck through the fabric. And it wouldn't zip up all the way, or zip down so I could get it off. After a frantic phone call for suggestions on how to get out of being trapped in a dress, I finally just took a pair of scissors and cut myself out. It was quite the sight.

Saturday night - Callie and Aaron's wedding. It was beautiful. And weird. For dinner, we had pancakes and breakfast casserole. And Callie walked down the aisle to "Wouldn't It Be Nice" by the Beach Boys. I wouldn't expect anything less from that group.

Sunday - Christmas Eve service. I ran video for the a.m. services. It went spectacularly.

Monday - Christmas Day. I made my dad cry, he was so moved by what I got him for Christmas. I get the Daughter of the Century award.

Tuesday-Friday - We only had 2 kids all week in my class. I used the opportunity to repaint my classroom, and add bright color accents. It looks amazing now.

New Year's Weekend - I cleaned a lot. Not much else exciting for the party weekend.

For Christmas, I received seasons 2 and 3 of Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. So, I have been in a Superman zone for the last two weeks. Dean Cain is a great Superman. And, while he's nice looking as Superman, he's really hot as Clark Kent...the hottest Clark Kent I've ever seen.

And to use a term my sister has just invented: I think I was just Willoughby-ed today. Read Sense and Sensibility if you don't know who Willoughby is.