Tuesday, October 30, 2007

It's getting cold!

This week I have been lucky enough to outside morning car rider duty! So basically I stand in one spot for thirty minutes at 7:30 in the morning. Needless to say I am freezing!! Think about me when you are seating in doors or even in a warm bed. Besides that I wanted share some websites with everyone just for your enjoyment.
1) www.thenest.com- this is one of my favorite websites! It is all for newly weds or really any couple.
2) www.calorieking.com- you can type in any food, even fast food, and it will tell you all the nutritional facts. You will be shocked at some fast food!!
3) www.littlescholastic.com- I use www.scholastic.com all the time for school, but I got an email from little scholastic and it has great information for ready with babies and toddlers and how to get them interested in reading.

Grateful for:
1) Being alive!
2) Nick's cooking- can I really say it enough?
3) Halloween approaching
4) candy
5) excitement of the holidays to come

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Halloween Party Part 2

Well last night was the annual Halloween party and it was so much fun! Everyone got in the spirit of dressing up and we danced the night away. Thanks to Carrie and Johnny for throwing an awesome party!
Grateful for:
1) Halloween
2) Nick's cooking
3) Carrie and Johnny
4) Nick for being a great handyman!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Halloween Party

The Halloween party day has finally arrived! I am so excited that this is a new tradition for all of us. This is the second to many I am hoping. So I am going to spend the day trying to figure out what to do with my hair. What does a good witch do with her hair? Good question! I believe I have the makeup thing figured out. Anyway I forgot to mention that I am actually reading two books currently. I am way into both of them which is crazy. I am reading The Glass Castle by: Jeanette Walls and Play Dirty by: Sandra Brown.
Grateful for:
1) La Cabana: for having great food
2) Wal-Mart- for providing me with almost anything I need.
3) The new Ingels- which I will be visiting today.
4) Party City- for providing me with my costume
5) Friends- just because

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Friday, October 26, 2007


Well today it is finally Friday! YAY! I am so excited about tomorrow. It will be great to be someone that is complete opposite of myself and get to see people that I do not see often and others that I can not get enough of seeing. Very exciting!
Grateful for:
1)Flu shot- hopefully that means no flu
2) Costumes-for giving me a chance to be different for a day
3)Friends- b\c I can never be grateful enough
4) Shelley- for letting us girls get ready at her house
5) Carrie and Johnny- again for the party!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

16 lbs!!!!

Wow it seems like forever since I wrote anything, so I have a lot to catch up on.

Saturday we had a great time carving pumpkins, eating, chili, and watch a movie outside on a projector (very cool)! Then Sunday Nick, Brent and I went out to eat for lunch then we watched The Heartbreak Kid at the theater. The movie was so funny and I recommend it for anyone that needs a good laugh. After we got back we said our good byes to Brent. He had to leave early for work.

Other than that I have now lost 16 lbs!! I can't believe that I have stuck with this. I have been eating better (still need to work more on this) and working out 5 times a week since the beginning of August. Also I finally fixed me Halloween costume and am so excited about Saturday!!

Also I have finally finished Dear John by Nicholas Sparks. Just when I thought I was going to start my book list, a teacher from school brought me a book and I have already read 50 pages. It is so good. The name of the book is Play Dirty by Sandra Brown. I didn't think I would get into because it is not a love story, but wow was I wrong! Anyway now I am going to workout, again....!

Grateful for:
1) Gilad for his great workouts
2) Nick for always trying to cook healthy meals
3)Friends for making Saturday memorable
4) Carrie and Johnny for having a Halloween Party!

Saturday, October 20, 2007


It is Saturday and I am oh so happy!

We go all week looking forward to this day and when it finally comes we can take a deep breath and breath for the first real time all week.

Well I have to breath fast because today is a busy day. I need to get out of bed and clean my house for all the guest that will joining us this wonderful evening. Right now Nick and Brent( our house guest for the weekend) are deer hunting. I am assuming they were lucky because I was awaken by two gun shots and Duncan barking and howling.

So with a few quiet moments in the house I am going to savor them and catch up on some reading. I am trying so hard to finish this book so I can begin my book list.

I will be sure to post pictures from our pumpkin carving, eating, relaxing by the fire Saturday, for everyone to enjoy. Also the picture of Duncan is coming I just have to wait for him to be still for the camera.

Happy Saturday to all!!!

Grateful for:
1) Saturdays
2) Friends
3) books
4) pumpkins
5) Being truly happy

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Duncan got a hair cut!

So Duncan so absolutely adorable!!! He smells wonderful and the haircut was perfect. He even has a cute Halloween bandanna on! I will post a picture as soon as I can. Other than that I am busy trying to clean and prepare for Brent to come and stay with us for 5 days!
Grateful for:
1) A clean and happy dog
2) This upcoming weekend
3) Friends old and new
4) Wal-Mart staff so nice (today at least)
5) Rain- if it ever comes

Wednesday, October 17, 2007


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I have always enjoyed reading novels. Literature was always my favorite subject in school. So needless to say, I am always reading something. The last couple of years I have picked up several books and would take months to finish them. Then the other day I was in Target ( the best store in the world) and was looking at all the wonderful new books that are out. So I am now motivated to read my books quicker, so I can get to some new ones. I have made a list of books that I plan on reading hopefully before the summer.
My book list:
Bed Rest by Sarah Bilston
If anyone would like to join me on this little adventure, I would love to have a little book club.
I am planning on starting Lost Hearts in Italy as soon as I finish the book I am reading now.
Grateful for:
1) Renewing my love of books
2) Duncan for just being him
3) Halloween candy
4) Mother in-law- for cooking supper tonight
5) Cooler weather and rain on the way

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Still Coughing

I have been coughing for what seems like forever! It becomes very annoying when you have talk all day and the talking causes more coughing! I am hoping and praying it ends very soon. Other than coughing this week has been normal so far.
Grateful for:
1) Having a great job!
2) Having a husband that cooks for me every night.
3) Getting an grooming apt. for Duncan for Thursday
4) Students at school for always giving me a reason to smile.
5) God for being so great to me.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Clean garage

This morning Nick was so sweet. He jumped out of bed, kissed me good bye, and came back about 10 mins. later with some very fattening biscuits from the Biscuit Barn. I guess he knew I needed a break from the dieting. After savoring every bite, we began cleaning the garage. The garage was in much need of cleaning. We had trash, dead plants, and random junk everywhere. We also had to do some pruning of plants for the upcoming cold weather. Now that we are finally finished we have time to relax. All of this cleaning is because of the annual pumpkin carving next weekend. We are carving, watching scary movies, eating chili. and sitting by the fire. I am very excited!! In about an hour Carrie is coming to get me and so we can pick up some BBQ plates (to raise money for a friend with cancer) and eat and watch the Georgia game. Tomorrow Nick and I are going to Sam's and looking for coffee and end tables. So good weekend to all!
Grateful for:
1) clean garage
2) finally feeling better
3) Nick for being so thoughtful
4) Carrie for being a great sister and friend
5) tonight

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Good Day

Today was such a good day at school!!! I am so grateful to have these days and more than anything I think it was because I had a positive attitude and the children saw that.
Grateful for:
1) my students- they have obstacles, but they work so hard
2) Teaching- love of my life!
3) Weather- which will be a lot cooler tomorrow!
4) Parents- for always being there for me
5) 100 calorie packs- for getting me through my diet

Tuesday, October 9, 2007


It is fall and almost 90 degrees! Is this signs of global warming? I am beginning to believe it. Anyway yesterday was a teacher workday and I sat in a discipline class that was actually good. So I know have more trick of the trade to put in my teacher tool belt. Today was early release for the students, but not me. I did get a chance to catch up on some things, so that was helpful.
Grateful for:
1) Early release days
2) Warm weather- I am sure I will miss this come January
3) Chocolate
4) Mother In-law- for cooking tonight
5) Nick- just for being him

Sunday, October 7, 2007


Yesterday everyone went to Carrie and Johnny's to watch the Georgia game, eat pizza, and have fun! Fun we had! Nick made an amazing spinach and artichoke dip. YUM! We also drew names for Christmas which is fast approaching. I really need to start looking for gifts. We also discussed the Halloween party. We have decided that all the girls are going to get ready somewhere and then the guys are going to get ready somewhere else. I think this is going to be soo much fun. Other than that today has been filled with some laundry, cleaning, and soon to be grilling out. Nick and I have made a little tradition of grilling tons of food on the grill about once a month and freezing it. This makes cooking during the week so fast and surprisingly the food taste like it came right off the grill. Also the it is healthier. Speaking of healthier I have lost another pound! I am now at 14lbs!! So good Sunday to all!
Grateful for:
1) Friends: So amazing!
2) Nick's dip: my splurge of the week and it was so worth it.
3) Sundays: I day to relax and prepare for the upcoming week.
4) Camera: A great way to capture memories that you will never want to forget.
5) Grey's Anatomy: the topics always make me think and I always tear up at the ends.

Friday, October 5, 2007


Well I am home and not working today because I had a temperature and sore throat all night and still this morning. So here I lay in bed bored to death, but feel too bad to get up and do anything. I find it ironic and not a bit funny that one of my things to be thankful for on Wednesday was my health and the fact that I have not gotten sick! Well look at what happened. Is someone trying to tell me something!? I hope I get to feeling better before tonight so I can join everyone and La Cabana and celebrate Nikki and Amy accomplishments at school. I am just praying it is a 24 hour bug that I will quickly get over. So today I am still thankful for some things and they are:
1) Medicine: I am so thankful for DayQuil and NiteQuil (sp?)
2) Co-Workers: The school could not find me a sub, but thanks to great co-workers they are taking care of my students.
3) Bed: even though I am bored it sure is comfortable
4) Nick: for taking care of me last night
5) Health: some how I took this for granted
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Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Your right! It really isn't that bad!

So after reading Amy's blog and I think I am going to try to write down 5 things that I am thankful for everyday. I will do that on here so maybe I will inspire someone else just like Amy inspired me. I am sure I will still complain b\c it just helps some days. Writing down 5 things is going to be hard some days, but I do have so many things to be thankful for.
1) Patience- even when I think I am completely out of this I always find a way to give a little more.
2) My Health- so many people have gotten sick or are already sick and luckily I have not!
3) Co workers- b\c when I need them the most they are their
4) Diet Coke- It gives me a pick me up without the calories
5) Cool Weather- It helps my husband have a much easier day

Tuesday, October 2, 2007


So some how over the summers I always tend to forget how stressful the beginning of the school years are. I am just looking forward to after Christmas when things get back to being fun and more relaxed at school. Anyway other than that I found out that Brent (a friend from Michigan) is coming to stay with us Oct. 19-23. I am very excited b\c it has been, what seems like forever, since we all saw him last. I am hoping to make the weekend lots of fun for him. If you have any suggestions let me know!