Saturday, October 20, 2007

It's FanTAGstic!!

I've been tagged!! Although I'm pretty sure the only person who will read this is the person who tagged me, I'm going to play along anyway!! Drumroll pleaasee.....

Jobs I've held:

Cashier at Giant Mart
Bank Teller
CSR @ a lending company
Billing clerk at Bennett Motor Express
Full-time student ('s a job!)
Hopefully a teacher in a few months!!

Places I've lived:

Philadelphia, Penn.
Christmas, Florida
Zebulon, Georgia
Griffin, Georgia
Milner, Georgia

Foods I love:

I could be here all day! Let me try to narrow this down...

(so yeah...carbs, carbs, and um...more carbs)
Pretty much anything buffalo'ed
Peanut butter & jelly sammies
Condiments-aLOT of them...

Places I would rather be:

Camping in the mountains
In my first classroom
At a Worthan party with ALL of my friends and our kids!
On a beach

Movies I love:

The Notebook
Adventures in Babysitting
The Sword and the Stone
LOTR-all of them...
Harry Potter-all of them...
Any romantic comedy-no horror movies b/c I'm a wuss...
A movie I haven't seen yet, in a theater, with all my buds, bugging them to death about what happens next...

TV shows I watch:

Too Many!!
Ok...I could watch the Food Network, Bravo, TLC, or Lifetime all day, and sometimes do.
I miss Friends, Sex and the City, and The O.C.

Currently, I'm hooked on Heroes, The Biggest Loser (even though it makes me feel like CRAP), Chuck, Private Practice, Grey's Anatomy, America's Next Top Model, Gossip Girl (that one's starting to become less of a priority though...), Survivor, The Hills, Rachael Ray, Oprah, and of course, 30 Minute Meals.

I just realized that is over 10 hours of television. I'm a loser.

Tag you are it:

Umm...yeah. If you are reading this, and you haven't been tagged, then you're it!!

(I have no new pics to share because I broke my camera :( )

Monday, October 15, 2007


So I was doing some research online....*ahem*

o.k. o.k. I was watching Rachael Ray, and she talked about how Hallmark was working together with the RED campaign. There are a ton of products that you can buy to help donate towards the fight against AIDS in Africa, and now you can add Hallmark greeting cards to that list! 8% of Hallmark (PRODUCT) RED net wholesale sales will go to the Global Fund! I looked for a while but unfortunately I cannot find a way for my lazy butt to order a box of these beautiful cards online. I did browse through the different designs they have and I'll be stopping by a Hallmark store soon!! Not only is this a great way to reach people across the globe, I'm telling you these cards are so beautifully designed I can't pick just one! Christmas will be here before you know it guys! Check out the cards here, go grab a box or two, and get inspi(red)!!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

She's Baaaaaaaack....

Miss me?? It's been a crazy few months... I could blame it all on school, and a lot of my time has gone to Mercer, but not enough I'm afraid. I've had several distractions....

*My grandfather passed away in September, so my brother and I caught a VERY early flight to Philly where my sister and mom already were. It seemed so similar to the situations surrounding my dad's funeral in Feb., yet obviously so different. My Pop Pop was always so much fun-we'd go up to Philly once a year to visit and he's been to Georgia a few times. He did, after all, invent the 'blooper' (which has now been stolen by society and turned into 'raspberries'). The funeral brought on strange feelings. I will miss my Pop Pop a lot, and I am sad that he's gone, but the sadness I had for my mom and her 6 siblings took over my other emotions. I knew exactly what they were feeling. In a weird way I think it even brought my mom and I closer, like we subconsciously had a better sense of what the other one had gone through. We were both part of the "we lost our dads" club. It's in times that like that I'm extra thankful for my faith in God, because sometimes I just run out of strength....

*Also-a much happier event occurred: Patrick and Marlena got married at the beach! We had weekends filled with bridal showers, lingerie showers, batchelorette parties, and a long wonderful weekend at the beach! We had a really good time! Chase played in the ocean and danced like a fool at the wedding (yeah...mama did too!). Despite a small scare of wet weather, the ceremony really was beautiful! I'm going to attach some pictures from the weekend to the bottom of this post...

*I got pink eye :( I stayed behind closed doors for a week. ugh..

In between my distractions...I did manage to put in about 30 hours at Beaverbrook so far (where I taught my first lesson!) and finish up two more classes at night. I still have a long way to go at Beaverbrook, but I should be done around the middle of November. See...the idea was to make a post talking about how busy I have been doing school work. So busy I can't even blog! But the more I think about it, the more I realize that I am still so behind with school. Which is so unlike me! I am a planner! A Post It girl! Mrs. Organization!! BUT...not with school work. I still have 6 more lessons and a Unit to write! It's odd. Here are some of the things I realize I've done to keep myself busy in the past 6 weeks instead of doing school work.

1. See asterisks above ( not all of those I could help).
2. I painted my kitchen.
3. I rearranged every pot, casserole dish, and utensil in my kitchen.
4. Spray painted my kitchen table.
5. Reorganized all of my school documents (lesson plans, handouts) in my file folders.
6. I did attend a SPAGE seminar on Saturday? Does that count??
7. Ate lunch with my mom a few times.
8. Went to Heather's house and played with Charlie!
9. Mindlessly surfed on MySpace waaaay too much.
10. Slept. A lot.

So. Why did I do all of this stuff when I should have been home writing lesson plans? Because that's what I know I'm good at. I'm a good painter...I'm good at hanging with friends and family. I'm a great organizer. So I felt "busy"(aka, not guilty), but I wasn't focused on school because I don't feel confident enough in what I'm doing. I have all of this factual information about curriculum, kids, learning styles...etc. I just have to get it to connect with my actions when I'm in a classroom. I guess it's a work in progess. But it's FALL now! Fairs and pumpkins and beautiful weather! I LOVE this time of year. The air is so thin and clean. So my short term goal is to find a balance in school work and having an actual life. OH, and to update my blog more often! :)