Saturday, April 28, 2007

April Flowers...

On Friday I received both of these beautiful bouquets for my Birthday. So nice. Love them. And love my family and friends that made it such a great Birthday!!

Friday, April 20, 2007


**I just helped with our stake's clothing exchange tonight. Oh my goodness... people have a lot of crap. I took a small box of items... and being there made me never want to buy another thing EVER! Of course that won't last long but I really am going to try to be much more organized and think before I buy. Just because it's on sale, doesn't mean I need to buy it.... right?

**I demonstrated how to make Oreo Cookies on Thursday (and then my classes made them today). I was asking random questions at the end of class and whoever got them right, got a cookie. I asked if anyone could sing O Canada. A few of them new the first few words and the tune but that was about it. (and NO ONE could name all of the Provinces!!!) Today one of my students came in and said that it was a disgrace that we didn't know it so he printed out a copy of the words for each student and they sang it for me. The tune became very interesting near the end. It gave me a good chuckle.

**I have 3 things on my project list in progress now. My goals for tomorrow:
1) Sleep
2) finish 2 things on my list
Do you think I can do it?

**Did you know there is a Popcorn Board? Kinda funny. But of course I requested their teacher kit. I want the world to know about Popcorn. I wonder how one becomes a member of the Popcorn Board...

**I am moving AGAIN- in 36 days. And then again a few weeks after that. Why? Because I am crazy. I Must get rid if more stuff. That is my goal for the next 36 days.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

The Ultimate Challenge...

So when my friend Alisa was here, we did a little shopping- at Joann's. 2 of them actually and we had to resist going to more. So we got talking about how we have too many projects started but not many ending. So thus the ultimate challenge was born. We both picked 5 -hopefully equal- projects we are currently working on. When we finish one, we must report to the other within 24 hours. The person who finishes first will then receive a $25 gift card to Joann's from the loser. I do NOT want to lose. But I received a phone call yesterday- yup- she has finished her first one. So I need to get going. I am almost done 2 though!!!! I have to:
1) finish crocheting my leper bandage
2) finish crocheting 2 skeins of dishcloths
3) make these cute magnet things I inherited from my sister Kim
4) sew 2 skirts
5) knit or crochet the cutest bag ever
I am a little overwhelmed looking at this list. I need to get to work. I am almost done 1 & 2. My goal is to finish before the last day of school. Can I do it? I sure hope so!!!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

On the Boardwalk in Atlantic City...

Life would be Peaches and Cream!!
Last week was spring break and my friend Alisa from Vegas came to visit me. We took a little road trip that included
Atlantic City-
It was freezing but we took a "dip" in the ocean and walked on the boardwalk just long enough to buy souvenirs.
Quite the interesting place. I need to learn more about the battle.
Intercourse PA- Amish country. It was so neat seeing the cute Amish children walking home from school. I loved President Faust's talk from Conference. They are amazing people.
It is the city of brotherly love but I have to say I hate this city. The roads are wack-o. They are one ways that randomly end. We had big plans to see the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall and run the steps that Rocky ran. But that didn't happen as we were too frustrated after driving around. We did get a picture of the steps though. Ha ha!
and 2 days in DC-
I saw somethings I hadn't seen before like the Cherry Blossoms and Library of Congress. This is Alisa sleeping on the Metro on our way into DC.
And pedicures at my new favorite place. Alisa's feet are size 5. Mine are 10. Sick. She has the cutest shoes because she can fit into kids shoes. Whatever.
Plus shopping, and lots of laughing. It was soo much fun. I think I need another spring break.