Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
I would love to meet the person who invented 100 calorie packs. I bet she (I assume it's a female) is skinny.
It really helps people like me, who have no concept of correct portion sizes!
Tomorrow is my last day at MINT. It will be a sad day for me I tell ya. I plan on working in my classroom all day Wed. and Thurs. and then Fri. is my REAL first day back!
WHERE IN THE WORLD DID THE SUMMER GO??
Friday, July 25, 2008
Congratulations Emily and Reed!
Also..I need to talk to the person "in charge" of this town. We are in the process of getting ANOTHER Sonic (approximately 1/2 a mile from one of the other Sonics nonetheless). This makes like our 47th Sonic here. Slight exaggerration, but I'm not that far off. I mean, this is not a big town. Is another Sonic REALLY what we need? I also happened to notice that this Sonic has a drive through window. I don't get it. What's the difference in the drive through and the regular place to order at Sonic? I thought that was the whole point of Sonic. You know, the whole -you don't have to get of your car thing?! That just doesn't make sense to me.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Secondly--advice is needed. I've been wanting to change my "look" lately. I don't know why--maybe it's because I'm in the process of starting over after a not-so-fun experience and I think it might help my confidence. I think one of the easiest ways to change your look is by changing your hair. Now...here's the problem...my hair is DARK. VERY DARK. Would I be stupid to try to put color on it? Don't get me wrong, I like my hair color, but I'm just kinda tired of the same old look, you know? I know I can sometimes wear it straight as opposed to my everyday curly look, but still. Color just sounds super fun to me. Of course I would never do anything as drastic as blonde, nor do I want to do serious dye of any kind. I was thinking maybe putting a little red highlights in it. Thoughts? Comments? Both of my sisters are opposed to this, and I usually do whatever they tell me (I am a middle child. I have always done what I'm told to do). Fortunately, my aunt is a hair stylist, so if I decide to bite the bullet and do it, I have faith that she won't allow me to look like a clown in the end. I'm just a scaredy cat and I want to know that if I end up not liking it I can change it back to my normal color.
I mentioned recently that I've been playing around with my make up too (particularly eye make up). I think that, too, is a great way to change your look and spice up an outfit. I've been enjoying wearing purple eyeshadow and eyeliner as opposed to my everyday browns. Perhaps I will try blue soon. I've become so spontaneous as you can see. (Can you also tell that one of my summer hobbies has been readying "In Style" and "Lucky" magazines?!).
I'm heading to the 'Burg tomorrow to visit my sisters. Yes. I said "sisterS" as in plural. I mentioned earlier about Kristen's living situation and you can read more about it on Heather's most recent blog post. My original plan was to go Thursday afternoon, but Kristen goes back to Clinton on Thursday morning, so I would miss seeing her. She insisted that I leave tomorrow after I get off work. See? Another perfect example of always doing what I'm told. My mom even says that when we were little, Kristen would boss me and Heather around (this comes as no surprise to anyone who knows Kristen). Whenever she would tell us to do something, I would always say "OK" and Heather would of course reply with a bratty "NO!". Typical.
I'm looking forward to hanging out with the 2 most fun people I know.
My goal for the trip: buy a new purse. I really want a big, fun, trendy yellow or burnt orange one. Why? I have no clue. But I know I would feel super cute if I had one.
This will be my last trip of the summer! It has flown by and it's crazy to think that we're only down to a few weeks before I'm "Miss T." again! I'm also about to begin my 5th year of teaching which doesn't even sound right. I'll be retiring before I know it! :)
As my adorable nephew would say "HAPPY DAY!"
Friday, July 11, 2008
And guess what guys...
I NOW HAVE INTERNET CONNECTION AT MI CASA! Woo hoo! So, as we speak, I am lounging on my couch in my pj pants. Yes, I know it's Friday night, but I am a working girl and I am tired. Don't judge.
3 more weeks until I have to go back to school...yikes.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Kristen, Rob and Henry were able to come here for a long weekend. We went to Collinsville for the day on Friday to visit some of my mom's family. We also grilled out and just relaxed. It was fabulous. I'm posting a lot of pictures from the weekend. Mostly because Henry seems to get cuter everytime I see him, causing me to want to post a million pictures of him. :) Not only is he getting cuter everytime I see him, but he's also getting slightly bossier each time--this is just a reminder that he is most definitely Kristen's child! He walks around saying "Happy Day," and has learned to say "I love you" (sounding more like "I wuv wu"). My heart melts everytime. You will also see in some of the pictures that Kristen is continuing to dress him in cute little smocks (most of the time against Rob's will). It's funny though, because my dad has a small baseball hat for Henry that he keeps at my parents' house. The second he walks in the door at my parents' house he looks at my dad and says "Da! Mone! Hat!" (translation: "Da! Come on! Let's get my hat!"). He wants to wear his hat at all times, especially when he's around my dad. It's adorable.
Now, go rent (or better yet, BUY!) "Waiting for Guffman". You won't regret it unless you have no sense of humor. :) Have a great week!