Monday, May 31, 2010

Day 113

Today was fun! We went to the Braves game and then stayed for a Beach Boys concert afterward. So get this!! We are sitting in our awesome seats and I look to my right and notice a familiar man. I said, "Mom, isn't that a beach boy?" Sure enough, IT WAS!!! It was Mike Love... the lead singer. Well, my dad being the pushy man he is/gets anything he wants... somehow talked the people into letting our family get a picture with him. Unfortunately for me though, his stupid manager walked in front of JUST ME when the picture was taken. SOOOO lame. It's okay though because we chatted it up before and I have the memories :). haha. My dad also somehow managed to talk them into letting him go down on the field for the concert. He amazes me how he can do anything when he puts his mind to it.

Overall, fabulous day! I love Memorial Day. It is such a precious day to honor and remember the people who have fought for our freedom. Being at the Braves game made me feel so much pride for our soldiers and country!

Oh yeah.... BRAVES ARE #1 RIGHT NOW!!!! WOOHOO. Brings me back to elementary school when I had everything Braves! I memorized the line up. I had a Braves outfit I wore everyday (okay, probably once a week). I had tomahawk earrings. I went to all the games my parents would take me too. I loved it! I am so happy for them to finally be at the top again!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Day 112

Spent the whole day at airports and on the plane. On the plane, I watched the movie "Dear John". Um... talk about adorable and sad??? Wow. Check out my neighbor. I never got a good look at her because she rode like this the ENTIRE time. My mama and I got the bigggeessttt kick out of it. I have a lot of pictures of me with her, but unfortunately my mom chickened out and they are all blurry! :( The best was when they came by offering drinks and she never said anything! haha.

When we got to ATL, we got our bags and headed for the shuttle to take us to our car. We rode the shuttle with hardcore rednecks. We're talkin' sooouuutttthhhheeerrrrnnn. Let me just give you a bit of a preview... this was spoken to the entire shuttle by one of the women right after she got off the phone with her husband... "Can you believe he done been home for 3 days without me and he has yet to go shoppin' for the week at Wal-Mart? You don't think he coulda takin' care of the swamp now, could ya?" Um, what? Again... my mama and I were highly entertained. Thank you Atlanta.

Day 111

I'm a wee bit behind. Yesterday (Saturday) we went to the BEST place ever for brunch. It's called 26 Beach and it's located in Marina Del Rey. Holy cow. We could not stop talking about it and refused to let the bus boys take our food back. If you are curious as to how amazing it is... check out the menu.... My mom got the Reeces Peeces french toast and I got the Breakfast sandwich then we split them. Talk about heaven!! Here I am eating the french toast... my friend Steph captured the moment against my will, but it turned out to be semi decent! :)

After a ridiculously amazing brunch, we went to Hermosa Beach all day. There was not a cloud in the sky! It was GORGEOUS!!! Unfortunately, my stomach is paying for it. I am burnt to a crisp. Imagine a tomato. Yeah. That's what my front side looks like. Hopefully, it'll turn tan soon!

In Hermosa, they had an art festival. It's not really what you think of though... I pictured a bunch of canvases for sale. It was so much more than that! Lots of jewelry, clothing, etc... TONS of great food!! We were still full from brunch, but managed to eat some roasted corn on the cob with all these different spices on it. I have never had anything like it and I can honestly say it was a good experience! I was hesitant, but boy was it yummmmmyyyy!

After that, we dropped by a few of our favorite stores then came home. I passed out around 10.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Day 110

We went to Universal Studios today. The first thing we did was the "Studio Tour". We saw where a bunch of tv shows and movies were/are filmed. The coolest place we saw was definitely Desperate Housewives. If we had gone on the tour a week later, they wouldn't have been able to take us through Wisteria Lane because they are filming then. After that, we went on three rides.... a Simpsons ride, a Mummy ride, and the Jurassic Park ride.

My favorite ride was the Jurassic Park ride. Throughout this water ride, you get to see a bunch of what would have been life size dinosaurs.... some of them spray water at you.... right before you are about to go down the 85 foot drop a HUGEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE dinosaur head comes out at you as if it is going to eat you. So here you are preparing yourself for the drop that is about to happen then BAM!!!! A massive dino is about to eat you. Then... BAM--you drop 85 feet!!! I about had a heart attack. But in a good way. Luckily, I was on the side that got the most soaked. I was covered in water. Normally, I wouldn't have cared, but it was pretty breezy today so I was a bit chilly. The "you survived" picture that the ride took was PRICELESS of my mom and I. We both looked terrified!!!!! Well duh, I was about fall AND get eaten.

After the rides, we went to the City Walk (tons of shopping, bars, restaurants). I stumbled across this BIG guitar at the Hard Rock. It reminded me of my band members. I miss y'all (L, Meg, and Gladys). ROCK ON!!

Alrighty peeps, I am about to go cook out with my friends then hit the town with everyone on James Beach. It is such a pretty night here!

American Idol Adventure....

Hi everyone! Sorry it has taken me a few days to actually sit down and talk about it, but it has been just busy, busy, busy! Okay, here it goes...

We woke up very early... probably around 6am. Our ticket said to be there no later than 2pm, but I know with going to shows before that means arrive around 7am. :) Of course when we got there at 7:30am, I was correct! My number in line was 131, which means 130 people were in front of me. So, it was a good thing my eagerness to get there was so strong! We waited in line for about 3 hours. Some of the people in line were die hard fans for the show... to be honest I was more excited about the celeb stars that they were keeping a secret from everyone! Finally, the people in charge came out.... they checked our ids and tickets and then gave us hard tickets with seat numbers. I about screamed when I saw that we had FLOOR tickets. After they gave them to us, we were free to leave, but we had to be inside the Nokia Theatre by 4:30pm. It was so refreshing that they treated this like a concert and everyone had their own seats... it definitely took the anxiety and pressure off because we were worried it would be a first come first serve deal. I didn't feel like fighting anyone that day :). Just kidding! We were super hungry by this point so we went to ESPN Zone for some lunch. It just happened to be right next to the red carpet set up. So basically we just stumbled upon it. After lunch, we decided that we wanted to get a prime spot for the red carpet event and boy did we ever. We were literally on the front row where all of the celebs came. We saw sooo many while we were there.... just to name a few.... Dr. Drew, Janice Dickinson, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Chilli from TLC, Jordan Sparks, David Archuleta, etc. Here is the bummer though!! We had to leave when it was getting really good because we had to go put our phones and cameras in the car. When we got back we tried to attempt to see the red carpet again, but we were too far back. I asked someone beside me who just got out there because people were flipping out.... it was the one and only ELLEN!! We missed her. I was so sad!! And all of the top 10 American Idols from this season came too while we were gone. It's cool though! We got to see them inside. So... at about 4:20pm we went inside the Nokia Theatre. It was sooooo surreal that we were in there. Famous people everywhere! Chilli from TLC sat in front of us... David Hasselhoff was a few sections over... craziness I tell ya. The show was absolutely amazing.... all of you watched it saw everything we did... so it's no surprise who was there. I do want to point out my favorite ones though... LOVED when Alanis Morsette came out... LOVED when the previous idols did a tribute to Simon (I 100% cried)... LOVED when Janet came out;however, we were all super nervous for another wardrobe problem from her... it came super close to a repeat for her! haha. The guy next to us somehow got in with his phone so he took the picture of my mom and I that I posted that night. I feel lucky to have that picture now! I could go on and on about how great it was, but I'd go on for a while.

Right now we're headed to Universal Studios to see the Desperate Housewives set and ride some rides. I'll update again later! :)

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Day 109

Sorry to do this to you again, but I'm going to have to postpone my American Idol adventure. Another long and crazy busy day and I'm exhausted. I pinky promise I'll do it tomorrow!

Today was fun.... Pinks Hot dogs, The Getty Center to see the Di Vinci collection (picture is from top of the building), Coffee Bean, the Grove, Sex and the City 2, and Wood Ranch for BBQ. Great day :)


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Day 108

All I can say right now is.... WOW. I am SO tired so I am going to sleep. I promise to update about my entire day tomorrow when I have free time. I am beyond exhausted. Hope all of you have David Archuleta dreams :)

ps-I've never seen so many famous people in one day combined with the red carpet and the actual show. I eventually became immune to it. Okay, lie. Huge lie. I freaked out every single time!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Day 107

Phew... I survived. I survived two plane rides and waking up at 4:00am (3:30am totally didn't happen!). When we got to LA, we went to In N Out.... delish. Then, we went to Venice Beach. We passed out for two hours. Much needed!! We had a craving for froyo so we went to the best place in LA, which is Yogurtland. If you ever come here, you should totally try it! Tonight we made our posters for American Idol tomorrow... check em out so you can look for us. The Nokia Theatre is massive so the chances of you seeing them are slim, but hey! there's always hope :) Tomorrow is the BIG day!!! Eeeeeeeekkkkkkk.

Make "DeWyze" choice & pick "Lee"
"Crystal" knocks our "Bowersox" off
Connie and Gary: Will you be my in-laws? (Ryan Seacrest's parents.... Katy is obsessed with him!)

That's all folks.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Day 106

Right now it's 10:00. Have I packed? No. Have I had time to pack? No. Should I pack? Most definitely! Wanna know why? Because....

3:30am: wake-up call
4:00am: leave for airport
5:00am: get to airport
7:00am: fly out to Charlotte
9:50am: fly out to La La Land
12:20pm (west coast time): land in La La Land
1:00pm (west coast time): hit the beach and pass out :)

It sounds so exhausting, but I know my excitement will take care of it :) Most of you I'm sure know I HATE flying. I am not looking forward to getting on TWO airplanes tomorrow, but I'm hoping I'll be super tired and drift into a deep sleep ZZZZZzzzzz. I cannot wait to get there... but gotta go pack!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Day 105

Today was pretty relaxed. I'd say the most exciting thing was the weather! However, I decided that I was going to run in my neighborhood, which I highly regretted halfway through. I thought I was going to pass out, but I never did.. thank goodness!

Above you will find the "fight" that occurred over Meg's brother at that staff party. Too bad no one had a spray bottle :)

I am spending the rest of the night packing for LA... I leave in about 1 day!!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Day 104

I'm either getting old or getting lame, but going out on the town with my friends totally didn't happen tonight like I had planned. All I want to do is sleep! My night was last night.

Anywho, tonight was fun! I went to Wayne and Meghan's party for the staff at school. I enjoyed hanging out with everyone... and getting to know people better... like my new 2nd grade team featured above! You know you had a good time the night before when.... you can't stop talking about the night before. Hope everyone else didn't mind hearing our awesome stories over and over :). Can we relive that again??

Sweet dreams!

Day 103

Oopssss. Yesterday was the first day I haven't blogged in 102 days. I apologize to those that care. With the last day of school and an AWESOME surprise party I didn't have a second to sit. Let's chat about the last day of school... I sent home probably 10 crying children. One started right as we were going to walk out the door and that was contagious to the others. It made me cry!! I'll miss those little ones!

I went to a surprise party in a bigggg limo for Marhilvi aka Meg. It's because she's the BIG 4-0! "That's half of 80!" <---favorite quote of the night. It was so much fun! I don't know the best part??? Was it being with some of my favorites at my school? Was it stalling the birthday girl by talking about how great the towels in the bathroom were? Was it Johnny, the limo driver, that gave me his card and said to call him Monday (CREEPO) and who also poured out my drink? Was it seeing the look on Meg's face when all the surprises came her way?? I cannot name just one, but I do know that I had a blast. Definitely goes down in the record books!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Day 102

1 more day of school... eeeeekk!! Today was class party day. Two of my girls made up a song about how much they adore me and don't want to go to third grade. It was presh! They kept singing it to everyone that walked in the room. I almost shed some tears, but I didn't :). I kept my cool! After school, I got my nails did. Aren't they pretty? BAHAHA.... those aren't my nails!! My phone is currently dead and I didn't feel like uploading from my camera so this is what you get tonight. The nails aren't too ugly, but why would you get that on your nails? Ewwww. Who thinks that is a good idea?

Anywho.... I am currently anticipating tomorrow for many reasons.... Can't wait!!

Crossing my fingers for good luck for my friend!! aihdjkadkahacnjkac (that's me freaking out!)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Day 101

Today was for the most part awesome! My kids were extremely spirited and supportive of each other throughout the day... with the exception of the few pouters that didn't win or someone "cut" them in line. Overall, great experience. I'd definitely like to point out that the "tug-of-war" was one with positives and negatives. I won't even go into it because I'd hate to embarrass some friends of mine... but let's just say two of my friends from work were trying to "help" the girls beat the boys....boys let go.... and well.... goodbye girls and teachers!!! Everyone was laughing and in good spirits... I just hope everyone is okay tomorrow and not bruised up! hehe :) After school, I ran some errands. Tonight I am getting last minute things done. My mama and brother brought me home a Chick fil A salad so I am stoked. Have a fab night everyone!

Oh yes. The picture. I am not a big chip fan in general. Actually, I only pretty much each chips if it is eaten with a dip. However, I can tolerate Pringles. I used to love them as a kid, but haven't had them recently. Please check out the damage Pringles has done now. Ketchup flavored? Dill Pickle flavored? I gasped in the store because I was so taken back by the ridiculousness of their new products. Way to go Pringles.... YOU FAIL!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


I made it to day 100!

Today was the egg drop from the roof of our school. My class came up with an object that saved the life of the egg inside of it. They literally screamed when they saw their egg lived through the crash. I loved how excited they got! It was simply precious :).

After school, I went to Starbucks then I went to the Kennesaw Scholastic Book Fair. It is my third year in a row going to it. Imagine Sams Club or Costco, but it's just for books. Pretty much amazing especially if you love children's literature like me. I bought a few cute books, but my favorite is definitely the one that Hairy Dawg travels through the "Peach State".... Augusta, Savannah, Atlanta, Athens, etc... it is perfect for two reasons. 1) I teach Georgia history and it is perfect for talking about famous landmarks in Georgia. 2) It represents my people.... my dawgs!!!

I came home and watched Dancing with the Stars. I am embarrassed that I claim to be a fan of Miley Cyrus after watching her performance tonight. She was 100 percent boring and showed no personality whatsoever. She better watch out or else she might be one less fan.

I am bothered by the following...

I heard a rumor (hope it's a rumor) today that was truly upsetting about someone I know. I was talking to my mom about it because it bothered me so much and I realized/was reminded through talking with her that I am growing up and life DOES change. We just have to be thankful for the past, live in the present, and hope for the best in the future. It still stinks in the process though.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Day 99

I was productive AGAIN today! I stayed at school till about 5:30 getting end of the year stuff done. YAY! So proud of myself. I have my Cheez-Its and Dr. Pepper to thank for getting me through it. My sugar level was super low halfway through, but thanks to those items I was doing just fine and finished my tasks :).

After that, I went to step. Josh was extra peppy tonight. I swear you could have just lost your favorite shirt, broken your phone, lost your job, bumped your head... pretty much anything bad... and he'll make it all better. I was kidding around with my friend in my class saying that he would be such a great DJ because he has that announcer/radio voice and he plays the best music ever. Then we joked about how we wondered if he'd do our weddings? I am pretty sure I need a boyfriend first, get engaged second, then we can talk. You wait people... you'll get to meet him soon :).

I was feeling pretty guilty about my intake of food this weekend so I decided to get a salad from Publix. Um.... can I just say THANK YOU PUBLIX!!!!! I got the "Summer Salad" from the deli. All of you need to march over there right now and get it. It had lettuce (obvi), apples, feta or bleu cheese, candied pecans, mandarin oranges, strawberries, and this amazing citrus dressing. It was huge too... lunch tomorrow! I had no expectations for it and I was pleasantly surprised. I love that!

Now, I am jamming out to my new iTunes playlist. Maybe I should make a CD? Yup... I'm gonna do that. Favs you ask? Breakeven by The Script, American Honey by Lady Antebellum, and Naturally by Selena Gomez. All very random and different, but oh so good. I'm THAT GIRL you laugh at because she has dance parties in her car. Can't wait for tomorrow morning.

Have a good night loves =)

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Day 98

Five Days. Wow. Can't believe this year is almost over. Bring on the week... assembly, egg drop competition from roof, field day, class party, movies, and oh so much more. Let's just say that memories are to be had--yayyyy!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Day 97

Holy productive Saturday! Woke up at 9:30... shocking I know. Then, I went to the Johns Creek Scholastic Book Sale. LAME!!! I bought a few things, but it is nothing compared to the one in Kennesaw. After that, I went to Macy's to get a wedding gift for tonight. Nothing like last minute! I had Chick fil A in mind for lunch then I passed a place that my mom has been raving all week about. At her school they catered Honey Baked Ham.... apparently I haddddd to try the chicken salad since it is my favorite. I got it... and liked it. I've had better though :). Then, I dropped off some books at the Alpharetta Library and came home. I haven't had a workout today so I decided to just run to my neighborhood pool and back. Lame workout, but I think it's about a mile or so. Now, I'm blogging quickly so that I can jump in the shower and go to a wedding for a college friend tonight. It's going to be in beautiful historic Roswell. Hope everyone has a splendid night!

oh yeah, the picture. Kinda funny story. Lauren (my bff) texted me a picture of two ladies dancing saying that it was her at her radio Disney event for a bunch of Girl Scouts. Notttttt even 2 minutes later I pass Mickey on the side of the street. Why was he there? The world may never know.... SOOOOOO funny!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Day 96

Gamma Phi Beta Alumni gathering :) Let's just say... it's very much needed!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Day 95

1) Napped for two amazing hours

2) Completed 6 pages of a scrapbook for someone retiring

3) Watched Grey's

4) Caught up on Ellen and found an amazing tapper! Check out my link :)

5) Dinner--I made potstickers. Okay. I heated up potstickers. Still fantastic.

6 days. =)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Day 94

Musssstttt.... blllooooggg....

It's 12am. Just got home from the Fox. We saw Mary Poppins! It was awesome. I'd blog more, but I'm super sleepy.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Day 93

I received some upsetting emails, texts, and phone calls today. SO many of my teacher friends have been "let go" by their school systems this week. I know I should be super excited for myself that I have a job for next year, but it is SO hard to be happy when everyone around me is hurting. I have been on the phone with anyone and everyone I know to try and help people out. I know that right now times are difficult, but hopefully I can at least help others put their foot in doors. I pray that everything becomes better soon.

No picture today... so I decided I'd show the reason why I wanted to be a teacher. Meet Mrs. Bodeep. She was my teacher I had for 1st and 3rd grade. If it weren't for her, I'd probably still be the shy child I was before her. She made such an influence in my life. She came to my dance recitals. She came to my nutcrackers. She came to my softball games. She had our class sleepover (probably can't do that today.. haha). She would let me call her if I needed anything--I was a worrier back then too! She let me show off my tumbling during story time :). She was in my eyes... an amazing teacher! I can only hope that I will be that teacher to a child or children. I guess I am meant to be in this profession if I am still left standing with a job. And you know what she still does... she still checks on me... this picture was taken one of the many days she has visited my classroom at Mimosa. Thank you Mrs. Bodeep for being SO amazing to me! I love you :)

Monday, May 10, 2010

Day 92

I signed my contract today!!! WOOHOOO.... other than that.... nothing out of the ordinary happened today. I went to kickboxing AND step. It has been a few weeks since I've done them back to back... oh wow. I almost fell over, but I survived.

To make for an interesting blog... let me babble about two pics I found on my computer tonight.

Picture 1: SENIOR YEAR AT UGA. I remember this night clearly! I was driving my friends and I to downtown in Athens. A man with a woman (not scary looking, no worries) came over to my friends and I asking for directions. We gave him directions and afterward... he just stood there and said... "You know what ladies. I really appreciate you helping me. Here! Take this and your first round is on me." What? 50 bucks! We were in complete shock! We just stood there with our mouths open and somehow managed to capture the moment. Needless to say... this went down in the books. The funniest thing about all of it is that we went to the Grill (late night food place) and used the money there :) haha!

Picture 2: Little Kailey and I. I worked at a Christian camp for underprivileged children the summer I turned 21 in Tybee Island. I absolutely loved working there. This was one of my favorite pics from the summer. I didn't know anyone took it until the banquet :). SO candid and SO sweet!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Day 91

Happy Mother's Day to all my favorite mothers...especially my very own! We had a family reunion today just like we do every year on Mother's Day. I remember being super young and running around at them. Now, I just sit back, hold babies, chat with old folks (hehe), and enjoy spending time with some of the ones I love most. The peeps above are my granddaddy's brothers and sisters. He passed away when I was in high school, but I know he'd be front and center if he were still around. It was good to see my grandmommy... I hope you get your knee well!! We need to go on another trip!! There was TONS of amazing food there... like always. I'd have to say I had three favorites.... poppyseed chicken, grape salad, AND get this.... red velvet cake bites covered in white chocolate. WHAT??? Um... delish.

We came home and my mama opened her gifts... she racked in an iTunes gift card, Ann Taylor gift card, candle, chocolate (her fav were the chocolate covered almonds), and... I gave my mom, dad, and brother my birthday present to each of them so they won't plan anything for that night.... Chicago and Doobie Brothers on July 12th! As you can see, my mama is super stoked for it because it's not just her and my dad going (like always)... it's all four of us aka the roommates! Roommate bonding time if you will :)

Overall, great day! It is now 9:20 and I should probably get in school mode. Night loves :)

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Day 90

Productive/fun day! Started my day off in a panic though :) My alarm was set for 7:15. When I woke up, I looked at my clock. I guess I assumed that it was a school day because my heart immediately stopped. I sat up in bed and ran for my phone to explain why I was late. As I was searching for "Mimosa Elementary" I realized... really Michelle!! IT'S SATURDAY!! I calmed down then went to get ready for my workout class.

Drove to Toco Hills for my Josh! Let me just say that he KILLED us. It was so worth it because I was so energized today.

After a 2 hour high intensity step class, I went shopping for Allison's wedding shower. Speaking of showers... I went home to take one then rushed to her parents house. It was Mexican themed! Everything about the party was precious... I had a great time. Cinda brought Cailey with her and we all played hide and seek the majority of the time. She cracked me up... every time she hid she was in clear view... every time she was finding someone (and they were in clear view).... she'd play along and act like she didn't see them till SHE was ready to find them. SO cute!!

After that, I went to the mall for some last minute things for tomorrow. I ran into my bff, Reba at the mall as well. We go way back to DWTS :)

My long morning/day=I came home and passed out. Tonight I am feeling pretty lame.... missing out on a bachelorette party and a few other crazy festivities because we are leaving super early for our family reunion tomorrow. It's okay though because I get to see some of the peeps I love most!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Day 89

My day consumed of the International Festival. It was fun, but I wish I got to see more of my students. Oh well... I do see them on a daily basis :).

Busy day tomorrow... Waking up early to go workout with Josh at 8:30 then heading to Lally's wedding shower.

UPDATE: I finished my log in time AND she loved it. She thinks I go above and beyond. How sweet and kind she is :) yay for that being over!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Day 88

Assignment: Log mentor hours for semester by tomorrow.

I am a procrastinator when I don't want to do something. I find every reason to do something else besides it. I worked out longer today. I stayed at school and socialized/caught up with old friends. I bought things for a thank you gift for our volunteer that comes in twice a week. I took a two hour nap. I showered (obvi), but I also dried my hair instead of air drying it. I am blogging. I ate dinner inside a restaurant instead of taking it home. Basically... everything I've done since school got out could have either been shortened or postponed till the weekend. When I don't want to do something, I find excuses everywhere!!

Okay. I promise. I'll start now. Ugh. Here I go. Wish me luck.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Day 87

I attempted to go workout after school today, but that totally didn't happen because I got peer pressured into participating in Cinco de Mayo festivities. I just got home... it's almost 10:30... oops. For dinner, Lauren and I each got the appetizer nachos thinking it would be okay for just us to eat. Holy cow... it was huge! We should have shared! You couldn't even tell either of us made a dent in it. We got called up on stage to dance because we have brown eyes.... can you guess what song it was? Yup... BrOwN eYeD gIrL! Sha la la la la la la la la la la tee daaaaa.

ps-I promise I have other friends besides Lauren. I will start showing proof one of these days :) I can't help it that she's my best frin!

12 days.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Day 86

Today was normal. Nothing out of the ordinary. However, when I got home, I came to realize that the air conditioning was broken in our house! Ugh... it is so hot in my room (top of house). We have three levels in mi casa... four if you count the garage... the basement is not as hot so I think I am going to sleep in one of those rooms tonight... even though I may end up in the garage towards the end of the night haha. Thanks to all of my awesome friends who offered their places tonight! I'm pretty sure I'm going to live. They couldn't come fix it today, but yay for them coming tomorrow!

I didn't have a picture from today so I decided to look for one in my collection. I came across this picture. This was taken on the last day of school last year. This child was NEVER a behavior problem. I remember I had them line up and she never came. When I asked her why she wasn't lining up, she told me that she couldn't because SHE tied her shoelaces together. I can only imagine the events that will occur in my classroom this year on the last day... 13 more days... but who's counting?

Monday, May 3, 2010

Day 85

Weird skies tonight!

After school, I entered tons of grades in the computer, filed them, and cleaned up after a busy day. When I finally left around 5, I decided that instead of going to my kickboxing class, glancing at the new Nordstrom Rack off the Lenox Exit was a better/more exciting choice. Holy crap! Has anyone ever been to one of these before? I was in HEAVEN!!! Just imagine Nordstrom, but LOTS cheaper. I could have stayed in there for hours, but I had to get to my Josh for step class. I didn't plan on buying anything, but I couldn't help it.... the sevens jeans and cute spring blouse were calling my name.

Step was ridic tonight. They somehow ran out of steps? There were some pissed off people. You could feel the tension in the room. I did my good deed for the day and switched off with someone who was having a fit. If her day was going to be ruined by this then the least I could do was share with her.

When I got home, I showered (obvi) and made the best chicken salad ever. I can certainly say I have perfected it! I am a Master chef at this point. My roommate thinks I could start my own restaurant business. Seriously... my chicken salad is the Let me cook for you! :)

When I started to get ready for bed, I realized that I had a horrible spot in my back that needed popping. I did everything imaginable. I did a back bend. No luck. I leaned back off of my bed. No luck. My mom tried to push my back while I was on the ground. NO LUCK. Finally, my brother came to save the day. I crossed my arms and he picked me up. Success!!!! FINALLY... I can sleep in peace. Goodnight!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Day 84

Ugh... I'm still fighting allergies. Eff. My day was still somehow productive? Cleaned my room, graded some papers, wrote some thank you notes for people who went above and beyond for me, printed out some things for International, ate dinner with mommy and my widdle brudder (daddy is outta town), reserved 2 rooms for Athens in June for Courtney and Dewitt's wedding!, worked out (and almost died), then went grocery shopping (I had no choice!). Let me ask a question.... when does this buy anything you see kid related thing stop? You see... my classroom is jungle themed. When I was in Kroger, I happened to look over at their chairs section and I saw a kid monkey chair and a kid tiger chair. GOLD in my eyes. I couldn't help it. Does that ever stop? Because I'm almost in my 3rd year and I am just as guilty as day 1. It's causing my bank account to hate me.

These pictures are from last night at the wedding shower. BUT... they were tagged today on facebook. So, I felt like it was appropriate that I could post them! Courtney and Dewitt really do love each other... they just like to have fun. Promise :) And I am pretty sure this picture of me was taken after our gift was a duplicate... good thing there is such thing as a gift receipt!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Day 83

Last night was so much fun! Went to dinner then out on the town. Today, I had my favorite meal ever.... Martha's Salad Plate from Marti's at Midday. It's a restaurant in Athens, GA. My best "frin" Lauren was there for work and she brought it back for me :). Talk about winning my heart! I came home and took a two hour nap... obviously. Then, I got ready and went to one of my college friends wedding shower. Her name is Courtney Brown and in college her famous name was "Downtown Courtney Brown". You could ALWAYS find her out, but ever since she started dating her now fiance she is a lot more tame. :) I love them... they are so precious and I am so happy I have had the chance to see their relationship develop into what it is today. The people who hosted the party live in a ridiculous house. Their house is massive!! John Smoltz from the Braves and Lil' John the rapper live in their hood, but we had no sightings :(. I did have sightings of their cats. If you don't know already, I am HIGHLY allergic to cats. They don't even have to be in the room and I will go into a sneezing fit and swell up. Ugh, I hate it, but it's true. My eyes are still swollen. It's cool though because I'm so used to it! I am calling it an early night. Good night!