Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Day 295

I'm a sick little girl with a high temp, no voice, sneezing, and coughing. Doctor told me to go home and rest. All of this equals no school or cheerleading practice tomorrow.

Hopefully, I can report back tomorrow with better news. Today... not so much.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Day 294

Those that know me well, work with me, or talked to me today know that I have a miserable voice. It literally is to the point of no return :(. I talk a lot and this is definitely a pain in the you know what. I come home from school (bad idea) and cheerleading (bad idea yet again) and decide that working out with Josh just isn't going to happen. Couldn't get to the gym due to traffic and rain. Not to mention, I am a sick little girl with a gross voice. I decide to let it go and go see if I can find a minute clinic nearby. NOT GONNA HAPPEN! A combo of all of those things plus closing times at that point wasn't going to allow me to see what the heck I have. Turns out one of my fav peeps gives me a recipe for my problem that will at least pacify me for the time being until I can go to the doc-in-a-box tomorrow. It worked a bit, but to be honest... I'm miserable still.

I've realized how much I talk now that I can't.... other people finally have a chance to talk..... haha!

Weird picture of nothing? Guess again. Behind the darkness lies a guilty BAD BOY. Best thing that happened all day? Laura, my roomie, texts me to tell me she is making turkey burgers and baked mac and cheese.... um, OH YES!!! I come home after me feeling sorry for my pathetic self and fix the most delish meal. I get all cozy on the couch with my food and realize I forgot a napkin. All of the roomies have a tight bond and know that we do not steal each other's food. Apparently Ottie didn't get the roommate memo!!! That little boy snuck up and snatched my burger for the two seconds I was up. LAME! This picture is Ottie hiding from me because he knew he was in trouble. Kind of funny if you ask me.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Day 293

Spent the morning taking a trip down memory lane with my friends... we discussed all of the things that used (keyword) to be cool. Pretty much if you didn't have these, you weren't cool back then (mostly girl stuff).

1) Hello Kitty pencil/school organizer with the millions of compartments
2) White eyeliner (mom, why did you let me walk out of the house?)
3) Butterfly spring clips
4) Pogs and slammers
5) Beanie Babies... we specifically laughed at the fact when McDonalds came out with the baby ones and how Steph's mom drove all the way to Dahlonega to get the turtle. HAHA
6) Lisa Frank stickers
7) Jansport backpacks with the iron on patches
8) Blue nail polish
9) Key chains with ridiculous sayings... ex. "My boyfriend is better than yours." haha
10) Bath and Body Works lotion... specifically sun ripened raspberry

HAHA. What a fun morning! I am voiceless so I hope it comes back before tomorrow. Getting my life together the rest of the night.... sub plans, SIOP readings, grocery store, laundry, etc. Fun... NOT!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Day 292

Just arrived back in Atlanta. Had a wonderful visit to Alabama! I already miss my fam like tons. They are just so great! I am going to try to squeeze in a nap before I have to be at Lauren and Steph's place. We are going over to our friend Leah's for a big UGA/GA Tech tv/dinner party. Then, I hear we are heading out on the town. It's nice to arrive back from being out of town and all of your plans are made with people you love. YAY!!!! I'm sure I'll have pictures for tomorrow!

An awesome welcome home? My Stella and Dot earrings are here from that jewelry party I just went to! and they are quite the beauty! I love pretty stuff. Call me a girl or whatever, but it's true. :)


Friday, November 26, 2010

Day 291

Phewwwww. That was a close one!!! At one point, I advised the girls to go in the kitchen to calm down and make Auburn cookies-- this picture is of the dough... no worries. It worked and apparently was good luck! So yes, all you Auburn fans... you can thank me!

I know I am always laughing in the videos I'm posting.... but for real.... my family is so ridic. This is my mom and uncle.... All I do is win, win, win.....

Aunt Linda, the next David Blaine

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Day 290

HAPPY THANKSGIVING DAY!!! I can tell you about all the fun and memories that were made OR I can tell you all that I'm thankful for. I choose the 2nd one because it's more appropriate.... I'm thankful for (in no particular order)...

1) the Lord (without Him I would not be who I am today)
2) my family (I heart all of them! even the ones that aren't present in our lives right now :()
3) my students (my sweet babies that enjoy learning and strive to impress me each day because they care)
4) my friends (sooooo blessed! not many people can say they have close best friends like I can)
5) the people I work with (seriously... I know I'm super lucky to have such a support system. I actually LOVE going to work!)
6) food (specifically that I am fortunate to buy whatever I want)
7) happiness (I can say I'm officially happy again now that life has slowed down)
8) blogging (for real... as silly as it sounds, I look forward to recording my life down)
9) good health (mine and the loved ones in my life)
10) music (music is so calming and therapeutic)

I hope each of you enjoyed your Thanksgiving Day~ I am thankful for everyone in my life! I read something today that said God brings people into your life on purpose, but it's your choice how you treat them and if you allow them in. I cannot say how thankful I am for all of the people and things that have shaped my life. I have sooooo many blessings!! Love you all <3

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Day 289

Happy Thanksgiving Eve!! I have had a very relaxing/fun filled day. Spent the morning shopping.... I'm not much of a Black Friday shopper. Crowds scare me! SO... today was the day. I bought three sweaters, three shirts, four pairs of gloves (I know I know, but it was a deal! plus they're super adorable!), and a scarf for under eighty bucks!! What a deal!

Tonight I am flipping through the channels trying to find something entertaining to watch and I come across Hannah Montana. I know I am known for having a love for Miley, but I truly don't spend time watching her show or paying attention to her in the gossip news. I decided that I would look at the info to see what the episode was about because I had a gut feeling it was the episode I saw when I was in LA this spring break. IT WAS!!! I watched the whole hour of it and that part I was at was at the very end... literally the last five minutes (go figure). If you don't remember, I will remind you. When I went to see Jay Leno this spring break... they had us stay about thirty minutes after the taping of his show to tape for the Hannah Montana show. Miley never came out (lame!), but they video taped us clapping for her and gasping. I now know why we were gasping! It was when Hannah Montana shows that she is Miley, which is huge considering that's what the entire series over the past several years has been about.... her secret life as a pop star. Kind of neat to say I was there I suppose. I'm convinced I saw myself in the crowd. Please, please... no autographs.

Grading and doing some work the rest of the night so I can relax tomorrow with the fam coming in town! Have a fabulous night!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Day 288

School. Packed. Traffic. Alabama--to grandmommy's house we go! DWTS.

Best moment of the day? Walking into grandmommy's house and feeling like I'm HOME!! I love my family!!! :) And the yummy food she makes!

2nd best moment? Watching my 2nd graders eat lunch today in their hats we made. Specifically, watching one of my kids feed his 6 month old sister his lunch. SOOO sweet!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Day 287

School. Cheerleading. Step. Dinner with Lindsey and a bunch of her friends. Bed.

Check out Ottie's holiday outfit. He is ridiculously adorable!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Day 286

Last night was one of the best nights out I've had in a while. Can't really pinpoint what it was, but it was an absolute blast! Here's a picture from it :)

Today consisted of the following:

Lunch at Zoes
Jewelry party where I dropped fifty bucks on precious earrings-- oops!
Wrote a college recommendation for a cheerleader

Pretty simple Sunday. Going to bed soon! Excited for a two day week!

PS-I apologize if I am late to things this week. I can barely walk. Josh killed me yesterday and walking is a struggle.


Saturday, November 20, 2010

Day 285

Woke up at 7:20. Toco Hills LA Fitness by 8:15. Step class with Josh at 8:30. This class KILLED me. It was longer than the normal hour on Mondays. It was only 15 minutes longer, but holy cow! AWESOME workout. Came home and crashed. Woke up (again) then went to a gathering at our place. I wasn't feeling the food they had, but I had a delish cup of hot chocolate. Went to get lunch at Doc Greens.... yummmm! Came home and crashed AGAIN. These naps are horrible that I take. I should be banned from my bed after I am awake. Woke up (for the third time today) and decided that grading papers was going to happen. I graded/entered grades for TWO hours! I am donnnnneeeee. Woohoo. Debated on writing the college rec for a cheerleader, but I think I'll do that tomorrow. Getting ready to go to the mall, dinner with friends, then out! Have a fabulous Saturday night!!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Day 284


School. Hung out with work peeps. Nails with LJ. Search online for possible presents for myself :) Always fun, right?

If you know me well, you know I have a watch fetish. I wear watches all the time. At school, I don't know how I'd live without it? Since I wear it often, it should be pretty right? Right now, I have this cute, black, sparkly one from a boutique in Athens. However, I am ready for a major upgrade. I have been looking at Michael Kors watches for a while, but specifically now for the past thirty minutes online. My mom sent me an email this morning that simply stated I need to get my act together this year and tell her what I want now so she can shop. She reminded me how she was shopping on Christmas Eve for me because I was so indecisive (it's true, I'm HORRIBLE when it comes to gifts for myself... I'd rather give to others! Truly!). Well, I know my favorite purchase this year. I want a watch mama! This one is pretty, but I think I need to look more before my decision is final :)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Day 283

Biggest decision of today... what should the face of the turkey look like on the student hats? Decisions, decisions.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Day 282

Hmmm... normal day. Got observed... the kids were totally amazing! Made me proud. I felt competent and confident. That's for you Dr. P!

I didn't have a picture today so I am displaying a picture Lauren just posted.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Day 281

School. Nap. Dinner. Procrastinate. Watch Glee. Talk to my roommate on the phone (even though I'll see her in a few minutes). Procrastinate. Clean my room. Watch more Glee. Reminisce about my childhood because Glee sang "Conjunction Junction". Hang out with roommate. Procrastinate more. Feel guilty.

Current to do list:
Grab papers. Sit down. Grade papers. Enter grades.

Side note: I HEARRRRTTTTTTT GLEEEEEEEE!!!!! Gwyneth is pretty awesome.

Favorite quote of the day:

TOSS student: "Can anyone tell me another word for 'data' (short a)?"
Student: "Yes, it's 'data' (long a)."

Haha... forget "information". Obviously, there are two different ways to say it! Loves it.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Day 280

School (eventful as always). Cheerleading (picture day--woohoo). Step (loves it). Cleaned kitchen (no comment). Bed (oh heck yes).

Note to self: Always be careful what you say to children or a slight mix up in a name can send some into an uproar of laughter. Johnny Appleseed is not Johnny Applesauce... my bad. Guess I was hungry? Their humor is beautiful. Or maybe I'm just that hilarious? Regardless, it was cute to witness!

Sunday, November 14, 2010


Day 279

Lazy Sunday. Retrieved friends, cars, and belongings. Went to Mama G's for lunch like always. Check out Caleb sucking on his WHOLE hand. Bianca couldn't get enough of that bundle of joy! AHHH, I could eat him up! Came home from Auburn and slept. I now am procrastinating with school stuff, but I know I can't go back to sleep till it's done so I'm off. :( UGH! When will life slow down just a speck?

One of my favorite quotes of the weekend:

Me: Awww, Aunt Linda!! Did you order orange and blue m&ms just for this weekend?
Aunt Linda: No, I bought a lot of bags and picked out the orange and blue. I have green and red for Christmas!


Day 278

Saturday F's:

Fighting Football Team--Georgia brought it!! And almost gave me a heart attack.
Free tickets on 50 yard line 14 rows up
Food--my "chicken in a sleeping bag" were a classic

Friday, November 12, 2010

Day 277

School then hurried to Auburn with Bianca. Already saw the family :) My uncle wrote us a sweet note. Tailgating stuff is purchased. Chicken in a sleeping bag (pig in a blanket cousin) will be made tomorrow. No worries--pictures will be taken! We are ready for tomorrow!


Hittin' the town now. Toodles!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Day 276

Happy Veterans Day! This picture was taken a few summers ago when I went to DC. I was fascinated by all of the history! I appreciate everyone who has fought for my freedom! I wish I could find the picture, but I found the grave of my mama's uncle while I was there.

Today was much better. I went to the car place and my battery had to be completely replaced. GUESS WHAT! It was under warranty (equals free) AND the guy gave me free paint to see if I could cover a small scratch on my car.

See..... everything always turns out for the best. :)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Day 275

6:00am: Phone call that changed my mood for the day (won't go into it).
7:00am-3:30pm: School day. Fairly good day. No complaints.
3:35pm: Actually had time to check my email to find TWO special emails. No comment.
4:00pm: Cheerleading.
6:00pm: Called person(s) in reply to email. No comment.
6:20pm: On my way home from cheerleading I realized I didn't put our huge erosion project away... should probably do that considering there are classes in my room tonight. Drove to school.
6:30pm: Start car... car won't start. Dead. No battery.
6:32pm: Try to get on internet to look up Lexus number by me. Internet thinks I'm at school so I need a password.
6:34pm: Call mommy. No answer because she's at 313 salon getting purdy. Call Lindsey. No answer because she's at bowling. Call Meghan. FINALLY--success!
6:37pm: Meghan looks up number for me so I can call before Lexus closes.
6:38pm: Lexus tells me that they can't help me, but that they will call Triple A.
6:38pm: Lindsey beeps in to tell me she is on her way to school to sit with me. BEST FRIEND EVER!!!!!
8:00pm: Triple A finally gets to school. Come to find out my battery is shot. Dead. A year old car? 2009? Absolutely ridic.
8:15pm: Lindsey follows me to Lexus to drop off car and key in box.
8:30pm: Finally home. Country Music Awards to unwind and chill.

Yes, you can probably tell that my outlook on my day is not the most positive. However, I believe that everything happens for a reason. I don't know the reason for this, but I do know that.... I am lucky it happened at my school and not in a super sketch area.... I am lucky my roommate was close by/sat with me/helped me drop my car off/took me home/can drive me to work tomorrow..... I am thankful that if it had to happen, it happened the way it did.

Hopefully tomorrow is a better one. I look forward to a fresh start. Good night.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Day 274

Today was pretty easy/carefree for myself. However, I found myself constantly saying, "I'm sorry!" to others around me for various things....

-->"I'm sorry you feel sick."
-->"I'm sorry you miss your daddy."
-->"I'm sorry your head hurts."
-->"I'm sorry you feel as though your observation did not go so well."
-->"I'm sorry you lost your sunglasses."
-->"I'm sorry the guy you like is a huge meany."
-->"I'm sorry you feel overwhelmed."
-->"I'm sorry you are embarrassed that you accidentally pulled the fire alarm."
-->"I'm sorry you forgot your lunch."

I'm sorry... I'm sorry... I'm sorry! :-( I genuinely felt sorry for everyone today. I'm glad I was there to listen for them. It's nice to know others care. I feel as though we all get caught up in our drama of our own and don't take the time to listen to each other. I knew if I took the time to listen to others... it would hopefully alleviate some of their stress and sadness.

I hope all of them have better days tomorrow!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Day 273

My life is complete. Josh hugged me tonight. Yes, and it was AFTER class. Aka not the most pleasant... neither one of us. After class, I decided I'd tell him something that hit me today. It was my one year going to his class. I started taking in November of last year. He said, "I guess this is our one year anniversary!" Haha... he is ridic. The music, the energy, the people.... AHHHHH, I find so much joy in Monday nights. Thank you Josh for making working out something I look forward to... especially after a Monday.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Day 272

Last night was so much fun! Sleepover party at Lauren's! She woke me up at 8:30. Eight freaking thirty. I threatened our friendship if she didn't let me go back to sleep. She listened. We officially woke up at 10:30. Went to lunch then did some car swaps. I drove home to have my mama help me with my benefits stuff. It was good to see the fam! Our house is looking pretty awesome with some new additions. Looks much better than the big pile of dirt I saw the last time I was there! Hung out there for a bit then decided that the new Menchie's by Lassiter was a must. I've never been to a Menchie's before, but I have been to a ton of froyo places in Cali and Athens. Loved it! However, I faced a problem. You know when you start grabbing gummy worms and strawberry pop rocks mixed with chocolate that it's not going to taste the best. My froyo was so bad I couldn't even eat it. Haha. I'll try it again next time with this in mind: less is more, less is more! The rest of my night consists of laundry (lame), grading (lame), grocery shopping (lame), and working out (hallelujah)! Have a super night people!!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Day 271

Woke up at 12:30. OH YEAH! Ate lunch. Now I'm creating documents for school (I truly should start my own worksheet business with Meghan at this pt), grading papers, and watching the dawgs do a great job! Goal (if enough time)= workout. Tonight I am going to help Kacie celebrate her birthday :) Happy birthday Kaceface!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Day 270

Gonna be honest. Today was a rough one.

One thing that sticks out to me as being one of the worst pts of the day was when my knee popped out of place. Usually, I can get it back in. Not this time :(.... it was STUCK for a good solid (what seemed like) 83482349 hours! Or maybe 10 seconds? Regardless, it hurt. It's all because of a cheerleading accident I had in high school. I tore my ACL and MCL. I don't think I realized how much it would affect my life past that time period. Ouch! I'm 25 and I ache.

Luckily, my mama puts all of our family photos on snapfish. I was curious to see the pics from my surgery. I found the famous one that I am convinced will be used against me one day... more than likely my wedding or something. This picture was literally taken right when I saw my mom after I woke up from the surgery. I said, "Look what I can do!!!" as I touched my tongue to my nose (yeah right, not even close haha). At least it wasn't as bad as when I crawled on the floor out to the parking lot when I had my wisdom teeth out :)

Someone should video tape me next time! For real. It's apparently a sight to see :)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Day 269

Kids truly do say the funniest things. Today was one of those days where I had to literally hold in a big laugh. :D Let me set up the scene for you....

Who: My class and I (and two student teachers observing me)

What: Reading a story called Beatrice Doesn't Want To (a story about a little girl who doesn't want to read, but eventually realizes that she loves to read through her experiences)

Where: My classroom on the carpet

When: Today

Why: I read them a story then the students were going to write about what they think probably happened after the story ended.

Before I read the story or even read the title (key point), I held up the book and said, "What do you think this story might be about based on just glancing at the cover?"

--Kid #1: I think it's going to be about a girl that doesn't want to clean her room.
--Kid #2: Look, she has her books and backpack, I think she doesn't want to go to school.
--Kid #3: Yeah, I think she doesn't want to clean her room. I hate to clean my room!
--Kid #4: (with a huge SMILE) I know I know!!! I think she doesn't want to eat her beat rice.
--Me: Her beat rice? (I look over at two student teachers that were in the room observing me to see if they caught on to what she was talking about. I look back at the child in confusion.) What do you mean "beat rice"?
--Kid #4: Yes, Ms. Wexler. Seeeeeee! At the top it says "BEAT RICE".... "B-E-A-T.... R-I-C-E".
Me (thinking out loud): OOOOOHHHHHH!!!! (realizing she thought Beatrice the name was separated into a food.... beat rice) .......

Of course we discussed that I could see where she would think that, but that it actually said Beatrice, which was the character's name. I was actually impressed that she chunked the word and used the words on the cover to try and gain meaning for what might happen.

In my three whole years of teaching, this definitely goes down as top 3 of favorite quotes/memories from a student. It made my heart smile <3 :)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Day 268

School. Cheerleading. McCormick and Schmick's for some food and fun. I don't do oysters and crab legs, but I still enjoyed in on the extravaganza. Currently, LJ and I are jamming out. IMAGINE THAT!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Day 267

I have a friend that is going through a very hard time right now. I pray that she has the strength to cope with the struggles she is facing right now. I find ease through the power of prayer. I know everything she is going through is in His hands.

A favorite song that I have that reminds me how powerful our God is happens to be called "Our God" by Chris Tomlin.

Our God is greater, our God is stronger
God You are higher than any other
Our God is Healer, awesome in power
Our God, Our God…
Our God is greater, our God is stronger
God You are higher than any other
Our God is Healer, awesome in power
Our God, Our God…

Monday, November 1, 2010

Day 266

Most of the time I was a nice little one, but as you can see I took advantage of my brother doing anything I told him to. HAHA.

This makes me smile. I remember those days like it was yesterday.

This is me in 2nd grade. Weird!

I post these pictures tonight for two reasons... 1) They put me in a good mood to look back on it all. 2) I heart my brother.