Sunday, February 27, 2011

Jumbled Morning Thoughts

Gosh I feel like I have a lot to say but to organize my thoughts would take way too long.  So I'm making a list.  That seems like the easy way for me to do things.

*My fish almost died last night.  It was traumatic.  I was cleaning out his bowl (because after getting home from a night of hanging out with friends I could think of nothing better to do than clean out Coco's bowl).  I got a little cup ready for him to wait in while I cleaned his actual bowl.  I scooped him out in the little green net thing and as I was attempting to transfer him to the "waiting bowl"...brace yourself this is horrible...he JUMPED INTO THE SINK!!!  I was like "Uhmm...what the trash Coco, I knew you were sad about your bowl being dirty but you don't need to kill youself."  So Daniel, Billy and I staged an intervention.  I called Derek because I was so upset and he said that Coco would be fine, that he just had a concussion.  I called my mom (yes, she was in bed because it was an ungodly hour of the night/morning) and she said she was really sorry, she hoped my fish survived and that she was going back to bed.  Then I sat and talked to my fish for awhile.  This morning he was still alive so I guess the intervention worked.  Maybe he needs fishy therapy or something.

*I found things to add to my file of things I want for my house/apartment.  I hope to have a house someday so I usually say house, but in reality it's just an apartment right now.  I keep looking at sheets online.  I want new sheets so bad I dream about them.  Really.  I dreamt about changing my sheets last night.  Tell me that's not bizarre.  I keep looking for the perfect ones, but I keep coming back to the purple-ish ones, which is odd because purple is not my favorite color.

*Yesterday I had lunch with my birth father, his wife and his stepson.  It was great.  Daniel went with me but he didn't really have anything to say (cause he doesn't know them ya know) so he was mostly just there to make me feel better with his presence.  The only thing that would have made the day better would have been if Alisa had been there.  I hate times like this when we don't talk and she lives a million miles away and I want to fix it but don't know how.  It literally makes my heart hurt.

*I am supposed to be working right now.  I have the bulletins printed but not folded.  Whoops.  Apparently Ben taught my Sunday School class last week and they learned about David and Goliath.  So today we are expanding on that lesson with a project.  Fun times.  Then it will be almost time to start teaching about Easter.  I love this time of year as far as teaching Sunday School because it's great to teach and fairly easy to find hands on things for them to do.  Oh, and I finally remembered to bring my craft sticks so they can finish their puppets today.  Whew!

*I hate not having the internet at my house.  I would get internet before I would get cable I think.  Then I could post random things every day.  Also, whenever I post the time stamp on my post is like two hours earlier than the actual time.  Like right now it says "Draft saved at 8:52 AM" but when I post it will say like 6:52 AM.  So strange.  I don't know how to fix it because I'm not a computer genius.  Maybe I should call Dana.  Hmm...

That's all for now.  I am formulating a post in my head, but don't have time to get it all on there right now. 

Sunday, February 13, 2011

So busy...

I can't believe it's been so long since I posted.  I am such a slacker these days.  Life has been crazy busy.  But good busy.  I have been doing some MAJOR cleaning and organizing in my classroom.  This project takes a long time because there is a limited amount of time I can work on it before or after school.  I will be happy when it's done though.  And next is my house.  Ok, I've kind of already started on the house, but I haven't gotten much done so it doesn't really count that much.  :)  There are some major things changing for me soon and I can't wait to be able to share them.  Ok, really it's only one BIG thing but I still can't wait to be able to tell people!  Hopefully soon I will get the ok to do that. 

Anyways...right now I am in my office at church.  I am looking up fun things to do with my Sunday School kiddos for Valentine's Day.  I am looking forward to hanging out with them and telling them how cool they are and how much me and Jesus love them.  And I'm looking forward to helping them come up with ideas on how they can share love with others.  It's so easy to make Valentine's Day about Jesus.  Today will be a great day.  I am sure of it.  I am looking forward to the possibilities this week holds.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Snowed In!!

Well, we just got word that tomorrow will be another snow day for our school.  That means out of one whole week we went to school for half a day.  Ha!  I am glad that in a society that seems rushed in everything we do our schools are taking the time to make sure the roads are safe for our busses, teachers and other drivers before we go back to school.  I have not been so glad however, to be snowed in at my tiny apartment with no television or internet!  Yesterday my dad and two friends of mine dug my car out so I was finally free.  Today I left my house for the first time since Monday around noon.  I ran a few errands and came to my parents house.  There still are no people around, but there is television and internet and what can I say...I like it here.  I have come to realize that though I will never love this house as much as "my house" (the house I grew up in), I do still love this house.  Today I just walked around and looked at things.  It feels like a million years since I have been here.  I know it has only been a week or so, but when I am here I am usually watching Jersey Shore, cooking with my mom or talking to my mom or things like that.  Rarely am I here alone.  I felt like a little kid discovering new things.  I opened all the closets just to see what was in them.  This reminded me of having snow days when I was little.  When we were old enough to be left at home "alone" (my grandparents were always 'popping in' to visit us which we figured out later meant check on us) my siblings and I would be left a list of chores to do before our parents got home from work.  Other than doing these chores we were pretty  much free.  In "my house" we had HUGE closets.  I loved to go sit in the closets and look at stuff.  I know that sounds strange, but the closets were like a magical world to me.  There was a particularly large closet in the hallway that was great.  It was home to some clothes, lots of shoes, a file cabinet, and tons of boxes!  I loved to get the boxes off the shelf and look through them.  It was always random stuff, but I remember thinking it was great!  Sometimes I would find little trinkets that I would keep in my room for awhile and later return in search of something new.  There also was a small place in the back of the closet in my room where I would sit and think.  I would go there to cry when I was sad.  I would take the cordless phone up there and talk for hours to my friends.  I loved that house!  On snow days we would also usually try to make snow ice cream.  We always ended up with something more like snow soup with so much sugar in it it was grainy.  We were never great at "cooking" back then.  Oh, and we used to make my brother go get the mail in the snow by telling him that we would time him to see how long it took to get down there and back.  We would also occasionally offer him nickels and other random things.  He always went.  I love him. 
I guess I don't have much else to say today.  I am just enjoying being here and watching television and relaxing.  Oh, and I have decided I want to make fondue.  Maybe that's what I will take to the SuperBowl party.  We will see.  For today, for now, I am happy.