Tuesday, September 30, 2008

A week in MY life

Ali Edwards is documenting a week in her life, modeled after a class she taught several times for Creating Keepsakes University. She invited her blog readers to join her in documenting their lives. Being a faithful blog reader of Ali's, I decided to go along with it. I started my week on Sunday. Perfect timing!

Our World Youth Day group had a BBQ/reunion at Ypao Beach. The only pictures I took were of the Chocolate Dirt cake that Bonny brought from the Hyatt. That thing was SINFULLY delicious! It wasn't too sweet and all that chocolate was offset by the strawberries laden on top. I resisted bringing ANY of it home with me. Just didn't need that temptation.

Since this is all about documenting my everyday life, I also took a picture of my DS Lite and the few games I have. I play that thing everyday. It's nice to come home and do something mindless like play "Super Mario Bros".

Monday... I took a picture of the front of the gym. You can find me there from 5-7pm Monday through Thursday. My classes don't actually start till 5:45, but there's parking and/or a bike for cycling to sign up for to consider. Plus, I get to be sociable with my gym friends beforehand.

Tuesday...pictures of the time I left for work and 5 minutes before school ended, the cubbies in my temporary classroom that contain all our necessities, the shoes I wore today.

I also put aside a thank you card I got from a friend on Monday and a note from The Scrapping Spot that I got today to include in my album.

Totally random stuff...but I love it!

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday stuff:

Thursday, September 18, 2008


I had a fairly good day. I had air conditioning in my "new" classroom, most of my students were on task and nobody got on my bad side. My newest headache is in the form of a plumbing contract to relocate our water lines, but the contention lies in whether or not it includes terminating the old line (which is the reason for the new line in the first place). Lots of back and forth with too many people. I feel so pulled in different directions. So frustrated right now that I am close to tears again. To make matters worse, I saw a chunk of white hair today.

I've always known that I had a patch of white hair at the back of my head somewhere but never saw it. Until today. At first I thought it was paint, but I wasn't around any wet paint today. Then I thought it was chalk but I didn't rub the back of my head across the board. Besides the fact that I saw this after I had been lying down. So there I have it. It's true. I have a patch of white hair at the back of my head and there's nothing I can do about it. It's too much to pull out. I don't want to subject myself to getting my hair colored because then I have to SIT patiently while the color sets in and then have to go in every 6-8 weeks for a touch up. That's so not my style. A little to girly for me. Besides, no one sees it. I only saw it because my hair was messy from lying down. Depressing stuff...

In other news, I recently signed up with my space (to keep in touch with the younger generation of people I know) and facebook. The Facebook thing was out of curiosity for one of my cousins who got married on the sly (it wasn't widely known that she got hitched). Anyhow, while I was waiting for her to confirm me as a friend, I found old friends and some found me. Happy story, right? Yeah, it is. Then last week, I got an email that someone from my past left me a message on facebook. Enter shock. Disbelief. And the thought, "OH.MY.GOD. He's stalking me again."

It was a message from a guy I dated in college. He was completely wacky back then and called every so often after we stopped dating to see if I was ready to see him again. Obsessed, huh? Should I have been flattered? At the time, I was not. I was irritated. Annoyed. Flat out pissed off that he kept calling. My equilibrium would be slightly off after his phone calls. Now this. He was looking for one of our old friends. Then we started emailing back and forth. He has changed so much. And wouldn't you know it? He's married with a kid. Had I met him after the craziness of young adulthood was over, I think I would have sung a different tune. He's matured. Changed. The ugly duckling has become a swan, metaphorically speaking. He still looks the same, but there's a different "air" about him. So, now we're becoming what we never were....FRIENDS. And that warms my heart.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Check this out!

Susan Costanza aka SusieQScrapbook started a new card sketch a day blog. I wanted to make some cards so I asked for some sketches. She sent me a few. The first one went up today! Check it out HERE!