October 26, 2011

It's Wednesday, which means What I Wore Wednesday! Whoop Whoop:) If you want to link up head on over to thepleatedpoppy.com
 Dirty mirror, yuck!
Blue tank- Target
Cardigan- Target
cargo pants- Target
Yes I shop there a lot lol!
 Pink ruffle button down-Old Navy
Belt- Target
Perfect fit khakis-Gap
 Embrodiered top-Old Navy
Necklace-Old Navy
Cargo capri pants- Loft
 top-Old Navy
white khakis-Old navy
 white tee-Old Navy
Cargo pants-Target
Teal tee-Target
Black infinity scarf-Forever 21

Our weather has been a little nuts-cold-hot-kinda cool, all of which I am sure you can tell from the clothing. Who wears white pants and a sweater in the same month? Ha!
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10 years ago

October 23, 2011

Lately I've been having a lot of dreams, that I can actually remember. The recurring theme in all of them is my age, 15. For instance, last night my dream was that I was 15 and taking down all my N'SYNC posters with my boyfriend. It wasn't made up, it was like watching a movie of the day we did that. I still have pictures from it actually. We spent the whole day ripping paper off the wall while we played around with his "new to him" Les Paul guitar. Oh the good ole days. 

The years of 15 and 16 were good ones. Yes I had a grandmother die, and high school geometry nearly sent me into therapy; but in all that age was perfect. If only someone would have convinced me that no other time in your life is quite and wonderful and carefree as the years you begin to drive. The new found freedom made me feel like an adult, heck I so thought I was, but I still had a 10pm curfew. 

I could have died at that age and died happy. I had accomplished all my dreams. Mainly being that I wanted to go to England, which I did at 14. I was just as happy as a clam dancing around my room listening to music too loud and singing too loud. I would take my walkman outside every night to the swing set and listen to Q93's top 8 at 8pm, seriously hoping N'SYNC made the list. 

15 year old Emily would have never thought that 25 year old Emily would one day miss the days of driving around in an old 1991 Dodge Caravan. I seriously hated that car back then. 
I refused to drive that ugly thing. Until my Mom finally got through to me that a new car was not in my future and that I either drove it or they sold it. I was so mortified of the thing that when I first got it I would crouch down at red lights so no one could see me. It didn't have a working radio so we sang everywhere we went, at one time I had actually put my cd player in there. Batteries we not cheap, so it didn't last long. 

It didn't occur to me until I was in the shower that that was 10 years ago. It all seems so recent. Something tell me I will be 35 and doing a similar post about being 25. {sigh}

Oddly enough, I really wish Jeremy could have known me back then. It is amazing what the drama of senior year of high school to junior year of college can do to a person. I not saying I wasn't cynical back then, but I sure packed on the freshmen 15--in cynicism. 

What year do you miss most from your life?
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October 20, 2011

Hey all! I ment to do a ton of posts lately, but have even lacked energy to do a link up. I've been making an attempt to clean up my eating, because being married to someone who could eat an elephant and never show is sure shows up on me. Welcome back Abs Diet. I'm sick. Thanks 4th grade. Oh the joys of moving and allowing your body to become immune to a whole new set of germs. I will forever stand by my comments about children being giant germ carrying sponges. Seriously, that hand foot mouth mess has kicked off a ton of children lately. All this makes me very bleach orientated...too bad you can't use it at school, where we really need it. I shall be disinfecting my home asap. 

In other news I am experiencing something I was told never occurred down here. Then again they said a lot of other things I don't believe. But anyway, when I got home and kicked out the dogs the other day it went from hot to this...
(Holy flying dachshunds the wind was blowing hard).....to freaking cold. The dogs don't know what to make of this weather change, especially the other day when the wind was blowing hard enough that I seriously thought there was a tornado and the lights went out. Not cool friends. Just so you know these two...
...didn't stay out of long in that weather. Within an hour, two tops, it went from 80 to about 60. Cray cray. 

How do y'all like Ellie boo boo's new do? She was starting to look a bit Cousin It-ish and I had to trim her hairy self.This other little demonic monster is totally up for grabs to anyone who needs their home turned upside down. Maddie has been on quite the tare, which includes but is not restricted to: peeing on my yoga mat, pooping in the house right after we let her in, pooping in front of my alarm clock-and then I step in it-in the dark, eating any and all cotton products in the trash, and last but not least swallowing a {clean} tampon {I hope} whole and pooping it out on my rug. Whole. How she pulled that last one off I will never know. She loves cotton so much it is hard to clean her ears without her attempting to eat the Q-tip.
So yeah, you can totally have her. She is on my last nerve, and she knows it. She keeps giving me her "I didn't mean to" look. 

Do you see why children are a no go around here? Lord help me if these two don't cause just as much drama as a kid. Who eats a whole tampon?!?

Oh, yet another reason why I've been bloggy M.I.A is because we have been doing a whole lot of this:
Lazy is key around these parts, especially with all the new shows on this season. 

Proof that I have a husband, since he is totally one of those guys that lets me take his picture, as you can tell from the over abundance of Jeremy pictures on the blog. I snuck one, which he wanted to delete, but I didn't.
Yes, that is what our bed looks like these days. Pillows and sheets everywhere, because I leave long before him and just want to crawl back in when I get home. School Psychology books all over the place. And a chair next to the bed because a nightstand is not enough storage space for him. We have an office, he even has one on campus. He just needs a chair next to the bed. I shall break him of this habit one day. 

Well I think that is about it. Tomorrow we have the last 5th Quarter, and I have fall festival at school. Seriously this is my schedule tomorrow: 

6am- get up
7:30am- get to work
3-leave work
6pm- go back to work for fall festival
8:30pm-leave school
9pm-be at the church
12am-5th quarter ends
hopefully be in bed by 2am

Not my kind of schedule, I like the whole nothing to do outlook. 

Next weekend is the Jazz half/5K which I am so not ready for. I haven't run all week and I haven't run a full mile straight in over 3 weeks. Boo.

Hope y'all have a good Friday, I have to go dig my dachshund out of the bathroom trashcan yet again. 

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Fill in the blank Friday

October 14, 2011

 To play along head over to www.thelittlethingswedo.blogspot.com!

1.   The most selfless thing I've ever done was      who knows? Let Jeremy have the last of anything? I am lost on this one  .

2.   When it comes to working out    love strength training in an actual gym. I love Zumba, even though I was exhausted and didn't go yesterday. With all that said though, I've been running against my will so I can get ready for a 5k in New Oleans in a few weeks      .

3.  A woman should always   have self confidence, and be extremely independent. And never, and I mean never bow down and let a man (or anyone) treat her like a door mat   .

4. I wish I could    crochet and sew    and then I'd    have a use for my sewing machine and be able to create amazing crocheted things like a friend of ours in Monroe   .

5.  A best friend is    someone who knows things that if ever leaked to the public could be detrimental, but they love you so they keep your secrets .

6.  I can't get enough of     sugar. I admit it, I am a sugar addict. Who is currently trying to quit   .

7.  This weekend I am    meeting my parents for dinner, helping Jeremy with 5th quarter, and being lazy  .

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31 days

October 12, 2011

I know I've been slacking on this 31 days business. I also realize I start nearly every post with that statement as well. However, in the midst of a hurricane of crazy that 1 1/2 ago would have driven me over the edge, I can now say that it doesn't. I have finally learned to not let crazy get to me and effect my relationship with Jeremy. You see, when I was first introduced to the crazy I took it out on him. I wasn't brought up around that mess and honestly didn't know how to cope with it because of that simple fact. 

The past day or so has really made me appreciate my family and husband. I couldn't pick out a better group if I was given a line up to choose from. 

On the other hand...I finally figured out a way to memorize my scripture for SSMT, by taking it walking with me. Yes I wandered around the track at NSU mumbling scripture and waiting on someone to call the cops on the crazy lady talking to a spiral note pad. It is safe to say though that I have nearly all of them stuck in my memory and almost all of the addresses (is that what you call it? I can never think of what to call the book and verse part.). Yay me! I plan on going to Houston for SSMT in January, so if any of you are going, or know of anyone going let me know. It feels kind of odd to be traveling like that alone, I feel like I need someone to meet up with at least. 

Anyhoo, I am out and I hope you all have a great rest of the week!
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31 Days

October 10, 2011

Why yes, I recognize I am a massive blog slacker. But who can blame me for being remotely lazy on a Sunday. Right?

Yesterday was great, we had lunch with some church friends. I really enjoyed their company, now if I could just carry a camera around with me so my poor blog didn't suffer form a lack of pictures. 

Today, and tomorrow I have no work. Well, no going to work. I still have a ton a papers to grade before grade posting ends on Thursday. But hey, no work is always a positive. 

Good thing I work, otherwise I might come down with a bed sore from my apparent laziness. At least I can say we get out moneys worth out of that DVR. 

I am also working on our Home Management Binder. I have a super organized mother who always knew everything off the top of her head, and actually had more of a Home Management filling cabinet than a binder. However, in a effort to be as organized at home as I am at work I am getting all our mess organized. Hopefully. We'll see. 

Have a great Columbus day y'all! 
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31 days

October 8, 2011

I could totally go off on a half crazed rant right now. Mainly because there are stories to share, but I will save that for later. 

Well anyway, not only do I have something to be positive about because I found some Twinings Tea at WalMart (now if I could just get my hands on some spaghetti squash). 

I also have a whole mess of affirmations I keep telling myself. For one, there is nothing wrong with being a 25 yr old woman with a Master's Degree, career, and zero children. It doesn't make me any less of  a woman, or a wife. I spend my Saturday's running, catching up on the DVR, and grading papers and there is nothing wrong with that. I honestly shouldn't let people with opposite opinions of what a girl my age should be up to. If I want to stand on my head drinking hot tea while I travel the world in a giant bouncy ball it is my prerogative. 

So there you go, who cares if crazy southerners who stick to archaic traditions of marrying super young and having a baby before you hit, heck all your babies before you hit my age think I am looney tunes. I must be a hard working level headed one then, cause this graduate wife doesn't see jack wrong with higher education and a dern job. 

Was that positive? I totally mean it in the most positive way possible haha!
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Happy 33rd Anniversary

October 7, 2011

Happy 33rd Anniversary to the best parents ever! 
I tried to think of a way to describe you crazy people but I can't. I love you two, I couldn't have been placed in a better family if you had put it up for adoption to Brad and Angelina. Although I could totally go for the money:)
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31 days/FITBF

I know I skipped yesterday, but I sort of crashed after work.

Yesterday's positive: my WalMart gas card let me get gas for only $3.15 a gallon. Sweet.

Today was easy peasy. Gave a test and let the kids catch up on their AR points. We've been reading a junior classics book that has The Legend of Sleep Hollow, Spectre Bridegroom, and Rip Van Winkle in it. Loved reading those stories again.


Now for Fill in the Blank Friday. Join in at thelittlethingswedo.blogspot.com

1.   Something popular that I can't stand/just don't "get" is      spending so much money on a planner. I guess I am just too cheap  .

2.   Something unpopular that I secretly love is    not wearing makeup. Why does everyone wear so much makeup?      .

3.  When I've had a bad day I   get in bed and watch TV, I may or may not be eating ice cream to top that off. But we won't discuss that   .

4. I'd prefer    grilled chicken    to    chicken cooked on the stove      any day.

5.  Something that makes me nervous is    driving in traffic .

6.  Something worth fighting for is     my beliefs, you should never let someone try to change what you believe   .

7.  When people think of me, I hope they think    I am funny and nice. Hopefully they can see through the cynical exterior .

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31 Days

October 5, 2011

I honestly can't think of any one positive event that stands out today. There was nothing overly negative. But as usual, it was just a regular mundane day, not in a bad way of course. Mundane is always better than dramatic and eventful. I thrive on daily schedules.

Wait that does remind me. While I do thrive on a good schedule [I honestly had my day mapped out by the hour in college] today's twist in schedule left me with an unexpected down time. Just enough down time to get together a reading strategies lesson for tomorrow and hang up/put together my homemade bulletin board. Our rooms have a partition for a wall, some rooms have two partition walls. This does not make for teacher friendly outlets and wall space. Therefore I made a makeshift board by hanging a tri-fold cardboard display board on the wall and jazzing it up with junk. 

I'll leave you with my favorite bible verse, especially since it is a 31. I need to practice my scripture memory before S.S.M.T. rolls around in January. 

She clothes herself in strength and dignity, and will rejoice in time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom and on her tongue is the law of kindness. Proverbs 31:25-26

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Link up for What I Wore Wednesday at The Pleated Poppy!

I did mistakenly missed two days. Maybe I'll do better next week. Pics are in the opposite order of which I took them, thanks Blogger. Just so you know I cleaned my mirror today for this first pic...guess the top of the mirror needed it as bad as the bottom {hehe}. Feel free to send hate mail about dirty mirrors.
Duty Day 
Blue top- Gap
Cropped Khakis- Target
Burlap Toms
 Because I am obsessed with tucked in button ups right now.
 Purple & Blue Stripped Button down- Old navy
Leather belt- Target
Khakis- Gap
 The Updated Dick Van Dyke Show look.
Flowy top- Old Navy circa last season
black cropped khakis- Old Navy
Sandals- WalMart
 I do in fact go clubbing, Sam's clubbing. 
Watergirl Jacket circa football season 2002
khaki shorts- Old navy
Green Relay for Life shirt
Why does my hair always look good on days no one else sees it?
Churchy Church
Blue flowy linen-ish dress- Old Navy
Boots- Target
Belt- I think Old Navy
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31 Days of Positive

October 4, 2011

I am not going to lie, today has been pretty mundane. I did find a positive though, and it happened at work. 

This morning I was about to show the kids a video about reading strategies and informational resources and the principal walked in. She said she didn't want to interrupt and started to turn back around, but I knew what they were coming by for so I told her to stay and what we were up to anyway. Just then she said something I have never heard a principal say, "That video sounds awesome, don't y'all have the best teacher ever!And the best school!" One of my favorite little nuts did throw in some humor to that and added "It'd be better if she shared her coffee!" I nearly fell out in the floor laughing, it kind of caught her off guard. But it was funny none the less. You have just got to love this age group, they are so witty and silly. 

So that is my positive. I really do have a great school/administration/everything. Honestly, after my experience last year it was going to take a great year like this to want to teach another year. It is such an odd feeling to actually care about the people you work with. 

The little notes of affirmation and kind words our administration often leaves and says to me [and other teachers too] really give me that extra boost to do my best for the students and for my school. Just goes to show what a difference a positive encouraging environment will do for a teacher. 

If you want your teachers to love your children and love their job, you have to love your teachers. 

To link up to 31 days click the link here.
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31 Days of Positive

October 3, 2011

Today's post is going to be short and sweet. Only because I haven't had dinner yet due to not getting home from work until 7pm. Yay teacher workshops. 

So today's positive is- Our neighbor's got a black and tan dachshund puppy!
If you know anything about me know this...dachshunds are my  happy. My heart is about to explode, I could just lay in the floor and let puppies crawl all over me:)

I did throw in there that I could babysit whenever. And I totally will.
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31 days of positive/getting punched in the face

October 2, 2011

In case you missed yesterday's post. I am linking up with 31 days, my goal is to find something positive everyday to blog about. I am a big cynic, and this is my way of breaking my bad cynical habit.

I actually found a lot of positive today. I did catch myself mentally identifying negative things-and yes-thinking about them. However, overall it was positive.

For starters Sunday School was great-funny to call it SS after it was Life Group at First West for so many years to me.  

I cooked, not to brag, the best pot roast, mashed potatoes, and blackberry cobbler ever! I then proceeded to sleep it off only to wake up an hour later to eat some more and make myself sick. My brain has got to start shutting my stomach off sooner, or at least give me random cases of lock jaw. 

After cobbler round 2 I took yet another nap, only to wake up and walk the dogs, get punch in the face by my husband, and then get rewarded with a Starbucks caramel apple spice cider [which I assume was to make up for the potential black eye I am developing]. 

Now this is not negative, just hilarious. Which is why I am elaborating on it. [side note: I know  a lot of people don't like to pick on their relationship with their signification other, but ours is often times comical so I just have  to]

Yes, Jeremy punched me in the face while we were walking the dogs. How you ask? Well his sub-par dachshund/retractable leash skills finally got the best of him. You see, Jeremy walking a dog looks awfully like a Scott fly fishing in the highlands. Thanks to a few bikers Maddie took off across the street, and in walked Jeremy and his reeling-the-dog-back-in act. About the second time he pulled that arm back to reel himself in a furry one my eye got caught in the cross fire. I was then smacked with a fist/retractable dog leash. Yes, it hurt. Jeremy immediately thought I was crying and freaked out. But I just had to laugh at this one, we could have won the 100,000 on America's Funniest Home Videos had someone had a camera. 

Secretly I hope to have a black eye, just so I can say that my husband punched me. I will be jokingly holding this one over his head for quite some time. 

That all leads me to right now, sitting at my trusty Dell, sipping my apple cider, and blogging. Couldn't be a better day. 

This is totally random but I couldn't figure out how to fit it in the post...when I asked the guy at Starbucks what the Caramel Apple Spice was he told me, and I quote: "Hot apple juice with whip cream and a little caramel spice syrup." Starbucks dude, please don't ever try to work a high end restaurant, because with those descriptive skills you won't sell jack crap. It just cracks me up he said apple juice instead of cider. Okay, maybe that is just me finding funny in the nit picky things. 

What positive thing did you notice today?
Night y'all.

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31 days

October 1, 2011

Recently I've seen bloggers linking up to the 31 days of... on different blogs. Of course, I wanted to participate...I need to be a better blogger and blog daily, if not just more often. I can easily post things that are nonsense like what am I wearing and food posts. Bu it isn't often that I actually write in depth, and when I do it is quite often an negative rant. 

But let's face it, negative ranting come easily to me. I am naturally a negative realistic person. I don't see the world as being full of flowers and happy people. I don't skip around on clouds and bake cupcakes late at night for random reasons. I see the world for what it is, a deep dark pile of hateful lunatics. Sadly, too often I am right in the middle being hateful along with them. 

I was once told by a professor of mine that I was the most cynical 18yr old he had ever met. He was right, between the ages of 18-21 I found every reason to pull the negative out of a situation, because the negative was pulling the positive out of me. 

So without further hesitation, as part of the 31 days of blog link up I have decided to post about:

Because honestly, I need to be more positive. If I am off hunting for positive everyday for a whole month I am bound to create some sort of habit and develop a more positive outlook. So here goes today's first post:

By 9:50 this morning I have already found my positive thing-I ran a whole mile without stopping.  

Never in my life have I ran that far without having to walk. Seriously I walk 80% of the runs I go on. So this was a massive accomplishment-coming in good time-considering I am running in the 5K portion of the Jazz Half this month. 

I spent the whole run pushing myself and saying that I could do it. I wasn't running fast, but I sure did make it. Even when I was in the "best shape of my life" and the lowest weight of my adult life I couldn't run farther than from my house to the stop sign barely .2 of a mile from my apartment. I could lift weights and run on a Precor like I was making money doing it, but run on the ground, no 'mam. 

So yay for me! I did it, and 10lbs heavier than I was a 21 and 5lbs from my happy weight. I guess I am in better shape than I thought. 

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