Thursday, December 18, 2008

Christmas break...

A friend of mine asked me last night what I was going to do over break... I started rattling off a list of ALL the great people that I get to hang out with this break. She laughed at me and said, "wow, so you are just going to hang out all break?!?" I responded with an enthusiastic YES!

I am SO excited for the 17 days off of school that I get. (Christmas (I mean "winter") break has to be one of THE best perks for being in education. I absolutely love this time of year. I love Christmas. I love getting together with my crazy family! (I have some of the coolest cousins in the world...and trust me they HAVE traveled the world!)
Here is just a glimpse of some of the people that I will get to hang out with over the next 17 days.
Tommorrow the fam (mom, pops, sister and bro-in-law and myself) are taking a little road trip to CO. Then I'll be back in the city for a day before I head south to CV for Christmas with the fam. Then its back to the city for a week of hanging out with some of THE coolest people I know, having a party with the WC, taking pictures at a wedding, going to another wedding, ringing in 2009... its going to be a wild time let me tell you!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Brooke tagged me so...

Here you go.

(6 random things)
  1. I am an unofficial member of the coolest "club" in town. (aka the white crew)
  2. My favorite ornament on my Christmas tree is pink with polka-dots.
  3. I am addicted to diet coke. It's my version of "coffee."
  4. I like to have my Christmas decorations up as long as possible and as long as my roommate will allow! :)
  5. I am the 11th most fascinating person of 2008. (only the top 10 made it on tv with Barbara Walters.)
  6. My car is named Mabel. (Mabel the Malibu) Mabel means "my beautiful one."

And now I'm supposed to "tag" people... so Amy, Lindsay B, Sarah K, SB, Jana, and Cassie TAG, YOU'RE IT!

Monday, December 1, 2008

a raw rant of sorts....

A friend of mine asked me tonight, "so how are you?" My response surprised went something like this... "I'm good, life is crazy, and insane, wonderulf and busy. After Saturday I won't know what to do with myself, I'm ready for Christmas and the LONG 17 day break from school, everything has changed but yet everything has stayed very much the same, (i.e. I'm getting restless but not entirely for sure why.)"

-a little more info - - the part about Saturday.... I have a 15 page paper due on Wednesday (can you say procrastinator? I've started writing it, I'll get it done, I've just had better things to do, like hang out with people! Who am I to sacrifice time with people for writing a paper?!?) Anyway along with the paper, I have to give a 10 minute presentaion over my "research findings." I'm not entirely sure how much my professor will appreciate this but this is what my research has shown....
  1. I am SO ready to be done with my master's, it's not even funny. Whoever encouraged me to start working on it my first year of teaching was wise even though right now I'm pretty sure I am crazy. I am grateful for their wisdom and will be even more grateful when this is all said and done.

  2. May 2009 can not come soon enough.

  3. I need a break from being a student... (21 years of this is enough... I don't know how doctors do it....but Dr. Call does have a nice ring to it, okay not so much!)

  4. I do enjoy learning but not when it is according to someone else's syllabus.
  5. I really do like my job and through this whole master's process I have come to appreciate where I work, who I work for, and some of those I work with much more than I thought I ever would.

I am going to attempt to tie my findings into my "research on curriculum" blah blah blah... it's really not as terrible as I am making it out to be but I sure do have a bad case of senioritis. But it will all be worth it... and one day in May this will be me!