Thursday, December 23, 2010

BEST Christmas present EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So a few weeks ago I was telling you about the BEST INVENTION I've ever witnessed...dun dun dun..THE DONUT MAKER!!!! I just received one for CHRISTmas and I think it was by far the best gift I have ever been given! I can't wait for my stinkin twinner to get here so we can try it out together. I promised her I would wait! Have a MERRY CHRISTMAS everyone and don't let things like donut makers make you forget about the true reason for the season which is the Birth of our Savior!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

the simple things

Today I got to sleep in! I needed it very bad and I didn't have to be at work until 4:30PM. SO I decided to let myself rest. Then I was doing laundry and actually found a match for every sock! It felt good to not have to wonder where the missing sock was! haha.
The last few weeks have been busy times filled with baking, crafting, Christmas parties AND birthday parties all with lots and lots and lots and lots (I could keep going) of food!!! My parent's kitchen table is currently FULL of goodies and gifts from my mom's students plus all the stuff we baked the other day. My apartment is also full of many goodies from my students. It was a such a blessing to receive a gift from just about every student this year. They are all so precious! The best gifts are always the ones they make. It warms my heart to hang all of their creations around the house and show them off whenever I have visitors. So fun!
Here are a few little stories to keep you entertained because what kind of blog post would this be if there weren't stories? Let's be real..I mean, I AM a Tribble after all! haha. ;)
Yesterday was an exciting day of crazy occurrences from brainless little me. First I went to work at 4:15am as usual. My manager and I opened the store together and were both a  little slow moving. We chocked it up to being one of those days where you just can't seem to get your act together no matter how much sleep you have been getting recently (which for me is never much). The time went by and we were way less busy then normal because school is out. All of our teacher friends didn't stop in to get their usual pick me up before work. But, none the less, time flew by as usual and it was 8:15am. OFF TIME! ;) So My manager came in from his break and said I could close out my register and then take off. I did just that. In the time it took me to go back, clock out, call my friend and let her know my ETA, then grab my stuff, my manager double checked the schedule. When I was walking out in front of the customers he asked me "So..where ya goin?" I said "Home?" He responded with "oh really? I thought you were off at 9" (In the oh so sarcastic ways he usually does). I decided to check for myself and then responded with "well...CRAP!" He was right. That proceeded to me having to go back to the back, clock BACK in and continue working for another 45 minutes until 9 o clock. We were both on such auto Pilate that it didn't even occur to either of us to I could be off any later then 8:15am because of my school job (which is out for winter break right now). haha..oops!
THEN I went home and changed, grabbed the dog, dropped him off at my parent's house and made my way to the gas station. At the station there were several pumps open. It seemed like a good idea to go to the nearest open pump so I proceeded to number 4. The auto pay machine and I had a randevue of number punching and payment taking. I walked back to the pump and began to pump gas.... at least I thought I had. It took me a little while to look back at the machine and realizing nothing was happening. In the process of stopping and thinking about what had just happened it occurred to me that I apparently I was having a liking for the number 10 because that is the pump number I put in! Instead of 4 which was the pump I was actually at! In a panic I looked around trying to find the number 10! After finding it and realizing it was on the other side of the station i jumped back in to my car and drove over to it. Thank the Lord no one was already there sucking my bank account dry because I probably would have cried! THEN, I was facing the wrong way at the pump so I had to turn around and back in to the space while a gas station attendant was watching me almost run her over. WHO EVER SEES A GAS STATION ATTENDANT IN CALFORNIA?! I mean come on?! After the whole fiasco was over I couldn't help but just start laughing at myself!! Such is the story of my life.
I have many laugh or cry moments and thankfully God has given me a spirit of humor so I can laugh at myself when these things happen instead of get frustrated and cry. Thank you Jesus for this gift of humility and a humbling experience!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Best part of my day

Have I ever mentioned that I LOOOVE my job! Well...both of the but one more then the other for sure! I think being a teacher's aide is the best thing ever! I get to be with the kids all the time and never have to feel tide down by paper work or anything else. And another awesome part is that the parent's tend to love and respect us as much as the teacher. So, come Christmas time we are showered with gifts too. Today one of the cutest kids ever gave me an ornament that he made for me! It was so special and warmed my heart. His mom made picture cards and i swear that will be in my purse for the next few months so i can show off my cute student! He is such a precious and good little boy! I work with him and one of the other little kids two on one everyday and we have a blast! I seriously look forward to going to work everyday and getting paid to play! Today we had free play centers which the kids NEVER get to do so it was so much fun for them! We did playdoh and doll house and art. We have one little guy that is quite the artist. He drew a picture and then managed to use EVERY single star sticker on the sticker page to make ornaments on the tree that he drew. So cute! Anyways..enough about that. On to other cuteness. The kids play at church yesterday was fabulous! Last night I went to Jacquelyn and Joey's apartment to help Jacquelyn get the babies room set up.  It's crazy cool how much stuff has been given to them but also a little overwhelming. We went through a lot of it and then went shopping to get the last of the things they didn't have. I can't believe he will be here in less then 6 weeks! Times flies! I feel like just yesterday she found out she was pregnant which is weird for me because usually babies that I am really looking forward to seem take FOREVER to get here but not him! I am glad though because once he is here he will never leave my arms! Bring an auntie is going to be the greatest thing ever! Can't wait!!!
Anyhow..hope everyone is doing well and the reason for the season is being honored and remembered.

Thursday, December 9, 2010


I heard a song today (as you can tell I listen to music a lot) and it went something like this "Cause the pain that you've been feeling, can't compare to the joy that's coming." Interesting concept. I guess it is true because God never allows us to go through something just for the pain of it but on this earth we might never know why we went through some things we did. I don't know that the pain I went through will ever make sense but I know there is joy to come and I hold on to that hope. Interesting thought though

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Donut Maker and other adventures

On Saturday Amber Noel came over and helped me decorate for Christmas. It was so much fun and now my place looks all festive and fun. On Monday Amber Noel, Joey, a friend of theirs and I went to a tree lot and got a tree for our friend Ryan. He got in to a car accident and can not move so we picked one out for him and then took it over and helped decorate it. He was very excited and thankful to us for doing this for him. Later that day we went to the tree lot again and got Amber and Joey's tree. We then went to Target (hoping no would steal the tree) and got some decorations and such. While walking down one of the isles something caught my eye. "IS that what I think it is?!" I ran towards the glorious box and picked it up to discover that I saw properly "A DONUT MACHINE!!!! I NEEEED THIS!" I yelled! After hugging the box for a few minutes and then seeing the price tag I out it down. I think everyone in the store heard my excitement though. It is probably one of the most amazing inventions I've ever seen! I'm sure there have been many of those out on the shelves before but I have never witnessed this with my own two eyes before. Today I went to the White's house and made paper with Annie. We did this once when we were little girls and remembered it being fun so we tried our hand at it again. It was rather challenging to figure out the perfect routine at first but then we got it down pat and flew through it in an hour. It was super fun! That pretty much sums up the last few days of excitement.
Ps. If any of you are wondering what to get me for Christmas feel free to purchase the donut machine at target ;) I will love you forever! ;)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The end of the year is drawing near

I have learned so much in 2010 and I was reflecting on that the other day. Here is a list in short of the things I have been taught.

1. I love Jesus more then everyone/everything in the World.
2. There IS such a thing as a DONUT MACHINE and I MUST HAVE ONE! ;)
3. I love my mom and dad more then anyone could ever explain!
4. My twinner and I have found a knew way to describe our relationship "Wombmate" and I think that describes us pretty well.
5. Kids have been and always will be my life!
6. My dog is the single thing on this earth that can make me laugh in ANY circumstance. AND he has my dad wrapped around his little paw!
7. I am beyond blessed.
8. I LOVE Candy (Specifically Swedish fish) a lot!
9. People will come and people will go but Jesus will never leave
10. When Jesus brings the rain there will ALWAYS be a rainbow on the other side. and the longer/harder rains always have a bigger/better rainbow afterwards.
11. Facebook is horribly addicting.
12. Blogging really helps me sort my thoughts
13. If there is a Sarah around then there is pretty much a guarantee that we will be good friends
14. I love pure innocence
15. When you have a positive attitude no matter what your facing it will always be much easier to get through
16. People will never understand why you do what you do but if it is in the Lord's will do it anyways and let the strange looks roll off your back.
17. Your life's story will be a spring board to help people understand the love of Jesus if you let it. and when you do you will be amazed at how people respond.
18. I love Christmas more then I thought!
19. My sister and I really are more alike then we would ever have thought and we make eachother laugh so hard we almost pee just about every weekend.
20. no matter how far away you get from friends who you had life changing experiences with your hearts will always be next door neighbors.
21. Jumping out of airplanes is a stinkin' BLAST!!!!
22. My brother and sister in law are awesome people
23. living by yourself brings interesting challenges. do you zip a zipper that you can't reach?
24. I am more of a klutz then I thought I was and sharps things and I don't get along well.

These are just a few of the things that I have learned in the last 11 and a half months but I like making lists and wanted to share a little bit of the things that have impacted my life so greatly.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Strange Happenings

This has been a weeeeird week. Everyday I have been confused about what day it is. Not that I am normally on track when it comes to that but every day this week has not seemed like the day it was claimed to be. Here are some of the weird things that have happened all week. Over last weekend I had an opportunity placed in front of me that seems crazy but very intriguing to start off the weirdness (I will know more about by the end of the weekend (There is a teaser for you)). I have been sick all week which didn't help. My friend called me a few days later and told me that someone from her past showed up in her life (complicated story) after MANY years and is now following after the heart of the Lord which makes her world rocked. Then Today, one of the boys in my class who is very compliant and not socially aware AT ALL grabbed the hands of one of the girls and took off running. He would not stop and ran all the way across the lawn before he stopped. She ran right along side him like it was no big deal as they laughed about their choice to run away. It was the strangest thing! Also I had to send my social security card via fax to a company that I am working with and i realized it was missing. So after a few days of having to look through EVERYTHING and rehashing old memories, I found it with the help of much prayer. It has just been a weird weird week. But some really good things have happened as well and a lot has been accomplished along with a lot of stress being relieved. So all in all hopefully I will be able to trudge through the weekend and get to Monday with success.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

busy busy busy

I have sucked at this whole blogging thing lately. I think I get overwhelmed in my own thoughts and super busy socially to where I just don't know what to write.
Today I went with my cousin to run errands. We both have worked for the school district for 2 1/2 plus years (her more like 4 1/2 plus) and never opened up a school first credit union account until today. We went in and they were running a special where school employees would get 55 dollars for opening up an account. So needless to say we took the free money and signed up! woot! I was telling Jacki (my cousin) all about how God has truly blessed me in the last few years but especially the last 8 months and REALLY a lot in the last month. I have been able to live in a very tight budget every month for the last 8 months and have all the money I need to live in an apartment on my own, have a new car, insurance, utilities, gas credit card bills..yada yada yada! God is soo good! I am more then blessed! In the last month alone i had a day off from the school and a friend asked me to go work for her so i was able to earn money on an already paid day off as well as getting a bonus from starbucks for christmas which never happens! I just can't even count the ways that I am blessed. God sure does now better then I ever will what I need and how to bless me!

Friday, November 19, 2010

The ways we deal with children

Have you ever wondered why we poke children in their belly or tickle them to death when we are happy for them or rub the tops of their head when we say hi. I know I don't like any of these things happening to me but yet I do it to them. The joys of working with autism is that these things come back around to bite you. I realized today after poking a child in the stomach for fun, when he did it back i did not enjoy it. Makes me wonder why it is socially acceptable for us to do it to them. hm...? BUT if a little boy (not so much girls) falls over and starts to cry, all you have to do is ask him if his limb or joint (ie..elbow, knee, leg, arm, whatever he hurt) is going to fall off or if it's still there while pretending to look for it. Suddenly he starts to laugh and the world is a better place because now it's fun. But if you do this to a little girl (learned that one the hard way) then they cry harder and genuinely think their joint or limb is missing or going to fall off!! haha...oh children. gotta love their ways.
So many thoughts running through my head in the last few days which are all too crazy to explain at the moment but hopefully the emotion will work out soon and i can verbalize it better.

Monday, November 15, 2010

The art of almost killing ones self (purly accidental of course)

In the last blog I was talking about the art of loosing ones mind. Now I have more arts that I am mastering to share with you! It seems as though self inflicted injury has been a talent of mine since I was very young. I tend to fall off things or drop things (garage doors and such) on myself on a regular bases (seems to run in the family at least as far as the cousins on my mother's side of the family are concerned). Yesterday however was the most interesting one of them all because I was alone in someone else's house. I was getting ready to throw a baby shower for my good friend or in other words "sister" (something you will learn about my family is that we adopt everyone...especially only children that need to be indoctrinated into silbinghood!) alone in the house of my aunt and uncle. Needless to say things went wrong..very wrong!! As the time was nearing for the shower and I was expecting help to arrive soon I was filling a water with a glass 20 (or so) oz cup. After using the cup and setting it in the sink I realized that it would be a better idea to just dry it and put it away (going back to the art of loosing ones mind i would probably forget where I had found the cup in the first place). Well...I picked up the glass and then immediately dropped it back into the sink. I was trying to catch it and ended up putting my arm right in to war zone where the glass shattered on my arm and sliced a huuuuge gash! Not only did it crash into the sink half of it went onto the floor where I was standing barefoot! I had to stop and think to myself "What does a person do in this situation? I am in someone else's house and I am surrounded by glass with a gash in my arm" I quickly grabbed a paper towel that was sitting there and then called my aunt to see if she would answer her cell phone but she was busy (which i figured would be the case). Anyways...after a lot of drama and me essentially freaking out after trying so hard not to she called me back and I found a band aid to place on the wound. It was rather comical and scary all at the same time. Some friends had to come rescue me because they were the only ones I could get a hold of right away. I had to think to myself again "These are good things to know since I live by myself and often times end up in situations like this. I am suprised in 7 months of living alone I have not further injured myself in my own self care." haha...anyways..all that to say some people are now convinced that I need a personal assistant to watch me at all times so I  don't have anymore "Accidental Suicide attempts" as it was so loving put! GO ME! WOOT!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

That Art of loosing ones mind

I have no idea what I will be like at the age of 60 because at the age of 23 I am already loosing my mind! Today I was thinking all day "It's payday it's payday..don't forget to get your check cause it's payday" I also needed to turn in my time card. Well I gave that to someone else to turn in and then realized I forgot to total the hours up on it. So I had to go to the office and do that before leaving. I got to the office and did so then walked out to my car promptly forgetting my check. I realized as i was about the open the door to my car that I had forgotten. I open the car throw my purse in, grab my keys and my phone and walk all the way back to office. When I arrived at the office for the second time I told the secretary that I would have been horribly bummed if I had left for the four day weekend without my paycheck. So she handed me the check and had me sign for it. i set my phone and my keys down to sign. After signing I grabbed my keys and walked out. Walked all the way back to my car and then realized that I did not have my phone! This time I said "forget it" to the walking so I drove up to the office door and walked in again commenting to the secretary that i was definitely loosing my mind, grabbed my phone and walked out! Oh boy...if people only knew how many times a day I do things like this! I have to set reminders on my phone to go off at random times of the day if I need to remember anything even the slightest bit of importance! It is bad...realllllllll bad!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Lions and Tigers and JR highers, OH MY!!!!!!!!!

This weekend I had the adventure of going on my third annual JR high retreat with the kids from church. Oh Boy do they wear me out! It is always such an amazing adventure though! Working with preschoolers is always awesome when they want to sit on your lap and just love you but when you can gain the respect and appreciation from a Jr high student it is so much more monumental because that is when they are really coming into their own and you can have such an awesome impact on their life (all for the Glory of God with HIS strength of course!)! Anyways...i love working with them. They never cease to stress me out and amaze me with how much drama they can create with their seemingly simple lives but it is all good in the end. This weekend we taught them about Why we trust God's word and how to know it's true. Along with all kinds of fun activities and craziness I think a huge impact was made on each of their lives. Some high lights of the weekend were 1) the car ride on the way up was awesome because the kids in my car were all boys and one girl but they actually talked to me the entire ride instead of just each other and we had very fun conversations including Austin naming almost every movie known to man and being shocked I had seen maybe three of them he had listed haha. 2) While we were there we saw about three tarantulas (in the last 13 years the couple who sponsors the Jr high ministry have only ever seen maybe one) and one of them I forgot my sister is deathly TERRIFIED of Spiders so I called her over to look at it and after getting MAYBE 15 feet from it she ran away screaming a not so pleasant word and felt really bad later (hahaha..oops)! 3) During one of the meal times most of the girls were sitting at one table all together and one of them took a bagel off my sisters plate and ate it. I later came over and started to eat her cereal right about the time she noticed her bagel missing. She was so distraught that someone ate her bagel (all in good fun of course) that she didn't notice me eating her cereal even though she was looking right at me. She then looked over as her plate was being cleared and declared "MY CEREAL!" in which EVERY girl busted up laughing because they all noticed minutes before she did that I was eating it. hahaa....we love you SISSY!!!! 4) Then the ride home I had a very intense but awesome conversation with one of the fellow counselors (Mary). All in all it was a good and stretching weekend where God taught me a WHOLE new meaning to the word patience.
Daily attempting to be in HIS glory,

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Questions and lessons

So yesterday I was walking through the hall at the elementary school I work at and low and behold there are kids probably about 4th grade with cell phones. Why in the WORLD would a 4TH GRADER need a cellular phone?!?!?! I mean are we for reals? Are children really spending that much time on their own now a days that the parents need to keep track of them through cell phones? When I was a kid i was either down the street or with my parents. So why would children need it other then they are roaming the streets by themselves and their parents allow this! It drives me crazy! anyways...
I also discovered I HATE technology for the fact that it is waaaay too easy to make mistakes. Like sending the wrong person a text message or thinking you are talking to one person but really it is another and since you can't hear their voice or see their face you would have no idea if it was actually them or not.
Also....I have been learning my whole life that my mouth will have the end of me but just yesterday that REALLY hit home! I want nothing other then For God to be in complete control of my actions and my mouth. I pray that this becomes the case and I stop being STUPID like I have been my whole life and running my mouth even when I KNOW what I am saying is wrong! I make myself very angry and I am making the buck stop here! NO MORE!
On a lighter note...I have been waiting for 2 years to get Hercules a Hot dog Costume for Halloween since He is part Dachshund. I went to Target yesterday and it was only 5 bucks!! woot!! So next year he will be a hotdog!! So cute!!! ;)

Monday, November 1, 2010

Broken and Contrite Heart

This is my prayer today.
Psalm 51
1 Have mercy upon me, O God,
         According to Your lovingkindness;
         According to the multitude of Your tender mercies,
         Blot out my transgressions.
 2 Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,
         And cleanse me from my sin.
 3 For I acknowledge my transgressions,
         And my sin is always before me.
 4 Against You, You only, have I sinned,
         And done this evil in Your sight—
         That You may be found just when You speak,[a]
         And blameless when You judge.
 5 Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,
         And in sin my mother conceived me.
 6 Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts,
         And in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom.
 7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;
         Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
 8 Make me hear joy and gladness,
         That the bones You have broken may rejoice.
 9 Hide Your face from my sins,
         And blot out all my iniquities.
 10 Create in me a clean heart, O God,
         And renew a steadfast spirit within me.
 11 Do not cast me away from Your presence,
         And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.
 12 Restore to me the joy of Your salvation,
         And uphold me by Your generous Spirit.
 13 Then I will teach transgressors Your ways,
         And sinners shall be converted to You.
 14 Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God,
         The God of my salvation,
         And my tongue shall sing aloud of Your righteousness.
 15 O Lord, open my lips,
         And my mouth shall show forth Your praise.
 16 For You do not desire sacrifice, or else I would give it;
         You do not delight in burnt offering.
 17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit,
         A broken and a contrite heart—
         These, O God, You will not despise.
 18 Do good in Your good pleasure to Zion;
         Build the walls of Jerusalem.
 19 Then You shall be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness,
         With burnt offering and whole burnt offering;
         Then they shall offer bulls on Your altar.

Saturday, October 30, 2010


I have the cutest dog in the world! He likes to sit in the window of my parental's house (where he hangs out during the day) and when he hears me pull in he waits for me there. I sing to him "How much is that doggy in the window?!" and then we greet at the door! He makes me laugh every day and warms my heart to no end! I love having him! God knew I would need a friend during the heart aches of life and granted me with this little dog who i love so much! He makes me laugh!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Heard this quote last night

It's hard to watch people you love and fight for make mistakes and not be able to help them! But as Corrie Ten Boom so properly said "Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God." May I never forget to have an attitude like this! I just need to remain faithful to my God and He knows the rest!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Thinking while driving

I'm way more in to this blogging thing then I ever thought I would be. I guess there have been so many concepts and thoughts running through my head for the last few years that it is nice to have a place to write them all down.
Anyways...have you ever heard the song "Jesus Bring the Rain" By Mercy Me? Well, they sure do know what they are talking about! The lyrics go like that:

I can count a million times
People asking me how I
Can praise You with all that I've gone through
The question just amazes me
Can circumstances possibly
Change who I forever am in You
Maybe since my life was changed
Long before these rainy days
It's never really ever crossed my mind
To turn my back on you, oh Lord
My only shelter from the storm
But instead I draw closer through these times
So I pray

Bring me joy, bring me peace
Bring the chance to be free
Bring me anything that brings You glory
And I know there'll be days
When this life brings me pain
But if that's what it takes to praise You
Jesus, bring the rain

I am Yours regardless of
The dark clouds that may loom above
Because You are much greater than my pain
You who made a way for me
By suffering Your destiny
So tell me what's a little rain
So I pray

Holy, holy, holy
Is the Lord God Almighty

In everything that I have been through in the last few years this is the song that I think sums it up the best. There have been times when people ask me "How can you still be faithful?" and I didn't have a response but in the end the words to this song sum up my heart. How do people walk away from God when He truly is the only shelter from the storm?  Do they genuinely feel that running further into the storm will help them feel better then standing under the protection of God. Jesus never said we wouldn't go through pain. I mean in James 1 He says "Consider it PURE JOY my brothers whenever you face trials of many kinds" Pure joy James? REALLY?! But it is so true. It hurts and it stretches and it is the worst feeling ever while going through it but when we find the shelter from our Lord and stand under it allowing Him to be our strength then we come out on the other side of the storm dry. It doesn't mean we won't have mud stuck to our shoes but we endured it for a reason that is far more worth it then clean shoes. I mean did I ever think running into the storm farther would feel better? Why yes I did because the human mind is always going to ask the question "if you are God then why are you allowing you child to go through this?" This is such an emotional question and honestly it doesn't even make sense. I mean can we please look at what Jesus did for us on the cross? HE DIED THE WORST DEATH EVER...all for our sake. If we just trust and obey his call to be faithful then we learn far more then we ever thought our brains could hold about His loving kindness and mercy and we know that we are not in it alone. It is amazing how true it is the next few verses are "because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. 4Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. 5If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. 6But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. 7That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord; 8he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does." The testing of our faith produces perseverance and perseverance makes us mature. This could not be more true. There are so many things that I can look back and think "if i only knew then what i know now then life would have been so much simpler" but God gives us our life in steps for a reason. Each stepping stone is leading the next and the next and the next but if we skip one along the way then we end up falling five steps behind while trying to figure out how to get to this one step that doesn't make since. anyways...i probably am not making any sense but i was thinking about this while driving home tonight and thought i would try and capture my thoughts which i have so often failed at doing and then can't remember what i was thinking 5 minutes later. Hopefully someone will read this and make sense of it all. if not then hopefully i can read it in five years and make sense of it to myself. haha. I just hope that in the end i can say Jesus bring the rain, bring me ANYTHING that brings you glory! and I know there will be days when this life brings me pain but IF THAT'S WHAT IT TAKES TO PRAISE YOU JESUS BRING THE RAIN!!!!!!!!

Kids say the darndest things!

I was just reflecting on what an amazing job I have! I get paid a very decent amount of money to act like a preschooler! It is pretty much the best thing ever! Coloring, painting, singing, dancing, reading hop on pop a million times a day and just plain HAVING FUN!! I love my class this year! They say some pretty funny stuff! The other day a student (who is the son of a friend so this makes the story even better!) comes up to me and says "my mom calls my dad a babe!" totally out of left field! I think I shed a few tears from laughing so hard over that one! Another student while reading hop on pop proclaims "HE'S ABOUT TO HURT HIS BUTT!" when asked what the character was doing. I was looking for a response more along the lines of "He is going to sit on the cactus." haha...oh boy do they keep me on my toes. Autism is like the coolest disorder ever (did i mention they all have this disorder?)! I wonder what they are thinking half the time. They are so literal. One little boy was walking through a swinging door and i told him to "watch the door" so he did...he watched it smack right in to him. haha. I have to rephrase things quite often because i forget how literal they take everything. Anyways...that is my randomness for the day...
Off to the best job ever! We are having a halloween party today! YAHOO!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Food for thought

I got to spend my afternoon with a lovely friend, Kellie Bailey, Today. As we were talking a few things came up that intrigued me. During the conversation I was trying to say something and something totally different and unlike anything i would ever say came out of my mouth. It shocked and embarrassed me while making me think that as hard as we try to not let the influences around us effect our behavior and verbiage they totally do! Like times when you say donot (almost like donut) because you can't make up your mind if you want to say do not instead of don't, except this was far different. Anyways...
Also I was telling her about some of the past situations i have been through and we were talking about how two shall become one flesh. So when two become one and then separate does one become 1/2? I believe so. Thank you Lord for being the half that is missing!
Interesting things to think about. Now it's off to be I go.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Hercules and I went camping with the church family this last weekend. This was a pass fail test for Hercules to see if i could really call him MY dog or just a sorry excuse of a dog that I feed every day. ;) The first night he whined pretty much all night and decided he didn't want to be in the tent anymore so found a way out. Because it was like -83 degrees every night (ok..maybe that is a slight exaggeration) I was wrapped up in all my blankets and then shoved into a mummy bag. So when Herc decided to leave I heard him unzipping the tent and had a slight moment of panic when i couldn't get out of my mummy bag in a speedy fashion. So i rolled off my air mattress and on to the ground and wormed myself over to him just in time to grab his tail as he was exiting the door of the tent. If you didn't know this before take a note...gloved hands make it really hard to grip anything so he was able to get away. After squirming my way out of the sleeping bag and chasing him around in my slippers on the dirt, feeling like i wanted to hurt him just a little, he learned not to leave without permission anymore. Other then that we had a VERY fun time and he passed with almost flying colors. He is a very relaxed puppy and we have tons of fun together so this is another fun thing to add to our activity list! I love my baby boy! Above is visual proof that he IS in fact the cutest dog you will ever see!! This was a picture from last Halloween which seemed fitting since Halloween is on Sunday.
Ps...Jonathon and I went around asking people all weekend if they had ever turned in their tootsie pop wrapper with an indian shooting a star on it for a free one. No one had ever had success it seemed so Jonathon looked it up online when we got home and discovered that WE HAVE BEEN LIED TO our entire childhood and it was never true but rather a fable that has been circulating basically since tootise pops were created. It was a very tragic realization but I think we will survive!                       

Some people say I should Write

This is nothing exciting or out of the ordinary..just ramblings of a girl who's mind never stops moving and feet never stay in one place. People say that my life is never dull and I choose to think it's because i live life for what it's worth and laugh often at myself. God made people like me so He would always have someone to be entertained by! When life gives me lemons make lemonade because one can either choose to laugh or cry about everything that happens to them in a day. I'm human..sometimes i choose to cry but mostly i say "thanks for making me laugh today" and keep on truckin'. God is the one and only in my life and I would never have it any other way. I work with kids so there is always a good story or two and when you add me in the mix life never has a dull moment. I do dumb things but it's ok because i keep myself entertained.
Yesterday's adventure:
I got home from camping at about 3pm on Sunday afternoon and chose to park my car on the street while unpacking things. Normally i would park in the covered parking area but it is all the way on the other side of the complex so during the day i park on the street. After loading all my things in to the apartment Hercules (the other love of my life, my dog) and I went inside. I gave him a bath then took a shower and unpacked everything promptly forgetting that my car was on the street. I crawled in bed at about 7pm and fell asleep for the night. At 3:30am I woke up for work (a career at starbucks has it's ups and downs) and walked out to my car at about 4am. It looked like it had been raining all night and was kind of misty while i was walking to the carport. When i got there I looked around and had to stop and think because my car was not there. The first thought that came to mind was not "SOMEONE STOLE MY CAR" but rather "What did I do with my car?" It took me a second to realize that the night before I had left it on the street. After the light bulb went on a walked back to the street and saw my car. It was pitch black outside (as usual at 4am) when i got into my car. When I sat down my butt was instantly soaked. I thought that maybe i had brushes up against the car which was wet while getting in and then realized that while driving home the day before the car smelled like dirt from camping so I cracked all FOUR windows (which I NEVER do). So not only was my car soaked but so was my butt! It made for a good frustration and then an even better laugh.

This is the first of many........