Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008
After moving to Houston...I began to see less of the yes maam and no maam....but it was still pretty prevalent. Now in LA, I don't think I have heard one child say yes maam. It is definitely not common in conversation here. I have to catch myself as a teacher because when a child curtly answers me with yes or no....something inside of me deep within my southern roots wants to look that child in the eye and say, "Excuse me?" To which I want their response to be "Yes Maam." But the truth is....it is not going to happen and I am getting very use to it.
I however can never get over the rudeness of some children. Today I was subbing in a 2nd grade classroom. While some of the girls were gathering outside of the classroom before class they were peering through the window to see their substitute. I could hear everything that they were saying...first I heard in a very mean snotty voice, "Oh, My Gosh....She's a teenager!" Then this student proceeded to tell every other student that came up to look at the little teenage sub. Here I am 4 times her age and allowed my feelings to get a bit hurt by her remark. Then I had several disrespectful students. After getting on to a little girl for being disrespectful, she walks up to me....looks me in the eye and says in such a sassy voice, "You are not any fun!" I don't think I could say that to anyone much less someone much older than me.
There are many reasons why I feel hesitant to ever move back to Mississippi.......but being in a place where respect and manners rank super high on the priority list would be nice!
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Now the hard part of this is...I want to do this so that I feel better about myself and my body. But the last thing I want to do is become obsessed with it. Living in an appearance obsessed culture makes this difficult. Also, having had an eating disorder in the past also makes this tricky. So....that's why I decided to post about it....tell the world. This way I can somehow...kinda...hold myself accountable.
But, really....it is such a pain that we have to make a concious effort to watch what we eat. I hope when we get to Heaven our spirtitual bodies will thrive off of things like cookie dough, cookies, brownies, doritios, flaming hot cheetos, peanut m&m's gumballs, those sugar cookies with the bright icing from walmart/sams/costco,etc., chips and salsa, milk shakes, beef jerkey, and my beloved diet dr. pepper...would'nt that just be wonderful!!!???
So, until then .... pray that my appearance will never be more important to me than my character and spiritual health.....and pray that I can have self control as I really desire to stick to this healthy lifestyle.
Oh...and just because I haven't done this in a while....a loaded question card for the day:
If you were in line at the deli, what would you order?
This is easy...turkey sandwhich on wheat bread. Mustard no mayo. Please add lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, and every kind of pepper available! YUMMM!
What would you title your autobiography?
What color looks terrible on you?
Where is the best place to take a family vacation?
ENOUGH, ENOUGH, ENOUGH....I HAVE TO GO RUN NOW.... I HAVE PROCRASTINATED LONG ENOUGH...AGGHH!!!!
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
This is Wyatt (Ryan's sister's son) singing "At the Cross." And yes, that is Ryan playing with legos in the back ground.
Wyatt singing "The B-I-B-L-E"
Maeson and Robbie telling Tacey Goodbye!
More to come later...and some pictures of the neices...but for some reason...blogspot is not wanting those images to upload right now!
This is my big brother, Robbie, and I. I guess we are still a little childish. P.S. Make up is not worn when hanging out at home in Mississippi!
One of the many highlights of my weekend...a quick horse ride with my nephews, Maeson and Wes.
Here is my Wessy Bug!
This video was taken when Maeson and I went feeding the cows with Daddy.
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
I hope that you have such a wonderful Valentines and feel more loved than you ever have before! Happy Happy Heart Day!
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
If you could choose any one person as your dinner guest, who would you choose?
What is your favorite dish at an italian resturant?
What is one rish you are not willing to take?
Getting lice again...that's why I cut my hair off and stopped hugging children.
What is your favorite kind of soup?
What is guaranteed to tick you off?
humm... Probably me cleaning and working in the house while Ryan sits not helping me.
What is the most exciting thing you can imagine happening in your life?
Going to China and getting MeiLing and then getting an orphan from Africa....it could be in the opposite order.
What one word would people never use to describe you?
I am always amused when I see people: Do magic tricks.
If you could be a member of any TV Sitcom family, which would it be?
What makes you laugh uncontrollably?
My Friends (especially Jen and Jode....Mrs. Kelly Taggie...and Crazy Mrs. Helen McCrory)
Okay, I won't make you read anymore today! But I highly reccomend the game!