Tuesday, February 26, 2008

I have lost my table to science! Steven is working on an invention for a manufacturing class and I am left with no kitchen table! Just thought I'd share... : )

Oh Sick!

So if you know me very well you know that I have phobia of throwing up. It freaks me out. I also wonder how I am going to be a parent because I cannot handle other people throwing up either. I used to say that I was a "sympathy puker" but Steve corrected me because I don't actually throw up when I see others do it (I'm too afraid). Instead I get sympathy sick. So anyway, Steve and I had had this conversation on Sunday due to thin walls in our apartment.

Early Monday morning I had a student who said she wasn't feeling very well (a common complaint of a 7 year old in order to get out of class/get special attention), so I told her if she needed to throw up she could leave the room without asking, which she did. I also let her call her mom and go to the office to lay down for a while. In about 15 minutes she came back to get her things because mom was on her way. As she was walking to her desk (in the midst of all other desks, mind you) she tossed her cookies. I nearly tossed mine as well. I ran over to the boy she was standing by and yanked him out of his desk (superhuman strength due to adrenaline) and sent him to the office. The poor girl just could not stop.

Here is where I am so proud of myself! I evacuated my class (so that I wouldn't lose my stomach) out into the hall, got the girl calmed down and cleaned up, and got the heck out of there! She went home right away and I took the opportunity to make a "text-to-self" connection with my class. We had just read about the same situation in the book Ramona Quimby, Age 8 on Friday. We made comparisons about how the girl in our class probably felt much like Ramona, etc. We then proceeded to hold the next hour of class in the library while our gracious principal came in and cleaned up. (The poor woman! The janitor was outside scraping the sidewalks.)

What a way to start off the week!

Sunday, February 24, 2008


I figured I would write a real post this time to update everyone on the neverending saga that is my life. (haha...that made it sound interesting) So, as many of you know, Steve interviewed at two dental schools at the end of last year. Both interviews went seemingly well, but he did end up getting a rejection from one of the schools. We still have not yet heard from the University of Washington, or any of the other schools that he applied to. I am getting very impatient with this whole business, but Steve...my better half...seems to be taking it all in stride. I really just want to know what's going to happen so we can plan our lives. At this point we are fairly sure that we are going to be moving to Salt Lake in May to live with Steve's sister. We will house sit for them all summer and then....that's where the story ends! If Steve doesn't get in he will most likely work through the fall and possibly winter and then reapply to dental school and try applying for grad schools. This would put us back at square one, which is where we are right now. If anyone has any good advice about how to not get too discouraged...please let me know!!!
I am still teaching in Heber and really enjoying it. I don't say loving it because it really is a struggle for me. I am learning how to deal with so many women and children all in one building. I think I would do better if it were just me and the children, but the women cause much trouble and controversy! I am amazed at how much drama middle-aged women can stir up at any given moment. Sometimes I feel like I am back in high school (not a place I would like to be). Due to all of the unknowns listed above I am debating whether or not I should reapply for a job in the same district next year. If I did work there, we would consider living there and letting Steve try out commuting for awhile.
There is a silver lining, however. GRADUATION is swiftly approaching! Steve and I will both be graduating on Friday, April 25, just 2 short months away. I am so excited to call myself a college graduate and to say good riddance to my undergraduate years! I am proud that Steve and I made it this far, after both of us swearing we were going to quit several times.
Through all of this craziness though, I am so glad to say that I have been going through all of this with (and because of) Steve. I love him so much and am so lucky to have found someone so amazing! Steve is my best friend and biggest support. I apologize to him daily for all that I put him through, but he just smiles. He really has been the best thing to ever come in to my life and I love him so much!
Thanks to all of our friends and family who get to hear this story at least weekly, if not daily. I really appreciate the listening ears!!!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

For those of you who also read the Twilight series you might have heard that they are creating a movie. I don't think I'm that excited because I have a very specific idea of what Edward should look like and the person chosen just does not fit the profile for me!I guess he's okay. If you've seen the Harry Potter movies you will know him as Cedric Diggory. Well, I have been doing some searching of my own as to whom I think would make the best Edward, and this is who I found. (I feel totally shallow posting this, but I wanted some feedback!)
This is Kyle Korver from the Jazz. I just saw him on the news last night and thought he fit the description of Edward pretty well.
Okay, I feel like a total nerd now.

Book Tag

I have been tagged yet again. At this rate I won't have to post any new news for those of you who check blogs as religiously as I do!

Here are the instructions the rules are as follows:
1. Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages).
2. Open the book to page 123.
3.Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next five sentences.
5. Tag five people.

The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett (Yep, I started it)
pg. 123
"'So it's just a traveling knight or a tinker every day or two. Then on holy days, when people come from all over the country to hear the services in the cathedral, we gather farthings galore.'
'It seems to me we might man the bridge on holy days only, and give you a fire of the proceeds,' said Philip.
Paul looked anxious. 'Don't say anything to Remigius, will you?'"

That was weird! Very much out of context.

I now tag: Courtney Davis, Annie, Sara, Lessley, and Leslee

Happy Blogging!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Husband Tag

What is his name? Steven Joseph

How long have you been married? 2 1/2 years

How long did you date? About three or four months, but then we were engaged for 7

How old is he? 24

Who eats more? Definitely Steve

Who said I love you first? He did...I took a little time to return the sentiment

Who is smarter? It depends on the subject . . .

Whose temper is worse? Mine

Who does laundry? Me

Who does the dishes? I do most of the time, but he does a great job

Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? When you are looking from the foot of the bed, Steve; when you are laying on your back on the bed, I do

Who pays the bills? We both do

Who cooks dinner? Me

Who drives when you are together? Steve

Whose parents do you see the most? Mine, but we see his siblings more than my family

Who proposed? Steve

Who has more friends? I think I do, but he has friends from forever

Who has more siblings? Steve does, he has four and I have three

Who wears the pants in the family? It depends on the day and the subject of conversation

Now I tag . . . Courtney Kent!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Life Goes On...

Like many of my fellow bloggers, I have just finished reading the Stephenie Meyer Twilight series. I am kind of an obsessive compulsive person so I was kind of annoyed with the fact that there were several typos (per book) but I was so pulled into the story. I have a way of immersing myself into books and it's very hard for me to finish them because I don't know what to do with myself. This book was no exception... I have to know what's going to come next!

So until the next book comes out (along with the next Fablehaven) I need to find something new to read. I think I'm going to read Pillars of the Earth on a recommendation from my mom, brother-in-law, and Oprah. If you've got any other great books in mind, let me know!!!