Archive for July, 2005
I’ve been in my new house over a week. And still no internet. I have found one huge problem with 80 year old houses. They do not have phone lines suitable for DSL and they have never had cable hook-ups. How did anyone ever live before high-speed internet! ARGHhhhh!
So…I’m at work now so I’m using my work computer for this puny little post. Now, I’m here on my own time so I’m NOT stealing from my employer. I don’t have to be here until next week actually. So I’m taking this time to…well, whine I guess about the unfainess of the millions of years it seems to be taking to get my computer working.
But…in case anyone decides to stop by my almost non-existant blog (for the time being)…I will be back…eventually. And I am really missing all this. The worst part is I cannot check my e-mail. At all. Not even here. It’s blocked for some reason. I guess they don’t want teachers spending all day on their blog or checking their e-mail. (If you have a Blogger blog…I can’t view those at all, they are WebSensed!)
Now, for something a bit more positive. The move went really well. My house is still far from organized(I have about 8 huge boxes of things I have no idea what to do with sitting in my living room, I have no bar in my closet to hang things from, and my bathroom sink still doesn’t work!) but we are managing. My children seem to have adjusted well…which is good. They are quite comfortable. And I am loving the shorter (by 30 minutes) drive to work and church.
No pictures for awhile because I cannot get to them from this computer. But maybe soon. I am hoping so!
The newest addition to my family is here now. Welcome, Jaxon James, to the family.
My new nephew! 6 lbs. 2 oz. 19 inches long. My children are in awe!
I’m packing…and leaving today. And I have no internet at my new house. I shall be back, hopefully in a few days. I should be getting hooked up soonish.
I am excited about moving though. And my darling sister picked today to have her baby. So I’ll be an aunt again! Welcome to the world nephew of mine! (Please pray for my sister as she will be undergoing emergency C-Section and is a bit nervous!)
So…I have a lizard habitat, an inflatable guitar, and a crock pot all tucked safely in my trunk…I think I’ve got everything!
A favorite game of my younglings.
If I said it once, I said it a million times! Under no circumstances will I become a schoolteacher.
What I wanted to be when I grew up changed often…doctor, novelist, actress, singer, psychologist…but the one thing I was clear on was that I would not teach!
I knew I wanted to work with children when I graduated high school. I considered Child Psychology but finally settled on Social Work as a major. Children had always been a part of my life… from my younger cousins (17!), to babysitting jobs, mentoring in an elementary school, to my own children…
At the end of my junior year of college (and a fine time to be changing majors!) I decided Social Work was not the avenue to working with children I was seeking. I wanted to be more directly involved with children…
So…I became an education major. At the age of twenty-one, I finally decided what I wanted to be when I grew up….A teacher! (Now if I would just grow up!)
One of the great things about the new house is that the kids have lots of climbing trees in the yard. All the trees at the house we live in now are too tall for climbing. My son especially has taken to this new privilege. He’s even gotten stuck in some of the trees a few times but he’s getting better!
Also…even though I’m moving from the country into an actual city…the place I’m at has a very country feel. It’s on about 22 acres of old farmland, has lots of trees, a pond, and plenty of room for the kids to run around outside. It will not be such a culture shock as moving into an apartment would have been!
I’ve been lurking around others blogs tonight…and had a bit of writer’s block. I really wanted to post something…but everything I thought of seemed a bit shallow.
I still haven’t figured out how I managed to hang with this group….they were all band nerds and I was a basketball jock! But somehow, I was in! Thank God. I still thank God for this group of friends…
So, to all my bestest friends…Reggie, Brandon, Courtney, Seth, Ashley, Jenny, Court, Hope, Jeremy, Samantha …just know, you are appreciated! Very much! And you too, Joshua. (Oh yeah…Sorry Court and Courtney for lumping you into the band nerds group! I’m sure I could come up with a kind of nerd to call you though! ) And Ashley…forgive me for not remembering if you were in the band. Were you?
And, to my best e-friend…I appreciate you too!
…is not something I’m familiar with. Oh yeah…and that of remodeling.
I’m learning about it all firsthand now. This will be my house. This week now, I feel certain. I was supposed to be moved in over the weekend…but, well there was a hurricane. Or was supposed to be one anyway. It really wasn’t a big deal at all in this area.
This picture is of the back of the house. I didn’t have a good one of the front. This house was built in the 1920′s…so it’s quite old. I like it though, even if it is a bit quirky. And quirky it is. I have found light switches in the strangest of places…and odd drawers and cabinets. There is also nothing around my stove…no counter, no cabinets…the stove just sits all alone against a wall. (I’m gonna change that later.)
But really, it’s been fun. Especially the progress that has been made. I went from all pea green (*gag*) walls everywhere and some really dated brown paneling…to really nice, fresh, white walls. I’ve put in new light fixtures, tiled the bathroom floor, bought new sinks, toilets and faucets…and I’ve even varnished the hardwood floors.
So…my dad is coming over after he gets off work today to finish fixing my bathroom walls(the entire room had to be redone completely!) and then…it’s all done. Well, all that’s getting done before I move. I have some more tile to put in the family room and I’m going to redo the ceilings…but only after I move in.
In fact…as I’m writing this, I’m supposed to be packing. Packing is not fun. Especially if you hate folding laundry!
…true beauty is never about surface…it’s always about depth…
Real beauty never says “Look at me! I’m beautiful!” Real beauty never tries to draw attention away from someone else.
…genuine beauty is an old, wrinkled face that’s permantly formed into a smile…
…true beauty is that little red screaming face of your first born child…
Make-up, hairstyles, and clothes can make you pretty, but they can never make you beautiful…
A beautiful person is one who see beauty in others.
~Rebecca Sower (adapted)
Daughter of mine…may you always be as beautiful as you are now!