Monday, February 28, 2011

Sun Drop

Yesterday Albertson's was giving out coupons for an almost free soda. The girl at the store tried to market it as a new kind of soda. However, it is not anything new. It is old, made by Dr. Pepper, NOT 7-Up like she said; has more caffeine than Mountain Dew; and is made with orange juice. It tastes pretty good. Better than Mountain Dew, and more similar to 7-Up. It does not replace my Diet Coke, so I probably won't drink much more of it. I had to try it though.

This movie commercial makes me think of Sailor Moon. It is called Sucker Punch, but the girl looks like the human version of Sailor Moon. Today I have nothing more to say, its Monday, isn't that enough?

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sometimes nothing can really describe what is going on but a song. "Your Great Name" by Natalie Grant, with my commentary.

Lost are saved, find their way

At the sound of your great name

At some point, we are all lost and need help to find our way. That is where Jesus comes in. He is always there to help us and guide us.

All condemned, feel no shame
At the sound of your great name

We are all sinful and fall short when compared with Jesus, yet, when we come to Him, there is no need for shame and condemnation. He is full of grace and mercy, not wrath and hate.

Every fear, has no place
At the sound of your great name

We do not have to be afraid of anything. There is nothing that can harm us. No matter how awful, how scary, how dark and dreary our days might seem, He is always there. There is nothing to be afraid of.

The enemy, he has to leave
At the sound of your great name

The devil has no place in this world because of Him. He was sent out once, and we all have to send him out and away. he will tempt us always, but he must go.

Jesus, worthy is the lamb
That was slain for us
Son of God and man
You are high and lifted up
And all the world will praise
Your great name

All the weak, find their strength
At the sound of your great name

God is almighty, omnipotent and gives strength to us. The road won't be easy that we have to go along, but He is always there, even in our weakest moments, to give us strength. To give us courage. To give us perseverance and all that comes with us. We might feel as though we are the weakest in the bunch, but we have the strongest God on our side. No one can take that away from us.

Hungry souls, receive grace
At the sound of your great name

God gives us grace. Each and every day. "...and then he told me, My grace is enough; it's all you need. My strength comes into its own in your weakness." 2 Corinthians 12:9

The fatherless they find their place
At the sound of your great name

Some of us are blessed and so lucky to have earthly fathers, but even if we do or do not have an earthly father, we have a Heavenly Father. He is more than we can ever need.

The sick are healed, and the dead are raised
At the sound of your great name

There is no illness that is too strong. There is nothing that is final. Death is not the end. We have an eternal life with Him in heaven. And when the time comes, we will live forever with Him in his heavenly home that He has created for us.

Jesus, worthy is the lamb
That was slain for us
Son of God and man
You are high and lifted up
For all the world will praise
Your great name
Your great name

Redeemer, my healer
Lord Almighty
Sustainer, Defender
You are my king

The name of Jesus
You are high and lifted up
And all the world will praise
Your great name

Here is an excellent video of the song:

Saturday, February 26, 2011

one step at a time

I'm really trying to give up Diet Coke. So far, I've survived. I started last week (when I ran out of Diet Coke) and I've only had two since. I'm really not missing it, as long as I have my morning coffee. I really only craved it while I was out shopping (with my coffee in hand) and I felt like dying because it was so hot and warm from having coffee (and wearing thermals under my jeans). I did, almost by 3 12-packs so I could get the free "I love Diet Coke" shirt, but I realized that would not help my cause. I am definitely remembering how delicious iced tea is, how yummy lemonade is, and how refreshing water is; well I've always drank lots of water.

I'm really in the mood for finding some new good music. I'm kind feeling buying the new Sara Bareilles CD or the new Norah Jones, or quite possibly, Adele. I actually have Norah Jones stuck in my head at the moment. All of which sound great to listen to while taking a nice bubble bath, aaahhh, which would feel amazing since it is so cold here tonight. I live in San Diego, it should not be cold like this. It really is not fun at all. My feet are always cold as it is, and now they are just frozen.

I'd really like one of these pairs of shoes, they are Toms, which makes them that much better for the world, all children should have shoes to wear (in fact, I don't like to really wear shoes, so some of these children can have mine:

Friday, February 25, 2011


"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read." ~Groucho Marx

I love reading. I would rather read a book than watch a movie. I have a bookshelf with multitudes of different kinds of books. Some are more childish, some require more intellectual ability, others are for fun; some are romantic, some are hilarious; some are true, while others are fictitious; there are some that are about people, some about places, and many about things. I just love reading. I've rarely met a book that I didn't like. I also don't think I ever leave the library with just one kind of book. This last time I checked out books by Nora Roberts, "Little Altars Everywhere," by Rebecca Wells, and the "The Scarlet Letter," by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Romance, lifestyle, and a classic. I have read every Jodi Picoult book, as well as every Nicholas Sparks; I love "Twilight," and "Harry Potter."

"I find television to be very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go in the other room and read a book." ~Groucho Marx

I'm looking forward to reading new books. I'm definitely looking forward to the new Jodi Picoult book, "Sing You Home." Her books are just excellent to read. Although I have learned to predict them, but anyway, they are great. I just bought, "In a Heartbeat," by Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy, which, I can not wait to read. It should be so inspirational. I thoroughly enjoyed The Blind Side and know that I will love this book. I really can't wait to read, "Heaven is for Real," about this little boy who died and went to heaven. That will come at a later date. "Water for Elephants," which I must read before I see the movie. "Eat, Pray, Love," which I have read, just on a related note, was so much better as a book rather than a movie. I've heard so much about Stieg Larrson's books, I can not wait to read them. I have read so many books for so many reasons, some I have loved, others I have loathed.

"It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it." ~Oscar Wilde

My favorites are as follows:
The Bride Quartet by Nora Roberts
The Catcher in the Rye - J. D. Salinger
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
White Oleander - Janet Fitch
Frankenstein - Mary Shelley
Little Women - Louisa May Alcott

I just love opening a book. I love starting a new book. I love all that you can learn from a book. Most of all, I love the library and I love bookstores. They are so great. I think I just really love learning, and reading is always learning.

"Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labeled 'This could change your life,'" ~Helen Exley

Thursday, February 24, 2011


I'm trying to grow my hair out.
I've had long hair and relatively short hair. I've been a slave to my straight iron and a wavy, wild woman. I think I prefer my hair long, but I can never seem to get a decent cut so that my hair looks right. My hair used to be so wavy and pretty. I finally got used to it. And now, its straight within in an hour of drying, no matter what. Is it the haircut or my hair? Hormones, aging, food choices and lifestyle choices? My hair was straight until I hit puberty, and that was quite a while ago, but now, am I going through a reverse? I read somewhere on the internet that it is possible, but I don't like that idea. I want my hair wavy, my hair straight is too much of a hassle and makes me feel boring. I'm not saying that people with straight hair are boring, but I don't dye my hair, I don't have a wild haircut, and I'm pretty basic, my hair is my only way to be creative.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

This is absolutely true! Chris and I spent so much time apart when we first met. However, I do not know how we managed it. There is no way I could do that now. I understand that you can't spend every moment with your significant other, but I can't go so many days without him. Just being around him makes me happy. Even right now, he's sleeping, and I'm happy because he is here. I have no problem being alone, it is not that I am lonely, but I just like being around him. He makes me happy and always makes me laugh. I love him so much!!! He's my other half, and I'm his better half, ha ha. :)

Monday, February 21, 2011

a second post

mostly because i feel like it. and i'm not tired yet. but here are some more songs of comfort or songs of similar feelings, which can be helpful.

- "Homesick" - MercyMe
- "Believe" - Brooks and Dunn
- "Cry Out to Jesus" - Third Day
- "With Hope" - Steven Curtis Chapman
- "Dancing With the Angels" - Monk and Neagle
- "Goodbye For Now" - Kathy Troccoli

I guess this post was a little lame. I do know that "Goodbye For Now" is the best of them. Or I think it is.

may angels lead you in

This post should have been done yesterday, so one of these days I'll get two up, or maybe I won't. That really isn't important.

Some people that I care about and others that I've never met, but as I feel for all people for different reasons, people whom I care about even though I've never met them, have been faced with a tremendously difficult week. Their lives will be forever altered, and they might respond to me that of course I can say this because I don't know what they're going through. I'd only partially agree, I don't think any two people experience loss and grief in the same way. The anguish and agony, the pain and hurt, the shock, the anger, and ultimate the void is all the same. There is something missing. Better yet, there is someone missing. But he is in a much better place.

"There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven; a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather t
hem, a time to embrace and a time to refrain, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for piece." Ecclesiastes 3:1-9.

Nobody but God knows when our life is to end. He knows the moment, and it is all part of His great plan. You might ask, if this is part of His plan, why did it happen this way? Well, God gave us free will and that means that sometimes things happen, they are not beyond His control, but they are part of how He wanted his earth to be. As the verse above explains, there is a time for anything and everything. Some ask, well, why now, why at 33? I strongly believe that if God brings you to it, He'll bring you through it. Could it also be true, that if whatever he is bringing you through is so difficult that you'll make it through it, but with nothing to gain, th
at he can swiftly end it? I don't believe in a vengeful God, although I'm sure he could be. I don't believe He took Damian from this world to punish those that are left behind. I believe He took him out of his mercy and grace to save Damian from the pain that this world has thrust upon him. Times like these are a test of our faith. He was such a loving man to so many people, remember all the wonderful moments spent with him. Would your life be better to have never had him in it? Think back to all those precious moments spent with him, if they were gone, would that have been better? Yes, there is pain now, and yes, it won't be easy, but also know that he only wanted people to be happy. He didn't choose to leave you all behind. And he wouldn't want you to stop just because he's gone. I think I posted this on Saturday, but for someone to always be remembered, you have to bring them along.

This song is about a little baby that died, but I think it is oh so fitting for any kind of loss:

Two months is too little
They let him go
They had no sudden healing
To think that providence
Would take a child from his mother
While she prays, is appalling
Who told us we'd be rescued
What has changed and
Why should we be saved from nightmares
Were asking why this happens to us
Who have died to live, it's unfair
This is what it means to be held
How it feels, when the sacred is torn from your life
And you survive
This is what it is to be loved and to know
That the promise was that when everything fell
We'd be held
This hand is bitterness
We want to taste it and
Let the hatred numb our sorrows
The wise hand opens slowly
To lilies of the valley and tomorrow
This is what it means to be held
How it feels, when the sacred is torn from your life
And you survive
This is what it is to be loved and to know
That the promise was that when everything fell
We'd be held
If hope if born of suffering
If this is only the beginning
Can we not wait, for one hour
Watching for our savior
This is what it means to be held
How it feels, when the sacred is torn from your life
And you survive
This is what it is to be loved and to know
That the promise was that when everything fell
We'd be held

"Held" - Natalie Grant

R. I. P. Damian Silverthorn
1977 - 2011

Another song, because it just clicked in my head that this would be pefect:

there's no one in town i know
you gave us someplace to go
i never said thank you for that
thought i might get one more chance

what would you think of me now?
so lucky
so strong
so proud
never said thank you for that
now i'll never have a chance

may angels lead you in
hear you me my friends
on sleepless roads the sleepless go
may angels lead you in

what would you think of me now?
so lucky
so strong
so proud
never said thank you for that
now i'll never have a chance

may angels lead you in
hear you me my friends
on sleepless roads the sleepless go
may angels lead you in

if you were with me tonight
i'd sing to you just one more time
a song for a heart so big god wouldn't let it live

may angels lead you in
hear you me my friends
on sleepless roads the sleepless go
may angels lead you in

may angels lead you in
hear you me my friends
on sleepless roads the sleepless go
may angels lead you in

"hear you me" - jimmy eat world

Saturday, February 19, 2011

saturday serenade

A long list for my Saturday Serenade:

  • This giving up Diet Coke thing was going really well until today. My head can't take it. But, I don't have any Diet Coke. I hope that it will just go away.
  • My heart is breaking for all those who are missing Damian. He was a great friend to many and he will be missed. I was watching Stepmom this morning, and there was a quote that I think will help all those who are mourning him: "That's how someone goes on forever, because someone takes them along." So, we should all make sure we take him with us. That way, he will go on forever.
  • I think I've lost some weight, I'm not really sure. I don't own a scale, but my clothes are fitting better. So, that should mean something.
My Saturday Serenade has come to an end.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

"Life's too short, so love the one you got; 'cause you might get run over or you might get shot." - What I Got - Sublime

"Trust me friend, a hundred years goes faster than you think. So don't blink... Cause when your hourglass runs out of sand, you can't flip it over and start again. Take every breathe God gives you for what its worth." - Don't Blink - Kenny Chesney

"Be your best friend, tell the truth, and overuse I love you. Go to work, do your best, don't outsmart your common sense. Never let your praying knees get lazy. And love like crazy." - Love Like Crazy - Lee Brice

Life is full of moments. Moments that take our breath away. Moments that stop us dead in our tracks. Moments that fill us with awe; moments that consume us with sorrow. Moments where we question everything; moments where we believe everything we hear. Sometimes we experience these together, and sometimes we experience them all alone. Sometimes we experience them with others, but feel we are all alone. If our life was an old, black and white silent movie, what would it be? What would the captions be? If you could freeze time, what would you choose? How would we do it?

"Last night I had a crazy dream

A wish was granted just for me

It could be for anything

I didn't ask for money

Or a mansion in Malibu

I simply wished for one more day with you

One more day

Onoe more time

One more sunset, maybe I'd be satisfied

But then again

I know what it would do

Leaving me wishing, for one more day with you"

One More Day - Diamond Rio

I know this song is about lovers but it equally applies. Who wouldn't wish for one more day with someone? One more minute, one more hour, one more conversation, one more hug, one more anything. Who would give it all up just for that?

I would give up all the money in my bank account, all my possessions, everything I have just to spend one more day with Grandma Pat. Every moment of every day that I see people taking for granted what their grandparents do for them I think, how do you deserve someone who loves you so much that you don't care to treat them right? Yet, I know, someday she and I will meet again. I have faith that there is a heaven and that she is happy and in a much better place. I know that Grandpa Gerry is in the same place, with uncle Bob and Grandpa Fred and Grandma Marlene. If they are all up there together, they are at a big table waiting for the rest of us.

Remember what you have. Remember how precious life is and how quickly it comes and goes. Each time a baby is born, someone else dies.

Rest in peace Damian. You were loved by many, and no matter what anybody else thinks or feels, I know you in a much better place with the mom and probably the only person you felt really truly loved and cared for you. Smile down on this world and know that there are many men and women who can only be thankful and happy that they knew you.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


I miss running. However, I know that if I run and I don't have lunch with Chris I will miss that. How do I decide? I want to be thin again. I want my clothes to fit well and to feel good. I don't feel that way right now. I don't want to say I have an eating disorder or a body image disorder, but I think I must. No matter what, I always see something wrong in the mirror. I either think, oh, I'm not so big today, or other times, I'm humongous; neither of which is true. It is so difficult. I think that sometimes, being a girl, makes it much worse. I am supposed to look one way, yet another way, and yet that's not possible. I know that I am in much better physical shape than some people who are smaller than me, yet I just want my size 8's and size 10's to fit well. I want to wear my skirts and dresses and not worry about my legs. I just want to be comfortable. I'm not asking for a lot, and I know it really shouldn't take much, it didn't before. I've got to eat better: more fruits and veggies; less chocolate, cookies, ice cream, etc.

Sometimes I feel like I put so much effort in and gain nothing. I think in my head I'm still upset about the two weeks that I busted my butt, eating well and exercising, and reaped no rewards. It was crushing. Not an ounce. Not one. I wasn't looking for anything astronomical, but I was looking for something, ANYTHING! I don't have the time to cook healthy dinners and go to the gym. I have to do something. I'm sick of it, absolutely sick of it. I don't feel pretty anymore, I don't feel as confident. I want all that back. I want it back so bad. I would give up anything.

Not to mention, I have bad habits that need to go. I need to ditch the Diet Coke. It is not helping me. I need to go with tea or just water. Maybe with some lemon. Or lime or anything other than Diet Coke. I made it to 1 PM today without any, so I can imagine I can probably go longer. I'm trying to get my journey going and I'm trying to get back on track...

Monday, February 14, 2011

Oops I did it again

I forgot to post for a few days. Anyway, I've been kinda busy. Well, I committed myself to helping with the LWA spring brunch. Although, I'm rather excited to be back into doing things with my church. Also, I am a strong believer in the fact that LWA could use a younger crowd so that younger girls want to go to events with their moms, etc. It should be fun. And it is spring time, so that's great.

Second, I started Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred. Chris and I are going to do it. If all I do is lose a few inches, I'll be happy. I should probably get my eating in check too. But that's probably for another day. It has totally kicked my butt though. It is relatively simple, but it is so intense for 20 minutes. I am so sore, but I love it. It is a good sore. Obviously it means my muscles are stretching, tearing, and repairing into stronger muscles. And the more muscle I have, the more fat I will burn and the better off I'll be.

Third, and finally, I have the best boyfriend ever. A robe, nightgown, slippers and Godiva chocolates for Valentine's Day? Oh yes, heaven. I'm the luckiest girl ever!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

all dogs go to heaven... and people too

I was looking for a book to buy with one of the two gift cards that I have and I stumbled across this book about this little boy Colton. According to the book, or the synopsis of the book that I've read he died and went to heaven and came back to talk about it. It is kind of interesting to think about the potential of someone being able to die, visit heaven, and then come back and actually remember it. It truly is something that I would have never thought of. It also makes me wonder, could these children who experience it really be telling the truth? I know that kids have much more vivid imaginations than adults, so yes, they could be making this up. However, unlike adults, children are not out for the next get rich quick scheme? Could children like Colton really have experienced something?

I read an article this woman wrote describing it and she said that he did not really die, and that he had an "out of body experience." Regardless of him dying or having that kind of experience, would a child really be able to find out information that he should not have been able to know, vividly describe this place and people, and still remember it. I do not remember things from when I was four, no matter how grandeur and out of place they are. Sometimes, although no one would know and I am sure I am not the first or the last to say this, I wonder if the imaginary friends that kids make up aren't really imaginary. I don't think they are ghosts, that idea is definitely lost on me, but what if children can have this closer connection to God and heaven and all that entails. Think about it, depending upon what religion you are, how modern or classical your beliefs are, and overall your thoughts as a person, there is the idea of original sin. You are born and conceived sinful and therefore you must believe, repent, be baptized, etc. However, how does this work for children who are not yet born? According to Colton, he met his "sister" whom his mother miscarried when he was 2 years old, and they did not know if she was actually a girl or a boy. I know that nobody can ever know, until the day they go to heaven, but it is so unclear.

Anyway, this article also discussed a little girl who drew or had the same descriptions of Jesus, and she is the only person that this little boy has ever said knew exactly what Jesus looked like. I believe and have faith that I will go to heaven, that there is a Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. I believe that Jesus died on the cross and was sent by God so that no one had to die. This story does not make my faith waver nor does it make me believe anything else. I do, however, think that one can not say that this little boy did or did not experience what he says. He saw, what he saw. He says he watched the doctors operating on him; he saw his mom and dad in different rooms while he was clearly in the operating room; and because he was only 3 or 4 at the time, he is not saying all this for money. I'm going to read the book. Not because I do or don't believe him, but because I'd like to draw my own conclusions. It is the same reason I read, The Shack, not because I will agree or disagree with it, but because I want my own conclusions. I think that story is much more far fetched, yet, perhaps what you see of God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, heaven, the angels, and hell is different for each person. Or maybe, not.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Tired Tuesday

San Diego really needs to get its act together. What do I mean by that? This weather has to stop shifting. All these changes from warm to hot to cold to warm and back is causing my body to react and respond in a very negative way. I was up half the night last night because of an itchy throat. It is the worst feeling in the world. Not only is that one thing that has been causing my sleep to be totally out of whack, but also the fact that I haven't been exercising. I haven't been gaining any weight (or I hope I haven't been) but I really need to start running again. It makes me sleep better, it makes my week better, and overall, it is just so good for me.

I was reading over the C25k program (Couch to 5k) and I would love to do something like that in hopes to increase my overall physical fitness and physical abilities, but I'm afraid that I am a little too advanced for the way it starts. Although, I suppose, it would not hurt me to start a little bit lower and work my way up. I just want to get back to being healthy and thin and happy again. I love it so much and it is so hard to choose between having a fun lunch with Chris or having a tough, fitness induced lunch alone. However, I think fitness will have to make a come back.

I also want to start doing yoga to try and really stretch my muscles and be more lean. My hips are always so tight and tense; I'd really like to make them looser and more comfortable.

My new goals:
1. Run at least 3 times a week.
2. Walk twice a day for 15 minutes each (break 1 and 2).
3. Yoga

Sunday, February 6, 2011

da da da da da da da da oh yeah

"Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind..."

Yesterday, since my post failed to actually post, Chris and I went on a hike through Torrey Pines. It reminds me of a number of things. First and foremost, that God created this enormously beautiful world that needs to be explored and experienced and lived to the fullest. Second, think of all the great things that your body can do. I can run and jump; hike and swim; smile and laugh; breathe and sing; all of which, I did yesterday. It felt so amazing. I've been really trying to be on an "I can do it," mentality rather than an "I can't." Yesterday completely empowered me to realize I can do it all. It doesn't mean that it will be easy or that I will enjoy it, but I will definitely try anything and will keep on chugging along until I make it to the end.

I'm at a loss for words today!

Friday, February 4, 2011

highway to the danger zone

I finally watched "Top Gun" which to anyone reading this means, that although the movie was made before I was born, I also must live under a rock. Anyway, it was a great movie which makes me want to discuss a particular topic: how awful current movies truly are. Think of all the 80's movies that people love. They were so great. Way better than anything that comes out now; even the ones that most people tease you about. Point in case, let's see how many I can name: "Footloose," "Sixteen Candles," "Pretty in Pink," "The Breakfast Club," "Say Anything...," "Can't Buy Me Love," "Flashdance," "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," "Fast Times at Ridgemont High," "Back to the Future," and "Dirty Dancing." These were all amazing movies, even if they aren't what many would call top of the charts. Not that it is important, but this is my favorite movie of all time:

And if you don't know what this is, then you really should not be reading my blog. Just kidding! Happy Weekend!!!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

hair. sequins. kiddos. and more...

Everyone has hair. Some in places where they don't want it, but this is not here nor there. I'm talking about the kind of hair on your head. I was thinking about my hair today, I am a girl after all, and it always amazes me that a large amount of people, men and women alike, can not even recall what their natural hair color is. Last night as I was blow drying it, I called my hair, "virgin" because it really is. I don't dye it. I don't relax it. I sometimes straighten it, but mostly, I let it hang loose. Literally. I'm growing it back out, kind of because I want to donate it to Locks of Love and kind of because I miss having long hair. Also, for everyone out there: my hair is BROWN. Yes, not blonde. It is brown. If you put it up to a brown shirt, it is similar in color. It is light brown. I'm not upset because I don't want to be blonde, but I don't know on what planet it is blonde. (Yes, I always say on what planet, as if there is any other planet with human life that we all came from or constantly visit.)

Sequins. Yes, I have a sequin dress. Anyway, this woman at my church also has said dress. She wears it with a cardigan, scarf and flat boots and doesn't look like an overdressed fool. I, on the other hand, do. I can't figure it out. It is rather unfortunate because I don't normally have an issue with being overdressed. I like to look nice and I don't like to look like a slob. Eventually, maybe, I'll get it right.

I don't want kids any time soon, but I do want them. I want to be a mom. If I had kids right now you would be meeting: Alexis Nicole and Kiefer James but who knows what things in 5 to 10 years from now will bring? Anyway, some days I wake up and think, I do not want to go back to school and finally get a teaching credential. Other days, I can't wait. I don't know if I would be a good teacher; I like to think so, but who really knows. Anyway, it is so important to me that our youth be educated. It is beyond important. I have my hang ups on writing and spelling and being able to do simple math equations, just like others can not stand messy rooms, bananas, and certain smells but it is uncalled for to not know the difference between: to, two, and too or there, their and they're. I also want kids to know about history (obviously) and know why things are the way they are. I want to be able to explain the Constitution and how different economies and governments can exist and manage to get along. I shudder to think of how people don't know certain things; I was appalled when I heard it was against the law to give an African-American student an IQ test. I do not care who you are, where you're from, your age, your name, or anything, but if you need special education or assistance, you need it, bottom line.

I haven't been blogging in a few days, I've been busy. I'm trying to hop back on different wagons (healthy eating, exercising, blogging, reading, writing, etc.) but I really am trying to make an effort. My day is too boring without purpose and meaning. :)