Friday, May 27, 2011

Happy Friday

This made me happy today:

An ordinary life is still extraordinary
You don’t have to scale the highest mountain peaks. Or have the most college degrees. Or the largest bank account. Or live in a house that graces the cover of a magazine. You don’t have to do any of those things unless they make you happy. Don’t let other people convince you otherwise. Your life is amazing simply because it is yours. And you are worthy of all the happiness life brings you.


Thursday, May 19, 2011

Name Them One By One

Blessings that is.  I could be a crabby-McCrabberpants because of the rain, lack of job, rain, non-sleeping baby, rain, and mean people.  But I thought I would do as the hymn says and count my blessings instead.  How very thoughtful of me, right?  You are welcome.

1. I have a cute baby who is hilarious and pulls the funniest faces.
2. I have plenty of food, and fat-food storage on my body, so I won't starve any time soon.
3. My husband is very cool.  I love him.
4. My tomato plant is still alive.
5. I got a new bike trailer for mother's day to pull the babes behind me as I bike. It is pretty cool.
6. I have a phaleonopsis orchid on my desk at school which makes me very happy.
7. Kids keep coming up to hug me and ask me to stay and not leave next year, so that makes me happy.
8. We are all, at the moment, fairly healthy. (Knock on Wood).
9. It's nice to sleep at night with the cold weather.
10. My shoes still fit me, even if much of my other wardrobe does not.
11. My hair grew back from falling out whilst I was pregnant.  (Side has only grown so long, so in the mornings, with my curly hair, it looks like I have two horns sticking out from the side of my head.  Very funny.)
12. A student who left school early for the year, gave me his colored pencil set.  50 colored pencils that were never used.  That was nice of him.
13. Our hard drive died, but I backed up most videos and pictures of Kenlee before it happened.  Back it up people!!  We lost some videos, which makes me sad, but we saved most of it!
14. Church is always a blessing.  Especially when our stake president speaks.  He is my age and brilliant. It gives me something to aspire to.
15. Chocolate makes me happy.

Well, there you have it.  I am sure there are many more blessings, but to be honest, typing them became a little to boring for me.  I hope you count your blessings today, or at least have the hymn stuck in your head a little while. 

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Old Home Town

I applied to teach in my old-home-town.  Who knows, because teachers NEVER leave that place.  Why would they since it is truly "God's Country".  Cross your fingers that they at least call me for an interview!

Monday, May 9, 2011

I am losing my mind.

Fact: I am losing my mind.

Fact: I lost my credit  card somewhere between my house and spending 73 dollars on gasoline at the gas us Obama! I can't pay that much anymore at the gas pump!

Fact: My computer hard drive died and I am upset about it, but don't want to shell out 200 dollars for them to maybe recover the data.

Fact: I giggle for no reason, or more like 'laugh until I cry' for no reason.

Fact: I lose everything.

Fact: Applying for jobs in this current state of mind is bad for my chances.  I am already planning on unemployment and frugality, since I will most likely fail an interview because of my crazy state of mind.

Fact: I can't stop laughing while I am working at my current work pit of despair.  I am SOOOOO excited to get out of there! I just laugh to get by when mostly I just want to punch people in the noses.

Fact:  I can't stand some t.v. shows on the travel channel.  I am looking at you Anthony Bourdein. (I don't know how to spell sue me.)

Fact: Don't really sue me.  I want to go to law school.  Am I too old? Too crazy? Too nutso?  Medical school is out, I hate blood.

Fact: Kenlee doesn't sleep anymore.  Ever.

Fact: I blame Brent because he was gone for 4 days and I was a terrible single momma for those days.  Epic fail.  See above if you don't believe me.

Fact: Camping this weekend?  I think so.

Fact: Cross your fingers that I get a job somewhere awesome.  As of today, I have only received rejection letters.  That sucks. Nothing like being kicked while you are down. Kicked to the curb and kicked to the ground.

Fact: My family is still awesome rockin cool.  Even if I lose my mind.  They will still love me when my hard drive crashes in the old noggin...

The end.

Friday, May 6, 2011

My Tulips

Dear Neighborhood Kids,
It was very mean and evil of you to snip the tops off of ALL my HUGE tulips.  I am very angry and I know who you are.  They were so yellow, red and beautiful one day and the next day, GONE.  I have your number kiddos....just you wait. 
Your Not-So-Friendly Neighbor  

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

31 Flavors of Ice Cream

Yup, I am the big 31 today.  Here are just a few highlights of this day:

Student: My mom doesn't think you are really 21 years old.
Me: I'm not 21, I am 31.
Student: Oh, I think you look 21. 
Me:  YES!!


Students: Flowers, flowers, 3 candles, homemade soap, 3 packets of gum (my favorite), a lego built school with me inside, a vegan choco-dile,  and Hatch Family Chocolates.  Oh, and lots of handmade birthday cards. 

Husband: Zumba DVD set, Clothes, two curling irons, dinner at Tkoto, which was super yummy, and a new 1 terabyte hard drive for my photos.  Yippee!

Mom and Dad: Clothing

Lots of phone calls, texts and facebook messages. 

And now, a list of 31 things I did this last year: 

1. Had a baby.
2. Taught the best class ever.
3. Lost my job.
4. Successfully maintained ZERO callings at church.  (well...I am a visiting teacher.)
5. Started a teaching blog. ($80 worth of products sold. Not bad...not bad.)
6. Started a cooking blog with my sisters.
7. Lost and gained the same 6 pounds over and over and over again.
8. Climbed to the delicate arch.
9. Learned to like grapefruit.
10. Bought a treadmill.
11. Caught over 10 fish on a fly rod.
12. Planted spinach.
13. Applied to over 26 places for a job. Yikes.
14. Started snoring.
15. Started taking a sleeping pill.
16. Learned to make light, fluffy, cinnamon rolls.
17. Received many kisses and snuggles from the cutest baby in the world.
18. My two year old nephew bit my arm for the first time.
19. Started teaching piano lessons.
20. Spoke in church.
21. Got hissed at by a goose protecting his/her goslings.
22. Talked to Andre K. and D. Will (Jazz type players) several different times.
23. Ate at Marley's with mom and sisters.
24. Saw the Carl Bloch art exhibit.
25. Watched all of Veronica Mars on netflix.
26. Tried the HCG diet three times, but never made it past lunch.  HA!! Take that HCG.
27. Hurt my knee doing Jillian's 30 Day Shred.
28. Learned that Teaching is my Superpower...what is yours? ;)
29. Learned about all things baby, the good, the bad, and the ugly.
30. Made my blog semi-private.
31. Phew...made a not-so-entertaining list of 31 things I did this year.  You still reading?  That was a stretch!

Happy 31 Jodie.  You are a rocking momma, teacher, and lady. 

I am so blessed and happy.  Even though I am potentially going to be unemployed and broke for a while, I still have my awesome hubby, my beautiful daughter, my family and friends and the gospel.  Life couldn't be any better!! 

Muwah.  Happy Birthday Day to you!