Friday, September 30, 2005

I am a little upset...

Some people think teachers are dumb. Why? Didn't each one of you learn from a teacher? There was a guy that posted on Mike Cope's blog today(post was on the TAKS test). Here is what he had to say:
"The reason we have a TAKS test in Texas is because teachers were not doing their job. The TAKS is one standard of accountability in a place where you seem to want no accounability.The reason college students go into teaching is because after 12 years of watching it modeled for them they know that they could do at least as well. Try watching Jeopardy with an elementary education major sometime. They don't know jack, save the one or two examples you could give me."
He doesn't know what he's talking about.

I Hate Roaches

It seems that Farmers Branch is swarming with roaches. At school, home, out and about...I've killed roaches all week. I can handle all of the plagues of Abilene (beetles, crickets, moths, worms...) but I absolutely hate roaches. WHY oh WHY did God create bugs?

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Why can't DISD get it right?

I've been reading my dad's blog and it is making me very mad. Why can't DISD fix their problems? Why can't they lay down the law? Every school has its own set of problems, but DISD has always had a hard time getting out of them. My district has problems, but man...I'm at a great school that lays down the law. These kids can't get with anything. I'm so grateful for that! Thank you CFBISD!

Monday, September 26, 2005

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Rita in Dallas

As Michael and I were exchanging stuff at Target, under the ominous clouds of Rita, a strong wind must have blown by our house and knocked down this tree limb. It was crazy! This is the only wind damage we've seen at all! This branch was healthy and it is very heavy. Michael says he isn't moving it. I guess I'll have to do something about it myself. j/k We haven't seen any rain, which is unbelievable since the clouds that passed us yesterday were so scary looking. I am so thankful that Rita missed Galveston and Houston the way it did. That would have been so horrible. Poor folks in Louisiana.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005


Michael is a huge Seinfeld fan. We record 4 Seinfeld shows a day (it could be more...thankfully he stopped at 4) and he has the DVD's. How did Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld come up with so many funny pointless shows? Twice this week, I had teachers refer to a Seinfeld quote in their everyday conversations. Luckily, I've seen nearly every show and understand what they are talking about. You probably are well acquainted with the ideas of Festivus, the soup nazi, of when are we going to see the baby, of how pez can make you laugh at inappropriate times, and so on. So many ideas, so funny, and so pointless. How did they do it....???

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

I've been married a full 2 1/2 weeks now. Everyone seems to ask me, "How's married life." What a funny question to answer. Do they think I will answer in a negative way at all?? Well, married life is so good. What a wonderful feeling to know that I will have this man that I love so much for the rest of my life. I know that some of you that have been married for many years are laughing at me now, but I CLEARLY remember being single. I had so many good friends in Abilene while I was at ACU. Moving to Dallas and experiencing the "real world" was very hard without someone to lean upon. I lost all of my best friends in a way and went through some of my toughest times without them. I remember going through holidays and birthdays without that someone that you love dearly being by you. Loneliness is simply very depressing. I remember how I couldn't wait for summer or Christmas to be over so that I could go back to college and see my closest friends. Single life was like the longest summer ever, but without that hope of going back. It is the sweetest feeling to be with the one you love the most and consider your best friend and know that he will be there each and every day, no matter what is thrown your way. I also don't have to "avoid" certain members of the male species. I'm taken, end of story. It is so hard to talk with my single girlfriends as they go through the same battles I went through. They hate to hear that "the right one will come along"- I hated hearing that. But, it is so true. You have to be patient and trust in the Lord that He is working in your life, even though you feel He has walked away. So that being said, married life is great and Michael makes me very happy!