I paid off my car!
Friday, November 30, 2007
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Last summer I read a book called "Lovely Bones" It is a sad/thought provoking book about a girl who was murdered. She is in heaven watching her friends and family deal with her death. Heaven is described as a place that each of us create. Everyone's heaven is their happiest place. So one persons heaven is a family cabin while another's is an island. You get the point. I thought that was such in interesting idea .....
At the end of my Thanksgiving break I was flying home from North Carolina when we had to divert our flight to Omaha Nebraska due to a medical emergency. As we sat on the runway waiting for a new oxygen tank (apparently very hard to find in Nebraska seeing as it took almost two hours to get us back in the air) I thought ... this is my HELL! Stuck on an grounded airplane in Nebraska with a screaming baby behind me and a man saying for the 100th time, "why do we need an oxygen tank, we don't need no oxygen tank, lets just go without the oxygen tank, who cares about the oxygen tank." My iPod battery dying and no book to read (I had finished the one I was reading as we landed). A four hour flight turning into a six hour flight! I discovered that day what MY hell would be. I am going to work REAL hard on NOT going there!
Posted by A Little Sass at 1:13 PM
Thursday, November 22, 2007
As my sister-in-law, Lisa and I were setting the table (not at my mom's house) we realized how much stuff we don't have. Lisa at least has cloth napkins. That's more than I can say! We did our best to set a Carole worthy table. I even made a flower arrangement. I think she would be proud.
Here in North Carolina it looks like Thanksgiving, it smells like Thanksgiving, but 75 degrees and humid does not feel like Thanksgiving! None the less we are enjoying our day and keeping our fingers crossed that the turkey turns out. If not ... we have three pies to tie us over.
I hope everyone enjoys their day and remembers all the many blessings each of us has!
Posted by A Little Sass at 10:37 AM
Monday, November 19, 2007
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Thursday, November 15, 2007
Being a teacher is a pretty thankless job. You deal with a lot of crap. Rude students, ruder parents .... but every now and then you have a moment that makes it all worth it. I received an email this week from a student I had a couple years ago. She is now in London on a study abroad. In her email she said, "Thank you for teaching me to love art and thank you for being so great!!!!"
One line is all it takes to make it all worth it! To know that you have influenced a student, that you have inspired a student makes all the bad days and all the crap you put up with worth it. I look back on my own education and I think of the teachers that influenced/inspired me. I never said thank you. Knowing how much it means I wish I would have.
Gifts are also very appreciated! :)
Posted by A Little Sass at 7:26 AM
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
I know I need a new post (many of you have commented on how you are sick of the Bronco's) .... I just don't really have one in mind right now. Things have been crazy and hectic with not a lot to show for it. On top of it all I have had a headache for over a month now. Yes, you heard me right, a month! So thinking and being creative hasn't really been an option. I will work on coming up with something soon. So stay tuned. If any of you have any magic headache solutions ... pass them along. I am willing to try just about anything at this point. :)
Posted by A Little Sass at 9:46 AM
Monday, November 5, 2007
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Thursday, November 1, 2007
Jill: I have known Jill since kindergarten. My memories with Jill are endless. We were attached at the hip. From midnight runs to Wendy's to tromping around Europe together. I have so much history with Jill that it makes picking up where we left off so easy. I love that she knows me so well that I can say anything to her and know she will take it exactly how I meant it. Now that is a friend!
I have been blessed with amazing friends! I realize how rare it is to still be so close to my "high school friends." When you have been friends with people for this long you know that they love you and accept you for who you really are. It is amazing to me that through all the years and all the different paths our lives have taken us we are still together. We should totally be on Oprah!
So our Vegas trip was a lot of fun. The six hour drive flew by as we talked without taking a breath. Jill lives in Vegas so it was fun to meet up with her and see her cute boy Pax. We hit two shows. Ka and The Body. Ka was ok. I would recommend other shows before that one. For how much we paid we were all a little disappointed. The Body is amazing. If you ever have the chance to go to one of these exhibits you should! You gain such an appreciation for your body. The trip went by way too fast and we were home before we knew it! Thanks girls for an a great weekend! Thanks to all the husbands that babysat and made it possible for us to have this little girls trip. To the girls that didn't make it ... you missed out!
Posted by A Little Sass at 7:29 AM