Tuesday, November 29, 2005
I feel so bad for the families. Losing a loved one is so hard. It's especially hard this time of the year. In the age that we are in with technology Facebook, of all places, provieded a little more information about one of the students. He had a beautiful girlfriend of 2 years. They were high school sweethearts. As Pamela and I looked at both profiles, we started to cry. It just made it that much more real for some reason.
If you are the praying kind, keep the families, friends and campus in your thoughts and prayers this week.
I almost forgot! GC and I talked last night. It never fails, as soon as I really start to worry and doubt he pulls through. I was kind of blunt and said, "to be completely honest, I've been feeling a bit neglected lately." He responded just as I thought he would with everything going on, etc., etc. However, one thing that I wasn't expecting as I was prepared for the worst (thanks Alex....I think) was this, "I just don't have time for a relationship right now. I know it sucks, but it's the truth. I don't want to give up on us at all." That's all I needed to hear and I was fine. Both of us realize that even with our schedules, it'll be a lot easier on us when I"m at home again. It's only 3 more weeks....at this point in time, we can handle it.
Monday, November 28, 2005
Well, I'm out...if nothing else to do some lesson plans.
Friday, November 25, 2005
Thursday, November 24, 2005
When I got up this morning I had an email saying that I had an order from my website!!! YAY!!! It was my first order on my Mary Kay website! I have been so pumped about it!!! PLUS it's from a woman in Maine that I don't even know. A friend of mine knows her and passed on an email I had sent out and I got an order!! WOO HOO
We're headed to Marco Island today for Turkey Day with the family. It's going to be a great time! Nothing like your Turkey Dinner sitting next to the pool or hot tub in a million+ dollar house. Yes, I have some rich family. In fact, just recently in the Cincinnati Enquirer my "uncle" (really a cousin by marriage) was named #27 on the list of Cincinnati's most profitable business men. I think that was the name...it was something along those lines at least and I know the number is correct.
Anyway, I'd better jet so that I can go get my suit and everything pack as well as some product for people to try out while we're there! Have a great holiday!!!! Be safe.
Monday, November 21, 2005
Saturday was a big day for me. At 630 I got up to finish packing my suitcase and then had my last two Praxis tests. They really weren't all that difficult! YAY for that! After testing was over, mom came to campus and we packed the car and headed to Florida!!! Yup...We made it from Richmond to Ft. Myers in 14 hours!!! This included getting to Knoxville right as the losing UT game got out, construction that was stop and go in all of N. Georgia (which to my Ft. Oglethorpe viewer, we stopped there for some gas and snacks) and we also hit Atlanta just as the GA Tech game was getting ready to start. All in all we made some kick ass time! And no we didn't hit 3 digits...hell we didn't even hit 85.
So yesterday was just coming in and relaxing. We didn't do too much. Today we're not totally sure of the plan. I'm going to get my hair done at some point in time, finally. We also are prolly going to meet some family for lunch or dinner. Other than that, it's just running around doing what we want. Tomorrow I'm doing a Mary Kay party for 8 women!!! It's going to be great. Hopefully I'll make some $$$$ Granted they are all older women just wanting to have a fun time, but hopefully I can get some at least Christmas presents or gift certificates sold to them!! YAY!
Well I think we have some company over so I'm out. I'm sure I'll update in a day or so though!!
Thursday, November 17, 2005
Other than that....the day was fine. It was hump day, so Pamela and I had some girl time together. We ate at Wendy's (with Ben) and talked wedding talk...for the "whenever it happens" as girls do. (all for her and none for me as she's WAY closer to that time than I am) But I REALLY need to get going for school!! I just wanted to share my excitement!! Have a great day!!!!
Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Tuesday, November 15, 2005
Yesterday was a good day at school. I ended up not doing much more than being a copy bitch. But with as tired as I was, it was fine with me. The methods student that happens to be in our class is interesting. I used to feel sorry for her since she's got 4 kids and drives from Danville. Well, not so much anymore. It's one thing to be late once maybe twice by a few minutes. It's a completly different thing to be late almost every time by at least half an hour AFTER the fact that the teacher has spoken to you about it!!! Now, personally, if I'd been late like that, I'd be making for damn sure that my tail was on time. Oh, did I mention that 2 of her kids are in high school?!?! Yeah, they don't need help getting dressed anymore.
Anyway, after school, I went to an interview and felt pretty good after it. Then I went to a joint SGA meeting. Nothing really was accomplished in my humble opinion. So I stopped by a friend's to see how his papers are coming for a class. Then b.c I'm such a sweet person and it was raining AND I had my car over there, I drove him to his night class. I came home and it wasn't much longer before I was passed out. I was gone before 9. Slept HARD. For the second night in a row, I had a wierd dream about GC and I. hmmm.....wonder what it means.
Speaking of GC, the university isn't changing its bullshit decision. So, right now he's out looking for a full time job that will pay overtime as well. Not to mention, for the second weekend in a row, his car got broken into. Keep him in your thoughts and prayers.
Well, I need to finish getting ready for school today. There will be a sub for the afternoon today which means I have to teach this afternoon. Oh well! As long as the kids are being good I might do something special for them.
Doing and saying socially inappropriate things is NOT funny or cool. I've felt this way for a long time now. I was made even more aware of it when your face was on the news this morning. Also, don't spend your time telling a group of people one thing and then turn around and say something completly opposite to administration. Another thing to not worry about...ME! Why put so much energy into getting rid of someone when they are graduating in a month?? Hello, I'm getting rid of myself without your help!! Should you run for a higher office next year, I really fear not only for the students who will still be here, but the administration and the future of the SGA. AHHH!!! You just make me want to scream!!!
Saturday, November 12, 2005
Pamela called me about 5 to see what was going on since I didn't show up to the game. She and Liz want me to go downtown with them tonight, but I have to go back to work from 8-12. UGH!
Last night was ok. Went to Brian's to help him write a couple papers. Got them almost done. That's actually where I am now....helping him write these papers. Oh well, at least I'm getting paid to tutor him! Actually, as a result I'm going to be tutoring a couple others as well. Yes, I can fit it into my schedule....somehow.
Tomorrow I'l be driving home for the day to help my sales director with her Open House again. Up and back in the same day. At least I'll be doing something I love and it'll be fun.
I don't know what's going on with GC and I. I'm definatly feeling neglected by him. Granted, he's going through some tough shit right now, but still. I'm trying to take it easy and just keep in my head that it'll all be better once I graduate and head back home for good. It's just hard sometimes to keep that in mind when you're upset or what not. Oh well, such is life.
Mom was texting me from Rick's last night. I was really missing being home with everyone there. It's truly a family. Any of them would do just about anything for someone else in the group. That's how a group of friends needs to be.
Well, I'm gonna get back to helping Brian on the papers since I have to go to work at 8. Talk to you later.
Thursday, November 10, 2005
"You don't just turn your back on a relationship you've had for years." - Tim Brown, former CEO oand President of Thomas Industries, inc.
"Honesty, Loyalty, Integrity and Trust. You either bring these things or you don't. If you don't, we don't want you." - Dean Luchsinger, Corporate Manager of Audit, Compliance and Ethics for Bechtel Systems and Infrastructure, Inc.
"Ethical decisions aren't based on what's right and wrong; they are between right and more right." - Dean Luchsinger, Corporate Manager of Audit, Compliance and Ethics for Bechtel Systems and Infrastructure, Inc.
"It's easy to do things right, but it's harder to do the right thing." - Joanne Glasser, President Eastern Kentucky University.
"The currency of democracy is public education." - Mike Caudill, Superintendant of Madison County Schools
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." - Martin Luther King, used by Mike Caudill in luncheon talk.
Now one of my personal favorites would be a letter that I got yesterday from one of my students.
"About Mrs. C______: Mrs. C______s really nice. And shes from ohio. And I like her. A lot. She is the best. Will I think shes good but most of al the best. Shes the best student techer."
Ok kids, it's gonna be a long one. After school today I'm headed to Prestonsburg to do some recruiting. Catch ya on the flip side!
Wednesday, November 09, 2005
What's with people checking a blog 17 times a day?? Ok, maybe not 17, but I did have a record breaker the other day.....are yall ready for this?? 6 times! That's right ladies and gentleman. The same person checked my blog 6 times in one day. Now, I do good if I update once a day. If I'm REALLY bored, I might do a second one even though I should be writing lesson plans or what not, but I can promise you, I will NEVER update 6 times in one day.
I'm feeling "old". This discussion was had last night with one of my best friends, my big "brother". He told me that if I were to come visit him I'd look at him and tell him that he's old. Well, not so much. I feel the same way. I was telling him how one day last week my kids were talking about having of gone to bed at like 930 or 10. That very same night, I was asleep by 8. It's crazy! I have so much more to get done in the day, but I can't even stay up as late as a second grader!!!
Oh well. Speaking of second graders, I need to go print off all my lessons and worksheets before I head to school. Have a good one.
Monday, November 07, 2005
Saturday was great too. I went to the store and hung out for a while. It was great to see everyone! Got a HUGE sale while I was there when someone mentioned Christmas shopping. I was like, well I have all of our holiday things out in my car if you want to see them. They were like yeah! YAY for me!! $250 in about 20 minutes. I'll take that ANY day. Saturday night was Chippendales. I called GC to let him know what we were up to. His response, "nice honey, have fun!" Thanks sweetie!!WOW! Yeah it was fun, but not totally the thing you think it is. We got to Jillian's at about 730. The doors opened at 9 and we ended up getting a VIP seat at a table. The show didn't actually start until 11. They danced, but there was a lot of time spent where they had women come up on stage for a lap dance. That's all fine and dandy if you want to pay $20 for a 5 second lap dance. Yeah, not so much for me. However...I did like watching them dance!!! Here's a pic of my favorite, Lane.
Look at that YUMMY chest!!!!
Sunday was good too! I worked for Josette at her open house. Things went really well. In fact, I'm gonna drive home on Sunday again this weekend to help her out! Good for her and good for me!!! Drove back and relaxed. Woo hoo!!
Today I was in a pretty good mood at school. I needed to go to school today to get some rest from my crazy weekend. School was good today though. I was happy to be back with the kiddos! They were happy to have me back too. This evening Pamela and I went to Lexington and decided to have Outback for dinner! Yummy!! It was great and tasted so good.
I think that's about all for now. If more pops into my head...I'll write it down, maybe.
Friday, November 04, 2005
So, it's a good thing I woke up this morning. I laid down to watch a movie last night, not planning on falling asleep. Well, I woke up an hour or so before I had to get up this morning....I went to go turn my alarm off and I hadn't set it! OOPS!!!
The ethics conference started off on a great note yesterday! I'm so excited about that! Today should be even better. It happens to be my favorite day as the CEO's will be there!!!!
Well, I'm gonna go piddle around for a bit before I have to get ready. Peace.
Thursday, November 03, 2005
I think I'm really in need of what is about to happen. I'm off from teaching today, tomorrow and next Tuesday. Today and tomorrow is the "Face to Face with Ethics Conference" here at EKU. It's going to be similar to the conference I was at last year at West Point, just on a much smaller scale. I'm not going as a participant, but a facilitator. There will not be another college student in my position. I feel honored to be chosen to fulfill this capacity. I am the student that continues to sit on the committee though. My only problem with going is that my eyes are swollen from tears last night.
I just don't know what to do about my situation. I feel like I'm being blown off by GC. Yes, we are both stressed with various things in life and school, but that didn't seem to matter a month and a half ago. I know it's going to work it's way out in whatever way it's supposed to. I also know that things will be easier on us in a few months when I'm moved back at home. As Pamela reminded me, "Relationships aren't meant to be long distance." She and I both know this first hand.
This weekend I'm going home to surprise mom. Her birthday is on Saturday and I'm going to show up at Rich's Friday night to surprise her. GC is welcome to come...if he gets ahold of me so I can tell him. I'm just excited to get go to on a Friday night...it's litterally been months since I've been there with everyone. I think it'll be something I need! Saturday I'm getting a cut and color. Another thing I'm excited about as I get to spend time with Linda, my best friend from high school. I've not seen her in almost a year!
Well, I really do need to get going and get dressed and ready for the conference. Oh yeah, the pic is of Pamela and I at Hooter's Monday after Trick-or-Treating.
Have a good day! Hopefully I will too!
Wednesday, November 02, 2005
So I went to bed at like 9 with a headache and now here I sit needing to get ready for the day with no lesson plans typed. Oh well....not like I'm gonna teach hardly at all today anyway...The practicum student is in our class today too. I'm just rambling so I'm gonna go get ready for the day. "Seacrest, Out"