Saturday, July 31, 2010


Sometimes I have a real hate for technology. Don't get me wrong, at this point I don't think I could live with out it, but that's just the problem, I am too used to instant communication. A few months ago I posted about waiting to hear back from my mentor teacher. Shortly after posting that entry, I checked my email and there was her response (actually as I was writing this i received was another email from her :-D). Once again I am in a panic because people are not responding to me. This time, it's three different people. So...In the world of texts, Facebook, IM's, emails, and cell phones, do you find yourself panicked when someone doesn't respond? I hope you can handle it better than me, and that you have a wonderful weekend.


Thursday, July 29, 2010


I seem to be surrounded by people complaining about finals. I on the other hand couldn't be happier that next week is finals week. No, I don't love taking tests but finals week means the end of classes. Actually, I have been blessed the the classes I am taking this summer. There is a heavy work load since everything is crammed into 4 weeks, but I have retained the information and tested well (so far) I made A's on the midterm for both classes and I'm really not sweating it. I am however a little stressed about the amount of work I have to finish before our finals. My grandmothers passing caused me to get behind and I feel like I'm rushing to catch up.

I only have about half a week between the ending of summer school and reporting for my student teaching. I am starting to get nervous. I'm VERY excited about graduating in December, but the real world seems SCARY! :-D OK, I know I'll be fine, but I also need all the advise and encouragement I can get so bring it on ;)

Monday, July 26, 2010

So...I lied

I promised to post some memories of my grandmother today but I still can't I stare at the blank screen and nothing comes out. I will however tell you about my weekend.

Saturday My mom and I drove to Charleston so I could take the first PRAXIS II exam. Since I haven't had the time or money to take a vacation this summer I was treating this as a get away even though I was a nervous wreck about the test. We arrived an hour early even after getting stuck in traffic and I spent some time walking around the beautiful College of Charleston campus. This time I noticed a lot of similarities between it and the campus at USC. I laughed at remembering how I had originally viewed this campus before starting at USC.

I took my test and I have to say it wasn't exactly what I expected. I don't think I did horrible but it is going to be a LONG 4 weeks waiting on my scores. Keep your fingers crossed that I passed this part and won't have to pay to take it over again.

After the test we had lunch at 5 Guys and walked around downtown a little more. Finally we decided to ride down to folly beach. I love the beach and I have never been to Folly. After passing our exit and getting lost trying to turn around we finally made it to the rode that leads on the island. As we got closer to the beach traffic came to a stand still. Once we got to the beach and paid to park we probably only spent an hour actually on the water. It was amazingly crowded. I am used to going to the beach right before or after the summer and I wasn't used to the crowd.

We stopped at the outlet center on the way home. Spent two hours walking around and I only left with two pair of flip flops and a bad mood thanks to old navy (but I'll save this for another post)

Sunday was great. After church and lunch I went to see a local production of Annie! I will also save this for another post when I have the time and desire to go into more detail.

I hope your week is off to a great start!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

I'm back

Hey everyone. Happy Wednesday! I hope you are having a wonderful week. I came back to school completely behind on homework and I am just now seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.

I will post next Monday with another Memoir Monday this time about my family and my grandmother. I tried to do it this Monday but it was just too hard. I am doing a lot better and made it through yesterday with only a few tears.

I am a silver lining type person and I have to say the silver lining of last week was very obvious to me. I had a chance to really get to know my family. I bonded with my cousins and feel closer to them than I ever felt before. In fact that was the hardest part Sunday, after spending 4 days with my dad's family surrounded by people who felt the same grief as me and were constantly there to lift me up. I returned to a normal schedule. I missed my family so much.

Today is the first day I have felt like I am truly on a normal schedule. After class I will head to the gym and then off to do my service hours. I am excited about going to see a production of Willy Wanka tomorrow. I am also meeting up with a friend for lunch tomorrow. I missed her surprise party Saturday because of the funeral and spending time with my fam so tomorrow is all about her :) If I'm not back tomorrow, look for a post on Friday.


Friday, July 16, 2010

Why I'm MIA

I just wanted to take a minute and let you know where I've been.

My grandmother passed away Tuesday night. I have been spending time with family and trying to stay caught up with school. Visitation is tonight and the Funeral is in the morning. I will probably be back some time next week.

I would like to thank everyone for their prayers. We have been blessed with such wonderful friends.


Tuesday, July 6, 2010

8 Things

8 Things I'm Looking Forward to...

1)Student Teaching

2) Graduating

3) My new niece or nephew

4) Falling in love

5) Getting a job

6) Being a daisy leader

7) Seeing Eclipse again

8) Going on vacation

8 Things I did Yesterday...
1) Slept

2) Read a book

3) Emailed my Teacher

4) Posted from my "Memior"

5) Ate a hamburger

6) Reserved library books for my theatre class

7) Watched the Bachelorette

8) Ate freezer pops

8 Things I Wish I Could Do...
1) See my kids from hope

2) Spend more time with my family

3) start a non-profit

4) Stop biting my nails

5) Take Missy places with out her getting loose

6) Eat healthier

7) Pay all of my own bills

8) Get a job

8 Shows I Enjoy...
1) Grey's Anatomy

2) The Bachelorette

3) Private Practice

4) Law and Order: SVU

5) Brothers and Sisters

6) Desparate housewives


8) Parenthood

Monday, July 5, 2010

Memior Monday

I have decided to share memories with you each monday. Sometimes they may be funny othertimes more of a reflection of a part of my life. Today I am sharing the first chapter of my "memior" about my year as president of the Future Educators Association.

The Idea

If someone had told me when I entered the future educators association room for the first time a year and a half ago that I would be running for president in a year I probably would have laughed in their face. Sure I had been the president of the small midlands tech chapter the year before but a small community college club is nothing compared to what would be at a university. I had transferred to USC a shy 21 year old.

Nearly a year later I sat in the office after our first Chalk Walk. The walk had been very small but had been good for our first year. I sat talking to our president debriefing from the event. “I want you to be in charge of planning the walk next year,” she said looking up at me “I will be graduating and moving and you will do great.”

I didn’t have to think to hard, I knew I wouldn’t have it any other way. I had loved planning the first one. I had marketing experience from high school and knew that I could do it. “I’d love to,” I said writing out some notes for our folder.

She paused her writing and looked up again. “I’m also recommending you for president. I looked up, I’m sure the shock was evident on my face.

“Have you heard anyone else say they’re interested in running?” I asked. She shook her head.

“Well, if one of the seniors wants to run, I wouldn’t want to take the opportunity from them, but if no one else shows interest I think I would be interested.”

“You would do great,” she said smiling, “and I’ll be here to help if you need me.”
I hope you have a great Monday!