Monday, November 17, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
I am so stressed out about my job! It is very difficult to get visits scheduled with teachers. I know it doesn't seem like a challenge, but it is unbelievably hard. I am very anxious right now about my schedule and whether I am capable of accomplishing what I am required. I feel like I'm not gonna make it.
Please pray that I book appointments with teachers. I really need prayer!
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Let me give you a play-by-play:
- A car picked us up at 6:30. We wore comfortable clothes and brought our show clothes with us.
- We arrived at the show and were shown to our dressing room. They gave us bagels, muffins, coffee, juice, etc.
- The wardrobe lady analyzed our clothes and made Aaron wear a different shirt and shoes.
- We each took turns in hair and makeup and getting dressed. I felt so glammed up! Aaron though I looked "too TV" and "too grown up" but I liked it!
- We were briefed by the producer and told that we would really only have a few moments with Dr. Phil. They put microphones on us.
- They seated us in the studio, about the fourth row.
- Dr. Phil came out and everyone was so excited . . . but then he went to the wrong place, because the producer sent him to the wrong place. So they had to redo the intro and we all had to pretend like he was coming out for the first time.
- Then Ben Stein came out as the economics expert! (Bueller . . . Bueller . . . ) and some other money expert. Ben Stein was the best part of the whole day!
- They did a show about the economy . . . blah, blah, blah. We were the third "guests" (more like planned audience members). There was a twenty second video on us and then we stood next to Dr. Phil and he basically asked a question for us to the experts. Their answer? Aaron and I should be paying our mortgage and life insurance. Huh??? Yeah, VERRRY helpful!
- I think we said about ten words between us about what financial losers we are.
- The show was over.
- We had cookies and chocolate covered strawberries in our dressing room (I stole a bunch of Parmount napkins cause I was bitter . . . in fact I took whatever I could - Diet Cokes, extra cookies, paper clips from our contracts. I almost tried to take off with the Braveheart poster in our dressing room.)
- A different driver took us home and didn't have GPS or directions so it took forever. I was further annoyed. But we were glad the day was over! And we certainly were impacted by the meaning of the show. We are really going to make a plan for thriving financially.
Watch Thursday on Dr. Phil!!!
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
And, finally . . . all organized and beautiful! I added cheerful yellow labels for everything. Hopefully, this will make one aspect of my life a little bit simpler. I will update in a month or two as to whether I kept it clean.
I'm so proud of myself!
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Karina is planning to wear this to the wedding . . . do you think she is stealing my thunder?
Our two wonderful mothers!
Monday, August 25, 2008
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
While Paul might have warned against using offensive language, he was not above breaking his own advice to get the point across. In Philemon 3:8 he says "For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things, and I regard them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ..."
"Rubbish" is a very "cleaned up" translation for skubala, the Greek term for shit. He could have gone with ther more acceptable, and ceretainly more "Christian" term, perikatharmata (that which is scraped off) used in 1 Corinthians 4:13. Instead, he went with the more vulgar word, for effect. As a writer, and as a person who once in while lets a colorful word out, I get it.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
I am now a High School Recruiter for the Art Institute. My job entails going into high schools and sharing information about attending the Art Institute.
Why? I love public speaking. I think AI is a great thing - Aaron goes there! I love the idea of encouraging students to follow their dreams of an art career, if that is right for them.
Why else? I'm done every day at 3:00. I work from home/car. I get summer off. I get great compensation and benefits. (Yay for health insurance!)
The tough part? My territory is South Orange County/North San Diego County. This is far from family and my boyfriend. I'm nervous, but trying to trust God that it is where I am meant to live. Please pray that I find a church, friends, affordable apartment, etc.
Oh, and a Mommy and Baby Deer hung out in my Aunt's front yard. So cute!
Monday, June 23, 2008
Having a BBQ? The best pairing for a juicy cheeseburger is Syrah/Shiraz. It can even stand up to all the weird condiments you may pile on your burger. For steak, a rich Cabernet Sauvignon always fits the bill. With grilled chicken or seafood, you absolutely must try a dry rose! They are perfect for summer.
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Aaron is taking a sustainable packaging class in his graphic design program. I thank God that somebody realized that those who design packaging needed proper education on this subject. Somehow though, Aaron and I ended up bickering about environmental thinking as a trend. I was being cranky and anti-everything. It was a Daria moment. (Sorry Aaron for being argumentative for no reason.)
What is funny is that I started The Environmental Club in 7th grade at my school. We planted native plants, took a low-impact train trip, cleaned the beach, created Earth Day skits, started recycling programs and lots more.
Over the years though, I guess I became jaded. And now, I feel like the "green" (I am so sick of that word) movement is still based on CONSUMERISM! And that is the problem to begin with. Our obsession with STUFF! (Which I am not above.)
Buy this! Buy that! "Green" products are a status symbol! Just like SUVs were a few years ago. So there is no change in our hearts or attitude. I saw this amazing video ... it's short, simple and easy to understand. It is called The Story of Stuff, and it helped me get why I can't let my jaded spirit and annoyed attitude stop me from making changes in my life and in my country. Please watch! Click here - http://www.storyofstuff.com/
Friday, March 28, 2008
I caught Valerie's bouquet LAST June. Aaron looks a little freaked out here. It doesn't help that Bryon and Elizabeth and tosse their little baby into his arms. Well ... it has been almost a year, so maybe he is getting used to the idea.
Then in March, I caught Kellie's (my cousin Mark's beautiful bride) flowers.
If I hear "you're next" another time ... I'm gonna lose it.