Wednesday, June 30, 2010


Here are a few random photos from this past month...



Thursday, June 24, 2010

laughing at ourselves

I have two "most embarrassing moment" stories. Both occurred during my early 20's~One involved superglue & the other a microphone.

During our move, I stepped on something sharp and ended up with deep gash in the bottom of my heel. My sweet husband said I should crazy glue the wound shut. I thought he was crazy. But apparently, according to him, crazy glue was developed during one of the wars to help heal soldiers' wounds. So, for a week I hobbled around with a bum heel, and then last night when the pain was getting really awful, I broke down and bought some crazy glue. This morning I glued my heel shut, and now it is feeling SO much better. Wish I would have listened to him right after it happened. Anyway, the crazy gluing of my heel this morning made me think about one of my most embarrassing moments...

When I was a sophomore in college, I was still living at home and was commuting to a community college where I sang and danced in a show choir (I am not currently a Gleek, but I was very much one back then). We had very early morning rehearsals which led to me getting up insanely early to make the commute and arrive on time for rehearsal. One morning, after I had cleaned my room up the night before, I got up (keep in mind it was still pitch black outside), and grabbed my contact lense drops. I leaned my head back, and put a big drop in my right eye. It immediately stung, so I instinctively closed my eyes tight. Within a moment, I realized that the night before while cleaning, I had taken the super glue out from under my bed and laid it on my nightstand. The eye drop bottle was exactly like the superglue bottle, and my eye was now completely glued shut.

I ran out of my room in a panic to tell my mother what I had done. She immediately called poison control and the women on the other end of the line assured her that I would be fine...that it happened all the time, although it was usually 5 year olds rather than 20 year olds. She said to get in the shower and run hot water on my eye until it came apart. An hour later, after running the hot water over my eye, it hadn't budged.

We ended up driving to an opthomologist in Jefferson City (as my small home town didn't have one), where he cut my eyelashes off (they do grow back) and got my eyelid apart. Seriously, I have never been so thankful for my eyesight as that day. And, in hindsight, I am able to laugh at the entire scenario!

So, this is one of my most embarrassing stories...(the other I will share at another time)~occasionally laughing at ourselves is a very good thing!

Do you have any stories to share?


Sunday, June 20, 2010


Moving is exhausting and incredibly exciting (as long as your moving to a place you really want to live). Yesterday we got most of our kitchen stuff unpacked, got a gas stove hooked up, hung a mirror, got a table delivered, curtains were hung, shower curtain up, & garage organized. (Thanks to Mom & Tim for all your help).

As a side note, we've now slept here three nights, and I keep feeling like I'm staying in a really nice hotel. I cannot believe this is my home--at moments I find myself thinking I am not worthy of it all (I know this is going back to my of my false beliefs about money and possessions--still working on this). I am, however, so incredibly thankful & know I am blessed.

I am also very much looking forward to getting settled in and getting back to blogging on a more regular basis!


Thursday, June 10, 2010


These days my life is about boxes. Filling boxes up with my stuff. Even though my husband and I really try not to accumulate too much stuff, it's amazing to me how many boxes are needed to move...

One week from today we will be closing on our new home. It's hard to believe the day is almost here. I am so very grateful for our new house. I've loved the one we've lived in the past 4.5 years, but I do feel like now is the time to move on. I am so very excited about getting settled in and making a "home" out of our new house. I also really hope the people moving into our current house love it as much as we have. We've filled it with a lot of love and positive energy! And that's what matters most--not the stuff in the boxes!


Thursday, June 3, 2010


One of my favorite quotes by Gandhi is, "There is more to life than increasing its speed."

I agree with this statment completely; however, between finishing up the school year, selling a bunch of our furniture, starting to pack, and getting ready for the big move in just 2 short weeks, life has been flying by!

Tomorrow is the last day of school for the year. This is such a good feeling. My sweet husband and I will be going out to eat at one of our favorite restaurants, Sophia's, to celebrate! Although there may be people out there that think summers off is a treat and bonus, I would argue it is a neccessity. Anyone who has worked in a school setting knows we cram 12 months worth of work into 9 short months. The pace of working in a school setting is 100 miles a minute all. day. long. During those fast-paced, chaotic, and jam-packed 9 months, we are pulled in every direction by parents, co-workers, the state, and, of course, the students. I am not complaining, I really like my job, but having summers to regroup and rejuvenate is a must~and it's almost arrived!

I hope each of you have some time this summer to relax and rejuvenate!