Saturday, January 31, 2009

One Crazy Week!

Ronnie had his gall bladder surgery on Tuesday. Everything went very well and he has been home recovering since Wednesday. Therefore, I had a sub on those two days and went back to movie-spoiled children. They weren't too bad though.

Thursday Ronnie and I went to apply for a home. We've done this rodeo before and we're trying not to get our hopes up, but we really do need a better place to live. Hopefully, the finance part will be okay and we'll be living in central AC heaven by the summertime!

Friday I made a birthday cake with a horse on it. It wasn't too difficult, but it turned out pretty good. The customer was happy anyway. I'll have to find the cord to my camera to upload it because there wasn't an SD card in there.

Today we received a phone call that Ronnie's little sister had been taken to the emergency room for abdominal pains. She always has problems with her girlie issues, but this was worse. We stopped by there so Ronnie could check in on her and when he described her pain to me I knew how she felt. My idea was right and she had her appendix removed this afternoon. Poor thing! I made her a card so I'll upload a picture of it. It was the first one I used ribbon on. I hope she likes it, but I forgot and used pink on it...she hates pink!

I haven't been very good with my weight loss this week. I haven't had the chance to walk on the treadmill at all. I haven't been home long enough to give it a good chance. I've not eaten very much, but what I ate wasn't always healthy. I'm going to try to weign in tomorrow morning. I think Sundays will work better than Mondays for me.

Take care!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Slow and Steady

I couldn't wait until Monday to weigh myself! I had to see if I had made any progress without doing WW this week. I just couldn't justify spending that money right now. I am proud to say that I have lost 1 more pound this week...just by exercising and eating less. I have splurged this week...there was that snow cream (YUMMM!) and the girls went to a local burger joint for lunch and I just had to have one with onion rings! But I am feeling better and I am trying my best to cut out all the unhealthy snacks I usually consume.

Friday, January 23, 2009

School Days...

I made it through the 1st day of the second semester! Only 89 school days until graduation, but who's counting? I know it was only the first day, but I feel that all three of my classes are going to be really good. I hope I don't jinx myself! Spanish 2 is 1st, I only had 26 kids! That's just amazing at my school! Spanish 1 only had 22! I really had to pinch myself! Spanish 3 only had 8!!!! I work at a school that has around 600 students, but since I am the only Spanish teacher I am usually SWAMPED! I have not had a class with less than 28 until today! I know I'm rambling, but I'm getting excited!! I have to write this down so I can read it in a month or two and remember that there are good days and there are bad days. I guess that's it for now.

Thursday, January 22, 2009


Even though this is my 5th semester as a teacher I still get nervous. I thought I was doing ok today, but at 2.15 I realized that I had a lot to do to prepare for our 2nd first day. I believe I have everything ready to go, but my nerves will still keep me up tonight and I will second guess my abilities until tomorrow is over.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


This is the second day my school system has been closed. I'm beginning to go a little crazy. Our new semester is supposed to start and I need to be in my room getting things ready to go. Oh well, I'll make it through somehow.

I just wanted to share what Ethan decided to do while I was goofing off on the computer. He decided that crayons, yes, crayons, are pretty tasty.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Birthday Card

Here is a card that I made this morning for a family friend. I think it turned out pretty good.


It RARELY snows in North Carolina. And only once every several years do we have enough snow to enjoy. The last "big" snow was in 2000. This was our year...we got around 3-4 inches! I know some people have that, plus more, every year, but this is a big deal for us. Here are a few pictures of Ethan enjoying the first snowfall that he's been able to enjoy.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Weight Watchers Update!

I must say that I am utterly shocked! Mondays are my weigh-in days and after this weekend I was dreading this one! I was very good all last week, but Friday night I fell...and I fell all day Saturday. I splurged MAJORLY! Sunday I did a little better because I got a migraine and skipped lunch to sleep. I did eat a snack...healthy popcorn...with a big mug of chocolate milk! Yum! We went to the in-laws for supper last night and I requested salmon soup...a nice healthy and tasty choice. I didn't overdo it, but I was satisfied.
So, how much did I lose? 3 POUNDS! Yay for me! 22 more to go! I am so proud. I was very active last week and I made healthy food choices. I just wonder how much more I would have lost if I had been good Friday and Saturday...oh well...I'll try harder this week.

Birthday Boy

These are pictures taken at my son's 2nd birthday party on January 3. One is of him on his birthday hay ride, pulled by Paw-paw's tractor. The other is of his very own cow cake. He loves his cows!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

More Baby Creations

This diaper cake and card were made for one of my sister's friends. Her shower is this afternoon.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Changing It Up

So I started this blog as a place to share my creations, but I haven't had much time to do any creating lately. I decided that I would like to share more than just my creations in order to keep the blog going rather than letting it idle for days or weeks at a time.

I guess the new thing with me is that I am trying Weight Watchers. I've been doing the 1 week trial since Monday and I think it's going pretty well. I started at night so I went over my points allowance that day, but Tuesday I was able to consume my target number. Today, I ate more filling foods and ate way less points. I may have to indulge later as a small reward. :)

Ronnie found out yesterday that he has to have his gall bladder removed so he'll be going for a consultation tomorrow. I'm nervous about it, but I'm glad that he'll feel better, I hope.

I guess that's it for now. If anyone is reading, feel free to comment. I would love to here from you!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

1st Card

These are pictures of a card I made this morning. It's for a baby shower being held for one of my student's today. I used the Cricut to cut the card and envelope. The envelope is sealed with a cricut cut-out that I put in a Xy-ron sticker machine. Nothing too fancy, but I believe its cute.

My Latest Endeavors

This is the cake I made for a baby shower held for my little sister in November.

This is the diaper cake I did for my little sister. I think it turned out pretty good. I've done a few more since then, though they weren't as elaborate. All these items together get expensive, therefore, my mother and grandmother usually chip in as well when we all know the mother-to-be.

Something different

I've never posted a blog-ever. So, here I go.
I want this to be a spot where I can share my creative side. I've been feeling pretty crafty lately, but it's hard to find the time to let my creativeness flow. I know I'm not nearly as creative as other people out there, but I'm proud of the work I do.

What are my creative outlets? Well, I like to do a lot of different things so I'll list them out.
-cake decorating
-diaper cakes
-sewing (I got a machine for Christmas. Until then I had never touched one.)

Why do I not have much time to craft? I'm a full-time teacher and I have a 2 year old. Need I say more? I love my job and I adore my little boy, so I'm not complaining. I have a pretty good life.

I guess that's all right now. I'll do another post with some of my latest works. Toodles.