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Friday, August 5th, 2005
5:58 pm
Hi, all,

It's been a long time since I've posted -- life is crazy. I had mono this summer, too, so it just doesn't seem to let up!

I have a question for you all, if you have the time to respond. I'm creating a blog for my upper level Spanish student to post to (en español, of course), and I was hoping you could give me some topics. Remember these are high school students, so the topics should be "appropriate".

Gracias in advance for any suggestions you can give me!
Saturday, April 23rd, 2005
1:25 pm
checking email can be bad for your IQ
Interesting article...

LONDON, England -- Workers distracted by phone calls, e-mails and text messages suffer a greater loss of IQ than a person smoking marijuana, a British study shows.

The constant interruptions reduce productivity and leave people feeling tired and lethargic, according to a survey carried out by TNS Research and commissioned by Hewlett Packard.

Read the rest of the article at:

Thursday, April 21st, 2005
9:26 pm
Hola, todos
It's been a long itme since I've posted -- life's been super hectic this past year. Just wanted to take a minute to say hello to everyone. Maybe when summer gets here, I'll have more time to be involved with lj. Been thinking about you!
Monday, July 12th, 2004
10:53 am
Sunday, February 8th, 2004
11:38 pm
The Grammys - What was your favorite part?
My favorite part was the huge "funk jam" with Earth, Wind, and Fire and everyone else! Awesome! And I love Sting. There was some cool stuff tonight.

So what was your favorite part?

Current Mood: bouncy
Friday, February 6th, 2004
9:21 pm
I've been super busy and overwhelmed with things. Nothing much to say, but to talk about the list of things I have to do.

Anyway, I just wanted to say hello to all!!

Current Mood: exhausted
Tuesday, February 3rd, 2004
8:09 pm
Saturday, January 24th, 2004
7:05 pm

Current Mood: melancholy
Monday, January 19th, 2004
7:38 pm
Thanks, terminusvox!
I'm surprised I didn't score "High" in some of these areas!


-- Personality Disorder Test - Take It! --

Monday, January 12th, 2004
8:29 pm
Children of Morrow by H. M. Hoover
I'm so excited! I finally found the book I've been looking for for years! I did a google search several years ago, but didn't find it, but I found it for about 10 bucks at half.com. Some places had copies for as much as 145.00! It's a book I read several times in 5th and 6th grade. Here's the description:

"After an unfortunate murder two telepathic children, members of a primitive civilization, are led to escape by a friendly, unseen voice."

I just remember being wowed by the book. Hopefully it will wow me again!
Friday, January 9th, 2004
12:40 pm
Sunday, December 21st, 2003
11:36 am
Conversation with Evan about cities and countries
We're at my mom's house, and she had a paper plate holder that says "Country China". Evan looks at the holder, and says, "What is country china?"

Me: Well, it's a joke saying that's what kind of china people in the country use.

Evan: The country of China?

Me: No, china is like fancy plates people use. And, well, there's the country and the city. They're opposites.

Evans: So China is a city?

Me: No, China is a country. There are two kinds of countries and two kinds of cities.

Evan: And two kinds of states.

Me: Well, yes, there are. But there is the city Atlanta, the state of Georgia, and our country is the United States. But people say country when they're talking about places where there is lots of land and cows and stuff. The city is where the houses and stores are all close together.

Evan: (holding his hands about 6 inches apart). This close?

Me: Well, sort of. (getting frustrated at my inability to explain Country China to my son)

Evan: (going over to a picture my mom painted) This is the country, right? Why did Grandmother paint a car in this picture?

Me: I don't know, Evan...

The English language is so confusing sometimes...

Current Mood: amused
Friday, December 12th, 2003
11:50 am
Exams - stress
Preparing to give exams is at least as stressful as preparing to take them! I have stacks of papers everywhere that I need to file, makeup quizzes and tests to grade, and I still have to finish getting my exams ready and copies made before Wednesday!

In my 3 Honors class, the kids are really sweet, but today when they would ask me questions while I was reviewing for the final, I just wanted to tell them to shut up and leave me alone! (I'm sure you can relate to this onceupon). Some of my AP students were talking a little while we were going over imperfect subjunctive with adverbial clauses (a difficult concept), and I just wanted to scream! They're wonderful and they rarely do that -- they're feeling stressed, too, but today it drove me nuts!

This morning, I took 2 of my anti-depressants (they also work for anxiety), but I'm still feeling tightness in my chest. I just took another half. If I'm feeling this way with my wonderful classes, I'm going to lose it in my awful 5th and 6th period classes! Hope the extra medicine helps. If not, I'll take the other half.

Current Mood: stressed
Monday, December 8th, 2003
7:31 pm
Ovewhelmed. It's that time of year again. I have to get the last things graded (more to grade than there should be at this point), get finals made, then grade those. I have to talk to parents whose kids will fail. Then get grades entered.

On top of that, I have to finish Christmas shopping, go to Christmas parties, help with the children's Christmas musical, and then JUST MAYBE, have a day to relax before Christmas. Then Christmas day it's off to south GA to visit Sean's family for a few days.

Maybe when we get back, there'll be a little time to relax before I go back to school.

Going to bed soon. My mind needs rest as much as my body.
Thursday, December 4th, 2003
6:50 pm
Starbucks fragrances...
I decided to go to Starbucks after work to get a Christmas gift for Sean. I went by the bank to get cash, so Sean wouldn't see the debit card listing and guess I'd gotten him something there. I got my purchases and came home. Sean knew where I'd been, because he could smell the coffee on my clothes and hair!

So much for being sneaky.
Wednesday, December 3rd, 2003
7:52 pm
I'm having trouble getting rid of this eye infection. Every time I think it's finally gone, it comes back. I've changed all of my makeup TWICE, changed contacts several times, and have used the drops as prescribed. It keeps coming back.

Think I'll have to go back to the doctor soon, if it doesn't clear up this time.
7:45 pm
So I made a gourmet salad tonight for dinner, and Sean didn't eat much of it. It was a salad of spinach leaves, mandarin oranges, walnuts, homemade vinaigrette dressing, and roasted chicken on top. Sean ate most everything but the spinach leaves. He said they just didn't taste good to him tonight.

Sigh... I try to fix a nice meal that's attractive and tasty :-)
Monday, December 1st, 2003
7:18 pm
not sure I agree with this exactly, but I do like Beast...
You are Beast!

You are brilliant and extremely clever. You can
handle almost any problem swiftly and
efficiently. You are devoted to philosophy and
are always up for a good discussion.
Sometimes, though, your anger gets the best of
you and you upset those whom you care about.

Which X-Men character are you most like?
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7:11 pm
taken from Kriya -- we're compatible, Kriya!
Your soul is bound to the Second Totem, Luna:
The Wolf

Luna appears as a pair of coral colored wolves.
She embodies empathy, nurturing, insight,
and warmth
. She is associated with the
color coral, the season of spring, and the
element of wind. Her downfall is pathos.

You are most compatible with Doves and Ravens.

Which Animal Spirit Totem Are You?
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Saturday, November 29th, 2003
9:59 pm
A short while ago, Evan came into the bedroom while I was at the computer to tell me he had had a bad dream. I held him in my lap a few minutes, then logged off and took him to the rocking chair. I rocked him for about 20 minutes. While I was rocking him, at one point he looked up at me and said, "I love you". Getting I love you's for no reason at all is the best. It was so sweet to hold him while everyone else was sleeping. Just Evan and me cuddling.

I remember once when Charis was small, and I was rocking her, she looked up, half asleep and said, "You're so pretty". That was so wonderful.

Rocking sleepy children is the best.

Current Mood: content
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