Sunday, February 27, 2011

1 Down And 1 To Go!

Passed the written *YEEEAAA*
Tomorrow is my practical *YIKES*
Everyone, please, say a little prayer for me.
I'll tell you how it went.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Shabbat Shalom

Has one found a good wife?
One has found a good thing,
and one gets goodwill from Jehovah.

Proverbs 18:22

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Dreaming Of A Room

I know...I know technically I am done with school so this post isn't exactly a school daze post but it is relavent about my future. Now that I am getting ready for state boards  I have been thinking more about the kind of room I would like to work at ( You know ... inviting but not too homey, classy but not uptight, clean but not a hospital ... so I looked around the web and these are the kind of rooms that are getting my creative juices flowing.
 (some of these prictures didn't have names to the spas)
alittle small but I like the colors

Monday, February 14, 2011

To The World ... A Not So Romantic Valentine's Day

                                                                  E.B. Leighton
Now before you begin to panic and start commenting reponses of condolences let me explain. I used to - before my Mr. came into my life - half heartedly celebrated Valentine's Day. Some how this holiday always seemed to fall short on the romance meter but I never really wondered why. So one day - or several days - I really pondered the question "Why don't I LOVE this holiday ... I like flowers, candy and kisses?" "Why do I approach this day of love with such anamosity?" And I figured it out! It's not romantic. Somehow pressuring - not by me but by society - a guy to creatively profess his love for me is not romantic. Or getting me the same flowers, candy and dinner on the same day that a trillion other women are getting theirs isn't romantic to me. I just don't get it. And frankly I am too special to treated as if I am "like every other woman". I have often have said that if my husband wants a divorce all he needs to do is come home with a box of chocolate and bundle of flowers on Valentine's Day. This even goes for the children. So there is no, non, niet Valentine's to be celebrated at my house! Now mind you I AM NOT anti-romance. I am a girl in every way and we girls LOVE our acknowledements of endearment. But ladies define what you find to be romantic.

Being woken up with a kiss good-bye every morning, my yard maintained, the way he never thinks twice of spending his free time with me, just they way he looks at me *sigh*, makes an ice cream run (even during half time on Superbowl Sunday), cooks meals (even after he worked) and a million other little things my Mr. does 365 days a year is romantic to me. So on Monday when others are panic riddened and stressed about the gift they will present to their loved ones at an over crowed restaraunt where they can't even hear each other talk just to hurry home to relieve the sitter and drop into bed because of work the next day - which all frankly fall short on the romance meter but high on the "not tonight honey I am exhausted" list - I will be cuddled up with mine watching our favorite shows and enjoying our happy marriage AND I would have spent my Sunday (like I spend every Sunday) starting with a kiss and coffee and cuddling up in bed to watch Sunday Morning, talking quietly about our day (which this Sunday we are going to lunch and a movie for our Princess's birthday) and no matter what we do it would be done together and with loving contentment in our hearts but then 10pm comes and we end like it began, lots of cuddling and a kiss and quiet wispers of good night. So cut each other some slack - drop the one over hyped day and just enjoy your marriage 365. Become each others number one fan. If a couple spent a tenth of that energy on their marriage ...  WOW! what a fantastic relationship it would be and then there will be no need to celebrate one overly commercialized day. So save going out to a nice place or those perfect roses or that beautiful watch for your anniversary - a special day that belongs to just the two of you. Now doesn't that sound much more romantic?
E.B. Leighton

Friday, February 11, 2011

Shabbat Shalom

He was rescuing me, because he had found delight in me. Jehovah rewards me according to my righteousness. According to the cleanness of my hands he repays me.

Psalms 18:19-20

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Happy Birthday Princess

 *Sweet Pea*

Today is the day - as of 2:25pm my Princess is
21 years old  *o*

*not too sure what you were looking at*

*first day of kinder-you saw the toys and forgot all about me*

*a Bronco fan-just like your daddy*

*I remember how your hair sparkled in the sun like honey*

Things that happened on that day:
Buster Douglas KOs Mike Tyson in 10th for
heavyweight boxing title.
~Calvin and Hobbes Comic Strip on that day.

~Paula Abdul’s “Opposites Attract” leap-frogs
Michael Bolton’s “How Am I Supposed to Live Without You”
to top the new Cash Box singles chart,
knocking Rod Stewart’s “Downtown Train” to Number Three.

~"The Bradys" premiered on CBS.

~"Golden Girls" then "Columbo" were on NBC tonight.

~"Hard To Kill" with Steven Segal opened that weekend *yawn*

~"Hamlet", "Cry-Baby" and "Dances With Wolves" came out that year.

~As you can see you  were, without a doubt, the best
 thing that came out of that year :D

*Love you to the moon and back* 

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

School In Review

My time at SMI-A has been one filled with trepidation, anxiety, worry and fear. But at the end all my feeling (well most of them) have turned to assurance, confidence and certitude. Threw all of the crazy studying and projects - I have gained the person whom I always knew I could be.

My first time in my sparkly new uniform

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

New Year - New Book

I got a small box in the mail from a dear friend from Wisconsin right before Christmas, guess what it could be? Well, if you said books you would be right (and I labeled this post correctly *giggles*). She is an avid reader and sent me some books that she thinks I would like and I am excited to read them. So now that my holiday(s) craze is over and my life is almost back to normal (and since I didn't receive any new Patterson's books for Christmas *tears*) I decided to read "The Scarecrow" - now this is my first Michael Connelly book and so far so good but then ... again ... I am on page 65. I know better than to compare authors but he seems to have a similar writing style as Patterson - by showing us the viewpoints of both the criminal and the main character. I like that I get to see why/why not something accured and how it affected the other character. Maybe that is why I didn't care for  "Werewolf" because it is too one dementional. My goal is to read this book before my 42 B/D which is in April *giggles*. Wish me luck.
Update on "Werewolf of Paris" - hmm ... well ... I got kinda confused (the reasoning why this happened to this guy was far fetched and the language was alittle bit too "old world" for me)  So I really didn't even get out of Chapter 1. So I got the movie thinking I was missing something - well ... half way through that I lost interest and decided to clean. Any time I decide to clean over watching a movie is a BAD sign. At times I can be abit critial over a book (especially if it is in a series - like the Alex Cross series from Patterson) because I compare a book with another in the series. I try not to be critial about a book from a genre that I am not too interested in because I really don't have a basis to compare it too. Another words I am not going to say that "Werewolf" was a bad book and not to read it but I am going to say that it just might not for the mass population.