Saturday, April 19, 2008

Love and Marriage

Isn't that what makes the world go round? No, I haven't fallen in love, nor have I gotten married since I last blogged. Wouldn't that be exciting if I had, though?

Last Friday we attended the wedding of our very dear friend Ann. Our families are really more like family than friends. It was wonderful to see everyone and have a great time with them. Here are a few pics from the evening.

Ann & Greg

Deb & Me

Deb & Rosalind

Then on Wednesday, my parents celebrated their 42nd wedding anniversary. How amazing is that? In this day and age when people bail on marriages when the going gets tough, my parents have stuck it out all these years. They are so totally amazing, and I love them so very much.

Speaking of love, those of you who know me well know how much I love American Idol. This season has not disappointed! My favorite is David Cook. How can you not love him? He is amazing! I totally love what he did with this Mariah Carey song this past week. I don't know, though, that I want him to win. I'd like to see his career take a path similar to Chris Daughtry's. We shall see.

I also want to show a little love to an awesome writer. In my last post I mentioned some of my favorite Twilight fan fiction stories. I completely failed to mention the totally amazing Blondie. She can get inside Edward's head like no one else. I swear she has him trapped in her closet or something! You can find her fabulous stories here.

On a totally unrelated note, I have been so sick this weekend. I had a horrible cough for about a week before I finally went to the doctor Monday. He gave me two cough medicines, an antibiotic, and two shots before sending me merrily on my way. I felt great Monday night and all day Tuesday, but everything started up again on Wednesday. By last night my head was congested, and I was running fever. I'm feeling a bit better tonight, but you can rest assured I will be on the phone with the clinic first thing Monday morning!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Where Y'at?

Hello, dear blog readers! If you're still checking this blog, thank you very much. I know I've been a very, very bad blogger. I really have no excuses for not updating. So, just what have I been doing with myself?

*I've been working!
The big LEAP test was in mid-March, and I am so happy that it is over. The kids really took it seriously and tried their hardest. Now we're back from Spring Break and working through our last nine weeks. I hope they continue to work hard and do their best.

On a related note, I've made the difficult decision to leave Chalmette High next year. A new middle school is opening next year on the old St. Bernard High campus, and I've decided to transfer there. I have truly come to love teaching 8th grade, and I really want to continue that. It's going to be hard opening a brand-new school, but I feel like I'm up for the challenge. I have a very good feeling about this.

*I've been working out!
Shortly after Mardi Gras, I made the decision to join Curves again. I have not regretted it one bit! In only my first month back, I lost a total of seven inches! I was soooo excited! I've also lost 10 pounds since the beginning of the year. I feel a lot better, and people are starting to notice. I sure hope I can keep it up.

*These guys had birthdays!
Yep, my babies are growing up. On March 14, Puddy turned seven. Where did the time go?

Then on April 9, Miss Kirby turned six. She's come a long way from the tiny little orphan we found way back when!

*I've been scrapbooking!
Angela and I went to Scrapfest in February, and we had a great time. We went to a few other crops at Scrappin' Buds as well. Sadly, our beloved LSS has closed. They will still be holding crops and setting up shop for special events, but the Scrappin' Buds store as we know it is gone. Let us all observe a moment of silence.

*I've been Twilight obsessed!
OK, those of you who are with me all the time know how I am over these books! I can't get enough! My latest obsession is Twilight fan fiction. There are some very talented ladies who are writing great stories about our beloved Twilight characters. Here are a few of my favorites.
Passion Fish
Taking Chances
Stranger Than Fiction (warning--this one's rated NC-17!)
And possibly the greatest fan fiction story ever, Boycotts & Barflies. You will love this even if you aren't a Twilight fan!
The Twilight movie opens on December 12, and I've been anxiously following the news surrounding the filming. I can't wait until then!

I'll try to give you a more detailed post later in the week. Have a great day!