Sunday, January 9, 2011

Sunday Thoughts

What a great brain (and head) hurt too much to do much more tonight. I also just thought this was a great idea to chronicle my day. (Thanks Suey at All About Books this was fun!)

Outside my window…'s DARK...but it was a perfectly beautiful day!! Sunny, clear and cool. Arizona in January usually is picture perfect.Are you jealous??

I am listening to…..Pandora - My Canadian Tenors station! Right now they are playing The Prayer as sung by Celine Dion and Josh Groban!! Yumm

I am thinking...that I might have a book addiction! Get off the computer and read, young lady!

I am grateful for....Financial Peace University and the peace that has come into our lives since we took the course! I am grateful that Rich and I are on the same page and have the same direction. Truly, it brings peace!! (Oh, and I am also grateful for all the Ibuprofen I took today!)

I am reading.....The Rembrandt Affair by Daniel Silva. What a great craftsman he is!!

I am white board in my classroom. It's a great thing to do each night before I go home. I keep it on my Droid phone and the next day I can start from where I left off.

I am listing..... all the things on my to-do list for the week. Instead of letting it keep me up at night!

I am creating…..a cute pink hat for Gracie!

On my iTunes from a sweet friend.

To live my faith...I am trying to live like the Savior. My motto for the year is "Be Happy!"

I am hoping and praying….. for the shooting victims down the road in my old stomping grounds of Tucson. I am praying for tolerance and softened hearts.

Around the house…..the Christmas decorations are down!!

From the kitchen...I need to come up with a plan for dinner tomorrow night that is low in calories for several dieters who are coming to dinner (including me!)

One of my favorite things..... is watching football! Tomorrow night is the BCS Bowl across town in Glendale. Wahoo! Go Oregon! (Ya gotta support the Pac10 even though I sure like the way Auburn's quarterback can throw that ball! It will be weird to cheer for a team I cheer against when they usually come to town!) I also was able to watch some of the NFL Wild Card games this weekend. I am one happy football chicka!

The children this week....are getting ready to be so busy with their own lives. My second son, Paul, leaves for Officer Candidate School this week. How proud we are of him and how we'll miss him!! #3 son, Drew, is doing well going into week 5 at Air Force Basic Training. I am one proud mama!! The rest of the kiddos are safe, sound, and more than busy!!

A few plans for the rest of the week…'s Conference week at school!! Long days but I have set up each student so they can conduct their own Student-led conference with PowerPoint presentations. Hopefully all will go well, then we have a long weekend AND then it's birthday weekend for me!! Party on!

On this 2008 I got an iPod and was learning how to use how things have changed yet stayed the same (I'm still not real good with all the iPod stuff but I am a champ at the SmartBoard!!) In 2009 I must have been so busy that I skipped blogging for a whole month. Last year, 2010, I finished and then blogged about June Bug.

With the exception of seeing me in my jammies, this is a pretty good nutshell of what's happening en mi casa!!


Jenn said...

Looking forward to visiting this weekend. We are still deciding if we are coming up Friday night or Saturday morning. But we will for sure be spending the night at a hotel on Saturday. See you soon! Love and hugs.

Molly said...

I saw this format on a couple of blogs today too and plan to use it next week :)

I LOVE the idea of taking a picture of the white board to know where I left off. So simple - yet pure genius!!

I hope you have a great week, despite the long days at conferences.

Suey said...

What a lovely view of your life! It sounds quite familiar (minus the teaching and the football! Oh, and the sunny Januarys!) My son is Drew too, how about that?!

Bookfool said...

I'm not envious of your weather, since our winters are pretty terrific. It's summer that totally sucks. LOL

You got me off on a tangent. I went dashing over to see Josh Groban and Celine Dion singing The Prayer on YouTube. That was fun!

I loved JUNE BUG! I also dashed over to peek at your review. It was one of my favorites in 2008.

Good luck to both of your sons and have a terrific week!

Inside A Book said...

Jenn - See you this weekend. It's supposed to be relaxing but it's sounding busy!

Molly - My phone has been great this year. At the end of the year I will develop all the photos and put them in a notebook to remind me what I want to do next year. I guess I'm old like that! This was a great journaling idea that worked well for me this week. Hope yours was great!

Suey -Yep, I love the name Drew. Just Drew. No Andrew or anything. It's simple and still one of my favorite names. I have a heard a few of the new Josh songs. Most are really terrific. Hope your week was fun.

Bookfool - I think one of the military boys is going to training in Mississippi in February for a few months. Will he need stuff for ice storms?!? I lived in Dallas for several years growing up and the weather was always extreme, but I loved it.

Hey, it's a long weekend ahead! Yippee!