Thursday, October 23, 2008


So do you ever have one of those days, weeks, months, where everything is just sort of blah? That's where I'm at now and can't seem to pinpoint why. I can't decide if it's work stress which is very high right now for some reason that wasn't there first term, trying to decide if we can move, money stress which is always present, or the fact that I just don't get enough rest since I started working. Whatever it is I want it TO GO AWAY!!! I don't like the blah feeling. I do enjoy reading everyone's blogs which help to lift the blahs so keep blogging may never know who you're helping. Maybe I just need mega doses of chocolate.....LOL!!! (without the calories or fat)

Sunday, October 19, 2008

It hit the nail right on the head.....

OK I have to thank Lara for this one.....and I can't believe how accurate it is of me. Let me know what you think and you'll have to try this one for yourselves and share.

Your result for Are You a Jackie or a Marilyn? Or Someone Else? Mad Men-era Female Icon Quiz...

You Are an Ingrid!


You are an Ingrid -- "I am unique"

Ingrids have sensitive feelings and are warm and perceptive.

How to Get Along with Me

  • * Give me plenty of compliments. They mean a lot to me.

  • * Be a supportive friend or partner. Help me to learn to love and value myself.

  • * Respect me for my special gifts of intuition and vision.

  • * Though I don't always want to be cheered up when I'm feeling melancholy, I sometimes like to have someone lighten me up a little.

  • * Don't tell me I'm too sensitive or that I'm overreacting!

What I Like About Being an Ingrid

  • * my ability to find meaning in life and to experience feeling at a deep level

  • * my ability to establish warm connections with people

  • * admiring what is noble, truthful, and beautiful in life

  • * my creativity, intuition, and sense of humor

  • * being unique and being seen as unique by others

  • * having aesthetic sensibilities

  • * being able to easily pick up the feelings of people around me

What's Hard About Being an Ingrid

  • * experiencing dark moods of emptiness and despair

  • * feelings of self-hatred and shame; believing I don't deserve to be loved

  • * feeling guilty when I disappoint people

  • * feeling hurt or attacked when someone misundertands me

  • * expecting too much from myself and life

  • * fearing being abandoned

  • * obsessing over resentments

  • * longing for what I don't have

Ingrids as Children Often

  • * have active imaginations: play creatively alone or organize playmates in original games

  • * are very sensitive

  • * feel that they don't fit in

  • * believe they are missing something that other people have

  • * attach themselves to idealized teachers, heroes, artists, etc.

  • * become antiauthoritarian or rebellious when criticized or not understood

  • * feel lonely or abandoned (perhaps as a result of a death or their parents' divorce)

Ingrids as Parents

  • * help their children become who they really are

  • * support their children's creativity and originality

  • * are good at helping their children get in touch with their feelings

  • * are sometimes overly critical or overly protective

  • * are usually very good with children if not too self-absorbed

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Sunday, October 12, 2008

Time for Myself....

I finally did it....I took some much needed time for myself. On Saturday I went with a friend to get a pedicure. It felt so good to soak my poor tired feet and give them some much needed pampering. It was strange though to go out into the very cold weather in those little flip-flops after. LOL!! After that I went to watch Kaitlyn and the Talons perform at the half-time of the SUU Women's soccer game. Those poor girls froze to death but didn't let it show while they were dancing. They're such troopers!!! So after the game Kaitlyn and I went to get our hair done. She got a much needed and overdue trim and I had my hair colored and got rid of the gaggy highlights I had. They didn't look gaggy a few months ago....just lately, and with my new work schedule time for me is way at the bottom. I also got an inch whacked off my hair and it looks and feels so much better. Even Branden likes it....he says it makes my eyes pop. To hear such a compliment from my 16 year old son is quite a thing so it must look good.

Later this week I'll be heading up to Sandy for the UEA convention. I'm really excited to go and to learn some new things and network with other teachers. This I'm also doing by myself so I can hopefully re-charge my battery to be a better mom for my kids and a better teacher for my students. I don't take time for myself very often as I always feel guilty for leaving my kids.....anyone else out there suffer from that problem? But I have found on the few occasions lately that I have had time for me I am a much better mom and human. This will be a good weekend away and I'm excited to have the time I need to get my thoughts and lessons in order for the next term of school. It's very hard to think in a very busy household. Can they have UEA once a month??? LOL!!!

So I'll have to let you all know what I learn and the fun free things I get from the convention. I'm just glad the weather is supposed to warm back up so I don't have to deal with snow while I'm gone.


Tuesday, October 7, 2008

I am a slacker.......

OK so I've come to accept the fact that I'm a blogger slacker....LOL!! Not by choice but by circumstance. Work is literally kicking my butt!!! It is a lot of work to start a brand new job, at a brand new school, with a brand new curriculum. I'm so glad that we are off track right now and have a two week break. I was beginning to go crazy (like I'm not there already)!!! Anyway I vow to do better and have exciting things to tell you about as the weeks go by.

On a cheery note.....SOCCER IS OVER!!!! No I'm not excited by that at all can you tell??? LOL!! It was beginning to get very old and tiring. Yes my kids will probably want to play again next year but I think only Jacob will end up playing AYSO as Talise will be busy with gymnastics and Kaitlyn will probably be playing on the Canyon View team. And I can GUARANTEE I will NOT BE COACHING!!!! I really have enjoyed most of the years that I've coached but this one about did me in. I wasn't expecting on starting a new very demanding job mid-way through the season so that didn't help this year. So next year I'm sitting on the sidelines in my chair and cheering on my children without having to hear kids telling me which position they want to play.

So now I get to finally sleep a little tomorrow and I can't wait....I've been waiting quite a few days to not have to get out of bed and tomorrow it will finally happen....and then Thursday I get to sleep again and on Friday.....SLEEP.....I LOVE IT AND MISS IT EVEN MORE!!!

Till next time.....