Sunday, May 15, 2011

Busy, Busy

What a busy week its been!  The problem with blogging is that half the time I don't feel like I have anything going on that is worth blogging about, but then when I do have stuff going on, I don't have time to blog about it!  This past week was the latter.  

I knew that it was going to be a long day in MadCo so I woke up early and went to the BodyPump class at BodyPlex.  Ow!  So. Much. Pain.  After school, we had the first day of cheerleading try-outs.  Even though I'm not coming back next year, part of my cheer coach duties include holding try-outs.  I taught them some Bremen cheers substituting 'devils' and 'blue' for 'Mustangs' and 'red'.  After practice I stuck around for 8th grade honors night.  What a special 8th grade class we have this year!?  I love those kids!  

Another day of cheer practice.  That night my FCCLA kids were recognized at the school board meeting. After that I want over to the HS for their FCCLA award banquet and I got to see my favorites that I took to Nationals last year!  Love them!  It was a late night but worth it!

I took a mental health half day off of work (honestly, not having to deal with those 7th graders would be good for anyone's mental health!) and went kayaking with Megan, Jonathan and his roommates, and some people Meg met in class.  As always, kayaking the Broad was a good time.  It took us FOREVER to get down though--there were some people in our group acting a fool! 

Megan came to school with me!  She taught my 6th graders how to do sign language and talked to my 8th graders about how to get into a good college and how to succeed in college.  Apparently Meg's and expert.. lol.. After school were the actual cheer try-outs.  I'm so happy that so many of my FCCLA babies tried out and made the squad!  

UGA graduation.  Ashley, Kelly, Chelsea, and Jill all graduated (and Jamie graduated from nursing school!)  I wasn't emotional at my own graduation probably because I knew that not much was changing.. I was still living with Meg, still in Athens with all my friends.  Sure I was starting a new job, and that was a transition, but I still had all my friends around!  This graduation was emotional.  We (including me) are all going our separate ways.  Chelsea is getting married, Ashley is moving back to Canton, Jill is going back to Norcross, Jamie is getting married and moving to Maryland, Kelly is getting married and moving to Florida, Katelyn has another semester left in Athens, and I'm moving to Germany!  Its the end of all of our college experiences.  These girls are truly some of the best friends I've ever had, and I'm really going to miss getting to see them whenever!  BUT, as Mama put it, its not like we are never going to see each other--it will just mean more when we do.  It does help a little knowing that we will be reunited for lots of weddings this summer--lets be real.. next weekend! 

I'm ready for next week to be pretty emotional as well.  Lots of lasts.  Throughout all of this though, I haven't really had second thoughts about Germany which tells me that I know its right.  Its what I'm supposed to be doing at this point in my life.  I know that I will miss everyone (friends, family, students) terribly, but I have to live my life according to His plan.  I remind myself that this (just like my MadCo job) is a God thing.

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 
Jeremiah 29.11

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Glucklich Mutter's Tag

...which (with known typos because I can't figure out how to make an umlaut on my keyboard) means Happy Mother's Day!!  I promise I will write more when my life is more exciting.. This blog is supposed to be about my personal adventures and well.. there haven't been many recently.. =) There has been LOTS going on in the world that I should probs write about so that when I'm old and randomly find this blog again I can remember when..

4.27  Tuscaloosa, other parts of Alabama, and north Georgia were destroyed by a tornado...

This is just one of the heartbreaking images I've seen.  It used to be the Krispy Kreme.  What a force of nature a tornado is?!  Its wind, just wind, that can turn someone's life upside down.  My prayers have definitely been with everyone that was impacted by the storm. I am extremely lucky that it bypassed Bremen and Athens!  My roommates and I tried to come up with a game plan if we needed to go somewhere.  We live on the 2nd floor (top floor) of our apt. building.  Pretty much every room has and exterior wall.  We decided that my closet would be our best, but thank goodness we didn't have to resort to that.  It would have been me (human), Dooley (dog), Jenna (human), Emmett (dog), Megan (human), Jonathan (human), and Roo (cat) in my tiny, tiny closet.  I don't think that would have worked out very well.  Athens did have a tornado warning.  Megan woke me up and let me know.  What I meant to say was to let me know if we needed to get in my closet, but what I said (in my half asleep stupor) was "Let me know when it gets here!".  I guess I would have heard the train.. 

4.28  The next day was my birthday.  We celebrated my 21st +2 birthday with a nice low key dinner at the Royal Peasant, an English Pub at Five Points in Athens ( you know, to prepare ourselves for the next day's festivities) and dessert at Yoforia!  

4.29  William and Kate got married!

We celebrated by waking up at 5am to watch it.  I made blueberry and lime scones and Megan and I watched it until I absolutely HAD to go to work.  Once at work I pulled it up on Media Cast and my 1st period watched it!  (psh... Its in our standards)  

Her dress was breathtaking.  Simple enough to suit her, fabulous lace embellishments and SO classic.

  Everything looked perfect!  Those trees in the Abbey were amazing!  Genius!  

And that cake.  Oh. my. gosh.

4.30  I went to Ms Gray, (or rather) Mrs. Ferguson's, wedding reception up in Dahlonega.  So pretty!  The venue was in downtown Dahlonega.  It had beautiful whitewashed walls, natural wood floors and went perfectly with her beachy theme.  She and her husband had gotten married a few weeks before in Aruba, so they were having their reception so that everyone could celebrate their marriage with them!  The food was fabulous!  A wonderful spinach salad with tomatoes and cranberries, rolls, green beans, chicken, cheesy tortellini, and (my fave) shrimp and grits!  The cakes were tasty as well!  The wedding cake was yellow cake with each layer having a different fruit filling and a butter cream frosting.  The groom's cake (while extremely ugly because of the giant Tennessee T on it =P  ) was Mrs. Nave's recipe for blueberry cake with cream cheese icing.  Yum!  

5.1  Megan woke me up at 11:30pm to tell me that Obama was about to make a speech.. Something big had happened.  So I get up..  and you know what..

They got Osama.

For all those people who have written that they will not rejoice in someone losing their life, I have a lot of respect for you, but I'm sorry... my first reaction was joy.  That man has taken thousands, and thousands of lives.  He wanted you and me dead because we are Christians, Americans, whatever.. I think that the world is a better place without him.

5.4  I got on the scale.  I hadn't weighed in about a month, I'm gonna be honest.. I wasn't too happy.  Ironically enough, the Groupon that day was for unlimited access to Bodyplex gym and their classes for a month for only $19.  It was a sign.. I got it.

5.5  Cinco de Mayo!!  and my 1st day at Bodyplex.  I ran a mile, went to the Ab Attack class and then went to Zumba!  Then I came home and made fish tacos for my lovely roommates who were super stressed out about finals.  

5.6  I went to the cycle class at Bodyplex.  This was my first cycle class and I think I could get used to it!  My butt is still really sore from the seat but other than that I loved it!

And that brings us up to the weekend!  I went to Bremen for Mothers Day.  Saturday I went shopping in Carrollton with Mama and Memommy.  We ate at 302 South Street which I would give two thumbs DOWN if you are trying to eat healthy (I'm sure its super tasty if you don't care!  There is bacon on everything!)  After that we went to TJ Maxx.  Now, I've never been a Maxxinista, but this trip sold me!  Most that know me know that I have a few weaknesses.  Damask and the colors grey and yellow would be two of those weaknesses.. I found a beautiful chair that was upholstered in an amazing textured yellow and grey damask pattern fabric.  MUST HAVE.  It was originally $225.  The TJ Maxx price was $130.  The chair had a broken leg (which I, or my dad, could easily fix) so it was marked down further to $65.  After a little negotiation, I got it for $50!!!  Pictures to come once its fixed and in its place!

And that brings us pretty much up-to-date.