Blessed are those whose strength is in you, who have set their hearts on pilgrimage . . . They go from strength to strength, till each appears before God in Zion.
~Psalm 84:5

Wednesday, October 31, 2007


My friend Luz bought this for me and I love it! I guess it helps that my nickname is Boo . . .

I've never been one to celebrate Halloween, but this year was good. Since it was report card day, we got out at 1, making the day shorter and a bit more stressful. But the kids had a great time, and that's all that matters. They had fun dressing up and I put our classroom dress-up clothes on those students who didn't have a costume, so they wouldn't feel left out as we all paraded around the school.

Anywho, I've been going like a madwoman for the past 14 days (how is it NOVEMBER?!?!), so I'm off to bed! I'll try to check in again tomorrow; I have lots of posts bouncing around in my head.

Monday, October 29, 2007


Poor, despondent Mr. Potato Head. He thought it was finally his year to win the annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest . . . until Charlotte had the brilliant idea to spin her web for the oblivious Wilber!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Dieting Can Be Hard

When your desk looks like this everyday:

These pics are actually from a few weeks ago, but I still get at least a bag of chips, two bags of cookies, and two or three juices EVERYDAY. But thankfully, I'm not tempted to cheat. The chips are the hardest, but recently it's been Ranch flavored Doritos, my least fav. And the cookies have been the plain animal crackers (I only like the one from the cool little-circus themed box). Plus I rarely drink juice, so that's not a problem.

Besides South Beach, the other major thing going on is I'm finally an official Kindergarten lead teacher. That means I'm privileged and one of the chosen to attend special banquets, luncheons, and meetings. My first is a trip to Austin next weekend. All the ladies are going Saturday so we can stop in San Marcus and shop, and all the guys are coming Sunday after they attend the Texans game. As much as I love new shoes and accessories, I would so rather go to the football game! Oh well. So much for remaining under the radar.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Back to the Beach

South Beach that is.

I strayed away after I went to England. I tried to get back on Phase I when the school year started, but the stress of school and the breaking of the addictions gave me migraines everyday for a week and I just couldn't hang on. Thankfully I still had the SB principles and ate well 80% of the time.

But now I'm back with a vengeance! I'm not a goal-oriented person, so it's a little difficult. But I am a devoted friend, and I think that's what's going to help.

I'm doing it with my friend Melissa and she has major health problems, so compounded with being over weight, her body is basically shutting down. For her it's a matter of life and death. Thankfully, her family is being more supportive and have already started to notice an improvement in her. And, amazingly, her husband even said if it works for her he might need to do something too!

I would cringe every time I saw her wash down a bag of potato chips with a can of coke; not to mention all the fast food. Granted, I'm not one to judge, but still, I don't think I was that bad! So I told her I would make all the food for lunch if she would eat it as well as boiled eggs for breakfast.

We started Monday and she's already lost 6 pounds! I've lost about 4 (not too sure cause I forgot to weigh myself Monday so did it Tuesday). Next week we're going to start weighing in with the ladies over at One Weigh Or Another.

Wish us luck!

Tuesday, October 02, 2007


One of the first things we do in school each morning is say the Pledge of Allegiance and the Texas Pledge. So it was mandatory that we have both pledges posted on our Social Studies wall. The Texas pledge is simple enough, "Honor the Texas flag, I pledge allegiance to thee, Texas, one and indivisible."

Well, I was surprised when my friend Tihiti told me that the Texas Pledge was changing. And I was even more surprised when a teacher's aide came around the second week of school and handed out a poster of the new pledge. First, I was shocked that our principal actually PURCHASED us all one. Second, I was surprised with the change that was made. The new pledge now is, "Honor the Texas flag, I pledge allegiance to thee, Texas, one state under God, one and indivisible" (emphasis mine).


"One state under God."

It's nothing short of a miracle that that statement is added into our state pledge in the age that we now live in. In an age where people aim to remove "In God We Trust" from our money. In an age where people are working to take out the phrase "under God" from the American pledge. In an age where I can possibly lose my job if I even mention my faith within the hearing of the wrong ears. And especially, in an age where people have no clue what it means to come under the lordship of God.

"One state under God."


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