Wednesday, November 24, 2010
How about a little update, eh? Things have been busy, busy! I'm so happy November is almost over and I cannot wait until January. There's lots of exciting things happening and I just can't wait. I can't spill all the beans just yet, but don't worry. I will! :)
Other than that, here's a few other things that have been going on. Bullet point style. ;)
♥ I joined Weight Watchers. A lot of people think I'm crazy and I don't need to, but I know I need to. And, I want to. In a few months time I know I will not be as active as I am now so I want to take care of my bad little lifestyle habits now, before it gets really out of control. My sister and best friend are also in it so it's nice to support them.
♥ School is going GREAT. I have As in both my classes, and hopefully I can keep them through December. The last month of the semester is heavy with projects and finding the time to do them has been HARD!
♥ For my special education class I spent 10 hours doing some field experience at my elementary school in their Learning Center! It was such a great experience! I have loved every second of it. I'm having a few doubts about special ed, but I'm hoping as I continue my education I can squash those doubts. What I'm most nervous about is the behavior issues. I'm more interested in the intellectual disabilities, specifically Autism.
♥ Last week my sister and I went to see Harry Potter on opening night! It was NUTS! We got there a little under TWO HOURS early and the theater we were supposed to be in was packed. The only seats available were right in front of the screen. Uhh, uhhh! So, we "snuck" into a different theater and got much better seats.
♥ Things with Nick are still going strong. We're moving slow and I really like that. I've been feeling bad though, because I have been so busy I hardly have any time, my only weeknight free is Monday nights! (and I have to somehow fit studying in!).
♥ I have not bought one Christmas gift. Not one. I've been thinking about it though... my mental list is very strong. I'm being a total grinch and this is the first year in my entire life that I just want Christmas to be over with!
Well, that is what's been going on with me. What's going on with you?? Tell me in the comments if you have started your Christmas shopping or are you a procrastinator like me?
Posted by Amber @ A Little Pink in the Cornfields at Wednesday, November 24, 2010
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Friday, November 5, 2010
Another broad topic! Ok, let me dive right in!
I am a very goals driven person. I need a vision of what my end result will be, it only pushes me harder. I have mini daily goals all the way up to huge lifetime goals and I think about them often.
Simple, daily goals:
Crossing everything off the to-do list
Keeping the house clean and the sink clear of dirty dishes
Walk the dogs
Wash my face before bed (seriously, this is hard for me. I don't know why)
Not get upset over little things at work
Blog daily (ha!)
Work related goals - like achieve our sales plan and more!
Get all reading and homework assignments done and started on the next weeks assignments
Read one book for leisure
Work related goals - again achieve that sales plan cause I want my bonus! :)
A's on all my tests!
To be happy while achieving all those other goals during the year!
Go on at least one vacation
To get married and have children
To become a teacher and get paid to impact children's lives
Have a house in the country right outside of Des Moines (seriously, I could never live in a small town)
Have a lake house - preferably on Lake Okoboji
Retire with my husband and live on a coast somewhere
Posted by Amber @ A Little Pink in the Cornfields at Friday, November 05, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
I can't remember which one of my elementary teachers called "Catch-up Days" Ketchup Days but it has nevertheless stuck with me and if I have a general ed class someday I will probably do the same thing with my kids every so often!
So, today is KETCHUP DAY here at ALPITC!
The wheels kind of fell off the bus in regards to the 30 day challenge. Life has been hectic and stressful and it's mostly due to work. It's tough when you're depending on others to get your own job done and if you don't have a great staff it can really get you down. Right now I'm without one assistant manager and the other assistant manager.... well.... I don't have much nice to say so I'm not going to say anything at all. :)
Anyway, on with KETCHUP DAY! (now I really want some french fries and ketchup. Yum)
Day 12: What you believe
I agree with Amber, this is a pretty broad topic!
I believe that shopping is the perfect therapy, it makes everyone feel better. I believe that smiles are contagious. As well as excitement. I believe that good friends are the family you get to pick. I believe that hard work will pay off. I believe that what goes around comes around. I believe that getting upset over little things is a waste of precious energy. I believe that education is the best accessory a girl can have, and nobody can take it away from you. I believe that student loans are the only kind of good debt. I believe in a good pair of heels (or wedges for people like me that stand all day). I believe in the calming power of coloring (seriously, grab a coloring book and some crayons. You'll feel better in no time). I believe that the unconditional love from pets is irreplaceable. I believe that every job and every person is replaceable, so don't take your job for granted! I believe in true love.
What do you believe in?
Ok, so I'm going to have to cancel "ketchup day". Instead of tossing 7 days worth of blog posts at you I'm just going to pick up where I left off. Hope everyone is having a great week! :)
Posted by Amber @ A Little Pink in the Cornfields at Thursday, November 04, 2010