Tuesday, June 30, 2009


So, I left my options open--for God to direct (at least that's what I told myself).

I wouldn't be sitting here semi-saddened that I didn't get a phone call from D20 if I was truly just applying so I had options.

I REALLY wanted to leave D49 & intermediate teaching--thanks, been there tried that & it's not for me! I would be ecstatic if that were the case. I should just be happy for a job--so many don't have even that, I should be happy that I signed my contract & turned it in today...but, I'm not.

I'm just here, ready for another year of same-o, same-o. I wonder what God has for me?

Only time will tell.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Team Jasper

Okay...so it's official...I'm a Twilight fan!

I really hate horror films & because I thought Twilight was within that genre, I chose to ignore the phenomena that it was. However, no matter where you turn these days--it's everywhere! Posters, flair, MySpace, Facebook, magazines, folders, on and on...

So, when it showed up in my 5th grade classroom in March, I sighed & asked my 10 year old student if she: "Thought that book was appropriate for reading in school?" She assured me it was & that her mom said she could read it (no hesitation on her part). So I allowed the book in my room & the 8 more that followed--of course, what's good for the goose is good for the gander :0)!!

In April, our neighbor (who is my mother's age) loaned us Twilight over Spring Break. I about lost it...I really was like "COME ON! What is with this vampire stuff?!" I also proceeded to make a Top 5 Things I Hate that Everyone Else Seems to Love--#5 was an Edward Cullen & Bella Swan image with the title Vampires.

I caved though...I admit & watched Twilight to really understand "what the fuss was all about." After watching the movie I was like okay, but I still don't get all the hype. I came back to my 5th graders after Spring Break & told them, with a great big grin, and a semi-squeal, that "I had watched Twilight!!" The girls (who had brought in the 9 copies of books) were all inquisitive about if I enjoyed it and if I thought Edward was cute...blah, blah, blah. I told them I was proud of myself for watching a vampire movie--they know I hate horror--and was pleasantly surprised that there was so little blood & guts. They laughed and said, "I told you so."

At the end of the year, these same girls told me to read the books. Citing back to me that "the movies are never as good as the books, Miss King." So I agreed to "MAYBE" read them this summer. I thought that was a good answer.

The straw that broke the camel's back was my 14 year old cousin spending the summer with us. She brought her Twilight movie & books 1-3 (Twilight, New Moon, & Eclipse). She encouraged me to read them, especially after she and I watched the MTV Movie Awards. I was like this movie was REALLY popular--I think it won like 6 awards. And...she was SOOOOOO EXCITED about the movie preview for New Moon. So I caved, I bought the first 2 books at Barnes & Noble. OMGsh...I loved them so much that I went to Wal-Mart 3 days later to buy the last 2 because I just had to know if Bella became a vampire...DUH! Even the Barnes & Noble sales girl was like..."You should just buy all 4 of them now. You'll so be back here in a few days to get the others...you'll see." She was right...everyone was right...

Lesson learned: Don't judge a book by it's cover.

You may be wondering why this particular blog is called Team Jasper. Well, I took the Facebook quiz and learned that I am attracted to the Jasper character & most compatible with him. So, GO TEAM JASPER--forget the Team Jacob & Team Edward crap (even though, Edward is pretty hot :0)!!!). I am taking quizes, talking about, & adding flair like all the other crazy fans. I am now loaning out my copies to Clare, so she can have discussions with her deployed husband about Twilight (he's read books 1-3 and is currently on Breaking Dawn)!! Ha, Ha--It's official I am a HUGE Twilight fan & recruiting! Who'd of thunk it, LOL!

Friday, June 12, 2009


I will attach pictures...I'm so proud of Clare and all her hard work with VBS this year. We made a good team, too bad it took like 50 trips to Wal-Mart & Hobby Lobby! No really, shopping with Clare is a pleasure--she even got me to do some returns (I'm converting to the dark side :0)!).

We have a fantastic class of Kindergarteners & 2 extremely helpful mom volunteers, who just "get stuff done" & step in without being asked. That is truly a blessing...considering Clare & I don't know if we're coming or going from day to day.

I'm most happy that the students seem to be enjoying themselves in every way. They listen to the Bible stories, practice the memory verses, & rotate through all the various centers so well. They've gotten to paint, play dress up, make crafts, do recreation--most importantly they've learned about God & prayed.

I didn't count on VBS being so much fun--thanks Clare, helpers, & kids. The theme this year was Boomerang Express, set in Austrailia. We could be heard thoughout the halls of FBCBF, our train wheels pumping, saying the week's theme: "Follow! Worship! Live through Him!" It's been an awesome week.