Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Back in school!!!

That's right, I'm back in school this semester! I figured I should post about this at the beginning of the semester while I'm still excited (it'll give me something to laugh at in a few weeks when I'm swamped with papers!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

My fave "C" things...

Lisa over at Adventures in Motherhood and Other Risky Endeavors tagged me with a letter for this little game, so I have to list ten things that I like that begin with the letter C, so here goes...

  1. Christianity!
  2. Chocolate Chip Cookies (but soft ones perferably)
  3. Christina and Christian and Chris (some of my friends)
  4. Cooking with My Nene
  5. Calling my best friends (and my cousins) at least once a day (and I mean calling EACH of them daily when possible, lol)
  6. Children's laughter
  7. Camera phones (and cameras in general)
  8. Caramel Macchiatos from Starbucks
  9. Choices (God gave me this freedom!)
  10. Cranberry Juice

Your turn! Leave me a comment with your favorite "C" thing and I'll assign you a letter too!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

My Goals For 2009

Like many people I know, I don't usually make New Years resolutions. As a rule, I feel like it's just a way to set yourself up for failure and disappointment. At my staff meeting on Tuesday though, my director asked that we make some resolutions for our work year. He also asked that we set specific parameters of time for these resolutions.

I've been thinking about it a lot and I in the end, I decided to set a few specific goals (and due dates) for 2009.

First, I'd like to work on cleaning and organization. Most of this will simply be things like my room and the files on my computer. I'd like to have most (if not all) of this done by the end of February.

Next, I've been thinking about my social highs and lows over the last few years and I see that I've gone between two extremes: 1. Times when I'm overdoing it by doing too much and 2. Times when I'm not doing much of anything. The last few months have been at the second end of the spectrum and I don't like it! I'm back in school this semester, so I don't want to get to the other extreme, but I definitely need some more social interaction or I'm going to lose my mind! The first goal is to spend time with friends at least once a week. The second goal is to make contact with at least two friends (not counting the few that I speak to almost daily) each week. I plan to start this immediately, and hope to have a steady pattern worked up by March or April (I'm realistic about this taking some time.)

Third on my agenda is my relationship with myself. While I was celebrating my season of singleness two years ago, I got to spend lots of time doing my own thing and getting to know myself, but sometimes I feel like I gave that up when I got back together with T. Well, that's just UNACCEPTABLE! Before I can be a good anything (girlfriend, student, employee, daughter, sister, etc) I need to feed and fuel myself. Dinner and a movie for one anyone? I'll take it! This should be fully implemented by June, although I expect some dips in true free time around finals time.

I'd also like to set some goals concerning tithes and giving time, but until I have the wording perfected, I'll keep working on it.

Anybody else setting goals instead of resolutions this year?

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Some Updates...

Baby Mama Drama... Things have been quiet for over a week now. I'm beginning to relax again, though not completely. I'm sort of in the wait-and-see frame of mind right now.

General Relationship Stuff with T... We'd been having issues (ok, I had issues) because I felt that we didn't go out enough. T is making the effort so far, and he's making promises of trying harder to make "us" work in 2009... again, it's all about the wait-and-see for now.

Daddy's Little Princess... She's taking a few steps on her own, but still prefers crawling when left alone. If you hold her hand though, she loves playing the walk-back-and-forth-twenty-times game! She's a doll though, so I indulge her!

OH! Since I haven't posted any pics of her, here's one until I get my camera fixed:

How could I NOT love her?

Health... I had hearing a balance tests done on Monday. I'll be scheduling a follow-up appointment with the ENT today, and once she sees the test results, she'll either have a solution, or I'll be taking more tests...

Safety... My family's safety issues are no longer an issue. I pray that it's permanent, but either way it's all in God's hands. Thank you all for your prayers.

Friendship... My friend "Mari" let me know last night that she had taken her 6 year old son to the emergency room with vomiting and pain in his side. Please join me in prayer for him.

Family... My Nene is doing well at his new school. Baby sis is preparing for her 2nd semester at college. Bro (technically step-bro) in Cali is doing well as far as what he tells me. Spoke to my dad and things are what they are. I haven't really spoken to many others recently.

Work... It's work, but I'm blessed with a job in a time of economic crisis (at least I keep hearing about the crisis, being part of a low income family most of my life pretty much means that there always seems to be some kind of personal economic crisis, but you learn how to deal with it.) We are actually blessed beyond belief these days! Yay God!

I think that's it for now.

Saturday, January 3, 2009


I'm sitting here in T's sister's house and I'm pretty annoyed. Are these the people who I want to spend the rest of my life with? Are these the people who I want as my children's relatives?

1. Constant cursing...
...I'm not saying that I don't ever curse, but does EVERY sentence really require profanity?
2. Smoking 10 feet away from the children...
...And then saying "Don't bring her over here, I'm smoking." HELLO!! You DO realize that your smoke can travel across the room, don't you?
3. Constantly calling T "Stupid" or "Retarded"...
...'nuff said
4. Not allowing T to take care of simple things for the princess...
...Need a diaper changed? Gimme her! Need a bottle? Gimme her! She barely whimpers because she's tired, hungry, or simply because she's a BABY??? GIMME HER!!! God forbid the man should even hold his own daughter for more than 30 seconds!


Gotta go to the store... Be back...