Monday, March 26, 2007

Fun with Reading

There is a fun thing going on over at Callapidder Days organized and hosted by Katrina.
I signed up and then tried to list my books, and blogger would not let me in yesterday. So, I took the list to work to do after school, but forgot to do it, and then left it there.
Excuses galore, I know, but here is the start of my list:

1. The Edge of Winter by Luanne Rice ***finished

2. Sisters by Danielle Steele ***finished

3. Alphabet Weekends by Elizabeth Noble ***finished

4. Step on a Crack by James Patterson

5. Forever in Blue: Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood by Anne Brashears

6. Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult ***finished

7. Light from Heaven by Jan Karon

8. Family Tree by Barbara Delinsky ***finished

9. Me & Emma by Elizabeth Flock

10. The Coffin Quilt by Ann Rinaldi ***finished

11. Fifty Acres and a Poodle by Jeanne Marie Laskas

12. Re-reading James Patterson's 1st to Die series in preparation for #6 which is coming out in April

***Updated and complete, although I could surpass this depending on how I spend my time on the weekends, and over Easter break. However, since I have a logbook to complete, 2 watches to bead, and papers to grade, I think that 12+ books is all I am going to be able to read!! Summer list begins after this one ends though, so keep checking in!!

Sunday, March 11, 2007

100 things

Its been a while (old blog) since I did this, and wanted to see what came to my mind. I will have to add them a bit at a time, though, cause 100 at once may overtax my brain.

1. I love my job.
2. I may complain about parts of it to my husband, but I can't imagine doing anything else.
3. I love to read, and spend most of my summer break at the pool reading all the books that have had to wait until I had "time".
4. I consider myself to be somewhat shy, but most people laugh when I say that. They don't know what it takes sometimes to speak out.
5. I can't see anything without my glasses unless its two inches from my face.
6. I love to travel and explore out of the way places even in my home state.
7. I applied to Notre Dame on a dare, and am happy I did cause going to school there was a growing experience for me.
8. I didn't get married until I was 37
9. My husband is 16 years older than I am.
10. I am the oldest of 4 children, and the only girl
11. I desperately wanted a sister when I was younger, and feel lucky I have great sister-in-laws.
12. My brothers all live in other states so I miss having family gatherings with them.
13. My parents divorced after 30 years of marriage.
14. I went to Catholic schools, including college, all my life.
15. I am still a practicing Catholic
16. I work in a Catholic high school.
17. I have a tattoo on my thigh.
18. I prefer wearing skirts over pants, but in winter its too cold.
19. I am an adult who loves Disneyworld, but not for the "thrill" rides.
20. If I had to only have one TV channel, I would seriously consider the FoodNetwork.
21. I am a Law and Order junkie.
22. I usually only listen to country music.
23. I love musicals--old and new.
24. I have fallen down steps 4 times in the past 6 years.
25. I can be overly emotional.
26. My hair is naturally curly which I like now but hated for many many years.
27. I get my nails polished or repaired every week.
28. I want to be on a game show, but am not sure which one I could do the best on.
29. Notre Dame football is the only team I really cheer for. . .ever.
30. I make beaded jewelry as gifts and for myself, but wish I could make it a business.
31. I had breast reduction surgery in 1998 after years of back pain and feeling out of place.
32. I love to shop.
33. Making sure that I remember people's birthdays is very important to me.
34. I never went to Disney World until I was 38, and now its one of my favorite places to vacation.
35. I love the ocean, but don't like to be "in" it.
36. I live in the same small town I grew up in, more by coincidence than actual choice.
37. I have never had a child, but I have 2 stepchildren, a stepgrandchild, and a stepstep grandchild. (She is the stepdaughter of said stepdaughter.)
38. In high school, I wanted to be a doctor, and majored in pre-med before I realized I didn't have the intensity.
39. I truly believe that working with teenagers can be rewarding.
40. I also believe it can cause premature grey hair.
41. I have worked in the drug and alcohol education field for over 17 years as a DUI instructor.
42. I lay out in the sun every summer.
43. I know I will pay for this someday.
44. I am a type 2 diabetic, but have a hard time being as good as I should with my diet.
45. I am one of the very few people I know who doesn't drink coffee, nor ever did.
46. I am a list maker.
47. I do it so I can cross things off lists.
48. I have met people I met on the internet.
49. It was through a children's book message board (Trixie Belden)
50. I feel I have improved my "style" by watching shows like "How do I look?" and "What not to Wear".

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Only one post in February

I can't believe I only posted once in February. I guess I just needed a break in some ways, but also the month flew by. (It does only have 28 days!!) Ending the month with my birthday was good. I had a fairly good day but it was hampered by cramps which is just not fair when you want to go out to eat. So we stayed home, and plan on visiting PF Changs another evening. We had a fun weekend as well. . .celebrating a friend's 50th birthday at a hotel near downtown Pittsburgh. We got home, and have been resting. Church tonight and back to work. . .where do the weekends go?

I just will be happy to have my energy back. Cramps, tired, irritable, you name it, I felt it over the past few days, and to make matters worse, it all started early for me. Well, more like last month, I was just late, so it put me off schedule somehow. Hope things get back to regular again.

We are searching for flights for San Diego this summer, but need to wait until I find the dates for a workshop I need to attend. Of course, my supervisor at the DUI program thought they would be posted by beginning of March, and I am still waiting. It just seems to be the way. . .when you really need something, it doesn't happen as you plan.

Sorry about the disjointed post. Too many thoughts running through my mind I guess. I have more to say, but want to update my list of books. I want to keep track of books I have read this year as I saw on a few blogs I read.