Sunday, November 29, 2015

Wanna Be Startin' Something...

Re: the title of this post...I put my music on random and chose the first title that came up. Quite fitting!

This week I did a bit of self-reflection in light of appreciating my blessings...and I realized that I really quite missed blogging. It's nice having a record of goings on and happenings, and I guess a year-long break was enough time to see that. :)

I must admit that really not that much has changed in the past year. Below are a few of my current faves...

And a few pictures (because I'm a visual learner, so why not?)...

 Visiting my bestie in Nashville...oh, how I miss her!

 My team! 

Pretty much only saw this guy at football games in the past six glad he's back (especially because two different sinks in our house decided to break/leak all over the floors while he was gone)! 

Oh hey, sometimes we hang out in 30 degree weather to see the Aggies play football. 

My parents and I at my home church's grand opening of their new building!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Project Life 2014 :: Week 44

Hello! I am back (already!) with another week of Project Life catch up! I am not keeping track of how much I have left because that would be way too depressing.

Not a lot of pictures to choose from. Apparently I was more focused on relaxing than documenting. But that is okay because I was able to get it done! I'm not a fan of going back in time, but it will definitely help me to remember to take more pictures this week!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Project Life 2014 :: Week 45

I'm back! Again…and finally! Hooray! I am procrastinating grading some essays and had forgotten how quickly I can do a Project Life week. So I'm glad for that.

I loved last week! I took Friday off, met one of my favorite authors, and Tyson put an inflatable turkey in my parents' yard. It's getting through this week that is challenging…I have an allergic reaction to something going on all over my neck and don't get me started on coming back from a long weekend. Perhaps today will be a better day!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Project Life 2014, Week 38

I had to google what week this was...because for now I am starting with the freshest in my mind and working backwards! And I am okay with that.

I realized that I will have to switch to doing the 3x4 cards as dates because I really don't know where I will end up on left vs. right side of the page. I think it will depend on what I have for pictures and if I do a monthly review or what. All I know is that Vegas will get its own two page spread.

I am a fan of these pictures from last week. I used to hate selfies, but they really are fun! I was bummed that I forgot the front camera on my phone takes much smaller pictures...I'll have to remember that in the future! I also love the picture of my cheerleaders under the rainbow, but it makes me wish I had lugged my real camera out for a better shot. Next time! Tyson's BBQ from Saturday was exceptionally tasty and merited recognition. The small pieces on the bottom right are trimmings from the ribs--he calls them meat candy, and they are They are always done a couple hours before everything is actually ready, so they are a perfect appetite-whetting delight.

All in all, it feels great getting back on the "documenting life" train. I have quite a bit of the summer to catch up on, but I will definitely be glad to have it checked off. I might have to give myself an incentive to get it done though...

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Here we go again...

I don't know what it's been about this school year, but it has been absolutely insane on my campus this year. I've talked to several teachers and coaches about this, and the general feel has been frenetic and stressed. I finally settled into things this week (week 4), so now I'm ready to catch up blogging and Project Life-ing.

So, what's new with me? I don't think I've mentioned that this year I'm teaching 8th grade...and one class of 7th. It's been good for me to change things up (new curriculum, new room, etc.).

We've also been enjoying a little football season! It's the last season before the big season ticket holder move, so have been enjoying heading up to College Station for the games. We will be in a new section next year...but sometimes change is good (as I have discovered this year at school)!

I got a Fitbit for my birthday and have been enjoying tracking my movement and daily rhythms. I've definitely been taking the pups out more--which I know they love! I have recently hit a plateau on the weight loss and have started re-evaluating what I do, especially after reading this article.

When Tyson barbecues, he takes our bedroom TV outside so he has something to do besides watch a fire for hours. Last night he got the idea that afterwards he could put both screens in the living room so he could keep tabs on multiple games...and it's still like that today. Brody gets stressed when football is on, so I think now he is double scared. 

That's all for now...I will start working on Project Life here soon and hope to share later this week. Adios!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Catching up...

Wow, I can't believe it's been over a month since I've updated. I feel like I turned around and summer was pretty much over! I have also been neglecting Project Life, so I will have quite a few updates coming up. In the meantime, here's a list of my current faves.

1. Tyson, as always! Especially vacation-mode Tyson. More specifically, Vegas-mode Tyson.

2. My puppies. This was my first day at home with them after dog sitting for a week and a half. I think they missed us!

3. Myfitnesspal app. I have tried to get into this several times, but something about seeing the scale tell me that I've gained 21 pounds in the past two years helped me to rededicate my efforts. I've been using it for the past two weeks along with the pedometer in my phone, and I've really enjoyed the accountability. I even like it more than the game on diet (I blogged about that here) because I can eat what I want and easily see how much I can eat.

4. My cheerleaders. We held practice to learn cheers this week, and it reminded me why I do this. I just love getting to know students better and investing in their lives.

5. Carrots.

6. Composition notebooks.

7. Vacuuming.

8. Rain!

9. Cuddle time with my little monster. Still working on taking a good selfie.

10. Keeping up with Kyle Field construction updates. My husband shows me the most exciting parts, so it doesn't take much effort on my part. I really enjoyed seeing it in person last weekend!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Project Life 2014, Title Page

I finally got around to making a title page! I figured it was easy enough to come back to, so I just never thought much about it.

2013 title page here