Sunday, January 17, 2010

... You lint licker!

Who are you calling a Cootie Queen, you Lint Licker!!! 

I absolutely LOVE this commercial.  It's like my new "Mary-jane" joke.  I just can't stop laughing... seriously crack up every single time I see iit!  :-)  I hope it makes you smile! 

Friday, January 15, 2010

Wishful Thinking

Today a guy walked into class to tell us someone's car had exploded and was on fire in the parking lot... the same parking lot my car was in.  A little piece inside me got all giddy at the idea that my car went up in flames, we'd be able to collect on some insurance money, and finally - finally Chris wouldn't be able to argue about getting a new vehicle. 

Our class walked outside.  The car was a row or two closer than I remembered parking mine.  And then someone announced it was a brown Grand Prix.  Darn... it wasn't a green Buick Century... :-( 

Turns out I was parked across from the flame-hog car... yes flame-hog because it couldn't spare a couple flames for my car.  Selfish jerk!  ;-)  I did a thorough look over of my car... and absolutely nothing.  It's like it's invincible or at least fire proof.  ;-)

Doesn't look like I'll be getting a new car anytime soon... better luck next time a car blows up in the parking lot! 

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Random Thoughts

A picture of me and Calvin Christmas weekend. 
I haven't shared pix in a long time.  :-)

This morning Calvin weighed himself then yelled, "Mom, I lost 5 pounds!"  I cracked up laughing.  First, he can't read numbers and subtract - so he has no idea if he gains a few or loses.  And second, when did 4 year olds start obsessing about their weight? 

This semester is officially the hardest and most demanding semester of my life!  I'm so overwhelmed by all of the work.  And with 6 hours in each of 2 classes (12 hrs total between them ea. week plus another class) I'd expect to be able to get all the required work done in class.  Wrong.  I'm disappointed, discouraged, and a little ticked off that there's so much redundant work to be done that I have to work on it outside of the classroom. 

Mom came over today to watch Calvin bowl and all that on the Wii Sports Resort - then watched me master the hula hoop on the Wii Fit!  I couldn't convince her to give it a try... maybe next time! 

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Boy oh boy am I glad it's Wednesday!  Spring semester started Monday - I can tell already it's going to be a demanding one - atleast Mod I.  I'm taking 2 required business Mod I classes (16 weeks of material crammed into 8 weeks) and a Web Graphics Design course.  I think I'll enjoy the graphics class.  We're going to learn some pretty cool stuff - and even blog about it at Wordpress!  But the business classes... they're so much work, and in my opinion a lot of repetitive work we've learned in previous classes.  For the most part, I'm a quick learner.  Learn it, practice it, use it, move on.  So doing the same things over and over will take a lot of patience and soft skills I'm not used to using. 

I have to arrange for my 30 intern hours soon.  Shouldn't take me too long to get those done.  Then, Mod II when I'll wrap up my intern hours, finish the Web Graphics Design course, and a final Graphics Capstone course where I'll put all of my skills to work... and then... GRADUATE!!!  :-) 

Hoping this semester flies by lickity split!  Can't wait to be finished!!!!  To all my school buddies, I hope you're having a good start to your 2010 Spring semester.  Looking forward to graduating with many of you in May! 

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Thoughts for 2010

It's 2010.  It's still weird to me.  The last 10 years have been an amazing adventure.  And I look forward to even bigger adventures in the next decade.  The best part is that I have Chris to share all of my new endeavors with. 

There's so much I want to do in the next 10 years, including: 
  • Complete our family. 
  • Travel to D.C., NYC, and take a Disney Cruise. 
  • Pay off most of our mortgage. 
  • Make a hefty contribution to our retirement fund. 
Over the past couple weeks I've really thought about how I want to change.  I feel a new decade is a good time to make some changes.  I want to renew my faith in God.  Sometimes life distracts me, and that's no excuse at all.  A little more time praying, being thankful, and helping others will help. 

Also, I want to stop being such a control freak.  If only I could change everyone to be exactly what I think they should be... but, I can't.  And it's their lives.  I have to back off and let people just live their lives.  In some cases, this means letting go and moving on. 

Patience.  I have none.  Really.  And it's time I work on it.  A whole lot of prayer and self help books should help.  Chris and Calvin deserve a more patient me.  It's going to take some time, but I am confident I can become more patient. 

Finally, I want to focus on me and my family.  I spend entirely too much time solving everyone else's problems.  It's tiring and stressful.  And I'm tired of it.  I'm here as a friend to many - and that will never change.  But, I am not a therapist.  If you need one, I'm happy to refer you to mine.  ;-)  We are a regular family with our own issues.  And it's time I put more focus at home instead of getting wrapped up in everyone else's drama. 

Overall, I'm looking forward to making changes for the better.  I'm eager to become the New Christina.