Friday, November 28, 2008

Tryptophan Withdrawl

She looks mad right?
If there's food Opa's Happy!
Yes even Maggie joined in the celebration. Woof-where's the meat?
Not really sure what Oma was thinking with the spoon, but...
Let's Eat---Oma's thought from 2-3:30pm
Enough with the pictures already, let's eat!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving.

Tryptophan is an essential amino acid crucial for good health. Human bodies need tryptophan to build certain kinds of proteins. There is a sleep connection, though. The body uses tryptophan in a multi-step process to make serotonin, a neurotransmitter in the brain that helps regulate sleep.
Note: This is before the turkey came out of the oven.. hmmm wonder if it is in the smell?
Sewing the bird.
Oma: Now Maggie this is how we cook a turkey.
Maggie: Who cares about cooking it, where's the meat?

Flying Stuffing, always a favorite for Maggie. Yes I said flying meat!
My favorite part of Thanksgiving! The stuffing...

Turkey Day is upon us!!!

Oh Joy!

Grandma already here killing the already dead turkey! Yipppe!! I guess..

I'm off to make cranberry orange relish and green bean casserole. Though I doubt I'll get to do anything with Oma in the kitchen... Ahhh we should have ordered out... Next year it's catered. LOL!
Pictures later!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Okay I think this is it

For the X-mas Card Making... I have to say though I had so much fun!
When I get a color combination I just have to go with it!!
The Basic Grey, Stampin Up! Inks, CTMH Inks, and that Angel Stamp and the SU! Stamp just got me all inspired!

SO here's the last of them....

Used scraps for this one, not the best...
Another Fav!

This bird was the biggest pain to stamp!

Another bird that was a pain to stamp.

Last card I made, not so fond of it, it's kind of out there don't you think?
I've had this stamp forever and I finally used it! Woohoo!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Card Making...

I just might have turned into a card maker.. Had so much fun tonight stamping and cutting while chatting with my mom and watching t.v.

For some awesome reason I feel very creative when I am home, I hope that means good things if I end up moving home and having my own scrapbook room!

My Favorite so Far!!!
2nd Fav!!! Just love the colors!

another card.....

Finally Scrapping

well carding I guess you would call it!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Finally Home and Happy Birthday Oma

Finally home and man it seemed like it would never get here. It will probably go way to fast to, but I have about 2 more weeks and then just a little less than a month to totally relax at home with!!!

My grandma (Oma) turned 84 last night

Sunday, November 16, 2008


The big bad case study is


Thursday, November 13, 2008


Every semester it seems like the last few weeks of classes just come out of nowhere.. Everything is due, teacher stresses, us college kids fret over work, and everything else... Well this semester seems even more ANNOYING then ever. It's just like OMG will it ever end.. It seems like the pile is getting larger..

Let me start with the dreaded class of all-the reading class I am in.

-Redo of first part of case study. (have to write up the observations per assessment rather than just one simple thing at the end)
-Write up interventions and what I did to help student improve
-Have teacher (from internship) sign off on my hours in the classroom (doing that tomorrow)
-Reflections on each intervention done with student
above due next week
Then due Dec. 3rd.
-Course Reflections
-Case Study reflection (3-5 pages with all this stupid bullet points that make no sense at all). Has to be good enough to put in online portfolio.
-Parent Letter that explains what we have done in the case study and mock letter to parents of student we worked with.. Another load of B.S.

Math class (all due Dec.3rd)
- Write lesson plan on lesson I am presenting next week on measurement
- write reflection after lesson is done in class
- Take home exam that must be a minimum of 3 pages long to answer this long drawn out questions.
-write and create geometry game for class on the 4th and get together with group members to discuss finally plans.

Art/Music/PE Integration Class
1.) Study for exam that switched yesterday from the 10th of Dec. to the 3rd.
2.) Notebook containing all lesson plans written during semester and the following
- observation of P.E. Class (doing next week)
- Happy Hour Reflection (these workshop the college puts on for teachers-agh)
- reflection of lesson we taught.
3.)Get together with group to go over presentation that will now be on the 10th.

and then for internship..
get all forms filled out and signed.
teach math lesson next week..

Other things..
Study for FL Teacher Certification Exam taken on the 4th of December
Study for other FTCE part to be taken on the 18th of Dec.

and THANKSGIVING WEEK AFTER ALL IS DONE, Spend time with family..

December 11th when all is done.. HAVE EXTRA LARGE MARGARITA AND CRASH...

Pay for an internship class that is 12 credits and I am the one teaching in the classroom minus scholarship funds....about $400

A little under a month and I will never have to take another class at UCF.-PRICELESS!!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Welcome Tinsley Lou!

Today Lil Princess Tinsley Lou entered the world in Texas! She is a miracle and I know she will be the apple of her parent's eye!

Congratulations Shannon and Randall!!!!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Project Update.

Ya it's done the dreaded math activity file is done..

62 pages later.. I think my printer/copier probably had a migraine after all that printing.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Ya 11 pages later....

So this activity file that I have to do for a class of mine is now going on 11 pages long after only 5 activities. And that's with BRIEF descriptions...

HA. this is funny since real teachers don't have time to come up with all this junk...

Somewhat cleaned...

Pics. from the cleaner job. still have stuff to do though.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

o·ver·whelm (ō'vər-hwělm', -wělm')
tr.v. o·ver·whelmed, o·ver·whelm·ing, o·ver·whelms

To surge over and submerge; engulf: waves overwhelming the rocky shoreline.
To defeat completely and decisively: Our team overwhelmed the visitors by 40 points.
To affect deeply in mind or emotion: Despair overwhelmed me.
To present with an excessive amount: They overwhelmed us with expensive gifts.
To turn over; upset: The small craft was overwhelmed by the enormous waves.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

A Change

No matter if you were a McCain supporter or Obama supporter we all can see that there will be a change coming to our Nation's Capitol. Either president would have been a change to D.C. Today I look at Nation's history and I am proud to say that I was a part of it. It doesn't matter who I voted for, who I supported, and what issues meant more to me but I listen to something Wolf Blitzer of CNN just said people around the world will never forgot where they were the day Barrack Obama (our first African American president) was elected to be the president! I can't wait to see this in history books and to tell my children what I was doing on Nov.4, 2008!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

It's Sunday again....

I always feel um I don't know sympathetic when Sunday comes around. I feel like it is the end of freedom for another week. I like my internship, but I guess I feel like I'm over school. Am I ready for internship 2 in January? Ummm ahhhhhh nope, no way, nada,etc...

Anyway just feel kind of ackward a bit..

Saturday, November 1, 2008

A Full View

Here are my projects for the November Guest DT Spot over on Making Memories For You from our sponsor My Favorite Things...

Here is the set I had...

And my projects.....

You can see what other DT created by visiting the ezine!