August 28th. I love it.

What a week, friends.

First up this week, “New” old movies. I love it. By that I mean old movies that are new to me. For example, “The Never-ending Story.” Whether I have see it ever, I’m not sure, because I remember none of it but while I was perusing the shelves at the library, I decided it was a movie I should probably see. Not bad, not bad. I think that’s my new goal in life – see all of the movies that people get mad at me for never seeing. The list is long, people.

I love it.

Next up, good grades. I love it. Part of the program that I’m in to get my teaching license requires me to be observed 5 times this year. On Wednesday, I had my first one and despite being oh-so-very nervous, it actually went great. The notes that I got afterward said that I was very good at managing the class, giving instructions, and showing examples. That made me feel great considering she came to the class that I have the most problems with. I can’t complain, though. 4 to go!

I love it.

Finally, “TV Free Sundays.” I love it. Today has been one of those days where I didn’t turn the TV on until 6pm. I spent the hours of 9am-6pm cleaning the house and reading. Since I finished the 6th Harry Potter yesterday, today I started the first book of the Lunar Chronicles, “Cinder.” It’s a retelling of Cinderella except she lives in the future and she’s a cyborg. I thought it would be pretty lame, but I couldn’t put it down. I’m definitely going to finish it tonight.

I love it. It’s great. Everything’s great.

I love it.

August 21st. I love it.

Yay, love.

First up this week, my first week of teaching. I love it. I’ll admit that the stress of the first day hit me immediately after getting home on Wednesday and I was down for the count, but the rest of the week was great. I met all of my kids, played badminton, dodgeball, and ping pong, and went to church more in this week than I have the past three years combined.

I love it.

Next up, hanging with my friends. I love it. Yesterday Lupita and Diana came over to swim. And then in quickly started raining. We retreated inside and watched The Incredibles and played with the cats instead. We met up again today and had breakfast at my favorite place, Caffe Latte Da. I missed having Bud there, but it was nice to have company.

I love it.

Finally, cereal. I love it. I know it’s weird, but now that I live by myself, I have been eating cereal for basically every meal. I mean, there’s something to be said about Apple Jacks for dinner. It’s refreshing and light and totally worth it.

I love it. It’s great. Everything’s great.

I love it.

 

August 14th. I love it.

Interesting week friends, but here’s what I love.

First up, the Olympics. I love it. As the rest of the world is, my TV has been tuned to nothing but the Olympics for the last week. Between gymnastics, swimming, handball,  table tennis, water polo, and cycling, I don’t think I’ve ever been so glued to the TV. It’s a great way to destress before school starts and it’s nice to know that all of my friends are watching, too.

I love it.

Next up, throwback movies. I love it. I’m in the process of reading “The Secret Garden” but I couldn’t resist watching the movie already. It was one of my favorites growing up and based on what I’ve read of the book so far, the movie is pretty accurate, which is quite refreshing. I’m reading Harry Potter, too and they always don’t have time to put all of the things I think are important in there.

I love it.

Finally, Yogi! I love him. Today is his “Gotcha Day!” A year ago today, I went to the vet’s office on the way home (without telling Bud) and decided to bring the curious little fur ball that I met there home with me. It was an interesting first night, but now  I couldn’t imagine life without him. And let’s just say I’m so glad Bud ended up liking him, too.

I love it. It’s great. Everything’s great.

I love it.

August 7th. I love it.

This was my last full meek with Bud for who knows how long, so we made sure to make it great!

First up this week, seeing friends. I love it. On Friday, Bud and I went to Jose and Diana’s for dinner. Homemade lasagna. O. M. Goodness. I asked her to make that from the list of options she gave me so Bud could have his favorite food made right. Our attempts at making lasagna have all be relative failures. After dinner we watched “Yours, Mine, and Ours” which is one of my favorite movies from my childhood. Speaking of childhood, Diana and Jose are having another baby! I’m so happy for them!

I love it.

Next up, “Jason Bourne.” I love it. This week’s movie might be one of my favorites from this summer. We’ve spent the last week or so watching all of the Bourne movies (even Legacy) so we would know the ins and outs of the movies. As usual, there’s not a lot of talking, but there’s a lot of running and hiding. It also takes place in Vegas some, which is cool now that I know where they are on the Strip because I’ve been there!

I love it.

Finally, Sunday Fundays. I love it. Today was a typical Sunday for us. We slept in late, got breakfast at Caffe Latte Da (our favorite), spent the day at the zoo, and got ice cream and snowballs on the way home. Plans for tonight? Pizza Hut and the Olympics. Pretty perfect day if you ask me.

I love it. It’s great. Everything’s great.

I love it.

 

The Sunshine Blogger Award!

I was nominated  by my wonderful cousin, Kristian

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The rules are as follows…

1. Thank the person that nominated you
2. Answer the 11 questions from your nominator
3. Nominate bloggers.
4. Give them 11 questions to answer.

Here are the questions I was asked:

  1. What risk would you take if you knew you would not fail?
    • I would quit my job and write full time.
  2. If you could have witnessed any event, what would it be and why?
    • Women playing baseball. I would have loved to be a part of that.
  3. Do you have any hidden talents?
    • I have a really good memory, thanks to my OCD/Asperger’s.
  4. What are the top 5 things you cherish in life?
    • My family, my cats, my friends, baseball, and books.
  5. What is your favorite movie and why?
    • I can never get tired of watching “Enchanted”, but I’m also a huge fan of the X-Men movie.
  6. What is your biggest pet peeve?
    • I hate it when people don’t follow the rules. Drives me crazy.
  7. Are there any changes you would like to make/add to your blog?
    • I wish I had more ideas for what to write about.
  8. Why did you start blogging?
    • I had a dream about my grandpa that I wanted to share. The rest is history.
  9. What would you chose for your last meal?
    • My mom’s cheesy potatoes and peanut butter and jelly.
  10. What is your favorite kind of sandwich?
    • Peanut butter and jelly.
  11. What songs do you never get tired of hearing?
    • John Mayer’s “Bigger Than My Body” is my jam.

 

My nominations are:

  1. Caitlyn’s Blog
  2. Rivers and Roads
  3. Brittany’s blog

The Questions I want to ask are:

  1. What’s the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning?
  2. What’s your dream job?
  3. What’s your favorite sport?
  4. What’s been your biggest adventure?
  5. What’s your biggest fear?
  6. A perfect day to you means what?
  7. What is the last book you read?
  8. What was the last song you listened to?
  9. Do you wish you could change your life in any way?
  10. What’s the most important thing you own?
  11. What superpower do you wish you had?

I really enjoyed this, and I look forward to getting to know my nominations better! It’s so hard to chose, you are all worthy of this award!