Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Randomness About Tomorrow..

I should be sleeping, but for some reason im not.. I have to be up in a few hours for heart link; Something the Air Force has for new  military spouses... I don't really know what to expect, other than that I will be there all day from 8am-2pm... So that will take up a lot of my day and homework time... Oh well, hopefully ill learn something and maybe ill make a new friend or something... Like I said I don't know what to expect... At least they are going to feed me so I won't starve lol!
I'll be twenty two in a week aka sep 7th... I got my first birthday present today which was a monkey t-shirt from my grandparents. :) I really like it and I think my grandma made it. I'm going to ask her tomorrow when I call and thank her for it. I will try to remember to put a picture on here of it tomorrow.
Sometime tomorrow I get to do a science experiment for my teaching science class. I am kind of excited about that. :) I would have done it today but I don't have corn oil or corn syrup nor rubbing alcohol; so, I have to go shopping for those things in order to do it.. I have to write about it for my class and thats due on friday. The shopping will happen after heart link...
After writing about all these things that will hopefully happen tomorrow I am reminded of a verse:
Matthew 6:34 ESV
"Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
Anyway, I am going to read my bible until I fall asleep. Night!

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. Do you think the world became a more dangerous place on September 11, 2001 or did we just become more aware of the danger? How has your own life changed as a result of that day?

I believe we just became more aware of the danger. To be honest, my life hasn’t changed that much since then. I was one of the lucky ones who didn’t know anyone who died or was injured that day, plus I was only 12 when in happened. I do remember gas prices going crazy and ever since then they have continued to be crazy.

2. Did you think your parents were too strict when you were growing up? How about in hindsight?

I don’t think my parents were too strict in fact they were less strict than other parents, but I think that’s because they could trust us because they raised us to be honest. I was one of the few who didn’t have to call home every time I changed places, I just called and told my mom or dad I was hanging with whomever and then I would usually call when I was on the way home. I would sometimes text if I had been gone for a long time just so that they didn’t worry.
They are less strict with my brothers and lil sister than they were with me and Carrie. It’s kind of weird because I think, “If I had done that I would be in pretty big trouble right now” but it’s probably mostly the difference between boy and girl.

3. Share one random but candid fact about yourself.

I LOVE Monkeys!!! I have over 40 stuffed monkeys. 

4. Would your nearest and dearest describe you as simple or far too complicated?

Probably complicated.

5. What is your favorite stadium or carnival food?

Funnel Cakes rule!!!

6. Tornado, hurricane, many of these natural disasters have you experienced? Which event do you think would be the scariest?

I have experienced many hurricanes I’m not sure the exact number since I lived in FL for 21 years but you get the idea. I was there the year that 5 hit the state… So yea. Hurricanes don’t really scare me. I love having a hurricane party!

I am not sure which scares me worse, a tornado or an earthquake. I’ve never experienced either one. :/

7. Labor Day weekend is approaching so a work related question seems appropriate. Growing up, did your parents assign you regular chores? Were you paid for doing those chores? If you're a parent do you assign chores to your own children? Why or why not?

My parents assigned me regular chores. It depended on the year whether we got paid because my parents did not always have the money. Sometimes the reward was going to dollar tree and picking something out after a month of chores. Sometimes it was just doing them because we were told to.
I don’t have any children right now.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

Sometimes, I think we spoil our pets a lil too much! LOL!

 They were both sleeping when I tried to take the picture. LOL!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

No Field Expereince Today

So today I was supposed to have my first field experience. Notice the key word SUPPOSED. Well, I woke up early got dressed, reviewed my handbook and orientation. Got everything ready to go, put Cocoa in her cage then went to grab my purse and walk out the door and that's when it hit me. MY PURSE WAS IN MIKEL'S CAR!!!  I texted him immediately and waited a few checked the house to make sure my keys weren't somewhere in here. Then finally, I called the school to tell them that I couldn't come. (Way to make a first impression. :(  ) Mikel called me right after I canceled... Which was just awesome because I had already canceled. I started crying... I still feel horrible.. :( So thought I would blog about it... :( Anyway, no field experience today to write about or enjoy.... :( I guess I have extra time to clean and do homework.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Mikel is the bestest!!!

Last night, Mikel came home a little late. I was wondering why he hadn't got off work yet and what was taking him so long... Then I heard a knock at the door. I opened it and there he was standing there with 18 pink roses. I was so surprised. He is the best husband in the whole world!!!! I love him so much!!!

My Beautiful Pink Roses

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Cooking: Lasagna :)

Tonight, I decided to make Lasagna for dinner. It was my first time making it. I asked my mom for the ingredients and then just winged it. It think it turned out great. I couldn't get it to come out of the pan looking all great, but boy did it taste good!!! My husband said it tasted great as well. :) The only problems is that I made WAY too much lasagna for two people. LOL!

Ingredients: I forgot to include the spices and crushed tomatoes in the picture.



Wednesday Hodgepodge

1.What is something that bothers you if it's not done perfectly?
Hmm, cooking a meal. I hate it when something gets messed up when I make a meal.

2. Do you think a 6th sense exists? Explain.
No. But I do believe that God can tell people things so they know what is happening.

3. Do you say your goodbyes slowly, quickly, or not at all?

4. On a scale of 1-10, with ten being hot hot hot, what level of spice do you like in your food? What's your favorite 'spicy' dish?
I like 6-8… I don’t like it so hot that all you can taste is the hotness and nothing else. I really like anything Mexican…

5. What is one of your all time favorite commercial jingles?
Bada b aba ba Im loving it.

6. Plane, train, boat or auto...your preferred method of travel?
Depends on where I am going. I have never been in a train. Never really traveled in a boat other than at Disney. I like planes most of the time. But I also really enjoy road trips.. IDK.

7. What is something you take for granted?
Sometimes I think I take my husband and family for granted.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

If a turtle has no shell, is he naked, or homeless or both?

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

~Random~-school, plants, etc.

I am getting used to school again. I think I might finally have everything set up and understand everything. Guess what? The teacher I was complaining about yesterday, who didn't have a schedule, well, she sent an email saying that a schedule would be posted tomorrow. YAY!! :-) I start field experience on Tuesday. I will be going to field experience every Tuesday and Thursday for the next 12 weeks. I am really excited about that! I will be working with a special ed teacher. I am going to write on here next Tuesday about my field experience, leaving out names of course.
In June I planted pepper plant seeds. This is what they look like now:

I now need to transplant them into a bigger pot. So I will be working on that soon. :-D I cant wait to have bell peppers that I grew on my own. :-) I also have planted potatoes... I am not sure how that is going. So far no green. :( But it takes a little while.

Midnight injured his leg or hip and is limping around the house. :-( He's pitiful! Cocoa is being her usual crazy self! She keeps on whining at the door because she likes to be outside, but it is 113 degrees out there. I only take her out when I have to.

Mikel's back isn't doing too good. They are doing electric shock therapy and he comes home in a lot of pain. The past few mornings he has woken up in a lot of pain. :-( Sunday we had to leave church early due to his back pain. He applies for the new job on 25th. :-) They have 6 weeks to tell us if he got it and if he did we were told we will probably be moving in 6 months.  Which could be a good thing or a bad thing... depending on where we move to. I am really hoping in the end we will be stationed in FL.

I am reading a chapter in proverbs everyday.
I just finished reading "Emmanuel's Veins" by Ted Dekker. I really liked the book! If i have time this semester I am going to read another Ted Dekker book called "Burn".

Random Thought/Quote/ Picture/Clip:

Blessings by Laura Story:

Hear it on Sunday, Use it on Monday: Psalm 22

This week in Sunday school we learned about Psalm 22.
Psalm 22[a]
    For the director of music. To the tune of “The Doe of the Morning.” A psalm of David. 1 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
   Why are you so far from saving me,
   so far from my cries of anguish?
2 My God, I cry out by day, but you do not answer,
   by night, but I find no rest.[b]
 3 Yet you are enthroned as the Holy One;
   you are the one Israel praises.[c]
4 In you our ancestors put their trust;
   they trusted and you delivered them.
5 To you they cried out and were saved;
   in you they trusted and were not put to shame.
 6 But I am a worm and not a man,
   scorned by everyone, despised by the people.
7 All who see me mock me;
   they hurl insults, shaking their heads.
8 “He trusts in the LORD,” they say,
   “let the LORD rescue him.
Let him deliver him,
   since he delights in him.”
 9 Yet you brought me out of the womb;
   you made me trust in you, even at my mother’s breast.
10 From birth I was cast on you;
   from my mother’s womb you have been my God.
 11 Do not be far from me,
   for trouble is near
   and there is no one to help.
 12 Many bulls surround me;
   strong bulls of Bashan encircle me.
13 Roaring lions that tear their prey
   open their mouths wide against me.
14 I am poured out like water,
   and all my bones are out of joint.
My heart has turned to wax;
   it has melted within me.
15 My mouth[d] is dried up like a potsherd,
   and my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth;
   you lay me in the dust of death.
 16 Dogs surround me,
   a pack of villains encircles me;
   they pierce[e] my hands and my feet.
17 All my bones are on display;
   people stare and gloat over me.
18 They divide my clothes among them
   and cast lots for my garment.
 19 But you, LORD, do not be far from me.
   You are my strength; come quickly to help me.
20 Deliver me from the sword,
   my precious life from the power of the dogs.
21 Rescue me from the mouth of the lions;
   save me from the horns of the wild oxen.
 22 I will declare your name to my people;
   in the assembly I will praise you.
23 You who fear the LORD, praise him!
   All you descendants of Jacob, honor him!
   Revere him, all you descendants of Israel!
24 For he has not despised or scorned
   the suffering of the afflicted one;
he has not hidden his face from him
   but has listened to his cry for help.
 25 From you comes the theme of my praise in the great assembly;
   before those who fear you[f] I will fulfill my vows.
26 The poor will eat and be satisfied;
   those who seek the LORD will praise him—
   may your hearts live forever!
 27 All the ends of the earth
   will remember and turn to the LORD,
and all the families of the nations
   will bow down before him,
28 for dominion belongs to the LORD
   and he rules over the nations.
 29 All the rich of the earth will feast and worship;
   all who go down to the dust will kneel before him—
   those who cannot keep themselves alive.
30 Posterity will serve him;
   future generations will be told about the Lord.
31 They will proclaim his righteousness,
   declaring to a people yet unborn:
   He has done it!

We learned about this psalm and how many of the verses literally describe what would happen to Jesus years later.  I dont remember ever correlating this passage with Jesus' death. So this was kind of eye opening to me. I dont know why I missed it. Its amazing how I can read the same passage every day for weeks and then a week later read it again and learn something new.

Ps. 22:18 They divide my clothes among them
   and cast lots for my garment.
Ps. 22:15 My mouth[d] is dried up like a potsherd,
   and my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth;
   you lay me in the dust of death. 

Luke 23:34

New International Version (NIV)
34 Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”[a] And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.

Matthew 27:33-36

New International Version (NIV)
33 They came to a place called Golgotha (which means “the place of the skull”). 34 There they offered Jesus wine to drink, mixed with gall; but after tasting it, he refused to drink it. 35 When they had crucified him, they divided up his clothes by casting lots. 36 And sitting down, they kept watch over him there.

ps. 22:  1 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
   Why are you so far from saving me,
   so far from my cries of anguish?

Matthew 27:46-51

New International Version (NIV)
46 About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eli, Eli,[a] lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”).[b]
 47 When some of those standing there heard this, they said, “He’s calling Elijah.”
 48 Immediately one of them ran and got a sponge. He filled it with wine vinegar, put it on a staff, and offered it to Jesus to drink. 49 The rest said, “Now leave him alone. Let’s see if Elijah comes to save him.”
 50 And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit.
 51 At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, the rocks split
 John 19:23-24
 23 When the soldiers had crucified Jesus, they took his garments and divided them into four parts, one part for each soldier; also his tunic.[c] But the tunic was seamless, woven in one piece from top to bottom, 24so they said to one another, "Let us not tear it, but cast lots for it to see whose it shall be." This was to fulfill the Scripture which says,

    "They divided my garments among them,
   and for my clothing they cast lots."

   So the soldiers did these things, 
John 19:28-30
 28After this, Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, said ( to fulfill the Scripture), "I thirst." 29A jar full of sour wine stood there, so they put a sponge full of the sour wine on a hyssop branch and held it to his mouth. 30When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, "It is finished," and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.

Monday, August 22, 2011

School Started... :(

Well, today officially, school started for me. One of my classes requires that I volunteer doing something teacher related.. yay me! Something else to do besides working in the classroom 10hrs a week, homework and anything i need to do. At least its only 10hrs. So hopefully that wont be too bad. One of my professors is not providing a course schedule. Which really bugs me. I mean how am I supposed to plan time to do homework for that class if I don't even know what the assignments are or when they are due? I don't mind if they don't tell me the instructions for the projects right now, I would just like to know if I have to write 5 papers in one week, that i have to do so... Is that too much to ask? This is the 2nd time I have had a teacher who doesn't believe in schedules. :(

Anyway, on a nicer note. Over the weekend I got the apartment clean. So that is very nice. :) At least my apartment is clean, even though my classes are a little confusing right now.

I think I finally have everything organized in my school notebook.

I print all the syllabuses and schedules and put them all in a notebook and also I print a calender of the semester and then take the schedules and put every assignment for every class on it. This way I can tell which weeks have more work in comparison to


 The last two semesters this worked great. :) So I plan on continuing it.

Sunday, August 21, 2011


Well, classes start tomorrow... So I will begin being busy. I finally got placement at a school 15min away from here. I will be working with an special education teacher. I have to get in 100hrs so this is going to be fun. I will have lots of homework as well. I really don't know how much... but I am pretty sure I will have to create 15 lesson plans as well as do many other assignment. :/ So, I'm going to be busy which may mean less blog posts... I'm not sure though... I might blog to avoid homework. lol!!!
Anyway, I guess thats all I am going to write....

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Cooking :)

Tonight for dinner I made chicken and rice covered in Italian dressing, garlic cheddar biscuits and broccoli melody, lots of broccoli melody. It turned out pretty good I have a before and after picture of the chicken and rice. The only thing I would have changed is when I put the Italian dressing on the chicken. I think I should have waited till it was almost done then added it. Oh well too late now. LOL! It turned out really good anyway. Earlier this week, for the first time, I made chicken Parmesan. It came out really good as well. I will be adding pictures of that meal on here too. 

Before of the Chicken
After of Chicken
 Broccoli Melody

Garlic Cheddar Buiscuits

Garlic Cheddar Buiscuits
 Chicken Parmesan
 Spaghetti Noodles

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Reading the Bible :D John 5

So I have been reading through the book of John and today I am on chapter 5.

John 5 (ESV)

The Healing at the Pool on the Sabbath
 1After this there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 2Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, in Aramaic[a] called Bethesda,[b] which has five roofed colonnades. 3In these lay a multitude of invalids—blind, lame, and paralyzed.[c] 5One man was there who had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. 6When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had already been there a long time, he said to him, "Do you want to be healed?" 7The sick man answered him, "Sir, I have no one to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up, and while I am going another steps down before me." 8Jesus said to him, "Get up, take up your bed, and walk." 9 And at once the man was healed, and he took up his bed and walked.

    Now that day was the Sabbath. 10So the Jews said to the man who had been healed, "It is the Sabbath, and it is not lawful for you to take up your bed." 11But he answered them, "The man who healed me, that man said to me, 'Take up your bed, and walk.'" 12They asked him, "Who is the man who said to you, 'Take up your bed and walk'?" 13Now the man who had been healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had withdrawn, as there was a crowd in the place. 14Afterward Jesus found him in the temple and said to him, "See, you are well! Sin no more, that nothing worse may happen to you." 15The man went away and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had healed him. 16And this was why the Jews were persecuting Jesus, because he was doing these things on the Sabbath. 17But Jesus answered them, "My Father is working until now, and I am working."
Jesus Is Equal with God
 18This was why the Jews were seeking all the more to kill him, because not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he was even calling God his own Father, making himself equal with God.
The Authority of the Son
 19So Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father[d] does, that the Son does likewise. 20For the Father loves the Son and shows him all that he himself is doing. And greater works than these will he show him, so that you may marvel. 21For as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, so also the Son gives life to whom he will. 22 The Father judges no one, but has given all judgment to the Son, 23that all may honor the Son, just as they honor the Father. Whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent him. 24Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life. 25"Truly, truly, I say to you, an hour is coming, and is now here, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live. 26 For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself. 27And he has given him authority to execute judgment, because he is the Son of Man. 28Do not marvel at this, for an hour is coming when all who are in the tombs will hear his voice 29and come out, those who have done good to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil to the resurrection of judgment.
Witnesses to Jesus
 30 "I can do nothing on my own. As I hear, I judge, and my judgment is just, because I seek not my own will but the will of him who sent me. 31 If I alone bear witness about myself, my testimony is not deemed true. 32There is another who bears witness about me, and I know that the testimony that he bears about me is true. 33 You sent to John, and he has borne witness to the truth. 34Not that the testimony that I receive is from man, but I say these things so that you may be saved. 35He was a burning and shining lamp, and you were willing to rejoice for a while in his light. 36But the testimony that I have is greater than that of John. For the works that the Father has given me to accomplish, the very works that I am doing, bear witness about me that the Father has sent me. 37And the Father who sent me has himself borne witness about me. His voice you have never heard, his form you have never seen, 38and you do not have his word abiding in you, for you do not believe the one whom he has sent. 39 You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me, 40yet you refuse to come to me that you may have life. 41 I do not receive glory from people. 42But I know that you do not have the love of God within you. 43I have come in my Father’s name, and you do not receive me. If another comes in his own name, you will receive him. 44How can you believe, when you receive glory from one another and do not seek the glory that comes from the only God? 45Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father. There is one who accuses you: Moses, on whom you have set your hope. 46For if you believed Moses, you would believe me; for he wrote of me. 47But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe my words?"

My meditation:
The Jews in this passage were angry because the man was picking up his mat and obeying Jesus, they then became angry because Jesus worked on the sabbath.  Jesus goes on to point out to them that they would not believe his words because they themselves did not abide nor believe the words of God written by Moses. He also tells them that eternal life is not found by searching the scriptures but through him Jesus Christ."(39 You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me, 40yet you refuse to come to me that you may have life.") They read the scriptures, but did not abide in them(38and you do not have his word abiding in you, for you do not believe the one whom he has sent.). They knew the scriptures, but did not believe that Jesus was the messiah. They were "ever hearing, but never understanding; be ever seeing, but never perceiving.(Isaiah 6:9)"

I feel like there are some people who call themselves Christians who are just like these Jews. They have read the scripture and even search it. Yet they do not come to Jesus and have a relationship with him and therefore cannot receive eternal life. They know what the scriptures say, some can even quote whole books, but do not understand...

The one thing that caught me was that the Jews did not abide in God's words.(38and you do not have his word abiding in you, for you do not believe the one whom he has sent.) God has told us to abide in his word. To hide His word in our hearts and  to keep them in our minds. ("Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads.Deut 11:1") To mediate on his scriptures daily. To think about His words constantly. (But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. Psalm 1:2) This can be something hard to do.

An idea I have had, but havent done yet is to take 3x5 cards and write scriputres about a particulair thing and put them around the house where I will see them every day. I hope to do that sometime before the week is over. This way I have reminders to meditate on His word. Anyway, this may be a good idea for you to do as well.

Do you have any ideas of things that would help you or others to remember to meditate on God's word or things that you already do to help remind you?