Sunday, April 29, 2012

Favor please....

So I don't feel much like talking about it, but I do need a favor from any of you out there who feel like being kind. I'm going in to have some tests done tomorrow. Don't worry nothing serious. I'm just a little nervous about it. I need prayers, positive energy, good thoughts, Buddha belly rubbing, whatever it is you do... I just need some, k? Thanks.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Kids kill me

It's true, I mean that in more ways than one too. Kids kill me with their great sense of humor, they kill me with their thoughtlessness and sometimes... on days like today they kill me with their Christ like kindness. Today in one of my classes I witnessed something that was so touching to me. Something that I just want to tuck safely in to my memory forever. I know maybe to you it might seem insignificant but it touched my heart.

There is a boy in one of my classes named David. David is by far the best athlete in the class. He honestly is just great at pretty much every sport. He has been blessed with some wicked genetics that's for sure. He's well liked by all of his classmates, he's super cute, always willing to help me out and he's also kind.  I always have to remind my students that they need to include everyone even if they don't like someone. Today in class I let them have some free time. This is always when I have problems with my students because they just want to play with their friends.

David and his friends were playing the game elimination when one of the other boys in class came up and asked if he could join. This other boy is not very well liked because he has some issues. I even have a hard time keeping my patience with him sometimes. He is also not very athletic. After the boy asked I heard and saw the other boys in the group sort of groan and roll their eyes. However, I didn't need to step in to remind the group of my "include everyone" rule. David very quickly said, "Yeah! Come on!"He was so kind to this other boy. David cheered him on even though he wasn't very good. He even went easy on him so this other boy wouldn't get out of the game as fast, even though I heard the other boys whispering that they just wanted to quickly get him out. He made this other boy feel welcome and included even though no one else was willing to.

If I ever have a son I hope he turns out like David. I hope my daughter(s) marry men like that. How do you raise a son to be like that? David's mom where ever you are... great job. You have one amazing son.

Sometimes, with all that's going on in this crazy world with kids going to school with guns and bombs, I get worried. But as long as their are still kids out there like David... I think we'll be alright.

Monday, April 16, 2012

fresh food and caulk

I know the following post is a boring one... but suck it. It's my blog and shall blog about what I want.

If anyone is interested in watching yet another food documentary... I recommend "Fresh" it gave me the kick in the pants I needed to get back in to some of my food buying/eating habits I've been slacking on. {You can find it on netflix}. I've been striving to eat less processed foods and I am so glad that I have made this change in my life. I mean I am not 100 days of real food good but I am considerably better at my food choices. Because of these changes I no longer have to be on medicine for acid reflux! Which is awesome!

I never thought I'd be like this. I am the girl who grew up on overly processed convenience food pretty much my entire life. I honestly considered frozen skillet meals as "cooking" dinner. And now I cringe at the mere thought of my family eating half the things I used to consider as food.

And just to lighten the mood and maybe bring a little humor in to this post...

yesterday while I was having sunday dinner with my family I was telling my mom about the crack by the door in the kitchen where ants are coming in. I told her I needed to get some "caulk" for the door but instead of saying caulk I accidentally said "cock". And then being as mature as I am... I cracked up and couldn't stop laughing for a good 5 minutes.