Friday, November 25, 2011

Tis The get greedy....


So I decided to be one of those wacky people and leave the house at nine to be at the stores by ten last night. I really had in my mind that the streets would be clear that no one in their right mind  (Besides me)
would be going out so late to go bargain I mean shopping. Well, guess who was wrong? Yup.!!!

I think it was the light the same size of Goliath shinning the night sky like the star in Bethlehem that was my first indication that I might have been a tad bit naive.

We started at the mall the mall. *smile* the mall that I thought no except me and my family new was open. HAHA! The parking lot was PACKED! I'm telling ya it was ridiculous. Every body and there second cousin twice removed was there. Pushing their rear ends in tiny places and knocking half the people and the clothes rack down with them.

There were firefighter on every corner singing way off key holding a boot hoping you would place a quarter or two in it for the children's foundation of course many people couldn't even see the boot because too many people were busy climbing on each others backs and fighting to get in the store Coach.

The certain mall we decided to grace ourselves in had a deal if you were the first 200 people in line you would get a ten dollar gift card. Well Carole and Mark was in line first because I thought they were nuts and we were too late well I was wrong Carole got one of the last gift cards. Aaron and I tried again at 2 in the morning. If you were one of one hundred you could get 20 dollars gift card. Well, I guess they started early because we hit 2 o clock and that was only four remaining and about 50 people in front of us. No gift cards for us.

Walmart was a zoo. There was not a carriage in sight. The DVDs were picked ten time over. I ended up finding The letters to Juliet and Gone with The Wind. Two good movies. I went over to my favorite isle the toy isle and man alive if the prices I saw were great black Friday deals then I am six feet tall. Another words the deals stunk. But it just wouldn't be black Friday if I didn't get my baby brother something. So, I got him the little people jeep and a mickey mouse and a plane.

Jeremy loves little people you know from Fisher Price? He has so many of them but enjoys them immensely. This past week while I have been home we have been going over who is who in the little people land. I have named them all (Naming them each after a family member) and the most funny part? He remembers each of them! I am not even kidding so when he decides to throw one in a cup of water on the table (favorite past time) He will cry "Mark....please..." Of course that means he threw his little person we deemed "Mark" in the water. The boy is brilliant!

I wanted to get him the zoo as well but at the time thought I was going to Kohls after so I needed to be wise with my money. However, Carole called me and both her and Mark was at Kohls and they said the line was wrapped around the store about three times and she was guessing about three hours before being rung up. Ya...I was good I decided the hours long wait at Walmart was bad enough to get my few treasures. It just wasn't worth it.  Even though, I really wanted to get some tights at Kohls. I don't like white tights I would feel like one of my students if I wore white to school but I love the other colors and the other styles and they had them for 6 dollars which was half the price. But I really didn't feel like waiting in line for my tights!

While we waited in line at Walmart I went to Dunkin Donuts to get myself some Ginger Bread coffee it was a good idea at the time but by three o clock when I got home I regretted it I was so tired and so wired with the coffee that I couldn't get any sleep.

Needless to say the bags under my eyes this afternoon are not extra shopping bags from last night.

I love the lights, the music the knowledge that Christmas is coming soon but I hate the greed. Not everyone but so many last night cared more about getting to the next store then about the elderly lady with the walker, or the mom carrying her newborn they cared more about getting their foot in the most popular area then about the two year old holding on to his daddy's hand. The people seemed more in love with saving a buck then about anyone around them and that my friend is greed.

We had a lot of fun but seeing the world around us is discouraging. So no I didn't get much last night and yes I am sitting in my little living room wondering if I should have even bought was bought. Trying to decide if I should return something. But I don't think I am going too. :)

I might get online and see what bargains I can find on there. I won't be frightened that someone is going to step on my toe! ;)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Giving Thanks.

It's so much fun this time of year. It always comes so fast and always leaves just as fast. I love the giving and receiving. ;)

The sweet card in my mail box at school.

The unexpected phone call from a friend that is in a different country.

The small surprises that seem to appear around this season.

Last week in school I taught my kids the story of the first Thanksgiving. We went over everything and at one point we started a list a list on board that named what we were thankful for and with no helping at all my kids made up a list longer than the room I had on the board.

I was so humbled at all they were thankful for.

So tonight as I sit in my warm bedroom on my cozy bed I am going to create a list of my own.

My Salvation

My Lord

My Family

My church

The school I work at

The Food on the table

Please if you read this post comment on one thing you are thankful for...

Saturday, November 19, 2011

If I labled... posts I would put this one under princess complaining again.


I like to think of all God's "daughters" princesses yes we are not perfect by any means but if we asked Jesus into our heart and meant and believed it then that would mean we are the Lord's daughters and there for we are a princess being our Father is the King of Kings.

I sometimes act as a spoiled princess as I fold my arms and sit at the edge of my bed pouting. Just brewing about that dreaded word. "Single"

You know being single is not a curse it truly is a blessing. But I don't always see it that way.

I would be a liar if I said I never day dreamed about my prince, if I never cried out to the Lord asking Him where mine is.

When I want to act like a child I can be pretty good at it. "Well.....she has a prince.....where is mine? Haven't I waited long enough?"

Of course my heart is always humbled when I hear that still small voice say. "....know that I am God." Why should I worry or fret? God the true one and only God is at my side? He knows how many hairs are on my head and He knows when that prince will show. Or even if I will have a prince at all.

My legs get tired as I hop on that one slipper waiting for God to supply the other to that Charming prince but while I hop away I do see the blessings and the many reasons being single right now is fine.

However, on those days where I sit and I pout the blessings and reasons and facts just don't seem enough to my weary heart and those are the times where I want my prince the most. Where I think if I see one more engagement on facebook I am going to scream. Even though I am uber excited for the new couple, even though I am probably the first right after the wedding writing on the wall begging for pictures but it also is disheartening at times.

Why am I writing this? Well, I like being honest I like being down to earth. So, there it is. My

I have written many single posts in my blogging time and I always say the same the thing that I also gets old hearing at times but it's the truth. A very big truth that all of us single people need to hear when your heart starts whining.

"In God's timing."


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

November 16th

A day that always sticks out. The day my Papa went to be home with the Lord. Oh, I miss home he was my Papa my sweet grandfather.

Just sayin Hi

No big post today I have a fun post swarming through my mind but I am just too tired to even think about posting. I think I will have a little more time next week while I am on my Thanksgiving break but as of right now I still have last minute craft ideas and Thanksgiving stuff to get accomplished.

So....I thought every one needed a new Jeremy picture....

here ya go.

He was dressed up as a cowboy for our harvest party a few weeks ago.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Question of the day.

Are you going black Friday shopping this year!!??!! :)

Monday, November 7, 2011

Snow Much Fun!

So like I mentioned before we had an early snow fall this year. My Sweetie baby brother Jeremy enjoyed it fully!


I was browsing my blog and came across this.... it sums up my heart in one post.

There are just some posts I love more than others. This is one of them.


Uggg.... Mondays are not my favorite day something about leaving the comfort of a weekend at home does it to me every time. I love my class and can't wait to see them but just getting back to the routine is a hard thing to do.

Well, this  Monday did not disappoint me. It was a doozy.

I wasn't feeling good all night (sickness is going around the house) so needless to say not feeling good didn't help my beauty rest. I was tired when I crawled out of bed. Not a good start to the day.

I had a bagel and some juice and then rushed out the door.

Came into school to find out we had a routine drill today. Not my favorite thing!

My students came into my room and they were extra hyper. We calmed down had a Bible lesson started phonics...

What a morning.

Even though I knew about the drill I was taken completely off guard when it happened. And not prepared at all.

Now, my Monday is over and I am ready for bed.

How was your Monday?