Friday, October 29, 2010

It's Payday!

I got paid today.  So what did I do?

I ordered this beauty!

Isn't it cute? 
I wanted one in every color, but this one is my favorite.
I can't wait for 5-7 business days from now when it arrives!

I love Halloween!

Seriously, I love all the dressing up that comes with Halloween.  I know it's not for two days, but today is dress-up day at school.  I've already seen some great things.  One of my favorites was a kid dressed up like "facebook".  He had a big poster board that had a giant printout of a facebook page.  Then he cut out a hole for his head to go where the profile picture goes.  It was so funny!

Another favorite may be Rachel's costume (Rachel that I work with).  She dressed up like string cheese.  It's so funny!  I'll have to take pictures today and post them.  It's so fun walking through the halls and seeing what people come up with.  There have already been a lot of dress code violations this morning.  One of my students is wearing a full-body, skin-tight leotard, and is an 80s aerobics instructor.  On the same lines, my T.A. dressed up in an Avatar costume.  It's just a tight, blue leotard.  Oh the things these kids do.

I love it, though.  It's fun to see their personalities come out more.

What did I do this year?  I went back to my Statue of Liberty costume. 

Thursday, October 28, 2010

"Who Knew?"--Fears Edition

I haven't been very consistent with this, but I'm continuing my quest to let you into my mind and sharing things you may or may not know about me.  The topic this time: FEARS

I'm a pretty laid-back person, but I'm human, and I have fears.

My "silly" greatest fear (though there's nothing silly about it): When it's dark outside and the blinds on my windows are open.

I'm always scared that I will turn around and someone will be staring at me. It's a lot better now that I live on the 3rd floor.  When I lived on the ground floor or where there was a walkway outside my window, I always had to have the blinds closed as soon as it got dark! 

 Story Time...
Once when I was in high school, I was sleeping and woke up to something outside my window.  I was so scared to look out my window because it was dark outside!  I lived in the middle of nowhere, so the chances of a person standing there were not likely, but a freaky thought.  I thought it was just the wind.  I finally got up the courage to look out the window.  I peaked behind the curtain.  At first I didn't see it, but suddenly I saw movement and saw a big, black bull staring at me!  You better believe I ran upstairs to my mommy :)  Dad was out of town, so Mom and I went out and found where the bull was supposed to go and put it away.  But it was so terrifying to have something outside my window! 

My "serious" greatest fear: That I won't ever get married and have kids. 

I know people say, "Come on Shannon, of course you will get married!"  You can say that all you want, but it's still going to be a fear!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

What I just re-listened to...

Dieter F. Uchtdorf, you know me all too well...

"Let’s be honest; it’s rather easy to be busy. We all can think up a list of tasks that will overwhelm our schedules. Some might even think that their self-worth depends on the length of their to-do list. They flood the open spaces in their time with lists of meetings and minutia—even during times of stress and fatigue. Because they unnecessarily complicate their lives, they often feel increased frustration, diminished joy, and too little sense of meaning in their lives."

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Spring Break Plans...

Hawaii, here I come!
My roommates, along with a couple friends from the ward, are going to Kauai for Spring Break.  

I know it's 6 months away, but a girl can get excited, right?

I can't even tell you how excited I am!

We will be staying here.

Any suggestions on a good place to go to get a countdown for my blog?

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

I made it!

Dear Fall Break,

Thank you for coming.  I've needed you very much.



Tuesday, October 12, 2010

I'm going to be a presenter...and I'm kind of nervous!

I may have just done something really scary...
I just agreed to present at a national conference.


The National Conference for the 
is in Las Vegas this year.

Since it's so close, I decided to go!  
(Plus, I get to see my cute niece and nephew!)

Then I made the mistake of telling someone that I was going.  She asked if I would be interested in presenting.  
I've never said the word "NO" so fast.  
Then suddenly she was convincing me that it would be easy and not so scary.

Why can't I tell people "no"?