Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Saturday, October 19, 2013
A few weeks back, I signed up for a Harry Potter-themed 5k. I love running. I love Harry Potter. What a great combination!
Well earlier this week my roommate asked if I wanted to run her school's Red Ribbon Week 5k this Saturday. For the third year in a row, I had to turn her down because of another race (last year I was running the SoJo Half and the year before was the Halloween Half).
This morning I headed up to West Jordan for the Potter Run at 8:00. I can't say it was the best organized 5k. It seemed like none of the organizers had ever participated in a race. The course consisted of 4 laps on a sidewalk around a park. But that's okay...there were all sorts of people dressed up for it, which made for excellent people-watching. :) You better believe I listened to the HP soundtrack while running. :)
Thursday, October 17, 2013
This one time I went to visit Carie in Indiana, and we did what we do best...we took ridiculous pictures of ourselves
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
A couple of weeks ago, one of you (maybe Katie? I really don't remember...sorry) asked me when I was going to post funny student stories again. I know I've had some good laughs this year, but I forget about them by the time I get home. Well, I didn't forget what happened today...
My 9th grade class was working on a project. This boy came up to me to ask a question, and as I was explaining it, I saw him gearing up for a sneeze. Then the sneeze came. Simultaneously, more snot than I've ever seen in one place in my life shot across his shoulder and down his arm.
It was disgusting.
I tried to be the mature adult that I am and pretend I didn't notice. I was very impressed by the lack of shame from this kid. He yelled out, "Oh sick! It's everywhere!" Again, trying to be the mature adult that I am, I turned to another student who was waiting for help. By then, the rest of the class had noticed and started coming over to look as he wiped himself up with some tissues.
That's when I lost it.
I couldn't stop laughing.
In fact, right now as I type this, I can't stop laughing.
It was all topped off when he asked if I had a washing machine he could borrow. Or perhaps it was when he said, "Well, I guess that's why we turned our head into our shoulder when we sneeze. Just think, Miss Lacey...that could have been all over you."
And for that I will be forever grateful.
Sunday, September 15, 2013
I've been feeling a little sad that I didn't get to go to Montana this summer, so I thought the next best thing might be going to the Utah State Fair. Okay, so it's not Montana. However, it was still pretty darn fun.
There's something about a ferris wheel that completes a fair.
Monday, September 2, 2013
Dear Carie, please forgive me for not posting about Indiana before Ecuador.
My next adventure really is to Indiana for Fall Break. I can't even tell you how excited I am to go visit this girl...
Sunday, September 1, 2013
In case you haven't talked to me or haven't seen my cute turtle countdown on the top of my page, you may not know about my next adventure.
Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, here I come!
Thursday, August 22, 2013
During the first week back to school, I always have my students tell me their favorite thing they did over the summer. In my advisory class, one of the kids asked me what I did this past summer. I told them about my trip to Arizona, my half marathon, and my family reunion. When I started telling them about my trip to Thailand, I had one of those moments where I thought Did I really do that? I did so many amazing things, and now it just seems so unreal. Good thing I have somewhere around 1000 photos to remind me that it was real.
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Blog and sew (for fun, not for work)
Last week I attended a workshop that taught how to fit patterns. My favorite class in college was patternmaking, so this was so much fun to me! In spite of what you may think, it can be kind of tricky and make you think, but I needed that! I haven't been making my brain work lately...not to say I don't have things on my mind...just not the knowledge/learning part. Sometimes I miss being in school and learning. I know I could sit down at a computer or with a how-to book and learn something new, but until I sign up for a class, I don't REALLY try to understand it.
This was my little work station all week. I finished 5 patterns and had fun chatting with the ladies around me. I heard everything from birthing stories (yikes) to unsolicited love advice (hilarious, but still yikes) and sagging body parts (yikes)
And just a side note...I leave for Thailand in 2 weeks. Freaking out!