Sunday, May 31, 2009


For Christmas, Jason got me an iPod Touch. I love it. About five months ago, I bought the Nike+ to go with it. Basically, it tracks how far you run, and the pace and all that good stuff, and syncs with your iPod and then the information syncs with the Nike website so you can track your progress. I finally got around to setting it up tonight. I am on a mission to get healthier and get back into running. I know I've said this for years, but I'm looking down the barrel of 3o people...and I truly want my 30's to be better than my 20's. On the right, you'll see my Mini...of course I'm in Ohio State colors...and you'll never guess what my Power Song (a song you can set on your iPod, so that when you are feeling a little sluggish, or need a pick me up, you can click the button and BAM your Power Song starts playing)'s "Hang on Sloopy" performed by "The Best Damn Band in The Land"...The Ohio State Marching Band.

I am not sure how it works completely, but I think if you click on my Mini you might be able to track my progress as well...I haven't really figured it all out yet...

Peace Out

(still trying to think of a catchy good-bye phrase, but I don't think I can pull this one off)

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Diamondback Game

Last night, I got to go down on the field before the Arizona Diamondback game. I have done this for the past few years as part of a program through the Rodel Foundation called Math Achievement Club-Rodel (MacRo.)  The foundation provides extra math help for Title I schools in Arizona.  It, as usual, was fun.  This picture is kind of funny, because I'm the only dork who is looking at the camera...all the other teachers are looking at the screen. Overall, it was a nice night, Jason and I were able to have a "date night" because Jonathan went to spend the night with my mom!  Even though we missed him, and the Dbacks lost was so much fun!

Ram Sam Sam

My son has been singing this strange, song for the past couple of months. The other night at his program I finally got to hear how it was "supposed" to sound. Apparently, it's a pretty popular children's song, but I've never heard it before...

oldie but a goodie

Friday, May 29, 2009

Sing it....

Thursday, May 28, 2009

My son, the next American Idol...

Tonight was Jonathan's first preschool program. The classes got up and sang various children's songs. A surprise to son is a performer. I wish I could say that I was exaggerating, but, he truly sang louder than anyone...motioned bigger than anyone...and was all business. I was crying because I was laughing so hard. I have never been more proud in my life. After the program, other parents and grandparents came up to me and hugged me, because they thought it was so funny....I will post a video, once I figure out how to do it :)


I've been blogging on and off since 2005. I began blogging my first year teaching, and wanted to record my first year struggles and victories.  It soon became a blog about my troubled pregnancy, and the difficulties relating to that.  Then, it evolved into a dark and painful place where I posted the raw emotions dealing with a painful divorce and child custody battle.

I decided to start again, and this blog is dedicated to a new life of reconciliation, restoration...and my new life.  How I spend my days, and how I'm going to make my 30's so much better than my 20's.

My goals are to journal about life in a way that no matter what is going on, I can laugh, and maybe you will too.  I want to record the precious moments of my son, the reconciliation and renewal of the relationship between my (ex) husband and I, our journey to raise a self-reliant family, and our quest to become healthier, wiser and financially secure.  

Stay tuned...I promise to keep up with this one!