Monday, January 30, 2006

Blog Stalker

In the last month the ladies in my Sunday School class have had 2 ladies nights. Blogging has come up as a topic of conversation at both. I have laughed till I cried both times because we have a blog stalker among us. This person shall remain nameless, but she reads numerous blogs daily that she has no personal connection to. These people are linked through her sister-in-law and she has found their daily lives entertaining (I guess...not sure why else you would blog stalk) She has confessed that she gets frustrated when we bloggers don't post very often. She gets freaked out when she is blocked from a site. Initially, she paniced thinking that the blog owner had blocked her access since they didn't know her. Relieved she found she could get on the next day. It's like an addiction. Wanting to know what happened next in people's lives that we really don't know. I have found since posting that I too am getting addicted. I have gone deep into blogger space and stumbled upon a past student teacher of mine. It was exciting to read about her life and career. A little weird though to think that she doesn't know that I read all about her life. I couldn't even begin to explain to her the links that led me to her so I didn't say a word. Just read and left. It's a little freaky. Well, anyway, I am enjoying my blogging and hope some of you are enjoying reading it. I have fixed my settings so now anyone can comment not just members of blogspot. So, if you're on my site, please say Hi! I've attached a picture of my new house as a practice. I'm still learning all this high tech stuff.

Monday, January 23, 2006

A New Day!

Well, here it is another Monday. Usually I hate Mondays, however I was actually excited about this one. I was a little "blue" last week. Whether it was hormones, sickness, or just plain depression, I'm not sure, but I didn't really want to do anything. I struggled to do my job, didn't really want to work on my classes or internship either. As a matter of fact, I took Wednesday off because I couldn't face another parent e-mail complaining about their child's B- instead of an A. If only the students who were failing had parents so concerned. Anywho, I say all of this to say that "this too shall pass." I couldn't imagine feeling better last week about my situation. I was tired, sick, or maybe it was sick and tired, I'm not sure, but I just didn't want to work hard anymore. I'm almost at the end... I can see the prize before me but I thought I was out of steam. I had hit the wall so to speak. But amazingly, through the prayers and encouragement of good friends, (and some off limits mashed potatoes with gravy) I am feeling better. I was ready to tackle this week and get myself back on track. It's been a productive day! I thank God that he doesn't give up on us when we get in the "poor me" mode. Now if only I hadn't had 142 missing assignments to contend with......

Monday, January 16, 2006


Well, here it is, my very first Blog. I would never in a million years have thought that I would want to do this, but I was inspired by my sister in law this past week. She started one and I loved reading it. I thought it would be a great outlet for me and a great way to stay in touch with some family and friends.

I'm going through a lot of transitions in my life right now from buying my 1st home, finishing up my masters degree, to seeking "Financial Peace". I'm amazed how much God is teaching me in these changing times. I have never felt his constant presence more than I have since moving out on my own. Although that alone has been a huge change, the move has gone amazingly well. Most of you know that I shared a house with my best friend for 13 years. Talk about a transition... It seemed more like getting a divorce. We have managed to stay strong in our friendship though which I am so thankful for.

I will finish my masters in administration this coming June and will be seeking a Principal's position next fall. I am both excited and scared to death by this change. I've been told by certain friends that I have the perfect personality for this change, but I'm not sure it was a compliment. :) Please pray as I continue this endeavor that God will give me strength, courage, and much wisdom.

And last for today, "Financial Peace"!! Seems like an oxymoran. I'm not sure the two words go hand in hand? However, I am working on it. I am living without the use of credit cards for the first time which had been a HUGE challenge!! My Mamma taught me how to spend and spend well. I'm going through some serious withdrawl, but so far I'm making it. My name is Kelley and I'm a spender! I'm now 21/2 months credit card free. Hallelujah!