Tuesday, February 28, 2006


OKAY....WHO WAS IT??? That's the only explanation I can come up with to explain our 7pt. loss to St. Francis. Yes, it's sad, but true. I guess the moral of this story is don't call me if you need a psychic. The good ole redemption I felt coming in my gut, must have been something else. Maybe gas?? Well, I can't bring myself to say more than that. It was disappointing, but there's always next year. Actually they'll be at the NAIA nationals in Sioux City,Iowa in a week. I'll be listening by radio. The obsession lives on....

Sunday, February 26, 2006

The Big Game

Well, here we are... the Tournament Championship Game!!! It's hard to believe that we have gone through another season. For those of you who aren't in constant contact with me, it might surprise you to know what a total sports fanatic I have become. I live and breath IWU Women's basketball. They are my social life from Nov. through February! I know it's shocking, but true. We hung on for a win Friday night against Huntington. I showed extreme control (Andrea you would have been proud of me) as their crowd was a little unruly which usually sets my mouth to running. They also played a little dirty by trying to take out our best player with an elbow to the nose. But, it was all in vain. With cotton stuffed up the nostril, we played on. Now, we must face St. Francis in the championship. This game will take place Monday night at 7:00 at St. Francis. We have had some trouble with this team this year. They have beat us twice which has done a number on our confidence. However, I feel some good ole fashioned redemption coming on! The girls are more than capable and hopefully more than motivated! I'm excited yet sad as this will be my last game of the season. It's a good thing I have lots of things to fill my time, like making a resume and sending out letters. :) I won't ask you to pray for a win, but I would ask that you say a prayer that they play to the best of their abilities. If they do that, the win will take care of itself!

Wednesday, February 22, 2006


Way to go Wildcats!!! Last night was our first night of tournament and the wildcats came out on fire! They played with the confidence of old and it was so much fun to watch. Friday night we play at Huntington at 7:00. I can't wait! They beat us earlier and I'm anxious for this rematch.

In other news...Emmy turned 5!! Well, not legally, but we partied. She won't technically be 5 till March 4th. She was too cute. She makes me smile just to watch her. She is such a little princess, diva, ballerina..well you get the picture. We all had a great time at J and Holly's new house on Sat. It was great to be together. The kids were all precious and sweet. First there's Elijah sweeping the carpet (he's a little on the obsessive compulsive side) Emmy's performing Swan Lake in her new Tutu and Zeke's cracking us all up screaming "Go Guckeyes!" (that's code for Go Buckeyes) Jason was watching the game and Zeke was rooting on our favorite team!

Financial Peace? Well, tonight's the last class, so I guess I'd better sign up again! Ha! Actually, I am feeling really good about things. I have learned some valuable lessons and plan to keep these principles in action even after the class ends.

As far as everything else... I'm just holding steady. Things are pretty uneventful right now. That is boring to read but a blessing to say! :) We had Monday off so I was lazy. I watched TV, slept, ate, read, slept, ate, etc...It was a good day! I need one of those every week!

TaTa for Now!

Monday, February 13, 2006

The Results Are IN.....

I PASSED!!!! Praise the Lord!!! I have been saying those words alot since Friday evening. The results for my principal's liscensure exam came Friday. I was home in Ohio, but I had Sue check my mail just in case they arrived. The call came around 7:00 while I was dining at Bob Evans with mom and dad. It was cool that I was with them when I got the news. I think they were as excited as I was. (Probably because they would have been paying for the re-take had I not passed!) Ha! Just kidding. They were very proud. I did a little jig more than once over the weekend. I don't think I can even explain the burden that was lifted from my shoulders. Now, it's time to start job hunting. I wouldn't even begin looking till I knew I had passed, but now there's nothing holding me back. So, continue to pray as I begin this next phase.

The fitting....the saga continues! I think the words "suck it in" were uttered more than once, but after everything was in place the dress looked pretty good. The nice little "poncho" is going to hide all the flaws anyway. It's actually a pretty little cape, but I call it a poncho just to annoy Andrea. With a few minor adjustments, I'll be just fine. The dress is actually fairly flattering and I think it's going to turn out quite well. I'm excited for Andrea's big day! I know she's ready for it to be here and to have the stress over with. It's sad that such a special day has to be so hard to plan. One exciting thing was getting to go with her for a fitting with her veil. Seeing her in her dress and veil was quite a site. She looked beautiful! Jon's one lucky guy!

Well, that's all for today. Hope everyone has a great week!


Friday, February 10, 2006

In Demand

Hi All! Guess what? My blog is in demand! Who would have guessed? Well, this one's for you Big John. First let me say that I will continue to blog as much as I can but our school is about to block blogging sites because of students who are using them inappropriately. So, I may have my access cut off soon.

What am I thinking today? Well, I'm mostly thinking TGIF!!!

I've also been thinking about my trip home this weekend. I'm excited and terrified all in one. I haven't been home since Christmas so I'm looking forward to the visit. I'm terrified because I'm going for a fitting for Andrea'a wedding. Can you say "Suck it In!"?? Somehow my quest to lose 100lbs got stalled at 20lbs. So, is it possible to lose 80lbs in 2 months? ha! Just kidding. I have a plan in motion. I've learned through hours of faithful Oprah watching that there are "tricks" that can make you look 10 lbs. lighter. Examples: Tanning, industrial strength undergarments, posture, etc. The way I figure it, all I have to do is find a few more tricks and I almost have my 80lbs! Pretty cool, huh?

Next, I think about my kids almost constantly. (that would be my neice and nephews- I don't have any illigitimate kids tucked away for those of you wondering) We'll be heading to Mich. next Sat. for Emmy's 5th birthday! I can't believe it. The little Diva is going to be a teenager before we know what hit us and then Heaven help us! I think of the kids every day. I wish I could see them more. Auntie Kelley misses them lots.

Well, there was one more thing I was wanting to write about this morning. I lost my internet connection the first time I wrote this and now I can't remember. Signs of old age I guess. So, I'll stop for today. I'll update you on the "fitting" next week! :)

Love ya,

Monday, February 06, 2006

Thoughts running rampant....

I don't know what to write about today! My thoughts are all over the place. First I was going to write about my weekend with my sister. It was a wonderful weekend and I enjoyed spending time with her. The wedding is quickly approaching and these times may be fewer and farther between, so I definitly cherish them. But then I thought...two blogs in a row about my sweet, wonderful siblings might get a little drippy for those of you who aren't related. So next my thoughts turned to my other favorite topic...IWU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL!! Those of you who haven't been coming to games, we've missed you. The girls are exceptional again this year. I have had to miss some away games and even some home games which those of you who know me know that I HATE to miss a game. My wish for the girls (and their coaches) is that they would be recognized and given the respect they deserve. I'm not sure what you have to do at IWU to be as important as the men, but it's obvious by attendance and other things that the women haven't done it yet. I guess number #1 in the nation wasn't enough. Okay, moving on before I say too much. My other thoughts are about my job and hopefully upcoming job... I am so ready for the next step. I'm really struggling to enjoy my current job, because my eyes are already looking ahead. I worry that if I don't find a principal's job for next fall, I am going to have a really hard time coming back to school. My heart is already moving on. I'm worried big time about my scores on my liscensure exam. I should be getting them soon and I'm scared to death I didn't pass. Not sure how I'll handle that. Money....I don't even know if I should go there. Financial peace??? NOT QUITE!!! I am doing well, but I'm impatient. I want to have all the debt paid off and be making millions today!! Now that I know what I did wrong and I'm living right, I think I should just get to skip right to the building wealth stage. Wouldn't it be a wonderful world if it worked that way?Today's really just a rambling day, but that's how it's going in my head today. I'll be glad when I get to put this brain to bed tonight. ;)

Friday, February 03, 2006

Brothers and Roses

Does anything make your day more than getting roses? Tuesday I was called to the office during last period of the day. When I arrived, there stood my brother, Jason, with a vase of roses for me. To say the least, I was shocked. A slight breeze could have knocked me over. First, he lives in Michigan! Now that is love... Actually, he was on his way to Indy for a speaking engagement, but it was still major sweet. He had heard from my Dad that I haven't been feeling well and that I've been a little down, so he wanted to surprise me and cheer me up. Well, he definitly accomplished both. It was a wonderful surprise and has improved this whole week. I've left the flowers here so I could actually enjoy them and everytime I'm ready to scream or hurt a small child, I go over and breath deeply into the beautiful flowers. This calms me down and helps me to regain control. So, these roses have been a lifesaver in more ways than one this week. :) (Thanks, J)

The best part about it was the reaction of all the office ladies. They were hillarious. First they couldn't believe that my brother would come here, hug me and tell me he loved me in the middle of the office with all these people around. They all (4 ladies total) said they could not imagine their brothers EVER doing that. They thought it was amazing. They wanted to know if Jason was married and just how lucky his wife is to have such a thoughtful husband (Holly-are you gagging yet?). I got a real kick out of it. But, it did get me to thinking. I take the close relationship I have with both of my siblings for granted. I am so thankful for a family who is open and affectionate.

So, here is my challenge for today. Call your siblings and tell them you love them. You can never say it enough and you can definitly never hear it enough. Don't assume that they know. What if they don't?