Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Catch-up time!

Wow, it's been a long time since I posted. Mike and I have been visiting the parental units this week, so it's been difficult finding time to blog.

First of all: eight days until Poland!!! I'm getting more and more excited by the day. And my friend Stacy is going to watch Lola while we're gone -- big relief! All I have to do in exchange is take photos of her son. :)

I'm at my parents' house right now. I'm making a quilt square by hand -- I used to sew a lot, but the "by hand" part is new for me. But I was inspired by her massive stash of fabric, and am almost finished with a "Jacob's Ladder" block for her quilt.

We saw the Tecumseh outdoor drama with Mike's parents on Monday night.
They used cannons.
Real cannons.
I kinda freaked out, because I knew they were going to go off -- I just didn't know when.
Probably a good time to mention that I really, really, really don't like sudden, loud noises.
But I made it.
I seriously wanted to cry, though.

I've been taking an online class this summer about technology in the classroom. One of the activites this week was to familiarize ourselves with the SMS language (for texting, IM, etc.), because this is how many students communicate with each other. One of those "good to know" things. We had to translate a letter we would normally send home to parents/students into SMS language. I had so much fun with this, so I just had to share!

trip 2 rgnl TSA comp fast apprchin. will b deprtng 4 comp from PCHS Feb 28 @ 7:30 am.
expctd 2 rtrn 2 HS @ 4:30 pm. pls sgn & rtrn attchd frms & return 2 Mrs. B by ths Fri. ty 4
ur hlp & spprt.

Oooh, I just got tagged by Lisa! (I'm alternating between catching up on blogs that I missed and catching up on my own blog, so if that just seemed totally random, that's why.) :)

Question #1: What was I doing 10 years ago?
Ten years ago, I was 18. I was getting ready to start college, and was working concessions at the city pool (coughcoughcitybathtubcough). Definitely the worst job I have ever had. Nasty, disgusting place. Super rude lifeguards. Working every. single. day. No days off.

Question #2: 5 things on my to do list for today.
1. Finish this post.
2. Finish my quilt square.
3. Go for a jog at the lake.
4. Make brownies (cheesecake brownies).
5. Play with the new camera. (We decided on a Canon SD8hundredsomethingorother. I like it.)

Question #3: Snacks I enjoy.
Cheesecake brownies, carrot sticks and creamy italian dressing, Wavy Lays and Tostitos queso (I don't partake of that last one very often -- it's horribly addicting and bad for me and yummy.)

Question #4: Things I would do if I were a millionare.
Invest wisely. That way I could stay a millionaire.
Also, buy a house. Fix up my parents' house. Donate to causes I believe in. Travel.

Question #5: Places I have lived.
Staffordsville, KY
Berea, KY
Paris, KY
Cynthiana, KY

Now it's my turn to tag some people. I choose: Tania, Jill, Melonie, Charin, and Traci (and of course, anyone else who wants to join in!)


Debee Campos said...

oh my gosh bekka you are SO close to your trip!!!!
that is SO very exciting!
man I just am really happy for you. I think you made a wise investment in choosing your new camera :) yay!
I hope you have a great time learning how to use it now and really capturing your special moments.

Charin said...

Hey Bekka! :)
Thanks for tagging me! I *just* blogged (with some super great news!) but I will try to remember to post that soon!
Oh hey, where did you find those colors of duct tape??
Can you e-mail me and let me know, pretty please? :)

tania said...

yay a new post! i am also on a countdown till our missions trip to Mexico!
thanks for tagging me, i will get to it soon.

Christina C. said...

yay! hope your trip is awesome. very cute post. love all your quiz answers too