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Writer's Block: Set Sail

Spike and Angel, President Roslin and Gaius Baltar, Harry and Hermione—shippers often find pairings that the original author might have overlooked. What coupling of fictional characters would you most like to see?
Meg and Erik in the Phantom of the Opera... maybe with a bit more background on Erik and Madame Giry... old flame??? I always had it in my head that Giry fell for him but that he pushed her away/scared her...  but the facination is passed on to Meg, who is drawn to him as well... and that terrifies Giry.

I wondered fr a bit if Meg could be Erik's son but evidence would indicate that Erik had never been that intimate with anyone... depending on the source.

I know... I'm a nerd. :)

Nov. 29th, 2008

Victor's out of town for a couple of days again... I'm just grateful he was able to be home for our first Thanksgiving together. It was amazing.  :) 
I'm hoping I'll be able to sing ok tonight at church - but I'm very low energy and my throat felt worse when I woke up this morning. I can't afford to get sick. I have 4 subbing assignments this week in 3 different schools. Woot.  :)

I think most of the fam is going to be getting wedding pictures as gifts this Christmas... We have a credit to use up with the photographer and we're trying to save some $. Is that tacky?




pity party

I don't feel well.
I wanted to be asleep by now.
I'm tired of middle-schoolers hitting on me.
I miss my husband.
I want a job.
I need to get over it.
I probably shouldn't post when I'm tired and grumpy.
I need to end the pity party
      remember God is bigger than my "problems"
             and act like it.


New layout!

Woo hoo!!! I have a new layout - and now I feel all fancy-shmancy.  :)


This week....

I'm subbing all day Monday and Tuesday in a "varying exceptionalities" classroom and I have no idea what that means...  I really hope that it's a co-teaching classroom or that there is at least a para... but I'm not really holding my breath. My main concern right now is keeping my immune system strong so I don't catch whatever it is that going around right now. Subbing can take a toll on your system - you're exposed to so many people!

Husband left town yesterday and should be returning Wednesday if nothing changes. I really hope nothing does because it would be nice if we could be together for our first Thanksgiving.

I think we're going to be able to spend ample time with both families on Thursday w/o a problem -that has to be a God thing!!! We've been praying it would work out and it's shaping up better than we could have ever planned it. My great-grandmother has been very sick though. I'm not sure how things will go with her this year.

Husband leaves town again right after Thanksgiving (barring any changes) but would only be gone for a couple of days. It's getting a little easier when he's away. I still hate it... but I think God's using the time to really get me alone and draw me closer to Him. I'm trying to start using the time when he's away to work on personal projects and such. Maybe I'll pull out the scrapbooking supplies and have some fun.  :)

I went to take my certification test on Wednesday and THEY WOULDN'T LET ME. Why? ...because of confusion over my name change... even though I brought ID under my maiden name, married name, and my marriage certificate.
I'm still waiting to hear back about that - I need to take it soon because I have another test to take in April that I need to get studying for and I refuse to pay ($100) for a retake. It's just not going to happen. 

I'm still out of a steady job so I am subbing more than ever before and praying about applying at an alternative school for at-risk girls. It would be equally demanding and rewarding I think.

We have our first leadership meeting for 2009 tomorrow & I'm super stoked. I'm ready to go back out again - as soon as God's ready to send me. In the meantime, I think He's really teaching me a lot and shaping me into the person I'll need to be to be used the most.

...is amazing. It's such a blessing. Last night I woke up from a bad dream and he woke up and prayed for me so I could get back to sleep again. (I have EXTREMELY vivid dreams - sometimes they're really terrible)

I have been cooking a lot more and I like it! This week I made pasta with sundried tomatoes, basil and toasted pinenuts; steamed broccoli and garlic; homemade mac'n'cheese with manchego and ham; and a curried chicken salad with naan.
I need to get some laundry done today and de-clutter a bit. We are in serious need of more painted rooms too. The kitchen is pretty and the rest of the place is the same color - lol.

I'm realizing a few things about myself - sometimes it's cool and other times it steps on my toes a bit...
I need more girl-time - and with girls who are going to challenge me to grow - personally and spiritually.
I need to start being bolder with the things I'm good at and actually use them.
I need to stop being apologetic about the things I like... I'm not sure when I started caring what other people thought about my interests...

One thing I know is that God is doing a lot. There's a reason I lost my job. There's something I'm being taught through all this... maybe it's just to trust... but whatever it is - it's worth it.


Being unemployed has made me realize how much crap there is on daytime TV - I may end up watching Wonderpets.  Sheesh.

I wonder if I'm a type A personallitty...

I think I'm going to apply to teach at  school for at-risk girls...

Where are we going to have Thanksgiving dinner?

24 hours from now I'll be taking that test - I guess I should study.

AHA use!

I'm prepping for dinner and I just had a great idea. I needed to rinse some sliced mushrooms and I discovered that you can use a cup grater (grater is in the lid to a small container so what you grate goes into it) as a mini colander. All I had to do was fill the container w/ veggies - fill with water - put on grater-lid - shake a little and drain right through the lid!

Why didn't I think of this sooner?




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