Thursday, October 23, 2008

I've got a date tomorrow

I'm taking one of my favorite 9 yr. olds and we're going to see how the gang at East High are doing.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Taking the plunge

I decided to take the plunge to typepad. I won't delete this blog, I just won't be updating it anymore.

You can follow me to my new blog here....

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

I'm so happy

I could scream.

Another intern here at work just told me that in our training agreement we had sign it says 'at least 50% of training' has to related to our job. That means I should be able to get work to pay for Grad school!

This just made my day!

My Grad School Saga

Ok, maybe it's not a saga but it's more than 'I applied, got in, then started.'

First just to get everyone on the same page, I'm getting my Masters in Secondary Education. My Bachelors was in Mechanical Engineering. Yes, I know they're nothing a like. My plan is to teach high school physics, but it looks like I'll be able to teach math as well.

Anyway, I found a program through Oakland University that is for people that got their Bachelors in something other than education and are in the workplace. All classes are at night and on the weekend. I applied in April but I had to take a couple tests to get in completely.

The tests were a basic skills, which was so easy it was laughable, and then subject area tests. Now crazy me took all 3 tests on the same day so that was like 8 hours of tests. I figured I've done 3 finals on the same day, and improved my grade in all 3 classes, so I should be able to handle this. The basic skills was in the morning, math, reading and writing. I got done in an hour and a half, we were given 4.5 hours. Then I went back in the afternoon for Math and Physics. The math was ok, I felt good enough that I passed it. The physics was anohter story, it was horrible, not at all what I expected and knew I failed it.

So a few weeks later I get a conditional acceptance from OU saying that as long as I passed all the tests I was good to start in the Fall.

I went to orientation, got all nervous and excited, and then I got my test scores. Like I already knew, I dind't pass the physics part. I was worried that my plan asn't going to work out. I knew I had to dedicate 3 years to this program, could I dedicate 4?

I took my scores in last week and the secretary said someone would call me to discuss my options. I got the call yesterday. They've agreed to let me start in the Fall and rewrite my conditional acceptance agreement. I have to retake the test in October and better pass it then.

A load has been lifted, it feels great to finally know what's going on. Remember those signs I talked about, this is one letting me know I really am doing the right thing.

Now it's time to reteach myself physics and get registered to start class on August 31st!

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Starting Fresh

"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending." — Carl Bard

This quote was sent to me today through Real Simple's Daily Thought. It so sums up everything I think.

I don't like the direction some aspects of my life is taking right now. But I sit around and go wtih the flow. This has been wearing on me for a long time, I think my job is a huge part of my problem.

I've been thinking a lot about Brian and I and if I gave up too easily, could it have worked? The real question I've been asking recenlty is, "Do I want it to work?" And the fact that I have no answer almost tells me it's not meant to be.

I'm a firm believer in signs. I feel signs are all around, there are just some we choose to notice and others we don't. It's the signs we notice that are sometimes hard to figure out, what exactly are they telling us. But then I do tend to overanalyze.

I'm trying to take each day as just that, to enjoy it and live it and then remember it, but not stop living. Definatly no easy task!

I ran across this quote in a book by Nora Roberts today....

"Does being happy alone mean you don't think you could be happy with someone?"

Unease and hope ran parallel inside her. "I guess it means I can be happy as things stand, until I find someone who not only brings me the magic, but understands it."

Did this post make any sense or was it just a bunch of random thoughts strung together?

Monday, August 15, 2005

Because there is still a smile on my face

Here's another picture. I can't get enough of this boy.

I'm getting full audio from one of his previous shows, boy will I be enjoying work tomorrow!

I promise an actual update tomorrow.

Saturday, August 13, 2005

The Clay Aiken Experience

Last night I had tickets for the Clay Aiken concert here in Detroit. My friend Karley agreed to go and see my craziness. We started with a little shopping and dinner, then headed over for the show. We got there a little early so I went up to the ticket office and asked if they had any pavilion seats open, we had lawn. The lady was kinda rude and said no. Well, I wouldn’t take no for an answer so I went to a different ticket window and surprise, surprise, they had a couple tickets. We moved fro the lawn to row E, WE HAD 5TH ROW SEATS!!!

Of course I was glowing and floating at this time. We didn’t have to rush once we got in there, my drebel made it through the check with no problems. So we get to our seats and they’re fabulous. The people next to us show up and they ahd the same thing happen and they were very nice people.

The show started with music from the 50’s. I have to tell you, I could listen to Clay singing the worst song in the world because he wild make it heavenly. He sang ‘Unchained Melody’, a song I don’t really like, and it brought tears to my eyes. He sang Elvis and did the little hip shake, I was as crazy as the girls were when Elvis was alive, he sent my heat a flutter. When he sang ‘I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You’ I felt that he was singing it to me, because I just couldn’t help falling even more in love with Clay in that moment. Then we moved on to the 60s and my favorite Clay song, 'Solitaire'. How can you not feel the emotion?? He did Motown but I honestly can’t remember most of the stuff he sang all I remember was it was perfect.

There was an intermission between the 60’s and 70’s. Now during AI this season when Anthony wore white pants I said no male should ever wear white pants. Well I need to modify that now, Clay can wear whit pants, boy can he ever. During the 70’s we got ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ just as magical as when he sang it on AI. The 80’s were fun, then we moved onto the 90’s. I felt I was showing my age. My friend and I screamed when they sang Boyz 2 Men but all the older women just sat there. But even better, he sang ‘Livin’ LaVida Loca. Yes, he sang Ricky Martin, he had me going crazy.

With this decade he sang his music. We got a melody of some of his songs and then a couple new songs and he ended with the best version of ‘Invisible’ ever! You should have felt the energy!

I told my friend a few times during the show, if only Clay would meet me, he would fall in love with me. He’s able to make fun of himself, mostly his dancing. He shared the stage with his back up singers, allowing them to sing full songs. And best of all he sang for over 2 hours!

I want to experience it all over again, and again, and again.