Sunday, October 28, 2007

The Weekend!

Well, this week and weekend came and went. It flew by!
On Friday night, the youth went to Hell House in Cedar Hill. This house is not your usual, cheesy, corny haunted house. I would say it's a "reality" house that consists of the harsh realities our youth is facing: abusive relationships, school shootings, bullying, drug abuse, deception, self-injury and abortion just to name a few. It was very intense and those images are going to remain in me forever. Unfortunately, I didn't make it through the whole house because I almost fainted...yes, fainted. Either I became overwhelmed by what I saw or the strobe lights had to do with it. It was really awesome however!!!! I wished I could have finished, but you're not allowed to return. once you exit. If you want to go to a "haunted" house, go to Hell House "City of Death". It's definitely worth the $10
After that, we all went to Kara and Kevin's house for the lock in. It was so much fun, but I was so tired. I left around 2am because I had work the next day.
On Saturday, I did my usual Sat. morning errands and met up with my friend/coworker Stephanie to go costume shopping for the school's fall festival. She already had her costume, but she needed another one for teaching purposes. I couldn't find the chili pepper Iwanted, but I got the best thing...THE CAT IN THE HAT!!!!! Yes, I was the Cat in the Hat for the fall festival.
Anyway, the festival took place that same night and it flew by. The Spanish Club had a blast and so did I! We had the busiest booth....The bean bag toss. The members made it more interesting by having a member stick his head out through the holes as the little ones through a bean bag through the holes. LOL! It was a great night.
Today, I went to church and received some really good insight and word (another blog). After that, I drove to Dallas to help my cousin with his SAT application. It was really nice to spend time with my Godmother and cousin! Later on that evening, I left for home and started working on the progress report grades....wish me luck on that.

So, there's my weekend! Short, but busy! :D

Monday, October 22, 2007


Today, we had a staff development day at kids. I got to see all the Spanish Teachers from the whole district. Which was really nice. For me, it was a half day since I only teach Spanish 2 and spent the rest of the day in my classroom cleaning and planning the next unit. I was happy to have accomplished so much!

Well, It's been an insane month with work, work, work. But, ya'll know I wouldn't have it any other way!:)
Sorry, I haven't updated. Well, not much has changed, but my hair....oh yeah...I CHOPPED IT OFF!!! It was time for a change. My hair was getting long and I don't do long hair too well (it gets stringy and looks unhealthy)...too much maintenance for my busy lifestyle.

My health is getting a little better. I have noticed that my metabolism has kicked up a notch since I started my treatment. I've lost a couple of inches. I can't tell if I've lost pounds because I have sucky, inaccurate scale. (There's 5 dollars I'll never see again,LOL!)

Other than that, school is starting for me soon. Nov 12, to be exact. I've been mentally preparing myself for what's to come. I know my life is going to change once again. I will have to make some adjustments to adapt to my new schedule.

Well, ladies and gents...I hope all is well!
Take care and I'll try to write more often. Like I said, October is bonkers right now!!! :)

Love you all and God Bless ya'll (I mean it!)
Laura :)

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Fall is here....

I am excited to say that Fall is here. I love the weather...just absolutely love it! :D

That's all.

Have a great day!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

October: The Eventful Month!

Here's a picture of Beans and Mimi sunbathing in the paradise of Garland, Texas..LOL! Beans stayed with me a week in September.
I'm just busy as usual. October is a very eventful month for me every year. I have several family birthdays, church events, and work events to make time for. My brother, my cousin and my God mother have a birthday this month as well as my dear bff Iris.
At work, I've got a Fall Festival to work and a Teacher Appreciation day to arrange with the Spanish Club. With church, we are going to Hell House in Cedar Hill towards the end of the month and have a lock-in the same night. That should be fun! :D Life's keeping me busy, but it's a good thing!

I hope everyone's doing well!
Take care and God Bless!


Saturday, October 6, 2007

Where I'd rather be right now...

Oh yes, Australia!!! A girl can dream, right? ;)

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I really miss traveling outside of the country very much...

Have a great weekend!
Laura :0)

Monday, October 1, 2007


It's been unusually busy with work, work and's non-stop!!! Yet, I still have so much more to catch up on. I've become more forgetful than ever and it's caused some problems. yikes...maybe I'm just rusty or unorganized or probably just got alot going on the past month! :D I am still blessed despite everything!

So here are some updates of the past couple of weeks!

1.Since I last wrote, I left off with the diagnosis of my thyroid situation. I'm taking Synthroid for my hypothyroidism/goiter problem. It really explains alot of what's been going on with my health.

2. Beans, Olga's dog, stayed with me all last week and it was alot of fun having her around. Since fall started, taking her out for walks at night was really relaxing.

3.Well, school is almost starting, however I come to find out that the university only supports PC/windows..uh, hello...what about those of us that have mac books...why do they always leave us out? (lol!) I guess I will have to do some of the studying at work on the Dell comp. Hopefully, they'll develop software that is mac compatible REALLY SOON.

4. This weekend was a 3-day weekend for me due to Fair Day for my district. It was very much needed! I got alot of things done including dying my hair back to one color. I had to buy a hair-color remover to remove my blonde highlights and the color I wanted to retint it with. As soon as, I rinsed out all of the color remover and dried it...I looked like the bride of frankenstein...I had 3 colors in my natural hair color, the color from spring 2006 and my highlights became frost! LOL! Of course, I retinted my hair with my natural hair color shade and ta-da...I was done! I was happy with the results and boy may i say that I was a little nervous about the whole thing, but it worked out! So, my hair is back to one color! WOO-HOO!!! :D

I hope all is well with everyone!
Love ya'll!!!