Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Taking a Break...

1.So, I have been cleaning most of my evening. It's my fall cleaning time. My apt is starting to look great and ready for the holidays.

2. I started school last week and it's been quite a strain to be honest. I borrowed my brothers pc laptop and my internet connection would not work..:( So, now, I am way behind. But, I'll catch up. Last night, I ordered a Dell Inspiron 1521 Laptop in Jet Black. I am super excited!!!! I know it's going to help me very much with school. I should be getting it in the next week or so. It was a really good deal if I do say so myself, it was much cheaper than my current macbook.

3.Tomorrow, I'll be spending the daytime studying and doing some HW. Later, I'll head out to Dallas to spend Thanksgiving with my family. I can't wait to see them! :) They're a blast to be around.

4. My utility bill ordeal is still up in the air. My apt manager says if something on their part is found I'll get a rent deduction for this coming month. I'm waiting on God. He's got the answer. It'll all work out!

Have a great night!


Saturday, November 17, 2007

Not A Quitter...

Well, here I am. It's been 4 days straight that I've been home. I'm tired of being sick, but I know that I'm on my way to a full recovery. It turns out I had an upper respiratory infection. I surely am not enjoying it, but I am taking advantage of getting some much needed rest.
Another thing, I started graduate school last week. I'm not liking the format of the whole program. For a moment, I wanted to drop the program. After coming to my senses, I thought to myself that this is an opportunity for me to learn some self-discipline. It's been a while since I had been in grad school therefore, it's going to take some time to get used to it. I'm not a quitter, I never was. I persevere and fight until I get to where I need to be. This is just a new challenge for me and it's what I've been waiting for so, I'm going to keep going. I know I'll be thankful for it later. I can always go for my other degrees after I finish, but I need to stay focused and on track for now. It's a growth opportunity and therefore I need to grow up even more.

Ya'll take care!

Laura :)

Friday, November 9, 2007


Well, there is still no solution regarding my VERY HIGH electricity bill. But, the solution is out there somewhere. I've done my part and I'm waiting for an answer.
Other than that, I just got my installation CD for grad school, but unfortunately it didn't
work. They still don't have a mac compatible software. So, this means I have to look for a new computer. Thankfully, I just got my tuition reimbursement and can use it to purchase one.
Speaking of grad school, I just got my GRE study guide book. So, ya'll can guess what I'll be doing.
All in all, I'm just staying busy as usual.
So, now I'm going to spend the rest of my Friday night at the UPS office picking up some packages.
Take care and have a great weekend!
Laura :)

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Life, life, life....

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Had a great, relaxing weekend! On Friday night, I joined my APO family for dinner in Allen which was really nice and fun! On Saturday, I slept in until 7am and caught Ella Enchanted on TV. It is such a cute movie! Afterwards, I went to the mall to pay a bill and bought some black all-star chuck taylors..really cool and super comfortable!!! Later that evening, I went to evening service and came home to relax.
Today, I went to church and our Pastor was not there because he caught the flu as well as Brian who is having problems with his pancreas. I know the Lord promises healing and I am sure they are on the way to recovery! Well, after church I came home and slept for 2 and half hours!!!!! I must have been tired or something. Anyway, now I am doing absolutely nothing and just enjoying time at home.

Other than my weekend, this will be my last week before I start my master's program. I am super excited and looking forward to some new knowledge.

On a bad note, I received my utility bill last week and it came out to be $620.49!! I was furious!!!! Well, it turned out my A/C was acting up all along and it used an excessive amount of electricity. Well, I did call the utility company and they offered a re-read, but surely it was my A/C. I can't afford that and I have to pay $412.50 for my tuition this week!!! AAARGHHH!!!! It ticks me off, but I know it will work out. I have to take it up with the apt management and see what we could do because I have called many times to have them fix my A/C condensation problems, but it just kept getting worse.
Well, that's enough for now. I'll keep ya'll updated on this little obstacle!

Love ya'll,

Thursday, November 1, 2007

My Thursday...

What's new? What's new? Not much. Work as usual keeps me rather busy as always.
As I was telling my class to quiet down during the school announcements, I found out that I made Teacher of the Week. Actually, I didn't hear my name, but two of my girls told me, "Miss, did you hear your name? did you hear your name? You made Teacher of the Week!" I responded calmly, "wow, I wasn't expecting that at all!" They said, "Congratulations!" and wrote it on the white board. All day I felt the love, heehee. It was very encouraging and I felt like I did not deserve it, but it was so nice. After the announcements, A group of the T.A.F.E. (Texas Association of Future Educators) came in and gave me a certicificate and a Otis Spunkmeyer cookie.....I felt special..(big grin!)
Afterschool, the Spanish Club got together to make flowers for our Teacher Appreciation Day to decorate the Teacher's Lounge. We're also giving out sweets and snacks! :D Hopefully the faculty will like it!

Those were the highlights of my day!

have a great day!