Sunday, January 27, 2013


Yesterday I cut Jordan's hair in a mohawk and I would like it documented. This way when my children want to do crazy things to their hair, I can say wait until you are 22. That is when I cut your dad's hair in a mohawk. We were watching The A Team and decided Jord would look sexy with this hair cut. I can say I definitely think that he looks sexy. I can't say that I love the hair cut, because I did it. I also was told just to "wing it" by Jordan. I have never learned how to cut hair like this, so there are a lot of mistakes that I see every time I look at it. I'm guessing the hawk will only last a few weeks, but you are only young once! Plus Jord wasn't ever allowed to do crazy things with his hair and he always wanted to. I like this option better than the second option, Eminem style bleach blonde:) It was only fair to let him do something crazy, as my hair has been blonde, black, red, short, long, asymmetrical and everything in between.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Something Like a Phenomenon

Disclaimer: This post is not about the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. So you probably know, if you even looked out your window today, that there was this phenomenon called freezing rain. I 15 was shut down for a while, three police officers were hit, the airport was closed. It was a big deal! I guess there are only 10 recorded events of freezing rain since 1940 at airport stations. My morning went something like the following:
6:15 - alarm sounds kiss husband goodbye as he goes to the gym.
7:00 - I am all showered and ready, eating breakfast and decide to watch the news.
7:15 - I decide to skip brushing my teeth and opt for gum. The weather man keeps talking of this freezing rain and I figure I need some extra time to get to Mountain View to help in this math class for LD students.
7:20 - I have scrapped my car like a responsible citizen, but forgot to check my windshield fluid, because everybody does that before they get in the car.
7:22 - My windshield is COVERED in frozen rain and my head is stuck out my car window because I suddenly have no windshield fluid to melt the ice forming by the second. No worries, I didn't die.
 7:30 - In the parking lot waiting patiently in the row of slowly moving cars I watch a poor girl slip and fall. I chuckle and am grateful it wasn't me.
7:31 - I fall getting out of my car
7:31.5 - I fall in the middle of the road and my binder goes flying. Every paper falls out but lands within a 5 ft radius. 
7:32 - I fall again and give up walking and continue to crawl to pick up my binder, and also crawl the remaining 100 ft into the school. Yeah I was definitely laughed at. But I think two bruised but cheeks are enough for one day.
7:35 - I check in at the office to find out class doesn't start until 9 because of an assembly.
Currently - I am trying not to have a panic attack just thinking of going outside again. I am also trying not to cry about my phenomenal day. Ice cream is helping with the crying portion. The husband will be home soon and I'm sure he will kiss my bruises better:)

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Grammar Nazi

I am a Grammar Nazi. I don't claim to have great grammar, but I am very annoyed when other people don't. Haha. This is really just my moment to vent. If you claim to be an educator, and have a facebook account for your institution, in the description don't say that your school is a place "to learn at." That is all. Oh and watch the video. It may make you laugh until you pee a little:)

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Embracing diversity

Today I will try to embrace my differences, because they are acceptable. God gave me eyes that can't really see things too well. Science has given us glasses and contacts, but contacts usually make me see worse, so I will take the glasses. I know I look "better" without them. Mine are purple, though, so I can enjoy them regardless of the fact that they may make me less attractive. God also gave me hair that is wavy and crazy. Today I will let it be crazy.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Spring 2013

I have a beef with the name of this semester. It really isn't spring and you can't call it spring when it is 5 degrees out side.

I am having a pretty great semester so far and feel like I am adjusting decently, considering my Wednesdays start with a 7 am class. Two PB&Js later and no breaks between work and school I come home at 8:30 pm.

Each semester as I'm planning my semester, I try to work in some health goals, or a plan to stay active. This semester I decided to take a 7 am class and run to it. It honestly hasn't been that bad, just a little cold.

My big health goal is to be less vain. I'm not talking about pride. I know I don't have anything to be prideful of, except maybe my husband;) I'll work on that next semester. What I am talking about is vanity. I sincerely feel like if I follow the trends of society I will be one of those women talked about in the Book of Mormon when it says something like "Oh you vain women of Zion." To work on that I'm trying to stop focusing on outward appearance. I tried today not to let myself feel "proud" that my coworker told me that I looked like someone who would never eat candy (as I ate a box of nerds). In the morning I am trying not to ask my husband if I look "good." Instead I look at myself and ask if I look modest or if I could make others around me feel uncomfortable.

Lately I have had thoughts about seeking for validation in beauty. Why do we seek for people to compliment us? Why do we want a friend to tell us how pretty we look? When you compliment someone, how do you feel? I know this could be different for everyone, but sometimes when I look at someone who looks amazing and all put together, it makes me feel bad. It makes me feel like I should try harder with my hair, or wardrobe or nails. I know this is my fault, and not theirs, but I have decided to myself that it is okay to be the one who makes others feel good about their looks. Maybe on a day where I am going to be late to class I simply comb my hair and call it good.

I know this is all silly, and makes little rational since. It makes since in the rambling of my thoughts though:) I hope I can one day figure out how to forget about the worldly vanity and become a women who could be considered beautiful because of her smile and her kindness. I have many examples, including my beautiful grandma. One day, I will learn to smile like her.