Wednesday, November 30, 2011

I'm A Pusher

One of my favorite students told another teacher today that I was a pusher.

Student- "Miss, please don't tell her I am not working hard in here. She will be so mad at me."
Teacher-"I thought you liked Ms. W.?"
Student- "I do, but she wants me to do my best everyday. It is hard."
Teacher-"That means she is a good teacher and she cares about you."
Student- "I know, she tells me all the time she cares."


I really do push my students hard. They are expected to do their best at all times. This student in particular is very smart but needs pushing to do his work. I keep tabs on him and call him on his bs, which I think is why he likes me. No one else in his life expects anything of him, except for me. I intend to keep pushing him to greatness.

It was a good day to be a teacher!!!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Manfriend

I went to Clay's after work and this is what I was happy to see.

1. Clay's face
2. dinner cooking
3. wine
4. Clay's face (He's just so handsome!)

After we ate dinner, Clay preceded to help me grade papers. Probably saving me about an hour of work. Now we are all cuddled up on the couch. How lucky am I that I found a man who helps me with my school work? Pretty dang lucky!!!!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Christmas Time

Tonight, my dad, Clay, and I put up the Christmas tree. I was exhausted after soccer practice but my December is packed. I knew if I didn't get it done tonight I wouldn't do it. Then once Christmas rolled around I would be sad about our lack of a tree.  Our tree is nothing special. Let's face it, I live with a bachelor (my dad). He has had the same decorations for years but for me it is enough.

P.S. It is finally cold here. We turned on the fire!

Merry Christmas Y'all!!!!!!

Sunday, November 27, 2011


What a break it has been!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I had my trip with Clay. I am not going to lie, it was the best. I really needed a good break from everyone and everything.

After mud run, we literally swam in mud.

All the shoes that were collected for charity after mud run! That is just from Sunday.

Stopped and took a picture while hiking.

Such a pretty little hike.
Then I came home had Thanksgiving with my family. I love them more and more as I get older. It isn't that I didn't love them when I was younger, it is just that I appreciate them now.

The baby cousin and I. He is just so cute.

My daddy and I.
Then back to being with Clay. We got into a little fight but it was quickly fixed. Then I met his entire family. For a guy that used to keep me at an arms length it is nice to be included in his family. I am actually in a real relationship now. Overall, I am a happily taken girl!

I hope you all had a restful break. I sure did. I missed my students too.

Soccer starts tomorrow. Pray for me!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Road Trippin'

I am about to head over to the manfriend's house to get all ready for our road trip that starts tomorrow. I could not be more excited. We will be heading to Austin tomorrow. I have never been out in Austin before and it is one of our friends birthday's so we have a party to go to. I am happy about it because we are kind of bums and this is forcing us to get out and be young. YAY for 6th street. I will be off radar till Tuesday that's when we get back from camping!

6th Street.....SOOOOO EXCITED!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Things I am Loving

I am really not sure who all reads my blog and where you are from but if you are anywhere around Texas I am sorry. It was in the high 80's today. Its November and it was in the 80's. I hate being cold but really Texas, not even a cool breeze. I am actually kind of ready for it to be cold. So come on Texas get with the winter trend.

Things I Am Loving Today:

One of my students gave this to me after a bad day I had.

My new hat. Ignore the rest of my outfit. It was my lazy day.

The cookies I made. They are amazing.

Those are books and movies. That isn't even all of my books. I might have an addiction.

My diary from when I was 16. Goodlord it is funny.

Monday, November 14, 2011

My Upcoming Adventure

I am super excited that I only have 4 days of work left and then I have a WEEK off. Being a teacher sometimes has it perks; okay, I lie it has a lot of perks. I need a break a bad way. My students need a break. Soccer starts that Monday so I officially will have no time, yet again. I am excited about soccer. My life seems somewhat empty without filling it with a group of girls.

For my week off, Clay and I are going on a trip. Mind you it isn't a crazy big one. We are doing Warrior Dash on Sunday. I am woefully unprepared for this but I will stick it out.

Just a glimise of what I will be doing on Sunday at 1. Ya, I am scared too.

Once we rinse a bit we are going to Palmetto State Park. It is an hour south of Austin and the pictures look beautiful. We will be staying for 3 days and 2 nights. This is the first trip Clay and I have ever taken together so I am super excited. We are more and more a couple everyday and I couldn't be happier. :-)

Pictures of park. Who knew this was south of Austin.

I hope y'all have a fabulous Tuesday.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Tarleton Homecoming

I had a blasty blast. I was good to get away for awhile. A crazy thing happened while I was in Stephenville. For the first time in 5 years it didn't feel like home anymore. It is an odd senstation. I don't have time to post all my pictures but here are a few. It is the end of the six weeks. Pray that I get everything done.

There might have been alcohol

3 a.m. beating the drum. I had been up since 6 a.m. Long but fun night.

Purple Pancakes, one of my favorite tradtions.

Friday, November 4, 2011


I am finally finishing my list. I could not be more excited!!!!

26. What type of person attracts you?

I really like laid back guys. Think long hair, chillin', guitar playing guys and you have my type. This is not exactly a good type. They are usually losers who can't get it together. My man used to be one of those guys. He is still the long hair, chilled out, guitar playing guys but he is getting it together with FIRE SCHOOL. I could not be more proud of him!!!

27. A problem that you have had.

My problem today was my 6th period class. They are horrendous. I all actuality I want to cry because I don't think they are learning anything. It is rough people.

28. Something that you miss.

Sleep. I seem to never sleep anymore. It is getting old.

29. Goals for the next 30 days.

Get ahead in school.
Clean out my closet.
Spend time with my family more.
Enjoy every second I get with my guy.

30. Your highs and lows of the month.

being so burnt out in behind in teaching that I felt awful
Clay and I semi-fighting

Seeing my kids lightblubs go off while I am teaching.
Playing with baby cousins.
Hanging out with my family.
Tarleton Homecoming
Clay :-)

Next Time: Tarleton Homecoming Addition (sooooooooooooo excited)