Oct 25, 2010


ok,...it could just be a really bad case of PMS but I'm feeling so overly emotionally about everything! I could cry right now thinking about dumb stuff. I wrote a private post this afternoon just to get out all the negativity I feel. Its not me, I try hard to look at the glass as half full. Today....it seems half empty.
please just whisper a small prayer for me......thanks (HUGS)

Oct 22, 2010

radom ranting

This week has probably been THE busiest week I have ever had this whole entire year! Don't get me wrong, I am very happy to have a job. Its humbling and yes I "could" complain about a few things, but its just part of the path I'm on & its only the been the first week. I have come to realize that I am going to have to sit down and put together a personal schedule becasue I can't live through another week like this. It was an unusual kinda week  with Grant being on fall break and having something to do every single night. Even tonight! we're booked. Then, tomorrow Grant has bible quizzing and later in the day we are heading out to a family reunion which is not on my list of favorite things to do...(it's a long story). The only upside is spending time with my dad and seeing my Mamaw, oh & my favorite aunt. Church is on Sunday, not too bad but I will be with the kids. Trust me, when Dec. 6th rolls around, H & I will be so 'over it'! if you know what I mean.
I feel like I have lost touch with my bloggy world and I haven't been able to read up on my fav's. I haven't gotten to pull out some crafty creations that I have been wanting to do. I haven't been able to chill and watch a good t.v. show. I haven't even gotten a chance to look at Cub Scout stuff which is not like me! I like the 'idea' of being a planner and I like to plan but its really finding THE TIME to get it all done. Oh, the pressure!!! okay, get a grip Amanda. I can do this! its just about finding balance! we'll see.
I just know that this weekend is going to FLY by!
have a good one!!!

Oct 18, 2010

~first day~

So, today I started my new job! it was a drag to get up at 5am but a nice hot shower woke my sleepy body up! I don't have Grant for a few day, he's at "camp" Uncle P for a few days b/c his school is on Fall Break.
I got myself ready, ate a bite of breakfast, did a short devotional, grabbed a cup o' joe and headed out the door. I didn't really know what I would be "doing" when I got there but I knew I would just get in there & get my hands dirty. Well, I had a great initiation! I had just been introduced to the Teacher's Aides when suddenly the fire alarm went off. I didn't know what to do so I just ran where they went. I ended up sprinting through the halls, through the gym and into the daycare part of the school and was given two babies to carry out! One on my hip, the other holding my hand! The baby I had in my arms was about 18 mos. old but she was what I call "chunky chicken noodle"! She was a ham but her chubbiness made her so dang cute! The other little girl was about the same age and she was adorable as well. She kept saying "hi" every time I said, "come on sweetie" as I was practically dragging her out the building! The whole school had to stand outside until the fire dept. came and cleared the building. It took about 15 min. After all was settled back in, I was asked to help with make up pictures. That took a couple of hours of my time but its okay, I didn't have anything else better to do. I ate a quick bite for lunch and then I went with the secretary to meet the Kindergarten, First, and Second grade teachers b/c those are the teachers of the students I will be working with.
The principal is theeee sweetest person. She's not like a "Principal" type. She's very approachable and better yet is a Believer! She made no hesitation to let me know that I was now part of the WAW family! Everyone I met was so kind and caring. It was funny b/c a couple of the first grade teachers were like "we want you from 7:30 - 8:00 every day!" The coolest part is that I get to make my own scheule which I will be working hard on this week so I  can really get a routine going.
At the end of the day, we had to have a quick staff meeting in the library. Ms. Giles inroduced me to everyone and the neetest thing happened!They (everyone at the meeting) gathered in prayer for a fellow faculty member getting reeady to have surgery! Isn't that so awesome!? It was right then that I felt from the Holy Spirit that I was destined to be here at this school for howoever long I am needed to be there! It was just awesome to feel that, I almost wanted to start crying but I didn't. I am looking forward to this new adventure/jouney that God has set me out on! The only "downer" is that 5am wake up!

Oct 15, 2010


This is just one of many pics I took at Boy Scout Jamboree. All I heard about for days on end was "when will I get to shoot the BB gun?". Finally, after a lot of standing around & waiting, our little Tigers got their chance to hold a BB gun and shoot at a target. Little Squeeze only hit his target once, he was a bit disppointed but of course he needs to practice holding & shooting the rifle. It was fun, and mostly I endured a lot of people, outdoor bathroom facilities, and lots of dust so that he could hang with boys his age and have a lot of fun. Ya'll have a great weekend. Mine will go too quickly b/c I start my new JOB on Monday....yay!!!

Oct 13, 2010


just gotta tweek some page elements but other than that, it's prrrr-fect!.....wooooo-hoooo! the best money I've spent all year!
stay tuned.....I'm re-doing a room in my house and I WILL have it finished by Friday! I have to go BACK to work on Monday! my first FT job in 6 years! whoah....that's a wee-bit scary but I'm supah excited!

Oct 11, 2010

~Keep America Warm~

There are times in my life when I forget how truly blessed I am. I have the bare necessities: food, shelter, and clothing. I really have no reason to complain. There is a project coming up that I jumped into becasue I want so much to be a giving and caring individual and also to set an example for those who are watching....especially little squeeze!
So, I hooked up with the girls over at Friends You Love and told them I was moe than willing to team up with them and other bloggy people to KEEP AMERICA WARM!
So if you have a coat or two or five million that you no longer need or use, its time to get busy and collect. The details of this event are coming soon. The FYL blog team is working on getting city based teams up and running.

for the info
on how to

Oct 10, 2010

Extravagant Grace
My List:
1. Husband - Bill
2. Son - Grant
3. my Mom
4. my Dad
5. my brother
6. my only living grandparent - Mamaw
7. my bff & her fam - travelling mercies
8. my obf & her family - I miss my running buddy!
9. my church family
10. me, myself, and I

Oct 8, 2010


We are on our way to the District wide Boy Scout Jamboree which is going to celebrate 100 years of Scouting. As of lst night, there will be over 10,000 scouts and Adult Partners there! Wow, its gonna be like a "wood-Scout" hehe!! Pray for us.....we are hoping for a safe and fun experience!
Happy Weekend!!!

Oct 7, 2010

~Den Doodle~

I scraplifted this idea from a lady who was doing a Training for new Den Leaders. The hubs & I are Tiger Den Leaders for the Cub Scouts and we are really enjoying this special first year of scouting for the boy. He is loving every minute of it too! I made a "Den Doodle", sort of like a Mascot for our Tigers. It was soooo easy and pretty inexpensive I think I might just carry this idea over into my classroom (when I become a 'real' teacher) and I might even  get the Caravan kids at church to do one!

Oct 6, 2010

my little corner of the world....

On Monday it was our anniversary.......13 years, funny to think that it was possible I could've had a tween! BUT God is all knowing & thankfully, He knew when I was ready to be a mommy....here's a pic!

then yesterday this happened!

half of me was so happy for him but half of me was sad....why?
because its just another sign that he really is growing up!
quoted from my friend's little girl "I can't like it!"
He, on the other hand, is way super excited!!!

and then today it was Walk to School Day
G's school was the featured school for our district so it was a big deal
and he kept reminding me where we had to go and
who was going to be there. So we got up super early to be out of the house by 6:30am so I could at least get some coffee at DD.
He was ready to go!
how convenient that his OBF Emma from Kindergarten was there too!
and then I  got to take a picture of the boy with a local celebrity! of sorts...
the Mayor of Nashville, Karl Dean

it was a really awesome school event and you can't help but notice the FedEx truck in the back, the FedEx men/women took up the kids' backpacks so they didn't have to carry them on our walk to school. You should've seen the look on Grant's face, he was afraid they were going to keep it for good!
and all I heard about for the past week was that the Mayor was going to be there, so when I said,"do you want me to take your picture with him", he suddenly had a spirit of shyness! He did it anyway and I think its pretty cool myself!

Happy Wednesday!