Monday, August 31, 2009

Brain is mush

I am sitting at the Starbucks in Laredo, answering countless practice questions for the EPPP. My brain feels like mush. So I have decided to take a break. I had been thinking about posting regarding one of my ipod playlists. I rarely have time to listen to ipod using headphones, but I have a nifty cord taht plugs my ipod to my truck and I can hear my music. One of my playlists is called Power. I listen to this playlist when morale, self-esteem, hope, or motivation is low. Sometimes its nice to listen at the end of my day in the middle, if its "one of those days". It is a mixture of all kinds of music, from Country to Oldies to Rap. I did want to share what pumps me up.

Worlds Apart - Jars of Clay
Remember the Name (clean version) - Fort Minor
I Believe (Love will find a Way) - Blessed Union of Souls
The Impossible - Joe Nichols
Word of God Speak - Mercy Me
If you're going through hell - Rodney Atkins
Angels Among Us - Alabama
Forgive - Rebecca Lynn Howard
True Colors - Save the Last Dance Soundtrack
You Gotta Be - Des'ree
Home - Chris Daughtry
Gabriel's Oboe - Ennio Morricone
Baby Girl - Sugarland
Dust on the Bottle - David Lee Murphy
Summer of '69 - David Lee Murphy
The River - Garth Brooks
The Woman with You - Kenny Chesney (great after a long day at work)
This One's for the Girls - Martina McBride
I'm Movin' On - Rascal Flatts
Lose Yourself - Eminem
Fighter - Christina Aguilera (I listened to this on repeat during dissertation time)
Ditty - Paperboy
We Bleed Maroon - Granger Smith
Ten Thousand Angels - Mindy McCready
Unanswered Prayers - Garth Brooks
Flood - Jars of Clay
How Far - Martina McBride
Where is the Love - Black Eyed Peas Feat. Justin Timberlake
The World's Greatest - R. Kelly
Time of Your Life - Green Day
Abrazar la Vida - Luis Fonsi
Ain't no mountain high enough - Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
No place that Far - Sara Evans
Little Wonders - Rob Thomas
Shifting Sand - Caedmon's Call
Testify to Love - Avalon
Ms. Independent - Ne-Yo
El Duelo - Ley
Unto You - Shane Bernard
I Can Only Imagine _ Mercy Me
Stronger - Kanye West
Glory of Love - Peter Cetera
I Survived You - Clay Aiken
I'm In a Hurry - Alabama
You gotta be - Des'ree (yep its in my playlist twice)

Sometimes I forward to a specific song and other times, I just let all of them play. Each one has a different meaning to me, and allows me to just let go. Anywho... just figured Iwould share a bit of myself on my break. It is times like these I think to myself that I should have been a teacher. :)

Friday, August 21, 2009

Interesting start...

The school year has begun, for me at least. I began work last week, but kids don't return to school until Monday. This gives up some time to get ready and situated before the the year picks up speed. I haven't posted many pictures, frankly because I have taken many and when I do, it takes about a month to get them to my computer...and I don't post very often. So we will have to get used to the narrative version until I have a bit more time on my hands. KuGar turned one year on Aug 1st, and we celbrated by having a nice big shindig at the Community Pool and Pavilion. We had over 100 people attend, so it was deemed a success. Work ahs been pretty calm which gives me some study time for the EPPP. I really didn't get studying 4 hours a day, when I was supposed to. It worked for about a week, and then I would revert to "I still have time" Well that time is running out, and I had to move my test back one week. I am now studying almost every waking moment. I don't go to KuGar except when I need to teach which is twice a week. I spend most of my afternoons sitting on a green couch at Starbucks, pouring through my licensure books. I am on the last volume of books, so then it will turn into practice test time. I have 16 practice tests I need to take and review. The only problem is that each test is 4.5 hours long. Ugh. Oh well. Well, time to study before I go home. Hello and goodbye to all. I know many of you have quit reviewing my blog because I sledome post, but thank you to those who check in on my every once in a while. Love you all!!!