Wednesday, May 20, 2009

My Favorite Time of Year

This really is my favorite time of year and a lot of it has to do with the best show on TV: So You Think You Can Dance! The season premiere is this Thursday and I am so pleased. Now that Biggest Loser is over (I didn't really care who won that show once the awesome Tongans got voted off) I have another reality show to watch.

Once the top 20 dancers are chosen I am planning a little SYTYCD party so let me know if you like this show and I will definitely put you on the VIP list.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

A Favorite

Several years ago, my sister, Diane, introduced our family to the book The Lesson: A Fable for Our Time written by Carol Lynn Pearson. It is a 32 page story that quickly became a favorite and I still cannot get through it without crying. Without giving too much away I will just the book is basically about love.

When I was a senior in High School my best friend Shelly and I decided to give this book to our English teacher, Mr. Leal, as a parting/birthday gift. Our teacher was known for being a little gruff and sarcastic. We thought, or at least I thought, it would be a little comical giving our slightly ornery teacher a book about love. He ins't a really mean guy but he certainly isn't the friendliest person I've met. On our last day of class after 1st period, the rumors started flying that Mr. Leal had actually cried in class. This was absolutely unheard of! When I asked a friend what had caused him to cry he said, "he read some book to us and he started to cry while he read it." Lo and behold it was The Lesson that he read and had started the crying. He read it to our class as well but managed to hold back the tears the second go-around.

After that little story I just want to say that this is a wonderful little book that I hope to read often in my own family and I encourage anyone else to do the same.

Monday, May 11, 2009


So, normally when I update our blog layout I remember to make a list of the sites/blogs listed on our blog but I forgot this time. I tried to track down as many blog addresses as I could find but if yours doesn't appear on the sidebar please leave a comment so I can add your blog and simultaneously look more popular.


Thursday, May 7, 2009

I Have Nothing to Blog About

I am still jobless. However, I am currently doing my first all-day temp job...receptionist, again. Is there just a shortage of receptionists out there, or maybe a high turnover rate because those are the only jobs that become available. I agreed to temp as a receptionist but I will not do it full-time. At least that is what I am saying now, we'll see if I become so desperate that I change my mind.

Since I am unemployed I do a lot of TV watching and a lot of hoping that the day will be warm enough so I can go to the beach. Oh, and I also search for jobs on a daily basis. Of course, the temperatures rise to perfect beach weather and then I get a temp job. Luckily, I went to the beach yesterday to get my fix.

At my temp job the phone rings approximately once every 15 minutes and the AC is blowing hard right on my neck, brrrrrr. The job is down the street from our apartment about a half mile away so I am considering driving home and walking back from lunch so I get in some walking time. I will also make sure to bring a scarf back with me.