Sunday, December 30, 2012

New Year Resolution Double Linky Party!

This is a double linky party! I'm linking up with Ms. Madden over at Teaching Maddeness AND Jen over at The Teachers' Cauldron! All about the New Year Resolutions!
Teaching Maddeness
Personal: I know this is stereotypical, but I want to get in better shape! I just joined a women's only gym that is five minutes from my home. My membership not only includes 24/7 access but as many classes as I want. I've never taken a class at a gym before, so I'm shooting to try to take at least one class a week! Wish me luck! I get a lot of inspiration from Mama Laughlin, reading her blog and seeing her weigh loss journey has made me realize it is doable (but this girl is crazy and likes to run for exercise!). 

School: I know I've mentioned it many times before, but last semester was capital "C" crazy! This coming semester my course load is going to be cake compared to last! My school resolution/goal is to get a 4.0 GPA. Since I'm a junior, I'm now getting into the nitty-gritty of my major, and I LOVE it! I'm so excited for the classes that are to come!

Blogging: I'm going to attempt to blog at least once a week! When I first started this blog, I thought that would be no problem at all. Ha! Between working at the Montessori school and being a full-time student I had little time for anything else. Because my course load is lighter, I have a little more confidence that I can blog at least once a week!

Monday, December 24, 2012

One Semester Down...How Many More To Go?

I survived my first semester at Washington State University, and with decent grades to boot! I'm definitely regretting taking so many courses my first semester back to school in a while.

I have to give a shout-out to the wonderful Mr. Smith.  
(That smile gets me every time*swoon*)
I could have not made it through this first semester without him. The late nights of proofreading my papers, the weekends of me missing while taking residence in the local Starbucks or library. He's my rock!

But honestly, I L-O-V-E being in school and learning. If I had the funds and time, I would take a variety of classes just for the heck of it. I have actually taken so many history courses that I am three classes away from a minor in history!

What was your favorite course in college? Was it outside of your major?

Sunday, December 9, 2012

12 for 12

12. Favorite movie you watched:
Captain America! I know it came out in 2011, but I just recently watched it! Love me some Chris Evans!

 11. Favorite TV series:

The Walking Dead

10. Favorite restaurant:
Always has been, always will be Chapala Express. It’s a local mom and pop Mexican restaurant! The BEST food and salsa in the Tri-Cities! YUM!

9. Favorite new thing you tried:
Organic milk! It's delicious!

8. Favorite gift you got:
My 13-inch MacBook Air! L-O-V-E it!

7. Favorite thing you pinned:

6. Favorite blog post:
The first one! =)

5. Best accomplishment:
Graduating with my AA degree and getting into Washington State University. Go Cougs!

4. Favorite picture:

3. Favorite memory:
For a half of the year, Mr. Smith and I were living apart due to his job getting relocated. But the weekend before Valentine’s day, he took me to Hotel Lusso and spoiled me the whole weekend!

2. Goal for 2013:
Work hard a school, get good grades, and become a step closer to my teaching degree!

1.    One Little Word:

Sunday, December 2, 2012


It's that time of the month again, Farley's Currently Linky! I love these every month I find new blogs and friends to follow. 

Listening: Mr. Smith and I were busy all weekend. Unpacking the garage in search of Christmas ornaments. We had to the tree up, but by-golly you can't have a Christmas tree without ornaments! We found the ornaments. Needless to say, we also found a lot of other stuff which led to more cleaning and more organizing! The point to this whole thing, is that we're just NOW getting to the laundry!

Loving: The plus side to having your mom and her boyfriend over for dinner is the need to frantically clean the house. But now's it's SO clean! And they did the dishes!

Thinking: Finals week is quickly approaching, and this girl KNOWS she bit off more than she could chew. 5 semester classes while practically working full-time is TOO much!

Wanting: I just want an iPad, plain and simple.

Needing: The above, too much school work and work work, and not enough sleep!

R.A.K.: I don't think these people get the recognition that they deserve. 

How's your December started off?

Getting in the holiday spirt?!