Wednesday, December 31, 2008
I hope that whoever reads this has a wonderful and safe New Year's!!!
Friday, December 19, 2008
Christmas is almost upon us and I'm ready! Although my apt. is very small, we are having Christmas at my place. It's just going to be me, my sis, my bf, and my mom so I think we'll make do. Heck, nothing can be worse than 5 people and a cat in a one bedroom apt., so I think we'll survive 4 people and a Christmas tree ;)
Today was our last working day for the Christmas holiday and I can't believe how stressful it was. I felt like (with the help of my student workers) I was the only one doing stuff to get the library ready for when we come back in Jan. (I have two co-workers in the library). BUT, I got to go home at 2pm and had plenty of time to take care of plants...they've been neglected for a few days. All I can say is "Let the relaxing begin!!!"
Monday, December 8, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
My bf is a good guy, but not too keen on the romantic side of life. For example, today he hasn't called...at all; I've only gotten flowers from him 6 times in our 8 year relationship; and we won't mention jewelry. These things are not important to me, but you can understand how they would make any woman feel a little special. I'm not an expensive girlfriend either. I like the $2 carnation bouquets at Wal-mart and refuse to buy jewelry that's not extremely on sale. Really, I think picking wildflowers on the side of a road is way better than any store bought flowers. The point is, these are great little books to make you feel special when the world isn't paying attention to you. I could care less with the intimate details of anything on paper, but kind gesture and a happy ending make for a great read any day!
Anyways, I don't really have anything on paper, but if only you could see what was in my head! LoL I think my story would make a great graphic novel. The pictures I found online are awesome! The way I see my characters is how I want everyone to see them...but I suck at art. This was a busy weekend with no peace so I didn't expect to get anything accomplished. I'm hoping to get a bit more done this week. I just need to clear my head and find a relaxing place to hang out for a while.
I still have decided what type of wings would be best for a "creature" that lives along a cliffside.
Saturday, October 4, 2008
I found a few wonderful pictures online that I'm going to use as my character models. I just can't decide between which type of wing to use. Bird or bat/gargoyle? Decisions, decisions...
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Update: Both students are doing okay although one is still in the hospital.
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
How is it, when you get a head cold and your nose is so stuffed up, you can't breath to save your life (literally). BUT at that same time, you can have a runny nose, but still be too stuffed up to sniffle.
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Here's what I found...
"In any given year, about 1/3 of American adults have at least one panic attack; most of these adults never develop repeated panic attacks. This startling data means that anxiety attacks and panic attacks are the most common emotional disorders and are more common than bipolar disorder, OCD schizophrenia, PTSD, ADHD, phobias, alcohol abuse or depression. Anxiety and panic attacks also has the lowest rates - about 21% - for seeking help and finding it. Sadly these numbers are on the rise every day." http://www.anxietypanic.com/
"About 7.2% of all adults, or 1 in 15, have a panic disorder which is a primary part of their disorder, (NIH, 1993). After a few months of panic, about 10% of people become housebound and unable to leave home alone. After a few years, about 30% of panic sufferers have a loss of job, pay or job responsibilities. Some 17% are at risk for alcoholism and about 40% risk a chronic depression as life opportunities are cut off. A majority have marital problems and much reduced travel and social life. The economic cost has been estimated at about $2600/year in misdirected treatment, and about $12,000 a year in lowered job earnings. For most, panic closes life off like a prison." http://www.anxietypanic.com/understanding.html
difficulty breathing, feeling as though you 'can't get enough air'
terror that is almost paralyzing
dizziness, lightheadedness or nausea
trembling, sweating, shaking
choking, chest pains
hot flashes, or sudden chills
tingling in fingers or toes ('pins and needles')
fear that you're going to go crazy or are about to die
"According to the American Psychological Association the symptoms of a panic attack commonly last approximately thirty minutes. However, panic attacks can be as short as 15 minutes, while sometimes panic attacks may form a cyclic series of episodes, lasting for an extended period, sometimes hours." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panic_attack
Monday, September 1, 2008
It's now 9:24pm and we are still doing fine. Mom was a little panicy for a bit, but is not relaxed and watching movies. We ended up hunkered down in the tub during a few tornado warnings. Apparently there were a few close to where I live, but none came our way. Still no flooding here or wind damage to our apt. We never lost electricty, which is good...except for the fact I have nothing good to eat for supper...sigh. I heard another hurricane may be taking the same route to the Coast but I think I'm going to leave this time. It wasn't bad here, but I think we'd be more comfortable at mom's house.
Sunday, August 31, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
Friday, August 8, 2008
Monday, August 4, 2008
The new group of teachers seems like a nice lot. It's at least a good mix of ages. In a way, I feel like this group is a little more lost than the new group last year, but I'm sure they'll get comfortable soon enough. I just hope they are ready for what's coming. I love our students, don't get my wrong, but they can sure test your determination to be a public school teacher. I've often toyed with the idea of going into the classromm, but then I think on it some more and one important fact remains...I can't kick students out of the library for wrong doings. So yeah, I love being a librarian. Our principal isn't new to the district, being an assistant prin. at our school before. I think she will make a great principal because of her straight-forward attitude and desire to keep things running smooth and our building looking nice. The only that bother me today was her saying to put off professional dev and sick days until after Christmas. I'm hoping she jests. I'm also hoping that because I'm in the library she will not deny any leave for me. My prof dev is my salvation during the long drags inbetween holidays :D
I guess this is enough. If you're the praying type, slip one in for me and my co-workers. Let us have a good, safe, fun year!
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
At the end of the day, everything was great! We were bombarded with a lot of information throughout the day, but I think I have a pretty good handle on everything. I can't wait to see how I can implement some of these resources in both the library and in the projects I make for my orientations.
Friday, June 27, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
After checking the MS Dept. of Ed. website, I found out that reference resources are no longer on the [practice] test. But, I'm confident that this flipchart will be able to help out 9th grade English teachers and possible be used for SATP practice. Either way, creating it will be a great experience. When I gave my powerpoint on this topic last school year, the students (for the most part) were attentive and participated a good deal. I'm hoping that with the new techniques they'll be more excited to participate and retain the info. longer.
It's times like these that I wish I was a classroom teacher because I think A.S. is going to be (and already is) a wonderful resource for teachers and students. The flipcharts can be created so colorfully and interactive that the students will (hopefully) stay engaged throughout the lesson. But, then I see our students behave in the classroom and am glad I'm a Media Specialist ;) A.S. is a very versatile utility; you can create flipcharts, interactive activities, add multimedia to the slides, and create quizzes. With all this, I can't imagine the student not being interested in their lessons (when used correctly) and hopefully their interest in certain areas will increase.