Saturday, November 27, 2010


I've been spending way too long checking my tongue in the mirror
And bending over backwards just to try to see it clearer
But my breath fogged up the glass
And so I drew a new face and laughed
I guess what I'm be saying is there ain't no better reason
To rid yourself of vanity and just go with the seasons
It's what we aim to do
Our name is our virtue

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

I made is 21 days...

until sickness, exhaustion, and pregnancy just kicked my butt.

Better luck next year, NaBloPoMo... You know, I could go back and fill in the gaps, but I honestly just don't have the energy right now.

Two more weeks until 2nd trimester... let the countdown begin!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

O' Christmas Tree...

Christmas Tree, O' Christmas Tree. I'm so glad we bought you.

So two years ago, our Christmas tree official died. In its absence last year, we put up hub's mini-tree from his college days. It was uber cute, but since we could afford it this year, we finally replaced dear old tree... and it's uber pretty! (and was on sale at Hobby Lobby this weekend...and I definitely got the last one).

It's typical to wait until the day after Thanksgiving to put up the tree, but next weekend/the following three weeks are going to be so super busy that I want to be able to enjoy the process of putting up a tree instead of "making time." So today, I'm going to make myself exercise (because honestly I feel like poo, but hopefully it'll help!!!), clean the house, work on my 4 ft. mountain of laundry, and decorate for Christmas!! 

Definitely watch for pictures later!

Friday, November 19, 2010

It is upon us!

So I am the first to say "please wait until after Thanksgiving to start the Christmas festivities!!" However, we started the 5th grade program two weeks ago, and of course it is centered around Christmas. It was inevitable that I would get bitten by the Christmas bug... Stupid catchy Christmas songs!
So I'm sitting here making part assignments and contemplating if I should clean the house tonight, put away my lovely fall decorations and get in the Christmas spirit!! (and tackle the mountain of laundry that is literally 4 feet tall)
I think it's gonna happen... Be on the lookout for my cider/fireplace/snicker doodle post that is sure to follow.

Thursday, November 18, 2010


In the last two weeks, my dreams hve seemed so so real. It's very strange to wake up believing that what just took place in dream land is true.

Last night's dream was wicked creepy at first- involving guns and machetees. Not a big fan...
The second half of the night involved someone from the past that I am just not too sure about... That's my way of saying they're shady. So, also not a big fan. Why can't I dream about living on the beach in Spain or nestlings up in the mountains of Aspen in a hottub.


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Um.. really?

It seems unbelievable to me that Bristol Palin could beat out Brandy... /sigh.
I loved the look on the pro-dancer's faces though when it was announced the Brandy was going home. Utter shock!
Quite a disappointment DWTS. I voted every week (for Brandy- because I thought she was the best and most expressive!).

I am mostly frustrated because of the attention Bristol is getting for her "abstinence" speeches.. when it seems that she hasn't had much time since the birth of her child to practice those values. Maybe if she had been taught something other than "abstinence only" then... well that's another rant entirely.

Anyhoodle, this blog is reserved for happy stuff, so on to cooler stuff! There are only 4 more school days until Thanksgiving break!!! After that, there are only three weeks until Christmas break!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

It's a whole new world.

I totally loved the usage of the 4th movement of Dvorak's New World Symphony in GLEE this week.
Not gonna lie, I kinda /gigglesnorted.

In other news, my face decided to declare nuclear war on itself, so I have intervened with Proactive. During my freshman year of high school, I used it and it worked wonderfully, but I haven't used it since... and in TWO days my face is almost completely clear.

This stuff is absolutely marvelous- and it smells uber fresh!

Toodles until tomorrow!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Magic pill!

This little pill has FINALLY given me some relief today. How fabulous it was to spend the last half of the day nausea free.

I know they call it "morning sickness" but whoever coined that term was seriously delusional.
So, off I go to work tomorrow, nausea free!

Which means I can focus on cooler things like the 5th grade program parts and countdown to Christmas!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Music to my eyes...

So many of you know I teach elementary music... But if you don't, well now you do.
I have become increasingly fond of a publication called MusicExpress. The creative lessons in this magazine are wonderful and really help get my creative juices flowing! I say all this because tomorrow is my lesson plan day and I finally got all of this years issues of MusicExpress!

Talley ho into lesson plan-ville!!! (gobble gobble)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Pampered... and Chefs.

Mmm. pedicures (and manicures) rock.

My tootsies are so refreshed after some tender-lovin'-care. I wish I could do this every day... but that just isn't happening. 

Right now, I have a homemade lasagna in the oven and am about to make a salad. Then we're heading to Stephanie and Chris's house for dinner! She's making dessert, soup and bread. Tomorrow night is my Pampered Chef with my favorite pampered chef, Jenni Cox!!

If you want to order anything online, feel free to do so at:
(make sure I'm your hostess!)

So, off I go, into the wild blue yonder.. er, I mean into the kitchen to make a salad. 

Also, don't forget tomorrow is Veteran's Day, so take some time to think of those who have sacrificed for our freedom. I'll be commemorating with a fun program with my 4th grade friends! 


Tuesday, November 9, 2010


So I saw Emma Watson's short hair-do a while back; however, seeing this today at the grocery store made me REALLLLLY want to cut off all of my locks again. Maybe it's the hormones, or maybe it's the fact that it seems that the more hair I have, the more hair that falls out... because man, I hate cleaning the shower drain now.

and because short hair rocks.. and it SO easy.

And on a site note, I love my dad (and mom), they're the best.

(could I say the word "and"  any more today?)

The end.

Monday, November 8, 2010

So my face has mostly been the color of my delish Flying Burrito Quesadilla all day.... Until I finally decided spaghetti sounded amazing.... Only to find Joe's was closed. So here I am, eating a a green quesadilla waiting for 5:45 to roll around so I can watch my 4th graders rock their Veteran's Day program tonight.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Friday post.. totally didn't post!

So tonight I was at the FJC concert after a long afternoon of retail therapy with my great friend, S, and I made post from my phone... but guess what, it didn't show up! Bummer bummer!

We enjoyed shopping, (I enjoyed Qdoba)  and then we both enjoyed some stellar jazz at the UARK Bowl.

Good night!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

For your viewing pleasure..... Not.

It figures that the one morning I get up early enough to lounge, and toss on the tele while drinking my juice, that the connection would be interrupted. I'll take that as a sign that I should try to use my time wisely...


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Coming soon..

Baby Cavalier!!!

Baby Cavalier was a little surprise that we are overjoyed about! We are still in shock and awe that we will be parents in less than a year.

Cute huh? I'll keep you updated!!

Coming soon...

Stay tuned for excitig news... Coming soon!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Blah: Day #2 NaBloPoMo

Candy Corn = 1
Kalyn = 0

(disclaimer: I only ate 1/3 of this bag... today)

I didn't just fail my eat healthy trend today.... I spit in it's face. (hey, at least they were made with REAL honey and are FAT FREE! Right?!?!?..... not)

Dear body,
I'm sorry for ingesting an obscene amount of sugar today. I promise not to do it again (mostly because Halloween is over and they've taken away/sold all of the candy corn).

Please forgive me and don't blow up into a blimp. I promise to jog and extra mile tonight.... And do yoga.


Monday, November 1, 2010

Pizza Night: Day #1 NaBloPoMo

Tonight is definitely pizza night.

Don't you ever have those days where you seem to run, run, run?
From the moment I sat down my bag this morning at school, I had one thing going on right after the other. Definitely a run, run, run day.

I'm not complaining, because the more I have to do during the day, the more enjoyable the school day is. I love working with the students and being creative with time.

Another great thing about today was the awesome 4th grade! We are currently working on a Veteran's Day program that will take place a week from today. Today was our first day on stage, and they were FABULOUS! Their behavior was soooo respectful, and that just blessed me to no end at the end a looooong day.

We've been getting new technology in the music classroom, and the big thing is the Smartboard, new laptops, and ELMO projectors. Well... since day one, mine have not been working/connected properly. First, my D-drive on the computer was not registering, and second the audio wasn't being projected correctly.
Thankfully, the computer lab manager was able to make my new laptop work after school, and connect the audio to my new Smartboard, so it's in full functioning order!!! (thankfully..)

So when I came into my class after car duty, I walked in to a room infiltrated with Michael Jackson! It was awesome!

Anyhoodle, it's time to order some yummy, delish, mouthwatering pizza and put my feet up! My big news is due on Wednesday. I hope you're excited- because you totally should be!

Until tomorrow, Adieu!