This blog is about a wife/mother/daughter/sister/friend who happens to be a Special Education Resource Specialist Teacher.
100 Things About Me!
I am #5 of 12 children.
I am 373839 4043444546 47 48years old (Guess I hadn’t updated this in awhile).
I had my first two sons before I was 21 (3 days before my 21st birthday).
When my first son graduated from high school, I was 36 years old.
I have 3 sons and 1 daughter.
My children are 678911 131415 16 17, 101112131617181920 21, 16 1718 19 2223242526 27, & 18 1920212425 26 2728 29.
Their names are: Phillise, David, Dakota, & Sam, respectively.
I am such a homebody. I prefer to stay at home rather than go out.
I have 6 sisters & 5 brothers.
All of my brothers are younger than me.
I have about 40 nieces & nephews (It’s closer to 50 60 now!). I’ve lost count. I really need to write them all down.
I have 24 ? great-nieces and 124 ? great-nephews.
I sometimes want to slap ??????
I am so tired of going to school. Just two more class I finished December 2012. Yay Me!
I may go back and get my Ph.D. Ed.D when Phillise graduates from high school IN 2020. As for now, I cannot wait to finish in May December ’09 ‘10 (see #14) with my M.A. in Special Ed.& my Mild/Moderate teaching credential. I finished. YAY!
I teach 2nd, 3rd, 4th, & 5th grade Special Ed. at a low income Title I4th & 5th private school 6-8 grade in a NPS9/10 9-12 in a high-performing charter school. I am currently on sabbatical from teaching. Not sure if I’ll return!
I sometimes feel inadequate and under-prepared for my job as a teacher. It’s been 67 8 910 12 years and I still feel like that sometimes.
I only wear dresses and skirts. Update: I’ve started wearing pants!
I wish that I would have known what I wanted to do earlier in life.
My dream was to buy a house before my 30th birthday. I closed escrow on July 14, 2000; 13 days before my 30th birthday.
I am a big fat goofball. So many things make me laugh.
I love to laugh.
In October ‘08 ‘091013 1517 19, I will have been with my husband for 20212225272829 31 years; more than half my life.
Marriage is a lot of work.
Saying that teaching full-time, going to school full-time and raising four children is hard is the understatement of the year. (Now that I’m finished, I look back and wonder how I did it!)
This will sound strange, but here it goes: I envy people who have died because they now know the real truth about life after death.
I battled depression in high school and college and after the birth of my first son. It’s an ongoing battle.
I wanted a daughter for 10 years before I had one. I just love that little girl. (Update: I want to beat her up!)
My first son is ME. That’s why I had such a hard time with him when he was in his mid-teens.
I was a young mother. I don’t want to be a young grandmother.
I want my children to finish college earlier than I did.
I want them to be more and have more than I do.
I helped deliver my little niece Moriah. She is so beautiful. She’s like a 2nd daughter to me. (UPDATE: I WANT TO BEAT HER UP!)
I love to blog. When I first started more than atwothreesixseveneightnineten twelve year years ago, I had to stop myself from posting more than 4 times a day.
I love to read. I will read anything except for westerns (I won’t watch them on T.V. either). My favorite type of books is children’s books. They are my passion.
I have learned so much from children’s books. Usually, they are a great way to break an adult matter in a gentle way.
I want to publish children’s books. Update: I will publish my first book, an anthology, on January 2018! I’m working on my children’s series now. I’ll let you know when that comes out! I was published in two anthologies last year (2018)- (The Whole Truth & Nothing But the Truth, So Help Me Teacher! & The Mediocre Teacher Project). I am releasing my first book of poetry entitled, The Ebb & Flow of Life: Stages of Walking in My Power.
My collection of children’s books are about 500 1500 and growing.
I want a newer, bigger house with many more rooms. I want one of those rooms to be a personal library.
I never sold any of my books back to the bookstore, so I still have books from college.
If I had the money, I would buy any book that caught my fancy.
Although I will pay full price for books since I love them so much, I love getting books for a song and a dance.
I recently bought a book on Amazon.com for .74¢+ $3.99 shipping & handling.
Paying for my education is going to be expensive but worth it.
I am dreading the day that I have to start repaying my student loans. Update: I’ve started repaying them and I don’t like it!
I was that I had extra generous parents who had the money necessary to pay for at least half my education.
That being said, I only plan on paying for half of my children’s education.
I believe that children should pay for half their education. I think that it makes them more appreciative of it.
I love my family, but…
They work my last nerve.
I have an extra large family. We used to have our own baseball team.
I have changed so much. If my 18 year old self met my current self, I honestly would not recognize myself. That is such a good thing.
I wantam going(Still hoping to go) to go to Paris or Greece when I complete grad school.
Sometimes I still don’t know how to begin…anything.
Thinking of 100 things about myself is harder than I thought.
I play the flute, violin, clarinet, and the saxophone.
I am the best at playing the clarinet.
I used to be 1st clarinet, 1st chair in junior high school.
I’m 2nd best at the violin. I was 1st chair in 10th grade.
I want to learn how to draw. Update: I learned how to draw!
I have just recently started scrapbooking.
I am now hooked.
I don’t know why I didn’t do it before.
I love to write. Update: See #37
I can be a bit melodramatic at times.
I am not a people person.
I usually prefer my own company.
One of my favorite restaurants is Cheesecake Factory. They have the best bread and mashed potatoes.
I am a lifelong learner.
I think that my husband is a big fat dummy, but I love him anyway. (smile)
I love this extra, extra, extra, extra hard job called parenting.
An extended amount of time spent with more than 5 people at a time really drains me and stresses me out.
I have to take a break from people after any type of get together.
I don’t think that some people are meant to be married or have children.
I am just now beginning to like my brother-in-law’s wife. It only took about 15 years.
We didn’t get along because we didn’t understand each other. Update: We get along great. Not even sure why we didn’t like each other. Maybe it was immaturity.
I believe that love really does conquer all.
I believe that I have the potential and will be a great educator. Update: I have had great success as a teacher.
I got overwhelmed the other day when I started thinking about how much work and responsibility teaching is. Update: I still get overwhelmed.
I believe that we should forgive, but not forget.
Even though I believe that we shouldn’t forget, I don’t think that we should dwell on it either.
I’m not sure if I mentioned that I am a Sci-fi junkie.
If there was a chance to move to another planet that was already established, I would have to think about if I wanted to move there to get away from it all.
Sad part about #83: I’m afraid that if it was a possibility, that things might not be much different there either.
I think that love is beautiful.
I also think that love stinks.
When I was 18, when I first met my husband, I was so naive it’s crazy.
I gained 60 pounds with my last pregnancy and have only lost 40 so far (see #68).
I think that life stinks.
I think that life is beautiful and so full of potential.
I am a walking contradiction.
I do not believe that there will ever be world peace.
I love to go to karaoke.
Sometimes I suck. Sometimes I’m good.
My favorite song of all time is One Last Cry by Brian McKnight.
Brian McKnight is my favorite singer of all time.
If I could only listen to one CD forever, it would be one of Brian’s.
Like a million other women, I used to(still do) have the worst crush on Denzel Washington.
My celebrity crushes right now- actors Patrick Dempsey (McDreamy) and Hill Harper (Not anymore. I know it’s small, but once I found out that he dated a video vixen, I lost all respect for him). (Update: Common (Lonnie Rashid Lynn) is all of that. I wish I could meet him and take a pic with him.)
I believe there has to be more to life (than chasing down every temporary high).