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Follower of Jesus Christ. Lover of people. Lover of animals. High Point University graduate. Appalachian State graduate. High school English teacher. AXΩ.

Weekend Recap

This past weekend was relaxing. After school on Thursday, Ashland and I met Jessica to get our nails done. I've always pretty much just painted my own nails, but Ashland and Jessica introduced me to this nail place I'd never been to before, and now it's become sort of a social thing for us. Besides, it's nice to get a gel manicure and not have to mess with my nails for at least two weeks.

That night, I went to Granny's and painted her nails and we had coffee. Then I met up with Margaret and my brother and others to start celebrating Margaret's birthday. We all had a great time at Hams, talking and playing Uno (hahah).
Saturday was Ashley's dance recital and she killed it as usual. I absolutely love dance recitals. I grew up on them, and I still cry at every one I go to. Especially this one, because there was a daddy-daughter dance. I lost it. My brother laughed at me LOL.

Sunday was crazy. Church, lunch to celebrate my brother's graduation, cake for my brot…

Beating Monday Blues

So waking up on Monday morning (yesterday) was kinda rough. The day was kinda challenging. But I found some great Monday motivation to get the day started and that really helped. I posted this on Instagram: I love this because it's a great reminder that God doesn't promise us that we won't go through tough situations and pain, but He does promise that He will take care of us and replace what we have lost if we trust Him.
Fabulous reminder. Much needed.

In FCS after school, Ashland talked to the kids about the choices we make and how they cause us to sink or float and it was great. Then she posted this quote:

If you can't read it, it says: "Every day can be exciting if we see ourselves as God's secret agents, waiting to sprinkle a little salt on all the lives we encounter. And we know that because we are deeply loved by God, we can never run out of love - no matter how much we give away." - Joyce Meyer
That quote yesterday was just a great reminder that no m…

Grandma Status and Nuggets From the Word

I'm so behind. Two weeks ago today was my half birthday (April 30th). 26.5 is another step closer to 30!!! UGHHHH!!!
Appropriately, coincidentally, and ironically, it was also "senior citizen day" at work for spirit week.
I had found this awesome "What happens at Grandma's stays at Grandma's" shirt at Walmart the night before when I was buying snacks for my lunch. It was like divine intervention when I saw it hanging there and only $5.

26.5 seems scary, but I'm excited to see what the next few months will hold, regardless!

For my warm-ups for my classes, I found a picture of a half birthday cake with 26 and a half on top. When I clicked on the picture, it took me to a blog post about a 26.5 birthday party and it got me to wondering if people actually have half birthday parties.


I enjoyed some wonderful reading that morning in my LIFE book...
I love my peaceful mornings :)

The LIFE retreat was that weekend and I have to post about that ne…

Monday at a Glance

The Mondays til the end of the school year are dwindling. Today I searched "Monday motivation" for my classes' warm-ups and this one caught my eye: Hahaha..... definitely an accurate #CurrentMood for this morning!! Today was the first Monday in like 14 weeks that we haven't had our LIFE group, since that's over now. So I was a little sad, but I got to hang out with some cool people at Starbucks, see a hilarious movie (HOT PURSUIT, y'all! I recommend it!), work out, and see Granny. And cuddle with Emmadore <3
There's an excitement or something in the air... I can't describe it really. I tweeted that I have a weird feeling that life is about to get weird... that change is coming. I'm not sure. But that's how it feels. And I usually HATE change, but right now I'm ready to embrace it.
This morning I was thinking about the fantastic weekend I had. So memorable and sweet and special. I have to post about it later.
But now my brother is ho…

Cellos and Pizza

Last night was Alexa's senior orchestra concert at her high school. I've known Alexa since she was a sixth grader in the church youth group and have watched her grow and blossom into a beautiful and talented young lady. Her cello solo was during the Lion King medley, so it couldn't have been more perfect, the way we all love Disney music! I was so glad that we got to go see her perform for the last time at Penn-Griffin! 

Our first non-church "Three Musketeers" picture!

Afterward we all went to eat pizza at Blue Rock. That was only the second time I've been but both times it's been so delicious. I definitely need to remember to eat there more often!



Two Gifts

So this was the start to my Monday:

After work, me and Emery went outside for a little bit, and then we had our last Monday night Bible study / LIFE group. I have to blog about the LIFE retreat we had this past weekend!

Yesterday was a really nice Monday after my eye started feeling better!

So excited that it's May - so many exciting things coming up!