stream of consciousness

Mckmama started this...series, if you will, about life in general. Designed to be an excuse to share random tidbits of the day in more than 140 characters (one of the downfalls of Twitter. I know, I was shocked when I realized it.),  I totally jumping on the bandwagon. Life isn't all pretty pictures and scheduled posts, like some blogs are, and by now I'm sure you've noticed that my blog isn't one of them. But I'm working on my blog being a positive and uplifting one, and I'm starting now...right after I publish this post. :)

Life. Let's talk about it, shall we? It's a tricky thing because it has us smiling and laughing one minute and crying the next. It could be those hormones that the teenage years are known for that make me do this, but whatever, we all have those days.
The things that make my life are, shall we say, normal...but not really. School, for instance, is pretty average. Math isn't my best subject, but I'm getting the hang of it. My cousin, who is a whiz in everything, offered to tutor me this summer in exchange for room and board, plus access to the pool. Sweet deal, huh? Having a pool definitely has its perks, just like it has its downfalls.
Back to school. I'm okay in everything else, as long as I work HARD and have no social life whatsoever so I can devote time to study. Biology, fine. It doesn't come easy, but I'm not planning on majoring in it or anything. College class = STRESS. Big time. Note the capital letters I put it in. It'll pay off in the long run, but right now I'm seriously doubting the state of mind I was in when I agreed to take this Communication Class. This big assignment I have this week isn't helping, but man, will it be like a weight lifted off my chest when I hit the submit button. I'm not even concerned about the grade, but I just want to get it over with and look ahead at Spring Break. :)
Life. It's a tricky thing, and the only thing I know to do is hang on for dear life.


the simple woman's daybook for march 24

No comment on the fact that I haven't posted in over a week. Moving on...

For Today...March 24th, 2010. Spring Break, here I come!!
Outside my window...The sun is setting, the pear trees are blooming (see photo below), and it's perfect. Warm weather is finally here, and I hope it stays longer than it has in the past.
I am thinking...about how quickly I need to write this post in order to spend time with the family, not to mention eat and pack up stuff for tomorrow.
I am thankful for...Today. I'm living in the moment, and loving every minute of it. Well, not really.
From the learning rooms...Need I answer this?? School, school and more school. Seriously, I'm starting to dream about what I have to do in school the next day. My new trick to fall asleep is to start writing something in my head, preferably school related. Or recite the Lord's Prayer in both English and Latin.
From the kitchen...We haven't even eaten dinner yet. And that's fine with me, because I've never been a fan of eating dinner early. I think pasta salad with cubed chicken is on the menu for supper tonight. Yummy!
I am wearing...I'm in my PJ's. Gray yoga pants with a white tank top and blue hoodie complete my favorite outift to wear to bed. Or anytime, really. I have definitely gotten my money's worth out of these $7 yoga pants.
I am creating...My inner artist is dead, I'm afraid. In my defense, I was a very artsy child.
I am going...To finish this blog post, no matter what!! You wouldn't believe how many times I've had to stop typing to do something or help someone.
I am reading...I'm this close to finishing my book about Joseph, so I'll cross that one off the list tomorrow. The question is: which book do I read next? I'm open to suggestions.
I am hoping...that my mood will improve by tomorrow, because, man am I being a party pooper. Nothing a family bowling night on the Wii can't fix...I hope!
I am hearing...Dad and the rest of the family talking about the healthcare reform thing. I refuse to let this blog be a place where I voice my political opinion, but I really don't have one, so it's not that hard. :)
Around the house...Not much. Evenings are low-key around here, as are most days now that I think about it.
One of my favorite things...Nice, productive days in school and sunshine to do my school reading in. I spent most of the day outside with pencil and paper in hand, or buried in a school book.
A few plans for the rest of the week...Pretty much the same as last time. Women's CBS in the morning, baby-sitting in the afternoon, and Teen CBS at night. Come home and grab a few winks of sleep, then it's up and attem, finishing up schoolwork for the week, then off to Biology Co-op on Friday afternoon. A possible shopping trip with the cousin (that she doesn't know about yet, because I haven't called her!) and other errands put us home around dinner time. Crash and burn Friday night, leading up to a restful weekend full of sun and yard work.
A picture for thought I'm sharing...
Beautiful, huh? More photos of the pear trees to come!


historical ball 2010

If you read my Daybook entry for March 10th, you know that we had our annual Historical Ball this weekend. While I didn't get any pictures of all the fun times and memories we made, Emily snapped a ton of pictures and posted a lot of them on her blog. Go HERE to look at the actual post and see if you can spot some people you've seen on this blog. Which, of course, are me and Clark.
Also, go HERE to see the pictures our local newspaper snapped that night. It was our first year that we had media coverage and the photographer they sent did a really great job, in my opinion. He even spelled my name right, but I did spell it out for him. I guess no one spells their name with a "h" on the end of Sarah and an "e" on the end of Anne anymore. But that's fine, I like to think of myself as an individual anyway, and this just is proving my point even further.
All in all, it was a great time had by all. I think I danced every dance, and played the part of the guy dancer often, might I add! The best part of the night was when Anna (the one in the green dress in the group photo.) said I made a very beautiful man. :D The look her partner for the dance gave her was priceless, and that was the one time I wished that I had my camera on me. She meant it as a compliment, but it was still hilarious.


Q&A post on the Challenge

As promised, the questions from the Challenge page over at Feelin' Feminine, with my two cents thrown in for extra drama. Make sure you have some time to read this whole post because I tend to be long winded. Consider your self warned...
How was the experience for you? I throughly enjoyed myself, but I feel like I will enjoy it even more when it takes place two months from now. The Challenge just so happened to fall on the week we got snow, only to find out the next week we were going to have highs in the 70's! If only it had been this week...
But all in all, I really was glad that I participated. Maybe next time I can just be a participant and not the host. School left no time for blogging during the day and our family time is after dinner, the only time I have to blog. That was one of the main turn-offs for the Challenge.
Any particular stories? Not really. Although I'm not surprised at myself because I'm never the life of the party of anything.
Did wearing skirts rather than pants affect the way you felt? Again, not really. I'm not the most graceful person so I had to catch myself attempting some things that weren't graceful or ladylike in my skirt, especially when Clark had one of his little friends over.
The only other time I felt uncomfy was at Teen CBS. I've never been one to feel weird because I'm the only one wearing a dress/skirt, but I was wearing my favorite dress on Day 3, which was pretty fancy compared to the other girls jeans and sweatpants, and I felt overdressed, which I was. But I got over it and moved on, and you can bet that I'll be wearing jeans next time!
The way you felt about yourself? Well, I kind of answered that question above. 
The way you acted? Nope, I was still my ol' self, just wearing a skirt! 
The way you carried yourself? Definitely! It's hard to explain, but I did feel more feminine and pretty as a walked around with my skirt swishing around my legs. I loved it! 
Were you able to go about everyday activity as freely as pants? I'm not a big athletic person, so I  wasn't involved in anything that involved running or the great outdoor, but I didn't notice anything different. One thing I had to keep catching myself on was sitting Indian style, or criss-cross applesauce, depending on how old you are! If you saw me on a regular basis, you'd think I was part Indian or something because I'm either sitting cross-legged or actually sitting on my feet. I still sat that way when no one was in the room with me, but I had to make a conscious effort to stop myself from sitting that way often.
How did people respond? I didn't notice any difference, but I did get a boatload of compliments on Day 3's outfit. Not trying to brag, just answering the question. 
Were you more respected? If I was more respected, I was ovblivious to it. I did get an "I admire you for doing that." once. That really encouraged me to keep doing it for the rest of the week.
Did you feel more like a lady? Yes, yes! And I loved every minute of it. I can't wait for the spring Challenge when I can wear dresses and skirts without tights so I can feel the material against my legs when I walk. It's one of my favorite things!
After the challenge do you desire to keep wearing skirts more regularly, or were you desperate to wear pants again? Yes to both! I was desperate to wear jeans, but I wear skirts on a regular basis in the spring and summer. I need to work on getting some more, though, because I basically wore every dress and skirt I had, for the winter, at least. A trip to Goodwill should remedy that little problem.
Feel free to copy and paste the question into your own blog post, and let me know, so I can see what you thought about my hosting skills, and of course if you were FEELIN' FEMININE!! :)


simple woman's daybook for march 10th

I opted out of posting this Simple Woman's Daybook entry on Monday for many reasons. Since I already had a Challenge post up, and I'm trying to get the hang of posting each day, I just decided to post it later on in the week, and the only other time I was going to be home during the day was today! Yeah, we have a full week, and it's not over yet...

For today...March 10th, 2010. We're already halfway through March??
Outside my window...The sun is gone!! All the glorious sun we had earlier in the week is gone, and rain is here to replace it.
I am thinking...I have a million thoughts running through my head right now, most of which are things I still have to do and I keep putting off until later. Nothing real important, but they do have to get done before the day has ended.
I am thankful for...Sunny days like we had the first half of the week. Since the sun is gone, I've noticed a change in everybody's mood, and it's not good. Thankfully, we can get out of the house and visit with friends for the rest of the week.
From the learning rooms...School, obviously. I was actually pretty productive today, and since we're not going to be home later on, I really needed to focus and get things done. I did, and now I'm actually getting to blog before supper!
From the kitchen...Black bean burgers are in the fridge waiting to be thrown in the skillet when Dad gets home and oven fries are roasting away in, where else, the oven! A quick and easy go-to meal when we've been doing school all day and haven't had the time to cook anything fancy.
I am wearing...Believe it or not, I'm already in my PJ's. A favorite pair from Aeropostale that I got for Christmas a couple years back were on top of my other clothes in the dresser, so I just grabbed them and threw them on.
I am creating...My inner artist is still smothered and I don't have any plans to let her out anytime soon, simply because I don't have time to be artistic, just practical. Sad, I know.
I am going...I'll answer that one in the "A few plans for the rest of the week..." question, because we have a tome of stuff planned, just the way I like. Because a girl can only last so long at home with a crazy person she calls her brother.
I am reading...I'm still studying Genesis and John, plus all the reading I have for school, so it's amazing that I find time to read. But I found a book that ties into my Genesis study, so, of course, I picked it up and started reading it, and it does not disappoint. It's shaping up to be one of the best books I've read.
I am hoping...to finish up this post quickly! How's that for a answer??
I am hearing...Mom talking on the phone and Clark in the shower. At least he's not singing. Oh yeah, and the cat ripping the blinds apart trying to look out the window at birds. Keep in mind that it's pitch black outside.
Around the house...Lots of things are going on, but I'm looking forward to the family time we'll have tonight before bed.
One of my favorite things...The sun. It's that simple.
A few plans for the rest of the week...Brace yourself, because this isn't going to be short and sweet. Here goes...
Thursday we have Women's CBS, then baby-sitting until 3 and meeting up with my aunt from Hendersonville, which is in the mountains, afterwards. My cousin from Washington is coming up to come with me to Teen CBS and spend the night to help us set up for the Historical Ball on Saturday. Friday morning is going to be full of prep for the Ball and finishing up fixing the food and stuff. Saturday is the big day!! Dance practice for the Ball in the morning and the actual Ball later that night. Sunday we have nursery duty, so pray that we sleep well on Saturday night, because we need all the sleep we can get.
A picture for thought I am sharing...

Oh, how I wish it would be sunny again...


a giveaway

**UPDATE** I just realized that I didn't give you guys a link, so go HERE to enter. And, just a reminder, make sure you say that Sarah-Anne sent you, because, if you don't, I don't think you'll be entered, and that would be horrible!
I read about this giveaway on Em's blog, and I must say, it's the mother of all giveaways, especially if you're a baker. Or even a mashed potatoes kind of person, because it makes the best, most fluffy and light mashed potatoes. Am I making you hungry yet? 
Without further ado, I give you...

THE KITCHEN-AID MIXER!! A pink one, no less. Since my family already has one, if I won I'd consider putting it in my hope chest, but I might just have to put it on display in my room. Actually, on second thought, I'd think I'd just put it in my hope chest. Anyways, this is an upgraded version of our's, a handle on the bowl isn't a feature on the old one we have, so, if you won, you'd have a latest version of the Mixer.
Here's an excerpt from the original blog post from the person who's actually giving it away...

Want to know how to win??
Of course you do….
Friends.  You need them.
Here’s how this giveaway id going to work.  The more friends you have, the more chances you have to win. Yes, really. That’s how it’s going to work!
First things first, LEAVE a COMMENT AFTER you have either TWEETED this Giveaway or POSTED it to your Facebook Page.  Heck you can even POST it on your own website if you want, but only leave me ONE COMMENT saying which you did. Yes, you can comment “Hey, I Tweeted, I FB’ed, I posted.” Cool – that’s fine. But ONE COMMENT ONLY.
Here’s where the friend part comes in to play…
When you tweet, or Facebook, or Post, make sure you tell your readers to MENTION YOU when they come here.  For example, let’s say you are SpongeBob and you Facebook everyone you know.  Try something like this:
“I just entered to win a KitchenAid Mixer at www.doughmesstic.com – but I need YOUR help. Go check out the giveaway yourself, Comment to win, but mention that “SpongeBob” sent you.”   Say anything you like. Beg. Plead. Just get them OVER HERE and have them comment that YOU sent them. 
Why?  Because if THAT comment is randomly chosen as the winner, BOTH of you win a KitchenAid Mixer.  BOTH OF YOU! I’ll even let each of you pick the color of your choice!  That means you could have hundreds,nay, thousands of chances to win. It just depends on how many of your friends you can get to enter!  Of course, they too can repost the info on their own page, and thus invite even more folks over to the giveaway. It’s a WIN-WIN for everyone. Call your Aunt Lucy and tell her to enter. Email your college roommates from 1996. The more friends, the better your chances. Make sense?
You may be wondering, what happens if the random winner comment is one of the comments that only says something like “I Tweeted..” – Still great news for you…YOU get to choose a friend to give the other mixer to!  it just needs to be someone who commented and listed YOU as the referral.
Biggest RULE of the game – you MUST either FOLLOW me on Twitter OR be a FaceBook Fan. One or the other.  And yes, I will be verifying once the winners are randomly selected. Sorry – that’s the way it is.  You may or may not know this, but it is wise to follow me AND Fan me…I give bonus entries on those sites!
Sorry folks abroad, this contest is only open to those with US Postal addresses. KitchenAid’s are heavy and cost a fortune to ship!  Plus, this giveaway is not sponsored by any one other than She’s Becoming DoughMessTic. Aren’t I the beesknees? No, really??
Contest ends precisely at MIDNITE on Tuesday, March 9th. Not one minute past.  Winners will be announced on Wednesday once winning entries are counted and verified. Good luck!!
A lot of rules, I know. I had to read it twice before I even considered entering, but the extra reading is worth it! And, as you read in the full list of rules, it is VERY IMPORTANT to say who's blog you are from. Read the whole "Spongebob is the friend who sent me over there" part of the post to make sure you understand it before you leave a comment. And for all you Twitters and FaceBook people, consider you're ol' friend Sarah-Anne when you get all those extra entries, will you? 
I know it's short notice, but most people's blogging time is at night. 


ff challenge day 7

Last day of the Challenge!! I'm both happy and sad, but I'm not going to elaborate because I will post an Q&A about the whole thing sometime this week. Feel free to post about your thoughts by answering these questions on the Challenge's page over at Feelin' Feminine, whether it's your first time or not.
On the the good stuff; the pictures, of course!!
Day 7's outfit specifics:
Shirt: Hand me down from my cousin, Sam. Hi Sam! It's made of this super stretchy material, and well, I can't really explain it.
Tank top: Same ol' white one from Target that I always wear. I think it's just about the only tank top I own. I will change that next time we make a trek into town and go by Target, which I'm hoping to do soon. Same goes for Old Navy.
Skirt: Brand spanking new, guys! Originally it was $26, but it was on sale for $16 and with a $10 off coupon, it was an awesome deal. And it's definitely one of my new faves. Perfect for twirling.
No shoes today because I couldn't find them. I know, I'm lazy, but I really don't know where I left them last. Plus, they weren't anything new, just the same pair I wore yesterday.
Hair: Blow dried, parted and pulled back with a headband, this time a clear one. I didn't do so well on the different hairstyles each day of the week thing, did I?
Jewelry: College cross tucked in my shirt.
And that's it! One last Mcklinky...

...and we are done with the Challenge. I can't wait to see your last day's outfits, ladies!


ff challenge day 6

The next to last day of the Challenge, ladies! You all know how I feel about it from yesterday's post, but today was different. Putting on a little more dressier dress than the ones I've been wearing, matching jewelry that I bought specifically to wear with it, and warmer temps all contributed to help put me in a better mood. And it's only supposed to get warmer here, so by the end of the week I should be overflowing with happiness! :)
On to Day 5's outfit...

I took these pictures outside when we got home from church, and I must say it felt sooo good to be out with the sun shining down on my face while Clark took these.
Day 5 outfit specifics:
Dress: On the clearance rack at Target. I can't remember the exact price, but I want to say it was somewhere around $10 or $15.
Jewelry: Also from Target. It wasn't on sale, but I never buy jewelry so I thought I'd splurge a little bit and buy something pretty to match my dress. I ended up wearing all of it on Easter, which is why I now call it my Easter dress whenever Mama asks me what I'm wearing, like she did today. And, amazingly, it still fits after almost a year!
Hair: I had high hopes of curling it, but there was no time, so I just did what I usually do. Blow dried and pinned my bangs back with a bobby pin.
My tights and sweater came off on the way home and shoes were thrown across the yard in hopes of going barefoot this afternoon. And I did, but only for a little while. Dead grass hurts when you step on it.
I always change when I get home from church, usually into jeans and a t-shirt, but I obviously didn't do the jeans part. I slipped on this...
To show my support for the ECU baseball tournament that was being played this afternoon. I'm not sure if they won, but I don't care. Once a Pirate, always a Pirate!
For those of you who like details, I'm posting the specifics for you.
Day 6, part 2 outfit specifics...
Shirt: Dad bought it for me, so I'm not sure about the price. As you can see, a Pirate. Argh!
Tank Top: Same thing I wore yesterday. Just your average plain white tank top.
Skirt: Same one I've been wearing. I promise I'll wear a different one tomorrow, but, to tell you the truth, I'm more of a dress kind of girl, if I have the choice.
Shoes: Brown flip flops from K-mart that have lasted for 3 years. I guess my feet aren't getting any bigger, and that's fine with me.
Mcklinky time!

Come on back tomorrow to see my final outfit for the Challenge!


ff challenge day 5

More than half-way to the end, ladies! I'm a little sad, but I'm also a little happy to see the end in sight. I'm a jeans kind of person, especially in the winter, but if you see me in the summer, I'm more than likely to have on my bathing suit (since we have a pool in the backyard) or a dress/skirt. I think the main thing that is turning me off about finishing out the week is the cold. I think it turned out to be the coldest week we've had in a long time and the Challenge just happened to fall on that week. But warmer temps are in sight for the next couple days, weeks even, and I keep reminding myself that it won't be this cold forever and I will be nice and warm in my dresses come this spring! With that being said, here's my outfit for day 5...
Day 5 outfit specifics:
Shirt: Same price, same sale even, as the first day's top. $4, I think it was. Like I said, when Old Navy has a sale, they have a sale! I also have a white tank top under it for added warmth. It was $5 at Target.
Skirt: Again, same one from Day 1. I forgot to mention this, but it was actually a full length skirt, like down to your ankles, but Emily cut some material off and hemmed it for me since I'm not a fan of long skirts.
Jewelry: Just my college cross necklace. I told you I wear it all the time.
Hair: Blow dryed (I do it every day!), semi parted and pulled back in a ponytail since today was cleaning day. I'm actually pleased with how it turned out.
We made a quick trip into town so I pulled on some black knee high socks and my black flats, which are all I have, but pulled them off as soon as I got home.
And I just had to put this picture in...
Even though my eyes are closed, I think it's a great picture because it sums up how I spend the winter: right next to the fire with a smile on my face. Ask anyone who comes to our house and they'll tell you they get all excited when they pull up the driveway and see the smoke curling out of the chimney. It's one of the perks about living where we do.
Link up so I can see your pretty outfits, ladies! And don't think just that you can link up; spread the comment love and share a shout out with me because I'd love to hear form you and know that I'm not the only one struggling with whether to break the Challenge and slip on a pair of jeans in the morning. But if I am, don't worry, I'm used to being the odd one out of the bunch, or however that saying goes!


ff challenge day 3 and 4

Pictures of day 3 and 4 of the Challenge coming right up! 

Day's 3's outfit specific's...
Dress: Again, half off at Target. It was my splurge for the winter because, originally, it was $60! I couldn't even imagine spending that much on one thing of clothing, but since it was an online only item that someone decided to return, they marked it on clearance for half off. I have definitely gotten my money's worth because I wear it all the time for church.
Tights: Well, they're really knee high socks. And they're Mom's. 
Jewelry: Just my college cross necklace. I always, always wear it, no matter what.
Shoes: I'm finally wearing shoes! Just some black flats I found at JCPenny's for $6! Of course they were on sale.
Hair: I originally had it in a French braid, but my hair has a mind of it's own and was falling out by lunch time. I tried to smooth it back with some water, but I ended up taking it out. I liked the end result though, wavy and nice and full.
Here's today's outfit, and I have no idea how the pictures ended up side by side, but I like it!

Day 4's outfit specifics...
Dress: I like to call it the Safari dress, because, I don't know. The pockets are what makes me think that, plus the rolled up sleeves are helping the illusion. It's not the warmest thing in the world, but if I kept my socks pulled up, I was okay. And it's no surprise where I got it, plus how discounted it was. That's right, at Target and it was half off. $14 dollars, I think.
Tights: Again, knee highs, which are Mom's, but they're a little different from the last pair. They have some sort of texture to them, which is supposedly in right now. Not that I'm real concerned about keeping up with
Jewelry: My college cross necklace.
Shoes: Same as yesterday.
Hair: Blow dryed, parted, and pulled back with a black headband to keep it out of my face for my dissection at Biology Co-op this afternoon.
Here's the Mcklinky to link up with your Day 4 outfits...


ff challenge day 3

Here's the link for today's outifts!

Can't wait to see them tomorrow...


ff challenge day 2

Today was another day at home, so the main thing I dressed for was warmth, because, wonder of wonders, it snowed again!! But enough about the snow. I mean, it is March, after all.
Dad took the pictures today, and it was a much more pleasant experience. Here's a full length one...
And one sitting down. I'm not sure what my facisnation is with pictures of me sitting down...

The outfit specifics:
Dress: Half off at Target, my favorite store ever. I actually had to go get it out of Mom's closet because I think it's her favorite thing to wear. This was my first time wearing it. True story.
Shirt: A black tank top from Steve and Barry's that I got when they went out of business. Anything you could stuff in a bag, you got for, like, $5 maybe? Great deal if you ask me!
Tights: Also from Target, plus they were super cheap. Like, $4 or something. Since I wear them all the time, I have definitely gotten my money's worth.
Jewelry: Just my little silver cross on a chain. Dad found it on the floor where he teaches and when no one claimed it, he brought it home for me! Everyone together now...Awww! :)
Hair: Blow dryed and pulled back with a black headband, because like yesterday, alot of reading for school required me to keep my hair out of my face.
Head up's for tomorrow post! Since I will not be home tomorrow, I'm scheduling a post for you guys to link up to. I'll post both Day 3 and 4 on Friday, hopefully!


ff challenge day 1

It's here, it's really here!! I'm so excited to be hosting this month's Challenge for Miss Jocelyn and I can't wait to see your pretty outfits I know you'll come up with! For those of you who are doing it for the first time, like I am, I'll explain how it works. For those of you who know all this technical stuff already, feel free to scroll down and look at my pictures for today!
The Challenge, simply put, is wearing skirts/dresses for a entire week and, if you chose, a different hairstyle each day also. Don't have seven different skirts? That's okay, I'm with you! Just mix and match different shirts. Easy, right? Grab your camera and post a picture or two on your blog, if you have one (it's NOT a requirement!!) and link up using the link provided in the bottom of my posts. If you still have some questions, go here and read up for some more info!
Alright, I think that covers it. On to the pictures of my outfit...
I roped Clark into taking the pictures today, and I must say, I hope he's not going to be a photographer, because he was all over the place.
This was my attempt at a full length shot...
And this was my artistic shot. Just trying to mix things up a little by sitting down.

Today was an at home kind of day, so no fancy dress or anything like that. 
On to the specifics...
Top: A purple long-sleeved tee from Old Navy for about $4. A steal, I know. When Old Navy has a sale, they have a sale.
Skirt: An Emily original. Half my wardrobe is from her, and since we have similar taste in clothing, it's a win-win situation.
Jewelry: I purchased the necklace at our local mall and I can't recall the store's name, but they had a really great selection of jewelry. I think I paid $4 for it...
As you can see, I opted out of wearing tights today, simply because I didn't feel like it. Plus, it really wasn't that cold today, but I'll definitely be wearing some the rest of the week! It's supposed to snow...AGAIN. I really can't believe it.
Hair: I pulled back my bangs and used some bobby pins to keep them out of my face, since I had alot of reading for school to do. 
Now it's time for me to see your outfits! Since I don't have a link up for this post (I've emailed Miss Jocelyn about it and, hopefully it will be up in time for tomorrow's post.), just leave a comment with your blog address or saying you're participating and I'll come on over and check it out.


the simple woman's daybook for march 1st

New month means a new Simple Woman's Daybook, so read on for the fourth installment of the Simple Woman's Daybook!

For today...March 1st, 2010. You know that saying that supposedly applies to the month of March "In like a lion, out like a lamb..."? It seems as though it's been reversed, because today was beautiful, although a little windy.
Outside my window...The sun just set. It's definitely setting later than it has been, which means spring will be here soon!
I am thinking...About the Challenge that starts tomorrow. I can't wait to see who participates!
I am thankful for...Days like today. Just doing school at my own pace, even if I did get finished just before I started to write this post.
From the learning rooms...School, school, school. Thankfully this is an easy week, nothing too hard in the lesson plans later on.
From the kitchen...I think I'm in charge of supper, so I better finish this post and start making it. Black bean burgers coming right up!
I am wearing...Well, since it's my last day wearing pants, more specifically jeans, I'm wearing my skinny jeans with my favorite plain gray long-sleeved shirt from Old Navy. And, of course, socks and a headband complete the look.
I am creating...this blog post! Wait, I already used that excuse. I need to create something because I'm smothering my inner artist.
I am going...to be home most of the week, just venturing out for both women's and teen's CBS, then Biology Co-op on Friday. Oh yeah, throw baby-sitting for a new family in between CBS and you've got my typical Thursday! Busy, huh?
I am reading...Well, since I finally finished Just Give Me Jesus, I'm searching for a good book for school. I'm open to any suggestions.
I am hoping...to kick this cold/unknown illness that keeps coming back. I feel like those snotty-nosed kids I baby-sit for. No offense, little ones, but I probably got it from you!
I am hearing...the TV, more specifically the weather. I tell you what, if we get any more snow, we may never be the same again. One can only last on milk and bread for so long...
Around the house...Not much. We like to just hang around as a family on weeknights. And weekends, as if there's anything to do around here.
One of my favorite things...Blogging. Seriously, I love it.
A few plans for the rest of the week...Again, not much in the early part of the week, but the last two days of the work week are packed!
Here is a picture for thought I am sharing...No time! Plus, you'll see alot more pics on the blog starting tomorrow, so be patient with me. Not that you aren't, seeing as I can't post for a week at a time...