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Friday, July 18th, 2008
11:43 am
Trina told me that I NEVER type in this :P

So what's new. Life is complicated and busy. Rodney is working a job for money until he decides what his career goals are. I am trying to get Alternatively Certified for El. Ed. - I am to the point where I need to find a job - this is NOT my favorite part. I HATE to play the waiting game on applications - esp. when the timeline is so crunched.

Erika is going to be 18 months old next Wednesday! Time flies....she's walking and dancing and talking (a VERY little - mainly babbling). She moves to the toddler room on Monday (kinda sad - I liked her teacher - but I guess that's what happens when they grow up)

Anyway - work calls.
Tuesday, June 17th, 2008
12:02 am
Thursday, May 22nd, 2008
11:55 pm
LiveJournal Username
Your Primary Super Power
Location of Head Quarters
Primary Costume/Uniform Colors
Why are you a Superhero?
Your Superheroic Codename
The veteran grim member of the teamcrescentdreams
The sexist and crass but annoyingly effective onejwyldragon
The bright-eyed novice or sidekickamyiaow
The teammate that will eventually go evil or insanveshadana
The inept yet determined/reoccurring supervillainjwyldragon
The sinister Arch-Villain and team's greatest foeamyiaow
The perky civilian that keeps getting kidnappedkatialrs
How often does your team actually 'save the day'?
This Fun Quiz created by Shannon at BlogQuiz.Net
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Why are some names doubled up like sidekick and arch-villian....oh well, maybe they are spies...
Friday, May 9th, 2008
10:30 am
from crescentdreams

Leave a comment and I will
a) tell you why I friended you,
b) associate you with something - fandom, a song, a colour, a photo, etc.,
c) tell you something I like about you,
d) tell you a memory I have of you,
e) ask something I've always wanted to know about you,
f) tell you my favorite user pic of yours,
g) in return, you must post this in your LJ.
Sunday, November 11th, 2007
10:20 pm
accent quiz
Liked it - stolen from jwyldragon. Seems like what I get from most people when they listen to me speak.

What American accent do you have? (Best version so far)


You're not Northern, Southern, or Western, you're just plain -American-. Your national identity is more important than your local identity, because you don't really have a local identity. You might be from the region in that map, which is defined by this kind of accent, but you could easily not be. Or maybe you just moved around a lot growing up.

Personality Test Results

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Saturday, July 28th, 2007
2:37 pm
stolen from crescentdreams

Your Score: 10", Willow, Veela

You scored 36 wisdom, 38 bravery, 26 emotional, and 11 martyrdom!

A willow wand signifies that you care deeply about emotions, art, and intuition, and that you have a particular knack for charms. The veela hair as a wand core means that you are slightly unpredictable but very powerful.

Link: The Harry Potter Wand Test written by sputnik845 on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test
Sunday, May 13th, 2007
3:52 pm
Interest Meme
01. Comment and ask to be tagged!
02. I will pick three of your keywords I find odd or nifty.
03. You post, explaining in detail about the three I choose.
04. People comment on your post — Rinse! Repeat!

crescentdreams tagged me with...

blueberries Mmmmm...blueberries. Blueberries are a fruit that I tend to liked cooked in something. I love my blueberry cupcakes that I make with fresh blueberries. And I've always loved blueberry pie. I think I'm the only child that does. My dad and I both usually ate the whole thing together. I think my brother-in-law might like it, and my sister who is married to him tried a piece last Christmas, but I don't know if it was to help me eat it or if she likes it.

maroonI've never tended to like bright red but I think the maroon is a nice pretty color.

white roses Ummm..I like roses but sometimes think pink or red are too common. I guess white might be too, but I really like the way they look when they are starting to open.
Sunday, April 29th, 2007
9:40 am
Tuesday, April 17th, 2007
10:37 am
test - sorry not behind link

The Everything Test

There are many different types of tests on the internet today. Personality tests, purity tests, stereotype tests, political tests. But now, there is one test to rule them all.

Traditionally, online tests would ask certain questions about your musical tastes or clothing for a stereotype, your experiences for a purity test, or deep questions for a personality test.We're turning that upside down - all the questions affect all the results, and we've got some innovative results too! Enjoy :-)

You are more logical than emotional, more concerned about others than concerned about self, more atheist than religious, more loner than dependent, more lazy than workaholic, more rebel than traditional, more engineering mind than artistic mind, more idealist than cynical, more leader than follower, and more extroverted than introverted.

As for specific personality traits, you are adventurious (100%), innovative (86%), intellectual (67%), adventurous (62%).

Punk Rock73%
Old Geezer50%
Life Experience

Your political views would best be described as Liberal, whom you agree with around 68% of the time.
Your attitude toward life best associates you with Lower Middle Class. You make more than 83% of those who have taken this test, and 8% less than the U.S. average.

If your life was a movie, it would be rated G.
By the way, your hottness rank is 55%, hotter than 30% of other test takers.

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Friday, March 30th, 2007
12:37 pm
small things that make you happy....
 your 9 week old daughter sleeping solid from 12:30am-8:30 am

more jobs opening up in the geographic location that's ideal

making a perfect 2 egg omlett

the beginning and middle of the week were rough...the end is looking better.
Friday, February 9th, 2007
9:31 pm
The A to Z survey
The A to Z Survey

1. A is for age: 23

2. B is for beer of choice: none

3. C is for career right now: CSA

4. is for your dog's name? Pippin is my mom's dog

5. E is for essential item you use everyday: contacts

6. F is for favorite TV show at the moment: Greys Anatomy

7. G is for favorite game: Sudoku

8. H is for Home town: Commerce, TX

9. I is for instruments you play: Euphonium mainly - a little trumpet and piano

10. J is for favorite juice: Lemonade

11. K is for whose butt you'd like to kick: *shrug*

12. L is for last place you ate: My apartment

13. M is for marriage: yes, happily

14. N is for your full name: Sara Lucille S*****

15. O is for overnight hospital stays: pregnancy, recently

16. P is for people you were with today: Rodney

17. Q is for quote: I Corinthians: 13

18. R is for Biggest Regret: *shrug*...not getting some stuff done before my dad died

19. S is for status: status?  what is it asking here.

20. T is for time you woke up today: which time - I'm breastfeeding...ultimately got up at 11:30am

21. U is for underwear you have on now: blue

22. V is for vegetable you love: Corn

23. W is for worst habit: Procrastination

24. X is for x-rays you've had: Shoulder, Feet

25. Y is for yummy food you ate today: ham, cookies, pineapple

26. Z is for the zodiac sign: Taurus
Thursday, February 8th, 2007
11:18 pm

I thought that I would be going nuts by not working by now.  I've never taken 2 weeks off work since I was 19 or 20.  I'm just not used to sitting still.  But I think I enjoy this mothering thing.  True it's frusterating that if I start something she seems to know and wake up, but it's nice being with her - and she does keep me busy and my mind occupied.  I say all this as I get the joy of her sleeping on my chest.  And also of equal importance is the fact that I like getting to see my husband every evening!  Makes me dread the end of April/May, but I can't get over the thought that I just shouldn't quit my job because 1) teachers jobs just aren't secure and we don't know 100% what is going on with my husband's job and 2) my insurance.  

Course the one thing I miss about my job right now is the people up there.  I really truely miss talking/being around them.  I wish I felt secure enough in my connection to them to just call them up and say "hey".  But most of them are a lot older than me (most are old enough to be a parent to me or at least an older sibling), and I don't have their phone numbers anyway - or I do, but it's on the computer at work.  And although I've gone out to eat before with them, I just don't have that kinda relationship where we hang out outside of work.

Makes me wonder why I'm somehow unable to form relationships like that.  I get along with work people (and have in most of my jobs, although never to the extent of this job), but never allow myself to get to know them outside of work.  I always come up with excuses - like they have their own lives, etc.  Or maybe it is because I'm always older (in fast food jobs) or way younger (like in my current job) then everyone else working there.  I'm friends with my husband's friends, but think it would be weird for me to hang out with them when he's not around....after all they are all guys.  There is only one that I would feel mildly comfortable hanging out with alone (and have in some circumstances), but on a general basis assume that I shouldn't hang out with him alone.  And I have one female friend who I'm close to, but not as close as we once were....part of me regrets that - and part of me thinks it was part of growing up.  We will always have a better connection than I will with anyone else, but it isn't as good as it was.  I'm just lucky her girlfriend has never felt jealous of me.  Really my husband is my closest friend and the only one I hang out with.  This is a good thing, but when he is not around (like this weekend) I get lonely.  Course I have 4 cats and a daughter to talk to now.  I'm also close to my sisters and my mom....

I just wonder if I should try to find others to be close too...but can't ever bring myself to trust someone that well.  I've been searching the internet on myspace and have been thinking about 'reconnecting' with some old friends, but wonder if it's worth the trouble.  Mainly because I tried to hard to keep in touch with them, but finally gave up when they never tried....and all I see coming out of trying any reconnections is the same thing happening.  So should I give them one more chance since we are all older?  I dunno - these people seem so different from when we were in high school.  I probably am different too...although I don't feel it.  I'm more firm on what I believe and less willing to get run over by someone else...and I suppose that would probably annoy people.  And I did stay with what I was criticized for in high school - my husband.  For some reason most people felt like we were not good together...I never believed it and I like the outcome of my stubborn-ness.  We both have degrees we like and tried hard for.  I'm in a good job and he is in the job he has wanted to do since before I knew him...and we have a family.  He has been in my life in some of the roughest times I will probably ever have...so yea, I think I was right in high school when I stuck with him, and I think it still baffles some people on why we are still together.

You can probably blame this entry on music - was listening to some songs I have forgotten about that bring back memories.  I really should have started listening to country again....I like a lot of it.  Oh, and the reason it is on is because we have been trying to drown out the noise of the bilirubin light and you can only get about 4 radio stations in Crockett - all being country...or one npr station, which is occasionally ok but sometimes annoying.

Well, I need to change my daughter - feed the cats and shut things down.  So 'night.

Current Mood: contemplative
Thursday, February 1st, 2007
10:31 am
my daughter pooped on her own
This is probably the only poopy diaper that I will appreciate.  She has had to have  a suppository twice  to poop, and I was beginning to be scared that she would continue to have this problem.  And bilirubin is released in poop more so than in urine.  This is a graphic entry - sorry..

My cats have not learned to adjust to her yet.  I feel bad that they all were locked out of the bedroom last night, but at least two of hem proved themselves to not be trustworthy.  I really hope they adjust.

You know she smells good...I never thought babies smelled good....mainly cause I think baby aisles in the store stink....but her head smells good....kinda like some sort of sweet mild-smelling cookie.  Maybe it is just cause shhe is mine or maybe I've never been close enough to a baby to notice.  Amazing how I've gone from almost never even picking up a baby - and when I did they were older than 6 mos - to breastfeeding, burping, rocking, and changing a baby.

She snoring right now...will have to let my husband know that I get to sleep between two snoring people.  She likes guitar solos...she will stop crying just to listen....and she already wrinkled her nose when mommy sung out of tune.  I won't force her into music, but I wonder if she inherited her daddy's ear.

At any rate she is a good girl...I do get annoyed when I'm feeding her every 1 1/5 hour to 2 hours in the night...but that is partially my fault since I decided to breastfeed.  And I have the supplement that we were doing for awhile...but she spits it up...almost the whole thing and is hungry after spitting it up...she doesn't spit up my breastmilk...or at least rarely does.

I just wish her grandpa could meet her - I think he would've fallen in love already.

Current Mood: content
Friday, January 12th, 2007
6:13 pm
survey of opinions
Okay...most the time I write in this for myself...so I don't know if I expect a response...but what do you people like best and why:

Erika Michele
Elena Michele
Rachel Anne

Last name is 2 syllables, medium length, starts with 'S' and ends with 'n'.  Just curious.

On other notes, someone needs to teach this child not to play with nerves.  She somehow keeps hitting a nerve by my left hip that will send a quick pain down my leg...then she lets up and so does pain.

Current Mood: tired
Monday, December 18th, 2006
7:17 pm
I was given the letter B
by crescentdreams

So the way it works, is I list 10 items starting with B that I like, and why...no particular order.

1. Baby - I'm cheating here...I mean my baby.  She definately has a personality already, even though she is still inside me, and I just feel this connection to her.  She doesn't have a name yet, just a list of possibilities, and she may not have one until she is born.  She moves at specific things, like genres of music, and the cutest thing is when I play a recording of her Daddy singing she almost always moves - just like she knows she is listening to her Daddy....she will be spoiled probably.

2. Books - books are good at taking you away for reality.  Sometimes it is just good to go into your own little world and forget other things.

3. Blue - blue has a ton of wonderful shades...most make me feel warm and comfy when looking at them.

4. Breezes - breezes when you are outside take you back to times when you were outside a lot - like when you were a little kid.  It also offers relief and a sense of relaxment.

5. Bands - hometown rock bands can be interesting to listen to.  Rock bands and jazz bands create a wonderful mesh of their personalities.  And band in school is a good extracurricular activity, and can sound impressive when done right.

6. Baking - I like baking probably more than cooking.  The house is filled with wonderful smells, some that you only get during the holidays.  Can you really walk into a house that smells of cookies or pie and stay in a bad mood?

7. Bed - going to bed is a nice relaxing feeling and offers the opportunity to curl up with furry animals or significant others.

8. Back rubs - relaxing, enough said.

9. Breakfast - okay, I'm not a good "eat breakfast at breakfast time" person....but I do love pancakes, waffles, french toast, eggs, bacon, sausage...even if it is for lunch or dinner.

10. Breaks - holiday breaks, breaks from work, breaks for "life"....some breaks can be a good well-deserved thing.

Ok - that wasn't easy and probably isn't the best list...but it works, and I did ask for it.
Thursday, December 7th, 2006
4:46 am
I really don't post alot...but at the request of Crescentdreams, I suppose I will.

Lots of stuff has happened...married, watched my husband start his career, moved, pregnant (girl)...etc. Guess it's just that time of life where lots of things happen fast. Anyway...she was specifically talking about buying a car. I did ok. Will never know if I did excellent but I'm happy with the car (although part of my brain tells me it is a rental and my Buick is lonely somewhere waiting for me to pick it up) and I'm happy with the fixed interest rate I got on it. It was a 2007 Ford Five Hundred SEL....but it has a ton of extras on it that make it almost a Limited, now that I'm looking at it. I don't care about some of the packages (for example: 18" wheel...chrome...rather than 17", or leather seating), but that was what they had at the dealership. I did care about the safety package (side air bags) though. So the MSRP was about 26,995...and after discount, incentive, and trade-in for my downpayment...we got it knocked down a decent bit. And hopefully it has a lot of safety features, etc that will make it last a LONG time....cause I don't expect to pay that kind of money again in the near future, but we needed something safe for the baby. So lead_tenor and I made our first "big" purchase together...and did well at it I think. I test drove the vehicles one direction and did a circle in a parking lot to check out the turning control and then we switched seats and he took the vehicles back to the dealership...so we both got to drive them.

I think I might've annoyed the sales guy slightly with all my questions about safety features, but oh well, he gets paid to be there. Actually the sales guy was really nice, but the finance guy was a little bit of a grump - I think he was ready to clock out and go home...and he probably wasn't getting a commission off us like the sales guy.

Anyway...not much else going on besides usual busy-ness. Gotta eat dinner and get to bed, so I can visit the car insurance people before work tomorrow.
Wednesday, November 29th, 2006
9:09 pm
Saturday, October 28th, 2006
4:37 pm
interesting article
Interesting news article....talked about a Cuckoo Clock museum and the time change...also talks about a telephone line for people who get depressed in winter, but this is all in England.

Friday, September 22nd, 2006
10:47 pm
I have no particular reason to post...just grumpy. Grumpy-I'm-gonna-bite-your-head-off-grumpy. Don't know why; woke up that way. Suspect it has to do with hormones, and since I am working all day I'm just counting so that I don't actually kick the next customer out the door like I want to, after all it isn't there fault I cannot get anything done today without someone interrupting me.

And why can people not speak English - maybe we should learn other languages, I agree. But if you are working for a huge company in the US why can you not understand words like cash, credit, check....I could maybe learn a few languages to accomadate other people, but not countless languages, like Korean for instance. If you work here, you should be able to operate with day-in, day-out words. Maybe this is wrong of me to get annoyed.

Like I said it is hormones, esp. when the computer breaks and you want to throw it down and stomp on it - now what good would that do. And it doesn't do any good to yell at a co-worker cause they call your name, don't get up and don't holler what they need...then when you get up it is triveal and has nothing to do with work. Or when you are trying to eat lunch, millions of people come in, the phone is ringing off the hook and your food is getting cold.

And I haven't gotten things done in 2 days that are normal everyday things because I keep getting other things just set on my desk - and you can't throw it in your bosses face and say no...so now I have put everything off to do on Saturday when I am in the office by myself and no one can talk to me. I should be doing those things right now (although the drivers are coming in, so that would actually be impossible) but I do have to get things out of my system. I guess it must be hormones, cause I still do not feel better. *sigh* Oh well. 1.5 hours til I close the front door, and 3 til I go home....just gotta keep my mouth shut.

Sorry to fuss in here - esp. since I never do update, just don't have anyone else to vent to at the moment.
Wednesday, September 20th, 2006
4:12 pm
Stupid People
People are stupid...poor Panda.


Just thought I would post.
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