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New blog!

April 25, 2009

I’m moving over to a new blog! My new blog is now being hosted by Blogger, which I’m liking much better. πŸ™‚ So go check it out!

It’s a new-and-improved version of me!



April 16, 2009

A two-year-old.

I asked him what my name was this afternoon and he said, “My Stetany.”

I melted.


April 15, 2009

I am so, so excited right now.

Why, you ask?

Because I am currently writing this post on my own computer! Yes, my friends, she’s back and she’s all better. Computer needed a new $117 power cord and is working just like normal.

I am so happy since I have a huge, ginormous, 50% of my grade research paper due on Monday. And I still need to kinda finish the…research. Yikes!

I’d call them the Terrific Twos!

April 4, 2009

Mmm…OK. Maybe I wouldn’t go that far.

For the past 2 weeks, I’ve been spending my afternoons in the two-year-old classroom, as one of the teachers has been on vacation. My director told me this the Friday before I would start and my heart literally dropped.

I have been in two-year-old classrooms and they aren’t fun. Especially when the teacher has no control and the kids run around like monkeys and climb on furniture and throw food. So, needless to say, I wasn’t looking forward to these 2 weeks.

But I was excited to work with the teacher. She has a great attitude and I always see her smiling and laughing. So I prepared for the worst – and got the best. Seriously, I had a great time with the two’s. They were funny and cute and some of them had such attitude! It was hilarious. And the teacher was great. She doesn’t have an easy-peasy job but she has fun and enjoys it. And I think the kids can tell.

We liked it so much that we even talked to our directors about me staying in here when the other teacher comes back. Alas, it can’t happen but we’re hoping the other teacher meets an Italian lover (she went to Italy) and stays there. πŸ˜‰

I’m really going to miss them. After being with just babies and toddlers who don’t really communicate all that well, it was fun talking with and playing with these kids.

I did miss my little toddlers, though. So I am excited to see them again next week. πŸ™‚

He’s got my back

March 31, 2009

This morning, I took a trip to my local Publix to get some things for lunch. Actually, my mom wanted me to get her a few things including some Advil.

So I found the Advil, picked up the littlest bottle since it’s the cheapest and went on my merry way. Lo and behold, by the beer section (no, I wasn’t buy any. Geesh, it was 8:45 in the morning!) was a bin full of 100-pack Advil advertised for 7.49! The small, 20-pack Advil I held in my hands was 4.79. No brainer – buy the big pack.

So I did and the cashier rang my purchases up and the Advil rang up for 11.49. Um, what?!

Here’s what I am: non-confrontational. I walked out of Publix, pondered the fact that I paid 3 dollars more than I thought I would and pondered the fact that even my mom would have confronted Publix about this.

So, with a determined step, I waltzed back into Publix and went straight to customer service where a price check ensued.

Result? I was right. (Well, duh)

Result of that? I got a 100-pack bottle of Advil (normally 12 dollars) for FREE! And that’s why I love Publix so, so much. Not simply for their delicious sub sandwiches or the fact that they employ the cutest stockers around. Customer service, my friend. It’s a fantastic thing. If you pay more for a product than is advertised, they give you the product for free.

And as I walked outside, into the bright sunshine, I could just feel God winking down on me. He’s got my back. πŸ™‚

There’s an EGG in my THROAT…

March 17, 2009

Today I woke up with an egg in my throat. Well, I think it’s an egg. Everytime I swallow, I feel like there’s an egg blocking my spit.

Yesterday, my throat was scratchy and I told one of my babies in a very sweet tone, “If I get a sore throat, you’re in big trouble.” And she then proceeded to wipe her snotty nose on my collar.

Ah, the joys of infants. You just gotta love ’em.

So, since I started my job 4 weeks ago, I got my version of the flu (starts with a sore throat then merges into a stuffed-up nose, losing my voice, and a cough and lasts about a week) which I got after my 2nd week. Last Sunday, I managed to catch the 24-hour virus that’s floating around (my mom, in turn, got it the same day FOUR people at my work were out sick with the virus. Um, I’m sorry?). That was terrible. I wanted to die.

So now I’m sitting here with yet another sore throat. I just want to crawl back into bed and sleep for the rest of the day. But, no. I have work for 6 hours and then a 2-and-a-half hour training class afterward (and the only way to get out of it is death).

So I just have to suck it up and deal. And hopefully, if I pray hard enough, this sore throat will be gone tomorrow. God, I hope so.

Beach day

March 16, 2009

Yesterday I had big plans to hit the library and spend 3-4 hours working on homework. Exciting, right?

But before then, I was walking around Largo Mall which is a big, open mall with my mom. We were shopping for shoes for Anisah’s wedding since I’m still trying to find some. And it was just a beautiful day. Sunny with not much wind, just your typical March day in Florida.

And Mom turns to me as we’re walking to Target and says, “This is a perfect beach day. I’d love to go to the beach.”

Which got me thinking: spend a few hours soaking up the sun at the beach or spend a few hours doing homework surrounded by strangers?

So we headed for the beach! The sad thing is, even though I live just 15-20 minutes away from the beach, Sunday was the first time I’d been since August 2007. Why do I not go to the beach more often? I mean, I’m not a fan of salt water or getting sand in interesting places. I don’t like to see my body in a bathing suit (and I really don’t like seeing girls who are much heavier than me wear bikini’s. Yuck.). But the beach is so relaxing and peaceful.

I mean, it’s a whole different world when you go to the beach. Nobody is rushing around, trying to do a million things at once. People stroll. They build sand castles. They throw footballs and Frisbees around. It’s a way to escape.

Not everything was peaceful as something is seriously up with the birds. They stole a potato chip right out of my mom’s hand and a sandwich out of another guy’s hand! I mean, literally just swooped in and snatched it! And then they just congregate around the beach, staring people down, daring them to open up a bag of chips. It’s scary, man!

Anyway, it was a nice escape. We made plans to go A LOT more often. It was exciting to be so spontaneous. I like it. It doesn’t happen very often but I think I need to be more spontaneous and put some adventure and excitement back into my life!

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You don’t know what you got ’til it’s gone…

March 5, 2009

I don’t think I ever realized how dependent I was on my computer…until it was gone.

Sure. I knew the computer was big for me. It was my favorite piece of technology and I used it a lot.

But not having it? It really sucks, man. Particularly because I use it so much for school that when I do get a chance to swing by the library to use the computer, it’s usually because I need to do homework.

But do I actually do homework?

Not really.

I’d much rather catch up on my celebrity gossip and Facebook all day.

An average schedule:

Monday: I usually don’t get to a computer at all on Mondays. I have class from 9:30-10:45 and then work at 12. I need to eat lunch in between then and it’s too much of an issue for parking to get to the school library before class to get on a computer. So, generally, I don’t see a computer at all on Mondays.

Tuesday: No class so I get to the library when it opens at 9 a.m. to work for about an hour. By work, I mean catch up on celebrity gossip and Facebook. Then I have to go home, eat lunch, get ready for work, and then I’m at work until after 6.

Wednesday: See Monday.

Thursday: See Tuesday.

Friday: This is my “off day” I guess. I don’t get to a computer and just kinda relax at home with the doggy until I need to get ready for work.

Saturday: Up early and at the library at 9 a.m. where I put in about 4 hours. This is the day where I actually do do my homework. I get a lot done on Saturdays, actually.

Sunday: The library opens at 1 p.m. and I’m there for about 2-3 hours on Sunday, getting homework complete and the like. I also get a lot done on Sunday.

But it’s still really hard not having a computer. I hate it. I have $649 due for tuition next Friday and Anisah’s wedding is at the end of this month so I still need to get my shoes, alterations, and my hair done (!). Blegh. Mom and I have been talking with my brother about computers at his work. We’re probably going to have to bite the bullet and do the whole rent-to-own concept.

This post is going nowhere…so I’m just going to stop now. Kiss your computers for me!

I’ve been tagged! (Do I get a sticker for this?)

February 11, 2009
So, um, I’ve been tagged! How cool is that? I’ve never been tagged and I’ve been blogging for a really long time. So, right now, I’m going to bask in being tagged for a while. . .

OK. Done. I did a little happy dance around the room and now have to get down to business. I got tagged by the fabulous Shalay at Writefully Yours. Her blog is ahhhhh-mazing! You should check her out. You’ll love her.

So here are the rules:

1) Post a picture of whatever bag you are carrying as of late. No, you cannot go up to your closet and pull out that cute little purse you used back before you had kids. I want to know what you carried today or the last time you left the house. No cheating!

2) I want to know how much it cost:) And this is not to judge. This is for entertainment purposes only. So spill it. And if there is a story to go along with how you obtained it, I’d love to hear it.

3) Tag some chicks. And link back to this post so people know why the heck you’re showing everyone your bag.

All right, so my bag. I’m not a purse girl. Or a shoe girl. Or a clothes girl. Or a make-up girl. Honestly, I’d love to be any one of those things but I never have any money. But maybe one day, I’ll become a purse girl. But not right now.

ANYWAY! Here is my bag that I’ve been using since I got it in December…


That’s the picture from the Payless website, where I got the purse. The red is actually a lot darker. Hm.

I had decided that I wanted a new purse for my birthday. And since I’m not really a purse girl and I couldn’t find anything I liked at Target, I decided to try Payless and found this bag. I liked it, it liked me, so Mom bought it for me. The purse was on sale, 8 bucks baby.

I am one savvy shopper. You may bow.

So, um, I don’t have many blogging friends. Blegh. This feels like high school all over again. I’ll just tag 2 people:

Anisah at Acoustic Beauty
Nanny at The (Online) Nanny College Girl Diaries

Job fairing for dummies

January 31, 2009

On Thursday, I attended a job fair. I found out about it about a week ago when I arrived super early for my Wednesday morning class and they had flyers sitting out near where I was sitting.

So I was excited, as I have been searching and searching and searching and searching for a job. Frankly, it’s getting kind of ridiculous.

So, I went. I had copies of my resumes printed out and looking spiffy. I was dressed for success and even kept my glasses on, which I think makes me look older than fifteen. At least, I’m hoping they do. My hair even turned out fantastic. I was ready to get a job!

So let’s give a little run-down of the conversations I had with every job prospect:

Me: Hi! My name is Stephany!
Job Prospect: Hi! My name is Yoda.
Me: So! What kind of jobs do you have?

I mean, am I supposed to work that hard? I thought they were just supposed to start talking about their company and the jobs they have. Is there a Job Fairing for Dummies book that I missed?

And, seriously, I love the Internet as much as the next guy but does EVERY JOB have to have an online application? I feel that every time I submit an online application, it goes to Egypt or something. I never get a response and it usually gets sent to their corporate office where they decide if I’m a “right fit” for their company.

Ehhh. I don’t know. I have a lot of online applications to fill out, I guess. It should be a blast…