Friday, December 29, 2006

I'm not very good at this blogging thing...

I go way too long between each update. But, I'm in Chicago now for several days just hanging out and relaxing with my hubby and matt and I should be a bit better at updating!

- Micah went to Ecuador from Dec. 13th-Dec. 22nd. I stayed with my mommy, and had a lot of dates with friends that get neglected during the school year. We both had a great time.
- I went to pick Micah up in Wichita the afternoon of the 22nd, after a wonderful time of scrapping with my lovely friend Joy.
- Then we did the Christmas thing with my family, and Micah went to his family for "2nd Christmas" on Christmas day, but I was sick. :(
- Then we left with Matt and Shelsey to drive up here Wednesday afternoon, and got here about 10:30pm. We carried all of stuff inside (it took a while, because we've practically moved in!) and then went to bed.
- Thursday we slept in, ate some breakfast, and then went to Wheaton College with Matt. He needed to take care of financial aid, and Micah and I wanted to see an exhibit about CS Lewis and others. But, the entire campus was closed, basically, so we're going back on Jan. 4th when both things are open again. After a fruitless (but fun) walk around Wheaton, we drove back to Warrenville and did a bit of grocery shopping. I'm getting chances to cook while we're out here...something I hardly ever do during the school year! I made beef enchiladas that night while the boys watched a movie and Shelsey worked on her paper. After dinner, we played a exciting game of Catch Phrase. We were playing best out of 3, and the boys got 2 and we got 1...we'll be playing again to fix that situation!!
- Today we kinda slept it again. (Except Micah, of course, cause he has to work at 5am.) We got around, took our showers, and played a game of battle ship while we waited for Matt to get home from taking Shelsey to work. Then the 3 of us made a trip to Panera to get their wonderful bagels. Mmmm! I'm hungry for them again! We came home, ate bagels, watched a movie, played Yahtzee, and then I just woke up from a nap! I love not having deadlines and so forth. Relaxing time so far. Tonight I'm making spaghetti! :)
- Tomorrow is Matt and Shelsey's 1 year Micah and I are having a date day so that they are sure to have some time to hang out together...but, hehe...we've all decided to go into the city together! So much for time alone. (Though, they'll get some b/c Micah and I are staying at the Days Inn in Napperville tomorrow night.) We're gunna get breakfast and go to a coffee shop in Wheaton, then catch the train into town for lunch, dinner, a movie, and possibly to see the Tribune. Should be fun. :)

Friday, December 15, 2006

Yay for break!

It's so much more fun to update you on my to-do list when it consists of great things to do instead of boring old homework stuff.
Today I slept in. (8:45) It's good to sleep until you wake up instead of waking up to an alarm. I got to sleep later than 8:45 during the semester, but for some reason, I woke up so much more rested today.
I have to work today in Lawrence from 12:15-6:15pm. I should have gone and made the rest of my pottery yesterday, but I didn't realize how close to Christmas it was getting! It takes a week for the pottery to fire, and they close at 8pm today, so I won't have enough time to go this evening. Saturday they're open 10am-6pm but I work 12:15-5:15, so that day won't work either! So I guess I'll just go Sunday between Church and bowling. I don't have a whole lot left to it shouldn't take me very long. But, if I go on Sunday, that means they'll be done on the 24th. I thought I was so far ahead of the game too! Pray that they'll be done on time...or early! :)
Today in addition to work, I also need to:
-run home and get some things I forgot
-drop some stuff off at goodwill (it's been in my trunk for AGES)
-finish balancing my check book (I ran out of register yesterday!)
-Read more for our Purprose Driven Life Bible study
-work on Christmas cards
-call a few people about my mom's gift. :)

It should be a good day!

Thursday, December 14, 2006


I'm finally done with all my tests, and with the semester! So, that brings me to the joys of today's to-do list:
clean a bit for my mom
balance the checkbook
work on scrapbook stuff
Christmas shopping
Potwin Pottery

:) I'm going to have so much fun!

Also, I don't really like the new blog lay out...maybe I'll have to see what my hubby can do with it when he gets home.

Thanks to all of you that prayed for me and my tests. I did amazingly better on all the tests than I could have on my own. The God we serve is faithful.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Here I am...

discouraged once again. I have such a hard time knowing that I'm not going to be able to get as much stuff done as I'd like when I'm sick. I was only able to get a few hours of sleep last night, and because of it, I didn't get started on work until noon. Then I had Bible study from I've really got a lot done in 6 hours, if you ask me! Including all of my laundry. But, the enemy of my soul is attacking. You could pray for me. I need to be getting more than this done every day to be on track for the finals...but more importantly, I need to be resting in God's faithfulness. He IS faithful. He WILL provide the time and energy I need to take these finals. Pray that this knowledge will be in my heart, not just my head. :)

Today's goals...

Ok! This is what I honestly think I can get done today if I stay focused...Though I didn't plan on not getting started with it until noon...but, that's life!

Study for Econ Quiz
Joshua 13
15 min. for ME!

Read Stats assignment
Ch. 6 of Purpose Driven Life

Stats assignment (This is taking WAAAAAY longer than I thought. I'm getting discouraged.)
15 min. for ME!
Study for BLAW quiz
Ch. 7 of Purpose Driven Life

Study for ACCT quiz
15 min. for ME!
ACCT HW - Ch. 11

Joy's present
Recopy ACCT notes 11/2
15 min. for ME!
Read ECON Ch. 13 (10 pages/check BB)
Read ECON Ch. 13 (10 pages)
15 min. for ME!
Finish ECON Ch. 13
Job Lesson 21, Day 5
Recopy ECON 11/7 notes
15 min. for ME!
Recopy Stats 11/7 notes
Acct. Ch. 10 (10 pages)
15 min. for ME!
Acct. Ch. 10 (10 pages)
Finish ACCT. Ch. 10
15 min. for ME!
Ch. 10 tutorial
Ch. 10 quiz
more time for ME!

To-Do List

Alright, I updated my to-do list with the progress I made this weekend. I wasn't able to get much done because of family Christmas...but that was sooo worth it! I've also decided that it's time for a new I'll have to add those things to the new one. I'm off to do that...didn't have a whole lot to say. Maybe later today I'll post my new to-do list!

Oh, and because everyone else posts pictures...I thought I'd post and oldie but goodie! :)

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

I'm 15/54's of the way there! That's 27.8%!!

Well, It's 9:40, and my sink is shining. I think I'm gunna hop into bed now and continue to read my accounting text until I fall asleep.

Today was a good day...only 6 points...but, I was feeling sick, so I think it's good.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

I forgot to mention...

I got 34 wonder woman points today!! :)'s been a loooong few days.

I never know where to begin when I finally have a moment to post, because there's always soooo much!

I'll just type what comes to me, in no particular order.

I have a new niece. My brother and sister-in-law have a new daughter, Hannah Marie. She was born Sunday, November 26th, at 4:57am. She was 7 pounds, 9 ounces, and 20.5 inches long. She's also got a really full head of hair. She's cute. :)

I've been trying to do the fly lady thing...they tell you to take baby steps. They send you this email when you start for your first 31 days...but school's been crazy, and I've been bad at forming the habits. I've done what I could, but I don't feel like I'm ready to move on to new things I'm starting over at day one today. It really appeals to me. They really are manageable steps, and it feels like a game, so I have a relatively easy time with it...(hehe...i bet you're wondering why I failed, then!) Changing the subject! I'm starting over today! Today is day one and I'm supposed to: shine my sink.

I had a BLAW test today. ( sil Michelle likes that I can call a class that!) It took a lot of time to finish up things so that I'd feel like I was ready for it...but now that it's over, I'm back on track to plow through things on my agenda. My current status is: Thursday, November 2nd with 4 items remaining...but I'm going to blow that out of the water tomorrow!

My to-do list for tomorrow (and beyond):
0 wake up and get completely dressed (to lace up shoes - fly lady!)
0 Call Carey
0 attempt accounting homework
0 Joshua 10
0 read through and put together ACCT project part 1
0 15 minutes for me!

0 read Stats
0 Indeed

0 Stats Homework (got a start on it, at least.)
0 15 minutes for me!
0 Accounting WSJ

0 Job Leson 21, Day 4
0 Read Accounting Ch. 9 (10 pages)
0 15 minutes for me!
0 Read Accounting Ch. 9 (10 pages)

0 Letters
0 Read Accounting Ch. 9 (10 pages)
0 15 minutes for me!
0 Ch. 9 tutorial
0 Prayer
0 Ch. 9 quiz
0 15 minutes for me!
0 Recopy Accounting notes from 10/31 (Done with Nov. 2nd!)

0 Joy's present
0 Check BB for Econ (Done with Nov. 6th!)
0 15 minutes for me!
0 Recopy Econ notes for 11/6

0 Indeed
0 Recopy ACCT notes for 11/2 (Done with Nov. 7th)
0 15 minutes for me!
(Can't forget to shine my sink somewhere in here!)
0 Read Econ Ch. 13 (10 pages)
0 Job Lesson 21, Day 5
0 Read Econ Ch. 13 (10 pages)
0 15 minutes for me!
0 Finish Econ Ch. 13
0 Letters
0 Recopy Econ notes from 11/7
0 15 minutes for me!
0 Recopy Stats notes from 11/7
0 Prayer
0 Read Acct. Ch. 10 (10 pages)
0 15 minutes for me!
0 Read Acct. Ch. 10 (10 pages)
0 Joy's present
0 Finish Acct. Ch. 10
0 15 minutes for me!
0 Ch. 10 tutorial
0 Indeed
0 Ch. 10 quiz
0 15 minutes for me!
0 Recopy Acct. notes from 11/7 (done with November 9th!)
0 Purpose Drive Life, Ch. 6
0 Recopy Econ notes 11/9 (done with November 13th!)

Ok, So I got a little carried away. I know I can't do all that in one day...but I'm totally excited...because that's all that stands in my way of the status, "November 14th, 4 items and counting."

Anyone wanna make guesses on how far I'll be by the end of tomorrow? I'd love to hear from'll drive me on towards the goal!! :)

Ok, I'm off to shine my sink and go to bed! Goodnight, all.

Friday, November 17, 2006

An update on my progress...

In the time since my last post, I've:
-talked with Joy
-put away all our laundry
-got dirty clothes ready for the car
-(listening to Harry Potter book 5 the whole time!)
-shined my sink (I'm going to try the FLY thing. We shall see.)
-did dishes (for the first time ever since I've been married. hubby's so good to me!)

I need to go finish up the dishes...I had to run new water, and it was too hot for a moment.

Thanks to all of you wonderful ladies that are so encouraging to me!

It's a good day!

Things are going very well today! I got to sleep in a bit before my 9am class. Then I was at school from then until 12:15ish. I walked home, relaxed for a bit, and now I'm working on things that have been on my to-do list for a long time. I don't really feel pressured to do homework at the moment, since I've been at full force with that all instead I'm working on the things I've sorta put on the back burner the last several days: laundry, dishes, and other worthwhile commitments.

I've been asked several times about my point's not very's pretty much just something silly I do to keep myself motivated!
- I get one tally mark for each thing I cross off of my to-do list, whether it be school, work, chores or even devotions.
- These tally marks are called super woman points because, when I earn them, I feel like I'm Super Woman, duh!!
- If I am able to get 30 points in one day (That's a lot of stuff!) They turn into wonder woman points...because, really, some days you just feel like Wonder Woman!!
- Something new I've added since starting this blog (because I've been so much better at being productive) is that if I get 50 things done in one day (maybe happens once every couple of months!) I get to buy myself something nice! (Flowers, a piece of jewelry or clothes, my favorite food/restuarant.)

So, there you have it!

Have a wonderful day ladies!!

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Work Journal

I've been meaning to write every day this week...but, everytime I sit down to do it, I think of something else I need to be doing. I'm not very good at keeping this thing updated. I need to be better at updates, because the whole purpose of this thing is so that I'll be able to look back on what I've done and not be discouraged. So, I think I'm going to try to keep more of a work journal (stealing the idea of one of my brother-in-laws).

7am - woke up, got things ready to go to Topeka, made my to-do list for the day
8am - took Micah to school, drove to Topeka, and went to mom's house to print out statutes for
BLAW assignment #2
9:10am - 2:30pm:
Stats assignment
Devotions (11/1 in Indeed, re-read/skimmed psalms 106-118, reviewed verses in Job and
Wrote out answers to BLAW assignment
Recopied Stats notes from 10/16
3pm-5:30pm: Bible study with Ruth
Then I went to mom's house to pick some things up, went to Walmart, then came home to spend some time with my hubby. Now i'm just sitting down again to work on more school. It's 8:30pm and I still have 33 things on my to-do list. I think I underestimate the time it takes to do things.

Hope all is well with everyone.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Just a brief update for myself...

Thursday, October 26th:
School from 8am-2:15pm then studying.
18 super woman points.

Friday October 27th:
School from 9am-1:45pm. No studying today...but spent time with the folks.
3 super woman points.

Saturday October 28th:
Good, productive day.
23 super woman points.

Sunday, October 29th:
No homework today, but it was still worth while.
Church, baby shower for my sister-in-law, then bowling with the fam.
In other news, Micah had a very productive day!

Monday, October 30th:
Spent the day in Topeka, studying and for bible study.
8 super woman points.

Tuesday, October 31st:
School literally ALL DAY! 8am-5pm.
Grocery shopping, then working around the house until 8pm.
But then I had a date with my hubby.
I bought 4 big bags of candy, and we had 11 trick-or-treaters!! :)
12 of the hardest super woman points EVAR!

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Perfect Schedule

I decided to update you all on here, because I couldn't do any more stats without crying. Hehe...oh well.

I did however, secure the perfect schedule for next semester this morning. It's awesome. I only have 2 classes a day, which start at 11, and have a 2-3 break in between them so I am forced to study. There's also no class on Friday! Yay!

The Schumm's are on their way to Lawrence...they should be here maybe I should get some more work done! I'll update this more later.

Friday, October 20, 2006

I'm the only nerd studying on campus today.

There's like no one's dead. It's funny though, that I'm still here. The reason that I'm still here is because I came for my 9am class, and then had a 1pm class. But, hehe..I didn't have my 1pm class. I forgot that it got canceled. Oh well, I'm getting at least a little bit of work done. Like I've said, I've been here since 9am, and I only have 4 points. That's what "a little bit" means.

Dinner was nice last night, DJ and Elizabeth came too. We like our sibblings. :) Joanne, Ben will be 2 years old in March. Jessie's pregant again, and due in November. She makes such a cute pregnant lady. It makes ME want to be prego!! :)

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

22 points today.

I've been on campus all day's been nice, but now I'm TIRED!
I kinda tried to just tackle two topics today...but, it hasn't turned out all that great because I've got a test in one of them tomorrow, and I don't feel as well prepared for it as I probably should. I should do fine...he gives us like all the freakin' equations and, I flew through the review packet.

I've gotten to talk to Joy the last couple of days while I've been studying. That's been nice. We're going to try to meet up on-line and scrap "together" tomorrow afternoon. My scrapping will probably be more organizing...but I'm sooo close! I can TASTE it! :)

Tomorrow we have a dinner date with Joe and Jessie. Red Lobster here we come. I like those guys a lot.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Today is my hubby's birthday!

I love you dear, even if you ARE a quarter of a century old!

I'm at a coffee shop in lawrence right now, taking a break from studying. I'm in the middle of a really long and really boring chapter in my accounting text book. I've only got 2 checkmarks for today...but, i'm working on several things that take a lot of time. I'll update you on my final number of checkmarks later.

After birthday boy gets done with his school at 5pm, we're going to go get Mexican for dinner, then he's going to go to the library and wait for me to finish my stat's review session. Then I'm going to study like a mad just wait and see!

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Two More!

Here are the third and fourth ones...

Friday, October 13, 2006

Anniversary Guestbook Pages

Look, Joy -- I actually scrapped! (Although, they are rather boring pages!)

Thursday, October 12, 2006

2nd day of fall break

Today was a good day. I got some laundry done, and some shopping, including 4 rolls of film to Walgreens. I also caught up on some homework, and am putting a big dent all of my scrapbook stuff. Maybe one of these days I'll actually get to scrap.

25 super woman points awarded today.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Back on track again...

Sunday, October 8 - 13 points

Monday, October 9 - 20 points

Tuesday, October 10 - 17 points (Micah and I went on a date to Applebee's for Spin dip because I had my BLAW exam this evening. Also, today was my parent's 25th wedding anniversary.)

Saturday, October 07, 2006

We got to see Anne Denny

The Blooms were nice enough to invite us over to their house for dinner and games so that we could see Anne today. They're so hospitable! We played scategories with everyone. I only got 3 things done again today. But, the fellowship was nice.


Today's been a good day. I had school from 9am-2pm. Then I came home and relaxed and waited for my hubby to get home. When he got home, we played games together, then went to dinner at Freestate. After dinner we met some of his friends/co-workers for coffee and/or alcohol at Henry's. Then we headed home and did some work on school, watched a movie, and fell asleep. It was a good date night.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Mama Sherry turned 50 today

I'm sure in a rut for my productivity. I only got 3 things crossed off my to-do list today. We went to Topeka, and hung out with my mom, though. That was nice.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Project time...

Part two of my accounting project was due today. One of my two partners isn't very helpful AT ALL. She said she looked for a long time, but couldn't find a lot of the information she needed. So, I stayed up really late finishing all of my stuff. Then, I got up really early to finish her stuff, and I was able to find all the information she'd left out in no time. I actually slept for another hour after I finished her part of the project. I was slightly annoyed.

But, I did get 7 super woman points today. Class was long and boring, and I didn't do much when I got done.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

My day off...

Wednesday is my day off, and I always try to get so caught up. But, today I was only able to get 4 things done. I couldn't get motivated. But, maybe I just needed the break...a refresher.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Wonder Woman today!!

I got 43 points today!! It felt sooo good. I went to class all day, then Micah and I had dinner and camped out at the library for the rest of the evening. It was a good day.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Today I got 5 super-woman points. I had my Econ discussion today, then tried to play catch up. It's hard to get a lot done when the things you need to accomplish take a long time. Oh well.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

6 super woman points today. :)

Saturday, September 30, 2006


I had high hopes for today...but they were dashed for good reasons, I think.

We left early in the morning to take Hannah to Manhattan in time for her volleyball tournament. Our plan was to watch her games while we studied. But, instead we made a trip to Hobby Lobby, then I went with Micah's mom to a craft fair. He hung out with his dad and brother at the house. Then we sat around talking all afternoon. We did eventually make it to a coffee shop to study...but it was only for an hour or so. I got 1 thing done! Then we picked up pizza and headed to the Schumm's for dinner and a game. It was a good day.

Friday, September 29, 2006

Hangin' with Hannah

Hannah went with me to my classes today. She read a lot, and checked her e-mail with my laptop. After I got out of class at about 1:45, we walked back to the apartment, freshened up a bit, then went shopping until Micah got done with his school at 5pm. We went to Khols, Target and Old Navy. I got some good deals! :) We even got matching skirts for 1.97! After we picked Micah up, we watched a movie for a while, then headed to Topeka to have dinner with my parents. We played games with my mom in the evening, and Joe came to visit for a while. Then, Hannah, Micah and I watched a movie. It was a good night. We'll take her back to Manhattan in the morning.

I only got 7 super woman points today.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Hannah's here to visit!

After my long day of classes, I headed out to the Community Center to watch Hannah's volleyball games. She didn't win, but they were good games anyway. After her games, we picked Micah up then went and rented movies and went to dinner at Old Chicago. After dinner we headed to the library so that Micah could work on the massive pile of stuff he had to get done. Hannah and I played a game of skip-bo everytime I got one thing crossed off my to-do list. It started an addiction for me. Now Micah rewards me with skip-bo when I'm accomplished.

I'm pretty impressed...I got 15 super woman points today even with Hannah here.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

16 Super woman points. That's it for today.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Joy, you're so cute

All of those retro-active posts happened on the 22nd. I just got so tired of being so far behind on I thought that that would be something I could catch up on fairly easily. I'm going to continue to do that today...hopefully I'll be completely caught up shortly, and will get in a daily habit of updating you!

Monday, September 25, 2006

Today was a good day!

I got 29 super woman points...but, even though I failed at my attempt to be Wonder Woman, it was a good day. I feel really productive!!

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Potwin Pottery

First trip to Potwin today to work on Christmas presents and other presents! I like that place a lot. I also was able to cross 8 things off my ever-growing to-do list!

Friday, September 22, 2006

Time to slack...

Well, I've been productive for the last 7.5 hours, and now I'm tired. So, I decided to look at my blog, and make retroactive posts so that my husband will make fun of me. I also noticed that the stupid link section is back for some reason. I'll have to have hubby fix that in the process of laughing. So, anyway, I'm going to pull my agenda out and update you since the last post...but you won't really know that until after you've looked at them all because this will be today's and the rest will be forever ago. Enjoy!

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Career Fair

Another full day of class, beginning with an exam in Economics. Then my hubby picked me up and we went to the career fair together. After I signed in, we talked around a bit, talked with Security benefit, then went home and spent the evening relaxing together. 11 points for today.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Had class all day (8am-1pm) followed by an exam in accounting. 9 super woman points. I just rested the rest of the evening. It was nice.

Monday, September 18, 2006

More debate about point system...

I kicked butt today. I got 50 Wonder Woman points. I've decided that I should some sort of extra title or prize for reaching 50. Any ideas?

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Not much to report... (part 2)

Just a recap of the points today...
14th - 10 (test in Stats, Quiz in Accounting)
15th - 8 (only one class today)
16th - 4
17th - 4 (restful weekend)

Wednesday, September 13, 2006


Have an exam in Statistics tomorrow. I got 18 points today studying for it. I wouldn't normally give myself that many points...but I had to do something to keep me motivated. I'm not too fond of math. Why anyone ever thought accountants liked math is beyond me!

Tuesday, September 12, 2006!

How I was able to get so many things done today is beyond me!! (25 points!) The girls spend all morning with Micah...I had class from 8am-2:15. Then we took them to get lunch...they wanted Wendy's. Then Micah had to go to his class, and us girls hung around the house and worked on things and played Mall Madness. When Micah got home we watched a movie and eat Speghetti. I never know how to spell that word.

Monday, September 11, 2006


Today was a good day...did a lot of worth while things. I got 13 points, cleaned the house, had a quiz in Econ, had lunch with Abby in Topeka, went to Micah's sisters' volleyball game, and then hung out with them the rest of the evening. They're staying the night and all day tomorrow too. Micah will take them home Wednesday morning.

In other news, Ruth turned 21 today...It's so sad that her "special" years correlate with "9/11" stuff, but I suppose more people have suffered way worse things than that.

Sunday, September 10, 2006


Micah and I got to study some after church...I was able to cross 9 things off my to-do list. One of these days I'll get caught up.
Our church had a concert in Grantville tonight that Micah and Joe sang and played in. I heard it was a good time...I was bowling. Micah even got to bowl the last game...he made good time.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Monday, September 4th-Saturday September 9th

Not a whole to to say about this week. Though, I consistantly marked my points...

Wednesday-30 (my day "off")

No wonder woman...but still impressive, I thought.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Visit from the Chicago-Wasso's

Matt and Shelsey visited this weekend. They got in late Friday night. We were supposed to see them when they got in, but Micah and I are old and we fell asleep. We went to a game at Washburn with the rest of the Wasso's, Regan and Jono. Matt M. was marching in the band...that was my favorite part. That night we hung out with everyone at the Wasso house. Good times were had by all. Sunday the came to church...and we followed up with the usual Cici's. They're greatly missed.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Brakes sure are expensive.

I went to midas early this morning to take care of our repair the damage ended up costing us $611.24. But, on the plus side, gettting up early meant that I was able to get a lot done, though you wouldn't be able to tell it by my point system. You see, I only got 9 points that day. But, the pitfall with my system is that, I get one point for each thing I cross off my list....regardless of how long it took me to accomplish that one thing. For instance, 30 minutes of cleaning around the house gets the same amount of points (1) as reading an entire chapter in one of my text books. Maybe I should change the system...but then again, it works in motivating maybe not!

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Crazy day!

Today I was in class from 8am-2:30pm. Then I walked home and ended up picking up Merrilyn's kids from a lawyers office and babysitting them for a while. They gave us our car back to get the brakes fixed....they were BAD. So, long story short, I ended up walking a long ways back to the Lawyer's office to pick up my car, then to pick Micah up at Midus. I'll have to go back in the morning to get the brakes fixed....I'm so tired.

Monday, August 28, 2006

Not a whole lot going on the last several days...just school and more school. Today I had an ECON quiz, and also got 37 wonder woman points!! :) YAY!

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Not much to report...

I guess I just went to classes on Monday and Tuesday...didn't give myself any points. But, today I got 23 super woman points! Go me. Wednesday is always a good day to play catch up.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Wedding Day

On Sunday morning, we took things kinda slow because we were surprising mom with an 11am appointment to renew their vows. So, we kinda walked around our hotel for a while, gambled a little, then got breakfast before we headed to the chappel. Mom was really surprised.
After the ceremony, we went to the Wynn and out to lunch at the Harley Davidson Cafe before us kids had to catch our flight home. It was a good time.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Las Vegas!

Saturday morning mom had to go to a conference for her job, so Dad took us kids out to the Hoover Dam. It was only my 3rd trip out there, but this time it was way cool, because they're in the process of building a bridge OVER the dam so that traffic can bypass the tourist stuff. Isn't that fun? It's amazingly high, and it would be soooo cool to actually see them working on it every day!
After the Dam we went back to the strip to visit the MGM and the M&M factory, then we had a late lunch at the ESPN Zone. We went back to the hotel to rest for a while, then did a little gambling while we waited for mom to be done. When she'd finished with her work we went with her to see the rest of the things we wanted to see on the Strip, including the Paris hotel and Margaritaville. We had dinner then headed back to the hotel. Justin and Mom stayed down and gambled for a while, but the rest of us were kinda tired.

Friday, August 18, 2006

Las Vegas!

All of my classes were canceled today, which I was really thankful for, because that means I got to get ready for Vegas. My brother and sister-in-law picked us up at around 6:30 so that we could get to the air port for our 9:30 flight. Vegas, here we come!

(got 9 super woman points, today.)

Thursday, August 17, 2006

First day of School

School on Tuesday's and Thursday's consist of 4 back-to-back lectures from 8am-2:15pm. Fun stuff. And, then, on top of that...I had a doctor's appointment. Lucky me.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

El nino returns

bowling started tonight, but at a different bowling alley this time. The league is weird, don't know what to think about them yet.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Wonder Woman again

...but just barely. 31 points for me today! I worked from 7am-3:45, so I must have got a lot of birthday cards sent. Then after work we went to Topeka to watch movies with my parents at Miguel's house. Then we went to the Outback where I got asked if I needed a children's menu.

Friday, August 11, 2006

Friends are lovely

We got to go out to dinner and play games with Chris and Carrie. It was such a refressing evening. I love those guys!!

Also, I was WONDER WOMAN today! 43 points!

Saturday, August 05, 2006

farwell to KBC

We spent most of the day hanging out and playing games with friends and family. We went back to Fazoli's! I had to get my fix. We went with The Hutch Hawks, the Topeka Hawks, Rachel and Amber. Good times!

Friday, August 04, 2006

July 31 - August 4

I was a cook down at Mitchell, and did the crafts for the Boy's Grade school as well. My week was FULL of boys!! Micah was a counselor for the highschool. It was an enjoyable week.

Sunday, July 30, 2006


After church today, we went to Fazoli's with Rachel and Anne. Such a great place. They bring you hot breadsticks to your table every five minutes!! It's my new favorite place in the world. Tonight will be Micah and I's first night apart. :(

Saturday, July 29, 2006


Well, we found out last night that Micah and I are actually working at camp this week apart from each other, not together. That's a first for us, we'll see how it goes. We stayed at the Schmidt's last night, and Saturday morning we hung out with them and chatted. Such nice people they are. They're the reason we have a guest book at our house! After that we went to Camp for the reunion...we got to see JOY! Then there was a staff meeting that night.

Friday, July 28, 2006

Camp, here we come!

We leave for KBC today. Our plan is to leave as soon as Micah gets done with school, stop by Topeka to run a few errands, then off to Hutch for Dinner and hang out time with Eric and Becky. Fun stuff!

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Just work again today...7am to 4:45pm. Who on earth likes getting up that early?!

PS: Joy, I hope you're liking this update...kind of a reward for checking my blog every day "just in case"!

New Arrivals and Goodbyes

The Schumm's got 4 new kids today. That's exciting.

Also, I was supposed to work today, but someone wanted my hours, more power to them.

Micah and I went to dinner and coldstone with Matt, Shelsey, Grace, John, Anna, and Jono as kind of a goodbye. That was enjoyble.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Worked today from 11:45-17:30. Again, don't have any super-woman points, but rest assured, I was probably working. :)

Monday, July 24, 2006

I went to Women's Bible Study tonight at 6pm at World Cup. I think I haven't been to one since (as of 9/22/06. ) Maybe I should try to do that again soon.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Kinda sad day...

We hung out with the Schumm's today. Which, was fun, but sad too because the boys went back to their not-so-capable parents, and they were sad and needed encouragement.

Friday, July 21, 2006

Well, it looks like today I worked from 7am-3pm. I don't have any super-woman check marks, but that doesn't mean I didn't do anything at work, that just means I was lazy and didn't keep track.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Lots of Fun Stuff

Today I scrapped again with Ruth. Then, I was having so much fun, I couldn't stop. So, I decided to steal a page from Joy...hope you don't mind! :)

Thursday, July 13, 2006

First Scrap Day with Ruth!

I got five pages done on Ruth and I's first Scrapping Party! I felt so productive! (Pictures removed on 8/28/06)

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

A new goal...

Well, today I combined all of my to-do lists that had been haunting me. Now I've got due dates for them all. It's kinda nice.

Things I did today:
the list
1.5 hours of devotions
lots of errands (goodwill, office depot, hobby lobby, walgreens, Micah's office, walmart, blockbuster, mail drop, and target)
I also wrote 8 letters today.

I still need to do some more I should go! Good day!

Thursday, July 06, 2006

I've done good the last few days!

Since school's been out, I've felt like Wonder Woman even if I haven't achieved that status.

Friday the 30th
- took my test
-walked home
- had lunch with Savannah
- learned Cribbage
- went to mom and dad's
- took computer stuff to Merrilyn
- took picture to Carey

Saturday the 1st
- slept in
- worked all night (2-9:30)
- organized ALL my pictures!!
-drove back to Topeka

Sunday the 2nd
- went to church
- lunch with Matt and Shelsey
- Worked (4:15-9:30)
- worked on some Bible Study stuff

Monday the 3rd
- slept in
- went through pantry
- made list of meal options (one of which Micah is making for me as I type!)
- grocery shopping
- packed
- went to Topeka
- went to Emporia for party

Tuesday the 4th
- slept in again :)
- scrapped
- played games with parents
- worked (4:30-9:30)

Wednesday the 5th
- slept in
- took Micah to school
- went to Hobby Lobby
- stood Mel up for lunch :(
- very productive bible study with Ruth
- went to Hobby Lobby in Topeka
- went to Scrapbook Store
- scrapped like a mad woman

Thursday the 6th
That's today!!
- worked (7-3:00)
While I was at work I did:
- balanced checkbook
- addressed letters
- cut coupons
- made grocery list
Then after work I:
- picked Micah up
- returned library book
- mailed letters
- walked with Micah
- got cheese cake
- went to farmer's market
- went Grocery shopping (hyvee and dillons)
- returned and got a new movie
- and now writing in my blog!

The things I feel good about accomplishing are bolded!

I think I'm doing good. There's always things on my list, but busy hands are better than idle ones, right? right!
An update on my goals. I've decided to take the things off that I finished, so that I can see it getting shorter. Hmm.
Here's my many goals:
Finish bowling responsibilities - 2 patches to mail. ~~>tomorrow, I promise.
Joy's notebooks - I'll get them done, Joy, sometime :(
catch up on my daily letters - I've done less good on this...but it's my goal for work tomorrow
Ruth's collage
Organize Scrapping stuff - mostly done, a few more things to figure out dates on and need to put Micah and I's stuff in date order
Organize/Print laptop pics
Rachel's Scrapbook - got several pages done!
Magen's Scrapbook
Micah/Magen Scrapbook
Plan Parent's Anny. Party - they just want to do Boss Hawgs at the house
Catch up on Devotions - I'm doing really well on this every day
Catch up on Exercise - wishful thinking :(
Filing - needs done again!!
Fix napkin holder - Micah started this for me. One more piece to put on
Organize under kitchen sink
Organize under bathroom sink - think I found a shelving unit i want for this
Organize bedroom closet
Organize bedroom bookshelf
Bleach bathroom tiles - hehe...bought the pen for it
Clean shower curtain - bought the eraser for it.
Write in Wedding Book
Deep clean floors/floor boards
Organize School books/papers
Ruth Bible Study/memorization - going strong!
Reading list:
o Harry Potter Series - on book 3!
o Series of Unfortunate Events - on book 3!
o Narnia Books - on book - on book 5!
o Mere Christianity
o Screwtape Letters
o My heart, My Life, My All
o The woman who pleases God

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

I've been way major productive today! Praise God. I was needing a day like today. After I went to class, I came to Topeka so mom could have her screen door installed. And, I did some wife work, had my devotions, wrote five letters and got a butt load of school done. I've got 27 points today...I'm on my way to wonder woman status for the day!!

An update on my goals...

Here's my many goals:
Finish bowling responsibilities - eek! Still haven't done this!
My Accounting class - almost done...3 more days!
Joy's notebooks - I'll get them done, Joy, sometime :(
catch up on my daily letters - I've done really good at this lately!! I've wrote 5 just today!
Ruth's collage - This is coming in when school's out
Organize Scrapping stuff - mostly done, a few more things to figure out dates on, need to put
Micah and I's stuff in date order, and need to write on pictures
Organize/Print laptop pics
Rachel's Scrapbook - gunna start having regular scrapbooking sessions with Ruth
Magen's Scrapbook
Micah/Magen Scrapbook
Plan Parent's Anny. Party - they just want to do Boss Hawgs at the house
Catch up on Devotions - I'm doing really well on this every day
Catch up on Exercise - wishful thinking :(
Go through cook books
Try new recipes
Filing - needs done again!!
Fix napkin holder - Micah started this for me. One more piece to put on
Organize under kitchen sink
Organize under bathroom sink - think I found a shelving unit i want for this
Organize bedroom closet
Organize coat closet
Organize bedroom bookshelf
Bleach bathroom tiles - hehe...bought the pen for it
Clean shower curtain
Hang shower fishies - a weekly thing that Micah's now in charge of!
Wall hangings - one needs re-hung
Write in Wedding Book
Deep clean floors/floor boards
Organize School books/papers
Ruth Bible Study/memorization - going strong!
Reading list:
o Harry Potter Series
o Series of Unfortunate Events
o Narnia Books
o Mere Christianity
o Screwtape Letters
o My heart, My Life, My All
o The woman who pleases God

I'm trying the strike through thing my hubby suggested. But, sadly, now that I know how to use it, there are only two things to strike through! But, have no fear, I have high hopes for June! My list is great!

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Today's a good day!

I'm being very productive today! I'd like to tell you all about it right now...but I don't have much time. You see, I'm allowing myself 15 minutes on the internet each time I finish 5 things on my to-do list. But, this 15 minutes has been spent catching up on other peoples' blogs. So, I will have to save this post here in a minute and pick it up after I've done more on my to-do list. Also, I'll update you on what I've been up to these last ____ days!


Saturday, June 03, 2006

Catch up!

Well, here I am playing catch up again on updating my accomplishments. I haven't got a whole lot done since the last time i wrote...I think i should add dates to my list. But, don't get me wrong...I've been doing a lot of fun things with my hubby! That's productive!
Here's my many goals:
Finish bowling responsibilities --> 6/5
My Accounting class
Joy's notebooks
catch up on my daily letters --> daily!!
Ruth's collage --> 6/12
Organize Scrapping stuff --> 6/4
Organize/Print laptop pics
Rachel's Scrapbook
Magen's Scrapbook
Micah/Magen Scrapbook
Plan Parent's Anny. Party
Catch up on Devotions --> daily!!
Catch up on Exercise --> daily!!
Go through cook books
Try new recipes (i've tried a few)
(Filing) done!!
Fix napkin holder
Organize under kitchen sink
Organize under bathroom sink
Organize bedroom closet
(Organize coat closet) done!
Organize bedroom bookshelf
Bleach bathroom tiles
Clean shower curtain
(Hang shower fishies) done!
(Wall hangings) done!
Write in Wedding Book
Deep clean floors/floor boards
Organize School books/papers
Ruth Bible Study/memorization
Reading list:
o Harry Potter Series
o Series of Unfortunate Events
o Narnia Books
o Mere Christianity
o Screwtape Letters
o My heart, My Life, My All
o The woman who pleases God

I can't figure out how to "strike out" the things I've gotten done. I'll have to see if that's possible.

Today I hope to catch up on some Devotion things. I'm working 7am til 3:30pm. But, we're really busy, so I'm sure how much I'll really get done while at work.

Done now!

Monday, May 22, 2006

I'm done!!

I'm so bad at this whole updating thing. But, the main thing that needs to be noted is that I'm done with school! Which means, I'm on to other worthwhile things that seem to be a whole lot more fun! I've got such high hopes for this summer!

Here's my many goals:
Finish bowling responsibilities
My Accounting class
Joy's notebooks
catch up on my daily letters
Ruth's collage
Organize Scrapping stuff
Organize/Print laptop pics
Rachel's Scrapbook
Magen's Scrapbook
Micah/Magen Scrapbook
Plan Parent's Anny. Party
Catch up on Devotions
Catch up on Exercise
Go through cook books
Try new recipes
Fix napkin holder
Organize under kitchen sink
Organize under bathroom sink
Organize bedroom closet
Organize coat closet
Organize bedroom bookshelf
Bleach bathroom tiles
Clean shower curtain
Hang shower fishies
Wall hangings
Write in Wedding Book
Deep clean floors/floor boards
Organize School books/papers
Ruth Bible Study/memorization
Reading list:
o Harry Potter Series
o Series of Unfortunate Events
o Narnia Books
o Mere Christianity
o Screwtape Letters
o My heart, My Life, My All
o The woman who pleases God

That's quite a bit for....less than 3 months. But, I'm superwoman, right?

As for this last week...there's not good reason to update you on daily things cause it was all mostly STUDY STUDY STUDY! for my 3 more exams I had Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Then on Friday I cleaned house all day and prepared dinner for Matt and Shelsey and Chris and Carrie. They came over and we had dinner, played games, and watched a movie. Then Saturday I worked then hung out with dad until Mike got into town. Sunday we took hannah with us to church, and went out to lunch and visited Micah's sister's family. Today I hung out with Savvy all day and Micah got his grading done. Now I'm off to buy him some deodorant! Fun stuffy! Buhbye for now!

Sunday, May 14, 2006

"This Afternoon"

Well, I never did get back when I said I would to update this on what I got done on the 8th. I guess I'll have to get used to not updating this daily. It's amazing...I'm usually so busy that I never get a chance to sit down and write on here. Which, is funny, considering the whole reason I have this blog is because I thought I wasn't being productive!!

So, here's the update!:

5.8.06 (Monday) I totally got Wonderwoman points! I'm so proud of myself. I got TONS of catching up done!! And I worked 1045 to 3pm.

5.9.06 I had all my classes and my lab this night. Afterwards I was so run into the groud that my hubby took me out to Applebee's for Spinach and Artichoke dip. He loves me. I have that I got 12 points this day...but sometimes I forgot, so I'm not sure how accurate that is. Oh, I also worked from 3pm to 5:30pm

5.10.06 My new nephew was born today. And, so was Joy's! We have twin nephews. Hehe...I only have 3 points marked for this day...But, I know I got more than that, cause it said I went to the bank, and to Panera. I also did a lot of shopping at Walgreens. Then we had shekel shack and I went out to finish my ASTR lab project in Topeka.

5.11.06 Today was my last ACCT lab...but technically, I turned my homework in for that and skipped it. (OH, which means I would have had to do my ACCT homework Wednesday too!) I had my REL final this day...I think it went well. We shall see. I think that's pretty much all I did this day...I was beat! Essay finals take a lot out of you!! No, wait! I worked 3pm-9:30 and got quite a bit done on my ASTR project that was due on the 12th.

5.12.06 Stop day for school! I finished my ASTR project and got it turned in by 1pm. Micah and I then took care of our internet problem, had qdoba, and then went to Topeka. He played poker, and we visited his sister who just had her baby.

5.13.06 Lots of driving...but no homework! I went to a mother's day breakfast in Frankfort then came back to Topeka, took a nap, then Micah and I left for Manhattan where we had dinner, and went to a dance recital (they also went to a graduation party). It was a nice day.

5.14.06 That's today! Happy Mother's Day! Today I went to breakfast with my mom, went to church (Where I got mistaken as a mom by 3 kids!), went go-karting with my dad, then came home for a ASTR review session, and now I'm at work. After I finish updating this, I think I will try to catch up on ASTR. First homework all weekend! School's almost done! YAY!

That's it for now! Goodnight.

Monday, May 08, 2006

Sickly ol' me

I think maybe I've been productive since the last time I posted. I've been sick and so it's hard to tell. I always lower my standards when I'm sick so that I can rest and recover. That's probably a good thing, right? Right!

Let's's been a week!
Tuesday 5/2 I would have had class from 9:30 until 2:15. That makes for a long day. I also had ASTR Lab that night. So, during the break I'm sure I worked on that, and then took a nap.
Wednesday 5/3 I had class in the morning, then it was somewhat of a catch up day. I did a lot of cleaning! I got 14 super woman points...not bad for being sick. I also studied for an accounting quiz and did accounting homework. As well as having AWANA and getting a sunset point.
Thursday 5/4 would have been class again all day. I got 15 super woman points. I also worked from 6:30pm-9:30pm.

Side note: Super woman points: My goal is 30 a day. I get them for crossing stuff off my to do list. They become wonder woman points when I've reached my goal of 30 in a day!

Friday 5/5 Friday was spent studying for my Religion Exam I had that afternoon. There was A LOT of reading and flash card making left to do before the test. I also had my last accounting lab. That night Micah and I cleaned the house all up. One of his class mates was coming over to work on a take home test they've got to get done. We invited her fiance over for dinner too, but he couldn't come. But, that's ok, cause my husband's wonderful. Not only did they get a lot of their studying done, I also got a clean house, dinner made by my wonderful husband, AND got to hang out with him when he was done studying. It was a good day.
Saturday 5/6 Micah and I slept in! Then I went to work at 11am and he went with Matt to a graduation. The rest of the day Micah and I hung out with my parents, had dinner, played games and watched a movie. No homework, but it was wonderful!
Sunday 5/7 I was forced to get homework done!! Had Econ homework that was done that night. I went to church in the morning to run the soundsystem, but wasn't needed. So I got a lot of verses memorized. Then we went out to lunch with a friends after church. After that I did lots of ECON work until dinner with the fam. Then more homework and then the bowling tournament Allen and Justin were in. Very much fun!

That's all the catchin' up I have! Today's stuff later this afternoon!!

Monday, May 01, 2006

Still no homework

I think maybe I was productive today. I got 20 superwoman marks.

I ran a lot of errands (returned a movie, went to the bank, got my pills...) I also did a lot of cleaning including laundry. I balanced the checkbook and worked on our budget. I suppose today was wife day...but no homework.

I think God's trying to teach me lots. One thing I think he's trying to teach me is that I would be more productive with my time if I gave my time to him. It's kinda like your tithe. If you give Him your money (Which He gave to you!) you're recognizing that it's all from Him, and you're letting Him have control. Why shouldn't it be that way for all of your resources? Just a thought.

Is THAT productive?

Well, I don't feel like I've been productive for several days now. But, I suppose that the things I did do were worth while things. Maybe that's what God is trying to teach me...

Friday I did my accounting homework before I went to meet my group for our presentation. We worked a little more, then went to class. The presentation went fine, I suppose. But then, instead of being productive I went to lunch with my daddy! That was nice. Then I went back to class for a while. My husband and I walked home to get things ready for Topeka. We went to dinner with my parents and I worked on the bowling money for the end of the season prize fund. It was all ready by the time we left.

Saturday was another day of no homework. I worked at 7am until 3:15pm, and didn't get a lick of homework done. I even tried less than I normally do. Saturday night was worthwhile, too, though. My husband and I hung out for a while, then went to a bbq for our apartment complex. After that we went out and rented a couple of movies. We just finished watching one of them when mom called. So we went out to dinner with my parents again saturday night, then watched a second movie with them.

Sunday I was forced to get some homework done. We went to church, and then I came home and worked on my ECON homework that was due online that night. Then I had lunch and played a game with my family. Then we were at the bowling alley all night.

Lots of family time this weekend. But, I did also get some homework done, and completely finished my duties as secretary. So, that was nice. In short: I guess all that stuff was productive in its own way.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

A new start

It's kinda fun to start a blog. It's a new beginning. A clean slate. You can start clean with no mistakes, no regrets.

I've had an awful day. I had an emotional breakdown for a few hours. But, I'm better now. God is so good. He's so faithful!

So, the reason for this blog: to share (with myself) what I've accomplished each day. The sole reason is so that I can come back and look at how productive I am next time I feel discouraged about life.

If you're reading this, I'm sorry. It's going to be boring for people who aren't me. But, feel free!