Sunday, November 2, 2008

I have so much to write about, but I am exhausted! I will try to write a little bit since I haven't written anything in a while.

Tonight I finished up some homework and then watched Freedom Writers with Andrea and Rebecca. It was typical, but a little different from the usual white teacher is the minority in an inner-city classroom trying to make a difference. Still, it was those same basis but taken almost from a different view and getting to see the lives that the students lived in the past and currently living. I actually do get inspired by these movies and cannot wait to be a teacher. The only thing I did not like about this movie was that the teacher, Miss G. played by Hilary Swank put her classroom and her students before everything else including her husband. I knew right from the beggining i knew their marriage would end. She stayed late everynight at class, took them places on weekends and was rarely ever home and all she talked about was her work as a teacher to her husband. I would LOVE to be an awesome teacher like her, but not at the expense of my own family. While i am single and teaching I know that I will be able to pour a lot more of myself into teaching and my students, but when the day comes when I do marry, I hope and pray that I will always put my husband and children ahead of work, no matter how noble or satisfying my teaching career may be, nothing can replace the awesome gift from God that is my future husband and family.
I am SOOO exhausted... i actually dont even know if anything I wrote made sense.. but I know what i was meaning so maybe i will have to rewrite it tommorow when i can think of better words. but for now i am going to bed.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Snow and Wonder.

Snow last night.. I saw it with my two very own eyes! Sarah Maxwell came to my bedroom door close to midnight and said.."Its Snowing!" i didnt believe her at first, but we went to the living room and opened the curtains and could see tiny snow in the light of the porch lamp. It was like a whispered secret, one that you could barely hear, but knew what it meant...winter is upon us! I have mixed feelings about winter as being I loved to snowboard, skate and other winter activities...but i shall miss the warm sun. I am thankful for the length of the warmness we have had this autumn..its been grand. Something else that is abosultely grand is that Carrie is now finished with Chemo!! forever Lord willing, and what an amazing testimony it is to us all. Never complaining and just looking at it as something that has to be done, and just "got'er done. Praise God! Those of us that could make it to Chatham on Sunday (Brittney, Mandy and I) and who were not sick, had a suprise "Got'er Done/ Way to Kick Cancer in the butt celebration for Carrie" on Sunday. We talked a lot, wrote out recipes, ate chips and salsa, watched an old time home video of our church, then dressed up in ridiculous costumes and Britt's mom took lovely photos. (if you need a photographer..ask her) We then had dinner which was Turkey Pizza wheel and stuffing. Excellent! Mandy brought a salad plus cupcakes and I brought balloons. .it was a GREAT time. i wish I could write more, but I must MUST clean my room before Andrea gets back...not that she will care, but I know she will have a ton of stuff ( and souvenirs for me?) from her trip.

Have a Full of Wonder Day!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Autumn...A Time to Contemplate.

I love waking up in the morning when the sun is shining brightly in my room, I can't help but get out of bed. On days that are cloudy, it's much harder to get out of bed and face the world, but one thing God has been teaching me lately is self control/discipline. I have found that even the word self control will pop into my head on those days that I don't want to get up, and I just have to do it. Not giving into your selfish bodily desires (such as sleeping in) only strengthens the spirit and that is what I am striving for. 2 Peter 1:6 says Knowing God leads to self-control. Self-control leads to patient endurance, and patient endurance leads to godliness. Something to think about really, for me at least. I have been telling my housemates that I feel as if I am losing the patience I once had. In classes, I find it frustrating when a teacher seems to be wasting my time or not reading something correctly, sometimes I wish i could yell out my frustrations. This I know also relates to self control. Making up my mind, to get what I can out of classes and doing my best and I am sure I will see my patience come back to me. This is all I have time for at the moment, classes call and since I am practicing self control..even though i would rather stay in my room.. I shall go.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

I was awaken this morning by what I thought to be thunder, but could feel the warmth of the sun on my face and knew that what I was hearing was not thunder. "It sounds like thunder" I said anyways to my Andrea (roomie) and her reply.."It's not" which I knew..but i was hoping she would be able to answer the question that was on my mind...what was that rumbling sound? I laid in bed a few more moments thinking of all the possibilities, some of which are just absurd. I decided it was high time i investigate this going ons and jumped out of my bed and whipped open the curtains and for a second i couldnt believe my eyes....could it be!? I was SURE... most DEFINATELY... that i was seeing things... I mean..I thought these creatures were wiped off the face of the planet years before I was here..yes my friends...I saw a least for a good 5 seconds i thought i did. It turned out to be some sort of digger majigger thing doin some construction type deal work...but behind the me it looked like a dinosaur.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Not my real name..

Let me explain to you my blog name..Melisadventures is kinda a mix between my name and the word "Misadventures" i said..kinda. As for MG Jellybean...well MG is my long time nickname and Jellybean is not my last name.. but would be cool if it were.
Now that's taken care of lets move on.

The weekend is here and the weather looks promising! speaking of weather, I watch the weathernetwork every day and just recently found out that Ross Hull, (also on studentbodies) is from London ON. cool man.

Tonight was really fun, visiting friends, road trip adventure with Jane (GPS) eating deserts and good conversation, cant ask for anything better really. We found a baby pigeon outside the hospital, probably only a day or two old and had been there all day. we were mad that the mommy pigeon didnt clue in and get this poor babe, so i stole a chair from the hospital and brought it outside so i could scoop the baby in a cup and place it in the nest, but the nest was too high and i couldnt reach. I am still sad for this bird. Yet, it is 1:30 am and my eyes are feeling like sumo wrestlers (very heavy) i need toothpicks to keep them open like on the cartoons!

I was planning to write more, but nope..this girl is way to tired tonight. GOOD NIGHT SWEETHEARTS!