Wednesday, April 19, 2006

This is too cool...

I found this on someone else's blog site and just thought I'd try it and see what happens:

1) What were you doing 10 years ago? I was about to finish my student teaching, getting ready to graduate from OC... and panicing about how Jeanise and I were going to come up with $4,000 to go to Japan for a year.

2) 5 years ago? Teaching at PCWest... about this time, I was the head boys soccer coach. Now don't get any ideas... I was filling in for a guy who quit at the beginning of the season and I was the only coach left who wasn't coaching a Spring sport.

3) 1 year ago? I was at Oklahoma Christian Academy and about to accept a job at Deer Creek High School.

4) Five snacks you enjoy:
1. Peanut M&Ms
2. Nacho Cheese Dorittos (probably my #1)
3. Funnoins
4. Peanut butter on a spoon
5. Oreos (or the cheap walmart brand) and milk

5) Five songs I know by heart but wish I didn’t:
1. Head-Shoulders-Knees-and Toes (thank you Joel)
2. Ice-Ice-Baby (Vanilla Ice)
3. Do-wa-diddy (2 Live Crew -- it was a high school thing)
4. Can't think of too many others...

6) Five things I would do with a LOT of money:
1. Give to the church
2. Pay off the house
3. Set aside $ for kids' college
4. Buy a sports franchise... and maybe bring it to Oklahoma!
5. Buy/Build a golf course or baseball youth complex

7) Five things I would never wear:
1. Dress
2. Ear rings or any other rings attached to part of my body
3. a pink shirt
4. bra or sports bra
5. someone else's underwear

8) Five things I should never have worn:
1. Plaid shorts under my white, baseball pants in high school
2. Basketball shorts that go below MY calves
3. An Epcot Center ball cap
4. a chain around my neck (it just wasn't me)
5. a psycho girl-friend in high school's class ring

9) Five things I enjoy doing:
1. Time with my wife, watching movies and eating out and going places
2. Playing with my kids... but mainly finding ways to make them laugh
3. Playing sports (golf, basketball, softball, volleyball, fishing) and/or Coaching Sports
4. Doing random, misc. stuff on the computer
5. Driving in a car at night, when everyone else in the vehicle is sleeping. It's just a really
cool thing to experience.

10) Five bad habits of mine:
1. Not 'really' listening to Jeanise when she's talking to me (need to work on that focus thing)
2. Jumping to conclusions too quickly and reacting too quickly
3. Speaking before I think about what I'm going to say
4. Leave dishes out without rinsing them
5. Talking too loud on my cell phone (that's what Jeanise says...)

Well... that was fun! Hope you all can copy that and maybe do the same thing. Let me know if you do.

Monday, April 10, 2006

Waiting game is over...

Well... that didn't last very long, did it? I found out today (story for another time) that I did not get the director's position for our district. I really had high hopes for that position, but I guess that God didn't want me thru that door right now. I took it pretty hard today, but thru some very encouraging words from a lot of supportive people, I've tried to put it behind me and accept it. I still have a good job at a place I like to be... just that it's going to be tough to look certain people in the eye for a while. My wise father told me today that I needed to "mourn" for this... never thought I'd have to "mourn" over a job like this... but he's right. But I also need to move on and do the things that I have been doing and enjoy what I've got.

Thank you all for praying for me on this (since OCT) and I appreciate it. I just have to trust that God will continue to move and place me where HE wants me to be... not necessarily where I want to go.


Sunday, April 09, 2006

'Bout time?

It has been a few weeks since I've posted something. Sorry 'bout that... It has been a few weeks since Spring Break and the 4th nine weeks has shot through the gates (so to speak) and we're off and running toward that last day of school. It has really gone by fast! It's a little scary... I remember my first 3 years of school... this was the time when the school year just dragged and dragged. The end seemed so far down the road. I've really enjoyed this school year and a lot has gone on. Does time go by faster when you enjoy what you're doing? Just wondering... 'cause I'm in a place where I love to teach and that kids want to be taught! Is this a poster school for the nation? I don't know, but I like it.

I had my Director of Technology interview this last Thursday. I think that I wowed the socks off of them, but it's not what I think that makes the decision. I think that I have a good repore with the people who interviewed me and I think that I shared my thoughts and ideas with them the best I could. There is always a couple of things that I wish I could rewind back time and add to my interview (there always is), but I can't. It's all in God's hands now... and I have to rely on that or I'll go nuts worrying about it. And it's tough to do... what with my GREAT patience level and all. :-) It's all the waiting game now.

Family is growing and growing every day. Lindsay is doing a much better job of sleeping during the nights! YEA! She's just a very happy baby... smiling at everyone who holds her and is very attentive at her surroundings. She likes to look around (as evidence with the bald spot on the back of her head) and see what's around her. I really think that she's looking for her brother. Joel is doing a great job of the big-brother role! He likes to play with her and give her attention. I think that it's good for both of them. He is talking more and more everyday and we just praise God for that! He's figuring it out that if he asks for something... he'll get it (or at least he MAY get it). He's such a fun kid... I love both of my kids and it's so much fun playing with them. Hopefully, we'll get to go for a walk (weather-willing) and get to go by the park or something. I think that they'd like that.

Have a blessed week!