Feb 15, 2005

in just two days...

In slightly more than 48 hours, Rob and I will be on our way to Melbourne for a David Crowder concert! I am so excited! Marcie in the office was asking me if we did anything for Valentines Day, so I was telling her of our in-leu-of-Valentines-Day event, so now I'm thinking all about it. I am currently trying to paruse the DCB website, but it is loading slowly today for some reason. But I do see that the new book/CD release is today. Very exciting. Prior to telling Marcie about David Crowder, I made my best attempt of explaining Emo-Rock to her. Her response was basically "Oh. Okay." That all stemmed from the Judge asking what we called "that hard stuff" us young people listen to. I told him I don't listen to the "hard stuff." He's a funny man.

Random thought:
So in my quiet time lately I've been reading in 2Kings. That's one of those books of the Bible that I read and when I get to the end of a passage I'm like "okay... what now?" First of all, it's hard for me to follow because of all the different nations and kings and all. I should use a Bible map; it would probably help. Then, once I figure out everything that's going on, I'm not sure what I'm supposed to learn from it. The questions provided in the quiet time book I use generally help, but sometimes I'm still a little fuzzy. All in all, I know it's still important for me to read these types of passages, but it's so much more enjoyable when I have a clear application. I'll be out of 2Kings soon enough though. I think I only have two days of it left. Anyway, just thinking about that.

Here's something else that's random. This is a little poster in the education office next to the computer I sit at.
1915 Rules for Teachers:
1. You will not marry during the term of your contract.
2. You are not to keep company with men.
3. You must be home between the hours of 8pm and 6am unless attending a school function.
4. You may not loiter downtown in ice cream stores.
5. You may not travel beyond the city limits unless you have the permission of the chairman of the board.
6. You may not ride in a carriage or automobile with any man unless he is your father or brother.
7. You may not smoke cigarettes.
8. You may not dress in bright colors.
9. You may under no circumstances dye your hair.
10. You must wear at least two petticoats.
11. Your dress must not be any shorter than two inches above the ankle.
12. To keep the school room neat and clean, you must: sweep the floor at least once daily, scrub the floor at least once a week with hot, soapy water, clean the blackboards at least once a day, and start the fire at 7am so the room will be warm by 8am.

The evils of ice cream stores.

Yeah, I can tell you what I would not be doing if it were 1915. (Of course, I guess women weren't doing much of anything else back then in the way of careers either.)

Feb 14, 2005

a very happy v-day...

I have had just an absolutely fabulous day. I had a really good morning, for no reason whatsoever... just in a good mood I guess. Then, I had a wonderful lunch date. Then, I went to my practicum, and while my work there was cut a little short for the holiday festivities, I very much enjoyed watching two classes of kids dive into bags full of Valentines and more sugar than I think I've seen in the past six months! I'm talkin' cake, and cupcakes, and candies of all sorts, and those cookies you get at Wal-Mart with the frosting on top (my girls know which ones I'm talking about!), and anything else you can imagine that contains rediculously large amounts of sugar. Clever of the teachers, however, is that this all took place during the last hour of the school day, so the kids will be wired for their parents!

Anyway, I'm off to photography class. Got to take a quiz. Blah.