Thursday, August 31, 2006


Wednesday, August 30, 2006


well, now i've done it.
-===856666666666666666666666666666666666666666 [that comment is from cleopatra, who just laid on the keyboard]


i did it. i signed up for fantasy football league at my church, and last night we did a live [in-person] draft. andrew coached me for a few days beforehand and i made lists for rounds 1-7 of my top 12 in each round. plus i took a list of top 100 players and top 50 running backs that andrew found online.

i got pick #6, and i think i ended up with a pretty good team. and i haven't had so much fun in weeks.

my team is called 'hurricane tiffy' - a nickname my grandfather gave me as a child.

i'm excited.

let the games begin.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

now i'm cool.

my new phone!

cool breezes

i love that right now it's 70 degrees and cloudy, and all of the windows are open. andrew is in the kitchen making us dinner and the cats are playing nearby. fall is just around the corner and i absolutely cannot wait.

Friday, August 25, 2006


I talked to my sister for an hour and a half this afternoon. We discussed jobs and grad school and library things, and during our conversation I had a revelation...

I could teach for one more year
quit my job [!]
work at the college library
finish my degree
then search for a middle/high school library job.

This is of course contingent on several things, such as can I work full time at the library, and get a tuition discount, and still make a decent salary? Will there be a job opening there suitable for me? Could I accomplish all of this in the span from June 2007 - August 2008?

Despite the 'what ifs,' I am completely excited by this idea. I know I need some sort of change soon.

Thursday, August 17, 2006


Her 1st photo
Originally uploaded by t23e.
We adopted this stray bengal kitten today. She is such a sweetheart! Since she came home she has mostly been sleeping in an armchair, and if I join her she will curl up in my lap and purr away. She seems so content to be here, I think she needs a lot of love, which we will happily give her!

Originally uploaded by t23e.

Our beautiful bengal kitten
Originally uploaded by t23e.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006


My favorite flower ever...
Originally uploaded by t23e.
I have been spending HOURS on, uploading photos new and old. If you click on this photo you can see my flickr page, with hundreds of photos.

In other news, we are getting a kitten!!! She is gorgeous and we are naming her Cleopatra. Her dominant breed is bengal and she looks like a leopard. I will post pics of her soon!

Friday, August 11, 2006

shop til you drop.

i went shopping for 4 hours today and bought only:

one shirt
a headband

a greeting card

and 4 items of food.

pathetic. now i am exhausted and i cannot wait to curl up on the couch with my comforter and a movie. and my kitty.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

to all the ones i love.

happy birthday, mom!
i miss you, jenni!
good luck in sc, kt!
welcome back to the country, mel!
let's get together, jess!
thank you, erin!
don't worry, laura!
thank you for everything, kathy!
i am in love with you and so proud of you, andrew.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

the opposite of empty...

i love small group! the encouragement and discussion and fellowship just fill me up.

tomorrow night i am attending a planning meeting for women's fellowship...which i pray will be a rewarding and fulfilling experience.

then friday i am leaving for the in-laws, and will get to spend several days with them. and they are such Godly, wonderful people that i know our time together will be a blessing.

i am going to bed tonight feeling...full.