Thursday, October 28, 2010


- I have decided to upgrade to Windows 7. As soon as I get paid tomorrow. :P Yeah, yeah, I know... I was crazy about Vista for so long - but - it's been giving me issues. So it's time for an upgrade methinks. (only because I can't afford a Mac. boo hoo.)

- People conned me into working 6 hours tomorrow evening and 3 hours on Saturday morning. :( The job on Saturday is a boring desk job, where I'll sit and do nothing... so if you feel like texting me - go right ahead. ;)

- New favorite song: I've felt like saying this to a few different people: "You're going to catch a cold, from the ice inside your soul. Who do you think you are?" 

- Banana flavored Laffy Taffy is absolutely disgusting. Don't you agree? *shivers* It's almost worse than artificial cherry flavor!

- Taylor Swift's new CD should have been here yesterday. Now it should be here today or else.... ! (just kidding.)

- Dance is going well - my kiddos are so awesome. Although one of my 4 y.o. students just would not let go of me the other day. "Honey, it's nice you want to hug me, but you need to dance and I need to teach." :P haha

- Did I mention we got snow yesterday? Well, we did. Say hello to winter, everyone! And hot chocolate, heavy coats, scarfs, coffee, wood stoves, lots of blankets, and good books. :) As my dance teacher put it yesterday: "One good thing about winter: legwarmers." So true!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Sadly, I'm not actually from India.

My name means "from India" - lame - yeah - oh well. (I do still like my name though!) Apparently, someone really took that to heart in a letter to me! I exchange letters (Yes, snail mail. It does still exist! Shocking, I know.) with an awesome college friend of mine... she lives in Alaska. I got an additional letter from her 11 y.o. brother Sam the other day:

In case you can't read it (and I don't blame you if you can't - my scanner isn't amazing), it says the following: 

To: India  how are you doing? do you eat lots of rice like us? do you ride elephants and rickshaws? Are the monsoons coming soon? Do you wear a sari? What caste are you in? Do you have a pet mongoose or cobra? You should buy a jeep and take tourists on safaris for many rupees? I like curry. There is probably tiger season, elephant season, snake season, and tourist season. Don't let a panther come down through the thatch of your roof. 
From Sam

I really, really, honest-to-goodness, have not laughed that hard in a LONG time. Sam, thank you for making my day. :D :D He also included this drawing on the back: 

O.O hahahahahaha

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

MCFBFAE and infinity

Peek in our house on Friday night. You'd see Ezra and I seated on the Living Room floor, battling back and forth in a game of Risk for our very lives. You'd also see Noah and Judah sitting on the couch, with a box of corn flakes sitting between them. Those two had previously been beaten out of the game, and were happy to sit and watch us, and eat. The fact that they got to eat corn flakes before we did, made them come up with their own special club: MCFBFAE (yes. sometimes I wonder too.) It stands for Mental Corn Flake Buddies For Ever And Ever. Oh yes it does. LOL! How did they ever come up with that?! I'll never know. But it's positively goofy and hilarious.

You know I mentioned I'd been reading "The Restaurant at the end of Universe"? Well, in this book, they define infinity:

Infinite: Bigger than the biggest thing ever and then some. Much bigger that that in fact, really amazingly immense, a totally stunning size, real "wow, that's big," time. Infinity is just so big that by comparison, bigness itself looks really titchy. Gigantic multiplied by colossal multiplied by staggeringly huge is the sort of concept we're trying to get across here. 

:D That gave me a good laugh. Dealing a lot with infinity in Calculus, I'd never heard it described quite like that before.

Friday, October 15, 2010

umm - yeah.

I don't like it when I have nothing to blog about. Really! I mean, when there's nothing exciting going on, and my creative juices aren't flowing, but I know I need to blog something somehow..... UGH! Actually, you know what, I did have an idea for a blog post as I was reading through Isaiah. (I just love Isaiah, don't you?) *goes to grab Bible*

.....and you know what, I forgot what I was going to blog about. Naturally. (rolls eyes at self) But - I shall make a post out of this anyway! I have been reading in Isaiah, and I just read Isaiah 40. Man, oh, man - what a great chapter. It's like Matthew 5... just absolutely wonderful. It's prophetic, encouraging, proving the strength of God.... if you haven't read it in awhile, go do so. My favorite has to be the last few verses.

"Did you not know? Have you not heard? The everlasting Elohim, Yahweh, the Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the faint, and to those who have no might He increases strength. Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men stumble and fall, but those who wait on Yahweh renew their strength, they raise up the wing like eagles, they run and are not weary, they walk and do not faint."
-Isaiah 40:28-31


Something else I have been reading recently, is "The Restaurant at the end of the Universe". YES! It's the sequel to the book "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" - perhaps you have heard of that? If not, this is quite the series written by Douglas Adams - I suppose it would be considered Sci-Fi? It's just super random and funny.... and call me crazy, but I like it. And whatever you do, whether you brand me as insane, decide to read it, or grab copies and burn them..... NEVER forget your towel! ;)

Sunday, October 10, 2010

overheard at my house

Mom was explaining how they make cheeseburgers at fast food restaurants, for all of her children who have never had one. (*cough* which is all of us *cough* )

Me: "So do they put cheese inside of the meat patty?"

Mom: "No, that makes it stick to the pan. They usually just fry the meat by itself. But if you really wanted to do it right, you'd put a slice of cheese on top as it's frying. And if you REALLY wanted to do it right you'd toast the bun before putting it all together."

Noah: "And if you *REALLY* wanted to do it right you'd take the plastic wrap off the cheese before putting it on the burger.

Gave us all a good laugh :D

In other news.... I get tomorrow and Tuesday off of work! Yay! I'm so excited - I don't know what to do with myself!! Perhaps I shall give my room a thorough cleaning and give a bunch of stuff away.... to prepare for moving. :) If and when we move, that is.

Random fact of the day from one of my best friends.... "I've heard that the symptoms of over-tiredness can be very similar to when someone's drunk." ..... interesting, right? I sure thought it was. Remind me to never to be in a social situation when I'm overly tired. hehe!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

aww little kids :)

I babysat three girls today/yesterday as their parents had to go out of town. Last night before we prayed together, (with the parents giving their girls hugs and kisses goodbye) the littlest girl (she's 5) said the cutest thing. She goes: "Mom, I love you so much because you let Miss India come and stay with us!" What an "awwww!" moment! Then this morning, as I was driving the girls to school, the middle girl (she's 8) pipes up randomly with: "Miss India, I wish you were our sister." My heart melted. How sweet was that?! It totally made my day.

On the down side, the youngest girl almost broke down into tears when she realized her sister put grape jelly on her toast instead of strawberry. So we had to have a ''you're a big girl and grape is just as good'' talk. And then 2 minutes later she was happy as a clam. Also on the down side.... they have a dog. A big yellow lab that is smelly and icky and licky... blegh. Note: I like cats much better than dogs.

Monday, October 4, 2010

All Yours.

The life that I have is all that I have
And the life that I have is yours. 
The love that I have of the life that I have 
Is yours and yours and yours. 

A sleep I shall have 
A rest I shall have,
Yet death will be but a pause, 
For the peace of my years in the long green grass
Will be yours and yours and yours. 

-A Code Poem for the French Resistance-
by Leo Marks

Friday, October 1, 2010

"Not a single time have we gotten a right from Congress or from the President. We get them from God." -Glenn Beck

I do like that quote.

Glenn Beck. The world is talking about him. I'm still not sure whether I like him or not... I've watched his show a lot (it was always on at the place I used to work), and I've listened to his radio show when we have been on vacation. He definitely has some good things to say, and a lot of people are ''waking up'' so to speak, by listening to the bold truths he tells. On the other hand - in my opinion, some of his religious beliefs are a tad off. I recently took a poll on what I thought about him - I voted "FAAAN!!! but I hope he is going to Heaven" (just because I heartily disagreed with the other options :P )

I have to say though, this guy in this article - way to go dude! Read it - it's pretty cool. The education system in this country is degenerating before our eyes - and it's really sad - but what did we expect? When people turn their backs on what the Bible says about teaching your children at home, yourself; bad things are sure to happen. Anyway, check out this article (whether you like Glenn Beck or not ;) )

On a lighter note - remember how I mentioned that I would be in the local newspaper for dance teaching? Well, yesterday, I was. Haha. If you care to check it out, you can do so here