16 October 2008

{worry wart}

i do it everytime. i freak out and then everything is perfectly fine.
as i mentioned yesterday, i had my PE lesson today. now let me remind you. i was already super nervous when i went to bed last night, when i woke up this morning i felt like the majority of that all melted away {thank you jesus! haha} but then i got to the school and walked in the gym doors and the whole obstacle course had been changed and moved around. i wanted to run and hide. but it gets better....come to find out it is MEAP week and the school schedule changed so instead of teaching the 2nd graders that i was used to, i had a 4th grade class with completely new students {to me} i probably looked like all of the life was sucked out of me. regardless, i guess i did well. here are some quotes from my evaluation:

from my host teacher, the drill sargent:
"good leadership. good planning. very enthusiastic."

from my university supervisor:
"excellent lesson, danielle! you are a 'natural' with instruction, motivation and management"

aw....*blush*...it always feels good to know you are doing something "RIGHT"
hahha...
alright, now im gonna watch some tv because i never do...i need a nap as well. ill probably blog more later...but after i clean my room {since i wont be home all weekend, i probably should} ugh. i forgot...i work at 4 too....i better take that nap now.


{peace&lovedanielle}

15 October 2008

{stress-eater}

how did i ever become so lucky? to be a stress-eater that is. you know, the kind of binge session that occurs when food tastes like nothingness and you wake up with a food hangover....absolutely miserable. yeah. and as i mindlessly cram my hand in the crinkled bag for another greasy potato chip i say to myself "GET A GRIP GIRL....you never eat like this!" unless ofcourse im stressed. and by god, am i ever. it might sound like a simple thing (i mean i AM going to become a teacher and all) but tomorrow i have my PE lesson....you know, the one where my university supervisor comes and observes how well i do and determines whether or not i pass or fail? yeah....thats tomorrow. but why am i freaking out? she seems to like me...but ohmyfreakingraciousgoodness.....i cant handle it. my host PE teacher is like a drill sargent. i, however, am not. "it will all be okay" i tell myself. i lie to myself.....i usually do well, ive survived so far. oi!

and after tomorrow its "the dark wedding"....yeah the one where "oh, it doesnt get dark til after 8pm" one....(OBVIOUSLY someone hasnt looked outside lately or else they might change their minds of when they want me to take pictures...)oh well.

did i mention those two things just bake the begining-of-my-weekend-cupcake....this frosts it. SATURDAY is my teaching certification test. yeah...the one that says i can actually be a teacher.

out of all three, i think tomorrow morning scares me the most. maybe because its the most near. maybe its because its most relevant for the time being.....all i know is come monday, I'LL NEED TO GO ON A DIET!

14 October 2008

{eats shoots & leaves}



today in class, one of my colleagues {heehee its so funny to say} presented a book to us called "eats, shoots and leaves"....the gist of the book was based around this joke and the much-needed zero tolerance approach to punctuation....

"A panda walks into a restaurant, sits down and orders a sandwich. After he finishes eating the sandwich, the panda pulls out a gun and shoots the waiter, and then stands up to go. "Hey!" shouts the manager. "Where are you going? You just shot my waiter and you didn't pay for your sandwich!"

The panda yells back at the manager, "Hey man, I am a PANDA! Look it up!"

The manager opens his dictionary and sees the following definition for panda: 'A tree-dwelling marsupial of Asian origin, characterised by distinct black and white colouring. Eats shoots and leaves.'"

overall its a really cute book that explains how significant a comma can be {or an appostrophe, etc.}

i went to lynne truss's website {the author} and there was a fun little game to play. if you have a moment, stop by and test your punctuation skills!






another good read....that i probably mentioned once before, is the book twilight by stephanie meyer. there is a lot of hype about this sci-fi love story which was one of my main reasons for not wanting to read it. weird, i know. but a girl from work lent it to me and i immediately went from reading one chapter a night until making myself read after 5! it got bad.... now i am on book number two in the series called new moon. ill let you know how this one goes....



thats all for now. {peacelovedanielle}

13 October 2008

{underoath, i will marry}




i cant help it. ive loved them for so long, my heart aches.

;)

Good God, if your song leaves our lips
If your work leaves our hands
Then we will be wanderers and vagabonds

They will stare and say how empty we are
How the freedom we had turned us up as dead men

Let us be cold, make us weak
Let us, because we all have ears
Let us, because we all have eyes
Good God

How they knew that this would happen
They knew they knew that this would
How they knew that this would happen
They knew they knew that this would
How they knew that this would happen
They knew they knew that this would
How they knew that this would happen
They knew they knew that this would
(We’re so run down)

Good God! Can you still get us home…(x6)
Still get us home

12 October 2008

{desire on repeat}

...and so today i...

went to the detroit institute of art.

played guitar hero for hours.

got brain-spanked by the holy ghost.


i was reminded of the reason for existance..........time to take my own temperature.






...and so the first song fed to me through the buds of my ipod was something i havent heard in a long time...{veda:desireonrepeat}...i could pick the words to pieces and find a whole new meaning...find the discovery i made tonight in it...the war of the worlds...my world in relation to my desire to know him {god} more...

"It's all the same
Sex in the air
Your promise is all the same
You'll be the one who will always care

But how can you promise the world?
How can you promise your heart when it's always searching?

But I'm just like you

I don't want to deny my heart its chance to feel
I don't want to deny my soul something real
Is there anything left in this world that will satisfy me?


"Do you really love him?" They'll say
Your second chances scribbled in the rules
But I think the consequence
It's just
Something more feels so exciting now
And this black romance is so enticing
And this desire is worth the fightingBut is it worth deciding that I am just like you?

I don't want to deny my heart its chance to feel
I don't want to deny my soul something real
Is there anything left in this world that will satisfy you and me?

(And it keeps repeating)
And it keeps repeating
It keeps repeating
(And we keep believing)
And we keep believing
We keep believing

Disrupt the part of me that needs some space
Repeat that look I see in your face
Remind me of truth
Remind me of the reason for existing
Remind me of truth
Remind me of the reason for existing
"