Friday, April 11, 2008

Hodgepodge of Current Thoughts

1. Last night's DEVESTATION. I could not believe it when Michael Johns was in the bottom 3, and I was certain that it was NOT him who would make his premature departure last night! I cried. Really. What was America thinking??? I think this season has been extra entertaining to watch because of the influx of talent, but I think the guys are far superior this year. I seriously, perhaps unreasonably, thought it would come down to at least 3 of the 4 remaining guys--Michael Johns definitely being one of them. I do really like Brooke and Carly, but can Kristy Lee please go home already??? All I know to say is that I hope and believe that Michael will make it bigtime!!!






2. Friday Night Lights will live on!!! This show is a new favorite of mine and Patrick's. We went on our typical DVD rampage and watched the first 2 seasons in 2 weeks. I love so many of the characters and feel connected to them, but I think my favorite is Tammy, Coach's wife. {Patick might kill me for putting this out there, but he has a bit of a man-crush on Riggins. } After OD-ing on the episodes and characters, we were shocked to learn that FNL might be a permanent fatality from the writer's strike. The latest updates say that it will return due to a deal made with NBC and DirectTV. Thank goodness! {Side Note: If you don't watch this show, you are missing out. We can't believe we missed out for 2 years!}




3. Shakespeare Quips. I love teaching Shakespeare to high school students. They almost always think they are going to hate it and end up loving it. In our current study of Julius Caesar, we have experienced sword fights, supernatural crazy events, and have had some mishaps (as usual) with the language. One word that Shakespeare uses that really excites my students is "ho." Usually he uses this word to get someone's attention, say "stop," "wait," "there," even "hey." Well, one of my kids in my standard classes who was reading the part of a plebeian, got to his line that read, "Peace, ho," meaning "Quiet there," and he got really excited and emphatically read, "PEACE HOE!!!" Everyone busted out laughing, and even I had a hard time recovering. I won't be able to hear that line as it was intended ever again...



4. Pregnancy update. I am currently 16 weeks, 2 days. I have my next appointment on Monday and have been feeling pretty good since entering the 2nd trimester. One thing that I had not expected about this experience was the overwhelming vulnerability that I would feel. Until we got to hear the heartbeat, I was consumed with worry for my baby. It's amazing how fast you can go from being in shock and disbelief... to feeling this indescribable connection and responsibility for the life you are carrying. I sure didn't anticipate it. Even though we have made it past that mark, and I have more energy, more of an appetite, and am more "myself," I am still recognizing areas where Satan is trying to steal some of my joy in this amazing journey. My spiritual focus right now is trying to intentionally realize who God is in all of this, and who I am in it as well--so that I can just let go of all the things I cannot control--and so that He may be glorified through this wonderful blessing of an experience.



8 comments:

Supabloggasuprememama said...

lol-I love the Shakespeare quips. I also totally relate on the preggers topic. I know anyone who has ever been, can. DO enjoy it! it makes me sad to realize that unless God surprises us, that was my last one with Emmy! And it passes all too quickly. ;) These lil guys are born with ten fingers and ten toes-just the fact they made it through gestation is a true miracle...and then you spend the rest of your life worrying about everything else! At least I think thats how it works...

Sarah Armstrong said...

Oh my - I have so many things to comment on!!! I miss being around you to talk!!

1. I too could NOT believe Michael Johns went home last night - two weeks ago he was just phenomenal and this week he goes HOME??? Kristy Lee MUST go home next!!!
2. I am reading this at school during my planning (it's Friday and I need a break from all things school)!! The "Peace, HOE" comment made me laugh out loud...I can just hear/see that whole situation playing out. So funny...
3. The vulnerability is very much a part of pregnancy and truly it hasn't gone away for me even now. (I am not sure it will?) The responsibility for growing, birthing, then raising a child is mammoth - I just learned I had to trust God with it ALL and appreciate every moment of the often scary ride! You are going to be a great mother!

Jen said...

1. Michael was/is hot. And talented.
2. Glad you are hooked on FNL. Coach is also very very SEXAY.
3.Love teaching Shakespeare too. They think "coz"/cuz is funny too. :) I wonder if I'll be teaching JC soon...hmmmm
4. Enjoy your pregnancy! You look great! You def have that glow! I can't wait to see the beautiful curly haired baby you and Patrick made! :)

Supabloggasuprememama said...

hahaha! your baby WILL have curly hair! (just read jen's comment.) Your baby BOY will, at least! ;) I just had to leave a comment to say I got my planner today! HURRAY! only one caveat: it doesn't start til August. So I went back online and ordered a 9 dolla refill until August kicks in. I'm supa excited. supa. Did you like any of those sites we talked about? message me tomorrow if you have time. love ya

Katie said...

Hey Kristy!
I loved the pregnancy update. You will be such a great mom!

Jamey said...

I'm so behind! I just now found out your great news...congratulations!

I've also caught up on your older posts...I may be too late to help with the swimsuit thing, my maternity one was from old navy, and I felt very comfy in it. It tied on the sides, so you could make it bigger toward the end of the pregnancy. I'm anxious to see if you chose the skirt.

Lindsey said...

It was really good to see you last night! Wont be long till your shower! I already told Amy I wanted to help with it. You look so good by the way. I'm excited for you to find out what it is here in a few weeks.

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