Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Nueva Informacion!

So first and foremost I have to tell ya'll..That after months and months of wating, My Parents finally got their mission call! YAY! They are going to be serving in Richmond, Virginia at Fort Lee military base! They will be working with the soldiers there at the base. They will be leaving July 11th. WHich means Charlie and I will be out of our apartment by the end of June so we don't have to pay for Julys rent. We will be moving into their house so that we can save some money and they have someone to stay in and take care of the house. We'll only have to pay $400 a month and utilities. Which is a good deal considering how awesome the house is! We're really excited.

In other news, our sad little mouse JErby died. We think of a heart attack. My friend Terra had brought her little dogs(a teacup chihuahua and a miniature pinscher). They were exploring JErby whlie he was in his little ball. He was fine when we put him in his cage that night. The next morning, Charlie and I were in the living room and Jerby hadn't moved and Charlie said, "What if our mouse is dead?" I was all, "NO, he's just sleeping" But when Charlie went over to check he touched him and he was all rigormortis and dead. Sad Day. So we bought a new mouse and named her BUtter. She is much more fun than Jerby and she doesn't poop on you as much. She's much more active and tries her best to escape her cage every day. lol

In other OTHER news, THis week I have been going to a TESOL(Teaching ENglish as a Second ORal LAnguage) class. It's about Spanish Culture and HIstory. WEll as apart of the class we are going on a field trip to Santa Fe and stopping in all the little historic towns on the way and around it. WE will be leaving tomorrow and be back on Friday. I'm actually pretty excited about it. What I"m NOT excited about is that I will be leaving Charlie. THis will be the first time since we've been married that we'll spend a night apart. It makes me a little sad, but at least it's only one night and not like a week. I don't know how I'd handle that. But I'll take lots of pictures on my trip and post them later. Should be lots of fun!

Well thats all for now! I'll update ya'll later!!! :)

Monday, May 9, 2011

A Rodent??

So Charlie and I recently made a purchase... An animal purchase. We bought...a mouse. Yes, that's right, a mouse. A cute little black and white mouse. We named it Jerby. Jessica and Kerby. :)

I have alot of fun just holding him(or her. I'm not sure exactly how to tell the sex on a mouse) He crawls on my hands and sniffs alot. Charlie has ALOT of fun playing with him. He'll hold him and talk to him saying things like, "Hey Jerby, hey buddy. I'm your Papa. What are you doing, huh?" Things like that. We also bought Jerby a little ball that he likes to run around in. At first he didn't know what to do, but now he's always running around all over the apartment. It's so cute. NO matter what anyone says, I like having a mouse as a pet. :)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Omgosh, Really?!

Omgosh. Really? Has it really been 7 months since I've written? Yes, yes it has. Well alot ALOT has happened since then. Omgosh, i just got butterflies in my tummy thinking about all the awesomeness that has transpired since then. I wrote a post talking about my getting a job as a Kindergarten teacher in Shiprock. Well I started October 25th and have been working my tail off ever since. But I think the news that I'm most excited about is that I am now MARRIED! lol

I'm married to my best friend Charles Thomas Kerby. He was my best friend and we hung out all the time. Well around Thanksgiving time we started acting on our feelings. Our first date was the Friday before Thanksgiving. Things flew by after that. We said I love you a week later. By Christmas I was engaged.(greatest Christmas present EVER) and we were married for Time and all eternity in the Albuquerque temple on March 18th 2011.

I am LOVING being married. It truly is all that I dreamed it would be. We still have so much fun together and laugh. I love him so much, that sometimes I will be looking at him and I am overwhelmed with emotion. I cannot tell him enough that I love him. :)

I need to to a post of our love that is all it's own. It's such an awesome story and really does need to be immortalized into a blog. I'll try to keep up with my blog more to keep in touch with my non-facebook friends ;) More posts to come later! Nice to see ya'll again! :)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Brown and White-UNITE!

SO this past weekend my Bestie Terra was in town and she decided that I needed to go to the Shiprock Fair and try some Mutton. So we did. In Shiprock we went to one of our friends houses where they had a food tent set up where they sold Mutton and other such Navajo Delicacies. Well I ordered the Mutton. I was nervous to try it because I've been told it's not that good, that its gross. But I had to try it for myself and see what it was like. I have to tell you, it's not that bad. I kinda liked it. Sure it was kinda tough and chewy, but the basic taste was pretty good.

Then we went on into SHiprock where all the booths were. Let me tell you it was soo dirty. There was so much trash on the road from the Parade that morning, it looked like a 3rd world country. And Man was it dusty! But the booths with the Jewelry were amazing! The pieces that some Natives make are gorgeous, but also gorgeously expensive. I'll stick to my dainty, small Turquoise thank you very much.
All in all it was quite a good experience and I'm glad I had it, but I'll probs never go again. That's just the truth. lol

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

It's Official!

So it's been a while since I posted, so here's whats been going down. I am currently a long-term Substitute for a 2nd grade class at Mesa Verde Elementary for a teacher who is on maternity leave. I started August 30th and was supposed to stay till October 25th. But things change. Last week I get a call from an elementary in Shiprock and the prinicipal wants me to come for an interview. I get a substitute for my class(I know right?, a sub for the sub! Awesome) well I go to Shiprock and the school is soo stinking cute! IT has the best feeling and such a homey feel to it. The interview went great and at the end, the principal says to me,"I want you here. I'm going to do all I can to get you hired on" I was flabbergasted. They told me I did really well and that I would be a great addition to the School Staff. She gives me a tour of the school and shows me a room and some other kindergarten classrooms. This school is really nice actually. There are computers in the classroom and so much space! I love it! Also since this is the schools 1st year having Kindergarteners I'm going to have about 18 students with an EA(Education Assistant) to help me! If you're not familiar with the teaching world, that number of students is amazing! Most classrooms have a minimum of 22 these days, and many times much much more. Everything the prinicipal told me about the school and how things worked, I loved! At the end she told me that I had a gift and that she was really excited about having me on the team. Awesome day!

The next day she called me and offered me the job! But then she told me that they wanted me to start September 30th. I was like, "In two days?" I told her I couldn't do that because I had already committed to being a sub and the teacher didn't get back till the 25th(I was upfront about this the whole time. They knew I was being a sub, so it wasn't like I sprang it on them) I said I'd have to talk to the prinicipal and teacher and see if I could find a sub for the last 3 weeks. Well I was super stressed trying to find a sub for 3 weeks. Every sub I called was either booked or had appointments. It was killing me that I couldn't officially accept the teaching job because I couldn't find a sub. Needless to say I was praying hard for an answer. Well this morning I got it. The Prinicipal from the Shiprock school called and left me a voicemail telling me that the other kindergarten teacher wasn't leaving till the 22nd and she'd been thinking about it and she said that, that could just be my starting day. That she understood my committement and that I didn't want to confuse the kids or leave the school in a lurch! Everything that I'd been worried about! SO I called her back and officially accepted the job! So you're looking at the new Kindergarten teacher for Mesa Elementary in Shiprock, New Mexico! The prinicipal told me as soon as I signed all the paperwork and was done with that, then she would allocate me some money so I could go shopping for my classroom! OH. MY. GOSH! This job was meant to be and I"m sooo excited! PLUS! since Mesa Elementary is a low economic status school, a big percentage of my loans will be paid off thanks to New Mexico Student Loans! COuld this day get any better? I submit that it canNOT! Oh happiness!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

The C Word

I hate the C word. Cancer. It’s such an ugly word. I looked up the definition and it says cancer is a malignant and invasive growth or tumor, esp. one originating in epithelium(a tissue composed of cells that line the cavities and surfaces of structures throughout the body.), tending to recur after excision and to metastasize(spread from one part of the body to another.) to other sites. Another definition that I find fitting is any evil condition or thing that spreads destructively. When someone gets cancer people try and say things to make you feel better like, “Oh they caught it early” or “It’s just a small cancer” or other such things. Like that will make up for the horrible feeling of knowing someone you love has a growth that is KILLING THEM! Even if you do catch it early it doesn’t change the fact that in some small way it is injuring the person and could be fatal if left untreated! Who cares if it’s just a small cancerous tumor? The fact is that it is STILL cancerous. If that’s not cause for being upset than I don’t know what is.
When someone you love gets any form of cancer it feels like a cannon ball to the stomach that wasn’t generous enough to kill you. Just maim you and leave you with recurring pain. Even when you are reassured by doctors, family, friends etc that everything will be ok, deep down in the back of your mind you wonder if it really will be ok. There’s always that chance that it won’t and your whole life will be changed forever. You picture how your life would be without that person and it makes you sick. You worry about all the things you’ve said and done and how it affected them. You want to do something but you don’t know what. You feel helpless. You want to be strong for them and show them that you are there for them and they can count on you. There are so many things that you want to do and say, but you can’t.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

I'm such a Lame-O!

So I was looking at my blog and I realized I haven't blogged since MAy! What the Crap Jessica?! I'd like to say I've been really busy, but honestly not that busy. I've been really stressed, does that count? As most of you know I graduated in December, but since then not much has happened. I haven't been living up to my "potential". Jobs are scarce and according to my parents I haven't been trying hard enough. Maybe I haven't, but in all honesty, I'm kinda scared. But now it's down to the wire and I really need a job. Farmington schools are on a hiring freeze and others around San Juan County are scarce. I might have to be a full time substitute, but that doesn't have benefits which I need. Gosh soo many factors of stress in my life! It's agonizing! ARG!

But enough with the heavy stuff.

In other news, I'm a GinGER!!!! (that means I'm a redhead!)
Me and My Bestie Terra! We love us some Tie Dye!!!
Me and one of my best Guy friends Charlie Kerby(I call him Kerby) You might recognize my glasses and I have to tell you...they are now prescription! HOLLA!
Thanks for listening to my blathering rants! Loves y'all!