Monday, January 21, 2013

2012 in SHORT...

School:  Life is flying by!  I have to do all of my counseling in the first 2 periods of the day, which makes time very precious.  I have been able to learn so many things, though most people would never want to know these things (horrible lives of these children).  It is crazy to see behind the smiles of "normal" students.  I think, "WOW and you come to schoole every day - good for you!"  While other students cry for everyday jr. high things and I think, "Cowboy up, its not that bad".  Of course I don't say any of those things!  
I also love teaching dance.  I am torn about moving on into only school counseling, but I do still want to go fulltime.  Hopefully there will be openings around.

Primary:  Still president (2.5 years now).  I used Angie's idea for Sharing Time this week.  I took my Czech puppet (old man named Albert).  I had the same reaction from the kids - the jr. primary went crazy that Albert wasn't alive and the sr. primary thought he was creepy :)  Has a body, but no spirit...

Master school:  Graduation is in May!  I can see the light!

READINGS:  I spent last night preparing my "READINGS" for next month's assignment.  I read a lot of books (what a nerd).  I narrowed it down to the last few years and maybe some favorites from years past and it still is over 200 - sheesh.  I ranked them on a 1-5 scale and I will keep the top 4s and 5s... maybe...  
I just finished Les Miserables (unabridged)!!  Wow do I know so much about the sewers of Paris; even more than I learned when I took a tour of  MUSÉE DES ÉGOUTS DE PARIS :)

I have 10 pages left of El Libro de Mormon and 12 pages of Le Livre de Mormon .  I am listening to The Hobbit and reading The Complete Works of Sherlock Holmes.  

TV:  I watch too much TV.  Once Upon a Time, Downton Abbey, Hawaii 5-0, Parenthood, Elementary, Arrow, Bunheads, Bones, Grimm, New Girl, Modern Family, White Collar, and Project Runway/Project Runway All-stars. Randomly:  Sherlock Holmes BBC, Criminal Minds/NCIS/NCIS:Los Angeles (re-runs), Psych, Monk, Big Band Theory, Glee, Community, Doc Martin, and The Office  

Movies:  Unicorn City, Joyful Noise, The Vow, This Means War, THe Hungar games, Mirror Mirror, Titanic, Snow White and the Huntsman, The Lucky One, The Avengers, Rock of Ages, Brave, The Amazing Spiderman, Batman: Dark Knight Rises, Step Up 4, Bourne Legacy, Indiana Jones,Pitch Perfect, Trouble With Curve, Breaking Dawn (part 2), The Hobbit,   Sleepwalk with Me, Beasts of the Southern Wild, The Impossible,  Les Miserables, Kicking It,