Friday, February 6, 2009

Long Lost Love List's Friday already! As long as the week seems to be taking...Friday always seems to creep up on me!? This week was no different! So - forgetting the fact that I haven't had one of these in a ba-zillion weeks, let's just count down this weeks top ten!

.:1:. For sure - numero uno on this week's list would have to be my family! Jim and I have been enjoying the girls SO MUCH as of late! The stages that they're both at are so enjoyable! We are just savouring these moments we have!

.:2:. A new job title: "Kindergarten Teacher"! I wasn't too sure how much I'd enjoy this knowing that I have currently been teaching Gr. 5/6/7 - switching between the two could cause some major preferences in my attitude! But, this is not the case! When I am with my bigs, I love them! And when I am with my smalls, I love them! Yay!! This position is so specific too, with the concentration being on me working with the Native children in the class and trying to get them to grade-level - working with them, contacting their home support and trying to create a home/school relationship! So fun!!

.:3:. Training for my second Half-Marathon! I love having a running partner this time - the encouragement and accountability! Tomorrow we're set to do a 16k!

.:4:. Sunny days...particularly those of late! It is so enjoyable to get home after work and have the afternoon sun to take the girls out for a walk!

.:5:. Orzo - I know - pretty shallow thing to love, but and food are like this (crosses fingers)!! And this week I had the pleasure to meet Rachael Ray's Cheesy Orzo along-side some Chicken Parmesan!! Yumm! Definitely one to add to my weekly rotation...and a hit for the girls too!!

.:6:. Counting down to my 10K race with my dear friend! She has wanted to get into running for a while, but didn't have the drive! So...being the loving, caring friend I am...I signed her up for the Fort Langley Historic Half - the 10K version! Yay! I'm looking forward to going with her through her first race experience! Just another thing to add to our list of "Things we've been through together!"

.:7:. Watching Karys create her first pieces of art! I had just been talking to someone about how Karys hadn't yet started drawing anything that looked like...anything! And then...voila! She starts pumping out characters left and right! And, as any Mum would think, "She's pretty good!"

*note: the little lines under the "eyes" of this person are said to be tears, "because she's a sad girl, Mummy" - and I am hoping that Jim is wrong in his assumption that she's drawing sad girls because that's how she feels inside! :(

.:8:. Being able to french-braid Avery's hair! She's got so much, I've gotta do something with it!

.:9:. Looking forward to what God has in store for our lives in the near future!
.:10:. Early Valentine's! Tomorrow, after my 16K, Jim and I are heading into the big city for the night to enjoy some surprise hockey tickets! Canucks vs. Blackhawks!! We're SO looking forward to wandering Robson, taking in a Hockey game, and spending some time with his Oma and Opa!
Hope your weekend proves to be enjoyable!


Niki said...

I don't know how you do it, Christina! The kids, the working, the running, the making dinner, the etc! I sometimes get tired just thinking about how much energy you must have!

Glad you like your time with the K kids! Variety is good and it sound like you get that. Plus, they are so funny and "fresh" at that age, compared to your "bigs"!

Suzy said...

Yep, I'm still running the Historic Half. What time does the 8km start? I'll go check. I'd love to cheer you through the finish line!

Suzy said...

K I just looked it up, and learned that it's a ten km not an eight km. Yours starts at 9:30 and mine starts at 9. I'll probably finish after you at around 10:45. Maybe we could meet at the expo the day before in Ft Langley? It would be fun to meet you!

Melissa said...

Hi Christina,
I'm a friend (and previous co-worker) of Kelly E, and I thought I'd comment and "delurk" myself. I just wanted to say I enjoy reading your blog updates and am inspired by how you balance family, work, running, and the rest of life's pleasures and challenges. I too am a Kindergarten teacher, and I hope that you enjoy teaching the Kindies. Hope you enjoyed the Canucks game too!

Melissa M