we have had many wonderful years together. this is NOT goodbye. i may wander back to you from time to time. but, in between these said times, you can find me at http://jckcpadgett.blogspot.com/. see ya around, dear friend!
"This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have what we asked of Him" (1 John 5:14-15)
Praise the Lord! I just completed my first day of teaching Kindergarten and God heard my every prayer.
i'm home for a little while and lovin the free movie channels. oh the digital cable with tv guardian bliss! dad and i watched a movie last night called "once" that absolutely floored me. it was by far the best movie i've seen in a long time. real musicians playing struggling musicians, and the music was awesome. the movie won best original song at the oscars, so apparently i've been living under a rock. BUT, i figure if i've been living under a rock, maybe some of you have been under there with me. so i'm posting this video showing clips of the movie with glen hansard and marketa irglova's oscar-award winning song "falling slowly." enjoy!
on another note, i'm trying to wrap up wedding stuff before school starts. it's a little stressful, but a lot of fun. dad and i are working on a slideshow. here's a sneak peak:
i love coming back to pleo after almost a year, writing a big entry, running out of time and in the process of logging back in, losing everything written. ugh.
anyway, i had trouble deciding what to title my severely neglected blog after all this time. i went with the punch line to my first graders' favorite made-up knock-knock joke. the made-up knock-knock joke phase of a kid's life is the happiest for them, and the most torturous for all who are around them. most of the time anyway. i must enjoy the torture a little, or else i wouldn't be teaching.
the past year has been delightfully fun and wonderfully silly, much like a child's made-up knock-knock joke (see, i tied it all together!). within just a season, i got a niece, a career, and a ring! my cup overflows.
i've also moved for the fourth time since living in bowling green. i'm living in a fancy loft apartment. i say "fancy" because it's not. in fact, as i sit in the living/laundry room typing this, i can hear my neighbor singing in the shower (look out nashville!). this will be mine and justin's first "nest," as we save money, waiting to see where we'll be next. my life feels very much like that country song, "you're gonna miss this" about the girl who is always looking past her present. knowing this, i'm trying to enjoy every minute of no dishwasher and a living/laundry room, days full of made-up knock-knock jokes and sticky hands, and every precious hour i get to spend with my niece (who currently has my eyes!) and my family every several weeks. because, when it changes in the next few years, or next few minutes, i will miss it, i will want it back, and i will wonder how it went by so fast. and how i got so cheesy and sentimental. wow.
well, conan's on, so i'm out. it's good to be back! :)
Who: Karen Craig and Richard & Charity Fontenot, and you! ("you" is plural- it won't just be the four of us, although I'm sure that would be fun)
Where: at the home of Richard and Charity Fontenot
When: whenever we get enough Coke Rewards Points(R) to get a Nintendo Wii(R)
How: this is where you come in!
What am I talking about: Through the combined efforts of friends and family (thanks to all), by way of email, text message, trash diving, and stranger harassing, Richard, my Dad, and I have successfully managed to collect about 2500 Coke Reward Points(R). At first, our goals for these points were small. But now we have set our sights bigger: by early November, with help, we hope to have 6000 points, enough to earn us a joint-custody of a Nintendo Wii(R).
How this involves you: If you are a Coke product drinker, and are apathetic to Coke Points, but sympathetic to our cause, please give us your codes from those 20 oz./2 L caps, or those tear offs to 12 or 24 can packs!
How you can get them to us:
hand them to us
send an owl*-
we don't care! We just need them (Ok, don't need, but want very badly)!
But, wait: Are you doing this out of the goodness of your heart? Of course- but not without a little something in return. One Coke Rewards Points code will earn you an invite to one Nintendo Wii(R) party at the Fontenot home. Imagine a party full of people dedicated to a Coke Rewards cause, gaming the night away on a Wii! What could be more fun? And you can be a part of this.
Out of state or country?: Don't think you're not welcome or needed because you are! And all who participate, but are unable to join us, will be rightfully recognized.
Don't like Coke products?: No problem! Donate your pocket change to the cause (and we can buy some off of Ebay) and you're invited!
Sounds great, right? Hope to hear from you soon and can't wait to party with you!
*In honor of the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows! My predictions: Aunt Petunia is a witch; Mrs. Weasley's tiara is a horcrux, as is Harry; Kreacher has the locket; R.A.B. is alive, as is Dumbledore (I don't care what Rowling says!); Snape is good and Harry will live! I am a Harry Potter Pollyanna.