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Dancing Bean

15 Jun

I have such fond memories of dancing when I was a little girl. I was a Steel City Strutter and loved marching in parades  and getting covered with blue eyeshadow and red lipstick for recitals. My mom tells stories of the time I yelled to our neighbor from the stage, “Hi, Jimmy!”

Nia the Tapper

I loved to dance but I was never the best. Just average. I had a lot of heart and really tried to remember all the steps and hit them on beat. Nia, though, is such a different dancer.

She took the stage for her first recital last weekend and she did so well! She got a little nervous during her first performance when the audience laughed at how cute she and her “fluffy powder puff” friends were but she didn’t give up. Under the bright lights, in front of all those people, she kept going. How did she not freeze up there? Where did she find that bravery? She went on to nail her other three performances and had such a great time.

I watched my little girl grow up a little more that day. She didn’t need mommy as much as the night went on. After each performance, I would rush backstage to help her change costumes but I would find her already getting ready without me. I’m so proud of her. Not only did she do such a wonderful job on stage, she acted like all the prep was no big deal. While I was a bag of nerves, she was cool and gave me the feeling of “I got this, Mom.”

Our little dancing Bean. You make my heart so happy. I can tell, dancing makes yours happy too.

I Feel Good – Tap Routine and Nia’s Favorite
Fluffy Powder Puff – Ballet Routine

Livin’ for Friday – Already?

12 Mar

Working for the weekend, it’s such a common thing: Is it Friday yet? It’s almost Friday. Just two more days until Friday! Don’t worry about your bad day – it’s Friday! T.G.I.F.!

There’s really no harm in it. What’s so wrong with looking forward to the day before your days off? Can you remember when you first started cheering for it? It seems it starts younger than I thought/remember.

The kids are already being trained to have those same feelings. If Nate gets through the week with good behavior, he gets to bring something for show and tell on Friday. Friday is shop at the junk “store” day in Nia’s class. Friday is no homework day. Friday is stay up late(r) day.

I can’t really explain why (and it’s not a major deal) but it made me feel a little sad for them. I just want them to grow up looking forward to each new day. Not just the end of many days.

Getting My Foot in the Door

22 Jul

Not 12 hours after I boo-hooed about not getting any love with my job applications, I got an email for an interview!  I will be interviewing for the position of Communication Specialist with the Broadcast and Distance Learning Department of Gwinnett County Public Schools on Thursday, July 31.

Based off the description on the job posting, it seems like something I would be good at and would like.  It’s basically producing programs for the school system’s 24/7 educational television channel and supervising video-conferencing for distance learning.

I’m just so excited to have a chance and I did it without having an “in” to help me get my foot in the door.  Every job I ever had I got because I knew someone who knew someone.  Not this time.  I just can’t even believe it!

Now, I just have to prepare!  I have a new suit and heels all ready to be worn but my brain needs a re-boot.  Luckily, Andrew has a bunch of professional advice on interviewing from his recruiters so I’m going to be reviewing all of that but when it really comes down to it, they either like you or they don’t.  We’ll see if it’s a match or not!


You Crack Me Up

15 Jun

When’s the last time you had a really good laugh?  Like the kind that makes your stomach hurt and your eyes fill with tears?  The kind that forces you to leave your mouth open even though you have no sound coming out of it?  I’ve been so lucky lately and I’ve had quite a few of those laughs.  I thought it would be fun to share the moments that made them happen – maybe they would make you smile too.

  • The drunk driving scene in “40-year-old Virgin”.  It does not matter how many times I’ve seen this part – I will crack up just as hard as I did the first time.  I always ask to have it played again too because it is just so ridiculously funny. (It’s not that I support drunk driving in any way – the whole scene is so crazy
  • The time when I was just about asleep and I heard Andrew spill his water and say “Shit!”  For some strange reason, I sat straight up (like a rope had pulled my upper half) and breathlessly gasped, “What?!?!”  It was just so funny how Andrew kept making fun of me and reenacting the way I sat straight up.
  • The old “Celebrity Jeopardy” skits on SNL.  I can’t help but lose it when I watch them.  Especially when “Alex” gives them the answer and they all still say the wrong thing.
  • The night I started to tell Andrew something but stopped and made a “Ner” noise.  When he asked me what I was going to say I told him nothing.  It was hilarious how he kept saying “NER!” and the fact that he thought it was funny that I just stopped talking like that made it even more of a riot.
  • Nia when she lets out a fake laugh that actually really sounds kind of psycho. Or when she makes a goofy face just to make me laugh.  I think it’s awesome how she likes to make me happy like that.

These were just a few of the hysterical memories.  I know they may not come across as quite so funny over this blog – but it was a lot of fun for me to remember them!  You should share yours too if you want!


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