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DIY Furniture June 17, 2011

Filed under: DIY — kp0825 @ 10:57 pm


Here is my latest DIY project that Mom and I did.  The picture on the left is a before picture.  It was an old dresser that was given to my mom that most of my family had used.  We wanted to turn it into a TV stand.  First we spray painted it barnyard red.  Then we used a black glaze over it that we painted on and brushed off.  The middle of the top 2 drawers was cut out so that we could put in my cable box and DVD player.  It fit perfectly in the room!


I’m Back! June 16, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — kp0825 @ 2:27 pm

It has been an extremely long time since I have posted!  I’ll try to remember everything that I’ve done since April.  The most important thing is that I am not done with work!!!  And so the job search begins.  I have had two interviews so far, both went well so hopefully I will hear something soon.  I’m in my second graduate class at Grand Canyon and received a 100% A in my first class! 🙂 Over spring break I visited Sarah in DC.  We had a really good time!  We went to the zoo, a tapas restaurant, to see Bridesmaids, lots of consignment shops, and I got to meet her parents.  The highlights of the trip are that Sarah got a panda lunch box, we got lots of clothes for cheap, found a new favorite wine, and watch Bridesmaids!  I am now getting ready to travel with my aunt, uncle, and family to a beach vacation!

Those are the highlights that you missed, I’ll be posting again shortly to show you my DIY furniture and an ancient dress!


SNAPS to Ashley for being almost a week into her new job and for having to cook MEAT there!


Who let the farm out.. April 12, 2011

Filed under: School — kp0825 @ 10:09 pm

Today the kindergartners went to a field trip to Lake Farm Parks in Kirtland, OH.  The kids got to see and pet all sorts or animals, plant a flower, and milk a cow!  They had a great time and for many it is probably the only time they will get to go to a farm.  Some of the interesting parts of the day was when we arrived, the students on my bus started screaming that we were there and them proceeded to sing “Who let the farm out…who, who, who” (sung to the tune of “Who Let the Dogs Out”).  At another point, we were looking at a chicken.  A student asked me if “shitens fly”.  It took me about 3 times of hearing it before I remembered that he has a speech impairment and that is how he says chickens. And lastly, a lamb jumped on his mother’s back and a little boy said “Eww, they are humping!” (yes, these are kindergartners) when a student beside him says, “Mario!  That is inappropriate language to use for your age and at school.  That is adult vocabulary and we don’t talk like that!”  So as you can see, it was an interesting day on the farm!

Spring Break Countdown:  16 days!!


Congrats! April 11, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — kp0825 @ 9:44 pm

Shout out to my roommate who has made a decision on grad school.  Ashley is now a graduate scholar at Miami University in the Speech Pathology department.  Say..Way to go Ashley!!  🙂


Hello world! April 6, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — kp0825 @ 11:14 pm

As with everything, I have collapsed to peer pressure and created a blog.  I thought this would be a better way to keep in touch with some of my family since I am so busy these days.  So for my first post, I thought I would give a little update on what I have been doing these days!

Work is taking up most of my life.  I get up at 5:30 AM and return home about 5 PM everyday.  There aren’t really any interesting stories from work.  I had taken on another tutoring position for one I my students that has a health issue and cannot be at school.  That did not last to long.  With her not showing up or being late and with me starting grad school I had taken on too much.  I told my school that I could not do it anymore.  Yesterday at school I was “harassed”.  A student was upset and latched himself onto me.  He was hanging on to me by my necklace.  It took another teacher to pull him off of me.  I came out of the incident with a badly scratched neck and a broken necklace.  The student was suspended for 10 days and needless to say, the parent is not happy with the SCHOOL!  He is threatening to get a lawyer, but I did take pictures of my neck and necklace for documentation. Sadly, this is not the first violent encounter with a student at work.  Other than that it is the same old, same old! 

I have started graduate school in the middle of March.  I transferred from University of Akron to Grand Canyon University.  I am taking an online program.  I transferred to Grand Canyon due to the limited time that I could actually attend classes there with this job.  I would only be able to take 2 classes a year…that would take FOREVER! At Grand Canyon, classes change every 2 months.  I will be able to get done by next August.  I am enrolled in my first class and I was very intimidated at first.  Out of 3 students, I was the only one that had less than 5 years of experience.  However, my classmates and professor have been very positive and have given me great compliments so far.  It is going great other than the little time I have outside of work and school work.

Now onto my personal life (this will be the shortest section of all!).  Chris and I went to our first film festival.  He agreed to go with little reluctance even though the film I wanted to watch was at 9:45 AM!!  The film was called Facing Forward.  It was about a boy that went to E Prep School which is the middle school that is connected to where I work at.  I was a great film and the showing that I went to was actually an added film because the other two showings were sold out!  And, I do have to add even though he would not be happy, CHRIS CRIED AND I DIDN’T!! That tells you how good it was.  Also, Chris got a job at a housing company, it is called KHovania.  It sounds like a great place and really promising for him.  He is super excited and gets to fly to New Jersey on Friday for a week training.  Other than that my social life is limited. My roommate, Ashley, and I do have a lot of fun together and try to do things on the weekends!


SPRING BREAK COUNTDOWN:  20 school days!