Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas

Well, Merry Christmas ya'll! I haven't posted in awhile so I thought I would bless you with one.

Update---I made it through Final's week and did pretty well if I say so myself!

I am currently enjoying a break. It was much needed let me tell you. Not a lot has happened, in fact nothing has happened. Everyone has been sick so most of our Christmas festivities have been canceled. Oh well, gives us all something to look forward to after Christmas!

Speaking of Christmas, I have a cute story. The first week I got home the kindergarten teacher in our church school got really sick. I was the replacement. (I didn't mind. It was a lot of fun!) During break one day the class was playing "shepherds." They had stuffed lambs that were supposed to be used in the Christmas program and sat in a circle around an imaginary fire. They also found a large paper cactus and two rubber balls. I am not sure about the significance of the cactus, but the balls were tumbleweeds. It was adorable.

The smell of Christmas turkey wafts through the air as I sit typing by the light of the tree and greenery. All is quiet except the radio that softly plays Christmas music. It is the most peaceful feeling.

"Heaven Father, thank you for the Gift."

Merry Christmas, my dear friends.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Jo's Jargon

It is 5:11 am and I am out about ready to run down the halls of the dorm screaming like a wild.....something or another. I have had a total of 2 hrs sleep and I am going strong. Actually, God really deserves some credit here. I prayed that He would make the 2 hrs. seem like 8. So far so good.
My Counselor Growth paper for Basic Counseling Skills is due in roughly 5.5 hrs.
My father is sweeter if I wake him up to say good morning at 5am. And I quote "Whatcha need, hon?" Good morning caught him off guard! Hehehehehe (I didn't mean to wake him up. I was trying to get a hold of my mom who is suppose to be up getting ready for work.)
Cherry Coke and Mint Skittles give me a sugar rush.

Lemonade isn't as good as Cherry Coke (Stupid Coke Machine!)
It is officially Finals Week!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Twas the Week Before Finals

Twas the Week Before Finals
Twas the week before finals,
And all through the college,
The students were praying
For last minute knowledge.

Most were quite sleepy,
But none touched their beds,
While visions of essays
Danced in their heads.
Out in the taverns,
A few were still drinking,
And hoping that liquor
Would loosen their thinking.
In my own apartment,
I had been pacing,
And dreading exams
I soon would be facing.

My roommate was speechless,
Her nose in her books,
And my comments to her
Drew unfriendly looks.
I drained all the coffee,
And brewed a new pot,
No longer caring
That my nerves were shot.
I stared at my notes,
But my thoughts were muddy,
My eyes went ablur,
I just couldn't study.
"Some pizza might help,"
I said with a shiver,
But each place I called
Refused to deliver.
I'd nearly concluded
That life was too cruel,
With futures depending
On grades had in school.
When all of the sudden,
Our door opened wide,
And Patron Saint Put-It-Off
Ambled inside.
His spirit was careless,
His manner was mellow,
He looked all around and
He started to bellow.
"What kind of student
Would make such a fuss,
To toss back at teachers
What they tossed at us?"
"On Cliffs Notes! On Crib Notes!
On Last Year's Exams!
On Wingit and Slingit,
And Last Minute Crams!"
His message delivered,
He vanished from sight,
But we heard him exclaiming
Outside in the night.
"Your teachers have pegged you,
So just do your best,
Happy Finals to All,
And to all, a good test."

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