Monday, July 26, 2010

Call back

cool kid art 6, 11/2008Image by steev-o via Flickr
KidzArt called me. They want me to come sit in on a class to make sure this is what I want and that this will work for me (and Max). They want me. I've only had 3 interviews my entire life. All 3 were successful. Ha. Three...

Gotta say, closer it comes to commitment I get anxious. Will I be a good teacher? Can I teach these K-5th grade kids how to draw?! I'm sure I can. I know I can draw. But teaching is a whole other ball game. I've taught karate, I've taught a college class (once...remember?) and I've even taught my niece and nephews how to draw various things before. A lot less structured type of teaching with them, but counts.

I need a job. Something to make me feel like I'm working towards a paycheck. That would be nice to see our piggy bank get a little bigger... I'm excited. I love art. I love kids. I hope my fear of teaching or falling below expectations does not hinder my succeeding!

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Saturday, July 24, 2010



My feet don't hurt. No blisters. Just shows how vital GOOD socks are when running long distances.

Maybe its time to look into new shoes. My knee is hurting and that only happens when my shoes are worn down on the inner sides, rolling my knee every time I step.

I need to follow the "early to bed, early to rise" already gets too warm for my liking by 8 am.

Need a new playlist...I can only listen to Replay so many times before I get bored. Next thing you know, my pace slows down...

19 weeks and a day left until December 5th...

7 days left to register...or to change my mind.

Friday, July 23, 2010

My Life Flashing Before Your Eyes via Photos.

BYU Graduation 2010

Girls Camp: Taylor Lautner was a prop in our skit. He needed KISSES. Mom volunteered. ;)

"Tribes of Truth" Theme

Newport Beach: Kiddos laughing at "work like a beaver, be an achiever"

Sweet Kamryn

Drew was not afraid of this guy. He volunteered to go up multiple times to get a Lolli-pop for his cousins. Cute kid.

Costco Shopping. Max was ... having fun.

So did my dad.

State Fair. Chillaxin'

Max and Kung Fu Panda. Best Buds.

Serrano Movie Night. Garrett's Karate Center Performance. Max's 1st.

Sporting Max's new Giants hat in my Karate get-up.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


I hate it when people post jobs on Craigslist but do not tell you WHAT their business is. I mean, I was sending out resumes to people I have no idea what they do in their companies. Lame. I'm more picky about where I email my resume now. As so should you.

By the way, I got a call from KidzArt. Interview set up for Thursday. Is an art teacher for kids set up in my future? My verrrrry part time future? (we're talking a couple hours for a couple days a week).  Who knows. Could be fun.

If you have any leads, let me in!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Karate, Running

The only two things I'm really working on at this point. I ran about 9 miles total Saturday night. I was surprised at how "in shape" I really am. And I felt good. It only got hard towards the end because I knew I was closing in on the finish and just sorta give in at that point. I should probably work on that since word on the block is the second half of a marathon is all mental and its more than just a "second half" its like 4 times as hard. Great.

Karate. I've probably started Black Belt Prep a dozen times and have never really gotten far either due to moving back to school or down right laziness. Well, the projected test date is set for December. Man, I'd be the happiest girl in the world if I ran my marathon AND earned my black belt all before celebrating my 1 year anniversary with Max and Christmas. I kid you not, I'd be in Heaven with those 3 accomplishments under my belt.

The karate demonstration went fantastic! Karate is the only type of performing that does not make me nervous or want to throw up. I'd hope so since I've been doing it my whole life. If you have a Facebook, go to this link here. And if you don't, go here. Many, many years of preparation, teaching, and practicing went into this organization and being a recipient of all that hard work is a blessing.

On top of everything, I'm getting a bit of a sore throat. My body is aching and I slept in pretty late this morning, missing the chance to get in an early morning run to beat the heat. I'm hoping my body can get it together so that I won't have to skip out on any runs or karate classes..I hate falling behind.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

bits 'n pieces

**MY UPDATE: Training for my black belt. Training for a marathon. Still job searching. Cleaning and sifting through boxes and boxes of my past.

** MAX'S UPDATE: Practicing for a Karate Demo this FRIDAY. Digging out the hill in the backyard. Busy with soccer and baseball. Getting sick. Still job searching. Working a Celebrity Golf Tournament Internship.

For those of you in the area, the Garrett's Karate Center students are performing at a Community Event this Friday between 6 and 8 pm. It's FREE! Come and support us :)