Saturday, July 28, 2012

Give With Target! - Donate to Schools!

If you'd like to give to local schools here's your chance! Target is giving away $2.5 million in gift cards to K-12 schools and you can be a part of it. For every 25 votes a school gets, Target will give that school a $25 gift card up to $10,000. You can vote once a week until September 8, 2012 (or until the $2.5 million total is reached). You do have to be on Facebook and allow Target access (like pretty much anything else on Facebook), but if you're okay with that then click here to get started or click on the banner above to vote for the school I'll be teaching at. Every school may not be on the list, but it doesn't hurt to look and vote. Have a good one!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Fairy Tales

Hello all! I hope everyone is doing well and you aren't as hot as we are here! Hopefully it will cool off here in the next few days, especially since our air conditioning isn't working too well. Other than that, things have been going quite well.

Well folks, I have a job! I'll be teaching math at Southern High School here in Louisville. I don't know exactly what course I'll be teaching yet, but I'm super excited. There's so much to do in the next month and a half, including finishing up the class I'm in. I'll keep everyone updated on all that, and as always, I covet your prayers.

I hope everyone had a great Fourth of July. We got to spend some time with the lovely Penick clan. Hero, however, hasn't been enjoying the festivities. Hero is slightly afraid of the fireworks...and thunder...and pretty much everything, but mostly fireworks. He's been acting even more strange this year. He's been hiding under the covers, and under the bed, and recently he's tried to hide in the closet. Here's a picture of His Weirdness. Our dog is quite odd, if you haven't noticed.
In other news, I've been doing quite a bit of reading lately and some of the books I've been reading are from the Once Upon a Time book series. If you know me, you know I LOVE fairy tale stories. These are for young adults and are very short and simple to read. So far I've read Violet Eyes by Debbie Viguie which is the princess and the pea story, and The Diamond Secret by Suzanne Weyn which is the Anastasia story. Both are fun reads and I look forward to reading some of the other stories. My favorite fairy tale book ever is Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine, and I also enjoyed the Healer's Apprentice and the Merchant's Daughter by Melanie Dickerson. Do any of you have favorite fairy tale books? I'd love to try them out while I still have time!