Friday, November 19, 2010

oldie but a goodie with a little something new..

Dyslexic Symptom
  • Reads and rereads with little comprehension.
This post is old but a good one. I forgot I had written it when I was teaching and the school said I should probably wait till I move to post it... :) you will see why.

So as we talked about in past post I am not a lover of reading! I however read all the time at school and when I am a teacher or researching. I like to go further than my text book in my High School history class.. Oh and by the way if you didn't know I teach at a small Christian school for kids with learning disabilities. Ironic, no.. Back to my history class, I love art and learning about it so I also love to teach about it. When we were learning about Stonehenge, well what there is to learn about that mystery, I gave them a hangout to read that I had "read over" and gathered questions from. Apparently my dyslexic self did not read the entire thing completely through because of my class of high school BOYS I gave them a hangout that says quote". Modern-day interpretations are no less colorful: some argue that Stonehenge is a spacecraft landing area for aliens, and even more say it's a giant fertility symbol in the shape of female genitalia." I GAVE THEM A PAPER TALKING ABOUT STONEHENGE SHAPED LIKE FEMALE GENITALIA!! O my goodness!!! How did I miss that?! Luckily for me I work at a place that really understands learning disabilities and doesn't hold that completely against me!

Something up to date, we just went on a free vacation to Disney World and LOVED it. We got to go to all the parks and a VIP tour where we got to skip everyone in line.. It was amazing! Wanna see?

Monday, August 23, 2010

Way to long!

Welp friends it has been way to long! Since I have last blogged I got married, got a new job and moved to Nashville. As you can imagine I have been busy. I am a Nanny now. I Nanny a 15 month boy named Dino and a 2 weeks old baby named Byrd. Yep I spelled and told you those names right it's Byrd and Dino. Although in a book their mother gave me to record the day I always spell Byrd like Bryd. Who would of thought Grace flipping letters. I think i have caught myself before she saw. I don't want her to think I just can't spell Byrd. She doesn't know I am dyslexic yet. I haven't decided if that is going to come up or not. P.S. my husband is sitting beside me watching me type this and he keeps trying to correct me. He is a grammar man and he just can't control himself. It's quite funny that he ended up marrying me! The job has been fun so far and kind of challenging. I started watching Byrd when he was 4 days old!!!!!! That was scary and fun. I don't know how long I will be doing this Nanny thing. I enjoy it but really want to be a mommy and not a Nanny. Don't tell Mark. It really stresses him out! We are having dinner with the Johnson's tonight or as my father likes to call them Halloween, don't ask it will just confuse you more. They are super busy with their being awesome musicians life so it is nice to get to hang with them. I am on a mission to find girl friends in Nashville. My Memphis girls are so great I am dying without them here. Jess did come to see me this weekend and we had a blast! Went to Satco, Sweet Ceces, Urban Outfitters, PM and Fido. All in one day.

Thats all for now. I would upload a picture to go with this blog but Comcast sucks so I am stealing internet till they get their act together and don't have enough to get the picture thing to come up. You will just have to deal visual people! I have to go because my husband wants to play me the new song he wrote about us fighting... Oh I just can't wait! not

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Birthday week

So I haven't blogged yet this week. I have been really tired so I guess I have had plenty to say about my dyslexic but I don't really want to talk about it! I want to talk about my birthday!!!! So for those of you who don't know me well I have a self declared Birthday Week!!!! Its quite wonderful!!!! So I will take you through the week so far and what is still to come...

Saturday- Birthday dinner with Josh and Nicole at PM in Nashville!

Monday- Engagement Pictures downtown!!!!! So exciting! Just happen to be part of the bday week and I love it! Then Marky took me to dinner at the Majestic..

Tuesday- Dinner at Salsa with Jess for my b-day and then dessert at Elizabeth's with the girls!! Which was soooo much fun!!!! I wish I would have taken pictures but I didn't.. I got some great stuff!!! My friends were way to nice to me!!! YAY for sweet friends!!!

Wednesday- MY ACTUAL BIRTHDAY well I went to work then after work I went to Hope, then to the Trussell's for a b-day dinner with Marky. I got a Vera Bradley bag from Mark, Mountain Hardware fleece from the Trussell's and Toms shoes from my parents! It was a good bday!

Thursday- Nothing really for my b-day but Mark will be here

Friday- B-day lunch with my grandfather

Then bday week over.. Since I promised you pictures... I have one from work but thats it..

This is Jessi my new co- worker and friend.

I realize this is not as exciting for you as it is for me but O well! :) For my birthday Josh Smith did write on my wall saying Happy Birthday backward, this is my one dyslexic story, even though I have explained to all of you I don't read backwards.. :) However, if I actually tried to write backwards it would blow my mind!!! Letters would be flying everywhere!!

P.S. I am so exhausted from work there is no telling how many errors are in this post! We can laugh about it later and I got my engagement pics... here is one! More to come! :)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Dyslexic Symptoms
  • Lacks depth perception and peripheral vision.
  • Mistakes and symptoms increase dramatically with confusion, time pressure, emotional stress, or poor health.
  • Strong sense of justice; emotionally sensitive; strives for perfection.
This morning was not a good one for me! I woke up late, had gained 3 pounds, and hit my roommates car... Oh yes, you read that right! I can not pull out of driveways, there is way to much going on! This is the 3rd time in 2 years that I have pulled out of a driveway and hit the car parked behind me!!! I JUST GOT MY CAR FIXED LAST WEEK too, from when this happened last time!! It is so frustrating cause I want to stop, I want to pay attention and not do it! There is just way to much going on.. I still can't drive a stick shift! ha that just blows my mind!! The fact that I think I am fighting something off too doesn't help!
I called my ADD fiance in hopes that he would understand my frustration and struggle but instead he just told me, "Grace you need to look and pay attention", after my weight gain and car accident I didn't receive this comment very well. I responded "Mark you just need to pay attention to those 3 people talking to you at once" haha Bless his heart he was just trying to help!
On a lighter note, this weekend was great. We had a lot of birthday fun and sweets, this helped with the 3 pound weight gain, and I got my wedding invitations! THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL!! I cried when I got them.
This is normal for me... I kind of cry a lot!

This is a picture of me with the invitations, 3 pounds lighter!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Marks b-day and a spa party!

Dyslexic Symptom
  • Seems to "Zone out" or daydream often; gets lost easily or loses track of time.
So Mark's birthday was yesterday and I drove to Nashville, 3 hours away, with his family for dinner. Then we all drove back, 3 hours, after dinner. Exciting and yet exhausting. It was a lot of fun though! We both have March birthdays. They are exactly 2 weeks apart and we are 2 years apart in age. You really wanted to know that! So as you can imagine the next 2 weeks will be filled with fun birthday stuff for both of us!!
Since I was thinking about Marks b-day yesterday and not St. Patrick's day I did not wear green! My little second grade girl was so upset with me. Oh by the way I am a teacher at a small school, wait it gets better, for kids with learning disabilities! I bet u didn't see that one coming. So to compensate for my mistake I did this....

Today I did wear green... doesn't exactly count! ha Also to extend the "Zoning Out" I made plans with my friend Elizabeth to go to dinner yesterday... Because I for some reason did not put together that Wednesday was Mark's birthday and I would be out of town! So I had to call her and apologize over and over for double booking... She forgave me though.. I hope!

This is Elizabeth, I put the picture up in hopes it would help her forgive me... :)

Tonight I am going to a spa party at my friend Allie's and I am so excited!!! We are getting facials, feet and back massage's and pizza! what a night!!!! That is me, Allie, Casey and Rachel.

P. S. my friend Angela is stalking my blog to see if I put pictures up of her.. Maybe she is doing this cause I stalk her blog to see if there are pictures of me ,but that is just a small detail. So this is a picture of Allison, Angela and I at a party last weekend!

Monday, March 15, 2010

A book...

Dyslexic Symptoms
  • Complains of dizziness, headaches or stomach aches while reading.
  • Reading or writing shows repetitions, additions, transpositions, omissions, substitutions, and reversals in letters, numbers and/or words.
  • Reads and rereads with little comprehension.

So to start out, reading is not my favorite! I have read one book and one book series for fun in my entire life. "Redeeming Love" and "Twilight", all four. Don't hate on "Twilight" either! It is amazing!! Both were easy reads and love stories! The first book I ever read as a small child consisted of my mother chasing me around the house, because I was running from her, getting me in a scissor hold between her legs and making me read! However, I am getting married and preparing for marriage consist of a lot of books... The marriage counselor wants you to read books, friends and family suggest books! They are everywhere. Neither the less, my sweet friend Casey gave me a book last night. A book about praying for your husband.

Even though reading is about as fun to me as sitting through a day lector on micro organisms is to you, I am going to do it! I need to prepare for marriage. I have to suck it up and start reading. What will probably happen is I will get half way through and stop but goodness people I am going to try! Dear Casey did give me the book with a disclaimer, "It's just a little reading a day, I promise its not to much". So sweet of her to try and understand.

P.S. I might have cheated and looked up the spelling for micro organisms.. don't judge me.. I also might have had the computer read this one back to me too! I was trying to be funny and I just wanted it to make since! I'm sorry!!!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Already Addicted: What is dyslexia and wedding shoes

So yes I have already posted today but I am really loving the idea of this thing. It is very freeing to really express myself and know that yes everyone understand why there are so many errors.... Speaking of that, I think there does need to be a little explaining on what dyslexia really is. First off, no I do not read everything backwards or write it backwards. Flipping letters is just a small part of what dyslexia is. It's like if you have the flu and one of your symptoms is being weak. That is not all of the flu. Your flu is not just defined as being weak. So lets talk about these symptoms.

  • Talented in art, drama, music, sports, mechanics, story-telling, sales, business, designing, building, or engineering.
  • Seems to "Zone out" or daydream often; gets lost easily or loses track of time.
  • Difficulty sustaining attention; seems "hyper" or "daydreamer."
  • Learns best through hands-on experience, demonstrations, experimentation, observation, and visual aids.
  • Confused by letters, numbers, words, sequences, or verbal explanations.
  • Reading or writing shows repetitions, additions, transpositions, omissions, substitutions, and reversals in letters, numbers and/or words.
  • Has difficulty telling time, managing time, learning sequenced information or tasks, or being on time.
  • Can be an extra deep or light sleeper
  • Mistakes and symptoms increase dramatically with confusion, time pressure, emotional stress, or poor health.
These are just some of the "symptoms". I have most of these, so get excited!

p.s. I bought my wedding shoes this weekend! Want to see them?? I am obsessed with pink so of course they are pink flats! so excited!