Tuesday, April 7, 2009

happy happy

Ok! Today I'm being much happier. Did you know if you make yourself smile, it can trick your mind into releasing serotonin that makes you feel happier? So... smiling I can do! ...the hair... not so much... Not fake. Don't worry... I'm really truly feeling happier today. Still achy, still tired, but much better. Thank you for your words of encouragement! 

So, you know how I'm starting a new website (I just had to retype that word 3 times because I kept typing wesbite... hmm...)? Well, I haven't been able to work on it too much yet, but I DID get a Canon 40D which just happens to be one of the most incredible cameras EVER! I'm learning how to use it and how to edit pictures... slowly... but I'm so excited about it! I'm not becoming a professional photographer so when my site gets something on it, keep that in mind. But I'm hoping that by the end of the summer I'll have enough stuff on there to share it with everyone and people can start using it! yay!

At work we have to give out awards to our top students in our classes. If you teach 100 kids or less, which I do, you can only choose 3 people to give an award to. ugghh... I hate choosing! There are always way more than 3 people who deserve the award. And then after the ceremony, the other kids in your class will hear who got the award and I'm sure some of them feel kind of strange as to why they didn't get chosen. Honestly I'm sure it's much more of an emotional strain on me than them, but I just would never want any of them to feel any like I didn't want to give them an award. I'm really not playing into that whole mindset of "everyone's a winner!" but there truly are A LOT of my students who work really hard that deserve to be recognized publicly. hmm... I love those kids.

18 comments:

mhuffman said...

I am glad that you are feeling better. The smiling must be working! And you look great!

Penny Rodgers said...

Good to hear you're feeling better!

I can't to see what you're doing with your website!

sarahdodson said...

A smile will do amazing things:)

You're a sweet teacher!

What a neat camera. That's my dream camera. Maybe someday...

Wes Martin said...

wesbite? Like...wes bites? Don't hate!!!

Terroni said...

You're tired and achy but can still manage to apply eyeliner?

Amanda, you're the daughter my mother always wanted. ;)

☆Susan☆ said...

@Terroni I've known Amanda for a dozen years and she never goes without eyeliner. Ever.

Amanda, I must say I'm *very* curious about this website. Care to give a clue to the admiring fans?

PS: I tried the smiling thing, you're right, it does work!

Amanda said...

Susan that is so true.

Terroni said...

I tried the smiling thing, too. It sort of made my face hurt. I decided maybe I have to work up to it. I'm going to start with just smirking.

Yomaida said...

I'm happy your happy! I hope to see you April 18th at our playdate! ;-)

Sarah said...

I'm so glad that you're feeling better. Smiling and laughing really can change your day around I have found. As for the awards, haha, I know what you're talking about and since it was only two years ago that I was a high school student I understand the other side too. They don't care. I don't remember who won those awards, so neither will they. Good luck!

Holly said...

Hahah I also have moments where I can't type a certain word, no matter how hard I try, lol!

As for the awards, Sarah's comment is probably right, about how they won't remember it.

sarahdodson said...

Amanda! I miss your posting. How's your pregnancy going??

GloryandGrace said...

Knock, knock - anyone there? It's been almost a month since you last posted! Hope you're doing well :)

☆Susan☆ said...

Dude it's been a month. Post something!!!

can you spare a square? said...

umm, I'm going to need you write something already...geez louise, it's been forever!

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to some updates! I hope you are doing okay. You are too cute...I am so happy we were finaly able to meet you and sweet Eli! :-) Hope you can make it this month! :-) Yomaida

Jennifer-Colley said...

okay sister!!!! where have you been? we miss you!

Chelsey's Chatter said...

I miss you! COME BACK...please?? :)