Saturday, February 6, 2010


Mother Teresa's Anyway Poem

People are often unreasonable, illogical and self centered;
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you've got anyway.

You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and your God;
It was never between you and them anyway.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Josh's Visit

My favorite cousin in the world came to visit me last weekend which was a total surprise.  He called a few days prior to let me know he would be coming out for the weekend.  That news made my day.  He brings out my a side in me that very few people have ever seen.  I feel so comfortable around him and we totally play off each other.  I had sooooooooo much fun with him I got a little teary eyed when he left.  I miss him!!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Great Quote

“I’m selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control, and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best”. –Marilyn Monroe-

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Virgin Islands

The Virgin Islands is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been to.  I loved the white sandy beaches with the clear blue water.  My friend Kristin bought a condo there so it made the trip much easier to have a local show us around.  She was great about being our tour guide for 5 days and took us places we never would have found on our own. 

It had the potential to be extremely romantic.  Being there with 3 other girls didn't quite have the same vibe to it as if I had been there with a guy, but hey, who wants to be with a guy in Paradise when you can be with your friends who are girls.  

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Kids say the darnest things

I seriously love my job. It is very draining some days, but so fulfilling. I love hearing the unfiltered comments kids make.

5th grade teacher tells her students she is pregnant.
5th grade male: I knew you were pregnant
Teacher: Why didn't you say something
5th grade male: my dad told me to never ask a woman if she is pregnant because they might get upset if they aren't

6th grade female: Miss Todd you look pretty with your hair done and when you wear make up
They are clearly using the positive reinforcement on me

4th grade male: Miss Todd why you in all black?
Miss Todd: I also have red on
4th grader: Why are you wearing such baggy clothes, are you a "homee"
Miss Todd: My clothes aren't that baggy and no, I am not a "homee"

6th grade female and male: Miss Todd, are you married?
Miss Todd: No
Female: Do you have a boyfriend?
Miss Todd: No
Male: Is there somfin wrong wit you?
Miss Todd: Speechless

I had to talk to a 1st grade girl who has been talking about a boyfriend and kissing a lot.
Miss Todd: Who is your boyfriend?
1st grader: The cute boy over there (she points him out)
Miss Todd: Where did you learn about kissing?
1st grader: From my mom and dad. They kiss all the time and my mom likes to kiss my dad at night when she is naked and makes funny noises.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Bacardi Factory in Puerto Rico

I used to play softball for Bacardi therefore I have heard about "THE Bacardi Factory" for years. I have always wanted to go there ever since I started playing for Bacardi. Spring Break this year some friends and I decided to go to Puerto Rico. I wanted to do a lot of activities while we were there, but the only thing I REALLY wanted to do was go to the Bacardi Factory. After some serious persuasion of my friends who do not drink we finally made our journey to Bacardi Heaven. Apparently all of Puerto Rico celebrates Good Friday. We pull up to the gate only to find it is closed along with everywhere else on the Island.

We finally made it inside the gates the following day. Excitement flowed through me as we toured the factory.  I realized I was the only one who was enthralled with the tour but everyone was good about humoring me!


Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. This year I went to a party at some friends of mine. They put a lot of time and effort into the decorations which made the party that much better.

Halloween is the one time of the year you can dress how ever you want. This year I was Lady Liberty with my friend, Becca. We got the idea when we were in Boston for the 4th of July. We both love the 4th of July so we had festive accessories to accompany our outfits.