My students did AWESOME at the Southeast Journalism Conference this year. We had three first places and a handful of second and third places. We also received third in on-site competitions (meaning we had lots of winners!). Also, as no one was arrested and we didn't get thrown out of the hotel, I consider the trip a success.
My husband sent my favorite flower – tulips – to my office for an early Valentine's Day gift. I was so surprised that when they brought flowers into my office, I asked, "Oh, wow! Who got flowers?"
I received a king cake and Community coffee, and a New Orleans Saints Championship shirt from Mama Belle and the Hat Chick, respectively. More about that tomorrow when I have pictures (but I will spare you the pictures of the spare tire I now have after eating said king cake...it was very good!).
I spent two lazy days at home for Mardi Gras drinking coffee and watching the Steve Wilkos show...Quite an experience.
No news on Mary Margaret. Thank you for your prayers and concerns. One of my students’ bosses went missing last week as well. She received a text Friday evening saying he committed suicide, so please be in prayer for his new wife, friends, and family.
I made a new friend, Kelli, through Exemplify Online. Wait til you see the interview column I wrote profiling her volunteer work with prison ministry. She’s quite awesome.
Eleven more days before the half-marathon. I'm planning on making a ten mile run Thursday afternoon (SURPRISE, Rindy! LOL).
Husband made sushi last night. Needless to say, I ate a lot. (Eating seems to have been the theme over the past few days...)
Saw lots of friends over the weekend. It's hard to beat having a weekend with good food and great friends. Just saying.
Met up with my aunt and grandmother yesterday. =) We had a great time, though it was short. And we made the vital exchange: I handed over the earrings my dad got my mom for V-Day that I had been hoarding (and wanting to wear...) and she gave me a super awesome jacket for Superman and an Easter dress she bought for me. Husband was extra excited to dress up all snazzy this morning to go to work.
And, while I didn't wear my Easter dress to work (obviously), I did actually dress up. I figured I needed to after wearing Saints attire two weeks out of the last three...