October 18, 2009

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September 19, 2009

Happy Saturday!

I love Saturdays...especially in the fall! It is so nice to sit at home and watch college football all day! If only Thame didn't have to study! But ya gotta do what ya gotta do! :) Speaking of studying....look what Thame did...haha he didn't even realize what he was doing and coloring a nice oval on his tummy while he was studying! It made me laugh...and I made him model it for me!

UAB started off the season with an awesome game and I got so pumped that we were going to be a competitive team this year! Then last weekend happened...we lost our 2nd game by 2 points! UGH! Hopefully they will step it up! We play Troy today at 2:30. Go Blazers!!!

My tigers are doing pretty good so far! I haven't seen anything too impressive yet this season, but as long as we keep winning games I will be happy! Geaux Tigers!!!!

Thame just told me that UAB is to play LSU in 2013!!!! Who do I cheer for????? OHHH Lord!

Only 11 more days till my favorite month of the year!! I LOVE October! Blog Signature

Sorry this is late!

My sweet little pudgy, funny, adorable nephew is ONE YEAR OLD! I cannot believe it! This year has gone by so fast and I wish I could have been closer to him!! He turned 1 on Sept. 5th...so I'm quite late on putting a post up, but I did go to his birthday party and everything on his real day!

Look at him grow...


Happy Birthday Sweet Man! Aunt Kat loves you SO much!
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September 13, 2009

Well, i've been at the new job for about a month now. I wish I could say that I absolutely love it and it has been the best thing ever, but I can't! It is not what I expected to say the least. I teach 2 1/2-3 year olds and they are definitely a challenge. Individually, they are the sweetest kids ever, but they are little terrors when they are all together. I am literally sleep walking by the end of the day because you have to be on your toes at all times and it will wear you out! But, what can you expect with two year olds. Anyway, I just have to tell myself it is only temporary and hope it will get better! Some days are better than others!


Thame is doing really well in school so far and seems to be enjoying it! He did great on his first big test and I am so proud of him! We literally saw each other for like an hour during test week. He got through it and did great! Yay! One down...tons more to go!!

I'm working on doing some fun things to my blog, so if you are just reading it by email...come look at the real thing!! www.kathrynschneider.blogspot.com
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August 14, 2009

Well what do ya know...

I FINALLY got a job!

I'm going to be teaching 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 year old's (god bless me, what am I thinking?) at The Goddard School starting Monday. I will be learning from the teacher in there now for a couple weeks and will then transition to the Lead Teacher position. The school seems wonderful so far! Everyone there seems really nice. Its not a daycare, it's a school...SACs accredited and everything and I will be writing lesson plans and stuff, so it makes me happy that I will using my degree!

Of course it is just a stepping stone to hopefully get into an elementary school next fall, but I'm excited! I can't wait to meet my kids and start getting to know them! By the end of this I will probably be able to potty train blindfolded, figure out ways to discipline without time out, hopefully still have some hair left on my head...and hopefully teach them something in the process.

I'm so grateful for this opportunity and look forward to updating y'all soon! Wish me luck!

August 11, 2009

I la la la looooove to paint!

Just wanted to show a few pictures I painted for my new place...I had a lot of fun doing these! Let me know if anyone wants me to paint something for them!!!! I would LOVE to do it :) I love using metallic paints...which you will see in all of the paintings I did.

This picture below is actually a sticker. My mom gave it to me when we moved in and I thought it was so cute!
Don't forget to look at my other new post below!

Sorry!

Sorry I have been such a bad blogger lately! I honestly just haven't really had much to talk about! I'm still looking for a job, but I had an interview today at a preschool so hopefully something will work out with that! I'll take what I can get at this point!

I finally moved into the new townhome and I love it! Everything is coming together really nicely and I think I will really be happy hear for a while. Here are lots of pictures...keep in mind it looks much better in person! I'll just show you the downstairs for now...
Welcome to my home! :)
This is the little foyer area...finally got my diploma framed and hung up! (Thames on the left and mine on right) How cool is that clock!?This is looking into my TINY kitchen! It is really small, but it works!


This is the dining room area...
The living room of course!
The view from the couch...it looks a lot better in person...

Our pretty french doors...and Lily!

The huge deck...with no furniture yet! It will come...
I hope you enjoyed the pictures!

June 08, 2009

I hate putting a title!

So...what's been going on with me?

ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! I'm in the process of a job search, which is not really going well at all! I had an interview with Hoover City School's last Thursday and the interview went great! But, I talked to the Director of Human Resources yesterday and she said that due to proration and filling in positions with reading coaches and math coaches, etc. they only have TWO spots available for hire! UGH! I have probably applied to over 50 teaching positions and have not heard back from one! They keep saying that they are filling in available spots with people that work in the schools that did not work in the classroom (reading coach, math coach, technology person, all those kinds of people) because their jobs are being cut back. I have also applied for teachers aide positions and many other things to work my way into the school systems, so hopefully something will come about! Sorry for rambling! I know I will want to be sitting at home once I finally do get a job, but I am bored out of my mind...and I need some form of income! ugh.

Today, however, I got an email from some Human Resources Director from Birmingham saying that he really liked my resume and wants to interview me for a head preschool teaching position. I emailed him back for more information and haven't heard back yet, but I will keep y'all posted!

Still house hunting as well...Lakeshore Ridge is making us pay rent for July because we only gave them a 25 day notice instead of 30 days that we wouldn't be returning. Needless to say, I was pissed cause we were finally making progress and found a few places we liked! Oh well...

Going to the beach Wednesday-Sunday! Woohoo!!!

Oh...Trish, here is the recipe:

I made some DELICIOUS homemade crabcakes last night for dinner:

This makes 4 big crabcakes:

Ingredients:
-2 packs of lump crabmeat (I used the stuff where the tuna is in the grocery store)
-1/4 of a yellow onion
-1/4 cup of mayonnaise
-dash of cayenne pepper
-teaspoon garlic salt
-1 egg
-1 1/3 cup of breadcrumbs (regular)
-dash of tony chaceries (spelling?)
-1 teaspoon lemon juice
-4 tbsp. butter
-1 stick of celery (very small bit, I had the baby celery at home)

I thinks that's everything...haha.

Alright, what you're gonna do is chop the onion very finely or grade it into the bowl. Then you're going to add in the celery chopped very finely. Add in the cayenne pepper, garlic salt, tony's, lemon juice, and mayo, and crabmeat. Mix it up good. Then add about 3/4 cup of breadcrumbs into the mix and 1 egg. Mix it up really really good! Divide into 4 crabcakes (about the size of a hamburger patty). Put the rest of the breadcrumbs on a plate and roll the crab cake patties in the breadcrumbs and cover them really good. Melt the butter in a skillet and put the crabcakes in! Fry them till they are golden brown on either side...DELISH!

I also mixed 1/4 cup of mayo, 1 1/2 tabespoons of spicy brown mustard, a squirt of hot sauce and it made a really yummy dipping sauce for them.

I wish I would have taken a picture...but, I didn't! :)

ENJOY AND LET ME KNOW IF YOU MAKE THEM!

May 21, 2009

Looks like at least 4 more years in Birmingham...

BECAUSE THAME GOT INTO MED SCHOOL!!!!

Yay for Thame! I am so proud of you! You are going to make the best doctor ever...you deserve it! I love you!

May 01, 2009

Overdue Update!

Sorry for not posting! I have been around, but very very busy! My last day of Student Teaching was yesterday. Do you know what that means????? I AM DONE WITH COLLEGE! Can you believe it? Cause I cannot. I am so glad to be done. I will miss my kids at Rocky Ridge and my cooperating teacher, but it's a relief to finally be finished. My teacher threw me a going away party yesterday...it was sweet! The kids drew this huge yellow poster that says "we will miss you!!" and my CT traced their bodies and they colored themselves in...it's pretty funny to look at! Anyway, I am glad to be moving on and excited to see what the future brings!

Graduation is next weekend!!!!! My fam/friends are coming up to celebrate and I cannot wait! I'm not excited about sitting through the ceremony, but hey I will take it! The last 4 years went by crazy fast now that I think about it.

Thame should be hearing from med school in the couple of weeks. UAB has already started pulling people off the waitlist so hopefully he will be one of them! We are going to stay in Birmingham for the summer no matter what and then depending on whether he gets into UAB or not, we will move to Mobile! I rrrrreeeaalallllly want to move home, but if he gets in up here...its one step closer to being done!

No job for me yet! I'm just going to continue nannying until I find something.

How is everyone doing? What has been going on?? Me and Thame went to the Dave Matthews concert a couple weeks ago and it was amazing. He is my favorite..ahhhhh....love him.

Now for some pictures:


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April 02, 2009

Happy Birthday!!

Thame's birthday was yesterday and I just wanted to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

I LOVE YOU :)

March 28, 2009

Update on Torey

Sorry for not updating sooner...hectic/awful week.

Torey is showing some improvement. She is still on the ventilator at 40% oxygen and the peep is at 7/10 (which is the pressure in her lungs). Thursday they took her for an xray and her right lung collapsed again, so now she has 2 chest tubes in her right lung and is in a LOT of pain because of that. Her xrays have shown improvement in the pneumonia, though, and the docs have said it is just going to be a very slow recovery, but she WILL recover. Her right lung has a lot of damage to it, though. She did start to run a fever a few days ago, so they were worried about infection, but they put in a picc line to help prevent some infection. She is still in ICU and are watching her closely. I wish I could be in Mobile with her!!!!!! UGH!

Keep her in your prayers!

March 22, 2009

Pray for Torey!!!

My best friend Torey is in intensive care right now. It started out as strep throat and then developed into pneumonia. She was put into the hospital because she was having trouble breathing and they found that she had low oxygen levels. Well they did a CT scan and found that her upper right lobe of her lung was collapsed so they put in a chest tube to drain the fluid and reinflate it. Well, now the pneumonia has spread to her left lung and she was put on a ventilator overnight to help her rest. She is very sick right now! Please pray for her!

March 20, 2009

School...houses...jobs...BLAH

Well...I am about 90% sure I will most likely be staying in Birmingham after graduation. I'm disappointed that I don't get to move back, but it's probably for the best. Many of the Birmingham schools are still hiring and Mobile seems to have nothing! South's Medschool is being stupid and didn't even give Thame an interview, so USASOM is out of the question for this year...but he still has a chance with UAB. I just feel like I am supposed to be in Birmingham right now...and I am okay with it...I will get back to Mobile eventually!!!

I'm currently hunting for a new place to live and it is very frustrating!!! This place is just too expensive for us right now and we need something cheaper! I really want somewhere with hardwood floors! This whole carpet and yorkie thing aren't meshing well! I'm really interested in a townhome, but they are all in bad locations or way old! ugh! Anyway....hopefully I will be able to find something soon...my lease runs up May 31.

I'm also trying to find a job for this summer...and fall of course! I'm applying to a job at the Birmingham Zoo! They are looking for teachers for their summer camp program and I really hope I get it...it seems like it would be a fun experience! I have my interview day with the Jefferson County Board of Ed. on April 1st (Thame's bday, by the way!) and hopefully they will like me!! It's an all day thing...I get to pick who I want to interview with...they have to give me an interview...they are like 15 min long and then if they like me they will ask me back the next day for a more thorough interview! I really hope I am able to find a job! It would take such a load off...

Spring break is almost over and it has been WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! These next few weeks, however, are going to be insane. I have to babysit everyday for the next 3 weeks, student teach all day, complete my assignments, find a job, find a new place to live, and survive! BUT, only 50 days till graduation!!!!


How is everyone's bracket doing??? Thame has gotten me hooked in March madness! I'm not doing soooo bad...I have 170 points. Western Kentucky killed me!!! And...Tennessee just lost :(

March 08, 2009

Can't catch a break!

I'm sick again!!! Imagine that!!!! I caught whatever Thame had, but i'm thinking I might have brought it home from school in the first place. I have had a 100.7-101 fever since yesterday and medicine doesn't seem to help it much. I'm coughing like crazy!! I don't know what it is, but hopefully it will be gone soon. I just hope I don't have to miss tomorrow. I am teaching my full days now...and it is very tiring. Its not so much the teaching, but the classroom management part of it. I feel like I yell at them all day, but they just don't listen!! Ugh! Usually I don't yell, I just kind of talk to them privately and tell them to stop, but the other day my patience was shot and you could hear a pen drop in that room! Hahaha! Their faces were like..."woah! she really can yell!" Made me laugh...anyway. Hope everyone is staying well...I sure hope this is almost over!

I have a cute video to share as well...Thame was playing playstation and their was a airplane flying across the screen and Lexie was trying to attack it! It was too funny!




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February 28, 2009

Just an update!

69 days- till GRADUATION!!! I cannot believe it! This semester is going by so fast...maybe because I don't feel like i'm in school anymore? It feels like I have a teaching job already, but then I remember oh wait, i'm not getting paid! Student teaching is going so well...I am so lucky to have gotten a good school and cooperating teacher. A lot of my friends got stuck with teachers who are rude to them or who are not letting them do any teaching. My kids are great...they wear me out, but they are so sweet! With student teaching and nannying going on, I just don't have time for a whole lot anymore...I am worn out!! I slept for 11 hours last night and still feel like I could sleep for a few more hours. This is the first weekend in a while that I can just lay around and it's so nice. I start my full day teaching on Monday for the next two weeks. I will be doing everything by myself...my teacher has already said to pretend she is not there and that the students are not to ask her anything. I am excited and nervous at the same time, I haven't taught math yet and we are doing fractions so i'm a little worried that they won't understand. We shall seeeeee.....!

13 days- till Spring Break!! I am so excited! We are going to the beach for the first weekend of spring break with a bunch of friends. Yay! I hope its warm...but I am not expecting it to be. Then I am going to hang out in Mobile for a few days and visit. A whole week of no school or nannying will be nice.

Anyway, i'm sorry for not updating more regularly, but I hardly have time for anything right now. I promise I will try to update again sooner rather than later! :)

February 10, 2009

Can you say busy!!!?

Wow! I haven't posted in a while! Sorry about that...

First, I want to say PLEASE leave me messages! I really really love hearing from y'all!

Okay, well student teaching is going great!! I'm in my 5th week already! It is really going by fast and I am surprised by how much I am loving it! I am teaching 3 lessons a day now and all the planning is keeping me VERY busy. Plus, don't forget I nanny before and after school most days. I have also been MIA because of the flu or something like it....I am just now getting over whatever I had 2 weeks ago. It was NOT fun! And now the stomach bug is going around school, so I am just waiting to get that one. The joys of being a teacher! My students are great and they keep my laughing all the time. They say the craziest things...I can't remember anything off the top of my head right now, but trust me I am writing these things down.

Anyway, I am so ready for summer. The weather has been a bit warmer up here and it is such a tease! I cannot wait to go to the beach and wear short sleeves........ughhhh only one month till Spring Break, so I guess that will do!

Going to bed!! I'm exhausted!

Love you all!!

January 20, 2009

So far...

BE prepared for a LOOOONG post!

Sorry for the lack of updates! I am LOVING Rocky Ridge!!! My teacher is great and the kids are all so sweet! I will have to scan in some of the letters they wrote me for y'all to read...they are hilarious! I had a big "Welcome Miss Schneider" sign to greet me when I walked in the classroom! So sweet!! I have 9 boys and 4 girls and let me tell you those boys are a hand full! They mostly have normal names, unlike my inner-city kids! Thank goodness!!! I do have one kid named Mooaweya (Moo-OW-e-uh). Yes, you read that right. His family is from Palestine...he is too cute! My cooperating teacher is great, she is very helpful and SO funny! All I am doing right now is observing and helping out as needed and I start teaching Language Arts next week. I have the whole unit layed out for me which is SO great! The book she gave me even has like a script of what I am supposed to be saying as I teach it...YAY! Anyway, my nanny job is going good too...it's very very busy, but Bayona is the sweetest thing ever. Poor thing is pretty sick right now, so grandma is keeping her!

My poor Lexie got spayed yesterday. They had complications during the surgery with anesthesia, though, and said she never would breathe right and were REALLY worried about her and said they she scared them that she wasn't going to make it. UM, really do you have to tell me that if she's okay now. THANKS!!!!! UGH! I took her in originally cause she had some weird lumps in her belly and it was very swollen. They told me that she may have a tumor or it could just be her hormones as she would probably be going into heat any day, but he didn't know. The vet biopsyed that area and said he would decide if he wanted to send it off when she came back to get her staples removed. But, she is home now and is very calm and quiet (not my Lexie...poor baby!) Anyway, now that I have talked y'alls heads off!

Read the letters below...they are great!!!! Haha! Kids are hilarious...keep in mind they are 8/9 years old. I hope you all are staying warm and doing great!! It snowed off and on here today! Love y'all!

CLICK ON THEM TO MAKE THEM LARGER TO READ! The bottom 2 letters are from the same person (it's 2 pages...she decided to tell me her life story! haha)

January 11, 2009

just an update...

Well...it's back to the real world for me! I have been super busy the past week since I started my nanny job and school stuff. Getting up at 5 every morning is getting a little better and is not as hard as I thought it was gonna be, but I would much rather be still asleep! Bayona is too cute and so much fun, but I feel like a soccer mom carpooling her around everywhere! At least she is somewhat easy to drag everywhere with me! She even cries when I drop her off at daycare and leave their house in the afternoon...I guess cause I keep her entertained? She's a cutie! Anyways, I had orientation this past week and learned a lot of overwhelming information, but i'm excited to begin student teaching. I start this Wednesday! I will let you know how my first day goes! I did talk to my cooperating teacher and she said that before Christmas break she had 14 students and that one moved away over the break...so I only have 13 students which is AMAZING!!!! Most schools have like 20-25 kids in each class! Anyway, things are good here and I hope everyone is doing wonderful!!

P.S. Leave me comments! I know y'all read this...so talk to me! :)

January 01, 2009

survey!

All About Me!!

Name: Kathryn Rebecca Schneider
Birthday: June 2, 1987
Eye Color: green
Hair Color: brown
Height: short
Right or Left Handed: right
The Shoes You Wore Today: my fake uggs...love them!
Your Weakness: fooooooood
Your Fears: spiders, car wrecks, something happening to my family and friends
Your Favorite Food: i love all food.
Goal You Would Like To Achieve This Year: graduate!!
First Thoughts When Waking Up: ugh.
Your Most Missed Memory: granny!
Pepsi or Coke: coke
Single or Group Dates: either is fun!
Chocolate or Vanilla: chocolate
Do You Smoke: nope!
Do You Swear: unfortunately..
Have You Been In Love: I am now :)
Do You Want To Get Married: yes!!!
Do You Want To Have Kids: yes!!!
Your Favorite Color: purple
What Kind Or Car Do You Drive: hyundai elantra...i want the new hyunadi genesis they are SO nice!
Do You Have A Job: i'm about to start my nanny job on Monday and i'll be student teaching which is like a full time job...just not getting paid for it!!
Do You Have A Boyfriend: i do :)
Fave TV Show: greys i guess
Fave Movie: i don't have just one
What Are You Thinking rRight Now: i hope stephen is ok!
Have You Ever Cheated On Your Boyfriend/Girlfriend: no way!
Have You Ever Been Cheated On: yes...
Do You Have Any Pets: lexie and lily!
Whats The First Thing That You Notice About The Opposite Sex: ummm...their appearance
Best Physical Feature: on me? i like my eyes.
Most Overused Phrase: what's up
Love or Money: love
Kiss or Hug: depends...
The Biggest Life Lesson Learned So Far: don't sweat the small stuff
Biggest Pet Peeve: people that are late! i hate it!
Worst Habit: playing with my hair
Your Sign: gemini
Love Someone Or Miss Someone Right Now: yes! my family and friends!

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