Sunday, September 21, 2008

lia sophia party!

Come one, come all! I'm hosting a lia sophia party and you're invited to attend!

Not only am I hosting a party at my house, I'm also hosting one online! You don't even have to leave your house to partake in these wonderful deals.

Did you know, for every two items you purchase at regular price, you can get your third item for half price? Make it your HIGHEST priced item! Another perk is the lifetime replacement guarantee. If you are not satisfied with the quality of the purchase, you can have it replaced as long as you own the piece.

Here's what you need to do:

1. Go HERE

2. Click on "Our Jewelry"

3. Choose a catalog to browse (I like the Fall/Winter 2008 catalog)

4. See the "How to purchase?" link? Click that.

5. Now, you will need to enter my name (Nicole Stiers) in those little boxes since I am your hostess :)

6. Now you will be taken back to the catalog so you can make your selections

Simple enough?

Keep in mind that Christmas is around the corner and who doesn't like a pretty piece of jewelry to brighten up their wardrobe?

Happy shopping!


Thursday, September 18, 2008

Leave it to me. Go to the doctor with dizziness and leave with a referral for a podiatrist. :)
Actually, I'm quite pleased with my new doctor. He didn't look at me like I was stupid and answer me curtly. Apparently, my dizziness can be attributed to allergies and fluid build-up in my head. It could also be that my asthma is beginning to act up. Nothing neurological and not vertigo. So, my dizziness is not terminal.
So, where does the podiatrist referral come in? My numb toes that feel like someone put novocain in. The Doc. said I have a slight deformity forming: my big toes are curving toward the rest of the toes. The end result could be surgery. Oi.
My world is spinning, literally. Since I've had these dizzy spells for 3 days now, I scheduled a doctor appointment for this afternoon. He probably won't be able to tell me anything, but I'm going anyway. I don't know how long I'll have to wait, so I'll take along some of the many papers I have to grade every week.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Stange fact of the day

Men can read smaller print than women,
but women can hear better.

Monday, September 15, 2008

This is what was growing behind the bathroom wall. Pretty gross, huh?

Two weeks ago, we were told that it should take about a week to fix this.

Another view of the rest of the wall.

Two weeks later, this is all that has been done.

And another shot.

Well, at least we know that we should have superior protection against moisture and mold with our new wet area cement board.

I don't know why, but the scent of the new wall was rather pleasant in an odd way.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

I finished my research paper! It's a good feeling. I also updated the look of my blog. Whaddya think? :)

My Sunday school class is going through the book of Acts and today there was a parallel shown that I had never considered. Acts 3:1-2
Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour.

2And a certain man lame from his mother's womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple;

That lame man is a picture of the condition of the lost man. He can not do anything for himself. That is so true about us before Christ enters the believer's life. There is nothing a lost person can do to get to Heaven outside of calling upon the Lord. He has to see that he is lost before he can get saved.

It's easy to go around and tell people that they need the Lord, but it's another thing to get them to see the condition they are in. Pride often gets in the way and therefore clouds the reality of the condition.

Stampin' Up

Here is the awesome card we made! Normally, I don't like the blue/brown color combination, but it is great on a card. My bow doesn't look half bad, either. It's being mailed out this week as a birthday card. :)

Now, these candy bar wrappers are incredibly easy to make and look so cool. I like the crimper tool we got to use. Kathy made these for her open house and gave them to us last month and we all wanted to know how to do it. So, that was one of the projects for this month's meeting. AND we got to make 4 of them. :)

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Ok, so I've been sitting here at my computer for the past few hours attempting to write my research paper. I'm out of practice, that's for sure! It's only a 5 page paper, but it is taking me forever! Not to mention, it's not exactly an easy topic to find information on. I chose to write on the the mental effects of woman who have had abortions. There's really not a lot out there.

On another note, I will be blessed with another addition to my already packed classroom. Now, I will have 16 boys and 9 girls. I have the largest class in the elementary. Oi.

My foreign student started to open up a bit in class yesterday! That was great to see. He even said a few things in his mother tongue and laughed at me when I tried to repeat him. :)

Haha...another thing happened yesterday that made me laugh. On of my girls gave me hug and said that she liked me most of the time. Then she said that sometimes I'm just fierce! LOL! I'll take that. ;)

I made THE cutest things today at the Stampin' Up party! I love going to those. We made a card and 4 candy bar wrapper things. I loved it!

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Talk Straight .org

Hey! Go check this out!

Convention Petition

The Conventions are here and the American people are still being robbed of a decent political dialogue.

Barack Obama has broken his promises to seek public financing. He has pandered on the issues, but never left his political ideology. He has continually lied attempting to skew the debate calling John McCain, “Bush’s third term.”

Below you can sign the petition to demand that the Democratic Nominee Talk Straight.

We’re randomly giving away 5 FREE shirts during the two Conventions. Take a look at the sidebar to see the new shirt. has sponsored this project, so head over a get a shirt. They’ve lowered the price - just for us! Wear it around town and make a statement.

Bloggers who blog about this contest receive two entries.

Only one entry per person.

  1. Return political donations that have been contributed illegally
  2. Release any and all school records belonging to you or your wife
  3. Publicly denounce past associates of or relating to William Ayers, Tony Rezko, and Jermiah Wright
  4. Donate $300,000 to charity that you saved after receiving a sweetheart mortgage deal
  5. Honor your previous commitment to hold townhalls with John McCain

Barack Obama, we the people of the United States, demand that you Talk Straight.

The Undersigned,

Friday, September 05, 2008

Well, school has been in session for two weeks now. It feels more like two months, though. This is going to be a year of testing for me and I know I can only succeed with Christ's strength. I still can't believe I have 24 students with 15 of them boys! Wow!

Normally, I do not remember my dreams, but the past few weeks I have had some doosies! The first one was about an old high school friend and how he was trying to kill me. Then, I had one where another friend called me up to comfort me during a trying time. Then, my sister was trying to steal people's blood to sell. She needed the money. The other night I dreamed I was at a convention and only recognized two faces. One of the two I recognized then held my hand.

I have no idea where those things are coming from!

I did finish up my teaching methods class. I still have my five page research paper to do for my ethics class, though. That's due next week.

I received a huge blessing last week by way of a donation! I don't know who it was, but the Lord does!

On Labor Day, I went to the park with a friend and her girls followed by my first visit to King's Dominion. I had a great time! I really liked the Dominator! I rode it twice.

These girls are so cute! We were on the observation deck of the Eiffle Tower thing at King's Dominion.