Support For Christi Thomas

This blog is to help offer support to the Thomas Family and their daughter, Christi, in her battle against cancer. Please visit Christi's website at www.ChristiThomas.com to learn more. There, you'll find journals, photos and a lots of other information about this amazing child and her family.

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Friday, April 01, 2011

Shayla definitely enjoyed her long spring break this week! (And I loved having her around!) She became a falcon and went to BGSU with me two days and spent time with her friends. As you can see from the picture, we also squeezed in a little shopping. Yes, Goodwill $5.00, but she's calling it "The GW Botique" - Girls just wanna have fun and play dress up and the price was right at $5.00!

I judged the Miss Willard Scholarship Pageant last weekend which is a local that feeds into Miss Ohio and ultimately Miss America. That was a lot of fun. When I was called and asked to volunteer I said, "Absolutely! My entire Masters degree was paid for by my Miss Ohio scholarship winnings and I want to give back!" All of the 16 contestants were impressive college gals doing great things and wanting to do more. Shayla LOVED watching the pageant and we had a lot of fun as I shared what happened during the private 10 minute interview they had with our panel of six judges that morning. Of course her favorite thing was a funny one....one of the young women wrote on her application that she works part time at Victoria Secrets. In an effort to be FUNNY and to lighten the atmosphere, I learned forward, scrunched up my face and said, "I've always wondered.....what IS Victoria's secret?" Well, I think she was too nervous, because she went on to explain what the store consists of as the male judge next to me was cringing. And of course that led to my next question about the store's exploitation of women. We all chuckled after she left that she didn't get it and we were sure she was telling the other contestants, "There's a clueless judge in there. She doesn't even know what Victoria's Secrets is!" HA HA HA!


Shayne came home from Vegas on Sunday and left Tuesday for Houston for an oil conference. (His plane just landed - praise God!) Each day he sent me pictures of his amazing desserts from this very fancy conference. Today I had the College of Education Biannual Faculty Meeting at the golf course in BG. Senator Randy Gardner spoke on SB 5 which the governor signed last night. Of course, Randy let us know he voted no.
Anyway, I took a picture of the dessert that BGSU provided for my lunch today and sent it to Shayne. (No dessert, I was just thankful they provided soup and sandwiches. I stopped and bought a candy bar on the way back to my office this afternoon.) Shayne responded to my picture, "You are a funny girl!" Good news for the college of ed, we will have 22 new full time faculty starting in the fall, seven in the School of Teaching and Learning. Enrollment projections show we will be up 9.15% with students from last year and last year we were up. Continuing with QUALITY at a major state university was the Dean's message. Go, Falcons!

We will say goodbye to the horse on Sunday. Shayla is ok! Here's wishing you and yours a fabulous weekend, enjoy!

2 Comments:

At 2/4/11 8:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just wanted to say how beautiful Miss Shayla looked in that dress. She should definitly try out for a pagent, she would win hands down!!!!
Glad things are going well!!!
Shanan

 
At 6/4/11 10:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shayla, you look BEAUTIFUL in that dress!

Wendy Landers
Concord, GA

 

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