Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Happy Holidays

Well, it's been a while since I've let myself take the time for luxuries.

Since my last post, I went to a great salon and had my hair colored and cut. I love the new look but I am still getting used to it. Today, I am taking myself out with my girlfriends from work, we are having appetizers and drinks and going to get pedicures and manicures. We have gift certificates and such, but even taking the time feels like a luxury right now.

Other than that, nothing is new in my life. I hope that you are all well and happy.

Happy Holidays to you if you celebrate them, and Happy New Year regardless of faith!
Wishing you well,

Friday, December 10, 2004

Friday blues?

For once in my life, I am not particularly looking forward to a weekend.

1. School has flown by this week, and I’d rather get next week done then have to wait longer for it to come, and go.
2. I have SUCH a busy weekend that I will have a hard time enjoying the various events! If anyone cares, I have book club party tonight, a big corporate holiday party tomorrow (think, chasing 18 mo old, trying to get her to behave, making sure that she is an angel so Grandpa Phil’s friends will be impressed), shopping and travel Sat. afternoon, work on Sunday morning to try and stay caught up, Hanukah with Adam’s family on Sunday afternoon/evening!

Any one of these events would have me happy as a clam, thinking how I can’t wait for the weekend to start so I can go have some fun. All together, it’s just a lot to do!

Having fun is so much work!

I just had a thought….Thank GOD I don’t have any grad school work to do, I might have a nervous breakdown.

Monday, December 06, 2004

Monday blahs

Well it is Monday yet again! Isn't it funny how fast time can fly except on Mondays! (although if you've followed my brain waves in the past.... it is mental Tuesday for me today because I came into work yesterday, Sunday, to get a jump start.)

I am anticipating that the next few weeks will fly by so that I can get to winter break.... so, inevitably (sp? jamie?) they will crawl.

I will keep you posted.

AND- I am thinking of taking my formerly blonde, now somewhat dishwater like hair to a nice light brown color. a color just dark enough never to be mistaken with blonde. I NEED CHANGE!

Friday, December 03, 2004

hello everyone

Hello to all of my imaginary friends who I imagine read this! And to Jamie who I know reads this!

It has been a long week! Apparently I like exclamation points today!!!!!!!!!

I have actually planned a movie for the students to watch today just so I can NOT do work. Now, in my own defense, it is perfectly timed with our curriculm and it is educational. However, I needed some time to do personal things like download pictures and reply to emails, and update my blog! It's not that I don't have grading and other work related work to do... I just promised myself that I would do the fun stuff first.

I love my job!

Now, as personal punishment... I am coming in to work on Sunday morning to have uninterrupted time for planning, grading, and grad school work. I am a crazy woman... who actually cares about her job and profession. Around here, sometimes I think I am alone in caring about my job and profession! Realistically though, I like to be a leader, it's part of my personality. And sometime I don't understand the people who just sit back and let things happen. AND.. I get really pissy when they complain about the results but won't help change things!

Enough for today... I am off to get some fatty snack to reward myself for not having dessert last night. Even I know it's messed up, but I do it anyway!

Thursday, November 25, 2004

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

We are thankful for our family, all of them... even the crazy ones!

We are also thankful for 2 days off work (my husband had 3 so he's extra thankful!).

And let's not forget all the deserts and foods later! I will feel guilty for a week... wait... no I won't! It's Thanksgiving!

Happiness to you all!

Monday, November 22, 2004

Monday.... or is it?

Well, It was a very nice weekend, and it's Monday again.

This weekend I spent every spare moment cleaning my house since I had a demo party on Sunday. (You know the kind, someone comes in, shows products, and you guilt your friends who came into buying something so you, the host, can get things free.) Well, the house was perfect, and no one really looked! (I hate it when my husband is right!) However, the house being perfect made me one much calmer hostess, and I had a very good time with the friends and family that came by. I also got 2 fabulous purses for about $16! (Together they should have cost over $100!) PS- I am actually thinking about becoming one of those party expert salespeople. It seems like a great way to become a stay at home mom!

And now it's Monday! But mentally, I think it's Wednesday. This is some pretty crazy logic so I understand entirely if you can't follow along!

  • Friday- I have no work, so it will feel like a weekend day.
  • Thursday- I have no work, it's Thanksgiving, and it will feel like a weekend day.
  • Wednesday- I have to go to work for a half day, but don't have students, so it will be v. relaxed and feel like a Friday.
  • Tuesday- Is a very long day at work, and Thursday's always feel long so Tuesday is my Thursday.
  • Monday (Today)- is the day before my mental Thursday, so it must be Wednesday!

Now do you see what my crazy schedule is doing to my brain?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!!!!!!

Friday, November 19, 2004

End of another long week

I don't have a lot of time to spend but I just wanted to get out a big


Here is to Friday and the upcoming holiday/long weekend!
Have a drink for me!

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

It's been too long

I don't know where the time goes, except that it is gone.

Last week is a blur, I would have to think hard to even tell you what I did and I just don't want to think hard right now.

One thing though... Did I tell you yet that they changed the lightbulbs in my classroom? and that the new bulbs have given me a migrane EVERYDAY since then! I had to get a Dr's note but now they are going to change them out as soon as possible. (Around here, that means that I'm not rushing to take that bottle of Excedrine Migrane home anytime soon.)

So what's new... nothing! I am busy, busy, busy. Let's see here... it's Tues. afternoon, about 2pm. I haven't yet done the work for my 3:45 meeting... or my Wed. night grad class... or planned my lesson's for the rest of this week! And what am I doing, I am stalling by typing this blog.

I will leave you with the one thought that is getting me through my week, although unless you are a teacher it probably won't mean to much to you.... 6 school days until Thanksgiving break and 23 until winter break with it's 2 weeks off!!!!!!!!!!!! YAHOO!!!!!!!

Friday, November 05, 2004

Happy Friday

It's been a very long week.

Today was a good day though. We had a party for our students to celebrate a great first quarter of the school year. Today I was basically paid to supervise and coordianate. I could do that more! The kids all brought in food to share.... we had a breakfast party and movie. It was nice.

I'm looking forward to a weekend with no committments or work to do.

I need to finish the book Jamie bought me so I can visit with her book club this month but otherwise, I'm thinking.... laundry, maybe a local craft fair, maybe write a letter or two.

It's a very happy Friday!

Thursday, November 04, 2004

a bad day after a bad week

SO.... I tried to post earlier this week, and I typed A LOT but it wouldn't post... my lame computer probably.

It's been a bad week. I have been stressed at school. My canidate lost the election. Adam is working late a lot and I miss him. And I would have sworn today was Friday.

That's really been the kicker. It's Thursday today and I could have sworn it was Friday! I was so looking forward to a Friday. Then, My day got worse when I called a parent of one of my students and ....long story short.... it ended with her getting my supervisor's name and number. Now, I have complete faith that he will back me up (ok, I'm 90% sure) but who needs to start off thier day with a client complaining and going to thier boss about them!

I sincerly hope today gets better. If not, I may just have to crawl into a hole and hide!

Monday, November 01, 2004

knock on wood

Well, I'm afraid to say it, but it seems to be a good, calm, relatively uneventful day!

Our family seems to be feeling well at last, I am caught up with my grading for school, this is my one week off from Grad class, it's a good thing!

We had a very nice relaxing weekend. Jamie and Sean (her boyfriend) brought over Doc (her dog) and helped Brianna and I pass out halloween candy on Sun. Sat was just nice time with our own little family. It's been far to long since we've had a nice weekend like this with no major committments or drains on our time.

I am looking forward to seeing what happens in the election on Tues. I am perhaps more looking forward to watching some TV and reading a book (just a novel, no class work here!) tonight with out guilt!

I hope by saying it I didn't jinx it!
Knock on wood for me, all I have available is cheap laminiate!

Thursday, October 28, 2004

feeling better?

What a loaded question! Now that I am back at work full time after a start to the week I can only describe as a haze, people keep asking me if I am feeling better.

What should I say?

If I say yes, they go on about their merry way with a that's nice or good for you. However, then they expect me to be my "old self" who can multi-task a dozen things on a good day and be relied on to volunteer for more before I'm finished. Besides, it's not quite true. I suppose I am feeling better but not great, and not totally normal.

If I say no, they want to hear details and judge for themselves just how sick I am and should they continue to stay near me. They give me astonished looks and say go home, or are you taking anything (medications I presume)?

What I'd like to say is none of your darn business. I'm here, I'm working, now don't bother me. I don't think that would go over too well.

Maybe I should launch into a long winded description of exactly how I feel from moment to moment so they can hear all about the times when I feel good, and how quickly it can change. I highly doubt they really care that much, or would ever ask me again how I am doing so that won't really work either.

ho hum.

I suppose after the weekend everyone will forget I was sick and stop asking. I guess I can make it through another day!

On the good side- It got me an extension on grad class final project! Hooray!

Monday, October 25, 2004

I have the flu

Thank you to the US government who took away my flu shot this year! Nevermind the fact that I work with slimy icky kids all day every day.... nevermind the fact that I have a toddler who can't go to day care when she gets sick, so our family is financially influenced...

I have the flu... full blown... leaving out the TMI section! Brianna has the flu. Hers is a little less full blown due to the fact that she got a flu shot before the shortage was discovered.

Regardless, ours is now a house of puke and tylenol!

Enough from me for today. Like I needed one more think to make my busy life harder!

Monday, October 18, 2004

who's who in my life

I thought I would post a little bit about the people in my life in case you stumble across this blog and actually want to know what the heck I'm talking about.

Brianna is my daughter, born 6/20/03
Adam is my husband of over 5 years
Jamie is my sister and probably the only person who checks this blog
Julie is my mom
Phil is my dad
Ian is my brother-in law
Heather is Ian's wife, my sister-in-law
Hannah is Ian and Heathers daughter, born one day before Brianna
Howard and Denise are Adam's parents, my in-laws
Eddie and Tamara are Adam's other siblings

another weekend gone...

So it was another busy weekend, but a fun one! We had a great time at "Pumpkin Fest" at my husbands school, but it took up our whole day, and more than one day's energy. Sunday, we had a visit from Ian, Heather, and Hannah... which is always a good time. I bought lots of fun stuff shopping! and we had a great evening.

However, another weekend is gone and IT'S MONDAY AGAIN! I have piles of laundry that are threatening to collapse my laundry room floor, I didn't get any work done for school (ok, that might be a product of my inability to focus more than the weekend events), and I have several errands that I meant to run that never got done.

Oh Well! I guess life will go on and I will get the important things done as the week progresses.

I can't decide which would be better... should I make my weekend more busy so I can relax on week days after work, or should I try and get more done on week days so I don't feel so rushed on the weekend?

It's a never ending cycle of fun!

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Why do I bother?

Well, I said I would be back on Tuesday and it is now Wednesday. It's just been another crazy couple of days. I am actually now sitting in a class/seminar I signed up for and I'm supposed to be copying pictures off the internet into an i-photo slide show. This is moderately interesting but I don' t really think it is aplicable to my classroom or will I have the time to use it. I have even less time to try and teach this too my students! I don't know why I sign up for these things, It is definetely not worthwhile most of the time!

Thursday, October 07, 2004

Another not-so-good day

Today, technology kicked me in the butt!

My lesson bombed, the computers the kids are working on have been kicking them out of the internet server and having to be re-started every 10 minutes.... well thats fine except that 5 or 6 kids get kicked out at the same time and there is only one of me to give directions and deal with the panic!


I'm looking forward to this three day weekend in a way you just can't imagine! (mentally it's a four day weekend since tommorrow is one of those famed teacher institute days... if your not a teacher, you don't know this but institute days are just an excuse for adminsitrators to bore teachers to death so we know how our students feel everyday!)

Anyway, so I won't be here (mentally or otherwise) until Tues.
To anyone who checks this, and Jamie I think that's just you, have a great weekend and be happy!

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

I don't know whats wrong with me!

So, it's day 2 of my blog and interesting to me at least.

Nothing is going right today and it's only 8am. I was late to work, I almost didn't get the computers I needed for today's lesson because someone else made a mistake, My lesson is going to go well anyway because I'm going to have to rush it, or scrap it.... hmmmm... thinking...... anyway! AND- Worst of all--- McDonalds, and the pop machine at work, were out of diet Coke! How can McDonalds be out of diet coke? let alone the same day the pop machine is out! On top of everything, I have a potentially nasty parent meeting later today, a staff meeting after work, and I have grad class tonight. Thats not really a bad thing, just not really a good thing to add to my day either.

So besides all that, I'm in an excellent mood. We'll see how I feel about 10 without any caffine but for now, I'm happy. I had a wonderful hug from my daughter today. And she blew me a kiss as I was leaving. (this is a big thing as it has taken us months to teach her that!)

I hope that everyone's day goes better than mine, but that you are just as happy.

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

First Blog Post!

Welcome! I can't believe I started a blog!

It's not like I have any free time on my hands, I just seem to like avoiding the work that is piling up on my book shelf to my right.

I am a mom, and a full time teacher, and a graduate student. When I am not studying for class, or planning a class, I spend what little time I have chasing around the most beautiful baby I know.

It's what I always dreamed of. I love it, and I hate it, and I wouldn't change a thing. (unless you count things like winning billions in the lottery!)