Thursday, February 24, 2005

Today, I worked at work!

Oh productivity... let me count the ways,

Today I:
1. Finished ALL the grading I had waiting for me.
2. Taught 4 adequate lessons which kept the children entertained and engaged.
3. Updated my computer gradebook so that I could...
4. Provide each family with an updated grade next week.
5. I returned parent phone calls!
6. I cleaned up the clutter in my classroom.
7. I planned my next MONTH of lessons
8. I'm updating my blog
9. I'm going to sit through 5 hours of conferences tonight
10. I'm going to be painfully sweet rather than say the things actually going through my head.
11. I will get home in time to play with Bri and relax with nothing left to worry about for tomorrow! Isn't that the best of all!

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Valentines day

Well, this week I woke up Monday morning wishing the week were over. What does that tell you about my state of mind, and the week I have planned?!?

We have decided on a very nice Valentines day tradition that I think I will share with the group. Yesterday, Adam got his Valentines day. He got to do the day the way he wanted, in his sweatpants, watching TV and playing on the computer, where I brought him his favorite Subway sub. Tonight I will get my Valentines day. A nice family dinner at my favorite restaraunt where I eat appetizers and dessert, no real dinner.

Don't feel like I got shafted because I had to wait and he went first... we called my favorite restaraunt last night and just did not feel up to the HOUR AND 15 MIN. wait to be seated. Since they don't take reservations, we figure tonight we'll have a better chance.

All in all, a happy holiday!

PS- re: my picture below-- I am no longer blonde, I have gone to a more natural light brown/auburn shade that I love.

This is me!

B&W joey
Originally uploaded by josharow.
If you ever wanted to know too much about me, here you go! Here are my answers to some questions about my life!

2. What time did you wake up this morning? 4:45 and then every 7 min after that until 5:30ish

3. What did you have for breakfast? half of a peanut butter sandwich

4. Name as it appears on birth certificate: Johanna Kate Johnson

5 Nicknames: Joey, Josh, Jo Kate

6. Piercings: only in my ears

7. Eye color: Hazel

8. Place of birth: Gainesville, GA

9. Favorite food: lately, Hamburgers

10. What foods do you dislike? most fish

11. What is your favorite chip flavor? Nacho Doritos

12. What is your favorite CD at the moment? Phil Vasser

13. Favorite sandwich? at home- Plain Peanut Butter.... Away- meatball

14. What kind of car do you drive? Ford Escape

15. Favorite item of clothing? Loose jeans, sweatshirt, bare feet

16. Ever been to Africa? No

17. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go? Greece, or Hawaii

18. What color is your bathroom? White walls with green and blue accents

19. Color is your bedroom carpet? Blue, but I did not pick it out and hope to get rid of it someday

20. Favorite brand of clothing? whatever fits and makes me look thinner

21. Where would you retire to? southern CA

22. Favorite time of day? Night time, that is if I don't have grading to do.

23. What was your most memorable birthday? 18- In the Bahamas. Where you can gamble at 18!

24. Favorite sport to watch? Football

25. What fabric detergent do you use? Cheer Free

26. What characteristics do you despise? People who complain about things that are their own darn fault

27. Coke or Pepsi? diet coke- caffiene free

28. Ever been toilet papering? sadly, no

29. Love someone so much it made you cry? Yes.

30. Been in a car accident? One bad, one minor.

31. Croutons or bacon bits: bacon bits

32. Favorite day of the week: Whichever weekend day I have nothing planned

33. Favorite restaurant: Red Lobster or Olive Garden

34. Favorite fast food restaurant: Mc Donalds

35. Favorite flower: Roses

36. Diamonds or pearl: DIAMONDS

37. Favorite drink: strawberry daquari

38. Favorite ice cream: Chocolate with fudge or brownie bits

39. Disney or Warner Bros.? Disney

40. How many times did you fail your driver's test? 0, but I should have!

41. Before this one, from whom did you get your last e-mail? A parent at work :-(

42. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card? H & M

43 What do you do most often when you are bored? eat, watch TV, sometimes at the same time.

44. Bed time: somewhere between 9:30 and 11:00

47. Favorite TV shows: CSI, Lost, Desperate Housewives

48. Last person you went out to dinner with: Adam and My parents

49. Ford or Chevy? we own one of each

50. What are you listening to right now? My students packing up their books

51. What is your favorite color? Red...

52. Lake, ocean or river? Ocean

53. How many tattoos do you have? Zero.

54. Have you ever run out of gas? No.

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Irony sucks

Isn't it ironic (don't start singing...) that the one week I can't possibly have time to relax, or be sick, That I of course get sick. I feel like crap, I'm loosing my voice, and my throat hurts like I have a truck full of tacks trying to get down it.

On top of that, Brianna has been sick. She's had a runny nose (which is really no big deal) but then that progressed to pink eye! And now, like me she seems to be having a hard time swallowing and feels the need to cough a lot. I do mean A LOT! She coughed on and off for an hour this morning. And not little discreet, look at me mom, type coughing. Actual hacking coughs that make me cringe and want to cry for her, while simultaneously holding her as close as I can while praying she doesn't puke all over me.

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

I learned how to enter pictures!

Originally uploaded by josharow.
So it turns out that Mac's suck for blogging! But- I found a way to put pictures up.

This was our snapshot that took first place on Sunday.

Just Plain Crazy

Well, since we last "spoke" I have sabotaged myself yet again.

Friday my students turned in a research paper they have been working on....Let's see.... 99 research papers x about 10 min. each to grade= almost 17 hours of grading! I bet you never looked at it that way when you were a student did you?

So I should have spent every spare minute reading papers over the weekend right? NOPE! Didn't read a single one. Saturday, had a lovely day just playing with Bri and vegging out on the couch. Sunday... Well, Sunday I'll get to in a minute. SO ANYWAY- I took Monday off work and graded papers all day long (sort of) and I got through a little over half of them. Now it's Wednesday, and here I am typing this instead of grading.... I am just plain crazy!

SUNDAY- On Sunday we decided that since we didn't have anything better to do, we would enter Brianna in a Beautiful Baby Contest. Literally, we decided based on the fact that we had nothing else that day, it was just something to do. We never thought anything would come of it...
4 trophies!

-Best Snapshot
-Best Smile
-4th runner up girls age 15-23 mo.

-Overall point total winner age 15-23 mo.

Before you think I've gone all Patsy Ramsey.... This is a natural baby contest with advertising as it's ultimate goal. That means, NO makeup or pageant tricks. They want natural babies/toddlers who have personality. NOT tricked out pageant kids with coaches and angry moms!

So all in all... Crazy as usual, but fun all the same !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

at home
Originally uploaded by josharow.