Wednesday, October 05, 2011
So it's a good day.
- Kiddos were super today.
- Today a wonderful colleague brought in an AMAZING chocolate cake with peanut butter icing for my birthday. It was SOOOO good. And I stuck with one piece!
- Brad is home!!!! We had a really delicious dinner of clam/veggie stew.
- Our siding got delivered! Either tomorrow or Friday is the magic day.
- I came home from school and the downstairs was cleaned up. Honey took it upon himself to clean up the living room! I love my man.
- I got a really nice text from a colleague about my teaching - how I put my heart and soul into it. I work with the most wonderful people.
- After school I stopped at a local farmstand for some mums. I love to have mums for Open House - ours is tomorrow night.
I am SO SO SO SO SO SO happy that I get to spend time with honey. I feel so much more relaxed. And I know he loves to take care of me.
It's an early night for me - early run tomorrow morning and then a long day at school and Open House all night.
Monday, October 03, 2011
So my very strange birthday wish was that my husband get fired. Yes, I know it's a terrible thing to think, but he has been working almost 70 hours a week for over a year. It's ridiculous.
Tonight he calls me around 5:00 and says "I'm on my way home." So I'm actually a little glad. It's weird - it's been so long since he's been around, it's going to be like we're getting to know each other again. We are already planning on going to my mom's this weekend, he's going with me to a wedding at the end of the month, and we'll get to spend Thanksgiving together! It's a good thing.
The other good thing is that he wants to write a book. It's very exciting! AND he can help around the house! AND we can go places together!
It's a weird thing about complaining about stuff - I've been complaining about his work schedule for so long, and now I don't have to complain about it anymore. It feels like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders. I love it.
Brad actually said to me "now I can take care of you - I want to cook for you and feed you right." He snuck in there "you probably gained a little weight" and he's right - I did. He didn't say it in a mean way, just telling the truth. And I wasn't offended. I got so lazy with the cooking, and honestly, when he wasn't home EVER to tell me how good I looked, it didn't really matter to me that my pants were a little tight.
So this is the start of something new. It's a great way to start October, and it will make for a WONDERFUL holiday season. I can't wait to spend time with my honey!
Saturday, October 01, 2011
So I didn't get an interview at Sesame Street. :(
That's the bummer news.
But what's kind of funny is that I'm not totally devastated like I thought I might be. I knew it was a total long shot, but I went for it anyway. And I'm really glad I did because the really really good thing to come out of this is that I can take a look at the qualifications, see where I came up short, and go from there. This is the kind of job I'd LOVE to have, and one of my major "problems" is that I don't have classroom teaching experience.
So the plan is to take a good look at the next step. And right now I'm thinking it's getting some sort of Early Childhood certification and getting some experience in an early learning center... or something similar.
Last night after school, some of us went out to celebrate my new status as a Mrs. It was so nice, and I have such thoughtful friends! One of my best friends got us a beautiful set of wine glasses and a wine pitcher, and some fun coasters with our initial on them! I don't think she has any idea that we have been looking for a wine pitcher for almost two years! So thoughtful. We had such a fun time. One of the best parts about getting married like we did is that the celebrations have been on-going. We didn't have a reception (heck, we didn't have anyone else at our wedding!), so we've been getting together with friends and getting cards sent to us since July. Nobody has to say "sorry I missed the reception," instead it's "hey, we didn't celebrate yet! Let's go out tonight!"
It's Ironman 70.3 weekend in the Poconos! I am thinking that being around all these fit people will get me in gear. I can feel that I've been getting a little more roly-poly, and I don't like it. But the weird thing is that I haven't been motivated to do anything about it. I guess I just haven't really thought of any goals to work toward, so I'm just chugging along at a snail's pace. The combination of the Ironman, a new month, and two weddings right around the corner should certainly motivate me, though!
October is my FAVORITE month. It's my birthday, the air is crisp, my hometown has their really fun Halloween Parade (it's a huge deal!), the leaves change, and this month is the Month of New Siding! They come back on Tuesday to re-start the siding project (the shipment was delayed because of the flooding around here, and the siding is now in!).
So it's going to be an exhausting weekend, but a good one. And a few extra bucks to maybe spend on some new running gear? New gear is always a motivation for me. It gets me out and moving... I feel so good when I am wearing great workout stuff!
Have a super day!
Thursday, September 29, 2011
OMG I did it!!!! I sent my resume to Sesame Street!!! I sent the best work I could. I am so proud of myself for actually doing this. So many times I see these great opportunities and let them pass me by. Even working at the Ironman this weekend - usually I'd just ignore the e-mail and think "Oh well," but this time I sent in my stuff and I will be making a few extra bucks this weekend!
I can't even tell you how good it feels to have sent in my stuff. And it's partly because I know that getting everything ready to send was something out of my comfort zone. It would have been so easy just to not do anything and daydream about the job, but it feels so much better to at least say "I sent in my stuff so we'll see." I am SO excited. If I would even get a reply e-mail I'd be thrilled.
AAAAHHHH it's a good day!!!!
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Being in a funk is a funny thing. It feels like there is never going to be an end to it. Everything is sad, constant exhaustion, don't feel like doing ANYthing... but then - something happens and the funk starts to lift. Sometimes it's all at once, sometimes it's little by little...
This last week has been really rough on me. Brad is going through some craziness at work - the owner of the restaurant put an ad in the paper for Brad's job and didn't even TELL Brad this was happening, and then just when Brad thinks that Sunday is his last day (and we get to spend more time together!), they ask him to come back in on Monday and then again today. I feel kind of awful saying this, but Brad and I laugh that we are the only two people on the face of the earth that are actually looking forward to someone getting fired! So I've been planning for time together, and then not together. And then together, and then not together. It's very stressful. Brad is getting burned out from so much working, and I just wish he was home more.
It's also been the single most stressful year of teaching EVER. There is just so much going on right now that the morale of the staff is in the dumps and it's getting harder and harder to pull people out of it. I'm doing my best, but I don't want to be crazy sugary optimistic. It's just not realistic to go about like that all day. Sigh... I need to find a balance. But our GAS (Give A Sh--) committee is helping. I've gotten fun little gifts in my mailbox at school, and I love going on searches for fun little gifts for other people.
So just when it seems like the funk is going to last forever because things just KEEP HAPPENING, something good happens!
Like my AMAZING Opportunity. I was searching around the web last week and happened across the Sesame Street website (I love Sesame Street). I happened across the employment section, and saw this job that looks just PERFECT. I read it, and I couldn't believe that I have just about all the qualifications! OMG so I'm sending in my resume this evening. And it just so happens that I have a connection who knows the executive producer, so I'm going to flex my networking muscles and see where it gets me. I would just LOVE an interview!
And then, I get an e-mail last night that our siding is in! It was delayed a bit because of the awful flooding around here, but it's in! And work is starting next Tuesday! Which also happens to be my birthday! Hooray!
AND my letter from my eye doctor came. It's wonderful - I can't wait to organize my plea to put my light covers back on.
AND (!) Brad and I had a wonderful evening last night. It was so nice to totally not have to think about doing housework and just about enjoying time with my husband. We had a wonderful dinner (he cooked!), we had a bottle of wine (a gift from one of my very good friends!), he made pancakes for dessert, and we snuggled on the couch. And popcorn.
AND!!! I did not have to go pick up the veggies last night. As much as I love our CSA share, I just sometimes can't even BEAR the thought of driving after school to pick it up. So Brad volunteered to go get the veggies so I could come right home after school. He is the best!
So keep your fingers crossed for this Sesame Street gig...
Oh! And on Saturday and Sunday I'll be earning a couple extra bucks by working at the Ironman store. This weekend is the first Ironman triathlon in the Poconos, so It's a super exciting time for this area!
Off to have some breakfast and get ready for a morning faculty meeting... have a great day!
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