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oooh oooh oooh it's the weekend!!!

Friday, October 07, 2011

It's going to be a great weekend. I just know it!


10:00 facial (the baby face is for how stinkin' soft it leaves my face when it's done!)

Shopping! I don't know if this is good or bad, but I wore through a pair of jeans. Hm... I guess it's good since I definitely wore them a lot, but jeans shopping is such a pain! Oh well, I have all afternoon.

Dinner with my bestie tonight! She's taking me out for my birthday - I don't know where I want to go yet, but I'll think about it today. It will be so nice to see her!

Siding project starts today! Hooray! The contractor should be here sometime this morning to begin.


emoticon Mommy and me time! (NONONONONO this picture is not because I'm prego, holy moly, but it was the best one I could find for Mommy and Me!)
We are going shopping (we LOVE to use our birthday coupons!) and out to lunch.

emoticon Pupperoo time with my Sophie! Brad is coming along to my mom's (hooray!) and he's going to baby-sit the dog while we are out shopping. I hope he's ready for some craziness.

emoticon Halloween Parade! In my hometown, it's traditionally the second Saturday in October. It's going to be a beautiful night, and Brad can come along! I'm excited to see some old friends.

Last night we had Open House at school. While I love to see the parents, it makes for a really long day. Making a doctor appointment for today was probably the best thing I ever did. (well, not really, but it's still a really good idea.)

Off to eat some breakfast and get my shopping gear ready!

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CAMROLA 10/7/2011 8:50PM

    What a wonderful weekend you have in store--- ENJOY to the fullest. You deserve all these wonderful things and more!


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GONE2014 10/7/2011 6:14PM

    Have a great weekend!!

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    Wow! what a fun weekend you've got lined up. With Brad and Mom....what more could you ask for? oh!and best friend...perfect!

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BUSYGRANNY5 10/7/2011 8:07AM

    I love your post!!!! Have a great week-end!!!

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COOPSM 10/7/2011 7:56AM

    Carrie--you have a FANTASTIC plan for the weekend!!! Enjoy your self girl...praying jean shopping goes new jeans, but HATE shopping for them!!!

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ooooooooh doo doo doo

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.

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BE-THE-CHANGE 10/6/2011 9:26PM

    Sounds like a wonderful day!

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BILLALEX70 10/6/2011 11:10AM

    Sounds like a great day indeed!

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TORTUETOO 10/6/2011 10:02AM

    That DOES sound like a good day! Plus cake. I mean seriously, how can you go wrong with cake? emoticon

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COOPSM 10/6/2011 9:36AM

    Love that you had such a good day!!!! Hope today is good as well!!!

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    I'm so happy to hear about that fab day! oh,and that cake...YUM!

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LAMARY9 10/5/2011 9:06PM

    You had a Woo Hoo day! You deserve it. Good for you. emoticon

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EMKNAPP 10/5/2011 8:56PM

    emoticonCheers to a great day!! Glad you had such a good day!!

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One strange birthday wish...

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!

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CAMROLA 10/5/2011 7:33AM

    Funny how life helps us out like that sometimes, isn't it? Mixed blessings are merely an opportunity to make things better, and I'm glad you'll get to spend more time with Brad and get back doing those things you love together!

And HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I'm back from vacation just yesterday, saw all the wishes, sending my own wishes to you full of good tidings!


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CANDOK1260 10/4/2011 9:55PM

    hope everything work out the way you want it to work out

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NEVERORNOW 10/4/2011 9:54PM

    Enjoy your time together!! emoticon

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TABBALOOSA 10/4/2011 8:38PM

    Okay, yes, that is a strange birthday wish, but apparently it works for both of you. Cool! And very neat he wants to write a book - what about? Anyway - Happy Birthday!!!!!!!

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GONE2014 10/4/2011 2:17PM

    Hopefully your hubby is as glad you got what you wished for as you are! : )

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SEPPIESUSAN 10/4/2011 11:58AM

    I'm glad you got what you wanted...I think?? He sounds very sweet. What is his book going to be about? A cook book?

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    Carrie-so glad hubby got fired. HAHA!! Seriously, that soun ds awful but I'm glad you're happy and how very sweet of him to want to take care of you!

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BOBBYD31 10/3/2011 11:20PM

    ok so it sounds like everything is wonderful for the two of you and i am really happy for you and brad.
i must have missed something along the way about him getting fired.............

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BE-THE-CHANGE 10/3/2011 9:53PM

    Sounds like you have a great guy there!

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Oh October, how I love thee!

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.

Good things!

emoticon 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!"

emoticon 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!

emoticon 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!

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SEPPIESUSAN 10/2/2011 4:28PM

    Cheers, new Mrs.! I love your upbeat attitude. Happy birth month! I wish I could be getting new siding...expensive!!

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BE-THE-CHANGE 10/2/2011 7:24AM

    Sorry you didn't get the interview but it seems like you have developed a plan as a result. May turn out to be a blessing in disguise!

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CHEPRBYTHEDOZN 10/1/2011 10:14AM

    YAY!!! what a "Carrie" blog-LOVE 'EM!!!
October is my favorite,too(or one of my faves)
I'm with you on getting motivated: IF I had been eating good like in June/July, I could have easily been at my goal weight even without running. I keep thinking,"when I can run again, I'll try harder". That's dumb,isn't it? It's the eating that's getting to me,not the lack of exercise.
Sorry-started my own blog here. :)
All the celebrations sound super fun-you have very thoughtful friends!
Have an awesome weekend!

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PURPLESPARK89 10/1/2011 9:23AM

    Yes, I love october too for the crisp air and atmosphere :) have a good month!

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BILLALEX70 10/1/2011 8:42AM

    Sorry to hear about the job, but maybe something better is around the corner.

Remember the door closes, another opens.

Have a great weekend!

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GOTTALIVEFREE 10/1/2011 7:23AM

    God doesn't require us to succeed; He only requires that we try. I forget who said it...but it's poignant and true, don't you think? Congratulations on your willingness to try for that position. It's wonderful.

Enjoy the day today! I hope you have a splendid day...and it goes without saying...spread the spark!

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Gooooooooood morning!

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!!!!

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    Good Luck to you!

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GOTTALIVEFREE 9/29/2011 4:48PM

    Oh, Sesame Street, how I love you!! This is such exciting news! I can't wait to hear what happens.... emoticon

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RUNNINGWILD 9/29/2011 12:18PM

    When you get this job, I want a picture of Elmo!!!

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TORTUETOO 9/29/2011 11:31AM

    That's great! I hope it DOES work out! But even if it doesn't at least you tried and that's great. If you never try, you'll never know, right? :)

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SEPPIESUSAN 9/29/2011 9:57AM

    Sesame Street taught me to read - and dance!:) Best of luck. Keep us posted!

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COOPSM 9/29/2011 9:08AM

    Great job Carrie!!!! Fingers crossed!!!

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MUFFIY831 9/29/2011 8:45AM

    My fingers are crossed for you!

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    YAY!!!! I'm so flippin' happy for you!!! that's awesome!

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    Excellent! Well done! If you don't try, you'll never know! Hoping more good things come of it.

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NUTRON3 9/29/2011 7:47AM

    Good luck!!!!

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