Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Just planning ahead

I am years away from decorating the nursery, but I need to post this on here so I don't forget.  I'll probably do his/her names in there too but this is just too cute.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The OTHER downside to eating bad food

Food is pretty much my favorite thing.  I'm not the best cook or baker, but I try.  I LOVE when fabulous restaurant folk make me a wonderful meal that I didn't have to shop for or clean up after.  It's pretty much my favorite thing, eating at a restaurant.  My husband is very similar to me in this way, except his preferred restaurants usually come equipped with a drive-thru.  Monday night, to put off grocery shopping yet again, he took me to Panda Express, one of my favorite quick places to eat that he is still learning to like.  Pretty sure my just chow mein did me in as his just rice plate left him satisfied and intact.  I, on the other hand, sat on the couch all day yesterday... well when I wasn't sitting on the toilet (TMI, sorry)... due to my Chinese adventures.  I'm still recuperating but I am back at school.  Nervous, but I should be okay.

On the brighter side, I was able to get a lot of reading down yesterday.  I probably should have been sleeping, or chugging water, or maybe even BTSA, but I read Tina Fey's book.  I've got about 30 pages left.  It's not as funny as I expected it to be, but I did learn lots of interesting things about SNL and 30 Rock.  (Example: Community's Donald Glover was hired right out of college as one of 8 extremely experienced writers for 30 Rock.  Makes me like him even more!)  I MAY suggest it for my mom but probably not.  Her writing style is confusing for a memoir, not chronological enough.  I get mixed up sometimes if she's married or in college or 10 years old. 

Regardless, I'm getting back into my reading.  Something Borrowed will be here tomorrow!  I am not letting myself read it until I've finished my BTSA binder though.  Long nights ahead of me for sure.

Monday, May 9, 2011

... so, .... hi ...

It's been a while.  I really meant to stop by more, visit some.  A lot has happened, and I'm really sorry I've been neglecting you.  I have very few excuses beyond regular day-to-day busyness.  It's lame, I know, but I really am sorry.

Update on the job front:
Last week I was offered a job at a middle school in a small town about 35 minutes west of here.  It's not a dream job to say the least and it would be about a $7,000 pay cut, which is NOT something we would welcome any time soon.  It was, however, a job, so it must be considered.  The more I thought about it the more I really wanted to turn it down even though I did (and still don't) know for sure if I get to come back here next year.  I was supported by the ones that matter when it came to the decision, so I turned it down.  I was then told by my current administration that the odds of coming back are VERY likely and I should know for sure by the end of this week, next week at the very latest.  In the meantime, I've still been looking, still letting the dream of an English job in SLO roll around in my head.  If this doesn't work out, I will be actively pursuing jobs outside of education in the Fresno area.  The hubby works up there and many of our college friends are still up there.  It would be nice.

Update on the reading front:
I've been doing much better!  I finished Water for Elephants as previously posted and took another little break.  I have started reading the novels that my classes are reading in their reading groups this grading period.  Just this weekend I finished two, and I have I think six to go.  I'm hoping to get them done in two weeks, but the higher level reading might take a little longer.  I've just been reading the fifth grade level books so far.  I will post a list when I'm all done and see if they average a book a week so I can get back on schedule.  They should.  Hey my rules just say a minimum of 100 pages, nothing about reading level.   I did start Tina Fey's new memoir last night, so I'll be working on that intermittently.

Update on the weight loss front:
Yeah, not as successful there.   I did join the gym with the Mom-in-Law, and when I'm there it's good!  It's just the getting there that's the problem.  I'm going to make a major push though.  Trying to go at least four times a week, and we might start zumba soon or something like it.  I do plan on FORCING myself to go during the summer, make it part of my routine.  We'll see how that goes.  So far no weight loss, but hey! at least we're moving in the right direction.

Just four more weeks of school left!  I am SO good to go.