Monday, November 22, 2010

A Question...

I know that there are many teachers out there in the blogosphere so I propose this question to you all:

How do you do it

No... seriously.  I teach CCD, or Catholic Education classes to Catholic children that go to Public School.  It's for an hour every Monday night and most nights are tolerable.  Enjoyable even.  But tonight?  Tonight was difficult.  They were wild and crazy.  And I could handle that.  Really and truly.  But they also had attitudes.  Oh the attitudes.  That's hard for me to take.

I know it's the excitement of having the next five days off of school and the excitement of Christmas.  I get it.  I do.  It's hard for me to focus at work knowing that I have a few days off.  

What's sad is I was going to do this for a living!  I guess God really does know what he's doing, after all.  Oy vey.  

Now I shall self medicate with episodes of One Tree Hill.  Season 6 is playing on the WB!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

An Announcement

I have an announcement to make.  I want an iPhone based solely on the site  I was laughing hysterically at this stuff last night.  My husband thought I was crazy, but he was laughing at some of them too.

via here

And that's all I have to say about that.

Happy Weekend, everyone!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

I Should Be...

Let's play a little game called, "What I should be doing".  Fun, yes?

I should be doing the laundry... but instead I'm playing on the internet.
I should be deciding what we're having for dinner... but instead I'm snacking on some chips.
I should be brainstorming about Christmas gifts for people... but instead I'm thinking of what to buy myself.
I should be cleaning the kitchen, but instead I'm making silly lists. 
I should be reading the last book my sister gave me... but instead I'm thinking of how I get another Elin Hilderbrand book.
I should be walking my dog... but instead I'm just looking at her "junk in the trunk".
I should be cleaning my bedroom... but instead I'm thinking about how that would lead to laundry (see number 1on this list).
I should be feeling bad about some certain things... but instead I really just can't it in me.
I should be planning my PREP lesson for next week... but instead I'm thinking of how many days I have between now and then.

And now the word "should" looks really funny.

What should you be doing, and what are you doing instead?

Blast From the Past

This weekend, we went to eat at my parents house for my husband's birthday.  My mother went on a a crazy spree and was trying to give all these random things to me and my sister.  It started out innocently enough with Waterford Crystal from our great uncle and quickly moved to her trying to get us to take home our childhood treasures.  I'm sorry, but aren't our parents supposed to store these things for us, for forever?  Or is that just me?  She was successful and did get me to take home a few things including this little gem:

Yeah, that my Seniors '02 sweatshirt from high school.  DON'T be jealous because I know you are.  See I went to an all girls Catholic high school (which is not at all as terrible as it sounds).  We wore the obligatory uniform that all Catholic students must wear (NOT like Britney Spears) which included a uniform sweatshirt.  Up until your senior year, your only choices were a fugly navy sweater with the school name embroidered on the left breast or an even fuglier navy sweatshirt with the school name and some crest smack dab in the center.  In your senior year though you got a real treat and you could not only wear a different sweatshirt, BUT your class got to design it.  This was the design that won.  I'm pretty sure it won because of the sweet  sleeve design.  Who doesn't love a good sleeve design? 

When I saw this sitting in the closet, I was both excited and sad.  Excited to see something I haven't seen in years, and sad at just how many years it had been.  Seriously, is my 10 year high school reunion in just a few short years?  This can't be.  Surely this is a sick joke something is playing on me.  

Along with the sweatshirt, my mom sent me home with a box of pictures from high school/early college.  I do wish I owned a scanner so that I could share with you the awesomeness that was me.  Or maybe I'm glad because that surely doesn't need to be shared with the rest of the world!

Any other '02 grads out there?

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

What I'm Loving Wednesday

I've seen tons 'o bloggers doing the What I'm Loving Wednesday posts and I decided to link up and do one of my own.  Because I always love a good bandwagon.  Even if I don't always stay on...

I'm Loving Taylor Swift's new album.  I got it less than a month ago and I pretty much know every single song by heart already.  Probably because it plays on repeat on my iPod nonstop.

I'm loving that a week from today I will be celebrating the fact that I don't have to go to work for FOUR whole days.  I really hate to wish my life way, but I live for days off work.

I'm loving that the holidays are right around the corner!  Usually, I'm stressed about the holidays, but this year I am beyond thrilled.  Probably because after the first of the year a new life will be starting for me.  (No, it's not a baby!!)

I'm loving adding to my Amazon Wish list.  Everything I see I just want to hit "add to Wish List".  It's an addiction.

I'm loving the fact that my husband and I finally went to the grocery store.  I am embarrassed to say that it looked like a couple of college kids lived in our house if you looked at our pantry.  Luckily this is no more!

I'm loving books by Elin Hilderbrand.  I may or may not have read about 5 of them in two weeks time.  They're so good!  They are all set on the island of Nantucket and now it's my life's mission to visit there.  At least once!

What are you all loving?

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Now This is Too Much

I saw this article today on Yahoo about one of my old favorite TV shows, Days of Our Lives.  I used to watch that show every day after school starting when I was in the fifth grade.  I was there for Marlena's possession.  I saw Belle go from a baby to a teenager over night.  I saw John as Roman and as a priest and as Kristen husband and as Marlena's husband. I saw Hope come back as Princess Gina and then get her memory back.  I saw it all.  Except I never saw what the article was talking about - product placement.  Sure it's common practice for shows to show a certain product or mention a certain product, but this?  This is just plain BAD.  Check it out...

Monday, November 1, 2010

Now I'm Haunted

So I fell off the wagon.  I didn't complete the 30 day Challenge and I really, really wanted to.  It's just, life got in the way, you know?  Or maybe my laziness got in the way.  Or maybe both.  Either way, I won't be completing it and that's just the way the cookie crumbles. 

I'm in a bumming kind of mood.  There's a lot going on, and I find when other areas of my life are blowing up in my face, the infertility thing just is magnified by a million.  Then to add insult to injury, everyone announces they are pregnant, and I'm left feeling even worse than I felt before. 

I'm sorry.  This isn't a very uplifting post is it? 

It's just today was ick.  Three people got laid off at work between Friday and today.  This is the latest in a series that has spanned the entire year.  Since the beginning of the year nearly 20 people have gotten laid off from my work.  Which doesn't sound like a lot, but it's a small company, made even smaller now.  It's really hard to deal with all of it. 

Then I'm driving home, happy to be free, singing to some new Taylor Swift and CRACK!  A rock comes and hits my windshield leaving a nice crack in it.  Now this wouldn't be so bad because in the great Commonwealth of Kentucky our insurance companies but replace/repair the windshield free of charge - one per year.  Excellent!  Only did you see that one per year thing?  Yeah, I already claimed mine - less than two months ago.  Yes, that's right.  This has already happened to me once this year and that was less than two months ago.  Two months!  And did I mentioned it happened in the exact same spot on the expressway?  Words cannot describe my anger. 

Then I come home to find some solace.  Well I shouldn't have looked to blogs/Facebook for that.  I saw that two new people were pregnant which just irritates me.  I should probably back up a bit here.  I was already a little irritated with the whole thing when I logged on FB last night and every single picture that had been uploaded were of babies.  Babies, babies, babies.  It depressed me to no end.  Then to find that more people are pregnant?  It's salt in wounds, people.

And now I should really go do some laundry, but I think I'm just going to listen to more Taylor Swift and wallow in my pity. 

Tomorrow will be happier.  I promise. 
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