Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Ever have someone pee inyour cheerios?

Well, not literally. I heard this phrase somewhere. I think it is something like raining on your parade. Well, after the kind of day I have had...someone did more than pee in my cheerios...they took a big ol' dump in them!

First, I had to get up and wrap Josh's birthday presents AND type a letter of support for work. Let's just say that I do not have extra time built into my mornings to allow for this kind of extra stuff. That, along with the cold that smacks you inthe face when you leave the house does not make for a good beginning to the day. I did not have time to pack my lunch....keep this in mind. It is important later.

Next, I get to school and get started with my day. At 9:30, I am told that have to prepare paperwork for a 3:20 meeting...ACK! My class leaves at 11:10, I have a staff meeting at 11:20-11:30, a 30 minute lunch, then the next class arrives. Add an itinerant student on top of that, and you get no time to complete the paperwork! Remember that lunch I didn't pack? Well, that means I have to come up with something else. So, I tell my student teacher to skip the staff meeting to go get my lunch. I scarfed down a cheeseburger while going through files to prepare the paperwork.

So, I sit down to complete the paperwork. The laptop computer that my co-teacher and I have the share (which is a whole different gripe all together) is not working, so I track down a computer in the library to use. When I try to log into the file I need, someone else is on it. So, I have no time, and no access to complete the paperwork. I was so frustrated since everyone else had weeks to prepare their paperwork, and since they left it till the last minute and I couldn't get it done.

So, we have the meeting. It lasts almost 2 hours, which brings us to 5:20 p.m. Tonight is when we have been planning to go out to celebrate Josh's birthday, since I have class on his actual birthday. So, now I am running late, stressed out, and pissed off.

As I am getting my papers ready to leave the meeting, I extend one more pleasantry to the mother of the little girl we were meeting about. She says, "Some of her therapists have told me about you....they say you're the best teacher around." She just ruined a perfectly pissy mood, LOL!

Then, I pick up the boys at school and run into both of their teachers, who confirm that my boys are pretty cool kids. We went to Steak and Shake for dinner then came home to open presents. Josh loved his gifts and was too cute when he would say "sweeeeeeet" after he opened each one.

So, I guess now that I have finished my homework and paperwork for school, I will have to suck it up and admit that all in all, it wasn't such a bad day after all!

Sunday, January 21, 2007


WOW! I am SO happy! I love my palm pilot...I live by it. It ended up missing during Christmas break. I was so unhappy. I have still been using the computer based calendar and printing it, but miss my palm. I was actually considering buying a new one if I ended up with enough birthday money. Now, I won't have to! I was sure that the last time I used it was while sitting in the recliner. I had checked in, under and around the chair, with no luck. Today, I was cleaning and happened to look under the chair again...there it was, laying on the floor. It is really scratched up on the back, but it still works! My baby has come home again! Now I just need to find my stylus.....

OK, on to other things......

Here are my boys at their basketball game--which they WON! 17-13 :)

Here is Jake.....

And here is Josh.....

I love to watch them play. Josh is such a good athlete and really has a good head for the game (any game, for that matter). He is very sweet, helping Jake and the other young players to know what to do on the court. Jake is really trying hard. He is usually the smallest kid on the court, but he is getting really good at setting picks and running plays.

Friday, January 19, 2007

Today is better...

Since I decided to stay home from work. My head is throbbing, my throat hurts, and I am ready to curl up in a ball. So, I will do nothing today and hope I feel better tomorrow. At least I can avoid interacting with others, which will decrease the chance that my cruddy attitude will offend someone.

Thursday, January 18, 2007


I am in a BAD mood! I have a headache; I had to go to class tonight (which means a 2+ hour round trip); the professor spent an hour and 15 minutes reading the syllabus to us (I can read, you know!); then she made us do an ice breaker (I HATE those stupid things!); I'm all crampy and bloated; Jake came home from school sick today (DH was home, so he took care of him, but I HATE it when my kids are sick). GRRRRRR!

OK, thanks for listening....back to regularly scheduled programming.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

My student hat is coming out of short-term storage

I start back to class tomorrow night. Last semester, I was nervous, like a little kid on the day before school starts. This semester, however, I am just dreading all of the work, driving, and loss time with the family. Tonight was so wonderful, with my boys curled up onthe couch with me. We were watching the Illini game, but it didn't matter to me what was on TV. All that mattered was that my boys wanted to be with me :) Now, with classes starting, that is less time to spend with them :(

Jake is fighting a head cold. He is stuffy and has a red nose from blowing it all day. He is sleeping fine, so hopefully it will not interfere with his day too much.

Josh is excited about his upcoming birthday. I can't believe that he will be ten years old! I hate that they are growing up, but they are turning out to be such wonderful boys. That makes it a little less painful.

With such a long day ahead tomorrow, I should head to bed. I stayed awake last night sorting scrapbook paper until almost midnight (guess I forgot to mention the huge sale at Hobby Lobby, LOL!) and had a hard time getting up this morning. Goodnight everyone.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Cyber Crop...among other things....

A huge thanks to Kathy M at Scrapbook Addict for hosting a Cyber Crop this past weekend. With the motivation from all of the scrappers involved, I completed 3 more layouts for our Disney album. I really liked all of the challenges....helped me to think "outside the box". See the slide show above for my layouts. Here is a link to SBA:

The boys had their first basketball game on Saturday. It was awesome! The score was pretty close in the first half, but the opposing team began to pull ahead in the 3rd quarter. Our team rallied in the 4th and tied the game 18-18. At this age, there is no overtime, since there are other games immediately following ours. Both boys played really well, and I had a great time watching.

OK, so life is not very exciting right now. Darn dishwasher acted up again today, but it required the same intervention. If it happens again....I am calling the repair man. Yep, life's really exciting when I am writing my second post about the diswasher, LOL!

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Back to the old grind....

Last Wednesday, the boys and I headed back ot school. I think Jake was the most excited...he even thanked God for school so he could see his friends again. While it was only a three day week for us, it seemed so long. This week will seem like it lasts forever, since we go all five days.

After church today, I was trying to clean up the kitchen. I started the dishwasher, but it did not fill with water. Dang! Last thing I need is a broken dishwasher. It is not even two years old, so I knew it could be fixed. Stubborn mule that I am, I decided to check it out myself. After checking through the manual, I tried a few different things. Finally, I decided to "clear out" the control panel by shutting off the power for thirty seconds. When I turned the power back on....WOW! It worked! I am woman...hear me roar!!!!

Since I have been scrapping a lot, I am going to attempt to set up a slide show like I have seen on other blogs. Sounds like a fun way to spend the afternoon.