Friday: Taught every second of the day, as in I was up there talking the ENTIRE day. Picked up Boots (oh, and Ross) from PharrOut offices. Came home and fell deeply in love with Boots. Went to Nic and Kate’s for birthday celebration.
Saturday: Watched the Remus. Met my mom’s new puppy. Took a long nap. Went to a cookout to see Jeremiah and Emily (from Colorado, now off to Florida) and played Chicken Foot. Came in second place to Jennifer Murphy. Came home. Try to go to bed but couldn’t stop watching Walk the Line. Finally got to bed.
Sunday: Went to the gym. Went to Lowe’s to buy tomato plants and other various sundries. Got Arby’s for lunch. Rode bikes to church. Got cussed out by someone who doesn’t seem to understand that bikes are actually supposed to be ridden on the road, but whatever. Enjoyed church, even though there were no babies to take care of. Rode bikes home. Ate some dinner. Now I’m doing some laundry.
Tomorrow is the day of blogger silence in honor of the victims at VT. Hope to hear from all of you on Tuesday!
My school has been recognized as a Distinguished Title I School by the State of Virginia. This is very exciting and the superintendent had really nice things to say. It was a very happy morning, friends.
Boots is here and I love him. He is a him because the kitten would be a him. You know, the kitten I can never get because of Ross’s black black heart.
I had been thinking about Boots all day. It was arranged for him to be delivered to Ross’s office to ensure his safety. However, all I worried about all day was what Ross was going to do to him.
I arrived at around 4:15 to pick him up and actually met River City Rapids who was there being interviewed with Ross. Even though I know his name is John, I will only ever call him that to his face, I’m sure. Ross and I still call Jorge from This Mudi Life “Hor-hey” rather than how it’s actually pronounced like “George” because, well, I’m a jerk and I’ll call people what I want.
Anyway, Boots is gorgeous and delicious. He has made realize how much Windows requires you to work against your intuition to get things done. Sometimes it’s hard to figure out how to get Boots to do things because he makes TOO MUCH SENSE.
Instead of a crazy cat lady, I’m going to be a crazy MacBook lady.
I got into a stand-off with a K or 1st grader today. As in the staring contest variety. It’s really quite shocking how gutsy some of these little ones are. And how I seem to be able to transform a stubborn child into a mooshy pile of slobbery tears just by looking at him. I kinda feel bad about it. No I don’t.
I’m having trouble sleeping because I’m so excited about the arrival of my new, beautiful, delicious computer. I am naming him Boots because that’s what I always wanted to name a kitten if I ever got one and I know I’m not getting ever because Ross has a black, black heart. So, the MacBook will have to do. I’ll take pictures of Boots and post them as soon as he arrives. It’s crazy because I’ll *use* Boots to post *pictures* of Boots. It’s a crazy, upside-down world we live in.
I got to have burritos tonight. We (meaning me and my awesome friends) call them “byou-reetohs” (as in with a long u) because my friend Matt’s wonderful mother calls them that and I think it’s effing adorable. I don’t know if she realizes that she calls them that, but I love it. I think of her whenever I eat them…which is a lot. I know you’re reading this, Nancy Schneider and we love and miss you!
Tomorrow is Friday and that is fabulous beyond compare. Except we have to dress nicely because of some top-secret visitors at our staff meeting. This could be extremely exciting or extremely anti-climactic.
Jane gave me a pattern and some yum yarn to knit this. I seem to have lost all patience for, well, everything really and I’ve had a hard time starting it. The yarn is so thin I almost can’t handle it but it’s so nice. Maybe I should double it up. Jane? Help?
Saturday morning is the day of Remus. He will be arriving at my house early for much playing and snuggling. My mother will also be bringing her new puppy over. A baby AND a puppy. Ross will be running for the hills and I will collapse from all of the heaven in my house.
Just kidding, I’m very proud of him for this. Apparently all of the news stations are all up in his grill about interviewing him. He was on channel 6 last night but you probably couldn’t see him, what with him wearing an orange T-shirt and sitting in front of an orange wall. I think I’ve convinced him to actually shave his neck for the next appearance at the end of the week.
Congrats, hubs & co.!!!
Sooo I didn’t get the integrator job. I was upset for all of 2 minutes because I realized it was really a cop-out and the safe route for me to take. If I want to branch out, I need to really branch out.
What was waaaaay harder than I thought was telling my wonderful principal that I’m still not coming back next year even though I didn’t get the job. She had such wonderful things to say to me, that she was sorry to see me go but was proud of me and excited for me. It’s going to be really hard to leave the people I work with, but it needs to happen. At this point I really want to come back to teaching at some point, but I just need a break.
Thus the frantic job search begins. It seems that none of the people I’ve applied with are as frantic to hire me as I am to get hired. Oh well, someone will realize how fabulous and smart I am at some point. All I can say is that last week gave me some major perspective on life and this whole situation is in no way a bad one.
Keep your little fingers crossed, Internets!