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Sunday, April 30, 2006

Job Prospect

Thank you for all of your encouragement. I really know that I need a change. I think I found it.

I want to be a PE teacher!!!! I talked to my principal and she seemed very excited. The only thing that stands in my way are logistics, classes. I am waiting for more information. I am really hoping that this will be a go for me.

It would take off all the pressure. I will keep you posted!

Funk Haze

I had a list of things to blog about all week but was just too tired, overwhelmed, and blech! Now I can't remember a stinking thing I wanted to tell you all. I have a list somewhere on a scrap of paper. Maybe it is in my purse. I will have to go on a hunt later.

It is crazy how there are weeks that I just can't wait to come home and get onto my laptop. I can't wait to read up and post on my message boards. I can't wait to read my blogs and throw my thoughts out there for all the world to read. Then there are days where I want to read and post and what not but just don't have it in me. It almost becomes a dread. It hangs over my head and drives me crazy, yet I don't attempt.

I know, everyone gets like this. Everyone has blog funk, life funk, everything funk.

I hope the funk haze lifts soon. I want to get back into my daily life routines.

Monday, April 24, 2006

New Career?


I don't think I told you all that I went online looking up a new career and what I would need to do to obtain it.

I thought I was just getting some information in the mail but I actually got a phone call today. FREAKED ME OUT! Grumps was very surprised that they called so quickly. The lady wanted me come by the college to talk with someone about career opportunities, financial aide, courses... It was all very weird. I told her that I needed to think about all of this. I was just thinking.

It was funny hearing my answers to her questions. I felt like I was in high school trying to get into college but not knowing what I wanted to do with my life. I just sounded like a dork.

"Why are you thinking about going for your Masters in this?"

Me: "Uh, I don't really like my job anymore. I need a change."

"What makes you interested in this? Why is it for you?"

Me: "Uh, I am a teacher and help kids and people."

"Okay, so you might be interested because you help kids and people? Okay..."

I was totally caught off guard. I didn't' want to talk to anyone. I just wanted to think. So... I wonder how many more calls will I get like this.

Anyone out there made a major career change? Was it worth the time?

Sunday, April 23, 2006

A Night to Remember


Last night I partied it up!!! I was in the mood some Saturday night fun.

Karaoke and drinks with K and the husbands!!! Not just any old karaoke, professionall karaoke in K's house.

We sang and sang and sang! We danced on the furniture! We laughed and gave it our all. It was a night to remember.

We might have sounded like wounded animals or cats in heat but it was an amazing stress reliever! I wouldn't be surprised if you heard us through your computer screens.

Grumps was the best performer of us all!!! K was close behind.

Now the next day, I have a nice headache and that wonderful fuzzy feeling. BUT I would do it again in a heartbeat!

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Eyebrows


Okay I came up with something!

Let's talk eyebrows!

I used to have HUGE ones. My senior pictures are too funny because of them. Soooo I plucked them. I shaped them. I did it all myself. I used to get compliments on them. How nice they looked. It was kind of strange getting eyebrow compliments.

I have even plucked a few friends eyebrows before. I thought I was pretty good.

But lately, I have noticed that the eyebrow is getting bigger, fuller. I am at a loss. What should I do?

I had lunch with friends the other day and one of them had just gotten her's waxed. I have never done the waxing thing. Scared! But her's looked AWESOME! My other friend and I decided to grow ours out so we can get them shaped and waxed.

NOW I look awful! I want to pluck soooooo bad! I don't want people to start staring and talking about how bad I look.

Should I pluck or should I wait and wax?

NOTHING

I have tried everything in me to come up with something to great to blog about.

NOTHING has come to my little mind.

I tried.

I deleted.

I checked my drafts.

NOTHING.

So I just wanted you all to know that I have NOTHING to blog about.

Any suggestions?

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

TV Whore

Yep, that is me. I watch it all and too much of it.

I have to give all new shows, except sitcoms, at least one chance. So being a diligent tv watcher, I am giving Celebrity Cooking Showdown one shot. So far it is STUPID!

One of the 'chefs' needs to cover her boobs. Now the guy celebrity is HOT! He looks even hotter as he makes his meal. But the worst part of it all is the dad from Growing Pains being the host, Alan Thick. He really is bothering me.

Anyone else watching this stupid show?

Didn't Get It


Remember when I sent out my resume for the new school being built near me? Well I only got a "thank you" back. I then sent a follow up email and NOTHING.

The same day my guy friend that I work with sent his resume and email. I can't even call it a cover letter. AND he got a reply for an interview.

He went and it all went well. Of course he through my name out there, which was very nice. I gave him a very hard time that the reason he got the interview is because he is a guy. YES I still believe that but there are other reasons.

WELL good ole friend called today, after hanging out in my classroom and me his, to tell me that he got the job. Good for him, is what I say. Good for him.

That means, God has something better for me. BUT what I see in my future isn't all that great. I just thought you all might want to know. Can you tell that I am just not in the mood for any of this tonight? Thinking some red wine might be nice right now.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

My Last Night


My Spring Break is over. I am sad. I have really enjoyed myself this past week. I didn't go anywhere exotic. I didn't get to lay in the sun. BUT I did spend some nice time with Grumps doing Grump things.

I caught up on my TiVo and enjoyed hours of Everwood. I worked very hard not to think about work. Usually I struggle to relax. I have work dreams and stress about going back. I find myself on a countdown until work begins instead of enjoying the time I have away from it all.

I probably gained a chunk of weight from all of my comfort food and drinks. I enjoyed myself to the fullest.

Tonight, on the eve of work, I enjoyed a glass of wine and a good dinner. I will indulge in a good sweet and movie.

Boy it sounds like I am on Death Row enjoying my last night alive. Maybe I am.

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Puke Taste


Word of advice:

Don't eat mustard pretzels and drink wine. The two together creates the taste of puke in your mouth.

I am eating dark chocolate M&M's to chase the taste away.

Goofing Off

to help Super Dave


Thursday, April 13, 2006

Memories in Scent


I was flipping through a magazine when I came across one of those perfume inserts. I love those. More than half the time I don't like what I smell. Not this time. I came across Eternity for men and women.

The memories took over me.

The men's smell quickly reminded me of my father. He used to wear that smell when he was smoking. He would wear it pretty heavy so that you couldn't smell his last cigarette. But when I smell it I see a white, crisp dress shirt. I smell warmth and security. I can feel my dad. I can see him and hear him perfectly.

The woman's smell brought back junior college. I remember the day I bought my first bottle. I fell in love with the scent. I remember who I was with that day. My ex-boyfriend from college came to visit. Of course I was flirting. I wanted him to find me even more attractive. I asked him what he thought of the smell. He just smiled. It sold me! Now when I smell it I can see Curtis. I can feel that amazing feeling of youth. The desire to be beautiful and loved.

I love walking down memory lane. It is amazing how a smell can do it every time.

diesel fumes: my travels across the world
vanilla: a good friend
homemade bread: my mom's house
leaves and grass: my first kiss with Grumps
dump cake: comfort, just like a warm blanket
suntan lotion: paradise
Clinique perfume: my granny
Polo: many a boyfriend

The list goes on and on.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

My Free List

I threw out this the other day and many didn't know what a Free List was. Actually I didn't know what one was until my trip to Memphis. Well, I knew what it was but hadn't heard it just quit like this.

It is a list of those you could "be with" without consequences. They are free to be with. Okay, you know that I would never ever really have a true free list but it is fun to think about it. I am sure Grumps would be unhappy with this little list that is growing in my head.

I SUCK at names. Truly do have a hard time with them. I associate faces and places and tv. So when someone talks about someone you have to describe them to me. Where? Who with? How? My list will be just like that. MY LIST! Bare with me... It is a work in progress.

I don't' think I can truly number them or put them in any order. I believe they go up and down on that list any given day. It is all about me and how I feel and what is going on. Right now I am enjoying Tim McGraw's special from the other night on NBC. He has just jumped up to the top of my list. He isn't the hottest man on earth BUT he sure can sing me to sleep. He could put me in the mood with just a hummmmmmm. MAN! Thanks to K I will be seeing this hot man in June. K, I need to get some more of his music on my iPod!

"Who else is on my little free list," you ask?

*The guy from the tv show The Guardian. He was in a recent movie where he was the white guy dating the black girl.

*Brad Pitt on a good day without all the baggage.

*Matthew Mcconaughey only in the romantic movies. Not in real life.

*McDreamy

*McSteamy

*Paul Newman, yes he is super old but I have a thing for old guys.

I am now at a loss. I need a friend here to help me add to my list. But this is a start. Now please do tell, who is on YOUR free list?

Don't Disappoint Me


It is my spring break. I am doing nothing but sitting around watching my Netflix and catching up on needed down time.

But I am a little disappointed. I expected postings and comments like crazy this week. Come on, entertain me! I can never check blogs during the day. I can also never just waste my day on my laptop either. BUT I CAN NOW!

So get to entertaining me! Make me laugh! Make me think! Get busy!!!

Personal Assistants

Does the rest of the world have personal assistants?

This morning I called to get Itsy groomed. I only do it about once a year. HA! I usually groom her myself but right now she is just looking really rough. It has been my intentions for a long time to make an appointment but every time they are booked.

I thought that this would be the week. I didn't even think to call last week or even the week before to book an appointment. I called and there are no openings. There are no Saturday openings for the next 8 weeks.

How do normal people make appointments and get their pets there? You either drop your dog off at 8 and pick up at 11 or drop off at 11 and pick up at 4. Who has a schedule like that? They all must be rich and have personal assistants.

I am a teacher. My schedule isn't too bad but I can't just leave work to run errands or pick up my dog.

Can you tell that I am a little frustrated right now? It could be that Grumps woke me up this morning way too early.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Lotion


Did you know that lotion goes bad?

I am not a huge scented lotion fan. I love my Lubriderm. But I do love body gel. I have this one gel that I love using. It reminds me of the ocean. Because I love it so much I thought I would add the lotion to it so the smell would stay longer.

Yesterday I did just that. But I just didn't smell right. I thought, maybe it is because I used a different smelling body scrub and the smells just don't mix. Today I use the lotion and then smell my arm and BAM I smell like mold and mildew. My lotion is bad. I had to stick my body in the sink (okay not my whole body at one time) and wash it off. I go and tell Grumps and he says while he is just waking up, "That must be why you smelled bad yesterday" ending with a nice smirk.

So to all out there who have tons of lotion that you never use, just throw it out. Or you will smell like dirty bathroom tile.

Monday, April 10, 2006

Champagne

I LOVE me some champagne. I don't know what it is about it. Usually the first glass takes a little like a dirty sock. But then it just goes down so smooth.

I LOVE how light it is. How it doesn't make you feel fat and bloated in the end. It makes you feel so smart and important in the little glass that it is in.

I LOVE the bubbles. I love how they fizz and move in the glass. So pretty.

I LOVE the effect it has on me. I love how it goes right to my head and makes me 'fun'.

I LOVE sharing it with a good friend. I love how we can just throw our words out there without worrying how they will hit the other person. I love how we can just be.

Thank you for sharing that bottle with me tonight. It was perfect and needed!!!

Friday, April 07, 2006

Spring Break

My spring break has begun. Grumps and I are living it up watched Tivoed movies and drinking some good margaritas.

Celebrate good times! Come on!!!! It's a celebration!!!!

Thursday, April 06, 2006

The Man's Stress Reliever

Thanks to Midwestern High-Jinx, another man gift has been found. I believe Grumps would like it just as much as the ball scratcher. Visit the boys' blog to see if your man needs one of these.

While googling for the perfect picture for this entry I found another great discovery. NOW I know why men have two hands. Thanks to whoever put their child's picture on the web. It has given Grumps some really good laughs.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

I Thought I'd Seen It All

I was doing a little googling today. Brainstorming here and there when I came upon a website that sells the perfect gift for me. I didn't believe my eyes when I read what the gift was. I thought it was a mistake so I clicked on the picture and link.

NOPE I was right. The perfect gift for men, the Executive Ball Scratcher. Do I need to repeat myself? I couldn't believe it. The best part is the the description of this gift.

"The Executive Ball Scratcher is every mans dream. Men love playing and scratching their bits. Now he has the ultimate tool to do it with, a chrome plated ball scratcher.

No longer does he have to worry about the embarassing smell on his fingers which often occurs after a good scratch.

The Ball Scratcher is an ideal gift for any man who likes a good rumage. The Ball Scratcher is guaranteed to give the recipient a good laugh.

The dimensions of the Executive's Ball Scratcher is 30 cms (12 inchs) long. The Ball Scratcher comes in lovely hard presentation box."

The worst part of it all were the comments left by buyers. I am sure they were a joke but come on, don't put them on your website.

Has anyone seen this before? Would you really buy it for someone? I am just shocked!

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

My Personality in a Nutshell

Thanks NWG! You always feed my love of quizes, especially when they involve ME! I think this hit me perfectly.

Your Five Factor Personality Profile

Extroversion:

You have high extroversion.
You are outgoing and engaging, with both strangers and friends.
You truly enjoy being with people and bring energy into any situation.
Enthusiastic and fun, you're the first to say "let's go!"

Conscientiousness:

You have low conscientiousness.
Impulsive and off the wall, you don't take life too seriously.
Unfortunately, you sometimes end up regretting your snap decisions.
Overall, you tend to lack focus, and it's difficult for you to get important things done.

Agreeableness:

You have high agreeableness.
You are easy to get along with, and you value harmony highly.
Helpful and generous, you are willing to compromise with almost anyone.
You give people the benefit of the doubt and don't mind giving someone a second chance.

Neuroticism:

You have low neuroticism.
You are very emotionally stable and mentally together.
Only the greatest setbacks upset you, and you bounce back quickly.
Overall, you are typically calm and relaxed - making others feel secure.

Openness to experience:

Your openness to new experiences is medium.
You are generally broad minded when it come to new things.
But if something crosses a moral line, there's no way you'll approve of it.
You are suspicious of anything too wacky, though you do still consider creativity a virtue.
The Five Factor Personality Test

Monday, April 03, 2006

Up Nice and Early

GOOD MORNING!!! Can you just hear the sunshine off those words?

I have turned over a new leaf. After watching Failure to Launch yesterday, looking at Sarah Jessica Parker and hot Matthew, I decided that I need to do something. I complain nonstop about how my clothes look and I look. Not very happy. So the movie has motivated me. K and I came up with a plan.

I get up every morning and piddle. I check my email, boards and blogs. I turn on the tv and watch the news and weather. I waste at least 30 minutes every morning doing nothing. Why not use that time to better myself? So, my plan is to get up 10 minutes earlier and go straight to the basement to exercise. I bought these dvds that have a different work out and person for each day of the week. Yes, they are ghetto, but at least I am doing something. Then when I get home from work and if I have time, I will go for a walk.

Yesterday I did body toning in my bedroom. I don't have weights so I used my resistance bands instead. This morning I got up all gunho to discover that Monday's work out is step. WHATEVER! I don't have a step. I tried my hardest to do the workout minus the step. I looked like a fool running around my basement. I decided to just fast forward and go straight to the floor work. I now need to find something to take Monday's place. I am thinking good ole Billy Blanks can help me.

I know. I can just hear you laughing saying to yourself, "She won't make it past Tuesday." I HAVE TO! I am just going downhill. I have NO excuse. From this day forward, don't be looking for morning postings or emails. I am on the road to a firmer body.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Time Goes By...

Thanks to I, I have been tagged!

20 years ago-ish I... ( I don't remember much)
1. was ten years old
2. my little sister was born
3. moved to a new city

10 years ago-ish I...
1. transferred to a college in GA
2. met Grumps and fell in love
3. loving my new freedom

5 years ago-ish I...
1. living in the arm pit of South America
2. hiked the Inca Trail
3. moved back to the States

3 years ago-ish I...
1. made a move to where I live now a lone
2. bought our first house
3. began the journey


1 year ago-ish I...
1. had surgery as part of my journey
2. started to not like my job
3. Itsy turned 2

So far this past year I...
1. travelled to Jamaica
2. became an old woman
3. really started to hate my job

Yesterday I...
1. went downtown
2. enjoyed Spring
3. fell asleep reading blogs

Today I...
1. have the windows opened
2. am going to the movies
3. will have fun with K

Tomorrow I will...
1. head to work
2. get my haircut with friends
3. have 4 more days until spring break

In the next year I will...
1. hope to be pregnant
2. enjoy my summer vacation
3. continue to love Grumps

In the next minute I will tag...
1. Hot Lips
2. City Penguin
3. Betsy

The Sweetest Day

I skipped church and my nursery duties. I needed a break. Awful, I know, but I never 'take a break'. Grumps is at work. We slept in separate rooms because of his schedule. The bed ALL to myself with Itsy sleeping on his pillow. He really hates that, but what he doesn't know won't hurt him. That is my marriage mantra!

I woke up feeling so rested. I very rarely wake up on my own without a beeping, iPod, dog, or husband waking me up. I woke up to the sounds of birds. BEAUTIFUL!!!

The weather is to die for. The air is crisp and cool. So I opened the windows. I love the fresh scent spring can bring into your house when your windows are open.

Our tulips are slowly opening. 11 of them as of an hour ago. I am sure that there will be more by the end of the day. Bright yellow! One lone red one. Grumps did a great job! Perfect straight lines. That is so Grumps, perfect!

I am enjoying my TiVo, gchat, and my laptop. Itsy is taking care of herself this morning. I believe she is enjoying the windows and air herself. My bed, white sheets which are soft and clean are making it hard for me to even think about getting out of it.

I am looking forward to my movie date with K in an hour. We are going to see Failure to Launch. I plan to eat some popcorn as my breakfast with a Coke for lunch. I also plan to laugh and dream and not think about work tomorrow.

Of course I have some 'to do's' when I get home. School work, house work, wife work, but I do plan to do some me work. I nice walk around the neighborhood.

Anyone else having a sweet day? It just feels so stress free at this very moment. My life hasn't felt this good in a long time!

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Word to the Wise

Word to the wise, don't try and call the computer tech support person for help because your internet doesn't work when you have been downing a margarita. First, you really don't trouble shoot very well. Secondly, you really can't listen very well. Finally, you really don't know what you are talking about.

After she told me that she couldn't help me she sent me on to someone else. As I was trying very hard to get my thoughts together before I talked to another human I thought I would try one more thing. BINGO! It worked. THANK GOD! I am glad I figured it out before I had to look and sound stupid all over again.

Don't drink and call!

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