Saturday, September 26, 2009

Goodbye Internet

No, we didn't drop off the face of the planet (though sometimes it feels like we did) we just have no internet at home anymore. Long story. Let's just say you get what you pay for. Now we are reduced to having to come to the university to use the internet, and that's not always the most convienent. We now have to scheudle time into our day to go on dates to use the internet. At first it was hard, not being able to check everyone's blog when I wanted to (heaven knows I never have ANY time at school to blogstalk!), but we have gotten into a routine without it. Now, that being said, I'm not opposed to taking donations to the "poor teacher and student internet fund". Until we actually get internet (and who knows whent that will be) all you faithful followers, all three or so of you, will just have to deal with pictureless, infrequent, and all too short posts. Sorry!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Oh, the Freedom

I used to be very daring. Well at least I think so. I used to shoot guns, play sports, play with worms. I was the only girl on my T-ball team. I have been to Mexico, swam with sting rays in the Caribbean, lived with 8 other girls (that's pretty daring). Met and married my husband after only dating for three months...I'd say I'm slightly daring. Lately, my daring meter has been stuck at 0. Absolutely none. (Unless you call moving halfway across the country to the middle of nowhere daring).

Today I felt more daring than I have in a long time. And it was by far very lame. I drove from the mailbox to my apartment without my seat belt. Laugh it up. I know, that's not what you were expecting was it. But, if you knew me, you'd know that was a big deal. I like to think of myself as the seatbelt police, and may have been accused of the title by my own father. Driving without a seat belt (through the apartment complex, mind you) was the most freeing thing I have done in the last few months. I think I may do it again tomorrow. Call me a rebel.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Haircuts, Comforters, Butterflies, and A Nice Treat

Oh, is it only Tuesday? Really? Can't it be Thursday? Or better yet Friday? I guess I'll just have to be patient. I can't believe it's only Tuesday.

Saturday I was trying to save me and my grad-student husband a few dollars by getting my hair cut at a "discount/thrift" hair place. We are talking the walk in, wait, and get whoever is next, kind. Though I was nervous I convinced myself it would be fine, and that I would be saving us a few dollars. Well, I learned not to do that again. I asked for 1/4 of an inch off and got about 3. I asked her to shape up my layers, and I got LOTS more layers. I asked for a bang trim, and lets just say I got much more than a trim. By that point I was not going to pay an extra $5 to have them blow dry it. I came home completlely upset and soaking wet. My sweet husband tried to tell me he "didn't see a difference". Oh, he saw a difference after it was blow dryed. It's not the end of the world, and thank goodness I didn't dye it! Now I just have to let it grow, sigh.

Sunday I got called to be the 2nd counselor in the Primary president. I guess I'm just bound a determined to be with children 6 out of the 7 days of the week. I'm excited for the new calling, but sad that I won't be able to go to Sunday School with Tay anymore. He has become quite the church history enthusiast (which has made Sunday School very fun!)

Yesterday I decided to wash our comforter. Tay had washed it in the washing machine a couple of weeks before, and it was just fine. But of course when I do it....the washing machine EATS our comforter. It started making the most horrendous noise. I pulled it out and lets just say it was shredded not to mention SOAKING and full of soap. We quickly put it into the tub to rinse it. By this time it was past bedtime, and I didnt' know what to do with it. We just left it in the tub. I'm still trying to figure out what to do with it (which means I'm assessing my sewing skills. Jenni, no comment!)

Today, well today was a rough day at school. The morning was rough, so I knew the afternoon was going to be rough too. One exciting thing: a few weeks ago my students found caterpillars, so we put them in a jar. I came to school after the weekend to find them both in their chrysalis. Today one hatched (is that the right word?) into a beautiful monarch butterfly. My kids were SO excited, which made getting our work done tricky. I'm hoping it was just the excitement of the butterflies which made them so crazy/cranky today.

But, alas, today one of the moms in my class came in carrying about 7 bags of groceries. Snacks for my little ones. Not only did she bring snacks for them...she brought me chips and salsa and a 24 pack of Diet Dr. Pepper. Oh, what a gem. What a nice treat on a hard day! I had never gotten a "school" gift like that. Wow.

My mom is coming on Friday...if we make it.