Thursday, October 28, 2010
We had a tornado watch (or warning? I can’t ever keep them straight!) on Tuesday. For a while the kiddos and I hung out in the basement, playing games and reading books while the tornado siren whined outside. On the way home from work, I caught sight of at least three rainbows on the way home and was able to get a few pictures. Sadly, I couldn’t get my phone (I was SO mad I didn’t have my real camera with me!) to capture the whole rainbows in one shot.
The rainbows made for a nice ending to a crazy day!
Sunday, October 24, 2010
I *still* haven’t posted pictures from my trip to California from last month. In all honesty, it seems like a dream…did I really go? However, things have been a bit busy what with getting a new job, starting it, and trying to get used to the new schedule. I figured the least I can do is at least be kind enough to share the pictures from my phone until I actually have time to write some real posts. Sorry…but enjoy..??
17 MILE DRIVE
Golden Gate Bridge….but oh man, this reminds me that I HAVE to show you more pics of California at some point because we saw DOLPHINS!!!!!!
So, Anna didn’t know how to use the camera on my phone, either that or she was laughing too hard, but I was NOT THRILLED to see a Christmas tree in the mall in SEPTEMBER!!!!!
And there you have it…at least a tiny snapshot of California. I don’t feel *quite* as bad now. Sheesh. Not like I’m behind or anything..hehe!
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
I don't know about you but the last few days have been rough for me. I've been frustrated with some of my relationships with friends and feeling like I've really lost what I had with my old coworkers. Last night I fell asleep in tears, my heart breaking in sadness. I just miss them, damn damn double damn as my grandma says.
Today is a new day though, a Friday, and so I've chosen to focus on the positive! TGIF!
- I will be getting out of work early today, since my bosses and the kids are heading out of town for the weekend.
- I can go home and nap! I didn't sleep the best last night...woke up at 330 and started getting ready for work!
- I have been successfully (I hope!) de-liced. Did I not tell you one of the kids I babysit found out they had it? Ugh, yea.
- I get to spend tonight with Bug!
- Tomorrow evening I get to see and babysit for three of my old students.
- It's a sunny day, chilly, but sunny.
- I am still sticking to my budget! I still have a good amount in my envelopes and there are 9 days left in the month. I should be okay...
- I get my first real paycheck for this job today. It's technically my second one but the other was a partial, so with this one I will be able to see what my true budget can be- that will be extremely helpful!
- It's Friday!!!!!!
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
Edwar is a worker at the grocery store I went to ALL the time when I lived in my last apartment. The store was within walking distance and whenever I needed something quickly I would stop in.
Most of the time, I would run into Edwar, the door greeter, because I'd be there at night and so would he. During last school year Edwar was a bright spot in my day, a cheerful 80-something Italian short man. He would always recognize me, ask how I was doing, wish me a happy day...
Ever since I moved in May, I don't shop at Edwar's store very often. There are at least two or three stores that are closer to my new residence but I did see Edwar once this summer, in July or August. I explained to him that I had moved and been traveling but promised to come once in a while to say hello.
Last night after my babysitting gig, I needed to stop at a store and grab milk and other necessities for the week. Since it was evening, I drivers to take a chance and see if maybe Edwar was at work. I walked in the door and was disappointed to see another worker...friendly, yes, but not Edwar!
Oh well, I said to myself, and continued on. Halfway through my shopping though, I happened upon a worker in a battery operated grocery cart, a bit slumped over who looked up and said, "hello!"... At first I just said hello back but then looked closer and saw a familiar sparkle in one eye- it was Edwar! He was moving away from me but I realized that half of his face, and body, seemed sagging and slumped over :(. He must have had a stroke since the last time I saw him.
I thought about him all last night. I told my roommate about him...he was my first thought this morning. I just feel so bad! Not that there is anything I can do, but I want to go back again now and (try to) talk to him more, make sure he is okay. He looked like he'd aged 10 years in a few months and it just makes me so sad...keep him in your prayers- it's not like I really know him, but I do- he's my happy grocery guy!
Friday, October 15, 2010
Today will be busy as well! Laney is the kindergartener in the family I nanny for and she doesn't have school for whatever reason. So, we are heading to a paint your own pottery studio and the kids are going to make Christmas presents/ornaments for their parents. Baby Tobin and I will watch as Laney and Derek paint...one of these days I'll actually go and paint something myself...it looks so fun!!!
I'm not sure what I'll be up to tonight. My roommate is out of town so I might hit up a movie at the dollar theater and/order a pizza...hmm. So many choices! What are you up to this lovely Fall weekend??
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Derek: Oh NO, I forgot to shave this morning!
Me: Whatsthat? (thinking I misheard)
Derek: I forgot to shave. I have to shave every morning to keep the smeary away.
Okkkay then. He has a fake razor, starts "shaving" and I head downstairs to make lunch.
Five minutes later, I call upstairs and tell Derek to come down for lunch. His response was, "I'm shaving! I'll be a minute!" lmao...
From there, I can handle the week...get a bunch of stuff done during the day on Thursday, glide through work Friday because well, it's FRIDAY!!!!!!! And then head into whatever I'm doing on the weekend.
During the Mon/Tues/Wed stretch though, I work at least 30 hrs and go home and crash...or cough, as the case was yesterday when I came home from dinner at a friend's and suddenly seem to be allergic to pecans? (I hardly eat them to begin with so not a big deal, I will just stay away from them for a while because I enjoy being able to talk and breathe...)
Anyway, signing off from the midday depths of the MTW curse. See you on the other side, or later today if I get lucky and all three kids rest/nap at the same time!
Sunday, October 10, 2010
A said that was actually a great idea because lots of my old students would be attending and it would be fun for them to see me (and vise versa). So I agreed to stop by.
Now I'm at the park where the party is taking place. I was a little early so I've been taking a walk through the gorgeous trees while I wait.
And now I am super nervous, more so than a job interview even makes me. For what, I'm not sure...
Am I scared to see how the kids have grown and learned in the four+ months I've seen them?
Anxious to talk to the parents, answer their questions??
I'm just nervous. No explanation. I hope I'm making the right choice, kids are always excited to see their old teachers, right?????
Saturday, October 09, 2010
Wednesday, October 06, 2010
Tuesday, October 05, 2010
A lot of my blog ideas, bad as they may be, come to me while I'm working or out on the town. By the time I get home, I've forgotten about them and they are never published. Never again!
Let me introduce you to my new best friend. Yes, it's true we only met yesterday, when I was working a 16 hr. day and arrived home past my (new workweek) bedtime, not even cracking open the computer once and skipping a shower in favor of my warm bed. During the day, I had a moment to sit and wanted to blog, but had forgotten my computer.
Turns out there is a free app for that!! Seriously, it's simple but I am loving it, and if you have an iPhone and are always on the go like me, it's a lifesaver!
On the downside for you all though, you will probably be getting a lot more posts from me. I guarantee they will be random...