Saturday, March 22, 2008

March Madness

Do you think they call it this because when John watches basketball all day it makes me mad??????

In other news, I managed to get a hair cut (SHORT!) and pedicure (first one since August, thank you very much--- my name is Elly and I'm a pedi-holic) today. And tonight, I colored my hair. It is officially brown now. It has been brown beneath the scalp for years, but I've been resisting. I painted Audrey's nails and now need to get all the Easter prep done...iron the outfits, stuff the baskets, and whatnot. The in-laws are coming to go to church with us, then we're going to John's sister's house for dinner.

And way too soon, it will be Monday again. Sigh.

Friday, March 21, 2008

What a let down!

So, I just finished typing a mind-blowingly powerful blog post. I proceeded to check my e-mail and find that I had a comment on said post. From a stranger, no less. Wow! I have a reader, a fan, someone who has been anxiously awaiting my next nugget of knowledge. Am I famous? No one told me? Is this the break I've been waiting for?

NOPE, just some spam.

Stick a fork in me!

I'm sooooo done with this week. I mean, five days IN A ROW of work???? What is that about? Plus, I had to get the kids' hair cut. That was only mildly traumatic. And, I think Jack has hand, foot, and mouth disease, which means all the rest of us will have it soon. All in all, I think I deserve a break, don't you?

One more week of work and then I do get Spring Break, but I have much to do and little time to rest! I get to see the ear, nose, and throat doctor about my impending tonsillectomy. I have a job interview. I'd like to see the eye doctor. My parents want to visit. That about eats my whole week.
Ah, well. Summer is just around the corner, right?

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Why do I watch TV?

I've always been a TV junkie. I've loved soaps, sitcoms, serial dramas, news shows, game shows, miniseries, made for TV movies, all of it. However, since the advent of reality TV, I've found myself more of a sofa critic than a TV fan. And now, we've had to suffer through the recent writer's strike and endure more reality (cough) TV than ever before.

I suppose I could just turn it off. That would be the smart thing to do. However, I just can't bring myself to do it. I watch, gripe, keep watching, keep griping.

In the midst of all the crap that is on, I've been able to mine a few jewels. All of them are reality shows, which shocks me to no end...I've always been such a naysayer.

The Biggest Loser: Couples. I've always been firmly opposed to this show. I mean, the girls have to weigh in front of America wearing sports bras, for goodness sakes! However, I have really enjoyed this season. I love the challenges and it is cool to see how these people are transforming their health!

Jon and Kate Plus 8. They have twins and sextuplets. Nuff said. I'm not worthy.

Property Virgins. One of HGTV's many real estate how-to's, this show features a realtor who teaches first time buyers about how the home buying process. I wish I'd had her with us when John and I bought our condo back in "the day."

Friday, March 14, 2008

Try to contain yourself.

Really, two days in a row of blogging. Some kind of new record for me!

Sadly, there is nothing pressing for me to say. I know, that must come as a complete shock. Me...speechless. I'm not so much without the words, I'm just without the "oomph" to string them together into coherent thought. Maybe tomorrow.

It was a valiant effort, though.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Oh, wait, I still have a blog...

Yes, I am alive. For the most part, anyway... I actually have all these cool thoughts about things I'd like to post, but time slips away and it never happens. I am resolving to make one post a week. That seems to be a reasonable goal.

I think spring is around the corner. Today, we hit upper 60's, maybe even 70 for the high. It was sunny and breezy and nice, or so I was told. I wouldn't know, as I don't have a window in my classroom. John thinks that should be illegal. I am beginning to agree.

I have two more weeks of school before spring break. I am ready for a week (okay, an eternity) off. Then, the remainder of the school year should fly by, and my time and service to Clark Middle will be over. Praise God. Don't get me wrong. It isn't an all together terrible place. It has just been a bad situation for me. A 45 minute commute with three kids is killer. I feel unsuccessful in reaching my students. And, my attitude is just kind of rotten. I miss my girlfriends in Frankfort. I miss my ghetto babies, too! I just miss HOME.

In other news, Audrey has been invited for a sleepover at Anna's. Now, she doesn't always like Anna. She reports on Anna's bad behavior 4 days out of 5. I'm not sure she's telling the whole truth, though. She does have an imagination. But, I'm also not sure about this sleepover. I really don't want to be called to Winchester in the middle of the night to retrieve her.

One more Audrey funny. We've been having trouble keeping Audrey in her big girl bed all night. She wakes up about 1 or so and wants to sleep with us. A night or two, no big deal, but I'm talking more like every night. So, good mother that I am, I issue an ultimatum. You cannot sleep in my bed anymore. If you choose not to sleep in your bed, you will have to sleep on the floor in the living room. That same night, I wake up suddenly because I hear Audrey coughing. Only it isn't on the monitor. She's downstairs. I can hear her. I staggered into the living room to find her curled up on her Backyardigan sofa, sleeping like an angel.

Guess where she ended up sleeping that night.