Tuesday, April 29, 2008


Here's my list for today...

1. A good sense of humor
2. A hot cup of coffee with just the right amount of creamer
3. My husband who "gets me"
4. The ladies in my class who crack me up
5. Two smart boys that don't have to worry about standardized testing

Wedding this weekend....YAY!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

This is the email that I sent my professor:

Please post the fax number so I can get it to you in the next day or so. Thank you!


This is her response:

Please be patient as I am inconveniencing a full time staff member who is going to gather these at her fax machine in her office.
I am waiting for her to send me her number and to discuss an appropriate time and date for her to receive them.
This way, they will be collected accurately.
Please do me a favor and read how you worded that.
Try to remember that I mandate the due dates and the log is not due until the end of the year.
I'm not sure she wants them all on her desk right now as she has several of her own.
Despite what you may think, not everyone revolves around this class.
Also, to put a high priority on telling me what to do is not professional or courteous.
I will admit that I take issue with the way you sent that.
Demanding an instructor get a fax so you can send it in the next few days is not the way a student should broach anyone.
Please wait since those are currently not due and I will issue a class email with the fax and the due date. This way the other instructor can simply receive them and pile them in one easy swoop.

Was I way off base? Her email previous to mine said that she would post the fax number on Monday. Tuesday morning, I asked her to post the number so I could get my log turned in. Then she went off. I didn't think I was being rude. I was just trying to be brief and to the point because I know she gets tons of emails every day that she has to sort through. I apologized to her but it pisses me off when people go off after reading an email. It's not like I'm some child being rude and demanding. I wish I hadn't filled out my course evaluation. I wouldn't have rated her very high at this point.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008


In 2 weeks, my little brother is getting married. It's hard to believe. I still remember him being about 17 and running around like a crazy person. He's finally grown up and met the right girl and is ready to settle down.

Now for the rambling....I'm getting a little stressed about standing in the wedding. I just hate being the fat bridesmaid. I'm not huge...a 14...but I'll be the biggest one there. UGH. Oh well, I can't change anything in 2 weeks so I better accept it. I've been tanning the past week to get rid of my farmer's tan. I've spent so much time on the lacrosse field that my arms are nice and toasty brown and the rest of me is stark white. It's pretty funny looking.

I am so ready for this semester to be over. I have been freaking out about my grades and stressing about getting homework and projects done in time. It's time to end.... enough said.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


After a cruddy weekend of a disgusting stomach virus and the bad job news last week, I need to think about something positive.

Here is my list of things I am thankful for today...

text messaging
kids that can help around the house
beautiful spring weather
online college
and a husband who loves me even though I'm crazy

and that's my list for the day. I need to do this more often.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

I just found out that my position has been cut for next year due to budget cutbacks. The principal said that she can promise me a job in the building for sure, she just doesn't know what it would be. I told her point blank that I don't want to work in Special Ed. Although I love those kiddos, it's not where my heart is and I don't want to compromise. I cried my eyes out because I love my job. I have to give her a decision by the end of the week, if I want to stay or go. I have to have a job so I guess my mind is made up but I have a feeling it's going to be something I don't want to do. I'm crossing my fingers that one of my counterparts quits and I can stay in my position...

Tuesday, April 8, 2008


How is it possible that I am surrounded by people all day long and come home to 2 really cool kids and still feel totally lonely. With my husband gone during the week, I don't feel like I have anyone to talk to in the evening and I miss him being here. When we lived in Austin, I had tons of friends and could call a number of people and have something to do at the drop of a hat. Now that we're back in Houston, I don't have any friends and the only person I ever talk to on the phone is my mom. I really miss having a friend to connect with, just to chat on the phone or take a walk around the neighborhood with. I need a girl friend, BAD....or a husband that doesn't travel. I just want to cry.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

I never post twice in one day but I just have to share this cute picture of hubby with Allie. She is so in love with him! It's funny because I'm the one that does everything for her and he get's all of the lovin!

We have been working like crazy over the past couple of weeks getting our yard straightened up. I just got done putting annual ant treatment on the yard and fertilized. The fire ants are SO bad here that we use that once a year stuff to keep them at bay. Otherwise, they ruin the yard and keep the kids from playing in the grass. I hate those little boogers.

Our other project was planting a vegetable garden. The kids were super excited to help hubby build the garden and they helped me pick out all of the plants. We planted 2 types of tomatoes, bell peppers, squash, zuchinni, jalapenos, basil, and rosemary. We can't wait until we start seeing some growth and hopefully a bountiful harvest!!

This weekend was nice, we took the puppy to the dog park, watched some movies, and went to my oldest son's game. The weather was beautiful. I just wish we had one more day off!