Monday, May 22, 2006

What Can I Do Now???

I don't even know what to do with myself. Today, I got to school and opened my calendar to look at my to do list for this week. IT WAS EMPTY!!! I can't tell you the last time that my list was completely empty! Today after school I can just leave if I want to. I don't have to plan a party, get ready for a tennis tournament, clean my house because people are coming over, pick up a bus, pick up awards for the ceremony, write a final exam...(these are things that have been on my to do list that are now crossed off.) The final cross off was this weekend after Ryan's party. Now that that's over, I don't have anything that HAS to get done. At least not this week. Wait...I better change that...at least not today!

Ryan's party was fun! We got to see some people that we don't hang out with much! I don't think the party would have been the same without the chocolate fountain...it was a huge success! And special thanks to Heather for helping me set it up and Shauna for helping me clean it! It was definitley a two person job!

Ryan starts his new job tomorrow. It seems weird to me because for us teachers the year is ending and his job is just beginning! He is going to be great! I am excited for him!

I am also excited for me because this year is almost over! This is the time of year when the kids bring up their yearbooks and want me to sign them. I am always tempted to write "Glad I could be the first to sign your crack!" But someone has already done it! The same old yearbook stuff is still taking place now just like when I was in school. "Have a great summer!" Which they have changed into "HAGS" " Your cool, don't change!" "Stay Sweet!" What else is there? My famous line this year was "Don't do drugs." A couple of students got "Don't deal drugs" but I was trying not to play favorites!

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Grades

I GOT AN A IN LAW!!!! Just maintaining my 4.0...that's my goal. Yeah right. I just wanted to finish! I forgot about checking my grades until I woke up this morning. I had a dream that I got a 76 on my final exam. I was so mad. Then in my dream it made me fail and I had to take the class again. That's not a dream...that's a nightmare!

Monday, May 15, 2006

Stacks, Legs and Migraines

I have a bad habit of making stacks. Don't need it now? Put it in a stack. Can't figure out what to do with it? Put it in a stack. Need to clean but don't have time? Stack it. Have lots of grading to do but don't want to do it? Put it in a stack labeled TO BE GRADED. So today I decided my job was to get rid of my stacks. I had 7 stacks around my classroom. SEVEN! One of the stacks had stuff in it from my students LAST YEAR! No more stacking! I am going to be an administrator soon and I hear that I need to be organized. So I am determined to make myself organized. This means no more stacks. Enough about stacks...I even have a "file" folder titled TO BE FILED. What??? That doesn't even make sense! Lord, help me please! This is going to be a big task. But I am determined to do it!

I started working out again last night...the stairs up to my class this morning were not an easy feat. My legs are a little sore. But I will continue...

I woke up this morning at 4:30 with a migraine...bad start to a day. It has hidden itself for awhile but keeps rearing its ugly head every hour or so...I think I have enough sick days to stay out the rest of the year. Hmmm....

Thursday, May 11, 2006

I can see clearly now...

I turned in my final exam for law last night!!! It felt so good to be done. My Monday night class was weird. We didn't have a final and we had to cover one last bit of information on Monday so there was no real closure. But last night felt great! I turned in my final, rated my professor and said see ya sucka! Ha!
Now everything seems a little bit more laid back. I haven't even had the chance to think about Ryan's graduation this weekend! He's finally done! He has been in school since we have been married. That's one of the reasons we live in Fort Worth and now he is done! His internship was over today and graduation is on Saturday. AND he has a job!! He starts May 23rd...maybe. He was actually offered a job and accpeted it and then was called about another job at the same place making more money. The lady was going to contact him for an interview later this week. But either way...he's got a job!!
I feel bad for Ryan because he hates Chili's sooo much now. But it has been really good to us. He made good money there and he could always pick up a shift if we needed more. But now I can't even imagine what it is going to feel like to have two full time salaries! We are going to be millionaires! Or at least really close :)
So hopefully you can see that my spirits are lifting. No more complaining about school and tests and projects and papers...it's over! At least until June...

I can see clearly now...

I turned in my final exam for law last night!!! It felt so good to be done. My Monday night class was weird. We didn't have a final and we had to cover one last bit of information on Monday so there was no real closure. But last night felt great! I turned in my final, rated my professor and said see ya sucka! Ha!
Now everything seems a little bit more laid back. I haven't even had the chance to think about Ryan's graduation this weekend! He's finally done! He has been in school since we have been married. That's one of the reasons we live in Fort Worth and now he is done! His internship was over today and graduation is on Saturday. AND he has a job!! He starts May 23rd...maybe. He was actually offered a job and accpeted it and then was called about another job at the same place making more money. The lady was going to contact him for an interview later this week. But either way...he's got a job!!
I feel bad for Ryan because he hates Chili's sooo much now. But it has been really good to us. He made good money there and he could always pick up a shift if we needed more. But now I can't even imagine what it is going to feel like to have two full time salaries! We are going to be millionaires! Or at least really close :)
So hopefully you can see that my spirits are lifting. No more complaining about school and tests and projects and papers...it's over! At least until June...

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Dora would be proud!

I did it...I got all of my papers turned in on time. Well, sort of. I was 20 minutes late to class because I was finishing up the last paper until 5:10. Yikes. But it's done now. Phew...that's not the phew like something stinks that's the phew like "phew, glad that's over with."

Ryan did it! He ran the whole marathon. I am soooo impressed and amazed at what he accomplished. Ryan's mom and dad and I rode around to as many spots as we could to cheer them on. The first time we saw them was at mile 7 (the race started at 6:30 so this was around 7:30ish) and they were looking good and having fun. Then we saw them at mile 13 and Nate was needing advil but they were still smiling and waving and seemed to be doing good. At mile 16, less smiling and definitely less waving but still truckin! Then we lost them for awhile. I was stupid and forgot to look at my watch at mile 16 so I got off on our time. I was so mad! We didn't see them again until mile 23. No smiling, no waving. I ran with Ryan for a little bit to give him some encouraging words and I could just tell he was about to die. But they did it! They crossed the finish line and the announcer called out both of their names and announced that they were first time marathoners. People were cheering! Ryan said that it was just like he imagined it would be at the finish. I am so proud of him!
Then I think...could I run a marathon? And then I watch him still limping a little four days after the race and I think...maybe next year :)