Monday, November 26, 2007


I love getting wedding invitations. The bigger envelopes in the mail, the calligraphy, seeing the choice of color and font, finding out all the details about where and when the wedding will take place, all of it.

I was cleaning our office yesterday and found the save the date notes and invitations from our wedding. I remembered the trips to the scrapbook store for paper and all the work that went into preparations. Even with all the work and expense, they are things that I'll treasure forever.


Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Black Friday

I have always been a big fan of Thanksgiving. This year, I'm not sure that it will feel the same as it usually does as my parents are both in Las Vegas this year. We'll see.

Christmas is a tough holiday for me, as I'm sure it is for all procrastinators. There are fabulous sales to be found this upcoming weekend, but that would require me to have ideas for what I'd like to buy people for Christmas. I am one of those people who will have NO IDEA until the very last minute, and be shopping until the evening of the 24th. Shopping this weekend just isn't worth it when I don't know what I'm looking for.

Finally... a few of the pictures I have talked so much about. It seems that dinosaurs were popular this year for Halloween. Lucas is fun.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Three down, three to go...

Days, that is.

I've done pretty well on the list of things to do. Dave's birthday went well, as did the regional meet. I postponed my midpoint review for another few weeks, saw my father, and slept 8 hours in the past two nights.

Tuesday night, Dave did come to the regional meet. I didn't expect him to... which was reflected in the fact that I never saw him there or said hello to him. He sat with parents on my team who told him they were glad to be there to keep him entertained since I was ignoring him. Luckily they didnt know it was his birthday at the time, because they would have really given me a hard time!

In unrelated news, Lucas is using the potty. Not just the little one, but the big one. His mom is thrilled because that means less to clean up, while Lucas is walking around giving high fives and saying, "Poop potty! Poop Potty!"

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Monday, November 12, 2007

I don't know where to start...

This is my final week of having two exhausting jobs.

This is my to-do list for this week (and I am here posting):

-Write a response paper for class Tuesday night
-Celebrate Dave's birthday (Tuesday) somehow (I did get him presents)
-Write lesson plans for Tuesday afternoon
-Write lesson plans for Friday all day
-Coach at the regional and state meets
-Write out updates to my students' parents regarding their May Mackinac trip
-Hang out with my father who will be here from Las Vegas
-Write up a mid-point review of my work in my master's field
-Compile work from the past two years of my master's
-Copy said work and paper and deliver it to EMU
-Give mid-point review presentation
-Go to dinner with the state swim team Wednesday night
-Send the overdue book order payment for my class
-Submit the new book order

I guess that doesn't seem like it is as bad as I thought.

You'll see more of me on here soon. If I make it through the week.

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