Monday, February 28, 2011

Day 18

Day 18- Plans/dreams/goals you have

I plan on being a Mommy soon sometime in the near future, continuing to teach and enjoy my life with my hubby and my puppy.



What I dream of is morning to a house where I have more closet space and a fancy staircase (I have this weird obsession with elaborate staircases like this:




















or this):
ANYWAYS, so eventually I dream of having, well, my dream house, but until then I guess this house will do. (I actually DO love our house, it's just not my dream house)


My goals for the next couple of years includes finishing our current house (we bought a foreclosure, tore it apart and are towards the end of the re-do process) and to get my masters degree in education.

not me Monday

Mckmama- Not Me Monday

I thought this would be fun, to see how this works and the rules, visit mckmamma's blog. It is a collection of things bloggers did NOT do this week and it is HIGHLY amusing. So here is my first attempt (I apologize in advance if it's not amazing, remember that I'm new at this):

This Tuesday I DID NOT stand by horrified as Zoey pooped on the floor of the waiting room at the vets and I most certainly DID NOT let the poor receptionist clean it up rather than insisting I do it myself.

After that event that DID NOT happen at the vets, I certainly DID NOT consider swiping a gift certificate for a free baby carrier off my mom's kitchen counter (why my mom had one of those... I'm still not sure) because I thought it would make a good carrying contraption for my puppy... because that would just be weird right?

Last Friday when my little sister brought said coupon over to my house, I most certainly DID NOT log on to their website to buy one and I DEFINITELY did not have a "Lucky Pink" baby sling sent my way (but if I did, it should be arriving this afternoon).

Sunday, February 27, 2011

...I swear, there's nothing in my jacket!

...but that guy didn't even bother to check! 

I'm talking about store alarms, those ones by the door. What is the point of happening if every employee turns away the second it goes off? 

For the past couple of weeks, I've been setting off alarms at certain stores, and no I'm not stashing loot in my pockets! It's only been in a couple of stores, but I've been setting the alarm off both when I walk in AND when I walk out, and never once has an employee even approached me! What is the point then? Yes, its super embarrassing, even if the employee's don't look, all the other customers do! 

Drew keeps teasing me, so I decided to fully investigate. Today when the alarm went off, I didn't have anything with me besides my coat. So I turned the coat apart, emptied my pockets... and found nothing.

Hm...ok, time to look for tags... huh, there was this little tag between the layers of my jacket that said "remove after purchasing". Yeah, there's a little micro-chip style patch inside the tag... we will see whether cutting that out solves the problem... otherwise I'm done going to stores! (yeah right, I WISH I had that kind of self-control!)

Day 17

Day 17- Someone you would want to switch lives with for one day and why


 I asked Drew who I should choose for this one, he told me I should choose him because he is "the man"... right...

Anyways, I'm going to go the cliche route and pick a celeb, partly because well, how cool would that be? Partly because it's removed from my own life. Therefore the celeb I would like to be for a day is Rachael McAdams. 


Besides the obvious (hello, a hottie who can rock any hair color?) I really admire her. She is smart, motivated, and hasn't let celeb status change her principles. She turned down a huge cover shoot for Vanity Fair because it was going to be nude, gotta give her props for that. 


She's been in some of my favorite movies like The Time Traveller's Wife, Wedding Crashers, and of course Mean Girls, so we know she's got talent, which would be fun to have, but she's also a "good girl". You don't read about her rotating hook ups in the tabloids or risque behavior. Therefore being her for a day would not consist of constant mistakes and crazy partying (which while it could be fun, would probably get old.


So there you have it, besides being my hubby for the day (cuz THAT would be soooo much fun/different from my life), I would want to be Rachael McAdams.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Day 16

Day 16- Another picture of yourself

So I cheated a little by having Zo in the picture... but honestly, what is the point of a picture of me without her?

Friday, February 25, 2011

Day 15

Day 15- Put your iPod on shuffle: First 10 songs that play

  1. Kellie Pickler- Makin' Me Fall in Love Again
  2. Matt Nathanson- Come On Get Higher
  3. Taylor Swift- Today Was a Fairytale
  4. Taylor Swift- Mine
  5. John Mayer- Home Life
  6. George Strait- Give it Away
  7. Rob Thomas- Her Diamonds
  8. Lee Ann Womack- I Hope You Dance
  9. Sean Kingston- Fire Burnin'
  10. Glee- Borderline/Open Your Heart Mashup
I love that this mix really does show the kind of music I listen to :)  

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Girls Night

 Had a girl's night last night with my dance team girls:
  First we played with our Flat Stanleys (what do you expect when 3/4 of the group is involved in education?)
 Then got attached by wild animals!
 My twin and I swam with the fishies

Natalie and I found some sweet hats


Finally we ate dinner... as you can tell, we divide up by hair color. There was the blonde side of the table, and the brunette side of the table.


It was a lot of fun, I'm glad I got to see the  girls again AND that we actually made plans ahead of time for our next girls night (Natalie, don't forget!)

Day 14

Day 14- A picture of you and your family 
 
This is my fam :) My amazing hubby and our baby Zoey. Zoey doesn't look her best in this pic (her BFF was running around the ground in front of us and Zo just wanted to PLAY.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Day 13

Day 13- A letter to someone who has hurt you recently

Dear black ice in my driveway,

While I understand you inherent desire to mess with people by being nearly invisible and sneaky, I do not appreciate when you send my flying down the driveway. Not only is it embarrassing, because of course you do this to me when neighbors are out, but it is painful and unnecessary. If there is not already a bruise on my knee, than one shall soon be appearing. I don't understand why you feel the need to hurt me... what did I ever do to you? Because of your trickery, I will soon be eliminating you from my life via salt and shovel (okay, I'll be honest, Drew will be eliminating you from my life). I wish that it didn't have to end this way, but you have left me with no other choice.


Sincerly,

Amanda and her bruised knee. 

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

11:15pm

I have to document this, sorry Drew. In the morning, when you don't remember this conversation, I will have proof.

(Drew's is asleep, I'm watching tv/blog stalking)

Drew: Did you by any chance find a plate of leftovers in here this morning?
Amanda: No... why did you leave leftovers in here?
D: I just didn't know if they were in here. By the way, did you put away that flyer?
A: Which flyer hun?
D: The one we have been working on! (shouted rather angrily)
A: Drew...are you sleeping?
D:No, why the hell would you think that?
A: Because we haven't been working on any flyers
D: What the monkeys (yes that is my form of editing his expletives) are you talking about? The stupid flyer, or whatever you want to call it, that we've been working on... did you put it away or not?!? (by this point he's yelling at me)
A: Yes hun, I put the flyer and the leftovers away
D: Was that so hard?



::sigh::snore::heavy breathing::


my-o-my does he get angry when his sleep-talk doesn't make sense to me. 



BTW...

  • Boy Meets World is HILARIOUS and adorable, especially the first season. I'm re-addicted :)
  • Nothing makes you feel more loved then when your puppy crawls into your lap and snuggles in for a nap, love my little peanut! 
  • Nothing is worse than when that puppy has snuggled in for her nap, and you have to pee because you just downed a large iced tea from DD (p.s. thanks mom for leaving that DD coupon on the counter, it may not have been intended for me, but it was thoroughly enjoyed) 
  • Vacations are too short... how can it already be Tuesday? That means 4/9 of my vacation is over... that's almost half :( 
  • I want people to comment on my blog, it makes my ramblings feel somewhat validated, therefore if you're reading, please say hi :)

Day 12

Day 12- How you found out about Blogger and why you made one

I've known about blogger for awhile, I had a blog in college that lasted about 2 days before I became too busy/distracted to continue. I've been a blog stalker for a couple of years now, and decided I wanted my own, mostly because I like to talk about myself and I like to pretend that other people care about what I have to say.  

Monday, February 21, 2011

Day 11

Day 11- Another picture of you and your friends

Love these three! Andrew can always make me laugh, Laura is the kind of girl who is there for you no matter what and Amy... well Amy is MY Amy, I don't know what I would do with out her. I've known Laura and Andrew for about 3 years now, we always have a blast together and I'm sad that I don't see them as much as I did when we worked together. This picture is from Laura's birthday last year, and I hope we get to celebrate many more birthdays together like this!

Amy is my new snowmobiling buddy, thank God for her, or there is no way I could do it! Besides snowmobiling, Amy is just an amazing friend. In the 7 years I have been friends with Amy, we have just grown closer and closer. She's the one I called sobbing 2 months before my wedding when I decided I hated my dress and had to find something new. Amy dropped everything she was doing and was quickly by my side calming me down and helping me find a new dress. That's just how she is, she always puts others before herself. She has an amazing husband who has become a really good friend to me and Drew and her family is hilarious! I love hanging out with her sisters, they are a riot and her mom always treats me like one of her daughters. Gotta love a friend whose whole family welcomes you in <3

I'm pretty sure she knows EVERYTHING about me, and she is always there for me when I need her. My hope is that Amy and I will have kids at the same time and that my kid will marry her kid and then we can be related :) 

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Avoiding a cold and watery grave...

Those of you who read this blog, know that hubby and I just recently took up snowmobiling lately, and I have been a little unsure about it, mostly because I hate the cold and am generally petrified of machinery... BUT, I promised hubs I'd give it a try and I've been a pretty good sport, I've even had fun... but there are some aspects that I just can't deal with.



One of my first rules when I agreed to snowmobile was that I didn't want to go over lakes, rivers, etc. I don't think that is too much to ask. Yes I know there is like a foot of ice there, but there is something about taking a 600-plus pound piece of metal, machine, and my fat butt over something as fickle as ice. Sorry, I would prefer to avoid a cold and watery grave if at all possible. Therefore, imaging my shock, horror, and fear as within 5 minutes of today's ride we are soaring over Wichita Lake... It was around 30 degrees today, so the ice SHOULD have still been frozen, but there was no guarantee... I didn't want to risk my life on "should be"... so I cried all the way across the lake. 


Once I was over that (it took me awhile because it was scary and I was pissed) I enjoyed our ride for awhile. But then I was stupid enough to try driving... I'm still learning how to drive a snowmobile, so Drew has been driving on the trails so our friends don't have to wait forever for me to catch up, but I figured since Drew and I have our own sleds now, I should probably man up and drive myself. Yea, BIG mistake. Apparently I suck at driving because Drew kept screaming at me and telling me I was going to kills us both, so naturally I started sobbing AGAIN. 


It wasn't all bad,  some of it was fun, I drove again later and did a really good job (I think, Drew wasn't yelling anymore so I must not have done TOO bad) AND I saw about 30 deer in the woods. It was amazing, they were right by the trail and just stood there staring at us for the longest time, they were absolutely beautiful.


So that was my day. Now that I am home thawing out (seriously my feet were numb for the longest time) and I've eaten, today doesn't seem so bad. Yes it had it's low points, but it was fun and I had a really good time with some great friends. I don't have any pix... but I think Drew has one on his phone from when we climbed this sweet stone tower thing up on top of a hill. So if I can figure out how to get it off his phone, I will post it. If not, you will have to take my word that it was amazing.

Day 10

Day 10- Songs you listen to when you are Happy, Sad, Bored, Hyped, Mad

Well, my favorite songs are CONSTANTLY changing based on my mood, and I get sick of songs pretty easily, but here are a few of my all-time, never sick of, always put me in a good mood songs: 

  • "Then" by Brad Paisley... it was our wedding song so it always makes me feel better. Actually anything from Brad puts me in a good mood
  • "Animals" - Neon Trees
  • "Amanda"- Boston... how can I not love it? Not only is it about me, but it came out the day after I was born, coincidence? I think not!
  • "Moving Out"- Billy Joel
  • Anything by John Mayer or Rascal Flatts always work too! 
Hm... that's all I can think of right now, but there are tons of songs that will just strike me in the moment and be the perfect song for whatever mood I'm in. I listen to a lot of different types of music, everything from Billy Joel to Black Eyed Peas, Rascal Flatts and the Glee cast ... it all depends on my mood at the moment.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Day 9

Day 09- Something you’re proud of in the past few days

Pretty much nothing... yeah it's been THAT kind of week. I guess what I could be proud of is that despite all the crap that went on this week, the chaos of the "week before vacation", and the scheduling changes (which wreaked havoc on both my morning AND afternoon routines I have gotten over it. Yes I was an overtired emotional wreck, but I'm over it. I also actually "got over" a situation that could have really set me on edge. I can't give details, but let's just say stuff went down, I got in trouble, and I'm as over it as I can be...yes I'm still upset that things happened, but I'm not holding grudges or obsessing over it as we all know I can. Therefore I am proud of my ability to move on this week.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Not to be mean, but just stop making noise!


I know this post will get me in trouble...

Drew will be pissed...

It may result in a screaming match/awkward silence...


I may have to remove this post later...



BUT, I'm gonna write it anyway :)
 Those of you who read my schedule change post earlier this month, know how psyched I was that hubby was getting a new job that included working days. I was SO excited to have more time with him, see him every day and have weekends together. Don't get me wrong, I am loving this... BUT (come on, you knew the but was coming). I never realized how much noise my husband makes! Yes I know I'm probably overreacting. But if you work with kids, you know they are loud, all the time. For the 8 or so hours a day that I am at work, I am inundated with noise. Therefore I think it is perfectly reasonable that I would want some peace and quiet when I get home in the afternoon. Just a little time to myself where I can watch t.v. if I want to, play on my computer, workout, play with the dog... and NOT have to hear noise. If the t.v. noise is bugging me, I turn it off. If Zoey is too loud, I stop playing with her... unfortunately my husband does not have an "off" button. 

I know he doesn't mean to be loud, that he probably is trying REALLY hard to not be obnoxious, but he just is. He listens to the t.v. louder than I like it (is 24 too early for hearing problems?) he makes exaggerated yawning noise and clicks his tongue, taps his fingers or just plain wants my attention, and I just don't have the energy patience to deal with it. It just plain bugs me. So of course, today, day 5 of the new schedule is when it just gets to my breaking point, and I snapped at him. I couldn't help it, it was just so aggravating and my head is pounding and...well... I'm currently sitting in our bed while he is downstairs... probably fuming at me... what a way to start our weekend together, and my February vacation.


So hun, if your reading this, I'm really sorry I snapped... I just needed some time to decompress... can we be friends?

Day 8

Day 08- Short term goals for this month and why

1) Keep my mouth shut- it gets me in trouble... a lot and I need to control the impulses and watch what I say... this isn't so much a short-term goal, rather something I need to constantly work on. 


2)Lose 5lbs- yes I'm vain, no I don't care. I'm not at my ideal or even preferred weight and I would like to get closer to that number. It's not all about looks though, I do want to be healthier and in better shape so I can live a long time to torture Drew :)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Day 7

Day 07- A picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you:


This is my hubby :) The man who has seen me through think and thin since I was 16 years old. This is the guy who even when I'm not being nice (not that THAT ever happens) is there for me. He is also the one who encourages me to do my best and has the guts to point it out to me when I'm not being nice.

  After more than 8 years together and 1 1/2 years of marriage, I know for a fact that I couldn't ask for a better husband or best friend. I know this was kinda a sappy post, but I know I don't always recognize and/or appreciate all that he does for me so I hope he reads this and knows that, though I don't always say it, I do appreciate everything he does.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Day 6

Day 06- Favorite super hero and why


Spider Man
It actually took me awhile to come up with a "favorite" superhero since I'm not really into superheroes. I don't read comics or watch many superhero movie, but I did love the first two spiderman movies (after that I lost interest). So if I had to pick a fav, Tobey Maguire's version version was pretty hot and there's something about being able to spin a web that I find intriguing, though the thought of web material shooting out of your wrist kinda freaks me out... probably because the thought of anything shooting out of your wrist sketches me out. 

P.S. SOOOOO excited to get my first comment on yesterday's post :) Keep it up, it makes me feel good to know someone out there is reading my blog! 

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Little peanut

I came to a realization the other day about how little my puppy is. 

Yes, I call her a puppy, but at 8 lbs she is indeed a full grown dog. But how can you call something this tiny and sweet a dog? She is, and forever will be, my little puppy. Anyways... she is tiny. I see her next to my in-laws dog who is the same breed, 2 months older... and almost twice Zoey's size. 
See: Bailey (the lighter one) is TWICE my Zoey's size...how does that happen?

Zoey is a little peanut, a little midget, and the other day when I was thinking about it, I realized that she is the size of a baby. Like the size of a newborn infant. In all honestly, when I have kids, they could come out the same size as my puppy. Within weeks said child could swiftly outgrow my dog... how crazy is that?

Day 5

Day 05- A picture of somewhere you’ve been to:


Punta Cana- Dominican Republic

Oh, the Beach!
This was our honeymoon! Blue skies, white-sand beaches, topless who REALLY should have kept their tops on. It was the most amazing week. All-inclusive resort, on the beach, warm pool, swim-up bar. The PERFECT way to celebrate our wedding. We had a blast, and though the ride from hotel to airport was the sketchiest thing I have ever experienced, I would do it all again in a heartbeat.
See how happy we are!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Day 4- and another rant...

Day 04- A habit that you wish you didn’t have


hmm... which habit to choose? I guess the one I really wish I didn't have is the habit of holding onto my feelings. I'm not the type of person who lets things happen and then gets over it. No, I obsess overanalyze every facet of events, pick apart little comments/actions and allow myself to get overly angry/sad/hurt by the situation. I know this isn't good for me, I know for a fact it has damaged and ended several important relationships in my life... but I just can't stop. I wish I could just get over things and move on, really I do... I'm just not sure how... I still look back on things that happened 7 years ago and get upset with the people involved... sigh. 


Funny how this topic comes up today... today when I was made disgustingly aware of the fact that you can't trust ANYONE. That people who are nice and supportive to your face can easily turn around and then do shady things behind your back. I mean, I know that there are very few people in my life that I can truly trust. These are the people who have your back no matter what, who would throw themselves under the bus before screwing you over. I know who those people are, but I NEVER thought that the people I consider my "friends" on facebook would do such shady things... I know that some people I am "friends" with on FB are not truly my friends, but I was unaware that I was friends with people who are malicious and hateful, for no apparent reason. So, if you are reading this, and you have recently screwed me over, please know that I am aware of what you did, I am (in about 30 seconds) unfriending you, and I want you to know I am ashamed to know you.

And yes, I will perseverate on this for the next couple of weeks, possibly even longer. Clearly this is a habit I won't be kicking in the near future.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Day 3

Day 03- A picture of you and your friends:






Here are me (of course) and my bridesmaids and MOH/little sis. Love them all to death... wish I got to see N and E more often, but that one of the major pitfalls of growing up and having jobs... You end up in different places and don't get to just run across campus anymore to hangout or plan dinner dates on a whim. 


These girls were AMAZING to have in my wedding party. They planned the most spectacular Princess Bachelorette party with Backyardigan pinata, pink booze, princess decorations and of course a good dose of adult entertainers. They were also a shoulder to lean on when things got stressful, mom got overbearing or the whole thing just seemed too impossible to fathom. Yes there were a couple of blow-outs with my sister (aren't there always?), but I wouldn't change a thing about it. It was the most amazing day and I couldn't have asked for better friends to share it with. Now I just hope I get to be a bridesmaid some day! 

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Have I told you about my snowmobile?

Anyone who know's me, knows that I'm definitely a girly-girl. I love pink, make-up and cute clothes... BUT there is this little part of me that loves machines. I had a blast last summer using my husband's truck to rip small trees out of our front yard, I LOVE riding the 4-wheelers up at camp and my new toy: the snowmobile.


It started last winter when Drew bought a snowmobile. It wasn't his dream machine, but it was a good price. Drew spent some time that winter fixing it up and dreaming of the days we would spend riding through the woods...my reaction: hell no! I hated the cold, I had no desire to ride around aimlessly, and I thought it was a waste of money but I figured it was a better waste of money  safer choice than the motorcycle he really wanted. 


2001 Arctic Kat Panther 550


As fate would have it, there was no snow last winter (since Drew bought a plow a few months before his snowmobile, so of course he didn't get to earn any money from it). So that leads us to this winter.


A few days after Christmas, Drew was out in the garage playing with his sled. We finally had enough snow to ride, so he was making a few minor improvements. I on the other hand was inside doing yoga when I heard the engine revving up. I happened to look up out my front window just in time to see the snowmobile racing across the front yard... with Drew chasing after it. Hilarious looking back on it... scary as hell in the moment. 


By the time I got outside Drew (and the sled) were no where to be found. I ran down my street screaming his name and following tracks that went across my front yard, jumped (literally) the street into my neighbor's yard, crunched through some trees jumped back across the street and raced a few feet from neighbor #2's house before smashing into a tree about 20 feet into the woods. Sweet


By the time I found Drew (and our amazing neighbor who ran outside to help him) the snowmobile was totaled, and stuck! It took us two friend's and their snowmobile to get that beast towed back to our house... it was a crazy night and here's what things looked like the next morning: 
Our front yard
Poor tree! 


Any way, since then Drew has been obsessing over finding a new one, and I have warmed up (haha) to the idea, so we bought these a few weeks ago: 
2005 Ski Doo MXZ 550F, I've named him Optimus Prime :)

My sweet pink HJC helmet :) 


The above sled is MY sled; Optimus Prime :) and will soon be decked out with pink decals that match the helmut... I can't wait! 


NOW, Drew found his sled, so we went today to get his beast... I'm a little jealous that his is such an awesome color, but mine will be better when I finish fixing it: 
2006 Polaris Switchback 900. This is Spidey :)
So now we can look forward to riding together. 

Day 2

Day 02- The meaning behind your Blog name

My blog is named "My Show" because I am an attention-who who believes she should have her own venue for showing off :) Well, that's half... it's also my show here because I get to call the shots. I can say what I'm thinking and what I feel and no one can say anything back unless I let them. If I don't like people's reaction to my thoughts I  can make it private or delete it all together, but it's rather cathartic to be able to write what I want (for the most part). I do worry about being too open or offending someone...I'm kind of in a profession where speaking your mind can get you in trouble doesn't always go over will, but THAT is a whole other story. HOWEVER, despite that, I do feel like this is my place, my show...thus the name. 

Friday, February 11, 2011

Day 1

Day 01- A recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself




  1. I have creepy-long toes that look more like fingers than toes
  2. I am a hardcore attention whore...(thus the blog)
  3. but I'm also afraid of having people look at me... go figure
  4. I have this weird facination with popping zits, and pus... basically anything that oozes (luckily my sister understands and shares this obsession, so I have someone to talk to about it)
  5. I hold grudges
  6. And I am completly passive agressive, so I will never just say I am pissed and get it over (thus #5)
  7. I love anything and everything pink!
  8. I have a love/hate relationship with my sister that goes from 2 hour phone calls and constantly hanging out to not speaking for a month or more. The good part is that no matter how pissed we get, eventually we just stop being mad and get over it
  9. My husband has been my best friend for the past 8 years (and he's the best friend a girl could ask for...unless I try to talk about my period or babies, then he freaks out)
  10. I'm scared... of EVERYTHING: spiders, being mudered in my sleep, getting attacked, the dark, snakes, sharks, bugs, dying, someone I love dying, being home alone, mice, embarrassing myself in public, getting in trouble, having no friends... basically all the what-ifs in life, and many more things.
  11. I watch a digusting amount of television... I have honestly spent an entire weekend sitting on my ass in front of the tv and not gotten bored with it
  12. I love to read, all kinds of books. See the bottom of the blog, my shelfari bookshelf shows all the books I have/want to read
  13. I'm a very jealous person... not for material things, but for how great other people's lives appear compared to mine
  14. I am a Facebook/blog stalker, I love reading about other people's lives... even though that often leads me back to #13
  15. I currently have hardcore baby fever... I love to hear/thing/talk about babies/pregnancies and can't wait until it's my turn 

So there's day 1 of my 30-day challenge. I am going to try my best to faithfully follow the challenge, but this IS me, so no promises. 

In other news... TGIF!!!! This has been the longest week in a really long time. First off it's the first full week of work without a snow day that we've had in like a month. I know, boo-freaking-who, BUT it is painful to go back to a full workweek when you've had a taste of 4-day weeks. Today was horrific because I stupidly watched Vampire Diaries (don't judge) last night before going to bed, thus I did not sleep because I kept imagining various creatures/creepers running around my house AND the puppy was freaking out because her daddy wasn't home and she wanted to play with him. 


Not only was I tired, but my kids were WOUND. In their defense, about 1/3 of my class was pulled out for a music thing at the high school, so the remaining students didn't want to do anything... I was nice and told them they could work on their homework instead of starting something new, but they just wanted to be loud, obnoxious and silly...ugh, so frustrating. I love teaching, don't get me wrong, but sometimes it's hard to patient and nice. Sometimes I just want to scream at them, or burst into tears... so far I don't believe I've done either (thought that's not to say I don't go home and do it). 


So yes, long day, long week... my plan for the night: mindless television and puppy-cuddling time! 

Thursday, February 10, 2011

30 Day Challenge

Starting tomorrow!

Day 01- A recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself
Day 02- The meaning behind your Blog name
Day 03- A picture of you and your friends
Day 04- A habit that you wish you didn’t have
Day 05- A picture of somewhere you’ve been to
Day 06- Favorite super hero and why
Day 07- A picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you
Day 08- Short term goals for this month and why
Day 09- Something you’re proud of in the past few days
Day 10- Songs you listen to when you are Happy, Sad, Bored, Hyped, Mad
Day 11- Another picture of you and your friends
Day 12- How you found out about Blogger and why you made one
Day 13- A letter to someone who has hurt you recently
Day 14- A picture of you and your family
Day 15- Put your iPod on shuffle: First 10 songs that play
Day 16- Another picture of yourself
Day 17- Someone you would want to switch lives with for one day and why
Day 18- Plans/dreams/goals you have
Day 19- Nicknames you have; why do you have them
Day 20- Someone you see yourself marrying/being with in the future
Day 21- A picture of something that makes you happy
Day 22- What makes you different from everyone else
Day 23- Something you crave for a lot
Day 24- A letter to your parents
Day 25- What I would find in your bag
Day 26- What you think about your friends
Day 27- Why are you doing this 30 day challenge
Day 28- A picture of you last year and now, how have you changed since then?
Day 29- In this past month, what have you learned
Day 30- Your favorite song.

Schedule Change!

Good news!

The hubby got a new job! Okay, not really new, and it may be temporary for now, but it IS a start. Currently Drew's regular schedule is Wed-Sun 2:30-7:30ish. Notice that's not exactly an 8-hour shift.. yeah, lucky S.O.B worked on a time standard where he got paid by the amount of work, not the time spent. So although he was supposed to work until 10, he always got done earlier because he would go fast. While that job has it's perks (hello good money and low hours) the fact that he worked nights and weekends was painful. I have spent A LOT of time alone in the past year and a half and we have had to say no to a lot of outings and activities that were scheduled for the weekends.

The last two weeks have been a torturous new schedule; 5pm- 2am (yuck). I get home from work in just enough time for a disgustingly early dinner and about half an hour with him before he heads out. Then I get to be along all night :( I don't handle nighttime alone in my house well... I'm too paranoid and possess a MAJORLY overactive imagination (blame too many episodes of Criminal Minds). Needless to say I haven't slept well the past two weeks and I have eaten way too much junk.

But that is all changing!

Starting Monday hubby will work an 8-5 in the corporate office AND have weekends off. SCORE! The position is currently a "temporary" one (I believe he said about 3 months), but usually positions like this lead into other positions and/or a full time switch. I'm excited for him because although he liked the money of the current job, this new one actually lets him use his brain (yes hun, I'm admitting you've got one there) AND has room for growth.

...the only downside? I currently use my lonely nights to workout and clean the house, I have a bad feeling both the house and my body are gonna start looking pretty gross...


...is anyone reading yet?

Silly Puppy

Although I am known for dressing poor Zoey up in outfits (mostly pink). The boots in the following clip actually served a purpose. As more and more below freezing days occur our poor baby can't handle the temperatures. It gets so cold that Zoey can't even go for a walk because her poor puppy paws get frozen and then she does this pathetic thing where she tries to lift all four feet off the ground at once without falling over.


Anyways, Drew and I decided we should be good parents and buy her some footwear the keep her warm and comfy... well here are the results:
video
Yeah... sorry Zo, as if your impending identity crisis weren't enough of an issue, now I'm scarring you for life, my bad.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Those are my lady parts you're discussing...

and EVERYONE's discussing them. Okay, not the parts themselves, but those things that come out of my lady parts. That's right the "b"-word; babies. It seems like you can't be a married woman in your early 20's without hearing about babies on a daily basis. "When are you having a baby?" "are you pregnant yet?" "wait as long as you can" "have kids as soon as possible" blah BLAH BLAH.


Why do people feel entitled to probe, question, and give their unsolicited advice? I mean, I get that people are excited about babies, truly I do. But I'm pretty sure the use (or lack thereof) of my uterus to create mutant spawn is a private matter and one that my husband and I will decide for ourselves. It's not like I come home and say "oh hun, so-and-so says we should have a baby next week so that's what I'm gonna do". Let's just say Drew and I have a plan... a damned good one... and a few people know about it. So if you're not one of those people, consider yourself out of the loop and deal with it.


Sorry for the rant, but I honestly can't make it through a day at work with out someone commenting on my current/future baby-making plans. What if I don't want children (I do, but what if?), or CAN'T have kids, or can't afford kids. What if I'm desperately trying to conceive but can't and your daily comments tear me down and make feel inadequate. Okay, now I'm getting melodramatic, and as far as I know none of those situations apply to me. However, before you ask a woman about her reproductive plans, consider the fact that you don't know what they're going through, what their plans are or what their situation is. Therefore, if you're not close enough to already know their reproductive plans- assume you shouldn't say anything.


Thanks
<3 a woman who is tired of your advice.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Don't judge...

but I ordered Dominos for the second night in a row.


In my defense, the hubby is working until 2am, there is NO food in the house, and it's snowing (which if you read my previous post you will know how I feel about that) sooo... it's another fat night. I guess I need to do an extra workout tonight!

SNOW!

I hate snow, really I do. Why the hell do I live in Maine?


I ask myself that question all the time. I hate snow, I hate cold, I hate that I consider 70 degrees to be "nice and hot". I hate that summer is only 8 weeks here, while winter is almost 6 months. My drive to AND from work today sucked! Slippery roads, stupid drivers and wet snow on my seat that made my pants all wet. So Drew, if you're reading this, we're moving. I don't care where, as long as it doesn't get below 40 degrees there and the residents agree with me that snow is a four letter word.




Do I have any readers yet? I'm very impatient...

Monday, February 7, 2011

Who's your puppy?

I'm afraid my puppy is going to have an identity crisis...


The poor dog has so many names. Her "given" name is Zoey Muffin M***


BUT,
She has more nicknames than a really bad stripper. Off the top of my head:


ZoZo, Muffin, Peanut, Peanut Butter Jelly, Jelly Girl, Pupitra, Puppy, Baby Zo, Zo Muffin, Baby, Snickerdoodle, Thief, Brat, Princess, Princess Puppy, Puppy... there are probably more, but that's all I can think of at this moment. So although I love nick-naming her... I worry that she doesn't know her own name. Does she understand that her name is Zoey? Or does she just come because she can tell I'm talking to her (or she thinks she will get food). Maybe I don't give her enough credit, maybe she DOES understand me, and my nicknames, but it's gotta be kind of confusing to be addressed in so many ways...hmm... something to think about.

Sooo... I guess I'm doing this.

I'm starting a blog. Not sure how this will work, or how long it will last for (I'm one of those people who say they will do something like this all the time and then...I don't). However, I am going to make an honest attempt to do this, because I think it will be a good outlet for me. Regardless of how many (if any!) people read this, I think it will be fun.


As for the name; I always joke that I need my own reality show, because honestly, my stuff is more amusing than half the reality shows out there, and I don't have to resort to multiple expletives or partial nudity (GO ME!). So this is my written reality show. You can decide for yourself whether it's show worthy... if your still reading :)


And a little about me:


I am a 24-year old middle school teacher. I married my high school sweetheart a year and a half ago and we have what is definitely the most spoiled little puppy in the world. We work opposite schedules (I'm days, he's nights) so I never see him. I love to read, dance and watch copious amounts of television.
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