Thursday, January 29, 2009

Busy, busy...


That's me!

For the past two weeks, I have been covering TWO jobs. Mine and that of my co-worker, who took a leave of absence to care for her mom. I'm exhausted and irritated at the fact that no one takes the initiative to do anything!!! It's easier to pawn it off on someone else (me) because they know that it'll get done. Grrr....

All I have to say is...I'm up for tenure at the end of this school year and I BETTER get it!!!

If not, I'll be a SAHM again. Not that I'll mind, but...I'd like to be appreciated a little at work.

Is that too much to ask?

Sunday, January 18, 2009


Today is my daughter's birthday!

Her favorite...cheesecake!

We had her party last night. It turned out to be a great time. We had several of her friends over for pizza & wings, games and movies.

One of her friends was gracious enough to let her and a girlfriend mohawk his hair. There are pictures, but in order to save his dignity I won't publish them here. I think that they had a good time - I know that we did!

Here she is hamming it up with her girlfriend!

Happy Birthday, my beautiful daughter!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Quiz Day

Your Friendship Style is Empathetic

You deeply care about each person you're friends with. For you, friendship is all about the personal connection.

You tend to know everything about your friends' lives... and they know everything about yours. Your friends are your confidants.

You are always there for your friends. You celebrate their successes and support them in their times of need.

You are as loyal as they come. And you expect the same loyalty and understanding from your friends in return.

This is very true to form.

You Act Like You Are 37 Years Old

You are a thirty-something at heart. You've had a taste of success and true love, but you want more!

You're responsible, wise, and have enough experience to understand a lot of the world.

You're at the point in your life where you understand yourself pretty well.

You are figuring out what you want... and how to get it!

I was hoping that I was just a little younger than 37 at heart.

Guess I'm an old soul.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


Good grief!

Add in the windchills and it's gonna be near zero Friday morning.


I need to move farther South.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

What is that huge golden orb in the sky?

I believe it's the sun. I just saw it peak through the thick layer of gray clouds that have been hanging around all weekend.

It has been the 5 D's around here lately. For those of you who don't know what the 5 D's are - damp, dank, dark, dreary and dismal. It's a term the local weather "gurus" use here in the winter to describe the weather.

While I love rainy days, I don't particularly care for days (weeks) on end without any sunshine. I get cabin fever.

I suppose I should just suck it up because it's gonna be this way until at least March.

Hmmm...may I should invest in one of those SAD machines. You know...the ones that simulate sunlight.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Change is blowing in the wind...

Things are getting ready to change at work. I'm not sure how it's all going to shake out.

In September, I took over the position of Computer Aide. I really enjoy it. Not only do I get to work with the kids in the Lab, but I'm also tutoring 4th grade students in Math and Reading. It's great to see how the light bulb comes on when we work one-on-one. But I still don't want to teach full-time. :)

What's going to change dear friend, who is the registrar, will be taking a leave of absence to care for her mom. This makes me very sad! Anyway, our boss is planning NOT to post the position (which I can understand not wanting to interview everyone who would put in for it), but instead pull those of us who can do certain aspects of my friend's work to cover while she's out. Mind you, in these economic times, the job security is great. I'm not sure how our boss is going to pull it off. See...we have a co-worker who likes to stir up trouble and I wouldn't put it past her to do just that. As she's not a team player and would be required to do her part.

I know that this leave of absence is a relief to my friend. She's been under a lot of stress lately and really needs to take this time to take care of herself, as well as her mom. Thankfully, she has sisters who can help out, so that not all of the care-giving falls to her.

On a happier friend is going to be a grandma for the first time. I'm so excited for her and her family!!!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Monday, January 5, 2009

Back to the grind...

I went back to work today after being off for two weeks. was a waste of time.

Well...not totally. I did complete some useful online training. However, the training is going to take more than one day to complete. I suppose that's what I'll do in my downtime the rest of the week. Just wish that I would've had this training long ago. I certainly would've have done things differently regarding online activities.

Oh well, live and learn.

Have a great week as we all get back into the swing of things this week - work, school, after-school activities.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy Birthday, Hubby!

Today is Hubby's 45th Birthday!!!

Love you very much!!!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Celebrating New Year's Eve!

The girl and her boyfriend!!!

Never too old to...

learn how to create/edit your blog.

While I'm not a new blogger, I am new to creating/editing the features of my blog. I have found a website - The Cutest Blog on the Block - that has the information I need to make the changes I want.

I'm soooo excited!!!