Well, hello there blogger friends!  It's been awhile!  The beginning of the school year is always so exhausting!  I think Casey said it best - I could work for 24 hours straight and still not feel caught up!  Of course, that's party due to my OCD-tendencies of perfecting everything even more than I have over the last four years, but busy I've been nonetheless!  The first week of school also coincided with the last week of my summer II session of grad classes.  Ahhh!!  And of course, I did exactly what I tell my kids not to do and procratinated on an assignment until the last possible minute.  I was up til 1a.m. the night before it was due.  (Oops!)  It all paid off though: add two more As to my transcript! :)  And I'm now 1/3 of the way done!  Crazy how fast it's going!  I had a week off, but am back at it again!  Fall term 1 brings an elective class - Pop Culture: Societal Impact.  Ha!  It will be a nice break from the ordinary education class!  And it's online.  No more Wednesday night class from 6-10 for awhile.  Thank goodness!

In other news, year five (!!) of school is underway!  So far, so good!  I'm still trying to figure out the dynamics of each  of my classes, but I think I've got some pretty good ones this year!  (Ask me again in 2 months and I'm sure I'll say otherwise...)  It's my 2nd year of teaching no new preps--pretty awesome I must say!  I feel like I have a great grasp on all three courses I teach.  I gave up coaching the dance team this year.  I must say, it's amazing to be able to leave everyday at 3:30!!!  Of course, rarely have I gotten out of there that early, but it's nice to have the option.  I miss the girls, but see them often enough in the halls.  I also look forward to attending some of the games as a spectator, but not having to go to every single one of them!  Since I'm not doing dance, I've signed up for the district fitness classes (which start in a couple of weeks).  Yikes!  We'll see how that goes...

In home improvement news, we got new kitchen countertops (granite!), tile backsplash, and a sink in our kitchen!  Slowly, but surely, we are transforming this house big time!  We love how it all turned out!  I especially love the deep, undermount 60/40 sink!  Now, if only we could redo those ugly orange cabinets.  We've mentioned either painting them white, or restaining them a darker color.  Thoughts??  I guess I shouldn't say "we".  I think we might hire someone to do it, if anything!  And probably later than sooner.  But maybe eventually.  Here are a couple pics of our "new" kitchen!  The quality isn't the best.  Our Mac isn't working right now, and I can't upload photos to my work computer, so these cell phone pics will have to do!

We went to Wichita last weekend for none other than Craig's 5-hour fantasy football draft.  Oh, yeah, 5 hours of that crap!  Crazy boys and their fantasy football!  Meanwhile, I hung with his mom and went to the Maize High School pancake fundraiser with the entire fam.  We also enjoyed a BBQ on Saturday night with his growing family.  (Monica is pregnant with her 3rd--due in February. That will make seven between his two sisters!) 

The weekend prior to that was my 10-year high school class reunion.  We didn't end up going. :(  I would have liked to, but it seemed so unorganized I didn't know how many people would actually show up.  According to facebook, it was a fun time.  We'll try for the 15th, I guess!  Being out of high school for 10 years seems so crazy!  There are days when it seems like far more than that, and there are days that it seems like yesterday.  It really reminds me how much older I am than all of my students!

Remember those free flight vouchers we got?  Well, I think we're using them for a trip to NYC in November!  We were planning to use them to go to San Diego until Craig's friend, Brian, called two weeks ago and said he and his finace, Heather, are planning a November NYC wedding!  Count us in, for sure!

That's all I can think of for now!  That's our life lately!  Nothing too exciting.  I'll try to be better with blogging now that I'm into more of a routine!

1 comment:

  1. Does your NYC trip coincide with KU playing there? Jason and I were talking about going this fall to either NYC or Hawaii to watch KU play, but decided to save for the wedding instead...