Monday, September 27, 2010

Prayer Request

Just a quick request for your prayers, thoughts and good luck wishes for my (huge & scary) test on Friday.

I've done more studying in the past month than I think I have during the 5 long years I've worked on this degree and still I cannot say I feel ready.

I just hope I know enough to pass!!

Thank you!!!

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Saturday, September 25, 2010


All this bookstore studying has resulted in alot of people watching which has led to the observation that I am married to someone with whom I no longer have any common interests.

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Friday, September 24, 2010

daycare vent

Ugh...daycare...pretty much every day I wish I could just stay home with E...this week is no different and I even have some complaining to do about our daycare facility.

Let me preface by saying, I really do like it there and I know E is happy there, but seriously, sometimes I just HATE that he HAS to be there. A few reasons why...

Tuesday: E was bitten by another boy, for some reason (law?) they can't tell us who the kid is (it's not like I'm gonna beat the kid up--seriously!) but of course I asked my brilliant 2.5 year old and he very clearly told me who did it...twice. Turns out it's one of the kids he plays with most...go figure.

Thursday: We receive daily report sheets on E's eating, sleeping & bathroom activities. Sometimes they are not filled out completely, sometimes they forget to give them to me and then Thursday night the report has a note handwritten on it that says "do you still want the written reports or will verbal due?" (YEP, "due" was spelled wrong <----huge pet peeve of mine too) Ummm...I'm not really sure how to respond to that...I'm thinking of ignoring it for now. I do like to know how long he is napping everyday, but again I doubt the accuracy of the reports in the first place. Part of me wants to complain to the director/owner about this but then I don't want to be "that" parent that complains about everything (even though I don't, I just don't want to seem that way either). Is filling out these reports really that difficult? It's a half sheet of paper, so I can't imagine it's a cost-cutting thing! WTH?

Often: Apparently the staff has a hard time keeping mouths/faces clean..or at least Ethan's. Sorry, that may seem small, but it's annoying the crap outta me. I don't take my kid out of the house with food smeared all over his face...therefore, I don't expect that he should be leaving daycare looking like that either. I have had to "complain" to the owner about this on two occasions since we've been going there. Sometimes we go to run errands after daycare, so E needs to have a clean face. It's not THAT hard people!

I will end there to avoid this post being excruciatingly lengthy.

Have a good weekend!!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

I may need a valium

Down to 9 days before my Comprehensive Exam. 

I'm wigging out!!

Yesterday the 3 of us who are taking the test for School Counseling met for a little study group. One of the gals got the questions that were used for the last 2 Comps sessions to give us a better idea of what they'll be looking for. Instead of calming me, it stressed me out even more.

I know I'll never feel truly "ready" for the test, does anyone ever feel that way? But I'm trying to find a place of peace & comfort that I'll be far it's not working for me.

I'm also having a sleep in, I put E to sleep and instead of getting up to study after he falls asleep, I've been falling asleep with around 9:00-9:30!!! Yikes!! That just stresses me out more since I've lost time studying.

My work supervisor has given me the go-ahead to study a bit at work if I need to which is awesome, however today is a full day of classroom guidance lessons plus one meeting. Right now, my Friday is open but I have about 5 students to pull for individual sessions...I also have to accrue 240 direct contact hours this semester as part of my internship. Right now I have around 70...which is sort of right on track, timing-wise, but which also means I can't entirely afford to go a full Friday w/no direct hours.

I'm just dying for test day to get here and be over with. I need it behind me.

I also just need it to be Monday, October 4 as we don't have to work that day and I'm planning to take E down to a really neat children's museum. So excited for that!!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

a new strategy

I'm going to start dressing like slob at work... and wearing shorts and t-shirts too.


Well, because our new PE teacher, who is very cool by the way, was wearing shorts and "athletic" tees to school everyday for the past couple weeks. I assumed he got away with it because he is the PE teacher, even though the other (female) PE teacher does not dress like that. It didn't bother me.

Then this past week, he told me that the principal slipped him a little note about all the great work he is doing (which he is!!) and accompanied with the note was $200 in giftcards to Kohls and JCPenney and a nicely worded message to get himself some khakis and collared (polo) shirts to fit in more with our "mission" or something like that.

Well shoot...I could certainly use some new clothes and even though I didn't move from NY for this job (like he did), $$ is still tight and I still make a crap salary (like him), so where's my $200???

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

a first

Saturday night...will be the FIRST night EVER that E will sleep away from me...he's going to stay at grandma's house for the night...sort of a trial run for November as I'll be sent out of town for a work conference and he'll need to stay at grandma's for two nights then.

I'm really hoping all goes well and he doesn't freak out or wake up in the middle of the night wanting to be with me. I'm pretty optimistic though, that it will all go well.

And I will take advantage of the time and go close down the bookstore...studying. :(

Monday, September 13, 2010


I bought a 108-page study guide for $25 for the licensing test I'm taking this Saturday (not comps).

One of the girls I'm studying with for Comps asked if she and the other gal could "look at" my study guide when they take their licensing test (November).

"look at" means "get a copy"'s the thing, I feel taken advantage of if I just give them my study guide to make a copy...I mean, why should I pay $25 and they pay nothing.

Do I just keep "forgetting" to bring it to class? Or do I tell them they can each give me $10 or so foe their copy?

Also, I'm not "friends" with either of them so I feel less obligated to "give" them anything. I am certain we will have little to no contact after graduation.

Honestly I'd feel better just forgetting to bring it, but then they could always text me a reminder...ugh!!

What would you do???

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Wednesday, September 08, 2010



That is all. For now.

Hurry up October 1st!! I want you here and gone.

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