Tuesday, November 23, 2010


~after a lot of praying and prayer requests,

~E began using his arm Monday mid-day

~and by the end of the day he said he was all better.

~that made me all kinds of happy.

~saw the Harry Potter movie tonight w/mom. Good times.

~leaving Wed for VA

~Happy Thanksgiving.

Monday, November 22, 2010

evil Monday

Probably one of the worst/most difficult Mondays in my life today...

I have an insanely full day @ school and then have to give a 1 hour Parenting Seminar from 6-7pm as well.

Combine that with Ethan's arm injury from Saturday and I'm just hoping I can hold myself together today to get this stuff done.

If it wasn't for school requirements and needing the "hours", I'd be calling in and staying home with my little guy. I worry about how he'll do at school today, wanting to be more active and possibly injuring himself even more. Thankfully, it's only a 2 day work week and we'll be home on Wednesday. I cannot wait!

It's likely some pulled muscles/tendons as nothing showed up on the xray but it really hurts him and he's not using his left arm much...which is really hard to watch. 

I am sick to my stomach over this and feel like it's my fault since I was playing with him when it happened.

I've even lost a couple pounds over the weekend, which I suppose would be the bright side.

I just want to snap my fingers and either re-do Saturday or have E be all better. They said it could take WEEKS...that crushes me.

Thursday, November 18, 2010


that explains the kind of day I'm having...sorta.

I knew dropoff for E would not go well today and although I remained calm and truly believe he wasn't sensing my fear...I was right and he went into full-blown meltdown...that's what FIVE days at home will do (weekend + 3 sick days).

I am really bad at letting these scenarios alter my mood for the day or at least a few hours.

Then when I got to work today I had 3 class lessons with the 8th graders. While they were somewhat enjoyable...they were also somewhat painful. I KNOW I was not as obnoxious when I was in 8th grade. Ugh!
Side Note: our lesson today involved cutting some things out of magazines and one student stumbled upon an article that said "Today's kids are more obnoxious"...at which point I had to try very hard at not busting out in laughter and agreeing (out loud) with the article. Classic!

I have class tonight. It's sort of the last class...well, it was going to be but then we decided we would meet on our real last class day (Dec 2) but at a restaurant off campus for dinner (and drinks!)...so that will be fun. Normally I'm not dreading school/class but today I just want to go home. I didn't have time for a run last night, won't tonight either or on Friday. So frustrating. 

It's times/days like these that make my feelings of bitterness rise to the surface. I fight hard to keep them hidden (and I think I do a good job in real life)..but you may see some of that here...it's safer here than IRL.

O is going to AZ for the weekend. It's a "mommy & E" weekend and well, I couldn't be happier. Looking forward to two FULL days of peace and cuddling.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

I Want Wednesday

Well, I haven't done this in a while so let's see what I am wanting these days...

Return to Tiffany Necklace - originally I wanted the RtT TAG necklace (not the heart shape), but they must not be making them anymore because I could only find this one. I'll still take it though. I'm sorta hoping it shows up around say...graduation time...but then really who knows, it probably won't and I'd certainly be shocked if it did.

Any of the bazillion books on my Amazon Wishlist since I am just about FREE from textbook reading...on to reading for fun!!! Thank Goodness!!

I have a calendar obsession...I really do...so I definitely want this awesome list-making calendar from Paper Source!!

I have always loved the movie "The Holiday" and don't have a copy of it to call my own...every year at Christmas time I am reminded how badly I would really like to own this one.

Monday, November 15, 2010

sick day

I'm home with E today..he has the Croup. This is our 2nd bout with it. It came on virtually overnight...bizarre, yet typical of Croup. Of course, you would never know anything is wrong with him by his behavior, he's as active as usual and in a rather pleasant mood, which makes it easier for mom.

The only negative...I had to miss work today and I'm really crunching the hours in order to make the requirements for internship...ugh. I will be so happy to NOT be counting my hours anymore once January gets here. :)

Anyway, it's always nice to have an extra day at home to get caught up on anything I didn't get done over the weekend...like the one page write up I have to do for class on Thursday. Yay!

And the emails I've been needing to respond to. 

And the extra laundry that I didn't get to.

You get the point.

Of course, it will be excruciatingly painful to return to work tomorrow...that's the downfall of an extra day off.

But on the bright side...4 day work week and then only a 2 day work week next week. Hooray!!!

Hope your Monday is happy!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Daycare Drama

E got bit at school today TWICE. By the same kid.

This is ALSO the same kid who bit him on two separate occasions about a month ago.

Last time, the director told me she cannot guarantee (or even try) to keep them separated. Obviously!!

Now that it's happened again I am furious because it feels like they aren't even watching the kids. Wth??

There are still no spots open at the preschool at my work, so I really have nowhere to go and hence feel I have no options. (side note: if I was still at my old job, I would probably call in sick the rest of the week just to stay home with E and to cool my anger down...not an option now though).

O is of course furious as well and made the (not-so-bright) decision to tell/teach E to hit this boy in the face if he bites or tries to bite him again. This would not be my preferred way to handle things, but maybe if this other kid gets hurt he'll stop biting E. I dunno...but I sure am sick of hearing that MY kid is getting bit!!!

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All of a sudden a bunch of my co-workers are "friending" me on FB and I'm stuck in a position of feeling obligated to Confirm the friend request.

The issue is that I'm not really comfortable with a bunch of work people being on my Facebook page...I think that is common sense really, so I'm a bit confused as to why they are all sending me these requests.

Honestly, it all started w/one friend, the music teacher...she must have a lot of free time on the weekend because she sent me THREE "friend suggestions" on Sunday alone. That in turn sends emails to both of the parties she is suggesting for connecting and so if I don't confirm the friendship when it is requested...it's pretty obvious. I have already asked her to not send me any more friend suggestions, but the damage is done.

Just last night I got ANOTHER request and I am truly feeling between a rock and a hard place at this point.

I'm starting to wish I had never accepted the first request (from the music teacher). Ugh!

What to do!?!?