Wednesday, March 02, 2011


*I felt so crummy/miserable on Sunday knowing I was missing out on the WDW Princess 1/2 marathon that I am determined to sign up for the 2012 race. I cannot wait 'til registration opens!! I'll only live once and I'm tired of waiting for "things to get better" so that I can take part in more fun and enjoyable activities. I will find a way to get there next year!!

*As I stated in my last post, E and I are not going to FL for Spring Break after all, so I've been working on my plans for that week. Right now it looks like I'll send E to school only 2 days (and then I only have to pay 1/2 price-yay!) and on one of those days I will enjoy  a pedicure w/mom (we bought them thru one of those on-line 1/2 off deals-yay!) and on the other day I will immensely enjoy a full day of scrapbooking at the scrap store.

*On the 3 days he will be home with me, we will go to the Kids Museum in Chattanooga one of the days and I may look into a visit to the Little Gym on another day...I am feeling bad that my child is not enrolled in any sort of weekly activity...i.e. swim lessons, etc. I know Little Gym is ridiculously expensive so that's been my hesitation, but I have a coupon for a free visit, so I think we'll do that & see what it's all about and if he even likes it.

*I was hoping for a day trip down to ATL but that doesn't look like it's going to pan out (either!). Phooey!

*Yesterday I obtained a tutoring gig for the week of Spring Break. One of our 8th grade students who is failing FOUR classes...that should be fun! Ack! All tutoring funds are being put into my 2012 WDW Princess 1/2 Marathon registration fund. :)

*We have had SO many short school weeks so far in 2012...but it looks like that has finally come to an end. This week is a full 5 day work week as is the following week - with no snow in sight...we'll have no break until March 14 which is our Spring Break...and I am counting the days. It's been a difficult adjustment from my 3 day work week of the past 2ish years to working 5 days/week. I have NO time for ANYTHING & I hate it. Seriously, I do not remember my 5 day work weeks being so overwhelming and "time-sucking" <---is that a word?  I guess some of that reason would be I was working from home for a while which made it easier to stay caught up with laundry and such, plus I was still on my own at that I generally had more time. This 5 day work week PLUS mom-duties stuff is for the freakin' birds. Geesh!

*And then to make matters worse, I have an annual counseling conference this Saturday that I have to attend. It's ALL DAY LONG...ugh. I hate losing 1/2 of my weekend. hate it.

*Last more week until Lent starts...eeks...I have decided to ENTIRELY give up Starbucks (Iced Chai is my 'drug of choice') for the 40 days. I've been trying to "practice" going w/o my far my longest stretch is 9 days. This last weekend was rough as I had one on Sat/Sun AND Monday!! Bad! The more difficult part will be just NOT going there to sit and read...I could veg there forever...but I feel like the temptation may be too much. So I may have to overload on Chai for the next week (not really) in order to prepare myself for the 40 days of Lent. The budget will be SO much happier w/o Starbucks!!


Fidgeting Gidget said...

I'm giving up Starbucks, too. And beer. It's going to be a rough forty days! At least I know there's one person craving Sbux along with me! I am drinking one now and I'm getting one tomorrow, and maybe Friday....then I'm done!

Heidi Renée said...

I always spend about $5 on a drink alone whenever I go to Starbucks. Outrageous! There's one on base right next to the commissary, so I'm always fighting the temptation. Luckily chai is really easy to make at home!

emilysuze said...

I love your made-up word of "time-sucking." :)