Friday, August 26, 2011


I guess that's how I feel so far this school year.

I feel more stressed out this year than last - odd, considering that last year was my 1st year as a school counselor AND I still had class one night each week and was freaking out over my comprehensive exam.

I find that most (all) of my work-related stress is coming from planning and presenting my guidance lessons for the middle school students. 

I dread it.

Seriously. Totally. Dread it.

To the point that I don't know if I can do this again next year.

Which then puts more pressure on me considering that I carry the health benefits (which are fantastic) AND that E is in the wonderful preschool here, which is unbelievably better than where he was last year (and makes me feel like he was in a "dump" last year...which he wasn't, but there's just THAT much difference between them.)

And all that leaves me thinking that I will never ever ever find a career that is suitable for me. *sigh* Or that I'll just follow in my mom's footsteps working a career for 30 years just to pay bills and being completely miserable...oh yay...that's what it's looking like so far.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


I wish there was an actual video, alas there is not, but this is a great song.

Take a listen.

Besides the "been waiting for this day all my life" part...I can identify w/most of the lyrics today!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Ethan - 3.5 years old

I'm not sure I've ever done one of this age updates for Ethan before...possibly 1 or 2...but I'm going to try to do them more often. I want to record all the neat things he does/says and the things he becomes obsessed with...which are often funny as well.

Ethan just turned 3.5 last Monday 08.08.11...holy moly, where does the time go?

1st day @ new preschool. 8.10.11
(note the awesome lunchbox!)
Favorite Toy: Legos. Mommy broke the 'age' rule and bought him the small legos a little early (I think they say age 5 on the box)...he only has a few, but he LOVES them. I mean REALLY LOVES them. He still plays with his Cars (from Disney) cars but Legos are in the #1 spot right now.

Favorite Song: "Teenage Dream"...yep...seriously!! Get this...we have the GLEE version, which Ethan calls the "guy version" as well as Katy's original version, called the "girl version" I am such a lucky girl that I get to hear both versions playing in my car a number of times each day. It's a sure thing on the drive to school every morning. It's a true miracle if I get to listen to anything I like anymore. :-/

Learning: the rules in his new school. "be safe, be neat, be kind"...I almost melted when he told me these rules. It was just WAY too cute.

Often Says: "whoopsy"...when he spills something. That is then followed by "it's alright"...obviously this is what I say when we spill something.

Funny: he doesn't 'get' the whole borrowing books from the library...he cried (hard!) when we returned some books a few weeks ago. Oddly though, he will say "we borrow books from the library but we BUY books at the bookstore" he verbalizes the difference, but that doesn't mean he likes it. LOL!!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

just another fad?

blogging...a fad? a trend? a dying one, whatever it is.

turns out next to NO ONE is blogging anymore.

and by NO ONE, I mean most of the friends I made THRU blogging.

kinda sad, but I get it. I'm sorta over it too. not much left to say.

back to work. not motivated. you know, more of the same.

just a year later.

Sunday, August 07, 2011


I had a great time in Michigan.

It is "home" and it felt great to be there. So many memories.

It is bittersweet to be back in TN.

And it will be entirely bitter on Wed when I go back to work.

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