Sunday, January 11, 2009

Slow and steady wins the race

This has been the most uneventful weekend in world history.

And I have loved it.

Last week was H-A-R-D. I think it was harder for me to get back into the swing of things than it was to start the school year. At the start of the year, I had adrenaline. This week, I had two point five months of uninterrupted (unless we get snow) teaching in front of me. And I was darned near worn out.

So we have slept. And rested. And slept. And hung out. Basically all weekend. And I have discovered some things. Here they are. In no particular order.

1. My students can't spell awkward or laptop. They are "akward" and "labtop" It's interesting. I wonder if itis a cultural thing. Actually...one of my fellow English teachers discovered last week that she had been spelling awkward wrong her whole life. That one is definitely cultural (regional?)

2. I get distracted easily. Too easily. Things don't hold my focus at all. I am like a puppy on speed.

3. Andy is funny inside of a library. He went to the public library with me yesterday, and it was the first time he had been in one in about three years. The last time he was in one, he was carrying home stacks of books for me at Purdue when I was writing two research papers at once. We had a good time....honestly, it was one of those perfect marriage moments for me...being inside a library with my husband. It made me a little teary.

4. I was robbed of a victory. We played "The Office" board game last night, and I lost. But I did a much better job of answering questions, so I really should have won. Just saying.

5. I'm way pumped about starting the Ladies Bible Study at our church this week. Woo-hoo Precepts! And it's the full-blood Covenant study. I did the In-and-Out version at Purdue a few years ago....and I have always wanted to do the full version. I'm so excited to share it with the special women at our church. I am also way pumped that my sweet husband gets to do the Men's study! Our friend A traded him with someone else, so Andy can have a break from Youth for a bit and get to spend some time with the men of the church. It's so what he's been desiring, and I'm so excited for him.

6. If I'm awake past 10 pm I am likely to gain lots of weight. I eat like an animal when I'm up late. Going to bed earlier is much better for my weight loss strategies.

7. I don't like mice. Not live ones, not dead ones. I screamed on the phone yesterday when I was talking to my mom, because there was a dead mouse in the trap in my kitchen. She takes the blame for my irrational fear...it's a generational irrational fear of mice. I wonder if my kids will have it?

8. I'm not so sure about this going back to work tomorrow business. Just wanted to get that out there.

9. I gave Andy a wish list for my birthday. A whole month in advance. Talk about selfish. He laughed at me. Only, I wanted to make sure he knew that my birthday was on a Saturday and I think it's kind of a big deal. But I don't think he knows that. It's kind of funny. I always plan way cool stuff for him, and he really doesn't care. But I'd love for him to do the same, and he really doesn't. I think it's a boy-girl thing. Well, that's not completely fair. We did go see Wicked three years ago, because that's what I asked for. That was a big deal thing.

Okay, I'm done. I'm signing off of this long and pointless post.

1 comment:

junesixth said...

Speaking of your birthday, I have been wondering what you wanted to do for it with some of your besties. Are you hoping to work toward your "opening your home" goal? Are you hoping ot escape Madison for weekend and hit Indy running? Are you planning to just spend a weekend watching movies and sitting around in pajamas so it won't matter where we are? Get back to me. I miss you.

Oh. And I'm sure you saw it but I tried to plan a surprise with your husband by text. It failed. Tell him I'll help if he wanted to surprise you. Lol!