Thursday, February 26, 2009

Mardi Gras

Ok, so I'm a little late in saying Happy Mardi Gras!!!! But that's ok, I'm sure no one minds. For our class art project of the day, my kids made Mardi Gras masks. I brought beads to school and I taught them to say "Throw me something mister!!!". At the end of the day, Hank, the one in white said "I can't wait to go to Louisiana and see Mardi Gras!". It was so funny. I wanted to order a king cake but with shipping it would be $45. Not worth it! Well, ok it is worth it, but my fiance' doesn't have a job so buying a cake would be thought of as a waste of money. It would have been good though... Two friends from work thought I needed to celebrate just a little. After work we went to a bar/ restaurant that was having a Mardi Gras theme. We wore beads and had Hurricanes. Delish! It was a great day! Tomorrow is Friday, thank goodness. We don't have many plans for the weekend. I babysit Saturday night and that's about it.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Our Weekend...

Valentines weekend was great! Friday night we drove down to French Lick, Indiana. His mom, dad, sister, brother in law, niece, and nephew all drove there as well. We ate dinner at the winery and met up with a friend of John's who he hadn't seen in 9 years. Saturday we drove home, watched tv then went out to dinner. We went to a Brazilian Steakhouse and Oh My Goddddd. I believe whoever came up with the idea for this restaurant is after my very own heart. First off, everything is endless...the garlic mashed potatoes, the dozens of different types of meat...again, Oh My Goddddd.... This is the only picture I got in. I took it between shoveling food in my mouth and looking at John's plate to see if I wanted any of his. I ate 2 (small) platters of potatoes myself. I was in heaven!!!
This was taken at our buffet breakfast Saturday morning. We really had a great time!

This is the lobby of the hotel we stayed in. Connected was a casino. We lost $3 but we won $3 so we came out even : )It was a wonderful place and we want to go back some day. Other than that, not much else is going on. It hasn't been freezing lately, thank goodness, but it's on it's way back. Today was PJ day at school and I can't even tell you the comfort level I was feeling! It was awesome!

Thursday, February 12, 2009


Ok, I just wrote this whole post last night about being tired and so on. So, last night I go to bed at 9:30. I was so exhausted, I feel right asleep. 6:30 came way to quick. I hit the snooze then struggled to get out of bed. At 7am I was still in the bathroom getting ready. My body is just done from the past 2 weeks at work. At least 3 teachers a day have been out and I have had to work harder because of it. Tues. we had 5 teachers out. I'm not quite sure how we managed it but we did. So, anyway, I'm getting ready and daydreaming about coming back home to bed, and my phone rings. Remember last night when I said the wind was freaking me out? Well, the school lost power and they ( as in "they" I mean "Janice") decided to close the school. I got my call from Adrienne. We have a snow list. When school is closed everyone has to call someone. So I called my two people and put my pjs right back on. I turned my phone to silent and I couldn't believe my luck! I crawled back into bed and thought of how I would spend my day off. Sleeping would be a majority of it. About an hour later I noticed my phone was blinking. That means I either have a missed call, text, or e-mail. Against my better judgment I checked it only to see I had 4 missed called and a ton of texts. Sure enough, 20 minutes after they called me, the electricity came back on and they were scrambling to get all the teachers back. A few friends had texted me to tell me how mad they were. So at 8:10 am I had to crawl back out of bed, get ready and go to work.

Do you know whats it's like to go to work after you thought you didn't have to go? That is a crap feeling. I was not in a good mood today. It's been a long time since I have felt this physically and mentally exhausted. However, there is a silver lining. Tomorrow I only have 1/2 a day. Thank goodness. When I used to fly and we were bordering on 17 hour days I would repeat "This day will eventually end, it will eventually end..." It always made me feel better. I thought that today and I'm already thinking about it for tomorrow. Tomorrow John and I leave for a night at a hotel/casino about 2 hours away. It's supposedly really nice so I'm excited about that. We need to get away. I'm a little ready for him to fly again. It's been a while since we have been together this much and I'm wondering if I'm agitated because I don't have any friends or family here or if it's the same old thing day in and day out. Not sure... Maybe it's the winter that's freaking me out. It sucks. Well, I'm done ranting again. Plus, the Office will be on in 7 minutes :) Good night!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


Do you ever find yourself so tired you wondered where the past month went? I could have sworn I just celebrated Christmas two weeks ago. The winter sucks. Every single day is the same. Cabin fever has kicked in and I feel if someone tries to talk to me at the wrong time, I will have to break some bones. Since January it's get up, go to work, spend all 8 hours indoors with the same 8-9 kids everyday, come home, cook dinner, shower, pjs, tv, then bed. How boring is that? Last week I was dying to get out so we walked the mall. I'm bored. I'm agitated every day. I'm so tired. I can go to bed at 7pm or 11pm (which I never do) and I can have the same amount of tiredness. I'm just utterly exhausted.I want sun as well as the warmth that goes with it. I want to walk outside and not hurt because the cold goes straight to my bones. When it does warm a little, I want the sun without the downpour of rain. They say people are most depressed during the winter. I can see why. The monotony is putting me in a bad mood daily. I try to be nice at all times with John but sometimes I'm like "OMG I'M SO BORED AND I'M TIRED OF BEING STUCK IN THE HOUSE BUT IT'S SO COLD OUTSIDE I DON'T EVEN WANT TO WALK OUTSIDE TO GET TO SOMEWHERE ELSE!!!!!!!!!!" Know what I mean?

So anyway, I just feel like writing tonight. I could go do wedding stuff, but I just don't feel like it. I could do lesson plans, but again, don't feel like it. Like every other night, I'm sure I'll just lay on the couch and watch tv. I think my brain is losing some cells. I feel like I'm getting more dumb because I'm wasting all my time watching tv and not educating myself. However, I'm so exhausted from running around with 4 year olds everyday that the thought of using my brain for anything just makes me grouchy. Know what I mean?

John's walking the dog and the wind is blowing so hard the house is creaking and freaking me out a bit. I can feel the house creak under my feet. It's a freaky feeling. It reminds me of the STL earthquake. Remember mom? Now that was some freaky deaky stuff going on. I thought someone had jumped in the bed with me, it scared the bejeezies out of me. It's kind of like that. I know that no one is in the house but it all of a sudden creaks and moves a little. Weird. Sigh. Ok, I'm tired of typing and I think Friends is coming on so I better go. I'm just moody. I'll be much better tomorrow because it's Thursday and that means it's almost Friday! Good night ya'll.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Happy Anniversary To Us!!!!

Happy Anniversary John!!! It's been 3 years since we were on that infamous 4 day trip. Who knew where it would end up. I fell in love with you way back then because you were a genuinely nice guy. You were friendly, you had my sense of humor, and we talked for hours on end. Now, 3 years later I'm still in love with you for all the same reasons as well as a million more. You are my best friend, my biggest supporter, at times my strength, and your also my weakness ;). You have a good heart, and not only with me, but with alot of other things. We are very opposite on most things but we agree on the important ones, like what tv shows are important enough to tivo :) We've traveled to Europe, flew together, got a dog together, fought, made up, compromised, and kept peddling on together. It's hard to say that this is the best 3 years ever, because I know it's going to get even better. We have done alot of things together, but some of the most important ones haven't even happened yet. I get to marry the man I love most in this world. We get to raise a family together. And I can't wait. There isn't a single person in this world that I would rather go on this roller coaster with than you. So happy anniversary my johnboy. May there be many many many more great years to come :) I love you

Sunday, February 1, 2009

This, that, and the superbowl....

This is just a cute picture. I had to share it. I was working on my wedding favors and Riley was hanging out next to me. We gave him a pillow so he's be more comfortable. He just watched me work for the longest time!
Here's another one. Out of all that space, this is where he wanted to lay. My baby is sooo cute!

For the Superbowl John decided he wanted to be all domestic. He made cupcakes which were fantastic! And...

He made a gumbo. It was so awesome! This picture was taken after everyone had already eaten. It was a fun night. John's parents, uncle, and best friend Bob all came over. He outdid himself!!

Yes that is beads on Riley! John's uncle (sitting on the couch) is going to Mardi Gras and John gave away some of his beads. They put them on Riley first. My poor baby. So, it was an uneventful week and weekend. My best friend Karie is making our wedding invitations and they are absolutely beautiful!!!! I'm getting really excited as the date gets closer. 139 more days!!