Saturday, June 18, 2011

Bucket List and etc. Totally Randomness

Summer Bucket List
My sister has one of these lists for her kids.  I have a small one hanging on my bathroom mirror for things I am hoping to do this summer.  Of course, with Brent fighting fires, some of these might not happen.  But...maybe they will! (Some weren't on my original list, but I put them on here because I have already done them and I want them to count.)
  1. Antelope Island
  2. Swimming
  3. Drink a Large Coke from McDonalds (I avoid Coke, but I think one will be okay.)
  4. Exercise every single day (so far, so good!! Go Me!!) 
  5. Ride my bike a lot
  6. Have a yard sale
  7. Grow Spinach
  8. Go Camping
  9. Make a craft
  10. Don't buy anything 'frivolous or extra-wanty' during the month of July. Only needs.
  11. Have lots of TV-Free days
  12. Run an official 5k (or walk/run.  No pressure here.)
  13. Take a picture a day, all summer.
  14. Read, Read, Read
  15. Find a teaching job, or REJOICE in the fact that perhaps I am not meant to have a job at the moment.
  16. Go hiking.
  17. Fish with Brent.
  18. See how long I can go without sugar.  (Starting soon, very soon ;))
  19. Attend a wedding.
  20. Be nice.
  21. Go to the beach.
  22. Go to the mountains.
  23. Play in the ocean.
  24. Buy olive oil.
  25. Learn something new.

Also, there is a store that I am very disappointed with.  They sell Mac/Apple products and twice now, they have severely disappointed me.  I am only going to the true Apple Store from now on.
Two weeks of relaxation? Yes. Please.

Trader Joes shopping soon! Yippeeeeee!

I am kind of over  job interviews- well, not really the interviews- I am just way over the rejection calls. 

I have a new calling as Gospel Doctrine Teacher.  Yikes.  I thought I was saying yes to Gospel Principles...but on the way home, I realized I said yes to the really hard class to teach.

My baby toe toenail is almost non-existent.  It's so teensy.  Sometimes it embarrasses me when I get pedicures because I wonder what the pedicurest thinks about my teeny, tiny, toenail.

It's hard having a husband gone working.  I could never be a military wife.  I just wouldn't last. 

The sprinkler under our patio (why it is under cement is a mystery to me) was broken and has been flooding our basement for a week or so now.  They fixed it today, but it leaves me wondering what damage was done and if our house might fall over now that the dirt is washed away from underneath it. 

I miss teaching already.  If I don't get a teaching job for the fall, I will seriously be in some sort of crazy place.  I have started new schoolyears for 10 years now.  I don't really know what I would do with myself.  My interviews go SOOOOO well, but they always "find someone else who fit what they were looking for more" then they say something like 'but you were awesome'.  I think it is because I cost more money.  10 years and a masters degree is actually not beneficial these days.  School shmool.  Stay at home, watch tv, invent something or write a book.  Seriously.  It just doesn't pay to go to school anymore. Write a blog.  Those people make a lot of money.  OR, maybe just sell something dumb like feathers in your hair, or snuggies, or pedieggs.  Even better, just put a ball through a net.  Those guys make bank for just putting a stupid ball through a net.  Really?  Ugh.  This is the hard part---it's not like I am looking for a 6 figure salary.  A TEACHER for crying out loud.  Who knew it would be so hard to find a teaching job.  Anyways...sorry, totally got on a tangent there.

Tomorrow I get to start my 12 hour drive to California with a 1 year old.  This will certainly be an adventure.

Alaska is calling my name.  I think a trip is in order very soon.  Oh wait...I don't have money for that.  Maybe Brent's firefighting money will pay for it.  That would be awesome.

How many diapers would you pack for two weeks?  I have a bundle.  A huge bundle.  California is expensive, so I am just saving money by packing them.

Well. If you read this, thank you.  If not...that's okay too.  I just really like teaching and I am really good at it.  My students love me.  Parents love me.  It just doesn't make any sense.  Oh least I get to spend a lot of time with my baby girl!  It's pretty dang awesome being a stay at home mom for the summer.  Wahooo!!!

So Big!


Sunday, June 5, 2011

Holy Shmoly

I wish I were sailing around the world.  That would explain why I feel so "checked out" these days and haven't really done much in the blogging world.  Just been busy: