Friday, September 25, 2009

I've got the Fever!

Yes, I have finally caught the fever. Not the good kind either... Thursday morning I woke up with a sore throat and it progressively got worse throughout the school day. After school I was on the way to my first year teacher meeting in tears because I felt so crummy. Because teachers have some of the biggest hearts, they let me leave so I could make it to Rapid Med for an appointment.

What a crock, Rapid Med.... not so rapid. My sister was kind enough to sit with me. Funny story, when we were waiting for the "Rapid" doctor to come in after a quick swab of my throat another nurse swooped in and proceeded to tell me, "The doctor wants to go ahead and do a chest Xray." A little drastic after the nurse's diagnosis with a throat swab, and the doctor had not seen me yet. Megan and I thought it was hysterical... another one of those had to be there moments. Turns out they switched alot of the charts and our not so rapid doctor's visit turned into 2 1/2 hour adventure.

With a fever and a swollen throat I concluded that Friday I would take my first sick day. While waiting for my prescriptions I went back up to the school to work on substitute plans for the next day. Now I know why it was so hard to get a sub job last school year, no one wants to write plans for substitutes... they take FOREVER!

I headed home to relax, finish my plans and snuggle in to watch Grey's. Suffering through preparing the plans was worth it this morning when I woke up worse than yesterday. The husband was so sweet! He headed into the kitchen to make me some scrambled eggs... CRASH! All of the eggs broke on the floor. Not letting that discourage him, he headed to Einstein's bagel with Chip and brought me back a bagel sandwich and a smoothie with extra vitamins.

Love HIM, love HIM! The hydrocodone kept me dozing off all day, and between the naps it was the first time I became thankful for the extra $20/ month we pay for HBO. I love movies! And I watched the last episode of the Office.... love Michael Scott!

I am so thankful for my day of rest! I am starting to feel better, but I wish I was feeling well enough to be at The House of Blues with the hubster and Chip. Instead I am snuggling with Kali and debating between Sex and the City on HBO or a Lifetime movie. Decisions, decisions...

Monday, September 21, 2009

Happy Six Month Anniversary

It is hard to believe that today Tom and I have been married for 6 months. It has flown by so fast. It feels, like between worrying about where we would be living, and when and where we would each have a job, that just yesterday we were walking down the aisle. I cannot imagine my life without my sweet husband. He surprises me each day with his thoughtfulness.

Okay... just one sweet story. On my first day of my new teaching job this school year, Tom was in Arizona visiting a close friend. He felt bad about not being there on my first day, which it was probably a good thing because he dodged all of the stress I was feeling for the first day. Anyways..... when I came home from a long day of inservice meeting I was stressed and sad about Tom leaving but I found sweet notes everywhere. Like "#1 Teacher" in my closet! And "I know you'll do great!" on the bathroom mirror. They are still right where he left them. Whenever I have a rough day and feel like all the hours are not making a difference I am reminded that I am loved when I look at those sweet notes. I love him!
Fantasy: Home cooked meal on the new china.
Reality: Late Night + at Work + Pizza + Bud Light +
P.S. I Love You (picked by the hubster! :) =
6 Month Anniversary in the life of 2 working Newlyweds!
I wouldn't have it any other way. And now laying on the couch working on the first 6 weeks report cards between blogging and movies, I am reminded how much I love my husband! So much that I am staying awake way past my bedtime to witness him playing his pre- ordered, midnight released Halo 3 ODST for the first time! I do, I do love my husband!

And a few pictures of wedding bliss! Mr. & Mrs. H of 6 Months! I LOVE YOU BABY

Here's to the next 6 months.. and many, many more to come!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Hump Day...

Oh hump day, hump day with your ups and downs... why are you so cruel?!? It was just one of those days. Last night was a long night. Only 3 parents showed up to meet me before the PTA meeting which was a bit disappointing, and after a long PTA I decided for one night I was going to bring nothing home with me. I was so excited... only to be disappointed the next morning.

After my alarm clock failed to go off, my internal "morning/teacher" clock went off leaving me no time to shower... OH yeah, I was the stinky kid today. Bad start to the morning. Then I realized, while deciding to leave everything at school, this included my make up bag. So with a naked, "au naturale" face I made it school with little time to spare.

I am trying my darndest to stay away from the flu, but it is lurking around every corner at school. Kindergartners are not the best at keeping their germs to themselves. Doesn't everyone love a sweet, snotty hug? I used to love the rainy weather, but not when it means 3 days straight of indoor recess. Headache all day. And on the craziest day of the year thus far I was observed by a district employee who walked around scribbling down secretive notes for 10 long minutes.. Oh I love you hump day, Wednesday.

After a long school day I stopped by Target/ Starbucks for an afternoon pick me up to cure the rainy day blues... Mocha in hand I walked out the store and paused to brave the rain. Here is the scenario that MADE MY DAY:

Me, Target employee waiting to load furniture for an elderly woman

Old, silver, (some kind of) car.. pulls up to the curb with a screech. Woman gets out leaving

young daughter in the car and keys in the ignition, engine running.

Woman storms into Target.

Me: "Geeeeeez!"

Target Employee: "Well I guess it is Park Wherever You Want Day"....

Okay, maybe it was one of those "you had to be there" moments or maybe I was just having the Hump Day Blues but that comment made my day! I love how the smallest thing/ look / comment can turn your day around! And a grande white mocha helps too! :)

See you next week Hump Day! Be nice next time!

P.S. To feed the teenage girl hormones still looming inside- me and my two loves will be going to see the... one and only... Ms. Britney Spears in concert!!!!!!!!! Oh don't lie you know you can still sing every single word to Hit Me Baby One More Time. Well I will be screaming those words with every other teeny bopper this Friday! Cannot wait! :)

Monday, September 14, 2009

Oh Mondays you always come too soon... especially after a night of tossing and turning until 3 o'clock in the morning. A sleepless night makes for a very long day in a classroom of 17 Kindergartners. In a room full of 5 and 6 year olds I am learning a lot about patience. Today when my irritability was high and the lack of sleep was setting in I found myself with a moment of quiet time during my planning period... Doubt set in. Am I the right person for this job? ... I am not patient enough... Am I doing a good job?...

All I can do is trust. I need to trust in my ability and what I was trained to do. Confidence is something I have always lacked and as a first year teacher in a world full of vetrans, self doubt is always just around the corner.

It's hard to believe I have been teaching for almost four full weeks. Only now I feel like I am finally getting organized and can finally breathe. (Not breathing in too hard- flu is everywhere!) Now if only I can survive a meet and greet with my new parents!

I just keep telling myself it only gets easier from here on. A true blessing!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Long time, no post...

Well so far history has repeated itself... I have failed to update our blog for a few weeks. A lot has been going on in the Hruskocy home. First Tom has been hired on with the Arlington Police Department!!! We could not be more excited! After a grueling application process we found out he will be starting the police academy on October 19th. It was a long time waiting for an answer but we both could not be more excited! Until then he will be working at a golf course near our apartment where he will be able to golf for free. Not a bad way to pass the time. I cannot wait to see my husband in uniform.

We celebrated Tom and my cousin, Chip's, 25th birthday last weekend with some friends in Fort Worth at Sundance Square. The next day we went over to the Hruskocy home to celebrate with the whole family. It is a tradition with the Hruskocy family to get a cookie cake for all birthdays. This year Tom's cake had a police car on it! It was so nice to spend the weekend with the people who mean the most to us... it makes us appreciate living so close to friends and family.

That same weekend I had to move classrooms to a different school. After four days with my Kindergarten class and surviving a Meet the Teacher Night and Parent Orientation I found out that due to low enrollment and me being the low man on the totem pole I was required to move. Luckily I was able to stay in a Kindergarten classroom and not move to a different grade level. The school is actually A LOT closer to our apartment and I truly love the school! It really was a blessing in disguise. I was very happy at my first school and working for my fourth grade teacher but this feels like a better fit for me. Now, I have made it through week 2 of being a Kindergarten teacher and my new kindergartners and I have adjusted to the change and had an amazing first week together! Although this year is going to take a lot of hard work I am so excited to see what the year will bring.

Each day I fall more and more in love with my husband. Although we had to struggle through some hardships we are now in an amazing place together. Only with God's grace have we made it to where we are. I am so excited to see what this year has in store for us and we are both starting our carers and growing together as a newly married couple.