Sunday, August 29, 2010


I'm here... I'm alive, well barely! My life has been taken over by boxes, more boxes and packing tape. Who is silly enough to schedule a move in date for the 2nd week of school?!? Not me... noooo! I'm dead, dog tired.

But we got the keys!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so excited! And the best news... she said we could paint the walls! I died. I'm beyond delirious but wanted to share the news. I'll be back... promise.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Longest Week Ever...

Enough said...
This was my night last night. Miles and miles of lamination, red wine, and the Last Song.
Pushing through! :)

Saturday, August 14, 2010

The Vacation is Over

Back to reality... we got back from San Antonio on Tuesday after 4 days of pure bliss and relaxation. But now the summer is coming to an end. I went straight back to working in my classroom getting ready for a new group of Kinder babies. I am excited to begin my second year of teaching. I feel way more prepared than I did last year at this time. Having a year of experience makes it a lot easier, along with not having to decorate a whole classroom. So I have just making some improvements and cutting yards and yards of lamination.... who wants to have a lamination cutting party?!?! I'm thinking Real Housewives of D.C. and wine? :)

I did it! I finally started packing today... as excited as I am about moving I could not motivate myself to start filling the boxes. The end of the month is quickly approaching along with a thing called the first day of school. I will be down for the count that first week so I made myself start packing today. So this is what our guest room looks like right now. Kali is moping around because she thinks we are going to desert her and the kitties think its their own personal playground. But we are getting somewhere folks...

In the midst of packing the hubs and I were dive bombed by some of the biggest horse flies in the world. In the past day I have killed 20+ of the most massive flies I have ever seen. I feel like they just kept reproducing in front of my eyes. Those suckers don't give up easy either... unless you don't give 'em a good crunch, they will pop back up for another attack. They're relentless. This picture describes how I was feeling when my packing was interrupted by chasing giant horseflies around, while my man friend just snickered at me while playing his video game.

Not a pretty sight...
By day wasn't all mourning the end of vacation or cursing at the packing tape sticking together or running through the apartment with a shoe in each hand. This morning after a doozy crossfit workout I went with two girlfriends to get a "Back to School Pedicure!" It was a delightful morning. And the topper was, it was Sangria Saturday!! What is that? Only the best day ever. While getting your feet rubbed on you could sip sweet sangria all morning. Why didn't I think of this glorious day? So here's to... Sangria Saturday! I will be celebrating for the rest of the night as well. I'm off to celebrate my girl, Kendra's Birthday! Happy Sangria Saturday! :)

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Summer is winding down here in Texas although the heat is still blazing. (I think the heat index was a whopping 109!!! Hot tamales it was a scorcher!) Tuesday was my last day working at Hallmark. It had to come to an end after I had a horrific nightmare about being completely unprepared on the first day of school. So tomorrow I am headed up to the classroom to work.

Tonight is the hubster's first night riding solo through the streets. He was temporarily put on the midnight shift, so I will "temporarily" be sleeping with the pets again. I didn't think I was all that nervous about it but while hugging him goodbye I noticed a slight lump in my throat. My mind is racing a bit but cleaning the guest room has kept me busy so far and I have a whole lot of Shark Week to catch up on.

After my officer gets off his midnight shift Saturday morning we are headed on vacation!!! He will roll home around 6 am and we will be road tripping it to San Antonio! I am so excited! The past year has been crazy with our schedules; teaching, the police academy, and our crazy summer. My officer has FOUR days off... IN A ROW! And we are putting it to good use. Plane tickets are outrageously expensive so we are utilizing what the great state of Texas has to offer.

San Antonio... here we come! A hotel on the Riverwalk, riding the river taxi, good food, poolside with sparkling sangria next to my hunk of a husband for FOUR days sounds great to me. I am quite excited! We may not be beating the heat, quite possibly getting hotter, but its a vacation that we did not think we would be able to take. Quite a nice surprise.

Back to Shark Week! :)

Sunday, August 1, 2010


Really.... August already!?!?!?!? The summer has flown by way too fast! Upon realizing I only have 23 days left before my life will be invaded with 19+ new kinder babies I enjoyed a Sunday Funday by the pool with this hunk....I adore him... he has me wrapped around his finger. Shhhh, don't tell! :)
Hope you're enjoying your last few days of summer.