Monday, October 3, 2011


When you've been away for as long as I have no choice but to use bullets. 
  • Tomorrow, my period will be ten days late.  I need to test, I guess.  But I have zero symptoms.  Zero. 
  • I did go to Walgreen's to buy a test.  I stopped at a ghetto Walgreen's that had all of the tests under lock and key (must be a hot theft item) and had to push the call button for assistance.  "Customer needs assistance in the family planning."  And I wasn't even embarrassed.   And no, I didn't take the test yet.  But Kinley ran around with it all night as if it were a surprise treat.
  • Student teaching is fantabulous.  But, ohmygosh is it a LOT of work.  A lot.
  • I was asked to do a pilot program through the university and I accepted gladly for the recognition and all of the perks of the letters of recommendation from the higher-ups in the University....I had NO idea how much work it would be.  Totally bit off more than I can chew.
  • I want to drop out of the pilot program.  There I said it.
  • Kage likes her new day care.  Can't say for sure that she loves it though....  time will tell.  I'm a little on the 'eh side.  Not loving, not hating.
  • It's time to start planning KG's second birthday party.  It's slow going though.
  • I was standing outside pumping gas (duh, cause who does that inside!?) and this creepy dude at the pump next to me said:  "Hey!  Are you a teacher?!"  To which I replied, "Yes" and went back to my texting.  He said, "oh...cause you look like one."  I smiled, said thanks...cause what do you say to that?!  Freak.  I was wearing my badge from the school....he's a swift one, no?
  • Kin will be a cow for Halloween.
  • Today would have been my dad's 56th birthday.  I miss him so.
  • I called my grandma today, because I do every year on dad's birthday, and we cried together because we miss him so much. 
  • I realized that talking to my grandma is really exhausting because I have to scream the whole conversation into the phone and repeat each thing three times.  But it's so worth it.
  • I am craving enchiladas like no body's business.  Seriously.  And I've never even had an enchilada to know what they taste like.  I just *need* one so bad!
  • Werther's Original Carmel Apple candies=goodness
  • This weekend is the Chicago marathon and my brother-in-law is running again.  Please let this year be better than last!  What a nightmare!
  • Have I mentioned how big my baby girl is getting?
  • She totally looks two.  I love her.  I am working with her on her colors and yesterday I picked up the orange crayon and she said "o-ange."  Knocked my socks off!  I had no clue that she knew colors!  Sweet.
  • And is it just me, or did Fall creep up on you as well?
  • And lastly, the worst and best part of my hour long commute each morning.
  • I miss my blogging friends.  I think every day about how much I wish I could sit down each morning and "chat" with all of you...but life duties call and a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do.  I have to bust my bucket to do what is best for our family and for that sweet little angel sleeping in the room next to me. 
  • We are both working so hard to make her life a good one.  A family life that she will be proud of...and that we'll be proud of.
  • I hope that my readers all understand my absence and stick with me through these last 47 days of teaching.  I'll blog when I can!  And I always read when I can. 


Barbara said...

So good to hear from you Joy.
So 10 days late and craving mexican food, huh? That could be a very exciting sign! :)

Ronni said...

What Barbara said!!!! I'm looking forward to updates!

Amanda said...

Um... hello... GO TAKE THE FREAKING TEST... I'll wait. No really, I will! Good luck with your last 47 days... Student teaching is a butt-load of work. Though to be honest... real teaching is too. But at least when it's your own class you can have slacker days/periods. Like today... when my kids SSRed... for an hour and a half... cause I needed to get my shiz together... I swear I'm a good teacher :)

Now go test!

Raegan is my world said...

How exciting to possibly be pregnant. Can't wait to hear the news :)

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