Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Is it Friday yet? *cat


13 more school days until Spring Break! 19 more days until Bermuda!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Good Start to the Weekend

So I took off on Friday to get a bunch of appointments out of the way. In the beginning of the week, I was dreading it because just like everyone else, I am not a fan of going to the doctor's. But by Wednesday afternoon, my thoughts on having off on Friday changed. It has been such an exhausting past couple of weeks, that even some breathe time in the waiting room of a doctor's office sounds better than being at school. I love my kids and I love my job, but I was going crazy!

So on Friday, I slept in a little bit, went to my dermatologist's office and then to lunch with my sister. Then, we watched an episode of "Raising Hope" that I had on my DVR (which, by the way you should totally watch, it's hilarious!). After she left, I took a nap and did some laundry. Then I met up with Dawn for some yummy Pei Wei and shopping for a friend's birthday gift.

When she went home, I stayed here just relaxing and waiting for Dan to come home for the weekend.

So all in all, a great Friday and start to the weekend. I love days like that. I felt lazy and productive all in one day! Woo!

Today should be fun too: Lunch with Jen, bridesmaid fitting for Jen's wedding, spending time with Dan, and sushi for dinner with Dan and bests :)

Tomorrow: Hopefully brunch with my parents at Ramshead

Have a good weekend!

Saturday, March 19, 2011



*I'm pretty sure I lost 4 pounds. I really hope the scale isn't tricking me this time.

*I just paid off my credit card. I officially have a $0.00 balance! Woo!!!

*I am interviewing for a summer school job that I realllllllllllllyy want for this Summer today, and I'm excited about it!

*28 days until our Bermuda Cruise! :)

Monday, March 14, 2011

Union Rally in Annapolis!

So thousands of teachers rallied in Annapolis tonight to fight to save our pensions and salaries!

Unfortunately, where we were standing we could not hear what was being said by the speakers, so I don't have much to tell about what was said there.

It's still early to see much in the news yet, but I did find a Washington Post article and WBAL article:

*Seeing THOUSANDS of people from all over the state rally to Annapolis! We walked almost a mile while holding balloons, signs, and WOOOOing to show our support! There were over 200 busses that transported educators to Annapolis today.

*When the entire crowd put up the quiet sign (peace sign) so that everyone could hear the speakers. Only teachers!

*When the speaker wasn't speaking up, someone yelled, "Use your teacher voice!" Ha!

*State employees came out of their windows to wave and take pictures! If anything, we had a voice today and they knew we were there!

*Phrases like "Keep the Promise" and "Move forward, not back" were chanted throughout the night.

So I didn't get home from all of this until about 10pm, so no workout for me tonight. BUT I did get about 2 miles or so in of walking tonight, so that's something!


Thursday, March 10, 2011

Pushing through my COMPLETE exhaustion...

Despite the hell-ish week at school with MSA, getting ready to give a presentation to other elementary school teachers tomorrow, and other random stress, I have been good about working out this week. I've already worked out 3 times since Monday, all for an hour each. I've been eating "Smart Ones" lunches (only the ones that are less than 300 calories and don't have a lot of extra sodium) and I also just started taking the Women's Active vita-pak from GNC. Although they taste nasty, it's a group of vitamins and supplements that help me build protein, maintain bone and muscle strength, and give me lots of energy (vitamin B mostly).

I haven't seen a change yet in numbers, but I really feel like if I keep this up (which I will) I will start to see SOMEthing. Even if it's just how my pants fit, that would be great for me. I know it's not all about the numbers, and that's ok. I just want to feel good in my clothes, and if I can feel confident in a bathing suit too, that's even better.

Oh! And just so I can never use it as a possibility, I gave up fast food for lent. I also agreed to try harder at getting more sleep. So far, I have stuck to the fast food part, but I'm still working on the sleep!

Speaking of which, I have to get ready for tomorrow and then go get some Z's!

Tomorrow: Presenting to other teachers alllllllllll day (4 sessions of an hour and 20 minutes each), then working out at the gym, going home for dinner and to pack, then driving 4 1/2 hours to VA beach to see Dan for the weekend. I sure hope those energy vitamins keep me energized tomorrow!

Have a good weekend all! :)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Time to Vent

It's just so unfair!

It's been a long distance relationship for 3+ years! (and still is) I know it says a lot about our relationship, that we have lasting power, that we would do anything for each other, etc....but it's just so freaking hard ALL. THE. TIME.

All of my friends and co-workers get to see their significant others/spouses every day, or maybe even every other day. I would kill for even just once a week! And I talk to people who have done this for a semester or two in college, and they say, "Yeah, I know how you feel." Um, I'm not really sure that you do unless you've done it for three full years. It is not easy.

Now don't get me wrong... These past three years have been filled with love, happiness, and all the great things of a loving relationship. I love him more than anything and truly can't see myself with anyone else and I know that he feels the same.

But, MAN! Sometimes I just want to scream because I just want to see him in person and get a hug and NOT talk on the phone for a day. Sometimes it feels like I have an every other weekend boyfriend when others have a every day boyfriend and it's just not fair!

Not to mention the fact that our main communication is our cell phones. It sucked all the fun of using cell phones. I can't tell you how many times we have to clarify what the other person said because we can't hear, or we're distracted, etc. Or how many times we just don't have all that much to say on the phone because you feel like you're under pressure to say something because again, this is the only form of communication that we will have today. And yet it's weird, because in person stuff like that doesn't happen. But when you're on the phone, and there's's just so daunting! Like that silence MUST be filled with talk otherwise this phone conversation is pointless. Who wants to hear breathing on the phone anyways?


Ok, I'm done. I could actually go on and on, but I don't want to seem too down on this. I love my boyfriend and I love our relationship. I just feel myself becoming soooo impatient waiting for a short distance relationship. Be ready people, because when that day comes I will be shouting for joy and running all over the place with relief! :)