Tuesday, May 29, 2007

The New Toy

On this busy weekend we had to go visit Bill's new toy. He bought a quad for hunting, or so the story goes. And once Miss J got on it, it's all she wants to do. For now, the quad is being stored at Bill's uncle's house, and we go visit it from time to time. Which kid looks happier? The jury is out.

Had a great long weekend. Busy, as expected. But visited with a lot of friends and family. What could be better? The alarm did sound MIGHTY early this a.m. though, don't you know? Have a great week!

Friday, May 25, 2007

The pace of summer . . .

is hitting me. You see, during the school year I operate at 90 mph at all times. But summer, sweet summer, I can forget about things like staff meetings and solving rational expressions. I can stop looking at the clock and wondering what I have to do next. Time loses its meaning. It's a good thing. And while it's not OFFICIALLY summer yet, we did get a four-day weekend. I'm practicing for the real thing. Two weeks. Two more weeks until my life is my own again.

Today I spent the day shopping with my sister and Emily. Em is going to Colorado for her cousin's wedding, and she needed a dress. So off we went. Jenna was in daycare so we could shop in peace. We shopped, we had lunch at Don Pablos, we laughed, we had fun. No sense of time. Em and I then took Jen to see Shrek 3 when we got home, and then took her to get a Happy Meal (since we were both still full.) Then I edited photos for my mom's mother's day present, which was a digital frame. It took a while, but I'm sure she'll love it. And here I am, still awake, after unloading/loading the dishwasher, doing three loads of laundry, and picking up the house. It's funny how much energy I have when I have time for myself. Practicing for summer. The big warm-up, if you will.

More plans for the weekend, including dinner with Bill's aunt and uncle, drinks with the neighbors, and hopefully some more family time. Did I mention I'm a fan of summer?

Layout is of my girl Em and her friend Em. Ah youth.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Our weekend

has been CONSUMED by this little diva and her dance recital. Friday night? rehearsal from 6-11:30. (Thankfully her act was early and we got to leave early.) Then yesterday soccer in the a.m., then the first performance from 2-5. Today the show is from 3-6. So much for a relaxing weekend! This life of showbiz is exhausting, I tell ya! ;) She did "Take Me Out to the Ballgame, and she remembered the whole routine! YIPPEE! If you only knew how many times I had to drag her to tap lessons, you'd know what an accomplishment this is. Pictures were only allowed for rehearsal, and I was so far away they aren't the best. But you get the idea!

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Happy Mother's Day!

Here are my girls. Could I love them any more? I don't think so. It's so nice having Emily home, and Jenna is jsut thrilled to have someone to play with. Spent the afternoon at my mom's, having a great lunch and enjoying the company of my family. Came home and took a nap, and worked the "it's mother's day and I don't have to work" angle. Hard. I mean, it's one day, right? I'm allowed!

Just got a call from the daycare provider that her dd is sick, and I've exhausted every option as far as who could watch the bean. No dice. So it looks like I'm home for the day tomorrow. Off to write sub plans. Hope all of you mothers had a wonderful day!


Thursday, May 10, 2007

It's been a while!

This picture was taken last night at Dow Gardens as a storm approached. We made it to the car just before the downpour!

I've been busy. Too busy. Last weekend I had absolutely no free time. There was something every minute. I did go to Dow Gardens and took pictures of one of my students who knew I was a "wannabe" as a photographer. I had fun, and she looked beautiful. A few of those pictures are on my photography blog.

Also visited a friend in the hospital, did a make-and-take at my LSS for four hours, and went to Jenna's soccer game. I know that being busy makes the time go faster, but I'm hoping to slow down soon.

I'm getting SO EXCITED for summer. I love having time to myself. I'll say it again, but teaching is the best of both worlds. I get to be the working woman, and the SAHM at the same time. I also realize how tough and rewarding both of those roles are. Keeping Jenna entertained is a full-time job. But I love the pace of summer, especially compared to the pace of the life of a high school teacher.

In scrapping news, I am a guest designer for the kit club A Million Memories for July, August, and September. That will be fun. I loved designing for kit clubs, but it gets so tough during the school year. A guest gig is perfect. Also, got a layout picked up by Scrapbook Trends for a Holiday idea book. Still haven't gotten my PC layouts done for this month, and they're due tomorrow. Wish me luck!

Have a great Thursday, and say hi if you visit this blog!

Peace out, rabbit!