Friday, April 30, 2010
I love, love this coat. And with the length of our winters- years, people, winter up North feels like years- this coat would help make it more stylish and bearable.Um, yea so there might be two coats. But I promise winter lasts forever!! After browsing their new catalog I also found these- so cute for summer.
*This would be the perfect award ceremony, end of the year dress.
Check out this blog as well http://redchairconfessions.com lots of great styles and real people were outfits you'd actually feel comfortable in. Happy shopping.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Here are my:
Current Top 10 Favorite Things!
10My favorite drama filled, brain cell wasting show is coming back at the end of the month. I miss Lauren but I still enjoy watching these people go through life thinking they have problems. 9 Keebler Elf Cheesecake filled cookies. I actually found a random picture online of them. So good, in moderation of course.
8 In honor of Earth Day Target gave reusable shopping bags with a purchase. We scored one on Sunday during our weekly shopping and amazingly tonight the check out we just happened to pick had two left! I only took one being that I was buying fruit snacks and milk, but I love the idea of these bags. Plus Target and our HyVee's take 5 cents off when you use one.7 I made super cute address announcements and I've had tons of pictures made. It's super cheap and there is always a deal out there. 6 Mr. Coffee is a wonderful man! I love my machine. I love that I can set it at night and wake up with coffee ready to go. 5 We have these bags in our new spring collection at Gap and I love it! It holds so much, which is great being that I feel I'm carry Tucker's room sometimes and my desk at the same time. I do wish there were more pockets though.4 We've had the annual spring road repairs so my route home as altered a bit. I've occasionally stopped to pick up one of the giant goodies- only $1.07. If you've been north you might have noticed sweet tea isn't a staple like down south. I've taken to these for my fix. 3 My hair is kind of yucky come spring time and I've started using this and I've seen major improvements. I found out about this from Just Lovely2 J Crew flip flops! I know Old Navy has a great deal on theirs but J Crews last years longer and they stay in great condition. I have owned two pairs since high school, that's almost 6 years. I bought a new brown and black pair for this summer just because my old ones were starting to look a little worn.
1 Our almost complete, so close to be done house! The inside is complete, except for the basement of course. But I came home to find this today! Our sidewalk and drive way!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!
Sunday, April 18, 2010
This weekend I had a nice break through/ break down. I am totally one of those people that just keep it all inside. I bottle emotions up better than anyone I know. Little things kept adding up to bigger feelings. I really was getting down on myself. To the point that Thursday night I really just didn't want to talk to the Man. By Saturday I felt just sick, not flu sick, but heart sick. This huge weight got to be too much. While trying to move in our new washer that we had to buy I took a break and broke down.
It was the stupidest thing really, we're in the middle of trying to lift the HEAVIEST washer built EVER and we just weren't going anywhere. Finally the Man said to put it down and he'd call someone to come over(we later got it in the house). I went inside started picking up some things and the tears just kinda started. Luckily, the Man is really good at picking up of moments like these (they don't happen that often I swear), could also be the sniffling that he heard and came to check. He asked what was up and the dam broke loose.
I've been aggressively looking at teaching positions in other schools. We're state testing so the kids are super off and the scheduling is never organized, learning to run my own house, dealing with a washer that won't wash, trying to settle in, picking up a couple more small shifts at Gap, Tucker's in soccer one day a week, and the regular things that everyone worries about.
To say that I'm still thinking about baby #2 is an understatement. It's spring and I feel that there are new babies or new pregnancies surrounding us. Our friends that we used to be super close with are now expecting. We were pregnant together and our kids are six weeks apart. We just started seeing them more now that the kids are signed up for soccer together. I literally felt like I was punched in the stomach after finding out. I walked around with this feeling that I've been working my tail off for the last five years with school, my Masters, and teaching to be prepared for our next one when Tucker is 5, which is this November. I had honestly convinced myself for about the last four years that come this December we'd be trying for our next. But the Man says we won't be where we need to be by then. He's thinking at least two more years- an eternity to me.
So we talked and I got some stuff out, I felt a lot better yesterday. We went grocery shopping, did some laundry, and it seemed better. I'm hoping now that spring is here we'll get out more, I'll get back into a running routine, we'll start moving around more outside and I'll feel stronger on the inside. Until then, who knows?
Tomorrow, I have my top 10 favorite items as of late.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
So I call him over and ask him about it. Seriously he could not have turned more red. I almost felt bad until he said'"I thought I was just going to get another hug, but then she tried to kiss me". Huge smile on his face. SO, so, so cute. Of course I had to remind him that we have a strong no PDA rule at our school and sent him on his way.
Days like these remind me why I love my job so much!!
Monday, April 12, 2010
We've slowly started to settle into a routine and we're getting used to the house. Last week I think we were still in shock with all the room we have now. We had our first real guests over on Sunday and it was WONDERFUL!!
School is staying very busy now that our state tests start this week- YUCK YUCK. I'm also keeping an eye out for postings around the area, but I do know that my position is safe meaning I don't have to worry about getting cut. I enjoy my team mates and the teachers at my school really care and value what they do everyday. Sometimes the drive gets a little hold though.
Tomorrow after Tuckers soccer, a post in itself, I hope to start posting pics of the house. Time to show off our newest addition.
Monday, April 5, 2010
But we found our mailbox sticker and were out of there quick- no bathroom break.
We got home to find something very exciting!!
Our first piece of MAIL! Naturally it was a bill, but I do enjoy having my trash collected so I can handle it.
I prepped a salad for dinner while Tucker relaxed- poor guy was exhausted. As he says errands are harder than school, no play time! This salad is one of our favorites and super easy to put together. Take the ingredients put them in a bowl and stir. So easy and yummy, we hold off on the dressing until serving that way if you have leftovers your lettuce isn't slimy.