Friday, May 29, 2009

Nothing Exciting

I have nothing exciting to blog about; however, I'm bored and it's been a week since I've blogged so blogging sounds like fun. In case you haven't noticed, my blog got madeover. Kimmie was tired of my boring blog and took my blog hostage. When she returned it, this is what I found. I love the picture at the top. I find that it is a good depiction of my family. Anthony, however, being the character that he is, said that he does not wear a pilot's hat (or whatever the military term is) and that's an officer in the picture and he's not an officer. I don't care what he thinks though, and I know Kimmie's learned to ignore him. I love it though. What a great friend I have!

Nothing new going on here. Waiting, semi-patiently, to hear back from any school about any position. My resume has been sent to about 10 schools now. I'm kind of frustrated that I haven't heard anything. It sure seems like I should look good on paper. I mean, I have 3 years experience, I am ESL certified, I'm working on my masters. All sounds good to me. I mean, I can't show my bubbly personality and my passion for kids on paper, you have to meet me for that. I don't know what more to do. I've even been subbing and introducing myself to all the principals in hope they will see my personality and dedication. Nothing. *Sigh* I guess God's trying to teach me patience. It is still early to get hired as a teacher.

Anyway...subbing's been interesting. A 4th grader called me wierd the other day. When I asked why, he said that wierd meant different and I was a different kind of sub. I was different. I expected them to show me respect and I actually taught them. The poor kid, I knew he meant it as a compliment, but all his classmates told him he was rude. So, we had to have a talk about choosing our words. I taught kindergarten on Wednesday. I was excited about this, but I knew it would be tough. Boy was it. Five year olds are very demanding. I wanted to badly to lay down and take a nap during nap time, but I figured that wouldn't be appropriate. I only have 2 more days of subbing, both for the same 3rd grade class, on the last two days of school. Boy will that be fun.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Adapting to Change

New Marriage, New Career, New Town
{New Blog!}

Sorry, Meg, but your plain layout was stressing me out a little. =) Hope you like the new layout!

Love ya! ~Kimmie

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Sangria Pitcher

If you follow Kimmie at Full Circle Adventures, then you know that both her and I are into wine and anything that concerns wine, including Sangria. I've recently been eyeing a Sangria pitcher and glasses at Kohls. I was very excited to find it today, on sale, for half off. So excited, that I had to blog about it and share my findings. Now that I have a new Sangria pitcher, I will have to have some people over and try out my new Sangria recipes that came with the pitcher. I can't wait!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The biggest change

In my opinion, the change that has affected me the most has been leaving behind my wonderful friends and family.

I'll start with one of my closest friends. We met in pre-k (she was very mean to me then) and have been friends ever since. We spent our first year of college in seperate towns, but ended up going to our parent's every weekend so we could hang out. From there, we moved to the metroplex together and started our new journey to adulthood. We lived together, took classes together, and eventually even worked retail together. Then after each of us graduated, we even taught at the same school, all while still living together. We were basically attached at the hip and if one of us was missing, someone was always asking where the other was. Even when I moved in with my husband, we were still only 8 minutes apart. So, I hate that I can't see her any time I want. Going from seeing her throughout the day, almost everyday, to only seeing her maybe once a month stinks!

Then there's Kimmie. I think Kimmie and I were seperated at birth and reunnited 4 years ago. She shares many of my intrests(shopping, shoes, and food) and has many of the same personality traits I have (energetic, sporatic, anally organized). We've hung out at least once a week together for the past several years. This spring, we spent every Monday watching the bachelor. I just don't know how I can watch this season with out her and her baking. And my shopping trips just aren't the same either. Shopping with men is no fun! I miss my Kimmie HUGE!

I miss my family alot too, especially my mom. As I said in my mother's day post, she is like a best friend to me. As I grew to be an adult, I began to confide in my mom and realized I could even go to her for advice. She supports me in everything I do and is always there for me if I need her. I love going shopping with my mom. We always have fun together. I miss getting to see her once or twice a month. I look forward to her getting to come and visit this summer!

With the change of moving away from those I love, it leaves me feeling kind of empty. (Caution:Downer moment ahead!) I'm really struggling right now with not having friends here. I'm a pretty personable person, but I just don't know how to meet people. I know it will get easier when I start working, but that's not until late August. It especially stinks since Anthony works 24 hours at a time and I'm all alone. I want girlfriends to hang out with and watch chick flicks and make silly jokes and go shopping or to go on other adventures!

Any advice on how to make friends when PSCing?

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

I have been very blessed with such a wonderful mother. As I've grown older, she's become more than a mother, but also a best friend. This is the first year that I haven't been home with her to celebrate on Mother's Day; however, I look forward to seeing her Thursday! I love you Mom!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Living in the Middle of Nowhere

I realize, I totally stink at this blogging. Maybe now that Anthony is working, I will have more free time. He thinks my blogging is silly. Anyway...things are different here! Very different. And I kind of enjoy it. It's nice to have change. Here's what I've noticed so far:

1. There's no traffic. I can drive anywhere within 15 minutes and the only time I just sit in my car is if there is a red light or stop sign. Even at 5:00. It's so great!
2. Everything is close by! I used to drive 15-20 minutes to get to Target or the mall. Walmart is 5 minutes away. Target...8 minutes. The mall...8 minutes. I'm a happy camper.
3. There is lots of interesting wildlife here. The first time Anthony came home from playing golf he said, "There were turkeys on the golf course, and these little wierd animals that looked like squirrels without the bushy tails." Well, I didn't really believe that their were turkeys, but then I went to pick him up a week later, and there were a bunch of turkeys all running around. And we later the learned the little animals were prairie dogs. Then, last week he said their was a doe on the golf course. And Wednesday we saw a jack rabbit right outside of the gym. It's very fun. You never know what you'll see.
4. People are very friendly. Everyone will talk to you. This part I especially enjoy since I haven't made any friends here. I love going to sub at schools. Everyone says hi to you and actually seems to care about what you have to say.

Still no word on a job. I'm really hoping to find a job teaching. That is my love. So, please pray. It's still early. For the rest of the year, I'm subbing. It's different and eye opening. I have learned that I couldn't teach kids about 4th grade. Which is good that I don't enjoy that since my certification is EC-4th. It's like once they hit 5th grade, they completely change. I've also realized the need for very detailed sub plans. Of course, I already did this being that I'm extremely OCD and I needed things to be smooth, even if I wasn't there.

I'm loving being married though and living with my husband. Their are changes their too though. I'm still learning what bothers him, like me leaving food in the dishes in the sink. And, he's learning to make sure and put more toilet paper on the toilet paper roll when it is gone. In adition to our married life changes, I am also adapting to him working at night on some nights. Hopefully it will get easier, although it never seemed to get easier when he was at training.

I'm sure this is only the beginning of the changes. More to come as I search for a job, we get settle and add an addition to our family. And no, it won't be a human addition. Not anytime soon.