Saturday, January 29

Starr's Birthday Dinner

Had a great night. Loved hanging out with the folks that I love. Happy birthday StarrFruit, see you when you're laid up!

 

M.

Friday, January 28

Forgot to mention...

I did forget to mention that I do feel extremely lucky to have an amazing team to work with and some rockstar kids. :)

M.

Ruff Day

What a day! I don't even know where to start. I have to say that after some of the things that went down today, I don't know that I feel valued and it's not a very good feeling. :(

Just want to feel like I know what I'm talking about...

M.

Thursday, January 27

The 'Bou

Currently I'm sitting at Caribou watching the annimated yellow airplane circle the Minneapolis dot on the map. Lots of fun, so far we're delayed about 23 minutes + baggage claim = home around 7:30/8. Oh, well, such is life, I guess. 

I did get to have a much better day at school today. I used my (lack of) sensor to laugh and joke off the day I had yesterday. I also watched my beautiful 2nd graders perform in their Winter Sing and they did a phenomenal job. Every year I tear up a little bit just watching them and thinking how proud they know their parents are of them. And that's the way it should be...parents, love you kids and know that they are amazing creatures!!

 

M.

Forgot to mention...

I did forget to mention that I do feel extremely lucky to have an amazing team to work with and some rockstar kids. :)

M.

Wednesday, January 26

Ruff Day

What a day! I don't even know where to start. I have to say that after some of the things that went down today, I don't know that I feel valued and it's not a very good feeling. :(

Just want to feel like I know what I'm talking about...

M.

Tuesday, January 25

It's all worth it, right?

Busy, busy, busy! The plate has been awfully full lately and I've been uber tired. But, I know that all of these committees and classes and extra tasks are going to pay off in the end!

I'll round off this week by picking up my 'rents on Thursday from the airport, get some grading done on Friday, and I have class from 8 - 12 on Saturday. Then, I get to start off next week with class on Monday night until 9 again. :(

The rewards will be so great....

 

M.

LG G-Slate, Dell Streak 7, and Samsung Galaxy S 4G Release Dates - SlashGear

So excited...hopefully we'll be able to check out the Streak 7. I think it would be a welcome addition to the Sylva Tech Family! :)

Sunday, January 23

Sunday

I have so much work I need to do for school, grad school and the district leadership committee. However, I have no desire to do any of it!! I just want to sit here, drink my beer, enjoy my lunch and spend time with my husband and puppy!

 

Anyway, I hope you're all enjoying your day and we'll get back to the grind tomorrow!

 

M.

Saturday, January 22

Early

The Caribou fire is roaring, my toes are still a bit chilled and I'm exhausted.

The 'rents came to town last night so they could be taxi'd (by me) to the airport. Of course, any chance I can get to see the folks without driving up to the frozen tundra is great by me. So, we went to bed around 10 and I was up at 3:30 to get ready to have the to the airport by 5:15. Now, you may ask, why ' get ready'? Well, not only was I tripping down to the airport, but I have class in Apple Valley at 8. Hence the reason I'm sitting at a Caribou only seconds after they unlocked their doors for business.

I just hope there's a nap in my future.

M.

Friday, January 21

Cold

The closer I got to work, the lower the temp dropped on the car thermostat. Sick!

Saturday, January 15

Snow Blowing Elves

We've had a strike of snow blowing elves again. We woke up this morning to a driveway that's cleared off.

Thank you neighbors!

We were watching movies last night and I heard a snow blower that seemed really loud but out didn't dawn on me to see why it was so loud. Well, now I know, it was out front. We are sooo lucky.

M.

Tuesday, January 11

Uh, oh! The Monopoly switch

We are making a switch from 1 evil to another. Comcast to Direct TV, that is. Whatever, it is what it is but since Chip haas canceled our Comcast, we are sans internet and cable for a few days. Hopefully, we'll be reconnected before we go insane.

:)
M.

Monday, January 10

Apple Valley is WAAAYY out there

So, I have to say that maybe I'm missing a safety sensor cuz on my way home, I didn't notice anything wrong with the roads. However, I passed many drivers who'd spun out, made it in the ditch or, for some reason or another, were pulled over in the snow with their flashers on. I don't know what I was missing, but I just kept getting mad at the drivers going 40.

On a similar note, I know I get a lot of guff from my coworkers for living 'in the sticks' but there's something to say about us suburbanites. We have driveways (and we use them), our streets, underpasses, overpasses and highways are well lit, our plows clear our roads in a timely manner AND most of us know how to drive when a snowflake falls!

'Nough said!

 

M.

Saturday, January 8

Dentist

So far I'm enjoying my Saturday after a loooonngg week. Just finished with the dentist, guess what? I have to floss more. Surprise, surprise!

Gonna go home and enjoy some tv, internet and maybe video games. Peace y'all.

M.

Thursday, January 6

Sums it up

This puppy sums up how I feel right now. It has been a long week since coming back off of winter break. I have to say, while I'm honored to receive a break at all, being a teacher is taxing beyond anyone's comprehension and a two week break is almost necessary for mental health. Maybe next year.

Anyway, I'm pooped and I'm looking forward to the weekend.

M.

Monday, January 3

Monday

Wow! After a horrible night's sleep, I have to say that Monday kicked my butt. I'm exhausted and I'm having difficulty looking forward to tomorrow. :(

Saturday, January 1

Party Animals

I have to admit that I was surprised we made it to 3:00 this morning. That's certainly not in Chip and I's style at all! However, the company was too amazing, games were uproarious and the conversations were, well, not deep. Hey, 2 out of 3 ain't bad!

Our day started enjoying breakfast with those same amazing friends. We do love the Vogts! And since breakfast, not much has happened. Chip was able to put in our new faucet for the bathroom upstairs. The old one looked fabulous but just wasn't built for the sink. The new one looks great and doesn't splash all over the place! I, on the other hand, have accomplished just about nothing. However, I don't care! I'm enjoying my 2nd to last day of winter break.

Well, tonight we're heading to our friend Joe's house for pizza, games and movies. Hopefully we'll be able to make it for another roudy evening....we'll see!

Happy New Year Y'all!

M.

Happy New Year

Having a great night at the Vogt's!