Sunday, March 29, 2009

Rainy Days And Mondays

Today isn't raining, but it IS a Monday. And I'm trying my hardest to not let it get me down, but this is the worst kind of Monday--the Monday after a break. The Monday where I have to suck it up and admit that the unit on The Pearl is NOT going to plan itself. Oh, and those essays on the American Dream? Yeah, I've been waiting for them to grade themselves, but after two weeks, I need to admit that it's not likely to happen. Did I mention that grades are due Friday? And like everything else, they're not likely to enter themselves into the computer. Really, I'm wondering why the hell my inanimate objects are SO FREAKING LAZY.

Looking back, I can't be too down because this was an amazing spring break. The two nights we spent at the water park were so great that I wouldn't change a single thing. Wait, I'd make it so we were able to stay longer, but other than that, NOTHING. Did I mention that I got a prenatal massage while at the water park? I did, and it was goooood. It was so good that I felt drunk afterward. So good that I bought the Aveda massage oil the girl used and plan on making Shane and my doula massage me with it while in labor.

Wednesday, Shane returned to work (we don't have the same spring break, so he took two sick days... shh). My parents came over, and we went to Home Depot to spend the gift card that I won from Cutie Booty Cakes. I bought a new bathroom faucet and paint, because I'm totally crazy nesting pregnant lady.
Thursday, Luke and I brought lunch into Shane's school and ate with him. After that, we came home and took a long nap together.
Friday, my parents came over again, and my dad started installing the faucet. My mom and I took Luke on a whole lot of errands to keep him out of the way, including a stop at the super awesome bagel store where I devoured a chocolate chip bagel with chocolate chip cream cheese. It was so good my toes curled. That night, I went to Beth's Pampered Chef party, where I met my candy eating match in her sister. You know how you meet someone and it's like time stops for a few minutes while birds chirp and choirs of angels sing? I promise that's what happened when I met Sarah. I also met Natalie, who is very nice, had cute shoes, and is very brave for showing up to a party full of people she didn't know.
Saturday, I laid around all day because of the aforementioned late night. Shane finished installing the bathroom faucet, and it is so pretty. Then! I went back to Beth's house because I can never have enough Beth (or Steph and Arianne, for that matter!), and also, her sister is my new love (cue chirping birds). We ate candy, played Wii, did makeup, and--most importantly--laughed. Have I mentioned how much I love those girls? Because I do.

And now, I'm in the home stretch. I have two full months and two weeks of teaching left before SUMMER '09. It'd just be two full months and ONE week of teaching had we not missed so many days due to epic weather fail, such as floods, cold, ice, and snow, but even though I look out the window and see snow, I know summer is SO CLOSE... and it's hard to feel down about that. Is there anything making your Monday a little bit more bearable? I hope you can find something!


Anonymous said...

I have 9 weeks left of teaching, and REALLY it's only like 8 because I have seniors and they do their exams early, and REALLY it's like 7 because 2 of those weeks are 4 day weeks because of Easter.

You know the games teachers play.

Our progress report grades are due by 9am tomorrow, so I graded a lot this weekend. And got up at 5am this morning to grade. After getting up at 5am on Friday to grade. I HATE grading. It's why I went into counseling. It might be why I return to counseling.

Gah. The end is in sight!

Jenni said...

We haven't had our spring break yet and I am DYING for it. Three weeks to go...

Hang in there!

Beth at I Should Be Folding Laundry said...

When you talk about summer, to me, it's like you talking about chocolate with my sister. Makes me so excited.

LOVED spending so much time with you this weekend. It was like getting a present all wrapped in a pretty bow!

Thanks for doing my makeup, you're the best skank ever.

InTheFastLane said...

Summer is SO CLOSE...if it wasn't for that darn SNOW YESTERDAY!!!!

Do you like The Pearl? My daughter was not that crazy about it. But, I am making her read Of Mice and Men and taking her to Steppenwolf in May to see the Young Adult production of it:

Unknown said...

The massage sounds blissful : ). Let me know how that goes with Shane massaging you during the birthing process. Wow. The chocolate chip bagel sounded too good to be true! Yum oh yum!

Unknown said...

Oh sounds lovely and I am so happy to hear that the gift card made your sink so nice and sparkly. In terms of the pediatric dentist, I just looked on line and I liked what I saw. I actually wanted to take Mekhi at 8 or nine months but they made me wait until 18 months. Perhaps I was reading too many parenting books but I am just anal about oral hygiene.

Beth at I Should Be Folding Laundry said...

I have on eyeliner today, I can't believe how easy it is to apply!

How long does it take to get to that Outlet? I want to go.

Lovely said...

What? You heard the birds, too??? I bet the universe is so happy it can relax now that we've met. :)

And thanks again for doing such a great job on my make-up. My skin has never looked better. I wish I had left it on when I went to bed. Or at least, I'm sure that cop wished I had left it on...