Thursday, September 24, 2009

If It Weren't for My Husband

If it weren't for my husband I would probably never leave the house except to go to work, church, and Wal-mart (Can't forget Wal-mart!). I would either weight 400 pounds or 90 pounds, leaning towards 400 because let's face it, food is good. He loves to go and I am a homebody. When they said opposites attract they were looking right at us. I promise they had to be! :)

My husband has been keeping a secret from me since February. He told EVERYBODY else we know. And everybody else all the sudden could keep a secret!? In fact, all you reading this probably knew! I finally found out about it yesterday.

Frankie came into my classroom at lunch time yesterday and said, "I have something to tell you. I feel like I am about to throw up and my heart is about to burst."

Sometimes he takes too long to talk. It leaves me too much time to think. This was one of those slow conversations, so I was thinking he was going to tell me he had cheated on me. Why else would be so nervous and taking SO stinking long to tell me?

He finally spit it out. The previous day he bought plane tickets to and a hotel room in Rome, Italy for us for this Christmas! He was able to hold that from me for only a day. He really is not a good present holder-backer. He gets too excited and wants me to open them early. :)

My husband is making my dream of going to Italy true. I want to happy cry every time I think about it. If it weren't for my husband I probably would never have the nerve to follow my own dream.

Thank you Frankie for making Italy become a reality! I love you!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

What I Was Going For and What I Got

I took this sweet picture of my cat, Pan.

I then decided I was going to try to get sweet pictures of my two dogs, Mac and Katie. After many attempts this is the best I could get.

Here is Katie's best.

And here is Mac's best.

I am afraid to say, my dogs are not very photogenic.....

Monday, September 7, 2009

No Rest for the Wicked

Or so the saying goes.

I am having trouble falling asleep tonight. Guess I got too much sleep over the Labor Day long weekend. It doesn't help that the dogs are passing gas or making some kind of noise, the husband is snoring, and the cat will not budge from "his spot" on the bed, which happens to be right at my knees, so that I can roll over.

So I waved the white flag and left the room. That takes care of two of the problems, but now the cat will be meowing and clawing at the bedroom door to where I moved. If I let him in he will then proceed to crawl and explore everything in the room as if he has never seen it before causing things to fall and make other noises. So, which do I put up with? I think I will keep him out. Not that I think for one second he will not know where I am. He always knows where I am. Creepy stalker cat! :P

Now for some ramblings since I haven't posted in awhile and in the hope that it will make me sleepy.

School is already in its third week here. Progress reports go out at the end of this week! I remember so well the first days of school last year and I can't believe a year has already passed. My classes are going well. I can't really complain too much. I like teaching all the different math classes but it is a chore to stay organized and have the lessons ready and papers graded. Luckily, this year I have a student aid who helps me grade. That has been a blessing! I don't have the students grading in class which was a fiasco all in itself, now they can spend more time learning or at least pretending to learn. :)

I can't wait until it starts to cool down here. It has some, but I find it hard to call it cool when it is still in the low 90's. Granted all summer has been 100+, so technically it has cooled down. Now, if we could just get some rain. I have been praying for it as has almost everyone else I know. I live in a farming community and they are in dire need of rain. God will provide. God will provide.

Hmmm...apparently rambling works. I am going to try to sleep now.

Good night all!