Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Super Productive Afternoon of Power

School got out 3 hours early today due to snow. The drive home was livable and I decided to spend the afternoon tearing through my curriculum and creating some new review lessons. All we have been doing lately is review, and thankfully the kids take their big test very soon. . .although I hope we don't have school tomorrow so the girls and I can go see "Bride Wars." If we do have school, I am sure there will be many bitter students and staff. Nothing can describe the joy of getting that phonecall and knowing you get to sleep in as late as you want!

Tim and I hit up trivia with Maggie and Ken last evening for the first time in a long time. We have decided to make trivia a monthly thing - trivia girl is still the most annoying know-it-all on the planet. We lost by 2 points but felt proud of our solid showing and totally obscure pick for next week's grab bag. I almost didn't go because I felt so drained from the day, but some nights you have to drag your butt out for a good laugh to get yourself out of a funk.

Here's hoping for a funk-free rest of the week . . .

Monday, January 12, 2009

Long time, no post.

Well, it's a new year and it's a whole new ballgame here at my house. New table, new drapes, new tricks for cleaning efficiently, and a new roomie! Sarah is living with me while she attends community college, and so far we are loving it. We have the house looking absolutely adorable, I am getting in to one of my favorite shows, "Flight of the Conchords," and we opened a Netflix account together so we can watch movies on nights at home. I also FINALLY started watching "Big Bang Theory" and "How I Met Your Mother" - both shows are fantastic. James and Megan were completely right about them. . .

. . .and some things never change. That dang squirrel (I have now named is Houdini because he comes and goes mysteriously) should be vacating the attic this week if the contractor can finally figure out exactly how he is sneaking in to party all night. Work is still as crazy as ever, with drama mounting each day. At least the gym is also a constant - nothing blows off frustration like a good workout and a little tv at the end of the school day.

And I have decided that since my Patriots are out of it this year, I am changing up the usual chant. For all of my friends and neighbors here, I am now saying "Go Ravens!" Don't worry, it is only temporary. . .