Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Squirrelly Surprise!

This is the week. Mike's test and my fundraiser are in just 4 short days. As you can imagine I'm going nuts. I'm so stressed out I could just cry, all day long. I know I'm a baby. I've been told numerous times "Don't stress about this." Obviously they don't know me very well. Plus how can I not stress knowing the financial fate of our YW going to Girls camp lays in my hands. ANYWAYS, I'm tired, cranky and stressed. Not a good combo. I needed a good laugh.

Well I got it. I was taking out the trash to our big dumpster today. When I opened it... A MASSIVE SQUIRREL lunged out at me, jumped over my head and scampered away. I screamed so loud that my neighbor ran out of her apartment saying "Are you Ok? What happened?" By this time I realized what had happened and was dying laughing ashamed of my reaction.

I laughed at myself for a good five minutes. I don't think I've ever needed a laugh like that more.

"Just keep going. You can do hard things. It's almost over. 2 more weeks till freedom!" This is my current mantra!

If you live in CT come to my fundraiser. We have some freaking sweet auction items! A hair cut at Warren Tricomi by Edward Tricomi (valued at $350), a condo in Park City for a week in summer and winter, Jewelry but an amazing designer, a private tour of the New York Stock Exchange, guided tour of the MET museum, traditional japanese dinner for 8 and SOOOO much more!! COME, COME, COME!!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

I'm Alive


I am alive. Barely. But I am alive.

Life has been a blur these past 3 weeks or so. I am overwhelmed, stressed and tired! My poor husband is feeling about the same. At this point we are more like roommates. We see each other long enough in the morning for a quick scripture reading and prayer then we say "Love you, see you tomorrow." And it's true, by the time he gets home at 10:30 or 11pm I am asleep. But it will all be over soon.

June 4th is D-DAY! Not only is it the day Mike takes the CFA test he is studying for but it is the day of the YW fundraiser I am organizing. I can't wait till June 5th!! Not only will I get my husband back, but my sanity as well :)

After that I have a lot to look forward to. The week after Mikes brother Jared and his wife Maryle are coming to visit AND my brother Andrew is coming to NYC with his choir group! The week after that is the last day of school. The week after that is FL with my Family and the next 2 weeks after that we are in Utah. Then I have the whole summer off WHILE still receiving a paycheck from school!

Work Hard, Play Hard. Just a few more weeks of hard, hard work and it's 2 months of play time!!

On a side note. I am still keep up with all of your blog posts. But reading them on my breaks at work on google reader, hence my lack of comments. But I still love you all and glad you all are doing well! Congratulations to all my friends graduating!

Love and Kisses,


Monday, May 2, 2011

Just Another Day (or week)

I have come to the conclusion that I am NOT a morning person. Especially not a Monday morning person! Every weekday I go into work at 7:45 (I know its not even that early) and I am kindly greeted by my coworkers. It is all I can do to mumble a good morning or give a half hearted smile. I really like all the people I work with, I just don't want to talk to anyone. And Monday mornings are the worst because I really don't want to be there... I'd prefer to be in bed. So there I've got that off my chest, please don't take it personally if one morning I grumble a little when you say "Good Morning" to me.

I am a worry wart. Anyone who knows me well knows I come by this honestly as my mother and grandmother are even worse than I am. I have been trained by the best of them. Here is an example of my extreme ridiculousness. Most morning I try to send Mike a "Good Morning, I love you text." I see him in the morning before I go to work but I still like to give him a lovey text. In return I usually received a nice text back at some point in the morning. So this morning I sent him a few texts, I get nothing back. I am a little worried but decide he must be really busy. Then I see a Police car pull up. My heart skips a beat and my mind goes into over drive. Within .7 seconds I had concluded that Mike had been killed in a car accident on the way to work. That is why he had not returned my texts. The police had tracked me down to give me the news in person. It was awful, until the police turned around and left. Wrong address I guess! I calmed myself down and a little while later I got a quick message from Mike telling me he was way busy at work. Ridiculous I know!!

Second funny story of the day. It is short and sweet. My black pants zip up in the back. Today the zipper broke. Luckily I had a long undershirt on to cover my g's and a change of pants (I brought shorts to get the length okayed) to fix the situation. I hope I can fix them, they are my favorite.

In the days leading up to the Royal Wedding I wasn't sure if I was really interested in watching it. And then BAM it was 6:30 in the morning and I was teary eyed and weepy. As soon as I got home from work that night I was ALL OVER anything Royal Wedding. Six hours I spent watching coverage on it. But how could I of all people not get caught up in it. It is a normal(ish) girl living a fairy tail "Happily Ever After." I loved it! Kate looked so beautiful and demure in the dress. I also loved the balcony kiss and was happy to get a second :)

Have you ever read the book "I knew You Could?" Well I read this book to my class a few weeks ago and I choked back tears the whole time. I've been meaning to buy it at Barns and Nobles but haven't found the time. After school on Friday I went to a boy scout book sale in Darien. I was flipping through books when what do my wondering eyes appear? The very book I wanted in pristine condition for $1 !! SCORE!! I was so excited. I also picked up some other really great books. I am running out of room on my children's bookshelf. I hope my children appreciate all these books someday, because daddy isn't to happy that we have so many and no kiddies yet!

In other related news we are fast approaching the end of school and I may be job hunting again. As of right now the school is not offering the Pre-K assistants contract for the 2011-2012 school year. When I met with the headmaster he mad it sound like they would do what they could to find some type of a spot for me next school year. At any rate I'm not to concerned. If I need to find a new job I will have all summer to do so. Things always work out they way they are suppose to. I'm just not to thrilled at the idea of looking for another job.

In other unrelated news in the last 24 hours Osama Bin Laden was captures, killed and burried at sea. I have a lot of mixed feelings about the whole situation. 1) Maybe Obama took a little more credit than he should have in his speech, but good job for getting it done. 2) Bin Laden was one of many extremists and I fear with his death there maybe some attempted retribution. Living so close to NYC the only thing I worry about is terrorist attacks. It is such a big target and we live close enough to be majorly effected by bombs or things of that nature. 3) Is it morally okay to celebrate the death of another human being, even if they represent the center of evil? This quote by MLK jr. comes to mind.

"I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that" — Martin Luther King Jr

Just some thoughts. It has been interesting to watch all the news coverage. All normal nightly news shows were focused on Osama's death, 9/11 and the family and friends who are still dealing with lose after that horrible attack.

So at the end of the day I am grateful to live in the promise land. I hope and pray that we as a nation continue to worship the God our country was founded upon so that he can continue to bless us. God bless America.