Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Spring Break and CBF = Early Out!

Whew...for a Tuesday today has been very busy...and stressful (naturally). BUT, I'm staying as positive as I can because I'm off work for the rest of the week so I can attend Children's Book Festival in Hattiesburg, MS (Judy Blume is going to be there!!!). After that little adventure, it'll be Spring Break. This year we get a week and a day for Easter. I have a lot of trips to squeeze in but I'm not too stressed because it's not work! Anything is better than work right now LoL Speaking of which, gtg!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

I've Reached My Limit

I think today has just done me in. Really, it's not just today but it's everything that's been piling up. Here it is, summarized of course.

First, I've been early to work everyday this year except for maybe 3 times. Seriously, I really have been. My question is this: If I'm early everyday, then why am I always last to eat. I'm tired of feeling like I don't have any support until almost 8am (we have to be at work by 7:15am).

Then, my neighbor decided to steal the air valve cap off my tire because his was missing. Yeah, that one's a long story so I'll leave it for now.

And now, my boy friends best friend can't even take 5 minutes out of precious day to fillout the paperwork my boy friend needs to finish up some stuff for his disability. He suffers from extreme depression and panic/anixety disorder to which none of his medications are working. I mean, how hard is it to fill out a friggin form basically saying yeah, he needs help! OMG!

If my conference date and Spring Break doesn't hurry up and get here, I'm most likely going to a.) hurt something or b.) say something I'll probably (not really) regret later. Even though my vacation time is already tied up with a few trips, it's still better than dealing with problems and work.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Blooming Amaryllis

After almost killing my amaryllis last winter, it's finally in bloom!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

To Read or To Sleep...that is the question.

I was able to return my book yesterday and I exchanged it for The Borrowed Bride by Elizabeth Lane...which turned out to be a great book! So, by the time I get home it was about 6pm and I decided to spend the rest of the evening reading. Yeah, by about 10pm I couldn't quite figure out why my vision was going blurry...but after checking the clock, it all made sense. So naturally, I thought "ok, 30 more min. then off to bed". Umm...yeah...11:30pm, I finished my book, got everything ready for work, and spent the next hour on the phone. Needless to say, I'm tired. I'm glad I got my new book and finished it so quickly because now I'm back to The Misted Cliffs. As of chapter 3, the book is pretty good.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

A Lucky Find

How lucky am I that I found this book on one of my book group shelves?! In the summer of '05, I went to the NECC conference and while sight seeing in PA with some friends, we went into a bookstore (of course!) and this book was on a table and and I thought "this looks interesting". Well, I didn't have the forethought to a.) write down the title or b.) take a picture because I very quickly forgot the title, etc. So, last week while randomly looking though the bookshelf on one of my book groups on Shelfari (which I hardly ever do), there it was! I was so ecstatic! Even more so when I found out our public library has a copy! I'm currently on chapter 2 and so far so good!

The Rewards of Eating Soup

My friend and I went to the mall this past weekend and I found a pretty decent book. Thankfully I've eaten all that soup the week before so I had some extra money to get a new book. Yes, a teachers salary is sucky, thank you ;) But, sadly, I must return said book. The printer messed up and several spots throughout the book are blacked out and as a book lover, this will not do! So, today I'm off to return the book, get a (different) new book, and get more waffle fries!

Oh, the book is called The Earl's Untouched Bride by Annie Burrows. It was pretty good; I'm glad I read it. Throughout the story I kept thinkings the characters really need to get over themselves, but it wasn't bad. The story focused on the two main characters developing their feelings for each other, but I think if the author added a little more danger in the mix, they story would have been a little more intersting. But all in all, it was a good story, fairly original, and well developed characters.

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