Thursday, October 28, 2010

Wild and Crazy

What a crazy week!! I am talking about the weather.

Winds blowing so hard that it felt like your house was going to blow over. It wasn't just a few hours of high winds, it was 48 hours of high winds. Houses in our neighborhood damaged, trees fell, and many power outages. So thankful that these winds have stopped. Not only because I had a young girl who couldn't sleep, but I am running the 10 mile Monster Dash on Saturday!! I am running with my husband, sister and brother in law! I am hoping for a PR...I am keeping my fingers crossed. I've trained hard this fall. I had a lot of time on my hands to do so.

My days of lounging, exercising, facebooking, shopping, reading, and watching TV are soon coming to an end. I am very excited about my upcoming job opportunity. I will get a taste of my new class in November by subbing a few times before the teacher I take over for has her baby. Did I tell you that I am so happy!! I know it is a temporary fix, but it is a start and I hope to have a full time gig next year!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Weekend in Wisconsin

One of the birthday girls!
Sisters acting silly!

B....always trying to figure out how to smile for the camera!

My niece and daughter

My mom and nephew having fun!

The table hard at work. Playing a serious game of banana something or another!

Went to Wisconsin to visit family! What a great weekend. My brother was in town from Florida, we got to meet his girlfriend, we celebrated birthdays, we played games and boy do they get crazy!
My sister figuring out her game...i think the game was called banagrams or banana peel or something like that. So much fun!

My brother trying to figure it out!

My little E helping her uncle.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

My Foot is In

I got a job!!

I was so down on myself on Monday and today I got the call and I will be a long term sub for a teacher going on maternity leave. It is a 12 week position teaching first grade. The other bonus, the school is about a mile from my house!

Off to celebrate with Wine Wednesday while I watch Survivor and Modern Family!!

Happy Hump Day!!!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Obsessing and ....

I posted something last week about interviewing...and I deleted it. Not sure why...just did.

So anyways, I did have another interview on Friday. I thought it went well. I'm interviewing for long term subbing positions for primary elementary grades.

I am trying to wait patiently for an answer, but it is so hard. Finalists will be contacted today. I am hoping I get a call. Waiting is so hard. My stomach is in knots and my mind is obsessing over what I said and what I should of said.

I did get a call back from my first interview, but it wasn't a yes, but please apply again, you were so close. I did get very positive feedback, but I wasn't the one.

So here I sit...obsessing over my phone...hoping it rings. And everytime it does, my heart skips a beat.

I am trying to stay busy. I've done laundry. I've washed all the sheets in the house and made all of the beds. I've cleaned the kids bedrooms, went to the Y and did a cycling class. I am going to take the dog for a walk.

I haven't had to deal with this type of feeling since I was like 25. Was it as hard back then? I just feel like I am beating myself up. I can't wait until today is over and if I didn't get the call, it just wasn't meant to be.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Teenagers are the best!! Thanks for showing me how to do this! I am so excited. Now I will be a picture taking machine and editing like crazy!

The Girls

My oldest is now 14. How did that happen. She was just a baby, a toddler, a just flies by. She is the best daughter, she is so easy going and thoughtful. She has her moments...we all do, but I am a proud Mom of this beautiful girl!!

Silly E....I wanted to get some cute pics of her before she ran out the door for the bus...picture day and her hair looked cute. She just wanted to be silly....

She has an amazing personality! She knows what she wants and go after it! I love that about her.

She loves her new layered hair cut.

Monday, October 11, 2010

7 Things

Moving to a new state has had some challenges.

1. Finding my way around. ( It is getting better)

2. Meeting people to hang out with. ( I've met some really nice ladies that live in my
neighborhood) I've even started Yoga with a couple of them.

3. Finding a teaching job. Had my first interview last Friday....still waiting for some feedback. It was for a long term 8 week maternity leave position. Driving myself crazy...waiting....waiting.

4. Miss my family and best friends...I am looking forward to seeing my sisters and parents next week.

5. Never cried so much in my life...or at least that I can remember. I cry so's ridiculous!! I know in time things will get easier...they will....they have too!!

6. Living in "The Gopher State" rings true to it's name. I have gopher holes in my yard...feeling a little like Caddyshack!
7. This has been one beautiful Fall week....80s in Minnesota!! (missed my peak for photo opportunities...leaves are pretty much gone!)

Monday, October 4, 2010

Fall Fun

This weekend we had a taste of home....Great Friends!
We went to a local apple orchard and enjoyed the day and a great Fall day it was!!

The colors are turning!

The boys looking for the perfect pumpkin.
The juicy apples!

Hubby and Me

Me and my middle man

The girls getting ready for the tractor/trailer ride


The teenager and MJ

Can't wait to see them all again.