27 October 2008

paul accidentally took the van keys to school with him today. so when i got ready to pack us up to go to school we were literally all dressed up with nowhere to go. or rather all dressed up and no way to get anywhere. I called paul to make sure he hadn't hidden the van keys somewhere - and he suggested that we walk. so we headed out, but i quickly realized that the fact that i was already exactly 1 minute late for work made walking a bad idea. SO - we called Calen, our friend and fellow teacher, and she picked us up on her way.

we walked home. it was awesome. we sang songs and enjoyed the absolutely perfect day. and it was so good for me to move - i have such a hard time exercising, but when i am actually travelling somewhere, i don't even notice the exercise i am getting. so now i feel great.

Ada Brooks has just finished fixing lunch for all three of us - she's such a little busy body - which is endearing and frustrating. Eason is sitting quietly eating his apple -

I am exhausted - i may take a nap with the kiddos. i hate when i have those weekends that leave me (and the children) less rested than we were on friday. they were all good activities - there were just too many.

24 October 2008

little germ factories

eight weeks into school and i have caught my first real virus. i am having trouble breathing and am coughing up a storm. rrrraahhhh!

22 October 2008

life plans

I love this time in the morning - We've been having great mornings lately. Paul gets up and takes a shower, wakes me up and we visit - while he eats his breakfast and one of us fixes his lunch. Its hard to believe for me that I am that wife and mother who gets up to send her husband off to work with his leftovers and a kiss. But i do, and I love it.

But he leaves at 7:20 every day and then i have this time - while i listen to the children start to stir. Ada is currently singing to herself and eason is starting to do that talking with a passie in his mouth thing. which i love.

Paul's parents called yesterday to tell us that they are going to hire a green architect to come and build them a new house on their land in Petal. And that if we want to, we can come live almost rent free in their old house while we get our masters at Southern. We are still talking about it, but its an amazingly kind offer and a hard one to turn down. They are awesome grandparents and we have been in constant turmoil about who will go back to school when. It would be great if we didn't have to worry about the biggest chunk of our living expenses. I think I am fine with it as long as we have an exit strategy. Maybe if the President felt the same way when he sent our troops some place....

I am stressed out about the upcoming election - because either way SO many people are going to be angry.

the children are saying more explicit things now, which means i probably need to parent.... =)

16 October 2008

Open House is Today

i have approximately 20 parents and some grandparents coming to my classroom this morning to view the "work" the children have been doing since school started.