Saturday, April 30, 2011

I enjoy my internet

Well, the drama just never stops around here. The last time I was on was the 14th and at that time little did I know that I would soon be internet free for almost 2 wks!!! My internet has been down and I have called and chatted and tried to fix and then ended up having to make an appointment for a service visit. I work until around 3 everyday and the lady on the phone told me that the days are split up 8-12 and 1-5 and if they come while I am not home then I would probably have to make another appointment so I had to set it up for today which is Sat. So, crisis averted and now I am back online. YEAH!!

Easter has come and gone and it was a sweet time. My basement was too wet so we did the dinner at my mom's house instead and that worked out well. I just really wanted to do it at my apartment :( It was great to see my family and it always amazes me the family dynamics that I am surrounded by. So many different personalities, view points, and behaviors that one could probably write a book about it and maybe even a movie script.

I rode the bus all last week and part of this week but now we have other options so I am going to be riding only Thursday mornings which is wonderful for the next couple of weeks. My assistant is hoping to come back on May 10th and I have my fingers crossed. We are really in the final stretch of school this year and with June 2nd coming up (last day for kids) I didn't know if it would be possible for her to even come back.

I don't think that I have mentioned it for awhile but I am going to Guatemala in July on a Mission Trip and I am very nervous and excited. This will be the first time I have been out of the country. I have my passport and I am working on gathering the funds I need to pay for my expenses. I wrote a letter and sent it to about 15 friends and family telling them about the trip and unfortunately asking for help with funding. I don't really like to ask for help and I was very uncomfortable doing so. However, I really want to go on this trip and the reality is that I can't afford it on my own. We are doing fund raisers at church but every little bit helps. I have received some money back from those letters and to be honest it was overwhelming. I am a very blessed person and I am surrounded by those who love me. I cried when I opened those return envelopes. I just want to shout out to all those who know me and love me anyway. May God bless you abundantly.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

A final chapter

So, yesterday was a crazy day. I had to teach and that is always exhausting, crazy, chaotic, fun, enjoyable, and a total learning experience for all involved. But the fun didn't stop there! I get home and go in the basement to check the leaking situation and AHHHHH!! I had standing water. So, I holler at my land lady (whom I love and adore) and she said that she was bringing me a wet vac to keep in my basement. Thirty minutes later I am in the basement sucking up water. Keep in mind I am having my family over for Easter Dinner and we are doing this in the basement

I come upstairs to take a little break when I notice on my phone that I have a message. My friend Cathy (Daisy the dogs mother) has called. I give her a call and find out Daisy needs a place to crash for a couple of days. Her daddy Randy has to go back to the hospital for another surgery. Daisy comes and Cathy leaves to take care of her husband. Daisy and the cats cautiously check each other out again and they go back to their understanding of staying out of each others way.

I get a call from my assistant (at school) who hurt her foot today getting a kid on the bus and she said that she wasn't coming in tomorrow and that I would have to ride her bus. I was already scheduled to ride another bus due to a rotation because of another assistants absence for two weeks. I called the teacher of the other assistant and told her to ride that bus I had to ride my assistants bus. Regardless I was going to ride a bus tomorrow :(

Then I have to go and meet my ex for our final meeting. It was very uncomfortable and he kept trying to talk and I just wanted to get the business done and go home. I signed the papers to have my name taken off the house and get the money he still owes me. I get up to leave and he says "I'll talk to you later." I don't know what that means exactly but I have no reason to ever talk to him again. Who knows because I definitely don't.

Got home fixed dinner, watched a movie, went to bed to get up early the next morning to take care of all my animals and ride the bus. A day in the life of me :)

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Brief Catch-Up

So, I know that it has been a long time since I put anything on my blog. I have been fairly busy so I will catch you up. The last we met was March 5th and I talked about being frustrated with my life and missing male companionship. Well that is still going strong but I am trying to keep myself soooo busy that I don't really have time to think about it.

In the exercise part I did jog most of March fairly well and tried to work in this 10 day diet plan which I said to my friend Crystal I can do anything for 10 days. Well, I am a big fat liar :) I got to day 4 and blew it. However, it got me to eat more fruits and veggies than I have had in a very long time. I also froze my gym membership because who wants to go to the gym when the weather is great?

Man front. Well I did talk to a guy briefly on the phone before my school Spring Break and he said that he would call me in a couple of weeks when things settled down some. I have gotten to the point right now that if it is supposed to happen it will and I am leaving it up to the BIG GUY! I did chat with this guy actually on the phone and he seems really nice and he wants to "hang out". We shall see.

My little girl cat who was pregnant had to have emergency surgery and none of her 4 babies survived. Two died before the surgery and 2 died during. The vet said that if we had let her go any longer that there would have been lots of complications. Her pregnancy was abnormal from start to finish. However, she is several pounds lighter and she is doing well.

I also moved the rest of my big furniture out of my old house on the 19th of March. My ex had found someone who wanted to rent the house and they wanted to move in by the 1st of April. This was a very hard activity for me. I have wanted to be done because I am tired of being on a roller coaster about my marriage but as the time drew closer it was more final and much harder to deal with than I expected. The refinancing should be going through sometime soon and so then I will be totally done with the house.

I worked on my taxes and figured out that I owe almost $300 to the Federal government which really stinks but I guess since I currently don't own anything that was to be expected. :(

I went to hang out with my sister and my little niecie for Spring Break and that was a lot of fun. My niecie is very cute and very funny. She has a great personality and my sister is a wonderful mother. I had to post this picture just to give you an idea of how funny my niecie is. Keep in mind she turned 1 on March 10th :)

Now I am currently dog sitting for a friend who's husband went into the hospital for a procedure. I like Daisy but I am reminded why I am really a cat person. Cats are sooooo easy and Dogs are sooooo needy!!!

So, now you are caught up with my crazy little life. I haven't started any new projects. Right now I have to get my basement ready for Easter Dinner and that will be my project over the next couple of weeks. I have all that stuff I recently brought from the house and every time it rains the basement floods so I have to put things away and make sure they are safe. Then I have to scrub the floor and make it smell nice down there. However, I am very pumped to have my family over for Easter and wouldn't have it any other way.