Tuesday, August 26, 2008
And partying in KS is certainly not the same!! We had our house warming / birthday party for Courtney last weekend and it was.....A BUST!!! The important people were there like: me, Courtney, the dogs, mom, dad, Aunt Sandi, my friend Anne came, Ada, Susan, Carol R., Jackie Q., and -seriously folks- that was it!! I couldn't believe all the people who didn't come. I was, to be quite honest, embarrassed and a little hurt. So yesterday I had a meltdown. It was ugly. It was bad. It was really depressing. I melted down because of the party Saturday, I got a new student (again!), any weight loss I was having has stopped, and we're broke! So I thought it would get better yesterday because I was getting paid....WRONG!! The bank number they had had too many digits so my payment was rejected. Isn't that a kick in the balls?! So I had to call around to figure that out and spend 24 more hours in the poor house. I did finally get paid today and, what's that, in the poor house again?! Already?! Oh yes people, poor again. That's called paying bills. I know life will get better and "easier" soon when Courtney gets paid and we pay off our Blazer but for right now things bite. But anyway! I'm done bitching. It's time to put on my big girl panties and deal with life. School is going pretty well, Courtney is enjoying his school so far, we have a beautiful house, we have wonderful friends, and this weekend is a 3 day weekend! The only thing that could make life better would of course be if we were on the beach but we'll take what we can get! Hope you all have a fabulous week. Thanks for listening to me vent.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Wow!! Over 2,000 visitors to our BLOG!!! Thank you all for following us through our journey in Puerto Rico and now back home in Kansas. There will be many more adventures to come...just you wait and see. I started school a week ago tomorrow and it's going pretty well. No major problems so far. I do not, however, like starting school on a Monday - especially when I'm teaching 5 year old Kindergarteners!!! I did get a transfer student on Thursday that had a few meltdowns but he came back to school on Friday and was great! Whew! Courtney had a meeting on Friday and he has meetings Monday and Tuesday of this week. His birthday (the big 2-9!) is Tuesday and then he starts school with kids on Wednesday...guess he'll have to be good Tuesday night! Poor guy! Yesterday Nicolas came over and we picked apples from 2 of our trees. The damn deer ate EVERY apple from our Asian Pear Apple tree - of course our one exotic tree gets eaten. Damn You Deer!!! Our Macintosh Apple tree I think is pretty bad right now. We got bag worms in the tree (the people who lived here before didn't spray before this apple season) so most of them are gross. I hope they didn't kill the tree completely and we'll have big beautiful red apples next summer. Nic and I picked some from that tree and almost all of them from another tree (the 5 in 1 tree) but the last tree isn't quite ready yet so maybe next week. We made bets on how many apples and were waaaaay off. In the end we picked 156 apples!!!! Can you believe it? Today we're headed to Lawrence to have lunch with Courtney's Aunt and Uncle for his birthday. This week I don't have kids on Friday because I have parent/teacher conferences...fun, fun! Saturday is our house warming / birthday party for all who can make it. Hope to see some of you there!!