Sunday, March 30, 2008
Kenny and I went through membership classes at the church he grew up going to and where we're getting married. We finished the classes a month ago, but we were accempted into the congregation officially today. It was cool. I've never been a member of a church before. The church I grew up attending is where I was baptized, but somewhere along the way my mom decided to go back to her childhood church, which is where I always envisioned getting married, but happens to be an hour away from where we live. So because we plan on staying in this area for the long haul, it made sense to become members (plus we save a few bucks by being members when we get married) and eventually raise our kids (yay!!!) in that church as well. Anyway, we are now members. And it feels good to belong!
This is the last day of vacation. And man did it fly. They always do. I really got a lot done on this break including wedding stuff and household stuff. I feel good about it!
I'm on my way outside to play with the puppy and pick up the messes in the backyard that she made with our recycling bins. I am SO thankful for this vacation. My brain needed the break from teaching. I'm not ready to go back to work, especially with all the end-of-the-year things that are coming up which require more thinking and preparing, but I have no choice, and like I said, I am completely thankful for the brain rest. It does a body good:)
Friday, March 28, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
We went and got our marriage licence today!! I am more excited about it now than I was before we went. You know how I am....the camera is always with me, almost no matter what. Well, today I didn't have it. I thought of going downtown (when I'm on vacation from driving there EVERY DAY for work) as a pain in the butt. We were in the car on the way there and Kenny asks me about the camera, and I was like, "Why would I bring it here?" Duh!! Of course I should have brought it!! This is a monumentous moment!! Stupid me!! We got there and went through the metal detector and then up the escalator and then got stopped by a former student's parent. I hear my name being called in this big county building and I'm thinking who in the heck would know me....but it was fun to see her. She's one of those parents who you wish you could always keep around! Anyway, back to the story. Kenny was disappointed with me for not bringing the camera. I did take pics with my phone, but I have no idea how to get them off there onto the computer, so who knows if you will ever see them!! A few years ago Kenny was in the same office paying about 600 parking tickets and he was wearing a suit and sunglasses. When he walked in, the ladies behind the counter called him Mr. Hollywood because of how he looked. You can just imagine what it was like in there today. We walked in and he announces that Mr. Hollywood is back. He had the ladies behind the counter rolling. We filled out all the paperwork, of course Kenny forgets his drivers licence (thank goodness the birth certificate was enough) and then we pay and sign some more stuff and that was it. Everyone called him Mr. Hollywood, even people who didn't know him. And now I'm Mrs. Hollywood. Cute. Very cute. He just stirs everyone up wherever he goes!! So I am very sorry about not bringing my camera. I was more focused on not wanting to drive downtown on my week off than on what we were actually doing. Shame on me:( But it was still fun and still makes a cute story.
Like Lori says, this vacation has gone way too fast. It's almost over and I still have so much I want to do. But I have accomplished a lot, so I should just be greatful for the time off, and I am. A mental vacation is the best.
The last 2 days I worked with Kenny on site for about 8 hours each day, and the jobs he gave me were mindless, which is just what I needed. I didn't think about anything work related or even wedding related...just worked and cleared my head and it was awesome. It's so refreshing to do stuff that has nothing to do with teaching!!
As Kenny would say, I'm off like a prom dress!!!I want to get some stuff done around the house!!! He always uses that prom dress line.....he's crazy if you haven' figured it out yet!
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
I got up early and worked with Kenny all day, and I'll do it again tomorrow too. I know it's my vacation, but his money is my money and I like doing work that is so different from mine...the empty mindedness of it is refreshing. I have accomplished so much wedding stuff this week and it's not even halfway over yet!! I am just loving this vacation. Why can't I feel like this all the time??
One month from tomorrow I will be Mrs. Kenny. Oh my gosh. I've been waiting 5 1/2 years for this. Actually I've known Kenny longer than the time we have been together, and even though we didn't date for 2 years, I just knew he was the one. So I guess I've been waiting 7 years. Whatever it is, I can't believe it's a month away. I am SO READY!! And excited!! And nervous!! AND HAPPY!!!! He keeps saying he can't wait for me to be his wife. It just makes me smile even more. Today he asked me if I thought there was anything else I needed to know about him before we get married. I just laughed. I am sure there is plenty I will learn over the years that I don't know now....that's part of the charm of marriage, right?? He's so cute asking questions and just being romantic all the time. What a guy. I know I'm so mushy, but I can't help it!!
Monday, March 24, 2008
In a couple hours there will be some drilling going on in my mouth. Scary. Very scary. Not looking forward to it. Wish me luck:)
Sunday, March 23, 2008
I did make cake but no pics.....sorry!! It was marble cake with whipped chocolate frosting and sprinkles YUMMY!!
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
My mom is coming tomorrow and we're going to my first wedding dress alteration appointment. Yay!! I can't wait!! I'm so excited just to put the thing on with the good bra!! I wish I could post pics but Kenny will peek because he's a sneak.
I MISS Kenny. There's no one here to bitch to when the dog is in my way and there's no one to bring me a glass of water when I'm sleeping and my mouth is dry. He NEEDS to come home now. 2 more days. I will be fine after my mom gets here tomorrow, and she's staying until Kenny gets home late Friday night. That will pass the time having her here. And she will get to spend quality time with her grandpup while I'm still at work tomorrow too! Actually, my mom is not a dog person, and her question on the phone tonight was, "What do I have to do with the dog? Will she jump all over me again?" Yes mom, of course she will. She's only 8 months and still very hyper and exciteable! I told her to put her in the backyard if she's too much. We'll see how it goes when I get home.
Gotta get to sleep so I'm not a totaly zombie in the morning!!
Monday, March 17, 2008
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Monday, March 10, 2008
left to right.....K, Niki, B(the one who just got married), me, and D, and yes, I was laughing!!
Anyway, here's the weather as we drove....
And then we stopped in Nashville to eat at Shoney's...and when we got back in the car, there was sleet going on. And I think we were feeling like we were NEVER GOING TO GET THERE!! But driving through the mountains, even though it was dark and icky, was still beautiful!
We woke up early Saturday morning and went to the hall (all we had to do was walk out of our door, and up some stairs) to help decorate. I tool the flowers I arranged and then helped arrange greenery and candles and all the pretty stuff. Then the wedding party disappeared to get ready and we went to have a good southern breakfast because that's all I hear about..."you HAVE to have biscuits and gravy while you are in the South." So we did. And I ate every last carb filled yummy morsel. Holy crap was it good! Even the coffee was better!
Here's the view from our room...imagine if it had been sunny!!
The wedding was beautiful, even though it was supposed to be outside. Everything went perfectly even though it wasn't was the bride and groom had been planning.
We left to drive home Sunday morning. Instead of going straight home, we stopped in Knoxville to pick up my aunt who rode home with us. Sunday was very sunny and pretty, so we got lots of gorgeous views of the mountains. I love it the ice on the mountains!
Thursday, March 06, 2008
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
Yes, it's true, we have another snow day today. I think this makes 3 this school year! No complaints here! I woke up at 330am on the couch with Kenny and he basically pushed me off, so I arranged the pillows on the floor next to the couch and fell back asleep. I wasn't even thinking about not having school, it never dawned on me that I might not be making the treck to work today. At 430 my alarm went off, and I accidentally turned it off. Oooops. So at 530 when one of my copilots called me to see if I had heard any news about school being canceled, I was shocked at the time and irritated with myself for turning my alarm off (it happens way too often). I hadn't heard any news yet, but every single district around us and all the way to the city was closed, EXCEPT ours. Ugh. So I hung up with her and made a couple calls and within 20 minutes we figured out we didn't have school. I was relieved both because who doesn't like a day off and I would have been very late to work. So that's my morning!
The puppy is playing in the new snow. She LOVES it. She sticks her nose down in it and then brings something up.....sticks, a wrapper, whatever. She's so cute! And of course there's already a million new paw prints in our backyard from her and the squirrels. Once again I'm taking this opportunity of no work today to do wedding stuff. Believe it or not, there's not that much to do now. I'm still waiting on another small order of roses to make my own bouquet, but just about everything else is made and done! I know I'll have last minute things, and the favors are not done yet, but it's close.
I told my students yesterday that if they wear their pajamas backwards, we won't have school. I wasn't even thinking about a snow day for today, we were just talking about silly stuff. But it worked!!
Here are a couple funny things some of my kiddos said yesterday:
"The pigs at the zoo stink. They smell like a whole bunch of people farted in one room at the same time."
(I taught my students the saying "There are bigger fish to fry." I had to give them something to use/say/think during those situations that were not life and death important.)
"I'm going to fry another fish."
"I'm eatin' fried fish..." as she quickly walked away from the student who was irritating her.
You can see that they LOVE using the lines I give them to use, but they aren't quite sure how to use it!! Cute!
Monday, March 03, 2008
Things are work are so busy. March is READING MONTH so we have activities planned constantly until spring break, which is the last week in March. The activities are fun for the kids, and even gives staff a chance to dress down once a week, which I love, but all these things are so time consuming.
Kenny left the puppy in the backyard today for 4 hours while he was working away from the house. He thought she would just play and be a dog, like she normally does when she's out there and we are home. He told me this on the phone around noon today. All I could think was BIG MISTAKE. And I was right!!
When I got home there were remains of two lounge chair pads (they WERE in the trash, now they ARE trash) scattered all over the backyard. I mean the stuffing was everywhere...it looked like Santa's beard was everywhere, with clumps of snow mixed in. Therewas a shovel handle and some other handle gnawed and scattered, and there was just plain crap everywhere. I guess this will teach Kenny, eh? Me telling him it wasn't such a great idea wasn't enough. Maybe this was. And no longer can we keep the recycling bin by the back door. Puppy can't handle it. She just can't leave it alone. What a mess.
On another note, when I came home from the gym tonight, I opened the closet to set my shoes in there (because I DO put my stuff away) and IT WAS CLEAN. AND NOT BY ME. I do all the cleaning around here all the time. I like it clean and my way, all the time. So imagine my surprise when I open the closet door and it was cleaned NOT by my hands. Awesome! Kenny, when you read this, THANK YOU HONEY!!!
I'm leaving for Tennessee on Friday morning for my friend's wedding, so this week will be a short one, which is good. However, having a sub is more work than just being there myself. So I have to prepare for that before I leave and pack. Oh no!! Off to bed I go!