Saturday, January 30, 2010

Not feeling well . . .

You know you can only go so fast for so long and then you crash . . . These last couple of weeks have been heck ~ testing (lots of testing), raining (got to keep them inside), one or two throwing up (take them outside while waiting for custodian to come sanitize the room ~ meanwhile being aware that the germs are already spreading through the air as we breathe, touching their desks and pencils (I sharpen for them because otherwords it would take them forever!) ~ so ..... now I am sick..... again!

Getting tired of this!!

I'm missing a bridal shower today because I don't want to get the "tias" (aunties) sick. I feel absolutely miserable!

But the bright side is, my honey took us to have "caldo de pollo" (chicken soup) at our favorite Mexican restuarant. It really helped. It was delicious. :)

I hear that we are getting another dose of rain this next week starting on Tuesday. Arghhhh... my poor little ones ~no recess. I'll take the Lysol with me and spray after class everyday, maybe that will help.

I do like the rain if I'm home. I also heard and read at work that they are offering another retirement package ~ sounds interesting, but then what would I do at home? I'd get so bored. But then, maybe I could sub. Who knows, I think about it even more when I'm down. Getting too old to handle the stress of my job ~ at least I feel I am at times like this.

I'll be ok. :)

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Our Views . . .

Lots of snow with this last rainfall, and lots of beautiful views from our backyard.
Same mountains, but in the evening hours. The pink hues make them look gorgeous. Love our views.
As our youngest son was getting ready to leave for a date, I caught these beautiful clouds as they spread over the evening sky. Amazing...
Tomorrow begins another week of work ... sometimes I wonder what it would be like to be retired. Grab a cup of coffee, read the paper, watch an old movie and then the housework. I look forward to that time, but for now I need to get ready for my 20 little ones. :) Have a good week everyone and God bless.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Rainy Days....

It looks like the rain is finally suppose to stop ~ for now. It's been such a wet week. The ground is saturated. Puddles lay on top of the grass with no more room to soak. It's cold everywhere but thank God for heaters and warm blankets and a warm loved one to cuddle with. Oh and the coffee ~ got to have the coffee. I love a hot cup of coffee early in the morning with toast and jelly or "pan dulce"~ a mexican sweet bread. Life is good when you have a cup of coffee ~ there is no other. Hmmmmmm......

All week long my little ones had no recess. And then to top it off, one of those little rascals brought in a lighter for cigarettes. After they got up from the carpet to return to their desks, I saw it laying on the carpet. I asked whose it was and of course it belonged to "Nobody!" After contacting our principal, our vice principal came in and really let them have it. I had never heard him be so angry with them. But it was good ~hopefully it will never happen again. It was a major offense. And as he said if he knew who had brought it, they would be gone from our school permanently! These are first graders ~ I was ticked with them, too. So...... to make a long story short and because we did not have outdoor recess, I took away their free center time (puzzles, Legos, building blocks etc.) for the week. Well, the good side of all this was that we got a lot of work done. :)

It's Friday, I'm tired and sleepy. I am sleeping in late! Good night all and God bless.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Moonlight Beach ....

Went on for a ride yesterday, just my honey and me. It was a difficult weekend in some ways. Spend time with my mom on Saturday cleaning and finally packing up the rest of her home. The house was empty, hollow and sad. I rode with my mom to her storage unit -- 25 years plus in one storage unit. I want to scream ~ I want to cry ~ it isn't fair ~ not for my mom. I asked my husband if my mom appeared older and he said that she appeared sadder ~ so true. That was it. We are done.

Yesterday my husband so graciously offered to take me to the beach for lunch. He always knows how I feel and is always trying to make me feel better ~ I love him so. It was such a nice ride. We had lunch at a Mexican restaurant near Moonlight State Beach. Oh, I love it out there. We stopped at the beach to watch the waves and took a walk (walk off the lunch:). We saw the storm coming in and got caught in the rain. Life just seems so peaceful out there. One of these days when I'm rich, I'm buying a beach house - ha!

We decided that one of our destinations this summer will be back to Moonlight State Beach ~ my new favorite place.

And now to brace for a rainy week. Love my mama and my husband. God bless you both.

Monday, January 11, 2010

To Move Forward . . .

I look far passed through the mountain and know that my visits up to that area are no longer. This is my mom's last week to see her and my sister's home. It's sad -- it's very sad. My mom's heart is broken and there is little that I can do.
Years -- years I used to drive up there with my family or by myself. The trip was far to me, but nevertheless, I would go. The drives became more frequent when my dad got sick and especially when my sister got sick.
I see the dip in the mountain as I stand outside on our deck and the sadness overwhelms me because I will not take any more trips up there because she is not there.
We continue to move forward or at least we try.
I love you sister.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Life . . .

Life continues . . . it's interesting.
I actually am enjoying it from the moment I wake up till I go to sleep. I like listening to my friends. It was nice to see everyone again after our holidays. True there are sad events still in our lives, but for some reason, I just want to hug them and say it's going to be ok. I hope it will be ok. I would like for it to be ok ~ for them.
All I can do is hug them.
Well, now that I'm back to work, I have to squeeze in the laundry, the cleaning, the grading of papers. But I think I'll watch tv for a little while. What the heck ~ all gets done with time. If not I'll do it tomorrow. :)

Monday, January 4, 2010

Back to Work!!!!

Today was our first day back to work after the holidays. It was great to see my little ones, but many were on the side of still being little sleepyheads ~ not used to waking up so early. By lunch time they were a bit more focused, but it did take a while.

I feel like I'm a revolving door this year. At least 5 children have moved only to be replaced by 5 new students. Today I got a new little girl who I feel will do just fine. Good reading and writing skills.

I feel that as I get older, the more tired I am by the end of the day ~ normal? I suppose so. Some friends of mine or people I know that are my age are already retired. I'm hanging in there until I'm 60 ~ for the money. More and more, though, I feel a bit too tired and just want to take it easy. But I'll be a trooper and press on.

My youngest son and his sweet little girlfriend got me "Big Love" Season 3 for Christmas ~ I think I'll go make a nice cup of tea and sit down to watch a couple of episodes before I go to bed.

I'm happy to say that our new year has begun very nicely. We'll be ok.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year!
A cupcake cake made by my daughter for New Year's Day dinnner later. :)
She's so creative!

A new year . . . God bless us all.

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