Sunday, February 26, 2006

I got tagged

Tonight it is all about me. Polski tagged me for a 4 things meme.

Four Jobs I’ve Had
Sports reporter
Babysitter
Chuck E. Cheese kidcheck
Teacher


Four Movies I Can Watch Over and Over
Napoleon Dynamite
Ever After
Monsters, Inc
The Christmas Story

Four Places I’ve Lived

Houston, Texas
College Station, Texas
Baltimore, Maryland (gasp, she reveals her location)
Soon I can add Denver, Colorado

Four TV Shows I Love
West Wing
How I Met Your Mother
Gilmore Girls
Uh, I don't have cable. That's all I can come up with.

Four Places I’ve Vacationed
Canada
Italy (well, that was actually for "study")
Chincoteague Island
New Braunfels, Texas (EVERY YEAR)


Four Places YOU want to visit/vacation to
I want to take a cruise around Greece
Outer Banks, NC
I want to go back to Canada for a second honeymoon without a cold
One of those all-inclusive tropical places

Four of My Favorite Foods
Fettucini
Margerita Pizza
Freebirds Burritos
Ice cream


Four Blogs I Visit Daily ( or at least places on-line )
www.tcoyf.com (a site for women that want to get pregnant, don't want to get pregnant, can't get pregnant, are pregnant, were pregnant, etc)

www.weatherchannel.com

As far as blogs, I use bloglines. I visit when you update or when I get time.

Four Places I’d Rather Be Right Now
Torino
Someplace where it's Saturday, not Sunday
In Texas with my family
At a ski resort in the mountains

Monday, February 20, 2006

Go West Young Man!

(Actually, either way we were going west so the title doesn't make much sense.)

So, a LOT has been going on here. I wouldn't even know where to begin. The part I care to share now is that we are moving. We have made our decision.

Shannon, here we come! We are moving to Denver! I thought it would be terribly painful to pass up the opportunity to go back to Texas but it isn't. We decided that the job in Colorado was too great to pass up. It took us over two weeks to come to that decision but I don't regret it. When it was snowing the other day I realized I'm not yet sick of snow and four seasons.

I know few other details. My hubby will defend the dissertation next month and we'll start to worry about everything else after that. For now, we don't know where we will live, if we will buy a house, or even if I am going to work next year. That, obviously, is a whole separate blog post, but I can say right now that even though things are going well, I am very burned out and not sure I want to start over in a new school.

All right, the Olympics call... I'll try to make the rounds to all your blogs soon!

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Can't wait to see the Google hits on this one

So far, my student teacher is not spectacular. But he has already earned his keep because he caught this typo on my AP Exam

The above illustration of a Horatio Alger novel depicts which of the ideals his stories often supported

(d) To get head in America, it's not what you know, but who you know.


Luckily there was still time to fix and run off fresh packets. Handwriting the 'a' in would have just made the mistake even more obvious.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

A not-so-typical month here

What's going on in my life? Well, thanks for asking.

1. The student teacher started this past week. This was nearly a month before I was TOLD he would start. I was TOLD incorrectly. I think he's going to be okay, but it's really too soon to tell. He teaches his first lesson tomorrow.

2. I have officially finished my first IVF cycle. Now we wait.

3. DH has gotten two job offers. One is close to family, but at an average school in rural Texas. The other is in Colorado (which is honestly, a state I THINK I would like) at a good school, but close to no one that we know. We have to decide by this Friday. We will spend a half hour deciding where to eat dinner, people. Decisions are not our thing. I can honestly say that this is excruitiating. I hate it. And instead of focusing on the fact that he's got two tenure-track offers and all those great things, I feel like I am in a lose-lose situation.

4. We will begin AP review sessions in the next few weeks.

5. The cat has officially been living with us four years this month. We got her during the 2002 Olympics. She is named after one of the skeleton athletes -- Shea.