Saturday, November 26, 2011

How did this happen??

Once upon a time there were three sweet 6 year olds.

They were funny, wild, and somehow refined.

They had a helper named Beth.

She helped them brush their teeth and hair.

She helped them make lunch.

She played with them in the swimming pool.

She took trips with them.

She helped them snorkle in the ocean.

She helped them learn to read and do math.

She tucked them in at night when their parents were gone.

She grew to love love love them.

They got older, but still needed her to do their hair

and find their sports equipment.

They fought over who got to share the hotel room with her.

They held her hands as they walked.

When they were ten, Beth got married.

Beth thought something might change between them.

But nothing did.

She came home on holidays and took lunch to their school.

She heard stories of friends. She cheered at Basketball games.

As they grew, she gave them permission to be silly.

Together they made up funny stories.

They made plans to travel many places.

They talked about college and dreams.

They talked on the phone.

They grew and grew.

But nothing every changed.

They would still hold her hand and sing silly songs.

They would play ball outside.

They would text inside.

They would talk about boys and girls in new ways

They grew until they were Beth's size.

She never knew the next time she saw them...

if she would still be the tall one.

But she didn't care.

At 13,

She still love love loved them.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Today was perfect.

I got up and took Jerome to basketball practice.
I went to homeland to buy hot chocolate supplies
I gave 3 math tests, while the students sipped hot cocoa.
I had time to write out my 'most memoriable teaching moment'
I had to do that because I got nominated for Teacher of the Year
The first time I got nominated I was a 2nd year teacher.
I didn't turn my paperwork in that time.
I still don't know if I want to turn it in this time.
My wonderful husband texted me a picture of our freshly mopped floors!
My amazing husband told me he'd work my pharmacy shift tonight
I came home from school at my leisure.
I took a long hot bath.
I caught up on all my blogs I read.
I bragged about him on facebook.
I enjoyed the thought of not going to school tomorrow.
I talked to D-man on the phone.
I washed a few dishes.
I posted on my blog

Sunday, November 20, 2011

A 2 Week update

I haven't posted for two weeks, here's what's happened.

Mrs. M is back! Yippee for no more long-term subs!
"O" broke both arms at recess
I made pancakes for all my 5th graders--to study circumference of course

I have been at the Pharmacy 3 months now
I still mostly like it
By 11pm I'm dead

Went to Connor's 1st birthday
Went to a school training on a Saturday
Took lots of naps over the weekend
My kitchen is a disaster zone

Sunday, November 13, 2011

A different kind of birthday post

One day I woke up and it was the middle of November.

I have no idea how this happened. Trev's 25th birthday was yesterday. He had to work. My first thought was 'someday we will do birthdays right'. This is my first reaction on a lot of things. I just have this feeling that someday when Trevor is out of school we will look back and cherish these memories. So why is it that right now, all I can do is dream and hope for the future. It's not the money I'm looking forward to it's the stability.

My entire childhood I lived in the same town, in the same house, had the same friends, attended the same church and school. My life was predictable. I loved it. I think by nature I'm complacent. Then I married a dreamer. Talk about rocking my stable world. My husband follows his heart, has big ideas, and isn't afraid to try new things.

So I'm along for this wild ride called life. No more 'lazy river' for me. We are on a rollercoaster. A rollercoaster that causes us to trust God and each other more. It causes us to make sacrifices and moves and get new jobs.

While it isn't the married life I dreamed of...I'm glad it's mine and I'm glad he's mine. Happy Birthday Trevor. I love you more today than all our yesterdays combined.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

my first earthquake

Once upon a time I was sitting in bed awake at nearly 11pm. I was playing crossword puzzles on my phone because I had drank too much coffee before bed. As I was trying to solve my game the house started slowly vibrating. Then I heard a noise that sounded like a low train passing. For about 5 seconds I asked this really happening...I live in Oklahoma. Then I did what any good educator/wife would do. I woke up Trevor. Not in fear or worry...but because I didn't want him to feel left out in the morning when everyone was talking about the earthquake. He mumbled a bit as I kept telling him, 'wake up, you'll miss it'. Then our room shook for about 30 more seconds. I couldn't quite tell when it was actually all over. My dear husband rolled over and went back to sleep, and I of course, posted on facebook. Because that's what you do when something monumental happens.

5.6 Oklahoma 11/5/11 --My first Earthquake

I kinda liked it...definitely a rush.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

little bitta this and that

I'm telling you I have no life. None. Which is why I haven't posted on my blog in two weeks.
My week day schedule looks like this:

6:00- wake up
6:15- Leave to pick up Jerome
6:45- Get Jerome for basketball practice
7:00- Drop Jerome off at school/start tutoring
9:00- School starts
4:15- Leave school
4:45- Roll into the Pharmacy parking lot
5:00- Start Tech Job
11:00- Leave tech job
11:20- In bed, give Trevor a kiss goodnight, and then pass out.

Repeat. For. 5. Days.

Weekend Schedule (Trevor works 9a-9p)
Wake up between 11-1
Take nap #1 between 2-4
Take nap #2 between 6-8
Trevor gets home at 9 and we go to bed.

Between nap times I grade papers, clean up the house, and catch up on blog reading. I literally haven't turned on our TV in 3 months. I'm so glad we canceled our cable 6 months ago. That would have been 100 dollars wasted.


School has been going well. I really really love just teaching math. I am torn though if it is what is best for the students. I think that if they stayed in one room they would get more accomplished in one day. There is a lot of wasted time in switching, getting settled, getting ready to move etc. I think we are going to meet as a team when Mrs. M gets back from her 'baby break' and talk about next year.


Trevor and I have also been really considering moving closer to his school, which is an hour west of where we are living now. I think it would really benefit him to be close to where people are studying/working on projects. That would mean me finding another new teaching job. I really love where I'm working we are talking and praying about the decision. Trevor's school is really a priority and I am actually the one who suggested the move to decrease his stress.


Everyone is doing the thankful posts on facebook. Guess only logging onto facebook once a week is getting me out of the loop. So I'm going to write a week at a time on here. Can I just say that the top of my list is always : God and then Trevor. I like reading more about the unique things that people are thankful for, so I'm starting my first seven after God and Trevor.

1. My extended family. It wasn't until I married Trevor that I really appreciated my aunts, uncles, grandparents, ect. I've been so blessed to form not only 'cousin' relationship with some of my cousins but friends. I'm blessed to have them in my life, regardless of them living hours away!...and they're significant others aren't bad either. :D

2. The awesome teacher's I've worked with! Mrs. Wilson, Ms. Harris, Ms. Shelton, Mrs. Hagy, among others have inspired me to be a better teacher....and they have made school WAY more fun!

3. Samson and Ezra. Something about my pups and their antics always make me smile. Pair this with the fact that Trevor loves to sing to them and call them crazy nick names make our little trailer more fun.

4. David- Now I love all my nephews and nieces, but this little man has a special place in my heart. Whether I'm chasing him around Pop's living room or being told 'less go aunt beth' and being tugged outside he's zest for life, hilarous humor or singing gets me every time!

5. My students- Now I could name every one, but I'll save you the boredom. I have learned something from each one. Kids are amazing and resilient

6. Facebook- Without facebook I wouldn't be able to see my cousin's new baby, or talked to my brother in Afghanistan

7. Health- working at a Pharmacy has given me a new appreciation for my healthiness. Many people younger than me are on a regiment of prescriptions that could rival an 80 year old. Many people my parents age are paying 500 dollars a month for medication. Wow. Thank you God for my healthy family.

On that note, my 9pm bedtime is calling. If you made it though this....Bless you