Monday, April 23, 2007


I rarely post pictures of myself on here...but today I am making an exception. I am trying not to get too excited, because I'm not officially finished until summer, but look what I picked up today!!! The end is near. Of course, it isn't here yet, because I am up at midnight after finishing a research paper...near, but not here yet.

I have accepted a job for next year at the Christian school where I worked before we had T. Willy. I don't want to just throw him into a daycare situation after being home with me for 3+ years. So he can go to the preschool while I'm teaching 7th grade on the same campus. This is how we did it with MK and it worked out very well. I am taking it a year at a time because I don't know what the future holds. My ultimate goal would be to work on the college level, or at least community college level, because I don't really see a doctorate in my future. I applied at our local community college, but had already accepted the other job when, lo and behold, the head of the English dept. at the community college called. I went in for an interview but I won't really know anything until July. I explained my situation and she offered me the chance to teach an English class at night, as long as the enrollment is there. It will make next semester hectic, but it would be so great to get my foot in the door. Whew...lots to think about.

So, there's that. Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, April 19, 2007

For Laney

Our Crocs aren't currently occupied, because right now the Big Man is working nights and the only time the four of us are home together at least 2 of us are sleeping. But here are our Crocs for Laney. The flip flops are mine and T. Willy's have cutouts of Mickey Mouse. They may not be beautiful but they are soooo comfortable!! I officially middle aged if I choose comfort over style?!?!?!?!

Good night!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007


T. Willy turned 3 yesterday!!! We were in New Orleans over the weekend so we had his birthday at my brother-in-law, the Grillmaster's, house. He and the Mrs. were gracious hosts and we had a blast.

We had a wonderful visit with my nephew. Although Melissa suggested it, we didn't actually give him car keys and point him to the beach, but we did enjoy 3 trips to the beach and had such a good time with him. We were also able to give him a tour of New Orleans and his first beignets.

So here are some pictures.

I had to add this picture of T. Willy. This is how his hair looks every morning when he wakes up.

So there you go. Have a great day!!!

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Winding Down

When I began this blog, I was about to enter graduate school. I was very nervous and the end seemed very far away. Can you believe the end is almost here?!?!?! Graduation is one month from today...incidentally, so is MK's birthday. It is sort of anticlimactic. I won't officially be finished until July 1, because I have a practicum to complete. But the end is in sight and it feels great. I have four big projects to complete but two are with partners and the partners are very ambitious, so the burden is shared. I just really can't believe it. I also applied for a job, contingent on finishing school. If it works out, I'll tell you more.

My nephew is flying down on Saturday to spend his Spring Break with us. We are so excited to have him. He is flying into New Orleans where the Big Man's family lives so we're going to give him a little tour of the area and then go to my in-law's church Sunday. Then we'll come back here for the week. It has been really warm but is supposed to turn cool this weekend. Hopefully it will warm up enough for us to take him to the beach. I think he would be a bit disappointed to fly this far and not go swimming. He will turn 17 while he's here, too, so I'd love any suggestions about how to celebrate with him.

Speaking of swimming, that is something we were able to do earlier in the week. MK has been in twice, but I just braved it once. So I'll leave you with a picture.

Have a great day!