Saturday, July 31, 2010

Uh Oh! I Forgot....

We had a plan for the weekend.  Mom, Hubby, and I were going to drive to Fayetteville, drop the cat off, and head up to Branson for the wedding of one mom's fellow teachers, and one of my former fellow teachers.  This morning, we were going to get up drive back to Fayetteville and spend the rest of the weekend here relaxing.  On Sunday, we were going to go to church and to see Beauty and the Beast at the Walton Arts Center.  The end.

However, while driving to Branson from Fayetteville, I got a sinking feeling.  I didn't remember grabbing the tickets for Beauty and the Beast before leaving Greenbrier.  I didn't say anything about it for the rest of the ride.  I got up the nerve to break the news to Mike first.  He thought he remembered seeing them on the table that morning.  I knew for sure, then, that I would be driving my happy self back to Greenbrier to pick up the tickets because I knew I had packed everything the night before.  Then, I told mom.  I tried to be funny about it, "Mom, you'll never guess what I did," was the spin I tried to put on the story.  We resigned ourselves to the fact we would be making an extra trip to pick up the tickets. We went on about our night and enjoyed the wedding.

We got back to Fayetteville and were having lunch today when I decided I would try to call to see if I could just get new tickets.  I was prepared to beg, plead, and pay extra to not have to drive 5 hours round-trip.  The lady on the phone was very understanding and said it would be no problem to print new tickets for me.  All I needed was my photo ID.  Yay!!!!

As soon as we got home, I looked through everything I brought back.  Wouldn't you know it, the last thing I saw was the envelope with the tickets in it!!!  I swear I don't remember packing them.  If my head wasn't attached to my body, I would constantly be losing it.  There was no harm done, just a lot of worry over a big, fat nothing.  That's just my luck!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

What is the Date?

I can't believe that summer is almost over.  It seems like school just got out, and now it is time to get ready for the new year.  I'm not ready to go back, but am excited for what the new year has in store for me.  Talk about mixed emotions!

Mike is over half done with his classes, but it is a never-ending cycle of reading and completing assignments.  He never has any downtime.  I am so proud of him, though.  There is minimal complaining and he takes every assignment so serious.  I thought I was serious about my work when I was taking these kinds of classes, but nothing like him.  He works so hard.

Working on an assignment while I type this post.

We have another busy weekend coming up.  We are heading to Branson tomorrow for the wedding of one of my former co-workers and then to Fayetteville.  On Sunday, we are seeing the stage production of Beauty and the Beast at the Walton Arts Center.  I am so excited!  Then, I have inservice on Monday and Tuesday.  Then, it will be time to get my classroom ready to go.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Blog Complications

Just when I thought I was getting the new blog ready to go, I ran into some major complications.  I will be working on it during the next few days, hopefully.  I am tired now and must sleep!

New Chapter, New Blog

There have been even more changes in our life since the last time I wrote.  Due to some of these changes (which I will go into more detain about in a future post when some things are finalized), I have been working on a new design for my blog.  There are still a few more things I would like to change, but I am pretty satisfied with the basics.  Let me know your opinion.  :)

Mike has started graduate school and is working on his Master's of Arts in Teaching.  He is wanting to get certified for Middle Level (Grades 4-8).  He is doing really well and seems to enjoy it for the most part.  I also enjoy looking at his assignments, reading some of his books, and talking to him about the work.  I am a big nerd and love to study about teaching and learning.

God has also been working in my life and putting a few desires on my heart.  One is to become a parent and raise one of His children to serve him.  Mike and I have talked about it for a while and do have a "plan" in mind.  We will continue praying for guidance to make sure our "plan" is His "plan."  Another desire is to share some of the knowledge of teaching that I have been so fortunate to receive with teachers who do not have the same privileges.  A potential opportunity for my service in this capacity has been brought to my attention recently.  I will continue to pray for guidance in this area as well.