Thursday, December 31, 2009

Goodbye 2009

The year two-thousand-and-nine was a tough one. I went back to school and had to deal with late nights of homework and learning new (sometimes scary) things. We bought a house and found out more than we ever wanted to know about mortgages, loans, and working on something that's entirely ours (and the bank's). We dropped down to one income, since I've only worked a few shifts here and there since July, due to the massive amount of school stuff I've been doing.

But here we are, at the end of another year. I also met some great people who are interested in English and young people and teaching, like me. I had some great experiences with "my" kids at the middle school where I've been student teaching. I love our home, and I love that we finally have our first dog together.

It's been hard, it's been tiring, but I'm happy.

Since Matt has a cold and our company can't make it due to yucky weather over the passes, we're going to take it easy today and tonight. Have a fun and blessed 2010!

And go read this post, since this sums things up more nicely than I can at the moment.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Little Letters

(Borrowed from Jen, who borrowed it from someone else....)

Dear People Who Make Paint,
Could one of you invent paint that only takes one coat for full and complete coverage? That would be really swell, thanks.

Dear Ibuprophen,
Feel free to kick in any time now.

Dear Winter Break,
I would be much obliged if you would slow down a bit. I've had about four days of doing nothing, and would like maybe four more, but with home projects and playing catch-up, my prospects are not looking good. So if you could throw a few more days in there, I'd really appreciate it.

Dear Christmas Dinner,
Thank you for turning out so well! I was quite pleased with the outcome, as were my guests.

Dear Sune-puppy,
Thank you for being my comic relief. I am enjoying spending days at home with you, and I think you are enjoying the lap provided when I watch movies.

Dear Husband,
Thank you for all your love and support the past two semesters (and always), and especially the last few weeks through all this holiday and house issues hoopla. I heart you.

Dear Mister Heater,
Don't ever break and flood the upstairs bedroom again, or else.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009



I don't think I've ever had a snow day in my life! I may have called in to work a time or two because of bad weather, but never had an official snow day! No finals today, (after I made two pots of coffee to bring to our "Breakfast and a Final"), no middle school! Just get to stay home and leisurely work on my last couple assignments, put our kitchen back in order now our fabulous new countertops are installed, and get the Christmas tree and decorations set up! :D

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

December 1st

This song has been making me happy since I rediscovered it on one of the Christmas albums on my ipod.

Happy December, and Merry Christmas!