the one where i'm exhausted.

on an upside, my kiddos have been surprisingly relaxed this week (so far: knock on wood) considering it's the last week of school! i truly expected a lot more "wild banshees on the war path" (per kathy white, one of my fave sayings of hers), but except for the 1 or 2 that kind of act that way year-round, i've been pleasantly surprised. which really makes me worried about next year. because what are the odds that i would get such a good class 2 years in a row? not good, is the answer to that question, my friend: not good! alas, i digress.

i took a half day today to hit the ole doctor, as i've got the sickies again. shocker. just another sinus infection, as per usual, but i asked for a shot to speed the recovery, as i've still got 3 days at work, all of which will involve me feeling much better than i did today. especially if i'm gonna be doing heavy lifting. ask, and you shall receive! i got myself a shot of 'roids, and i can already tell i'm less congested. 'tis a start. i'll take it.

the list of to-do's before the end of school seems to grow perilously longer despite the work i've been doing. at least my room is pretty much packed up. every time i start to feel accomplished, i think of more things i'd like to/i need to do before the last day. seriously. i did bring it and got my end of year book to my class written, but i still have to paste all the pages and bind the book so i can read it to them on thursday.

don't have a whole lot going on right now other than the end of school, which is truly enough. we had our grease photo shoot last week, and saturday we had our poster distribution, where we harass everyone within a 5 mile radius of the theatre to hang up our promotional poster for our summer musicals to advertise. it was HOT. then we went to eat lunch together as a cast at this place called Chuch & Lucy's, that had agreed to be our featured restaurant for the show, which includes placing a coupon in our Playbill (program-haha). WELL, let me tell ya: the owner of Chuck & Lucy's is apparently a bi-polar nutcase (alas, she is not the only such nutcase I know), as she approached us and proceeded to berate us for daring to display our poster in her window. mind you, the restaurant's name was ON the poster, she had just had a meeting with the director 3 days prior, and there were about 16 other posters already displayed in the window. can you say psycho? because i can. i can even spell it correctly.

good times with the crazies, good times.

let me tell you, speaking of lists, christine, that my summer to-do list is growing ever-longer as we speak. here's what i've got so far: (Clint laughs everytime i say i'm going to add something to my list)

-paint dining room, paint office, paint red wall in guest room (is the red wall too much? thoughts, those of you who have seen the room?)

-do some writing
-have our families over
-have friends over
-2 masters courses (this truly may not happen, but i'm working on it)
-study for ESL test and take june 15th
-smartboard course (june 10th i think?)
-grease rehearsals & performances
-trip to destin
-get new wood flooring installed!
-buy a new kitchen table
-have piano moved here from mom & dad's
-work out (ha! don't laugh)
-try out some new recipes
-touch up paint edges of moldings in bedroom
-learn to use my dvd burner
-clean out and purge office!
-go to six flags & hurricane harbor with my season passes from b-day!
-go to schlitterbahn? visit lil' sis on the way down?

as you can see, i'm insane to think i will actually get all of these things done, but i'm going to try to make a calendar/schedule in hopes that i'll get a least a lot of it done. we shall see! lol.

ok, we are at the end of this loooooooong post. i'd hoped to post some photos, but they are taking too freaking long to upload; sorry. next time!

1 and 1/2 days of school left! i might cry!

the one where i should be in bed!

if Clint was here, he'd make me go to bed on time. darn. but here i am, doing laundry & posting photos to the blog.

Britt, Biddle, & Me backstage at Broadway's Best IV at the Courtyard Theater:

"Suddenly Seymour....looks like a yeti..." Drew & I backstage:

Mia & I! Wish I had thought to get pictures before changing out of my Girl in 14G costume, 'cause it was way cuter. Also wish my spanx worked better! Oh well!

Most of my precious nieces & nephews on Easter Sunday: (I will post some of my others as soon as I get some!)

(Okay, Jami's not my niece, hehe, but Shawn is my nephew!) We're just missing Scooter, boo! He's back in town from boot camp before he leaves on his first assignment, but I haven't seen him yet; hopefully soon!!

Ah, it wouldn't be Easter Sunday without a little Rock Band with the ole family:

All in all, good times had by all! OK, just one last picture! This one is extra special, as my dear friend Kristen & her husband welcomed their first baby, Cason, into the world on Monday! I'm so glad things went smoothly, and I was blessed to be able to meet the beautiful little guy yesterday!

Congratulations, Kristen & Scott, and welcome Cason!

the one where my week without clint begins.

gosh, i am bored already, and clint only left yesterday evening!

we had a nice lunch at i Fratelli's (i am about to heat up my leftover YUMMY pasta as i type this) and were able to spend most of the day together since i decided to forego the family get together and take clint to the airport myself. i missed seeing the family, but it was nice to be able to drop him off and to have lunch with him. luckily mom & dad were able to drive over and have dinner with me after clint flew out. we had a nice mother's day dinner. =)

clint's in memphis taking another "course" for his job with DCAA (Defense Contracts Auditor Agency), and he'll be back late Friday afternoon.

bored bored bored, bored bored bored. i already watched a tivo-ed episode of 90210 that i missed when we were out celebrating cinco de mayo last tuesday. now i'm doing this. i'm going to eat my leftovers, watch gossip girl, score my end of year spelling assessments, and probably read a book. my life is ridiculously exciting, as you can see. still waiting to hear on baby cason's arrival. he should be greeting the world anytime now; so excited!

so my week will be pretty filled, tell the truth. tomorrow i'm hopefully going to get to visit baby cason & his parents at the hospital, and i need to try to reschedule my voice lessons that are tomorrow. wednesday i plan to hang with my gal Jenn, and maybe i'll try to do 1 of my voice lessons. thursday we've got our principal's retirement ceremony, and i'll probably do my 2nd voice lesson. and of course friday i'll pick up clint! so really the week will fly by, i'm sure.

friday is also our 3rd grade field trip to the ballpark at arlington (or have they changed the name again?). should be good times, but i bet it will be hot!

speaking of hot, is it just me, or can i not withhold my excitement about how pool season is quickly approaching?! god, i love having a pool. it make-uh me happy. AND, drumroll, i finally bought two reclining lounge chairs for the backyard so my girls and i can sun and read and i won't drop my library books in the pool! whoo hoo! ordered them last night from Target after much perusal of the many (expensive) types available at numerous stores. free shipping, too!

so fun. i cannot wait until school is out so i can lounge, sun, swim, & read. yay. my teacher mode is about run out for this year! i love my class DEARLY, but we are both in need of some major "time out," haha! it gets pretty exciting when you start getting to do "end of year" assessments, let me tell ya! i'm so proud; i finished all but 2 of my fluency assessments today, and those 2 weren't there.

as a side note, take good care of yourself; there is so much sickness going around at school right now! lots of stomach viruses, yuck!

have a great, restful evening!


the one where i celebrate cinco de mayo in as many different ways as possible.

first, i taught a voice lesson. perhaps, you think, teaching someone to sing is not celebrating a holiday, per se, but think creatively, will ya?

then i sped quickly over to the movie theater, or "cineplex" if you will, to see a movie with the gals. cute!

then i sped home to pick up clint, and we drove over to snuffers in plano to meet some friends for dinner & drinks.

then we hightailed it over to mi cocina in richardson to meet some friends for more drinks.

the key word there was "more." never does this chica need more drinks, as i am the cheapest date ever. and i do mean EVER.

so yeah, all in all, good times had by all, but really would've been more convenient had it not been TUESDAY.

*headache ensues.* sigh. 3 cheers for going to bed early tonight!

and wanna hear something great?? our principals have arranged to have all of our recess & lunch duties covered for us so that each team can go have lunch somewhere for Teacher Appreciation tomorrow! how awesome is that??! (very awesome.) i am so pumped.

i am also pumped that friday is our relax after TAKS celebration and that i will have no teaching on top of lots of yummy treats to eat that day. yay! i have already designated friday as my "filing" day. can't pack up my room until i get my papers filed, and let me tell you there are a BUNCH of loose files that i still haven't filed from LAST YEAR. not so good, not so good. yay for filing day!

the one where i already miss kristen...

boo! yesterday was kristen's last day at school, and i'm already upset.

kristen, i need you to go ahead and have baby cason so i can get cheered up!

here are some fun pics of mah girls to make me feel a little better:

At Kristen's School Shower:

Where mah girls at?

This was the shower I didn't get to go to because I was in H's wedding! Glad they had a fun time, though!
ok, so now i need to have a baby so i don't have to be here without kristen. =(

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