Monday, August 11, 2008

In the back of the pack

The first couple of weeks at school are so friggin hard!

I am so sorry I've been lax with my posting. I swear once things get back in a routine I will be better. My entire world has changed in the last three days and I just have to juggle counter-clockwise for a while I guess. I thought I would play catch up with this post and try to make my way towards the center of the pack again. I hate feeling like I am the lone pony trotting in the back.

1. Ok first off.... I won! And so did Alicia! I am so excited for her and I am so glad I could share my secret shoes with her!

If you haven't figured it out yet from this post and those shoes, I am a huge fan of The Wizard of Oz! I love all things Oz! I even have a cat named Oz (Three dogs one cat, he was the guy that hid behind the curtains and ran the show. I figured that was a perfect name!)! I will have to remember one show and tell day to share with you all my fabulous pictures and such! I have some really neat Oz things!

2.Hubby got a job. Yay. Big stress gone. I feel a lot better, and thankfully it happened quickly enough that although it will be a bit painful for a week or two, it won't be devastating or result in the use of candles and a battery operated AM/FM radio for entertainment. It isn't the world's most glamorous job, but it pays well and should actually make us more comfortable than we have been in a while. He seems to love the people he works with too so it can't be that bad.

It is third shift but hubby does so great on third shift! I, do not. I have a hard time sleeping on a different schedule from him, and the extra time apart (even though normally we would be sleeping through most of it) makes him a bit more clingy. I don't handle clingy well. I am one of those individuals that require a bit of personal space and me time. I spend so much time inside my head (I'm a thinker I guess you could say) and I worry about all those tiny details no one ever remembers. I get flustered when I feel crowded or cluttered. It's no big deal really. I just need to adjust. I will have more in my head time while he is at work, it's just that I have to get used to using that time wisely and preparing for our together time. The first week of school is not an easy time for such feats!

3. I was tagged. I am slow getting it up here but I will follow up with my tag post tomorrow!

4. I have been crocheting like no one's business! I have lots of cool new projects that are finished and more to come! I am so excited to finally have a stash of neato Made by Arian pieces!

5. AF! Need I say more? Well ok, if you insist. Totally caught me off guard last night in the middle of a movie. There was no gush or usual squishy feelings. I didn't even get that "sense" that it was gonna happen like normal. I apologize if this offends, but I know we all get an itch at times. I tried to relieve the itch and I was all omg! My new couch! Thankfully, I caught it in time and there was no scrubbing of the sofa. It is still one of those come and go things though. I think I'm calling in for Provera. Grrr.

6. We have a new principal. I love her to death. She is supportive and fair. She is great with the kids and so upbeat. Her smile is contagious and when she fusses at the kids she does it in a way that leaves them feeling ok at the end but yet she remains very effective. There have been some power struggles and there are several new rules to get used to but I think it is going to be a great year - if I can make it through these first weeks!

7. I met a kid today that called himself boogerhead (pronounced budderhed). I had to document this meeting! I never want to forget such an impressive introduction from a five year old!

8. With school comes a change in sleep and also a change in routine. This always, always means that I get messed up taking my metformin! Always! I just can't remember. I need help! Any suggestions would be welcome!

9. I haven't had any migraines all summer. Well none that are noteworthy or close together in frequency. A couple of weeks before school started I went with mom on occasion to get her room ready and to help "my" teachers. Now I'm in the school every day. During this time I have noticed my migraines becoming a more frequent thing. I'm wondering if perhaps the lights in the school or something like that could be triggering them to come more frequently. Any thoughts?

10. I have to have 10. I just do. Nice rounded out list in my opinion. What to put here? Hmmm...

My hands smell like fish! Omg I can't believe I didn't type this already. It has freaked me out all day! One of the teachers wanted me to sponge paint letters with her kids today. I go in to help her twice each day, and the first time I kept forcing myself not to get sick. I could not figure out where that fishy smell was coming from.

There are only two things that can make me puke just by the mere sniff of it. Soured milk and fishy. I love fishing and the ocean. I don't mind eating fish on a rare occasion as long as it has been caught that day, but the smell of fish after the fact makes me gag!

The second time I went into her room I was supposed to paint and she had these styrofoam thingies that they put meat in at the grocery. Aha! As I poured the red tempera into the blue container I could almost see the stinch rush towards me, trying to suffocate me. It was horrible! I had to continue to paint in said container for over an hour! I almost didn't make it! To make matters worse... I had tuna salad for lunch! AGH! Needless to say, I didn't eat much lunch. I can not get the smell off. I don't know what I am going to do! I can't stand myself!

I hope you made it all the way to ten! I almost didn't! I am very sleepy. I hope I can get this new schedule worked out soon! I have lots of things floating around that I can't wait to tell you about! Until then...

1 comment:

alicia said...

wow that was quite the update! yay for your hubby that is great, sorry the scdeules are all messed up now! love that your cat is named Oz and so glad the new principle is working out! I hate fish smell too, but love to eat it!

thanks for the shout out too! you are great chickie!