Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Crazy busy week.

I keep attempting to post each night and then I get distracted with grading, packing, laundry, and husband time. You will have to excuse me for my absence this week, I am leaving for the MARATHON on Thursday and I am bit preoccupied. I hope you all have great weeks and will say a little prayer for me on Sunday, actually I will take prayer anytime this week. Pray that we have safe travels and that our luggage makes it with us. Pray that we run injury free and take time to really enjoy our trip. Pray for the husbands and families that we are leaving behind, keep them safe in our absence. So in short thanks for reading my blog, excusing my lack of posts, and saying a few hail Mary's or heavenly shout outs on my behalf.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Belly full of chili...

I am very full today.
I have a belly full of homemade chili that was fantastic. I actually had two bowls.
I have a heart full of love. I am a very lucky girl to be married to such a handsome man who makes chili, walks the dogs, runs with me, and does laundry.
I have a bed full of puppies who are like little heaters and keep my feet warm so socks aren't necessary.
I have a head full of thoughts and I am not sure I am articulate enough to get them written here on this little blog.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Saturday to do list:

Run 6 miles.
Pick out paint for media room.
Have brunch with Mr. R.
Walk Simon & Sophie to the lake.
Dream about having 4 beautiful babies with blue eyes. (My biological clock is really ticking!)
Paint media room.
Bathe dogs.
Scrapbook my week.
Make a dent in my never ending laundry pile.
Send out a few thank you notes.
Write packing list for San Francisco.
Nap, if needed.
Date night @ the Greek Festival tonight... I hear a gyro and some dancing calling my name.

What happened this week?

I was a terrible blogger this week. I was also a not so great person. It was a rather selfish week for me at Casa Republican and I was all about feeling sorry for myself. I wasn't excited about cooking dinners. I didn't want to clean. My laundry pile has reached epic heights. I don't know how Mr. R put up with me.

I don't have many photos to show you this week, actually for this post I don't have any. But for those of you who care enough to keep reading... my week in words.

Tuesday: Block day. Finished teaching the scientific method to the children. We culminated the unit by completing my favorite lab, See Jane Date. They actually have to use the scientific method to find a date for my friend Jane. This results in crazy matches and lots of laughs. I had a mondo headache all day and ended up eating leftovers and heading to bed early.

Wednesday: In class review day, fruit for all three meals, 5 mile run with Mr. R, Mad Men watched on On Demand.

Thursday: Test! I graded all day long. My "in box" is now empty. Go Me!!! Shopping with Kristin & Danielle for marathon necessities. I got a really cool running belt to keep my hydrated on my long runs. I have decided I need cute running clothes like Kristin. I also need her body shape too. (More on that later).

Friday: On to the weekend!!! Afternoon snack with Mr. R, Reality TV watching, dinner that I did not make, late night kisses, falling asleep while quoting Brian Regan, Mr. R softly snoring next to me. Reminded that I have a very awesome life and should be eternally grateful.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Quote of the night:

"I would very much like to be your baby daddy". -Mr. R

Be back later with a recap of the week.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Monday, monday, bah dah bah dah dah...

Monday, monday can't trust that day...

Mondays are block days so I only see three of my classes as opposed to six. Classes are twice as long and I don't have to be as rushed. (Once I get to work). This morning was another late morning for me. I woke up late, showered late, got dressed late, and left late. It was as if I was unconsciously trying to see how late I could make myself this morning. I did however discover that if I leave my house at 7:10 I can get to work before the kids come beating down the door. (Good to know in case I encounter another case of the Mondays in the near future.)

The downside of leaving late and being rushed is that I don't get breakfast. I drank my coffee while driving and had an Odwalla smoothie in first period.I was starving my second period so I dug into my strawberry chobani yogurt. Thanks to Costco I have plenty to choose from. Lunch was leftover mac and cheese with fresh fruit. Turns out Costco's fresh fruit bowl is way better than the Publix bowl. (I think its a bit cheaper too). Plus it has mango in it!
My classes went smoothly and I left work on time! I'm making progress people. I have a major headache tonight so I plan to spend most of my afternoon in bed with Advil and the lights off.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

The weekend recap...

Saturday: breakfast, run, paint the guestroom, movies, GYROS!, drinks, dessert.

Yes, you read that right I found a Gyro place in Saint Augustine. Oopa! They taste exactly like Eric's from home. (Shout out to Jersey!) I was in heaven. We decided to only order one and split it, but after the first bite I could have eaten three more... so good. I think we have found out new date night place.

Me eating my half of the gyro. Loved it!
Me in my awesome 3-D glasses. (I think they look like old school Ray-bands).
Do you think Sophie looks embarrassed of me?

Mr. R rocking his 3-D glasses. (Believe it or not this was pre-drinks).
Dessert! Tonight's meal was a taste of Mediterranean.
Gyros from Greece & cannoli from Italy (or Publix?)

Sunday: church, Costco, Jo-Anne fabric (cause I am cool like that & I can roll with the grandmas in the cat sweatshirts), grilled cheese & soup, scrapbooking, homemade mac & cheese, cider and a soak in the tub. I think I am ready to face a new week.

Friday, October 2, 2009


Friday could not come fast enough this week. I was ready for Friday on Wednesday and that is never a good sign. I am starting to feel very overwhelmed and frustrated by the schedule I have created for us. Between Mr. R's work and social commitments, my new students, church functions, and family stuff I feel I am pulled in a thousand different directions with not enough time to accomplish anything well. It's only 6 weeks into the start of the school year and I already want a vacation! Someone needs to tell my body its not thanksgiving yet.

My goal was to make this weekend as comforting and relaxing as possible. I planned for lesiurely errands, a short (long 8 mile) run, and lots of napping. Mr. R threw my plans out the window very early on Friday nioght by accepting more responsibilities from the local GOP and now we are more overloaded than ever. (Why is it that husbands have selective hearing?) I know I will make this work and we will be fine. I am just not sure how. And I plan to stay mad about his new decision for a while.
In the words of my mother, God said we have to forgive and forget. He didn't say we have to do this quickly.

Here are my daily eats from Friday. What's missing is the Chinese food we ordered to make up for the dinner we missed while Mr. R was on the phone. By the time we got the food home at almost 8:00, I was so hungry I ate mine out the container and forgot to take a picture.

Chobani blueberry yogurt mixed with cheerios and oats.

Leftover quiche with honey wheat pretzel sticks I also celebrated (a coworker's new job) with fruit pizza (not pictured). It was so good!

I think that will be my last Chinese food for a while. It made me sick to my stomach... I should note that perhaps the way I ate it (wolfing it down almost whole) could have caused this feeling too.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

It's 7:00pm do you know where your child's teacher is?

She is just getting home!
Another late start this morning. I woke up on time, but instead of showering and getting my butt in gear I decided to stay in bed, cuddle, and then be late to work. I was really hungry this morning, but there was no time for breakfast. I had an apple in the car with my coffee.
I ate my breakfast over the course of 1st, 2nd and 3rd period. I would sneak bites in between class change and note-taking.

I managed to make quite a dent in it because this was all that was left by mid third period.
I think its really funny that I hate my food touching and I never mix food yet I will eat a combo of Greek yogurt and three different cereals.

Lunch today was a repeat of last nights dinner. I made this pizza for Mr. R, but I can't seem to stop eating it. I ate my pizza with carrot chips and tomatoes.

I packed fruit to go with my lunch, but my tummy was full after the pizza so I ate it as my afternoon snack. Which was helpful since I ended up at school until 6:30 today! I almost put in a 12 hour work day! I wish I could say I spent my afternoon grading like a mad woman, but instead I talked with Danielle and discussed my new must see TV show Cougars. My dinner looks gross in this picture, but I promise it was really good. We made cheese tortellini, from the refrigerator section at Costco topped with tomato sauce and parm cheese. All that was left was this lone tortellini. (which Simon and Sophie promptly ate).
I am finishing this post while watching TV. (I am an excellent multitasker). My local news is advocating I watch them at 11pm to know what to pack in my swine flu survival kit. Since when do you need a kit to survive a virus? Is orange juice, theraflu, and rest not enough anymore?