Monday, June 28, 2010

The Closet of Doooooooom!

I've been cleaning out my closet. This has been a huge task. I have already gotten 7 garbage bags full. I have taken out everything that (a) doesn't fit or (b) just doesn't look good on me. I'm purging big time!

I'm going to take all the bags down to Goodwill in Valdosta. I'm trying to get my closet set up and cleaned up so that I can find everything that I need without having to dig through stacks and stacks!

I gave both the doggies a bath today. No matter what we do, they seem to get some fleas. Urgh! I know that it is because it is summer in the South, but dang! They are already on Frontline.

I guess I should get my behind in gear and cook some supper for the hubs!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Lazy Summer Days...

I went to eat lunch yesterday with Becky, one of my bestest friends. She is down in Valdosta at an AP workshop so I drove down there to meet her. We had lunch at Longhorn's...yum, cow! Since Mark is a vegetarian, most of our meals are vegetarian based. Whenever I go out, I tend to eat meat.

I've been working on lesson plans for next year. I've written the units for American and British Literature. I've cross-referenced most of the GPS. I just need to write the study sheets for each selection. There are a TON of new materials coming with our new books. I am uber excited. Wheee!

I really need to get to cleaning the house, a task I hate. I would like it to look better before I go back to school. It tends to become a pit during the school year because I simply do not have time to do it all. I would rather spend time with my husband than worry about whether or not the dishwasher has been unloaded! I know...blasphemy! The project that I really need to tackle is my closet. Oh my gosh, it is a total disaster. There is no other way to describe it. I have too many clothes and not enough space. I need to weed, weed, weed. I guess I should get up and go get that done.

I'm working on my British book reading challenge. I just finished a book by Karen Harper (not British), but I'm currently reading one by Jean Plaidy. I adore her books!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

this and that

Yesterday Old Navy had 20% off. Yeah, I ordered. I got three short sleeve cardigans--one in aqua, one in melon ball (light green), and a striped one called soba noodle which I think will be cute with khakis. I'm so excited. I love the look of a short sleeve cardigan with a tank underneath. Perfect for teaching in. Plus, the melon ball with go perfectly with my Sitting in a Tree Vera, and the aqua will look great with my Paprika Vera. Score.

I also got the puppies a collar for the 4th of July. Lucy always tries to take Boris's bandana off SO I'll just be using cute collars from now on.

Mark has tomorrow off, but then he has to work the weekend...UGH!

I've been working on lesson plans. I'm pretty excited about it actually. We are getting new textbooks this year. There are TONS of new materials and the textbook works really well with our GPS. It also looks like I'm going to get to teach a remediation course for English. I'm pretty excited about that as well. Most people don't want to work with the kids who struggle, but I enjoy it. Most of them work hard, and we end up boosting their scores and their school self-esteem.

Monday, June 14, 2010


I went to PetSmart last Friday. I got the puppies some new stuff. Boris got a new "summer" collar. Lucy got one as well. I also got them some Iams "gravy". Oh my gosh, it is insane how much the puppies like this stuff. They have two flavors--bacon and chicken stew. They scarf it down. I'd almost feel like a good cook, if I had anything at all to do with it. Ha!

I'm almost finished with the book The Observations by Jane Harris. I've enjoyed it so far. I'm starting to get into my usual book or two a week groove. I LOVE summer.

Mark is back on regular hours this week--well, until Friday. He has to work this weekend, and he has to work nights. UGH! I hate it when he has to work nights. I gets boring and lonely around here. Plus, he comes home super late (usually after midnight).

Time to walk the dogs!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Summer Vacation :)

I'm so excited to be out for summer vacation! YEAH! My students did pretty well this year, but there is always room for improvement.

Boris got neutered last week (ouch)! He was so bruised and battered. I felt so bad for him. The vet had to go "in" twice. Boris had a bleeder...yes, it is as icky as it sounds! He's back to his old self. He and Lucy have been racing each other around the house this morning/afternoon.

I've done laundry today, dishes, etc. I have a billion things to do in the house, but I've been so lazy. The pups and I slept until 8:30 this morning. Wheeeee! Mark has to get up and leave for work by 6AM. No thanks!

Tonight I think I'm going to make BBQ "chicken" sandwiches, baked beans, and something else for supper. The "chicken" is because Mark is a vegetarian so we eat a lot of faux meat.

Mark should be home any time now...YEAH! :)