Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Why am I so nervous?

I made the call today to start the "rebuild" ball rolling. After months of doing the insurance two step and a couple of weeks to research the estimates and pray, we have made our decisions. My kindly contractor says they'll prob start on Tuesday. And I am jittery, scared nervous. Don't know if it's the concept of change, the amount of money we are spending, or just too much coffee this morning, but I am a little freaked out. I love the thought of having a newly lovely house by Christmas time. I am resigned to the hit on the credit cards. We just aren't handy enough to do these things ourselves. But I can't wrap my head around the fact that this is going to happen. Nerves suck.

Of course, add to this I'm also getting ready to leave for Thanksgiving with the family. And we, the Willingham's, are moving shockingly slow. Chris is out getting the car cleaned. What??!! Yeah, he wanted it shiny for the trip. I think he also wanted some shot of that "new car smell" they insert after they clean. Anyway, clothes and toiletries are packed. Boys said they got their electronics squared away. Now we are waiting.

Oh yeah, and Chris has 2 papers and 3 final exams in the next 2 weeks.

And I just found out my team leader (who just had a heart valve replacement 2 weeks ago) is back in the hospital with fluid around her heart..

I guess I've got reason to be a little on edge.

So, I'm gonna go calm myself with some soothing, mindless something and finish packing my medications and books for the trip.

Yeah, soothing and mindless is good.

Monday, November 23, 2009

The Stream.. of my Consciousness

It's Monday... I'm skipping school.. almost time to head out with the boys... So excited for a break from the grind, and NO, I couldn't wait until Wednesday.

I plan on shopping, seeing a movie, getting some Starbucks for breakfast, and doing whatever i want, whenever I want, without worry or constraint. Not an "everyday" kind of life, but great for a day.

Tomorrow, I will be off as well.. Chris is taking the day, too..Boys in school.. Gonna try to get mom to go to work before 3.  tee hee.. we'll see how that all works out.. gonna get my hair cut in the am and then it's furniture shopping and .. something else, but I forgot.

They call these "mental Health" days..And I need one or two, OBVIOUSLY! Cuz lately, I've been going a little mental.

And the stream of my consciousness ended there. The rest is random meaningless ramblings.. Princess Banana Hammock, Phoebe from Friends type ramblings.. Maybe I'll share those one day. (Shhh, I think she was the best, coolest, sanest of all the Friends)


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

What happened to childhood imagination?

Conversation on the way to school.. as heard from the front seat...

Josh: I can't wait to get home and keep digging that hole... I bet we'll dig all the way to China

Ryan: No, that won't happen, cuz we'd have to go through the mantle, the earth's inner core, the outer core, and it's just too HOT!

Josh: oh, too bad.

Can you guess who's studying the parts of the earth at school??

Friday, November 13, 2009

Self Realization

When I'm good, I'm really really good. But when I'm bad, I'm horrid!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Words of Wisdom


isn't everything!

Words of Wisdom

It's not always important

to stand out from the crowd.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Happy Veteran's Day!

To all those who have served in the Armed Forces, THANK YOU for your sacrifice!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Day by the numbers

3 parent notes I've answered today
2  trips to Conroe in the last 24 hours
72 requests to go to the bathroom I've dealt with
367 interruptions to my teaching today
65 sets of papers left to be graded
8 credit card companies to call
8,112 things on my to do list
1 new student entering on Monday
78 hours my husband has worked this week
3 research papers he has left to write
6 days until the 3rd grade program
13 kids I've lost at random times to work on the 3rd grade program
7 parents who came to lunch today
6541 times I dreamed that there was no Leopard boutique today at lunch
1/2 minutes I've had to get things done today

And that's my day by the numbers

Monday, November 2, 2009


So much Halloween fun! Hulk and Snake Eyes.. The growling angry one and the mute ninja... go figure..