Saturday, August 27, 2005


Well for those of you who haven't heard, we are very close to buying our first house. It is very cute and in a good neighborhood. It is only five minutes from our church so we have no excuse for being late. We are supposed to close on Sept. 30th, but the owners are going to lease it to use this month for a very cheap $5 so that we can mow the water the lawn. We went to go and mow today and I discovered why it is considered men's work. I am a big wimp. I mowed the backyard all by myself and then I was spent. Jonathan couldn't understand, but let me tell you it was very hot. The air conditioner was on in the house, we could see it running, but we have no key yet, so all I could do is look in the windows and see the cool air.

Friday, August 26, 2005

It Was a Snickers Day

For those of you who understand the medicinal purposes of chocolate, today was one of those days. As soon as I was done with duty after school, I went straight to the snack machines to find a quick dose.

My day was great, the 5th graders were even corporative, but PK was crazy. PK is at the very end of the day so unfortunately that is what I remember at the end of the day. The deaf ed interpreter was in a meeting and couldn't make it to class, so their teacher had to come with them. I guess I haven't been teaching long enough, because I totally second guess everything that I do when there is someone new watching me. You might be wondering how you teach music to deaf ed students, well that is a whole different story.

So anyway, PK was a little wild and talking out the whole class. They didn't really want to cooperate and then when it was time to line up, we were 5 minutes late and they would not keep their hands to themselves. It was like they had only been making lines for two weeks!

Today I remembered what makes my job so challenging-the different age groups. I have to totally switch gears from 3rd graders to Pk in about 5 minutes. It really messes with your sanity. But at the same time, that is one of my favorite parts of my job, its never the same! The snickers bar was good.

Monday, August 22, 2005

Busy weekend

Jonathan graduated from TSTC on Friday night. I am so proud of him! We had a whopping 23 people there to watch him, it was great. Then we ALL went to the restaraunt to eat. There were so many of us that we had to split up in like 5 different tables. The poor waitresses had to majorly split the ticket between tables. Jonathan and I didn't even sit together-he had to work all of the tables.

We enjoyed seeing our families. Karen got to spend the night with us and came to work with me. It was fun to get to hang out again, but of course it was not enough time. We went to Salado to have lunch with Jonathan's family on Saturday and then we did a little shopping. Don't worry, it was only window shopping.

Jonathan has been off from work the past two weeks to study for finals. It has been really nice to see him every evening, but starting Wednesday he will be working full time at Dominos again. He is taking a semester off of school and then returning in the Spring for diesel mechanics. He will be way over qualified for whatever job he gets, but hopefully he will find one!

The New One

Well we found a good deal on another Toyota for Jonathan. It is a Camry and it seems to be in really good shape. Even though it is in good shape, it is a '92 so some things needed replacing. Jonathan has worked the past 3 days to fix lots of different things. He replaced the timing belt, spark plugs, water pump, and radiator. But the car was so cheap that we have only spent about $100 over our insurance reimbursement so far. We have some very sweet friends who let us borrow their driveway. Our apartment manager really does not like car work being done in the parking lot. She once told Jonathan that he couldn't check the oil. One great part about this car is that it came complete with duct tape!

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Here are pictures of the car.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Hug Your Family

Jonathan had a wreck today. But don't worry he is okay, just a little neck ache. He rear ended an 18 wheeler. It was pouring like cats and dogs this morning and a truck two cars in front of him lost control and started spinning. The 18 wheeler slowed down really fast and Jonathan couldn't compensate fast enough because he was hydroplaning. He said his bumper went under the back of the 18 wheeler and pushed his battery and stuff into the engine. Needless to say the car wouldn't start. He thinks it is totaled, but we'll see what the insurance decides. The cops had to declare that he was at fault because he was following too close. Jonathan said he wasn't following very close, the 18 wheeler just came to a dead stop. The cop said he didn't really do anything wrong, but that he had to blame someone. At least he didn't give him a ticket.

So now we have to buy a car really fast, pray that we will find a good deal on a very used car.

Needless to say I came straight home and gave him a big hug!

Monday, August 08, 2005

Back to Work

So today was my first day back at school. We were sitting in meetings with administration and I realized how thankful I should be to be at my school. In case you hadn't read from Karen's blog, I am at a brand new school this year. My principal transferred and I got to go with him. So anyway, back to the meeting. We were in the principals office going over the staff handbook and some of the other teachers started to ask questions about procedures and stuff. I found these things out about the way that other schools are run:

Teachers are not allowed to talk in the halls
Teachers are not allowed to even touch the copier, much less make a copy
Teachers are not allowed to use their cell phones at all
Teachers have to turn their lesson plans in daily to be checked over

None of these things are happening at my school. We are treated like the professionals that we are, no micro-managing.

Friday, August 05, 2005

The President...CORRECTED

Sorry it has been so long since I have posted, thanks for your patience! I graduated from my class and I am now officially a Kodaly Queen!

Jonathan and I got to furniture looking (not shopping) today. We will hopefully be moving in to our house soon and of course we have a wish list. We found a table that has a leaf in the middle that tucks inside when not in use and a beautiful entertainment center thing (you know the kind with doors).

Anyway the reason that Jonathan was off from school today was because the President of COLUMBIA was in town. Anytime President BUSH goes to his ranch in Crawford Jonathan is on lock down in the hanger. One time one of his friend walked out to have a smoke and looked down and there were about 20 red dots on his shirt. No one has ever attempted an escape again. But since the President of COLUMBIA is in town they aren't even allowed to have class. I guess they think that everyone in college is up to no good.