Saturday, July 14, 2007

Taking myself out

I'm taking myself out...because romantically there isn't anyone around here who is interested in me, or that I am interested in. I know, I sound silly...but I'm taking myself out--and I'm going out of the country to do it! Now, that is a date! :)

As a teacher I work hard throughout the school year. I go to school early to help kids, and get lesson plans ready. I stay after school to help kids or attend meetings. I work hard throughout the day, teaching and smoothing the way for a population that not many feel called to work with. In the evenings, I go home, but school is constantly running through my mind. In the summer, I teach summer school, volunteer, and work other odd jobs.

I put in my time at work, and when I'm not there I am busy running errands, going to school, trying to accomplish all that I possibly can, and check off as much as possible on my "to-do" list (there's always more to be done, but I do what I can). I feel that I deserve some time for rest and relaxation now.

Monday afternoon, I'll be boarding a flight in Wichita that will take me to Denver, and from there I'll go on to Frankfurt, Germany. I've been packing for the past week, trying to cram in as much stuff for Heidi and Tim as I possibly can, but still have room for clothes for myself! I may end up wearing maternity clothes before this vacation is through! :) At least they will be stylish maternity clothes--no frumpy outfits allowed! I'm looking forward to spending some time with my best friends, Heidi and Tim. We're planning on doing a bit of traveling, but most of all, I'm just looking forward to being with them. I've truly missed them this year, and I'm excited about being together again. The time will go quickly, I'm sure.

While I'm there, I hope that I'll have a chance to post and update everyone on all that we've done, and are doing. Check back, I'll try to post as often as I can.

I'll be flying back on the 7th of August, but I'm going to do my best to get bumped. Whichever day I end up coming back, I'll have to spend the time on the return flight sorting out everything I need to do for the start of school. I'll only have about 3-4 days before school starts when I get home. It doesn't matter how rushed I'll feel though, being with my family again will make it all worth it!

"Play is the business of childhood, and its continuation in later years is the prolongation of youth." --Walter Rauschenbusch>

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Making a date with friends

Okay, I admit it! Sometimes I take life too seriously. I know, I know, it's a surprise to all of you! :)

There have been some instances of late that have made life seem more like an uphill climb, fighting all the way, instead of the playful romp I'd much prefer. I decided to do something about it today though, and spent the afternoon with Julie and Quinn out at the lake on the dock and enjoying the boat. I had so much fun this afternoon, I think I'll repeat the experience tomorrow as well!

Relaxing with friends puts problems into perspective. Friends are there for you through tears and laughter, troubles and triumphs. Friends make life worthwhile, ensuring that love and laughter are a part of your week.

Laughter can relieve tension, soothe the pain of disappointment, and strengthen the spirit for the formidable tasks that always lie ahead. --Dwight D. Eisenhower