Tuesday, July 12, 2011

10 Tuesdays of Me! - 6 Places



I'm going to do 2 lists for this.  6 Places that I loved having been at and 6 places I hope to go one day.

6 Places I loved being:
  1. In the hospital when I first held both my girls.  Those two moments were two of the best of my life.
  2. In the car with Mikey when we went on our vacation to South Dakota five years ago.  South Dakota was nice, but I think the fun of going with him was probably the best part of that.  The Badlands are pretty awesome though.
  3. In my Great Aunt Phyl's house.  I loved that house.  I have great memories of being there when I would walk the mile over from my Grandma's and I have great memories of being there when I lived there with my parents.  Sometimes I'm sad that they don't still live there.
  4. On the basketball court in high school.  I wasn't really all that good at basketball, but there was something about being out there and playing that I still have dreams about.  Now the locker room being yelled at by coaches and teammates...that's a different story...
  5. In my classroom when a student gets excited about something we are studying.  I'm a dork who loves all the stuff I teach and I get pretty excited when a kid shows some enthusiasm.
  6. My bed.  I love sleeping.  I particularly love when all 4 of take a nap on weekend afternoons in it.  That's pretty close to heaven for me.
6 places I hope to get to someday
  1. Yellowstone - we are actually sort of planning a trip next June with my parents to celebrate Mikey and I's 5th year wedding anniversary and my parent's 40th ann.   (I know we are soooo romantic - traveling with my parents for our ann.)
  2. Alaska 
  3. New York City
  4. Washington DC - I went in high school for a week, but I'd love to go back now and see all the history.  I could spends weeks in the Smithsonian I think.
  5. The East Coast - I love to take a trip where I visit major battle sites of the Revolutionary and Civil War.
  6. Europe - I went last summer with my aunt and her son's school group to England, Spain and Italy, but I would love to go again with Mikey and my girls (and probably my parents because I like their company).  Sweden in particular.  My brother-in-law is from Sweden and I think it'd be neat to see his home in person.

Friday, July 8, 2011

FNL - Some Roo Quotes and More



  • We are headed out to camp in about 45 minutes.  I've gotten nothing ready, yet here I am blogging.  I'm having a little trouble getting excited about camping in this heat, but oh well.  I'm thinking we will be spending the afternoon in the camper, which is not my favorite part of camping.
  • Only about a month left before school starts.  In a couple of weeks I'll be excited again, because I really do enjoy my job.  Today I'm a little sad about that because I'm going to miss spending my days with my little ladies.
  • My sister is in Sweden for 3 1/2 weeks visiting her in-laws with her family.  It's crazy how I've talked to her more on Skype while she's been gone than I probably would have if she was here.  Her in-laws don't speak English too well so I think she starved for someone to chat with.    The funniest thing she said was how one of her daughters had said her favorite part of the trip so far was watching the cows.  Apparently the cows in here in Nebraska are not as exciting?
  • Mikey read my post about my 7 wants and said I sounded like a weirdo.  He said I should tell people I'm not a weirdo.  So here you go, "I'm not a weirdo."  I said that only a weirdo would say I'm not a weirdo, but he said I should let people know.  It was a funny conversation. 

To end my leftovers, I thought I'd post some pictures of Roo with some quotes from her - so here you go:



After locking me out when I took out the trash (which I didn't know she could do) - I'm omitting what I said so no one thinks I'm a terrible parent.
ROO: Why are you locked out?
ROO: Can you just come in this window?
ROO: Are you sure you aren't a stranger?



ME:  I'm going to hop in the shower quick, k?
ROO:  Mommy you need to just stand in the shower.  You told me I can't hop in there remember?

And a couple pics of Pj just because.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

10 Tuesdays of Me! - 7 Wants



I haven't put too much thought into these, so just doing them off the top of my head here.

  1. I want an iPad.  The school should have ordered one for me.  I still sorta want my own though.
  2. I want to lose about 150 lbs so that I look like a runway model and blow over in big wind storms.  I had jaw surgery about 5 years ago and after a 2 hour surgery that took 5 hours to complete, the surgeon said, "you literally have the thickest, densest bones I have ever sawed through." I would like that on some type of plaque.  My point is that I be almost literally skin and bone if I lost that much weight - thick, dense bone at that and probably some loose saggy skin.  You know, so I'd be one of those rare people that people would say, "wow, she looked better fat."  ((I seriously do want to lose some weight, but what I want MORE is for people to get off my back about it.  **Read people as my MIL and one of my friends who'd like me to buy 'shakes' from her.))
  3. I want my house to be cleaned, magically, when I get up in the morning, and every morning from here on. By "clean" I also mean organized.
  4. I want to win a new SUV, because I don't want to have a payment.  We don't have the most family friendly vehicles (2 door Cavalier and 4 door Tundra pickup).  People always watch us unload out of the Cav like we are clowns piling out of a clown car.  I do not want a van and will not enter contests that only allow winning of vans.
  5. I want to continue teaching, but not have to do any part of the job I deem unnecessary to student-learning and not have people crab at me about it.  This would include any type of "report" that I currently just change the year on the one from last year each year instead of actually doing.
  6. I want my girls to continue being the happy, healthy, easy-going, sweet, low-maintenance girls they are.
  7. I want the national debt to magically disappear so programs don't have to be cut and taxes don't have to rise.  (little somethin' for everyone there :) )
I wonder what my "wants" say about me.

Friday, July 1, 2011

FNL - The Questions


  • Why is that when I ask Roo to take 2 more bites of something she'll generally finish it?  Why doesn't she just finish it? 
  • Why does Roo think that all milk must be flavored with chocolate or strawberry?  Curses to the husband who gave her chocolate milk to begin with!
  •  Who are daytime television advertisers targeting?  Apparently people at home during the day hope to sue someone?
  • Why do people assume that because I don't have to go to "work" during the summer that I have "nothing to do all day?"  Really people?  Taking care of my of girls is something!!!
  • Why is John Goodman the voice of a chicken on the Direct TV ad?  Aren't all chickens female?
  • Why does low carb beer exist?  If you are drinking enough beer that you feel it is having a negative impact on your low carb diet, I would contend that it is not a diet issue you have, but a drinking problem.  (No offense to the Michelob Ultra drinkers in the blogosphere - just a thought.)
  • Why is Michelob in the spell check?  And Budwieser? And Heineken?  (How easily entertained am I that spell check does it for me?)
  • Why did we buy a house with basically no back yard? 
  • Why does the local news anchor leaving make me tear up? Am I that attached to news anchors?
And the final question...
  • Who dresses this Roo?  Does she think it's Country Christmas in July around here?


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