Saturday, September 17, 2011

What is my Issue?!

Seriously... "they" say women are confusing.  Well, you got that right!!  I can't even figure myself out, and I've known me for 23 years!  You know, men (even though the only man who reads my blog is my husband, and he already knows this... that's beside the point.  Ok, moving on....) the thing is, we (women, in general) know you are confused by us, and we know you think that's frustrating... but it's just as maddening to us, because we confuse ourselves all the time! 

So here's the thing.  Thomas is at work today.  And I'm here at home, trying to do 18 things at once so that I can keep my head above water.  But that's not really the problem.  The problem is, if Thomas isn't home, I'm bound to break out in tears over something completely minute and stupid.  Why? you ask... The heck if I know!!!  Seriously, I was just sitting on the couch, watching "One Tree Hill" (yes, I'm pretty much still a 15 year old girl) and grading papers, so when the episode is ending and somebody on the screen is crying, I start tearing up... REALLY???  And then, I sit down at my computer to start typing up lesson plans, but of course, I have to watch the new trailer of "We Bought a Zoo" that's online first.  So then that was heart warming and I start crying AGAIN!  I mean, come on...  I'm not sad or anything, but when I'm overwhelmed, I tend to cry.  So I guess just about anything can set me off.  How ridiculous!

Ok, it's driving me a little nuts that all of my posts have been emotional lately.  So, you are probably not surprised when I tell you that I haven't woven one bit since I posted the sneak peek picture like two weeks ago.  (Has it really been two weeks already?!  Wow.)  Anyway, I was tidying up my areas of the house today, because I have been a complete slob lately.  And I made my weaving area look pretty (er)!
So that's something right?  And anyway, you didn't see what it looked like before.  This is a HUGE improvement!

However, now I am just wasting more time when I really really need to be working.  Toodoloo!

Monday, September 12, 2011

"And Today is All You've Got Now"

"This is your life, and today is all you've got now... and today is all you'll ever have."  ~Switchfoot

The lyrics of this song have been echoing around in my head for the past week or so.  And they're powerful lyrics.  Anytime we talk about... what if there's no tomorrow... it always is.  Because, what if?  If there is no tomorrow, your today would be so incredibly different.

And anyway, I don't really want to get all philosophical and deep really, but today, I had a moment of clarity.  I've always loved color guard (you know, the people that spin around the flags and stuff when the marching band is on the field).  And I've always known that color guard is one of my life-long true passions.  But today, I was reminded of that in such a wonderful way.  I got home from school earlier than normal today, and one of my favorite 30 Seconds to Mars songs was playing on the way home.  (This song is my DREAM winter guard routine.  Seriously, it would be soooooo awesome!)  And I've been dying to go outside and spin for a while, but I just never seem to have the time.  And really, I didn't have the time today either, but I decided to just procrastinate on more important things because I really needed some me time.  And I went outside to spin my rifle, and... I'm home.  Color guard is one of my true callings.  All my stress melts away; everything comes naturally; I feel confident; I can genuinely laugh at my mistakes; I love the challenge of really getting a move perfect; I love everything about it.  I never even skip warming up (doing the basics over and over again) because I even love those.  I love the routine of it, and the way it feels to know that I can do a move perfectly ten times in a row.  I love the way you can give yourself over completely to the music and the movements, and nothing else matters in that moment.  Color guard is my thing.  It's that thing that if Thomas and I did not need my salary at any given point in time, I would quit any job and do color guard full time (even for free!).  That is how much I love it.

Anyway, I guess that was still kind of heavy.  This blog in general is getting a little heavy.  Too bad I don't have more time to have fun!  I haven't even seen a new movie in TWO WEEKS!  That's terrible.  (It's not like there's been many good movies to go see though.)  Anyway, I really should have been in bed a while ago.  Boo.  5:30 am comes WAY too early every morning!  Good night, sleep tight!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Florida Drivers Make Me Go ???!!!?!?!?!

Ok, really!  I don't get it!  So, here's the deal:  There's this road I drive on to get to work everyday.  The speed limit starts out at 45 mph, then it goes up to 55 for like 3 or 4 miles.  Then it goes back down to 45 for a mile or so, THEN it goes down to 35 for about half a mile where the road is really busy.  Then it goes back up to 45.  So, the point is... on the 55 mph section of several miles, NO ONE GOES 55!  I swear, every single person I drive behind wants to go between 40-45 mph on that entire, several mile section.  Then, they continue that all the way through the 45 mph section and the 35 mph section.  So, obviously they don't have a problem with speeding, because they're going sometimes 10 over the speed limit in the busiest part of town, but when the speed limit goes up, they don't adjust!  It is so incredibly maddening!!!  Is it that hard to just go the speed limit or 2-4 over at all times?!  I really don't think so.

Also, problem #2... Those said people will go WAY below the speed limit, however, when they come up to a red light that will be CLEARLY red by the time they get into the intersection, they just keep going.  No big deal.  Run a light that's red before you even get close to the intersection.  REALLY?!?!?!  What is up with these people?!  Because, they're obviously not in a hurry because they won't go over 40 miles per hour... but if there's a red light, they're suddenly needing to get through immediately!  It's so re-donc-ulous!  Drives me NUTS!

Anyway, tomorrow is Friday!  Thank goodness!  And it's test day in four out of my five classes, so hopefully I will get to sit down some... my poor feet are so tired!  And then... I volunteered to go on a field trip with the band on Saturday to a football game at FSU, to watch the marching band perform (I am the assistant marching director, so I figured it would be a little weird for me not to go).  However, this particular field trip begins at 2:30 AM on Saturday morning and ends at 3:00 AM on Sunday!  Hah!  What was I thinking?!  So, yikes!  Say a little prayer for Rachel this weekend... I'm gonna need it!  Have a happy Friday!  

Oh, btw:  Palm Bay is getting a Buffalo Wild Wings!!!!!!!!  My life will soon be complete with a fabulously delicious chicken wrap!!!  (Now we just need Imo's and Qdoba!  I'm really jonesing for some Imo's... and a homemade cinnamon roll... moving on.  ;))))

Monday, September 5, 2011

Step 3=Working on it!

Well, I started weaving!  However, the only weaving I got done is the several lines you see here!  I worked hard to make sure you couldn't see the bright red yarn I spaced it with.  Lol.  Here's a sneak peek!

So, there's something else I'd like to address.  It's pretty serious...  For those of you who don't know me, I LOVE ice cream.  However, I have never before had this:

And O M G!!!  This stuff is the BEST thing I have EVER tasted in my whole life!!!  Seriously.  I can not believe that I have never before had Blue Bell ice cream, but now I'm hooked!  So...

Anyway, all of this is just stalling because I still have work to do!  So, I'd better get back to it...  boo.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Step 2=Exciting!

Just finished warping!!!  I LOVE the green/blue.  It's the softest bamboo blend ever!

Step 1=Complete


And, of course, Lo couldn't let an empty box go unexplored!

Today... It's on!

It's a three day weekend, and if I don't get to weave today, I'm going to punch myself in the face... and make it hurt!  (lol)  Let the day begin.