I really need to set up some kind of blogging schedule so I can better communicate with myself (if that doesn’t make me sound crazy, I don’t know what does). I had the intent to blog all week but right now this will have to do. I make my creative writing students write three pages in their journal per week so maybe, I should do the same. I am trying to get back into writing but I feel disillusioned by all of the critical literary papers I had to write in college. Then came the lesson plans.
+ EK and I decided on a tentative wedding color palette. We’re thinking a rich brown, cream, and turquoise for the main colors and since it’s a fall wedding, I’d like to do a orange for some minor accents. I really would like a brown or turquoise sash to go around my wedding dress. But I have to pick the dress first.
+ My learning specialist in my classroom is just wonderful to work with. I can be very easy going regarding students who require accommodations. Having been an at risk aide, I get where you need to let go and where you need to be a little more steadfast. Anyhow, I just like her and she gave me a wonderful recommendation for a wedding photog that will only charge about $100 for our engagement pics.
+I assembled the majority of my fall wardrobe this weekend and last. I feel good about this.
+My idea of a Friday night equals a nap, late grocery shopping, and renting The Walking Dead Season 2 from Family Video with EK.
+EK and I are going to see The Gaslight Anthem tomorrow! It was a birthday present and it’s finally heeeeere. I haven’t been to a concert in ages!
+ I will now have a little more freedom with my weekends since I put in my intent to resign at Younkers.
– I just quit a job that I have worked 10 years at. I have formed a lot of relationships. I have been taken care of by some of those ladies more than some of my family members have taken care of me. Most of them are gone. Some I will invite to my wedding, but, mostly it’s just bitter sweet. I don’t deal well with change either. I’m struggling on this. I am working my last two shifts at the end of the month and I imagine I’m going to be pretty bummed. Hopefully, I’ll have come to terms with this a little more by then.
-I have been asked twice if I am pregnant this week. One in part because I was wearing a tunic and another because a kid was generally interested as he put it, I dress like I am. I’m happy to have an open dialogue but a girl can only get asked if she’s preggo so much before it starts to affect her self esteem. I have a belly. I will always have a belly. It is not a muffin top, but it is a belly. I am built like a brick shit house but I am a beautiful one.
-I hurt my knee at the gym last week. Like really hurt it. It was swollen for awhile and because I was favoring it, my hips and back hurt too. It’s finally starting to feel better and I’m going to attempt the gym on Tuesday.
-I am over the test the new teacher game. So over it. Fortunately I’m good at confrontation.
-Two students added to my roster are emancipated and as they call themselves “street rats.” I am keeping a very watchful eye on them to make sure they can have a chance at receiving their due education.
-My nails are brittle.
-I haven’t had any time to read Dance with Dragons. 😦
-I haven’t had any time to read, period.
-I have 3 huge loads of laundry to fold in front of me, but I’m going to take a nap.