Thursday, September 16, 2010

I wish EVERYDAY was test day!

I've been having some power struggles with my students this week. On Tuesday, I felt like:


Wednesday was a bit better...

....and today, my students are angels.

Why you ask? I gave them a big test. That is right, a big, fat, unit exam. They have looked like this all day:

No, these are not actually my students,
I would DIE if I had that many students in each class!
I mean... I do have almost 40 kids per class, but this would be ridiculous ;)

This is a really really big deal for me, because they usually look like this:

These aren't my students either, thank goodness.
I have big enough problems of my own.
Oh, and my students aren't this nicely dressed, either.

Monday is the first day that I am being evaluated by my university supervisor in health. Wish me luck! We are starting lessons on Self-Esteem next week.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Love Letter: Happy Birthday to My Sweetheart.

Today is my sweetie Nathan's birthday.

He is the most wonderful thing in my life, and I am so happy every day to be married to him. He always tells me how much he loves me, and always shows me by doing so many things for me. He is a wonderful man who does dishes, cleans house, and builds beautiful things for me. Who could ask for more?? He also is on the same page with me about all of the important things.

He reads books with me. He watches old episodes of Star Trek with me. He doesn't play video games. He is so sensitive to my feelings, and he thinks it is cute when I call him "hunny bunny". He tells me I am beautiful all of the time, and goes out of his way to make sure I am safe. He sends me texts during the day asking how I am and telling me how much he loves me and how much fun he had the night before...

I love him more and more every day.

He shared this video with me last week, and we watched it together and I cried a little. It is so touching. Since we watched it together, he has been leaving me little love notes every now and then. It is so sweet.

..... today I left a love note for him.





Monday, September 6, 2010

To live a retro life.

Nathan started compiling a verbal list yesterday of how we live like it is still the 50's and 60's. You all know I love all things retro, but seriously... I think I'm trying to time travel or something.

1. We live in an old house built in the 30's.
2. We do not watch television. (we own one, it is just not plugged in.)
3. Although we don't watch television, we do go to the movies.
4. I ride around my home town on a green cruiser bike with a basket. While wearing a dress.
5. I drive a Volkswagen beetle.
6. I only wear pants 1 or 2 days out of the week.. and rarely are they jeans. Skirts and dresses are the way to go.
7. We are high school sweethearts who went to the senior prom together. (doesn't that just scream "Back to the Future 1"?)
8. Often we go down to the local fishing hole when we have a spare minute or two.
9. I always wear a really frilly apron when I cook.
10. We use terms such as "ice box" and "cold pantry".
11. I bake my own bread
12. I listen to the news on the radio, not in my car, but in my living room.
13. I often sew my own clothes and household items.
14. Nathan and I make each other gifts. For instance, he made my rolling pin and dining room table, and I made him several ties and a case for the bass guitar he hand crafted
15. We wash our dishes by hand (Nathan HATES this. He will stand in front of the dirty dishes in the sink and whimper for a few minutes before he digs in.)
16. All of the veggies we eat in the summer are home grown.
17. I had a dream last night about raising our own pigs, and then seriously considered it when I awoke.

Take my life:

Add a little sepia-tone:

What year is it again?

On a completely unrelated subject (kind of), Nathan and I have been going to bed really early lately. Like 9:30 or 10:00. This is because I've been getting up at 5 to make it to school on time, but it has actually been a nice change. I have always been a night owl, and used to stay up until 12 or 1 am quite frequently. We were known to go to the grocery store at 11 o'clock at night, or start a game or movie shortly before midnight. Those days are officially over.

One night last week, we found ourselves sitting in bed reading at about 9:30 pm. We were all ready for bed, and were just enjoying our respective books, when Nathan turns to me and says,

"This is really nice".

Then we went back to reading. When I told Mary about this experience, she said,

"You are now officially old."

And maybe I agree, because my body woke me up without an alarm at about 5:30 Sunday morning. Only old people's bodies wake them up on time without an alarm. Oh well, I like this change.

I also like watching the sun rise over the Salt Lake valley as I drive over the point of the mountain. Gorgeous.