Haiku Friday


New job? Going well

Thank you for all the comments

of support and cheers. ūüôā


Schedules are still new

Spare time is a rarity

BUT we are all great


Kae and Noelle have

been extremely flexible

if not supportive


Hubby is just thrilled!

A burden has been lifted

I love the challenge


All the students have

welcomed me with open arms

and resilient minds


All in all I’d say

that the new job is going

as well as I’d hoped


I really do enjoy this new job so far.¬† The girls initially¬†did not want me to go back to work.¬† Though Noelle was too young to remember when I DID work outside the home (she was 1), and Kae had no idea what to expect, they were both hesitant for the change.¬† So was I a little if I’m being truthful.

BUT, so far so good.  The girls both have been doing great at their programs.  Noelle admitted to me that she had always wished she could be part of the AYS crowd, and has been doing great with the program so far.  They are great about working with spelling words there, and she has aced both tests since starting.  Yay!

Kae LOVES her school.¬† I told her teacher that she’d live there if I let her.¬† I fully believe that.¬† When I picked her up last Friday, she said her usual, “I’m coming back tomorrow!” to which I responded that it would be Saturday, and she would not need to attend.¬† Her smile quickly turned into a frown, and she said, “Aw MAN!”¬† The teachers all tell me that she has blended in with the others there so well – it’s like she has been going there for a long time.¬† They asked me yesterday where she was before this.¬† I told them that she was at home with me.¬† They didn’t believe me.¬† I’ll take that as a compliment.¬†

I am still very much adjusting to my new schedule (4:55 am is¬†still snuggling under the covers time…. NOT hopping in the shower time. I don’t care what my alarm clock tells me.¬† YAWN!).¬†I’m also adjusting to¬†what exactly is¬†expected of me.¬† I am one who wants to be on top of things, so that there is no chance of falling behind.¬† I’m also (and I’m ashamed to admit it) SO much more of a follower than a leader.¬† I’m having a bit of a difficult time realizing that I am the go-to person on every. single. question, concern or complaint.¬† Wow is all I can say about THAT. There is no one to pass the buck to.¬† Shucks.¬†

That’s not entirely true. I have been getting loads of help from the director I took over for. She is a great resource, and a truly wonderful person to “have my back” so to speak.¬† SHE is one I would look up to as a director.¬† She’s an “in charge”¬†kind of gal.¬† I’ve made it my duty to myself (and everyone else at this point) to try and fill her shoes as best I can, then make those shoes my own with flair and decorations to suit my tastes.

I am learning so much, but still have so much to learn. 



Published in: on October 24, 2008 at 9:16 am  Comments (9)  

Obsess much? aka My ode to Stephenie Meyer


Endless days and nights,

blurring minutes and hours

nose buried in books


House? a disaster

Eyes? strained, yet anxious to keep

reading ’till the end


Thankful for my late

hop onto this bandwagon

Just started last week


If I had started

with the launch of this series?

Might have died waiting


As it is, the books

were gobbled in seven days

Speeding toward the end


Sucked into this world

of magical worlds combined

I was in a trance


Husband likes to tease

Makes fun of my obsession

He doesn’t get it


So many reviews

So many disenchanted

Can’t please everyone


I must be easy,

since I was captivated

Too good to be true


The characters sprang

to life in this stagnant mind

Rendered me smitten


Edward? how perfect

Bella? so precious ~ Jacob?

amusing and pure


What I wouldn’t give

to be an honorary

Cullen for a day


P.S. Stephenie Meyer is my hero.  Seriously.

P.P.S.¬† The countdown begins to November 21st.¬† I can’t wait, my friends.¬† I feel like a kid counting down to Christmas again.¬†

And nope.¬† I’m not ashamed.









Published in: on September 19, 2008 at 8:44 am  Comments (5)  

Boilermakers for a day

*We’ll try both, and see how it all works out.*

hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek


hosted by Christina


HIStory unveiled

revisit alma mater

sharing memories


Neil Armstrong and Kae - thinking it out

Neil Armstrong and Kae - thinking it out



Cooling off

Cooling off

As in... 18

As in... 18

The "Quad"

The Quad

The one with the curtains closed?  Daddy's

The one with the curtains closed? Daddy's

Bell Tower

Bell Tower

not a cloud in sight

not a cloud in sight

and then we flew over campus

and then we flew over campus

oops. Wait.

oops. Wait.

new rocket...er...Engineering building

new rocket...er...Engineering building

dry creek bed at Happy Hollow Park

dry creek bed at Happy Hollow Park

3.2 seconds after putting the car into gear

3.2 seconds after putting the car into gear

Published in: on September 4, 2008 at 10:48 pm  Comments (20)