You might end up hating me for this frustrating post. But there are a few things on my mind lately that I can't really discuss outright for one reason or another. But sometimes you just HAVE to say something. So this is me saying something. Read into it what you will - you might be right, or you might be wrong. It won't matter either way.
So the first thing is that I suspect someone I know has a problem with me. Have you ever known someone that you just never felt like you had "won over?" I'll go ahead and say this person and I didn't exactly start off on the right foot, but over time I've felt like we had moved past that. However, now that person's recent actions make me feel like that might not really be true. We've also never really been what I would call "close" - go figure. So it's not like we talk about anything deep. I know if this person did have a problem with me they wouldn't talk to me about it. And one of the most frustrating things about the situation is that I know I haven't done anything to this person - not even in the beginning when we started off on the wrong foot. It sounds ridiculous, but I think this person may just want to hate me. I have no idea why. So I'm sure you're wondering why I don't just write this person off and move on with life. I could, technically, but it bothers me so badly that the person seems to dislike me for no reason. I have a hard time with people not liking me (strangers and random people not included). Anyway, if you have a solution - or even advice - on that one, please let me in on it.
The second thing is more exciting. I'm getting ready to quit something that I've done for years. I've decided it's time to stop. (Don't worry, nothing illegal or otherwise juicy). I'm a little apprehensive about how it's going to go, but I know the decision is a no-brainer. It's going to make me happy in the long run. One of my friends recently quit and it went very well so that gives me hope. This is actually something that I can be more specific about later and update you on.
In other (less cryptic) news... we've been busy as usual. I've caught a little bit of a break at work since next week is exam week which doesn't really require lessons. This week I slid by on review activities which did require some planning but not like a regular lesson. So Josh and I have actually spent some time vegging on the couch together. We even curled up on the couch and fell asleep twice this week! That's pretty significant for us. Being that next week is exams, I am now half way through this God-forsaken school year!! I really can't explain the toll that all of this planning has taken on us. But I will say that I'd rather have the stress of the lesson planning than the stress I had at my old school with those nasty, nasty, out-of-control children. I'm so much happier with my students this year. Going along with work news, Josh's clearance came through this week! He's been waiting on that for a little while now. It will basically get him more money and more opportunities :) We like that. Also work related... we're still waiting on a snow day :( Laura makes me jealous every day when she writes about the INCHES of snow they get on a nightly basis. It's ungodly cold here and I've gone out two mornings this week to find snow dust on the road and sidewalk. What the crap? Can we not produce real snow?! Ten degrees is cold enough, that's for sure. Bring on a good Nor-easter and I'll be a happy girl :)
Ok well I think this is sufficient for tonight. I hope I get to write again this weekend. Tomorrow we may be going to PA for Josh's cousin's baby's 1st birthday... and I don't even have to tell you what SUNDAY is :D Lucky for us, Monday is MLK day so we get a 3-day weekend! Holler at that. Bed time for Mimi. I'll catch you kids later.