This morning I finally decided to bite the bullet and face the music. I decided to change my name. Having been married only a smidge over 6 weeks, I felt pretty good. I've heard horror stories of people who put off the big change for a year or more. Ugh. I'm still technically a resident … Continue reading What’s in a name? | Adventures in Bureaucracy
Our bedroom color scheme is black, white, and grey: a calming oasis of neutral tones in an otherwise chaotic household. I scoured Pinterest for ideas while simultaneously letting our budget remind me to simmer down when I feel like channeling my inner Joanna Gaines (I want to hate her, but she's so freaking amazing). I … Continue reading The Bedding Wars
I've talked about the kids' chore chart in the past. If you missed it, click here. One of their weekly chores is to take out resident mutt, Blackjack, on a walk. Each boy does this task once a week, which results in three long walks for the pup. The benefits are multitudinous. Blackjack is almost … Continue reading Suddenly Chaos: MacGyver vs. Mud
Valentine's Day was this week and J and I decided to steal away for a night of passion Chinese food and Costco shopping. With wedding planning and grad school and three kids and the hour-long commute between us that makes weekends the only time we get to see each other, the impromptu Tuesday night date … Continue reading Suddenly Chaos: Flipflops vs. Fiber
We need to talk about something serious. Chub Rub. If you're a thigh-gapped freak who isn't familiar with this phenomenon (sometimes called inner thigh chaffing) then Chub Rub is the unpleasant sensation of wearing a skirt or shorts in the summer only to have your thighs rub together in a way that convinces you that … Continue reading Chub Chub No Rub Rub
I am not a morning person. Seriously. I'm under the impression that morning people are a bizarre race of quasi-human and shouldn't be trusted. I have a certain lifestyle to which I have become accustomed and it involves frantic mornings of oversleeping, hasty work preparations and speedy drives to school, while putting on mascara with … Continue reading My “perfect relationship” is ruining my life.
I spent the weekend with J and his three (!) boys. It was the first time I met them and I was more than a little excited, with a healthy dose of nervousness sprinkled in for fun. I thought the biggest struggle was going to be packing for a weekend of endless possibilities of activities … Continue reading Suddenly, chaos.
Every have one of those things happen in your life where you thought you were prepared and you did all the research and then it happens and you had absolutely no idea what you were getting into and now you're completely freaking out? First year teaching, man. Whoa. I started my job on January 19, … Continue reading The Silent Week.
So here we are, friends. 11 classes, 275 students, and 79 batches of GAK later, and I’m finally staring down the last week of my student teaching experience. After the first week, I wrote some tips for survival. They were all true and exceedingly helpful. But oh, how much I’ve learned in the last few … Continue reading The End of the Road | Internship Recap
A couple weeks ago I was leaving school at the end of an incredibly long day. It was dark and had been raining; the yellowish glow of sodium lights cast a vaguely mysterious haze over the glistening parking lot. At any moment I felt someone may step out from the shadows and begin reciting Prufrock. … Continue reading Does the Universe Dare Disturb Me? Apparently.