Tuesday, February 12, 2002

Hey all...look for this space to move, and soon! *g*

Monday, February 11, 2002

I wish my freakin' period would start already! (yes, the most obvious reason has already been ruled out...but dammit, I'm sick as shit of spotting! I've been doing it for almost a week!)


Which John Cusack Are You?



ZK always finds the most interesting quizzes! Of course, this was one of my least favorite movies with John Cusack in it. Notice that I said "with John Cusack in it" rather than "John Cusack movie". There is a difference.

If you happen to pick up this week's issue of People Magazine (it's the one with Greta Van Susteren on the cover), be sure to check out the article that starts on page 72. The kids depicted in the article go to my school, Ridgeview Middle School. Curtis is on our team. It's a really awesome article-here's the tagline: "When his widowed mother died, Corey Bell turned grief into action: He and his wife took in eight of his orphaned brothers and sisters." And I do have to say, Corey and Millicent are the most awesome people you could ever hope to meet...and such an inspiration.

Sunday, February 10, 2002

Good morning all! Well, my butt is up and out of bed...wanted a chance to visit with my friends before I get on the road this morning. I need to leave here by 9 so I can be home by noon 'cause Ron's family is coming down and we are going out to celebrate his birthday (his actual birthday was Friday, and he and I went to Macaroni Grill, but today was the day his mom and his brother could come, so we're going to Alamo Drafthouse to see Black Hawk Down, I think. There was another choice, but I can't remember what it was right now.

And oh yes...the other thing I was going to blog about here rather than on the porch. Let's just say for right now that it has to do with the future generation of Cunninghams and leave it at that. Nothing's happened just yet...at least that I know of, so we'll see. If it happens, then I'll tell the full story. *g* I know that probably won't satisfy some appetites out there, but that's the best I can do for now...

Anyway, have a great Sunday...I have the day off from school tomorrow. Well, actually I have to go, but the kids don't, so it's always pretty pleasant when that happens. LOLOL

Saturday, February 09, 2002

Hey...comin' to you live from my friend's house in Arlington, Texas, where I and another friend have converged for the weekend. We just updated The Back Porch as well as a brand new look here, so check it out! Later-we're off to Red Hot and Blue!

Tuesday, February 05, 2002

I've been trying for DAYS to get here. The past couple of days, I couldn't login to blogger. Don't know if it was blogger's problem or my DSL's problem. Oh well, I'm here now!

Not much to report. I have brownies in the freezer 'cause it's my grade level's turn to bring snacks for a meeting tomorrow. We just watched That 70s Show, and I have three more days of school this week. Blecch.

Monday, January 28, 2002

After a thrilling weekend...

Actually, the weekend was pretty good. Friday night was spent at Happy Hour with Julia, Sue, Patsy, Rob, and Margarita(s)....then on Saturday, I paid bills, hit the grocery store, got my hair done, and we went to Ron's fire department banquet. It was okay this year (I thought last year's was better), and I got mucho compliments on my dress and hair! My hair got cut a little shorter than I had planned, but it's okay, 'cause I think it's really cute. I don't know if Ron likes it or not, but at least he hasn't filed divorce papers like he's threatened to whenever I bring up cutting my hair...LOL After the banquet, we went to Ropers, which is a country dance club not too far from where we live. It was okay...a major meat market. I stood in there remembering my college days, dressing up in Rockies and western shirts and looking for guys. I am soooo glad those days are over with. Never again, I say!

Sunday was spent sleeping in since we were out till almost 1, which is something we never do. Did all my laundry and walked the dog. That was the extent of the excitement....although I did cook a big meal with almost all new recipes. Spinach-Mushroom Salad from Southern Living and two recipes from The Kitchen where Chris is a member. I made Dijon Chicken and Macaroni and Cheese. I'd never made baked macaroni and cheese before, you know, like when it's in a casserole. It was okay. I actually think I prefer my way of doing it, which is just throwing some Velveeta into hot noodles and stirring until it's all melted.

Today...today was a day. Not a bad one, just one of those glad-it's-over-with days. I seem to have more and more of those. Is there something wrong with me? Don't answer that.

Thursday, January 24, 2002

Been trying to get caught up on TOS...there's quite a bit of new stuff there. And as usual, I'm simply trying to stay organized, period. Full stop. I know I owe you and you email, and I'm sorry I'm being such a slug. I was able to check two things off my "to do" list today, and that was a great feeling. I'm hoping this weekend to check off even more! Got our property taxes sent in today...that's always fun to see your savings account dwindle down to practically nothing. I also got bus approval forms for the UIL academic meet, so that's one less thing to worry about on that front.

AND I get to go to TMSA this year! It's a statewide conference for middle school teachers. I've gotten to go the last two years. The first year I went it was here in Austin, and our entire staff just took a staff development day and went to it. Last year, it was in Corpus Christi, and I went with my friend Kelli that I was working with at the time (we're both at different schools now, but she called the other night and we made tentative plans to see each other at this year's conference! Tres cool!). Both of our husbands were able to go too, which made it that much more fun. Unfortunately, Ron won't get to go this time, BUT...I'm staying with two of my very very close friends, and there are a TON of people going from my school that I hang out with on a regular basis. So it's going to be TONS of fun! I'll miss my hubby, though...but since he got to go to San Antonio for his fire conference two weeks ago, I can go to Houston for a teacher conference, right? AND I'll have just gotten paid when the conference starts...heh heh heh