Friday, February 29, 2008
I originally intended to start this summer, but the courses conflict with the dates for Nationals this summer. I'm not even certain that I'll have a student qualify for Nationals, but if I sign up for the summer session, I'm sure I'll definitely have a student qualify and if I don't, I won't have a single one. I think, however, that I am going to teach summer school. Yes, I would have to say that I am a glutton for punishment, especially since I'm already sick of teaching right now, but the thing is that I definitely need the money. With Josh being a senior next year, there's going to be a lot of things that I need to pay for like graduation announcements, regalia, yearbook, yearbook ad, among other things.
If I teach summer school I can get some extra money. Last year my principal said it would be o.k. even if I have to miss a week for Nationals. So, Andrew, that's probably my summer plans. I would still get most of July and part of August off. I may still try to take some kind of road trip this summer if I can, but I'll just have to wait and see. At least I have Josh's band camp paid for. I went ahead and did that while I had the money. I finally got paid for Vegas so I used some of that money and the rest I can use for our trip to Nacogdoches. Hopefully I'll have some left to use in Vegas this summer if we get to go.
Tomorrow I have to go to several printing places to get estimates on our reunion book. Only one company actually emailed me back with a price. I also am going to my brother's house at some point. My sister is coming to town (and I didn't even know until my brother told me last night) so I guess we'll all get together tomorrow afternoon. Then tomorrow at 5:00 we have our reunion meeting. On Sunday I'm playing again. Our new bishop is coming to the 11:15 service and staying for our sausage festival afterwards. Then I have a community band meeting. At least both mornings I can sleep in which will be very lovely.
Thursday, February 28, 2008
I have choir rehearsal tonight and I don't want to go to that either. I didn't even want to cook tonight. I picked up Sonic (comfort food) instead. I guess I'm just in a funk right now. Don't mind me complaining, I know life isn't that bad, it's just one of those days. It will pass. I know that going to church and singing is probably the thing I need to do right now. Maybe it's having days like these that will really push me to get through graduate school.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Next week is TFA state. We're going to Dallas after school on Wednesday. Next Tuesday is our primary election day and I still don't have a clue who I'm going to vote for.
Josh made dinner tonight. I couldn't believe it. It was simply Hamburger Helper, but he did it all by himself. Now if I could get him to do the dishes too! He does his own laundry so I shouldn't complain too much. Well, it's close to my bed time so I'm going to head that way.
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Spring is coming slowly. We'll have some nice, gorgeous days and then another cold spell with howling winds. I just ready for winter to be over.
Tomorrow I'm off from school again. This time it is the bus safety speech competition. I don't have high hopes for my students. They're not working very hard these days. I think they're getting an early case of spring fever. Problem is that I think I'm catching it as well. I seem to be getting to school later and later. Maybe I'll try getting to bed earlier tonight so I'll get up earlier in the morning. Of course tomorrow there isn't a rush to get there. Is there a cure for spring fever?
Monday, February 25, 2008
Today at in-service I learned to use movie maker and helped others in the class. Then I picked up Sonic for lunch and ate it in my office while I read some blogs and then did some research on printing costs for our reunion book. I need to be able to take prices with me to our meeting on Saturday. After lunch we went through (yet again) more training on our upcoming state test that we'll be giving on March 5. They were originally scheduled for March 4, but the state realized that the date was our election day and felt that the schools would not be secure so they moved it to the 5th. That is the day that we are supposed to leave for TFA state and it means that we can't leave for Dallas until after school. (Even though the students would be finished testing around noon.)
Tonight I have a band concert. I brought my music home last week, but I haven't practiced. Maybe it will be the thought that counts. I am excited to play, however. I did pretty well last week for sight reading. A few of the pieces I have actually played before so it wasn't too bad.
It's windy here today. It's just a fact of life living here in the Texas panhandle. Did you know that Amarillo was listed as the 3rd windiest city in the United States a few years ago? It probably hasn't changed much. But the wind sucks. (But Josh would say "It doesn't suck, it blows!") I hate the wind.
Well, I better get ready for my concert tonight. Catch ya'll again tomorrow.
Sunday, February 24, 2008
I went to Mass this morning and played my clarinet again. I came home and changed and then went to the store to pick up a few things. I spent most of the afternoon working on websites. Since I volunteered to do our new community band website, I put together some pages for the director to view. I also created a site for my new niece and updated my coaching speech site. I felt very productive today.
Josh got home around 5:00 and we headed to Amarillo. We went to Barnes and Noble so I could get a book that I needed for one of my students on the speech team. We have to have it for our upcoming state tournament. Then my son took me to dinner and even paid for it. We at at Red Robin which is a fairly new restaurant in Amarillo and we had never eaten there. The burgers we had were good, but fairly pricey I thought. I wanted to stop by Best Buy to get ink for my printer, but he wanted to get back in time for the Oscars. One year when Josh was about 7 we taped the Oscars and he watched it over and over and could tell you who won every award that year. One of these days he'll be going to the Oscars after being nominated for best music score and hopefully I'll be with him. He's promised to take me when he goes.
Well, I'm going to sit back and watch the Oscars now and just take it easy. Tomorrow is an in-service day at school. I'm supposed to be helping with one of the classes, but I've never even used the software that is being taught. In the afternoon we have more training on giving the state tests. There are so many rules that it is scary to even be a part of the testing procedure.
Well, enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Well, I told you it would be brief. I'm going to bed.
Monday, February 18, 2008
Here are the instructions:
Pick up the nearest book of 123 pages or more. (No cheating!)
Find Page 123.
Find the first 5 sentences.
Post the next 3 sentences.
Tag 5 people.
I was actually holding the book “Tuesdays with Morrie.” Here are the sentences after number five.
“It’s all part of the same problem, Mitch,” Morrie said. “We put our values in the wrongs things. And it leads to very disillusioned lives.”
Quite interesting, I think.
It was a long day today. I hate going back to school after TMEA. I had to dole out some punishments to my students for ditching my class last week when the sub was here on Friday. I was probably too kind, but I offered them either 4 morning detentions with me or an office referral. The decided on the morning detentions because an office referral could land them in Saturday school or In-School suspension.
Tonight I'm going to a band rehearsal. There is a new community band that is meeting on Monday nights at 7:00. I missed a few rehearsals, but hopefully I'll be able to catch up. I don't know when concerts will be, but I will enjoy playing in a group ensemble again!
Sunday, February 17, 2008
We stopped briefly for a coke but made it back home by 10:30. I had about 15 messages from the same local number that was a strange recording of their last name spelled out and a number. I had no idea who they were. I got in the shower as soon as I got home and got ready in record time for church. I went to Mass at 11:15 and afterwards I went to the store and got enough for supper tonight and a few lunches until pay day on Tuesday. I came home, made some lunch and then took a nap after finishing my book. I finally got Mitch Album's first book "Tuesdays with Morrie." It has a lot of profound wisdom that inspires me to look at my life a little more closely.
For one thing, I'm realizing even more that teaching is probably not my ultimate calling. I think I'm a good teacher, but I'm not a great one and I don't really want to be great. I hope I'm going in the right direction with library science. I still ultimately would love to work as a music librarian. But one step at a time. The book has a lot of great insights about life and how to live. Here's a passage that I am reflecting on right now.
"Mitch, I embrace aging."
"It's very simple. As you grow, you learn more. If you stayed twenty-two, you'd always be as ignorant as you were at twenty-two. Aging is not just decay, you know. It's growth. It's more than the negative that you're going to die, it's also the positive that you understand you're going to die, and that you live a better life because of it."
Yes, I said, but if aging were so valuable, why do people always say, "Oh, if I were young again." You never hear people say, "I wish I were sixty-five."
He smiled. "You know what that reflects? Unsatisfied lives. Unfulfilled lives. Lives that haven't found meaning. Because if you've found meaning in your life, you don't want to go back. You want to go forward. You want to see more, do more. You can't wait until sixty-five."
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Last night Josh and I went to the college night thing where we could visit with potential schools. We stopped at SFA's booth and WT's. Everything else was either not something he was interested in or it was too crowded. Then we went to dinner at an Italian restaurant and I had fettucine alfredo with shrimp. But Kirsten's three meat pizza looked really good. Josh ate with us. Afterwards we went over to the Menger where I finally got my top shelf margarita. It was quite yummy. Then we went to the WTAMU reunion and I got to visit with lots of people there. By 11:00 I was crashing. I am so not used to staying up so late. We came back to the hotel and I read about 5 pages in my book before I zonked out. I tried to sleep in this morning but the was a screaming child next door that was up before 7:00. I finally got up at 7:45 and took a shower. At 9:00 I moved my car a few blocks down closer to Josh's hotel since I wasn't sure I could leave mine in the Hampton parking lot after I checked out. Kirsten just left and I thought I'd blog before I headed out myself. My bags are already in my car but I'm going to keep my computer with me.
It's been a nice trip, but I still have a lot to do when I get home. I just hope the bad weather is out before we get there. Hope everyone's weekend is going well. I'll be back some time on Sunday.
Friday, February 15, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
My trip was uneventful. I drove through lots of little towns that are nothing more than just a speck like Cone, Texas. Then there are a few other towns where you can tell the livelihood is cotton because it almost looks like winter there with all the extra bits of cotton on the side of the road. I did get some entertainment along the way as I discovered some interestingly named roads like "Stink Creek Road" and "Noodle Dome Road." I didn't have any traffic issues yesterday or this morning.
This morning I was up by 7:00 but I didn't want to get up after only 5 hours of sleep. I checked out of the hotel by 8:00, then got gas, a coke and tots at Sonic and then hit the road. I made it to the hotel here in downtown San Antonio in about 2 1/2 hours. I checked in and then checked email and then we headed over to the mall for lunch. After that, we went to hear the WTAMU band concert (my alma mater). Once again, they were amazing. Afterwards we went downstairs for the meet and greet and I got to see a lot of my old professors and friends that I was in college with. Then we stayed for the SFA concert which is the school that Josh may want to attend. After that, I went to the exhibit hall for a bit. Anything and everything associated with music (and then some) you can find there. I'm going to try to find a new clarinet case. My old buffet case has seen it's better days. Josh currently is keeping the clarinet in his old case, but I think it needs something new. I only briefly checked out the exhibits and then I went to listen to the bassoon ensemble that my friend Kirsten was conducting and playing in. After that we headed back to the hotel so Kirsten could drop off her bassoon. For dinner we went to Tony Roma's. I decided to stock up on meat tonight since tomorrow is Friday during Lent and I have to forgo meat.
My ex-husband, Richard, might come to town tomorrow and go to lunch with me.... but I'm not going to hold my breath. Numerous times he has promised and has yet to come through. No biggie if he doesn't. Tomorrow night I may be going with Josh to the college night and then to a late dinner. I'm going to the WT reunion tomorrow evening so it will be nice to meet up with old friends. Well, I'm already exhausted so I'm going to get ready for bed. I did get a lot of exercise today walking. No laziness today.
I know it's valentine's day, but it's just another day for me. No flowers, no romance, no sweetheart and I think for once I'm o.k. with that. Actually I have something waiting for me at home from my aunt so that will be a nice surprise. So I hope you had a nice Valentine's day if you have a sweetheart, and if not, I hope it was just as enjoyable for you and you're happy in your singleness. I'm learning that it's o.k. to be alone and sometimes it can be great. Well, good night all. I'll try to post again tomorrow.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Tomorrow is the big day! It's my Friday in terms of school. I still have a million things to do to get ready for my sub, but somehow it will all get done. Or it won't and I'll just worry about it while I'm gone. I'm leaving immediately after school and heading south. I'm in the process of packing (or I was until I started this... but I'm waiting for laundry to be done) and getting everything ready. Don't you hate leaving? Sure, we like to get away, but it always seems to be so much trouble and then you worry about forgetting things. Or is that just me? One of Josh's friends will be checking on the animals. They have enough food to last through the weekend. I'm going to try to get to bed early tonight so I'll be well rested for my 6 hour drive tomorrow. I'm taking my computer with me and the hotel should have free wireless so I hope to post while I'm down there. (Except - I may give in and have one of those amazing Margaritas at the Menger bar so I might not on Thursday evening.)
Monday, February 11, 2008
As for the rest of my day... It was a decent day. Even 6th period was o.k. Thankfully I had an aid that came in which helps with the language issues. I did get to school pretty early this morning. I left here by 6:45 and got to school at 7:15. I spent the morning grading papers and I'm caught up with my comm. app. grades. I didn't stay very late after school because Josh and I needed to pick up some soil to fill in the hole in the back yard. We did that so hopefully now the leaky pipe is history. I cooked supper and did some reading. I even unloaded the dishwasher and loaded it again. I also made cookies! I admit they weren't from scratch, but I did have to do the mixing. Now the smell of oatmeal cookies is wafting through the house.
I did sleep well last night. Maybe it's the clean sheets! Maybe it was the wine. Who knows, but I'm not going to complain! I found out that there's a bit of a kink in the plans for my trip to San Antonio. Normally Josh's concert is around 11:00-12:00 and I can hit the road again around 1:00 to head back home. This year, however, the concert is at 3:30. That means that I won't be able to leave until probably 5:00-6:00. It's a 9 hour drive home. Josh said that if he rode back with the directors, he wouldn't get home until Sunday and he'll miss part of orchestra rehearsal. I said that he could ride with me until I realized how late it would be. But if he does ride with me, he can do some of the driving and we might be able to make it. I guess we'll play it by ear on Saturday.
Well, that's all that's going on here. I'm going to put the last batch of cookies in the oven, do some reading, continue doing laundry and then call it an early night again. Maybe I'll have the last glass of wine (not whine) too.
Sunday, February 10, 2008
I brought tons of papers home to grade and I didn't even look at them. I'm going to make an effort to get up early and get to school early. I really need to get caught up before I leave on Wednesday. I have a room reserved for Wednesday night which is about 2/3 of the way to San Antonio. On Thursday and Friday, I'm staying with my friend Kirsten and I'll pay for one night at that hotel.
I'm making slow progress at the house. The kitchen is clean for the most part except for the floor. I didn't get to mop as planned on Saturday and I didn't get to it today. I did do some laundry though. I washed sheets and towels. I love it when I get into bed with newly laundered sheets. Hopefully that means I'll sleep well tonight. The living room is generally picked up but I can't keep the grass and stuff cleaned up that the dogs drag in.
Well, I'm going to finish laundry and call it an early night.
Saturday, February 09, 2008
Do I really wait for school to be out? Maybe this year with the classes I have. But technically school doesn't get out until 3:45 and rarely have I ever left shortly after the bell ring. I actually stay on a regular basis until at least 5:00 catching up on work.
I am almost embarrassed to admit this, but I went to bed at 7:30 last night. All of a sudden I felt completely exhausted. I climbed into bed and read about 3 pages of my book before turning out the light. I thought it might be just a quick nap, but I didn't wake up again until 1:00 in the morning. I missed my t.v. show Psych, but I did discover that it will come on again today at 5:00. I must have been needing the sleep. I got about 12 hours of sleep last night. I woke around 8:00 and read for an hour before having some cereal for breakfast. I've made a promise to myself to start cleaning today no later than noon. My goal today is to get the kitchen and living room done. Tomorrow will be the bedroom and craft room.
Well, I think I'll read a little more and then get myself motivated to get busy on the house.
Friday, February 08, 2008
I still haven't graded any papers and I really need to catch up. I'm going to try and get started during 5th & 6th period today. I'm giving my students a worksheet to complete. Yeah... fat chance in 6th. I'll have to go to each of them in turn and explain the instructions. How long until the semester is over? I usually hate having to miss so many days this semester because of the pain of being gone, but it is now a welcome relief.
I haven't decided about grad school this summer, but I need to decide soon. I just don't know if I'll have enough time with everything going on. I may just start in the fall instead and see what kind of financial aid I get. I did get my whopping $662 tax refund. I put $500 into savings and the rest will cover groceries and some of my trip to San Antonio next week. I still hate being so broke. I need to hold on to the $500 to pay for Josh's band camp this summer. Well, the bell rang so I better get back to work. So much for taking a break.
Thursday, February 07, 2008
This morning I overslept by about 30 minutes. I forgot to set the second alarm so when I turned off the first one, it obviously didn't go off again. I meant to get up by 10 after 6:00, but didn't wake up again until 6:41. I took a quick shower and got ready. I still made it to school on time, but it was after 8:00 before I got there. I'm still waking up in the mornings around 4:00 and I'm getting tired of it. I don't know if I should quit fighting it and just get up at 4:00 or continue to toss and turn for an hour and a half. I rarely ever feel fully rested. I can sleep if I take a benadryl or 1/2 a tylenol p.m. but then I'm usually still tired in the morning unless I take the medicine around 7:00 and get in bed by 9:00. Maybe one of these days I'll be in a job without so much work and stress. I can tell you that right now I'm earning every single dollar I make.
Well, I've been pretty good today in my Lenten quest to eat better and forgo laziness. I have decided to give up one t.v. show. It seems silly, but I'm not going to watch "House Hunters" until Lent is over. It is the one show that I watch that makes me covet what other people have and makes me long for something more. I really should be happy with what I've got. At lunch I opted for my pita and the small 100 calorie cookie pack and talked myself out of chips. Dinner tonight was pasta with meatballs (a smallish bowl) and half a dessert. I did have a glass of wine followed by some water. I also did the dishes tonight. I'm going to try to clean the kitchen fully before going to bed, however. I'm also going to make yet another attempt at exercise despite my inordinately busy schedule. We'll see how that goes.
Well, I only have about an hour and a half before I go to bed so I better get busy with my work that I brought home.
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
Today at school was a nightmare. O.k. maybe I'm exaggerating slightly. I don't know how to get it all done. I have to plan several upcoming trips and balance my budgets and there's just not enough time. I also got a not so great report from my sub which makes it all the better. And I heard that sixth period have been talking inappropriately in Spanish in my class so I tried to enforce a "No Spanish" rule which makes it difficult when one of the students can't even speak English (and I'm certain that he's one of the major instigators of the inappropriate conversations.) I just want this semester to be over. I had to leave right after school today so I could get to the church in preparation for Ash Wednesday services. Since today was a day of fasting and abstinence, I only had a small snack this morning (leftover snack from the airplane). I played during the service until my chops decided to give out. Afterwards I came home and called take-out for dinner. I had the fried catfish which was quite delicious. Lent has officially started and I don't know what to give up during this time. I want it to be meaningful, but I just don't know. My biggest vice right now is my laziness. Is that something you can really give up? I guess I should try. I think I'll try to lose 15 pounds during this time which means that I'll have to give up several things, like desserts and try to eat better. I'll also have to quit being such a couch potato and become more active. Of course, I'll try to do more soul searching and prayer.
Thankfully this is a short week this week and it will be another short one next week. I am needing a break. Also, no tournament this weekend. I think I'll take the time to really clean my house. I think that will be another Lent achievement... to get it clean and keep it clean for next 40 days or so... at least. Wish me luck.
Oh... I did get the check thing cleared up... I think. The band director got in touch with someone from their business office and they sent a letter to the check agency telling them to disregard all charges and indicated that they did try to deposit the check past the 90 day period. I'll call the check agency tomorrow and confirm that they received the letter and that they are not pursuing anything further. Just one more thing on my list of things to get done. I really need more time during the day. Or more sleep or something. I'm worn out. How am I possibly going do grad school and teach at the same time? Am I crazy?
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
Well, I only have about 25 minutes left on here so I'm going to go catch up on reading some of the 46 posts I've missed in the last couple of days. I'll probably won't post again until tomorrow. I'm sure I'll be exhausted when I get home.
Sunday, February 03, 2008
Fill in the Blank
Where is your cell phone? In the holder thing around my neck right now. It needs to be charged.
Vehicle? At home in the garage.
Hair? Wind blown.
Father? Yes, I have one. He is in
Your favorite thing? Rollercoasters.
Dream last night? Don't remember.
Favorite drink? Coke (non-alcoholic), Bloody Mary, Margarita, or Pina Colada (alcoholic)
Room you are in? In the back of my uncle’s booth at the shot show.
Your ex? In
You are? Ready to go back to the hotel. Catching a cold I think.
What do you want to be in ten years? A music librarian
Who did you hang out with today? My uncle (Steve), Laurie, Melissa, my brother (Tim), Russ, Mike, Jason. (We’re all working the show.)
What you're not? Rich
Muffins? Yes, blueberry please.
One of your wish list items? New flooring for my living room and kitchen.
Where are the ____? Fee sheets that I lost after my tournament
The last thing you did? Checked my school email.
What are you wearing? Purple sweater, khaki pants.
Your pet(s)? Are at home and they are probably missing me. My cats are probably lost since they are used to sleeping with me every night.
Your computer? Is almost three years old, but still runs well.
Your life? Busy most of the time.
Your mood? Good – glad I don’t have to go to school tomorrow.
Missing? My fee sheets. Josh and my pets.
What are you thinking about right now? Where we are going to eat dinner tonight and how soon I can go to bed.
Your shoes? Are comfortable loafers that I got at Target for $22 at the beginning of school.
Your work? Don’t ask. I still dread 6th period most days. But on a happier note, one of my students finally got the last two points she needed to qualify for state.
Your summer? Will be here and gone before I know it. Hopefully coming back to Vegas for Nationals.
Your favorite color? Purple right now. It could change any time.
We (my brother and another person from Canyon) arrived around noon yesterday which was actually around 2:00 Texas time. I was starving by then. I helped organize the back room of sorts. I ate lunch about an hour and a half later. It was a taco salad that cost $8.25. Everything is so expensive at these shows. Luckily, my uncle pays for everything like that. Finally the show ended at 5:30 Vegas time and we headed over to the hotel. We only had a truck with a back seat so three of the people in our party of eight had to ride in the back of the truck. Although the hotel was only about a mile and a half away, it took at least 15 minutes to get there. I checked in and dropped my bags off. The driver went ahead and dropped the rest of the group at the restaurant and then came back to pick us up.
We ate at the Hard Rock cafe last night. I was telling someone how I had only eaten at a Hard Rock cafe once before which was in New Orleans in 1989. I was flabbergasted back then by the price of a hamburger which was around $7.00. Now the burgers are $11.50. (I did have the burger and could only finish half of it.) After dinner I checked out the gift shop and decided to get Josh a souvenir. I called him first because he can be very particular and I wanted to make sure that if I got him a Hard Rock shirt that he would wear it. So I bought him a shirt and we headed back to the hotel. The others were going to go to the casino, but I was so exhausted I decided to decline. This year, I'm staying with two other girls and since I was the last one to arrive, I was relegated to the pull out sofa. I could have shared a bed, but I like to be able to spread out and move as I sleep. I asked the front desk for extra pillows and bedding when I came in after dinner. I went downstairs to give my brother some things that had been packed in my bag and when I went back up, they had brought my pillows, but no bedding. Finally I called down to the front desk to ask about the bedding again and they said they would send someone up again. I finally got the sheets and blanket about 10 minutes later. I made the bed, changed into my pj's and was in bed a little after 10:00 Vegas time. (Midnight Texas time)
I had plans to go to church this morning at 8:00 but it didn't quite work out that way. We had breakfast at the hotel (French toast, bacon, sausage and hashbrowns) and then headed to the show, but was running really behind. Traffic was crawling and it took actually 30 minutes to get to the show because of that and parking. I was going to go to the 9:30 service instead, but still didn't make it then. I finally connected to the internet and decided I'd just go to the 12:30 service. The church was about 1/2 a mile away from the convention center so I decided to walk. It took me about 15 minutes. The Mass was o.k. but I'm such a homebody that I just couldn't really get into it since it wasn't my church at home. It was very interestingly designed in triangular shapes. You can tell from the large mural on the front wall that it was designed in the 60's.
When I left the church, the wind was really picking up and it was sprinkling. I went to Walgreens to get some items we needed for the show and then walked back. Now I'm just taking it easy until it's time to go. I figured it would be clearing out by now with it being Superbowl Sunday and all. I guess these guys are more die hard about their guns instead of football. I'm not sure what the plans are for tonight, but I might try my luck with some slots just to say that I did gamble a little while here in Vegas. Don't worry... I never spend too much. I think $20 is my maximum that I can afford to lose. (Or as my brother puts it... a donation to the casino.) Well, I think I've written enough. I had to catch up since I didn't post yesterday. I'll connect again tomorrow and post at least once more while I'm here. I don't know about Tuesday, though. I'll be traveling most of the day.
Friday, February 01, 2008
So I spent a good portion of the evening ranting about that issue and then I had to go to the store to get groceries for Josh while I'm gone. I picked up supper and had laundry to do. I just now started packing at 10:30 this evening. My uncle called me earlier to fax him a copy of my driver's license and wouldn't you know that my scanner wouldn't work. Josh brought me an old one from the garage so I hooked it up and scanned it. If it's not one thing, it's another I guess. I have to be ready to go at 6:40 in the morning. I am fighting a cold that is coming on so I feel a bit miserable right now.
I need to figure out what the weather is going to be there so I can pack appropriately. I also have to get directions to the closest church so I can go to Mass tomorrow evening or Sunday morning. I did do the radio interview today. I hope it went well. I felt like I didn't sound very interesting or enlightening, but the lady that interviewed me had done her homework by actually reading my Catholic blog and asked me questions relating to it. I guess it went o.k. I'm always my own worst critic so I guess we'll just wait and see - or hear as the case may be.
Well, I better get back to packing so I'll be ready to go in the morning. I don't know when I'll post again. I don't know if I'll have internet access while I'm there. I am taking my computer so I may at least write and post when I get back.