Friday, May 30, 2014

Just Stuff

I went up to Amarillo last weekend to get some wedding stuff done.  I picked out tuxedo stuff for Matt and the groomsmen.  I finally met with the music director and picked out all the music.  I was going to meet with the florist, but they weren’t available.  I booked a restaurant for the rehearsal dinner as well.  My friend Pam who is my maid of honor helped me with everything.  It was nice to be able to spend time with her.  I also got to see my dad and brother while there.  It rained every day that I was there.  I also had to drive through some pretty rough weather both up there and on the way back. 

I also got to eat Taco Villa (twice) and I picked up Donut Stop donuts to bring back home. 

This week has been just crazy at work.  I’m working nonstop all day on trying to find missing books, scanning in textbooks, and trying to wrap things up for the end of the year.  I still have two more weeks of work to get through.  On Monday we are having a Scrabble tournament for some of my students. 

I’ve sent the wedding invitations out but still have to send a few more and also find some new addresses for returned ones.  We got our first wedding gift in the mail yesterday and it made me laugh.  It was a book titled “When Sinners Say ‘I Do’”  At first I thought it might have been from Matt’s mother, but it turns out that it was from my friend Bret who is a Baptist minister.  I’m not sure if I should be offended, amused, or just thankful.  I will certainly write a thank you note, but it may take me a while to figure out what to say.  It’s a very fundamentalist gift for a Catholic couple.  Perhaps it will yield some good information – I guess I should try to read it with an open mind.  I know that Bret does not appreciate the fact that I became a Catholic, but I’m happy with my choice.  If I hadn’t, I might never have met Matt or have the wonderful experiences that I did with St. Ann’s in Canyon.

Matt and I just got back from dinner.  We went to a new (to me) Mexican restaurant and the food was really good.  I could only eat half of it since I filled up on chips, queso, and a margarita.  Matt is going to watch the Pacers/Heat game.  Thankfully the Spurs made a comeback last night and played a much better game.  I think I might head upstairs and do some crafts.  I might call it an early night – I’m pretty exhausted from moving textbooks all over the place today.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Is school out yet?

It’s that time of year when the kids are getting antsy and hyper.  I’m ready for them to be done.  I have tons to do in my library, but it’s slow going at times.  I have to start my inventory tomorrow.  That means scanning all 8000+ books/av materials in the library.  I hope to get most of it done in the next three days.  I’m debating going up to the Panhandle this weekend.  I really need to be able to visit with Mary who is handling the music and talk to the florist about wedding flowers.

My wedding dress is on its way from China.  It is supposed to be here Thursday.  I hope it fits.  All my bridesmaids have gotten their dresses and they all said it fits.  The wedding is less than two months away.  Time seems to be going by really fast.  The invitations have been sent out and now it is a hurry up and wait moment. 

Life isn’t very exciting right now.  School is busy.  Spurs are playing but not as well as they should be at the moment.  I’m going to be heading to bed shortly.  I can’t watch the game when they are making dumb mistakes. 

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

My apologies for my absence

I haven’t intended to stay away from here – life has gotten busy as always.  So the last time I posted, I had my picture taken with Henry Winkler.  Life hasn’t been quite that exciting since then, but I’ve been doing stuff.  I had lots of testing going on at school.  I finally ordered my wedding dress which is supposed to be shipped around May 20.  My bridesmaids chose their dress and two have ordered them.  I just ordered my wedding invitations on Monday and they arrived on my doorstep today.  Guess that means I better get busy addressing them.  But now I’m waiting on my special purple calligraphy pen that I ordered.  Some of my librarian friends had a shower for me and another librarian who is having a baby this past weekend.  I’ve been watching Spurs games (sort of) and hoping that they keep up what they’ve done in the past two games.

I’ve been selling rosaries again.  I sold seven last week and have another one or two that might be bought this week.  So the little free time I find, I’ve been working on those. 

Josh called me about two weeks ago with some interesting news.  The first was that he and his girlfriend had broken up.  That wasn’t really surprising since it was a long distance thing.  He seemed ok about it.  The other news was that he had written a new piece of music that he said that he was dedicating to me.  It was a solo cello piece titled Five Characters from To Kill a Mockingbird.  The five movements focused on five characters from the book.  I thought that was really cool since it is one of my favorite books.  I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to hear it performed though.  It was going to be on Sunday evening and I had a band concert on Sunday afternoon.  Matt and I made it work and we made it during the intermission just before his piece was performed.  We had to drive back that night and didn’t get in until around 1:30 in the morning.  We had to come back since I had to deal with testing the next day. 

So life is still busy – lots of wedding stuff getting done and work is simply total chaos at the moment.