Monday, March 22, 2010

Spring Break Recap!!!!

It has been an extremely busy but EXCITING Spring Break!
I started the vacation off with a mini trip to Phoenix… Troy and I went to IKEA and picked out some furniture for the room! We then got to meet up with Patrick, Sarah and Allison for dinner! I forgot my camera so there are no new pictures of the little princess... boo I cannot believe I did that… I felt like a big ding dong! I did get some bonding time with Ms. Allison and learned a bit more about her! She likes to look around when I am holding her… she is a very curious bambino! And she toots like a champ! To Ms. Allison, I say… You go Girl!!!
Monday I went on a shopping excursion with Jess and her mom! We had a lot of fun hitting up BB&B, Target and Home Goods! We also made a little visit to Babies R’ Us and made Jess show us the major things she would pick out for Baby Agredano! I can’t wait until we find out what that little peanut is growing into!!!!
Tuesday and Wednesday I was up to my eyeballs in boxes and packing… bleh! Jess and Troy-boy kept checking in on me, because I think they were afraid I would be taken over by cardboard!
Thursday was paint day.
You might say to yourself, ‘Wow…that is all they did all day long?’
To which I would say, ‘YES… we painted aaaaallllllll day long! Boy am I glad Thursday is over (and the paint looks fantastic)!
But then the evening came and we had the 1st EVER fabulous ladies Bunco Bonanza, hosted by the lovely Nikki Churchill! We had some great snacks, conversation and fun while playing a pretty intense dice roll game! I had heard of coworkers of mine that played in a monthly group and always laughed to myself while thinking… super nerds!!!! Boy was I wrong (feel free to call me a super nerd!) We had a BLAST and unanimously agreed to have future monthly Bunco nights!
Friday Matt, Troy and I moved all of my lovely things to the house. Well let me rephrase that… Matt and Troy did most everything! I just finished packing the rest of the house, tied up some loose ends and had a mini panic attack when I saw Troy dropping things into Matt’s arms from the 2nd floor. I think it was understood that I would do most of the unpacking. And boy did I unpack! If you know me at all, you know that I had the majority of things put away that evening. The things that weren’t put away had at least had an assigned spot, for a later time!
Saturday I graded at least 100 assignments and entered them into the online gradebook. Well maybe not exactly 100, but really close to that. I also unpacked and reorganized some more.
Sooooo…. there was a little more to was my friend’s baby shower. This is the friend that I decided to part ways with. Seeing as I have not heard from her AT ALL, to discuss some of the hurtful things that went down, I opted to be a no show. I felt a little guilty about it… I would have loved to be there, Hell I would have loved to throw it for her. However I have come to the realization that if I do not have a higher expectation of my friendships then I will constantly be faced with these hurtful situations. By higher expectation I’m talking mutual respect, reliability and trust…not Carnival cruises and shopping excursions. At some point in my adult life I said no way Jose to negative relationships and who walks in but my Prince Troygle! Since I have let go of this friendship (and start to move past the sad part) I have been able to spend more time fostering the friendships that matter.
Anyways… back to the recap!
Sunday I finished grading the last 100 things I needed to grade… again this is an approximate. Troy and Matt BUSTED through the house repairing, reviving, plucking, filling and being the handiest of men! I escaped to some family dinner and celebrated St. Josephs Feast day (Friday) with a zeppole. For those of you who aren’t Italian Catholics and have never had the honor of tasting one of these delicacies…. I am sorry  They are divine! The best way I can describe it is… the most delicious fluffy, yet crispy on the outside donut, cut in half and filled with whipped vanilla custard, topped with fresh whipped cream….. heaven! I do not like to commit myself to a favorite Italian pastry, but this one might be it!!!
Which brings me to TODAY!!!
Today was the 1st day back after being off for 10 glorious days! I was happy to see the little rascals! I am also looking forward to learning about the Butterfly Life Cycle, Objects in the Sky and painting our interpretation on Van Gogh’s Starry night this week. Oh yea… math and writing too! Maybe even a little reading!!!! Happy Monday!!!

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  1. That was no "break", you really made the best of the time off. You and Troy get an A+ on the paint choices, furniture selection, and whipping the place into shape. Welcome to the eastside. Can't wait til you guys are ready for guests.



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