Monday, August 30, 2010

Well this sounds like fun...

Who's ready for stitches? Hopefully me, because Im going to have them in some form from tomorrow until the middle of October.
I went to the dermatologist on Friday and she is worried about a total of 8 spots, but my toe the most. She got me in with a plastic surgeon ASAP (aka tomorrow morning.) So he is taking off the one on my toe and then Thursday I am having two others taken off. Then every ten days I will go back and they will take out my stitches and cut me open again. Doesnt this sound like fun?

I am hoping that it is just an annoyance... I know that I need them taken off, I am just thinking positive thoughts that they wont take off my whole toe, Ill be able to walk, and all of them come back benign. I am quite busy, but really my health is the most important. So as long as they are ok... Ill just deal with it.

On Friday I also found out where I will be teaching- yeah! The school is York High School, and my cooperating teacher teaches 2 sections of Latin I, and Latin II- IV. I think that I am really going to like it. It is a bit far away (about 20 minutes) and school starts at 7:20, so that is going to be quite an early start. The students get out at 1:47- so early! I am excited to meet my teacher and my students and maybe even go to a football game! High school is such an exciting time! I will have a secondary placement in a middle school, so I will get to spend time in both and figure out where I want to be.

For now I am off to enjoy my last stitch free day!

Thursday, August 26, 2010


Sometimes I forget that I live in such a beautiful place. I went running to College Landing Park, which is where some sort of river is and it was beautiful:

It was wonderful and even smelled beachy. I just love any type of water... guess I get that from Mom. And now that the weather is not in the 100s everyday, its nice to be outside. 

I started classes yesterday and our brand new building is beautiful. There are comfy chairs, lots of lounges, and anything we need. My class seemed interesting and relevant. Im excited to start the semester. Tomorrow I find out where I am placed! 

Monday, August 23, 2010

Last Weekend of Freedom!

It just hit me today that classes start Wednesday (Im not sure how I missed it with the law students moving in, the influx of a million people, freshman appearing in the financial aid office, and people being even more lost driving on Confusion Corner, but I did.) I sat at work and figured out when I will be there (since I can now only work 20 hours per week instead of as many as possible), when I will be in class, and when I will somehow get in 60 hours of practicum. My class schedule isnt bad- I only have one class that is before 4:30 in the evening, so that makes things pretty flexible. My books should be in tomorrow and my professor just e-mailed our first assignment... and the excitement begins!

BUT, before it did, I had one last weekend! I, of course, didnt notice that it was my last weekend, but it was still a good one! On Friday, I went to Richmond to A. do my laundry and B. see the family. I know that it sounds crazy to do laundry so far away, but I refuse to pay for it. And if Im going to lug my laundry down three flights of steps, it is going to go in a nice washing machine. So, I lugged myself and my laundry to Richmond and LOTS of the family was there! It was such a good surprise! I got to see aunts, uncles, and cousins. It felt like Christmas! And since I missed the beach this year, it was wonderful to see everyone. They also showed me where I will be staying next year at the beach! Look at the view from the porch!! 

Property Image

When classes get crazy and I am all stressed out, knowing that surviving means two weeks right there will get me through!

So after a wonderful evening of catching up, and Amy refusing to let me do my own laundry, I even got to go school supply shopping. Remember the lists and shopping for EVERYTHING, well I got to pretend to be in second grade. Best day ever!

Then, I headed home and after sitting in lots of traffic Danny arrived. We went to the movies (not my favorite, lots of people dying). Then, on Sunday, we went to Busch Gardens! It was lots of fun and there were barely any lines. I was afraid with my back for the roller-coasters, but it was just fine. We went to a show and walked around and went on lots of coasters and 4D rides, so it was a wonderful day. 

Overall, another great weekend. Im not quite sure what is in store for the next couple weeks, but it will be interesting and exciting!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Beach!!

I only ever seem to write about my weekends, however, currently I just work all day. Those blog posts would be rather boring complaints about people that call Financial Aid....

So last weekend we took a trip to Molly's beach condo in Ocean City. It was my first day on the beach all summer- which is sacrilegious for me. I suppose that I gave up a little bit of beach time for a Masters degree- such is life... The day on the beach was wonderful; I havent seen my friends in far too long and I forget how much I miss them. Ocean City is crowded and the water is freezing but it is still the beach and still wonderful. The day was beautiful- not too hot and perfectly sunny, so it was wonderful. 
I love love love the beach and am already excited about next summer when I can spend two weeks at the beach. And most summers after that- oh the joys of being a teacher!

Next on the agenda- dinner in Richmond this weekend with Mom and Amy and Robin. Then Danny is coming (after 5 days of work in a row : ( ) and were going to Busch Gardens! Im so excited- he's never been and I havent been in forever! I havent been on a roller-coaster since before my back surgery, so that is a little scary. But the shows and the animals and the rides will be fun! And, as always, it is fun to spend time with my cute boyfriend! Then, school starts again next week. Crazy!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Weekends and Weddings

I suppose it always seems like the weekends go by too fast.. but last weekend at least I was awake for most of it! I got to Danny's on Friday and we were going to head to Philly early.. but then his car wasnt finished and they made us wait around for it (Growing up is SO annoying) and so we finally got on the road. We made a stop at the mall to buy Miss Amy a 1st birthday present- so cute! We then made it to Philly around 9 and I was told I had 5 minutes to get ready before we were being picked up. 

We headed to downtown Philly and attempted to parallel park which was an adventure in itself. Then we went to one of Danny's friends house... in an alley. It is so weird being in a big city. In Winchester you go to "town" and that is still a very small place. However, it was a very nice place! The evening was fun and we stopped at a Philly Cheesesteak place at like 2:30am. I swear that town is obsessed with cheese wiz. I dont know what it is, but it sure makes for good cheese fries!

Danny's cousin's wedding was the next day. The church and the bride were both beautiful and it was a pretty ceremony. The reception was in Philadelphia at a beautiful hotel and was wonderful. The food was great, the dancing was fun, and it was good to spend time with Dan's family. He wished that he had worn his blues because he gets attention in them. Oh boy. 
Dancing at the wedding.

Before we left we stopped and had more crazy cheese fries. I love a city that loves cheese fries. My stomach on the other hand was probably glad to get home to my cooking... The ride home was a long one but it was good to see mom and dad and Lilly! School is going to be so busy that Im not sure that Ill be getting home much.

This week has been annoying- locking myself out of my house, paperwork, a million phone calls at work, so I am already looking forward to Danny's visit on Thursday (I always look forward to his visits) and the beach this weekend! I havent seen everyone in forever and the ocean in longer so hopefully it will be a good trip!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

: )

Beautiful flowers that Danny had delivered to work on Monday!
The card reads:
Happy Last Week of Classes... For Now!
I Love You
See You Friday : )

Thank goodness for such a wonderful boyfriend!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

One Week~

I am so excited to only have a week left! And even more excited to go to Philly for the weekend afterwards. I LOVE dressing up and Danny and I havent done something fun in a while. I bought a new dress and I think Ive figured out what to do with my hair. Im also excited to get to see all of his family again. I met them all at his birthday party, but I met like 100 people that weekend so it will be nice to actually talk to them all. And did I mention I get to see my boyfriend for 3 days?!? Thank goodness.

Today I went to Richmond and had lunch and went shopping with Cary. She moves to Nashville in a few weeks so I wont get to see her much : ( Clint is going to move to Nashville eventually- so exciting that they are moving in together. Cary was showing me all of her bedding and furniture she likes- its like were growing up. It is so weird! But kinda fun at the same time. 

I started "running" this week. Meaning... I run and walk alternating. At the beginning of the week I was walking more than running and now I am about even, if not running a little more. This is quite an accomplishment since I HATE running. It is kind of a nice way to clear my head and not think about school. My back hasnt been too horrible, it gets a little sore in the morning, but nothing Im not used to. I ran 4 days this week and about 2ish miles each time. I ran a total of 9.1 miles. I have this cool app on my phone that uses my GPS to calculate how far I ran, how fast, and calories. So just being able to see my progress is pretty cool.

Contemplating running right now.. its only 70 degrees!