Knock knock.

November 30, 2006 at 5:35 pm (The Big Move)


Who’s there?
Let me open the door to MY NEW HOME!

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Not quite as planned….

November 29, 2006 at 5:56 pm (Teaching, The Big Move)

Well, the kids found out today that I’m leaving. But, unfortunately, not from me.

The person they hired to replace me already works in the school. She knew of my plan on when and how I was going to tell my kiddos. When she got the word that she had been hired (yesterday), she told her daughter, who goes to the school. Daughter told a friend, who told another friend, who told one of my students.

Who came up to me this morning, with tears in his eyes, saying, “Ms. C! You’re moving? You’re leaving us?”

Sigh. Yeah. I feel like a TOTAL ASSHOLE.

So to nip it in the bud, I sat down with my four classes today, and let them know what was going on. And they cried. A lot. And were mad. Very mad. And were scared. All of the things I expected them to me, but at a later date and in a more controlled atmosphere.  So many questions, so many tears, so much frustration. They didn’t deserve to find out this way.
I think this is the 2nd hardest day I’ve ever had to work. Second only to the day I had to let my kids know that another staff member had died the night before.

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Less than 30 days left!

November 28, 2006 at 7:21 pm (The Big Move)

And the countdown begins. I have less than 30 days left in the US. Things are coming together quickly!

I got back my passport, and now I’m just waiting for a copy of the renter’s agreement for the house. When I get that, and $520 in my bank account, my visa application will be sent!

Work had their last interview for my replacement today. They should have a final decision tomorrow. I’ll be letting my students know in a few days that I’ll be leaving.  I have an “exit interview” scheduled for Friday, and a few more IEP meetings I want to get done before I leave.

The Crochet Club kids have only 3 classes left with me!

I went to Pier 1 on Black Friday, and with my $100 gift card, I got 4 dinner plates, 4 bread plates, 4 mugs, 4 bowls, 1 platter, 4 martini glasses, 4 margarita glasses, 4 wine glasses and 4 coasters. It’s costing more to ship them over than it did for the actual objects!

I still don’t have a flight. Looking today, I’ll prolly be spending $500 on a one-way.

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Work versus Relationships

November 26, 2006 at 11:41 am (General Life, Personal Revelations & Whatnot)

I hate bullshit reasons on breaking up with an SO. Read the rest of this entry »

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On this Thanksgiving day…

November 23, 2006 at 10:47 am (General Life)

I am thankful that Emma is healthy, safe, and happy. I’m thankful that she took me as her wife, and has been able to successfully find us a home to live in. I’m thankful that she talks to me everyday and always tells me she loves me.

I am thankful that I still have my Mom and Dad in my life, and that they’ve always been supportive of me. I’m thankful that they are still in love with eachother, and let me know that not all relationships end in divorce.

I’m thankful I have three unique, talented brothers. I’m thankful that we all get a long so well, and stick up for eachother as much now as when we were in grade school.  I’m thankful that they make me proud.

I’m thankful for having a dog. She shows me that most problems can be overcome with either food, play, or belly tickles.

I’m thankful for having co-workers who listen to me. I’m thankful that they say that they are sad to see me go, but completely understand why I’m leaving. I’m thankful they make me coffee when I forget about it.

I’m thankful for having in-laws that remind me how lucky I am.

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Mom?

November 21, 2006 at 7:26 pm (General Life)

These are the days I wish my Mom would still take care of me.

100+ fever
vomiting everything up
headache
light sensitivity
sound sensitivity
body aches
dizziness

Not fun.

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We Got The Bungalow!

November 21, 2006 at 10:19 am (The Big Move)

You remember the house I posted about a while back?

Our new home?

We got it!!

YAY!

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Ralph.

November 21, 2006 at 3:35 am (General Life)

Too much coffee at 3pm means stomach aches and vomit at 3am.

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Dee’s MeMe.

November 20, 2006 at 4:30 pm (MeMes, Quizzzes, and Polls)

1.When you looked at yourself in the mirror today, what was the first thing you thought?
I should have washed my hair last night.

2. Favorite planet?
Venus

3. Who is the 4th person on your missed call list on your cell phone?
My Dad

4. What is your favorite ring tone on your phone?
“It’s Your Thing”

5. Do you “label” yourself?
Teacher, wife, sister, daughter

6. What does your watch look like?
Like Deneen, I use my cell phone.

7. What were you doing at midnight last night?
Sleeping

8. What did your last text message you received on your cell say?
A love note from the Mrs.

9. What’s a word that you say a lot?
Argh

10. Last furry thing you touched?
My dog.

11. Favorite age you have been so far?
23

12. Your worst enemy?
This lady I work with – Christian who frequently tells me I’m going to hell for my sins.

13. What is your current desktop picture?
I don’t have one, I’m at work.

14. What was the last thing you said to someone?
“I’m going to close the door, now.”

15. If you had to choose between a million bucks or to be able to fly what would it be?
The money. Would anyone take the flying?

16. Do you like someone?
My cutie wifey.

17. The last song you listened to?
Waitin’ for the World to Change was on the radio in one of the classes I was in today.

18. What time of day were you born?
4:30pm

19. What’s your favorite number?
23

20. Where did you live in 1987?
Tiverton, Rhode Island

21. Are you jealous of anyone?
Just the typical movie-star thing.

22. Is anyone jealous of you?
Not sure. I get told by a lot of people they wish they could move to England.

23. Where were you when 9/11 happened?
Laying in bed with Em. My brother came up to my room and told me to turn on the tv.

24. Do you consider yourself kind?
Not overly, but sometimes.

25. If you had to get a tattoo, where would it be?
I have four. My fifth would be on my back, onto my shoulder/arm.

26. If you could be fluent in any other language, what would it be?
Arabic

27. Would you move for the person you loved?
Uh, yeah!

28. What’s your life motto?
Why am I worrying about this when I can’t do anything about it?

29. What’s your favorite town/city?
Little Compton, RI

30. When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper and mailed it?
I wrote a letter to the passport office, explaining to them how they goofed up my passport.

31. Can you change the oil on a car?
Can – yes. Have – no.

32. Your first love: what is the last thing you heard about him/her?
That they were in high school.

33. How far back do you know about your ancestry?
Dad’s side – great-great grandparents. Mom’s side just my grandma.

34. The last time you dressed fancy, what did you wear and why did you dress fancy?
My wedding dress.

35. Have you been burned by love?
No.

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Not sure if to laugh…

November 19, 2006 at 3:13 pm (The Big Move)

The good news is, I got my newly renewed passport back in the mail yesteday.

The bad news is my sex was listed as “M”.

So, back to the agency it went. Now I’m looking at two more weeks until I can apply for my visa.

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