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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

15 days

That's how many days are left of school (with kids). technically I have 18 days (have to make up the ONE snow day, plus our normal 2 post planning days). Not too shabby, I say.

It's also the number of days of Summer School. Why? You ask am I talking about summer school? Well, in sticking with our Dave Ramsay plan, I thought working at Summer School would help make our "debt snowball" go a little bit faster. I also thought, it would give me something to do besides sit on my bum all summer (since we don't have a pool... not really going anywhere this summer, etc...) I have mixed feelings about the adventure upon me. I DO LOVE my lazy summer days. However, I know it will help me stay busy and will help me keep my mind off of other things. AND it's only 15 days!!! Can't be too bad, right? I found out today that I will be teaching 5th (which you know is my specialty... or maybe you don't know, but anyway, it is!) and I'm going to concentrate on Math! PERFECT! (which you know is my strong subject... or maybe you don't know... which you do now!)

Random thoughts about some of my favorite TV shows (yes, ya'll know I'm a junkie). First of all- Brothers and Sisters- Can I just say I am SO DISAPPOINTED in Kitty? I can't believe she kissed the park guy!!! Especially when she has HOT Rob Lowe at home waiting for her with their son! BOO for Kitty! Oh and Ryan.. don't like him... he's creepy! I agree with Justin, he's definitely got his own agenda.
24- HATE IT that Tony is a bad guy! It's killing me! Just like I know it's killing Jack... and I can't believe he's got this sickness where he's going to die. They HAVE TO DO SOMETHING PEOPLE!!! JACK BAUER CANNOT DIE!!!
Greys- I just have to say that I LOVE Lexie. She totally cracks me up and last week when she couldn't stop eating... totally had me laughing. I do think Izzie is going to die. which I hate for Alex (who I really, really like). I do think Cristina and Owen will eventually find their way back together. hmmm... oh and did I mention McSteamy is just hot??? mmmm
Private Practice- LOVE IT! I can't decide who I think the father is of Violet's baby. I hope it's Pete. I like Pete. Did you know the lady he was dating (the one with the son that has asthma) is Taye Digg's wife? hee hee... I also have TOTAL mixed feelings about Addison hooking up with Noah. I DON'T like that he's married and that we like his wife. But I DO like him.
Scrubs- SO sad that it's in it's last season. Whatever will I do without JD?
Just started NCIS (thanks to Lonebutterfly who loaned me season 1) and am totally digging it.
Tudors- You know I LOVE the Tudors. However, since I DON'T have Showtime, it makes it difficult to see it. I have seen the first episode (WHAT IS UP WITH HIS LEG? EWW!) and am awaiting the summer holiday when I can go to my friend Dana's house to watch all the episodes and catch up!
and finally... my favorite... BONES I read in TV guide (or somewhere) that we're going to be learning more and more about Booth (LOVE HIM!) AND I read that the two are FINALLY going to hook up! I am addicted to BONES! I watch just about every night on TNT at 6 (even though I think I've now seen all the episodes).

and now, an update on my running. This week, I am walking 4 minutes and running 1.5 minutes. I did this workout on Monday. My only complaint was I didn't time it too well and ended up running up a bunch of hills (YUCKO) which made my shins feel like they were on fire! Yesterday I walked about 4 miles with a friend. We just walked. I'm taking a break today (hence the totally random and LONG ... sorry... blog). I'm going to be working out again tomorrow and then will encorporate my workout into the Big Peach 5K on Saturday morning! woo hoo!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

I'm Doing it..

I recently made the decision to start running. With the help of my brother, I found a plan to go from walking to running in weeks (12, I think?). Anyway, this past week was my first week on the plan. Three times a week, I walked for 4 minutes then ran for 1 minute. I repeated the process 5 times to make a 25 minute workout. I did my workout on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. (Wednesday was our anniversary, so we had other plans). Today, I decided to do the same workout but added a 6th time. Chris calculated my distance today, which was (drumroll please)... 2.6 miles! YAY ME!

On another note, for those of you Kate Gosselin fans out there.. she's supposed to be at the Family bookstore? at the Mall of Ga tonight! I'm sad to miss it (we are out of town, visiting Chris's family). But I do have to say.. If you haven't read Multiple Blessings, I HIGHLY recommend it. I am about 2 chapters from completing it. It is very well written and a blessing to read about their experiences of becoming parents of 8 kids.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Baking and more baking

Chris had a party for TNT tonight and requested my baking skills. I made red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese icing (of course). I also made Chocolate Toffee Cookies. (YUM!)

Gwinnett Braves

Our weekend was full of baseball! Actually for the past week or so. We ended up going to the "big Braves" game again on Wednesday (they but our seats were incredible. Of course, I forgot my camera. If I had known what good seats we had, I TOTALLY would've grabbed it.

Thursday night I had Bunco with the ITP teachers from my school. We had a GREAT time as always.

Friday and Saturday night, we headed out to Buford to the Gwinnett Braves Home Opener Games against the Norfolk Tide (part of the Orioles). Both games we lost, but we had a great time. Saturday night, Lonebutterfly and her family joined us. We tailgated before the game.

Gwinnett Braves Home Opener April 17

Gwinnett Braves April 18, 2009

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Welcome Home Braves!

Friday night, April 10, 2009 the Braves returned home for their Home Opener against the Washington Nationals. Festivities began with a tribute to long time broadcaster Pete Van Wieren, who retired at the end of last season. The National Anthem was sung by country singer Jason Aldean and was made complete by a fly by. Sigh... Baseball is back! :)

Ever since Chris and I started dating we have attended numerous games each season, including either an exhibition game or the Home Opener (or one close behind it). WE LOVE THE BRAVES!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

And then...

there was snow!

I don't know if you can see it or not, but it's there (which is why I took a picture of the grill cover). Today has been a great day, as well. I met Rebecca for lunch (an annual occurrence- well, we usually meet every break I have). It was very fun and I was very surprised when she brought me some of her chocolate covered pretzels (YAY!)

Monday, April 6, 2009

Spring Break Day 1

You know you're getting old when you schedule various doctor's appointments over Spring Break. Today consisted of going to one of said doctor's appointments. I followed my appointment with lunch. I picked Zach up at his work and we went to Thumbs Up Diner. Quite delish!

When I got home, I decided to bake some cookies and make dinner for my friend that just had a baby. I was able to visit with her for a few hours before heading home. Once I got home, my friend Lonebutterfly called and asked me to meet her and baby GO for pizza! What a wonderful start to Spring Break!