Saturday, December 23, 2006

The skivvy on marriage..

I found this on another blog (True Wife Confessions).. I lifted most of it, and rewrote some of it to suit me. Most of it things I want to say to Chris. goes..

Being married is alot harder (even the second time) than I thought it would be but not for the reasons everyone else (myself included) thought.I knew going into this, it wasn’t going to be easy. I thought... "hey, I have been through divorce before, I know I can make it on my own.”

Thank you for being so great, that I NEED to make this marriage work. (besides..could you handle being a single parent to our daughter?? I didn’t think so ;)

I knew going into this, that marriage IS a lot of work. It is constant work, but I am
willing to keep working to make this marriage even better than it already is.

What I didn't realize was how much more special our time together is because our lives are even more busier now than when we walked down the aisle. Being able to cuddle up with you every night is amazing and I sleep so much better now.

What I didn't realize is how lucky we are to have been brought together and have our lives in enough order to be able to get married and continue our family.

We have been together for six years and we have made it through more rough times than I would like to admit but we have worked hard to make our relationship a success. You have been the greatest father a little boy could ever dream of having to my son..... he's yours now too, every way but legally, (hopefully that comes soon).

Even though you make me want to punch you in the throat for the stupid things you say and do at times, I can't imagine my life without you. I consider myself to be the luckiest woman alive. (By the way, I think you are the luckiest man alive!)

You understand me more than any person ever has and you put up with my sometimes bratty ways.

I understand that you are not very good with your words and shove both feet in your mouth at the most inopportune times.
But, despite everything that we have going against us, I think we have found the secret to a successful long as you get to watch t.v. and drink beer, and I get to scrapbook.. everything is hunky dory!
I love you!

Sunday, December 17, 2006

There was a chubby snowman...
Friday night was Riles' Christmas program for Preschool. They were all so stinking cute! It made me want to run up and hug them all...then reality set in and I brought my 3.5 year old home. Santa made an appearance, and when I realized it was miss r on his lap...someone stepped in front of my camera! One of the finger plays Riley has been singing is "There was a chubby snowman...who had a carrot nose...along came a bunny, and what do you suppose...that hungry little bunny...looking for his lunch, ate that snowman's carrot nose...nibble, nibble, crunch."
It is cute the first 19,000 times nibble nibbe crunch is screamed in a minivan by 2 children who have decided all the want to do with each other is fight, and see who can scream nibble, nibble, crunch the loudest! lol...
I have been playing with my camera, and decided to take the free class offered by the company I bought it from..
In the mean time, here are some pics to keep you company...

I know this one is blurry..but just imagine how great it would have been!
This is from Halloween...creepy!

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Holy Hell Batman!

Woke up at 1:00 a.m. with a stomach bug. Uggh...i really hate being sick. It puts a damper on my day. I really hate to use sick days to be actually sick..kwim? lol..
Not much going on at my house. I got my new camera..Canon Digital Rebel xti..I LOVE this camera. Wondeful goodness at my fingertips. I want to go to the Old Market while Dickens in the Market is going on, to try to get some photos of the people dressed up, and the carriage rides.
I finally got my Christmas Tree up. I don't have any presents wrapped at all, but they are all bought. I am not feeling in the holiday spirit this year at all. I don't know why either.
If I don't update before then, I hope everyone has a great holiday season.
p.s. here are some photos I took with my new camera..

Saturday, December 09, 2006

I am officially in my 30's...again.
Yesterday was my birthday...well...yesterday as in 30 minutes ago. As I look back at my life, I have realized all I have accomplished, and a lot I still want to do.
There are many things in my life I still want to accomplish.
1. finish my Master's Degree..I will start classes in January.
2. Be more patient with my own kids...this is a catch 22 for me. All day long, I can be as patient and pleasant as can be with other people's children..but when I get home..holy hell...frakenwendy emerges. I am not proud of is something I want to work on.
3. Be a better wife, mother, lover, sister, friend. I want to be there more for my family and friends. I will work on this, too.
4. I want to let things people say roll off my back more..ya know..the things people like to pin on you.. something that 1) you had no control in, or 2) something that was totally not your business..sorry..I get caught up in my own life
5. Be more assertive. I used to be very I tend to bite my tongue in order to keep the peace..well..I am not willing to do that anymore.
6. Be a better, more effective teacher. There are certain aspects in my teaching I would like to refine.
7. Be more optimistic. I tend to be pessimistic, and I need to generate hope in my students. I work in an inner city school..these children deserve optimism.
8. Be more creative. I tend to get stuck in ruts, and I want to make sure my children have family traditions documented to pass down to future generations.
9. Be more open to change. I am a creature of habit..certain things have to be a certain way..i am willing to change some habits.
10. Just be..enjoy being just me..plain ole wendy.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Hello y'all!
I thought I would check in with everyone since I have not been a very good blogger. The new job is still very challenging. I have tried to implement some things I think will work, but I am finding some co-workers resistant to change. I guess I am way to flexible in my teaching..who knows. I do know that I will NOT let this situation that I walked into and have had no HELP in creating tarnish my teaching with that, if before christmas things have not gotten a bit better...(now I am not asking for giant leaps and golden rainbows here...I am talking baby little as they stop and look at me when they hear my voice..or they can stand in line without kicking, shoving, biting, hitting, spitting, or yelling.) I will ask for another assignment within the Preschool programs. Who Knows what will happen..I do know I will NOT let 20 3, 4, and 5 year olds run my classroom any longer! lol
till next time..

P.S..i still DO NOT have my tree up, presents wrapped (at least they are bought), stockings taken care of, or gotten into the christmas, for my birthday don't you wish you knew what Chris got me! lol