Sunday, October 4, 2009

When Life Happens

Life always seems to throw a curve ball just when you think everything is going great.  Our curve ball this week was Stinson's car.  It started acting up and of course it will be a major repair.....  So instead of spending close to what his car is worth we are in the process of finding a new car.  You don't realize how dependent you are on the small things that make day to day life easier. 

Stinson not having a car right now is going to make life interesting because I need my car to get to school, and due to the fact that I work 40 minutes away from home it won't work for him to drop me off and have the car for the rest of the day.  We think we have found a good candidate for a replacement car, well really it is a truck.  I think Stinson is over-joyed at the thought of having a truck (which of course is very much a man's vehicle) and is brainstorming all of the ways that it will come in handy. 

In other news, this Friday was Special Friend's Day at school.  This is a day where grandparents, parents, and other relatives can come spend part of the day at school to get a glimpse of what a day is like for the students.  Of course this day is not remotely close to what an actual day is like.   Our job is to plan 3 hours that keeps the adults and children entertained, which is much more difficult than you would imagine.  The adults have a tendency to talk while you are talking or not follow directions very well.  I guess they have forgotten that you do not talk while the teacher is talking! :)   Overall it was a great day and I enjoyed meeting some of the people that are important to each of my students.

Stinson's life is still pretty crazy.  He is going all the time and just passes in and out of the house.  Yesterday the football team beat Benedictine to make the Pioneers 4-1.  Stinson looks like a natural in his "coaches uniform," and comes home completely happy each night.  I am finding ways to keep myself busy so I don't miss him too much!

This last week Jennifer (my mother-in-law) came for a quick visit.  It was so wonderful to have her here.  She was able to come in to talk to my class about being an author and writing.  The students enjoyed asking her questions as well as coming up with details of a story.  Stinson and I enjoyed spending time with her.  Each time I spend time with her I feel so blessed to have such a wonderful mother-in-law that I respect and admire and get along with wonderfully.  I have heard the mother-in-law horror stories and I am grateful to say that I do not have a single horror story to share.

Just an FYI that I am going to take Sara's blog every day in October, so hopefully you will be hearing more from me.  I can't promise that it will be too exciting, but I will try to make it interesting ( like all those blogs that have tons of followers).  Well it is time to dive into my bible study and enjoy a Sunday full of football and lesson plans!


  1. Woo-hoo! I'm glad you're joining the challenge! It should be fun...I'm sure you'll have plenty of stories to share about your classroom.

  2. I'm also glad you're taking the challenge so I can keep up on your life more. These monthly calls are not doing it for me anymore.
    Sorry to hear about Stinson's car. That's not fun.