Friday, September 05, 2008

Friday Fill-Ins and other random thoughts.


1. If I was to walk into your life, would you take my hand and walk with me?

2. Catch a bright star and make a wish for a miracle.

3. And you can send me lots and lots of flowers, for no reason at all.

4. When I am faced with my ex-husband I try to forget, but I'm dealing with a memory that never forgets.

5. I'm the innocent bystander / Somehow I got stuck with all the fun!

6. What's keeping us apart isn't selfishness, it's diesel fuel.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to going to bed early, tomorrow my plans include a soccer game and a short visit from Steven, and Sunday, I want to go to ANOTHER soccer game and do lesson plans!

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Happy Friday everyone! This has been a hell of a week! I am sooo tired. I was out late Wednesday night with "Back to School" night at Rachael's high school and Open House at my school Thursday night. Steven and I went shopping last weekend for some professional clothes for me (thank you, hon!) and so I went to work Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday in heels (moderate) and dressy clothes. I got lots of compliments, but I was ever-so-glad for "dress down day" today at school. I'm much more comfortable in jeans and tennies. Lots of drama at work with a co-worker under scrutiny, but I found out today that I was unknowingly being "checked" as well and I passed with flying colors. Yay me!

Good news: Joseph tried out for the "Singing Hoosiers", the traveling choral performance group at IU and made it! They only accept 80 students, so we were all really pleased for him. He is very excited! He seems to be doing very well in his first week of classes.

Rachael is doing well in all classes (4 honors classes and a stiff grading scale) and has earned the spot of "assistant director" for the Fall Show. She made an excellent chocolate pie for a school project, and it was delicious.

Daniel is doing well with his broken ankle. He can have it x-rayed in 2 weeks. He has been a real trooper, going to every practice and every game. He is literally itching to get back on the field and hit someone!

Aaron is doing okay in 3rd grade. He is still struggling with making friends, but a new boy, Dominic, is in his class and also on his soccer team. He is happy to have a friend. First soccer game: tomorrow at 2:30.

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Just in case you were wondering, this is NOT me.

(arrow pointing to picture of Christie Brinkley)





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And finally, a quote I found that I really like:

"We come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly." - Sam Keen
So true.


Have a great weekend everyone,
J.

7 comments:

Trukindog said...

How sweet of you to post a pic of Christie & her beautiful hoo hoos just for me. Thanks darlin

Oh and I'm glad to hear your kids are doin well in school.

Tookie Tail said...

Yes, it HAS been a HELL of a week!
Gustav had us for lunch! The devastation makes a grown person cry. I was without power for 4 days and never felt so happy to get my AC back! Roof damage and privacy fence gone around my pool...but I have power! More than I can say for my kids! Ugh!

Happy to hear your kids are doing so well in school! That's awesome!
Pat yourself on the back! :)
I hope your school year is a good one! :)
~Jan

Sayre said...

I can identify with the busy week!

I'm sorry Aaron is having a little bit of a tough time. I don't remember third grade as being so hard, but Z-boy had a rough time last year too. IT was a bumpy start for fourth, but he's back on top of it (I think).

Try to relax a little this weekend!

Palm Springs Savant said...

J- really good quote there, I like it. This was a strange week, for being a 4 day work week it flew by but it felt like a 6 day work week for me. I was mentally exhausted last night when I got home.

btw- I always enjoy the updates on the family. You must be so proud!

Brother Dave said...

Re: "When I am faced with my ex-husband I try to forget, but I'm dealing with a memory that never forgets."

Perhaps you can find a way to prevent your ex from so often renting space in your head.

In addition, I wish that all teachers observed "casual dress" in the classroom. Definitely more professional for such an honorable profession.

Janet said...

Glad to hear your kids are doing well, LOVE that quote and thanks for playing, hope you had a great weekend :-)

HoosierGirl5 said...

T-dog - Not you, too. What is the obsession with Christie Brinkley? Sheesh!

Sayre - I did get to relax this past weekend. Aaron's hanging in there.

P.S.S. - It was a tiring week for me, too. Thanks for the nice comments on the kids. I AM proud of them, most of the time!

Brother Dave - I am doing much better in that department. He still annoys the shit out of me sometimes, but most of the time I just try to ignore him.

Janet - Thanks for coming by every week. Any weirdness your way this week? Hee, hee.

J.