Friday, February 22, 2008

Happy Birthday to Me...a little late!

I am really looking forward to dinner tonight. We (Pam, Dick, Chris, Linda, Jay, Andrew, Nicole, Maddie, Ryan, and I) are going to HuHot Mongolian Grill. I love it there! We were supposed to go last Sunday to celebrate my birthday and the end of the musical, but since we got nailed with the snow storm none of us ended up leaving the house.

Tomorrow I have a conference in Appleton from 8 am to 5 pm. It is about mentoring new teachers. I figured it would be a good opportunity for me to stick another feather in my cap. You can never have too many things on your resume just in case. Hopefully I will never leave Ripon though. The best part is the I am getting reimbursed for the registration and they are paying for me to stay the night at the Radisson tomorrow night. Ryan and I are treating it like a mini-vacation. Sassy and Bentley will be staying with Grandma and Grandpa. It will be nice to get away, even if it is only for one night.

We had conferences last night at school until 8 pm. I think I had the record amount of parents at 11. Needless to say, it was along night. Ryan ordered Chinese for dinner, so that was nice treat for when I got home. Gotta love those Crab Rangoons!

I am still hear good things about the musical. The newspaper came out yesterday in Ripon, and no bad press. I am shocked there wasn't a letter to the editor about the song "The American Way." Pleasantly surprised I should say. I got a nice thank you from someone in Sparta, WI who came to see the musical and thought it was great. That was very nice of him to take the time to hand write the thank you. It seems like we don't send those out enough these days.

Ryan has been interviewing at the office for a new medical receptionist. It is always entertaining to hear how the interviews go. I had fun helping him look through the resumes. I felt like I needed to get out a pen to correct their grammar. One person even had the word references misspelled. That resume did not make it to the keeper pile. He knew exactly what he was looking for, and he thinks he may have found her yesterday. We will have to wait and see how today's people pan out.

I checked Weather.com this morning for Ripon and saw that there is already a Weather Advisory for next Monday night into Tuesday. Just what we need...more snow. The snow is so high already that every time Ryan uses the snow thrower it can't get high enough so it just shoots right back down. Sassy of course is loving this. She is in her element. Bentley just seems to enjoy running across the yard and forming perfect X's. I am hoping the forecast is wrong! Mom, you don't need to tell me again that it is cool in Florida too because it got down to 60 degrees. I would be happy for 20 right now!

Danny is still planning to move to Oshkosh in the middle of the summer, maybe July. We are going to start stockpiling food now. Just kidding Danny! We are looking forward to it. No other news about that. I have no other love update about Danny either. Since he is moving out of state I think he has decided to stop pursuing who I was originally talking about. We will just have to find him a nice Wisconsin girl!

Thank you to everyone who sent me the birthday cards. I am still behind in everything, so I haven't sent out any Thank Yous yet. I especially loved the cards that had the music. They always make me laugh. Mindi sent me a really funny one. It had a sound clip from "I Love Lucy."

Now that the musical is done I will try to update more often. No, I didn't forget about adding the pics. I will get there! I promise!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day

Hello! I hope everyone had a great Valentine's Day. Mine was pretty eventful.

It started with the first dress rehearsal. We were supposed to have around 20 people from different retirement homes, but of course the weather didn't cooperate. We got nailed with a storm. Since a lot of the residents are in wheelchairs there were only 4 people in the audience. Whoopee! The kids did okay; I hope they do better tomorrow. We have a school performance at 9 am and the evening one at 7 pm. They have two on Saturday: 2 pm and 7 pm. Then I am freeeee!!!!!!!!!!

Shorty after the dress rehearsal ended I found out that we were getting out of school 2 hours early. The snow that was originally supposed to be north of Ripon ended up moving south. Instead of 2 inches we got 10.1 inches. Oops! There is a strong chance we will have a 2 hour delay tomorrow because of the blowing snow. It is the really powdery kind that easily creates white out conditions. We will still have the school performance, it will just be a little later. Instead of 20-25 minutes to get home, it took me over 50 minutes. It was a scary drive. My hands hurt by the time I finally got home. My friend from school who also lives in Oshkosh turned back and stayed over night at a friend's in Ripon.

Back to Valentine's Day...Ryan surprised me with a beautiful bouquet of flowers when he got home. It was very nice. They are the biggest roses I think I have every seen. Of course we agreed on no gifts, but of course I'm not mad.

I will try to update again soon. After Saturday night I will have a lot more time on my hands!

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Happy Belated Birthday, Dad!

I know...I know.... I need to update more often. Things are just so crazy right now. First, I want to wish a happy birthday to my Dad. I did remember to call him, but I still haven't mailed his card! I am horrible.

I am at school right now. It is 6:45 pm, and we are having our dinner break from musical practice. One more week and two days and I will have freedom! I know I will miss it. We are down to the wire now. We ended up having a snow day both last Wednesday and this Wednesday, so that doesn't help. To make up for it we came in last Sunday from 11-4, and we will be here this Sunday from 11-5. Once again, I pretty much live at the school!

I did want to try to upload some pictures to the blog the other day, but Ryan needed to use his computer for business reasons. So you can blame him:-)

Danny called me last week to ask a weird question. He wanted to know if Ryan and I were still open to him moving in with us. For those of you who don't know, Danny almost moved to Chicago to stay with us. His roommate Adam and Adam's girlfriend want to move to Kentucky, so Danny won't have a roommate. His isn't up for trying his luck with a stranger, so he thought he may move in with us. He is going to be looking at school to see which will accept all of his credits. Obviously we said yes. He would be able to stay in our lower level. He would even have his own bathroom. I don't know if he realizes what he's in for! I will make him eat healthy and workout. Moiiaaa aaaahhhh aaaaahhhh. That was supposed to be an evil laugh. Not quite sure how to spell it. The only bad part about him moving in is that he also loves "Star Trek: Next Generation" as Ryan does. I will be forced into constantly hearing them recite lines and quiz one another. There is also this Captain Joh Luc Picard song with which I have images of them syncronize dancing. I will have to keep you updated!