Thursday, May 22, 2008

Data Retreat

Woo hoo! Look at me updating in the same week! Let's see how long I can keep this going.

Today was the last day of school for the seniors. Obviously it will be pretty quiet from this point on in the hallways. I'm sure they will be back next week already visiting. I don't quite understand that. Graduation is this Saturday at 11, and of course I will be attending. I have one graduation party to go to on Sunday as well. It should be fun.

Tomorrow is a day called Data Retreat at our school. It is a day set aside for teachers to examine data. Sounds exciting, huh? Well this year I am lucky enough to have to help plan it. It was royal pain in the butt. It is 25% of my grade for the class I am taking in the masters program. Everyone is pretty nervous about tomorrow, but I'm pretty much at the point where I don't care. If I get a B it isn't the end of the world. I will still get my masters, I will still have my teaching job, life will go on... Not that I like B's, but I'd get over it.

I am looking forward to the three day weekend. We are going to Pam and Dick's on Monday for a boat ride. That should be fun. The weather is supposed to be beautiful. I think around 80 degrees. It's about time!

I will update later. Hopefully I will have something interesting to add after graduation.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Yes...I am alive

Wow...I know it has been a long time since I posted. Just a few things have happened. Where to start... Oh, I'm pregnant and due October 25th. So far, so good. I was pretty nauseous for the first trimester, but I have heard some nasty horror stories and know that I am pretty fortunate. It is all worth it. I figured every time I felt sick I knew everything was okay.

My brother is moving in with us next week. We are looking forward to it. Ryan is excited to have some more help at the office. He is going to train Danny to cut lenses and work as an optician. He thinks he will be the ultimate optician. Every time we cook something we wonder how he will feel having home cooked meals all of the time. Hopefully he will enjoy it. The plan is that my mom is flying to Cincinnati on Sunday to help Danny pack and clean his apartment. He is having one of those podlike storage units sent to Appleton with his things. It was cheaper than renting a Uhaul. They are hoping to arrive in Oshkosh on Tuesday. I think it could end up being Wednesday if they take a detour to Toledo. My mom will be staying with us then until the morning of the 31st. The great part is that my next appointment is on the 30th for my ultrasound, so my mom will be able to come with us and see the baby. Danny kinda hinted that he would like to come too, so he may see he niece for nephew soon.

Next new thing...Ryan and I will be going to Seattle next month with Pam and Dick for the American Optometric Association's conference. Ryan is excited about some of the sessions he will be attending-Pam and I are excited about the shopping. We will be there from Wednesday, June 25th through Monday, June 30th. I think I have those dates correct. It should be a lot of fun.

Another exciting thing is that everyone is pregnant. Allow me to explain... Reed Prust's wife Terra is due October 15th, I am due October 25th, Mindi Sollom is due the week after I am, Stephanie Klyber is due at the beginning of November, and Sara Aulizia is due November 25th. There will be babies everywhere!!! It will be wonderful... a little noisy perhaps, but wonderful.

I think that is it for now. I will update more often so that are not month gaps on here!