Tuesday, January 25, 2011

One of Those Days

Yep. I said the cliche' "It was one of those days..." tonight. Okay, can someone tell me what exactly that means? I guess my definition sounds something like this:
  • Running into the wall after a fire drill. Yep. Face first. Then, having the entire 6th grade laugh.
  • Being on hold for 45 minutes at the AZ Department of Education-- and I didn't even get to talk to them because the phones shut off when they closed right at 5:00.
  • Students not understanding how to divide fractions. I even taught them the good old "flip and switch" way. So, I graded the homework and it was a disaster. I mean, I GUESS it can be hard to flip the second fraction and then multiply straight across... but seriously? So glad I won't be there when they are doing harder things.
  • Totally forgetting how to teach complementary and supplementary angles to my kids at Sylvan. I swear, they were looking at me like "Why is this crazy lady teaching us?"
  • Inhaling 3 pieces of pizza for dinner. Yep 3. With extra red pepper flakes. Firey{is that a word?} burps tonight? Sorry babe.
  • Just standing in the shower after a long day of work and feeling the hot water run until it became cold. I just needed to wash off all the stress. Too bad that doesn't really work.
So..... please don't judge me for going to bed at 9:12 p.m. tonight. I think I deserve it-- especially after my brain was a little rattled after hitting a brick wall- literally.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Why I Blog

{Hawaii 2010}
I have a love/hate relationships with a couple blogs out there in the online blogging world. I love the cute outfit ideas, but hate the perfect, thin, and gorgeous girls wearing the clothes. I love getting cute ideas for home decor, but hate the beautiful, lush, and perfect homes. I love laughing at ridiculous blog posts, but hate the braggy-brag-brag ladies who's days consists of perfect shopping trips, children, and girl night outs. Do we see a word trend here? Yes, perfect.
My wonderful friend Stephanie just posted the most wonderful post on her blog. Check it out. Not only did she share her wonderful Birthday weekend with us, she shared the reason why she began blogging. Her post really got me thinking and inspired me. I loved how she brought up the reason she blogged was for herself.
The good days.
The bad days.
The everyday simple pleasures in life.
I realized that I loved blogging for those reasons as well. I enjoy sharing our life, adventures, and even the hard times with those who read my blog. I like to think of it as my journal. I have never been one to write, because when I do, I start to doo-doo-doodle away. So, let's ask ourselves the question... Why do I blog?
I blog for me,
because my life isn't perfect.