nothing too exciting happened this week. spent monday at a training class for the esl endorsement test. spent ALL day tuesday at school because of open house. sooooo not a fan of open house. stayed home friday so we could take Scout to the doctor...only to find out he's ok and we're doing everything the doctor suggested! yea! found some good stuff at goodwill yesterday and then had to get a flat tire fixed. most of the rest of my waking-but-not-working hours were spent wiping and sucking Scout's nose, watching the Rangers, grading papers, and trying to keep up with the laundry. this coming week is red ribbon week, school pictures, a birthday lunch, a dentist appointment, more Rangers games, going to the KC opera with school, maybe helping at a 5th quarter, and getting stuff ready for the Holiday Tea. plus...Scout's really close to walking and i swear you can see his third tooth about to bust through. yes...it's the glamorous life!
this is the wreath i made in the past few weeks. styrofoam wreath form and yarn...didn't even use glue to hold it down, just tied a knot and started wrapping.
this is the finished wreath, hanging in my living room! it's way too small for my front door and i'm not sure how weather-resistant it is anyway. that's about half a thing (i don't know the technical term...skein?) of yarn. the variegated yarn makes it look like it was a lot more involved than it actually was! i used hot glue on the feathers. if i made another one, i would probably use a wreath form that didn't have flat edges, just to make it go even faster. what do you think?
if i hadn't taken this picture myself...in my living room....i would swear it's a picture of me when i was his age! and did you notice how stylish his jammies are? the baby in the capital one commercial with jimmy fallon has on the same ones. they're from old navy and of course, they were on sale! i have a couple more pictures of scout to show off...bear with me!
These are not the greatest pictures, it's hard to catch a moving target! but, i wanted to show off his new pumpkin hat. it is so awesome and he loves it. he usually pulls hats off, but he left this one on for a long time. that's also not the cutest outfit ever...but we're in that weird time of year where it's cool in the morning and hot in the afternoon. he started the day wearing a long sleeve striped shirt with a car on it. that may be the only time he'll get to wear it. it's stayed warmer a lot longer than we expected it to, and he's already outgrowing some of the fall stuff we got in size 12 months!
the meeting at school went way better than i was thinking. i did not sleep or eat much last weekend. thank you everyone that prayed for me...it worked! i'm pretty run down this weekend and not feeling great. i think Scout has shared the mess he's had the past week. i also haven't been resting or eating right. i'm actually drinking water right now, trying to flush this stuff out and get hydrated. if you know me...you know i don't drink water much at all. i drank tons of it everyday when i was pregnant and almost completely gave up cokes. less than a month after Scout was here, i quit water and went right back to cokes. some people say if you quit drinking them long enough, cokes will taste strange to you and you won't want them. those people are crazy. i had to add a crystal light antioxidant pack to my water, just so i can drink it!
can't say what i want to say, since i don't know for sure who reads this...just know i am really angry about something at work...and a bit bumfuzzled, too. prayers between now and thursday (or everyday the rest of the year) would be much appreciated! in other news...Scout turned 10 months old today! he has now been on the outside longer than he was on the inside! he is one of the cutest and funniest people i know. not just babies...PEOPLE. he's about the only thing that keeps me running for the hills. he definitely has enough clothes for the fall and winter...bout to get him some more converses. got most of his gifts bought, and ordered his new Christmas ornament last night. just gotta get his birthday party planned and done. his daddy wants a big extravaganza with all our friends and family. i want a very small affair with no friends, and if i'm being honest...i could do without a lot of the family! right now, i gotta go make sure i have pants to wear to work tomorrow and get a shower. i got a haircut this afternoon and all that loose hair is driving me crazy!
oh yeah, lion king on blu-ray was waiting by my front door when we got home!
i'm a Christian, wife, mom to the most awesome kid...ever, daughter, sister, texan, teacher, survivor of my grandparents :), niece, cousin, sister-in-law, daughter-in-law, individual that was probably born in the wrong time. i live in a too-big for me house with my husband and our son and some people think i'm spoiled because my mom cleans our house. but, actually, i was spoiled way before that! i teach 4th grade ela and texas history...yes, that means the dreaded staar test! i like being just a little too weird for people around here, taking pictures, modpodging everything, shopping, and music! (Scout has changed most of my interests, hobbies, and free time!)