Tuesday, March 31, 2009


So imagine this if you will...

Its about 2:30 in the afternoon and they are calling the buses at the end of the school day when all of a sudden you hear, "Attention staff there is a silver honda civic license plate number XXX-XXX with a flat tire. You might want to go out and take care of that." 

Guess whose car it was? Go ahead I will give you one guess.... Ohhh thats right it was my car!!! Fabulous. Believe it or not I don't  know how to change a tire. I can pump my own gas and jump a car - both of which I learned in college. But change a tire that I can't do. And of course the ladies in my classroom don't know either. So what am I to do? I could call AAA but then I would never get home. AAA takes too long sometimes. So I guess that means that I have to find a guy at school who can change a tire. And I have to ask him to help me. Now I went to an all girl, catholic high school and I was taught to be an independent woman. So when I have to ask a guy to help me with something I should be able to do - I feel like a moron!! LOL So along with a friend of mine we found not 1 - not 2 - but 3 - YES 3 guys to change my tire. They were able to do it in about 5 minutes. They were really great about the whole thing too. They didn't make any comments about not being able to change my own tire... which is great of them. :-)

But let me tell you it was rather embarrassing to have to ask some guys at work to change your tire... so now I am determined to learn how to change a tire!!!!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

I need to vent...

I would like to try and stay positive on this blog but I have something going on in my life that I really need to vent about... and this seems like a great place for me to vent! :-)

So a little background... I work in a special ed school. All the kids in the school are autistic. Because of this every classroom has to have a certain number of teachers in the classroom. There are 10 boys in my class and 6 teachers in the classroom. I am really lucky to work with some of the best ladies ever in my class. We all get along really well, we have fun together, we work as a great team and we genuinely like each other. One of the teachers that we worked with had to leave due to medical issues and we miss him dearly. But because he left we had to get another teacher. It took a long time for us to get a new person in the room. I would say a good 4-5 months. But we have been coping and dealing with it. Well finally they got us a new person. And he sucks! 

He started at the beginning of the month. When he started the gals and I decided that we were going to be positive about the whole situation and do whatever we could to help him adjust to being here. We did have some expectations of him though... we heard he had worked in another special  ed school for 5 years before and he had his masters. So we thought great its all going to be great he knows what he is doing and blah blah blah. Well as it turns out he has NO idea whatsoever as to what to do with these kids. He barely talks to the kids and we have the best kids on our class. He is a compulsive lier. He is weird... I mean I can deal with weird but he is beyond weird. He has a second job did I tell you that?? You want to know what it is??? He is a mortician. I know someone has to have that as a job... but really??? And he makes jokes about this stuff all the time. It is creepy. He can't come up with any ideas of his own. He wants us to come up with all the ideas. He can't think of anything and someone who has taught before should be able to come up with things! None of us like to be in a room alone with him and it is really taking a tole on us!!! It is so frustrating. 

I realize as I reread what I just wrote it makes me look like a jerk... but I am not I swear!!! There is so much more then what I wrote ( but I don't need to bore you that much). It is just really frustrating that this is all happening and I just needed to vent a little bit. 

There is one good thing that is coming out of all of this... us ladies have all bonded a lot and are really close now. And that is really good! I am so thankful for them!!! :-)

Well for those of you that stuck with me while I vented I appreciate it. Thanks for listening. :-)

Monday, March 16, 2009


OK I am really bad at keeping a blog! But I am really going to try from now on to keep up with this!

Anyways.... I have been thinking lately (usually a bad idea LOL) about how lucky I am. I have an amazing family that is there for me no matter what. We can sit around a dinner table and be there for hours just talking and laughing at stupid things. My sisters and I can spend a whole day together and have a great time... even if my youngest sister is 9 years younger than I am. My parents are best anyone can ask for. They have set a wonderful example for us. They are loving, caring, giving, funny, sweet, amusing, creative and so much more. Not everyone can say that they are that close to their family. Oh and I have the worlds cutest dog! He really completes the family.

And my friends! They are some kind of wonderful. It doesn't matter what we are doing we have a great time. We could just sit around someone's house and talk for hours and still have a great time. I am not sure what I would do without my friends in my life.

My job. I LOVE my job. I work with autistic kids. Even though there are days I just want to pull all my hair out and want to walk right out that door, they are still amazing kids. They are loving and caring (when they aren't beating the sh*t out of you) and funny and just SO cute! I also LOVE the women I work with in the classroom. We make a great team and have so much fun together. I think without them I would have definitely pulled out all my hair by now! ;-) But I really love going to work everyday. 

When I put this all into perspective I really don't have the right to complain about the little things. All the big things in my life are amazing.