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Week At Home

Posted on Jun 13, 2012 | 5 comments


I’ve been trying to relax at home this week, but things have been hectic as usual. There’s some complications with my job in the fall (that I hope to share with you soon), so I’ve been dealing with that since Monday.


In between that, I’ve been feasting on watermelon, cooking tilapia burgers for my parents, and attempting to come up with a guest list that’s less than 160 people (not fun).


This evening, I had dinner with a friend (now bridesmaid!) and now I’m half watching the season premiere of Dallas and half catching up on the internets.



Tomorrow’s about last-minute errands (and maybe some shopping!), and then we’re heading to Baltimore on Friday. I’m sooo excited to go to a wedding this weekend and eat cake. And see a whole lotta family!

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Cabinet Cleanse

Posted on Jun 5, 2012 | 3 comments

This is what happens when you come home ravenous and are trying to clean out the cabinets. I made it a cereal night because I was especially hungry by 5pm today. No time for cooking! I’ve been so hungry since I got back from Atlanta and I’m wondering if the ~8 miles of walking just caught up with me? My doctor says my blood sugar is low so I’m curious to find out what that’s all about too.



I found this crack almond butter in the cabinet (from Kath?) that I was just gonna save for when I get back, but I couldn’t resist opening it. Wise decision it was. SOOOO goood. I gave up coffee 2 years ago, so this will be a wonderful morning replacement.


Anyway, today was my last day of babysitting! I’ll really miss the little one because she was just so cute, but I’m happy to close the door on the babysitting thing (at least for now). I’ll actually be doing some sitting over the summer to make some extra dough to spend in Atlanta, but it’s only for a few weeks.

After work, I picked up my engagement ring because I needed to have it made a bit smaller. I couldn’t believe how much I missed it! I mean, I went twenty six years without it, you’d think one week wouldn’t even be noticeable:) I was also pretty excited to peek into the wedding ring case….

Just two big days between me and summer vacation. I knew I chose this job for a reason:)


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Mexican Pizza on a Whim

Posted on Feb 1, 2012 | 4 comments

Hi Friends. This was one of the best dinners I’ve ever made. And it just materialized at the last minute in my kitchen! You see, I had Matt turn the crock pot on this morning, with a bottle of TJ’s bbq sauce, a can of beer, and some pork shoulder inside.

But I didn’t really have any ideas as to how I wanted to eat it. I usually like saucy meats over rice, but had the urge for something different. So the bbq pork mexican pizza was born.


Pulled pork on a habanero-lime tortilla, with coby jack cheese, corn relish, shredded carrots, and kidney beans. To-die-for.

As for week three of my new job, I’m feeling a bit more with-it, although still quite overwhelmed. I’m more familiar with faces, I’ve got the building down pat, but the school psychology model is just soo different than what I’m used to. All the teachers are incredible, and since most of them are fresh out of school, they are trained in the latest interventions. And there’s progress monitoring out the wazoo. Data was a scary word for some of the professionals in my Boston schools, but everyone collects data down here. Now it’s scaring me! I’m like the least educated person in the building. But I’m enjoying the challenge and my brain comes home tired each day. Tired, but hungry for mexican pizza and documentaries.

Matt picked out a documentary for this evening’s entertainment, so I’m off to find out what it’s about. Night.

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School Psychologist

Posted on Jan 18, 2012 | 15 comments

Whew. That was overwhelming. Somehow I went from being an administrative assistant to having major responsibilities in a matter of days. I’m not sure I was mentally prepared for the intensity. Teachers were already stopping by my office for consultation! After six months in a desk job though, I could probably use a challenge, and the day flew by! There’s definitely a lot of energy in the school system. And the people are wonderful!!! I’m excited and scared at the same time.

I came home to recovering Matt who nearly fainted of nausea and dizziness this morning. I feel bad that I wasn’t around to help:( I made up for it in dinner though. I threw together some comfort mac and cheese, with a wonderful sun-dried tomato chicken sausage, and roasted brussels. It really hit the spot this evening.


I think some House Hunters will be a nice night cap. Another new day tomorrow! k night.

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The Patient

Posted on Jan 17, 2012 | 10 comments

Lucky for me, I had one day off between the holiday and starting my new job, so I could take care of the patient. Matt had a simple surgery on his knee today to fix a soccer injury. It was scary when then wheeled him into the back wing! But, he’s doing great now and was pretty funny when he first woke up.


We’ve spent most of the day hunkered on the couch. It was actually quite nice to be forced to relax. I took an afternoon nap, ate lots of cereal, watched Midnight in Paris, and went for my first run in weeks at our apartment gym.


And work starts tomorrow! I think I’d be more excited if Matt weren’t stuck home on the couch – I’d rather be cuddled up watching movies. But seriously, I haven’t really had time to think about the new job between finishing the old one and my weekend trip. I think I’ll be very excited once I walk through the halls and see all the kiddos. I’m expecting to feel quite overwhelmed as well, given that I’m jumping in in the middle of the school year. But I’m up for the challenge. Wish me luck! Adios.

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