January 17, 2014

Excuses, excuses

I truly apologize for screw-ups with the Sweetheart Swap partner-pairings.  I'm sorry the images I sent were teeny tiny.  If there is anything you want to know, please email me.  I will certainly get back to you (unlike the jewelry store lady from Kranich's whose emails go continually unanswered…*)

Why everything is behind/late this week:

1.  I spend 9 hours a day focused on 22 seven-year-olds.  They are incredibly needy.  I spend all day not only teaching, but constantly brainstorming on how I can get concepts cemented into their little minds.  I do A LOT of teaching off the cuff. I'm now proud to say that "context clues" and "schema" are part of their vocabulary.  2nd grade is alllllll repetition and I leave school each day with a slightly sore throat.

I forget where this came from, but I love that middle sentence there.  Describes me perfectly.

2.  Which leads me to… One of the reasons I didn't get to swap-partner-matching until late Wednesday night was because I was taking a night class on Tuesday.  Every Tuesday until the end of time, I have a 3 hour night class.  Okay, until March.

3.  Which leads to…utter failure.  I've had 2 frappuccinos this week (purchased with a gift card, but still).  I don't know how I'm supposed to get through a 3 hour night class without one, guys.  I just don't know.  I'm not supposed to be blowing money at Starbucks this month.  Oh well.  Back on the wagon I go.

4.  Which leads to…one-third of K-Cubed (Kayla, Kristin, Kristin) is moving away.
So I had to spend an evening saying good-bye. This is one of the hard parts of army life.  The three of us will always remember how we became acquainted at a meet-and-greet and bonded at an organic make-up party over a disinterest in GMOs.  I still have the $18 purple eyeshadow, and I've still only used it once.

Now we're K-squared :(

We'll miss you Kayla!

5.  Which leads to Thursday…I had an appointment to have another cyst removed from behind my ear. Uh huh. I know. 

Anyway, I first went to the doctor in November.  She referred me to an Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist.  I went there in December.  He made an appointment to cut it out yesterday (Thursday).  Since November, it's been shrinking.  This week, it decided to completely disappear.  Therefore, I spent the morning wasting time at the doctor's office (and then at Starbucks) when I could've been utilizing my prep period to make copies or something at school.

6.  This leads to…I haven't seen this week's Justified OR this week's Downton Abbey.
My parents watch Justified (which is possibly the only show we have in common…they started it before I did).  When my mom said, "Oh, Justified is on tonight", I said, "That's right…I like Timothy Olyphant." She said, "Kristin, everyone like Timothy Olyphant".  I told Scott, and he said something along the lines of "Yeah….I watch for Timothy Olyphant."

Last season in a nutshell

Also, Boyd.

So.  Yeah.  

Me too, buddy.

*I got Scott a necklace for Christmas.  The chain broke within a week.  She's trying to "help me out".  I'm bored with the whole thing and I don't feel like sending them any more money.


  1. I'm sooo behind on everything but it is what it is. I'm going to email you about the swap later today, have a ? :)

  2. So even though I am doing the whole 30 Challenge and miss all coffee, I have to say after you sharing your week with us, go for that frapp! You deserve it.

  3. I still haven't fully processed the events of last week's Downton, I was not emotionally prepared for what happened.

  4. I felt a little behind this week too. I caught up on some cleaning on Thursday night thank the Lord. I've had too much going on on weekends lately, and during the week!

    At least you used a gift card for your Starbucks!

  5. I hate weeks like that!! I took a mental health day today. ;)

  6. Wow, lots going on this week! I can see why you'd be pretty dang tired!! My classes started again (I'm in grad school) and I just know it's going to get stressful all over again.

  7. I feel like this all the time. I'm never on top of anything because there is just too much going on! You had an insanely busy week!


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