xlovebecomesher: (Default)
Sigh I missed a day in the blog-a-thon. Not my fault though! My monitor gave out on me :( I started typing my entry last night and my email to the 6th grade parents about first day of class when my screen blinked and died. After much freaking out calling Jon, Jason, Brian, and Angel, and trying to figure if it was my video card or monitor wondering how to pay for this, Jon offered to come down and figure it out for me (he was going to come down Friday anyways so he came two days early and will stay til Friday lol).

Turns out my monitor was shot so off we went to Best Buy. I now have a 20 inch flat screen. It's really purty except my computer is 6 years old and thus my resolution only goes up to 1024x768. My screen is meant to be 1600x900. It's a bit pixelated. I'm seriously contemplating now buying a new computer when I get my UoP refund check. I also fell in love with a laptop at Best Buy which wasn't too pricy so I will probably buy a laptop too with the money.

1st day of 6th grade went pretty well. I really like my kids - very fun and active :D I did two icebreakers and then Lisa came in to observe so I figured I'd start teaching some Hebrew which wasn't in my plan lol. They're not bad readers at all - plus apparently having a token economy set up in the class is a big motivator LMAO.

I'm going to go cuddle with my doofus and watch Full Metal Jacket :)
xlovebecomesher: (Joey)
Top Chef has been my newest addiction. It reminds me of a classier version of Hell's Kitchen. I love the fact that there's a couple of locals on the show especially Mike Isabella who is the chef at Zaytinyas in DC ... where Lelia has been wanting to take me now for dinner for the past year or so! I'm really determined now to go there even more. One of the chefs also has a restaurant in Frederick which I want to go to as well :)

Not much happening today. Worked. Acquired some hours for Saturday (working 3-9 chilling with the twins) so I'm working basically since this past Tuesday until next Thursday every day. I need the money though. Besides I have a 3 day weekend next weekend for Rosh Hashanah which makes up for it!

I've been tempted the past few days to message my ex and be like take a hint and leave my friend the fuck alone. He basically has been IMing my friend every day since they ran into each other wanting to talk to him and be friends. I love the fact that karma is biting him in the ass. He told me once that I'd have no friends or no one to love me while he'd have everyone. Karma is a bitch, ain't it? However now it's just getting pathetic since it's been almost a month of him leaving daily IMs for my friend to no response and even I'm starting to feel a bit sorry for him. I've been debating leaving a scathing message for him through my Ahayot account on Facebook (since he blocked me) or leaving a message for his fiancee (who oddly has not blocked me) to tell him to back off. Actually I think it would be more fun to email her and piss her off *snickers*. Maybe I am a horrible person? *shrugs* However, part of me also feels that my friend should handle this however he wants so I'm holding off for now because as much as it's tempting, I don't need to be involved in this. Who knows, now that this entry is open until the end of the month, I would not be surprised if one or both read this LMAO.

Hit up the gym with Romeo for a half hour tonight. I love having a gym buddy. I've been a member of this gym for more than a year now. I've gone more in the past two months than I have the whole time I've been a member now that I have Romeo to go with. He's a fun guy to hang out with - glad we reconnected!
xlovebecomesher: (Break it)
What a day...and not a good day either :/

The nice part was waking up this morning with my doofus and cuddling with him. Neither one of us are morning people (though I'm the harder one to wake up in the morning) and this morning, he struggled to get out of bed so we just laid there and curled up with each other dozing on and off.

That was the big highlight...that and sitting at Tae Kwon Do with Jake just reading a book, hearing Kyle say Mama very clearly (that was exciting for me because I haven't heard him talk clearly in a long time!) - oh and being home on time to watch Hell's Kitchen (though I'm annoyed as hell that Suzanne has still not been kicked off!). And I did have an awesome phone conference with my team for class - I got lucky this class with the people on my team :D

Beyond that, it sucked.

A little TMI maybe but I woke up and realized I had a UTI or the beginnings of it. As I was not going to drive 3 hours home thinking I need to pee every 5 seconds and being in pain, I had to stop and buy meds.

I had to leave my doofus in PA and head back - hate doing that :/

Oh so then I'm driving on 222 [a PA state highway] in Berks/Lancaster Counties and I notice this old couple going 35-40 miles an hour on a highway weaving in and out of the lane [speed limit is 65]!!! I tried signaling to them but they ignored me. I called the cops because well I was worried about this couple and who the fuck drives 35 miles an hour on a highway? I called somewhere out of Knauers/Adamstown ... which I think is still Berks. They said they'll check that out and I hung up. As I hang up, I thought it wouldn't it be my luck to get pulled over for something.

Yeah, crossed into Lancaster....and sure enough, guess who got pulled over?!? Here's the thing: it's 65 and I'm going 78 which I think is reasonable on a state highway as I'm keeping up with traffic. I notice a Cop chilling and I figure well, just in case let me slow my ass down and switch back into the right lane. I see him pull out behind me and he's driving following me for about a mile or two not doing anything and I'm maintaining now about 70 when he pulls me over!!!! He fucking waited for I don't know what to pull me over rather than pulling me over when I was doing 78 so by the time he does actually pull me over, I'm actually really confused now and thinking well maybe he's pulling me over regarding my earlier phone call. Nope. He tells me he clocked me at 78 thus giving me a ticket PLUS he will be nice to me and not give me a ticket for my Hawaiian Lei that I have on my rearview mirror because it is illegal in PA to have anything hanging there [which as far as I know is not illegal in MD]. He then gives me the third degree for being in PA when I clearly do not live there. Am I not allowed to visit?? Sheesh.

So I have $143 ticket for speeding! $143!!! What the hell? For going 13 miles over?? Hell, I went 25 over speed limit in a residential (in MD) once and only got $90! I'm debating fighting it ... it's not a far drive to Lancaster for me (1.5 hours or so) and I think this is utterly ridiculous for pulling me over when people were going faster than me...but because I have a MD license plate, you're going to target me. He even said, I know you're probably going to pay because you're not really going to want to drive to Lancaster, right!? I didn't say anything to him. UGH! Before I fight though, I want to see if the points will transfer into MD or not. Because I may just pay it if I can not get points on my license - I can't afford to have points with the job I have [a lot of my job involves driving my kids around]. I have 10 days to decide and mail it out. What would you do?

Then I got off work and Aba asked me to stop at Glenmont because he wanted to give me a number to this psychologist he met at Starbucks who maybe wants to hire me or something [I'm not entirely clear on this but I'll call this lady tomorrow]. And then he goes...you have any money? WTF? You work, damnit. You make much more than I do because you tell me constantly about the jobs you have ... don't ask me! I gave him $2 because well that's all I had on me nor would I stop at the ATM. Then he asked me to take him to the hospital this week for his eyes...and I'm sorry, I love my dad but I can't do this when I know he doesn't take care of himself anyways. I take the time off work to do things for him and then he doesn't bother anyways with what the doctor tells him because he knows better! And then he gets mad at me if I interfere. Tells me I have a big mouth and he can talk for himself...so fine do it yourself!

I'll probably eventually do it anyways and take him or otherwise the guilt will eat at me. Sigh.

Is it slightly sad that my excitement this week so far exists only of going to my eye doctor on Friday [I love going to eye doctors lol]. Otherwise I'm working late tomorrow and Thursday doing respite. I may do respite work Saturday. I could use the hours now that I'm not working with Morgan. I'm going to miss that girl lol.

I need to start lesson planning for Sunday and Tuesday - another school year has started! :D

*crosses fingers that tomorrow and the rest of the week will be better than today*
xlovebecomesher: (Come With Me)
I would have updated on the 2nd for the sake of the Ecstasy blog-a-thon except that I've barely been home today! Thus I'm backdating slightly to have an entry on the 2nd since well...it's still the 2nd in other parts of the United States ;)

So my birthday despite my original misgivings ended up being fucking amazing :)

I slept in today since I didn't have to work with Morgan [despite Dave and Petra constantly texting me this morning going OMG can you work...fuck that, you told me I have a day off thus you cannot text me at 7 AM expecting me to come in]. I stumbled out of bed close to noon and very happy. I got spanked 25 times and then I had gifts waiting which I was excited about even knowing what most of them were (I picked them out lmao).

I got from Mommy:
-A purple shirt
-A purple wallet <3
-2 pairs of purple socks
-Black high heeled boots (so happy because I didn't have a pair last winter and I didn't feel like myself without them lol)
-Car stereo (came in the mail and I did not know about it and hopefully Pham will install it for me next weekend)
-100 rubber bands for my hair (which I had no idea but I was excited since I can always use them
-Leopard print sheets (found them at Sears and it was like $20 for full size so Mommy bought them and wrapped it)
-$50 to go for paying for my manicure/pedicure appointment with Timothy on Friday :)

I also got some really sweet cards from her that made me cry lol.

Afterward Mommy and I got dressed and we went to Max's (a Kosher restaurant) with Dalia and Michelle (who keeps strictly Kosher) for lunch. It was pretty decent (first time I've ever been there and not ordered falafal or schwarma but their other food is good too). Had some intriguing discussions about respect, relationship, and the future. It was interesting for me to watch the interactions now that Michelle and I are adults and yet out to lunch with our mothers and having these serious type of talks - like for the first time I was able to bring up to Dalia as an adult to adult that her husband does not respect her and she goes I know and the 4 of us were able to talk about the past and how that impacts us. Makes me wish that Michelle wasn't going to college in NY so I could hang out with her more.

I went to work for 1.5 hours. It should have been 2.5 but Jake wanted to go to his school's back to school night picnic. Alison's still willing to pay me for 2 hours so I'm cool with it especially the fact that I was happy to see Jake so excited about spending time with his friends. She got me a big chocolate chip cookie cake and everyone sang me happy birthday and we ate cookies - not bad for 1.5 hours ;)

Then came the fun part - my last minute dinner plans. As I mentioned, I invited people just yesterday morning to go out to dinner. I would have been happy if 2 or 3 friends came out since it was such short notice. Ended up that I spent my birthday with 14 friends at the Lebanese Taverna :) Good times! We also went out after to this Irish pub McGintys that's down the street and had drinks and dessert - I had Banana's Foster (yummy) which they put a candle on it and everyone sang happy birthday :) I was amazed. I really did not think people would have came out all this way for me (since it's a Wednesday night) and I was really pleasantly surprised :)

few pics of the night behind this cut )

What a nice way to start off being 24 :)

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