*Have I mentioned before how Matt is growing an avocado plant from an avocado that I bought last summer? It’s kind of a funny story, actually—he had started growing an avocado plant on his mission and has just always wanted to grow another one, so he started dropping not-so-subtle hints soon after we got married that I should start buying avocados. Last summer, he tried planting 3 different avocado plants and, after months of waiting, had pretty much given up hope. But then, one fateful day as we were coming back from the Christmas holidays, one of the pits started to break open, and voila–his own little avocado plant. Can I just say how cute the way he fawns over it is? SO cute.
*So I went to the Teacher Fair last week, and I interviewed with the school district that’s about a 25-minute drive from my house. I was pretty hopeful about the whole situation right after because the superintendent (who interviewed me) said I had done an excellent job on my interview and that I should get a call back should any positions open up in English. My elation, however, has faded a bit because there are still no job openings in sight for any of the closest school districts (at least not any closer than Ogden, that is). I am trying SO hard not to stress out about it, but I can’t help myself–I just really don’t want to go back to an office job after teaching. That would be miserable.
*Today must just be a let’s-stress-out-about-the-future day because I started researching some grad schools for Matt (because he’ll be graduating in a year and a half, and I figure we should know what’s required), and don’t even get me started about how that affected my heart rate…
*I finished reading Freak the Mighty with my students today, and I cried (yes, actually CRIED) during first hour while I was reading the end. I was so emotional about it that I had to have two students read the last two chapters aloud to the class because I just wasn’t going to make it. I was kind of horrified about the whole thing, but I couldn’t help myself–that book’s a tearjerker! We’re going to watch the movie that was adapted from the book tomorrow, and I’m sure I’ll cry again during that. Ridiculous.
*Matt and I have both started listening faithfully to Dave Ramsey (okay, semi-faithfully) while we drive to/from work, and let me tell you what–I am hooked. Last weekend, on Matt’s and my “date” to Hastings (the only bookstore left in Logan), I pulled out one of his books and probably read about a third of it right in the store. (Side note: this is one of our favorite free dates–go to the bookstore and just read all night long for free). I was especially gratified to learn that Matt and I are already on Baby Step 3 (have 3-6 months’ worth of expenses in savings), which is way ahead of where most people start. Of course, after researching grad school…yeah…. Have any of you gotten bit by the Dave bug?
*Speaking of Dave, I put a quote I really love by him here.
*K, I’m still playing Angry Birds. What is WRONG with me? Except now, it’s gotten so bad that I actually have to go back and try to beat all of Matt’s scores every time I play. Ridiculous.
*Yesterday, after playing Angry Birds for far too long, I felt guilty for being so idle and unproductive that I went on Family Search and did a bunch of indexing. What’s funny is that every single time I do indexing, I always think to myself how much I enjoy it and how I really should do it more often, yet I still don’t do it all that often. I really must resolve to change that.
*I’m still feeling a little sore in my hips after my 20-miler (and I’m still kinda walking like a pregnant lady), so I’m *gasp!* not going to do my run today. I feel super guilty about it (although I shouldn’t), but I AM going to go take out Matt’s bike for a little spin (the first time I will have done so since fall). Exciting!
*For our assembly at the middle school today, we watched part of the little musical that they’re going to be putting on this week. I’ll just say this–there is a vast difference between a musical done by 7th-graders and a musical done by 12th-graders. Young boys’ changing vocal chords, for one…
*Our apartment is really still quite clean from the Big Cleaning Party we had to prepare ourselves for a little dinner party we had on Sunday with another couple in our ward. It’s a spring cleaning miracle.
*Getting ready for graduation (especially when you’re going into teaching) is such a pain. That’s all.
What are you up to this week? Goodness knows I need some funny stuff to get my mind off of grad school and future job hunting…and not running…