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I haven't put up a Wordless Wednesday pic in a while so I figured I'd have one today.

Mont Tremblant Canada
It's a beautiful place but absolutlely FREEZING!!!
Happy Wednesday!!

Quote of the Day
Life is an endless struggle full of frustrations and challenges, but eventually you'll find a hair stylist you like." 

—Author Unknown


Work Anxiety

Well, looks like I'll be going back to work part time starting next week.  Can I tell you how excited I am about it? I'd rather eat rocks than go back to my job.  It's not that I don't want to work.  It's that I work in a school with emotionally disturbed kids and it's a really tough crowd..

 Most of the kids know me because I worked there for 5 years before I had my daughter and when they see me I get so much love from them. They really are great kids. So what am I complaining about?  As lovely they are when they see me at first, when they don't want to do work, or has a problem at home, or had a fight with another kid earlier that day, all hell breaks loose.

 Let me give you an idea of a typical day. Before the first bell rings, on average, two fights have already broken out as well as several kids runnning off into the woods and staff having to go find them. (The school is on a large 117 acre campus surrounded by woods)  BTW there are only about 150 kids that go to the school.

 First class is reading. The whole school has Reading classes at this time. (Kids favorite subject-NOT) At this point if you don't get hit with a desk, pen, or other flying object you've had a good morning.

 After reading all the classrooms switch for different subjects.  Most of your day, including lunch and prep times, are spent breaking up a fight, talking to a kid with a problem, holding back a kid from gym because they didn't go their other classes and so on.

 I do love the school and what it does for the kids because it really has changed lives of some of the kids there, but it is soooooooo exhausting.  It can a rewarding job but it can also wear you down fast.  When I was single and living at home with my parents I think I was more tolerable because I would either go out with some of the other teachers after work or meet up with my friends for a cocktail or a bite to eat and just vent.

 It's different working there all day, coming home to my daughter who is only 1 so she needs much attention (and I love giving it to her), cooking dinner, cleaning up after dinner, giving Danicakes a bath,  putting her to bed, etc.

 I really would love to work from home. Someone has to know of some legit companies that have you work from home. If you do please let me know.

 Sorry if I sound like I'm whining. :-(

Quote of the Day
The undertaking of a new action brings new strength."
—Richard L. Evans


A lovely weekend

I had such a lovely weekend doing absolutely nothing. Every weekend we are running around doing somthing. It seems to always be someone's birthday or some kind of occassion but this past weekend we stayed home and just chilled with Danicakes.

 Hubby cooked a great lamb dinner yesterday. Maybe I'll post the recipe later.  I got things organized such as bills, clothes for work this week :-( and even gave myself an at home facial.

 Now it's 6:30 am and I'm up getting ready to go back to work. I'm trying to go with a positive attitude. I'm definately going to stop on the way and get a few lottery tickets. :-)

 Well, hope you al have a great Monday!!

Quote of the Day
It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.

                                                                                             -Francois De La Rochefoucauld


Secret Shopping

After my first day back, to work which wasn't too bad.  I only got one window broken by one of the kids and a bin full of markers dumped on the floor. :-)

 Anyway, I don't want to talk about work.  After work I went to Macy's because they were having a huge sale. I don't shop much at all but I decided just to see what they had and maybe treat myself to a new maternity shirt or something. I'm not sure how I ended up in the jewlery section because I'm not really jewlery person but, from a distance, I saw the prettiest earrings.

 They were originally $80. I got 50% off, then another 15% and I had a 10% coupon. I bought those pretty little things for just $33.00!! I was so excited because I never find deals like that.  I have a girlfriend that is a pro at finding deals and getting things for nothing but I'm usually never that lucky.

 I felt a little guilty because hubby and I decided to not spend money on anything besides the absolute necessities, like food, and we have to use to coupons.  Well, I did have a coupon right? Should I tell him or keep this little secret to myself?  Funny thing is, I feel a little guilty but not that much. :-) I think I deserve a treat every now and then.  And so do you! So go out and but yourself some thing nice! You derserve it!

 I decided to create this poll just to see how many of you secretly shop.

 I also have a fabulous quote for today!!

Quote of the Day

Hooked on success

 Celebrate your achievements, no matter what their size. Feel how great it feels to take focused, disciplined action and to make something happen.

 Use each small success as motivation to create more success. Be so truly thankful for what you've done that you are compelled to do much more.

 It feels so good to know you've made a difference. Get yourself addicted to that feeling.

 Get yourself hooked on positive, meaningful success by treasuring and valuing and celebrating every accomplishment. The more thankful you are for what you've done, the more motivated you'll be to do it again.

 Let yourself feel great about it, and enjoy that delightful feeling. You'll be well on your way to making it happen again and again.

 -- Ralph Marston

Random Monday thoughts

I don't have one particular subject to talk about just a bunch of random thoughts.

 #1 I had another relaxing weekend with nothing to do. I can get use to this! Of course next weekend I have two parties.

 #2 I'm sooooo glad we didn't get any snow. I feel bad for those of you who are still digging your way out. I want SPRING!!!

 #3 Did you see the E-trade commercial with the babies during the Superbowl? I loved it! Click on the link to watch it if you missed it.       SUPERBOWL E-TRADE COMMERCIAL

 #4 I've been thinkng about switching to Wordpress. Have any of you made the switch recently? Is it difficult to do and what are the pros and cons with it?

Quote of the Day
“Action is the foundational key to all success." —Pablo Picasso
 Posted by KimmyD  at 4:21 AM 4 comments
 Labels: e-trade, snow, superbowl, wordpress
Monkey see Monkey do
 My daughter is turning 2 in May. She just started her new daycare yesterday and after work I picked her up and came home. My sister Debs came by for a while and we were talking about how big Danicakes is getting and how much she's changed.

 I feel like she's changed a lot just in the past few weeks. All of a sudden she repeats everything I say. Somtimes it's clear and sometimes she says it in her own language but she still tries.

 Now I realize, I really have to be careful what I say around her.

 My sis and I decided to order Chinese food for dinner. Hubby was out with some co-workers.  After an hour of waiting for the food it finally arrived.  We ate and then I started to clean the table.

 I picked up the plates off the table and brought them into the kitchen. As I went to put one in the sink it slipped out of my hand and landed right on my little toe before hitting the floor!

 The pain was excrutiating!! I hopped around on one foot, holding the other, yelling every curse word I know and even made up a few.  Tears were just about to run down my face when I looked at my 1 1/2 year old daughter and she had one foot in her hand trying to hop around and repeating all the bad words.

 The pain was still there but I couldn't help but fall to the floor laughing at her. My sister and I laughed so hard for a good 10 min. You know the laugh where you can't breath and tears are falling uncontrollably?

 I thought I probably should not have laughed since she was repeating the curse words but she doesn't know what bad words are anyway. She was just repeating mommy.  It was my fault for not using paper plates!

 So that was my laugh for the day and I definately needed that!

Quote of the Day
"With unfailing kindness, your life always presents what you need to learn."
                                                       -Charlotte Joko Beck