Wednesday, July 25, 2012

U-verse & Dinosaurs

Hey, y'all.  I've been on a blogging funk the past few days, so today's post is kinda random.

I finished teaching summer school on Monday.  I had about 28 students total this summer (split between two terms).  I've always enjoyed teaching summer school, and this year was no different.  The kids were great, and it's a good way to keep my mojo throughout the summer break.  But I AM looking forward to these three weeks off before the regular school year begins. It seems to be rapidly approaching...

We got U-verse today! DK has been wanting us to get it for a while now.  I don't watch much TV, so I was perfectly fine with our current service (actually I've been asking DK to get rid of cable altogether for about two years now -- not happening.).  But since our cable company seems to be feuding with other companies (not naming names) and I missed an episode of THE only show I watch on TV because of it, I told DK he should go ahead and make the call to switch. 

I pretty much hate everything that goes into getting new cable service.  I hate calling them to set it up.  I hate being given a time frame of when they'll come. I hate having them around the house for hours trying not to watch them work (but being nice enough to have a few conversations with them while they're here).  But it turned out great.  Our guy today was pretty cool and helpful and really wanted us to be satisfied. Not to mention U-verse is kinda awesome.  Took us long enough. 

I finished book 3 of the God Don't Like Ugly series, but I'm taking a break to read something else: Water for Elephants.  Pretty good so far.  Hoping over the next few weeks I can finish it AND read the last three books of the God Don't Like Ugly series.  'Cause once the school year begins, it's gonna be nuts around here.

Anyhoo, here are some pics from the last few days.  Over the weekend, my sister-in-law kept M while DK and I went to a reception.  She took M to the toy store, and my funny girl picked out a lizard and a couple of dinosaurs.

Meet her friend she named Raleigh -- that she insisted should join us for dinner that night.  Poor lizard has had about 10 different names since then.

She's with her Honey and PaPa (my in-laws) for a few days, and boy, do I miss her.  Her being away has given me the chance to get some things done around the house, though.  I've done some much-needed organizing in her room.  That place has been a jungle the whole summer.  

My in-laws have been sending us random pics so we wouldn't miss the little monster so much.  Facetime has made it easier, too.  

She played on the playground at her daddy's old school.
He went there 25 years ago.

Her Honey made her spaghetti, one of her favorite foods.

She killed the spaghetti and apples
 (and dipped the apples in the red sauce to be sure she got it all).
Didn't even touch the veggies.

Taking an evening ride with her PaPa.

That PaPa of hers went and bought her more dinosaurs.  They took a picture of how she lined them all up.  Too funny.

Anyhoo, I'm getting my new dishwasher installed tomorrow, so I'm pretty pumped. I may blog again on Friday with a flashback post.  In the meantime, I hope to do some more cleaning and organizing, lots of reading, start looking at stuff for my grad school class (that starts in a couple of weeks), and do some more research and curriculum planning for a new class I'll be teaching this year.

Enjoy the rest of your week!

~ G

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