Thursday, January 31, 2008


Your Candy Heart Says "First Kiss"

You're a true romantic who brings an innocent hope to each new relationship.
You see the good in every person you date, and you relish each step of falling in love.

Your ideal Valentine's Day date: a romantic dinner your sweetie cooks for you

Your flirting style: friendly and sweet

What turns you off: cynics who don't believe in romance

Why you're hot: you always keep the romance alive

You Are a Yellow Crayon

Your world is colored with happy, warm, fun colors.
You have a thoughtful and wise way about you. Some people might even consider you a genius.
Charming and eloquent, you are able to get people to do things your way.
While you seem spontaneous and free wheeling, you are calculating to the extreme.

Your color wheel opposite is purple. You both are charismatic leaders, but purple people act like you have no depth.

You Are Brownie Batter Ice Cream

You've been known to lick *everything* clean

You Belong in Rome

You're a big city soul with a small town heart
Which is why you're attracted to the romance of Rome
Strolling down picture perfect streets, cappuccino in hand
And gorgeous Italian people - could life get any better?

Your 80s Hunk Is

Kirk Cameron

Your Love Life is Like Titanic

"Promise me you'll survive. That you won't give up, no matter what happens, no matter how hopeless."

You think that you only really have one true love in your life. And that you better to anything and everything to be with that person.
You tend to be very nostalgic about past loves that didn't work out. There are many secret feelings that you keep to yourself.

Your love style: Deep and emotional

Your Hollywood Ending Will Be: Bittersweet

Famous last words....

Okay so I saw this quiz on someone else's blog. Didn't think it would really give me much insight since there were only 3 questions. But I loved my results :)

Your Famous Last Words Will Be:

"I dunno, press the button and find out."

I got tagged!!!

Okay, so my friend Nancy tagged me. I'm supposed to tag at least 3 other people. Unfortunately, I don't know too many bloggers that haven't already been tagged. So I'm going to start with my college roommate Katie and add others when I find someone else who hasn't been tagged. (Trigs--by the way, Katie's about 28 weeks preg).

Onto the game ...

The rules are simple: link to the person who tagged you, list the rules in your blog, share six non-important quirks about yourself, tag at least 3 people, and leave those you tagged a comment so they can play too!

1) Macaroni and cheese is one of my favorite foods. Sometimes, I just eat mac n' cheese for dinner, but I often add chicken or tuna, along with peas, corn, and/or broccoli.

2) After Josh proposed, we went to Denny's for dinner. Sounds romantic, huh? But actually, it kinda is. We first met at Starbucks and stayed there until about midnight. By then, we had gotten pretty hungry so we walked to Denny's. We even got the same table as we did on our first date.

3) Speaking of our first date, Josh and I actually met on Yahoo! It turns out that he was living in the exact apartment I almost moved into a year before hand.

4) When I was younger, I absolutely loved Nancy Drew mysterious. I can't even begin to count how many books I've read.

5) 99.9% of the time, I have my toe nails painted. But I rarely paint my finger nails.

6) I love to buy new cookbooks because I love to cook. I have almost an entire shelf filled with them. The only thing is, I rarely do cook. Normally, I blame that on Josh because he's such a picky eater.

So I'm on crutches now

Okay, for those of you who don't know, I started taking Taekwon Do a few weeks ago. Josh has been doing it for a while and he got me into it before he left. I'm kinda lazy so I haven't been going as much as I should. I'm also taking aerobic TKD (kinda like cardio kickboxing). Both are a great workout. And I'm learning self defense.

Tuesday night, we were having a great class. Then we started doing some jumping drills. Our instructor laid some punching bags in a row and we were jumping side to side over them. I was kinda nervous, because I'm pretty klutzy. So I started and was doing really good. But then on the last time (the bags had gotten moved as people went through), my right foot came down on the bag and I fell. I knew instantly that I had twisted it. I didn't think it was broken or anything like that.

After class, one of the other instructors (who is a certified accupuncturist) gave me accupuncture. It was a bit painful, but I think it did help. I spent all day yesterday with my leg propped up waiting for the nurse to call back. She finally called with an appointment scheduled for this morning. Since it was still swollen, they did an X-ray. Just as I suspected, it wasn't broken, just badly sprained. I can actually walk on it much better. But the doc gave me crutches so I can stay off it when I have to do much walking. I'm also supposed to exercise it much for the next week (which means at least another week before I can go to another class).

Monday, January 28, 2008

Such a cruel, cruel joke

It just seems so ironic that at the time of the month when we are the most emotionally vulnerable is the exact same time that we find out that our hope for having a baby is totally destroyed.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

I'm done

Well, my temp has nose-dived (see my chart) and Spot came to visit today. So this cycle is done. Since Josh is out of town until mid-April, we're being forced to TAB.

Unfortunately, I think it's going to be a while before we really try, even when he gets back. It really pains me to say it because I want a baby so so bad. It's just that right now, we're not doing that great financially. I mean, we're self-sufficient and able to pay our own bills, but we've had to use a lot of our savings recently. We're trying to limit our spending and budget better. So until either I get a better job (I'm making about 1/3 of what I should be making) or we build our savings back up, I really don't think we can afford to care for a child--much less all the procedures we'd have to go through to get there.

This really sucks because this was supposed to be our time to have our kids while Josh is on shore duty and not having to deploy all the time. And now it looks like it'll be another 6 months to a year before we can really try. We're only here until Nov of 09. After that, he's thinking of going to Iraq or Afghanistan for a year. So even if I do somehow get pregnant before he leaves, I'll be alone for the pregnancy and/or first year. Even if he doesn't go there, he'll probably be back on sea duty which means he'll be gone about half the time. So I'm thinking it may be another 5 years or so before we actually have a baby. Sucks, but such is life.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

well it's official

Josh is gone :( He'll be in Georgia until April. So I'm on my own until then. This is the part of being a military wife that SUCKS!
He flew out at 2 this afternoon and is in Atlanta now. He should be in Augusta in a couple hours.

Pretty Good Meeting

So I met with the Assistant HR Director today about my email. Though he did say that he thought using the discrimination word in the email was somewhat unprofessional and implied that he wasn't doing his job, he did assure me that they have shown my application and resume every time I've sent in a new letter of intrest to apply for a new position. He said I wasn't doing or saying anything wrong during interviews and couldn't really explain why I haven't been hired. He also gave me a few pointers to improve. And the best part was that he said there was the possibility of an opening soon--the only thing is that it is only for the rest of the school year and there's no guarantee for a job next year. Right now, I'll take anything I can get. The only bad part was that I get emotional pretty easily so I kinda broke down in his office and cried. I hate it when that happens!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

I'll probably not get a job now

I read an article in our paper about how the new semester started with 22 new teachers, district-wide. A couple of the new teachers just graduated in December. So I emailed the 2 human resource directors:

"Hi. I was reading the article about the 22 new teachers in the newspaper, and it got me to wondering if you still had my application and resume. I have applied for every elementary and middle school position listed (though I don't remember seeing all of the schools who have new teachers). I don't understand how teachers fresh out of college with no experience are better qualified than someone who has a Master's degree and almost 5 years experience. It almost feels like I'm being discriminated against because I wasn't born in San Angelo or because my husband is in the military. It is just a little frustrating knowing that I am an excellent teacher with excellent credentials yet still can't seem to get an interview! Sorry, I guess I'm just venting."

One director emailed me back saying that I have had interviews which is better than other applicants and that I should just "keep trying." Then I got a call from the HR secretary saying the other director wants me to come in for a short meeting tomorrow.