Friday, May 30, 2008

On another note

I have a new hairdo. It's MUCH darker than it's ever been and I love it!!

And no, I had not even had one drop of alcohol before this picture. I was wearing stiletto heels and my feet were DYING!

The diva has arrived

So, this has been keeping me busy lately.


Her name is Ebony and she is available for adoption at through the Southern Nevada Pug Rescue. This is the same place we got our wonderful Chiisai from and we're fostering Ebony for them. She really is very sweet but the period of adjustment has been hard on all of us. Considering that she's 8 years old (senior citizen in dog years) she is a bundle of energy. Holy cow this girl goes nonstop! The first thing she does when I let her out of her crate in the morning is grab a toy and start walking in circles. Then, she'll stare at her tail for a few moments then, ZOOOOOM, the chasing commences. It's insane. Her tail must really piss her off to no end. She's a little diva and refuses to go up or down stairs. We have to carry her outside so she'll go potty. But, her face is just so dang cute...


Who could say no to that?! Hopefully, someone will want to adopt her soon before I get disowned by my entire household for bringing this diva in. :)

On a side note, just so you're aware, there are only 2 and a half days left of school. (Not that I'm counting or anything. ) :)

Later-

Kate

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Can I get your number?

This is actually pretty accurate (at least from how I see myself). Try it for yourself here.

There are 19 letters in your name.Those 19 letters total to 93There are 7 vowels and 12 consonants in your name.

What your first name means:
Irish Female Diminutive of Katherine: Pure. Clear. From the Gaelic form Caitlin.
Greek Female Variant of Katherine. Pure.
English Female Variant of Katherine. Pure.
(gee, think my mom wanted me to be "pure?")

Your number is: 3
The characteristics of #3 are: Expression, verbalization, socialization, the arts, the joy of living.
The expression or destiny for #3:An Expression of 3 produces a quest for destiny with words along a variety of lines that may include writing, speaking, singing, acting or teaching; our entertainers, writers, litigators, teachers, salesmen, and composers. You also have the destiny to sell yourself or sell just about any product that comes along. You are imaginative in your presentation, and you may have creative talents in the arts, although these are more likely to be latent. You are an optimistic person that seems ever enthusiastic about life and living. You are friendly, loving and social, and people like you because you are charming and such a good conversationalist. Your ability to communicate may often inspire others. It is your role in life to inspire and motivate; to raise the spirits of those around you.
The negative side of number 3 Expression is superficiality. You may tend to scatter your forces and simply be too easygoing. It is advisable for the negative 3 to avoid dwelling on trivial matters, especially gossip.


Your Soul Urge number is: 9
A Soul Urge number of 9 means: With a 9 Soul Urge, you want to give to others, usually in a humanitarian or philanthropic manner. You are highly motivated to give friendship, affection and love. And you are generous in giving of your knowledge and experience. You have very sharing urges, and you are likely to have a great deal to share. Your concern for others makes you a very sympathetic and generous person with a sensitive and compassionate nature.
You are able to view life in very broad and intuitive terms. You often express high ideals and an inspirational approach to life. If you are able to fully realize the potential of your motivation, you will be a very self-sacrificing person who is able to give freely without being concerned about any return or reward.
As with all human beings, you are prone to sometimes express the negative attitudes inherent to your Soul Urges. You may become too sensitive and tend to express emotions strongly at times. There can be significant conflict between higher aims and personal ambitions. You may resent the idea of giving all of the time and, in fact, if there is too much 9 energy in your nature you may reject the idea. You may often be disappointed in the lack of perfection in yourself and others.


Your Inner Dream number is: 3
An Inner Dream number of 3 means: You dream of artistic expression; writing, painting, music. You would seek to more freely express your inner feeling and obtain more enjoyment from life. You also dream of being more popular, likable, and appreciated.

Monday, May 19, 2008

I'm MEEEEEEELLLLLLLLLLLLTING!!!!!!!


Holy crap it's HOT!!!! 106 degrees today and it's only gonna get worse. Remind me again why I live in Vegas? Oh yes, I remember (That comma doesn't seem like the right punctuation for that sentence. Oh well. That's what's staying there.) It's where the jobs are.

I had a great weekend.

Actually got into a swimsuit for the first time in two years. It was kinda nice to be in the pool and not feel too self conscious about my body. It helps when the other people around you are not perfect little skinny airheads. Thanks for having a get together Jules.

Then, I went to a pug meetup at The District. I love hanging out with my pug friends. Especially at The District on a beautiful night full of misters and live music. FABULOUS! And, I get to see Chiisai's "WE'RE GOING FOR A WAAAAAAALK!!!!" face. Hilarious.

After that, a late night showing of Iron Man with bunches of friends. Great movie. If you're on the fence about seeing it, I highly recommend you do. Great lines and good acting.

Then, Sunday was gaming with Evan. I really enjoyed the session and it was good to get back into it after a two month haitus. My inner geek was starting to feel ignored. But, she is satisfied now. Yaaay!

In fertility news, I'm 5dpo (days past ovulation for those not in the know) and am trying to not get my hopes up. We had really great timing this month and I'm taking the provera which, fingers crossed, should get my progesterone up high enough to hold on to an egg. I got my first BFP May 21st of last year. It's kinda a crappy anniversary to be coming up on and it keeps poking me in the back of the brain. At this time last year, Mike and I were in San Diego enjoying the sun and Shamu. We had no idea that I was pregnant. I was feeling great and was so happy with my life. Now, after the miscarriage, my wedding anniversary has been tainted with this shadow of sadness. I'm really hoping that May can be our happy month this year just like it was last year. And the year before that. Keep us in your thoughts please. Thanks.

Alright, that's all for now. I'm off to watch Dancing with the Stars!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Wanderings

Because this is what I do when I don't want to move. A feast of random internet wanderings for your enjoyment.

First, check your age I am apparently 16.6 years old and will live to be 83.4 Go me! What about you?

Next, I came across this which reminded me of dancing around in my friend Duck's living room during our flag twirling days. I also didn't realize how much he jumps around toward the end there. It's all nice and chronological until that last verse. Still, good job Billy Joel.

Also, for any that have a cat, this is for you. Even if you don't have a cat, open the link and laugh. Even though I've watched it probably 100 times, I still laugh. Probably because apart from the baseball bat, Sophie is EXACTLY like this every morning. Can't you just see it in her face.

"Alright, put the camera down and FEED ME!"



9:00 News

Our top story today: Hooray!! I ovulated!!!! That little eggy popped up on my monitor and made me so happy. I know, TMI, but it's my blog. So there. The weird thing is, I ovulated at a "normal" time. cd14. Here's to hoping this leads to a "normal" pregnancy.

And in other news, I took the day off of work. I have had a terrible cough for the past few days and my throat is scratchy and in pain. It's makes it very hard to teach when your throat isn't working right. Soooooo, I'm resting at home today. I think I'll enjoy it. Might get started on a new knitting project. This one I think. Yaaaay! Isn't it cute? I need to find a cute clasp like that though. And I think I'll add a little handle or something.

So, I'm off. To rest, relax, and knit. :) I leave you with another picture of Chiisai that encompasses my feelings right about now.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Made it through. How about you?

Haha, my title rhymes! That's about as poetic as I get folks so don't expect any more.

As the title says, I made it through the day. It started off very badly, with me getting to work about a half hour late and my sub already being there. I had to drop off my plans and then, since I was there, she asked me all sorts of questions. Ugh! Just let me get to my meeting.

Soooo, I finally got away from there, gathered up my things for my meeting, and scooted off to where I THOUGHT I was supposed to be. Apparently, there had been a change of venue and no one seemed to know where that was. So, I wandered around the school for awhile (all the time hoping none of my students would see me) and finally tracked everyone down. Grrr.

Overall, the meeting was good. Productive and fun. Since it was a group of women, the question went around "How was your Mother's Day?" I was fine with it as most of the women there know I don't have kids, but I felt a pang of concern for my principal. She lost her son about six months ago and I can only imagine that yesterday was hard for her. I wish I had the strength to tell her that I'm sorry for her loss, but I just don't feel that it's my place. But I just wanted to change the subject as soon as possible.

I will leave you today with a picture of Chiisai. 'Cause he always makes me smile. :D



Sunday, May 11, 2008

Sleeplessness

I know I should be sleeping right now. I have to work in the morning and yet here I sit, writing a blog post, messing with my lesson plans, and watching Guys and Dolls. I can't even express how much I LOVE Marlon Brando in this movie. Well, maybe it's not really Marlon Brando but his character Sky Masterson. I want to be Sarah Brown in Havana. ::sigh:: Why must I fall in love with "fake" people. Do any of you do this or am I the only one? I have fallen in love with many a movie character as well as a few book characters .::rolls eyes::

Alright, I really need to get these lesson plans done. I have a sub coming in tomorrow and need to be sure everything's ready. I HATE having a sub on Monday. It's so stressful. Seriously, I will go into work DYING rather than have a sub in on a Monday. Unfortunately, I don't have a choice in the matter for tomorrow as I will be in a meeting with the principal and a few other teachers all day. It should be a good time, but it's on a MONDAY!

I'm off to finish. Have a good monday all.

A confession

Today is Mother's Day. Being as it is, I feel the need to share this.

I had a miscarriage. On June 25th, 2007 I lost a baby that I had so many hopes and dreams for. A baby that was so much wanted and already so loved. That first week I thought I wanted to die. The pain, both physical and mental, was horrific.

I didn't have many people to talk to. We had only told a very small handful of people. While they were a great comfort to me, I needed a place to REALLY talk about my feelings and have others who knew where I was coming from. That's when I found TheNest's Pregnancy Loss board.

It was still small at that time and the women were a truly wonderful and supportive group. When I posted about my loss and the feelings I was having, I got so many responses and condolences that I sobbed as my heart healed a little. One of the best responses I received helps me even now. It gave me the title for this blog. It helps me through any day that I just don't think I can get past. Unfortunately, I did not save the name of the girl who left this for me. So, whoever you are, thank you from the bottom of my heart. I'm now going to share it with all of you out there in blogland, in hopes that it may help heal any hurts you have.

"I understand about breaking points, and you are certainly being pushed to the brink. As corny as it is, picture in your head, right now, a shiny, beautiful, straight, tall, unwavering golden rod, which can not be broken. That is you, Kate. That is you.

There are others here to pick you up. Right now, just visualize, and make it through each moment. Knowing that we are right there with you in that moment, holding your hand and your heart."