Monday, November 17, 2008

Crabby Birthday

Let me just preface this by saying I am exhausted. In the classroom I am now teaching for the whole day, we have parent teacher conferences this week. I have 3 of the most monstrous final projects due that you can imagine (Dec 1). And we are off for a whole week for Thanksgiving. This would be good, except I am going out of town for 8 days without Jake and the Monday/Wednesday after I get back my projects are due (which means I am supposed to find some time while I'm out of town to finish them all up). Did I mention that I actually need to be interacting with my students predominantly to actually complete the projects? And did I mention that since we have Parent/Teacher Conf. that I don't have any extra time to work with the students in the day and that I am leaving on Thursday?
Not to mention it was my birthday weekend, so I did absolutely NOTHING related to my projects on Sunday. I was really good on Saturday and did homework for like 5+ hours. Now, I just need to have a few more of those days and maybe I'll catch up. We'll see how well I fit in all those homework hours on my vacation.

However, on a sweeter note. I went out Friday night for my birthday (after doing several hours of homework before we left, see I'm trying to be good) :) and we went to the place I posted about in my last post.
We really had such a fun time!!! Here are just a few pics. I don't have time to post more.

They gave me this embarrassing hat to wear for like half our meal and of course keep. This was my "crabby birthday".

(Warning: this is not the most exciting video, but it does show the remains of our meal.)

Monday, November 10, 2008


So, I really wanted to post a blog about what Jake and I did on Halloween. Unfortunately, I made the HUGE mistake of leaving my camera charger in Chicago at the hotel where we stayed. And of course the camera I own has only option for how to charge. You have to take the battery out of the camera and stick it into the charger and then plug into the wall. So, I was relying on friends to upload their pictures from that night and they never did. :( So, I will just have to tell you what we did... We carved pumpkins with friends, and passed out candy. This all took place in military housing- so we went through 6 huge bowls of candy because there were literally hundreds of children, it was so crazy!! I made candied apples (s'mores kind and regular),they were of course delicious, I know because I ate half of them! :)
And this weekend is my birthday and I am having all of our friends go to this CRAZY Louisiana seafood kitchen where they bring you your food in a bag and you eat it with your hands. It's probably the messiest meal ever, but SOOOOO fun! It will be very interesting to see some of my girly friends take part in this meal. I am posting a picture from a time before when we went there.

Here we are fully bibbed, so it will be quite fun (I hope) when 15 of our friends are all there this weekend! And yes, I bought a camera charger on ebay, but only time will tell if it will get here in time to take pics of this little extravaganza!

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