Ain’t She Sweet

Today was so much better. All the EVERYTHING that was going on last week and through the weekend has ended and things have calmed down a smidge at work. I have all my grades entered and verified for the progress report and I can actually see the top of my desk at work!

Tonight, I came home before dark (a first in about 2 weeks), had a yummy dinner (Taco Cabana) and now, I’m going to do a load of laundry and pay my bills.

This recent exhaustion really put me in a mini-depression over the weekend. Luckily, I managed it fairly well by not drinking and trying to get in sleep when I was home. When I was around my students, I tried to take a long breath before I snapped at them and tried to spend a little time just hanging out with them in the band hall. I’m really proud of myself in not getting wrapped up in being tired and making it more drama than it was. Don’t get me wrong, I did my share of whining. LOL. But I kept it minimized (as much as I could) to the people who would understand and help me through it, rather than just anyone who would listen. It’s the little things, huh? 😀

The musical was a success. We made over $8000.00 in ticket sales and with that, donations and the little bit of money we got from the school’s budget, we broke even on the production. AND, everyone involved did a spectacular job. There isn’t one person who worked on this production that shouldn’t be proud of the outcome and compliments. It’s all well earned!

Playing in the pit orchestra of the musical was another great experience. There is A LOT of music in South Pacific and we played almost constantly. It was a lot of fun. During the first act, there was a little bit of down time and I got to catch up on reading magazines and getting some school paperwork done.

I read an article in February’s issue of Marie Claire about Tony and Heather Randall and their marriage before Tony passed away. They had a May-December romance but it seems like it wasn’t in any way like the Anna Nicole Smith/J. Howard Marshall thing. They seemed to truly love each other, despite all the life differences their age difference seemed to hold. When asked if she would marry an older man again, she said, “Yes, yes, yes. Life is such a crapshoot that even when a relationship doesn’t make sense on paper – and even when it’s fairly easy to predict that not everything will be ideal – having love for whatever length of time is always better than not having it at all.” Pretty smart, if you ask me.

February will be an interesting month. We start with Crystal’s birthday, move into TMEA week and then I leave for Japan for a week. We finally and painstakingly got the itineraries set and the tickets bought. I’m just glad that I keep my passport up to date because this trip is happening way faster than I’d have a chance to get it renewed!

I know, I still have to write about the end of my New Years trip and it really won’t be a long post but I guess this is the post that I really need Crystal to talk it through with so we don’t forget anything. Our memory of that part of the night really is patchy! LOL

OH, has anyone watched the Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles? I don’t watch it but someone said one of the characters looks just like me. I looked it up on IMDB but I’m not so sure. What do you think?

Well, I hope you all have a nice week.
Love you, mean it!

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