Monday, May 4, 2009

Just Checking In

I don't have too much to say.

Here are some random ramblings:

Work is still busy as we prepare for Open House next week. It's basically a "dog and pony" show for the parents, with lots of projects, artwork, and crafts for kids to show off. For the teachers, it's exhausting. I'm such a weenie. I don't want to stand on any chairs, tables, or counters to hang things, which makes getting the room ready a real challenge. I have to rely on my teacher's aide to help me and she is only here four hours a week. I honestly don't even really care this year. I just want to get the next few weeks over with and have my summer break.

Got swine flu? I hope not. One of the schools in our district had to shut down for a week because two kids tested positive for it. I'm sorry, but that's a little too close for comfort. I am hoping it isn't as bad as the media makes it out to be. I think everyday I walk into a classroom of six year olds, I am taking my chances of getting the cold or the flu. Hopefully the stakes aren't any higher now. Again, looking forward to June.

Planning Mother's Day stressed me out this year. Most years, DH and I make a brunch for our mothers (who get along very well). It's always been nice, but this year I wanted to go out for a change. After some research I realized just how much places jack up their prices for this "holiday." My expectations were too high as I wanted a restaurant in the wine country around us or on a nice golf course. Unfortunately, these are flippin' expensive. So I was in an internal pickle. I didn't want to budge on brunch out, yet I didn't want to pay those prices. I was determined to find a deal. Finally I did! We found a place on golf course with great views and a heated patio if needed. Instead of a pricey brunch, we can just order off the menu. There will be 10 of us total-my mom, DH's mom and my SIL's mom plus their families. Somehow, all the planning fell on me. I told DH he could do it next year (even though he was a big help this year).

On the pregnancy front, I am a little over 22 weeks. My coworkers are planning a shower for me at the end of this month. It's a little sooner than I'd like, but with school getting out in June, they don't have much choice if they want to give me one. It feels so strange to talk about my shower. This is all still so unreal. I never want to get my hopes up and dive in to this thing head first. The worry still gets in the way. I told them I am not registering until May 16th. I'll be 24 weeks and will just have had a dr.'s appt. This guarantees nothing of course, but I don't think I'll ever be in a place where I feel safe. Someday you have to take the plunge, let go and enjoy. Maybe tomorrow. . .

I guess I had more to say then I thought.

22 Weeks


Melody said...

You are just TOO cute. Yes, the swine flu is on everyone's mind! However, you are pregnant adn I'm sure you would be going to the doctor if you felt anything odd. I go to school with NASTY 8th graders every day. At least 6 year olds still think it's "cool" to wash their hands! :) I too am counting down the days until summer :)

Carrie said...

Oh the bump is so cute!

I am the same, Wemberly like way about dates and weeks. We'll tell people on THIS day or I can start wearing maternity clothes after nine weeks (oh yes, I am big!) and it somehow makes me feel better even though I acknowledge that there is no science behind it. ;)

Can't wait to hear about your shower!

Mary said...

I hope you have a spectacular shower! You desearve it.

Mandibula said...

Oh you sound like my husband, he is so anxious for summer break to get here. I completely understand you work worries. I felt like a fool standing on a table to write specials on a board being 21 weeks along with twins.

Clio said...

this is nice that your coworkers are planning a shower for you :)))

nice belly by the way ;)

Ashley said...

I'm ready for summer too!! The kids are RESTLESS!! We have been practicing for our end of the year program...and I feel like I don't even care because I'm so tired!! Love the bump!!

G said...

Loving the belly :)

That's scary about the swine flu, that really IS a bit close to home!! Hope all is still ok at your school.