Monday, September 26, 2011

Happy Overload

And picture overload.

Consider yourself warned.

We had such a wonderful time last weekend in Rhode Island.
Well, if you can really call it an entire weekend.
I barely blinked before the darn thing was over.

We left immediately for the airport after work Thursday night.
And then suddenly,
it we were heading back to work early Monday morning.

Mr. Ruby and I were on our back patio that Monday night and
barely remembered anything from the weekend.
It was just a giant blur.
A giant happy blur.

We had the honor of both being in our dear friends' wedding.
We even got to walk down the isle together.

It was a spectacular event.
So many touching moments.
Got our hair done at the bride's sister's salon.
Reminisced with old friends.
Wore some pretty rockin' bridesmaid dresses
with some STATEMENT necklaces.
Never gotten so many compliments in my life on our b-maid look.

Bride's family was in her church choir she directs,
and they sang "Oh Happy Day." Her pal from college sang the solo.
Not a dry eye in the entire house.
Gives me chills thinking about it.

All around, amazing time.
So amazing, I got really sick this week.
Go figure.

Wish I could go back and relive.

Congratulations to two of my very best friends!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

I'm a runner. I run.

Ok. No. I am definitely not a runner.
In fact, I kinda, sorta hate running.
Everything about it, really.

But Mr. Ruby is so into running.
In fact, it seems the whole rest of the world is so into running,
I figured I check out what the whole big deal was.

So, the hubs signed me up for a 5 K.
The most I've ever run in my life was 2 miles.

But we started off slowly and ran for a couple of weeks after work.
And it was actually refreshing.
Something simple, cheap, and dare I to do together!

Then, my body got incredibly worn down from travel, work, school, and weddings.
And I got pretty sick.


But, I powered through, blowing my nose the entire time
and ran my first 5K yesterday.

And now I want to do another.
When I'm not hacking, blowing, and wheezing.

*It should be illegal to have to get up while still dark outside.

Prepping with my box o' kleenexes

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

No Excuses

I'm pretty sure I've started just about every blog post
for the past month with an apology or excuse.

But I can't help it.

It is amazing how my connection to the world,
especially in terms of social media,
has drastically declined since I've begun teaching.
I think I have over 2,000 posts in my Google Reader.
I blog about once a week...if I'm lucky.
And I check my gmail and Facebook about once a day.

But no excuses today.
Except that maybe I'm tired.
And worked for over 12 hours straight today.
And every other day for the past month.

Instead, I'm going to give you a preview of a
very much-needed wedding post.
It was a whirlwind of a weekend.
A dazzling weekend.

For now, I'll just share some rehearsal pics.
I'm really missing my RI family!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Half-Awake Hodgepodge

Welcome to my random stream of consciousness.

1). I'm exhausted. And grumpy. And overwhelmed. And stressed. And can't think straight. Life of a first-year teacher, I guess.

2). On the flip side, everyday of teaching reminds me I made the best decision of my life when I gave up one really great career to pursue my dream.

3). In less than 24 hours, we will be with our Rhode Island Family. I.can't.wait.

4). We leave straight from work to the airport, so everything has to be loaded in the car tonight. I haven't even started packing. And I still have work to do. And I will go into work Sunday night when our flight lands after a long day of traveling with TWO layovers. Yuck-O.

5). Yes, I am Whiney Windy tonight.

6). We painted another room and its trim. Dear sweet muffins - there is probably nothing more tedious than sanding/priming/painting every piece of trim in your entire house.

7). This weekend, we will be attending our 11th out of (now 14) weddings this year. We both have the pleasure of being in this one for two of our dearest friends!!!

8). Wiener dogs are on my top 5 list of favorite things ever. My parents just got two baby creme long-haired doxies. I die.

9). I have been attempting to run. And by attempting, I mean, Mr. Ruby signed me up for my first 5K, and I feel like I'm going to die after 2 mile runs. Meanwhile, he just completed his first marathon ever. So proud!
10). I'm sad that blogging has been put on the back burner. But don't feel bad. So has eating healthy, sleeping, and having down time.

11). My new favorite love = Mad Men. I have my very first celebrity crush since the N'Sync and Leo DiCaprio days. Don Draper, obvi.

Hope you all are having a fantastic Wednesday. Only two more days til the weekend!! :)

Monday, September 12, 2011

Oh My Darlin.

Let's play a little game.

What do the following 3 objects have in common?

I'll give you a hint:
None of them work properly anymore.

Give up?

All are things I heard clanging around
in the washing machine earlier.

Yes, my sweet husband left a
pen, remote for an iPod dock, and keys in his pocket.


Oh My Darlin.
Never a dull moment around here.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

I'm in love.

I am head over heels.
Totally swooning over my job.
And my fourth graders.
Love, I tell you.

But that doesn't mean I'm not exhausted.
And completely overwhelmed.
And have at least 57 thoughts and to-do's buzzing in my head at any given second.
Plate is full. In over my head.
In good old-fashioned American style.

But I love it.

You know what else I love?

This GORGEOUS weather.
Fall makes me giddy.

And you know what I love even MORE?
That I will receive my desperately-needed first paycheck next week.
So I can look like I'm ready for fall.
With a cute new wardrobe. :)

Happy Wednesday!

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