My Sweet and Twisted Life

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.” ~Albert Einstein

Monday, June 16, 2008

I miss my teeth :(

Remind me to never do that again! Having my 4 wisdom teeth taken out was worse than what I thought it was going to be. The only thing that went well was the drugs!! Gotta love the drugs, man! We got there about 1 hour before the procedure and the had me take a pill that would allow for conscious sedation. Ever heard of it? Love it! I was loopy-er than normal by the time I went in for the extraction. Then they gave me laughing gas. The Dr. told me I would probably fall asleep because most patients do. I didn't. According to the dentist I was singing and laughing and having a good ol time. My husband said that the dentist told him that I was his funniest patient ever. Why does that not surprise me? During the procedure I clearly remember the dentist laughing & saying "She won't remember any of this". I said to myself I am too gonna remember this. And that was exactly all I remember about the procedure was him saying that. haha.

I was great when we left and requested a chocolate shake. Hubby obliged. He was so good taking care of me. I remember having to watch myself in the car mirror cuz I couldn't feel a thing. That shake was dripping out of my mouth just as fast as I could shove it in. Dancer brought me home and I slept on the couch for awhile. When I woke up, the drugs had worn off and I was in pain. Also, I was spitting blood. That freaked me out. I was scared, upset and sore. I took a vicodin (love that stuff) and had dancer call the dentist (after hours even) because I was so frightened by the amount of blood. He said it was normal.

I don't remember much about the rest of that eve or the next day. I basically stayed on the couch and made sure I took my pain pill and I slept a lot. I had a liquid diet until Monday and a soft food diet until Thursday. Surprisingly I didn't loose any weight. I don't know why? You would think that a person consuming only ice cream for days at a time would loose some weight, hehehe.

It has been a little over a week now. I eat what I want and swish with salt water after every meal. I have ugly black holes where my teeth once were. It will take up to 6 weeks for those to fill in. They don't mention that kind of stuff til after the procedure. I told dancer that I miss my teeth. I apparently used them quite often. Now I just get junk stuck in the holes. I think I am having phantom pains, is what I have been telling my hubby, haha.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

What a whirlwind

The last couple of weeks have been crazy. The kiddos at school were acting like monkeys. Teachers had testing to wrap up and check out lists to complete. The last week of school was fun. We did things like bubble day, game day, kickball, art and math day and we even had a business day. The kids had to create a businees and sell a product to other consumers (2nd grade classes). They enjoyed learning about the economy process and really enjoyed the outcome. We had classes selling popcorn, lemonade, bookmarks,chex mix, cookies and milk. A week before the kiddos earned fake money with good behavior and expectations. They would also loose money if they had to pay me for my services of reminding them to be quiet or follow directions, hehehe, it worked great! School finally let out June 3rd.

Two weeks ago I was asked to move to Kindergarten! Two new classes were opening and they needed someone who knew the Kinder staff and had experience down there. I told them if this was last year I would be all over it. I love Kinder, but I now love 2nd grade more. 2nd grade is where my heart is. If I went to Kinder it would be like starting all over again. I asked my principal if it was a sure thing and she made it sound like I didn't have a choice. She said she would let me know for sure by the end of that week. I cried. I was so stressed out. My second grade team was unhappy. The kindergarten staff took me out for lunch. They are all so great. I would enjoy working with them. I told them it was nothing against them, but I really wanted to stay in 2nd grade. I think a lot of people were talking. I went to the principal and told her that if I had a choice and if I have any say in the decisions within the school ( I wasn't the only one getting moved around) I told her that I want to stay in 2nd. I told her that I understood that she needed to make changes and that I was honored that she thought I would do great in Kinder, but 2nd is where I wanted to be. Friday morning came and I was the first person she spoke to and she told me I was staying in 2nd. I was so happy I cried again!! hahahaha

One of our second grade teachers has decided to become a librarian at a new school. She had a room with a window. My room does not have a window. I requested her room and got it. So, for the last 2 days I have been moving out of my room into a new room. It is amazing how much I accumulated in just 1 year of teaching!

Today in about 20 minutes I am headed to the dentist. I am having my wisdom teeth pulled, all four of them. Its not that I don't have room for them. I have grown very fond of them since I have had them for 17 years now. I ended up with a cavity in one. It got filled but the nerve never recovered. It has hurt for awhile and the dentist suggested since I don't really need that tooth, to just take it out rather than trying a root canal. He also said if I am going to go through the pain of having 1 removed, I might as well do them all because eventually it is highly likely the same thing will happen to the others and I would be back later doing the same thing. So I am sitting here waiting for the appointment. I have not eaten because they said not to. I am starving at the moment. I am also very nervous. I will be taking a pill that will provide conscious sedation. Ever heard of it? I have never heard of it, but it is suppose to work great. They say it makes you loopy. I asked what happens if you are already loopy? ha! My darling husband is gonna take care of me when I'm done. I love that about him. I can depend on him for things like this. I don't think I could depend on my ex for anything but trouble.

Anyways I got to go. Next time I log I will have 4 less teeth :( Wish me luck.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

not happy

So I spoke to soon. Dell called today and said due to some problem they are no longer making the flamingo pink computers. Say what?! How in the heck did I get the pink mouse that they mailed?!! They are gonna send me the pink matching mouse and then turn around and say I have to pick a different color computer? I don't think so. Why is it that Dancer has had this computer on order for at least month now and they tell us that they can't do pink 1 day before it is suppose to arrive? I can tell you I am not a happy camper at the moment. Argggh!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


First, my husband is the best ever!! Here is what happened....

Dancer and I were having a conversation one night and I asked him to plan our anniversary and to please make it a surprise. I then explained that since we have been married that he doesn't surprise me anymore. Uh, wrong thing to say. Unfortunately he took it that I was saying he never does anything. I tried to explain that I think he is great and he does a lot, but I would like to be surprised once in awhile. I think I hurt his feelings, because he ignored me for awhile. What I didn't know was that he was planning a surprise, but could not say anything because it was a surprise! lol Being a woman, I bring the subject up again the next night asking him if he was done being mad at me. hahaha why is it that I can't just drop the subject and move on??? because I want a surprise. Anyhoo, a day later Dancer come home with a package. He says I got a surprise for you. I got all excited! I opened the package and it was a hot pink mouse!!! Yes, I am easily surprised.

Background=Dancer said he needed a laptop for an employee. He wants to give the employee my laptop and get me a new one. He asked if I wanted it in black or a colored one. I said I wanted the hot pink one. He found out later that day that the hot pink one cost quite a bit more. Being the frugal chica that I am (even if it is not my money), I told him to get the black one, there is no difference in computers, I don't need pink.

So, all this time I think he ordered the black one. He comes home and surprises me with the pink one. He said he wanted to surprise me with the actual computer, but it is so popular that it is on back order. And I was complaining that he never surprises me. He felt the need to bring the mouse home to surprise me. I will hopefully have the puter by this weekend!! Waa hoo!

Long story short (too late?) My husband does surprise me and he does it well!

I hope to post again, this weekend, about my new hobby!!!! I have some great pics.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Yes, I have been a bad girl!

My last blog was in September! That was the beginning of the school year. Now it is the end of the school year and here I am, still alive! Basically all I have been doing for the past school months is survive! My 2nd graders are still alive, too! And maybe they actually learned something?

I am so sorry to those of you who have emailed and I haven't responded. My current comment for everything right now is "I'll get it done during summer break". Basically I have pretty much put off everything until then. 6 more weeks, waahoo!!!!

I wonder if anyone still even looks at my blog? Please leave me a comment if you do. I would love to hear from you!!

Tuesday, September 04, 2007


I am just down right exhausted. The first week of school went great. I have 21 wonderful kiddos. I arrived most mornings around 7:15am and left between 5:30 and 6pm. It makes for a very long day. I am still adjusting to waking up that early and going to bed earlier than I would like. We have parent orientation this Thursday. It scares me more than the first day of school. I just have no idea what they will ask me or what they will be like. We did a meet and greet on the "meet the teacher" night, but the orientation is a little more informative and I'm sure they will be shooting questions at me that I won't know the answer to.

Also, last weekend we flew to San Jose for a wedding. The best man in our wedding got married and Dancer was his best man. It was a quick trip and we didn't get to see any sights :( Probably another reason why I am so tired.

Lil'Babs is doing well since her first day in 1st grade. She likes her teacher. She should since I got to hand pick her out of 8 1st grade teachers.

I will post pics of my decorated/organized classroom soon.

~off to bed.....

Thursday, August 16, 2007

brain overload

I have been in new teacher training all week. First of all when you haven't gotten up at 6am all summer long, it sure is hard!! I am so tired and so drained from all of the info given and a lot of it is very repetitive. I keep telling everyone that info is going in my brain and it is being filed, but the file cabinets are locked and I can't find the key right now. LOL!

I finally got into my room. They are doing construction on our buiding. Part of that construction has caused the entire 2nd grade to move to new (not brand new, just new to us)classrooms. So, my classroom use to be the computer lab. It has a pole right smack dab in the middle of the room that has a drop line in it for the compters. I have been told that eventually it will be removed, but it is unknown when. This tells me that will happen fter school starts. Here are the comments I have received from others regarding the pole:

Pole dancing is good exercise.

You could use it to raise money for the PTA.

It seems fitting that you were the one to get the room with the pole.
Where's the strobe light?

You could use your abilities from your Carmen Electra's Striptease Aerobic video with that pole.

Needless to say it has been pretty funny.
I have no idea how I am going to get my room ready in time for meet the teacher night which is one week from today. And school starts on the 27th, ugh! A little anxiety is going on here. I work well under pressure, but this is a lot of pressure. Thank goodness a smile goes a long way.

I thought I would take some before pics of my room:

This is the view from the door looking in.
See what I mean about the pole being right in the middle of the room?

This is the view from my desk looking at the door.

Here is my pole and me :)

If you can't laugh at yourself who can you laugh at?