Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Hi-Ho-Hi-Ho, It's off to work I've been going...

Well, this week seems to be DRAGGING by!
I'm 8 weeks pregnant! That's great! BUT, I don't feel pregnant! It makes me sad! I wish I had some sign or symptom! I am still tired, but that's not even as bad as it was. I can't wait for my April 16th appointment so that I can check on the baby. I'm hoping he at least puts it on Doppler or something so I can make sure he/she's okay.
My kids are taking their Science Quarterly Test so I figured I'd get a blog post written. My blog-o-versary is coming up this week! I have to think of something to do for that! AGH!
Monday was a typical work day. I felt like crapola. I didn't want to be here. Actually during the day, I felt ok, it wasn't until about 2:30 that I started to really feel drained. Anyway, I couldn't make it after school, so I went on home. I got some computer time in, started laundry, ate, took a nap, read, and then had Tim bring me back to school for Girl Scouts. The girls are working on the Math Whiz badge in our meetings, so it was pretty chill. After Girl Scouts, Tim and I went to Farm Fresh & got some groceries before we went home. We had left-overs & chicken wings from FF for dinner & then I went to bed.
Yesterday was another bum day at school. Ms. Brown (the assistant principal) came in and checked my lesson plans (3/4 were done & ready to go, I just told her I wasn't teaching Science this week!) That was about the highlight of the school day. I started to feel pooped again around 2:00, so I let the kids play Multiplication Around the World, in preparation for this dumb math test they have to take.
We found out Friday (I think) that the kids are going to have to take a timed online math test. We found out Tuesday what was going to be on it. It is on multiplication & division facts. Well, you see, that wouldn't seem like a big deal, except that all year "downtown" in the math dept. has been touting that kids don't need rote memorization of the facts anymore & as long as they have the skills & strategies needed to solve the problems then they were fine. The SOLs are not timed. So, now, we have about 2 weeks to get our kids to memorize their times tables & division facts before we have to give them this test. They get 6 seconds to answer each question or it will automatically go on. (Even the 3rd and 4th graders are taking this thing!) It's ridiculous. So, anyway, I'm giving "Mad Minutes" in class to prepare them & we are going to play Around the World every afternoon. (I made division cards today.) After school, I laid down on the freshly swept floor & read my book for a while. When my eyes started to droop, I went to my desk & went to sleep. Tim got here around 5ish and we headed home.
We spent a long time on our computers. I got caught up on my e-mails & PMs from my message boards. I also talked to my sister for like 35 minutes. (She's excited to share with me all the cute stuff she's bought for the baby!) After I was done on the computer I started to clean up the house a bit. Then I got a craving for soft served ice cream. I convinced Tim to go with me to DQ. We went and got ice cream (mind you it was like 40* outside) and ate it in my car. Then we came home. I fell asleep listening to the president talk. Bo-RING. When we got inside, I checked my e-mail and watched a little bit of Myth Busters with Tim. Then I went back to cleaning & getting our room ready for bed.
I managed to get the bedroom cleaned & vacuumed and the guest room cleaned but not re-set for kids. I also did a couple loads of laundry & sorted/put away most of our laundry. Tonight's projects will be the kitchen and living room. Then I guess tomorrow I'll tackle the bathrooms & the office. It's just so hard to work in the evenings! (I will be home at a decent time tonight though, b/c Tim made me drive myself to work. We majorly overslept and I didn't get to work until 8:20.) I went to bed at 10 last night & SLEPT THROUGH THE NIGHT! Wahoo! It's great!
Anyway, that's it. We're having a baby/babysitting free weekend this weekend & I'm looking forward to it a lot. Especially if I can get the house clean before Friday. Tim and I might be able to watch the 3 Netflix movies we have!
Well that's this week, so far!

1 comment:

Gloria said...

Hey Stephanie, I'm glad to hear you feel great, I know exactly what you mean about not feeling pregnant. I am 20 weeks now, and I hated it when I just didn't feel anything but tired all the time! Now I feel the baby all the time and more so at night. I love it. I'm sure everything is going great with the baby and soon enough you'll start to feel pregnant!

Take care...