Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Tell Me About It Tuesday

It's Tuesday, so let me tell you about what's been going on!  As most of you know, I was at a Pre-Kindergarten Teachers of Texas conference in San Marcos the past two days.  I absolutely LOVE the San Marcos/New Braunfels/Gruene area.  I would move there in a second if I could take all of my friends and family with me.  Christopher and I frequent the river quite often, but it never gets old to me.  So when I first found out about this conference, I jumped all over it!
My poor Kason has not been feeling well for several days (terrible cough, sleeping way more than usual, vomitting spaghetti in my car on the way back from their dad's Sunday, no appetite, upset stomach, you get the picture) and I was not happy to have to leave him for two days.  I woke up too effing early at 5 a.m. Monday morning, and after learning that Kason had a fever, decided to forego my attempt to have Christopher take him to school, and instead packed the boys up, went and picked up Kaylee (my friend and teaching partner) and the school car, and then dropped the kiddos off at my mom's.  I felt so guilty about leaving him, but I knew he would be in good hands and I could turn around at any moment if things got worse.  (Side note, got home this afternoon and miraculously was able to get him in to see the doctor...only to test negative for the flu and be told it's probably something viral and not much can be done other than to let it run it's course.  Glad it's not the flu, but that's always the worst suggestion for a cure, "wait it out".  You wait it out bish, you don't have to take care of his poor sickly little self!)  Now back to the trip...
After I got the boys dropped off, we got on the road and headed to San Marcos.  There were some great sessions that we attended, as well as a few not so great sessions that literally almost put me to sleep.  But, we made it through the day and then headed over to the outlet mall next door for some shopping.  It never fails that when I'm somewhere away from home, instead of shopping at stores we DON'T have in our area, I end up at the same ones I shop at at home.  And that worked in my favor this time because I found the CUTEST new rug for my living room!  I LOVE paisley and once we rip up the wine stained ugly carpet and get new floors, it is going to look PERFECT!
I didn't want to go too crazy at the mall, so after a few other stops we headed out to find somewhere to eat.  I wasn't even THINKING about Gruene until we passed the Gristmill sign and Kaylee, who had never been there, suggested we go!  I felt bad because that's kind of like mine and Christopher's place, and I didn't want to cheat on him with Kaylee by going there...but she twisted my arm just kidding and we went.  It was ridiculously good, as usual, and I had plenty of leftovers to bring home to my man, so it was a win win situation!
Don't worry, the beer was on my tab, not my school's :)
We also popped into Gruene Hall for a second just to see what was going on.  Apparently it was geriatric night because there was nothing but 60+ year olds in there getting "rowdy" with the little old man up at the front singing, "This land is your land".  I'm not joking.  We had a few laughs and then headed back to the hotel.  Which I don't think I mentioned was pretty awesome.  Our conference was being held at the hotel and that meant we got to sleep in a little later.
Today's sessions were significantly more boring than yesterday's, but we did get a fun new CD to share with our kiddos and of course all of the awesome ideas from the previous day's presenters.  I can already tell my mindset is different because as I'm sitting here typing this, Kutter has decided that we need to rearrange our living room.  He is talking nonstop and I told him he should draw a picture for me.  After he finished the picture, I told him he should label his picture.  Of course he got dramatic and told me how he can't spell, but I thought about the importance of being patient and being encouraging when teaching children to write and read, and he is now working on the words.  I'm sure by the time I finish this post he will be done and I will show off his work! 
No really I left one session early because I couldn't take her reading
out of a textbook anymore and I chilled on the King for about 15 glorious minutes before my next session started.  Just keeping it real.
I absolutely love my jobs as a mom and a teacher.  I'm passionate about what I do, and I love learning new things.  I also know that I can get complacent in my teaching styles sometimes and tend to just go through the same routines and motions every day.  I am so glad that I had the chance to get away for a couple of days (everyone needs that from time to time) and also gain some new ideas and a new perspective that I can take back to my classroom, and also use at home with my own children. 
He did finish, PROUDLY.  Not too bad, but I'm a little biased :)
So yeah, that's what's been going on!  I've been slacking on the workout front this week, but I'll be back at it tomorrow full force.  We won't even talk about food.  I'm not worried about the damage though because while I did indulge in a few goodies, I did it in moderation and didn't let it get out of control.  And I fit into my new "jeggings" (despite the fact they are too effing long #shortgirlproblems) and bought two new shirts at the conference that are a medium.  Bye bye XL and L shirts!!  Ooooh and I also got home today to find my car clean and sparkling in the driveway, and when I got in it, had a full tank of gas.  That man is a keeper fa sho!
My extra long jeggings and cute new $4.48 flats from Target
that rubbed my pinky toes in all the wrong ways.
Our new shirts say, "We get WILD in Pre-K"!!
BOTH days they had dessert sitting out on the table before any other food.  WTF.  Fat girl gods are mean.  Just sayin'.  I ate a little of both, but not all, so I'm going to pretend like that makes it ok.         I didn't finish it off and then lick the plate bish, so booyah.

And the lovely sign that was sitting on our toilet.
What are you 7?  Ok it was kinda funny.
Hope everyone has had a great week so far!  Pretty excited tomorrow is Wednesday and I only have a three day week ;)  I'll stop rubbing it in now! 


  1. I want some of that dessert!! I am so over the sicky season!

  2. I'm still jealous you went to the Gristmill. Its my favourite restaurant EVER and I haven't been there in almost 8 years. My aunt and uncle own Bezdek's Rentals on River Road - I would move there in a heartbeat too if I could!

  3. Ah I want that rug!! Super cute!