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Sunday Hodge Podge

It’s Sunday night and I’m dreading work tomorrow. While I can’t say much, I will say that the 4th graders are much harder than the kindergartners I had in almost every way.  Makes for long days and weeks!

November 9.  I remember this day last year.  It was the start of my first weekend as a single person.  I was rejoicing in my new found freedom and the calm that came with it.  I needed it!  Now I am rejoicing in the amazing 9 month long relationship that I have had with Candied Jansen, and I’m so excited to be sharing this life with her!

Speaking of sharing this life…she is counting down the days until we move in together on a chart on her bathroom mirror.  I love that!  I love that she is just as sure about me as I am about her.  She shared some stuff with me on Friday that meant a lot to me.  To open up and give of yourself completely is amazing.  I love her.

Candied Jansen and I are both trying to lose a little weight and be healthier.  She has this fancy scale that measures body fat, muscle mass, and water as well as gives you your weight.  The other day I stepped on that thing completely naked and let her see and write down my numbers.  Telling someone how much I weigh was never something I was comfortable doing.  I just didn’t share that.  She is different.  She loves me.  Before I got on the scale, she loved me and after she saw the numbers, she still loved me.  It was so easy.  Loving her is so easy.

I am so excited for the holidays!  I felt the same way last year!  I was in a buying/shopping/cooking mood!  This usually happens to me every fall.  I want to decorate and cook and clean.  I always wish for my stay at home mom days during the holiday season because I want to just soak in everything.

Tomorrow is a big day for me.  I am registering for the first two classes in my masters program which starts in the spring.  I have always said I had no desire to get my masters, but after having a job come open that I was recommended for and not getting it because they preferred someone with a masters, I decided to just go for it.  It’s all online, which is a little scary to me, but it was really the only way it would work for me.  Hopefully it won’t be too hard to keep up with.

I did a lot of internet surfing today.  This post about the Berlin Wall was so interesting to me.  Here is a link to a story I read about reincarnation that fascinated me!  I also enjoyed browsing this site which is filled with wreaths for all occasions!

And finally, I made this yummy crock pot dish yesterday.  4 chicken breasts, a can of Rotel, a can of whole kernel corn (drained), a can of black beans (drained and rinsed), and a block of cream cheese.  Cook on high until it mixes together and thickens up.  Shred the chicken breasts up after it is done cooking.  Originally the plan was to put it on tortillas like tacos, but we ended up eating it as a dip with some salsa, sour cream, and avocado on the side.  It was good warm and cold.  I will definitely be making it again!


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