Wednesday, June 25, 2008


So, just like every other school I've interviewed at, this one (the music teacher one) has started giving me the runaround. I've yet to understand why, if a school doesn't want to hire you, they don't at least respect you enough to let you know that you won't be getting a second interview like they said you would. I called today and they told me that "when and if" they did anymore interviews it wouldn't be until August 1st. Riiight. I wanted to start singing Paula Abdul to the lady. Straight up, now tell me!!! I just feel like the least they could do is to let me know. Or even answer my emails. Oh well. I probably wouldn't make a great music teacher. I don't feel like I want to be a teacher at all right now, though. I am completely burned out on school, completely regretting taking this summer school job, and completely depressed that I have to be at this place next year.

So, yes, today's not so great. I want school to be over NOW. 4 more days.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

A Wonderful Day

I had such a wonderful birthday yesterday!!! My friends and family made it so special. My husband bought me the most amazing shoes I've ever owned:
I LOVE them!!!!!! I'm not a tennis-shoe-with-jeans wearer, but I've been wearing t-shirts just so I can wear these shoes. Man. He also got me John Mayer tickets for August 2nd previously, and an arm band thing for my iPod and some earbuds that match the swoosh in my shoes:) I cannot WAIT to go to the gym today!!! I swear these shoes make me walk/jog faster! I'm even moving Spin to Fridays and Saturdays so I can use my armband and earbuds today. I am PUMPED.
My day started off wonderfully, mainly because I was met at the front office with a plate of the most phenomenal brownies OF MY LIFE that Leslie made for the staff (and Kaleb and Ella) in honor of my birthday. Oh, man. Seriously, the best brownies of my life. And I don't say that lightly. After school (and getting a sweet card in the mail from my mama--I'd already gotten my sweet cards from my daddy and sister, and another from my mama:) ), I had an interview for an elementary music teacher position, which I felt went pretty well. I'm going back for another interview next week. I am really praying hard that I get this job! It'd be a wonderful change, and I think I would LOVE to be a music teacher.
Then I went to my Group Power class at the gym, came home and freshened up, and then met my wonderful inlaws at Acapulco for my birthday dinner! It was so great to spend time with everyone and just enjoy it all! On the way home, I got a call from my sweet family who'd gotten together to sing "Happy Birthday" to me in the most beautiful three-part harmony you've ever heard and we came home for the BEST COOKIE CAKE EVER made (and decorated) for me by my husband, who has proven yet again to be the sweetest man in the world, and I cannot get over how much I love him!!! THANK YOU to all my friends and family who made my day so great! And for all the birthday wishes from you facebook and myspace folks!! I am so blessed! Oh, and let me throw in that my parents bought me NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK tickets!!!!!!!!! Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh!

Thursday, June 12, 2008


So this week I decided to try some new stuff at the gym. On Monday I just did the treadmill and bike, but every other day this week I've done a class. I did Spin on Tuesday evening (the real one--I'm not doing the intro class anymore:) ) and then last night I decided to do Group Power, which is a 60 minute program that uses handweights and barbells for curls and presses and squats and lunges and all those painful things. I loved it!! The teacher is wonderful, and she really made me feel comfortable with everything. So I've decided that I'll be doing that on Mondays and Wednesdays at 4:30 (p.m.) and then this morning I went to my first 5 a.m. Spin class. It was really easy...I don't know if it was because there were only 2 of us in there besides the instructor and he knew it was only her second time or what. There were no jumps and only a couple hovers (the hardest things for me to do) so I don't know what the deal was. It was definitely a great way to start the morning, though! I am in some severe pain in my arms, chest, and legs. I love it.

Today will finish up my first week of summer school. I cannot stress how ready I am for this to just be OVER. I'm so tired of this place. This afternoon we're leaving for Alexandria for a couple services at the Louisiana District Nazarene Family Camp, something that my family and I went to every year until I got married. I am really excited about being there and seeing my people! Then tomorrow evening we'll get Ella, go back for one more night at camp, then head out bright and early (try 6 a.m.) Saturday morning so we can be back in Nederland for our church's softball tournament. NO, I am not playing. Kaleb said that it wouldn't be a good idea after he saw my pitiful catching and throwing skillz. I said it wouldn't be a good idea all along. Hopefully by next year I'll have some toning and I can do stuff like that. Still, coordination is probably what I lack, and no amount of exercise will give me that! Anyway, Kaleb's playing in that so we'll be spending the day at the park watching games and letting Ella play. It's shaping up to be a great end of the week!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

New Hair...

I got a new hair cut!!! This is definitely the shortest it's ever been and I LOVE IT!!!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Is Tamra home?

So we got to see "The Strangers" last night. I realllllllllly enjoyed it. It did its job of thoroughly freaking me out, so much so that while Kaleb's gone to pick up pizza for supper tonight I heard sounds in the garage and promptly (and quietly) sprinted barefoot to the door to lock it. The bad thing is, I'm supposed to be starting laundry. I'll have to wait til he gets home now. I love scary movies and I'd been so excited about seeing this one. The theatre was packed, and I was so proud of the audience's perfect participation (all the right gasps and "Oh, s***!s at the all the right times). I do not recommend seeing this if you a) have nightmares about scary movies, b) live or will live in a remote location for any length of time, or c) have a bad heart. I haven't jumped that much in a while. And honestly, I was jumpy for quite a long time after. The elements of good thriller action were there. No gore, which is unusual these days, and I love that the killers wore masks. Masks TERRIFY me. Something about not being able to know who's doing it...anyway, maybe I've said too much. You should go see this film!

We finally watched "Rob Zombie's Halloween" this afternoon. It was alright...great as far as Rob Zombie films go. I enjoyed seeing all his regulars in it (Sheri, Sid Haig, Danny Trejo, and not a regular but Malcom McDowell, who I will always love from his wonderful "A Clockwork Orange" portrayal). I liked seeing the backstory behind Michael Myers explained. I liked how it didn't point to "killers are created by their environment" OR "killers are already evil and there's nothing you can do about it." Instead, they showed that he was the result of the evil that exists in all of us and the environment that made him cling to that evil alone. It was great. A little too much sex for my normal taste, but you gotta expect it from Rob. And I'd like to say that he has the BEST music in his movies. He really knows how to pick the perfect songs for his films. Completely random 70's rock. Perfect.

This is our last week of school!! Then I start summer school the next Monday. Please, can someone tell me what I was thinking??