Apr 23, 2009

And one of those too...

I just got off the phone with a delivery company and can't wait for the scheduled time. I made a purchase that needed to happen at least ten years ago, but I finally decided to just do it!

I first discovered this item several years ago...and have often fantasized about the experience. And then a month ago I was reminded how wonderful it really is...my new mattress! The MGM in Las Vegas has the best mattress, pillows and bedding in general. I always said that if I had the chance to find out the exact brand I would run out and purchase immediately. So while I was there last month I did just that! And after my frantic search and careful budgeting...two weeks ago I purchased my new mattress online and is being delivered on Monday. I even found the pillows and ordered a set to be delivered on the same day! I know, I know...it's a bit obsessive! But I have had the same mattress that I purchased for $50 more than 16 years ago!

I'm sure that my bouts of insomnia, sore back and restless nights are all going to be better because of my new mattress. At least it worked in Vegas...or maybe that was the high volume of alcohol. Oh well, I'm going to keep fingers crossed.

How long have you had your mattress?

Apr 20, 2009

How about this?

It's that time of year again...PROM! If you don't work in schools...especially high school, it's easy to forget how all consuming such big events really become. Prom week at my school is advertised and even glorified as the "event of the season" including a different theme day leading up to the big event.

Boys have been wearing tuxedos to school as advertisements in exchange for a free rental on the big night! Girls are talking about their tanning, nail, hair and make-up appointments to make sure that the dresses their parents purchased for hundreds of dollars are displayed correctly. We have speakers coming this week to ensure that good decision making is done by all of those attending prom. And honestly...who isn't attending at this point (their words...not mine)!

And for me, Prom means another night of supervision including time spent in a side room with a bathroom nearby for those students who decided to make Johnny, Jose or Jim their best friend for the night. It also means that I will be working the After Prom event until 5:00 a.m. after a full-day at work, dance and then games. I love staying up late and did that a lot on my recent trip to Vegas. 5:00...that's a breeze! Unless it means you have to actually work until 5:00 a.m. and then it feels like a 72 hour shift!

And on top of all of that...I am still expected to dress the part at the dance! My co-workers are talking about what to wear, getting ready and going shopping. And I even find myself getting sucked into the preparation. And then I remember...THIS IS WORK NOT PROM! So tonight I will be looking searching through my closet trying to figure out what I can wear that will work for such a massive event! And what is washable just in case one of those students decides to throw up their best friend! And in the end...it will be fun for the kids they will clearly learn that the event of the season went by so quickly.

Apr 19, 2009

How long has it been...

I took another break from blogging...starting to feel more like the norm. I have been reading other blogs and feel slightly up to date on your lives. There have been big moments, life altering decisions, devastating events, uncontrollable laughter and so much more. I love reading every bit that is out there as often as possible. But then I sit down to write something from my own life and I simply come up with BLANK THOUGHTS!

I am stumped about my block. It's not like there haven't been things to talk about...work, house, my heart...hell I just the crazy weather could be something to talk about. And yet every day I come up with nothing to say. Sometimes I think of a great entry and then rethink the words, intent, consequences and within seconds I am pounding away on the BACKSPACE button until there is nothing but a blank screen.

I'm not a writer (thank goodness my income doesn't depend on that) so I'm not really sure what is the best way to push through a block. But maybe I'll just try random thoughts...
  • I love that there have been stories of Pirates in the News. Almost feels like a real Disney movie. Not all of the bad parts...just the mention of Pirates.
  • Work has been so crazy that I am starting to wonder what have a "life" really would be like.
  • Will love always hurt me? Will I ever be "enough" or will I ever be able to have hope again?
  • Is it time to try for a baby...or does the work stuff make that impossible?
  • Why is it still snowing...NO MORE PLEASE!
  • Am I that person...the one that is great to support somebody, help create celebration, find solutions but incapable of creating my own world?

WOW...that was uplifting (NOT)! Okay, so maybe this is my last whine for a bit. Maybe now that it's all out I will be able to write something to write about.

Apr 4, 2009

Vegas Baby!!!!

Okay...I'm back finally. Spring Break vacation is almost over for me but I have tried to fit as much in as possible. Two days before we left for vacation school was cancelled due to a snow storm. So it was like a bonus day...snow days are even better than planned vacations. There were four of us from work who jumped on a plane headed for Vegas and hoping that we could all combine our personalities. We did pretty good as a group. Three of us are very similar so our trip included a ton of alcohol, walking, gambling, shows, staying up until 4 or 5 in the morning...just living Vegas style. During the other hours, the four of us sat by the pool in 80 degree temps, shows, more shopping, drinking and again just laughter.

I love Vegas and realized that this was going to be the first time I have been there in years without a partner. But I was also able to share those memories and the good times with my friends and we also created a few new memories as well. I sat at the blackjack tables and played with confidence (which hasn't always been the case) and won enough money that it paid for the majority of the trip! That's a plus!