Thursday, April 23, 2009

A Bit of This and That

I knew I would be bad at this whole blogging thing. It is kind of like keeping a diary. I always would start with great intentions and then slack off. Bear with me, I will keep slogging away!

J and I had our first anniversary in March. I am not sure where the last year has gone, but it has been fun. I can see how little old couples talk about it seems like it was yesterday when they first met. J has only been in my life for 3 1/2 years, but I feel like I have known him forever. I am so lucky that he found me. The next year will be fun and full of surprises. We have a big trip to Europe this summer, a trip to Canada at Christmas, the Olympics next February and maybe some time to relax and think about starting a family.

I have been having baby lust lately. It seems like so many people I know are starting families or are trying to start a family. Four years ago I never would have thought I would have this intense feeling of wanting to have a baby. Ugh, this clock is ticking loudly!!!!

I am hosting my sister's baby shower in a couple of weeks and I am feeling like my house isn't good enough. This has lead to a flurry of home improvement projects. Our dining room is now green and our yard looks awesome. Poor J has been a trooper putting down bags of bark, putting together our new outdoor dining set and seeming to be interested in which plants I should buy and where they should be placed.

I know the party will be fun. As long as there is food, cake and a baby on its way, it will be a success! Funny to think all this work is for 3 hours of gathering time!

The end of the school year is nearing. Our district is laying off about 130 employees, but I hope that I am in the clear. Who knows though. Just keeping my fingers crossed! I have a few friends who look to be possibly losing their positions. I am having some survivor's guilt about that. They are great teachers and it doesn't look like there is going to be a lot of options for music teachers in our area. I hope that public education (and music in our schools) will survive this most recent hit.