Wednesday, June 2, 2010

the sun has come out...

Well, summer has arrived here in North Carolina and summer has brought the heat with it. Now, I don't mind hot, if I can be dressed appropriately, wearing shorts and tank-tops and flip-flops. But this last week of school means I'm outside with kids in the heat of the day, wearing professional dress clothes. And when the temperature inside is set by men who like it COLD, I tend to wear long sleeves for inside and then sweat outside with pushed up sleeves.

A couple Saturdays ago I sat out in the backyard reading a book, and since we have no shade in our backyard, I was so thankful for our red umbrella. Mind you, it's only red underneath, because the sun has completely bleached the top! But look at that sky! The blue is beautiful and there were no clouds. It was a perfect Saturday.

I'm ready for vacation and free time and more mornings out under the umbrella with my books. My husband and I are considering a Kindle, or some such other device, so that I might read books and not have tons of them lying around.

The end of school means that there should be some answers on the job situation. I haven't known the status of my job all year, with not knowing whether I'll be back next year or in what capacity. It's looking good though, but I might only be able to return part time, which would be okay if we got a baby. That would be a perfect situation, because I would be able to keep my health insurance, which is really awesome. I had a talk with the principal today and he hasn't really made any decisions yet. There are a ton of options with staffing and there are some other open positions that he is focusing on first.

I know I haven't been around this past week as I was performing inventory this weekend and that means scanning 10,000 books in the library. It took me Friday night, all day Saturday and several hours on Sunday. I turned on the tv in the library and watched movies and West Wing on DVD. Luckily we had Monday off, so I was able to have a break and Charlie and I spent the day together, eating bad sausage and alternating time in the bathroom. Seriously. It was a nice day to have together, but too bad we both ended up sick.

We had to have the AC fixed in my car last week, and it was just in time for all this heat. I drive a white 1997 Honda Civic and haven't had many problems with it, and I was realizing something about it. I bought that car in 2000 and it is now 2010, so ten years, right? And I paid it off in five years and am so proud of that accomplishment. I know eventually we will move up to a minivan or something bigger, but for now I love my Civic. It fits me well and has enough space for now.

Enough random stuff for you? Just wanted to keep you updated.

Did I tell you I have a big crush on Robert Downey, Jr? Yes, I do. I have now seen Iron Man 2, twice. Yum is all I have to say. Do you have any celebrity crushes? I want to know.

14 comments:

Chasing said...

My brother and I got my dad a Kindle for Christmas (he's been eyeballing it forever and would never get it for himself) and he loves it. He's been tearing through all the public domain stuff on Amazon for free or $0.99. My folks are headed to the beach and I keep teasing him about bringing it along and being like the girl in the Kindle video on Amazon. She's perched in such a funny position on the beach!

This_Cross_I_Embrace said...

Blah, heat while teaching really stinks :(

And not so much anymore, but I used to have a big thing for Leonardo DiCaprio. Talented AND hot.

Laurie said...

Oh i do hope you enjoy your summer break! Noone deserves it more than teachers. :)

Alison said...

I always hated working in a freezing cold building then having to go outside into the heat. Thankfully you're almost DONE with the school year. I know you're thrilled.
Sorry you guys ended up being sick. That's not a fun way to cap off a holiday weekend.
Civics are the best. Despite my problems with Craig's last month, it has been such a great car.
Enjoy the rest of the week!

Suzie-Q T-Pie said...

I have the same problem at my job. they keep it freezing inside and during the summer it is over 100 outside! so i always have to have a sweater inside! lol.

I also used to have a thing for Leo! ahh dream! :) but now i'ts more like johnny depp, and Hugh Jackman.

More Than Anything said...

The Kindle does look way cool. My sister is a book person and has a house full of them, so I get not wanting them all over.

P.S. Matthew McConaughey is my celebrity crush...YUM!

Bailey's Leaf said...

I used to think that Kiefer Sutherland was a yummy bit, but notsomuch. He's got to figure his life out.

I'm old school. I like books, though admit that I don't get to read them as often as I would like.

Praying good things for your job!

KT said...

I have a 10 year old Ford Focus...it's been good to me as well.

Did you ever watch Ally McBeal? That's when I first got my crush on Robert Downey Jr. Did like the first Iron Man...looking foward to #2!

Kelly said...

I have no idea what Kindle is, but I am going to look it up!!

Wentworth Miller is my "celebrity replacement husband" if Jon ever gets tired of me!!

the misfit said...

You're hilarious. IMHO, Hugh Jackman is only attractive AS Wolverine - hair, attitude, claws, etc. Like Orlando Bloom is only really good-looking with long hair and pointy ears (am I right???). By the same token, my celebrity "crush" (maybe fascination) is Hugh Laurie - but only the old Hugh Laurie (as House). Young Hugh Laurie in movies is a fantastic actor, but I think he grew into his looks - he wasn't good-looking when he was about my age. Now, I'm on the record as being nuts...

the lady of the house said...

Love that umbrella pic! So cheerful - love umbrellas!

Celebrity crush: Denzel... oh Denzel - my goodness!

Hope things get sorted out for you and your job! Did you watch Sherlock Holmes? I loved Robert Downey jr. in that! He was so good!

Anyhow, Keep cool! Toodles, TLotH

marge said...

11 comments?! wow! you are super popular. i'm so glad to be your friend! ;)

Frizzy and Bird said...

My crush might be Michael Buble or Johnny Depp. Sigh...

Hope you get word on the job and baby very soon. But you already knew that. ;)

Suzie-Q T-Pie said...

yes hugh jackman with the hair and claws .. yummy! lol. and I agree about orlando, only with the long hair and dirty clothes in pirates!