Saturday, May 26, 2007

Weekend Work and a POTD

It is so hard to be doing work on such a lovely day. But I need to be good. I have a long weekend (Oh, joy of joys!) and I will be heading down to the shore later today for some Memorial Day Rambustification. That makes for some great motivation, leaving right now to be a time to be productive so that I don't have to stress about it later. Even though school stops for a couple of days, lesson plans still need to be in place to show my principal on Tuesday.

But even though I am sitting outside enjoying the warm air and gentile breeze, it's still work! Blah.  Must....... keep......... going........  must............... stop............ procrastinating............!!!

But something to make you smile... a POTD! I found this quote in Penn Station the last time I went into the city. Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend! :)

Wednesday, May 23, 2007


You know that something is wrong with your head when a seven-year-old tells you:

"Your hair looks frizzy!"

...and you actually think about it.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Weekend Adventuring?

The best laid plans of mice and men.... (or something like that)

Considering someone's birthday is coming up next week, I had been planning a birthday adventure to take place yesterday. I had several activities in mind, and was pretty excited about it. I had even toyed with the idea of going to Brooklyn today for the 17 of May Parade.  But once I realized that I was getting sick, I sadly came to the realization that there would be no adventure, at least not this weekend. Bah.

But I will provide a health update... I bumbled through work on Thursday and Friday, feeling crummy but functional. Friday evening I started to get chills, but no fever... but by bedtime I had 102f. So, in the morning, it was back to the doctor. Luckily the fever broke during the night.

He changed my antibiotic. To a really big one. (yikes) And sent me for an x-ray, which for some strange reason my insurance won't cover at the office. So, it was off to the hospital. No, no - not the ER again. This time as an outpatient for an x-ray only. Thanks to some connections I have at the hospital, I was able to head over and get it done pretty much right away. 
They're all ready pretty sure it's pneumonia again. 
The big question is if it is something that has just laid dorment for 
a few months or if it is a new case. And for either option... WHY?

So I've pretty much been flat on my back all weekend, sleeping, drinking as much as I can, taking an army of pills.... and I have to go to work tomorrow.  There is no way I can miss the other important concert 
week of the year. I don't really know how in the world I'll do it, 
but there really is no choice.
grumble grumble grumble (cough) grumble.

Why is my timing like this? It's seriously messing with my mind and making me crazy and paraniod.

(and why is the spacing off? Blogger is being screwy.) Grr.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

...don't floss....

(...and other words I don't expect to hear from the Dentist - but did today!)

The other day I started to feel some discomfort in my mouth. A lot of it. I've just recently spent several afternoons at the dentist... I had three cavities (bah!) and got a mouth guard for my nasty habit of grinding. So naturally, this made me think of a million things that could be wrong, and therefore freaked me out. I got an emergency appointment at the dentist, and found out.... surprise!... I had broken a filling and that part of it had wedged into my gum. Whee! Fun Times! Luckily, they could fix it today, and so we did.

To add insult to injury, I'm sick again. I've been great since the whole pneumonia thing. But what seemed to start as a bad allergy week has evolved into a sinus infection/athsma thing. And with no sick days left, I am back to work tomorrow, loaded on drugs. Woo Hoo!!

So it's not a great day. Grumble.

And of course it is a week before my concerts. What great timing.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

An die Freude

When Matt and I were on a city adventure a few weeks ago, he bought tickets for an event that has been on his "list" - seeing Beethoven's Ninth Symphony live in a great concert hall. He was able to secure amazingly good seats, so yesterday his parents joined us in taking the train in to go to Avery Fisher Hall to see the National Chorale's Spring Gala concert. It was an amazing performance, and my first "official" experience at Avery Fisher! We saw part of a concert while touring the building a month ago, but it is much nicer to get to sit down and stay for the entire performance! :)
The Chorale started with a piece I was extremely interested in hearing - In the Beginning by Aaron Copland. We sang it my senior year of college, and I just recently was able to get the recording of our European Tour that year, which included this piece. It is an a capella work for chorus and mezzo-soprano soloist, and I loved that I was able to hear it performed live.
After a brief intermission, the orchestra appeared and they began the 9th. I never seem to remember how powerful live music can be. The performance was wonderful. It was a full house, and the audience was extremely enthusiastic, which added to the joy of the music!

On another note, HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all the moms out there. I actually don't get to see mine today - she is down in Florida with my grandmother. We plan to celebrate next weekend when she is home again. But really, any day is a great day to celebrate mom! Truly, where would we be without her?

Sunday, May 06, 2007

A Mystery and some Nature

Yesterday, Matt and I went on a walk down to the lake... to find a ton of fish dead at the shoreline! It was very concerning and puzzling. I hope that someone can get to the bottom of it!

(It made me think of the "Fish Head" song...)

Today, after being productive and whatnot, we went for a short walk. The park we went to has a strange feature - it has a Disc Golf course! I have never heard of such a thing before, but I am going to do my homework on it now! What an unusual and interesting thing! There were even two groups of people playing while we were there. I want to learn!

Pictures from the park...

Pictures are here.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

One more thing...

Tomorrow is 31cent scoop night at Baskin Robbins!

I shouldn't... but I will. It's for a good cause. And so cheap!

(and they do have frozen yogurt, too.)

a Great Adventure, indeed!

On Sunday, my friend Jenny celebrated her quarter-century birthday. She and Will are home on leave for two weeks and we were invited to meet them for a celebration at Great Adventure! What fun! We brought Jenny a tiara and some party hats for the rest of the crew.

The day started out very cloudy and rainy, which kept many people away - a great thing, especially when the sun decided to come out in the afternoon! We rode a bunch of rides and got to "meet" a ton of characters...

One downer.... or perhaps it is an upper? The six of us got imprisoned on the ferris wheel! We were on there for over a half-hour, twice stuck at the top, looking down at the people, 15 stories below, as the wind whipped around the cars. It was so not cool. When we got off, we complained. Usually, it doesn't do anything... but in this case they actually listened and hooked us up... with Cold Stone!

Happy Birthday, Jenny! Hope you had fun!