Saturday, March 26, 2011

Week In Bullets

-FIrst of all, I want to address the great comments on Wednesday's post about my wedding advice. I completely agree that it is just a day and no one cares about the color of the chair covers or the way the napkins are folded. I think most people who know me know I'm actually not much of a control freak. My biggest problem with wedding planning was that I did not care about some of the little details but when planning a wedding you have to put time and effort into details that you don't care about and that's what annoyed me :) Nothing at all bothered me on that day so that's my last piece of advice (echoed by Abby in my comments), nothing should bother you on your wedding day!

-Eric and I are probably the least confrontational people ever. Especially in adulthood, we've noticed that people who complain get what they want more often than us. This week, we were those people. Goodbye $45 per month on our cable bill, goodbye $250 on our rental car in Arizona bill. Wahoo.

-I have this adorable kid in my class this year. His favorite hobby is making presents for people. He once made me a present out of an oatmeal container. He covered it with decorated paper and filled it with books from his house and a couple of book marks he made for me. Then he wrote me a note about how he thought I would need more than 1 bookmark because I probably like to read lots of books at the same time. His favorite Christmas present this year was a box of bows to put on his presents. Unfortunately, this child also really struggles with social skills. Instead of acting normally when he wants the attention of his friends, he does things like eating his pencil or tapping the friend on the back over and over even after they ask him to stop. Harmless, yes. Annoying, also yes. I had him on a behavior plan since October which I didn't really expect to work. However, something has worked (more likely developing friendships and learning some social skills) and he is SO much better than he used to be. On Friday I dropped his behavior plan completely. I don't know if I've ever actually done that before.

-I have another awesome student who's dad plays in a jazz band. I went to see them the other night with some others from work. My student was there drumming on the table along with his dad and brother. Also he was wearing a ridiculously cute sweater vest. Also when he saw us there he asked if we remembered to bring our BEE folders (these are folders the kids have to bring back and forth to school every day). Yup, I carry those around, obviously.

That's about all from me. I'm off to a surprise party now :) Obviously a 30th birthday, like you even had to ask!

Tell me something that happened in your week. I like to hear good things but I suppose you can tell me bad too :)


  1. Hmmmm, well this week I got a test back and I got 100%, so that was good. I also got a call from a recruiter who had heard about me from some old co-workers. Even though I am not in that industry anymore it made me feel good. :)
    Have a good weekend!

  2. I am the same way, not really into the details. I'm sure that won't be good when planning a wedding, but I have a lot of friends and family who can make sure I think of some of those "minor" details. I always say as long as the cake and food are ok (and the band) I'll be happy! haha, I'm in for a real treat.

    Nothing really exciting happened this week (other than Cake Boss today!).

    Your student sounds like he'll grow up to be a ladies man. That is, as long as he no longer eats pencils...

  3. I am not yet engaged, but I am dreading the idea of having to care about things like napkins.

    Hmmm...This week, I had a job interview...for a job I am not that excited about, but the interview went pretty well...

  4. ok blogger ate my response that was long and rambling. ;( anywayy.. ice cream cake, new shirts and baby outfits sum up what i rambled on about it. ;) and birthdayyyyyyy

  5. I'm totally one of those people who complains when things or services are really crappy. Not so much because I want free stuff, but more because I don't want others to have to endure crapiness.