Saturday, May 26, 2012

One of those awkward moments

So I am not usually one to go out in public in my pj's. But today I cleaned my house, my parent's house, did 3 loads of laundry, and I completed my second day of the insanity work out. I've been trying to keep myself busy while Colonel Brandon is at work all day. By 6 I had finally showered but didn't see the need to put on makeup, dry my hair, or put on a bra. 

Now what to do? I'll get a red box. Walgreens is just down the street and I never see anyone I know there. I'll just be super fast.

I get in line and turn around as someone is approaching. 

Taylor. In his fishing attire. Our mouths hang open and the conversation goes something like this. 

T: well I should have dressed up. 

M: um...look at me? (Actually don't look at me.) 

T: (laughing) I guess I should put my wedding ring on. 

M: well at least I remembered that. 

Come to find out we were both spouseless for the night and looking for a movie. He was looking for a zombie movie. I was looking for New Years Eve. Colonel Brandon refuses to watch it ever since I made him watch Valentines Day on our honeymoon...good one Em. 

So I got back in my car totally embarrassed. Of course I see the kid who was my first freshman crush back in science class and my first high school dance date.

Sorry Taylor and good luck at med school (not that you'll even read this). 

Next time I'll put on a bra.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

A bug turned on the light?

Funny of the day:
Sitting on the back deck, Mac saw a cord hanging down from the wall. He then saw the outlet covered by a plastic case and put the two together.

Me: "What are you doing Macky?"

As he opens the case and plugs in the Christmas light.

Me: "You turned on the lights!"

Case shuts and pulls the chord out.

Me: "oh you unplugged the lights."

Mac: "A bug? A bug turned on the lights?" As he squints his eyes and looks all around him.

Me: "no, you unplugged the lights when you shut the case."

Mac: "A bug turned on the lights? Where's a bug?"

I laughed and smiled. Oh the joys of being a kid.

Awkward of the day:
And then as I drove home I was stopped at a light and looked to the van next to me. A very angry woman was yelling at her husband in the seat next to her. I quickly looked away feeling like I had just intruded.

Note to self: never yell at Colonel Brandon when stopped at a red light.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Decisions, decisions, decisions. Don't like them much right now

I always thought I wanted to be an English intern like some of my favorite teachers growing up. I was going to be fabulous. Young, vibrant, energetic. Then I went to college year after year. I was so not as cool as the other people in my program. I made a decision to be a student teacher rather than an intern. I was too busy with work and school and I didn't feel like I had the grades or the cheery personality. 

Then in April I was approached by one of my professors and the English Ed. secretary. Another internship had opened at Mapleton Jr. High and they thought I was the perfect candidate (since I was 1 of 3 people in my program not interning it wasn't that amazing...) 

I was flattered really. Brandon was finishing law school and hadn't yet found a job, so I figured we'd be staying in Utah and I'd be making money for a year. Very little money, but money nonetheless. I interviewed and was thrilled. I filled out the paperwork at the district and I told my boss I'd be done in August. 

Then last week another decision. 

I was given an offer. An offer I could not refuse. 

This offer would still allow me to student teach for three months and have a full time position at the company I've been with for the last two years when I got done in November. 

 I still get to graduate. 

 I will make more than double I would as an intern. 

I will have greater job security. 

Way way way less stressful because I will just get to keep doing what I've been doing. 

 And I would be happy doing Human Resources or teaching. I really do enjoy them both equally and for different reasons. 

 I weighed the pros and cons. I talked to lots of people and all of them saw this new offer as a better offer. 

But could I really give up teaching? And give up on the rewarding job I have worked so hard to finally get? 

 I am not giving up teaching. 

I'm still graduating in teaching and maybe someday I will teach full time. But right now will not be that time. 

I then had to tell the district, the principal, and the English Ed. secretary of the change. 

Now I'm dealing with the guilt. I hate that I am being told my contract was "binding." And their are no interns left. And the budget is already set in stone. 

 Really? changes and decisions happen all the time. 

I hope three months will give the district enough time to find my replacement. 

 But for now the decision to stay on as HR director is my decision. 

And I am happy with it. I just hope this (big) decision making phase ends sooner rather than later.