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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Great Expectations....

I REALLY need to go pack or go to sleep, but I'm going to blog instead! For some CRAZY reason I woke up at 3:45 this am (after going to bed at 12:15) and could not go back to sleep! So I actually got up and started making those "to do lists" that I so famously create! I made twelve in the middle of the night!

Anyway, although I'm sad about not seeing Dwight this weekend... I'm SUPER excited about the people I DO get to see!! I'm headed to Georgia tomorrow & I'm going to see my "Georgia best friends!!" I haven't seen them since October, some of them even before that! Then, on Saturday, I'm road-tripping with some of my Alabama friends: Mary, Averee, Adair and Cal (Robin & Brock in another car) to another part of Georgia (good thing I'm not driving, huh?) to attend our friend Katie's wedding! I'm so excited to see her and can't wait to see how amazing she will look.....she could give any super-model a run for her money and has more fashion sense and style than anyone I've ever known. I know we'll all have a blast together! We manage to fill the hallways at school with laughter so letting our hair down out of town will be great. I've still yet to reveal the "True James" that sometimes exists on the weekends. :0)

So, as much as I have to do, I'm so excited to have this opportunity filled with fun and friends! And I want to thank God for blessing me with such amazing friends! More to come... Much love!!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

So much to do....

I am officially beginning to panic a little!! I have SO MUCH to do and don't know how I'm going to get it all done. Of course, I'm sitting here on the computer rather than being productive. As if venting about how much I have to do will lessen the load. Maybe it will at least help me organize my thoughts and make one of my famous "To Do Lists" that I can start checking off.

First of all.... there is the fact that we only have 17 more days of school (not that I'm complaining) and since I'm leaving after this year....I have a little extra work to do. The end of the year is always crazy with assessments, portfolios, cum folders, report cards, etc. Not to mention that the kids (and their teacher) are all suffering from an acute case of spring fever!! I also need to begin cleaning out my room, getting rid of things I no longer need, ORGANIZING what I do plan on keeping. With no clue of where I'm going to be working next year or even WHAT my occupation will be, there is certainly NO NEED to keep all the things I've accumulated over 8 years of teaching.

Speaking of moving.... I am FINALLY going to get to be with Dwight again when school is out. BUT I have no idea what we're doing about that either. We (he) are constantly changing our minds about buying, building, etc. It's not like there are many options in The Middle of Nowhere, AL! For those of you who don't know... I'm about to move to Edna, AL. Never heard of it? Didn't think so!! Let's put it this way.... I'm 35 minutes from the nearest Wal-Mart & 1 hr 15 minutes from the nearest Target. Talk about a change of pace... I used to live on 280!! So with the move comes registering Rylee for school, which I can't do by 5/1 like I'm supposed to b/c I don't know what my address will be, who our doctors will be, mom's place of employment (I really need to find a job), etc. I guess I COULD always just write TBA across the top of the registration form and give them my money. I'm sure that's what they want the most... I'm trying not to complain too much! At least I get to be with Dwight again & I trust him to make the right decisons for our family. EEK/WHEW!! I'm not in charge all alone anymore! It's altogether refreshing and scary to give up control and let someone else help me out for the first time in a long time!

And then... the wedding. I'm so super excited about getting married in Jamaica!!! Everything is just how I've always dreamed it would be!! Perfect, tropical location, man I love with all my heart, I love everything about it. Planning it has been super easy. Especially since it's just the two of us going. But now I'm working of fun little details like the container I want to use for the sand ceremony, decorations/topper for the cake, flower arrangement ideas, songs, etc. I also need to be working on a guest list for our party in August. It's all fun, but adds a little to my plate.

Well, at least I know that I perform best under pressure! Now, I'm going to go get started on some of this.... probably the fun wedding stuff. :0)

Much Love!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Sunday Goodbyes

Today, I had to do it again.... and it was still hard. I had to say goodbye to Dwight and watch him drive away. It's the first time in awhile that I've gotten so emotional about it. We usually have the girls with us or something else going on. But today, after he gave me as many kisses as he could & repeatedly wiped away my tears and begged me to stop crying, I still couldn't pull myself together. It's so hard to love someone as much as I love him and not be able to see him and be held by him every day.

One would think I'd be used to this by now. After all, we've been doing this for more than 6 months. Maybe it's because I won't see him next weekend. Twelve days seems like an eternity!! I'm trying to focus on the positive things we have going on. Our life together again is just a few weeks away!! We have our wedding in Jamaica and I'm loving planning all the little details! And to think of everything we've been through in those 6 months...so much pain and loss and heartache.... honestly the hardest times of my life! But we've made it through. I've had my doubts if we would- haha! But, we are better and stronger than ever. Of course, I would still like to strangle him every once and awhile, but I restrain myself quite well! :0) I realize how truly blessed we are that God sent us to each other. And I would rather have faced these trials and tribulations a million times over than to not have him in my life.

I see the light at the end of the tunnel!! Only two more "Sunday Goodbyes" to make and then we get to start the transition into our new life!