Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Things I LOVE!!

I decided that I needed to write a positive I decided to write about things I LOVE!! Now these are not just things I LIKE either. Here goes....

I love the fact that I'm now a mom. It's pretty weird to think about, but it just feels so right. Maggie is the sweetest ever!

Along with that I love the fact that I'm married to a wonderful man. Just think....less than 2 years ago I had no husband AND no baby. How time moves along!!

I love hanging out with my family. They are super good peeps. Plus, it's always crazy around the Rouw household, and that suits us all just fine. Conversations overlap, and it's a wonder anyone ever knows what anyone is talking about.

I love that I have good friends. It's fun to hang out with "the girls" and just be me. I do NOT love that we are losing one Becky.......

I love dark chocolate. One might think that's not that important among all those other things I love, but I really do love it. There's just something about it. It makes me happy. Plus, there are apparently some health benefits that go along with it. I'm sure that's why I love it.

I love good food. As much as I sometimes want to diet, the food wins out. Sure, people say you can diet and have good food, but who are they kidding??? Mexican...Italian....Chinese...whatever! I like it all!

I love having a house. It's a lot of work, but I love that it's mine. I can change it whever I want. I can buy pretty things for it. It is comfortable. I love it.

I love being a teacher. It's true. I really do. I like my fourth graders, and I'm somehow always optimistic that I can turn them into smart, super well-behaved people. AND it somehow works! I love seeing that light turn on. I love kidding around with them. I love the fact that they know that I am there for them. Going on year 11!

I love a pretty outfit. I'm not sure that there's anything that can make me feel much better than buying a super cute outfit. It makes me feel good about myself. I know that's shallow, but so what??! Just one cute shirt can totally make a day better!

I love my Nissan Murano. Right now it's at the shop, but it will be mine again. It's just funny to me because I've never really felt anything for any of my vehicles. They were used to get me from point A to point B. It's somehow different with the Murano. I just like it. It's fun to drive. There's room for Maggie's stuff. I'm comfortable in it, and I feel just a little bit cool!

I love that I'm an optimist. I feel that it is a gift that I have to see the good in people...even in those ones that cut you off on the interstate and then give YOU the bird. :o) This gift helps me in my teaching and in life. It's so nice to see the glass half full!

I love that my husband is a good cook. I stink at it, and I don't really have any desire to get better. Oh well!

If you're still with me after all of that.....well, then I love you! Have a good rest of the week!!!!!

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Bunches of stuff!

I do love being a mom. It's totally true. I didn't know how I would adjust, but there's really been no adjustment. I just love her totally and completely. I guess I didn't maybe know how much until yesterday.....

Those that know me know that I am relatively level-headed. Sometimes I get worked up about stuff, but I do tend to be more laid back. Work rarely gets me down, and I never do more than is totally necessary(while still doing a good job, I mean). I usually don't get too upset about things and tend to give people the benefit of the doubt(like silly drivers and kiddos who get under my skin). Well yesterday was different.

My day started off pretty normal. I went to Mesquite to my old school to eat lunch with some buddies. I was actually heading to my current school when it happened. I was on 635. The guy in front of me stopped. Then I stopped...but the guy behind me was just going too fast. He wasn't able to stop. He slammed into me, and I slammed into the guy in front of me. It was awful. I immediately freaked out because Maggie was with me. She was screaming her head off. I got out and went to her. The guy in front of me called for the police. Then the paramedics, firemen and police showed up. I was shaky and crying. Anyway, both of us are all right. I am plenty sore, but we took Maggie to get checked and all is well. Thank goodness for a good carseat. Of course, I now don't have a car. It was taken away on a tow truck. Most of all it was just too scary. We got a new carseat...just in case. Now I am pretty much scared to have her out of my sight. I am scared of driving. I am scared of other drivers. I am a mess.

I guess my point is to hug everyone you know everyday and tell them you love them. Scary things can happen. I am just soooooooooo glad that Maggie is okay. It didn't matter if I had been injured.... She was all right. Now I do know how much I love her. And I love all of you that read this!!!!