Friday, March 31, 2017

Out Like A Lion

And just like that another month gone!  The first quarter of 2017 officially ends today!  It's hard to believe.  This month has definitely gone out like a lion.  While there have of course been gorgeous days this week, both Sunday & Tuesday there were strong, damaging storms in the DFW area.  I am so happy that today is finally Friday.  It has been an interesting week to say the least.  Linking up with Amanda!

What I Was Up To
Monday I got home from work & had plans to walk around the small lake behind my apartment because excercise.  What actually happened was I walked down there & then just sat by it enjoying the sun & watching the ducks.  Finally I figured I should probably go grocery shopping so that I wouldn't have stop at the gas station again the next morning for my lunch like I had done that morning.  On my way back from the grocery store the best friend called.  We argued.  We talked.  We argued.  We talked.  For 2 hours.  We're fine.  When we got off the phone I watched some more season 2 of Fuller House & then finally went to bed sometime after 10.  I wasn't tired but this staying up late business is not good.

THE BLOG: I recapped my pictureless weekend spent with all sorts of friends, concerts, & dates.

Tuesday we had state testing & I had to proctor an exam so from 8-12 I stared at kids silently while they silently took an exam.  Talk about thrilling.  I booked a hotel room for Saturday night since I'll be attending the Big Texas Beer Festival in Dallas.  I wasn't originally going to but finally I figured since the best friend is in town & this will probably be the last time I see him before he leaves again I might as well live it up & not have to worry about driving back home that night.  I was going to try to get a room at the same place he was staying but it was booked.  In hindsight it's for the best.  I found one, although more expensive & about a 10 min car ride away from where he & a couple of others are staying, from reading the reviews of my hotel, his hotel, & another hotel I almost booked which was a 2 min walk from his... at least I know I don't run the risk of having my tires slashed or there being hookers & drug dealers outside my room at night.  (So best friend if you're reading this...protect your tires...)  I had planned on leaving work as soon as I was done with testing so that I could work on my case study but since I was done at 12:30 that seemed a bit extreme so instead I wound up staying until the end of the day anyway.

My date that I didn't want to go on.  The one with the guy I had blown off a month ago because I was interested in someone else.  Turns out I didn't want to go because my gut was trying to tell me something.  It was quite possibly THE WORST date I've ever been on in my life.  I'm talking gives Mr. All Wrong a run for his money who has held the title of worst date I've been on for almost 3.5 years... (That story is a real gem...I promise you won't regret reading that one.)  So why did this date suck?  The entire time I was seriously sitting there waiting for Ashton Kutcher to show up & tell me I was being Punk'd.  The entire date felt like he was punishing me for blowing him off a month ago.  He was such a dick the entire time.  In hindsight he was luckily late so we only hung out for like an hour & a half.  When the waitress stopped by at our table at 9 to say that they were closed I practically jumped out of my chair & ran to my car.

That afternoon I had already deleted/hid my dating profiles.  I am done for awhile.  Now that Mr. Punkd is out of the pictures there's just one more who is turning into an immature stage five clinger that I need to get rid of.  Then I'm out of the game.  If I happen to meet someone organically fine.  Other than that I am taking a break from dating.  I am so exhausted by it.  It's no longer fun.  It feels like something to do to kill time or that I HAVE to do.  Dating & meeting people should be fun.  I should be excited about it not dreading it.

THE BLOG: I shared yet another instillation of my disasters in dating...

Wednesday I drove 30 minutes to work only to find out that it was cancelled due to a power outage.  That whole side of town didn't have power actually.  It was really eerie looking.  At like 2 am tornado sirens had started going off where I live.  There were strong winds & heavy rain over the DFW area.  Wednesday was actually a really gorgeous day though.  I was grateful for the surprise day off.  I was even more grateful when I realized that we wouldn't lose our 3 day weekend in April.  Instead the students would just lose their 4 day weekend & we'll have class instead of staff development.  I took a walk by the lake near me.  I napped.  I ate lunch at a local bar while highlighting articles for my case study.  I finally started the rough draft of my case study.  Up until 9 pm work was still cancelled for Thursday because of the power outage.  I feel like it's very cruel to suddenly say at 9 pm "JUST KIDDING YOU ARE GOING TO WORK TOMORROW!"  Probably just because 9 is when I try to go to bed for the most part...and more so because I wanted another day off.  My day off solidified that I need to do something else with my life.  I just don't know what.  I like the freedom of actually being productive (both with stuff I need done around my house & actual work...whether that be for school or my job) but also being able to do that from home, or a coffee shop, or a bar.  Basically I need a job that I can do from home...but still have an office to go to a few days a week so I don't go stir crazy because I'm not speaking with people.

THE BLOG: I let you in on my not so deep thoughts during standardized testing...

Thursday was another state testing day but luckily because it was for sophomores, I didn't have to proctor the exam.  This meant that while my kids were watching a documentary on wildlife in the Middle East, I was also doing school work...but for grad school.  This case study might be the death of me.  Erin posted about a 30 miles in 30 days challenge that she'll be starting tomorrow.  I need to do something so I decided to join her.  After work I was tricked into attending a school bond meeting.  I was told staff meeting after school.  What really happened was a school bond informational session after school.  When I finally got home I took a walk around the lake & then sat down with some nachos, wine, & Fuller House.  There is a strong chance that I cried during the season 2 finale.

THE BLOG: I outlined my plan for my first ever spending freeze.

Moments I'm Grateful For
24 - Simply the fact that it was Friday... it had been a long week!
26 - Last minute supper with Tattoo Hater (ok for real y'all he needs a friendlier name...)
27 - A 2 hour phone conversation with the best friend
28 - Getting 3.5 hours of student free time in my day
29 - A surprise day off due to a power outage
30 - A glass of wine to help me de-stress after work


  1. It's so nice to sit and enjoy the sunshine like that! Hope you have a great weekend!!

  2. I actually went on a date like that went I first moved to Boston and the guy was terribly rude and crude and I just knew that i should have stuck to my original plans of not wanting to go out with him LOL! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  3. I love ducks, they are so cute lol. Ugh, I'm sorry about your date, that blows but it seems like you have a good outlook on it, just take some time off and see what happens. Have an awesome time at the beer fest this weekend!

    1. Thanks! I'm super excited to just focus on me again & not have to worry about being all charming & what not. Have a great weekend!

  4. The honesty in your posts always crack me up. You're hilarious. Have a great weekend!

    1. LOL thank you! Have a great weekend!

  5. Sorry to hear about your date. Hopefully that extra day off and your glass of wine made the week a little better. Enjoy your weekend! Beautifully Candid

  6. Looks like we've both had a March of tornado sirens and lake walks! Sorry about the awful date, at least it will make a great story! This is why I have cats. ;)

  7. Girl, I"m soooo sorry your date was so awful! That's the worst.. dating is supposed to be fun, you're right!!

  8. The first time I hung out one-on-one with my eventual (now-ex) bf, I came home and was like WTF was that?? Not that he was rude, just that we were both nervous and awkward together, and I called my friend and was like "I might have just gone on an accidental date??" haha The only good thing about weird dating scenarios is the stories!

    1. LOL. The stories are definitely the entertaining part!