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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Wonderful in the midst of not-so-wonderful

Life in Seattle has been pretty wonderful, but I guess all things can't go smooth all the time. My career had been going so well, it was due for a little (well, bigger) blip in the road. But, I choose not to focus on it. Instead, I choose to focus on the wonderful things in my life. Like, I just had a wonderful weekend with my sister. We went to Pikes Market, walked around Fremont, took Maddy on a walk along Alki Beach, and walked around Capital Hill. We also ate a ton of good food. If you haven't gone to any of the following places, you must.

1) Queen Anne Cafe-- Everything here is good. I especially love their burgers and omelets.
2) Umi Sake House-- Great mixed drinks and great sushi!
3) Betty-- Everything here is good. I loved the pan seared chicken.
4) Table 219-- Best brunch I've had in my life. The french toast was to die for!
5) Mexico City-- Kirsten and I shared fajitas for two!
6) Silence-Heart-Nest-- Great vegetarian and vegan food.

Another thing to be happy about is definitely Justin. He is great and is really helping me through these job issues. I know things are moving quickly, but who am I to stop something that feels so right. I think this calls for a little Mraz.

"I'm Yours"

Well you done done me and you bet I felt it
I tried to be chill but you're so hot that I melted
I fell right through the cracks
and now I'm trying to get back
Before the cool done run out
I'll be giving it my bestest
Nothing's going to stop me but divine intervention
I reckon its again my turn to win some or learn some

I won't hesitate no more, no more
It cannot wait, I'm yours

Well open up your mind and see like me
Open up your plans and damn you're free
Look into your heart and you'll find love love love
Listen to the music of the moment people dance and sing,
we're just one big family.
It's your God-forsaken right to be loved love loved love love

So I won't hesitate no more, no more
It cannot wait I'm sure
There's no need to complicate
Our time is short
This is our fate, I'm yours

I've been spending way too long checking my tongue in the mirror
And bending over backwards just to try to see it clearer
But my breath fogged up the glass
And so I drew a new face and I laughed
I guess what I'm saying is there ain't no better reason
To rid yourself of vanity and just go with the seasons
It's what we aim to do
Our name is our virtue

I won't hesitate no more, no more
It cannot wait I'm sure
There's no need to complicate
Our time is short
This is our fate, I'm yours

Well no no, well open up your mind and see like me
Open up your plans and damn you're free
Look into your heart and you'll find love love love love
Listen to the music of the moment come and dance with me
ah, la one big family ([2nd time:] ah, la happy family)
It's your God-forsaken right to be loved love love love

I won't hesitate no more
Oh no more no more no more
It's your God-forsaken right to be loved, I'm sure
Theres no need to complicate
Our time is short
This is our fate, I'm yours

No I won't hesitate no more, no more
This cannot wait I'm sure
There's no need to complicate
Our time is short
This is our fate, I'm yours, I'm yours

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Giddy

I feel like I should be tying concrete blocks to my feet, but I'm not going to. I've never really understood people who caution happiness, especially sudden happiness. Many people think that if happiness comes quickly and unexpectedly then it should be cautioned. "Be careful" is a phrase that I constantly hear. And I will be careful. I will stay my own person. I will take care of myself. But, I also plan to swim in this quick and unexpected happiness for as long as it lasts. Who am I to turn my back on an amazing gift, something people wait for there entire lives? And I know I'm being sappy and giddy and slightly ridiculous, but I DON'T CARE!!!! I am happy! There is someone amazing in my life and I have never felt like this before. Okay, I've already said to much. Yay! :)

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Venting, Friends, Snoqualmie Falls, and GO PACK!



A lot has been going on lately. Almost too much to write. Almost too serious to write about. Let me just say that as a teacher, as a human being, I really, honestly don't expect much appreciation. My job and my life are rewards in and of themselves. But I've never expected the opposite. I've never expected to be hated because of what I do. And maybe hate is too strong a word, I don't know. I guess I never expected to be victimized because of what I do, but I find that I have been put in that role. And I feel powerless and ignored and insignificant and maybe that is being over dramatic, but that is how I feel.

Thank goodness for my friends and my family (especially my sister). They have really stepped up to the plate and have really been there for me with advice and support and just letting me vent. I've also found support in an unexpected place, which is great.

Well, on to cheerier subjects. I went to Snoqualmie Falls yesterday with a friend and it was beautiful and relaxing and I had a wonderful time. We hiked a mile down to view the falls and a mile back up. Going down was fine, but going back up gave me a blister. It was worth it, though. The view was beautiful and it is hard for me to imagine a more beautiful, romantic spot on Earth.

Game day was spent with Jess who ALWAYS cheers me up and the Packers win was just icing on the cake. I got heckled very little, which was also nice. It was a good weekend. I just need to get through the week. I'm trying to fill my week. Tuesday: dinner at a friend's house. Wednesday: dinner with one of my favorite teacher friends. Now I just need to fill up the other three days before another glorious weekend. Maybe a movie. Maybe the dog park. I'll figure it out. I hate to feel that way about my work week and it really has nothing to do with the kids. It's not their fault. There is just this negative vibe there right now and I'm going to to my best to make it go away, but I wonder how much I really can do. Any thoughts?

So for now, I'll leave on a more positive note. Go Pack! Rodgers Rules! I am awesome and I know this deep down! If you believe in vibes, please send some positive ones my way. Ciao for now :)