Thursday, March 17, 2011

I've been thinking way too much lately....

Between editing 6th grade research papers, grading tests, quizzes, and homework and generally catching up from being gone for the wedding/ head hurts.

This has been a daily occurrence since I've been back. It feels like I'm constantly behind at work (and home) and that I will never get caught up! Of course, I'm almost there, but with papers mounting daily, it's a tough task.

I am so beyond thankful to work in a school where my largest class size is seven students. I do not know how I could have done it with a larger class size.

I am so happy to have taken tomorrow off. I'm taking my sister to the outlets so she and I can go shopping! It will be so nice to go during the week and hopefully miss the weekend crowd.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

New Crown Already?

The last couple of weeks leading up to the wedding were hectic to say the least.

-My car got broken into.
-I got really sick and had to go to the dr.
-My crown broke.

This last one was the one that got to me the most. I had a root canal while I still lived in California and after only a few years it broke. As many of you know, crowns are expensive. Hello to the $900 price-tag to get it fixed. Luckily, my dentist is awesome and said that we could wait until we got back from the honeymoon to take care of it and wait for me to get put on Phil's insurance plan that will cover 40% of the cost.

I am not a huge fan of big dental procedures. They always end up hurting for days. I went in Monday to get the impressions made and a temporary crown put on and I am still sore and I now bite my cheek in my sleep.

I am hoping that this is the last big dental procedure for a while. They are expensive and hurt a lot.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Learning to Become More Domestic

I am a big advocate for having "roles" in the house. My husband has certain duties and I have certain duties. Of course, they are interchangeable at any time, but it just keeps things flowing nicely. In order to get into a routine and for us to really feel settled I am working on a couple of things to make things run smoothly.

We used to do all of our laundry at his parent's house. Now that we are married (and he no longer lives there) we get to do our laundry on our own. I attempted to use the facilities that our apartment complex provides here, but that was a big, fat hassle! Not only do I have to find one of the two laundry rooms that have the special machine to load up our laundry card, but I then have to hope that one of the three machines are available. 
My solution: to find a laundromat in the area that is decently priced.

Grocery Shopping
I have to admit that I am terrible at making a running list. I will literally make a list the day we go to the store and will likely forget things and have to run out again a couple of days later. I am also notorious for buying too much of a couple of things thinking we ran out when we already have so much of it. Shredded cheese is my biggest culprit. 
My solution: Making a list of EVERY food item in the house. This includes how many of each specific item we have. The goal is to make a spreadsheet and update it weekly before we go to the grocery store. It will tell me what we already have, what we need, and how much of it we need. I will probably progress into how much we spend on the items over time, but for now...we'll stick to the basics.

These are my "big projects" for this week. Does anyone have any more suggestions?

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Thankful Thursdays

Today I am most thankful for...
  • My HUSBAND. I love being married. He is the sweetest man I know and I am so thankful for him.
  • My family. We don't see each other often, but I love them so much.
  • My in-laws. I have the best in-laws in the world. They are so supportive and helpful. I don't know how we could have gotten where we are today without them.
  • My friends. They rock.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Getting Settled

Our photographer did an amazing job with the pictures. I definitely understand why everyone says to never skimp out on photography for your big day. She was even able to have the link set up when we got back from the honeymoon and I may or may not be obsessed with checking them out.

So far, both of my parents have seen the pictures as well as my sisters, but one person has yet to see husband! He has been super busy working and when he comes home we are busy trying to settle into a routine. We were hoping to get him to see them this week, but I'm not so sure we'll have time! We are visiting with friends tonight, another friend is coming over tomorrow, friday night we have dinner with his family, and Saturday my sister is coming into town for a week. We are definitely  going to be super busy. I can't wait until we can settle into a routine. It seems that we have had something new or unexpected ever since we got back!

I can't wait to have our own system/routine set up. I think it will help determine what chores get done one what days and who has time to do them. I am so fortunate to have a husband who takes out the trash and will do the dishes when they need to be done. He is amazing and I am so happy to be able to spend the rest of my life with him.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Back from the honeymoon!

We are officially back from our honeymoon in Jamaica! We had so much fun and it was great to be able to start off our marriage with some time away from everyday life.

Being married has been so amazing so far. I feel so incredibly secure, confident, happy, and loved. The realization that he is my husband and that we get to spend every night together makes me so happy. Of course, there's some stress with knowing that I'm going to have to cook dinner every night and be more proactive on keeping up our apartment, but the benefits far out-weigh the stress of it all.

Yesterday was my first day back at work. It was nice to be able to ease into it since one of my classes is gone for the week. Phil had taken off yesterday so we were able to run a bunch of errands together. I started the name-change process (which I hope to finish today) and I can't wait for it to be official! We also went to the grocery store and stocked up so that I can start menu-planning for the week ahead and always know what's for dinner.

I have a lot on my plate this week, but it's great to be back and to be able to start our lives together. We're working on getting into a routine at night and I need to get back into the gym, but that will all happen in due time. For now, I'm just going to take it one moment at a time.