Monthly Archives: October 2009

i’m not sad, and i’m not sorry


I’ve noticed that when I tell people I have a degree and my teaching license they tend to look at me with that “its so sad that you’re here.” Bite me.
I chose to be where I am. I chose not to look for a job in a school or even near that kind of field. I chose to go back to my old place of employment. And now that i’m not bored out of my skull, I’m pretty damn happy about it. Work goes by quickly – Breaks I spend with people I like and I don’t take a damn thing home. It’s not great paying, but I’ll have insurance in a month or so and I live 10 minutes from work. I’m happy with how things are, please stop looking at me like i’ve been hit by some terrible hardship.
I enjoyed school whether I teach or not, I had a good time, I have a degree, and I know that I do not have the patience required to be a teacher. I’m ok with that. I LOVE the teachers I know, because they are awesome. This was meant for them, but not for me and its better I figured that out NOW then after I became even more bitter and cranky. Go me.
Now, to find something pushing papers around on my desk. Cause, I’m good at that. =) Just please stop looking at me like you’re sorry for me. Its really irritating.

pictures and musings


For reference… please do not give me things that have any religious significance. Really. I appreciate the thought, but donate money to an animal shelter or special Olympics or something that actually shows you’re paying attention.

The past month or so there haven’t been many picture updates – cause we’ve been sick, its been rainy, we had guests, the works. Below its the set from this month. I might post the pictures from stone mountain soon. Other than that we have pictures of the bunny cage building for last month. Lately we’ve had to take it easier cause at stone mountain something weird happened to my knee – when i came home it decided it needed to swell and be useless for a couple days. Then repeated such idiotic things the next couple short hikes… plus 10x the pain. So I’ve taken to wearing a knee brace when we go hiking – Well taken to meaning the next time I’m going to remember to bring it with me.

In work news! I started a new position at work, no more money but it keeps me from falling asleep at work and makes my day go by a million times faster. so WOO..

J2 news, in boot camp, doing well – not as hard as expected so far, will be going to the Gulf Coast for IT training when done with camp.
J3 turned 10 this past week. wow I am old and i need to remember to ship her present.

For those wondering – No, I don’t think we’ll be able to make it north this year. I’m sorry – no real time off this year because of all the trips coming next year. Will be north for a week in September next year though.

Weird things that happened recently: Saw Tom at Ikea. Well I saw him and avoided confrontation by trying to hide behind the visor in my car. Why? I’m not sure anymore. I wish I hadn’t cause I’m ridiculously happy right now and only really have reason to show off. Maybe it was a knee jerk reaction to having not seen or heard from him in two years – when I disconnected the phone line.
Been talking with an old roommate lately. She’s married, one little boy, two little girls baking and sounds the happiest I’ve ever known her. We’ve known each other for 11 years now (damn i feel old), we’ve seen each other through probably the worst parts or some of the worst parts of our lives, and now we’re both in really great places. It’s fantastic!

From Demons

Pictures from this month…
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Last week we had a house guest. OtherJ’s mom visited for a the week. I hiked with them on Sunday, the rest of the week they were out and about all over the state checking out the mountains and other sites including, Lazy 5, Grandfather Mountain, the Blue Ridge and a tour of the local area. I worked but left early on Friday to have dinner/movie with them. Saturday we hit the Transportation Museum and the local History museum – which has a cell phone guided tour (pretty cool).
Great house guest, but I’m happy to go back to real life.