Thursday, August 4, 2011

Wine and Love

Thanks to Nora for bringing us yet another week of Wine and Love...



1. This week I wished I was the type of person/teacher who just said f-it in the summer, and enjoyed life instead of slowing torturing myself with one annoying summer job after another, always hoping somehow I will find that perfect balance between working too little and working too much. And that maybe, just once, I'll actually enjoy something I do in the summer while also making money.

2. Progress reports should not be required in summer school. They told me my job was only to make sure the kids don't regress, not necessarily to make progress (of course I thought they've make progress but frankly, that was before I saw the group, no one is actually independent enough for me to even find out if they've made progress). So, if that's my job, why am I being asked to report on their progress? I don't get paid enough for this.


1. Nothing says summer to me like lobster so when my mom texted me the other night that she had extra lobster and would I like to come by and get some, I was immediately in a better mood.


2. I had a good week on the workout front. This morning Eric and I hit up the track and did some sprints and now I am nice and sore. Love it. In case you were wondering, no, I cannot keep up with Eric sprinting... his legs are much longer than mine haha.

3. Weeknight dinners out are the best. Eric and I went to dinner with Katie and Adam on Tuesday night this week and it was definitely the highlight of the week. It feels like a weekend to me when I'm drinking wine on a Tuesday.

I do like my job, but I find my "wines" are often about it. I disagree with the quote about finding something you love and you'll never work a day in your life. Work will always, no matter how much you love it, have things about it that are frustrating and just the fact that you have to do it will be annoying sometimes. Sometimes I think it's good though, it makes you appreciate the moments when you don't have to do anything and you can just enjoy time with wonderful people. That's my optimistic view on it anyway- must be because I have a 3 day weekend ahead of me!


  1. Kelly, we are so similar! I have my vacation coming up next week and I have a list a MILE long of things I have to do. I tried to include some fun things on that list, but I just have so many others things that need to get done! Why are we like that?! I mean, it's a good thing for many reasons, but it's also a bad thing. I am really going to work on getting at least a day of fun in.

    My mom calls me all the time to come over and pick up extra food that they have, but sadly it's never lobster!! How awesome!

  2. I 100% agree with you on the work front. Work is work, no matter how much you love it. I am a huge fan of my job, but it's still work and still has some major downpoints.

    That being said - I think you work REALLY hard (harder than most) and deserve to give yourself a break and take some extra vacation time in the summer. Next summer I think you should give yourself FOUR day weekends and only work Tues, Wed, Thurs :)

    Just sayin! ;)

  3. mmmmm lobster

    enjoy your weekend!

  4. The lobster looks SO good!!!!

    And I agree 100% with what you said. Work is still work.

    START TAKING SOME TIME FOR YOU in the summer :) I can relate. I usually have jam packed work filled summers--and even though I didn't have a job THIS summer---I still was busy, busy, busy with the wedding! School starts in two weeks. I can hardly believe it!

  5. I agree about the work thing, too. I love my job, but there is always something that sort of bugs me or aggravates me. But it doesn't take away from my love of my career. It's just part of it, I guess?

    I hope you can take some time for you before school resumes.

    Um, and that lobster?? YUM. And i love the plate it is served on!