Saturday, March 29, 2008

Today I spent a good portion of my day cleaning. I wish I would get on these kicks more often! I love the satisfaction of knowing I can walk on my kitchen floor and not have to worry about stepping on some nasty mystery item. One item that I usually have trouble cleaning are the burner bowl things on my stove. I have discovered a wonderful cleaning material for just that kind of problem. It's called Greased Lightning.I just filled a sink with water and dumped some of this stuff in. I then let my bowls soak for about half an hour and all of the gunk came right off! There was one stubborn spot, but it came off with a little scrubbing with some baking soda.

And yes, Lessley...I did dust. (The Target $1 duster works pretty well.)

Friday, March 21, 2008

In response to my husband's blog post about having to pay too much money, I thought I should post on how there are still some good hearted people out there who care for the college student (ie: they are probably on the fringes of going bankrupt because their food is so cheap). Tonight we went to Rancheritos (formerly Beto's) and were able to get dinner for the two of us fo $6.50. We left completely full...ahh, satisfaction!

Sunday, March 16, 2008


Today Steve and I were talking about work and school. I always thought that once I got out of school life was going to be awesome. I would be so excited to start every week and get paid for doing something I loved. Don't get me wrong, I really like teaching, but I'm not sure it's my passion. Steve asked me if I wished I were back in school and I sadly had to say yes, sometimes I do wish I were back in school. Starting class at 7:30 or 8 and being done anywhere from 12-2. If I missed a class I was the only one I had to worry about. Now I have work every day from 7:15-5:00 (which includes travel times). Sometimes I don't even get home until 8 or 9. If I want to miss a day, I have to make sure I can get a sub and then I still have to spend over an hour planning for the person who will be taking care of my "angels" for the day.

I worry for Steve because we both know that he is not done with school (which he really hates!). And all of this might be working toward something he might wake up dreading every day for the rest of his working life.

So the question I pose to you today is: How do you find your passion? How do you find the thing that will keep you motivated to get up and go every day. I know that no matter what you do there will be days that you just don't want to wake up to, but I'm talking about the majority of days and weeks. I know that Steve and I are still young. I still have the opportunity to go back to school if I want, in order to search for a vocation that is truly stimulating to me. But how do I go about doing that? Any ideas? We have listening ears!