had a great birthday this week, was at my folks for lasagna dinner and cake and ice cream. My favorite since I was a kid has always been mint chocolate chip from Braums. my sisters were all over and my younger sis had her 3 yonger crazy energetic kids with her. also an aunt was there.
anyway, had an excellent day doing nothing but enjoying my home and yard and then gym lunch and then over to the folks place. got around 150 greetings on my facebook. that was kind of fun. with summer birthdays, school is never in session so I grew up with my family around for birthdays and maybe my bud from down the street. also it's funny to hear nice wishes from people I know from High school, and then former students in Central America and then current aquaintences as well. I edit down my friends pretty well as far only someone I really feel like we connect as friends, not just anyone who has added me or requests etc.. if I never knew them in high school then forget it, why bother now.... oh yeah I jokingly told me foks I wanted a nice new water hose and so they got me one, ha but also $50 in my birthday card. I am working all week, 2nd shift closing up the park each night.
I'm always blogging about how I sort of aim to be identified by my faith and not to be put in a straight or gay box. I lately have considered this next year to remind myself the same thing when I feel worried about being rich or poor, married or single, American culture norms versus Christian culture norms etc etc. you get the picture. I was really hoping last summer working at the water park that it would be my LAST, and I feel the same thing now, could it be PLEASE be my last. also I'm not really looking forward to subbing this year on the off days from teaching college. you never know, some position could come up before school starts end of August, but something it telling me that God wants me right where I am teaching college kids and striving forward. the thought of returning to middle now that I really enjoy the college level classes, well I don't know if I could really put my heart into it, as bad as I want full time stability again.
ok enough of that, I try not to ever get down or gripe on this blog. I want to keep it upbeat.
I'm ready for another great year! I can't wait to see what I'll be doing the next year, what options may come up, what jobs, what interests, what people I'll come into contact with, what news I'll hear of former students, and most of all really hoping to travel again. ha
oh I wil mention a quick pet peeve in the office this summer, this one girl who never puts the lid back on the highlighter pen that rests on the keyboard. we mark off slips we've already entered in the computer and I use a red ink pen. she uses the highlighter and will leave the cap off. that just kills me!!!! ha ha.
one other great thing I've enjoyed this week is a quirky French animation film called "the PRinces' quest" that might be the translated title. anyway it's about two boys raised by the same nanny in some country and they end up searching for the Djinn Fairy Princess etc.. it's really nice visually and culturally. although if you haven't seen the "Secret of Kells" yet, that's what you should see as far as visually exciting animation. yes these are kids films and I hope to always remain a dreamer....I got Sinead O conner's Lion and the Cobra blasting through the house right now so I can hear it while I'm showering up before bed. DIVING into bed because the morning lap swims come early!