Four things have been known to cheer me up when I'm cranky
  • sleep: on the baseball trip when I would get a little loopy Chris frequently told me to go to the back of the car to take a nap
  • food: as MANY people closely related to me will agree with
  • organizing: checking things off my lists and using my label maker
  • the misfortunes of others: exemplified by Daniel Tosh's show, Tosh.0, or also the clip Chris found on Youtube of a toddler carrying a cat to a fountain, attempting to throw it in, but instead falling in himself (the whole video is funny, but said clip is at 0:53)
Our manuals are a bit out of control. Between the household appliances we've gotten and Chris' garage full of tools we had accumulated quite a lot of them. We'd been keeping them all in a container, but because we had so many it was getting impossible to find anything. Call in Meryl. Here are our manuals before, being somewhat organized into piles

I bought a plastic bin, some hanging file folders and organized the manuals into groups (A/V, appliances, separate piles for different tool manufacturers, general home stuff, etc.) Ta da! (of course it's all in alphabetical order)

I was quite pleased with myself.

While this was an important task :), Chris also finished the first layer of mud in the kitchen, yeay!!!!

As well as the second layer of stucco outside

Tonight I'm working another A's game and then going out to Fenton's and a bar or two afterwards (I have named myself the Diamond Vision event planner and plan crew outings once a month). This weekend we've got a bunch of stuff planned, including the 80th birthday of Wendy's grandmother Doris!

I have also decided what (I think) I'm going to do for a living.....become a teacher. I wanted to be a teacher when I was little (and was even given the award of "Best Student Teacher" in 7th grade), but the idea sort of went away as I got older. This whole job hunt has really been a bummer and I haven't really been totally drawn to anything. I went over to my friend Jen and Brenda's house to give them their wedding present (when I went to their wedding it hadn't arrived yet) and was talking with them about the job search (Jen is looking also). Brenda is a special needs teacher of 6-7 graders (I hope I got that right) and I started talking with her about it. I wasn't really too serious when we were talking, but the more and more I got to thinking about it, the more and more I liked the idea again. I really want to have a job where I feel like I'm making a difference and not just going to a job to make money. I've signed up to take the CBEST and for an information night at CSU East Bay (both in August). I feel like it's a job that will suite me well and that I'll enjoy. I know I will get frustrated a lot, but I think the feeling of going home each day feeling like you've made a difference will more than make up for that. So I'm off on my job adventure!


Bradley and Jackie said...

I think you'd make a great teacher! SO rewarding. My cousin on Bradley's side just passed the CSET exam and said it was pretty intense, it took her 3 tries! But I'm sure it feels great to have a direction to follow now. GOOD LUCK!

meryl rose said...

Aww, thanks Jackie!