Okay so blogging isn’t exactly like a confessional – but I do feel guilty not posting in so long. I miss all of you ladies when I stop posting. But don’t fret – I’ve been reading your blogs on google reader during my lunch break everyday (I know I’m not commenting – but my school blocks blogger).
Work is going really well – my students take TAKS next week (10th grade math is on Tuesday and Exit math is on Wednesday) and I have a few that I’m not sure I ever got through to and so might not pass – but I have a lot that seem to be doing a lot better than they were when I started with them. It’s a good thing that next week is my last (I have a ton of school work to catch up on!) but I am really going to miss working with such a great group of high schoolers.
Our bedding came in and I love it! I don’t have any pictures to post – but I’ll get there I promise (just be happy I’m posting!)
Also on the house front – we bought a hot tub!!! We found it on craigslist for next to nothing and so went to pick up last Sunday. It isn’t in our yard yet (it’s sitting on the trailer on my brothers land right now – how very redneck!) because we needed to move our AC to make room to get it onto the deck and then prep the deck (powerwash and then either seal or paint – still debating which one we want to do). I feel a little bit bad since the hot tub is Casey’s birthday gift – Happy Birthday to you bucko! - and it turning out to be a pretty big project for him.
On that note – Happy Birthday Bucko! Casey turns 25 today! We are have a Quarter-Century-Blow-Out Poker Tournament (where everyone can blow there money) next weekend.
So this weekend and next week I have two 30+ page papers to finish, I need to help work on the deck, I need to clean the house, I need to decorate and cook for the party, and I need to work next week. I’m not sure when my papers are going to get written!
I am currently working on an interesting (or at least I think interesting) paper on the TARP program and the cost-benefits of the program. I am enjoying writing it and love the topic – but my word I have a two inch binder that is full to the point of barely closing full of research I’ve printed with even more articles saved on my computer and a few library books sitting on my bed.
I am also working on a paper looking at the correlation between the financial markets and the likelihood of the incumbent party retaining the presidency. Again – really interesting but you wouldn’t begin to believe how many articles and how much time I’ve spent doing research on this!
I’ve been saying this since February – but I promise to try and and blog better and more frequently! I miss you all!