Sunday, September 28, 2008

Sunday Funday

We are so happy Robert isn't having to work on Sundays anymore. Our work week is so packed with activities it's nice to be able to spend time together on Sundays just lounging around. We tend to watch probably too much TV and spend countless hours online but it's nice. Robert loves to BBQ in the evening which is nice I don't have to worry about dinner plus we both have lunch for the next day. Once the sun goes down we know Monday morning is near which means another work week. Oh well what can we do!

Sunday, September 21, 2008


"Anger or resentment is like a cancer, and when you let it go untreated, it will put an invisible ceiling on your future. You don’t know it…but it does."

Sunday, September 14, 2008

A Little Education

Last night while visiting with some friends, our conversation turned to politics. While going back and forth on the issues Robert says, "Well I really don't know where either candidate stands, I just hear about them on TV, plus my one vote doesn't matter." WRONG!!! I started to think about the importance of really understanding the issues, so today we are getting educated. Here's a great link, matches you with the candidate you agree with :

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

The New Name

Since I've been back at work, there have been lots of "J-Lo" moments. From the secretaries, to fellow teachers, to students, to my classroom parents and even parents not in my class. My kids think it's absolutely hilarious and will often start calling me by "Ms. Alaniz" and then correct themselves halfway through with "Mrs. Lopez." The very creative fourth grade team I worked with the last five years found this picture during one of our inservices at the beginning of the year and insisted it should go on my vision board. I decided to keep it off and just found it today while cleaning out my school bag. Last week I called Dillard's salon to set up an appointment, when I showed up on Friday, the girl behind the counter says "Oh, Jennifer Lopez is here," with a huge smile. "Yes," I replied. "I am here."

Sunday, September 7, 2008

The Return of Football

No doubt about it football season has definitely arrived. Robert's work schedule is crazy-- two nights out of the week he's not home until 11!!! Plus Saturdays are half gone due to practice. It makes it hard to set a dinner schedule but what can you do, we look forward to that time together. There's nothing like listening to different sports commentators all day Sunday. Sometimes it seems like the only channels our TV came with are those that show NFL and NCAA games. Don't get me wrong I enjoy sitting in front of the TV and watching some games especially if they include Tom Brady or Peyton Manning but thanks to our DVR sometimes it's the same play over and over while Robert analyzes it to see whether or not he can try that with his team. Then there's fantasy football and the constant checking of scores online of not one but two different leagues. What an obsession! It's funny when you really stop to think about it.