Excitement

This week was full of exciting things.  New beginnings and future plans.  Hilarious adventures and scary moments. Sounds like a lot right! Don’t worry, I will make a list for you, because that’s what I do.

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** I caught up with my cousin, fellow teacher, and friend over FroYo! She teaches in a really small town in Western Kansas but we share a lot of similar experiences.  We talked struggles, our students, and what are futures entail.

** I have some exciting things coming up this week with my involvement in church.  They aren’t full fledged plans yet, so I can’t to go into detail, but it is an answer to prayer in many ways.

**Monday night dinner started out as any dinner, my friends and I eating delish eats and talking about our lives.  Then, the dog that my friend Christine was dog sitting, had a seizure or something like it!!  We were all freaking out, screaming, and running for our lives!  (Many of you know, I am not an animal person, I wouldn’t have touched the dog with a 10 foot pole. I just drove the car.)  My other friend, Kristen, took charge and got us to take the dog to the ER for animals.  We sat and waited for the dog to get examined and for Christine to figure out what to do.
(The hilarious part is that Christine isn’t a dog person either and we were hysterically laughing at the irony of this situation.)

** Interestingly enough, someone thought I was qualified enough to have a student teacher this next year.  (It will most likely be an interesting experiment!) I got to meet her this week.  I love her already and I am so excited for her to get to know our students and spend the year at our school!  It got me excited about teaching again, just talking to her.

** I helped out with Redeemer Soccer Camp this week and it was so much fun to be able to serve the community and the kids.  I loved talking to parents, even if we were all complaining how hot was both evenings. Plus, these kids are hilarious and super energetic. After 2 hours of running around a field, I would probably die!

** I had dinner/drinks with an AMAZING friend who is leaving town soon for grad school in Arizona.  This friend is a kindred spirit and someone who has brought much joy and light to my life this year.  I hopefully will forever be her friend and I am so excited for this opportunity for her.  (She got a full ride!!)

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 SO….my mom sends out this email this week to all of kids.  (I love when she does this, it is almost as if she needs an email subscribing list or something.) It was all about how she and my dad were making plans to spend Christmas in Australia with my brother and his wife. (She has a totes amazing job with Yelp and HAS to live near a beach in Sydney. Such a hard life.) 

This email made me all sorts of sad and depressed. Being one of the siblings that doesn’t have a significant other to spend Christmas with, I could just imagine myself sitting in the cold in my living room looking at my tree with no presents all by myself. (Perhaps, I am being over-dramatic!) (Or perhaps being totally alone for 2 weeks might be the best idea ever!) 

Then, I get another email, planting the idea in my head to join them on their trip! “SQUEAL! Eek, I don’t have any extra money!” were my first thought.  Then I spent more time thinking and praying about it.  I looked at tickets and I thought about how I could feasibly do this.  Should I sell a kidney, plasma, everything valuable I own?  Could I put a tip jar on my desk this year?  Could I have a “Send Ms. Spare to Austrailia Bake Sale?”  Lots of ideas started flowing.

Then, after dinner, my brother calls me….my brother who lives in Australia, he leaves a message saying, “This is the first of many phone calls until you are convinced to come!”

Much to his joy, I AM GOING TO AUSTRALIA!!!  (provided I can buy my plane ticket in the next week!!)
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Last but certainly not least, my beautiful older sister, Angela, came to town to throw a Pampered Chef party at my house.  Well, I was hosting but she is a consultant.  We made some fancy salsa and fajitas (always makes me think of this scene.) I love hosting and having my friends over, plus I love when I get to see my sister! Shameless plug, if you want to order some Pampered Chef under my party, feel free to go to this link and put my name in!!

She and I in Mexico for my brother’s wedding!
Her little one! Who is the most adorable nephew!

So that is the excitement of my week!  Maybe you find it interesting or boring or hilarious.  Perhaps you read my blog because you thought this was supposed to be something else, sorry!

Anything exciting happen to you this week?  Or find anything interesting that you think I would find hilarious or ironic or think is cuter than my nephew? (I dare you to try!)

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