Saturday, May 12, 2012

Bring Your Own Crazy - I Need a Break

Dear Diary...

After the week I've had, I just have to take a day off.  There's just too much going on in this head of mine to be able to write something that's not basically the same stuff I've been saying day after day.  So, thank goodness for Draz.  She does this wonderful little thing called BYOC.  It gives bloggers the chance to answer 5 questions and have a little fun.  So, that's what I'm going to do today...

1. Are you a “wake up on the first beep of the alarm clock” or a “hit the snooze button 50 times before you get up” kind of person? Is your alarm clock set to the right time?

I hit the snooze button 4 times every morning.  But, I set my alarm clock to go off 30 minutes early, so by the time I'm done hitting the snooze button 4 times - it's the right time to get up.  I try to be up by 4:36am.  My snooze goes for 9 minutes.  The alarm is set to go off at, after 4 snoozes, it's 4:36am.  There, some morning math to get you started on your day.  You're welcome.  Some mornings - rarely - I get up in fewer snoozes... but it's just become my routine to do it the way I do it.

2. Do you decorate for any holidays other than Christmas?

No.  Not anymore.  Back several years ago, when I lived in a small apartment, I would decorate for Easter and Halloween in addition to Christmas.  But now that I live in a house that has a HUGE living room - it's just too much work.  Plus, Hubby would leave me if I subjected him to more decorating than once a year.  I've finally gotten him to the point where he can tolerate the "mess" of Christmas decorations... but adding holidays to that list would just push him over the limit.  I already have to listen to the "commercialism that has ruined holidays"spill - and I don't know if I could hear it more than once a year.

3. Would you consider yourself a spontaneous fly by the seat of your pants kind of person or a massive OCD controlling planner kind of person or someone in between?

I guess I would have to say I'm someone in between.  There are certain things that I can do by the seat of my pants, and there are certain things I'm OCD about.  I know that one thing I've become OCD about is my shopping list.  It causes me great pain and stress to go grocery shopping without a list.  I never used to be that way - but now that I'm trying so hard to lose weight, I can literally be on the verge of a panic attack if I don't go to the grocery store prepared.

There are many occasions when I just "wing it".  I can't think of a great example right now - but just believe me... I can be very spontaneous.

4. Tell me some of your MUST have hair products that you use consistently….you know - share your “hair routine”.

Here's an example I can use for my spontaneity.  I don't really have a "hair routine", I just fly by the seat of my pants and do whatever I feel like doing each morning.  Some mornings, I use the flat iron and straighten it... although I haven't done that in a while. That's a lot of work, and with the end of school being so close - I just haven't felt like doing much work...with my hair.

So, recently I've been wetting my hair and using volumizing curl mousse, scrunching my hair, and then going.  I have naturally curly hair, and so it only requires a little scrunching to get it to cooperate.    On other days, if I don't want to mess with that, I just brush it, spray on some hairspray to get rid of the static, and either leave it that way or put a feathered headband in.

I don't really have any "must have" products.  I use a lot of Aussie and Suave brands, because they do what I need them to do at a fraction of the cost of other products.  

I've never really been one to do a whole lot with my hair.  I prefer to keep it short so that I don't just throw it up in a ponytail.  Right now, my hair sits right on top of my shoulders and has a lot of layers.  That makes it quite easy to brush and run...which I prefer.

5. Repeat question: How was your week and what are your upcoming weekend plans?

This week has been Cra-zy!  Yesterday was 80's day, and I promised you all I would share a pic of how I looked.  First, here's a pic of me actually from the 80's - with the frilly neck line and plaid design..

And here's a pic of me yesterday...totally going for the Madonna look.. HA!

I had my interview yesterday afternoon.  It was very similar to the interview I had last week.  I was interviewed by the principal, literacy coach, current 3rd grade teacher, and the 4th grade teacher. They were all very nice - but the interview was question then answer.  There wasn't really a lot of discussion - but they were all very nice to me.  I left having absolutely no idea how well I did or if I have a shot at the job.  I hate that feeling - but I just have to suck it up and wait for the verdict.

It's also been Teacher Appreciation week, so I've eaten way too much junk food.  For some reason, when there is something special going on at work - I feel like I have to participate by eating whatever goodies are set out.  Apart from the goodies at work, I've done pretty well the rest of the time.

I can't believe that there are only 4 days left at school.  I'm sure this next week is going to be the craziest thus far.  While trying to find a teaching job, getting ready to move to my parent's house on Thursday for a month, and the activities that take place on the last week of school... I'm sure I'll be good and worn out by the time next Friday comes.  In case I haven't mentioned it - I'm moving to my mom's for a month while they go to England on vacation.  I'm house sitting and going to be taking care of her foster children.

Today, I'm going to a birthday party of a good friend.  We're going to be something artsy and painting a ceramic piece.  I've never done anything like that before - so I'm excited about it.  Tomorrow, I'll be going to my mom's for last minute preparations before next weekend.  I won't see them again after that until they get back.  So much work to do.

OK, that's it for me today.  It's been nice to have a little break.  If you want to join in - please do so, and let me know you did so I can read your answers.

Till next time. ;)


  1. Love the 80s look! Hope you nailed the interview.

  2. LOVE that pic of you! Soooo cute.


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