Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Vacations can be a wonderful thing. After a stressful and illness filled semester, Tyree came up for Spring Break. And albeit I wasn't the one who was actually on vacation, Ty's visit provided a vacation from the responsibilities of daily life.

Last Thursday, we rented a car and visited Disneyland. It was so much fun! I proved to be quite a screamer on the Matterhorn. A lot of the rides, like Matterhorn and Big Thunder Railroad, were really herky-jerky, kind of like a really bad car accident. Tyree's willing suspension of disbelief rates at a big fat zero, and mine wavered at about five or six.

I think the best vacations don't necessarily have to be extravagant and expensive. In fact, expensive vacations are sometimes quite stressful. In my experiences, the most relaxing vacations have provided an escape of some sort. For example, this morning, my boss called me while I was on my way out the door (late) to tell me that work was cancelled today. So I had a morning off. It helped that it was also my birthday. So I spent the morning going to the gym and taking my mom out to breakfast. Expensive? no. Vacation? yes.


Sunday, March 12, 2006

Another weekend spent in bed, in varying stages of conciousness.
I probably won't be nominated for new teacher of the year. Why? Because everytime I spend more than three hours in the presence of elementary school children, I become perilously ill. Headaches, dizziness, coughing, occasionally coughing blood, runny nose, sore throat... the whole nine yards. I wonder how I'm going to make it through my first year of teaching when I can't even make it through a week without being incredibly sick, spending the entire weekend in bed.

Tomorrow I'll be buying "Airborne."