The Idea: So a few weeks ago I was talking to one of my besties, and she said something that I have not been able to shake. She said "You should write a blog, I would read it." and that simple sentence has hung in the air.
The Name: My mother always said that if she had another girl she would have named her Victoria, we would not have one queen in the house and not another. Although I was not name for her highness's namesake, I sure have felt most of my life like I was something special. But a daddy does that to his only girl.
* 13 month old: We will call him Little Man. Admit it our children are amazing but can stress us out. They are the only beings that can simultaneously make us feel fulfilled, and frustrate us to no end. He can FINALLY use the sign for food, and then refuse every food I put in front of him- except Cheerios. He is adorable and cuddly, and I love him with all my soul. I would do anything and everything for him. I want him to be independent and intelligent, but I also want him to stop whining. Oh- there will be a second boy to destroy the house in August. More LOVE!!!
*My students:5th graders- 10 and 11 year olds. Most people cringe when I say this, but I really love it. They get my sarcasm, the laugh at my jokes (even the bad ones,) they use my sarcasm against me (Good Job, Mrs.N.) They are soooo intelligent- and that is the problem. They push and frustrate me,as I am sure I do to them. They are so very capable, and yet have become lazy. It is not all their faults. I have 1 kid who for 3 weeks was playing 3 different sports at the same time. They just overlapped. It is just an example, but typical. I hate grading writing papers. I love teaching writing, and I love reading their writing- I just hate judging it with a grade.
*My Husband: Wonderful, wonderful man. He is extremely intelligent, he doesn't know it. He is in Grad school, and will be wildly successful. He over stresses about the littlest assignment- I amend my previous statement- He will be wildly successful- if he doesn't have a heart attack first. He is strong and so very good looking. He has the personality that makes you feel like he genuinely cares- because he does.
* My beliefs- I am a solid moderate christian. The problem with that statement is everyone will read it and assume something different. I generally vote republican, but it is not locked in. I believe in gun owners rights. I try desperately to be non-judgmental, at least with those I do not know. I tend to open my mouth too much with those I love. But don't we all. I feel like I am not good at adult interactions all the time. I am thin (when not pregnant, or post pregnant,) and am frustrated by those who assume I achieve my ideal body weight by negative means. I take care of myself by eating well (mostly,) tend to move around a bit, that coupled with a good genetic body structure and metabolism, get me where I have spent most of my life. Every year I have to work a little harder for it, and I am sure that trend will not end. I believe in doing EVERYTHING possible to help a friend. I WILL answer my phone any time of night and talk to you for hours if that is what you need.
I like my FB account which has presently been given up for Lent.