I do now.
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Sneaky Kid's Quesadilla
Isaiah loved his quesadilla! He "helped" me make dinner and he was sneaking bites of cheese out of his tortilla so he was super excited to eat it after I got it out of the skillet. I was shocked that he liked the salsa, but he tried it and just figured it was one more thing to dunk stuff in. Score! As for our Chicken Enchiladas, even my picky husband ate the whole thing and even seemed to enjoy it. I found that the Orange Puree added a nice sweetness that worked well with the chicken and played off the salsa in mine very nicely. A big hit! Will definitely be making this one again!
and this one.
|For two nights in a row now, I have had very little sleep. Micah is waking up constantly throughout the night, so I am getting up several times every hour. Most of the time, I just give him his pacifier and I can go back to bed for a solid 20 minutes or so, but I have had to feed him in the 4:00 hour the past two nights. This morning, he stayed wide awake after that feeding and was happy as a clam as he made a special present for Mommy in his diaper. Oh, and Isaiah has woken up twice each night as well.|
What is going on with my kids? Have they teamed up in a diabolical plot to make Mommy sleep deprived and super crabby? If so....it's working. It figures they would pull this stunt when I went back to teaching.
Actually, I suspect Micah might have an ear infection. He has wanted to sleep on his left side these past couple nights and I noticed he was pawing at his left ear quite a bit as he was fighting sleep in the wee hours this morning. I asked the babysitter to keep an eye on it for me today and let me know if she sees him continuing to do that.
As for Isaiah....I don't know. Maybe he's having nightmares again or maybe he's just waking up and getting scared. No clue. The good news is that it doesn't take much to get him back to sleep. A minute or two of rocking in the chair calms him down enough to put him back to bed.
I just know that if I don't start getting some better sleep soon, we are not going to have a happy household. Zombies don't make very good wives and mothers.
|I have really been looking forward to getting back to substitute teaching, but I didn't realize how much I had actually missed it until I set foot in the high school this morning. |
I had butterflies in my tummy last night and actually felt kind of nervous. It had been so long since I'd been in the classroom, I guess I was afraid my skills would have gotten rusty or I wouldn't feel comfortable. Pair that with a horrendous night of sleep (I was up with the kids literally 2-4 times every HOUR) and I wasn't exactly feeling confident about my triumphant return to the classroom.
My fears were quickly laid to rest. From the moment I entered the building, I felt as though I had never left. I was immediately relaxed and was greeted with smiles by colleagues and students I haven't seen for months. I quickly remembered how the heck to be a teacher and my morning classes all went very well. I loved re-connecting with my fellow teachers and getting hugs from those I was close to in the past. The nerves passed and I reclaimed my position as an educator with confidence.
It was like coming home.
I'm sure there's more because I was lying awake in bed thinking about this for a good 30 minutes last night, but that's all I can remember right now. So yeah. I'm not really feeling like Super-Mom right now.
Now if you'll excuse me, I'll get back to watching WALL.E with my two year old.
We have his 4 month checkup with his doctor on Wednesday, so I will be able to report his official height and weight after that appointment. He's so cute, isn't he??!!
The worst no-call, in my opinion, was definitely on the final play of the game (pictured above). As I watched in horror, Rodgers was hit in the facemask and the ball came loose, resulting in the winning touchdown for the Cardinals. How this penalty wasn't called is beyond my understanding.
Ok....I think I've hopefully started moving on to the Acceptance stage of grief. It might still take some time and healing, but I can at least take comfort in looking forward to a stellar next season!
What about Evan and me?
Whew! That seems like a lot to accomplish in a year, but I know we can do it. Happy 2010 everyone!