Monday, May 10, 2010

Two weeks? REALLY?

I seriously cannot believe I have not blogged in over 2 weeks. Can you?

What? You can? You think I am a total, loser-ish, poor pathetic excuse for a blogger?

Okay. I admit it...I suck.

How has everybody been? I have been up to my ears in the school. We had a promising director candidate that we were really excited about, but in the end we weren't able to make it work out for him and his family...just a really bad time to try to sell your house and move to a new state. We were so close. I will keep ya posted on the developments with that.

I also have been sitting in with our interim director and conducting interviews with perspective new hires. We have hired some really strong new people for the school and I couldn't be more pleased with the candidates we have met. Also board meetings, budget meetings, and curricular meetings have kept me feeling like a working mom who's not getting paid!

But enough about that, I just needed to make my case for why I've been such a slacker. On to more exciting topics! All random, and in no particular order. Was that just completely redundant? Oh well.

Did y'all notice that the countdown clock at the top of my blog has reached zero? Like quite awhile ago? I hope you all went out and got Due West's debut CD. I am not even exaggerating when I tell you it is SO GOOD! So go join something small that's about to explode into something huge, right now, by downloading or ordering the album. You won't be disappointed! And I don't even get a kick back for my free advertising!

Let's see, what else? Oh- did you know that I am friends with a bloody genius? Let me tell you about it. You have heard me talk about mine and Tanielle's girls nights in, and how we always have to get giant Dr. Peppers - it is tradition. Well, we usually order "extra large Dr. Peppers, easy ice". Because if you get too much ice, a) there is less soda, and b) when it melts it makes your drink way watered down. So Tanielle came up with the brilliant idea of making Dr. Pepper ice cubes! Yup...we're gonna get a small bottle of Dr. Pepper and make ice cubes with it. Then we will get our Dr. Peppers with NO ICE! And put our own ice in, and our drinks will stay cold with no dilution! I told you she was a bloody genius. Don't you wish you were friends with a bloody genius? I just like saying "bloody genius". And sometimes when I'm typing it, I say it with a Brittish accent in my head. Go ahead, try it. Fun, right?

Next up. IT IS SOCCER SEASON...YAY! I didn't really blog about it, because it ended up being a total bummer that Tanielle couldn't come, and I didn't want to make it worse by blabbing all over blogland, but I recently went to see Daughtry in concert. Tanielle and I have been planning this since January. But as some of you know, her dad went in for open heart surgery. It was 2 days before the concert. He then had some complications, and in fact continues to have set-backs. Tanielle was not able to come to the concert with me, and it was really heartbreaking for her...and for me, even though I still got to go, so my heart was only like half broken, but still.

Wow. THAT was a huge digression. Anysidetrack...(learned that from MiMi) I was talking to Tanielle that night on the phone...after the concert that just wasn't the same without her by my side...and she was super bummed out. So I said...we are going to go to something awesome...and soon. We looked on the ticketmaster website, and there just really aren't any shows coming anytime soon that we are super thrilled about. I said..."Don't worry, we'll find something". Then, shortly after hanging up the phone, my FB homepage updates, and since I follow ReAL Salt Lake on FB...I receive their updates. Guess what the update was? Give up?

DAVID COOK is singing the National Anthem, and doing a post-game concert for the June 9th soccer game! We LOVE David Cook. And to top it off, the game is against the LA Galaxy who just happens to be the team we beat for the National Championships last year. AND the team that boasts David Beckham who Tanielle happens to find particularly attractive. I say he's not as good as Chris Wingert, but we'll see them both, so SCORE! I mean GOAL!!! Are you jealous? No? You don't care about soccer? Whatever - you are so missing out.

There's so much more to ramble on about, since I've been so absent, but I'm heading to the hospital with Tanielle so I can watch her baby for her while she goes in and sits with her dad for awhile. Please keep them in your prayers, and I will be by to visit later tonight. I really do love you guys, and miss you.


Shawn said...

Girl you have been busy and I have missed you and your ramblings!

I am so freezing Diet Dr. Pepper...I have froze grapes before for wine because they don't dilute but I never thought of freezing my beloved DDP! Oh I have the goosebumps!

Hugs to Tanielle I've been following her on FB and know she in a tough place, she's lucky to have you that's for sure!

Welcome back!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I have bad news. I just read online that they are making Mia a permanent judge on SYTYCD, which means she won't be choreographing anything, right? AND they're only having 10 finalists and cutting 1 each week and pairing the remaining person (whose partner was voted off) with a former SYTYCD contestant. I think that's the stupidest thing I've ever heard of. I love SYTYCD b/c it showcases new dancers that I haven't met yet. Part of the allure was you got to love them as part of a couple. Meh.

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

I'm loving your super long update! You have been busy, my friend. I love your idea about the Dr. Pepper ice cubes. We've been making lemonade ice cubes around here :) That's all.

shortmama said...

Oh my good gravy that IS genius!! I almost want to start drinking soda again just so I can do this!!


I have missed you so much my friend. It was good to read the update post on what has been happening in your life. Love, Love, Love the Dr. Pepper ice idea...what a brilliant idea! I wish you luck finding your director. I know what a job that can be...we are looking for an assistant principal. See you again soon...I hope...and hug Tanielle for me. When my dad was so were very encouraging to me too...I don't know if I ever told you how much your comments on my blog meant when I was flailing. Hugs!

Gurr Family said...

You make me tired. :) I love the idea about the Dr. Pepper ice cubes. That is hilarious. She is a bloody genius!

MiMi said...

Dr. Pepper ice cubes?! That's amazing!!!
I know you can't wait for your cutie soccer
School stuff: blech.

Rachelle said...

Wow! I hope Tanielle's dad will be okay.

I like rambling posts, they're fun to read!

Frozen DP is tons better than ice because it won't water it down, but frozen DP doesn't hold the fizz, so it might eventually flatten the DP you're drinking, but it'll still taste great! (I make Sprite ice cubes when my kids are sick and they love it!)

Symply Me said...

I can believe it's been two weeks...I'm so missing me some Xazmin! But, I'll forgive you just this once, and be understanding since it involves "doing what's best for your kids" stuff, and especially since you passed on the GENIUS idea from Tanielle! I'm so gonna steal it!

If you ever find a second, you should come by my blog, and vote on my poll. Not sure if you have already, but thought it might be something you'd have an opinion about...:)

kado! said... have been busy!

love the ice cube idea! very smart!

Myya said...

All your school stuff makes my head hurt... oh man you are a busy mama! I've been following Tanielle on FB... breaks my heart. I've been saying prayers for them. I'm with Tanielle on the whole David Beckham thing... YUM!

FrouFrouBritches said...

Wow! You have been busy! I've missed ya. I'm super jealous you got to see Daughtry! He totally rocks! I, too, love David Cook! Love the Dr. Pepper ice cube idea - genius!

Hope Tanielle's dad is better really soon!


jenjen said...

I've missed you Xazmin! You are a busy woman. It sounds like life is going good though. I hope Tanielle's dad is doing better - I was watching her posts on Facebook. I am praying for them.


Vivienne said...

I have missed you too! (But only because I haven't been around and I figured I was the slacker. Whew. I'm so relieved to learn that You are the slacker.

Rhonda said...

Wow, you should blog more often girl! Ha! You are such a good friend to Tanielle. I know she is going through such a tough time right now.

Glad your back. Love the ice-cube trick. I may have to try it with lemonade...since I don't drink cokes. Ewww, don't think I'll be making it for my green smoothies though. Ha!