Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Old Friend

No time to write anything meaningful because I need to go to bed! Today I woke up with my crummy cold still lingering. I still have the pink eye too, but it doesn't look pink anymore. It just "feels" pink, which is even worse. At least yesterday when it was all stingy and runny, anyone who came up to me could see there was a problem. Today, it's still gushy and burning, but it just looks like I'm crying for no real reason. I kept my lights off in my classroom for most of the day again, but my students seem to be getting used to it. Other than my eye, my day was really good. I found out more about ASB camp, and I am really excited. It's going to be nothing but fun and games...apparently there's a swimming pool, awesome food, a zip-line to ride, and all sorts of other stuff.

Today I met up with a friend who I've known since junior high. I ran into her last week because she was one of the parent volunteers chaperoning at our school dance. When we ran into each other, it was immediate recognition followed by lots of loud squeals. So today we decided to take our kids (and our dogs) to the park. We talked about "the good ole' days" for an hour and a half and she showed me pictures of all of us at her two different birthday/slumber parties. In one set of pictures we were about eleven or twelve years old, and in the second set we were about fifteen. It was pretty surreal. I was surprised to learn that she never graduated from high school; she wound up getting her GED several years after high school. She dropped out of school when she was seventeen because she had moved in with her older boyfriend. She wound up having a daughter with him, but they are no longer together and she is remarried. She is now a stay-at-home mom with three kids, but says that her house is always a huge disaster. She was refreshing to talk to because she doesn't try to sugar-coat her life...she just tells it like it is.

After visiting with my old friend, I rushed off to kickboxing, which was the same torturous workout as usual. This Friday the dojo is having a movie night. Clint and I are bringing our popcorn machine, but I'm not sure if we're going to stay the whole time or not...it depends on his schedule. I hope we can stay though because the movie nights are really fun.