Saturday, July 3, 2010

Update on my finals

So as of last night my instructor still had not sent the necessary feedback to complete my assignment that is due tomorrow (tomorrow which is July 4th) so fuck me if I wanted to get my work done early so I can celebrate the holiday with my family!
This afternoon she finally posts our feedback with this message,
"This is a reminder that your week 8 checkpoint: research paper revision is due tomorrow, but make sure you take time to celebrate Independence Day.  It only comes once a year.  Please let me know if you have any questions."
Ummm yes I have a do you expect me to "celebrate" when I am writing your damn paper at the last minute? All because you chose to turn your work in the last munte, now Im forced to do the same or I receive a daily penalty off of my grade for tardiness. Funny how a college instructor can have such expectations yet does not hold herself to those standards. What a good example she is setting for her students! 

Friday, July 2, 2010

Closing out my recent class

So I have come to the end of my most recent Communications class and it is down to the finals, which is always a research paper. The norm in these classes is to turn in a rough draft of your paper and then a peer reviews it as well as the instructor, returns the paper with their feedback, you make corrections and resubmit it up to the last day of class. So I have an assignment that is due Sunday, two days from now, on how the feedback of the instructor and that of my peer has helped me to prepare my final paper. This assignment is 200-300 words long....the problem is, neither has actually submitted my feedback yet! Seeing this is a holiday weekend you would think people would want to turn their work in and get it out of the way...or at least turn it in so you can get it out of the way :-(
So much for professionalism on a college level.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Gianna's 3rd Birthday Weekend

Once again another year has came and passed. One more llittle girl is to be born and one more will age another year. Every year I try to think of a better way to celebrate that requires less work on my and Jims behalf, while still allowing the kids to have their own special party day and presents. This year I decided to rent out the Heritage Hill pavilion in White Oak. The rental fee was only $25 and the playground attached was really big and nice. I figured $25 was well worth the money so I didnt have to prepare my house before and after for a boatload of people, cut grass, not to metion find the yard space. I didnt have to worry about activities really since there was so much to do, and the family members could avoid each other easily. Bonus!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Round Hill

Our local farm installed a new water play set for kids and it is so great!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Fathers Day!

I made Tirumisu and a pastry cake! I also made dinner and bought him a nice watch...but thse tasted really good!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Long Time No Blog

Jims buddy from work was hosting a graduation party at his home for his teenage son and asked if I wouldnt mind making my candy popcorn. Jim agrees (without asking me first) and I said sure! I ordered movie theatre popcorn boxes and bought tons of ingredients and made box after box of carmel nut popcorn.

Thursday, June 10, 2010


Arent my potted porch plants so pretty this year?!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

1:00 pm Downtime

 I realized this morning that we no longer have a schedule we operate on as we once did in the past, and the need to get back on track. Every morning I wake up to the sound of my daughters clammering above me, screaming, laughing, jumping on their beds. The same routine happens everyday here in the Teti house:
Jims wakes up for work, feeds the animals and leaves..
I wake up and change the children, make breakfast...
And that all seems fine until...
Until I have to start the paperwork and phone calls that are needed to run this crazy house. I know that my lack of organization is the reason its stressful on me, but there are times when it is near impossible to keep up with daily chores. All it takes is one thing to fall out of place and the whole day can go off track.

After logging Jimmy onto school I realized I was 6 months back on Internet Reimbursment forms, seriously!? Thats like $300 that could be sitting in our savings account. Then I notice Jimmy is eligible for Sylvan tutoring at no cost to me, provided by the school. Print out all 25 pages of forms, options, and contact information...fill it all out, call and leave messages with school. Waiting on call back
Start looking through bill folder and notice our auto insurance is due today...err. Call and pay that
While Im on the phone people are chanting in the background "EAT EAT" Oops, lunch time
Grill sandwiches and serve fruit
It occurs to me that I have yet to register for the Race for The Cure...Call friend and register online, chat for a couple minutes..
Wonder to myself when we are going to get the garden ready.??
Put the children to sleep and just sitting here now, really loving the cool breeze blowing through my window. Got homework to complete, a floor to sweep and mop, cloths to wash, a shower to take...
But I dont feel like doing anything really

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Monday, April 5, 2010