Thursday, May 31, 2012

Do you know what this is??


It's a travel chess set!! I took this picture just as we were setting up a game of chess in the Panhandle, smoothie in tow. That was day 1 of summer.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

This Spring

I am now officially on summer vacation!!!! Before I begin updating you about my wonderful summer, I'll catch you up on what you've missed the past few months while I was MIA.

I went to Point Reyes:

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And stayed in this tiny, adorable cottage on the water. photo photo
The cottage had a great view: photo
And an outdoor shower! photo

In April, we went to Mendocino, which is a small seaside town. On the downtown strip, there are shops and restaurants on one side of the street and a cliff into the ocean on the other side. We went surfing, hiked down into a private beach, and went wine tasting. photo photo photo photo photo

Also, we explored San Francisco a bit more: photo photo
We went to an Oakland A's game and after the game, everyone moved onto the field with blankets and they played The Sandlot! photo
Dylan's parents visited: photo
Dylan graduated with his Masters! photo
I chaperoned some field trips: photo
Discovered a new bar in SOMA that Joe Ruppert would LOVE: photo
And that brings us to the summer!

Sunday, May 6, 2012


Loyal Readers,
I took a loooooong break from this blog. There are so many reasons why. The most important reason is this: The blog is basically supposed to be a formal way of bragging about how awesome my life is (aren't all blogs?) but mine especially focuses on my PAID time off, my summer adventures, and the fact that on top of only having 176 working days out of the year, I still get my 10 sick days a year. I really don't work at all; I just have to show up somewhere once in awhile and laugh with (at) kids. Great life, right?
Not so. The past couple of months have been horrific. I don't know if I can get into detail without being sued by someone, but the school is a mess AND EVEN WORSE I wasn't sure whether I'd get my job back for next year. Needless to say, I wasn't much in a braggin' mood. While there are definitely still issues with the school, it does appear that I'm 90% likely to get my job back, so here I am returning to the land of posting pictures of time off, telling stories about how I sooooo don't work in a sterile office, and all the other joys that go along with getting paid for 12 months while working 9.