Saturday, February 28, 2009

What's happening!

Hi Everyone!

I have been so busy since the last post! My fieldwork is almost over I just have Mon-Wed. this coming week and I am done!! I am excited about going to normal but I think I will miss the students! They are cute...well some of them lol :) I did my one major lesson I had to do. It had to be a writing lesson. The students were learning about Presidents, so my lesson was about Obama. Politics aside it was a really cute lesson :) The main idea of the lesson it that President Obama was looking for a pet and needed the classes help to decide! I read a book that talked about the past presidents' pets. Mostly the crazy ones(John Adams' wife raised silk worms...the smallest White House pets. Teddy had 40 pets...everything from hyenas to bears) Then after I read to them we together wrote a letter to Obama. Basically:

Dear President Obama,
We heard that you were looking for a pet. There has been many different pets in the White House. We are going to send you some of our suggestions.
Your Friends,
Ms. Schneider's class

After that I had the students write "You should get a:______" and fill in the blank then draw a picture of the animal. It turned out SO cute!! As you can tell I am really excited about my lesson lol

This past weekend (not this one the one before) was Mardi Gras in Galveston. It was fun but COLD!! Don't worry we were in the good part, so no flashing! :) lol Sara and Carrie(Sara's friend) were down from Austin for that, it made it funner. (Sara is Joey's cousin) The next day we went to Shrimp and Stufff...AWESOME!!! I was the only one that didn't get shrimp LOL I had the catfish. It was delicious! :D This weekend has been nice and relaxing so far.

OH!! We are starting to look for a HOUSE! :D Joe, Joey's dad, knows a guy real well that is a realtor and he is going to help us! He sounds really nice! So tomorrow we are going to go look at some houses that he has emailed us about earlier this week! :D I am so excited about house hunting! I have been in an apartment for so long and it would be nice to paint or just do whatever with our home! :) I am excited about getting our first house! The houses that we are going to go look at tomorrow seem really nice! I will let you know how it goes!

Well not everyone is happy these days. With that I mean Daisy.

She has either really dry skin, or a nervous licking habit. She has one spot she likes to lick and she has made it where it doesn't have any fur on's just gross. So Tuesday I went to Petco and got a cone thing to put around her head so she would stop licking it. She went INSANE when I put it on her! She ran around dragging her head, she pulled on her head with her paws, she tried to knock it off by hitting it against the wall. Luckily she has gotten used to it, for the most part. Every once and a while she freaks out because she can't see as well and something moves or makes a noise and she jumps straight in the air! She has gotten paint on it because she runs into walls! lol Today she was chasing Yao and ran to go under the dining room chair and she hit the top of the cone right on the top of the foot bar. Then she tried to get out from under the table and hit another one. By the 3rd hit she found her way out. It is funny, but then you feel sorry for her! :) We are keeping that on her until she spot heals. She eats and drinks and bites Yao just fine though.

Joey and I are doing good. Besides allergies. The change in weather gets me! It must be bad since Joey has problems too. Nothing that we can't get over though :) Well I am afraid my post is long enough! :)

Have a great day! :D

Friday, February 6, 2009

One Month Later

Hi Everyone!

I haven't been able to write a blog lately, this week I started field work for one of my classes so every time I get home I'm exhausted!

Everything has been going really well :) I love being married! I love that Joey is always there! I have cooked some meals, been cleaning, and all the wife stuff :) lol I love it! There are times when I am tired and I don't want to do anything so if it can wait, it does!

School has been going well. I have the same teacher for 3 classes...which can get very old real fast! We started our fieldwork, like I mentioned ^. We are doing the fieldwork weird where we only do it for a month, but it's Mon-Thurs. 8-11. So I REALLY look forward to Fridays! :) My school is at Beltway 8 and Memorial Drive. So I have to take the beltway, thankfully it hasn't been too crazy in the morning. I have a Kindergarten class, and the teacher is awesome! She's only been teaching 5yrs, so she is young and she is getting married this June. I like the fieldwork, I just have to get used to waking up so early!

Not much has really happened lol Just living! We got a new and bigger tank for the turtles. Went from a 20gallon to a 40 gallon. They like it! We also got them some goldfish to eat...Tardy caught and ate one last night! It was exciting to watch. Nibbler...he was just excited...I think he thinks the fish are their new pets! :D

The cats are doing fine. They wake us up every morning. About an hour before our alarm goes off it seems.The cats like to fight on our bed. This week I haven't been waken up too much bc I just slept hard since I've been getting up early. It was bad though bc Daisy loved to get under the bed and scratch the bottom of the box springs so I used to wake up to that ALL the time! Ugh! But we stuffed stuff around the bed so they can't get under the bed. It's been better since then! :)

My poor plant is dead. I had a pretty ivy in a nice yellow pot on the dresser in the bedroom. Every night one of the kitties would climb up and chew/bite the leaves. Well a leaf fell off, then the other one it was just the stalk. I left it so it could still live...well...someone thought that made it more appealing to bite so it got totally pulled out of the dirt. LOL I miss having it, but I'll be ok :)

I just want to thank everyone so much again for everything you have done for us! :)

Have a great day!