Saturday, June 19, 2010

Beautiful Saturday Update

It's a beautiful, warm Saturday here in the Midwest. I've already taken my bike ride. I've been keeping on the program for a week and a half now and I have to say I feel great. I can't believe how much more clear-minded and less worrisome I feel when I do what is good for me. Still have the moment here and there but for the most part I really like me when I'm treating my self well. Why can't I do it all the time??

A week and a half left of summer school. I still think the little buggers are precious and all but I'm ready for a break.

Same thing with grad classes. Two more class nights and then I'm free. This semester we were assigned a student and had to assess them, consider their strengths and weaknesses and design a plan for them. We will use the plan to tutor them as part of our fall class. My little boy is very quiet and shy. I'll be meeting with his parents on Monday to present the assessment report to them. The student is from a small town near my small town. It turns out the boy's step-dad went to school with my brother and his reading teacher at school is the mother of someone I went to school with and had a major crush on. Small world.

My mom finally went to the doctor. She probably has gall bladder problems. She has to go in for some further scans but I think we are all extremely relieved to have some sort of diagnosis.

E and family left Thursday for a vacation resort in Texas. I can't remember where. Can't wait for July when they'll be back and I'll have some free time to spend with my favorite girls.

Last night I went to the fabulous Fox theater with some friends from school and saw.....

I was totally blown away!!! I feel as though a fundamental belief from my childhood has been shaken! Good and evil will never seem the same. Wicked Witch of the West NOT evil? Glinda not entirely GOOD? I was fascinated by all the twisters and turns and little hints and inside jokes alluding to what I know of The Wizard of Oz. I could watch it again and again. It might edge out Phantom as my favorite musical.

They have been working all week at mowing, raking and chopping the alfalfa in the field behind my house and the sweet, sweet smell has been wafting in my windows all week. One of those things you don't realize you enjoy so much until it happens the first time in the early summer. Now, I'm going to catch up with all my blogging friends, enjoy a magazine from cover to cover and do some homework.

Life is good, good, good!


  1. I am so jealous! I have wanted to see it since it came out but have yet to make it... I love the songs though!

  2. You can hear how happy you are in this post, Paige! I had a big smile on my face while reading it. Life IS good!

  3. Glad things are going well! I love Wicked - the musical is MUCH better than the book though. But the concept is so intreguing - the lovely friendship of two unlikely girls (NOT in the book - if you read up on the musical and see how it developed it is just facinating!) Blah blah blah! Definately better (IMHO) than Phantom, although I loved that in the 80s (ALW sure knows how to write a tune) along with Les Mis. Must say after SIX weeks of Annie Get Your Gun (we close tomorrow) it isn't in the same league. AT ALL. Even my DH loves Wicked, he stole my cd! This is my musical-hating husband. hehehe.

  4. You saw Wicked!! My aunt has been talking about seeing it. I wasn't able to get my ticket in time but man, it sounds so good!

    Love that things are going well. Sounds so nice!

  5. I have tickets to see Wicked in Toronto on Halloween! Now I'm more excited than ever!!

  6. Glad things are going well. I haven't seen Wicked yet and I keep telling myself I need to go see it. I hope the remaining parts of summer school and grad school go well.
    You are so right on how much better we feel when we're taking care of ourselves. Which is why I can't understand why I resist it so damn much.

  7. Ahhh. . .I love how different scents that come during different seasons can calm me and make me remember when. . .
    It has to be nice to be assessing and then coming up with a plan for them that you will actually be able to execute with them!
    I'm with you and battynurse and why when we take care of ourselves we feel recharged, happy, and good all around. . .so why don't we do it all the time? It should serve as a good reminder that you have to take care of yourself first so you feel better and enjoy taking care of someone else--you know for when you become a mommy!
    Can't wait for you to get to spend some quality time with your girls when they get back. I love spending time with mine ;) And I think that when the second one was born, it made me love that first one even more--crazy :)