Friday, July 3, 2009


I'm home and survived Hawaii. It was fun at times, but definitely as much work as I thought it would be. I am so happy to be home! You can check out pics from our trip on my Facebook page. It is easier and faster for me to load them there.

My dinosaur of a computer is on its last legs it seems. We are going to have to figure out a way to get a new one, I guess. I get the feeling this one could explode at any second.

I had an interview at Waco High yesterday, and it went really well, except the part where I spit my cappuccino all over the table because it was so hot. I was a little embarrassed about that. But I don't even drink cappuccino, so how was I to know it was still too hot?? Luckily, the principal and counselor doing the interview laughed with me and not at me. I hope they offer me the position--the principal I spoke to said I should hear something in a day or two. I would be teaching freshman English and coaching freshman volleyball. I find this hilarious, since I haven't been anywhere near a volleyball court since 8th grade. But you gotta do what you gotta do. I am so nervous about getting this job, it kinda feels like my one and only shot. I've only had one other interview, and it was at a school that was really too far from the ranch for me. The summer seems like it is flying by.

We should be set to move into the new house in two weeks. That's exciting and terrifying, because it means I have to actually get around to packing. Yuck. But I will be so thrilled to have so much extra space. This house seems to have shrunk dramatically now that Adam is so big and Rowan is walking everywhere. It feels like no matter where I turn, there are kids staring at me. It doesn't help that the house is full of boxes and clutter, either.

On another sad and depressing note, our receiver for our DirecTV is dead. Why not call DirecTV and get another receiver, you ask? Well, we are stealing our DirecTV since David knew how to run all the lines and somehow rig it that we are on his parents' account, even though we are miles away. Don't ask me how he did that. But it now means that we have no TV, which means I have no DVR, which means I have no So You Think You Can Dance. I am traumatized. I have waited all year for that show!!!!

I should try to head to bed. I guess I'm still on Hawaii time, which is 5 hours earlier, becuase I can't sleep until really late at night since we've been home.


Katy said...

Glad to hear the trip went well. I'm hoping the best for you on hearing back (soon!) on the interview. Jarrod asked me if you would consider a coaching position and I didn't think you did, but it is much easier to get a postion that the stipend should sweeten the deal a least!

Rachel E. said...

I'm just surprised they'd let me coach...I mean, I don't have any credentials for that! The last time I played volleyball, I was in 8th grade! :)

Jackie said...

Soooo glad you're home! When I saw you walking up to us last night it had seemed like I hadn't seen you in forever! Finally the Rachel crew is back :) So.. you've joined me in the no cable land huh? Get out the books and redbox movies ;) See ya in the morning!

Melamen: depressed men?

Ashley said...

glad the trip was good, and glad you made it home with most of your sanity, lol. and the pics are adorable! i can't believe how big the kids are! i am sad that ur moving so soon, i never see you as it is and now i really will never see you, lol. good luck with the job though, i have my fingers crossed for you.

Sandra said...

I am glad you are back but I am sorry it was so much work. Atleast you are home now.
Good luck with the job!

NICO Designs said...

Glad to see you are back and in one piece. I hope you heard from Waco High and that your move goes well. Take care and have a great day!

mp said...

good to hear from you! I need to call you soon and ketchup :)