Thursday, June 19, 2014

Summer Reading List

As a teacher, I'm supposed to be getting all this fabulous time off. Since I'm so highly overpaid (read: sarcasm), I should have no problem vacationing and enjoying my leisure time, right?. I have always had a full time job in the summers. Granted, most of those jobs were in the great outdoors as an employee of the parks and recreation commission. Those are some of the world's best jobs! You get to be outside and perform a necessary community service, all while getting physically fit. Regardless, more than forty work hours a week and the sun and southern ehat take its toll, and I've  never had a ton of free time in the summer.

This summer, I'm not in school, and I'm not working. I thought I'd be absolutely bored off my rocker by the end of the first 2 weeks. I've made goals, set deadlines, done some wedding planning, caught up on that evasive sleep from the school year, read a couple books, and am working on walking my butt off!

Buuuuut, all good things must come to an end, right? I'm gearng up for some plane rides, long drives, and 8 AMAZING DAYS at Camp Happy Days, all in the next 2.5 weeks. Then, more whirlwind road trips, a bachelorette party, final wedding details, and the big day when I finally get to legally share my life with my man. I'm looking at a solid 48 + hours of drive and flight time! and I need book recommendations. I'm looking for things that I can listen to and keep my mind occupied while I drive, but also that are good reads. What's been on your kindle/ bookshelf lately? I will do a small amount of "beach reading," but am also looking for other ideas.  Please share! I need to compile my summer reading list and start checking those books off the list.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

When you know your "teacher look" works

Student to classmate: Boy, you better stop before she cuts you

Classmate: She won't cut me

Student: she will cut you! She'll cut you with her eyes. She'll give you that glare..... You don't wanna get that glare. 

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

We're Engaged, Y'all!!

In a magical mountaintop proposal, I got asked to marry the man I will be honored to call my husband for the rest of my life. We are so excited to start our new life together!!!

And we're getting married in less than two months!! Ok, so maybe we've already been engaged for  4 months and I have shamelessly slacked in all things not related to things at hand. Anyway, I'm getting a last name that is AWESOME! It makes people smile and laugh allll the time. I'm going to be a Hollar!

When we met, I asked what his last name was and he answered. My response? Like Holla back girl?! Needless to say, my man was not impressed and countered with, "or, down in the holler." Without fail, giving our name at a restaurant either makes the hostess think we're punking them, or it makes them laugh. Maybe in another few years the novelty will wear off, but I know that I will always love sharing his name. 

And these are the sweet friends that my man had make the strenuous hike ahead of us in the morning and hide out in the trees to photograph the entire proposal. :)