Spaz Attack

Thoughts from a big spaz who has lots to spaz about.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

i just got this message from a former student of mine and i'm going to post it here so i can read and reread it on here forever. i miss teaching! i look back on the first few years of my teaching career with the most fondest memories. i was young, had all the time in the world, and felt like i had found my calling. i remember the kids' laughs, smiles and even individual students' penmanship. i do miss each and every one of them and think of them often. i am so thankful that facebook has allowed me to reconnect with some of these students. anyways, this is one of the sweetest messages i got from a former student....

Hi Ms. Park (force of habit)/Mrs. Kim!! I was going to message you but I didn't want to seem creepy, hahah :p And then I saw your message, which made me tremendously happy so thank you for that! :D I just completed my junior year of high school so I've been super busy w/ AP classes and college searches, which is all coming so fast :/

And yes, I still attend 32nd St, believe it or not. I think of you HIGHLY and wish every day that you were still my teacher! I always tell everyone about how you're such an amazing teacher and still apply your lessons every day. :) I really wish you could have attended my 8th graduation :( so I kept you in spirit by including you in my Valedictorian speech instead :)

My parents are doing well, now that they're finally divorced :p My mom speaks of you often, always asks about you, and misses you very much! As do I :) She's just struggling as an officially single parent now but we couldn't be happier :) Oh, she says hi too (I think you made her day by saying hi to her, hahah). Oh, and my sister wanted to tell you that you made a huge (positive) impact on my life (which you definitely did)! :) So thank you for your endless support!

Oh yeah! I saw pictures of you w/ Tyler and Chase and they're SOO adorable >.< I know they're going to grow up to be beautiful and fantastic human beings like their mother :) And you still haven't aged a bit! I think you look younger actually so don't ever say you're getting old! So how are YOU doing? Are you still teaching and changing the lives of others? :) I love you!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

hello hello,

random thoughts:

1. it is really hot here the past few days. one day, my car read 108 degrees. so gross, right? it's not too bad today. i think the high for today is 90. we are moving next saturday and the high for that day is expected to be 99. shucks. it's going to be painful.

2. speaking of move, guess how many boxes i've packed? zero. no really, i'm not kidding. not ONE box! haha... i'm such a procrastinator through and through. i work best when i have pressure under my yes, i'm anticipating that i will be up the whole night the day before the move. i got so spoiled when we moved up here. people came for two days and packed up our whole house while i sat and watched them. it was sooo nice. well, we don't have that luxury this time around but i guess i'm still thinking that some moving fairies will show up and get the whole job done for me. gotta get started. i've been saying that for weeks now and still not one box filled.

3. stopped drinking coffee last week- cold turkey. i was hurting for three days straight, but i'm totally fine now and i don't need it anymore. i'm so happy. i love, love, love coffee so i am sure that i will drink some decaf in the future, but at least i feel like i don't NEED it to be a functioning person. i'm thrilled.

4. ok, so you guys know how i get really "into"  certain things for periods of my life? what is it now? juicing! well, actually, i'm not totally immersed in this yet, because i don't have a juicer yet. (i told myself to wait till after the move.) but there is a juice place here and i've been going every day since i stopped coffee. i'm substituting my nasty coffee habit with a healthier juicing habit. i'm so excited. i can't wait to get my own juicer and make my own juices full of antioxidants, vitamins, enzymes...doesn't it just sound so healthy! :)
5. tyler's front two teeth came out two nights ago. he looks so funny and cute.

6. on 4th of july, jason bought some fireworks and were setting them off outside with the boys. i was upstairs taking a nap and i heard tyler say, "let's just stop now and wait till mom wakes up. i want her to see the show too." so cute. i just wanted to remember that.

7. yesterday, after i tucked tyler into bed, i just started doing some random cheers... totally looking like a fool because it didn't look like any cheer you would see on a field or looked like a cheer that you would see as a spoof on SNL. anyways, right before i left tyler's room, i said, "you know, i was a cheerleader when i was younger." and he said, "yeah, i did, but i didn't know you were soooo good." omg! the way he said sheer disbelief. it was sooo hilarious! i never want to forget the way he said that. (oh, tyler, mommy was horrible but i think that is so cute that you said that.)

8. so the next two weeks will be all about the move and grandparent visits. then, camping and possibly hawaii. (i don't know what is wrong with us... we are such last minute people. i swear we will decide the night before to go if we decide to go.) and then school will start again! summer is already over..wah! then, both tylerand chase will be in school 8:30-3:30. wow.... i don't know what i'm going to do with myself. i've never had so much time to myself in the last 7 years! what do other moms do when both their kids are in school? i guess i will never have any excuses not to be fit (cause i can exercise), to not have a clean house, to not have a gourmet dinner ready every night. i'll let you know if that all comes true. we shall see...

gotta run! will write more later!!!