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School was cancelled today because of the snow. Already they are calling for a 2-hour delay tomorrow. I do enjoy the time off and getting to sleep it, but I have a lot to catch up with with the kiddos. Especially since I was out sick a day and a half last week.

In case you haven't heard (ha!), jobs and money are tight out there. I feel like I will never find a new teaching position. Though I also feel lucky to currently have a safe job that I love and pays well. I know that having to hold off on relocating for another year is not the end of the world, but it feels like it. I wonder if I would feel such a sense of urgency if I didn't find a certain boy so wonderful?

Girl Scout cookies are so evil! They force me to eat them in mass quantities. How is it that they can be so delicious? Well, except for the Dulce de Leche. Those ones are just terrible.

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Hello LiveJournal, remember me? Let's just pretend that I've been updating all along and that there is no need for an explanation. Okay, LiveJournal? Thanks!

I'm laying here waiting on the snow that the news has promised us. I REALLY REALLY want snow. Mostly just because I don't want to go to work tomorrow. I'm already not working on Friday, so this will be a very short work week if school gets cancelled tomorrow. ::snow dance, snow dance!!::

I discovered the BEST EVER shampoo! First, let me start by saying that I'm a product junkie. I load my hair full of stuff and hope for the best. But lately I've been feeling that my hair is lacking life. It will look good for about an hour after washing and drying it, but then it gets all sad looking. Well today I discovered Lush's BIG shampoo. I'm in total love! Its crazy stuff that looks and feels like a body scrub. But I swear it works. I used it alone. No conditioner and no other styling products (note- I have oily hair). Just my trusty blow dryer and round brush. My hair is looking awesome!

Ohhhh, I really hope that there is no school tomorrow! I need time to rework (for the millionth time) my resume. I'm hoping to get a teaching position for the upcoming school year in or near Atlanta. I'm going to a job fair this upcoming weekend and need to prepare!

How is everyone doing out there in LiveJournal land?
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I love the summer!

I had a great vacation! I left DC on June 13th. I drove down to see my family in Florida, stopping in Atlanta along the way. I spent a week and a half in Florida, then drove back to Atlanta for my birthday. I got back into DC a few days ago. It was a great trip, but I was really happy to get back home. I was quite homesick for DC.

I had a few days to get comfortable back at home, and now I'm off to NYC for the weekend. I'm on the bus right now, making our way along the New Jersey Turnpike. I'm bored and have already done all the Facebooking I can do. The guy in front of me has The Economist. Grrrr, I want it. Can't wait to see some fireworks tonight! Happy 4th!
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I've been in Florida for the past week for summer vacation. Its nice, but I'm homesick now and miss my own bed quite a lot. I love my family and I love my home, but my life is not here. Visiting has been nice, but I'm ready to get back to my people and places and things and routines. And really, my bed in DC is so wonderful. I haven't had a really good night's sleep since I left a week and a half ago.

A friend once shared with me this wisdom... When you date someone, it can have 1 of three endings: you get married, you break up, or someone dies. Really, that's all that can happen. I think about this and feel a little less broken hearted. Did I want to get married? Probably not. Did I want one of us to die? Definitely not. That only leaves breaking up.
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I leave for Florida after work on Thursday. I'm in a panic, feeling like I'll never get things done before I leave.

OH MY GOD, there are things to clean.
OH MY GOD, I need to pack.
OH MY GOD, I have 379202 errands to do in town before I leave.
OH MY GOD, I have no less than three big meetings and a huge project to turn in.
OH MY GOD, why won't he talk to me?

Being unable to be left alone with myself yesterday, I managed to sleep for over twelve hours. I'm not really sure how I managed to do that in the middle of the week. Oh yes, I know exactly how I managed that. I then awoke this morning to the delusion that things will be okay. That delusion lasted for about seven and a half minutes.

I need, more than anything, to wake up and have it be Friday morning.
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I bought my ticket to go home to Florida for the end of the month. Really, DC, I love you. But I need a break from life. A week with my family and the warm air sounds just right.

Developing good habits is hard.

Dark chocolate covered edamame is my favorite thing.

These pants are my other favorite thing.

Why don't I ever have the slightest bit of interest in boys who like me? I think I absolutely want a boyfriend, but I also think that I absolutely don't want one. How can I think both of these things at the same time?

I was sick last week, but I seem to be feeling mostly better. I have so many sick days accumulated. Maybe one day I'll actually let myself use one of them.

Summer can't get here soon enough. I love teaching, but I really, REALLY love summer.

I've started taking dance classes. Ballet and Modern. It's wonderful.

I miss people and things.
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I have spent so much time sleeping today! I woke at 11:30. Was awake for a couple of hours. Then, I took a nap for a little over an hour. Then I went to the vegan bakery to pick up some treats. Came back home and fell asleep watching tv.

I was asked out yesterday. That was weird. I must figure out what is wrong with the poor boy.
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We got new kitties a couple weeks ago! They are so wonderful!

The one on the top is Cassius and the one on the bottom is Case.

I did some shopping in Georgetown today.

I got this top at Betsy Johnson that I'm in love with.

(My picture sucks. Look at it on the website.)

I got some pretty stationary and also this little bench/platform thing. I usually lay my laptop on the floor because I don't have any place for it in my bedroom. This pretty, little, low table is the perfect home for it! Here's Cassius checking it out...

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Here's my first entry of 2008.

I have the day off for the holiday.

I live in an amazing place. Really, how lucky am I to live in our nation's capitol? This is such a wonderful city, and I don't take nearly enough advantage of it.

Today, I am.

Museums, monuments, Georgetown shops, here I come!

Damn, it's 24 degrees outside. Better go put on everything I own...
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I'm back home in Florida, and can I just say how much I love being able to step outside and not be freezing!

Traveling yesterday was wonderful. Charlotte was good to me and I didn't shed a single tear there this year. Still, I will continue to see Charlotte as my own personal version of Hell.

I slept forever late this morning.

Now I'm helping to clean and get things ready for my parent's Christmas party tonight.

Tomorrow I need to get out and buy a couple of more presents.

Photographs are forthcoming...