Post # 62
This seems like such a silly thing to be angry about.. but I’m trying to cross as much stuff off my to-do list before I leave for vacation Friday. I set aside the WHOLE day today to get done some DIY stuff. All day. Crucial to the story is the fact that I let a family member borrow my car for the day, since I’m staying home, doing wedding things all day. My mom was kind enough to pick up some of those glue gun sticks for me a few days ago. I went to open them today to get started.. and they are the wrong size for my glue gun! So I was planning on getting SO much done today.. but now I can’t get anything done because I can’t use the stupid glue gun. And I can’t even leave my house to go buy the right ones. Wasted day 🙁 wahhhhh!
And one of my bridesmaids is just totally ignoring me. Totally. Hasn’t talked to me in well over a month.. and just will not respond to me at all. I haven’t asked her to do a single thing for the wedding, other than get her dress (which was on clearance, so she got it for nothing!). She ordered it too big on purpose for rediculous reasons I won’t try to explain.. and then is mad it doesn’t fit. Seriously, you ordered it multiple sizes too big, what did you think was going to happen? Grrr.
Post # 63
After two sewing machines I thought my sewing machine troubles were over… I was wrong! There is a month until my wedding and I have 2 1/2 dresses to make yet. I just want a sewing machine to stay functioning long enough for me to finish.
Nobody in my hometown knows how to respond to e-mails (regarding beer for our wedding and our catering service).
Post # 64
totally get it. I don’t know how that could POSSIBLY work for anyone with a job. At least I knew going in that a lot of my ed classes required observations (everyone that has one is 30 hours) and I pretty much built my own schedule as supervisor at my job. I made it work. BUT I do have a complaint about the classes that I had to take. The actual observations, fine, because I was in with the age group I wanted to teach. MOST of the coursework and philosophy of the courses were oriented towards Early Childhood/Elem Ed– nothing wrong with these groups, but what works for them does not work for an 8th-12th grader who doesn’t give a damn about “impressing” or being liked by the teacher. I didn’t even have a Social Studies Ed class until MY VERY LAST SEMESTER. And they crammed both of those in at the end. Granted I have had a ton of history classes, but they were electives and I tested out of the gen ed US history classes. I have been enjoying my life in really fun, interesting classes, but in reality–I am not going to be able to teach Israeli Culture Through Film (badass class by the way) or “Germany’s Long Ninetheenth Century” (another interesting find). I loved these courses, but the reality is I am probably going to be teaching very broad classes about stuff that I haven’t had much contact with in the last 4.5 years. Now I wish I would have taken that 8am Civil War class my last semester… because THAT will be on the test that I have to teach for ; )
that’s what I keep telling myself. Gotta play the game, no matter how much the game sucks, if you want the reward. I LOVE being in a classroom and truly believe that is where I am meant to be, career wise. It is just really frustrating dealing with the red tape and people looking down on you for your life choices. Had an uncle tell me I was going to end up working at Sonic when I told him I had chosen an Education major about 4 years ago. Nice. Also–you are awesome for being able to do the student teaching thing and wait tables at the same time! I have never been a waitress, but I have heard and seen that it is a tough job.
Post # 65
The class that I am REQUIRED to take while I student teach (they won’t consider independent study) is a general teaching reading class. I want to teach Art (or Spanish). They only reason I have to take this class is b/c my certification is for preK-12 and all elementary certified teachers have to take it.
I would benefit much more from taking a Spanish or Art class at the graduate level… but you know, that would make too much sense.
Post # 66
Oh yeah, I’ve had TEACHERS question my decision to teach. As in, high school mentors told me I had too much potential to pigeon-hole myself into teaching right away.
Umm, is it just me, or should we not WANT to have smart people with a lot of potential and creativity teaching our kids?
I’ve had a lot of friends and family laugh and tell me I will never make any money, so why would I want to teach? I was very idealistic then, and while money is still not everything to me, it would be nice if teaching paid more, since I do have undergrad loans to pay off, and since it is HARD WORK with a lot of pressure and stress.
Post # 67
second you 100%. I was always like “its not about the money…” and it’s NOT, truthfully or else my major would have been switched forever ago. BUT since I now know how much (actually, just a fraction) life and my education costs–I am like, really, the people instructing/mentoring the future voting citizens of our country are only worth THIS much? Granted, cost of living in OK is much lower than other parts of the country, but the payscale is less than rewarding for the amount of student loan debt I have. And my loan debt is less than most people. Anyway, enough whining for me. I am just hoping I survive this semester! Good luck to you, too! It can be rough out there : )
Post # 68
Packing, I hate you. Moving, I hate you. First year of (husband’s) medical school, I am terrified of you.
I do NOT want to move away from my hometown, my family, my job, everything I know. But I will do that for my husband. No one else but him. My RANT is that I am mad at myself (and a little annoyed with him) at being irritated because DH is so consumed with starting med school and getting into the whole medicine/doctor thing. In the past six months, he’s drifted from reading and discussing things that we could actually talk about, to immersing himself in medical forums and articles exclusively, so when I ask him what he’s reading it’s: “nothing, just journal of __________.” Me: “what about?” him: “hm…well it’s about….ahh…never mind, it would take too long to explain”.
I feel like I’m packing up my life to move to a new city where I know no one just so I can be abandoned by my future-doctor husband while he lives it up with a bunch of people who a) have the same demanding schedule as him and b) have the same interests and educational goals as him c) among other things.
I’m mad at MYSELF for fearing that and letting it dictate my behavior somedays, instad of just trusting what he says (that he needs me and I will be his solace in med school and he would never neglect me). I feel like I’ll be left behind and it sucks. Bye, bye, husband.
Also, MIL–you are SO DIFFICULT. STOP IT. FIL–YOU TOO, MAN. That’s all I can really say about that. It’s just unreal some days. That is an upside of our move away..no more drop in visits unannouced and NO MORE complicated 1-hour dinners that no one can cooridnate becuase it’s just WAY MORE COMPLICATED THAN NUCLEAR PHYSICS.
Also, to not knowing when I’ll have a job in our new city. That’s a big, BIG scary one.
Post # 69
I hate the insane hailstorm that obliterated both of our cars and damaged our apartment! The insurance process has been never-ending and when they finally sent the check for my car settlement, they made it out to the names on the original loan 5 years ago: to my maiden name and my dad, who lives 1000 miles away. The bank will not let me deposit the check, and it will require probably another bout of hoop jumping to actually get that money in our account.
Not to mention, our apartment complex is still covered in glass from the windows broken in the storm and a huge shard went straight through my dog’s paw. We probably could have done without that $350 vet bill!
Post # 70
lol yeah, he proposed and was like yeah the car stole your ring money, my pissed offness didn’t set in till the next day but I totally feel you on the friend getting engaged, my best friend got engaged and married all while Fiance was saving, they were lucky their parents paid for everything, including her ring and I have another friend who just got engaged and has her ring!!!! SOOOO annoying but at least I’m already technically engaged, it just doesn’t feel right without my ring…
Post # 71
We have a close friend in med school, and her husband is friends with a lot of the med student spouses and SOs. They’re all in the same boat, so I think they can relate a lot. If there are any socials when your hubby starts med school, you should go and meet people through those! Moving does really, really suck, but if you put yourself out there you’ll meet new friends. I’ve moved 8 times, and every time has been rough – especially now that I’m an adult and can’t just make friends at school – but I have made some new friends through doing a bootcamp at a park near my house after work. I’ve also met some people through church, and through my Fiance. Good luck! – with your hubby hopefully it won’t be as bad as making a move alone.
Post # 72
I am so sorry MY miscarriage came at a bad time for YOU. It’s delightful to know that I work with the kind of supportive people who will call me at home to badger me for information that is NONE OF YOUR DAMN BUSINESS and remark I need to come back because you ” need a break” No, sweetheart what you need is a clue. All the days I have worked 12 hours alone because you didn’t call, didn’t show, had marriage problems, decided to randomly take a week off with no notice etc. PALE in comparison to having a miscarriage. My bad. I also didn’t realize that our boss who happens to be your best friend can take of TWO week for an ear infection no problem and a m/c only rates 2 days off.
Your disgruntled co worker who is actively looking to find another job.
Post # 73
BIG hugs. Like, massive. I’m sorry that you have to deal with that.
Ugh, they just told me that I have to help with collections calls. Fantastic. I really hope they pay me more money when I get hired in.
Post # 74
This comes at SUCH a good time, so here goes:
I will ignore how rude it is for Fiance coworker to approach other wedding guests demanding to know why he hasn’t seen our wedding invite and is hurt. Being mopey and all sad, while addressing everyone except us with his grievance. I will ignore that. What I will NOT ignore, is that I checked the address for the invite against his evil wife’s (longer vent of a million past occurances) email enclosing said address about 30 times because I knew that if an invitation would be lost, misplaced, thrown out, dropped in the sea or torched, it would be the story from these two.
Today, he still belly aches to my fiance that we must of forgotten him, only to find out said evil wife jumbled numbers throughout the entire home address (like street address, apt, zip) intentionally, even though she has lived there for a better part of a decade – so NO didn’t forget ya, just seems your wife doesn’t want the dang invite anyway.
Grrrr. honestly. Cannot wait for this stuff to end.
Post # 75
that’s just disguting….I’m sorry but I’m glad you realize they’re assholes.
I’d like to vent about people who don’t return emails. If i sent you an evite and you didn’t respond and then I sent a mass email and you didn’t respond…EFF YOU. I was trying to get info about my sisters bachelorette AND wedding shower and some of you just feel you’re too cool to let me know if you’re coming, if you need a place to sleep after the party…etc…why are people so self indulged that they cannot take 2 seconds to reply yes or no or a one liner? I have a kid thank you, I don’t need to babysit and take care of you too. Next time, I will send one thing and if you don’t reply…too fkn bad.
Post # 76
My rant continues from earlier today…
OMG so stressed out!!
Maid/Matron of Honor why the hell are you so irritated at me! I didn’t realize that you and your bf didn’t communicate about him coming over to fix my car after you suggested it. I apologized and I got it’s fine, I’m going to bed at 4:30. I felt bad so Fiance and I managed to fix it ourselves so we wouldn’t inconvience your bf (Who was totally willing to fix it) and text him asap to tell him that we were working on it and ty but we fixed it. (He understood and was happy we fixed it ourselves without help) So why are you so irritated? Oh and do you think you can get maybe get your d*mn dress in the next 16 days??!! At this point IDC what you even freakin wear, I am tired of stressing about it. I got too much other sh*t to worry about!
I’m exhausted! And I will get a call tomorrow about if I have to go back to my old job and what the hours will be. I have no idea where my scrubs are even at because I gave up hope of being called back since they laid me off 7 1/2 months ago.