Life has been crazy these past couple of months and I’ll get into details once I’m back in the game. Hopefully after December 17th when I’m done with school and have more time to cook, travel, eat, and write.
I recently gave birth to an adorable little baby boy (more on him in a future post).
And, yes, it happened all in that order.
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Today, Vic and I had our first “official” meeting with our doula, Jaci. It went well, and we already scheduled our second meeting for next month before the baby comes. We, also, started taking her natural child birth classes earlier this month. I’m glad we’re taking the class since Victor isn’t into reading books or the articles that I email him. I think the more informed he is, the less likely he will freak out on me.
Anyway, now I just need to do my homework for the class, and this week my job is to make a playlist…but I’ve never been good at doing homework. That probably doesn’t sound good coming from a former teacher, but then I never did assign much homework for my history students. I just made them review/update their Cornell notes and write a summary & questions. Anyway, since my homework isn’t too grueling, I guess I’ll make an exception this time.
Sami and I decided to take a long, relaxing, and much deserved stroll on the beach this morning. For the past week or so, we’ve been holed up in the house and only took short walks around the neighborhood while I’ve been working on my dreaded midterm paper. Usually I can spit out an essay in no time, but for some reason this last paper I had difficulty getting started. I’m not sure if it’s because I had to collect IRS data and use Excel (which I totally suck at) or if it’s because I didn’t quite understand what I was supposed to be writing about (many of my classmates felt the same way) or if it’s because I’m suffering from the Third Trimester Stupids. However, I’m starting to think it might be the latter, especially since this afternoon I totally forgot to turn off the simple syrup I was making for the iced tea and almost set the fire alarm off. Luckily Victor came inside just in time to turn off the stove and air out the house. Mind you, I was sitting in the kitchen staring at the dishwasher while thinking about making orange juice when this all happened.
Anyhoo, I finally finished and turned in the dreaded midterm paper last night around 10pm (that’s midnight Texas A&M time). This morning when I woke up, I felt really good and completely rested despite going to bed way past midnight (let’s just say I took a very long three hour nap yesterday). My tension headache was totally gone, I no longer felt bloated and fat, and I actually had energy to do something. Which I did! I did many things, like walk the dog at the beach, cooked chicken tacos, made iced tea, squeezed some orange juice, made a milk shake, and cut up some cucumber to infuse my water with.
So, the whole reason why I’m even writing this blog post is to make another list. I feel like when I make my lists public, I’m held accountable and therefore must get it done because, you know, the two people out there that actually read my blog will be disappointed if I don’t.
My Blogging List:
1. Monday — Baby related posts.
2. Tuesday — Pictures and recipes of dishes I cooked recently.
3. Wednesday — Life
4. Thursday — Food, talk about food.
5. Friday — Randomness
6. Saturday — No blogging, just enjoying family
7. Sunday — Another day off from my strenuous job of blogging about myself.
Here’s our engagement video I made for the family before the wedding. Of course, I still have the wedding video to make and I’m seriously procrastinating. I blame it on school, but it could be due to my severe laziness.
I am a 35 year old half Vietnamese girl woman.
I have no clue how to speak Vietnamese despite my mom trying to teach me as an adult.
I can barely cook Vietnamese food without calling my mom to ask her what I’m supposed to do (I’m sure this annoys her at times).
I quit my “secure” job with awesome benefits to go back to grad school to get a degree in International Relations & Nonprofit Management, and now I need to find myself a part time job to pay for said grad school.
And, I’m supposed to be working on the cousin Master Plan.
view from the cabin
I’m probably half way through my life and I still have a whole hell of a lot of learning to do. And learning new things when you’re “old” ain’t easy!
A new school year has begun and I do not need to set up my classroom or prepare lesson plans. It feels good, but at the same time I miss the excitement of it all. Above is a video that I made for my students last school year as a “get to know your teacher” lesson. Enjoy!