Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Just a little smoke...

Ok I'll start out with this...
Yes, there was a fire in my oven on Sunday. No, it wasn't my fault. Everything is ok. Just a little smoke...
Well that is the gist of the story but there really is so much more. On sunday, Kevin and I decided to bake a cake. We have had this cake before and it is WONDERFUL! We made it for my dad's birthday and he absolutely loved it! I whipped it up very quickly and popped it in the oven BUT...you might have heard me mention before that my oven has kinda been on the fritz. It isn't getting hot enough. I set it for 350...it gets to 315... Well apparently my cake boiled instead of baking and it boiled right over onto the heating elements. From this point the cake proceeded to catch on fire and completely fill my house with smoke. Kevin and I walked into the kitchen when we smelled smoke and I'm not kidding when I say we had the world's best camp fire going in the oven. We both stood for a few seconds with our mouths hanging open before busting into laughter. I think we were more stunned than anything when we realized that the fire was confined inside the oven. It burned for a few minutes and then suffocated itself after it ran out of oxygen. There was smoke EVERYWHERE! We opened every door and window and set up air movers (the big blue fans that Kevin uses for work) all over the house. We haven't tried the oven again but I'm guessing that it is time to call a repair man. What do you think? :) The worst part...Kevin and I STILL really wanted that cake!!! I'm so tempted to go to my brother's house and bake it! Yes...I realize we have a problem.

New job is going really fantastic. I don't know if I'm better or if the kids are afraid but everything is running smoothly. I'm enjoying the kids, working my butt off, and exhausted but having a blast. My schedule was finally settled at Credit Recovery and BCIS. I do CR for 2 classes in the morning and then 4 BCIS afterward. I've been having a little trouble lesson planning because we still do not have textbooks but as of today...one of the other BCIS teachers that was having to teach math is now back on her regular schedule. This will help me a ton in time and stress. They are sending all over the place already this year. I have a field trip tomorrow for BPA, a tech prep workshop, a tech prep field trip, a new cte teacher conference in Austin, and then a BIG technology conference in February. That is what was put on the schedule in just last week. I'm enjoying the big school pep rallies! They are much bigger than any pep rally I've seen but not necessarily more fun. We have a good time though. The big school hasn't really been a factor. I've still got some great kids and some exhausting ones. I had my first appraisal yesterday in the form of an admin walkthrough from the building where school board members meet. I thought that I completely blew it but today I received my results and I got fantastic results! They told me that I did a great job! I was so thrilled! Lets only hope that everything else goes as well.

My darling parents and brother are relaxing their days away on the ocean right now. They up and decided to go on a cruise last week and left on Sunday. They called today from Key West and are having a blast! Oh what I would give to be on that boat right now. As sick as I was with allergies, our last cruise was still the most relaxing vacation I've ever had and I can't wait to go again someday. Justin starts with the fire department on October 1st so this is his last hurrah for a while and I'm glad they are having fun. Well I've got to get back to my shows now. Season premieres are keeping me busy...Bones, House, NCIS, NCIS:LA, Big Bang Theory...oh yeah and that little thing called grad school. lol Well until we meet again...

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