Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Down Time

What do you do with 24 hours of day with no job and no school and no family? Since moving to Houston, I have looked high and low for a teaching job and have come to find that most people are looking for a Texas certified teacher. Wish I had known that a little earlier. So I signed up as a substitute teacher and had my first day of work on Friday! I substituted in a 7th grade English class at a private school. It was fun and so nice to feel productive. I was loving all the yes ma'am s and no ma'am s. The lesson included talking about what the second person plural is and when some kids said "isn't it y'all?," I thought they were kidding and laughed, but then I realized they were dead serious. I guess everything's bigger and better in Texas and just letting y'all know- y'all is the right answer here in Texas.

To fill the rest of my time, I have found projects to paint, laundry to fold, floors to mop, cookies to bake, wedding albums to bind, more floors to mop, etc. etc. Two other girls in my ward are in my same situation and we get together once or twice a week and do something fun like watch a chick flick or just chat and have lunch. Yesterday we made chocolate treats!
Heather, Mariah and I grabbed some good base ingredients at the store and got to work. We made chocolate covered strawberries, pretzels, and oreo truffles which are my new favorite treat. I wish we never would have made them and then I would never know what I was missing out on. Our husbands were very excited about this girl's day for some reason.

I got to use my fondue pot that I got for our wedding for the first time. It was perfect! Emily there's a little shout out to you and Gabe with your wedding invitation on the fridge.

Heather mixing up the oreo truffles' centers.

Here's what else I've been up to... Finally finishing our wedding album

We also went with some friends to the free outdoor amphitheater and watched some Chinese acrobats. We could hardly see because of the huge crowd so we didn't stay for long but it was pretty legit.
Dinner with some of the married couples at Baylor. They are all so great!

 Mitch surprised me with tickets to the Houston Astros game. We won 10-4! I had never seen such a high scoring baseball game. The Minute Maid stadium was huge! Still can't beat the Salt Lake Bees though.
At least the down times have been fun times!


  1. I had so much fun making the chocolate treats! Your pictures reminded me that I have those Oreo truffles in my fridge.. which isn't a good thing to remember at 9:02 am. I guess I can start my treat eating early toady! Love ya!

  2. kels, I am loving the blog! You are a fantastic blogger and I think I am your biggest fan!! It looks like you are making some fun friends!

  3. That looks like so much fun! I am so glad you invited me to your blog! Sorry you haven't found a job yet. We miss you guys.

  4. Janer- Looks like lots of fun- I'm sad I missed out. Thanks for the shout out, I feel pretty lucky to be all the way down in Texas. ha