Is it Friday yet?
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Ugh. It's only Tuesday, but it feels like it should be a Thursday or Friday. I'm tired this week. I'm kinda sick of the snow and winter in general, I am not looking forward to the next 5 weeks of school because there isn't a SINGLE day off unless we have a snow day.
This week is definitely an "I wanna move home" week. Usually, when we're here in Omaha, we're both like, "I love Omaha. I don't want to leave. I love where we live. I love our house. I love my job..." and then when we go back to Wisconsin, we think, "I want to move home. I love Madison. I love being by my parents. I love our friends here. Let's move home." But it always changes back to wherever we are, so there's never a "longing" so to speak. Well this week is a definite "I wanna move back to Wisconsin" week. In Wisconsin, I wouldn't have to teach clay to 600 students on a CART in rooms with carpeting. I would have my own classroom. Exercising would be easier because I'd be closer to my mom, so I'd always have a walking buddy or workout buddy. Granted this year they've topped their record snowfall and gotten almost 100 inches by now, which I don't miss, but thats the only downside right now. Today, I want to go home.
I do love our house and our friends here and where we live, but if I went home, I'd be able to teach at my mom's school next year and have a wonderful artroom with no carpets and big tables and lots of storage, and not to mention built in time with mom. Real estate is so much higher there, though, and I don't think we'd be able to find a house that we love as much as the one we have and be able to pay what we're paying now. Johnny's job situation would be a lot better. The production market is a lot higher in Madison, so he'd get a lot more freelancing stuff, but with the internet cartoon being released soon, that might give us enough to live on for a while.
I miss my parents. I miss HIS parents. I miss my niece, our friends. My parents are redoing practically the whole house right now and I'm missing it. And thats my THING. I love redecorating.
We have talked about moving back home. It wouldn't happen for a while. I would want to have my third year of teaching under my belt here (so I'd have one more full year to go) because my pay would go up at home. I'd get better benefits, too. Maybe it's just a pipe dream. But when we DO start thinking about kids, how awesome would it to be right near our parents?? They could grow up knowing their grandparents way more than I knew my dad's parents. Ugh.
Sorry this got kinda whiny. I guess I just needed to get it all out. Thanks for humoring me!