I honestly have nothing too exciting to report this week… we are definitely starting to find a new normal now that speech is over.

Brian was the subbing super star this week — he banked 4 days! I only had two — I could have had 3, except on Tuesday I woke up with the worst sinus headache ever. I had to cancel my job for the day because the headache was not only in my sinuses, but I could feel it at the base of my neck — the place where migraines start. I was so concerned that this little allergy headache was going to turn into one of my raging migraines that there was no way I was going to be able to play with preschoolers all day!

Thankfully, some sudafed, ibuprofen, and a heating pad on my face all day seemed to do the trick. This is the first allergy season since my second year of college that I am not taking a daily allergy pill. I am definitely feeling the pollen more than I have in the past, but it seems to be manageable and much more affordable. 🙂

We filed our first set of taxes as a married couple! That was pretty cool… and we’ll get a refund that will help us out through what could be a long summer.

We grilled… normal things like burgers, hot dogs, and brats. We also made a killer salsa-mole — you know… part salsa, part guacamole. We grilled corn and onions and added it to some Roma tomatoes, avocados, cilantro, and spices. It was delectable!

A first round of job applications have been submitted. We will wait patiently and hopefully hear something soon… It’s definitely been an emotional roller coaster. I’m not going to get into it now… there are too many feelings involved. Just know that we appreciate any positive thoughts/prayers that you feel like offering up… or monetary donations to send out more credential files to more districts! Those things are pricey!

I guess the big hit of our weekend was going to see Hunger Games today. While the gaggle of girls in the bathroom after the movie complained that it was horrible and they will not waste their money to see the rest of the trilogy (we’ll just wait and see if they were over-reacting about that…), WE thought it was great! No… it did not stick solely to the book, but it was a great adaptation… it kept the good parts, but really took advantage of the fact that while the book was written from Katniss’s point of view, it was able to show another side of the Hunger Games. I absolutely LOVED the parts where they showed the Capital controlling the game. And I LOVED Donald Sutherland as President Snow. You could just smell the blood and roses just looking at him!!!! AHHHH!!! SO GREAT!!!!

Well, that’s all I have for now. Brian and I are going to go out to our little porch, sit in our chaise loungers, and read good books! We started a post about our first grilling adventure that will be posted later this week, so look for that! We will also try to post about America’s favorite pasttime… BASEBALL!

Enjoy the warm weather, friends! And go read Hunger Games if you haven’t yet… if you have, go see the movie!

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