The past few days I have had a touch of the flu or a cold, who really knows which. But, needless to say, I have been fatigued, had body aches, cold and warm spells, nasal congestion, and headache. I have been trying to take it easy and rest, but it is not easy with two jobs, a boyfriend, and a cat. To help ease the burden of my responsibilities, I have started taking cold medicine to help me feel better and speed my recovery. Let me just tell you that the cold medicine has made me crazy! Here are just a few hilarious things that I have done or said while under the influence. . . . .
Monday morning while I was at my bartending gig my manager radioed the host and reminded him to tell her when the first guests were sat. She also added that “To Go’s count, too.” Only, I misheard her and thought that she said “ghosts count, too.” The conversation went on for a few minutes while I inquired about the so-called “ghosts” in the restaurant. Eventually, someone figured out that I misheard her and they all had a laugh at my expense.
Later that same day, I was talking to a guest at the bar and he rattled off some of the companies that he contracted for. What I thought he said was “Kaiser, AT&T, and Doogle.” I mentioned that I had heard of the first two, but not the third. He couldn’t believe that I had never heard of the third company. When he started going on and on about it, I figured out that he, in fact, said G-O-O-G-L-E. Yeah, I’ve heard of Google.
The next day, Tuesday, I left for school around 6:15 a.m. like I always do, but when I got to school and was getting my stuff out of the passenger seat I realized that I had left without my purse. Luckily, I had my phone and keys which were the 2 things I needed most. After class, I went immediately home knowing that I didn’t have any money, credit cards, or ID on my person.
After that, I pretty much decided that I wasn’t going to take the daytime cold medicine anymore. I took the night-time formula last night to help me sleep and kick this cold/flu. I slept like the dead, but I’m still not entirely over it. Luckily, today is an “easy” day so I have some time to rest and try to repair.
In other news, Tuesday’s class was much better than last week. My early class is a strong group of students and they were able to take to the group note card activity very well. They were the only section to get through all of the note cards in one class period. They did extremely well on the quiz and I am not too worried about them as a group.
My second class is the one that I have the most difficulty with. First, many of the students are regularly late or absent. This makes it difficult for them to keep on track— they miss important updates at the beginning of class, helpful tips and reminders, and frequently don’t turn in homework because of their absenteeism. Also, it is disruptive when someone seems to be constantly walking through the door 5, 10, 15 minutes after class has started. They had a lot of trouble understanding the group note card activity and executing the task. They were able to complete the least number of presentations out of all 3 sections. I worry about them a lot and I’m constantly looking for ways to help deliver the content and engage them more.
But, the classroom atmosphere was in a much better place on Tuesday than it was on Thursday. I am hoping that I can capitalize on that and run with it. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that Thursday will be positive and fruitful, also.
On Tuesday, I wanted to dress up. Last week I wore pants for all 4 of my class days and this week I wanted to get back to wearing skirts and dresses. Plus, I believe that if I feel yucky, at least I can look nice. I went to my Pinterest board and looked at the items that I have on my “outfit inspiration” board. There were a few pins that had me really inspired— this one and this one. You may notice that both of these outfits have similar pieces: a navy blazer and a khaki skirt. Regardless of whether you layer it over a green plaid button down or a crisp white one I think the look is stunning. Here is my take on these inspiration photographs:
Navy blazer: (thrifted.) Abstract print blouse: (thrifted.) Gold earrings: Target. Gold watch: Target. Khaki skirt: Target. Nude pumps: Target. Gold chain necklace: Wal-Mart.
I had originally planned to tuck this shirt in and belt it with a tan belt, but it didn’t work out. Also, I discovered that this skirt is a twister. I don’t know what makes skirts and dresses do this, but as I wear it and move around it decides to twist around my body. So, the next thing I know, I am standing up in front of the class lecturing and I look down and my side pocket is in the center of my torso. This happened to me once before with a different pencil skirt from Target. Luckily, this skirt is loose enough that I could easily spin it back around, but this is something that I am going to have to look into. If these skirts are always going to twist around I am going to have to get rid of them. I don’t remember this skirt doing that other times that I’ve worn it.
Here are some other ways that I have styled this blouse:
And three ways that I’ve worn the navy blazer and one other styling of the khaki skirt:
Any favorites for the blouse, blazer, or skirt? Thanks for those of you who regularly read and comment on my posts. It’s really awesome to know that there are people out there reading. Are you a regular reader, but never commented? Go ahead, leave me a message!