Sunday, October 19, 2008's 4:40 AM...

...and I've got nothing better to do. I just got home from working at the bar (good night! great tips!) and I discovered that I've been tagged (again!) by Jason. Thanks for trying to take my mind off missing my baby boy! I'm not tagging anyone else since I just tagged 7 people earlier in the week, and the ones I didn't tag are people who I know were already tagged, so I'm not going to tag you again. (You're welcome!) OK, here goes:
  1. I played the flute from 3rd grade until I graduated high school. I can't for the life of me figure out why I stopped playing in college. Maybe it was the fact that I was too busy taking classes, and working full-time to pay for those classes, not to mention following two programs simultaneously. (Yes, I have always been a slacker!!) I wish I had kept playing though, and I have often thought about taking some refresher classes so I can start playing again. I was actually pretty good back in the day. I was 1st chair in high school and also played the piccolo (as well as my sister's clarinet and my brother's saxophone.)
  2. I married my first "real" boyfriend. He was my first boyfriend, first kiss, first "everything." I met him when I was 17. We dated for nearly 6 years before we got married. We were married about 3 years before my son was born. I thought we had the perfect marriage right up until it was over. We all know how well that turned out! But, it did bring me my beautiful son, so for that I'll always be grateful.
  3. I currently work three jobs. (Ah, the joys of being a single mother!!) Obviously, I teach kindergarten. My second job is site director for an after school program. My third (and possibly favorite) job is working at the bar. So, that means most days, I work 2 out of the three jobs, and that I work 7 days a week. All work and no play is starting to make ChiTown a very cranky girl! Especially on Saturday nights, since they are always 12+ hour days. I usually leave my house about 4 in the afternoon, and get home about 4:30 or 5:00 on Sunday morning.
  4. I pretty much will ingest anything that is pumpkin spice or pumpkin pie flavored. This afternoon, I enjoyed a scoop of pumpkin spice ice cream from Baskin Robbins, and I had a Pumpkin Pie martini later. I think I'll indulge in a Pumpkin Spice Latte tomorrow (today?) from Starbucks. Yum!!! (It's now Sunday afternoon, and I have a pumpkin spice candle burning at the moment, so the house smells divine!)
  5. I have one brother and one sister, both younger than I am.
  6. I am addicted to magazines. It's probably because I never have a chunk of time to sit and read an actual book, but I can find a few minutes here and there to read a magazine. I currently have at least 9 magazine subscriptions (Playboy, Womans Day, Family Circle, Womans World, Everyday Food, Rachel Ray, Reader's Digest, All You, First for Women) plus a couple more for my son that I actually read (Highlights, for example!) Sheesh!! Maybe if I got rid of all these subscriptions, I could quit one of my three jobs!!
  7. I am also becoming addicted to blogs! My 'favorites' list gets longer everyday (Welcome, Jason!) and I find myself wasting, I mean spending, more time every day reading every one's blogs. That's probably one of the reasons I've sucked at posting on my own this year. Last school year, I faithfully posted each and every school day. This year, I'm lucky if I post every couple of days, and it's not usually about school anymore :(

OK, Jason, I hope that satisfied your curiosity for now. As for the rest of you, these were probably things many of you already knew, so I'm sorry you had to read through it all. I'm off to try and go to sleep, even though I'm wide awake, because it's now 5:10, and the sun is going to be up very, very soon!!


Grandma J said...

Wow! You are definitely an over-achiever!

I think you could quit one of those jobs (NOT the the bar one) if you cancel the magazines and read them online.

Have a nice Sunday morning sleeping, and I'm with you on pumpkin stuff. I eat it, drink it and spray it. :)

Suz said...

The pumpkin spice thing is funny...I also love anything with pumpkin in it..right down to the seeds.
You work too much. You know that right?
The too, except not playboy. :) I am sure you get it for the articles too though.
A book is sometimes too much of a commitment.
Take care,

Clippy Mat said...

you intrigue me CTG.
anyhoo, pumpkin. meh, i can take it or leave it but i actually made a pumpkin cheesecake this weekend and it was really nice.
so who knew?
and p.s. thanks for your hugs on my blog. that was nice.
i don't know why you changed your profile pic.
i liked seeing you when i pop over here.

Jason said...

Thank you for humoring me, even though this was your second time around. Now after 14 things I know a LOT about you!

Playboy? Somehow that doesn't fit in with the other types of subscriptions. But I like that.

ChiTown Girl said...

I didn't even occur to me that the Playboy thing would throw you guys for a loop. I've had my subscription since I was 18. So I guess I've been getting it for (gasp!) 22 years!! Wow! And, yes Suz, I DO read it for the articles. I particularly enjoy the Advisor. (CSJ, naturally, used to enjoy the pictures, but we used to read the articles together. So glad I didn't give him "custody" of the subscription. Haha! He does sometimes borrow them, but he always brings them back.)

Sorry, Clippy, I can't stand to see pictures of myself. Besides, Penguin Pete is much cuter!

Rabidparadise said...

Now I'll be waiting impatiently for the baby turkey to get up so I can make my way to Starbucks drive-thru for a pumpkin spice latte...Hope you got some good sleep before handling 5 yr olds this morning! ;-)

ChiTown Girl said...

Paradise-You crack me up! And, just for the record, I hosted my niece's 12th birthday party at my house Sunday, so that meant I was up bright and early, shopping, cooking and cleaning. But, I love her to pieces, so I didn't mind. Now, my old body... that's another story! But, my babies don't have school Friday (staff development day) so that'll help me get through the week ;-)

Lakeland Jo said...

Everytime I feel tired or sorry for myself about how busy things are at work I will remember to visit your blog-three jobs! Well done to you!

Lakeland Jo said...

pumpkin spice latte! We dont have that over here- our nearest Starbucks is a forty minute drive ( can you imagine that!!??)
We do get egg nogg latte though at Christmas...