Picture this: It's 4th and 10 with 20 seconds left on the clock and you still have to march the ball 99 yards down the field. This is a pretty daunting task, but a true Boilermaker never gives up. Everybody is expecting pass so what better play than a quarterback sneak? The ball is snapped and the qb takes off. He fakes left, he fakes right, he finds the open seam and takes off towards the endzone. He could go all the way! Touchdown and victory! This is very similar to the scenario that happened this morning at school. Unknown to us another teacher in the building hid an Easter egg in every teacher's room last night. The goal was for each teacher to find it in their room and turn it in to her room along with the eggs from the other teachers in our grade level clusters. My team was the 1st grade teachers and Kindergarten teachers, which are on the complete opposite end of the building. I typically get into school early to get set up for the day and I stumbled across my egg when I was putting some items away. I took it down and was shocked to see that many of the other grade levels already had a large amount of their eggs found. I thought that there was absolutely no way that we would be able to find our eggs and get them in before the others, especially the clusters that are right across the hall from her room. Then most of the other teachers showed up and found their eggs right away so they took theirs down. Still, no clusters had found all of their eggs. I started thinking that we may have a chance. The last two teachers showed up and it was complete chaos. Imagine 6 teachers in a single room helping another teacher find a single egg. Yes, it really happened. When we found the last egg the other teachers gave it to me and said to take it down. Hey, the last teacher to find her egg is pregnant so I wasn't going to make her take it clear across the school. Anyways, I got partway there and another teacher came out of another hall carrying her egg to turn it in. Next thing I know we are sprinting down the hallway toward the room. I made the pass just before we went through the door. There was another teacher in the room crossing off her name for returning her egg at the time. I weaved around her and put my egg in our basket just edging out the other teacher. I crossed off the name and VICTORY!!!!! I'm counting it as a victory for the Boilers since most of the teachers in the building are IU, Notre Dame or Ohio State fans. Boiler Up!!!!! And yes, this actually happened at school this morning. I can only imagine what the kids would have thought if they would have witnessed it. I love my school!!!!
Today my wife and I were laughing about some of the things that our dog has done and I have to say that I have got to have one of the strangest dogs around. Don't get me wrong, he is great, but he is still a little weird and here is why. My dog is terrified of a few things like clothes hangers, plastic bags, trash bags and laundry baskets. Whenever we have one of those things he puts his ears down and cowers. However, when there are things around that he should be afraid of he is not. Whenever I start my motorcycle or my father-in-law has his 4-wheeler running he races towards them and tries to attack, even if they are moving and they could run him over. I sat him on my dirt bike last year and was petting him and I kicked the kick starter like I was going to start it and he went nuts! He started growling and biting at things. He even tore a piece off of the crossbar pad. Whenever I have power tools going or the vacuum is running he tries to bite at them and attack them. If the UPS man or FedEx man drops off a package he will not stop jumping on us until we put the box down. We have learned to take the contents out first because when we put the box down he attacks it like crazy. He rips pieces off of the boxes and if you nudge them with your foot he goes at it again. I guess that he is my dog so I shouldn't be too surprised that he is a little crazy! :) He is also the sweetest dog and loves to cuddle on your lap while you scratch him. Overall he is a great dog, he just has a few issues that need to be worked out. :)
Aside from not riding my dirt bike this year I have also not had the opportunity to play golf yet. This weather has been amazing and everyday I drive past the golf course where I have a membership. I get very envious of the people who are out playing a round on that beautiful green course. I cannot wait until I have the opportunity to get out there and play a round myself. I've been working on convincing my wife that I can take the baby with me when I go, but she doesn't buy it. I keep telling her that it will give her a much needed break from the little guy but she doesn't think that it would be safe. I think that I could definitely find a way to mount the car seat into the golf cart and he can ride along with me. It would probably be soothing for him to bounce around in the golf cart and listening to the swish of the club and the clicking sound of the club hitting the ball. I mean, seriously, what could possibly go wrong with an infant strapped into a golf cart while there are people are sending tiny hard objects in all different directions?
This afternoon my wife had her final doctor's appointment before her official due date. So far everything looks good and we are hoping that next week we will have a baby boy! She is ready to be done with the pregnancy and I am ready to be done with sitting at the doctor's office once a week. I know that does not even compare to what she is going through, but after teaching all day the last thing that I want to do is wait for an hour in the lobby of the doctor's office because they can't stay on schedule. The place that we are going to is extremely busy and they are typically behind schedule. If the appointment is for 4:30 it typically means 5:30. With work schedules we could never schedule early appointments, which means long evenings. Today was the first day that things went on time and, hopefully, it is the last time that we have to worry about it.
The past couple of weeks have been brutal! The weather has been gorgeous and I still haven't been able to go riding. It's just been too busy between teaching, master's courses and getting ready for the baby. With the baby due next week I have to say that it will probably be a month or longer before I can even begin to think about throwing a leg over a dirt bike. It's still early in the year so I know that there is plenty of time left in the year to get out there and have some fun. Until then, though, I just have to say that I wanna ride!