Isn’t it funny how out of no where you realize that you’re attracted to someone you shouldn’t be!  So I have been traveling in Spain all week and we have this guide that is from Toledo, Spain!  He has been great all week but I’ve noticed the last couple of days that I’m attracted to him!  He is way too young for me and obviously I will never see him again but he is very cute and he is extremely sweet! He told me yesterday that he was surprised at my age because he thought I was a lot younger!  We have had a few conversations but nothing really until tonight!  Tonight he had offered to take us to an Irish Pub after dinner to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day!  I was the only one willing to go so it was just the two of us. I had never had Guinness so he bought me a Guinness!  We drank our beer and talked and then he had these people take a picture of us in these ridiculous hats.  The guy who loaned me his hat let me keep it.  It was perfectly innocent but I’ll be honest I felt drawn to him!

Here is the picture of the two of us in the crazy hats!!

On another note, I have met some incredible ladies on this trip.  I would love to be able to do another trip like this in the future!  Maybe I will be able too!!!


Teenagers & Their Many Expressions

Ok so it seems like it was just last year when teenagers modeled the fierce sign every time you took their picture.  If you aren’t familiar than here is a picture of my daughter and her best friend.


Of course if you do a search on the Internet you will find many variations to this hand sign.

Now I have noticed in the last few weeks that there is a new signature move for teenagers.  It is apparently the dab.  I finally asked my kids tonight at dinner what it was because I have seen my students doing it. Here is a picture of the dab.


Ok so many of you may be wondering why I have spent so much time talking about teenage fads.  Well as a high school teacher I really want to understand my students and my kids.  I got recruited earlier this year to perform the Whip & Nae Nae at a pep rally with several other teachers and some parents as well.  If you’ve really lived under a rock here is that dance.


Teenagers add drama to everything but I have to say they can be very entertaining.  I enjoy watching the fads and seeing all the cool new things they do.


So last night I went to see “Rent” with one of my friends.  We have had the tickets since New Year’s Eve and we were both really excited to be going.  Of course two days before I had to get sick.  We had a lot of fun last night but I have to admit I have felt like crap all day.  This was us last night at the play.

We work together and we spend a lot of time together.  She is one of my only single friends and even though she is several years younger than me, we always have such a good time when we get together. We had a very nice dinner at Del Frisco’s and then we went to the play.  I have to say that I had my first experience with Uber drivers last night. My friend is in the habit of taking Uber’s every where so I went along with her last night.  We actually had one Uber driver that thought we were college students.  She is only 25 so I can see why he would think that about her but I’m 41.  I honestly don’t think I look young enough to be a college student.

Today I spent three hours at the doctor’s office so that I could get well before I leave next weekend.  I am literally 7 days away from getting on a plane to Madrid, Spain.  It is so hard to believe that I will be on an airplane one week from today.

Yesterday I also told my ex that if he didn’t want to try with me than he should just leave me alone.  It is time for me to move on from him for good.  I think it will be really good for me to be out of town for spring break and over half the summer.  The two of us need some distance from each other.  He has no idea what he wants when it comes to us and I can’t keep pretending it doesn’t break my heart a little bit every time we spend time together. I am not sure I will be able to stay away but I am going to do everything I can to make a clean break.