Wednesday, March 22, 2006

The luck of the Irish


I think the luck of the Irish is starting to rub off on me. For the past couple months I have stressed over many things, mainly being overworked, guys and fear of losing my job. Well, things are all starting to fall into place and I couldn't be happier.

First off, I found out I will be asked back next year to teach at my high school....so that is a huge load off my mind. I have more bills that I can possibly pay right now so knowing I will continue to be paid is a big relief. That and my sister moving in with me in May will help as well.

Perhaps the biggest change in my life lately is that I've met someone and become a "smitten kitten". He is a 24 year old student teacher in the Industrial Technology Dept. at my high school. Yeah, I know. I graduated high school in 1997 and he did in 2000. I talked this big game on here how I will only date older men because they are established, have their lives together and are not in transition.....which I always seem to find. Well when I met this guy he had a girlfriend for 3 years, was living with her brother, and had no idea where he would end up jobwise (his family lives hours away down south). I was dating the guy from Chicago who is moving to USC.

Next thing I know, he's broken up with his girlfriend, I said goodbye to my guy, and we started hanging out. It started off as just talking at lunch, then attending sporting events together, then building a friendship. Now it has taken on a life of it's own and we are dating. I did not expect this and was not looking for it, but it happened anyways. He's moved out from his ex's brother's place and in with a couple fellow teachers only 10 miles away, and has basically been offered a full-time teaching position and coaching position here at my school for next year. It's a lot easier dating someone who lives nearby and works with you than 50 miles away in Chicago! I work an ungodly amount of hours and it makes it more bearable knowing I get to see him 3rd hour, 6th hour for lunch and then sometimes at practice after school!

It's funny how life works, I go from being a complete wreck to being completely happy in a matter of a month. Everything is coming together and I'm truly enjoying the ride for fear that it will end, as it usually does. This teacher and I are such a good fit, it's scary....not to mention he's gorgeous and 100% Irish Catholic Republican (finally, a Republican for me!!!!!). Our first date was breakfast, then church. Good sign maybe? I've already met 2 of his siblings, he's met my parents and I'm going to meet his next week when the come into town.

The question is, how fast is too fast? I was concerned that we were rebounding but I don't think that's it at all. It just feels right to both of us and we can't explain it. The pace seems natural and while we feel like we aren't going too fast....are we? We've been dating for only a few weeks and have met family, made plans for the summer, have talked about things like kids, religion and families, and basically haven't left each other's side......which is a lot easier when you work and coach with the person! We talk a lot about our last relationships....what worked, what didn't work, why things ended, etc. My mom says that we need to be careful so it doesn't get "boring" too early. What do I do? Do I cool things a bit when neither of us wants to or do I just go on doing what feels comfortable? Has anyone else out there experienced this? I'm just soooo happy for the first time in soooo long :)

28 Comments:

At 1:35 PM , Blogger Cpl M said...

I'm thrilled you're happy, thats just awesome. But. . .

Carefull swimming in the company pool dating wise. People do that here all the time and it rarely works out for the best.

That aside, I really hope you two do work out. Teacher Tori should be happy more often.

 
At 1:51 PM , Blogger Tori said...

I know swimming in the company pool can be fishy but how the hell else am I going to meet people if I constantly wokr?

just looking at the staff list, check out the following:

Couples teaching here at are married: 12

Couples here that are dating that I know of: 8

Thanks for the nice thoughts Marcus!

 
At 8:34 PM , Blogger Cpl M said...

Wow, you're teaching in a big school. I guess I didn't know that. From the numbers you've given, it doesn't appear your district minds. Good luck to you!

 
At 7:21 AM , Blogger Tori said...

yeah, our school has thousands and thousands of kids so we have over 200 teachers.....not that big a deal :)

 
At 2:09 PM , Blogger Full-Auto said...

Good for you!

I met someone 6 weeks ago myself. That's why I haven't been online much the past few weeks.

I her completely by accident... I wasn't looking to meet anyone that day. I had just joined my buddies for a pizza and a few drinks. She walked in and her beauty completely stole my breath. I HAD to say "hello" and am I glad I did.

She's only 22... but she is the most mature girl I think I've ever dated.

So it seems everything is working out for us conservatives lately. :)

 
At 3:32 PM , Blogger Eddie said...

You go with whatever feels comfortable. There is no right or wrong in dating. Just keep in mind though that just because you are blinded by your current infactuation doesn't make him or you two together perfect. Then again, it doesn't mean the opposite either.

 
At 4:19 AM , Blogger Mahndisa S. Rigmaiden said...

03 24 06

TT: Congratulations on your return to the job next year. And best wishes in your new relationship. The early fun of it is always so wonderful. Since you have met his family and even went to church together, that sounds like a good start. If all he wanted was a booty call then you would only have seen the back of his car! Pardon my bluntness, but I am being honest here. He sounds nice enough so best wishes:) Have a good weekend!

 
At 4:19 PM , Blogger crossingguard69 said...

aww ur so happy, write a fuckn poem about it geez...rub it in a little more that im unemployed and single...sweet big sis

 
At 10:47 PM , Blogger pappy said...

Tori I will be in Ireland in July will bring you back a real 4 leaf clover

 
At 11:24 AM , Blogger anana5 said...

Ahhh to be a smitten kitten! Are we living parallel lives??!?!? :)

 
At 11:39 AM , Blogger Tori said...

I think so! But in my life I'm on spring break and am going to take a nap right now :)

 
At 2:14 PM , Blogger anana5 said...

Dude, you suck! I wish I could take a nap today! I need details of the weekend! :)

 
At 5:47 PM , Blogger msu77 said...

crossingguard69 said...
aww ur so happy, write a fuckn poem about it geez...rub it in a little more that im unemployed and single...sweet big sis

This is exactly how I feel! Except, I am employed and your not my sweet big sis!

 
At 11:43 AM , Blogger anana5 said...

I think we have some bitter friends!!

 
At 3:22 PM , Blogger Tori said...

tell me about it!

 
At 3:24 PM , Blogger supplymadam said...

I miss dating(sometimes).I guess I will just live through you for a while-If that's okay?

 
At 3:51 PM , Blogger Tori said...

this past weekend i went with his 2 sisters, brothers-in-law and his niece and nephew to the Art institute and then to Cosi for dinner.....we made s'mores for dessert and it was so much fun. Then sunday he came over to my parents for dinner.

Even my brother called me and told me "to be careful" and slow the hell down. At least I'm going to Texas for a few days so over a thousand miles will force us to take a break!

 
At 8:14 AM , Blogger anana5 said...

I think I might be catching up to you!!! :)

Have fun in Texas! And ummm don't do what I did last time I was there!!! I want drunk dials!!!

 
At 12:56 PM , Blogger fetching jen said...

TT - enjoy your happiness and don't overthink it. And congrats on your job. You're probably a hellofa teacher.

 
At 2:05 PM , Blogger Eddie said...

Does he make pottery for a hobby? I know a guy who does and I swear he is a closet swinger.

 
At 6:04 PM , Blogger Ranting Republican said...

it's okay to be jealous eddie...just admit it.

 
At 9:54 PM , Blogger Full-Auto said...

We woke up last Saturday and my girlfriend said to me, "take me shooting". She knows that shooting is important to me. So, I took my M16 to the range and put the .22 kit in it. She shot a macahinegun!!! She loved it, and I did too. She's never fired a rifle much less a full-auto one before. I was so proud. Check out the pic:

Pic of her shooting

Not that anyone cares. :)

 
At 9:45 AM , Blogger Eddie said...

She has a nice body full auto.

Yes, RR, I am jealous.

TT, are you getting some? Stop keeping it so G Rated.

 
At 10:00 PM , Blogger pappy said...

Eddie, you're starting to scare me

 
At 8:58 AM , Blogger Tori said...

yeah eddie, oh wait, it's tax time...and aren't you a CPA? That could explain it.

Full-auto, congrats, she's a sparkplug.

I'll have to take my irishman shooting....what a great date!

But for tonight it's The Apprentice, 24, and the NCAA Championship.

 
At 7:11 AM , Blogger anana5 said...

can we have a new post please?!?! i know some of us were on spring break recently but that doesn't mean you can take a break from the blog!!! :)

 
At 3:45 PM , Blogger Mahndisa S. Rigmaiden said...

04 04 06

Just checking if you are alive:)

 
At 8:55 AM , Blogger Tori said...

i'm writing, i'm writing!

 

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