Tuesday, June 26, 2012

What’s up with Me?

Brace yourself, this is a LONG post! So, I am sure you are wondering what’s up with me! I started this blog and then went M.I.A. for about 10 days. Well, this week has been a little on the crazy side. I was sitting in bed last night thinking about what all has happened in the last 10 days and it almost blows my mind to think that we all deal with so much in our lives!! Here is my list of OMG’s for the week:

1. Our A/C went out (not surprisingly…it’s was ancient!) that was a ton of money we DID NOT want to spend!

2. I was in Gifted and Talented training ALL WEEK LONG!! *Bright Side= now I am GT certified*

3. I was a Tribal Leader every day last week at our Vacation Bible School, teaching 1st and 2nd graders about Daniel and his courage while in captivity. That was a joy, but also tiring because of being in GT training during the day and then having about an hour to rest before donning my Bible days robe and rushing off to church (with a hubby and 2 of my 3 kids in tow!)*Funny Story= As we were driving home from VBS, my friend Shelley called and we started talking…as we pulled up to my house we were still in full on gab mode so I just hung out in the car with the door open of course, this is Texas people! HOT!! The rest of my family went on in. So, I am chatting it up, and a group of cyclist pedal by and ding their bicycle bell at me (weird, but maybe there are just friendly) so I continue talking. I am still on the phone talking (only now I am out of the car moving around, and no doubt moving my hands about…that’s what I do when I talk…I can’t be still!) when they pedal back by and laugh and ding their bell again…hmmm. It finally dawns on me that I probably look RIDICULOUS!! I am still wearing my Bible time robe, walking around talking like a crazy person with my arms flailing!!! No wonder!! I was so embarrassed, but my friend Shelley sure did get a kick out of it!!

4. Sunday was my first official day of teaching a Sunday School class full of first graders. I take my teaching job seriously, but there is nothing more important than making sure that you are guiding children in the church in the right direction and helping them learn about Jesus and God’s love. So, that was scary and exciting all wrapped into one big bundle!

5. Meanwhile, my precious father-in-law is nearing the end of his time left on earth. My husband and I are trying our best to drive the 30 min. or so between our homes to spend as much time with him as possible before he passes. Which means, every time my husband is off of work and in the evenings he/we are on the road.

6. My two youngest children celebrated birthdays this week. My daugher turned 3 years old and two days later (no, that's not a typo!) my son turned 4 years old. Happy Birthday to my sweet babies!

7.  I STILL DON’T KNOW WHAT GRADE I WILL BE TEACHING NEXT YEAR!! If you are a veteran teacher, I am sure that you have had years of learning to deal with being moved around and told at the last minute where you will be…but, friends, I am a second year teacher with a Type A personality and OCD  tendencies and it is just about to do me in!! I am a planner, planner, planner and I had hoped to have this summer to plan for whatever grade I will teach :-(

Lovely Blog Award

8. Lastly, I am so THRILLED to be able to announce that I was awarded the ONE LOVELY BLOG AWARD by two wonderful bloggers this week!!! OMG! I am so excited that I have only been doing this a couple of weeks and already received TWO awards! It means the world to me! Thank you:

With the honor of receiving the ONE LOVELY BLOG AWARD you must follow 3 rules:
1. Follow the person that gave you the award.
2. Link back to the person that gave you the award.
3. Pass the award on to 15 new bloggers.

Here are 15 other bloggers that I think are spectacular! Click on their buttons and head on over to check out their blogs!
1.        iheartmiddle My teacher bestie’s new blog! Visit her for great ELAR ideas and materials!
2.      ndl  “Satisfying curiosity at home and in nature”.
3.     ttc    Great ELAR ideas!
4.    2gpp    Great 2nd grade ideas!!
5. hhh  Cute 1st grade ideas and inspiration!
6. mgm A teacher after my own heart, she has some themes that  I love!
7. aca Great 3rd grade ideas!
8. cc Themes~Themes!!
9. tti 5th grade inspiration!
10. mcr Cute ideas!!
11. lah New blogger, cute classroom activities!
12. wnit New blogger dedicated to literacy!! I heart!
13. bld Cute crafty ideas for the classroom!
14. Julie - Button SMALL Experienced blogger, lots of great information!
15. button-1289 Two best friend teachers sharing years of expertise in the field of teaching!


Amanda said...

First off wow you are definitely busy! Congrats on the blog awards! Second, not knowing your grade next year.. I cannot even imagine. I am surprised you didn't find out towards the end of the school year? That is strange! Everyone at our school was notified by the end of the year. Any idea when you will find out? I too have been through AC not working (in 100+ degree weather) so I understand the craziness of that. Good luck with all you are dealing with. But us Amanda's are strong :)

Reaching for the TOP!

Amanda said...

Amanda, yes I am for sure busy! Thanks for the congrats! It is really driving me crazy not knowing what grade I will teach, we had 7 schools close in our district at the end of this year...so, that is more than likely the hold-up. I am sure that there are alot of teachers that need to be placed,etc. Our final day for resignation is July 6th; after that date I will bother my new principal again :-) AC is fixed, but it was 110 yesterday and 105 today...so it still isn't as cool as I would like for it to be, LOL! I agree, Amanda's are strong and we can get through almost anything...looking forward to more craziness though, I honestly don't know what I would do without it, LOL! Thanks for your post! Talk with you soon!


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