Monday, February 26, 2007
Friday, February 23, 2007
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Sunday, February 18, 2007
Saturday, February 17, 2007
I will then:
- walk into the post office
- address a priority mail envelope with mentor's info
- place my 40 page thesis paper in the envelope
- begine feeling small bouts of anxiety because all my work and time is going to be graded in a matter of days
- force myself to seal the envelope and not look for any other things that I could possibly but needlessly change
- go to the counter and request the envelope to be tracked so I don't get screwed
- watch as the clerk stamps the envelope and tosses it emotionlessly into the outgoing mail tub
- breathing rapidly, my legs will lead me back to my car where it's warm
- put my head on the steering wheel and cry because it's done and I can't change one more thing, and I can't call my dad to have him edit it just one more time
- drive home to Kenny and sit on the couch and think about all the things I COULD HAVE done before turning it in
This is what I think will happen. When I get the nerve to get dressed and make that 1 mile drive, I'll finish this post and you'll know what REALLY happens.
It's done. I mailed it! And I really did get the queasy tummy feeling, and I felt like I was going to puke as I handed over the envelope, but I did it, and it's done, and I'm home and OH SO HAPPY! I can't believe that I don't have to work on it anymore, that's how much it consumed my life EVERY DAY. What a feeling!
I called my dad on my way home from the post office to tell him. I think he was just as relieved as I was....no more phone calls asking him silly ridiculus questions about a comma or somthing. He probably feels just as good.
To change the subject BECAUSE I CAN NOW!! my flowers started drooping rather quickly, so I came up with a quick remedy for them. I thought because the roses were so heavy and still not fully bloomed, I needed to save them somehow from snapping off the top of the step. And this is what I did:
They look absolutely gorgeous! I had to play around with the camera too, so here's some more....
Scroll down for the Saturday Photo Hunt.
Friday, February 16, 2007
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
I'm at home today, on another snow day! Three snow days in two weeks. I must be dreaming. Too bad I'm not packing.
This time, it really is a true snow day. I'm not sure how many inches we got, but it was a lot! When I left school yesterday, my principal said, "See you Thursday." So everyone at work was pretty much banking on this day off.
Last night, it took us an hour and a half to drive home. And this is what it looked like:
And this was the spedometer
But since I love the snow, I'm not complaining. It's beautiful! And cold, but I still love it. And Happy Valentine's Day too! I'm sending the love to all my blogger friends and non-blogger friends that read this too. Love you all! This is what Kenny is getting today.....
Some chocolate luscious lips, a chocolate Spiderman, homemade chocolate chip cookies and a cute little red monkey that will inevitably end up in my classroom. Can you tell he is just SO loved? I wonder what I'm getting....
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!
Sunday, February 11, 2007
Saturday, February 10, 2007
Friday, February 09, 2007
Today was the 100th day of school, which is a big deal for the little ones. It was a LONG DAY. Parties at school are wonderful for the kids, and a pain for teachers. I hate to complain about the kids' celebrations, but it is SO HARD to keep 20 kids focused on anything when there is food, juice, and sweets (ONLY on special occasions) in the room. And since our students wear uniforms, when they have free dress as they did today, things can get off the hook quickly. I kept them busy all day with 100s day centers all dealing with the number 100 somehow, but I feel like I worked 5 days in 8 hours. I'm pooped! When the last kid was gone today, I fell in my chair at my desk and put my head down and didn't move for 10 minutes. That felt great! I'm still dragging. But, I know my students had a good day, and I'm sure they will be yacking about it all weekend to whoever will listen. Here is a picture of them today with their 100th Day of School shirts on. You can probably tell that they colored the shirts themselves.
And here's the cake that another teacher made for our class. It's huge, but you can't really tell how big it was. And it was YUMMY. The cake itself was that rainbow chip.....hmmmm. Can you find the nibble marks I left? It was hard to be in the same room with that cake and not be tempted. I sound like one of my students now.....
Today is one of those days when I'm really thankful for the weekend. Just to be at home, inside where it's warm. Who cares if the place is a mess with boxes and all sorts of stuff? It's still home. And it's right where I'm happy to be right now.