Saturday, August 23, 2008

Back to Work is officially ON!
I woke up this morning feeling hung over, but not from drinking. The last two days have been blurs, going through so much of the initial-back-to-work-before-the-kids-get-there-stuff and trying to squeeze in time to get my classroom put together. It's coming along pretty well. I didn't take too much stuff down in June and mostly just boxed some things up, so setting up hasn't been too bad. What took me several hours was reorganizing the furniture, figuring out what would go where. I finally got it the way I want it now, and everyone who comes in my room compliments me on how much better the setup is now, so it must have needed it!! Yesterday my coworkers and I met in a rural area far away from our school for an all-day team building workshop, outside, with an obstacle course and in our workout clothes. Most of the activities were fun, a few were not, and I was pooped at the end of the day. I came home and slept for about two hours, then stayed up late with Kenny, which accounts for the groggy feeling today! I'm working on school and classroom stuff today, nothing exciting, but I have to say I'm still in a daze from the summer ending. Oh well, it ALWAYS goes too fast!



I wanted to recap my favorite moments from the Olympics. I wish I could have watched more of them in the last two weeks, but I've just been on the go so much. But I did make sure I saw the American gymnasts and hurdlers, my favorite Olympic competitions to watch. And you can bet there were tears too. Nastia Luikin and Shawn Johnson were AMAZING in all their performances....I cried every single time they competed, and they both ended up with several medals.



And for the American hurdler, my favorite was LoLo Jones. Here she is when she finished first in the finals before the Olympics....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fm6aLIoZpQg

And here's her performance in the Olympics, she's the third from the right (I couldn't find the English version, sorry!!)....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ew0rxyS5t_4

Can you imagine? I watched this in real time when it happened and of course, I was all tears. She's still my favorite though. I hope she comes back in 2012 and gets the gold.

3 comments:

Krystyn said...

Back to work! Not fun. I'm glad you got your room ready to go and you were able to enjoy some time with your coworkers.

Lori said...

That was ME all last week...and then this weekend, I graded papers for a full day! ha! When do your kiddo's come back?

Steff said...

Furniture arrangement is always the hardest part of room set up for me too. I have this large backside so I always pull the chairs completely out to make sure I still have a walkway. You need to post some pictures of your classroom!

School starts on Monday, Aug.25. Is that when your kids come back too? Enjoy these last moments of summer (or are they already gone?!) and have a wonderful first day back!