Monday, August 30, 2010

Teaching Taking Over

After I wrote that title it made me think of Pinky asking what they were going to do for the day ha! (I should have said Teaching is taking over, but it made me laugh so I kept it)
No, I'm not teaching how to take over the world, but teaching is taking mine! My principle told us we need to teach like our hair is on fire. This just about describes my week. Lots of hours after school, working through lunch and staying up late.

On a more positive note. A student who has been acting..... like a verbal 1 year old? Had a wonderful day!! Lets hope he keeps it up. Oh and I really do have a great class!!
Curtain shopping will just have to wait until Thanksgiving break :)

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Curtains and Cash

The day is almost here!! "What day" you ask? The day when I will be getting my pay checks regularly again!!! Hip hip hooray!
So I got to thinking...

It is about time to hang some curtains in the master bedroom. The blinds are fine but I need
some fabric hanging and Alex would like to block a little more light. But where to begin and what to pick? I'll show you what it looks like now and a few things I have come across so far.


(I would also love a little chair or bench there and new bedroom furniture but that's another post)

I love that these are so romantic and girly, but they don't come in a color that would work for the room. Oh yeah and the price tag is a little much.

I saw this a while back and think it is a cool idea, but I just don't know if it fits with the rest of the room. I love how it looks on the dark walls.

Any ideas? Where do you like to shop or get inspired for window treatments?

Thursday, August 12, 2010


My oldest nephew is not a baby any more.This little sweetheart had his first day of Kindergarten today and he said he had a good day.
He is just so grown up!!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Mouse Stories

I love this book about the little mouse who just didn't know when to stop. One thing just leads to another and another. I have thought many many times about this little mouse when I start something and I know it will not stop with just the one thing.
A few weekends ago I got a phone call that led to one of these little "if you give a mouse a cookie" moments. It started with my granddaddy at the farmer's market selling figs. Well, if you sell figs at the market then you will want to buy things from the market. If you buy too many things from the market you will fill up your freezer. You may want to encourage your granddaughter to get her own freezer to hold MORE wonderful peas and corn from the market. She may end up with something like this. After you have a freezer like this you may feel like you need to put up a ton of wonderful peas, corn, beans, peppers, and whatever else you can find. Be careful because it may take more than a whole Saturday to do this. But in the end you will have a happy freezer with lots of great things for the winter!!
...then you may start thinking of looking at a Costco card :)

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Back to School

I start back tomorrow learning about all the new things for this year and I am excited! This is when I always have crazy dreams about not having a classroom the first day of school or other crazy things like this. One week until I meet my 2010-2011 class!!