So it's back to school for me next week. I can't believe how fast the summer has gone. I guess I really only had a month of summer because of summer school and summer rec. Oh well, it was still a fun summer. I am excited about starting school this year. I have fun first day activity planned for my students. Although recent events at my school have put a damper on things, I know this will still be a great year. I am continuing to keep a small class size (only 9 kids) and this will be another year of more girls than boys (6 out of nine). After my first year of 2 girls and 5 boys, I think I deserve it! Hopefully there won't be as much drama as I had last year! I am excited to start my 3rd year of teaching as my principal says this is the year where I've got everything under control (hopefully).
My kids start school on the 11th and I am excited for them as well. Hannah's in 1st grade and Josh will start kindergarten (sniffle, sniffle). Josh is so excited to start school. He just wants to read like his big sister! I hope I don't cry too badly on the first day because I tear up every time I think about it. I will be sure to take pictures and post them later.
Friday, July 25, 2008
I have had the most boring day ever! Andrew had our car today because he was helping his sister and brother-in-law move back from their campgrounds for the school year. So, I didn't have a car today. I don't think I would've gone anywhere if I did have a car but maybe it was just the thought. I have papers to write for a summer class I didn't take but I'm still getting credit for. I have 6 separate papers to write and I only have one sentence done for the first paper. Every time I sit down at the computer I find something else to do. I have played probably 20 games of Freecell and there is nothing on t.v. Wait, there is but it's either watch Bear Grylls drink yak blood and eat an eyeball or change it to an infomercial channel. Hmmm...not a tough decision. Wow, this is even boring to read back!
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Sunday, July 20, 2008
So today I entered my first challenge on the Pagemaps blog. I happened to check out the site and click on the new blog and there was a challenge. The deadline was tonight and like my last minute ritual, I put together a page. The small tag says "cherish" and the pink tag says "love".Hope you like it!
Saturday, July 19, 2008
That is my new nickname for Andrew. Vacation did a number on both of us and we decided to start going to the gym together. We've only gone for two days but Andrew was pretty tough on me those two days. He's taught me some new exercises and encouraged me to push myself harder than if I had been by myself at the gym. Not to mention it's been nice to have someone to work out with so you can talk to them, you can motivate each other and so you don't worry about feeling like everyone is staring at you :) Thanks for helping me out babe! I love you!
Monday, July 14, 2008
So last night, Andrew went into a hotel to check for a room and he saw a fox as he was getting out of the car. Today as we were driving home, we were listening to the news and there was an African lion that had been spotted in El Paso, Texas. There were reverse 911 warnings going out to all residents to keep their pets and children inside their homes (duh!). Finally, today we were in the northern part of New Mexico and we has stopped to go to the bathroom. As we were getting back on the highway, we saw 5 or so peacocks on the side of the road. Dead serious, peacocks! So I'm wondering, was there a zoo outbreak that no one was informed of? Maybe someone is playing the game Jumanji. I'm wondering what animals we will see next, giraffes? rhinos? zebras?
Thursday, July 10, 2008
So yesterday, I was holding my brand new, hand-me-down Chocolate and I noticed that the screen had turned gray. I shut my phone off and turned it on again. Still gray. I took out the battery and put it back in, then turned on my phone. Still gray. Andrew did some research and apparently, the Chocolate phone has some sort of pin that can go out by the phone being slid open and closed (watch out Wesley!). So until I get a new phone, mine is out of commission. If you need me or want to talk to me, please call Andrew's phone or e-mail me. We are still on vacation and are planning to go home on Saturday. I will keep you updated and let you know when I get a new phone. Blackberry Curve or LG Envy? I won't get my hopes up....