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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Day 121 (1217)

Not a bad day until I realized midterm grades are due tomorrow NOT next Friday!  Duh!  Too funny in sad way. :)
Unfortunately I had to skip evening plans
Peace and fabulousness.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Day 119 (1215)

Whew! Another Tuesday finished! Rough/goodish.
Kind of felt funny doing a piece tonight. With all that's going on right now it seems a little frivolous. I feel like as a society we need to put away our social media and the media and just think. Seems like so many people on all sides of many issues are in reaction mode and not truly listening and thinking. Not being present. Seeing through their views. Not thinking for themselves. Just reposting what some one else says. Not truely hearing all sides but regurgitating what they think their side believes. 
Peace.  And I say it again Peace and fabulousness. (Peace may not necessarily be in your normal arena of thinking)

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Day 116 (1212)

Lovely day of gardening and Spring cleaning. 
Peace and fabulousness.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Day 115 (1211)

Friday! Friday! Friday!
Good day teaching. Another siding quote. He started strong but then finished all strong sell.  Notice to people who try to give me quotes, strong rehearsed sales never work. Especially when you can't look me in the eye during the final sales pitch, having to pee isn't an excuse.
Starting to dislike my phone.
Peace and fabulousness.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Day 113 (1209)

I must say that was a pretty fun day of teaching. Hoping for more of the same tomorrow and Friday. Still on the flower theme, hoping too get back into the children's story theme this weekend. Peace and fabulousness.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Day 112 (1208)

Ugh! Tried so hard to keep it as positive as I could with my most challenging classes today only to have them fall apart the last 5 minutes of the day. I don't think I've yelled out that loud ever ( in the midst of them falling apart two of them were trying to paint each other and getting paint on each other's clothes.)
Plus the lovely snow that fell just made it an overall magical day.  :/  Peace and fabuloussness.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Day 111 (1207)

A wtf kind of day.  Students off. The. Wall.  It's not even a full moon. So many people spewing off odd things...clueless.  No one listens, clouded by their stories or the stories they're told to spew.
With everything so off, I did this creature.
(on a good note, got a more reasonable quote on siding today!)
Peace and fabulousness.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Day 110 (1206)

Was going to assemble all the past weeks' pieces into its' story format but dived into the Sunday paper and a great book after church instead. So went with this spring bunny.
Peace and fabulousness.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Day 109 (1205)

Got a lot done today in the yard.  It was also fun to catch up with my neighbor.
Peace and fabulousness.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Day 108 (1204(

Friday, sweet, sweet Friday! Great day with creative classrooms and art club and getting a lot on the to do list done. This was great, considering I woke up really thinking it was Saturday, to the point where I almost turned off the alarm clock. Looking forward to a weekend.
Peace and fabulousness

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Day 107 (1203)

Yay the weekend is almost here! One of the highlights of today was a visit to Home Depot. I went in to have some lumber cut for 2 of my art club students. The guy was really kind cutting these various sized pieces. And then when he was done he said I'm going to comp this purchase for you since it's for students. I thought I was going to cry. I love art club but it has been a bit expensive for me and even though this was a smaller purchase, this small act of kindness was so awesome.
Speechless with gratitude.
Peace and fabulousness.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Day 106 (1202)

What a surreal day. Losing electricity in the school only to realize that a three alarm fire is happening the next block over. We could see the buildings burn.  So grateful the wind was going away from the school, because that would have made things so much worse. Sad to be so close to businesses and people's residents burning. We end up having our school mass with no electricity, Father Michael talking through a megaphone, trying to talk over news helicopters and diverted traffic. The cool thing, inspite of everything is a staff that is ready to do whatever to run a school smoothly and keep the students safe. Due to road closures, we had to walk our student body to catch their buses at a neighboring school. It went so smooth. it's great to work with such a calm headed and flexable team of teachers and administrators.

Peace and fabulousness.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Day 105 (1201)

For a Tuesday it didn't go so bad. Also had someone come out to give me an estimate on siding. Holy cow! I actually started laughing when I told him the estimate was one third of what I paid for the house. He at least was good natured about it. May have to paint it myself. Peace and fabulousness

Monday, April 13, 2015

Day 104 (1200)

For a Monday I really can't complain. I got so much done on my to do list that I feel almost caught up. Even with the two classes I had that were a little off the chain when they came in, it all was alright. Hopefully the neighborhood will be bit more calm.
Today starts a new kid's story.
Peace and fabulousness.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Day 103 (1199)

What an enjoyable Sunday in a couple unexpected ways!
Waiting now for some thunder.
Today's piece is the culmination of Godly Locks and the Three Bears.
Peace and fabulousness.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Day 102 (1198)

What a gorgeous day! Such a motivated unmotivated day.  Did get some of the perennial beds cleaned up, so fun to see new growth.
Peace and fabulousness.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Day 101 (1197)

Friday! Great day even though it snowed.
Finally getting caught up and after this weekend I should even be more so.
Also I am our April teacher of the month.  It's nice, though we have so many teachers that bust their butts, there are so many others who also deserve this. It is nice though to be recognized for all the extra work.
Peace and fabulousness.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Day 100 (1196)

Odd Thursday of catching up on things I didn't realize I needed to catch up on, while not catching up on that which i wanted to catch up on. ?  Well atleast I know what this weekend entails.
Peace and fabulousness.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Day 99 (1195)

Spent most of the day planning.  I think I have the rest of the year planned, including art club, in my head. Yay?
Another shooting on the Northside and burglary near by.... Smh. Deep breath and breath. Atleast my classes were good today.
Put today's piece on a colorful background since so much of him is white.
Peace and fabulousness.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Day 98 (1194)

Back after Spring Break...teaching little kids doesn't allow for an easing back in mode. 
Came back thinking I was prepared, but in my tiredness and rush to leave for NOLA I have no clue what I did. Lol. Had to rethink all the classes but one!
Love my classroom, but with no heat today, it is probably the coldest room in the building. Poor kindergarteners were shivering.
Today starts a new story piece.
Peace and fabulousness.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Day 97 (1193)

Last day of break!  Another mellow day, eating appetizers and experimenting with paper cutting.
Tomorrow starts the last quarter of the year... Left the stuff I wanted to work on over break at school, doh! Hopefully ready for tomorrow.
Today's piece Mother hippy Goose..
Peace and fabulousness.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Day 95 (1191)

A fun day with family and the nieces. It's amazing how much they've grown, with such fun personalities developing.  It was especially nice watching them eat a little cookies I created for them.
My camera's phone is not doing a great job at capturing these creatures. May have to figure something else out.
Peace and fabulousness.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Day 94 (1190)

Nothing like setting off one's alarm system to start the day off odd. 
Lots of cooking/baking done, though slow cooking while baking created some interesting aromas.
Words, words, words. Blah, blah, blah! Lol!
Peace and fabulousness

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Day 92 (1188)

Odd day.  Waited for Hoffman-Webber Construction to show up to give me an estimate today for three hours (in the 2 hour window we had agreed upon).  A no show.  I thought with a name like that it had to be destiny!
Did get to enjoy a bit of the windy, 83 degree day though! So luxurious.
The city removed the pile of branches and small trees dumped in the driveway I share with condemned house!
A thunder storm brought my inner meteorologist out (the second career choice I dreamed of having as a child).
Finished the Gingerbread Man piece today.  I've been thinking this may be the last year of this blog, but may take it bigger in 2016. The door/oven is a small sample of where I may go. 
Peace and fabulousness.