Oh back to school. We have a love hate relationship. I love my job and enjoy being in a routine but I also hate to leave my bed especially when it’s so stinking cold outside. I realize that some of you
crazies are dealing
with negative temperatures and I am in Texas but Snow M.G. I can barely handle
Let’s talk about 2015. Um, it’s here. As in, all day erryday. Ha! Seriously, where did last semester go? Mind blown over here! The silver lining to this mini melt down is that my sweet husband has been working on a project for work for the last nine months and most weeks he is gone Monday-Friday which has left me in single parent mode. This has been challenging but I can totally do the mom thing all day long (though the whole taxi situation is life sucking). Everything else had to go to the back burner. Blogging, creating, girls nights (tragic)…all in the crapper. I’m cool with it though because my three ridiculously dramatic and one million percent teenager teens are so worth it.
Oh, speaking of..my daughter takes her driving test tomorrow. Say a prayer for her. She actually turned 18 over the break but doesn’t have her license yet. Let’s just say she has been driving impaired and we weren’t rushing the situation. Fingers crossed it goes well. Eek! That also means that I can get some more flipping help with this whole taxi situation. Ha!
Anyway, hubs is done with the work project and is now back home full time. I also have a love hate relationship with that. LOL! When he is gone, I didn’t have to cook so much. The kids cooked for themselves and I made me a soup or salad. Easy right. Well hubs is a little more complicated and wants crap like SIDES and COOKED MEAT. Ha! It will be an adjustment but so worth it. I love him so much and when he was gone, my heart hurt.
I stayed at school until 6:00 p.m. tonight. I know most of you dread that but I have only been able to do that about three times this school year. It’s so nice to now have the freedom to stay late and catch up or get head. I feel really good about this semester right now just because I know I have him to count on at home.
I have a ton of goals for 2015…
Still working on the whole baby thing, sigh. I’m believing like no body’s business! I went back and read my 13 for ’13 tonight. I’m not going to lie, I shed a few tears. My faith has not dwindled in the least bit. I’m still believing and awaiting my miracle. I was having trouble picking out my One Little Word for 2015. Last year was HOPE and man oh man did I have and still do. I think this year my OLW will be GROW. I would love to grow in so many ways. I want to grow as a wife, mother, teacher. I would also love to grow a belly that is not full of jelly if ya get what I mean. ;) I’m cracking myself up over here. Seriously, if my butt grows anymore, it’s getting an eviction notice!
I feel like if I am GROWing, I am moving forward. There are times when I want to just remain still and wait and then there are times when I feel like I am supposed to grow. God has stretched me to my max this year with my class. I get upset and frustrated and he does something to break my heart and remind me why he has placed me, or really why he has placed these children with me. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger right? Well who every said that is stupid. Just kidding. Maybe. ;) Some days I don’t want to be made strong but then again, I want to grow. Let’s just call this school year full of growing pains and you peeps are my therapist. Thank you very much. You can mail your bill to Kreative in Kinder @ 987 Not Getting Paid, Hot Mess, TX 12345. Ha!
In the spirit of moving and shaking, I finally created something new. I am super excited to start creating monthly poetry units for my kids. If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you know that poetry has always been part of our weekly routine in my classroom. You can click these pictures for more details and stay tuned for more months to come.
Before I go, I am having a sale in my t-shirt store in preparation for the 100th day. You can click here or the picture below to see more shirts. Make sure you select the category: 100th day to see all of the selections available. Orders should be received within 4-8 business days with standard shipping. If you want names on your shirt or anything custom, just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’ll leave you with my family’s Christmas card. I planned on posting it last month but, well last month is gone soooo that didn't work out so well did it?! If I did all the things I planned to do or wanted to do, well this stinkin’ to do list wouldn’t be 57 pages long. Ha!
I hope you are having a great return to school and staying warm. Keep calm and teach on. Love and virtual hugs!