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Well hello there stranger…

Ahhhh…

In the last few days or so my fingers have started itching to write again…so I thought I’d drop in and write a little somethin’ somethin’.

It’s been a grand spankin’ 22 days since I last wrote, and A LOT has happened in that amount of time. Nothing overly monumental, though not all things I’m willing to share in a diary that is 100% online and accessible to the entire world wide web. Mostly just the crazy busy-ness that is the life of an elementary teacher / involved church-goer during the start of the holiday season. The last few weeks have been so busy and tiring that I had to start cutting out non-essentials, and journaling (aka – blogging) was one of the first things that had to go.

A few things I didn’t cut out: feeding the husband, feeding the dog…and let’s just be honest here, feeding myself. Come to think of it, maybe I should have cut out some of that “feeding myself” stuff. Ah well – that’s what New Years Resolutions are for, right?!

So with all that cutting, here’s a little peek at what I *have* been up to since I last wrote…

– Running my second 5K…Turkey Trot 2012!

– Hosting Chris’ family for Thanksgiving

– Putting up inside / outside Christmas decor, including making many of my own ornaments…and decorating at the church…and school

– Spending waaaayyyyyy to much money getting ready for the holiday season (You did that too, right? I kind of feel like I need to join a support group or something….)

– Planning how to celebrate the Husby’s upcoming birthday

– Testing out cookie recipes for an upcoming cookie exchange

– Visiting my fam in the hometown for the first time in a couple of months

– Continued Bible studies

– Prepping for / Completing my formal observation at work, in addition to wrapping up a new six weeks and starting another

Among laundry. And dishes. And running. And walking the dog. And all those other life essentials like Facebook and Pinterest.

That’s all for now I guess. Gotta easy my fingers back into this typing business…wouldn’t want my fingers to start cramping up. 😉 Well, that and it is seriously my bed time. I’ve decided I am going to be laying in my bed by no later than 9:15 on school nights from now until Christmas break.

So sweet dreams all. I’ve missed you!

KEEP CALM & WELCOME BACK EVERYONE!

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Too Blessed to be Stressed

So…this is basically a post saying that I may not be posting for a few days. 😛

I don’t exactly know what I was thinking when I was lesson planning for this week…but I’m thinking my brain was overtaken by a machine or something. Just look at everything I set out to accomplish:

*Apple Taste Testing

*Oobleck (a very messy science experiment about matter)

*Making Play-doh w/ the kids

*Making a class life-size scarecrow

*Pumpkin Observations (including cutting into the pumpkin & exploring the inside)

*Making applesauce as a class in the crock pot (I crossed this one off the list. Ain’t gonna happen.)

*Two days of “Game Play” in which we have parents / volunteers come in to help us learn how to play various board games

*Oh yes, and of course a regular load of math, reading, writing, and science lessons.

And did I mention that since it’s the last week of the six weeks I’m trying to do report card testing? (Which, in Kindergarten, means I have to individually conference with every student?) Yeah. Because I am.

That’s just when the kids are around. During the time before school, during my conference (and my lunch), after school, and into the evenings, I’m working on lesson plans for next week, mapping out curriculum for the next six weeks, prepping new sight word / other necessities for the new six weeks, and getting ready for parent conferences.

Oh yes, and then I have a husband, a dog, a bible study (or 2 or 5 that I’m doing right now), a home, and a 5k that I’m training for.

Yowsa.

All that said, it actually sounds worse than it feels. We hit the ground running every day and are getting a lot accomplished. I’m not stressing out about the new six weeks because I know it will get done, and parent conferences should be a breeze this year. My husband is a trooper and is great about helping me out, and the Lord is giving me good rest, the strength to run every step, and renewing me through His word.

Life is good…I’m just running out of time to write these days. 🙂

What about you? Up to much this week?

KEEP CALM & SLOW DOWN THOSE LESSON PLANS!

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