Saturday, September 22, 2012


Let's see, why have I been gone so long AGAIN?!
1) School started and we have a total of 51 kids
 I'm going to say....think of spending all day, every day with a five year old.
Now multiply that by 51 and teach them all to read, write and do math. Yeah.
51 of anything is a LOT. Especially when they are all live and wiggly.
 2) We were in SC for a WHOLE WEEK, meeting baby Vera.
Some of the people I love best in the world. Sort of left to right, if you don't count Rach's right foot and Travis' right arm.: Pop Pop, Travis, Vera (in papoose sling on Travis), Rachel, Avery, Zoey, Trevor. Not in pic: Sarah (taking pic), me (hiding from camera)

We got to see all our grands together...OMG, it was so much fun, even though poor Zoey broke her leg!!
This is her splint, because they would not cast her leg for a few days. It was stressful, because she was not supposed to stand on it. Tell THAT to a 2-year-old.
The day before the broken leg. I held  babyVera, aka "The Caterpillar", so much that my arms felt empty when we left. Very sad for me.
3) Speaking of breaking things: our dishwasher, our washer, our truck, our AC. EXPENSIVE and not a blast to replace and/or repair. Sorry, no fun pictures of money flying out the window.

4) Still working on my new WEBSITE! The web designer's husband BROKE HIS BACK, so we are on hold. (Geez, I hope she didn't "catch" the breaks from me!!) You'll see the site soon enough. It is going to be AWESOME, lotsa wonderful tutorials, that don't require an embroidery machine!

I will try to do better about posting. But honestly, I don't like to promise things I'm not sure I can deliver! Subscribe to my blog and you'll get updates, which might be better than checking back constantly. Google Reader is GREAT, BTW. Thanks to my friend Linda for that tip.

Thanks for stopping by! Off to a funeral service. Arghhhh

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Where Have I Been?!

Big things have been happening around here.
You know about Vera being born.
I'm also back to school.
AND...drumroll...I'm working on
launching a brand-new business!!!!!
I will keep you posted on that front.
In the meantime, here's my classroom.
I'm co-teaching this year and really, really excited about it!
My lime green dots.

Kinda cheery.

Here We Go, Steelers, Here We GO!

My wonderful husband made that big lime green shelf for me.

The white folded thing behind the big cabinet is the wall between the classrooms.

My co-teacher's side of the room.

This is where we'll do calendar...on my co-teacher's side.

Her computers...

Math stuff.
Our assistant's area.
Does it look like a lot of work? It should, because it sure was. Here are some befores:
If you look carefully, you will see that this pile of junk had to be labeled THIS IS NOT TRASH.



Cluttered and sad.
Even the dots can't help this mess. See the 3 dots I had to paint over, top right?
 Thanks for stopping by!