Sunday, December 23, 2012
Saturday, November 10, 2012
I have had a really crazy last three weeks. I have mentioned before that I teach college online, however I have also been a high school science teacher since 2006. Last year I taught Anatomy but I started it out as a long term sub and then got a temporary contract. At the end of the year the principal told me he wanted me to stay with a permanent contract, but they would have to do what the district wanted to do. Two days before school ended I found out that a teacher from another school in the district wanted the position at my school and since she had higher seniority she got the position and I was put back into the sub pool. So this year I have been subbing for various schools in the district. In the middle of October I was called to sub for someone during their maternity leave. With that, teaching four online classes and trying to raise my two sons the best I can, I am having a hard time finding time for anything else. I miss my blog and I miss my sleep. I will try my best to keep up with things, but the good news is that the semester ends in December and then the other teacher will be back. Sorry I did not get through all the 31 days, but I guess those days can all be gathered into a Getting Work In Order day.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
One of my dreams is to buy a couple acres with an old farm house and a barn on it and completely redo them both. Then I would turn the barn into a refurbished/own of a kind furniture shoppe with a workshop in the back. Then I could just craft for a living. How wonderful that would be. This is what inspires me......
Friday, October 26, 2012
For awhile I have wanted to turn something in my house into a chalkboard, so why not somewhere that we all see several times a day. Now I have a cute laundry room message center.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
There are quite a few things about California that just drive me crazy, but I have realized that if I try to find the negative, I will. But if I try to focus on the wonderful things that are around me, the beautiful California, then I enjoy living here a lot more.
My dad has a boat down in San Diego Bay and you can not beat the views of San Diego. Here are some pictures from our last visit down there.
There were a lot of amazing boats out that day.
A couple weeks ago my kids brought home their new school pictures. I usually put one in a frame, send grandma and grandpa one and then file the packet away with the past year pictures. As I put them in the drawer I saw some of the older ones and was caught up by how much my kids have changed over the years. So I decided to make a photo collage for each kid to show just how much they have grown.
Yipee, I got my Internet Back in Order. You never realize just how much you need the internet until you don't have it. Now it is catch up time as I try to get all my work and my 31 days back in order. Sorry the last two posts have stunk, but I am just happy that I can finally sit down and work on something without losing connection or having to sit at a Starbucks to send something.
Sunday, October 21, 2012
I have mentioned in the past that I teach online, so if my internet goes out I literally feel like I am going to have a heart attack. Well, that has been my week. I have not had reliable internet access at my house all week. So for the last few days I have been spending a lot of time at wifi spots trying to get a little work done here and a little done there. I may just have to catch up on the 31 days when I get internet back up at my house. They should be out to fix it on Tuesday.
Monday, October 15, 2012
We decided that for our next year summer vacation we are going to take a trip to Lake Powell. If you have never been to Lake Powell, you really need to go. It is one of the most beautiful and peaceful places in the world. Since we are going to get a houseboat we have to get our plans going now. If you don't book about 6 months in advance you may not find a good rental and the prices are better in advance as well. Here are some pictures to show you why we would go through all that planning just to go to a lake.
Last time we went was about 4 years ago so I am very ready to go back.