Friday, October 21, 2011
I love fashion; or at least love watching it! I can't always wear, or afford, what I love but I still stalk it on the internet.
Around the time of Kate and William's wedding, I found this website... What Kate Wore
I LOVE it! They run-down all her outfits and tell us where we can find the pieces. I still don't fit into them but maybe one of you can. What I can wear are the shoes! So when I found they were giving away a pair of the London Sole flats that Kate wears, it was too good to be true!
You can enter to win too! If you follow my link here, comment with my name so we both get more entries! Good Luck to you, but more luck to me! :-)
Tuesday, September 06, 2011
If you disagree with your child's teacher, please attempt to do so civilly.
If you MUST get forceful, do so with the full understanding that you may be harming your child.
A good teacher will not dislike your child. They will give the child several chances. However you, the parent, will never get a second chance to be liked. The teacher will never willingly call you again and therefore you will not receive the notice you'd really like about your child. Heaven forbid you get a teacher who is not so good... a teacher who's already iffy... you've just put your kid on the permanent hit list.
**I origionally wrote this months ago and stuck it in "Drafts" so I could cool down. It is no less true now than it was 6 months ago!
** See also this article which I didn't write but I completely agree with!
Saturday, September 03, 2011
This week they found out the leukemia is back. Most devastatingly, they are out of options. This adorable child has been given only months of life.
I know it is not my child, but it just as easily could have been. What happened to these young parents was a fluke, one of life twists that you can never anticipate. I have been crying on and off all day. Then I cry because if it makes me this sad, I can't imagine the crippling grief of the family.
I keep hugging my kids, they are starting to think I'm nuts! I can't tell them, they don't have any idea about this family or that little kids can die too young. I don't want them to know.
I don't know what else to do. So far I've spread the word, asked strangers for their prayers, and eaten too much chocolate. I know there must be a better solution... I hope I think of it soon. I'm running out of chocolate!
Sunday, July 31, 2011
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Monday, June 20, 2011
- I have one friend battling breast cancer at the young age of 34.
- A co-worker whose son was diagnosed at 6 months old with Lukemia. They battle every day; he has just had a stem cell transplant and he's barely 1.
- A friend from high school has a son, only 7, who just had a cancerous brain tumor removed and is waiting to see if he'll be ok with therapy and radiation.
- A former co-worker had her uterus burst and she gave birth to her twins months before they were ready. (They are home now and I am so happy she has them safe.)
- Another friend has had more miscarriages than I can count, and she is a great mom to her first, she deserves another.
- Another co-worker was working out one day and thought she pulled a muscle... turns out she had lung cancer and had to have part of her lung removed immediately. She never smoked.
Monday, May 02, 2011
I can subtract 4 of those days for Field Day, the Last Day, and Yearbook signing/clean-up days.
I can subtract another 2 on which I will be giving tests (no mental effort for me those days).
And I can subtract 2 MORE on which I will have substitutes for personal/professional reasons.
Drum Roll Please.... 19 "teaching" days!
Somehow, that makes it all easier! However, I feel obliged to confess that even with in those days, I put teaching in quotations because it is impossible to actively teach for more than half-a-class this time a year. The kids need activity or distraction part of every period. None of us, myself included, can listen/talk for a full period. SOOO, planning from here on out is based around the following question:
How can I impart information in a successful manner AND make it interesting AND break it up with movies so I don't go insane with discipline??????
I have a love/hate relationship with the end of the year. I want to keep being a good teacher but the kids are so *done* and I am so *done* pushing/fighting them! I'm walking the fine line between staying sane and staying a teacher!
Thursday, April 14, 2011
No more broken, stiff, icky shopping cart belts - give baby a clean, cushy harness that's hers alone! It feels so good; the harness is made of luxurious minky plush fabric, with a soft foam core and Velcro(R) back closures. Adjusts to fit all shopping carts, restaurant high chairs, and other ...
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Pros: Convenient, Easy To Setup, Portable, Comfortable, Durable, Easy Use, Lightweight
Best Uses: Travel, Daily Use, Infants
Describe Yourself: Parent of Two or More Children
This product is great! It not only safely keeps my 19 month old in the shopping cart, but I've also used it on kitchen chairs in a pinch while at friends homes. The fabric is soft and appealing but the best part about it is that the velcro tabs don't stick to the fabric and damage it when I fold this and stick it in my purse!