Monday, April 28, 2008

Time is the enemy!!

I am not really sure where time goes but if I ever find it.....LOOK OUT!!!

It's been 10 days since I have posted and I know I have been busy but I have to work backward to figure out where all the time went. LOL

Yesterday was great!! We took the dogs and went to the local RV show. Even though we have a motor home we like seeing what is out there. It was great to take the dogs with us. They were able to meet more people and get lots of attention which they like. They did really well. On the way home we got some cheeseburgers at McDonalds and that was a big hit with the dogs ( and the rest of us too)!! Then we took the dogs home and went to Wal-Mart for some shopping. I got a new purse and of course the girls got "stuff" they needed. It was nice to take the day off and be with my family for a change.

Saturday, the girls slept in and I went to work. Now that means I stayed home and quilted some quilts and then went to the grocery store. Nothing fancy but I got a lot done at home.

Ok that is great but what about last week? Well I am glad you asked. I normally am very busy at my school and last week was no different. It was the first week back from spring break so we had to get the kids thinking about being in school again and not at home. We had a good week in my class. I have the best students, they work very hard and I am so proud of them. My school has a big event coming up tomorrow so most of our energy last week was gearing up for tomorrow's visitors. Our school district is appying for accredidation and our school was picked for a visit. I am honored that I have been chosen by my principal to be observed by these education professionals. I have prepared my students and now we get to show everyone how hard we are working. I will let you know how we do.

The really great event of the week will happen on Wednesday night. That is the night of the Lee County JROTC Brigade Awards presentation. What is making this night so special is the presentation of the Founder's Awards. This award will be presented to the two schools who have stood out in their volunteer efforts in the community. My old Senior Army Instructor from my JROTC days, Col. Tedsan S. Timberlake and his esteemed wife, Dr. Polly Timberlake will be there. To his surprise I am also rounding up as many past cadets as I can. Right now I think we have about 15 of us that are going to be there. I am so excited to have these awards for the schools and to see my friends. Many of them I haven't seen in about 10-30 years. I am so EXCITED!! The really BIG news is that my daughter will be getting a special award. I will get pictures and post them here. So the rest of last week and this past weekend has been spent on the phone talking to my old friends and trying to find more of them through the computer.

I hope once school is out for the year that I can post more consistently. I will keep you posted!!

Thursday, April 17, 2008


Hi! I am getting some sleep finally! We are currently on spring break and I have been working like crazy. I took advantage of the time off to sew and it was worth it. I also got some quilting done and last night put the binding on the quilt I am donating for the band's silent auction. I just have to put the label on it tonight. I did laundry today too and now I am putting it away.

I have enjoyed being home this week. I can't wait for summer vacation, only 7 more weeks. This school year has flown by and it's been a great one. My girls have kept me very busy this year and the summer is looking good.

I just got done grading some papers from school and this weekend I will get my work from school done. I don't have to but I like staying ahead of things.

My goal is to also straighten up my studio. It's a mess right now and I was going to work on a corner of the room today after I got done sewing. But somehow I managed to hurt my back and right now it's killing me so I can't bend over to clean it. I did some of it but the pain was too intense so I stopped. Maybe I can do more this weekend.

I am excited because tomorrow my girls and I are going to check out the new craft store I have been hearing so much about. I am looking forward to it. It's a combination craft store and scrapbooking store so we are really looking forward to it.

Well it's time for me to continue the laundry. Will talk more later. I am taking tonight off and finishing more quilts and some other projects I want to complete for a change. Can't wait!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

It's been a while!!

The last two weeks have been a whirlwind of activity. I have been busy at work prepping my students before they took the state tests for second grade. I am anxiously awaiting their officials scores. I am hoping they did really well. We have been working very hard this year and they have done a great job in class. As a special treat now we are going to be working on a class quilt and a paper quilt for our hallway bulletin board and also each child is going to be making their own small quilt as a memory from our wonderful second grade class. My super principal gave me the idea and I can't wait to start working on it with the kids. They are looking forward to it and so am I.

I have been busy with the high school kids too. I went camping with my daughter's JROTC unit and we had a blast. There was a total of 12 high schools there and probably over 500 kids and adults together. It was last weekend and we had a wonderful time. We (the adults) cooked hot dogs on Friday night and hamburgers on Saturday night. One of the instructors also brings out stereo equipment and we watch movies. We had to cancel the movie on Saturday night as we got a storm that night. The kids were safe and in their tents and we got wind and rain. We were leaving the next day so on Saturday evening we had the kids start packing some of their stuff up and the adults started breaking down some of the equipment we had out. The kids go out on Thursday morning but I had to wait until school was over on Friday afternoon. Then I changed clothes and bought some water and ice and food and headed out. I look forward to this all year. The instructors are wonderful and our school took second place on the tug of war. My old high school won first place in volley ball and another school took first place in the giant relay (swimming, canoeing, running and some other things I can't remember right now). I didn't stay for the relay because I had to stay back at the campsite with another adult chaperone so we could start cooking the hamburgers for the kids.

Then we had one more week of school and now we are all on spring break. I am so happy. Today I quilted two quilts for a friend and I am getting the backing ready for a quilt of mine that I will do tomorrow and donate to the middle school for their spring auction next month. I also went to the grocery store with my daughter. Then we came home and played a game of LIFE. We had fun and my younger daughter was thrilled because she finally won a game. It was a great day.

Now I am heading to the kitchen to get dinner started. Then we are going to start a game of Monopoly but we won't finish it, so I will clear a place on the dining room table and we will bring it out this week. I love spring break and have lots planned to do. I mostly want to sleep in and get some things done around the house and of course I have papers to grade from work and work stuff to do but I also want to take some time for myself and my girls. I miss spending time with them.

Better head to the kitchen. I will be posting more this week. Stay tuned!!