Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Celebrate the End 2008

Happy Birthday and Christmas Cards 2008

Thank you everybody that sent them!!! If you don't see your card in there, trust me I had to squeeze everyone in the shot.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

desert winter wonderland

You like my photos go to my gallery to see what I did with them. Scroll to the bottom of the will find the link.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Now returning to our regularly scheduled programing

as in back to work for this mom. I returned to work today. I saw a woman in the directors office that I had not seen before. I guess, I might have been slightly inpolite, by directly asking the assistant/interm director, "Who's this?". She replied, "This is P." I asked, "Are yea from HQ? Nice to meet you." P replied, "I'm the new director." I replied, "Hello, I am in the four room. I gotta to go teach. Will catch up later on any changes you have for my room. Not to be rude but my class needs me back." P replied, "Not a problem. I understand."

Not five seconds in my room, I get bombard with questions from other teachers who are close enough to welcome me back, "Whatcha think about the new director?" i replied, " I don't know yet. I haven't had enough time to get to know her yet." Not about to get into the rumor mill or solve a disagreement another teacher is having with the director. There is a reason why I choose to teach instead of adminstrate.

Then 30 minutes into my teaching day, my teaching partner and a teacher from the affected room a week ago, inform me that the room next to mine, roof closed due to serve weather. I replied,"Why the heck didn't somebody text me about the excitment going on up in here ( a little street talk)". They all replied we have your blog address but not your number to text. Not to mention, my kids all 12 out of 18 kids were a little stir crazy today. A few punches thrown, a little arm pulling, a lot of hurt feelings due to exhaugstion from the holidays, and overall crankiness. Nothing major but reality of life teaching settling in all over.

During lunch another teacher, pops her head in asking, "Is either of your kids allergic to english sweet peas?" I reply, "NO...why (with an eyebrow raised knowing one of the two was up to something)?" The teacher replies, "Oh one of them just told us they were." I replied, "You tell both of them, that their new ipods and ninentendo ds will be gone for a day if they don't eat their peas." The other teacher left shaking her head laughing under her breath. I kept serving lunch in my room, shaking my head, and laughing under my breath as well. Trying not to let my class knowing how cute but naughty my kids were being. Needless to say, my kids ate their peas.

Back to having to plan lessons for my class, deal with the family drama that erupts on a regular basis around here, and deal with the fact that I may not have a job in the near future if enrollment does not pick up.

Anyone want a tv special instead? hahaa.

Now to make Thank you cards to the families that left gifts for me.

Waiting on a call from the assistant director to figure out what is going on. This way I keep from getting sucked into the rumor mill around my work.

Kids say the darnest things..

While visiting with my bff back home over christmas, her youngest child walks in the room where we are playing with their pets, then announces there is poo-poo in another room, specifically her parents. "Who's is it?" asks my friend. Her first thought is one of the pets "left a surprise" for her. Her youngest child says, "Its yours mommy with a finger pointing at her." My bff replies, "Oh, really? Are you sure you didn't have a potty accident?" Her youngest child says, "No mommy. Really I didn't." So, my fiend gets up to clean up the mess. Only to discover that it is a raisan that one of her children has graciously left behind for her to clean up. We were both laughing hard when she told me that it was a raisan. Of course we find humor in everything our kids say and do when we are together.

We are walking between terminals in HH between our connecting flights. Of course my kids had way to much soda while flying and eatting the airport. My youngest says, "Mommy I burped." I reply, " I know honey, I heard it."She says, Is the Burp and Uncle Burp spelled the same?" I reply, "Well, you Uncle Burt spelled with a "t" isn't but you says his name with a "P" on the end instead. Though the two when you say are spelled the same." She says, "Well we better tell Uncle Burp there was a mistake with his name spelling."

Sunday, December 28, 2008

NhL Coyotes vs Kings Warm Up

Okay here is a cell phone photo of our favorite goalie on the team, Telleqvist. We got excited to see him back on the ice after an injury to his foot. This is during warm up.

After watching disappointedly at the game to a close out where we lost to the kings o to 4.

I found out that one of the reasons they did not put tellqvist in was due to the special helment the other goalie was wearing. Supposedly they are going to auction it off after the holidays to help support a charity. I am all for supporting charties. Expect when your team is losing you put in another goalie that would help win the game folks.

Plus, the team played more like baseball game instead of a hockey game. Why I don't know. The game started off with a fight between players. No biggie just made younger child happier than eatting pickles to see it live. Then its like they got "sucker punched" with the first goal of the kings and couldn't get their moment back for the game (that would be my dh describing the loss).

Then I am in the gift shop. My dh is going to let me get a another fan shirt but this time long sleeve. Expect the shirt is on the top rack. I look directly at an employee of the coyotes for some help. They walk again. Grrrr....No shirt for me because my dh is at the check out counter hollering its time for me to get it in gear. Do you know how often my dh lets me get a $40.00 shirt out of a fan shop? If your answer was almost never are correct. Sorry no million dollar prize here maybe a quarter sitting on the front seat of my vechile.

I don't think I was be so upset about the loss if the the employees of the store would not have been so rude to me. Oh, well ...maybe the next game we go to my dh will let me get my shirt.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Wii monolopy

Wii monolopy is so much fun to play plus, it gives my dh and I common ground to reconnect with something we both enjoy. Okay so we played it for more than two hours yesterday trying to include the kids for a family game night.It was so much fun. yes, he won game after game but I didn't care. I just liked having a common ground with him besides NHL hockey and baseball games together.

There is also a hasbro wii game collection. I may have to convience him to go buy it for the kids to play with us for a new family game night tradition.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Home at last..

After six hours of flying, a couple of kids from the time they openned presents asking when we were going to get on a plane, to announcements of delays then on time arrivals/departures, from airplanes with an 80% full capacity with heat on high, to passenger angels who helped out another passenger in distress, and to my children who wonderfully minded through the weeks travels; we are home at last.

To my friend (fire and adoption) and family in houston, there wasn't much choice for food on christmas day expect for papapsito's cantina(watch out for their red salsa sauce its got a kick), and a thrift store cafe (which had a clerk with a cheery attitude), and a friendly flight crews Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Wish we could have visited between flights @ HH. Maybe next time we can coordinate better.

To our friends and family we left behind in the greater Jackson area, we miss you, love you, and wish you wellness in the weeks to come.

To our friends and family in the Phoenix area, thank you for the midnight pick at the airport, and phone calls about snow. We love you and are happy to be home to share the remaining holiday season with you.

Time for drifting off to the coyotes hockey game.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Birthday Tears

Since, I have no outlet to scream or throw a tanturm. I will use this as a way to silently scream out painful outburtst to put on a happy face for the rest of my birthday.

We have spent the day going non-stop shopping for my dh and my girls. Only two requests I made were the largest starbucks and some new make up following doctor's orders. Not to mention the most important trip to see our Santa Claus located in Northpark Mall in Ridgeland, MS. My children have seen this Santa since they were babies. We didn't want to break one of our traditions. I will post a picture of this incredible person. We also made several rounds visiting friends that we miss dearly.

My birthday is going fine until we got home and started eatting a snack before my fil's world famous steaks. He is making them even though he doesn't feel good. This makes me feel very special. he may not speak much but his actions speak a thousand words.

Then my dh (which at the moment doesn't mean dear husband but mainly ugly other words concerning husbands)started picking a fight over dip and crackers. Even if I was being a bit selfish in taking a little more than I should you don't pick a fight with someone on their birthday.

Now, I sit here letting go on this forum of a tanturm.

After he realized I was greatly upset by him ruining my birthday for awhile. He apologized. I told him I wanted to just be left alone for a "chill out time".

He gave me my birthday day present of an 8 gb thumbdrive and my inlaws a $50.00 in cash. I am very thankful for my family even when they upset me.

So, now I will resume cleaning up play photos in peace on a full tummy of the best steaks in the world to me, not to mention variety of vegetables and fruit, and desert to beat.

Birthday wake up call

5:30 am cst /4:30 am mst...yes you heard me right. It was a I gotta go potty mommy. Who put a pull up on me? I didn't even need it. I didn't have an accident with a frowny face with it.

What a way to celebrate a birthday.

Plus its freezing cold !!!!!!!!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Come check it out

A new layout plus a new tutorial. Thank goodness for vacations. Just scroll down to the gallery and tutorial links at the bottom of the blog.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Visiting with my best friend

After nine months of calling each other and emailing consistently. We finally got to just hang out.

We ate chinese food, let the kids play in her backyard with a strict warning stay away from the dirty water/mud puddles, had a peppermint martini, watched some tv, and chilled.

I will finish this posting later about this..

Friday, December 19, 2008

Never be afraid to ....

try new things out.

so, I am super proud of myself. After I got DH to activate the DVD/slide show software. I played around with it until I made the slide show of scrapbook pages with accompanying background music to fit what it was about. It took less than 30 minutes to learn the software. An hour to burn cds for family for Christmas that includes getting one child down asleep, another one in a separate bed in tears with her father, and a niece in bed with her parent. Not to mention in that time frame trips to the bathroom, the last "sip" of water, and don't forget the manhunt for the missing stuffed animal.

My mil is super proud to because my DH announced to the family that he wasn't helping with this "technical" project. It was all mine. Guess what hon? You might be creating a software tech without realizing it. You might be creating a monster....or your equal. Can you hear the spooky Jaws music playing now...

NHL Coyotes Solid Paper Pack

Okay all nhl is the first of the nhl coyotes paper packs. I am not through creating for them yet. I have a couple of other packs to put together then I will be starting on everyone's elses favortie team! Just bare with me in this creative process.

Even if you don't cheer on the coyotes. Let me know how you like the stuff anyways.

Note**there appears to be two same solid brown paper packs in this kit. I believe one is just slightly a different color than the other one. They blend really nice. I may be wrong.

NHL coyotes Solid

First full day home

Okay, forgot how much the weather changes here. Its 70 degrees here for two days and then will be freezing cold again.

Last night I had a child that would not go to sleep until midnight. Yes you heard me midnight.

She was also the first one up as well.

I did get to go for run. It was not bad considering the weather is warm. Now, Monday will be difficult for me to run because it will be cold.

We have had a our breakfast, morning baths and clean up routine, and not getting ready to go visit with friends.

NHL LOGO Element-freebie


This nhl logo was made by looking at the actual logo on a ticket from a coyotoes game. This is a recreation of the actual image.

This is for all hockey fans that digital or hybrid scrapbook. they are in 12 x 12 format png files. You can resize them to fit 8.5 x 11 size for hybrid.

This is for personal and commerical use. I only ask that you place my blog in your credits for kit design when either participating in galleries or scrapbook design contests. Do not claim as your own design or resell in your own name.

Please leave comments about element kit...

Merry Christmas Hockey Fans!
ps the coyotes won again last night.

Thursday, December 18, 2008


in one physical piece from a day of flying. In between color the princess mommy, help find the missing pieces on the i spy game, to the totally stare down with a 6ft cowboy waiting in line to board a plane, his reply to our oldest was I don't bite people only dead cows, got all the adults laughing and a smile on our oldest face, and to the last touch down of big tears streaming down tired kids faces when their ears didn't "pop" with swallowing and chewing.

So, I will keep everyone posted on my holiday visits.

Now, waiting for las vegas csi to start..

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

A Visit with T-Rex the Teddy Bear.

This is T-Rex the classroom teddy bear. This bear was made a field trip at the beginning of the year. My DH got to be a chaperoned on the field trip.

Each child gets to take the teddy bear home each semester. Each time the bear goes home with a student a bag of clothes, a journal to write the teddy Bear's experience down in, and yes you take the bear every where with you including a doctor's office visit. No joke!!

So, T-Rex was our house guest. Needless, to say t-Rex went every where including the bathroom at bath time. So, here is what his journal entry looks like.

I went to the doctor's office to make sure my host was well enough to travel for Christmas. My host just had a cold.

Then we went to target. Apparently this is my host's favorite place to shop. First we stopped for a snack. We ate a pretzel and hi-c red fruit punch drink. Then we went to the dollar section. My host's mommy picked out a very special Christmas outfit for me. It says a Beary Christmas. How did my host's mommy know that I would adore it. Then my host got a gumball machine with gumballs in it. We ten dis something called "window shopping". You don't buy anything. Only look.
then we hit the toy department where my host found her Littlest Pet Shop stuffed ladybug. My Host's Aunt got her a gift certificate for Christmas. My host was able to get this ladybug. Her sister got a mini lps toy set. here mommy got a music CD for her early birthday present. Then we checked out.

We took a bath, ate dinner, and watched hockey.. We went to bed ata good time. I was tired.

Thank you for a good sleep over. Maybe next time we can play video games.

This morning t-Rex goes back to school to his/her home.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Singing christmas carols

to my students at naptime. Yes, any of you that actually know me personal. I did sing and carry a tune for my students at nap time.

For some reason it shocked everyone around me that I would do this for children that were not my flesh and blood. Even after the horrible no good bad day we were having in the room.

First let me tell you how our day started. The temperature dropped and started to rain cats and dogs. At the first sign of descent weather we tried the outdoor plan. It was too wet to play outside on anyting nor had the water drained enough for them to play without soaking their shoes. So,unhappily but obiedently they children came back inside. We tried our famour routine of five little monkes music and movement. Bored already..they were too. So, we tried the circle time with stories..half of my class went home with yellow lights for not listening and leaving the cirlce to play.
Then we couldn't play nice together with any of the play centers. We even had punching and hair pulling. Why?? Well, our schedule was inturpted by the rain.

Then we didn't clean up in time for lunch. So, lunch got served late to everyone. At least we had tater tots which is all the kids favorite.

Not to mention a child got sick while trying to serve lunch. Our little one that sick could not stop crying.
Then nap we just couldn't settle down enough to sleep. So, this teacher decided to sing in a lullabye tone christmas carols to the students to settle the sick one down until mom got there and to help the others fall asleep. All I kept hearing was please don't stop singing..we like it. Please................eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeessss!!

So, the singing didn't put them to sleep but it did settle them down a little.

Would you sing if you were their teacher? Seriously, I want to know..

In my family if you got a problem

I usually get to solve it.

Okay after two weeks of the usual tyrants of "clean your room or else we are donating your toys to charity". I stopped to pause to refocus on the situation in the kids room. You would usually here me in the past use the old "Santa Clause is coming to town" lyrics sung off tune to get the kids in gear.

Expect this year we are no longer living in a house that has good square footage. This year we are living in about 1000 sq ft or just a little over that. For months, the family as been "yelling" at my husband to get a shelving unit in the kids bedroom which they have to share instead of separate bedrooms with good storage area for toys. This way it will be easier for them to pick up their toys instead of throwing them in bins on the floor which drives him insane. He has a simple rule...keep the floor clean for walking. If we can't walk well let's just say he turns in unfriendly grizzly bear. He begins to growl, and roar to get the floor picked up.

Well, my work and I decided that we were going to get rid of a piece of furniture that was made out of real wood. It had places to hang up pretend dress up stuff. It had places for everything that the kids had out. The rest of their toys are in storage. So, while we had a break at work, a co-worker and I brought into the our rented home. I moved it the rest of the way into the kids room.

Okay, after two hours, me resetting the timer to get them to hurry up to do their homework instead of the forever fairy tale pick up session. What is a fairy tale pick up session. OH, its the youngest pretending to be enchanted princess calling all her friend animals for help instead of her cleaning up. Its the older one taking a toy shovel to shovel toys into a barbie/Cinderella jewelry box then dumping the toys into a toy bin. Its I'm not picking up because all the animals are doing it for me, mommy. Yet, the dirty laundry they left on the floor is still sitting there. The stuffed animals haven't moved for the last 30 minutes of the timer. The Barbie character can't get the Pokemon characters to use their powers to magically make the remaining toys just poof into the bins. Oh, the slip of the foot that some toys and trash wind up under the dress; where mommy finds at bed time only because she is trying to find a movie for them to watch. Christmas movie to be precis. Don't forget the old "there is a monster under the bed, a scorpion, a spider, etc", excuse to get out of doing their room cleaning.

Their room is finally clean..all toys are up off the floor. It looks very nice now, not to mention we can see everything they.

Well, DH got upset with me.He said he had wished I consulted with him first. I just turned and looked with my mouth wide open about to send a retorlic answer back. When it dawned on me. That it would not do any good. Everyone around here is a sugar plum fairy dream of it will magically take care of itself. If I had consulted him he would have said no. My kids would still be in serve trouble for not cleaning their room because daddy didn't put a shelving unit in there yet for organizational purposes.

I would still be in a furious overloaded mood that nothing was going to be ready for our trip home for the holidays. Well, darn it you can't blame the kids for something that isn't exactly their fault. Its their fathers for being stubborn old goat who doesn't want to collect "any more junk" in this tiny rented place. I don't consider a well built shelving unit designed for kids to put up their stuff by a well known company a piece of junk. I think its more about an ego being stepped on and he's not being the great daddy to solve the problem.

Hay wake up it takes two to run a family and be parents. Not one...remember. oh I forgot only guys can have a brain. GET OVER IT!! Tell your kids you love how clean their room is and good job.

At the end of this so not fairy tale post..I got to digitally scrap my oldest missing art work from the fall

Monday, December 15, 2008

The count down is on...

to leave to visit family. My house is a mess. I have laundry piled high from consistent washing. The love of my life..that has promised to help clean up isn't due to work obiligaitons. My two helpers have turned into the two tornados. Well, I'm not in the christmas mood yet.

Between drama from work, drama to get homework and their chores done, and dh consisntenly on the phone with work or at work this year holiday season hasn't been savored as we would have in the past. Maybe its the kids getting older, maybe its the small cramped quarters we are currently renting. and maybe its just us not slowing down.

Piece of advice take the time to enjoy everything..during the holiday season. Seriously, take a stroll at night to enjoy the decorations, take a few moments to turn the lights and stare at your tree lite up.

You will miss the little things that make this time of the year special for yourself and family.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

NHL Lovers!!!

I need you to do me a favor. I need you to post me comment or email me a comment with your favorite team. I am not joking..I got something in the works...just bare with me please. It may take me awhile but I will get things posted to the blog concerning NHL.

Its all good and my dh will be pleased it didn't cost me any money to document our time enjoying the games together.

Prescott Downtown

This was the scene outside of Bill's pizza in downtown Prescott. Though we weren't prepapred for the weather change that hit us with a freezing wind chill factor and the possibility of snow. Though the resturant's oven kept us toasty warm while we wanted for the special pizza to be delivered to the table. The wonderful company my dh's Aunt and Uncle made it twice as nice. I can't tell you how I wished we could have gotten more photos of this wonderful place to share.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Valley of Lights

Okay if you haven't ever been to the Prescott Valley in the winter time. You need to come to the area just for the Valley of Lights Exhibit. I can't find the words to describe the beautiful show of christmas lights and all the different shapes and assortment of scenes to see.

Be prepared to make a donation at the end of the tour but its worth the $1.00 ot $2.00 for this exhibit.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Christmas Plaid**Freebie

Here is the christmas plaid I created..

for another digital challenge. This won. See my gallery link for the layout for how I used it. the layout you are looking for is called tis the season.

Marshmallow Geometry**Freebie

Here is the link for my Marshmallow Geometry transparency word art I created for a challenge. I have another one with the words switched. if you are interested email or leave a comment letting me know. I will post an updated link with the other transparency. No need to adjust the background. made in

Update on the joking situation

Okay I walked into my classroom today. My teaching partner pulls me aside. She tells of a situation that occurred this morning that the teacher which is also a family friend of this student in teachers with inappropiate teasing. I now know that i am not over reacting to this situation with this student.

So, the first possible time I had to tell my director about it. I did. Told her to address the entire staff. I did not want anyone thinking we were picking on this one particular person on staff. I just wanted everyone to know that this type of behavior was inappropiate.

She said that she was definitely was going to address the situation with all teachers. It would be stopped.

How do you talk/joke with your kid?

I am just wondering because I have a student. Let's say the way her family talks to her and jokes with her and other students bothers me a lot.

They call each other names and stuff in a jokingly manner. Yet, after they are threw the kid is a complete mess and won't behave. Grant it they admit she is "spoiled rotten".

After they leave the classroom and its just her. She is much better behaved for us. Not temper tantrums, no telling us no, no hurting other kids.

They disturb the class by always checking in on her or sending a friend which works at the school in to check on her. This sends her spiralling out of control again.

Its almost like she thinks she has to act this way just for them. They really don't want her to act like this at all. As a matter in fact they beg her not too around them. I almost feel like she is convinced that she has too. I understand that kids act differently around their parents and push buttons. After months of working with this child. She can be so sweet if left alone and aggravated.

Yes, I joke around with my kids and tease them. Not like this...I don't call them negative words then expect them to behave properly. They even used a "curse" word to her face.

Okay, how many use negative jokes to get their kids attention and how many don't?
Please post a comment so I can better see the other parents shoe before I say anything to anyone at my school.

12 Drummers Drumming

if you count kids bagging on toys, shelving units, and the walls then yes we have 12 drummers drumming in my class..

Thursday, December 11, 2008

11 pipers piping

I have no clue unless 11 humming kids count...

got to run work just text a teacher is sick this morning and we have to jam.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

What a terrific evening

Well, first my NHL coyotes beat the Dallas's NHL stars 5 to 3. The coyotes took a beating physically and penalty wise. The Dallas Stars should have about half of our penalties called on us. One penalty should have not been called because the other teams goalie accidentally tripped our player. All I have to say, that was a good hockey game. Now, my DH will be happy that our team won.

I got two layouts done tonight. The one above is the creative tree topper DH came up with for this years Christmas tree. Credits to the digital designers at two peas in a bucket; Cherie Mask for her Be Merry Kit and Meredith Frenwich for her Twinkle Sprinkle kit in the $4.00 section. Both layouts used their products. The other one is in my gallery.

My kitchen is some what presentable finally. Now, only if my children would clean up their mess in the living room that would be a grand thing.

ahh can you hear it

the inside voices being used by teachers and student alike in my class room today. The first time in weeks. All thansk to my teacher being back in the room with me.

Nap time is still hard but better..

ten lords a leaping...

hmmmm if you count the ten jumps for joy my class will be doing as an equivelant. Then yes, we will be leaping.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

The light at the end

of a bad week from last week. Okay I walked in early this morning to help finish up projects, breakfast etc. Only to find two teachers sitting in chairs with kids on a carpet circle being quiet so they could text from their phones. Then new teacher told me that we were no longer following the state regulatory schedule and we were creating a new one that suited her. She felt we weren't going to do any more projects or learning sheets either.

At that point I left the room. I spoke to my director. I told everything she said and what I walked into this morning. I told her everything that happened yesterday as well.

Well, before I left today. She announced my old teacher was coming back. The new teacher was going to another room. My old teacher starts tomorrow. I literary could have kissed my director over this.

My old teacher and I have a wonderful mojo for our room. Our kids rarely pulled stunts like they pulled with this other teacher in the room. Our kids used their manners which they haven't since last week. i am so excited. Now, I don't want to go vacation to see family because my job will be easier with this teacher back. I know she will have my back considering all that we are required to do.


Nine ladies dancing

Does nine kids dancing count...that's if my new teacher lets them...:(

Monday, December 8, 2008

A chat with my new teacher....

Okay, after contacting my director over the weekend. I chatted with my new teacher. I really want my old teacher back in the room. This new one is driving me crazy. I did all the foot prints for the hand/feet print reindeer for keepsakes. Did she help? No. did she offer to wipe the paint off the kids feet and put their socks/shoes back on. Nope.

At least she kept the kids in line today. She at least gave out yellow and red lights. she attached stuff the daily reports that go home. Though she could have traced their hands for the other reindeer projects. Nope..propped her feet up not jumping in to help out.

The small improvement helped but it is not enough. I should not have to tell my director that the activities for the afternoon teachers to do. I should be able to leave a note w/ materials and know that it will get done. Unfortunately, I do.

Thank goodness the mandatory staff meeting is this Thursday. At least my director will let me have a say so about stuff. She has my back on the issues that are bugging. Thanks director you are the best!

eight maids a milking

the only thing that I can compare to is getting 8 kids to sit down at the table using their table manners..

Hi Ho Hi Ho its off to work i got...

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Seven swans a swimming I feel like I have lost my mind. I couldn't remember what to do was suppose to be. So, I googled the lyrics then went hmmm...never knew this about this carol...

So, here is the link exampling the song...

Thanks my gift to you today. Thanks to all the song writers who make their song easy to understand and down to earth. Not to mention relatable...

Since, there is no way I can compare to the real meaning anyways. Unless you count seeing seven kids playing in snow in the middle of desert a gift. Then that is my only comparision. Yes, they shipped in snow yesterday for the kids in the town to play in some. How cool is that!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Sleepless on the weekend

The one day I can rest or night rather. I can't sleep. I went to bed exhaugsted. Now, I am up starting at 3 am in the morning. Its too cold and too dark to go for a walk or run. Nothing is open like Starbucks or a descent convience store for a flavored coffee decaf.

Everyone is tucked in the bed sound asleep peacefully. yes, I tried the crawl back into bed pull the cover up over my head to make completely dark. Didn't work...

Left my classroom .....

crying yesterday. After two days of total complete chaos, I left crying. It just wasn't one thing that had me in tears. It was several things that just sent me over the edge.

I had several children that would not sleep at all. I had several that decided that they would get off their cots. One of the several jumped on a sleeping child's cot and woke that child up. Then they decided that they could talk ugly and disrespectful to me. Not to mention, the fact my "new" teacher use to teach in this room but isn't showing enough heart to make the kids mind wasn't helping. The kids started laughing at me when they saw me cry. They got even ruder and uglier which didn't help.

Not to mention one of my little sweet hearts, got really sick yesterday. This sweet heart could not eat or drink. I was very worried about this child greatly. I have a few children who really never act up. This one is one of the ones that never acts up.

My director went back there to deal with the room. I have never left a room crying in my life. I can promise you that it won't happen again. Come Monday, life will be unpleasant in my room until these homemade gifts get made for their parents and their work is done.

I will be contacting my director this weekend to see if I can come in early this week again so i can get a jump on activities. I don't this she will mind a bit. I just don't understand why they went crazy the last two days. Its not like them. We have a schedule and were keeping to it.

Not to mention my oldest child is under stress. Its causing change in this child's behavior due to a class assignment. I have tried to help find a less stressful thing to study since I can't get the child out of the assignment. Any alternative still makes this child uncomfortable, withdraw, not sleeping, and in shock over all by what the others and teacher are discussing. I will be dealing with the teacher to find out the purpose of this assignment for a second grader. The current assignment as I understand it, is to watch the world news on "bad" things and report on it. What they discussed so far is causing my child horrible nightmares and begging not to go to school anymore. The teacher she has is a tough one. None of the other parents feel comfortable confronting her in fear of having it harder on their kids. Now, I have to do something. I am tired of seeing her in agony. What second grade class discusses the "killings", "war", "death squads" etc. Second graders can't comprehend the total affect this has on them or the world around them. No we can't protect our child but there is a reason why they say the news is for mature adult audiences. Kids under the age of 14-15 can't and shouldn't be watching the news.

Plus a friend's family members are very ill right now. Some are in the hospital or just released from the hospital.

Six Geese A Laying

I have no idea what to compare this to..unless you count the food sales of buy three get three free sale this past week.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Five Gold Rings

The only thing that comes close in our house is the silver earring bought at wal-mart because I had lost all the white gold ones. :(

My christmas card to you.

Credits to the following designers: for the small fur hat and christmas lights. for the green background paper.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

A New Day

I got to meet and work with my new teaching partner today. OH what a day. Thankfully most of the kiddos took a nap. so, we could clean up, decorate for christmas a little more, and take a breather ourselves. Every day is a new day. Every day we get a second chance to do right.

Tomorrow is a new day, a new start to get the kids to learn, and learn from them.

Four Calling Birds

My only equivelant to this would be four christmas songs.

Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer
Frosty the Snowman
Santa Claus is coming to town
Rocking around the Christmas Tree

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Three French Hens

Well, I definitely don't have three french hens. I do have three christmas albums I like to listen to at Christmas time.

Trans Siberain Orchestra

The Christmas Attic and Christmas Eve and other Stories ( I don't have the albums yet. I just catch them on the radio), and the Lost Christmas Eve ( I do have and listen to it all the time.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Two Turtle Doves

Hmmm I don't have doves unless you count the dove bars in the cabinet left over from halloween.

What is your doveness comparisson?

**Update on this one** My two turtle doves are a book entitled You are my miracle and the song Raine by Bret Michaels. These two express the same sentiments about a child and a parent. These two will bring tears to your eyes.

Listed below is a link for the song video. You may have to copy and paste to see the video. Unlike the eighties when there was a single release image there is none with the advancement of technology. Listed above is a picture for the book.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Looking for

another job. I love what I do however it has been brought to my attention that the school I work at is beginning affected by the economy as well. They will either shut down or raise rates so drastically that we may loose students. We get no donations from local stores because they don't consider us an actual school. Yet, we are required to teach a circulm to all students. Go figure.

I'd love to find with flexible hours that work with my kids schedules.

Partridge in a Pear Tree

Mine is our christmas tree decorated by our children.

What's yours? leave your holiday greetings below.