Wednesday, August 17, 2011

I Think I Can, I Think I Can....oh CRAP!!

Oh....Just typing this post makes me so sick and so sad and my stomach sick!
I guess I'm ready.  I'd better be though because in the morning, I have to be at school, rippin' and roarin'!
If you don't remember, or you're a new follower, I am beginning my 19th year teaching.
I taught 4th grade for 3 years, 6th grade for 4 years, 7th grade for 8 years, and HOME EC (Grades 6-8) for 3 years.
All of my previous middle school experience has been with teaching Math and Science.
This year is SO different.
I will be teaching 6th grade Language Arts and Social Studies.
Here's the worst part:
I have 5 bulletin boards in my dern room.  FIVE!  One of them is HUMONGOUS!
I have meetings on two different days next week and then our students will be coming on Wednesday morning from 9 to 12 for their little "Welcome to Middle School" orientation.
I am not ready to give up sleeping late everyday.
I am not ready to give up my coffee until NOON while I'm still wearing my nightgown.
I am not ready to get back into going to bed early and getting up early.
I am not ready to be on a schedule that is not my own.
But more than anything....
I am NOT ready to watch my sweet, baby boy walk away from me and enter a classroom with 22 other kids, wave goodbye to me and Big Daddy, and enter the world of being a real student.
Please say a prayer for me and Big Daddy.  We are having a hard time letting him go....

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Flower Headband!

Hey Y'all!
I was messing around on Google this morning, looking for some crochet headband patterns and ended up at DaPerfectMix's blog. She has some awesome things and I found a pattern for the cutest and easiest headband.  It's thick enough that when you put it on, it actually covers your ears too and would be great during those cold winter mornings on the way to school!I made one and then made up a flower as I went to decorate it.Here's the headband:

It closes in the back with a button closure so it's totally adjustable for all head sizes.  I'm off to make more in different colors!!

Thank you DaPerfectMix so much for this pattern!
Click HERE to visit her blog and look around a bit!
Y'all have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

They Went Junkin'

Hey Y'all!
Yesterday Robbie and I had a few errands that needed running and finally a little before noon we headed out.  After a trip to the bank, the library, the post office, and Wendy's drive-thru window, we headed to a new thrift store nearby! delightful it was!
First of all, their paperback books were only $0.49 each!  I was screamin' inside with delight!  These were the books I picked out!  Some are going in my classroom and some are going to stay here so I can read them!

Then, just as I was walking away....I spotted THIS:

Even though this was printed in 1977, there are some things in there that make me want to grab a hook and make it hummmm!
Here's some things I want to make!
Check out these potholders:
and these curtains....
and this gorgeous pillow...
and this ripple sweater set...ooh...I love it!
and this tablecloth...lovely!

If only school wasn't starting back for me next week.....