Thursday, May 31, 2012

Last day of May

I've been trying to French braid my hair, I'm getting better. Sorta kinda?
My name is officially changed everywhere except on my driver's license. I'll get there.
I bought the bright green sandals from J Crew I've been eyeing for weeks. They were on sale so I let myself. They are the cutest and most painful shoes I've ever worn. Muppet band aides to the rescue.

Spent the day setting up the summer classroom and had a meet and greet with families. Fingers are crossed the summer goes well!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Long Weekend

i know today is a day to remember, and boy was i happy that the husband got an extra phone call! but today was all about doing nothing, not wearing a bra, and watching what had to be at least 14 episodes of Grey's Anatomy.

My family doesn't do anything as far as cookouts so i made vegan french toast with raspberries for dinner. which is maybe the second time i've cooked in the 9 weeks since that husband of mine has left.
Woo for finally having a lazy day :)

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


Trying to make time for myself to relax and buy little things that make me happy. Like anything with polka dots...
Dreaming up color schemes for a future house. Hopefully soon. I walk by this house trimmed in mint with a matching door and always pause to admire it...
Starting a scrapbook of our wedding day and trying to figure out how to put in my congratulation cards...
And finishing up good-bye books to the children. Only 9 days left...

Saturday, May 12, 2012

The rest of teacher appreciation week

The rest of teacher appreciation week went so fast. Hard to believe we only have a few days left before my change to the summer program! Here are a few things my director did for us the rest of the week.
Cute bags with reusable cups that can be frozen!

A highlighter, bandaids, and a pack of s'more fixins that says "we need s'more teachers like you!' 

Everyone's container said 'Most Popular' and it took me until later that night when I was suddenly "Ooooh... most POP-ular! Popcorn!" I'm a little slow, but there are few things I enjoy more than a good play on words! (the main reason I love OPI nail polish so much.) So many snacks!
We also had a little luncheon on Thursday that I didn't take a picture of, but I was all over that fruit tray. Good week.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week - to me!

And all other educators of course. 
I often feel that even though I went to college, write lesson plans, do multiple assessments on my children, and work very hard everyday at what I do (with very limited time off, being at a full year school), that preschool teachers are just thought of as babysitters. And while I do babysit, and love that as well, I am an educator. The children just happen to be very young, and with us for about 10 hours sometimes. 
While I do get credit for what I do, I worry that other preschool teachers and daycare providers might not.
The agency I work for expects a lot from us, but they truly do appreciate what we do and I'm grateful they take time to let us know.

This morning my director provided us with a super cute bucket of breakfast goodies. It's like she knew I was craving a banana this morning! And I was more excited than a person should be about my little pink bucket. It will match my pink wire basket in the bathroom perfectly.
Also, I am horrible with the picture frame app. I'm going to work on that.