Sunday, May 23, 2010

Late Night Blog Post

It's 11:45 on Sunday night. I have to be up in approximately 6 hours for my last week of my first year of teaching. And of course...I can't sleep. It's not like I need any energy for this week. It's not like my sixth graders won't be out of control of anything. UGH! I'm pretty sure the reason I can't sleep has something to do with the fact that my mind is moving at about a million miles per hour. I have a to-do list the size of Texas and about 4 days to get it all done. Man, I will be so glad when this week is done and over with!

It seems like the last few days have just been non-stop. I'm ready for a break. Yesterday I had orientation for the summer camp I work at. Don't get me wrong, I am really excited for camp to start, but the stress of having to pack up my classroom, get grades done, get my camp classroom up and running, finish up end of the year gifts for my students, AND looking for a job is enough keep me up at night. So what do I do when I have such a gigantic to-do list...well blog of course!

I think i'll blog about something other than all the stress in my life. Maybe that will put my mind at ease and I will be able to fall asleep!

We have been landscaping fools around here! After 12 (yes, 12) straight days of rain we have finally had time to get the outside of our house in shape. I'm really impressed with the way it looks, minus the chipping white paint of course. I have been hard at work planting flowers and some yummy strawberries. Duane has been busy mulching and tearing out bushes to prepare for our fence install this Tuesday. Words can't describe how excited I am about this fence. Although obedience school is helping Kaia's listening skills, I will still feel much better knowing she can't take down the street after a rabbit.

Here are some pictures of some of the outside stuff that's been going on at 319....

Peonies are my favorite flowers and the finally bloomed last week!

I made my own hanging baskets this year. They are so expensive and I think this saved a little bit of money!

Flower pots courtesy of TJ Maxx!

Cute basket found at Lowes!

My favorite flower pot! Also from TJ Maxx.

Duane did an awesome job with the mulch! Next on the list after the fence is a much needed paint job!

Both of the above pictures are all of the bushes (or lack there of) that Duane and both of our dads tore out. The fence will be up in place of the bushes in just 2 short days!

Well there you have it. It's now 12:20 and my eyes are getting heavy. I guess blogging was the cure for my insomnia. Thanks for listening to me vent about the busy week ahead. There's a lot to do but I know it will get done. I just want to have a nice last few days with my kids at school. The end of the school year is starting to feel very bitter sweet. Sweet, because I am in need of a break from teaching and have always been a huge fan of summer. Bitter, because I will miss my kids, and am not sure of where I will be next year. On the flip side, I do have a few potentials for jobs next year. I've had a couple of interviews that have gone well. At this point, I am leaving up to God. He'll lead me where he wants me to go.

Have a great week everyone! :)

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