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End of Year Joy

Wednesday, June 12, 2013


Yesterday was an end-of-year concert for all our kiddos, K-6. This duo is always fantastic, and yesterday was no exception. Lots of audience participation, even dancing in the aisles with each of our students. "I'm having the greatest time," said one of my kiddos. Another said, "The best part was dancing with you. I love to dance with you!" That quote was from one who had spent time with our AP several times this year. Seeing the staff come together on this and day after day watching our staff give these kids affirmations and make school the best part of the day for most of these kids is a great thing. Small things bring joy to these kids. I need to find small things that make me joyous. Goal - one thing every day. Shouldn't be too hard, should it, if a 45-minute concert can create so much happiness for so many?

  
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APPLEPIEAPPLE 6/12/2013 11:08AM

    Sounds wonderful!

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NANCYPAT1 6/12/2013 10:37AM

    What a great idea - love it.

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111BUTTERFLY111 6/12/2013 6:59AM

    Sounds doable!! GREAT idea!! emoticon

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RIDLEYRIDER 6/12/2013 6:52AM

  Thanks for reaffirming my own joy! emoticon

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NANA2PRINCESSES 6/12/2013 6:51AM

    Thanks for the reminder of the joy to be found in small things.

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DMEYER4 6/12/2013 6:41AM

  small things add up to so much. I hope you find something to be joyous about every day. thanks for your devotion to the kiddies as a teacher. Teachers are so important to our children. Have a great day

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BLUENOSE63 6/12/2013 6:34AM

  Ahhh my friend.....see it works....focus on the small things, the everyday joys that truly give you what you need...the rest eventually falls into place

Once again, congrats on another successful year -- teachers and moms are the hardest jobs in the world.

PS. Thanks for the SparkGoodie



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Master of One's Mind

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Who is in charge here? My lack of control or me? Although it's gotten a lot better, I have those time when I don't even think. I just have or do what everyone else is doing. When we go out, I am trying to have a plan in place. Then, while I may not eat totally healthy, I have the conscious decision ahead of time, and accounted for it in advance!

  
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BLUENOSE63 6/11/2013 7:20AM

  Personally I think you are being too hard on yourself! Your job is very demanding and must be difficult to schedule around. I would suggest setting 1 daily goal and meeting it. This control thing is a monster but I have learned through years of training that there has to be give and take or it doesn't work causing big disappointment.

From your blogs, you are balancing within your confines and that works! Start small but think big

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RSSSLHB 6/11/2013 7:00AM

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ELRIDDICK 6/11/2013 6:57AM

  Thanks for sharing

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111BUTTERFLY111 6/11/2013 6:56AM

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EVIE4NOW 6/11/2013 6:55AM

  good idea .. thanks.

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Spring Garden

Monday, June 10, 2013

I am waiting patiently (somewhat!) for my hydrangeas, but I do have some flowers to enjoy before I see those.


Type of dwarf iris.


Clematis and Jacob's Beard


Balloon Flower


Last of the Columbines

  
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SQUISSHY1 6/10/2013 10:52PM

    LOVE the flowers! Makes me miss my yard. Iris are one of my all time favorite. My mom has some that have been handed down from my great grandmother, to my grandmother, my mother, and now that I have a large yard, I need to get me some of those bad boys! :-)

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BLITZEN40 6/10/2013 9:20PM

    Beautiful! Your yard and garden looks so green and pristine!

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APPLEPIEAPPLE 6/10/2013 4:50PM

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JACKIE542 6/10/2013 9:56AM

    Very pretty, thank you for sharing your garden with us. emoticon

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LOPEYP 6/10/2013 8:39AM

    I love the variety of Iris but they are here for such a short time. Nice photos!

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NANCYPAT1 6/10/2013 7:32AM

    Lovely flowers - your garden does grow in lovely colorful beauty.

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111BUTTERFLY111 6/10/2013 7:24AM

    How beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing.

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SWEETNEEY 6/10/2013 6:17AM

    Flowers are beautiful

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Winnie the Pooh

Sunday, June 09, 2013


Love quotes from Winnie the Pooh usually. Not planning to follow this one, but plan to remember it!

BTW, yesterday was a lovely day with my husband. He actually bought 4 shirts. Mind you, two of them were the exact same color, even though he says they are different! It was fine, and I was able to get some things also! Glad I went!

  
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111BUTTERFLY111 6/9/2013 5:01PM

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Glad your husband got some shopping done!

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SUNSHINE99999 6/9/2013 10:06AM

  I rather take my wife shopping. emoticon

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EVIE4NOW 6/9/2013 10:03AM

  Men are like that lol.

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Endurance and Patience!

Saturday, June 08, 2013

Hah! If you thought this was going to be about a healthy journey in some way, you might want to click off of this blog! This is a part of my healthy journey, however. Today I am determined to be as stress free as possible, but it could be a stretch! We leave for vacation in two weeks and my husband decided last night that he needed to get a few things. My heart sank. I knew where this was going. I already had my weekend planned out - school stuff, gardening, housework. You see, we live in a fairly rural community that while we have a "city" 15 miles away, there is not a lot of shopping choices. He wants to go to the outlet mall 2 hours away. What's the problem, you wonder? I would surely get to go shopping too? True, but my husband is not a good shopper, or at least, shops the way I shop. Each item is looked over very carefully, tried on, and then he usually talks himself out of it for some reason. On to the next store, same thing, over and over again. Then when we get to the other end of the mall (I should also say that this is all outside, not inside), he decides that what he really wanted is at the first store, so we go back. Can we buy it quickly then? No, we have to weigh and reweigh the options again. If I am really lucky, he will purchase it. More likely, not! I am exercising all my patience today and telling myself that this quality, while annoying me today, has saved us a lot of money on big ticket items, as well as being good at his job! So this day is a small price to pay. My head tells me that, but while I am in the midst of it...wish me luck! At least my Fibit will get a good workout today!

  
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BLITZEN40 6/9/2013 1:31AM

    Better to have a spouse who's thoughtful and careful with his money than reckless and feckless! That said, when it comes to shopping, I know how it is to try and suffer through a shopping trip with someone who has an opposite approach to shopping as yours. I say send him on his own, get your stuff done while he's gone, and then spend time with each other doing stuff you both like to do together after that. In any case, enjoy your weekend! emoticon

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JACKIE542 6/8/2013 10:24AM

    Good luck, have a good time getting those steps in. emoticon

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_VALEO_ 6/8/2013 10:18AM

    Seems like an exercise in patience! Not sure I will score great on that one as I am an impulse buyer! emoticon
You have several choices: not going at all to the mall and stick to what you have planned to do. Or you can go, but you visit shops that you want all by yourself, and meet each other in XX hours at a said meeting point.

Good luck, make the best of the day, and try not to get irritated! And focus on the bright side: more steps on your fitbit! emoticon





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111BUTTERFLY111 6/8/2013 10:04AM

    emoticon May your tennis shoes be comfortable and your FitBit up to the challenge. Hope you get your list accomplished too!

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