Saturday, June 15, 2013
Great lesson yesterday in trying not to stress the things you can't control and fix as quickly as possible the things you can! We got bumped out of the aud. for our last rehearsal in the morning, which we found out after we went down and set it up in the morning before school. Then our boom box and CD went missing. Apparently another grade level took it for their talent show practice. We had put the microphones up on stage and taped down the cords with duct tape as per safety rules. Microphones were down on the floor with the tape pulled up. Assigned tech person MIA and PowerPoints of each class wouldn't work? These are only the ones that I can think of! Through it all, however, our kids were troupers and were so cute! Not one of those things fazed them. So, even though things do not go perfectly, or even come close, there is success at the end. Once again my kids teach me as much as I teach them!
Thursday, June 13, 2013
I will admit it. I love my gardens, but I am not one of those who can't wait to get out there everyday. It is a chore to me, most of the time. I don't mind weeding that much (since I don't have as many as I used to) and trimming my hydrangeas is not that bad. I love checking out all the catalogues that arrive and like planting, as long as it is nice weather. What I do love is the result! Yesterday I came home from work and the landscape guys were there edging and mulching everywhere and they are coming back today to finish! Nope, told you I wasn't a real gardener. I save up my money in the winter so I can do this and I pay to now have these things done! Truth is, I am really not good at it and I needed help and suggestions, plus the grunt work. I now reap the benefits of that and will be particularly joyous when I drive in the driveway and see it!
And what I have learned is to do what I am good at and enjoy, then seek out help and/or don't stress out about it!
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?
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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