Monday, June 17, 2013
I feel like this woman! All week! 2 1/2 days left of kids. All the paperwork that needs to be done. Classroom ready for the cleaners at 3:30 on Friday. Keeping summer school supplies in a place I can find them quickly! Meeting with my mentee for one final meeting. Start packing and shopping for vacation which starts on Saturday! Getting the house and deck semi-clean because I am hosting a bridal shower for my niece 2 days after we get back. Whew! Makes me tired, but as my husband tells me, "You can always sleep on the plane." The thing that strikes me after reading the list is that they are all wonderful things to get ready for. How often do we get caught up in the "busyness" of life instead of enjoying the special moments? Now...I will take a breath or two! Have a fun-filled, enjoyable, and, probably a busy week. Start juggling!
Sunday, June 16, 2013
One of my favorite lines is from "Les Miserables" by Victor Hugo - "To love another person is to see the face of God." I have been lucky enough to have had in my life for 40 years a person that epitomizes this quote. He has loved me no matter what. I recently found another quote by Victor Hugo and need to find out where it came from. (Smart man, Victor Hugo!)
I want to be on the lookout for beauty everyday and also to look for beauty in myself! If I can do this, there will be light in my life!
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!
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