Monday, February 28, 2011

marvelous monday...

So, today as I checked our bank statement I discovered that someone had hacked into our paypal account and charged something for 95 dollars FIFTEEN TIMES!!!! We're working on getting it straightened out and while it definitely wasn't one of my most marvelous Monday's ever there were a few marvelous moment's I'd like to share with you.

Marvelous moment # 1 - Getting a beautiful and cheery plant from my Paula friend.

Marvelous moment # 2 - Having a former student spend the day with me and seeing what an awesome young lady she's becoming.

Marvelous moment # 3 - Hearing some exciting baby news from someone close (sorry, it's too early to spread the word but it's exciting and NO it's NOT ME!!!)

Happy Monday, all

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Birthday fun continued...

Yay! I got my birthday pictures off of Stephenie's camera. Thanks for helping me celebrate, ladies!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

30th birthday fun

Friday was my birthday and I'm officially 30. It was a wonderful day. I had lunch with some fantastic friends, got a massage, had my favorite dinner made for me (with carrot cake for dessert!) and went out for drinks and dancing with the girls.
I got spoiled with cards, phone calls, FB messages and presents. I'm so lucky to have such caring and funny people in my life. My 20s were great but I think my 30s are going to be even better ;-)
Silly me, I forgot to bring my camera while we were out on the town! My friend Stephenie brought hers so I'll steal some pictures from her later.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Marvelous Monday

 It was a crazy fun day at school today! Lots of excitement about Valentine's Day. By the end of the day my desk was cluttered with cards, candy and chocolate!

My's under there somewhere!
Marissa makes every game WAY more fun!
Happy Valentine's Day dinner
After work I headed to the gym where I worked out with my friend Molly. We did a little catching up, party planning and marathon planning while burning a few calories.

After my workout it was time to head to a friends house where we met up with a few other people for an amazing dinner, yummy wine and fun games.

It was the perfect Valentine's day and a Marvelous Monday. I hope yours was great too!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

The Wearable Arts show A.K.A. my (pretty much) annual Molly date!

 Molly and I have been going to the Wearable Arts show for the last 3 years. It's what I call my Annual Molly Date...we get all gussied up and head out to see Juneau's creativity strut down the catwalk. Every year we talk about entering but have yet to actually do it. We came up with a pretty good idea as we were watching the show last night so we'll see if we can get motivated enough for next year.

This year the theme was Illumination and the show was amazing. The pictures don't do the costumes justice-you just had to have been there.
 There were a ton of kid entries this year and let me tell you...we have some incredibly creative youth in our community!

If you want to check out pictures of the last few years just follow the links below. I looked for 2008 pics but I guess either I didn't take any or just didn't blog about it. Also, if you live in Juneau and missed out this year be sure to get your tickets early next year!!

2010 Wearable Arts Show
2009 Wearable Arts Show

Saturday, February 12, 2011

All before 11 a.m.

The other day our school nurse told me that she had to write a report about what she did during the day. She found it pretty humorous when she looked back at her day documented on paper. Anyone who works in education knows that everyday is different and you NEVER know what might happen. Some days you really do feel like a teacher but most of the time you're playing the role of parent, lunch server, coat zipper-upper, mediator, bandaide putter-onner...the list could go on and on.
I thought it would be fun to give you a snippet of my day yesterday. I won't do the entire day but here's what my morning looked like.

7:40....rushing into the school building because I'm 10 minutes late and am stopped by a parent....
J*** really needs to talk to you but she's too shy to ask you! 
7:41...see J*** in the school and ask her if she wants to talk. talking to J*** about her fear of zombies and how they give her scary dreams when I'm interrupted by another parent. B*** won't get out of my car. I've tried and tried and don't know what to do. I figured maybe you could help before I have to get the principal. 
7:48...find myself sitting in the back of a pathfinder trying to coax B*** into the school building. 
8:10...leave the pathfinder with B*** and head into school. 
8:14...finally open my e-mail and see that I have 12 new time to read them yet.
8:15....teach a Kindergarten class....It's P.J. day in their room today so they're all hyped up and asking them to focus on a lesson is like pulling teeth. 
8:45....teach a 3rd grade class...all goes well. Am able to open my e-mails while they work on their project...there are now 22 e-mails to read through.
9:15...teach another 3rd grade class. Little girl freaks out about a paper cut and NEEDS a bandaide. Apply bandaide...all is well.
9:45....If you look on my schedule it'll say BREAK but today it's spent getting boxes out to classrooms for the upcoming food drive, talking with two teachers about struggling students and printing out anti-bullying documents. 
9:59....RUN to the bathroom!!!
10:00....Teach another Kinder class....TRY to give the lesson but spend more time on classroom management because three boys are OUT OF CONTROL!!! 
10:28...transition the Kinders into lining up so they'll be ready for their teacher...send one boy to the end of the line for hitting someone and hear "I HATE you!!!!! I don't want to go to the end of the line. You're mean!!!". 
10:30...teacher shows up to take her students and I escort the little hater to the office. 
10:31...principal is in a meeting so I do some problem solving with the hater on the poor choice bench. 
10:45...escort hater back to his classroom. 
10:48...fax Big Brother/Big Sister application. to the nurse about two 504 plans that need to be put in place. to another teacher about student who had a blow out yesterday when a sub was teaching.
10:59...escort little girl who fell into a puddle to the nurses office
11:00...get a student for our weekly individual counseling meeting..

All this before 11:00.... but I wouldn't switch jobs for the world.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Marvelous monday

+ Stephenie = A Marvelous Monday

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Poor little ol' granny...

 I've been stuck in a class all weekend but did manage to meet up with my friend Erin and do some quick thrifting during my lunch break. Salvation Army was having a $5 bag sale (LOVE the $5 bag sales!!!) so we grabbed our bags and loaded up!
We found a HUGE pile of hand-knitted hats, mittens and baby booties. All I could think about was some poor ol' granny who had been slaving all day and night to make these beautiful hand-knit goodies. It was all I could do not to grab the whole pile and stuff it in my bag.
I limited myself to this cute hat, some mittens (I CANNOT make mittens to save my life!!) and a pair of booties for my cousin's baby. Thank you little ol' granny!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Happy birthday!

February birthdays are AWESOME! Can't wait to celebrate mine soon but today is the big number TWO for Mr. Logie Bear.

 I love taking walks with my Carriker friends. Logie will need to learn how to ride a bike soon so mommy doesn't have to carry or push him!
 I love that this little man plays hard and sleeps hard ;-)
 I love that Logie can makes EVERYONE laugh and have a good time!
I love this little family. So glad they chose to move to Alaska!