Sunday, August 15, 2010


I have to say that Friday was much MUCH better than Wednesday or Thursday. I think I was just so overwhelmed by the start of school. Seriously overwhelmed. I have everything ready for Monday, except for a quiz. I need to make copies of the quiz for the Robert L. Stevenson notes from last week.

Friday night I stayed up until Mark came home. Once we fell asleep he said that snored like a freight train. I crashed and crashed hard. I slept until 10:30 on Saturday. Once I woke up I felt like a million bucks! I think I just needed the time to sleep and truly get some rest. When Mark had to work nights, I was awake or not sleeping deeply until 1AM and then waking up at 6AM. Ummm, yeah, not so much.

Yesterday I went grocery shopping and today I am trying to catch up on laundry. I need to write that quiz, and I'll be set for next week. YEAH!

I went to the Beall's Outlet on Saturday before I hit Wal-mart for groceries. I got some awesome stuff! I got a pair of Liz Claiborne khaki crops and a cute Liz Claiborne green plaid shirt. I'm going to wear those tomorrow with a white tank underneath. I also found a gorgeous floral shirt from Coldwater Creek. Prettiful! Those three pieces are pretty high quality and I got them for less than $60.00 YEAH! I love the Beall's Outlet. I really should stay out of there, but I don't see that happening. ;)

I have a new snack that I am addicted to...Butter Puffcorn. I <3 it, a lot! I could probably buy it by the case. Seriously. Yum.

Okay, off to finish the laundry and iron my clothes for tomorrow.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

So very tired...

I am SO tired!

I was at school last night until after 8PM. Holy cow. I got there at 7:30 and left 12 and a half hours later. I STILL was not as ready for the first day as I like to be. Oh well...first day down and 179 more to go! ;)

I'm not really excited about my far. My senior class is FAR too big. I have 32 students. I don't even know where in the WORLD I'm going to put another two desks. I've got 30 crammed in there now. Oh well. I guess it will be what it will be.

I'm about to go home now and write about a bazillion study questions for my British Literature timeline. Joy.

I hate that Mark has to work until 11PM for the rest of the week. I basically won't see him for the next three days :(

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Lesson plans and Excel documents

I've been working on lesson plans all day. I have almost everything ready for the first two or three days. I have fairly big classes this time, but I know most of the kids already. They are good kids. My calendars are ready for the month (I hope!)

I have everything ready for the first three days. We go to school on Wednesday. HOLY COW! I have to have everything ready by Tuesday night. Oh my gosh, I don't think I'm going to be ready! My classroom is a wreck right now. Seriously, it is a disaster. Tomorrow we have to label books and pack up our old books. We also have textbook training tomorrow afternoon. Um. As if I have time for this...oh well, it must be done!

I'm creating an excel document right now that lists all the standards for each course. Yeah, I'm a nerd!

Marley's GiveAway

Marley is hosting an awesome giveaway. GO here to enter! :)

Friday, August 6, 2010


I don't know if you've noticed the little widget down there on the right side. Swagbucks.

Hmmm. I was unsure about it at first. Now that I have a $10.00 credit sitting in my amazon account, I'm a beliver! Seriously! YAY Swagbucks! It is simple and easy. I get "bucks" just from searching, watching a silly video, or taking a survey. I've already ordered another amazon gift card and I'm on my way to getting my fourth one. Sweet!


I'm tired. Just plain tired.

We started school yesterday. We ended up having three faculty meetings yesterday. I got nothing accomplished. We had one ALL day meeting. I do mean ALL day--8AM to 4PM. Oh my gosh, I am so tired from sitting in one place for hours. It was interesting stuff, but all I could think about was all the stuff I needed to be doing in my room. We got new textbooks so we have a BUNCH of stuff to do with those--label and count. Urgh!

I am going to go to the school some times this weekend. I can see no other way to be ready for Open House and for school on Wednesday. I don't have a bulletin board up. I don't have a syllabus printed or copied. Heck, I don't have anything planned! ARRRGGGHHHH!

We have to turn in lesson plans on Monday mornings at 8AM. We haven't had to do this for years, but I think it is a good idea! I usually plan, at least, a month ahead of, I don't have any problem with it.

In fact, I think I'll go work on my syllabus and monthly calendar right now. At least, I'll work on them until Mark gets midnight! Yawn!