Friday, September 6, 2013

So...yeah, that really happened...

*Note* Please excuse the horrible mess you are about to see...please don't judge! ;)
I'm sure you're all aware of the saying "Nothing says tired like back to school tired."  Well, I am living this, as are so many of us I'm sure.  Today was a perfectly embarrassing example of how much I am living this.  Each morning when I get into my classroom I place my things on my small group table, and put my lunch away in my mini fridge.  I headed back to my small group table to take things needed for the day out of my bag.   Not paying close attention, I accidentally bumped the side of my school bag, which fell over on the table.  I heard a loud clattering followed by a crash on the floor.  Having no clue what in my bag could possibly have made that sound, (and worrying that I had left my camera in there and just dumped it) I walked around the table and looked on the floor.  Imagine my surprise when on the floor I see the portable telephone from my kitchen.  Apparently in my exhausted stupor this morning when I thought to myself "I need to make sure I have my phone with me," my brain didn't process that I meant cell phone.  When my neighbor next door came into my room and saw the phone she said "How's the reception with that?" At least we got a good laugh out of it!  I came home this afternoon and set my bag down like always.  I called my hubby over and sang the "One of these things just doesn't belong here..." song.  He just shook his head at me and said "Seriously?" Early to bed tonight?  I think so! Oy!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Currently September and Back to School!

Happy September!  I am loving the little hints of fall that are making their way to us...cooler mornings, and crisp evenings...I love fall!  It's my favorite season.  I can't wait until next month to go apple picking!  I'm once again linking up with Farley for her fabulous Currently!
I love that for the last one we're focusing on taking care of teachers I know that most of us put our own well being on the back burner in order to tend to the demands of teaching and our families.  In the long run we're really hurting ourselves if we're not taking care of ourselves when we can.  My goals for this school year are to make time for exercise, to take less of the job home with me, and to try to focus on thinking positively about myself.  I really tend to have a negative inner voice directed at myself personally, and I want to work on that.  There's power in positive thinking! =) 

My own boys were sad to see summer come to an end, but I think they are getting back into the swing of things with school.  Our youngest is in 5th grade and is at the middle school with his older brother who's in 8th grade this year.  He is so happy to be back in school with his big brother, even if only for this year.  I can't believe how fast time is flying by, they are turning into such handsome young men if I do say so myself!  These were pictures from their first morning back to school...they were up and at 'em, but  by the end of the day they were both so tired!  Nothing says tired like back to school tired, that's for sure!  I plan to post soon some pictures of my classroom set up for this year...I'm a little behind the ball on that one!  Have a great week! =)