Wednesday, January 7, 2015

I almost forgot...

I even really had a blog in the first has been that long.  But, over break I was reminded that I used to have a blog (in which I wrote in somewhat regularly) so I went back and reread a lot of my old posts.  There were many things that I forgot about happening.  I realized that I wrote about the monkeys more often than not, and having a blog is kind of like a written record of the day-to-day happenings of our lives.  I realized that I laugh at my own jokes (as my DH called me out for snickering while I was reading).  I also realized that I really miss writing.  In my new job (btw, I left the classroom and am now a special education process coordinator/licensed tester/IEP checker/Instructional Coach/grossly underpaid public servant), I do a lot of technical writing in the form of evaluation reports, but I never get to write just for the fun of it.  I feel like I need to get some of the pleasure of sharing a good story back.  So here's to a new year and new stories to tell. 

I'll start with one from yesterday.  The Middle Schooler is a bit of a brainiac (he would tell you he is a geek, not to be confused with a nerd).  Anyway, as we were driving to the next town over to collect the Clover from my mom's house after piano lessons, he said, "Guess what happened in Math today?"  I said, "Tell me." (because really, who knows what could happen in a 6th grade advanced math class on the first day back after break?).  So then he relayed this to me, getting progressively louder as he said it,  "Well Mr. R was going over the test we took right before break.  Then he told us the highest grade in the class was a 98%.  Then I looked down at my paper, and it was MINE HE WAS TALKING ABOUT!"  Was I happy?  Yes.  Was he happy?  Absolutely.  Was I surprised?  Not really.  Was he suprised?  Yes.  But, I'm not really sure why.  So I told him to keep it up.

Monday, April 7, 2014


I am headed to New Orleans (in the morning) to the NCTM national conference and I am excited/nervous/reeling from all the things I still need to do.  It all started when my district received the STE+AM grant from the DODEA.  In the budget was money for 2 members of the Math Vertical Team to attend a national conference.  I was nominated, stated my case for going and voted in as the elementary rep to attend.  It is a big responsibility because when I return, I will be presenting to the district teachers.  It is also a big responsibility because I got plans ready for 4! days out of the classroom.  Yikes!

I am really excited to learn as much as I can during my time there (for those who don't know...I'm a bit of a geek).  I also have never been to Louisiana, so this is something new as well.  I plan to Tweet while I am there any nuggets that I get in real time to stay connected with my people.  Here's hoping all goes well!

Friday, March 28, 2014

It's ME!

Have you ever had a blog and posted on it somewhat regularly then life got crazy and the next thing you not only hadn't posted for 6 months (SIX MONTHS!?), but hadn't read anything else anyone you follow had been posting?  Well...I have, and I'm sorry.  I had so many stories to tell from the last half year, but for whatever reason, didn't.  For instance...

The time when my father-in-law fell and broke his ankle and because it wasn't healing properly the doctors found out that he had an 85% blockage in his heart and had to have a quadruple bypass.
The time when my DH and BFF totally were in cahoots and planned a super awesome birthday outing for me.
The time I danced on the stage at the theater during the New Year's Celebration (yes, it was after the show and yes it was allowed).
The time I scared everyone in my car because I drove how I normally drive (forgetting that not everyone has the same appreciation for The Fast and the Furious as I do)
The time I petitioned my principal to give me every student on the Spectrum or ED so I could not only be their case manager, but regular ed teacher as well (still working on this one).

I will try to be better about this bloggy thing.  If anything, because as time goes on, memories fade away.  There are some things that I don't remember, but when I go back and reread this blog I do.  And that is really what blogging is about to me.