Wednesday, August 3, 2011


Aaaaah! How did it become August already? I have done none of the work for school that I thought I would get done. I did, however, research and visit preschools, unpack most of the boxes that were sitting in my living room and mostly finished furnishing my home. That's what I tell myself when I start panicking right before bed.
Ace had his tubes put in and all is well, so far. He had his little tongue clipped and now it does seem longer and he was in very little pain. So, yay!
Back to work!

Monday, July 11, 2011


I am halfway through my first month of summer vacation. I am getting a little anxious about time going by quickly and summer being over before I have enough time to enjoy myself, but I am fighting that anxiety and just trying to relax.
I have a lot of work to do, some work things, some house related things and some other things.
We moved in April. Now we live in an adorable two bedroom, plus a bonus room, with one full bath and a half bath off of the kitchen. We have a yard, which makes B very happy. Ace loves it. He has his very own "play room," as he calls it. We are very lucky to have found the home, since it is within the zone of the excellent K-6 public school nearby.
Speaking of schools, that is one of my projects for this summer. I am looking into preschools for Ace.
He has been at a daycare/preschool that has made us and him, happy for the most part, but we did very little research into other daycares and now that he is of preschool age (depending on the school, actually, some do not start until 3) I am thinking that we need to get out there and see what is available. We are priced out of some of the preschools in our area and others are not conveniently located, or do not offer the extended day that we would need to accomodate our work schedules. I have three appointments lined up already and hope to make one more.
In other Ace news, he is getting tubes put in his ears tomorrow. Poor little guy has had about ten ear infections since January. I feel bad that we didn't have the procedure done sooner, but we kept hoping that he would grow out of it. We actually had the surgery scheduled for May, but the doctor looked in his ears and said that they were clear and maybe we should wait. Then Ace got two ear infections in a row in June and July, so we scheduled the procedure for tomorrow. I have heard that it is not a big deal, but I am worried that he will be scared about being in the hospital and I am starting to get more nervous about him being put under anethesia. But so many parents have told me that the tubes were the best thing that happened to their kid, so I am hopeful.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Back from the Darkness

Well, returning to work certainly kicked my tush! I have never been so tired in my whole entire life. And I only have 8 students! I really feel awful that I didn't take time to write this year, there has been so much that has happened. Let's just say that I am very happy that I went back to work, that things eventually settled down and worked out and that next year I am working four less hours a week so that I can do things with my son and not feel anxious about what I am not doing for school.
I decided today that the school year is basically over. We just got back from Spring Break and I was looking at the calendar and we have the rest of this month, plus two and a half weeks and then we are done. During this time my class has three field trips, a visit from the seniors from the senior living facility that we have been visiting, a thing called generations day and then I'm sure there will be time given to a special First Grade Consecration that takes place.
I am going to do a mammals unit and read then The BFG and Charlotte's Web (If I get to that one) and then that's it! Yay!
June 17th is the last day and we fly out that night to spend a week on Cape Cod, following a friend's wedding. I am so excited!
Happy to be back to writing.