Saturday, February 26, 2011
Support your local girl scout...enjoy some cookies.
Friday, February 25, 2011
Via Just the Thing
MONOGRAMMED RAIN BOATS! Love them!!! However, I'm at a crossroads with the monogram....I'm getting married in a year and my monogram will change, but I want these now...what to do?
In the midst of all we have to do at school, I sometimes forget to enjoy the funny little things my kids say, but every once in a while they will say something at just the right moment when I really need a laugh. And today was one of those days. This is how the conversation went...
Background from earlier in the day: This child had been sneezing all day, quite loudly, all at times when we were quietly working. Her sneezes were very animated and scared us all every time one came. This conversation occurred right after one of her lively sneezes.
Child (going to get a tissue and hand sanitizer): " Miss Savage?"
Child: "I think I have allergies."
Me: " Yes, I think you might be right."
Child goes to walk back to her reading...
Child: "Wait, Can we still come to school with allergies?"
Me (laughing): " Yes sweetie, you can."
Oh Goodness, Bless her. We have had lots of discussion about not spreading our germs lately...can you tell?
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
About 3 years ago my brother, Brooks, came up with an idea...and what an idea it was. I'm sure I'll leave out some details, but I'll try my best.
At the time he was working for the University of Tennessee Mens Basketball Team, and a friend and teammate was diagnosed with cancer. Not wanting to tell anyone he kept it to himself, was treated, and played the 2007-2008 season while recovering. Brooks wanted to do something in honor of his friend, and thus came OUTlive. This is an effort to increase awareness of cancer detection and prevention. Brooks worked with people from the University and the Hospital to idea into action. Since its first year, they have raised almost $400,000! Brooks has moved on and is currently working at Tulane, but OUTlive is still going strong.
There are few words that can describe how proud of I of him. (And I don't think I have ever told him really how proud I am.) He saw the big picture...how he could help others. He was not worried about getting the credit for the idea, but instead continued to help the concept each year. Brooks, with your drive, determination,and vision....good things are sure to come! I love you!
Last Saturday, the Vols faced Georgia in the OUTlive game for this year. I know Brooks wished he could have been there...but I think he was in a way...his heart was there. He even got some recognition during the game via the broadcaster :)
I'm sure I've left out some detail or got some part of the story wrong, so visit the OUTLive page.
Monday, February 21, 2011
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
So, a quick weekend update...Josh and I decided at the last minute to head to the beach last weekend. WONDERFUL idea and well needed for both of us. We slept in, read, watched TV, had our Valentine's dinner, and for the first time in my life I took "work-out" clothes to the beach and exercised aka a brisk walk on the beach all bundled up. I love how just being at the beach, even in February, has a magical way of letting you escape your day to day life, even if just for the weekend.
And to top the weekend off, Josh even agreed to stop by the outlets on the way home! We found some great things at the JCrew outlet and on top of the sale price I got my 15% teacher discount...woohoo! It was a wonderful weekend and on the way home I decided on the projects for the this weekend. Operation Clean House...poor house, it has been neglected and the very visible dust bunnies are becoming a constant reminder of what I need to make time for.
Happy Almost Weekend!
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Caroline at Sweet Caroline
Ashley at The Whisonants
Kate at Making My Way Across the States
Lorrie at The Zelmer Family
English at I'm Not Together But I'm Getting There
Thanks Again! Happy Thursday!
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Seriously people? How cute is this? Not my favorite colors or pattern, but LOVE the idea! I must have one of these! Wedding Gift??
1. SAVE, SAVE, SAVE!
Yes, I know. But in my defense I had some unexpected, not in the normal bill routine things to pay. Darn those car taxes....I really trying to get on track with this goal.
2. Get to the gym REGULARLY.
I have been getting there at least 3 days each week...Woohoo! And dare I say that I feel a little bad when I don't get there. YIKES! Could I actually be enjoying exercising?
If this includes student work I would get an A, but unfortunately it doesn't. To get me started I did buy "Firefly Lane" to read for pleasure and plan on getting started this week. If only I could join my kids in Independent Reading Time...
4. Leave work at work.
I think this will always be hard for me. Grading papers is just so much more comfortable on my couch in my sweats than at school sitting at my desk. I'm also a self proclaimed nerd when it comes to work, so I guess my brain always has school in the back of it, that's just me.
This is a report card that would never be accepted at my parent's house. I definite grounding would have occurred. I keep telling myself I will work on some of these when life slows down. HA! I've figured out, life doesn't slow down. Baby steps...that's how I work these days.
We have tentative plans for a beach weekend where I plan to bring no work home for the weekend, and just plan to relax, read, and take in the time with the ocean. The smell of the ocean always clears your mind no matter what time of year.
Friday, February 4, 2011
Take a look...
Enjoy! Only 400 more days!
In all seriousness, the guest room closet has turned into quite a cute little office. I'm in the process of finishing up the accessories, but here is a sneak peek...
LOVE this chair! Thanks for finding it Mom!
A little organization to hide the "stuff."
I'm looking forward to putting a little style into his space....a finished product coming soon!