Friday, May 28, 2010


I have never been so happy.
Canada here I come!

Monday, May 17, 2010

9 days left...

After spending 57 hours in my classroom last week (no exaggeration, I did the math), these beautiful flowers given to me by sweet little seven year olds balance everything out and help me remember why I do it.

Thus making me a happy and content teacher.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all the women in the world. And especially to my mama, whom I love so so much.

In honor of this special day, I have composed and performed a rap. Enjoy.

Disclaimer: I really didn’t do this rap, but I felt like this four year old girl had taken the words right out of my heart.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

real blogging

I am taking a few minutes while waiting for a study group to do some actual blogging. The semester ended last week. I really didn’t think I would survive, but after several days off from school, endless nights working/eating at bambinos, and a few weeks off from the gym, I’ve gained 62 pounds, an A in one class and what I am sure will be my first B in the other. I’m a little disappointed, but am dealing with the fact that I’ve had pretty mitigating circumstances this semester and that I’m lucky to have made it through at all.

For a few days I started to feel relieved and like a huge weight had been lifted off my shoulder. But then I realized I still have 16 days of first grade (which include a lot of grading and scrapbook making), a huge comprehensive exam for my master’s program to study for and take, 50 hours of work with parents/children for my project, and a 90 page paper to write. I may have additional nervous breakdowns in the future.

Among all this, I am applying for teaching jobs in Canada. I’ve decided since Idaho doesn’t seem to value teachers, I need to move somewhere that does. I’ll have my master’s in July, but instead of a $6,000 increase, I’ll be getting a $2,000 decrease in pay. That is just not right.

To top everything off I have been sick since Monday. And a sick, stressed out teacher in May leads to very little patience left for six and seven year olds.

Oh, and it snowed today.

Do I have the worst life ever yet?

On a more positive note, I am very excited and happy about the fact that as soon as school gets out, I am heading to Canada to get my paper, diet, and exercise all under control, without any distractions. And I’ll be surrounded by my family, which instantly increases my level of happiness!

Bieber Fever

I have Bieber Fever... yes I do.
I have Bieber Fever... how about you?

I love Justin Bieber because I know he loves me back.