Thursday, June 28, 2012

Relax mode is on!

A quick update on my blog giveaway. Micha G. you are the winner! I've emailed you, please email me back with your information.

I'm finally starting to relax and get into the summer mode. I had a nice mini vacation. I mainly hung out by the pool, ate, and slept. It was wonderful!

My summer vacation is actually half over but I'll try not to think about that right now. I also started some summer reading. My book list: The Help, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, and Water for Elephants. I tried to read 50 Shades but it just wasn't for me.

I went to the podiatrist and the podiatrist believes my injury is still a partial torn tendon and it will take 6 months before it fully heals. I'm going on 3 months right now. So maybe in October it might feel normal again. I never got a MRI done because my insurance has a high deductible and since it doesn't change my treatment, I didn't want to pay for it. I've started doing strength exercises for my ankle and it's crazy how weak my ankle is right now! Off to do some reading!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Blog Giveaway!

Happy Father's Day! I am very blessed to be able to celebrate Father's day with my dad :)

I thought I would have a blog giveaway. Remember how I seem to hoard school supplies especially Target dollar bin items? Well, since I have so much of it, which I cannot use next school year I thought I'd give some of it away. You will get what you see in the picture below.

Also included in this giveaway is a sign I made called "The Black Hole" (Where all the papers with no name written on it end up). It is laminated and all it needs is a black basket to go with it. This was not my original idea but my daughter's teacher from last year. Did I mention, her teacher was AWESOME! If I were a kid, I would be begging to be in her class!

I will be using the Rafflecopter application for the giveaway. All you need to do is:  Follow my blog, link my giveaway to your blog, like this post, or let me know you are already a follower. Contest starts today and ends next Sunday at midnight. You will have 48 hours to respond to the e-mail with your home address or I will pick a new winner. Good luck everyone

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Friday, June 15, 2012

Summer break, well sort of...

My summer break officially started May 27th but today is the first day I've had off. Guess what time I woke up? 5:40am! What have I been doing since May 27th? I've gone to district trainings, spent an amazing week with local university biomedical engineers, and was working hard unwrapping the common core standards for second grade. It's been a busy summer and next week I have 3 more days of work. Is it summer time yet???

I said goodbye to my classroom since I will be taking on a new role at my school. Within the last year I have really downsized the amount of stuff I have. Moving twice in one year will do that to you, moving 3 times within 15 months will force you to get rid of stuff! I reduced my load to about 10 boxes. Most of the boxes were full of misc. dollar bin school supply goodies. I don't know what it is about those Target dollar bins....

My foot is still bothering me. It's been almost 10 weeks. My shoe selection is very slim now days. I can only wear 3 pairs of shoes. The only shoes that is truly comfortable are my crocs. I don't find them very attractive looking but I have considered getting them in a more neutral color so I can wear them all summer.