Tuesday, July 27, 2010

I think I can, I think I can

Yesterday was my first day at my new job. (Let me preface this with a quick recap- I've taught middle school for the last 5 years. I was on the edge of my sanity and applied for an Instructional Technology Specialist position within my district. I got the job.) I'm willing to be it will not be going down as one of my top 5. I showed up on my campus at 8:00 A.M. ready to dive in. I was the only person on campus except for the wonderful custodian who let me in. She showed me to my office/book storage room and then disappeared. Here's the fun part. They were waxing all the hallways yesterday, so I was trapped in my book room closet until they gave the ok to walk. I had no keys, no log in info, no lysol wipes to clean my office. My big accomplishment for the day was to take down the blue cotton curtains covered in smiley flower stickers and replace them with some grey twin sheets. (They make some fabulous no-sew curtains!)
And that's when my momentum came to a grinding halt. I ran out of energy. And tape for my label maker. And ideas. I'm used to throwing together bulletin boards and making cute binders, but not organizing an office inside of a closet. All of the text books are stored in here, so I'm limited to my desk and a table.

I'm open to any suggestions form the blog-o-sphere. How do you suggest I tackle this monstrosity of a mess?

I decompressed by working on a project for a very sweet little boy who will be joining my brother and sister in law in October, my nephew Jackson. I can't wait to post the whole project, but since I want his mom and dad to be surprised, all I can show is this little teaser.

Monday, July 26, 2010

House Update- Week 4

I guess that chia house thing does work. Cause with a little cement, and a little rain, this week our frame appeared. It was like those little mushroom rings that spring up after the rain.

Not only do we have an outside, but this week we also have an inside. Yay! I can actually start to "see" where rooms will be.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

House update week 3 :Foundation

I've decided that there must be tiny elves that work on this house during the night, because I have yet to see a crew of workers actually on site when I drive by. But at least we have concrete, despite the fact that our builder swore we would see frames by the weekend. I'll give him a pass this time.
It definitely looks larger with the concrete poured, but I'm a horrible visualizer and can't picture they lay-out quite yet. We've also met the neighbors, who have no blinds on their windows and watched us "walk-thru" the house. My fingers are crossed for good weather and some serious construction this week!

Saturday, July 17, 2010


So many projects, so little time.

I start back to school in 9 days. I'm not quite ready. And I have a summer project list a mile long.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

House update -week #2

Last week's pile of dirt has turned into this week's body farm. Thanks to Hurricane Alex, last week saw a greater amount of rain than usual and put a halt on progress. Seems you can't pour concrete when it's raining :( This week's forecast promises to be a bit more cooperative, and may result in framing and *fingers crossed* maybe even a roof!

Does anyone else think "Poltergeist" when they see this picture?

Saturday, July 10, 2010

6 word saturday

My cat doesn't understand personal boundaries.

This is what I wake up to daily. and usually about 3:30 when she's ready to play. There have been times I wake up in the night feeling like Drew Barrymore in "Cat's Eye", but it's the cat sucking the breath from me. If I turn my head, she moves to that side. I sleep with half my body off the bed, just so she can't slither in beside me.

visit Cate to play along.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


Last week I became the proud owner of a pile of dirt. A really big pile of dirt that we have big plans for. I then made a trek to Louisiana to celebrate the 4th of July with my parents and family. I really hoped to come back to a pile of concrete, but after checking my pile today, I still have dirt.

Do you think they make chia houses?