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Monday, June 3, 2013

A Celebration, Exciting News, and Summer Randomness

Hello Squirrel-friends!
I am writing to you this evening from "comfy chair".
Comfy chair and I have bonded over the last couple of weeks! I have fallen asleep here almost every night- just exhausted!
Tonight is no different- but I have to share my little "celebration" and I just wanted to share what's been going on in this Nuthouse!

Ok, first the celebration-
Today, June 3rd, 2013 marks
TWO YEARS that I have been SMOKE FREE!!!
What! What! 
Give it up for Squirrels!

How many of you remember my one year? It really doesn't seem like it has been a year since I blogged about it being one year (just said "one year" too many times)- but according to calendar, it has.
Just amazing!
I have now officially passed that mark where I should start exercising and eating better since I got rid of that- I said last year that I would.
Is it bad when you lie to yourself....I mean, I never truly believed that I would start eating better or exercising...but it didn't stop me from saying it- out loud
and to others
and everytime I make a sundae.....

Next time, I will whisper the lies, and then that way, maybe I won't hear them- so technically, I won't be letting myself down!!
Gosh, I am good at solving problems!!!

Look at this huge problem......

(segway queen)
Seriously though, it was a problem for a couple of days.
That is ALL the stuff that I brought home from my classroom.
Not because I am going to work on a ton of stuff....nope.
Not this Squirrel- I made a vow that other than PDs I was going to devote my summer to the Littles! They deserve it. They sure do put up with a lot through the year.

I brought all this stuff home because I am moving rooms.....and grades!

I am going to FOURTH!!!
You are talking to a bono-fide Fourth Grade Science Teacher!!!! A very excited 4th grade science teacher! I will be Littlest Little's Science teacher! (I just said "teacher" too many times in a row)

We'll talk more about the move later- and I will be contacting a few Fourth Grade COnnections.....expect those emails, ladies!
Take a look at my new room- it is actually the school's science lab!
Try not to get dizzy- I didn't pay attention when I made the .gif to the speeds- but these are all the angles.
Miss D came in and helped me out last Tuesday and we got everything put away as best as we could- I was able to turn in EOY checkout sheet and run walk out the door.

So- so far we have taken care of the "Celebration", the exciting news and now it is time for some summer randomness:

Barkley has me up early every morning. Early enough that I can get most "chores" done before they wake up! Which kinda sucks, cause they should be helping me- but it goes faster and I have more to hold over their heads later in the day....
This is what most days are looking like.

I go out back and have a little coffee. This is the view over my fence. There is a farm backed up to our property- most mornings there are cows here.

This is the garden (that I try to do most everything in before it is 1,000 degrees).
We are growing strawberries, jalepenos,banana peppers, tomatoes, asparagus, corn, mint, bhut jolokia peppers and cucumbers

Barkley likes the strawberries! This was just this weekend...

We haven't been able to enjoy too much from the garden yet, but the strawberries are growing like crazy!!!

When I'm not gardening or cleaning, this is where you can find us!! Hanging out with our glitter tattoos, waiting for the "adult swim", eating ALL the snacks we brought before the first break, complaining because IT'S HOT, and enjoying our break!!!

It's been great to catch up!

I hope that everyone  who is already out is making the most of their relaxing days! For those of you who are in still in....hang in there!!


  1. So glad you are smoke free. What a wonderful gift to yourself and family.

    1. Thank you! We were in Wally World the other day and we passed the line where you buy cigarettes- Littlest Little said, "Man, mom, it's been a long time since we had to stand in that line, huh?" It felt good to say, "YES IT HAS!!!"

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    1. Definitely the first thing on my list!! Enjoy yours as well.

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    1. BIG hugs, girlie- I was very lucky to have ya'll to keep my mind off it!
      love ya!

  4. Congrats on 2 years!! I'm also so excited for your move. Fourth graders are the best, just sayin' :)

    Fun in Room 4B

    1. Thank you ! I LOve LOVE LOVE firsties- but something inside of me is feeling the urge to move up for a bit. Having Littlest Little with me will help me out!
      BOLO for questions from this squirrel!

  5. Congratulations, your children deserve a smoke-free mother! Way to go!!
    ♥ Fern

    1. It has definitely been a gift to them to get a mom who can ride a bike, take a walk, or even just goof around with that feeling like she's gonna pass out!!!
      Thanks for your support, "boo"!

  6. Congratulations!!!!!!!! I'm so happy for you!!! I'm all happy and stuff that I'm almost at 100 days without a Diet Coke, but your accomplishment is WAYYYYYY more impressive!!!!!!!!!!

    Fourth grade science?? How fun!!!! (and, a teeny bit scary to me!!!!)

    I soooo heart your crack me right up!!!! (Has this comment had enough exclamation marks?????)

    Hugs - Lisa
    Growing Firsties

    1. Repeated punctuation makes everything better!!!!!!
      100 days without soda is a huge deal- I haven't done that one yet-'glad you love the silliness that is my life:)

  7. Yay!!! You'll be an awesome science teacher. :)

    1. I hope so! I love the discovery mode of learning, so that is going to be awesome to be a part of everyday!!!!

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    1. A lot happens in two years- Ive made some great friends in that amount of time- thanks for supporting me- and loving me (even thought I'm a little nutty)

  9. Fourth grade science will not know what hit them! How cool that you get to teach your baby boy!!! Holla for Two years!!!!

    1. Holla- What What!! going to some training for the rest of the week so I can walk in and at least let off a confident air that I know what I am doing!!!- thanks for your vote of confidence! Love ya!

  10. Congratulations on being smoke free! I also have the problem with clutter from my classroom invading my basement! I'm trying to purge, sort, organize everything so that it works better for me. I can't wait to hear more about your new position as a 4th grade science teacher!

    Teaching Special Kids

    1. I will definitely keep ya'll updated on this adventure! Good luck sorting and purging!

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    1. The "squirrel" dance should be a for real thing! then I would do it and post it on here!

  12. Yay for your two years!!! And thanks for helping me not feel guilty about wanting to do absolutely nothing school related this summer and play with my girlie! I wish we had a pool though...jealous!

    1. All you need is Baby E, Baby Betty, some sunshine, and a some naps- and you'll have this summer down pat!!!

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  14. I'll take one of those strawberry desserts, please!! ;)
    Glad you're enjoying your summer!!
    I owe you a pack of construction paper... or two ;)
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

    1. Strawberry Shortcake is my favorite dessert!
      I need to figure out how to grow chocolate!!!
      Enjoy the BBQs and Wedding Season!

  15. Congrats on 2 years! Holla, Boo! That UFO scared the bejesus out of me!!!!!

    Mrs. Wheeler’s First Grade
    Mrs. Wheeler TpT

  16. Congrats! 2 years is huge :) we're excited to hear about your adventures in 4th grade science!

    1. Me too! I am looking this thing straight on as a challenge and something new! I love challenges- i might head your way for a little advice on and off!!!

  17. O.M.Goodness Gravy!!!! 4th grade!!!! Congrats lady. BTW, I need you to send me a bucket of strawberries ASAP!

    1. And what yummy dessert will you be making for me if I bring you strawberries!! I might also work out a trade for cherry or peach cobbler,,,,'


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