Monday, December 5, 2011

It's A Wonderfully Full Full Life

Mark & Carl asked why I wasn't blogging much these days...
I didn't think they even checked in here.

I've probably used this pic before.

I'm too lazy to get off the couch, take off my snuggy, and plug the cord into my camera.
Just being honest.
I am bone tired.
Full days and a ridiculous cold have zapped the life out of me.
Nine hours at school over the weekend finishing paperwork didn't help.

Nine more days as a substitute reading specialist.
I'm going to miss these kiddos a ton.
I was feeling a little depressed about it ending actually.
Life threw a little curve ball last week, and I jumped up and caught it.
I was asked to cover another leave...from Jan. 3 into March.

I'll have minimal paper work.
I'll get to play with pastels, paint, paper, and pencils.
I'll get to dream again.
I'll get to plan mini history lessons.

I'm going to be the art teacher!
I've done a few happy dances this week in between sucking on lozenges.
I'll be in the same school, have a prep, and a room.
The girls can still come to school in the a.m., and leave with me in the afternoon.
I'm still pinching myself.
Two and a half block commute.
Reading, art, kids.
Three of my favorite things.

I'm the calmest I think I've ever been about Christmas.
No tree yet...we'll cut it down on Sat.
No cards...I have it picked, just need to place the order.
No decorations out...the bins are all in the dining room.
Stockings are hung.
Two or three little female elves took care of that.

Anyone else have three girls?
Anyone else make it through the drama?
If it isn't one, it has to be the other, or the other.

Plucking gray hairs,


  1. Hi Julie! I miss reading your blog, but grateful for when you check in! That is so cool that you will be the art teacher! How fun! Enjoy your holidays and the excitement the season brings. I only have one girl and the drama is God bless you with three.

  2. You certainly do have a lot on your plate! Your family is precious so just spend time with them, the decorations and cards will get done in time.

    Thanks for visiting me yesterday and for your feedback on displaying holiday cards. I love what you've done above the keyboard. I hung a large jute ribbon along the door between my dining room and kitchen last night and have started hanging cards there.

    Only one girl for me but plenty of gray hair!!

    Happy holidays to you~

  3. Congratulations and have FUN!!!