Monday, December 12, 2011

Find Our Home on the Newstand...

We're in the January issue...
They were here in September,
and I was at school!
So not fair.
Mark worked from home...
truck was here with stylists & photographers from 9-3,
so the pics in here are new to me too! ;)

I honestly couldn't find our living room,
or my bedroom,
or my dining room.
Izzy did!

Our rooms are throughout the magazine...
They use products advertisers are selling, and staged them in our rooms...
the living room, kitchen, kid's bath, dining room, library, our master, outside, and my studio.
It's kind of a "Where's Waldo" game we've been playing as a family...
or "What in this picture is really in our home?"

My neighbor walked through our home with magazine in hand and played the game.
It's pretty funny actually.
They were an amazing team.
Everything in our home was put back in order.
They mixed things up a bit, and it was fun to see what they put here and there.

Our home is nowhere near magazine worthy now.
The tree is up.
I'm sitting near it and tingly & itchy from head to toe.
Ears are clogged, and nose too.
I think this may be the last year for a live tree.
I hate allergies. 8 foot ladder is propped nearby,
Just in case I get the urge to clean the rest of the ceiling.
80% of the ornaments are on the tree,
75% of the decorations are up...
and the irony is I'm not phased by it one bit.
I'll get to it,
sometime before a big party here on Friday.

Four more days of school.
Four more days teaching reading.
Four more days with kids I've come to absolutely adore.
Four more days to tidy up the loose ends on this position,
Four more days to meet with the Art teacher during plan periods,
Five more days until a Nutcracker birthday party for Sofi...

I think I'm the big nut who hopefully won't crack while getting everything done!
Time to lose myself on Pinterest for a bit so I can forget it all....

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,