|Scilla flowers, rust and rock, outside the cabin.|
It has been such a busy week! I am still getting used to working full-time and leaving the house at 7:00 a.m. I get home around 4:00 and all I want to do is take off my bra, put on my sweats and hit the couch. I am very happy that we bought a laptop several months ago, because it is a lot easier to lay there and catch up with everybody as I relax vs sitting at the computer.
For those of you new to my blog or who haven't been here recently, I began teaching the 2's/3's class at a local preschool a month ago. I haven't been in the classroom since 2005, and it has taken a lot for me to get up to speed and to build endurance! Now I have to work on smiling more and being sweeter.
We had a meeting after work on Wednesday at 6:00, so I came home for awhile and then went back. I am grateful that I only live 10 minutes away. The new brewery in Sunriver catered our dinner, and it was delicious! Salmon stuffed cucumbers, rich spinach dip with homemade toasted pita bread wedges, veggies and humus dip, and little homemade whole wheat cheese buns filled with ham. Yummy.
The meeting was a chance for us new teachers to meet parents and board members. Our center has gone through major changes this past month, including a lot of turnover. There were times that I wasn't even sure that I wanted to stay, but I am really glad that I stuck it out. I, and most everybody else, have faith that things will all turn out okay. Like Kevin Costner said in The Postman, "Things are getting better. They are getting better all the time."
One of the mothers is in charge of sending out a weekly newsletter, and after the meeting she wrote this about me and my new friend Julie. It made me feel so good to get a friendly pat on the back.
"There has been a lot going on lately, and a lot of new faces as well. I have had the pleasure of meeting Miss Julie, who is in the Chipmunk Room and Miss Kathy, who opens the center in the morning and teaches the Rabbit Room. Both have impressed me tremendously to gain the trust of my two kids. My little girl has quite a bit of stranger anxiety, and they have both really taken the time to work with her and make her comfortable."
On Friday, it was my friend April's birthday, so I met her and Jacy (her DIL and my friend from the cleaning houses in Sunriver days) at The Wickiup Station in La Pine for drinks and snacks. That was so fun, and I saw my niece and her family there, along with many other friends. I should have taken pictures of everything and everybody, but I forgot to. I kept moving everybody's glasses up to the top of our plates so they wouldn't tip over and spill. It was so funny, but I couldn't help myself. I've been doing all month at school.
Mom got here on Friday from Eugene. She is working on packing up her cabin and getting it ready to rent out. I went over and spent a couple of hours with her yesterday, and then went to Bi Mart and the grocery store. A lot of running around, but I had taken care of myself in the morning by relaxing and catching up with my blog friends.
That is what I am missing so much: blogging. I don't know what I will do after the A-Z Challenge is over. Those posts were made in February, and have turned out to be a lifesaver for this month.
Mom gave me this cute blue cabinet from her cabin, and I am going to put it in our living room today. Right now, I have it as a display for all the empty food containers that I am going to take to school. Julie and I like "going shopping" upstairs in the storage unit above our school gym. One of the things that we brought down on Friday was a Little Tykes shopping cart. At the end of the day I took it outside to the play yard. We have an empty playhouse, and I am going to turn it into a store.
Last night, I took stuff out of boxes, filled the boxes with newspaper and taped things shut. I'm not sure how much effort that I want to put into making them waterproof. It might be easier to replace them than to take the time and expense to make them last longer. We don't get much rain around here, and I think that the snow is about gone. I'm sure that the boxes will eventually get stepped on and crushed anyway.
I'm sure that the boxes will eventually get stepped on and crushed anyway. The plastic and tin can stuff are more durable. I know that I can buy plastic kids groceries, but that will take a trip to Bend so I am just using what I have right now.
In any case, they will have fun with it all for a bit. I think that I will also bring some store vinyl shopping bags also, so the unlucky kids who don't have their hands on the one shopping cart can still get something at the store.
So, that is about it for now. I hope that you are all doing great, and if you leave me a comment I promise to return your visit.
Hugs to you,
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