Saturday, January 21, 2012

I'm a year older

Thursday was my 38th birthday.  Whoop-d-doo.  I was not that into my birthday this year.  I didn't want a party, not even a dinner out (unless you consider bringing home Taco Bell as going out).  I guess as I age, I just don't care anymore about my birthday.  But, I found out that MY birthday is a big deal to my children.  Ok, will remember that for next year.  Oh, and thanks to the boys, they gave me their cold and I've been sick for almost a week.  I am ready to start feeling better. As for work, Monday is a teacher work day.  As a media specialist, the "teacher work day" takes a whole different turn for me.  No more report cards, no more grading papers, and I also don't have to worry about all the stuff teachers have to worry about.  I may not be the happiest in my position, but at the same time, there is a lot less pressure to do things.  Let's hope that next week can see the entire family healthy and happy.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Is it Friday yet?

This seems to be a very long week.  The kids are doing fine, with the exception that William has gone and caught himself a cold.  Luckily, it is just a cold and not flu or strep or anything too bad.  However, the kid is still miserable with a runny nose, cough, and sneezing.  So far, the rest of us have been fine, but I bet one of us will catch it next week.  I have had a pretty nice week so far (even though it is lasting forever).  On Monday, I conducted my first video conference using our Tandburg unit at school.  We connected with NASA for a presentation for our second graders.  It was totally awesome!  I know those kids would not have had that experience if I wasn't the media specialist.  It made me proud to be the media specialist.  I have other NASA video conferences coming up, and am looking forward to them.  Then, Tuesday was my evaluation for work.  But, our school ended up in lockdown about an hour before my lesson, so the principal was tied up with all that stuff, so it didn't happen.  We have rescheduled for Jan 19th.  It is my birthday, so I wasn't sure if I wanted to have my eval that day, but the secretary told me it would be a lucky day and to go ahead and schedule for that day.  So I did.  Yesterday I also received my new teaching license that now includes endorsements in Instructional Technology Teacher (K-12) and School Librarian (K-12).  Tomorrow, I have a 1/2 day PD, so that will be nice to get away from school for a while.  Also, Thursday is the dreaded school board vote on whether or not they will close our school.  No matter what they decide, I will just be happy to know.  Friday, is a normal day, but during early release we will have a staff meeting to debrief our school closure.  Whew!  What a week.  I'm already looking forward to Sat to rest up!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Year's Resolution

My 2012 resolution is to get back into blogging. I blogged for a total of 7 times in 2011. I think it is because I keep everyone up on Facebook. However, that is a sentence here and there. So, I'm going to try to Blog at least once a week during 2012. I hope I can keep up with it because my boys are growing up so fast that in a blink, they will be all grown up and I will have this blog to keep up my failing memory! So, since I haven't blogged since July, let's do a year in review...



-Had my birthday - turned 37.

-Had a good snow storm.


-Mikey got his first hair cut.


-William had his 4th birthday


-Took the boys to a Rockies game.


-Benjamin had a birthday - 31!

-William graduated from the 3 year old preschool.


-Benjamin and I went to Las Vegas as part of my PLC training.

-Took the boys to their first ever Renniassance Festival.


-First 4th of July in years where fireworks were banned because of drought.

-Had a new round of allergy testing and found out I'm not allergic to everything I used to be!


-Started back to work with my new position - Media Specialist

-William started preschool at his new school - South Park


-Benjamin and I celebrated our 7th Wedding Anniversary - and went to an Avs game (my first).


-Took the boys to their first football game. The Cannon Game - South won!!

-Halloween 2011 - my little super heros! Batman and Robin


-Passed my School Library PLACE test!

-Mikey had his first visit to the ER and got 8 staples in his head.


-Visited with Santa.

-Mikey moved to his "big boy bed"