Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sunday Morning Weekly Recap

awwhh...well it has been a busy, crazy, hetic week full of work, a sick momma and housework. Let me back track to the beginning. This past week was the last full week for the kiddo's at school (remember I teacher a 2/3 multiage classroom) The students will be finished soon (thank goodness!! :D) and we'll all be on sumer vacay!!! Wahoo (insert 'lil happy dance..) In anycase, back to the beginning of the week, I had report cards to finish, Record files to fill, reports to write and all that "not exciting" teacher paper work. Then what happens? I get SICK, yes y'all heard that correctly, I have a head cold in dang JUNE!!!

image from google

So I had to take the day off of school (1st one this year) and stay in bed on Wednesday. I am feeling better, but I still am sick. Friday evening I had my staff party with my crazy staff, an evening of chatting, lobster, and music (let's just say it involves my principal on drums and the gym teacher on guitar and the guidance counselor on base)- So fun!! Saturday morning I slept in while hubby got up with munchin man, and then we relaxed. Hubby was heading out for golfing, so I was a golf widow. Munchin man and I went shopping for our trip (we leave on Friday...chicka, chicka, boom!) and then we had dinner with my mom and aunt. Once mister went to bed for the night ( 6:30pm...please....don't shot me, that is his normal bedtime) I watched 2 movies.

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and I also watched:

Both movies were good. The roommate was creepy! Well that's all for now folks, off to have breakfast and hang with my munchin man while daddy sleeps.

Okay, seriously the cutest this just happened. C is watching Max and Ruby and Ruby is doing the Hippity Hop dance. Well, as soon as she started dancing he did too. I love my little man :)

Cheers for now!!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Organization 101

Well with summer rounding the corner, I figured I'd better start with some spring cleaning (or in my case organizing) I have this room in my basement, I call it "My teaching room" I am a substitute teacher, who has had jobs in the past but no full time contract. So..I have A LOT of STUFF. Now I am organizing it. Here are some of my Org 101 tips and tricks:

Tip 1: Have a plan

--There is no way I could just walk into that room and clean/organize it, unless I had an idea on where everything was going.

Tip 2: Set a Goal

--Decide what you want to accomplish each day and stick to it.

Tip 3: Stay Focused

--Unless you bleeding, your child is screaming or someone died, keep at it. Seems like it may take forever but it does get better.

Tip 4: Throw it out

--If you haven't used it in forever, or forgot you had it GET RID OF IT!!! I already threw away 4 bags of papers and things that I haven't used or needed.

Tip 5: Make it Pretty

--Keep like items together in pretty containers, like paper clips in glass jars or pencils in a vase. Looking at these things will make you smile.

Just remember, a organized home is a happy home :)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

A rainy day...

makes me think of sun and outdoor living. Funny, isn't it? All it has been doing here in Cape Breton is raining and gosh darn it, it's freezing! Sersiously, it's June 15th and the temperature is 8 degrees ( for you farenheit folks, that's 46.4 degrees) I think since Spring has arrived, I have been able to wear shorts a handful of times. I am so ready for shorts, capris and tank tops!!

So outdoor living. We have really 2 months of it here, that's it. Maybe, if we are lucky June is nice then we get 3 months. At times like today I wish I lived in Georgia or Florida! :) Patio furniture, one day I will win the lottery and be able to purchase all the patio furniture that I want, like this:

Image from Ludeman's

and this dining area is what we need, because there are so many gosh darn black flies:

Image from google

So really, I think what I need to do is wait until the end of the season sales and hope that I set I love goes on clerance, the waiting is what kills me.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

The Beginning...

I'm here. I'm blogging. Finally. Special thanks to Katie from Bower Power & Sherry from YHL for inspiring me to document all my crazy adventures in home decorating and my little fella, Connors life :)

Cheers and hope y'all enjoy!!