Monday, March 31, 2014

Nine Weeks (and No Softball)

Today begins that last quarter for the school year.  I’m kind of excited!  Actually…. I’m really excited.  With all the snow days and, therefore, snow make up days, we haven’t had a break since February.  It gets kind of tiring for the teachers and the students.  But, now, we are in the home stretch.  If we can survive 9 more weeks, we will make it until Summer Break!


This weekend, the Softball Fairies were not on our side. Sad smile We didn’t get to start the season as planned. Sad smile We are hoping that there will be no rain this coming weekend so we can get the season started!  Our team is starting to shape up very well, I think.  I know that we are going to have some tough games, but we are going to have a good time doing it.


Countdown Update:

6 days (counting today) until Softball Opening Day
14 school days (counting today) until Spring Break
9 weeks until Summer Break

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Today is My Friday

Well….sort of.

Today is the last day I’m teaching for the week.  I have a meeting tomorrow.  However, my sub is going to have a REALLY easy day.  Since tomorrow is a Snow Make-Up Day, we are only there for 1/2 a day.  I am giving a test. 


That means that each of my classes is only 45 minutes long instead of 90.  My sub will get to hand out the tests and sit there.  Since my largest class is only 8 kids…. well….  she’s going to have a very easy day! 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

No Real News

So, I haven’t written lately. Well, it feels like forever since I have written.  It’s only been a couple of days in real time.


There’s nothing really going on around here right now. We are waiting on the date for the 500+ cookie celebration. There may be a Daddy-Daughter dance this year after all for Girl Scouts. My troop is working on their Bronze Award tomorrow night.  (I hope they bring in enough shirts.) 


My brain is on overload. 


I can’t believe that we have fewer that 10 weeks left in school—9 weeks and 3 days (counting today).  With Easter being so late this year, our Spring Break is late!  It’s a bit nuts.


This is probably the most random stuff I have ever posted.  BUT… if you think about it, it clears my head to get to the stuff I have to do today.  In that way, this has been helpful!


Now….  to get ready for the day! 

Monday, March 24, 2014

1025 and 6 Hours of Softball

Many of the countdowns in my world are slowly getting smaller and smaller.  It’s exciting.  This time next week, I will be able to say that we have SINGLE DIGIT weeks left in school. 


This week, we have a snow make-up day.  We were supposed to be out of school on Friday, but we are having a snow make-up day instead.  The best part is that it is only a HALF day! Smile 


What is 1025??  That is the number of boxes of cookies that the Princess ended up selling.  She earned her iPad mini!  She will get it at the beginning of May (supposedly) at the celebration for kids who sold more than 500 boxes of cookies!  We are excited!  For us, it will be the first (personally owned) i-anything in the house.  We are Android people, except for Tony’s work phone.  Smile 


Our softball team is pretty cool.  We have a couple of girls who have never played before, but that comes with any rec team.  This year, we have 13 girls, and only 4 (maybe 5) of them have never played.  The rest have all played somewhere before.  Our regular practice night is Friday.  Last week, we had a practice on Monday (indoors because it was raining).  You’d be amazed at what you can still practice INSIDE for softball.  Then we had a long practice on Friday evening… days are getting longer around here! 


On Saturday, we had a mini camp.  The girls arrived at 2pm and we practiced until about 8pm.  Yes, the coach did order pizza to feed them!  It was cool.  After pizza, they practiced underhand tosses using eggs!  LOL  It was fun to watch.  I wish I would have had my camera.  I could have gotten some great pics of it!  Smile


Countdown update:

5 days until we get uniforms (5/28)

6 days until 1st softball game (3/29)

5 weeks until Easter (Spring Break begins)

10 weeks until the end of the school year! 

After that, we don’t have much to countdown to…. until school starts again! lol 


That’s CRAZY stuff!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Crossing Things Off The List (aka Getting Things Done)

This weekend, we finished some things.

1. The Girl Scout Cookie booths ended for the year!  I can’t say that I’m not excited.  This was a long year for Cookies!


2. The Princess finished up all her sales for 1000 boxes of cookies.  She earns the iPad Mini!


3. The Art Gala and Auction for the Princess’s school was Saturday.  From the initial numbers, we raised over $6000.  I’m impressed.  (Could have been better---could have been worse!)


4. We are now a week closer to SPRING BREAK!  This year, with Easter being so late (the end of April), we aren’t getting Spring Break until then.  Because of all the Snow Days we have had this year, we also don’t get any of the teacher workdays that we were supposed to get before then.  That means that from the beginning of March until the end of April, we are in school every weekday.  I know that doesn’t sound like a big deal, but it’s the longest stretch of straight through school days all year.  The kids get antsy.  That makes the teachers antsy. This is when tempers will start to show in some of the students and teachers.  There is no “calming break” to get away from situations with 7-8 straight weeks.



~2 weeks until the end of the grading period

~6 weeks until Spring Break

~11 weeks until Summer Break


We are getting there.  It’s just going to take time.