Sunday, January 25, 2009
That is my word for thise year. I am going to try to appreciate all that I have, meaning my family, my health and my life.
I am going to go and make something right now to help me remember to appreciate all that I am, and maybe even try to do a mini book about the things I need to appreciate and the little things that I do appreciate.
Some of the little things:
Like a good cup of coffee
a nice back rub from my dear sweet hubby
a good purry kitty in my lap
a hug from a little girl who doesn't quite get it.
Some of the big things:
Did you notice my "job" isn't one of those things. I appreciate my job, but at the same time I'm not going to be ruled by it. As we were told that annual contract teachers MAY not be asked back. That makes me sad in that I feel I am NOT done with some of my students, but at the same time, it leaves me free to look at other options for jobs. I may not be a teacher 2009/2010 school year. It seems hardly fair after giving 6 years to this occupation to not have it anymore. I guess that is the sad part. I appreciate the kids, but not the way the school district is handling the annual contract people. Maybe that is my cue to leave anyway.
I do appreciate my job...just not going to be defined by it anymore.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Saturday, January 03, 2009
Happy New Year!!!
I have never been so happy to see a year end in my life. I know 2009 will be very challenging for work, but hopefully less heartbreaking personally.
My dear sweet husband said 2008 started badly and just continued to get worse. I have to agree. It was a bittersweet Christmas. We all missed Billy Sr. so much.
I hope that 2009 is more prosperous and happy for all of us.
I have a lot of lofty goals for 2009, I started today by weighing myself and being somewhat surprised. The last time I weighed myself was at the Dr.'s office in May and it was quite shocking! I have never been that heavy before so I was so shocked. I will never tell so don't ask what the number was! The only happy thing is I got on the scale and I have lost 18 pounds. I don't feel like I look like I have but the scale doesn't lie, does it? LOL (I even checked the scale by putting my hand weights on there to make sure it was accurate! :) )
Yippee I have been scrapping again. That makes me happy. I have gotten 2 layouts done and about to get numbers 3 and 4 done and be caught up for the year! (A layout a day) LOL
Lifetime Moments is having their annual Winter Scrapfest again so I will have lots of Scrapbook pages and altered items to do again. It will be fun. I hope I win a prize again like I did in the summer Scrapfest! :)
I guess the easiest way to jump back into the scrapbook game is to scrap the animals. My next page will be about my classroom! :)