Monday, August 14, 2006

1 day down, 1 million to go!

It's actually over already. Yep, the first day of school has come and gone. It was a good one, I have to say. My kiddos are fun, and they seem to be willing to discuss things. I think that's a good sign for day one. I saw a few signs of those who will be more difficult, but I have done this for 9 years. It's nothing a good whuppin' wouldn't fix! Just kidding. Corporal punishment is a thing of the past....unfortunately. Over the years I've come to the conclusion that a bit of spanking and possibly a soapy mouth would fix most problems. Of course, CPS kind of frowns on this kind of thing, so there you go! I doubt, when I'm a parent, that I'd be in for the spanking and the soapy mouth either. However, there is another option. Let your children have a bit of healthy fear. I LOVE my dad, and he spoiled me rotten. BUT I knew there was a line....and one step across would mean BAD things. Those bad things never came to pass since I kept a toe always in place, but I knew where the line was. All that to say that I think I have a great class! Fun times are full steam ahead. Woo woo!

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

So much going on....

Aaron and I have been super busy's all good stuff, but still busy! This past weekend we went to a going away party for some great friends of ours: Caroline and Matt. It was fun. I sure hope the huge picture that we took turns out great. I'd like a copy of it myself! Anyway, we love y'all and are excited for you going to D.C. They're pretty lucky up there to get such a wonderful couple!!

And on to other news....our church is putting together backpacks for kids at a couple of different schools. Well, this was meant to be a small group activity, but that's not really happening right now. We didn't meet this last week, and this week is our branching out. So Aaron and I decided to take this on ourselves. Aaron didn't think it would be a big deal, but I thought differently. I was sooooo right. Those 4th and 5th grade teachers at the school that shall not be named are PSYCHO! I couldn't believe what was on their list. And this is an underprivileged school??? WHATEVER! I work at a school like that, and we certainly don't ask for all that stuff. What are they thinking?!! Aaron and I had to go to like 4 different stores to get all the stuff, and it has cost a bundle. It's not about the money. The church is taking care of that. It's just the principle of the thing!!! Okay, enough ranting and raving. I've been driving Aaron crazy with all my talk about it!

We went back to school today, and it was all right. I always think the first days back are boring, but that's just the way it is. I'm still pretty excited about the first day, but I'm a little worried about some of our other teachers. I won't go into it, but I'm just worried. Hopefully they'll get it all figured out, and it will be wonderful. My fingers are crossed.

Have you ever just wished that other people were a little more organized? I know that I have. It's not like I'm always organized, but I'm pretty good about getting people what they need in a relatively timely fashion. Aaron and I are going somewhere this weekend, and we don't know any details. Driving me crazy! I am a planner, and I NEED TO KNOW! Happiness is a plan about a month in advance. :o)

Happy trails!