Tuesday, August 30, 2011

A Lesson Learned

Don't eat almost an entire Cafe Rio salad 30 minutes before going running.

It's a bad idea.

Friday, August 26, 2011

I'm in love! I'm in love! And I don't care who knows it!

I'm in love!

Remember at the end of last year when I got rid of my old machines and my brand new machines had to spend the summer in boxes?

Well two weeks ago, the machines (or "sewing computers" as the manual calls them) were released from their boxes and installed in my classroom.

Today was the first time any of my classes used them.  

I love them!
They're so quiet.  They handle better.  They sew cool designs.  They have a pretty LED light.  They have a computerized screen.  Nothing is broken on them (yet...I know it will eventually happen).  They handle so much better.  The students are loving playing with the settings.

I love them!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

High Five

My friend Laura sent this to me today...
And I just laughed and laughed.
Thanks for making my day, Laura!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

I did something crazy

I signed up for a half marathon.

Am I insane?

My friend Carie put the idea in my head a couple months ago, so I've been thinking about it/planning on it for a couple months.  But as soon as I actually registered, I got nervous!

It's the Halloween Half on October 29th down Provo Canyon.

It's all downhill.  And it's encouraged that you wear a costume.  
That's fun, right?

I can't believe I'll be running 13.1 miles.
(Well, in reality, I'll probably be running a mile and walking the rest)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Things that help me transition to reality

Remember me? Remember how I haven't blogged since the first week of summer?

Well I promise to update you on my great summer adventures, but for now I'm trying to transition back into reality.  Yesterday was the first day of school.  It's been a long couple of days, but it's good to be back.

This morning, I had a sweet boy in one of my 9th grade classes give me an apple at the end of class.
Such a simple thing helps the transition back into teaching much easier.

Thank you to the sweet mom who sent the apple with him for the first day!