For Today, September 18, 2012
Outside my window...the wind is a blowin! Living on top of a mountain sure is exciting!
I am thinking...how lucky I am that I get to have the freedom to teach some fun kids. I get to
challenge them and feed them knowledge. I get to have the flexibility that I will need this
year. I get to give my best to help a school grow. My heart is so happy right now. I will not
be getting paid, but this is exactly what I need. I feel so blessed!
I am thankful...I'm thankful for the people in my life who have given me a chance to do big
things. I feel like Pickles the Fire Cat. I am not happy inside a house, I need to be outside
doing big things.
In the kitchen...is a clean counter! I will be messing it up later when I bake a pumpkin
(dreaming about pumpkin cake and company), roast a chicken, and steam some broccoli
for supper. More cookies will be baked again today too. WHERE are all of the cookies I
made last Sunday? Today is only Tuesday!!!
I am wearing...white denim capris and a bright orange polo. Wearing bright colors makes
me feel so cheerful!
I am creating...a large pile of laundry to fold! As the winds blow like mad, I'm washing
clothes like mad! I am excited to try a Pinterest trick to get deodorant stains out of my
favorite green shirts.
I am going..to school tomorrow!!!!!! I can't wait to teach tomorrow morning. I will not get
paid for it, but I can't wait to go back and do it again. I'm really feeling conflicted about the
teacher strike in Chicago. Sometimes I think unions might be a good thing, others I just
don't think so. I'm just really concerned that the children are being overlooked and their
learning should be the most important focus of all of the adults involved.
I am wondering... what Carl will tell me when he comes home from school today. Today is
the first day of chess club. This amazing boy of mine lives for chess. No one will play with
him around here anymore. I hope he finds a friend who loves chess as much as he does.
I am reading...textbooks... always with the textbooks! Today's book is Education of the
Gifted and Talented by Gary A. Davis, Sylvia B. Rimm, and Del Siegle. I am actually
enjoying this book, but reading it has opened my eyes to some major mistakes that I
made as a young mom of two little, gifted boys. If only I could have read this book before
Carl went to Kindergarten...
I am hoping... that my patio chairs don't blow away! They are definitely attempting to
levitate off of the patio...
I am looking forward to... tomorrow! I will have a big college assignment turned in, and I
will get to go hang out with some fun kids. I'm so lucky!
I am learning...how to keep my head in the game. I get excited about things, or horribly sad
about things and then I don't get what I need to done around here. I need to stay on my
diet. I can do this! I'm learning how valuable good friends can be to keeping me on the
Around the house... there is waiting in the air. Waiting for the boys to burst in through the
door. I love when my boys come home from school!
I am pondering...how to keep myself thinking positive thoughts. I am pondering what I
have stashed in the garage that I can pull out for the kiddos to learn with.
One of my favorite things...Chock Full of Nuts coffee: what a crazy name for coffee that
has no nuts in it at all!
A few plans for the rest of the week...spending time teaching some fun kids, chaperoning
Caleb's history field trip, a homecoming parade, a homecoming pep band performance at
a football game, and the first day of fall.
A peek into my day...
A cup of tasty joe in a special cup, given to me by a special friend.
A favorite quote for today... "It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative
expression and knowledge." Albert Einstein
Thank you for stopping by to visit my Daybook. I hope the wind blows something
marvelous your way today!