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A Cup of Chai Tea with This Busy Life, Please

I just wanted to share with you some of the happenings in my life. I so often share thoughts and short stories that I neglect to show you the personal side of my life. It’s been a full and busy month of September and October has just seemed to be even busier. Is that possible?!

I began my teacher/assistant/secretary/throw me anywhere job near the beginning of September. The whiteout abounds, and the class preparation becomes easier and harder at the same time.

To read more about this teaching experience:

I went to a Teacher’s convention at the beginning of October and my, what a wonderful experience that was! However, I did happen to lose the hotel room card in the beach sand, though I later found it….phew! I also realized that beach sunsets are far less enjoyable when Ben isn’t with me. They are still beautiful, but just not as enjoyable. I settled for a simple phone call instead. Continue reading “A Cup of Chai Tea with This Busy Life, Please”

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A Should-Be-Easy Job & Those Four Kids

I walk into work every day and it’s like a minefield of mistakes waiting to blow up in my face. The question is where……when….and how bad will this mistake be?! I am discovering that whiteout doesn’t fix all my problems and wishing that the little plastic bottle would just come to my aid and magically abra-cadabra my mistakes away. But then, I wouldn’t really want that…because even I have to laugh at myself! Last week, I graded papers wrong, and locked my keys in the classroom.

This week…

This week…

Wait for it…

This week…I found myself at a printer. A wonderful, should-be-easy printer…HA. I am punching keys over and over again and totally missing the one or maybe two things that I need to press in order to print one copy of each Spelling test IV. Beep. Wrong. Beep. Wrong. Beep. WRONG AGAIN. I’m so looking forward to the moment that I can check this little should-be-easy job off my school checklist. Beep. Beep. Beep. Definitely not that button.  Continue reading “A Should-Be-Easy Job & Those Four Kids”

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whiteoutI have become a proud user of Whiteout in the last week. It seems that my mistakes get funnier and funnier as the week comes to a close. If messing up everyone’s grades wasn’t enough, I also locked my keys in the classroom effectively stamping my day with a reason to laugh. My real life Romeo (aka Ben) came to my rescue and climbed through the classroom window to retrieve the keys for me.

During this week, I filled myself with Bigelow mint tea and Dunkin Donuts coffee, both of which helped me successfully move through the first hours of the morning. I normally don’t drink this much coffee, and I really shouldn’t since I also cut myself trying to open the box of creamers. Yup. A nice deep cut right on my thumb from my persistence to open a box of creamer that was, in fact, very important! Continue reading “Whiteout”