Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Just another day down the hallway

   So I got the "is the crazy girl ok today" look by a few people at work (but not in a mean way at all)....oh well. Don't we all have those days when we look at ourselves in retrospect and say, "wow that was quite a moment that I was having."
Today was a much better day, I went to work and made it through the whole day. HAHAHA!!! But I did have a great breakfast thanks to Courtney. We had a great chocolate bar at 7am...thats the way to start the day, Big cup of coffee and a chocolate caramel bar! Ahhh the breakfast of champions, or at least teachers who talk about going pterodactyl on their classes. Thanks Courtney for being the skinniest lil fat kid, who is always up for a junk food extravaganza even at 7:30 am.
  I hope that if you are reading this that you get all of my sarcasm and not think that I am really messed up.
   Well anyways, we finished up the Egyptian era in my Fine Arts class and are now we are looking at the Greek and Roman era. Here are a few pics of what my students worked on.


They did a really good job. I have a few other groups that I still have to get pictures of. I stayed at work late today and got all of my grading done. It had been building up on me and I really had to dig my way out especially with exams coming up on me next week.
So it seems that homecoming is also right there and I still don't have a DJ for the dance. The rest seems to be coming along ok. I have to go and talk to the florist and a few other people but all and all going pretty good. I'm actually looking forward to Spirit week and all the fun that is going to come with it. The teachers have a little healthy competition for spirit week. The hallways compete to see who has the most teachers that participate for spirit week and we have a title to defend. I already have my costume for costume day and I'm brainstorming for our color day.
Well I haven't done "What I Wore Wednesday" in a few weeks, may get back to it as well as my "Random Fact Friday."      -Till Tomorrow

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Catching Light

   I was having one of those days when it seems that anything and everything just seems to be the "Straw" that breaks the camels back. I was having a very "girl" kind-of day, and you know its a bad day when your computer and smartboard makes you cry.

   I have been having this all out battle with my technology in my classroom this year. Sadly to say I am a HUGE fan of the use of technology in the classroom, and its become very hard for me to teach with out it. Also, all of our grading is done online as well as our lesson plans, so its kind-of a must. Well I have not had working Internet in my classroom since the start of this school year. So no big deal, I have my personal laptop "Ruby" and I would use her on the days that my computer was on the fritz. Then my printer went down, and my bulb burnt out on my projector, right before I was about to give my notes on Europe, which is all on Powerpoint. So I get a new bulb, router, and re-imagining on my computer. So I think that all of the problems are fixed today, and it all falls apart, and so did I.
Now I know that I was not crying over the fact that my stupid computer and Internet was not working, it was just one of those days when the emotions that God included with my gender decided to make an appearance. Then I felt like such a fool for crying over something so stupid. So of course, in walks one of my students and in a slight whiny voice says my name and I responded with, "Not right now I can't deal with it right now." All she was coming to tell me was that she was turning in her project, I know... So after I apologized to her and told her that it wasn't her fault, and that I shouldn't have responded like that, I realized that I just needed to take the rest of the day and go home.
   My Dad has just preached on Sunday about showing the kindness of God, and that when we mess up we have to be able to admit it and make it right. So of course this week I would get tested on it. It's always funny to me to see the faces of a student of mine when I apologize to them about something that I did wrong. I guess it's the fact that an adult would admit to messing up that is so foreign to them. They always have this puzzled look on their face and in most cases they're not sure how to respond. So having done that I decided that today would be best for me to go home, so I went to the office and told them I needed a sub.

   Now I just have to brag on my school and faculty for a bit and say how awesome they are. They are always so supportive, and didn't even bat an eye at my request. I then went next-door to tell my principal that I was going home. Well him, the vice principal, and one of my friends who is from the school board office were in his office. I told him they were getting me a sub and I was going home, and they all asked if I was ok, well I started crying. I don't know why, I was fine, but I cried and then felt stupid. My vice principal asked if it was because of my computer. I laughed and cried and told her I knew it wasn't the computer, but that if the fact that a computer wasn't working was going to bring me to tears, it was time to call it a day. They told me no problem and that they hoped I would feel better.
I then ran into one of the teachers who is across the hall from me and told her I was leaving. She's a great Christian friend, who always reminds me that we are there at that school for a purpose. She totally got what kind-of day I was having and told me to take a day and go home and read my Bible.  

   So thats what I did. I also have been reading "Primal: A Quest for the Lost Soul of Christianity" and wow! So I read my Bible first, and I will be very real here and tell you that I don't do this near enough. Reading my Bible has been one of the things that I am always working on. The really sad part, and the part I use to beat myself up with, is that I Love to read! I read all kinds of stuff, but the Bible is by far the hardest thing for me to consistenetly read. For some reason today I started reading Matt. 1 and got to chapter 8. Now when I was a kid my parents had us memorize Matt 5 and as I read it I was kind of just flying through. But then I started reading my book Primal, oh its by Mark Batterson if you wanted to know, and I got to a part where he talkes about the fact that we are called to reflect God. Here's what he writes,
    "...in a similar sense, we are called to reflect God-- His compassion, His wonder, His creativity, and His energy. You cannot manufacture those things. You can only reflect them. Our love for God is nothing more and nothing less than a reflection of God's love for us."
Now I had just skimmed through Matt 5 where it states in verse 13 that, "You are the salt of the earth;" and in 14, "You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. 15. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and  it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven."
   I then started thinking, "wow, what must they think about what kind-of Christian you are that they think you had a meltdown over a computer and that your having an emotinal day?" And then I started talking to God and I said, "why is it that I seem to struggle with the same junk?" And through what I had read He reveiled that I hadn't been spending time in His Word and so how was I to reflect Him? Just like Batterson pointed out in his book, I can't make kindness or love, God is the creator of those things. I am simple a way that he reflects them. We as Christians try so hard to "be" kind, "be" compassionate, "be" loving, we can't produce those things we can only reflect them. The Bible tells us that, "all good things are from above," well then that should tell me that nothing that I do that is good is done by mine own doing, its simply me doing what God wants and allowing Him to use me and to reflect through me. I will never be good enough, right enough, loving enough, but thats ok. I don't have to try and make these things I just have to love God, seek Him and "all these things will be added unto me." When we are where we need to be with God and spending time with Him and drawing near to Him, then we will reflect those things through us. In Matt 5 the salt doesn't make itself salty, God does, its just the product of God. And the light doesn't produce the spark of light it just captures the flame and reflects it. I have to work on getting closer to God and then subsaquently I will reflect what God is.

   I love the movie The Mummy, I love all things Egyptian and even went as far as mummifing a lizard when I taught my class about it (but thats a whole other story). In the movie they are searching for artifacts and they are going down into this dark room. Well the heroine in the movie has these large mirriors that she is setting up while the guys are wanting to charge right in. It shows her cleaning the mirrors and positioning one to catch the light of the sun. She explains that when that one mirror catches the light it will reflect and hit the other mirriors and then illumanate the once dark room. All of that said because thats what I thought of today after my lil talk with God. I'm like one of those mirrors. I just catch God's light. I don't produce the light and never will but if I'm not lined up to His Son I can's reflect light to those around me...they see just me and well thats not always the best reflection.
-Till Tomorrow

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Just another day in the life of a teacher

   Wow, so I just haven't been in the writing mood lately. So I will do a quick recap of what has been going on the last few weeks. I've been trying to get everything done for Homecoming. There seems to be a million little things that have to been done and ordered. I also went today to put the down payment on the place for Prom...I know right, already thinking about Prom! I will be so happy when I'm done with Homecoming!! I still have to find a DJ and get all of the stuff for the dance. I did place my t-shirt order, kind-of freaked me out making over a thousand dollar t-shirt order, especially when I put it on my credit card (don't worry it will be paid off this week). But I do have the money in my school account, they just have to do my reimbursement, but still.... So besides t-shirts, dance decorations, lesson plans, student council meetings, crazy 4th hour, more lesson plans, and more meetings I don't feel like I have been doing much else.
Today I met up with two friends and we were talking about how we need to take a girls trip for our Mardi Gras break. One of the many things I love about being a teacher in South Louisiana is that we get a FULL week off for Mardi Gras!! So were thinking maybe a trip to the beach.
I'm also on the hunt again for a travel agent. I really want to take a trip to Egypt and I want to go with a group, you know just to be safe. Egypt is some place that I have always wanted to visit. So I have to start budgeting now since I don't use my credit cards anymore (I know, your like "what you just said you put t-shirts on it." Well I only have one left and I don't even carry it.) I'm living a credit card free life. I can't wait till I have all of my debt paid off! I'm getting there but like it is with everything, its easier to put it on then take it off. There are a lot of things that I need to trim down. I was looking at my legs today and I am not happy with their size at all. I also need to trim down my debt, and stuff. I really want to simplify things, downsize. 

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Maybe thats why?...

   I have been feeling lately that I go to work and then I come home and recover from work to get up and do it all over again. I have to say that I have no clue how people who have families and kids do it all. I know that a lot of them are not as involved in the extra-curricular stuff but geez... how do they do it?  Maybe thats why God has made it where its just me? Maybe I can't handle it. I guess you have to reevaluate your priorities and If there was something else school wouldn't be that big a deal.  Again, I don't know just random thoughts.   -Till Tomorrow

kind-of Slacking

Its been a rough two days! What am I talking about, its been a rough few weeks. I feel like I go to work and then come home recover from work to get up and do it all again. Sping it so much easier. I'm just ready for Thanksgiving break!! I've got to get out and do something besides school. I thing I'm about to plan me a hiking trip. Get out and get some fresh air. Tomorrow I'm going have dinner with the girls. A much needed get away. I just have so much to get caught up. Well it SO late and I have to be at school early for detention. -Till Tomorrow

Monday, September 20, 2010

Well lets take a look

Today was the day that my spending moratorium came to an end. I only had a week left but I had just had it. I have to say that I did much better then I thought I would. I'm so excited, now I can go and download all of the music that I have been putting on my wish list on iTunes. So I revisited my "list" to check on my progress and well, here have a look yourself...

All of the Bold Blue writing are the comment from today

1. Read through the Bible in a year. I did it when I was a kid but as it seems that was awhile back.
    -This one is not going as well as I would like. I really need to step it up!

2. Ride a New Orleans streetcar.
   -I've still got to do this one and Courtney has volunteered to help with this one...oh and #10
 
3. Go to the New Orleans Aquarium...I know I live so close and never really take advantage of all the things the Big Easy has. **It was amazing...loved all the fish, like diving but not getting wet!**

4. Hike Tunica Falls.
   -I'm planning on doing this one as soon as it gets a little cooler.

5. Go two months without spending anything besides bills, gas, and meds...Im going to need the meds for this one.**Ok, so I lasted 7 weeks...but that was great for me. Only missed it by a week.**


6. Blog everyday! Even if its not that all eventful.
   -So I have pretty much done this one...missed the week that I was on the Cruise and a few other times that I didn't have internet.

7. Pay off my mom and 2 credit cards (not an easy task if you saw their balances but I can do it!)
  -This one is going pretty good. Will have mom paid off this Fri. and one of the credit cards next month!!

8. Go Tubing **Didn't get to do this one :(

9. Take a painting class. **Got an A in it!**

10. Visit and indulduge in all that Angelo Brocato's has to offer.
   -Courtney and I will be doing this one soon!

11. Watch seasons 1 and 2 of Law & Order in a day.
    -Waiting on a nice rainy day.

12. Go see a Broadway show. **I saw Wicked**

13. Plant at least 5 trees. (my part to help the planet)
    -Yep, still need to get my Green on.

14. Complete a series of fleur de lis drawings.
     -I have done a few but I'm so over them...they are EVERYWHERE!!! 

15. Learn a new word a month.
     -This one I kind-of forgot about. Guess I need to get Heidi to help me with this one.

16. See the Nutcracker!
     -I'm so doing this in Dec. any one want to come??

17. Read a book a month.
     -Now this one has been going good till this month. Starting back at school has slowed it done a lot.
18. Read Jane Eyre.
     -I'm thinking that this is going to be my Nov. book.

19. Log a Dive. **Logged 2 dives in Belize and it was amazing!!!**

20. Cook 5 of Julia Child's recipes including her Beef Bourguignon
    -Got the cookbook now just need to start the cooking!!

21. See how long I can jump rope for (I will need to do some training for this one).
    -Oh wow...yeah this one is going to be a ball of fun. I will have to use my video camera for this one.

So hope you keep on reading, I've got a lot to do in 4 months, and should make for a little bit of an interesting blog...or at least I hope.   -Till Tomorrow

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Things I love about Fall

   I'm so ready for some Fall weather! I love that God lets the seasons change and with the seasons come so many of the things that I enjoy. I love that the air gets cooler, the wardrobe changes, and the holidays that come with it all. Here are a few things that I like about Fall...and sorry, but football definitely didn't make my list.

1. Cooler Air

2. New School year

3. Pumpkins

4. Candy Corn

5. Fall Flowers

7. Love this jacket!




 7. Homecoming Spirit Week

8. Love Love this sweater!

9. Thanksgiving Scrabble Games


10. THANKSGIVING!!!!

Friday, September 17, 2010

I Won...and I'm always going to Win

   So the first few weeks of school were a little rough. If you read my blog then you most likely read about a few of my rough days. Well this week was SO much better. I won, I won!! It just takes a little training and classroom management tricks and sticking to your guns and they get the hint...its my classroom and we are going to learn! I'm the teacher and I win every time, sometimes my wins just take a little bit of time.


   I'm starting to learn my students and what makes them tick, and what can cause them to get way off course and how to stop that before it ever starts. I love when at the end of the period I hear my students say, "geezz, this class goes by so fast!!" Or another one of my favorites is, "Oh my gosh, we did so much today in class and I had fun." Its so funny, some of my old students for last year came and visited me and they were telling a few of my present students that they enjoyed my class and all of my randomness. They also told them that they could get me talking about all kinds of stuff and that some of those discussions were the ones they remember the most. Also this week I had one of those moments that makes a teacher feel like they can continue on. One of the other teachers was teaching some students about Communism and distribution of wealth using Skittles, and one kid was left with nothing. Well he was not happy about this, especially since all of his classmates had Skittles. Well one of his classmates tells him, "Man, your like one of the Untouchables in the Indian Caste system."
The highest level...of course they loved this!
Then they all started talking about how when they had me for World Geography as freshmen and the activity where the were placed into one of the different caste levels. That they would be able to relate it to another subject and that they still remembered that (sometimes I wonder if some would remember their heads if they weren't attached) made my heart SWELL!!! I was so excited.
The servants

   I'm also loving my Fine Arts class. They are the best group of kids and they have just dived right into this unit on Egyptian Art, which is Awesome because its one of my favorites!! They are working so hard on their projects and I can't wait to post some pics of what they created.
   I know, those of you that know me well are probably reading this and thinking, "yep that's Syl, one week in the valley and the next on the mountain top." Well that just my life and how I interpret it. Not saying that its right and I am working on trying to keep a leveled head when it comes to my emotions and viewpoint on things. I guess one thing that I am learning about myself as I get older is that I can be very passionate and fired up about things, and sometimes I tend to see the glass half empty. I'm trying to be more optimistic and look for the good in all things.
   A sure sign that your still alive, things are still changing and there are things that you still need to change.   -Till Tomorrow

Thursday, September 16, 2010

How Much is Too Much?

 Oh what a tangled web we weave,
 when we continue to be naive.

   So we had a discussion tonight at the dinner table. Yep you heard right, we still sit around the dinner table and talk as a family, and I love that we do. Well tonight's discussion was about how people share too much on media outlets like Facebook and the internet. How much is too much? I guess its a questions that all of us should ask ourselves. I mean, isn't a blog just that, sharing yourself. I guess that there is good and bad with this like everything else. Does any good come from this? Should I not have a blog that shares my life and ideas with others? Some think that even the smallest thing can be used by others against you or to harm you in some way. I'm thankful that I haven't been subjected to this. Some say that I say too much, I share too much, I know I can sometimes be a bit blunt. So I guess the real question is, how do we remain cautious, while still staying up to date and apart of the modern cyber age?
   It's so sad that there is so much bad in this world that even the very words that you type and the pictures you post can be used, manipulated, and distorted in a way that can be character damaging. Its sad that we live in a world where people can't take us as we are and leave it as that. A perfect world would be where no words were twisted, no spoken or typed words taken out of context, no photos manipulated.
   Well I hope that this is not misinterpreted or taken the wrong way....well because that just wouldn't be good, I'm just saying.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

I don't always get it

I know how this kid feels...
  

   So being a public school teacher, who has never gone to to public school, there are many times when I just don't get it. I don't get all the hoopla about things like Homecoming, Prom, and other things considered Extra-curricular. I sometimes don't understand why things like football are such a big deal.

   Until I got my job at South Plaq. I didn't even know what a student council was and for sure had no clue what they did. I'm learning and in my learning I'm understanding a little bit about it all. I'm still not 100% sure if I'm a fan of it all. I'm a really great sponsor "Or at least that's what my Friends say," (if you know that quote then you stinken Awesome) and they can't believe that I don't like it since I do such a good job. Well I never said I didn't like organizing stuff, I mean I organize my closet. It just seems to me that so many people let these things define who they are. Really, now tell me all you prom and homecoming queens, has anyone on a job interview ever, just once, asked to see your crown or sash? Has anyone, a year or two out of high school, even put on that crown and thought, "wow the highlight of my life," God I hope not, I hope that there is more to life.
   I know, I know... all of you that are die-hard fans of the hoopla are thinking to yourself, "she's writing all of this because she has never experienced any of it." I can honestly say that I had quite the social life and many friends but I just...well I just don't get it. I know, as a good teacher who tries to contribute to the camaraderie at our school, I try to get it. I try to make the events I do and help with memories that will last a lifetime. But I pray that my kids have so much more to remember in life beyond just the crazy high school hoopla. 

Monday, September 13, 2010

The same old story

  
   Why is it always easier for us to preach to others but not apply the same principles to our own lives? How is it that we can be so blind to our own downfalls yet see the ones in front of others? I know that I do this often, I try to explain or "preach" to others, what I need to cultivate in my own life. I am so far from being where I need to be. I don't want to be blind to the things that need changing, or complacent with the ones that are a struggle. Sometimes to change who we are into who we should be is not always easy or fun. But, I have to remember that its not just about me. The things we do, the people we are or become, effect those around us. I guess the first step is seeing what everyone else see's, not being blind to the changes that we need. And no matter how tough it may seem, we always have to remember its just for a season.  -Till Tomorrow

Saturday, September 11, 2010

What I love…







              What I love...








I love the smell of fabric softener in the air when someone’s drying clothes...
I love taking a nap in the sun on a cool day curled up on a big old quilt…
I love watching the parts of the dandelion float through the air…
I love the smell of fresh baked bread…
I love the way that it seems that willow trees dance when the breeze blows…
I love the first day of Spring and Fall…
I love the way a prism catches the light and sends a beautiful rainbow on its way…
I love the way I feel in a dress…
I love a fresh spring flower bouquet on my table…
I love to sleep in crisp clean sheets…
I love the feel of my hands in the dirt…
I love to have my hair shampooed at the hairdressers…
I love a fire…
I love the sounds of waves crashing on the beach…
I love to curl up on the couch on a rainy day with a good book…
I love the sound of good friends' laughter…
I love the sound of the fog horns on New Years Eve night…
I love the thought that there could be little woodland people…
I love to stand in fields of lupine in Alaska with the mountains all around me…
I love to open my mailbox and find that there are letters there…
I love to sit in my rocking chair and rock away the day…
I love to wander through a flea market for hours on end…
I love to ride on the front of the boat…
I love a long soak in the tub…
I love when someone plays with my hair...
I love to layout and look at the stars…
I love crawfish boils with the family…
I love Post-its…
I love my book of Quotable Quotes…
I love when I read the Bible and a verse jumps out at me…
I love when I see a mushroom fairy ring…
I love when I see a shooting star…
I love fishing trips with my brothers & sisters…
I love to meet new friends…
I love the thrill of trying something new…
I love…

Friday, September 10, 2010

Things I learned from Braveheart

A mob is a vicious thing.
Men are not what they used to be.
Every Man dies...But not every man truly lives.
Some things are worth fighting for.
We all end up dead, it's just a question of how and why. 
Grown men do cry.
I don't want to die publicly.
I have been given nothing. God makes men what they are.
Honor and character are things that are important and can shape history.
Be a force of change.
Men can look good in skirts!
It's all for nothing if you don't have freedom.  
Your heart is free. Have the courage to follow it.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

I don't know...

  I don't know what to say and I'm tired. I feel like....

Put a fork in me and just call me Done. Best part is its only the first month! Its going to get better (Note to self, repeat this over and over). I'm going to bed. I'm so ready for the week end.
Sorry my blog has been a bit of a Debby Downer lately. I will make sure to have a better one tomorrow...because well, 
"After all... tomorrow is another day."

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Coffee...helps me do stupid things faster

   Coffee got me through. I feel like I went to war today. My day started at 4:45am and I didn't get home till 8:30pm. It was by far one of the craziest days I have had all year. It just didn't stop. The only calm, peaceful time I have had today was on my drive to and from work. I love my car!! Its my lil peace capsule. Only thing that would make it perfect would be if I had a chauffeur. Today was one stupid thing after another. My computer didn't want to work, no internet, students acting a fool, stupid me for being any kind-of sponsor and doing homecoming, and stupid of me for thinking that they kids would be appreciative of what I do. 
   Things got so bad in my 4th hour that we had us a little "come to Jesus" talk. I told them that they had better get with the program. I'm not going to put up with this and enough is enough, I've had it and I've called parents so the next thing is write ups. I will not sacrifice the education of the ones who want to learn for the lil boogers that don't. 
  So I just smile and sip my coffee and dive right into Stupid...the Best part is, I get to get up and do it all again tomorrow.   -Till Tomorrow

Monday, September 6, 2010

Yep, It's Official...

...Summer is over! I'm feeling just a little bummed about the fact that my long weekend did not seem so long. I'm also wonder once again where the summer went?? So its back to work tomorrow and good bye summer, hello fall. Not that we will have anything close to fall weather any time soon. I really don't want to go back to work tomorrow. I enjoyed the Labor Day weekend and this is our last break till Thanksgiving. I know that I've said this before, and yes I'm just a little upset about the fact that I don't have a fall break. Well not much else happening. Oh, I fought the new lesson plan program all day and I WON! I'm really praying that this is the last time that they change our lesson plans, I'm SICK of having to make all these changes!!! I know, I know Changes are just a part of life. I still struggle with taking changes and rolling with them...I can say that I'm a lot better of them then I used to be, and that's what counts. We may still have a struggle with something, but If we are moving in the right direction and showing improvement then were in a good place. Well that's just my thoughts on things.  -Till Tomorrow

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Random Mix of Things

   Well today was the start of my three day weekend. I'm very excited with a mix of sadness, now that we have hit the Labor Day weekend that means that we are about to hit the long haul till Thanksgiving. No more breaks till the week of the the big turkey day.

   I did not post last night due to the fact that I fell asleep at 6:30 and woke up at 10 to take my contacts out and then right back to sleep till 8 this morning. I guess I was really tired and needed the rest. I just realized that I haven't had coffee today...hmm thats strange. I have been trying to cut back a little on my coffee intake, I had gotten to a point where I was drinking a whole pot by myself. I also drink my coffee with Sweet-N-Low and creamer, I just can't do black coffee. I also love flavored coffee and my favorite is coffee that I brought back from Venice. I really need to order some more of that coffee.

  I kind-of started working on some of my school stuff. I took all of my work that needs grading out of the bag that I had thrown it in to bring it home. I got it all organized by classes and its ready to start grading. I still have to grade it all, do my lesson plans, tweak a test I'm giving on Tue, and make my journal topics for the week. I was going to work on school stuff today but other things seemed to be more important. One of those more important things was to pay some of my bills.
   Now I've been working on wiping out my debt and its been a long process, but I'm starting to see some light at the end of the tunnel. My goal for this year was to pay off the debt I owe my Mom and two credit cards. I almost have one credit card and my Mom paid off. I should have both of them done by next month and thats a great feeling. I have also consolidated my student loans and going to be able to do teacher loan forgiveness.

   Also, another thing that I did instead of grading was to help my Dad put a new roof on my lil trailer. Let me first say that I have the most awesome Dad!!! It seems that there is nothing my Dad can't do and I'm so blessed that he is always there to help me out. A single girl does sometimes need the help of a man and since I don't have a husband to do these things I'm glad my Dad is there to help. So I found out that I don't really like to be up on a roof all that much. Doesn't seem to bother my Dad all that much and he just moves around up there like nothing. So we got almost half of the new tin roof put on. I'm learning how to do it and that making sure things are lined up are very important. The best part about this all is that thanks to my Dad and his help I'm saving $600!!!! That's how much a guy was going to charge to do the work that me and my Dad are doing. Tomorrow I'm going to go back up and finish screwing in all the screws and me and Dad are going to finish the other side. Oh, I also caulked around my window and hoping that it will stop the little leak that I was having.

   There was some really good news for me when I woke up this morning. Seems our Hurricanes put a hurting on Belle Chasse. I'm so proud of our boys and pray that they take it all in and move on to the next game and win...Here's to us making it all the way to the Dome this year!  They even made the front page of the paper and the Westbank and Sports sections. Love that the ones who painted themselves got a lil paper time as well, glad to see that they are showing there school pride.
   Oh, and my last post I showed you the two t-shirts that I designed for our Homecoming. My kids voted for and loved the 2nd one that I designed, of course they liked the one that I spent 5 hours on. Well just glad that we have a design and I can start selling them. I'm also excited that I found a great t-shirt website that I can use for all of our events. I have so much that I need to get done for Homecoming!!
Well I'm going watch Engineering an Empire on France. I'm super excited because our prom theme this year is going to be Paris. I've been to France but never Paris. I hope to one day get to visit the city and see the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame 

Thursday, September 2, 2010

These Kids are Going to be the Death of Me

   Homecoming is quickly approaching and this is when my life seems to turn upside down. I'm the Student Council sponsor and one of the big events that we are responsible for is Homecoming and all of the events that encompass that day. Thank God that I have a great committee of teachers that are going to be helping me, its just trying to make decisions with all of the student council is never easy. I have decided that there are just going to be some decisions that the kids will not have a say in. I do have a good group that make up my council this year; but its a lot of very strong personalities and sometimes they forget we are a very small school and want to do things like a large school would with a large school's budget and resources. Tonight I spent four hours designing our Homecoming t-shirt because they didn't like the first one that I did last night. They wanted more, and wanted me to mix football and the Casino theme together...not an easy task. I was so happy to find a great website BlueCotton and was able to put together what I think is one Great shirt...but I thought that last night and got shot down today. So we will see what they think, I do have to say that the one I did tonight looks 100% better then the first one I did. I don't get paid enough for this!! Well going try and get a few hours of sleep before that stinking alarm will tell me that its time to go back to school.
-Till Tomorrow
My First one...they didn't like
The one I made tonight...Hoping they like this one!