Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Shout Out

Hey, bloggy friends!!!!  I miss you guys like mad.  AND my writing... I haven't been writing in all this unplugged time because it's been so crazy with the Real Job.  My school budget did pass, not without major major cuts and lost jobs.  My husband's did not pass, nor did our kids' (we teach in separate school districts and live in a third).  Bad news, bears.

The good news is that my bloggy exile is ALMOST over... report cards are done, classroom budget is done, annual reviews are done, reviews for my college interns are done, we are in the midst of Earth Week which is crazy busy but fun and amazingly environmentally educational for our little guys.  They are loving it and we are spending gads of time each day doing outside activities, which we all love, and which has been a wonderful stress reliever.  Now it's just conferences and then a little bit of a breather before we start placement and all the fun end of the year stuff.  Hard to believe there are only about 40 school days left!

This weekend we are having Curly Jones' birthday party so there is mucho house cleaning to be done and I have not even shopped for presents yet! :O  Her birthday is actually the 27th.  I can't believe she is already turning 3!  Time flies like... a crazy.... flying.... thing. :)  I'm so mentally fried, lol.  I will have to post pics of her cake-to-be... my sister in law is an insanely talented cake maker.  (Unlike awesome Anissa, making incredible cakes for my children's birthdays is not one of my talents).  My sil's cake talent, I swear, sprang out of thin air a few years ago - it's like... she never went through the "eh" practice cakes phase, she boinged right into HOLY WOW amazing cakes.  This one will be Beauty and the Beast themed... I only know that it will be tiered and the rest is a surprise.  I can't wait to see it myself!

Hey, by the way... I somehow snagged a few new Bloggy Miyagis during my hiatus. Welcome, new friends!  I am humbled that you decided to hop along for the ride even without me posting recently.  I will be back in regular action by  next week.  In the meantime, I look forward to catching up on everyone else's blogs soon...  and I see the light at the end of the tunnel! :D

15 comments:

Jemi Fraser said...

Your life is crazy!! We have provincial testing coming up at the end of next month - but the prep work is driving me batty :)

Kathi Oram Peterson said...

You're a busy woman! Love the nicknames for your kids. Great post.

purpleunicorns26 said...

With eerie music in the background..."I know about the cake...I'm open for a bribe. Mwa-ha-ha".

You're gonna love it.

Love,
Mom B.

Stephanie Thornton said...

Sounds like you're pretty darn busy! We're in the midst of cutting teachers too- I've only been in my building two years it's a little scary. Such is life!

Kelly@ JustWrite said...

You make me miss teaching!! We miss you like crazy out here in bloggy-land! Thanks for the update!

Palindrome said...

I'm so excited for you to come back!!! :)

Cynthia Reese said...

Stay sane! Looking forward to your return!

Talli Roland said...

Welcome (almost) back! Looking forward to it!

Natalie said...

Wow, that sounds crazy! I'll hope to see you back soon.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Too bad you didn't do any writing during your uplugged time, but it sounds like you were very productive with the rest of your life. Enjoy the remainder of your unplugged time. Hopefully you'll be able to squeeze in a little writing. :D

JennyMac said...

Hope the bday party is fab. Have a great weekend!

Mary Aalgaard said...

Good to read your update. School issues can be draining. Glad to read about all the outdoor fun! Enjoy your cake and eating it, too!

Alyson said...

Glad the light at the end of tunnel is in sight! To welcome you back I have an award for you on my blog. Yay!

storyqueen said...

My eldest daughter had a Beauty and the Beast cake...tooooo many years ago to count!

Busy, busy week!

Shelley

Theresa Milstein said...

This is usually the time of year when school is crazy until the end.

The budget cuts going around are horrible. I'm a sub looking for a full-time job, and there's rarely a job posted near me.