Friday, August 28, 2009

Happy Dance!

I survived the first 3 days of school!!

I'm still completely overwhelmed. I have over 300 kids to teach, learn their names, and hopefully to get to know a little about each one of them.

Needless to say I'm still a tad overwhelmed. Next week is a full week of school. My goal is one day at a time with "one toe in front of the other!"

Tomorrow morning I am sleeping in - if anyone even thinks about waking me up.....well, let's just say it won't be pretty!

Then, if I feel ambitious, I will go to a sit and sew that I signed up before I realized how pooped I'd be after just 3 days. Don't know what I will work on - I might just take my cross-stitch.

Well, that about covers it, so take care and thanks for stopping by! - Elizabeth

Saturday, August 22, 2009


School starts this Wednesday!!! I'M NOT READY!

I'm just a tad overwhelmed and stressed right now! You know the feeling - "which way is up?!?"

When I'm home, I'm thinking I should be at school working or
at least working on it at home -
when I'm at school, I can't wait to be done and go home. OYE!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


Who said it could be August already? Where did the summer go?

I have good news regarding this fall - I have a new teaching position! I will be teaching Pre K - 8th grade music and it is a FULL TIME position. It is a 45 min. - 1 hr. drive one way, but with the economy the way it is, I am leery to pick up and move......especially if I do not have a job, or it is reduced for next fall. I may change my mind come winter, but for now that is the plan.

I did not want to have to leave my old position, but after being reduced to 3/4 time last year and looking at 1/2 time this fall, (and being treated like crap by the administration and school board) financially it just wasn't feasible. Oh, and get this - even though I was offered 1/2 time for this fall I have since been replaced by someone for FULL TIME!... i'm not bitter at all - grrrrrrrr.

Anywho, I am excited about my new position, and am looking forward to working with the younger grades. Unlike most H.S. students, the little ones still aim to please. Ahhh - what a nice change that will be :)

Now we move on to sewing pictures.

Here's another table mat. Same pattern and colors of the other one (diff. fabrics) that I had originally made for a gift. Now, I like them both - so I guess I can go "eeny-meeny-miney-moe" and give one away!

And, here's another purse. I love this pattern...I've made 3 already! It is easy, cute, and everything I need fits in it! Would you believe that it is made entirely out of corduroy? Yup, it is - working at JoAnn Fabrics over the summer has had it's perks :)

Well, I suppose this post is long enough so, take care and thanks for stopping by - Elizabeth