Sunday, May 29, 2011


The school year is over!

My Dad always give me a bad time saying "you teachers get it so rough having your summers off!".  My response is:  "Do you know how many childless parents there would be if teachers didn't have some time away from their students?" - not that I would EVER harm a student, but the thought of hanging them by their toes for awhile has crossed my mind :)

The last week of school was a little bittersweet.  It was hard to say goodbye to some really great kids, and co-workers.  Others, not so much. This quote comes to mind: "I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.... " (Bilbo Baggins and his farewell speech in the Lord of the Rings).

Believe it or not, I've already done some sewing.  I've got 20 of 36 squares pieced for a quilt top and hope to finish it up yet this week.  Pictures to come soon!

Take care, thanks for stopping, and come again! - Elizabeth

Saturday, May 14, 2011


After applying and interviewing for a new teaching position, I have just been offered a contract!  I don't know if I should do a happy dance or sit down and cry! It is all very exciting and scary!

If you've been following my blog, you know that the past few years of teaching have been physically and emotionally challenging.  This year has probably been one of the hardest.  In teaching K-8 Vocal and 5-8 Band, I have been swamped and exhausted all year.  I have never quite felt in control or ever truly prepared, and with my anxiety issues, it has not been a good combination.

For this new position I will be teaching K-12 Vocal Music.  It will still be a very demanding position, but believe it or not, in comparing the pros and cons with my current position, this new one wins!

With this new position, I will only have to drive a total of 40 min. a day versus my current 2 hours!  I will actually be able to be home before 5:00 p.m. if I like! This means I might actually have the energy/ambition to get back into a sewing routine - how nice would that be!?!?

Well, thanks for stopping, come again, and take care! - Elizabeth