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Pink Eye, Flood, and a Gar Hole


so if you are here to see me getting my classroom together 
or what theme I have picked for this year 
or a product I might have made
or really anything teacher created...
well
so sorry
you won't find that in this post
my little fam of 3 has been super busy...
we have had a lot of schtuff going on 
and none of it is teacher schtuff....
so if you are looking for the above I completely understand if you X out of here
but if you want to know what we have been up to keep reading....


so let's go back to the start of the summer...
we had a little engagement party to go to for my cuz Will...
this is where I painted my face on
usually my face has the summer off
but for special occasions it gets dolled up...
this occasion I even put on party lashes
I used all my good make-up
ALL my good makeup
and the next day...
I found out I had 
wait for it....
PINK EYE
had to throw all of my eye makeup away...
dr's orders... 
insert way sad face...
way sad face with pink eye
and where the heck did I get pink eye it was summer

 not too long after that...
our house flooded...
YAY
it happened in Bub's bathroom
and the toilet was like the best gusher I have ever seen...
thank goodness it was clean water...
well at least it was when I waded through the ankle deep water to turn it off
I have 10 rooms in my house and only 1 room didn't have water in it...
and so lots and lots of fans later and dehumidifiers and mops and brooms and
all kinds of crazy...
baseboards were pulled carpet and padding removed
and kitchen cabinets busted and
tiles removed and other schtuff...
well thank GOD for my parents...
dad watched bub while mom and i came days and days to the house to clean and sweep and mop and clean and then
we camped out at my parent's
because who can sleep with all those fans blowing... I think there were like 28 in all
well actually i made hubs sleep at home with the fur babies
one I was scared to leave the house vacant after all those peeps were in there
ripping and drying and tearing and drying and cracking and drying and well at one time I counted 12 strangers in my house... and they saw all that my house had to offer ...
all...
and 2 my poor fur babies couldn't be home alone with all those fans
i love my hubs...
plus I'm sure his snoring was louder than the fans

we are all dried up and waiting on the remodeling fixing to start... just waiting on insurance...
tick tock tick tock
 in the middle of the GREAT FARLEY FLOOD of 2014
i got to go to a BARRY LANE pd
so funnnnn
he sings a lot
and he doesn't put icing on the state testing issues...
i appreciate that
 A LOT!!!

 I am not sure what we were doing here...
but in the middle of all of this craziness...
we went on a vaycay...
and look at us...
we needed it...

 we stopped at the Louisiana Bass Pro Shop...
because it took us longer to get through Louisiana than Texas...
I am coming from middle Texas and well an 8 hour trip turned into a 12 hour trip....
thanks Louisiana...
anyways... the Bass Pro Shop is beautiful
for a Bass Pro Shop
and was a great pit stop
good snacks...
nice clean potties
and well it is better than a truck stop

 super huge gar...
spying on my little man...
he kept staring at my guy and I got a little paranoid
could it jump out???
did it want to eat him...
i am fully aware if it jumped out its chances of eating Bub were not so good
BUT
gar have teeth people..
big sharp teeth
if my pic was better you could see his...
so bub was quickly escorted away after this pic
creepy gar...
go back to your gar hole
 finally we got to gma's house and the next day
the very first thing we do...
go to the snow ball place
it was on bub's Mississippi Bucket List
mine too...
i use to spend my summers with my grandparents and we always went to THIS
yep THIS snow ball place ...
YUMMY



we did adult things too...
grandma and my aunt watched Bub
and hubs and I went to the slots
slots won... 
doesn't this pic look like the pic with Barry Lane...
except this is Hubs
and I am wearing a gray shirt...
and there is a Margaritaville sign behind us...
BUT still similar


 Bub got to play with his little cuz...
baby H
they had so much fun!!!


on my bucket list was a place called
BLOWFLY INN
I LOVE this place...
real Mississippi Gulf Coast Seafood
love it
Bub loves it too...
he even got a window seat...



 this was a ginormous sand castle we saw at the mall...
HUGE


 Bub's other Bucket List item was eating at Margaritaville...
and we did...


he loves it here... 
and it is one of our faves too...
I am sad to say they announced yesterday that they are closing...
whaaaa
not gonna tell Bub

the 3rd thing on his list...
we all got to pick 3 things
was the BEACH







 saying goodbye to my Grandma is always the hardest...
we had a great 4 days but we had to get home

ummmm 
a few days after our return and 
I had surgery...
unexpected BUT needed
umm my girls 
aka my ovaries... 
were not being my friend
one was growing a few cysts 
my ultrasound looked like I was storing golfballs on my ovary...
i don't like golf
stupid ovary
it was an in and out procedure 
i was home in like 3 hours

 on the way home we had to get
Oh Boys...
that is our phrase for yummies...
and no better place than
bahama bucks


 a fews days after
golfball removal
my Texas Grandma hosted our annual
summer luncheon
this is just me and my MeMow
but their was
me, mom, MeMow, my aunt, and my SiL
at the luncheon
oh and gpa crashed it too
anyways we do this every summer  and it is a great tradition...
we are all teachers or retired teachers and it is just great to get together
 feeling much better
this weekend
we went to my father in laws
bub's aunt ali from cali was in town and he loves her
we had to go and visit AUNT ALI

so off we went...
 it was soooo good seeing Ali and Uncle Keith
Drew had a blast!!!
and well that was Sunday...
and today is Tuesday...

and so that fills you in on most of the things
that have been going on so far....
thanks for reading through our cray summer...
hope you enjoyed it just a little...
I am going up to my classroom this week
so I will have some classroom pics coming soon
and i got cleared today by my dr so
i might even have some before and after pics :)

toodles


July Currently

July's Currently Sponsor is....

Lucky to Be in First

SOOOOOO where do I start....
wow...
my summer has been crazy!!!
I am going to try to sum it up for you....

got a cortisone shot in my knee... IN MY KNEE... ouch... OUCH OUCH
on 3 weeks of resting... HAHA... keep reading

found out I have pink eye after I got all dolled up the night before for a PARTAY...
got PINK EYE equals... trash all make-up... super sad face

THEN....
toilet flooded....and also flooded...
Bub's room
study
guest bedroom
my bedroom
laundry room
main hallway
living room
and half the kitchen
ummmm pretty much my whole house... oh yeah and my garage...

now have no base boards and carpet in all mentioned rooms...
thank goodness some rooms have tile :)
furniture in all rooms and I mean ALL rooms (even the dry rooms)
are scattered, stacked, and disheveled all over the house along with knick knacks and other decor

called a water clean-up crew.... they removed all the carpet and base boards and placed.... 28 fans and 2 HUGE dehumidifiers blowing nonstop for 3 days straight...
3 DAYS STRAIGHT!!! sounded like a jet engine in my house...

slept at moms every night... 
except hubs stayed at the house with pups and for safety reasons
(lots of strangers were in my house cleaning up the water and I am a worry wart)

and then... then... then 
my air conditioner went out... 
the dehumidifiers were blowing out over 100 degree air... HOT HOT HOT....
my poor air conditioner was working overtime
yep!!!!!
that about sums up my few weeks off from school....

There is a silver lining...
yep you have to look at the good...
because you are the only one in charge of your JOY... 
so instead of sinking into a deep darkness of WTH ....
I am choosing to focus on the good...
I am choosing JOY

so here are some silver linings....
I am now forced to go through and organize and purge... 
we didn't lose anything meaningful or valuable (except if you count the carpet and baseboards... valuable not meaningful)
my air conditioner is serviced and ready for the summer
the blowers and dehumidifiers are gone 
contractors have been out and are working on estimates
my mom was a huge help... 
spending the night at my parents with Bub was fun
I have (with help from mom) the living room and kitchen back to normal and will work on Bub's room tonight
and I am predicting a HUGE garage sale in my near future...
so even though I did shed a tear or two... what good is that gonna do???
we are in full get'er done mode and well i am tired!!!

so please forgive me for using last year's July Currently Design!!! I don't have internet at my house yet... I am using my mom's while I wait for Bub to finish eating...  and well basically I am pooped... I had a PD today and one tomorrow!!! and my other spare moments are putting my house back together... so I hope you understand why I am being lay to the ZEE about designing a new template *WINK*
alright here it is...
and here is your template....



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Monday Made-It

I am linking up today with my dear friend...TARA

I LOVE her Monday Made It linky parties and I finally have something I can share...


so you have probably seen these around Blogville...


well I put a twist on it...
I was thinking of my teamies that were leaving me 
and I wanted to make them something special...
soooooooooo
bring on this art project with....... a dollar tree clipboard and WHAMMO
a special homemade, useful, from the heart...going away gift :)

so here is what I did...
one go to Dollar Tree and get clipboards...
paint and modge podge the back of it to look like the SHINE Projects...

if you don't know the steps to this...
head to this POST or this ONE
and they have detailed steps of how to make this cuteness

ok so while the back was drying I made personalized to do lists for my buds
if you want a freebie to do list... head over to my store and download one...
click HERE
I know this has the same name one is the copy and one is the hardcopy...
I forgot to take a pic of the other but it is the same with a different name :)

 I made different themed pages...
just to keep each week different





the last one has Buck and my signature...
I made copies of these for them probably enough for their entire next year... maybe?!?!
after the front was dried... I decoed (not a word maybe a word) the front of the clipboard with a piece of scrapbook paper...
you can kinda see it sticking out from under the to do list above :)
or a lot of it in the below pic
I had to cut a little slit to fit around the clip part but other than that I just glued it down...
let it dry... and then used a sandpaper block to get clean edges!!!
and decoed it again...
I think I put 3 layers of deco on each side
front and back



after everything dried...
I added ribbon to the clip part...
this took a LOT MORE ribbon than I thought...
I bought a pack of colorful ribbons from the scrapbook section...
in Hob Lob
the kind that comes in like a little plastic pouch thingy...
and I used that whole pocket... well almost
seriously I was tying ribbon for over thirty minutes...
long long time... I just tied and kept tying until it was full...
I then trimmed the ribbon so it was all about even
I didn't measure the strips of ribbon before I tied them on
I just cut one strip tied it on and I liked the length of it and cut out the rest about the same length
some longer and some shorter
no exact measuring at all

after all was dried and tied...
I slipped in the to do lists... and WHA LAA...
CUTENESS OVERLOAD!!!

 I tied ribbon around it all
and put clips on the hard copies of the to do list
and then I had one of my kiddos sneak sneaky
put it on their desks while we were at recess
they loved them!!!

the rays mean something too...
the mustache is for me... of course...
the wordy one is the definition of memory
the animal one has a giraffe on it... Patti's fave
and you can't see it here but there is a flip flop one for my girl Kindred!!!

SO if you haven't guessed it already...
my annual EOY project is going to now be done on clipboards...
it will save us a fortune!!!
and it is multifunctional as well
the clippy part of the board has a thingy that comes out so you can hang it on a nail...
AWESOME
so it can be art and functional...
LOVE IT

OKIE DOKIE
that about does it!!!
I am so glad I can link up with my girl Tara and now I think I am going to spend the rest of the night
clicking from link to link and filling up my to do list :)
thanks Tara for hosting these every week during the summer
that is a lot of work and I APPRECIATE IT!!!
LOVE YA!!!


JUNE CURRENTLY

June's Currently is sponsored by...


click on pic to see awesomeness

This morning

I slept in... that I never do 
so it was so nice
but I was tired from watching the SPURS WIN!!! yee haw
and then I made Bub waffles (really popped them in a toaster and waited)
then I watered my outside plants, washed down my back porch, took a really long and nice shower,
oh and mopped my floor because my dogs walked through the water from the back porch and left nice little doggy prints...  all sizes... small, medium, and large (i have 3 doggies)
and then  I was checking my social networks and 
WHAM!!!
Laura B tagged me about stalking my blog... waiting for the CURRENTLY
OH.MY.GOLLY.MISS.MOLLY
I totally forgot today was the 1st 
well I didn't forget... I wasn't even thinking... really?!?!
so thanks to Laura B for the tag 
or you crazies that stalk all day on the first would have been refreshing a really LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG time...
my errand list is pretty long today... HAHA
thanks again Laura... 
so here it is


I am pretty sure all of mine are self explanatory...
* kid acting like he is light sabering Darth Vader... he's 5 that's what I get 24/7
usually hub is in it with him... and he isn't Darth Vader... *smirky face*
* loving that some of you crazies stalk my blog on the first
 I would have been CLUELESS today
or really far from the house because one of my errands is out of town... thanks again Luara B
* my 2 partners are leaving me... I am really going to miss them... REALLY REALLY
they both have gotten jobs closer to their families and although I am SUPER happy for them
I am SUPER SAD and probably have thrown some pitty parties for myself the last few days
streamers and decorations and all... yep they were big pitty parties... BUT I didn't send out any invites to join me soooo I was SOLO at my parties... and it's my party and I can cry if I want to
* I would love to loop with my kiddos... toots and all... I have a really wonderful class this year and even though some are little stinkers.. they are just little stinkers and I LOVE them... I LOVE THEM ALL
* so I need to act like a dog and throw some grass on it and move on... I can't change what is happening in my life right now but I can choose to not let it steal my JOY... moving on
* always go to see my Mississippi Gma... she is awesome and she lives by the beach... I love it there
I want to get serious about losing more weight... I hurt my knee running and I haven't been able to walk or run or yoga or anything without it swelling up... so I am going to focus on my diet and shed some pounds... I have an appointment to see my Dr. ( I have already had surgery on this knee before).. but he travels a lot with a little team called the SPURS and since they are kicking some serious bootay... I can't get in anytime soon... he told me to ICE and rest until he sees what I did to it... he also said as long as 38 year olds act like 20 year olds he will always be in practice... thanks DOC
and #3... we are seriously contemplating selling this house... we need something a little bigger and with a big yard and POOL... we think we found a house we like BUT we need to sell this one first... sooooooo if the house we like is still available when we get this one ready... we might be new home owners... maybe... or we could just put a pool in here and extend my kitchen out, and redo my bathroom, and and and...

ALRIGHT... there was mine...
and here is yours...

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comment on the 2 links ahead of you and the one after you...
PLEASE make sure your comments are about their post and thoughtful
and if you leave a comment for me... I LOVE comments....start with the words blah blah blah...
because one it is funny and two I think my CURRENTLY posts are not really read... people are just so quick to get on the list... I really don't think some of them READ my posts... so if you use the words blah blah blah in the front of your comment I will know you have read through my post and others will be like WHAT the heck is this blah blah blah and we can LAUGH together... ok ... LOL


also if YOU DO NOT KNOW HOW TO LINK UP...
at the top of my blog is a tab called CREATIONS... click on it and scroll down...
I have several links and sources for your learning how to CURRENTLY enjoyment!!!

alrighty I think that covers everything...
again thanks to



EOY Art Project

I have one post that is pinned the most...
it is the same one that has the comments and gets me the most email questions...
and that is just fine with me....
BECAUSE
it just so happens to be my favorite thing I have ever done with my kiddos....


AND I got to do it again...
and this year we got it done just in time for Mother's Day!!!
so if you want to see the first and original post about this project...
and with better directions than this one *wink*
head to (click on it if ya want)

BUT before ya leave me here... 
take a looky lou at what we did this year!!!
one thing to mention is we had to use smaller canvases 
but the art is still as special and magical as last time...
I JUST LOVE THESE and I hope you do too!!!












this project always brings SMILES 
to all!!!
 it really does allow the kids to SHINE!!!
no matter how smart or challenged the child is... 
these always come out so SPECIAL!!!

toodles to you

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