Sunday, 27 March 2016
I am at the end of a semester and I have a final task I have to accomplish over the next four days. Truth be told it is small but significant. Two to three pages of writing and research. I am not underestimating it as I often find research to be a little daunting. So I am going to make a plan and get it done.
Timeline:- Submit by Monday evening.
Step 1 Make coffee, Easter lunch is demanding a little too much of my energy.
Step 2 Make sure I have the correct tools and I am comfortable. Pencils sharpened, slippers and cardigan. CLEAR SOME SPACE!!
Step 3 Read the task and understand what it is asking me.
Step 4 Break it down into timely goals. How much do I want to get done by the end of today?
Step 5 Jump in. Take small breaks. Get as much done as possible, more if you can!
Mine is a three part task on the Industrial revolution. I will try to get the first part done by this evening.
Planning and implementing is a very important strategy for me. This motivates me and that is the key for me. Once I get started on a project it flows.
Is there something that you need to accomplish on this wonderfully sleepy Sunday afternoon?
Tuesday, 26 January 2016
Still working on my studies for a teaching license. Almost half way through.
Had 5 snow days and that really helped me catch up on some things. (and that is why I am taking some me time and creating this post!)
I my absence I have found that Windows Live Writer no longer works well with Google. I ave never liked posting directly from Blogger o if anyone can suggest an app fro writing posts I would appreciate it.
Not going to make this long but hope to post again soon. In the meantime here are some shots for you.
Sunday, 4 October 2015
Found this night-light/ oil diffuser from Bath and Body Works and bought the Leaves oil insert. It gives off a wonderful fresh Autumn Smell
Love, Love, Love this sweatshirt from H&M which will be great for cold school hallways.
Stripped an old Christmas wreath and freshened it up with Dollar Tree finds
And fall wouldn’t be quite the same without Yankee Candles.
What are your favorite fall finds?
Tuesday, 30 December 2014
When I was in fourth grade, a novelist came to talk to my English class. She told us that being an author meant sitting at the kitchen table in pajamas, drinking tea with the dogs at your feet.J. Courtney Sullivan
Tuesday, 11 November 2014
Are you still out there in Blogland? It has been a long time. When I started my new role as Instructional Aide for 40+ hours a week and registered for online classes for licensure I knew my online presence was going to be severely limited. Who are you kidding? It has been non existent. I would like to say it has been because I have been pouring over the books but basically life has bombarded me for most of the year.
However, all work and no play make me a dull girl. So I decided it was time to get back in the saddle. Digi Scrapping, or Scrapping of any kind will probably have to be on the back burner but I can still blog right?
When Autumn moved in I started to get all nostalgic. I love the colors and the warm cozies that it brings. I added a few Autumn colored Dalias and a few squash to the mantle in a rustic display and filled a jar with Candy Corn. My son ate a handful of Candy Corn and declared that he was now ready for Christmas. I loved that moment.
I have realized that small touches are important for all of us. SO, today I downloaded a downsized Christmas planner from Organized Christmas (anymore than the basic five planner sheets and I get that nervous feeling in my tummy). Yes I have determined that friends and loved ones will at least hear from me this year even if it is not a home made card.
I have also gone a step further and downloaded Traci Reeds 2015 Life Planner. It is a planner with Project Life in mind. At least if I am going to keep filling my computer with photos I would like a keep a journal of the memories for those days when I might actually get to put them in an album.
Well that’s it from me. Plain and simple. I think I have forgotten how to blog. Thank you for being on this journey with me. Here’s a couple of photos for you.
Thursday, 19 June 2014
Hello Friends. Where have I been you ask. That is a good question. Changing life and culture over the last 20 months took its toll on me. Going through change and struggle tends to make me less creative.
I posted this picture in 2010 as part of a project I was doing. It was the cry of my heart and remains so even today. (PGCE = Post Graduate Certificate in Education). One of our desires in returning to the USA was so that I could pursue a teaching license. Little did I know that living in Virginia would make it even more problematic.
My BA is from a non-regionally accredited school. Which for Virginia means that it is unacceptable. So, after a lot of research and praying about my options I have begun another BA. I am enrolled at Western Governors Uni’. WGU is an online school and competency based so I am praying that I can reduce the time to licensure from 4 years to 3 years.
One tremendous blessing was being able to transfer from substitute teaching into a temporary contract position for most of last year. Due to budget issues they have not yet renewed my contract but I am praying that they will.
So this is where I have been. I am hoping to get back on the blog bandwagon again. Thank you for your readership and friendship.
Sunday, 16 February 2014
Took four months off from blogging only to find out that Windows Live Writer no longer is supported and won't upload! That's pretty disappointing as it used to make me look good.
I am taking a breather from studying Algebra. (trying to pass a school assessment for registration to a teacher licensing course). I am having a hard time wondering why simple math has to be expressed in complicated terms. Hubby says it's to learn formulas that get very complicated later on. I guess I'll buy that.
We fought letting my 15 year old have his x-box in his room at the sacrifice of my space and sanity. We finally gave in and I have my craft space back. I am thrilled.
And in honor of that space I finally finished a LO from two years ago.