Friday, June 15, 2012

Summer is here....uggh

Summer is finally setting in at mi casa. What I mean is that my two teenage kids are staying up until all hours of the night and sleeping till the afternoon, then waking up eating me out of house and home, then complaining of being bored.  Aaahhh yes, SUMMER IS HERE.  I offer the normal suggestions of things they can do and all of them are lame I guess because I get the eye roll or the "well maybe".  I'm thinking that maybe I'll revert to their childhood and bring back the "I'm bored" jar.  You know the one...where you as the parent put ideas of things to do in the jar for them to choose from when they are bored.  My ideas are ones like - clean the bathrooms, rearrange your drawers, prepare dinner, all the fun stuff in a household.  It usually didn't take very long for them to find other things that occupied their time.  Maybe it will work again!  All kidding aside, I'd love to be able to go and blow all day but it isn't possible right now. Hey!  I have my hands full with them, a 2 year old and an 8 week old.  I can only go and blow on a specific schedule! 
I started thinking about my girls and their views/ideas of summer and thought "funny how different we view summer"?  I mean hey, we both view summer in some of the same wonderful ways.  Sleeping late (yes!), hanging in pjs all day if need be (yes!yes!), time to catch up on things like reading, computer, music(yes! yes! yes!) but the difference comes in with this:  their idea of summer is to hang out, eat alot, and do something different every night.  I wish I could be like this too.  And I try! Boy do I try to do this.  I'm pretty successful the first weeks of summer.   I do just that-lay around, eat everything, hit the computer (notice no cleaning, organizing, or repairs make the list.  It never does.  That is a big problem of mine ;) ) then the teaching brain hits me.  I can't help it.  I guess it's because of the above mentioned computer time.  I love looking at everyone's blogs and pinterest to get caught up on what I've missed and to get great ideas then it just hits.  I can't help myself.  I have to "work".  :/ Even if it's just pinning, blogging, or website stalking I have to do it.  And this year it is WORSE!  I had a baby 8 weeks ago.  Unfortunately I had high blood pressure to such an extent that I was put on complete bed rest 3 weeks before she was born.  Then she was born 3 weeks premature so was off on maternity leave for the last two months of school.  I haven't worked since the end of March.!!!!!  So in my brain I feel like it is really the end of July since I was away from school for so long. I feel like I need to be doing something to get ready for school! OH NO!!!  It's just around the corner!!  better get moving!!  Need to start making things, printing things, AAAHHHHHH!!!!!  Then I take a breath and realize I am acting kind of like a lunatic!  I thought "what can I do to help curb this obsessive behavior??"  I decided blogging would help...writing one, not stalking them heehee!  Another was to fix up a binder to record all the things I found on these computer quests of mine.  I'll put what I want to do for next year in it.  I will use my computer spurts to be productive and get work done at the same time!!  So what I'll do is blog about my binder projects.  Maybe ya'll will get some cool ideas and hopefully share any thoughts or ideas you might have with me! it goes!!!  I started with pinterest and used my education boards as the tabs in the binders.  I am going to go through each board and write in the labeled section that matches, what I want to make, read, research, etc.  Pinterest is awesome and I am kinda addicted to it BUUUTTTT I never follow through with the things I pin.  Anyone else have this problem?  I am hoping the binder will help me.  Actually it already has!  I made these really cute cupcakes for my cousins couple wedding shower and it was from pinterest!  If you are interested in following my pinterest boards here's the link   Now I must warn you, there might be some pins that, while I find them extremely funny, you might find them offensive.  Sorry in advance.  My philosophy is don't look!  Hopefully not though!!    
So see...binder = a good thing!  
I am also going to write the ideas I get from blogging in the binder too.  Hopefully it will be a win-win for all who want to look at it!!!  I'm still in the process of recording ideas from pinterest and that might take a while as I have lots of pins.  I'll post pics as I get projects complete.  Any comments are encouraged!  These are of the binder itself...
 It's hard to see but the page has a tab on the side and it says primary literacy and Daily5/CAFE.  I used some scrapbooking items that I am trying to get rid of because I don't use them in my scrapbooks (another obsession of mine)!!  Have a great day everyone!

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  1. Thanks for finding me . . . I found you right back :)

    Kelley Dolling
    Teacher Idea Factory

  2. Just discovered your blog and am your newest follower!

    Teaching Maddeness
    PS I have a 100 Follower Giveaway going on right now!

    1. I'm so happy you found me! I just started this but love it. Hopefully mine will be as cute as yours one day!!! and by the way, I'm a new follower of yours too!!!

  3. Your binder sounds like a great idea!

    My brain is already thinking of school too! =)

    I am happy to be your newest follower. I would love for you to come and visit me when you get the chance.

    Heather's Heart

    1. Heather, thanks for checking little ol' me out! I am so happy to have you follow along! I have to admit to being a tad (by that I mean a huge bit) ADD and the binder is how I hope to curb that. hee hee. I am headed to your blog right now!!! I'll leave you a message when I get there!