Thursday, September 16, 2010

Alive and Well

Hey All!

When I am teaching writing I tell my kids not to string together the word "so" over and over and that one "so" is all they need.


I have been so so so so so so so so busy.


School started last week and it's great. Thrilled with my class. Adore my student teacher. Having great fun reconnecting with my long-lost coworkers (when you typically see people daily, ten weeks is a long time being apart). LOVE having my favorite little Kindergarten kid at school with me and getting winks from him as we pass in the hall.

All good stuff.

I do miss my babies and am trying to spend as much time with them as I can when I'm not at school. Which means I am a bit of a juggling act at the moment and have been finding myself falling asleep on the couch with a pile of spelling assessments on my lap as soon as the littles go to bed.

I've started getting concerned emails from my wonderful readers. So sweet.

I assure you I am alive and well. I've very well in fact. I'm just getting the new year kicked off and settling in to some new routines at home. I had great routines going as a "working mom" last year, but the difference between 9 month old twins and 12.5 month old twins is amazing. They used to nap from 4-5 which gave me just enough time to come home, change into comfy clothes, make dinner and play for a bit with the Boy. They no longer enjoy their cages, um, I mean excersaucers and pack n' plays and are in to EVERYTHING.

For those who are curious...

My goal is to resume daily blogging soon. I've been taking lots of pictures and making notes of things to share. I'm a bit more giddy than I should be about blogging about my new bathroom procedure.

Hope you are all off to a great start with your new years!


Tammy said...

I can't wait to hear about your bathroom procedures (can't believe I'm actually saying that......blush). Moved into a new school with no bathrooms in the classes anymore (boo!!!) and have never had that before. Would gladly take any suggestions/recommendations you might have :o)

Sarah Williams said...

I call it the "Back to School Hangover." It takes a few weeks to get over and leaves me exhausted and feeling all turned upside down and inside out.

I hope you find your groove soon!

Ms.M said...

Glad your alive & well. I had a 3 day binge reading your blog and then I got worried you had quit and I would get no more.

Now I have a reason to look forward to Mondays.

Cyndy said...

I've missed your blogging but can understand completely! 31 1st graders are draining me and then I have to come home and be in Mom mode to a 2 and 4 year old... leaves me dead in bed right after the kids! : ) See you next week!

futureflstar said...

Oh I can't wait :)
Glad you are having a great year so far!
I've missed reading your blog!

Rhonda said...

I know what you mean about a juggling act between school and kids at home...that's me! Hope things settle down soon.

I've went back to teaching after being home for 8 years with my boys. I'm teaching pre-k for the first time. Love it! I'm looking forward to your tips!

Tiffany said...

I keep checking to see if you have updated your blog! Hope your school year is going well!