Monday, April 11, 2011

Miscellany Monday

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters

1.  I only have thirty-four school days left, then I'll put another year of teaching behind me!  Next year is my sixth year of teaching and my eighth year in Special Ed!  Go me!  Year five is typically the turnover year for SpEd teachers, so I feel great about being the odds.  In my first two years, I definitely didn't think I was going to make it, but here I am, happier than ever!

2.  I have forty-nine days until I leave for BMT!  Let's do some math, shall we?  If we take the square root of 49, we get seven.  If seven times seven equals 49, and there's seven days in a week, that means I have seven weeks left before BMT!  Yoinks!

3.  Although I feel like I didn't get a lot accomplished over the weekend, I did do a few feel-good chores around the house!  I changed my Scenty scents, which always makes my house smell clean, even if it's not.  [Sarah, Trinnie and I finally both sniffed your testers and we'll send them back ASAP!]  I love ordered more tropical smelling scents for the spring/summer, although it saddened me to realize that I won't be here to enjoy them.  I also cleaned out and reorganized the fridge and the pantry!  Like I mentioned before, I hate having to re-buy items, but I love finally getting the nudge to throw something out, thanks to an expiration date.  Yes, I don't budge past those dates either.  If it's over, it's got to go!  My pantry looks so much more appealing now, and I'm guilty of looking in it from time to time, just to admire my work.

4.  Have you had these yet?  Snyder's Naturals Garden Veggie Sticks?  I had a coupon and picked up a bag at the commissary this weekend.  The fact that I not only got DH to try these but love them is saying a lot!  Yum!  We most definitely will be exercising the next coupon on our next food run! 

5.  On to the big surprise!  If you're a friend on my personal Facebook, you probably already know (if you were reading on Saturday night).  I have talked quite a bit about my high school, but I've avoided giving the name of my school for privacy reasons.  With this news, I pretty much end up giving myself away, but this is too exciting not to share on the blog.  On Saturday, I got a text from Haywee asking if I'd checked my FB in the last twenty minutes.  A co-worker of ours posted a link to the Denver Post.  Guess who's dropping on by on Thursday?!  Only...

Photo Credit
Michelle Obama, Dr. Jill Biden, and the guys from Mythbusters! 

Details about the event have been very sketchy, although the reason for the visit is to promote national math and science initiatives.  April is also the Month of the Military Child and Mrs. Obama has recently been speaking out about aiding military families.  At 73% military connected,  our school has both a high number of Army brats and a significant number of staff members who are connected as well.  We recently (prior to knowing about the event) had to verify the roster of milspouses or service members for our Assistant Principal, so I'm hoping it increases my chances of getting a handshake and a photo.  I'm beyond excited and I will tell you more later, most likely after the fact due to security reasons.  [As I posted on FB, if you cannot share in my excitement on this significant event in the life of our school, please refrain from commenting.]    

11 comments:

Sarah said...

It's kind of funny that Mrs. Obama has tried to be an advocate for military families, yet her husband wanted to include the military in his darned shut down of the government... very curious I say!!!!

And I almost forgot that you had my sniffers! LOL I'm glad you guys enjoyed them. :)

Erin said...

@Sarah - I don't want to get too into it, but I feel like that's where you're wrong. That one man didn't shut down the government - it was the two opposing political parties not being able to come to a consensus. Pointing fingers at Obama is just misplaced blame.

I will be placing an order ASAP, just as soon as I'm in the financial clear for it! Trinnie's going to do the same!

Sarah said...

As always, we are best to agree to disagree on a respectful note. :)

Sarah said...

oh and take your time with the orders! :) Whenever you can is ok with me. Thanks for the business.

Erin said...

Avoiding any heated discussions is the reason I put that last caveat in there. I know there's a lot of people that are fired up over recent events, but regardless of who's president, the First Ladies visiting our school is a HUGE deal.

Erin said...

Thanks, I appreciate it! I'd like to get them soon, that way I can actually enjoy them before I leave! =/

Sarah said...

Oh yes, it is a big deal. It was HUGE when she came here. I would have gone to see her had I not been sick. I always get sick on the important days. LOL.

Ash and Matt | A SoCal Story said...

Number five sounds exciting. I can't wait for the updates!

Rachel said...

We love veggie sticks! We found some at Costco that are gluten free and they have now become a staple in our home. :)

Our Little Fam said...

That is big news, and congrats on beating the odds, 8 yrs in special ed, that is great!

K. Syrah said...

Very exciting, but how does one put first lady, dr biden and the myth busters in a cluster visit? Odd, but funny all the same.

Congrats on your teaching anniversary!