Friday, August 3, 2012

It's August?

Ugh, it is August. I go back to school the 20th, with the kids returning on the 27th. I'm not ready for summer to be over, but I am ready to get back into a routine.

Keeping this post short and sweet, since my tutorials are soooo long!

Currently Time!

Is anyone else sad that swimming and gymnastics are coming to an end in the Olympics? I love watching those! Looking forward to soccer!

I made my own scratch off tickets. It took me a few tries to get the right dish soap and paint combo. Once I make a few more batches, I'll show them off. They are pretty simple. No clip art, just frames and text.

I've had a great time being able to stay at my dad's house a lot during the summer. I really miss being this close to my family and best friends. Once school starts, I make it home about one weekend a month. And depending on schedules, it is never certain that I see my friends. Boo.

While most people my age are having baby fever, I'm having dog fever. I wrote in a post about how I am a foster mom for cats and dogs. I am really getting the urge to adopt a pup, but it really isn't in the cards right now. My commute to work is about 35 minutes, and I usually stay at least an hour after work. Now, I'll be taking a class once a week that runs from about 5:30-10. With no relatives or friends really close, no one will be able to let a pup out. Boo. So my dog mommy-ship has been put on hold. I may foster cats during the school year, though.

Most of my posts are put up around 2am, so I think my need is self explanatory. I'm not a morning person!

That's all I have for you today. Working on my next tutorial!


  1. I heart sharpies! I totally have baby and puppy fever. But we want a big dog and we live in an apartment right now. Maybe once we have a house we'll be able to have a puppy! I'm soaking up time with my family too.

    Rowdy in First Grade

  2. I would love to know how you made the scratch off tickets and how you plan on using them in your classroom.


  3. You get 5 paid days before the kids come back - wow! We get zip- zero-nada. But that means that I can get ready on my own schedule - not someone else's. And my schedule is like yours right now -- late nights and early mornings. Back to school will come with a shock. Enjoy your last days of late nights, family and friends.

    rubber boots and elf shoes

  4. I use so much cardstock. What ratio did you use? I've been wanting to make some scratch off tickets.

  5. I also need to get back into a sleep schedule! Right now I just feel like why should I go to sleep early when I don't really need to wake up early?? Haha!

    Marvelous Multiagers!

  6. I I have puppy fever, too! Baby fever seems to come quicker to my friends who don't spend their days with a class of kiddos :) I need a dog-baby first! I am trying to be patient and responsible, thoug, like you, even though it's driving me crazy!

    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

  7. I'm also a teacher in the First State! I'm totally loving the Olympics and not looking forward to them ending. I'm your newest follower. Won't you join my blog too?

  8. I'm a new follower!! Just found your blog YAY!!!! I hope you'll check out my blog sometime:)

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