Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Simple Woman's Daybook

~*~ Rhonda's Daybook~*~

Today is... Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Outside my window...it is pitch black outside, and it's past my bed time!

I am thinking...I am going to have a lot of fun this year with my group of preschoolers I met tonight at open house.

I am thankful...that God opened the doors for me to teach again. I'm thankful that He will show me a way to stay balanced soon. I'm praying!

I am wearing...khaki carpi's and my robe. I started getting ready for bed.

I am remembering...what great neighbors we have. Someone left two watermelons on our porch. So thoughtful and kind. Not to mention yummy!

I am creating
...a list of "to do's" for tomorrow's dead day! I'm also NOT doing a whole lot on purpose.
I am going...to start walking with some teachers at school on my off days when I don't run.

I am reading...teacher blogs and trying to catch up with my blog friends! I've missed you.
I am hoping/praying...that the kids and parents will do okay Thursday morning. There were a few shy kids tonight and parents who are leaving their child for the first time. We will see. I'm also praying my boys will have a great year this year in school.

I am hearing...My friend Liz's music on her blog! We have similar taste in music, and I'm fixing to pay her a visit.

On my mind...How I really want to focus on my family tomorrow as much as possible. I've cried a lot lately because I really MISS them. The boys have spent time with grandparents, Aunts and Uncles, and big brother lately. They spent three nights at granny's. That is the longest we have ever left them somewhere.

From the learning rooms...I have a first grader, fourth grader, and a sophomore in college. Wow! I also have a bunch of four year olds who will be making my days...interesting I'm sure.

Pondering these words: "Choice Words" which was a workshop we had at school. Our guest speaker was a wonderful and an amazing writer. She shared a very sad, but touching story of her school experience in special ed. She also shared how important it is to watch our words and tones. Lots of tears were shared. Guess what I asked her? Do you have a blog? I told her she should because she loves to write, is very good at it, loves to take pictures, and could touch many with her story. She assured me that she would send the link if she did.
From the kitchen...is someone who is tired of eating out! Ugh, starting a new job is hard on the home front!

Around the house...is quite a mess. Also for the same reason as no meal plan! I have been gone a lot!

One of my favorite things
...knowing I can make a difference for the Glory of God.

A few plans for the rest of the week
...try to get some sleep before school starts on Thursday! I told my para pro/aide, Lela, to have a good weekend tonight. I'm that tired!
  • My Word Picture... They were so proud of their new hair cuts.

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shortmama said...

Hope you get the chance to relax a little and enjoy your new job!

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

Aw, you sweet sweet thing, you! Your boys are getting SO big!

I always wanted to be a teacher. I used to want to teach High School English, but now it would be Pre-School/Kindergarten for sure! How FUN!! I'll bet you are the greatest teacher ever!!

MiMi said...

Relax and enjoy your family tomorrow!!!

Kelli said...

Enjoy your time teaching...I'm sure you'll do a great job. Summer has been crazy so have some fun with your boys before the routine begins!

Nicole said...

I know you will do great and love your new school year! I expect regular posts! :) Hey, you said you want balance! Don't forget yourself (and us!) Have a great first day of school!!!! We start today.

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Kara said...

Glad I'm not the only one, take-out, take-out, take-out. One day is pizza, one Subway, one Granny's, and one our BBQ place where I live. It IS hard. Ugh. I have found that by October, I am usually much better. SO, here's to October!

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

Good luck tomorrow - I will be thinking of you! I am sure you will have a wonderful year. You are the sweetest person - the kids are going to adore you.

I hope your kids have great first days too!


Vivienne said...

Good luck. They boys' haircuts are adorable!

Miller Racing Family said...

I am so excited that you get to teach preschool. I think that would be the perfect grade for me. I hope you have a great year. I always loved getting to meet the kiddos and their parents.
Of course the photos of your boys always bring a smile to my face.
Have a great day!

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Barb said...

Hi Rhonda!

Your blog always makes me smile :0) Your boys are so cute!

I have a little granddaughter who is starting pre-school this year - I sure hope that she is lucky enough to have a teacher like you! I love the thought about "choice words". What a great reminder of how we need to talk to everyone, not just children.

Leaving your kids is hard! I can remember the first time I left my oldest, (who turns 35 tomorrow) it was so hard! But, I'll bet they had a wonderful time making memories!

Good luck with your class, you'll be great, and I hope your boys have a great school year as well!


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Roger and LeAnn said...

Loved reading your posts. I am sure you will have fun with your class. Enjoy the moments! Hugs to you! LeAnn

Leah said...

Wow - sounds like you have been really busy!

Love the faux hawk in the second picture - they are both adorable!

Have a great week! :)

Xazmin said...

I LOVE all that you are working on, and thinking about, and accomplishing!

Good luck with your new teaching endeavor.

You are such a sweetheart and those kids are so lucky to have you in their lives!

He & Me + 3 said...

I should be looking for a new job too. I need to get the kids into a routine first...hope it all goes well for you this year. I also need to work on my kitchen skills so we don't eat out all the time with our hectic after school schedules.
Cute pictures of the boys.

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Counting my blessings today.

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