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Changes are a coming……

Change with a capital “C” is what’s happening at my house right now. My 20 year old stepson moved in 2 weeks ago-has been working 2nd shift and now moving to 1st shift. My 18 year old stepson moved in today. Yes, I said-TODAY!!!! We have 4 bedrooms, but I had taken over one of them to use as my office, school, storage, etc. room. Well, my 17 year old daughter swapped bedrooms with my 20 year old stepson (are you keeping up so far??), and they cleaned out in the swap. They put all of the STUFF they didn’t want in “my” office. So here is what that room “did” look like.


So I cleaned out this room so my 18 year old could have a bedroom. This is what it looks like now since he moved in today (will paint it sometime this week). Not lime green-crimson red! My 18 year old’s friend “tried” to move out of the picture, but I got him! 🙂

What does all this mean for me??? Well, look at the laundry room full of shoes!

And look at the extra dirty clothes:

Now get ready for the doozie!!! This is the black cord that is snaking its way from one end of the house through the living room through the kitchen to the 20 year old’s bedroom so he can play his X-box! 🙂

OMG! I’m exhausted-I think that is the 2nd time I have said that word in the last week! I’m not even going to show you a picture of the “trash” that can’t be taken out since our can is FULL!!!! And I’m certainly not going to show you my new office yet. Guess where it is? In the back of my bedroom closet! Sigh.

I’ve been thinking about a new motto to live by and remember-this is what I have come up with:

Full house=Full heart

Well, I’m off to watch a movie with my daughter-hope I don’t fall asleep!







I won the giveaway!!!!!

I can’t believe I won a giveaway from another teacher’s blog!!!! YEA!!!!! Here is a picture of my fabulous prizes!

A CUTE picture frame, a snazzy water bottle (my 17 year old daughter already got it!), some yummy energy gel (for when I REALLY begin exercising), and some stylish socks!!!! All because I am following a wonderful teacher/runner blogger (Miss Teacher)!!! Go on over to her blog and check out her stuff!

I have been following her pretty much all summer (she even inspired me to run once)! Great sense of humor!

Thank you, Miss Teacher for my prizes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂

Mobile, Alabama!!!

I am down in Mobile (250 miles from home) for a leadership conference. We had an AEA Board meeting this morning and finished around 11:30-JUST IN TIME FOR LUNCH!!! One of my favorite times of the day! 🙂 So, I did my usual whenever I have the chance to come to Mobile-I went to the sushi bar and got me some of them there california rolls and philly rolls-then headed over to that there park and sat on a bench watching the squirrels, eating my delicious lunch, and of course reading!


Then I went to the little used bookstore downtown and-of course-bought 4 books. One is about urban legends (tell me that won’t get my 6th graders siked!), freaky weather, and “Al Capone Does My Shirts” (because I keep hearing about it on the web), and “The Face on the Milk Carton“. I can’t wait to get these read this summer!

All of that took about 3 hours-so now I am cooling off in my hotel room working on some stuff: trying to upload some of the reading series trifold discussion things I made as pdf files so everyone can open them/listening to pandora music on the web (Loverboy!!!)/checking email/and about to work on my 3 online classes-but, being the PROCRASTINATOR that I am I decided to take some pictures of the wonderful view from my hotel room.

Someone’s having a great time! 🙂

And, here is the squirrel that put on a show for me in the park!

It’s been a great day! 🙂