Thursday, December 31, 2009

playing, painting, drawing, cleaning = HAPPY, so.... HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Oh, I'm being such a girl this morning. Wondering what to wear for a New Year's celebration. I can't wait to get 2010 started. I just know it's going to be great. I am working on my list of resolutions for health, wealth and happiness. Happy New Year To All!

Tonight, there is going to be a Blue Moon, the second full moon of the month. The other one this month was on the night of my birthday. Cool! I'm expecting some magic tonight.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

2010 part two

I've decided that, since 2009 wasn't ALL bad, I'm going to give the year a more thoughtful sendoff. I have a lot of bittersweet memories, along with the not so great ones. I am trying my hand at scrapbooking for the first time. Guess I'll see how it goes, it has to be better than putting stuff in boxes. I'll just enjoy the moment and the last few hours of 2009.

Ok, I just found my 2008/2009 school year calendar, and all I can say is... OUCH, and this IS a good project for me. It's good to remember everything in a clear realistic way. whew!

Saturday, December 26, 2009


Dear 2010,

Please o please be better than 2009. If you will pardon me, it sucked pretty bad, so let's agree it can only get better, k?

Seriously, I had a pretty major shock to the system yesterday on many levels. When something like this happens, it's good to know who your friends really are, and it's really hard to realize that some of the people you'd love to run to are no longer there for you, due to deaths figurative and real. No matter what happened to me, I do realize that I have a seriously amazing sister and brother. An amazingly strong grandmother, and aunt, and a wonderful cousin that I love dearly, and lives too far away.

This was the first Christmas in my entire life that I did not have Christmas dinner with family. It has all been so surreal, most of this year has been surreal. My grandmother is 90 years old, and even so, she tried to shield me, ME from an attack that never should have happened. I will never forget the realization and site of seeing her knocked back to the ground. I don't think this will ever leave me. I am hurt, and sad, but I am also strengthened and proud of myself after all of this. I'm glad to be back home, and I know who I am, what I want, and definitely what I don't want. I know that I will NEVER let anyone treat me like that again, or anyone I love. I am grateful to have wonderful friends to keep me from believing all of the horrible things that were spewed at me. I will just have to keep reminding myself of all of the things I AM thankful for and just keep on keeping on.

Things I am thankful for today:
My grandmother didn't break a hip.
My uncle gave me a Canon Rebel.
My new skirt, barrette, and fascinator from Anthropologie.
I have the best sister and brother in the world.
I got a part in a film!
I have some pretty great friends.
I am about to try out Contra and Scandinavian dancing.
It's possible I have the sweetest dog in the world.
I get knocked down, but I get up again...

Here's hoping 2010 is going to be amazing! (and for goodness sakes people - buy your black eyed peas early!) :)

Can't wait to wear these!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Happy Holidays!

Fourth Grade Snow Globe

This is my last week at work before the holidays. Grades will be done tomorrow, fun, fun, fun! My play/dance performance will be this coming Sunday. I look forward to a nice relaxing holiday break. For now... I am covered in glitter and glue! :-)

Friday, December 11, 2009

Love These!

Sure wish I could afford this Etsy seller's prints! <3

Wonderfully Creative Little Distractions! :-D

5th Grade Wild Things!

3rd Grade Snow Scenes in progress!

2nd and 1st Grade Monet Gardens

My classroom is going full steam, like a little workshop!

4th Grade Shoe Still Lifes and Monoprinting

One of my second grade boys made me this flower yesterday, and I overheard a classmate tell him that he couldn't ask me to marry him with THAT. LOL! :-D

Also, check out what I got at the 3rd Grade Boone Bear Market! They gave me "$5" to spend at it. :-D I love my fancy green eye rings... haha!

We are hoppin' this time of year around my classroom!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Out of Sight is Out of Mind...

in theory.

I was talking to a student who was helping me put up artwork in the hall today, and we had too many pieces with blue backgrounds up already, so I told him "we can't use blue right now, keep it inside." Then I realized, I was talking to myself too.

"There is no grief like the grief that does not speak." --Henry Wordsworth Longfellow

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Found a new quote

...and I HEART it!

"When you are sorrowful, look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight." Kahlil Gibran

I can't help it... I feel sad right now.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

A Bunch of Stuff... Haha... :-P

My new hair, ready for my birthday dinner! It's a lot more auburn than my cell phone camera shows. :-)

Some of my birthday loot! The cool bag (which to some will be a "new hippie" bag.) is from my friend Jenny. I love it. The awesome cassette wallet is from my friends Tonia and Gary, and the 'New Moon' Stuff is from none other than Chelsey (Check out my action figures and bandaids!) LOL! Love it.

Two pairs of silly sisters excited and waiting TWO HOURS for 'New Moon' to start on opening night! FUN! LOL!

Finally... Pics from the AISD Art Teacher Show

Saturday night, November 6 was the opening for the 2009 AISD Faculty Exhibition. Since this was a very rough day for me (I think the disjointed painting speaks for itself), I am really glad that the pictures came out looking so great. :-)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Awww.... My Butterflies Will Be Fluttering Away...

My little butterfly pins have found a new home in Ontario, Canada! :-D Yay!