Sunday, March 25, 2018

So you think you've got it all covered? You're ready for testing and then you realize you forgot to cover something in the math book!! Oh, no!! It's the end of the world as we know it. No, it's not, just calm down and do some review! Oh, the little things. A kid was walking down the hall the other day and she was so upset that her dress had came untied in the back. While tying her dress for her, I was thinking to myself, wow, if that were the only thing I had to worry about at this very moment in my life, I'd sure have it made. I'd be the happiest lady and teacher in the entire universe.

There's so much to think about during this time of the school year. We have a lot of things to be thankful for, but at the same time we all have a storm we are going into, right in the middle of, or just coming out of. Those storms pass and a new one comes. It doesn't take long before the storm catches us again. A new storm. Is it fun? No. Do we want to face that storm? Probably not, but we do and in the end everything turns out to be okay.

Boy, I need to run. I haven't ran in several days due to some illnesses in my household. I miss it so much. It's just nice to get out, feel some fresh air on my face and my Brooks running shoes hitting the pavement. Sometimes I don't want to run, but I do it because it makes me feel well. It gives me peace and a little bit of tranquility from the day-to-day chores I must embrace. There's not a moment in my day that I get to stop and smell the roses. I wish I could, but it doesn't happen for me. My hubs does try to make it better and watch the kids while I go for a run, but it's hard on him, too. Sometimes I just want a break from being a mom. Is that to much to ask? I love my babies, I would never do anything to hurt them, but there are days when I just want to pull my hair and scream as loud as I can to relieve some of the tension that's welling up inside.

I assume that feeling trapped sometimes is a part of being an adult? Here is my day in a nutshell. I get up at 5:30 am, I get my first born to his classroom, I go to work, I rush from work to the sitter to pickup my second born, I go home, I clean house, attempt to cook, wash the dishes, tend to my children, and I finally get to go to bed somewhere around 10:00 pm. Then I do it all over again Monday through Friday. Wow. That's some wonderful life. I am going with a lot of you out there have this same life. Yay! We should make a club. Okay, humor me here, people. I am off my soapbox now. I love my children is all I can say. They make my life insane, but that's part of it.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Life Happens

As I sit here visiting with my grandpa who has a terrible disease, altztimers, I feel so sorry for him. I feel sad that he’s no longer the man that taught me to fish. If only I were as smart as a scientist, I could make a serum to cure him.

All during that visit it got me to thinking about my own life. Am I living my life to the fullest? Am I loving like there’s no tomorrow? Am I finding the right way and going down the right path? Did I make the right choices in life? All of these questions may never be able to be answered because honestly I don’t know.

Life has a funny way of kicking you right in the ass. You go all through life, never do anything wrong and then one day, you’ve done something just a little different then you normally would. Do you regret it? No. Should you? I don’t know the answer to that. I feel like God places things in our lives for a reason. In all honesty, if it makes you the happiest you’ve ever been, then I think it’s a path worth taking. Besides all of the decisions you make that have always pleased others suddenly matter no more. You live, you love, you laugh and you cry. Life is life. No matter what, don’t ever let the glances and judging glares of others bring you down. No one is perfect. We can’t please everyone. The most important thing we should do, so that in the end we can say we lived life to the fullest, is do what makes us happiest and dream big! Never give up!

Monday, January 29, 2018

Life is too Short...Live it


I haven't been back in a while and I want to apologize. I have honestly had the busiest life in the last few months. Between work, kids, life, and sickness going around, I just can't keep my head on straight. I want to go ahead and warn that I am on a soap box tonight. 

I find it so disheartening that I can't be a professional without being labeled and attacked by words. All of this is because of the way I look. Do I think I'm pretty? Well, I'm okay, I'm no movie star, but I have never been the conceited type. Apparently others do think I am. When I first started realizing what was going on around me, I grew uneasy, uncomfortable, self-conscious. You name it, I was flat out sick to my stomach everyday. After a couple of weeks, I concluded that the Keith Urban song "Female" was my song and it was written to open my eyes. 

People can be cruel, that's life. Some people should grow up. After weeks of worry and losing a close friend (I don't mean by death), I came to the conclusion that life is too short to worry about stupid things. I need to have fun, fall in love, regret nothing and don't ever let people bring me down. It isn't worth the wrinkle that I'm going to get from it in the end. 

I am female, if men want to stare I can't stop them. I work my butt off just like any other man or woman out there. I love my children and would do anything for them. So what if I have a body that I worked hard to get back in shape after two babies. So what if I wear professional clothing and men want to look. If I want to wear a dress or a skirt, that's not okay, but here comes someone that's overweight (please forgive me), skin tight pants or a dress hugging those butt cheeks and not one word is said. That right there is just wrong in all kinds of ways. If you look nice you get talked about, if you look not so nice, you get a pass. What has this world come to? 

I love my students and no one, I mean no one is going to stop me from being the best teacher I can be. This goes out to all of you finely shaped women out there that get treated unjustly because you're beautiful! We are human, we have feelings, too! We are female! Stand strong and stand your ground! 

By the way, the picture on the left is the way I look on an average day at work. I love make-up, lipstick, dresses, shopping, and heels! I am female!!! We're allowed to like those things! 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

from Coffee Station to Back to School


I got a little crazy on myself when it came to finding the perfect kitchen hutch to house my newest desire for a coffee station. I'm not completely finished with all the decorating details, but that's okay because that's my favorite part! I found this little piece at a local vendor's mall after traveling and hunting for hours on different Saturdays! Yes, it was about twenty minutes away. It was fun while it lasted, but honestly, the hubs and I were about to give up on finding that perfect piece.

This adventure of mine is so ironic because I don't even drink coffee. Yes, you're smiling about that right now. Isn't this just the cutest coffee zone, though? My husband does drink it and it's funny because everyone in my family has been laughing about me setting this area up. Hey, at least they will be happy when they visit, right?

So, I was going to say that this coffee station is going to get me up and ready for back to school, but I ain't even gonna use it. Okay, I might put my hot chocolate over there when winter time rolls around, so there, I will use it. Happy school days, people!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Sharing a Little Digital Graphics Shop


Ladies and Gents, I've found the most adorable little shop on TpT and this lady has a lot of her items for sale for only one dollar! Yes, that's what I said, $1! This got me all excited because out of her shop I was able to make the most adorable cover pages I've shown you above for you teachers out there. These are sure to help with that classroom organization! It's called Hidesy's Clipart and she has tons of different digital items and the best part is, listen up all you TpT sellers out there, it's commercial use friendly and you don't even have to give her credit even though that would be sweet, of course!

So head on over to her shop to get yourself in on some of this digital action! Have a great rest of your day!

-Casey


Sunday, March 25, 2018

So you think you've got it all covered? You're ready for testing and then you realize you forgot to cover something in the math book!! Oh, no!! It's the end of the world as we know it. No, it's not, just calm down and do some review! Oh, the little things. A kid was walking down the hall the other day and she was so upset that her dress had came untied in the back. While tying her dress for her, I was thinking to myself, wow, if that were the only thing I had to worry about at this very moment in my life, I'd sure have it made. I'd be the happiest lady and teacher in the entire universe.

There's so much to think about during this time of the school year. We have a lot of things to be thankful for, but at the same time we all have a storm we are going into, right in the middle of, or just coming out of. Those storms pass and a new one comes. It doesn't take long before the storm catches us again. A new storm. Is it fun? No. Do we want to face that storm? Probably not, but we do and in the end everything turns out to be okay.

Boy, I need to run. I haven't ran in several days due to some illnesses in my household. I miss it so much. It's just nice to get out, feel some fresh air on my face and my Brooks running shoes hitting the pavement. Sometimes I don't want to run, but I do it because it makes me feel well. It gives me peace and a little bit of tranquility from the day-to-day chores I must embrace. There's not a moment in my day that I get to stop and smell the roses. I wish I could, but it doesn't happen for me. My hubs does try to make it better and watch the kids while I go for a run, but it's hard on him, too. Sometimes I just want a break from being a mom. Is that to much to ask? I love my babies, I would never do anything to hurt them, but there are days when I just want to pull my hair and scream as loud as I can to relieve some of the tension that's welling up inside.

I assume that feeling trapped sometimes is a part of being an adult? Here is my day in a nutshell. I get up at 5:30 am, I get my first born to his classroom, I go to work, I rush from work to the sitter to pickup my second born, I go home, I clean house, attempt to cook, wash the dishes, tend to my children, and I finally get to go to bed somewhere around 10:00 pm. Then I do it all over again Monday through Friday. Wow. That's some wonderful life. I am going with a lot of you out there have this same life. Yay! We should make a club. Okay, humor me here, people. I am off my soapbox now. I love my children is all I can say. They make my life insane, but that's part of it.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Life Happens

As I sit here visiting with my grandpa who has a terrible disease, altztimers, I feel so sorry for him. I feel sad that he’s no longer the man that taught me to fish. If only I were as smart as a scientist, I could make a serum to cure him.

All during that visit it got me to thinking about my own life. Am I living my life to the fullest? Am I loving like there’s no tomorrow? Am I finding the right way and going down the right path? Did I make the right choices in life? All of these questions may never be able to be answered because honestly I don’t know.

Life has a funny way of kicking you right in the ass. You go all through life, never do anything wrong and then one day, you’ve done something just a little different then you normally would. Do you regret it? No. Should you? I don’t know the answer to that. I feel like God places things in our lives for a reason. In all honesty, if it makes you the happiest you’ve ever been, then I think it’s a path worth taking. Besides all of the decisions you make that have always pleased others suddenly matter no more. You live, you love, you laugh and you cry. Life is life. No matter what, don’t ever let the glances and judging glares of others bring you down. No one is perfect. We can’t please everyone. The most important thing we should do, so that in the end we can say we lived life to the fullest, is do what makes us happiest and dream big! Never give up!

Monday, January 29, 2018

Life is too Short...Live it


I haven't been back in a while and I want to apologize. I have honestly had the busiest life in the last few months. Between work, kids, life, and sickness going around, I just can't keep my head on straight. I want to go ahead and warn that I am on a soap box tonight. 

I find it so disheartening that I can't be a professional without being labeled and attacked by words. All of this is because of the way I look. Do I think I'm pretty? Well, I'm okay, I'm no movie star, but I have never been the conceited type. Apparently others do think I am. When I first started realizing what was going on around me, I grew uneasy, uncomfortable, self-conscious. You name it, I was flat out sick to my stomach everyday. After a couple of weeks, I concluded that the Keith Urban song "Female" was my song and it was written to open my eyes. 

People can be cruel, that's life. Some people should grow up. After weeks of worry and losing a close friend (I don't mean by death), I came to the conclusion that life is too short to worry about stupid things. I need to have fun, fall in love, regret nothing and don't ever let people bring me down. It isn't worth the wrinkle that I'm going to get from it in the end. 

I am female, if men want to stare I can't stop them. I work my butt off just like any other man or woman out there. I love my children and would do anything for them. So what if I have a body that I worked hard to get back in shape after two babies. So what if I wear professional clothing and men want to look. If I want to wear a dress or a skirt, that's not okay, but here comes someone that's overweight (please forgive me), skin tight pants or a dress hugging those butt cheeks and not one word is said. That right there is just wrong in all kinds of ways. If you look nice you get talked about, if you look not so nice, you get a pass. What has this world come to? 

I love my students and no one, I mean no one is going to stop me from being the best teacher I can be. This goes out to all of you finely shaped women out there that get treated unjustly because you're beautiful! We are human, we have feelings, too! We are female! Stand strong and stand your ground! 

By the way, the picture on the left is the way I look on an average day at work. I love make-up, lipstick, dresses, shopping, and heels! I am female!!! We're allowed to like those things! 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

from Coffee Station to Back to School


I got a little crazy on myself when it came to finding the perfect kitchen hutch to house my newest desire for a coffee station. I'm not completely finished with all the decorating details, but that's okay because that's my favorite part! I found this little piece at a local vendor's mall after traveling and hunting for hours on different Saturdays! Yes, it was about twenty minutes away. It was fun while it lasted, but honestly, the hubs and I were about to give up on finding that perfect piece.

This adventure of mine is so ironic because I don't even drink coffee. Yes, you're smiling about that right now. Isn't this just the cutest coffee zone, though? My husband does drink it and it's funny because everyone in my family has been laughing about me setting this area up. Hey, at least they will be happy when they visit, right?

So, I was going to say that this coffee station is going to get me up and ready for back to school, but I ain't even gonna use it. Okay, I might put my hot chocolate over there when winter time rolls around, so there, I will use it. Happy school days, people!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Sharing a Little Digital Graphics Shop


Ladies and Gents, I've found the most adorable little shop on TpT and this lady has a lot of her items for sale for only one dollar! Yes, that's what I said, $1! This got me all excited because out of her shop I was able to make the most adorable cover pages I've shown you above for you teachers out there. These are sure to help with that classroom organization! It's called Hidesy's Clipart and she has tons of different digital items and the best part is, listen up all you TpT sellers out there, it's commercial use friendly and you don't even have to give her credit even though that would be sweet, of course!

So head on over to her shop to get yourself in on some of this digital action! Have a great rest of your day!

-Casey