Today was the first day of attendance for our students. All the desks are clean and lined up in neat rows. See how shiny the new tile is? It makes the rooms seem so much brighter and cleaner. Next year, the other hallway and entrance will be completed, too!
Monday, August 22, 2011
We are starting a new behavior program this year. This board will be used for paw prints. I cut all the letters with my Cricut and glued them to foam core board (love that stuff!). I also painted the tiger on a 20 x 30 inch piece of foam core board. This is the same tiger we painted on wood for the sign at the entrance to Rogers School.
We had a bunch of errands to run today in Peoria. We drove by this wooden carved statue and I had Jim stop to let me take a picture. We have driven by this corner many times and I had never seen it before. It is carved into the "stump" of a tree. It is probably 10 or 12 feet tall.
I bought this calculator to figure the PointsPlus for Weight Watchers. I can compute the points for any food that I can get the protein, carbs, fat and fiber from the label. I hope this will help me keep track of my food intake. It will "countdown" the number of points that I enter each day.
We ate at El Sombrerito today...for the last time. Jade is closing the restrauant and moving to Arizona. I will miss the taco salad and of course, Jade's friendly voice and laughter. She is the granddaughter of the orginal owners and cooked the same recipes!
We got our water bill today. The bill shows our water comparison for the past 12 months. The past month was hotter this year than last. I know it shows AUG use...but it really is the bill that is due in August. Jim has been watering the lawn everyday.
I got new Ear Buds, today. I like this brand. They are have really small covers and they don't hurt my ears. There are several different colors...of course, I chose the green ones, only because they didn't have purple. They were on sale at Staples for $7.99!
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
While I was at work today, our new playground equipment was installed. It took the company (3 guys) about 5 hours to complete this set up from start to finish! The kids are going to be so excited when they see it when school starts on August 22!
Went to the doctor today about my wrist. I have been wrapping it for about a month and it still hurts...well, worse than before. It is just tendonitis and will take a while to heal. I have to put heat on it and take iburophen for "a while". Glad it isn't broken, but I sure hate getting old!
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
I finally finished my 4th week of Summer Card Camp! I have really enjoyed doing the cards and have learned a bunch of new techniques. I would love to go back through the class and make the cards using different color combos from each week. Kristina Werner and Jennifer McGuire are still offering this class, at a discount now if you would like to participate. There are tons of cards in the student weekly gallery and the instructions are awesome!
I bought a chipboard book from Archivers. I started assembling the pages, adding the paper and cutting out the letter openings. When I got to the "t" in vacation...it was missing. I sent an email to 7 gypsies and they sent me a whole new book!
Well, I made a new rack for my Tim Holtz ink pads. The other one that I made out of foam board wasn't "working" for me. Since the pads are supposed to be stored up side down...I needed to add some dividers so the pads would slide out. I also made it big enough to store the re-inkers, too. I can store the paint dabbers and stains on the top.
Hello, my darling great niece, Saige! I got a bunch of pics of her the other day. She was in a great mood, as she always is....but she was running a slight fever. Maybe she is getting some new teeth. Anyway, she is standing so steady....if she would just pick up her foot...she would be walking! Where have the last 10 months gone?