Tuesday, February 3, 2009

catching up

Just a quick bit of random stuff. I've almost recovered and dug out from the CHA madness. I've got some deadlines looming, so I'm creating stuff I can't share yet. Darn it. I won today on the Maya Road blog. They had lots of fun peeks with giveaways and I was there every day peeking. I stopped by their booth and fell in love with the clear Maya Mist. It's just sparkly like you can't believe and you can spray it on anything. The video I took of it didn't turn out well. In fact a bunch of the stuff I tried to shoot was blurry. That's what I get for taking my new micro tiny camera I guess.

I actually worked today. It was my 4th substitute teaching day since I started back in October. The jobs have been pretty scarce. The retired teachers get first pick and I'm sure their retirement money took a dive with the rest of us, so I can't blame them. I just wish I could work a bit more. I taught middle school PE today. Such a fun age, but so turbulent for them. There is so much drama with those middle school years. Not a single kiddo I chatted with felt they fit in. Each and every one said the social stuff was really tough. You see we had free play time today, so I made time to check in with them. I've known most of these kids since kindergarten. It's been a few years since I've seen some of them. I wasn't able to teach for a few years while we home-schooled Kyle. If you have a young teen in your life, be sure to let them know they are special to you and that they have unique gifts to share.

Tonight I hosted bunco at my house. I've been playing with the same fun group for about 6 or 7 years. We play each month of the school year and take summers off. Tonight was a Valentine Tea theme. I made little sandwiches and very pink cupcakes for dessert. We had all manner of tea and a little wine, too. Fun times. I'm lucky to have such great girlfriends to get together with every month. You know the bunco part is just an excuse for a girls night out. LOL


runningonink said...

Hope that you had a great bunco night. Sure sounds like a lot of fun ;) Middle school years are so hard, I am not looking forward to them with the boys!

Susan said...

Hi Tami! Enjoyed reading your post and hearing what your up to. Loved reading your post below about all the CHA news. You must have been like a kid in a candy store! Sooooo when is your next tutorial? I enjoyed your first two!

Genevieve said...

Who knew it would take so long to recover from CHA! I've been going to bed early (for me) and waking up early! ICK!

Congrats on winning the Maya Road goodies. I forgot to rub you for luck! First Tim Holtz 12 Days of Christmas, now Maya Road!

Far North said...

And speaking of winning...K's blog prized heart too! ...You need to use this new talent of winning to it's fullest, it may be limited you know LOL!!!

The new maya sray sounds great!...will have to put it on my dream list!

Mardi said...

You lucky girl to win Maya Road goodies. Congrats! Any excuse to get together with friends is fine by me!

OldBagNewTricks said...

Congrats on the Maya Road win!!!

Oh, you are so right about those middle school years -- (I am still recovering from the trauma) One of my clients has a child this age -- I make it a point to cheer for her.

And speasking of cheering, if you get a minute come to my blog and follow the link to Vote for talia -- she wants to be a SpokesDog!