Saturday, August 17, 2013

Just Eating Guacamole

It's a sunny Saturday, and I just got back from grocery shopping.  I gave in and bought my one weakness, addiction, obsession, and that is guacamole!  I unpacked my groceries, made a nice sandwich, and opened just one pouch of the guacamole, and now I'm indulging myself.  I love the kind with chunks of avocado and creamy goodness and spice, sigh.  Bliss.

I also bought laminating film and more laminating film and pack of goldfish, but that's a story for later on.

Guacamole sandwich.  Yum!
Right now, it's all about the guacamole.  Maybe I should save my daughter some.  She loves guacamole, too. We make tortilla guacamole sandwiches.  Do you know what those are?  Take two round tortilla chips.  Scoop some guac on one.  Put the other one on top. Viola!

So all this senseless talk is just because:
1.  I don't want to think about school right now.  It's my last weekend before school starts, and I just want to enjoy it.
2.  I know you all know about the big back-to-school sale over at {TPT}.  I feel like I should show you some of my stuff, talk about the {religion} and {back-to-school bundles} I put together offering  great resources at reduced prices, yada, yada, yada, but I just don't feel like it.
3.  Maybe I should even show you some of the stuff I've been laminating to decorate my room.  I've got cute {Applicious Room Helpers}, a darling {How Do You Go Home clip chart}with a great graphing activity follow-up, a {monthly journal writing assessment packet} that will take you from the start until the end of school,  blah, blah, blah. But I just don't feel like it.

I just want to eat my guacamole out at the poolside in the sun.  When my daughter gets home, we'll share what's left and make guacamole sandwiches.  And that's what I'm going to do.

I miss her toothless grin.  She's growing up waaaay to fast.
If my sales are dismal, so be it.  At least I'll have a killer tan and the memory of guacamole in my mouth.
Hope you're making good memories this day!

Monday, August 12, 2013

It's Just Another Manic Monday

Every time I link up to the Manic Monday post, that song runs through my head.  Bonus points to the first one who names the band.  And no Googling allowed!

It's Monday.  Do you know what that means -- besides it's my last week before I go back to school?  It means Manic Monday at Classroom Freebies!  If you don't know about Manic Mondays, you have got to check out this linky party of amazing classroom freebies!  Click the button below to visit!

I'm linking up a freebie that I've already offered on my blog, my Back-to-School freebie.  But  you will find many other fantastic freebies at the link up!

Monday also means Pirate Girl's Monday Memory Verse.  I love using these in my classroom!

Have a great Monday, everyone!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Early Saturday Morning

Well, it's early Saturday, and I am up.  I'm down to one week before I go back to school.  Mixed feelings about it this year.  I'm always sad to see summer go by so quickly, but this summer has been a weird one with my son at boot camp.  We're down to five weeks until he comes home for 10 days, so I'm anxious to get back to school.  It will help those last few weeks fly by to be so busy every day that I don't have time to think about him until -- who am I kidding?  I will still think about him constantly throughout the day, but at least I won't be stalking the mailman, waiting for a letter.

I'm also up early because those pesky fall activities are starting again.  My daughter has cheer practice at 9:00 AM.  What?  9:00 AM on a Saturday morning until 12:00? I usually get out of taking her to this practice because my husband takes her, but he went and started a flag football league through church, and they meet at 8:00 on Saturday morning, so I'm up early to do my cheer mom duties.

And now it's 10:55 and I feel horrible bad-mom-of-the-year horrible for complaining, because my daughter woke up sick this morning.  Sigh. Do we ever get this mom thing figured out?

With my unexpected free time this morning, I'm looking around Pinterest for a cute, simple, and cheap back-to-school gift to give my kiddos this year.  Since we're taking a second vacation to see Sean graduate in September, all our extra money this summer has gone into our Parris Island fund, and I don't have a whole lot of extra cash to play with like I usually do for back to school gifts.  Thank goodness for Pintrest.

I think I have found my gift idea.  I'm sure you've seen the "You're o'fish'ally a _____________grader" idea on Pintrest.  If not, you can see it by clicking the picture below.

Since our school has a healthy snack rule, I will switch out the Swedish fish for Goldfish snack crackers.  I'm going to add a pencil to it as well and include a welcome back to school card.  It will be cute and not too expensive or hard to make.  So that is my goal for this last week before school starts.

If you'd like to do something similar, you can grab my freebie of TPT by clicking the picture below.

What do you do to welcome your kids back to school?

You can find more freebies at An Educator's Life.  Click the picture below to visit the blog.

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