Thursday, July 18, 2013

Tim Tag July!!!

SO here I am again with another Tim Tag. I was a little later getting to it this month because of several things--nothing really I need to talk about. Anyway it is done and here it is!

It is definitely quite a bit different than Tim's because I didn't have some of the things he did. So I put a Canadian spin on it and I like how it turned out!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Another tim holtz tag!!!!!!!

So here I am again at the beginning of the month! This time it is June! Wow! Where did the month of May go???? I did the June tag from tim's site and although I don't love it, it was fun to try out the colouring techniques and get to play with the distress markers, inks, stains and paints all at once! I LOVE how the background tag turned out, but not the flower so much! Anyway, here it is!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

May 7th - Tim's Tag

I know it has been a LONG time since my last post!  And the only reason I'm posting is because I'm trying to get a tim tag posted on his website for the May 2013 tag. So here is the tag and now if I have it here, I'm hoping I can link it to there!
And I'm having a heck of a time getting this photo in the spot I want it! But here it is! I had lots of fun making it and it turned out pretty well! I like it better uploaded than in real life! LOL

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Happy Valentine's Day!!!
I hope that everyone had a wonderful Valentine's Day with their honey and/or their family! Unfortunately, Caitlin is sick so she wasn't too interested in celebrating and the girls had a soccer game, which only Jenn went to, and which they lost, so that wasn't too happy either! But they did get some US money to spend while we are in Florida next month and a wee bit o' chocolate so that was happy! Jeff got me some chocolate & a very nice card! I got him some astronomy magazines and a little chocolate too. Plus I receivied my package from the Nook & that was fun--more paper!!! Yippee!!!! And a couple of stencils and dies and some colour spritz! Hoping to get to play tomorrow!
So glad that it is Friday tomorrow! And a long weekend too! Hurray!!!

Friday, February 1, 2013

February 1st!!!

January has come and gone and here we are in February.  Semester 2 started today and I am teaching an essential level grade 9 and a grade 11 chemistry class this semester.  Only about half of my grade 9's showed up and I'm expecting that might be the norm because essential students generally don't like school too much because they struggle. So we'll see! My chem class has 29 students in it and that is large for what we cover in the class. We'll see if any of them decide to drop it in the next week when they recognize that it is a pretty difficult course.
I did my grocery shopping tonight, so that chore is done and now I'm watching a James Bond movie with my family.  Tomorrow I will need to do some cleaning and then I don't know what...
Yes! An exciting life I live! LOL

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Last Day of January!

I can hardly believe that January is over already! Where does the time go? It just moves faster and faster the older I get!  Today was the "official" last day of Semester 1 and Semester 2 begins tomorrow.  Unfortunately, it won't be starting with a positive vibe due to a whole bunch of junk going on--which I really don't want to get into.....Suffice it to say, things are tough right now being a teacher. I know lots of people think that it is an easy job, with great pay and great vacation.  It is a good job, but it isn't easy.  Also, it needs to be a good paying job so we can attract good people for the job. It is an important job but I don't think the public sees it that way. It usually doesn't bother me, but it was just a crummy day that today it is bothering me. I'm glad that there is only 1 day and then the weekend. Although, I will be spending time on the weekend getting organized for next week, but I also hope to get in some time to be creative and take my mind off of the situation. Phew............

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

January 30th!

Ya, so I decided to look at my blog today and can't believe the last time I posted. Holy Moly!! Then I scrolled down to see when I actually started the blog and can't believe that it was almost 3 years ago! Where in the heck did the time go?????
So no more promises, I will attempt to make more regular posts although nobody is really following it, so it really doesn't matter! LOL But it is kind of nice to go back and read things that were going on and if I could do that on a consistent basis it might help me with My Weekly Layout I'm supposed to be doing with a couple of ladies at the Nook.  I am hoping the fact that Jodi & Gillian are doing this will spur me on to doing it too! I did start last year and wouldn't you know it--I didn't get past the end of January! LOL And now I'm starting at the end of January. Do you think anybody would notice that they don't go together! Ha, ha! Just kidding! I will make an attempt to follow through with it, but I keep forgetting to take photos of stuff to use. All I can do is try and maybe one day I will continue with it.....
So first semester is almost done (tomorrow) and sem 2 starts Friday. A new batch of kids in a grade 9 class and another group of grade 11's in chemistry. Looking forward to a new group of students--it always renews me during this hum drum time.  I'm also being evaluated this semester so have some work to do on preparing for that.
Have also done some cleaning and reorganizing of my scrapping space--time to pitch some stuff I think! Some papers that are a little on the musty side and will never be used most likely, although I might take them to school and see if I can use them there. We'll see. I may be able to salvage the stickers and give them to Aleks for Serbian School. Not sure......