Being a preschool teacher easy?

I almost choked on my drink when I heard my oldest told me that my ex husband said I’m just a glorified babysitter and it’s an easy job… HA!!! I would love for him to come into my class room and deal with 10-14  2 1/2-3 years olds. Now I LOVE LOVE LOVE my job but when you first get a new class there is about a month where it is exhausting because everyone is getting to know each other and their surroundings. Most of these angels have seen me for awhile during music class or outside playing etc it’s still stressful. I come home totally spent, why? I give them all of me my love, my care, my attention, my affection, my protection. I spend more time with them than their parents do. I teach them to use their words, use manners, their abc’s and 123s. I know their off days, their humor, their sad days. My career is from my heart, I wanted to make a difference in children’s lives because I was once a parent that had to put her child in daycare and it broke my heart. I take the time to make sure I have activities to help nurture them. Have you every heard a 2 1/2 year old say the Pledge of Allegiance? Yep I teach them that too, it’s the cutest thing ever! The days of the week, months of the year, counting, shapes, colors, good characteristics, yep those too. I do it in a very fun way. Which is why I walk around singing the silly songs I do. I would take my angels over most adults any day of the week. The look in their eyes and the hugs they give a priceless.

So I wouldn’t say that my job is easy but it is very rewarding. I love to sit back and watch them play, the things they come with have me laugh. I have a spiral notebook of the crazy stuff that comes out of their mouths. To be in my field you have to really love what you’re doing or you can do some damage to a little spirit and that is never acceptable. I take care of myself so I’m on top of my game for them (yes of course my family too), I have to recharge myself so I can be the best teacher I can.

I’m proud of my daughter for sticking up for me, yet it’s comical that my ex is clueless. If you have your child in daycare/preschool I pray it’s a good one that loves your child like I love all mine. I have kids still running to me that haven’t been in my class for 2 years because I loved them that much and they knew it, they trusted me.

 

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Weekends go by way too fast

I’ll admit I don’t work 40 hours a week, close but what I do work seems like it’s 40. I came home Friday to a spotless house!! My husband had the day off and had the kids help out. That was too awesome not to have to get the house cleaned up so we could enjoy going to the Fest.   Now it’s my kids turn to say it was a mistake to get me the kindle for Christmas. Is it such a big deal that I brought it to read on the way to German Fest and on the way back? 🙂 I needed to finish At Peace by Kristen Ashley. There was a part where it had me in tears. This is the second book to do that to me. I normally don’t tear up but this got me.

SPOILER:

There’s a part in there where one of the neighbors Tina takes bleach and writes BITCH in Violet’s grass. Thank goodness Joe handled it before Vi ripped her head off. The stalker jerk had me quite irritated, the dude had to be off his rocker thinking Vi would actually want to be with him after her killed her husband, brother, and was trying to kill Joe. I LOVED how Vi’s daughters were able to also walk right into Joe’s heart. The youngest actually tried to get him to wear a pink shirt with flowers on it LOL. Not good for the bad boy image :). Then there’s the issue of who to choose, Joe or Mike? I’m screaming in my head JOE JOE JOE. Mike might be a great guy but he doesn’t light Vi’s soul up like Joe does, not to mention good looks, great body, protective, good lover, yea it’s a no brainer 🙂

Vi sees her parents pull up in her driveway and instantly starts throwing pictures and nic nacs around, she knows Sam is dead. Sam is her protective, awesome brother! Joe starts to go to her and she runs, cutting her foot, Joe grabs her and puts her down and has someone call the Doc. The daughters are wondering what’s going on and when they find out Uncle Sam is dead they go to pieces. Joe is there to hold them all. What a picture Joe, Vi, the girls all hugging on the bed. Yea that whole part grabbed my heart!

I have to say I need to back off reading so I can concentrate on lesson plans and putting my class back together. Doesn’t mean I don’t have a to read list :):):). I wish I had one more day to relax

Gluten Free Italian Cookies?

I was surprised last week when my son and his dad went to the bakery and brought back some wonderful Italian cookies. Reminds me of my nana so much and I miss her greatly.

I need to figure out how to make these cookies gluten free!!! My son already has to be on a GF diet and I really need to be better about it for myself. When we went to the farmer’s market last Saturday there was a stand that had breads, dressing, etc. The gentleman offered a sample of bread to my son and I told him sorry  he can’t have it unless it’s gluten free. Then he tells me that his restaurant has freshly made gluten free noodles and deserts…..oh really? Guess we are gonna have to check that out. I would kill for some coffee and a couple cookies right now yummmmmm.

 

well I better head to work, ta ta for now. have a great day.

OH, I’m reading Slammed by Colleen……(forgot her last name). I’ll be sure to let you know about it 🙂

Breathe

I finished reading Kristen Ashley’s Breathe. I think it had some great teachable moments in there while this couple are finding each other. SPOILER:

Faye is talking to Lauren about what to do about Chace’s dark side. So Lauren tells Faye about her and Tate especially the part that coincides with what is happening with Chace. Lauren goes on to say that Tate’s life was derailed totally! It was unexpected and he didn’t handle it well, not because he isn’t smart or a good man just because life can sock you in the gut, wind you and before you get your breath back, it can turn to shit and then two decades later, you find your stuck in it. He got stuck. He pulled it partly together but he didn’t pull it totally together until he found me.

This is not to say I believe only a woman can heal a man or at this early stage with things with Chace you need to take on the burden of healing his wounds. The man or woman, has got to want a better life for themselves.  They have to want to get past their issues.  They also have to be willing to share that load. If they don’t, a woman can work and slave and she’ll never get anywhere.  But if they want that better life and are willing to work at it, finding someone who genuinely cares, who want to help, who is honest and thoughtful and generous and the hardest but sometimes the most important of all forgiving, can do wonders to assist along this journey.

Honesty, generosity, and forgiveness can grow into love and love, honey, real nourishing love, I truly believe, can heal anything. Because if you love someone, you’ll want a good life for them and for yourself and you’ll do anything to make that happen.

This totally touched me and I had to look at my own life…naw put my nose back in the book but I did highlight the bits in there that spoke to me. Gotta love that ability to highlight on my kindle :).

Then there is a part where Faye is upset with Chace because he won’t share with her this dark part of his life. He keeps saying that it’s worse that she can expect so she goes on to say. Maybe it is but you not sharing is telling me you don’t trust me to be able to handle it. Which means you don’t trust me to hold up my side of the relationship. Which means we don’t actually have a relationship. I don’t have to have had one to know that both people in a relationship have responsibilities for keeping it strong and making it thrive and part of that is taking each other’s back. You have mine but refuse to allow me to take yours.

OMG I love what she says!!!

Then at the end of the book the little boy they saved is graduating from high school he is giving a speech. Tugged at my heart:

This world is infested with dark and it can drag you down and make you believe that’s all there is. But they taught me with dark comes light and light is stronger and more powerful because it never gives up. There were good people in this world who sense wrong being done and set out about making it right. They didn’t talk about it, they didn’t think about it. They did it. It cost them time and money and emotion. All this for a kid they did not know.

Needless to say this book is in my top 5 of Kristen Ashley’s!! There is some great food for thought.

Have a great day 🙂 be blessed!

Having a kindle is dangerous

I got my kindle fire for Christmas and it’s been love ever since. It started with 50 Shades of Grey and I haven’t stopped yet. I have taking a liking to Kristen Ashley’s books. I’ve read a lot of them, she writes a lot about alpha males and the women end up being quite feisty and having great relationships. I relate a little too well with these feisty girls lol, which is why I need  an alpha male to balance me out :). I don’t have one of those so I’m big time sassy :).

I also read Bared to You. really enjoyed that book, I was able to connect with the characters and after finding out book 2 wouldn’t be out till October had a tantrum 🙂

 

Products I love and some I don’t

I have to tell you I love candles!!! A friend did a fundraiser for cancer by selling Yankee Candles. I got the Tropical Mango, I can’t wait to burn it!! I will have to wait being it’s 95 today and quite humid. I do have the air conditioning on but don’t want to make anymore heat in here than I need to. I received my energy bill last week and almost fainted. So it looks like it might be October before I can burn my awesome smelling candle :/

I made an awesome pasta dish the other day, the whole family loved it. I was the only one who didn’t have seconds. Here’s the recipe:

16 ozs spaghetti uncooked

2 tsp olive oil

8 Italian sausages

2 garlic cloves minced

1 29 oz hunts diced tomatoes garlic, oregano, bail

handful of sliced black olives

salt and pepper to taste

parmesan cheese

 

boil up the Italians, after they are cooled down slice them up

cook spaghetti according to package, after cooked set aside till ready for sauce

in a large skillet add olive oil and brown up sausage turning them, add in minced garlic cook one minute longer.

Stir in tomatoes and olives, salt and pepper. Cook and stir about 5 minutes, then add in spaghetti until heated through

Sprinkle with parmesan cheese

I used Roland black olives and did not like the taste of them, so next time I’ll try a different brand.

 

I used my Aveda Brilliant hairspray and got many compliments on how good I smelled 🙂 Been using that since 2/08. i also use Herbal Essences volumizing hair spray I like the smell of that and how it works in my hair.