So thank you so very much Mrs. Durden. I'm happy that people are reading my blog!! It makes me feel all giddy inside.
The rules are as follows:
1) Thank the person who gave it to you. (Again, thank you Mrs. Durden at Confessions from a First Year Teacher)
2) Share 7 things about myself. Okay, here goes.......
* I want to own a bakery. I love my job, I do, but I would really like to have a bakery somehow. My silly "dream" is something like Starbucks/Barnes and Noble, but with teacher stuff. I think a consignment store (because I have 4th grade materials that I hang on to, because you never know, yet you HOPE you never need them) with some new teacher materials mixed with Coffees/Fraps/ and baked goods would be AWESOME!!!
*I am a "neat freak". I mean I HATE HATE HATE clutter. It drives me insane. I'm like this at home, at school, in the car. If I don't have time to sort through things, I stick it in a drawer because I can't stand seeing it out. I'm not quite OCD---but my husband would probably disagree. I am getting better. It used to be that I would have to put my dishes in the cabinets with the picture sticking out, toys were arranged by categories, movies were arranged by disney and then broken down into princess, cats, dogs, etc. (WOW I can't believe I'm saying this....I guess it was/is bad) .
*My favorite animal is a monkey, and since I'm not allowed to have one--I have a cat. Nowhere close, but that's okay, I like cats too.
*As much as I say I want to travel, and experience new things, we always end up at Disney World for vacation. I could LIVE there. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. I think I like it more than my kids (who are 9 and 5).
*I met my husband online. We were only 35 minutes apart (our school districts even touched). We've been together 13 years. Actually our anniversary for our first date was 13 years ago Thursday. I can say he's truly my best friend, and I'm so thankful and blessed.
*I get nervous talking in front of groups (for project work, inservices, etc.) I get nervous when I'm evaluated. I get nervous when my principal asks me if someone can observe me. My knees shake, my stomach does flip flops. I can't handle it.....now give me a group of elementary kids and I'm good to go. My peers??? I'll pass.
*My first year teaching, I was hired 3 days before school started. It's been a great ride ever since.
3) Pass this award on to 15 other blogs (~Sidenote: All the blogs are WONDERFUL. The blogs I nominated are ones that I have just recently discovered. I apologize if someone has already received this, I guess it just makes you extra special! :)
Chrissy at First Grade Found Me
Mrs. Au at 2nd Grade Rocks
Kristy at Cozart's Class
Mrs. Prince at Spend a Day in 2nd Grade
Carly at First Grade Fabulosity
Kimberly at First in Maine
Heather at Heather's First Grade Heart
Sarah at Sarah's First Grade Snippets
Katie and Steve at Two Can Do It
Betsey at Trendy Tech Tips
Ms. Nicole at Today in Second Grade
Meesabelle at First Grade Frame of Mind
Deb at Oh My Little Classity Class
Sandra at Literacy Minute