Now all I'm thinking is what in the world will I blog about for two months and what freebies will I create? For some reason, eating healthy, going to the gym, and pumping gas just don't sound like very entertaining blogs to me. So, this weekend I am going to try to come up with some sort of fun blogging ideas. I know a lot of people are doing book studies and blog link ups, so that will definitely help me out. Your job is let me know what info you want me to blog about. Leave me some comments. I may be horrible at responding at times, but I promise I do read them.
Okay, time for Five for Friday :) I'm also linking up with Manic Monday. You will definitely want to check out both. Five for Friday lets you get to know other bloggers and Manic Monday is where you can find TONS of freebies.
#1 - CLEAN UP TIME
I thought this would make you guys smile. You see all the stuff on the left side of the hall? That's mine. The best investments I've ever made were buying the black storage cubes and all of my tubs. My black storage cubes slid right under the desks, so it was easy to put them in a safe place. Then, my tubs all stacked up perfectly. I also cleaned out the tubs before we got out of school, so when I go back it should be pretty easy to find everything I need. Oh, and you see my counter top? I took my white bookshelves from Target and slid those up there. I put one bookshelf at a time on the counter, filled it up, then added the next bookshelf. I hate packing, but after 11 years, I think I'm officially a pro.
#2 - DINNER WITH MY TEAM
So, I'm not sure I've mentioned this, but I started watching everything I eat around two weeks ago. I've been very careful to not drink sugary drinks, including diet drinks, to not eat much bread, and to only munch on fruit as snacks. Seriously guys! I haven't had a Coke in two weeks. Craziness!
Anyway, Tuesday night was my night off from being healthy and dieting. My teammates, a few other friends and I went to eat at Longhorns. After eating very carefully, I swear this was one of the best meals I've had. My friends were amazed by the size of my steak. They said there was no way I could eat the whole thing, especially after a salad and sharing an appetizer. Well, I guess I was hungry because I ate every bite. It was incredible! The best part is I jumped right back into "healthy/diet" mode.
#3 - TARGET
Last night, my hubby and I went to Target. We were walking around and I saw this. I took the picture to show you guys what is out there. I have already been thinking a superhero unit could be fun, especially if I could integrate several things together. Now that I've seen this, I'm definitely going to have to make that happen. I figured if I liked it, you guys may like it, too.
So, I have this friend at school who is hilarious. Well, yesterday morning she was showing off her purse. She apparently has a thing for them. Here's the funny part. So, where do you buy purses? Well, she found hers in the garden area of a store. Yep! That's right! She has the SUPER purse because it is a garden bag. People, she could fit a small infant, a popcorn, Coke, candy, and probably all her clothes for the week in the bag. If you think I'm kidding, I'm not.
Well, then this morning a friend of mine was talking online about pens. All of this talk about pens made me think that you guys may be looking for the perfect pens for lesson plan books, writing letters (Do people still do that?), and for doodling in church (I'd never do that!). Here are my favorite pens, pencils, and highlighters. The pens are Sharpie fine tipped pens. They do not bleed through paper and they are incredible! My favorite pencils are Pentec Twist-Erase pencils with a .9 lead. The .9 lead is a little thicker, so sometimes I let my students write with them. They don't break easily and you can buy refill lead and erasers for them. My favorite highlighters right now are Scentos. I have Sharpie highlighters in my purse, but I use Scentos ones at home. They smell incredible and I don't know. They are just different. They can be hard to find, so to give you a head's up - check Michael's.
Okay, I know I already posted these once, but I always like to mention my freebies a little closer to the time you will actually use them. Here are the summer book reports. If you like them, click on any of the pages below and it will take you to download them.
Alright! Off to