It is Friday, and that means...
1. Scholastic Book Warehouse Sale!
I had not been to a Scholastic Book Warehouse Sale in years, so I was beyond excited to go and spend a little money. Trying to be budget conscious, I went to the ATM and got out my budgeted book cash, took my coupon, and drove off grinning like an idiot. Idiot is the key word, because I drove off without the directions. So there I was in Irwindale, by myself, with a wad of cash, driving around backstreets looking for the Scholastic Book Warehouse. Those of you from Southern California will understand exactly how determined I was to find those books! Those of you who live elsewhere...well, lets just say that there are a lot of warehouses and "film at 11" opportunities in Irwindale. Needless to say, I found it! Spent about three hours wandering around, and with my coupon, I stayed $3 under my budget. Now, I have to find room for the new books in my newly reorganized library...eek!
2. Clean Out Continues!
This week has been spent dealing with landscapers (xeriscaping a portion of the front yard - phase 1), shredding (bags and bags of) documents and bills relating to my father, and trying to completely clean out two rooms in an organized fashion. I am in the process of de-popcorning the ceilings in the whole house. Next on the list to be done are what is now a small dark office/sewing room and a spare bedroom. When they are de-popcorned (new word:), painted, and have new flooring, I am moving my office to the bigger spare bedroom. It will be beautiful, but right now I have boxes of stuff everywhere!!!!
|That is Tex in the foreground, not a cow:)|
Now that both of my parents are gone, I have become the "keeper" of the family. Those boxes are family pictures. They were everywhere, and I need to sort through them, but for now they just need to be consolidated, safe, and contained.
Consolidated, safe, and contained!
While cleaning out this week, I realized that I had these great hangers.
4. School Things
Well, I made my lesson plan binder cover...
Also, I really started exploring TPT this week - I know, a little late to the party. Last Friday, Amanda and Aylin at Learning to the Core had a few fabulous freebies, and I was brave enough to try one.
I love it! This is from Amanda's Teachers Pay Teachers shop! I am going to use it as a homework incentive, but I am still working out the details. Thank you Amanda!
5. Bloglovin' and Facebook
Oh, Bloglovin' seems more like Blogstressin' this week! However, Jivey @ Ideas by Jivey, and Megan @ i Teach, What's Your Superpower?, have done SO MUCH extra work to help all of us out! If you are stressin' then I would suggest goin' on over to their blogs and checkin' out their fantastic tutorials.
And finally, I think I made a Facebook page for my blog. I expect that you are all applauding with the appropriate awe:). So, will you please click on that fancy Facebook button in the right hand side bar and show me some love (and to see if it really works, because I am not really sure if it does:)???
Have a great weekend, and don't forget to hop over to Doodle Bugs Teaching and join the linky!