Monday, February 28, 2011

The Best of Times

Today is the first day back to work after our February school break. I think it is safe to say that we all had the best of times.....
JBM spent a few days with Ellen and her hub. They went to the Liberty Science Center, bowled a few games, played miniature golf outside and had a good time all around. Of course, it does not hurt that Ellen and her hub indulge most of JBMs desires while he is visiting. We all love them for that!
FlyBoy and I get to spend a few days to ourselves and did so on the Outer Banks. The weather in February is unpredictable but there was no snow so that means everything. We took nice walks, did a little shopping and ate a fabulous dinner each night at our favorite restaurants that do not have chicken tenders on the menu.
We all are so blessed to have Ellen and her hub as our friends....they are not really friends....they are family of the best kind. Thanks to them for their kindness, hospitality and open hearts!
We all love you! You are the best!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Big Changes Ahead

In the past two weeks, I have gotten a glimpse to what lies ahead in the next school year. Normally, I try not to think ahead as it is all I can do to get through current life....but these events have left me no choice..... Last Friday, the principal of our school announced he would retire at the end of the school year. He has lead the school for the past 10 years and been an educator for over 39 years so I guess it is time. Then, yesterday, my immediate boss announced she would be retiring at the end of the school year. Needless to say, next year could prove to be very different....but I am up for the challenge and, no, I have absolutely no interest in taking my bosses place!

On a thankful note, the Mom of the child who is currently in preschool and is a brittle diabetic told me the other day that she is considering leaving him in preschool for one more year. That would be a big relief for me.

Happy Friday everyone....more snow is on the way....UGH!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

iPad Obsessions

Santa was kind enough to bring me an iPad this past Christmas. Since then I have a set of new obsessions (as if I needed more). My most favorite is playing Words with Friends. It is an electronic version of Scrabble that you can plan with other iPad and iPhone users. I have had an ongoing game with TSAnnie. So far she has beat the pants off of me every time....of course she does not have a nine year old playing in her absence. The concepts of Double/Triple letter and Double/Tripple word placement escapes JBM. He is just so happy to be able to play a word for me and proud to find a new way to use his growing vocabulary and help his Mom at the same time.....gotta love it!