Thursday, September 29, 2011

Going Batty!

Well, it should come as no surprise that I didn't accomplish any of the tasks I had planned for yesterday.  But that doesn't mean that I didn't accomplish anything.  While I was working on my pumpkin (yes, it's in the works), I remembered a little button pumpkin that I saw on this blog last week.  So cute! 

I wanted one, but I didn't have any orange buttons or the motivation to drive to Walmart, so I improvised.  Here is what I came up with:

Burt the Bat is not quite as cute as a pumpkin, but C seems to like him. 
He actually reminds me of a Rorshach picture:
Feel free to consider what that says about me.  I'll wait.  : )

I have big plans for today.  Stop laughing! 
I will finish my pumpkin and one other Halloween project today.
I will make Taco Soup.
I will work on my classes. 

And I'll do all of these things without messing up my house.  (Ha!)

Is that even possible? 

Linking up with...
House of Hepworths

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Getting Inspired.

I've been busy this week, but not with anything exciting.  I have been...
  • Enjoying the peace and quiet around my house
  • Appreciating the fact that I cleaned my house last week and it still looks pretty good
  • Loving the fact that yesterday was C's "favorite day of kindergarten so far!"
  • Searching through my craft idea folders and finding inspiration everywhere
I am seriously ready to start crafting and decorating and cooking yummy fall foods. 

Where should I start?  Should I finish painting C's new shelves?  Should I sew something (anything!)?  Should I make Taco Soup?  Should I make a paper pumpkin? 

The day is full of possibilities! 

Monday, September 19, 2011

Hello Monday.

Good Morning!  It's Monday and I am so glad that I survived the weekend!  There was never any real risk that I wouldn't--it just felt that way.  On Saturday, I braved the first rain we've had in weeks to take my certification exam. 

"How did it go?" you ask.  Ummmm.... 

The jury is out until at least mid-October, but let's just say that I wouldn't be at all surprised if I have to give it another try.  Stinky for sure, but I did come home with a much clearer picture of what areas I need to study.  Apparently the National Association of School Psychologists and I differ in the importance we place on theories of consultation and various definitions of validity.  So, we'll see.

But for now, I feel free.  Or, rather, free-ish.

I certainly have lots of work to do and this week is crazy busy with appointments, meetings, and birthday parties, but I don't have to cram new knowledge into this old brain and I'm pretty glad about that.

Is it fall where you live?  It's been chilly and damp here for the last few days.  Soup weather.

I'm toying with the idea of putting away the inflatable swimming pool this week, but then I remember the 100-degree day we had just last week and I'm not sure...

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

We Interrupt this Blog...

Hello all!  I know that I've been terribly inconsistent with my blogging lately and this week will be no different.  I'm busy studying for a certification exam that I'll be taking on Saturday!  I can't wait until it's over. 

Can't wait!  Can't wait!  Can't wait! 
I will craft again.  I will cook again.  Who knows--I may even finish painting my dining room! 
I am dreaming of all the things that I can do when this is over.

But it's not over, yet.
Not by a long shot.
And I'm finding that my old brain isn't nearly as absorbent as it once was.  Things don't want to stick.
Do I have early onset Alzheimer's?  I'm seriously beginning to wonder...

I'm off to study again.  Four days left to learn everything I used to know about school psychology!  : )

I hope that you all have a great week!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Just Checking In.

Hello Everyone!  I thought that I would take a minute (and quite possibly jinx myself in doing so) to say that things on the school front are much, much better.  At the end of last week, we discovered the magic of walking into school with a friend and it has made all the difference.  A few tears in the eyes, but none shed and it seems to get a little better every day.

In other news, I had to go to a doctor's appointment today.  You know the one.  As I waited for 23 minutes, wrapped in a paper sheet, I found myself asking one important question over and over again:  Why do they have you put on the gown with the opening in the back? 

Everything they want to check is in the front, right? 
So wouldn't it make sense to have robes instead of gowns? 

I mean, just when you finally feel like you have everything securely fastened and are sitting in such a way that there is not too much of a breeze, the doctor comes in and disassembles all of your handiwork. 

Maybe they think that the relief of the doctor finally showing up and, therefore, allowing you to shift from the uncomfortable position you've been very carefully holding for 23 minutes will make the exam less awkward?

I wonder if they have conducted sociological and/or psychological studies on this topic? 
I wonder if I could design a more female-friendly hospital gown that would revolutionize gynocological care.

I wonder why I'm still thinking about this instead of taking a nap.

Clearly something is wrong with me.