Sunday, March 16, 2008

Accentuate the positive...

I've been in a mini-funk lately...job stress, mainly. It's soured my outlook on a lot of things. However, I think next school year will be better because:
  • we start a new schedule -- 50 minute classes that meet every day instead of 90-minute classes that meet every other day. I'm really looking forward to this change!
  • No more building construction!!! No more attempting to talk over big equipment, no more people coming in and out of my room with ladders, etc. All my stuff will be in one place. No more packing!
  • I get my old room back! Right now, we can't do very many projects because of limited space. I looked at "room 207 -- the remix" (new nickname for my room!) this week -- it looks great! I can't wait to get back there and settle in this Fall!

But I have to get through this year first -- 10 more weeks left! After reading Lisa's blog last night, I realized I need to start focusing on the good stuff. I haven't done much of that lately. So here is my list -- it's late, so I'm sure it isn't complete, but it's a start!

  • My hubby is not afraid to clean!
  • I have a great friend who isn't afraid to kick my bloggy-butt into gear! (Thanks, Lisa!)
  • I have an adorable kitten!
  • I haven't had soda since January 31!
  • I actually had something coffee-based today at Starbucks -- raspberry mocha -- and I liked it!!! (I normally go for caramel apple cider or raspberry hot chocolate...I felt adventurous today!)
  • April, my happy mail pal over at SIS, gave me a Maurices gift card a couple of weeks ago. I used it to buy the cutest pink and black top yesterday!
  • I'm sending out April's happy mail this week.
  • I won a cute skullie stamp the other day.
  • I also won this RAK this weekend! (Sharmaine, your comment made me lol! If we ever meet, you totally can!) :D
  • Spring Break is Friday thru Monday!
  • It isn't suppoed to snow this week!
  • I got my first card swap this week -- a St. Patrick's Day swap!
  • I think we're gonna have an election night party in November. We're geeky like that! :D
Gotta get some sleep now. I'm exhausted from all the cleaning and driving I've done today! Have a happy St. Patrick's Day!


Sharmaine said...

Hmmm I look forward to that... hehehe
Makes me smile seeing your name all over the place!!
Seems there is something in the air, too much cleaning happening here!

Angie said...

I know the stress Becca
We have just started our first term of school and we have around 2 weeks and its holidays ..
I can't wait sad !!!
You get that when you get punched, pinched and kicked by kindy kids..
How sad!!!
Bring on the holidays!!!Now..
Thanks for the mention on ur blog.
Email me if u do a layout with my skullie and I'll put it on my website..
Chin up life gets better!!!
Love and Skullies Angie

Angie said...

Hi how did u get ur blog page sooo big I love it!!!

Kristen =) said...

I am so stressed out myself lately!


Hope you (and I) get over it soon!

Jen said...

stressing out with school...i know the feeling! (hugs)
what grade/subject do you teach?
hang in there!

tania said...

count down girlie, that's what i am doing...counting down to sleeping in and playing in my garden and scrapping and blogging and reading and beaching and then...getting all excited about the next school year...we should make a "how many days till summer countdown" on our sidebars....

Inka said...

you´ve won pretty things. :)

Lisa said...

i like your list of happy!! yay!! and i'm glad i can be of service to kicking your ass into gear! hehe hope you're having a great week! and i won a skully stamp too! woohoo! we're skully rak twins! hahaha

Traci said...

congrats on winning all that stuff!!
hopefully your next 10 weeks will be better!

CandiMandi said...

Watch out! Soon you'll be a coffee addict! I got sucked in with the white mochas, now I'm drinkin it black! haha
Dude the hubby cleaning thing is a MAJOR plus. Something to be very thankful for. :)

Jill Deiling said...

hey girly!! im so glad you like red!! Your music taste rocks, hehe. they are one of my favs! :)

Jill Deiling said...

i looove your positive attitude! it sounds like youre going to have a great next year! i hope you get out of your funk asap!