Wednesday, June 17, 2009
What have I been doing the past week? Well, the school year wrapped up on Thursday, we had a teacher work day on Friday, birthday party for Mike on Saturday, Red Bull Air Races on Sunday, Movie Day on Monday, ran errands on Tuesday and started my summer classes today. How is that for the start of summer vacation?
So, I get to classes today and they tell us that SB-CEUs only count for renewing your teaching certificate if you have a Professional certificate. At which point I start to wonder if I ever fixed the mistake on my last renewal (the state messed up and gave me the wrong type of certificate), and if indeed I did have a Professional, not a Provisional certificate. I know that I meant to renew it. I must have renewed it right? What am I going to do if I have the wrong type of certificate and these classes don't count? How do I find enough credits to renew my certificate by the end of June? (TWO weeks from now!) Let's just say that for the remaining three hours of class today, I was a nervous mess inside.
Fast forward to five o'clock. I get home and immediately check my certificate, hoping and praying that I have a Professional certificate. (For those of you not familiar with the certificate thing, invalid certificate = no job....yeah...that's REALLY not good!) So at this point I realize that although a very grateful one,
I AM A TOTAL MORON!
I not only have a Professional certificate, and had the problem fixed, but I still have three more years left (not two weeks) to take the credits! Wow....apparently I have been out to lunch.
So, as it turns out, although nonintentionally, I am WAY ahead of the game. I'm going to continue to take these two classes with my friends (since I have already budgeted them in) and just wait to use them to renew in 2012. Bottom line...after next week, I have until 2017 to get my next six credits. Who knows, maybe this is someone's way of telling me it's time to settle down and start a family (Pretty please!). One can only hope.....
Friday, June 12, 2009
I've decided to start sharing some of the fun and inspiring items I have
found perusing the internet. This week's finds all come from Etsy.com. Enjoy!
This baby bottle holder from Handmade
These fabrics from afabricoutlet
This leather journal
This needle-felted baby elephant from Yaheesplace
and this paper doll set from Woodlandwonder
Saturday, June 06, 2009
QUOTE OF THE DAY
Wednesday, June 03, 2009
Tuesday, June 02, 2009
Monday, June 01, 2009
Okay, if you haven't already heard, I am absolutely in love with all things Elsie. I check her blog daily, use her artwork as inspiration for my own, have all of her books, and as many of her art prints and original kits as I can afford. It just so happens Elsie is hosting her own 24 hour blog party today,(just click on the "A Beautiful Mess" widget on the right) so of course I rushed home to see what kind of fun was in store. After devouring her blog for about twenty minutes, I happened to walk by the arm of the couch where there was Happy Mail waiting for me FROM ELSIE HERSELF!
Check it out!
XOXO Elsie Kit
Elsie Favorites Kit
9 Months of Memories Kit
(nope, not pregnant :)
Camera stickers, my new cuff/coffee holder, and a FREE vinyl title for my scrapbooking haven.
I can't wait to start playing!
And this came too!
What a day:D
So much for my schoolwork!