Sunday, August 25, 2013

The End of Summer Craziness

So I was doing great all summer at keeping this little blog updated, and them bam!  The end of summer hit.  I did great at the beginning of summer making plans for all we were going to do.  The last minute call to teach summer school in June didn't even throw me for a loop.  However, August threw me!

Next year I know I need to plan better to get school stuff done before the end of summer.  I started the school year ten kinds of behind!!  I'm still behind (oh, wait, I'm pretty sure a teacher never actually catches up!)  Throw into the mix the sickies for all of us, and I actually started the school year a little panicked.

It was a blessing in disguise that I found out in June I needed to change classrooms.  With my awesome family's help, I accomplished that in only a day, and it only took about 6 more hours of me working to finish the set up completely.  The boys' birthday party, which you can read about here seemed to be the end of summer for us in some ways.  I think we did a few more things, I'd have to go back and look at pictures to see, but about a week later, I started trying to prepare.  Then, on August 3, sister had a cold. Within a week, I had bronchitis, daddy had pneumonia, sister and a sinus infection, and brother also had a cold.  That was not a fun week.  Add in TRYING to work from home for me, daddy trying to finish two online classes, brother's actual birthday, and the fact that sister STILL wasn't sleeping through the night and her nights were getting worse, and I was a zombie.

I plan to not neglect this blog over the course of the school year.  Here's hoping I can stick to my plan.

(And yes, the kids are calling each other brother and sister!  Actually, it's most often Brother Bear and Sister Bear.)

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