Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Tidbits for your Wednesday evening

Ever feel like you've got a lot to say but none of it is remotely worthwhile? I'm there. Sorry for dragging yall down with me, but it's gotta be done.

*It seems that nearly everybody I know has recently birthed, is currently (as in today) birthing, or will (in the next few months) birth a new babe...holy baby boom! How fun it is to have lots of sweet babies to love on and then hand back over to their mamas :)

*When we return from spring break, there will be 41 schooldays left until summer break. Take out a week for the D.C. trip, a week for testing, a few days for end-of-the-year festivities...this whole thing just got reallllly doable.

*I'm thinking of starting myself a little sewing business this summer. I'm working right now to create a bit of an inventory. This makes me a bit nervous because what if I do all this sewing and then, um, nobody wants to buy my stuff? In that case, I guess I'd just have baby shower gifts for the next 11 years squared away!

*Spring break is awesome. I'm really good at it.

*I recently finished reading my newest library book, Bringing up Bebe. It was very, very fascinating. The author (an American woman raising three children in Paris) compares/contrasts French and American parenting styles. While I have no children of my own, as a teacher, I'm very interested in child rearing. I learned so much while reading it, and would consider it worth buying if I'm blessed with kids of my own someday. Have any of you read it? I'd be interested to hear your thoughts.

*Mimi took me to Cottontails at the beginning of the month. It's one of those crafty shows that Southern women so love. She treated me (and herself) to some lovely, all-natural skin care items and I'm now a really large fan. We met the lady who makes the products in her hometown of Enterprise, and she's got a really great philosophy (and gorgeous skin). Check it out at Boll Weevil Soap Company. Your skin will thank you.

*I've been drinking green smoothies every day since spring break started. I was very skeptical when I first heard of blending spinach up into a fruit smoothie but I can't tell it's there! So good, and it makes me feel like I'm giving my body some really good fuel. I'll share the "recipe" soon.

*Have you ever been to the National Holocaust Museum in D.C.? Another teacher and I were thinking of spending our time there while the other folks are otherwise occupied at the Smithsonian. The kids won't be going with us; just a few teachers. This day is mostly free time at the Smithsonian for the kids and their chaperones. After two trips in two years, we've seen just about every corner of the Smithsonian museums! Looking to do something different; just curious to see if anybody had any feedback.

Thanks for reading my silly little blog, friends. I really like writing, but sometimes having a blog devoted to your own life seems exceedingly self-important. That's something I wrestle with. Oh well. In the meantime, I enjoy writing and I'm glad some of you enjoy reading!


  1. i so love your blog!
    when i was student teaching, i had to manage the kiddos who were not going to DC in 5th grade, so I personally didn't get to go, BUT I do know that the teacher I had took her group to the Holocaust museum and the kids came back talking about it (i think it was very educational for them). I think she mentioned saying that, there was a place or part there that she wouldn't let the kids see or look at (seems like something to do with medical aspects or something that a 5th grader couldn't handle seeing) but that it was good for them to go.
    and i want to buy your sweet goodies! i remember you making this gorgeous happy birthday banner at some point that was double was just amazing!!


  2. I'm with anonymous...I love your blog! I do have to agree with your last comments and that is why sometimes I just don't post much anymore...that and a few other reasons....
    I have visited the Holocoust museum in DC and it is worth your time to visit. Be warned that it is not a "feel good" place to peruse but I found it both inspiring and compelling on many levels. I would love to read your thoughts if you decide to visit.
    Enjoy your spring break...mine flew by.

  3. Suz, thanks for your info about the Holocaust Museum! We won't be taking the kiddos, but I really think we (some of the teachers) are going to go. Thanks for weighing in!

    Also, thanks for your feedback about the little sewing biz...and your sweet compliment :) I'll keep you posted, and I'm praying every day that Laura Kate won't make her mama wait too much longer!


  4. Annesta, I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one who struggles over that! Sometimes I just feel that having a blog with no specific redeeming purpose is self-indulgent, and that's something I usually try to avoid at all costs! Something to ponder, I guess.

    Thanks for your feedback about the museum. The kids & chaperones get free time that day to explore the Smithsonian, so the teachers have some free time, too :) After making two nearly identical trips in two years, we wanted to do something a bit different. Thanks for helping me decide!

    My spring break has certainly flown by, but I have very much enjoyed it. I hope you have a lovely, blessed weekend, friend!


  5. Hey Julie! I've also been to the Holocaust museum and have also spent quite some time in DC and I enjoyed the Holocaust museum when I went. I'm not sure what your timetable is or how far you can travel but a couple of other things I've done that I really enjoyed was going to the Ford theater (where Lincoln was shot...if it's the right time you can catch a show...I saw Les Miserable) and going to the National Cathedral which was really pretty. Hope you have fun!


  6. Manda! How excited I was to hear from you :) Miss ya, friend! Thanks for your info about the Holocaust Museum; I'll let you know what I think about it. We have to stay around the Mall that day in case kids/chaperones need us. The National Cathedral is on our itinerary for one of the days we're there, and I'm excited!

    So good to hear from you, sweet friend, and I hope all is well in your world!



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