Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Jogging for Jonah

I am looking for fellow bloggers to help me with a special fundraiser in honor of a little boy at my church who suffers from EB (Epidermolysis Bullosa). It is a very rare genetic condition in which the skin and internal body linings blister at the slightest knock or rub, causing painful, open wounds.
 I am participating in a 5k walk called Jogging for Jonah and I have created a fundraising page to raise funds in his honor.  Money raised will go to fund research to find a cure for EB.  
At this moment there is NO cure! 

     To see Jonah's story, click on the picture below.
How can you help?  
Donate 1 item from your TPT store.  
I will combine all donated items into a large packet available at an amazing low price.  
When someone makes a donation to Jogging for Jonah, they will receive all the donated items.
(Please leave your email so I can contact you.)


Sunday, March 24, 2013

Spring Break Sale

I haven't been this excited to see a break around the corner than I am right now!  In 2 1/2 days, break begins!  
To celebrate the relaxing days, the do nothing days, the hit recharge days that are around the corner I am having a Spring Break Sale!
If you stop by you will find a new freebie, as well as, a few new math items.  Click here to go to my store.

Clipart by Maree Trulove

Enjoy your Spring Break!


Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Get Acquainted Linky

I am linking up with Mrs. Reed over at Flying into First Grade for a Let's Get Acquainted Linky Party.  Come join the fun!

My initials are TFW.


Tomato Casserole
When I was growing up, my mom would make something called Tomato Casserole.  I could gag just thinking about it.  Basically, it was homegrown tomatoes and juices cooked with bread on top.  I couldn't stomach it.  I remember holding my nose and chasing the stuff with milk.  It took me forever to get it down. 
It has taken me many many years to enjoy pico de gallo or salsa.  I have NEVER eaten a tomato sandwich because of this and DO NOT eat tomatoes in my salad.  GROSS!



Fall is my favorite season of the year!
  • I love the warm days and cool evenings just perfect for blue jeans and sweatshirts.  
  • I love the smell of campfires and the taste of s'mores.  
  • The earth is at it's most beautiful.  The NC mountains are breathtaking!
  • Friday Nights under the lights of the football stadium are the best way to start a weekend.  
  • Sunday afternoons cheering on the Dallas Cowboys are priceless!
  • Halloween is one of my favorite holidays probably because my mom and I share a birthday the day before.  We were almost witches!
  • My wedding anniversary is also in October. 
  • An extra hour of sleep in October is an added bonus.
Camping in the Fall by the fire.

Walking Dead
I'm often a little behind on the newest hit tv shows and always wonder what the hype is all about.  I remember finally watching Grey's Anatomy when I had a surgery and was bored to tears.  I watched like the first 2 seasons while out on leave and have been hooked ever since.  The eye candy on the show was and is awesome!
    The same thing happened with Survivor.  I didn't watch (and still haven't) season 1 or 2 of survivor, but was hooked when I tuned in to season 3.  You have to know that season... the one with Colby Donaldson - in Africa.  Talk about eye candy and a real gentleman!
The newest show I am hooked on is Walking Dead.  I seriously thought people were NUTS for watching a Zombie tv show.  But again, boredom over Christmas sent me to Netflix to see what it was all about.  Again I am hooked.  I think I must have an addictive personality - when it comes to tv and chocolate!  Sorry, I have no eye candy to share for this show.  :)


Saturday, March 2, 2013

Blog Mess & Currently

If this is your first time visiting my blog, it does not generally look like this!

Two days ago I opened my webpage to find it was totally messed up with Photobucket images all over.   My wonderful blog designer Kenna checked into it and Photobucket said they were working on it.    It was gone yesterday & back again today!  UGGGH! 

I can't believe it is March already!  But I was happy to see the calendar turn.   This month holds...
my youngest turns 12 (mixed emotions)
Easter Break begins in a few short weeks

Not to mention, it is time for Currently again.  Thanks to Farley over at Oh Boy Fourth Grade for this monthly linky.

Listening:  to Bruno Mars CD  - love the mix of songs he has on his CDs.  Our first grades went to a play yesterday for the Little Mermaid.  The play ended with the Count on Me song.  It is going to be perfect for my son's Graduation CD.  "You can count on me like 1,2,3.  I'll be there.  And I know when I need it, I can count on you like 4,3,2.  You'll be there.  Cause that's what friends supposed to do.  OH yeah!"   Wouldn't that make a great classroom song too - for building community!!

Loving:  My wonderful hubby was sick last week (again!) but he got up out of bed long enough to get 4 tickets to see Kenny Chesney in May!   We did not go last year when he toured with Tim McGraw, even though I love them both!  I just couldn't justify spending $150 or more on 1 ticket when we are raising 3 kids.  2 with cars, and 1 in college.  I just couldn't do it!

Thinking:  Teenagers should come with instruction manuals!!  Can I get an AMEN?  I have 3 wonderful children, I really do!!  God has blessed me beyond measure.  There is just something about those teenage years that is meant to drive parents crazy.  I am sure my worries are minor compared to what they could be, but if I could turn back time I would so turn back to when my kiddos were 2, 8, and 10.  AND then I would hit the FREEZE button.  I miss having little ones in the house.  They are 11, 17, and 19 now!

Wanting:  to learn to relax.  My mom gave me a mani/pedi gift certificate for Christmas.  Have I used it?  NO!    I love to pedis, but to sit for a mani and a pedi - that is just too long.  Tried it once - kept counting the minutes til she was done with the mani!  

For Valentine's Day, my sweet hubby, got me a mani/pedi & a 1 hour massage!!!   It was very sweet of him.  He wants me to relax.  But doesn't he remember the one & only time I had an hour massage with him at this Swanky place?  He almost fell asleep and I kept worrying about what fat part she was massaging now and when would she be done.   I know I am a rare bird, but I just can't do it.  I can't sit still that long without a melatonin or something to knock me out!  

Needing:  to clean my house today!  But wait a minute, I am supposed to learn to relax.  Should I practice now?   NO.  With all 3 children & hubby home soon, I think I will make a list and get this house clean like nobody's business.  I hate clutter & it has taken over.  

Like:  Third Day - I love the lead singer's voice and almost all of their songs.  When I need to feel the emotions I am going through without pushing them under and hiding them behind all the 'stuff' I need to do, I will play their songs.
Love:  Teaching - I cannot imagine doing anything else with my life.  I can't imagine a more rewarding job.  I know I have lots I could complain about, or that could be fixed, but I wouldn't trade it for anything!
Hate:  Tattling - "Mrs. Wilson, Johhny called me a knucklehead!  Well, Lucy, are you a knucklehead?  No.  Then, why do you care what Johnny says? "