Hello and Happy Saturday!
Oh . . . what a week!!
You’d think I’d have a million pictures for such a busy week, but I do not.
I looked in my photos and I didn’t take one picture this week that I can share with all of you. I took pics of my kids for a project we are going to do, but I can’t share those because privacy and I don’t want to get sued and I like my job.
Five for Fraturday is going to be more of a lot of words.
We started practicing the songs for our class play.
And my kids are pulling on all of my heart strings. I LOVE LOVE LOVE my class and practicing for our class play means only one thing.
It is the end of the year.
And I am going to miss these kiddos like no tomorrow.
There is a Goodbye song that we sing, and when they are singing that, I feel all sorts of emotional, and they’ll start tilting their heads and looking at me like what is wrong with our teacher, we are pretending to be goats and we’re just saying goodbye to the robins in the trees and the bumblebees and the butterflies, Mrs. Oldham needs to get a grip, goodbye, goodbye, tra-la-la-la-lahhhhh!
And then I cough and sputter and get a grip and say we need to take this show on the road, we are amazing!
Coming to a theater near you.
A couple of months ago, someone from my church emailed me to say that they really liked the story I submitted, and could someone please interview me.
And I was like . . . I submitted a story?
Which was basically my reply.
I submitted a story? Could you please enlighten me here?
And so they did and then I sort of remembered, but not really, because it was a couple of years ago, and I barely remember doing it.
Apparently, I went on and on about how God has blessed me through TpT and how I tithe 10% of my income and how I’m able to give to this or that and how good God is, and how I love TpT for allowing me to be creative but also help other teachers, and how I’m so blessed and on and on and on and . . . you get the picture.
So then last week, a person on the story telling ministry (which I had no clue existed and now I can’t stop thinking about it because hello? I think I should be in charge of the story telling ministry or, at the very least, the co-captain or something) contacted me and I met her for my “interview” on Tuesday.
I emailed her to tell her that I would be wearing jeans and a v-neck, that I have blonde hair, and I’m super short. And she replied that she would be wearing a black dress with a red sweater, she is a brunette and super tall. Ha!
Turns out she is a teacher, too.
And she already reads my blog.
And we had a ton in common– her daughter goes to college in Oklahoma. And I am from there. And I love Okies.
And we’re teachers.
And we’re married.
And we both love to talk and write and, at times, I was sort of interviewing her by accident because I liked her and wanted to get to know her better.
It was a super nice meeting. If the story “gets picked up”, it will be printed in the weekly bulletin that my church hands out each week.
🙂 So hooray for God, and blessings, and TpT. 🙂
We have been studying what life was like long ago, and I’ve already told you all of my love for the Little House on the Prairie picture books countless times, but none of the books show what school was like back then.
So I always show parts of the the second episode of the Little House TV series so kids can see the one room school house, the desks, the slates, etc.
This year, I had major technical problems.
I spent my entire lunch trying to get the DVD to play and project on my whiteboard and NOTHING WAS WORKING. Then I got it, but I had no sound.
We ended up watching it in my partner’s classroom (while they were in the computer lab) and we watched it on her desktop monitor because that’s the only way we could do it AND HEAR IT.
It felt like the olden days to have 31 kids gathered around a small desktop monitor, but hey, it worked, and no one complained. My kids were SO ENGAGED! They picked up on every little detail from the dresses, aprons, bonnets, suspenders, boots, etc that they characters wore to the quilt on the bed to the one room house . . . it was fantastic.
We only watched about fifteen minutes of it and then I had kids asking what’s this show called again? I want to tell my mom!
I put out these beginning chapter books which are more age appropriate at this point for my kids than the big ones.
We are OBSESSED.
I went to the oral surgeon and the dentist on Thursday and it was THE day to determine if I was going to proceed with my treatment plan or start all over.
I have been praying and praying and praying and praying and praying and asking others to pray for me, too.
But also praying that I would trust God and know that He is in control and it will all be okay no matter what. And that prayer is always the hardest to pray. God is God and I am not.
I’ve spoken about this before, but I hate that I get all worked up over dental issues, and I know that there are such worse things that I could be dealing with, and I shouldn’t even care or worry about my little problem, but I do.
But once again, God is so so so so so good.
I get to move forward with my treatment plan.
Insert all the happy emojis here.
I was at the dentist for almost three hours on Thursday (I missed a half of day of school), my mouth was sore, my jaw was tired, but IT WAS ALL GOOD NEWS.
I am so thankful!!!
And then I got to have dinner with my parents and I am so thankful for the two of them. 🙂
I can’t really even think of a fifth thing!!
I have been enjoying watching the Real Housewives of New York, finishing up the Reunion of the Beverly Hills Housewives, being in the midst of the Atlanta Housewives reunion, 60 Days In, and Teen Mom while walking on the treadmill every day.
I am currently reading The Orphan’s Tale by Pam Jenoff (another World War 2 story) but it’s about life in the circus, believe it or not, and is really good so far.
Murphie and I have been playing a lot.
Steve is working a lot.
And that is all I know.
I will try to take actual pictures that I can share next week. 🙂
Have a great weekend!