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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Well . . . What next?

     Yesterday was my final day in the classroom (we won't count if I decide to sub).  It has been a tumultuous week.  The awards day Wednesday with my kids was probably the hardest.  Yes, I cried through the end.  Friday, our last day, was too hectic to cry until the very last few minutes and then the kids and I cried together.  Some of them hugged and didn't want to let go.  I didn't either. 
     My first "project" is to finish this adult coloring book I have started and get it to the publisher.  I would like to see that happen.  I may not sell one of them, but that is okay.  It will be the fulfillment of a dream.  Then I really want an online or Facebook store to sell my art work.  I don't know where to begin there (suggestions welcome).  But that is at least a plan.
     The inchie word is koala.  I have never seen one in real life, but would love to.  They look so adorable.  Australia is one of the places I would love to see.  I doubt I would ever get to, but who knows? 
     Joey's letter was T this week.  I should have made it stand for tired!  One of the things we have to do the last day is to move all - yes ALL - furniture into the hall.  I am somewhat sore this morning.  It is however done!  For the final time!  I used the tangles tipple, tamisol and t &e. 
     I have to work 2 or 3 inservice days this coming week.  Mostly paperwork.  Oh fun!  Monday they are going to have a retirement luncheon for me - that is going to be even harder than saying good bye to my kiddos.  These people are like my family.  Then on Tuesday I go to a county wide retirement breakfast - that doesn't bother me.  I am not as close to those guys.
     Our weather is beautiful but oh so hot!  If this is our May weather what will July be like??? Yikes!  Thank you for dropping by and saying hello! 

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Five more days!

     Five more days - at least with children.  Then 3 or 4 inservice days.  I can't wait.  I dread it.  How can I be filled with 2 very different emotions at the same time.  Very conflicting feelings.  Thank goodness for art time and the relaxation and get away it brings.
     Our inchie word was "flamingo".  I am reminded of those pink plastic ones that can sometimes grace yards.  Can't say I like those.  Once when we were in Florida and went to Cypress Gardens we saw a field full of the real kind - absolutely gorgeous!
    Joey's letter was S this week.   I used sandswirl, side-eye, and sxc-rolls.  I was new to a few of them, but hey, I needed s tangles!
    One of the coloring groups I belong to on facebook posted a challenge to use one color only to do a picture.  You could use pencils, paint, markers - whatever, just one color.  I went to my Color It dog coloring book and chose a patterned French Bull dog.  Then I used my pencils, markers and gel pens to color with.  This was actually a lot of fun!  I may have to try something else this way.
    Okay - that's it for this week.  Take care and have a wonderful weekend.  The weather here is lovely and for once no rain - yahoo!!

Saturday, May 6, 2017

To bee or not to bee

     Okay, the title is corny.  But I could not come up with a catchy title and that was the first thing that popped in my head.  This time of the year with all that is going on I am surprised that anything popped in my overloaded brain!!
      As you may have surmised Every Inchie's word is "bee".  While I don't care for the little beasts I do recognize their usefulness.  I have had some nasty experiences with things that sting - wasps, hornets and the like.  Once my brother and I were mowing our grandparents' yard.  He was in the front and I was doing the back.  We were separated by a hedge so we couldn't see each other.  I finished and still heard his mower running, so I stepped around to see how much longer he had.  There sat the mower - still running - and he was no where to be seen.  So being the potentially bossy big sister, I went over and grabbed the mower to "take over and do his job correctly".  I took hold and started to move when I was surrounded by a swarm of bees or wasps or something stingy!  He had mowed over an underground nest greatly disturbing the occupants and then took off running.  I had no idea and quickly gave the bees another target!  Not a pleasant experience!  My stings had stings!!!
Oh well, here is my bee and he is so sweet he would not sting a soul!
       Made by Joey's letter was R.  We are almost through the alphabet!  I used the tangles rysa, r2, and ringeli. 
      Well, it is off to . . .  hmm, I am not sure.  I think I shall do some watercolor painting today.  Or draw.  Or color.  Either way it shall be creative.  Hope you have a wonderful weekend!  See you soon!