Saturday, March 26, 2011

Lots to say, will anyone read...


Hope this finds you well and happy and feeling blessed, cuz you are!

Went to a Chris Tomlin concert (with Kristy knockel and louie giglio) it was AMAZING. Chris does such a good job of focusing us on God and not on him! Look up Louie's Indiscribable message...amazing! Being at the concert made me want to go to Passion again! hmmmm...thinking?

Hey if you want to help me out text 77177 (Waiting on Superman/Donors Choose) and type the word POSSIBLE and you can get a 15.00 credit to use until June on a project on Donors Choose...and that PROJECT WOULD BE MINE!! and it does not COST YOU ANYTHING! KEEP THE CODE THEY SEND YOU (write it down) and then i will let you know when my project is up and running! do it! Donors Choose is a funding program out there to help teachers get supplies for their classrooms (in my case...the library/media center) and it is funded by private donors! They check out your project so thoroughly. They do not send you a check they send you the supplies you have ask for! My daughter Megan has done it twice this year and recieved over 500.00 worth of school supplies for her classroom teaching! It is amazing..SO DO IT!!!!! My project is not up but will be in the next 2 weeks. Just keep the CODE they text you back and I will let you know when my project is up and running! PLEASE HELP ME GET BOOKS INTO MY LIBRARY! thanks! there are empty shelves in my library!

My work is going great. I still cannot believe I am doing something I have always wanted to do....working with children books! Amazing. Still learning the "ropes" but I am surviving. Even after the media centers laptop (schools) being "switched" with another one my first week and then this was a survey on the computer that threw me for a loop! But I have survived. I was reminded in scripture that I am not working for people...but the LORD! FOCUS ON THAT!

Pray for a little boy, Adrian, just one...and battling cancer! thanks! pray for the parents...they went to Orlando for a break this weekend with their son. the Littlejohns need your prayers!

Well, I am in search for good books for our media center...any thoughts? any series you think are worth the purchase so i can put it on my "donors choose" project list.

Happy FIRST DAY OF SPRING!!! enjoy!!! Listen for the birds...smell the flowers...take a walk with a loved one! (if they do not have allergies, like my hubby does)

Take care!

Monday, March 7, 2011

How about "post" a month!

Okay...the posting everyday thing is NOT going to happen! Atleast not why I hold a full time job! I can barely keep up with my wifely duties, let alone "pop" in and blog! So sorry. I do love to write. I do love to express my feelings, hopes and dreams!

But GUESS WHAT (for all those who do not follow me on FB)...I got a new job at my school....YIPEE FOR ME (kinda big headed of me..but for me, it is a big deal after not working outside the home for over 22 years!) But I am going to be the new Media Specialist!! Back in my day, they were called LIBRARIANS! and Miriam was their first name(just kidding and if a Miriam is reading this..your name is beautiful) I have always had a passion for books (ask my girls...classics.."you should be reading the classics" i would say when homeschooling them!) I also LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the movie "You've Got Mail"....I wanted a "Shop Around the Corner" bookstore. In fact during the movie (in the theatre) I sound very loudly, "clothe bags, she bags the books in clothe bags"...Brian i thought was going to NEVER take me to a movie again! But I loved that shop, the books...Betsy and Tacy, Story Lady time, etc.!! I have watched it so many times that i have found "bloopers"! Scary. My family knows something is up when they see me watching it! If you have not seen it! worth the time!!! If you have not watched it in a it!

So I am home for spring break (with a sinus infection, go figure!) and working on Media stuff! I do not think my brain sleeps. I keep a notepad close because my brain is CONSTANTLY shooting out things to do in my new position! "Staff Selections"; "Local Authors Month"; "WOW-Word of the Week"; just figuring out what to call my tables where the students will sit is a big deal. But I have that figured out..for the little ones it will be by color for the older onces by genre (Green/Fiction). I had to figure out a nameplate for i made it out of scrabble pieces on the scrabble holder (please do not steal this idea..i am planning on making a millon dollars off of it!) I have shopped the dollar store, the dollar section of Target, and Borders "Going Out of Business" sale...but will i get reimbursed? YIKES! so slowly i spend my own cash! The library hardly has any "new books" most are donated. So I am going to get on Donor's Choose (thanks Megs for helping your mom...oh can you put a scrabble pic close to this entry, please).

So anyway, I am happy, excited, amazed, nervous, scared, excited, happy, amazed, scared, nervous....did I say HAPPY AND ESTATIC! (sp...yikes...blame it on the Sinus infection!)

So I am sad to leave my Teacher's Aide job, but feel I have spiritual gifts that will be able to be used God just multiplied my mission field! More students, more teachers! GAP! God Always Provides!!!! ahhhhh! I am smiling!

I am driving to St. Pete in the a.m. to shadow a Media Specialist at my niece's school (thanks Kari!). So this should be fun and kinda overwhelming (that is a word i am feeling too!) I will also be going into school to work over break, as the Media Specialist has been gone for awhile. Man oh man are there books to be shelved!
Friday before break I moved the center around to make it more "centered" so got some "thumbs up" from teachers so that is good. Many of them have been encouraging and helpful, so that is a big AMEN!

So anyway...hope you are well! It is is well in my is well, it is well, it is well in my soul!