Okay...I am the WORST blogger yet, well maybe the second worst! I so desire to have a blog people love to read share my faith, and come to hear encouragement. I recently got a call/message that the "blogworld" was going to "knock" me off "blogworld" if I did not post soon! (thanks brother john!) So here I am again, not even going to count the months in between but going forward.
So what has kept me from doing one of my favorite things? Several things, work, family, work, girls being home for the summer, work, 300 lbs of books being delivered to my Media Center at "work". Did I mention work? Most teachers/media specialist are off for the summer, but not me! I have gone in 4 days a week staying on an average of 5-7 hours. Why, you might ask (if you didn't skip down a few sentences!)...I have had to enter about 250 books from the current year that I never got into the system and I also have 1,380 books coming in (and 980 more later)! I also do not have a barcode scanner that would speed up the process...darn budget cuts! I am bound and determined to find a business partner to fund the $250.00 barcode scanner, any ideas? Our school was awarded 2,240 books (which explains the 300 lbs) FREE from a program I did called JustRead,Florida. How cool is that...free books! I am the queen of never turning down an opportunity for free things. In fact I just got my first Donors Choose project funded and you know what was on my project...MORE BOOKS! Bring it on..I figure it is job security!
Another reason...my girls...I love having the girls home...they keep me busy and on my toes. Megs is home from her apartment for awhile before she has to go back to teaching July 27 (whoa...early!). She is my craft buddy and library buddy. She makes a great dinner salad and helps around the house which is great! (thanks megs!) She also probably misses her pretty little apartment, so will be heading back soon (sad). Next I will go there and hang out with her! Molly is busy with summer school(now over), summer odd jobs (could not find a summer job), and her very sweet boyfriend, Jake. She is helpful too, just not home alot, but that is her very exciting young life! Both girls have birthdays coming up...Molly is July 29 and becomes 19...she is holding on to the fact "this is my last year as a teen"....(and we have heard that a couple of times!) Megan's birthday is August 3rd and she will be working on that day. She says she never thought that being a teacher would mean she would work on her "summer birthday". But for her birthday we are going to Hillsong United concert! YEAH! So the girls are some of my time.
So what has kept me from blogging? Just stuff...stuff gets in the way....but fun stuff...new interest. But I am sorry blog and here is my apology to you...
Dear Real Simple....I have not forgotten you nor left you. I have fallen into the "busy" trap and been consumed with it. But I refuse to make false promises, but will try to be better. Thank you for missing me. Thank you for forgiving me!
I just read a poem called "Today & Time" bits and pieces from the poem...
"Today is here. I will start with a smile and resolve to be agreeable. I will not criticize. I refuse to waste my valuable time...", " Today I begin by doing and not wasting my time. In one week I will be miles beyond the person I am today.", and last "Today I will stop saying, "If I had time"...I know I never will "find" time for anything. If I want time, I must make it."
Words to ponder...do you have the time?
Happy 4th...I am listening to patriotic songs, bangs from fireworks behind our house, and Ruthie (our dog) snoring! Happy bang, bang, pop, pop Glorious Blessed 4th of July to you all! God has truly blessed America...today, yesterday,and forever! Praise Him for His amazing Grace!!!!
Hugs those who have been patient with me....next blog topic.."Rules for parents on Facebook, from one who has had to learn the hardway!"