Saturday, February 8, 2014

A Giveaway you don't want to miss!

I have been absent from blogging because it is that time of the year!
That time when....
~I wonder, "Will I make it?"
~I think, "Who's bright idea was standardized testing in the first place?"
~I can't fathom how I made it through the day.
~I notice a few more wrinkles, greys, bags when I peek in the mirror.
~I crash before my children on Friday night.
~I treasure weekends more than ever before because I cannot get everything done during the week.
~I know that with hard work they can do it, and it won't be long before I am planning to say goodbye.
I know it will all work out, but yikes there are days that I simply have to shake my head in disbelief.
It has been a really tough week. Behaviors are out of control, my kids are turning prematurely in to teenagers, and they are losing their minds. This week I was told my answer was wrong because there wasn't a 23 cent coin, they forgot about pennies! Another told me, that they didn't want to solve my math problem because they would rather talk. Even scarier, a few seemed shocked when I told them I wouldn't help them out with the answers on upcoming state exams. A few even came up with a plan of, "I won't tell, it will be our little secret." Really?! Needless to say, I am not their favorite right now since I reminded them that only hard work would lead to a passing grade.
So as I cope with the stress and the bumps in my path, I am focusing on planning instead of blogging. February is extra stressful because we are now prepping for our writing test, which will be here in a few weeks. No more month countdowns, we are down to weeks. Ahhhhh! Yep, the stress is heavy, so I need to balance my life - pick and choose what to do and keep chanting, "We can do it!"

Ok, thanks for letting me vent there! I hope you are not encountering the same level of stress, but something tells me I am not alone. If you are feeling the pain like me, I hope that you are able to vent, work out your stress, and you are reminding yourself that you will be successful, you are amazing!

I also wanted to take a minute to share the news about an awesome giveaway with you. Kelly over at An Apple For The Teacher is celebrating a huge milestone and has several huge prize packs - many are winner's choice.  Swing by, show her some love, and enter the giveaway.

I hope you have a fabulous weekend and  find some time to relax!


  1. This time of year is so crazy! I'm sorry to hear your kiddos are giving you such a hard time. Hopefully things will get a little better so you can enjoy the end of your school year!

  2. Thank you Bethany! We will make it, somehow, someway. Hugs to you!


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