Saturday, June 30, 2012

An End and Saturday 9

The Saturday 9 link up…

1. What was the last pill your doctor prescribed? Why?  Whether it’s from packing dust or summer blooms, my allergies and asthma have kicked into high gear…I had to get a new inhaler just earlier this week.  It’s been a while since I’ve needed one.

2. How well do you swim?  I love to swim.

3. Who has a big mouth that you like? I don’t know…Me?

4. Do you believe in political correctness? I think if you just act with consideration and respect for others, that’s not a worry. 

5. Do you ever patronize people?  Inside my head I probably do…I try not to outwardly though. 

6. Do you or someone you know strive constantly to be perfect?  I always put forth my best effort, but perfection is an illusion.

7. What song are you totally sick of and why? Since I listen to music I’ve downloaded rather than the radio, I don’t usually get bored with it.

8. How old were you when you got cocky? Or did you never go there?  Huh?  I don’t think I’m cocky.

9. When you compete with someone, have you ever gotten hostile? Oh my goodness, no

Will you take a stab at them?

This is the first Saturday of my summer vacation, also known as my most favorite day of each year.  It’s been a busy couple of weeks closing out the school year AND packing up the classroom in order to move to a new school next year.

I wouldn’t say I am a hoarder, but I do have a lot of stuff.  Even though I purged quite a bit there was still SO MUCH to pack. 
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There are 72 boxes, 15 totes, and 15 pieces of misc furniture.  Yah, that’s 102 things that need to be moved.

The 9 years worth of dust I unleashed while packing has wreaked havoc on my allergies.  I am a sniffling, eye watering mess right now.

As I sealed up the last of the boxes yesterday (well really with each and every box) I had bittersweet feelings about changing schools.  Yesterday was a rough day saying goodbye to colleagues, but I popped over to my new school to drop off some items that couldn’t be packed. 
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It was fun to stop in and check out the newly clean and empty room and do some measuring for decorations. 

stuff 075 stuff 076 stuff 077 stuff 078 It’s certainly older than I’ve been used to the last several years, but it’s big which I like a lot.  Visiting was a good way to end a very trying year!

Happy Saturday!


  1. I really don't get how 'you' have all the stuff. Doesn't the board supply anything at all. Is there anything at all in that room you are going into other than those few shelves.

    I'd be like you with 1,2,3, and not answer. Eh, Miss Dodgim.
    4 is very much a bullies charter. Which was supposedly what it was designed to halt. I treat people as human beings, full stop. If they've joined some sub group, then good for them. We all need to join something. But don't expect me to applaud. And if you have become an idiot and a government functionary, then expect hostile reactions to being channeled in a snake in order to maximize your time. But don't expect a special degree of politeness for it.
    On 5, I don't have the money for it. But I expect given a good win on the lotto I could get quite good at patronization. A one to strive for, eh.
    Way-hay, a two-for.
    7, songs don't make me sick. I like to think since I begun learning about music that I've a better ken on what makes predictable schlock so toe tapping.
    8,9, I'm a man, what do you think ?.

    1. I don't know how I could possibly have that much either. Both my parents were teachers so I inherited a lot which means it's more difficult to purge. The district supplies our text books and consumable supplies like paper and pencils, but anything beyond that is up to us. I write thousands of dollars off my taxes each year - things needed to make my program more fun and interesting. In my defense, 20+ boxes are children's books. My library is substantial. A lot of it though I just kept thinking, "Well, I might need it some day," and packed it.
      Oh and those few shelves with stuff...that's the stuff I brought. :)
      What do you mean I dodged 1-3 - there are answers!
      I think I'd be quite good at a lot of things if I won the lottery.
      8/9 - ha ha!

  2. Good luck with your move! I had to move two doors down and had significantly less to move than you did. It was still a trial, though.

    I'm a closet perfectionist.

    1. Thank you. I would imagine as a hs teacher, the amount of supplies and instruction tools is significantly less than elementary. Since my kids are only 7 they aren't reading to learn yet and can't sit through more than a few moments of direct instruction at any one time. I use lots of games and manipulatives which takes up so much room. Luckily the district moves me so I'm not having to rent a semi or anything. :)

  3. With our move we both got sick from the dust.

  4. Good luck with the stuff. I'm related to someone like that by marriage.

    Have a great rest of your day!

    1. You're related to a hoarder? But I'm nnnnoooottttt a hoarder! :)

  5. Just reading this post and looking at the photos of your move left me tired!

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    1. You're gonna laugh because I was over by the dollar tree this evening after dinner and went in and bought all new tubs (in green and blue) for books and all my things. So cute!!! Let's go decorate SOON!

  7. I think your new room looks great and has a ton of storage. No bars either!! I can't wait to see how you decorate it. I'm sure you'll post after photos! Welcome to your new home! xo