Thirteen parent-teacher conferences down. Thirteen to go. Most of them have been pretty positive. Some have been a bit awkward and somewhat uncomfortable. But...I'm getting through them.

I'm exhausted though.
So much is happening.
I wake up early every morning.
I stay after the kids leave in the afternoon.

Being a teacher is hard.

I hope I can make it another week.

On the positive side of today...dinner is already ready thanks to my new and bigger crock pot!

Retail therapy this weekend...

Oh, My Life...


This is my job.

Oh, my life...

Things have, simply put, been crazy lately. I had my first parent conference yesterday and it went really well! However, I have 25 more to go and I have a feeling they won't all go the same or the parents won't be as understanding. I also got a four page email from a parent yesterday morning which put me on edge and another kid who was absolutely out of control.

Although yesterday had a pretty sour start, I met with my two room mom's for the year and they were incredibly supportive and just easy to talk with. I am hoping that the relationship continues to be a positive one working with them.

I am going to attempt to keep my head up for the remainder of the month trying to get through the 25 other conferences, passive-aggressive parents, and hard to handle kids. I want to help the kids that need it and challenge others, but it can be hard with so little time and having to deal with so many students.

Here is my life in instagram pictures from the past week...Enjoy!

This was my Monday off.
Lesson planing for the week.

I Don't Like People


It's Thursday.
One more work day to get through before I can [hopefully] enjoy a three day weekend.

On Monday night, Jason and I went to The Hamilton in DC to see Blake Mills. It was a wonderful show and Fiona Apple made a guest appearance! It was such an incredible surprise! Quite an intimate setting and we were at one of the front tables, so it was a pretty awesome experience.


In case you wanted to know a little bit more about me. Because really, who doesn't love to talk about themselves...AmIright?

  • I have come to realize I'm not a very good people person.
  • I actually love watching football. Although...my team sucks.
  • I'm not that great at hiding my emotions.
  • I really want/need a haircut, but I love my long hair. [And you know...a haircut would completely mess that all up.]
  • I love my surroundings, hate the traffic along with some of the people who live here, but sometimes wanna up and move.
  • I am anxious beyond belief.
  • Sometimes I feel like I'm being set up for disaster/failure. [Yes, I over think things.]
  • I love free. [For the most part...]
Alright, I will share more about me another time, but for now, it's time to cook dinner, shower, and cuddle up for the evening. Hoping I can make it through tomorrow without going bonkers over my kids and this congestion/cough that I've got goin' on. Who doesn't love a good Fall sickness? ...Well, I don't.

Free books from Scholastic. :) I love when my kids order lots of books!