So during my lesson today I once again concluded that the only reason I prepare lessons is for the sweet little girl Jessa in my class. It’s not like she sits on the edge of her seat in fascination and asks question after question about my wonderful lesson but she sits quietly and listens and responds when I ask her questions and remembers what we have talked about – at least for the rest of the half an hour period. In short she is a miracle in my classroom! If not for her I think I would just bring paper airplanes and watch my other little punks run around the class to get out some of their never ending energy and save me the blank stares and muttering while teaching them. Sometimes I am so mean that when my boys are punks – only Jessa gets to color after the lesson! That is particularly harsh since it’s the only thing they care about doing in class. Well I guess that’s enough whining, on to more positive things.
Believe it or not my siding is actually finished!! It looks awesome – even if I do say so myself! Even the guy that did the siding said it looked WAY better. The guy who did it was really nice and Melia enjoyed waving at him and getting in his face every time she could see him in the window. I babysat Rachel one day while he was working on the house so he had two little faces watching him from the front window – it was very cute. Here are my before and after pictures - i know they aren't great but the sun never actually shines on the front of my house right now so the light is never good for taking a picture! My finger actually had to be in the picture in order to block the sun enough to see anything. I know it sounds like an excuse but its true!
Now I don’t know if it is what my sister says and that I am getting my nesting urges a little early but the past couple weeks I have been much focused on getting my house in order. I want to throw out anything and everything we don’t regularly use and I want things to be clean and organized. I have actually cooked supper everyday for a week and a half and had my kitchen clean and my laundry caught up. I have some habits (good habits!) I am working on forming so this can be a life change instead of just a week change. My friend Joanne who is the organization queen has been giving me some pointers in my goals AND some tried and true recipes to broaden my very small horizon of recipes. We really can learn so much from the amazing people around us. I will let you know next week how well I am doing =).