Five for Friday

 I'm here to link up with Kacey at DoodleBugs Teaching for her Five for Friday. My goal was to get this posted ON FRIDAY this week since I have been a little MIA lately.  If I hurry, I can make it!  Let's get started!

My husband and I built our home 14 years ago.  Easter weekend of this year, we walked into our kitchen only to find that we were sloshing through water on our hardwood kitchen floors. Ugh!  As it turns out, according to the repairman, our dishwasher had met its demise.  After all, it had surpassed its life expectancy.  Apparently, the life expectancy of new kitchen appliances is only 12 years!  Who knew!? So, I spent the Monday after Easter shopping for new appliances.  Their advice was that, unless we wanted to keep the same 'finish' of our current appliances, we may as well just buy all new now so they match.  Double Ugh! Well, after much contemplation, we went with all new and they were delivered and installed on Monday of this week. 

We love them, they are pretty, they are functional, they are EXPENSIVE. Holy cats! It was evident that I had not looked at price tags of these, oh-so-necessary items for 14 years.  Yikes.  Here's to hoping these last longer than their projected life expectancy.  

Can I just say one more time how excited I am to be going to Vegas for the TpT Conference?  I feel like I am counting down the days!  My business cards, luggage tags and buttons arrived this week.  Now I am thinking I may need a notebook (who doesn't?!) and maybe a bigger button?  Who knows.  These items came pretty quickly so I think I have a little time to ponder.  How many business cards does a person need?  Any advice on anything else I may wish I had, because let's face it, I probably don't 'need' any of it but it sure does make it fun, doesn't it?!  A tote perhaps?  

My daugher also brought these home this week.  Oh my.  That's all I have to say about that.  I cannot even believe it.  While she is so ready to move on and begin the next chapter of her life, this momma is so sad that this part of our lives is over.  I can't talk about it any more or I may never finish this post....

I came home from school today only to find this on my doorstep! Yay for something fun!  I have only just barely flipped through the first few pages but sitting on the back patio this summer is already looking inviting with this on my lap.  Not sure I am a washi tape person but those in the back of this planner already has me googly-eyed:0) I've already found an Etsy shop that makes custom stickers as well.  My checkbook may hate me by the time the summer is through.

After coming to terms with some news at school today, this gigantic pumpkin muffin from Panera was completely necessary.  

So, today, I had a heart-to-heart talk with my principal.  He confirmed what I already thought I knew.  Our enrollment is down for next year and my 'section' is closing.  I have taught second grade for 7 years now and thought I would be secure in my position since my teaching partner retires in three years.  However, this is not in the plan.  Today, our superintendent, emailed the first round of 'openings' for next year.  There are several primary grade spots that need to be filled.  I have been giving this so much thought for the past week.  I emailed our superintendent with my request.  I am hoping that my request will take precedence since I am tenured and I am being displaced.  This means my 'movement' is necessary.  There are always teachers within our district who request to move throughout their career for various reasons. Since enrollment numbers are what is dictating my displacement and not my performance or any personal reasons, I am hoping that I am able to be placed in my first choice.  We'll see.  I hope to know by the end of this coming week.  Fingers crossed that this is not meant to be something negative but a 'door opening' of sorts for my future.  Needless to say, just planning this post was enough time to devour the muffin.  NO guilt.  {Note: you may have noticed, or not, that I neglected to put my school name on the front of my Erin Condren planner.  This eminent displacement would be why.  I have been a little skeptical for a few weeks now. I just can't say if I'll be in the same building/school or will need to switch to a different school within our district.}

That's all I've got for now.  This coming week is already looking to be jam-packed.  I am just hoping to find time to talk about it.

Have a great week everyone!


  1. WOW! Number 5 can be nerve-wracking! I'll be praying and looking forward to hearing great news next Friday!! Keep us all posted!
    Very Perry Classroom

  2. Loving your Erin Condren goodies!
    I'm so sorry about your position. That is never fun, but I'll say a pray for you right now that you get your first choice of grade levels! I'll have to check back and see what comes for you!

    Sprinkles for the Teacher