Friday, August 22, 2008

I've been a bad blogger this week - it's because I've been busing working in daycare. The kids have kept me on my toes. We have a new three year old boy starting, and a baby just being introduced to the group (who is amazing), so we've been busy. And there have been several pee and poo incidents throughout the week. But overall, I still love them. One mom and grandmother actually told me yesterday that they think I'm going to be (and already am) an amazing teacher, that I'm a natural, that the kids love me and so forth, so that was a very nice boost! It's always nice to hear positive feedback, and what's also really nice is that the grandmother is a kindergarten teacher at a school nearby, so I just may end up in a stage in her classroom, we shall see...

Last night I went to a wine and cheese at Darla's house. Darla and I were close friends in high school and college, but have sort of drifted apart in the last few years because we've both been busy with our own lives. We are trying to keep having get-togethers every once in a while. It was very refreshing to go to her place and be re-acquainted with several old friends. At first there was the awkward "I feel out of place" feeling, but I didn't buy into it and decided that it would be a fun time, and it really, really was! We played this hilarious game that Cheryl introduced, kinda a mix between certain aspects of Cranium and charades, loved that! All in a all, I'm very glad I went, and it got me thinking that I simply can't lose touch with old friends, and it doesn't hurt to make some new ones at the same time.

Today I'm supposed to be doing something with Julie, which is still to be determined, but I'm hoping that it's scrap-related! I should go and call her now actually. But I should also post some new layouts, as I'm way, way behind in that. I've been really inspired by Ali Edwards lately and am trying to focus on the stories way less than the products. That's what it's all about for me. So I don't care that some of these photos are crap because they tell my story and offer way more perspective than boring posed photos. I'm not saying that I don't care about products completely, but I'm trying to get out of the rut of "needing" certain new products and such. Oh, and that reminds me, I've spent nothing all week, except for $7 on a bottle of wine yesterday. Yay me!


Claude said...

I raise my hat to you. I have my diploma as a teacher for french as a second language, but I simply did not "have it" with the kids. I truly believe it's a vocation. So I'm really proud of you!

Jessica said...

HI Ash!
Hope you had a good weekend. I know you will make a fabulous teacher on day! I like you '33' layout, the picture with you making 3 3 is cool!
Tell Pat's mom that is the UGLIEST cake, it probably tasted great though!

Ruth said...

Good for you I wish I could have a week of only spending $7 :)

Great to see some pages by you,love the Timmy's day one.

To answer you question,I'm from Nottingham but grew up in Norfolk but ended up back in Nottingham for Uni and just stayed there.Don't get me wrong,England has some wonderful places and is full of history but it's not the same place I grew up in and wasn't somewhere I wanted to raise my own kids.