Insta-Friday 3.8.13

Insta-Friday 3.8.13

(From left to right, top to bottom)

I think Mother Nature is having a hard time figuring out what she wants. In the past two weeks, we've had blizzards that were quickly forgotten the next day. But one thing I am LOVING is seeing the sunshine! We've had some gorgeous sunrises recently.

I have spent the last few months helping out with the middle school musical Schoolhouse Rock Live Jr. and this past weekend was the show! I will admit that there were several times when I wished I hadn't gotten involved, especially during my first year of teaching, but in the end, it was so worth it. The kids were amazing and I was so proud. It was so sweet to receive some special gifts at the end, too.

That ugly, daunting, terrible, horrific, overwhelming pile of papers in the middle is my worst enemy right now. Senior Research Papers. And I've got over 100 of them calling my name. I am someone who feels such a weight on my shoulders when I have papers to grade and they are taking me FOREVER. It seems like I'm never going to finish, especially with my normal grade load and the craziness of life recently. Ugh. Somehow I will make it out alive. Teachers--any word of advice? (Other than to switch disciplines ;) )

The last picture in the middle is a day when the weather reporters were predicting several inches of snow. They were way off! But what was interesting was that just three hours west in Pittsburgh, my friends were experiencing delays and cancellations. Very strange.

My friend Ashlie and I went to Penn State to check out their grad school last week and we actually got LOST. Both of us have been to the campus several times, too. So lost that we were 30 minutes late. It was pretty pathetic. Leave it to two private school girls to try to find ONE building. #WEAREpathetic... But we made it and it was very informative. To reward ourselves, we had dinner at a '50s diner and ate A LOT. It was a two-milkshake kind of day. (Okay, so we split the little leftover part in the metal cups so we could try both flavors).

Lastly, yesterday was costume day at school and after many hours of deliberation, I decided to throw together an outfit I already had  and call it a day. It was a big success. I threw on my striped Old Navy dress, a vest, a red scarf, and a hat. Then I drew a mustache on my finger and called myself French! Let's not mention the fact that I took German for 5.5 years and the only French I know is Bonjour, Merci, and Oui. Oops...Oh, and did I mention that we had a pep rally yesterday and they attempted to have the students film their own Harlem Shake video? Can I just say it was probably one of the most awkward moments considering they pulled a name out of a hat so that one student could stand in front of the whole school and start it. Alas, it ended up being kind of hilarious.


Anyway, it's been a really stressful week and I am glad it is over. I have some post ideas in my head, but I don't have time to spare these days. Ugh. Hope you are all having a good week!

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