Sunday, March 17, 2013

Spring is Almost Here

Spring is almost here. We have been getting hit with snow that melts the next day. I have also seen some robins and flowers starting to sprout. This is great. I am so sick of winter. A few more weeks until spring break. I am counting the days.

This time of the school year is always tough bc it is right before the big state exam. It is also budget time. Everyone is stressed out. There is a new test and a new teacher evaluation system this year so that makes it worse. I had one observation this year. Now I have to wait for my unannounced observation. Hopefully it will not happen until after the test.

Everyone has been getting upper respiratory infections. I finally got hit with it. My sinuses are killing me along with my throat and my voice. I have never blown my nose so much. I debated about whether or not to stay home. It is hard especially on a Monday. I feel the worst at night and when I wake up. I am manageable during the day. Thankfully I have some mucinex laying around. This is the worst time of year to be out too. I will most likely go in bc it takes too much effort to plan and then the aftermath is too annoying. (The kids not behaving for the sub. Nothing gets done. The kids complain about the sub etc)

I have had a good amount of sign ups for the gift swap. There is still time to sign up. I am excited. I have to pick out the gift that I am going to send. It is nice to have something to look forward to.  You may use this link to sign up during March.     

My TPT store is still going strong. It looks like I  might make another grand this quarter. I am up to 45 likes on FB. I am grateful to have this distraction and opportunity to make some extra cash. I am starting to do some spring cleaning in my store. Update some products, delete others, etc.

I'm really looking forward to the warmer weather. I love to garden and take walks. 

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Gift Swap 2013

It's official. I'm going to host Gift Swap 2013. Sorry about the non creative title, but it gets the job done.

You may use this link to sign up during March. All of the information submitted will be sent to me privately.  Then in April I will mail you the name of one person. You will send them a small gift of your choosing. This should be something meant to cheer them up. You could also include a peppy note.

 The gift could be anything that you think would brighten up someone's day. Some ideas are candles, earrings, kitchen towels, inspirational framed photos or sayings,  nail polish, scented lotion, bath bubble etc. has a lot of really cute handmade items. You can search for products by price.

I was thinking $15 and under, but that can change if I get a lot of comments with other amounts.

If you have good ideas for gifts, or gift sites send me a comment and I will add them to this post.