|Christmas in July... lol... nah, just a cute pic from last Christmas :-)|
I talk alot, but lately I've been at home working away... with no one to talk to but the dogs. Occasionally, Bella will talk back. Sometime I'll try to post a video of that. She's quite funny when she starts howling. Mo never says much. He's the strong, silent type. Anyway, I haven't really had anyone (human) to vent to. So... I'm going to type to you. :-)
I'm tired... and school hasn't started yet.
I've got so much to do.
Therefore, I am doing none of it.
Instead, I am talking to you.
But don't worry, I'll get back to work when I'm done.
My stress level rises every day as school gets closer. It isn't just school stuff that I have to do. In fact, the school stuff doesn't worry me all that much. I know what I'm doing and I've got it covered. Its all the OTHER things that I wanted to get done this summer that probably aren't going to happen. Furniture I wanted to paint.
But... I also nearly make myself sick worrying about making this school year better than the last.
I do it EVERY. SINGLE. YEAR.
After 10 years you'd think I would realize that it will all be ok. Despite all of my planning, things will go wrong, but things will be alright.
I also get what I call the "Back to School Jitters." I am a high anxiety person. I even take meds for it. However, meds DO NOT cure it. As the date gets nearer, I will feel like I'm going to hurl every time I think about the new school year. Why? I have NO CLUE, but it is something I have done since I was a little girl. Yep, that's right, I even did it back when I was in first grade myself. I guess I should look on the positive side and say that I can sympathize with those little wide eyed cuties on the first day. Yep, kiddo. I'm freaked out too. In fact, I usually tell the kids that. :-)
Am I the only crazy teacher out there?
Ok... that part of the rant is over. lol
I just have to share this with you. I really think I need it for my library and maybe even one to hang here at home. :-)
'Nuff said. lol. Oh and in case you were wondering... the sign above is pretty accurate. Problem is, you never really know when the Attack Librarian will strike. (But there's a pretty good chance she could strike really soon considering how stressed out she is!) ;-)
Now for a couple of new products.... yea!!!
As usual, my buddy Greg at Kindergarten Smorgasbord needed a new clip art set. That fella is seriously addicted to clip art... but I ain't complainin'. lol
Anyway, Greg's the only one I can think of that would actually want clip art of a toilet... lol. Maybe you'll have some uses for it too. (Umm... the clip art, I mean. Not a real toilet.) :-)
I also had a request to make some CAPITAL LETTERS to go with my confetti letters set.
Someone was going to use them to teach capitalization. Ooops... no capitals in the set.
So, I whipped some up.
I also linked up to the linky above. Need back to school stuff? This is the place to look first. :-)
Wow... This was a long post... sorry. lol