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Nora
Orange County, CA
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Wisdom teeth removed, finishing summer school, wedding anniversary, lots of cheerleading stuff, Sean starting his school year three weeks earlier, syllabus writing and rewriting and editing and double-checking and rewriting, college workshops, after-school coaching, the beginning of a senior year,... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Just Make Stuff
That's really nice of you to say, but it's because classes that work for their schedule can be hard to find. I could really go for the clone to do some of my grading though :)
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My new newly relocated office at school (including the chair I covered). Um, this first week was no joke. I worked everyday from 8am until 10pm. I typed, "Thank you so much for your interest. Unfortunately, the class is full",... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Just Make Stuff
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We can add the senior year official leaving for school portrait to yesterday's collection of photos. This was the first time in high school that he wasn't off to an early morning cheer practice before performing in the welcome assembly...since... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Just Make Stuff
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I cannot imagine that tomorrow will be tear free as I take Mac's last first day of school photos for high school. I decided to further rip my heart out and dig through computer files to gather as many first... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Just Make Stuff
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You know I love some teacher gift giving...especially the first day of school. I have transferred most of my teacher gift obsession into making something for my department's administrative assistants and my office mates. This year my brainstorming resulted in... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Just Make Stuff
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It's officially all school all the time around here now. The semester starts today. Mac starts his senior year on Wednesday. Sean's already been in school for what feels like months even though it's two weeks. One of the many... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Just Make Stuff
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Catching up on the last three days. After a day full of trainings and weeks filled with class planning, I spent late Friday morning using a gift card I had saved to get a massage and a facial...best idea I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2015 at Just Make Stuff
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Holy heck there was a lot of school training today...eight hours between the two schools. And one more CASA training tonight. My chair at the state school is always super thoughtful and gets us all gift bags, This time they... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2015 at Just Make Stuff
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I got to have my favorite breakfast half a sourdough english muffin, "four" pieces of bacon which is two that I cut in half and a small cup of iced coffee. You know I have lots of school work to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2015 at Just Make Stuff
Yes, we became CASA's last year intending to be Education Representatives. They haven't needed ED Reps until now, so we have a couple of additional trainings this week.
Toggle Commented Aug 20, 2015 on Week in the Life: Tuesday at Just Make Stuff
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A little treadmill-ing before and after I dropped Mac off at cheer practice. Didn't wake up early enough to walk as much as I wanted before leaving at 8:45am...which is pathetic. Handled cheer tasks while Mac was at practice. Spent... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2015 at Just Make Stuff
Actually I used the photo ordering right inside the Project Life app this time. Their 8x8 prints were 99 cents. I kept waiting for a Persnickety Prints sale, since their 8x8's are $1.99, but never saw one.
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2015 on Increasingly obsessed... at Just Make Stuff
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Mac running out of the house after having to dash back in twice before leaving for registration. Senior year registration! Two hours of standing in lines later he was done and on his way to cheer practice. He hates the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2015 at Just Make Stuff
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I received my order of thirty or so printed Project Life pages last week. I have been consistently making pages, but hadn't had them printed since March. It made me so happy to slip these into page protectors and see... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2015 at Just Make Stuff
I've collected them over the years. The back one (Women's Studies) is from Paper Source and the front two are from Target. The gray and mint one actually came in a super cute set from the Target Dollar Spot...which I am a total sucker for.
Toggle Commented Aug 14, 2015 on Prep... at Just Make Stuff
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On Monday I sent Sean a photo of my sad lunch alone when he went back to work (although the sandwich was actually really good and I am obsessed with those maui onion chips). And this week there were dahlias... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2015 at Just Make Stuff
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There are just some ideas that you see and they immediately help you reach your "make sure life is cute and colorful" goal. Washi-taped tea lights was that kind of idea. Several months ago now, I discovered another good, colorful... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2015 at Just Make Stuff
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Although my right hand is back to normal now (thank goodness gracious), last month I learned the last step of healing is similar to a sunburn. Peeling. Yuck. I tried to think of an exfoliant to help it along and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2015 at Just Make Stuff
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Last summer I prepped for a fall semester full of classes I had already taught. This summer I am prepping for a semester full of classes I have never really taught. It has been a drastic difference in the workload...thinking... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2015 at Just Make Stuff
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As of this morning, Sean is back at work with his school year starting this Wednesday. He loves the first day...I am usually melancholy about the carefree days of summer coming to an end. Especially this year when they are... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2015 at Just Make Stuff
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For eighteen it was cake batter pancakes and scalloped tissue paper...nineteen was a marble cake with cream cheese icing, big painted numbers and ombrè paper mobiles. Mac appreciates the details, so it makes it extra fun to work on them.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2015 at Just Make Stuff
The freezable sandwich bag in the Ziggy pattern would be perfect to be able to tote along a few snacks that need to keep cool, like apple slices and some sharp cheddar cheese. Thanks for the chance!
Toggle Commented Aug 6, 2015 on a chill {giveaway}...(now closed) at Oh Joy!
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Tomorrow morning Mac is having oral surgery to have four impacted wisdom teeth removed...so tonight we had lots of pasta and spent a couple hours here. Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2015 at Just Make Stuff
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It's been on my to-do list forever and ever to cover up the ugly chair that the school placed in my office for students visiting my office hours. I finally brought it home to tackle before the school year starts.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2015 at Just Make Stuff