Sunday night

Here I am – here we are – at Sunday again.  The week has flown by, and the weekend went by faster than ever, it seems.  Yesterday, my husband and I went to IKEA and bought some furniture, and he set it up while I babysat.  It felt amazing to come home to what felt like a brand new living room in our tiny apartment.  The kitchen is a mess and I haven’t done laundry in almost two weeks, but the living room and dining room is neat and organized, all 120 sq. feet of it!  He’s also reading this as I write, and keeps taking the keyboard from and writing things and then freaking out and making me delete the silly things that he writes.  It’s pretty adorable.  My husband is definitely the win of the week for me.  He is silly and loving and sacrificial, and he sets up all the IKEA furniture I make him buy 🙂

In other news, I found a designer that makes me happy.  I don’t follow fashion beyond Target, JC Penney, and Forever 21, and Forever 21 makes me cringe.  I just buy their ten dollar jeans so it’s okay for me to throw them out when the kids get paint/food/bodily fluids on them that doesn’t come out.  Anyway, I saw some of Simone Rocha’s work, and it made me happy.  One of her lines is reminiscent of Elizabethan times, and some of it is just plain pretty and flowery or glittery or frilly, and the beauty of those pieces are enthralling.  Some of it is too sheer or angular or whatnot for my taste, but in general, I really enjoy perusing her collections.  So far, the SS 2014 line is my favorite.  Check out her handiwork! http://www.simonerocha.com

In any case, I’m off to face the rest of the week!
A.C.

Frederick Douglass –
“It is easier to build up strong children than to repair broken men.”

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Sunday again!

Today came so fast – I’m sure I was blogging just a day or two ago. But, I suppose it was already seven days ago.

I’m still reading the NY Times, which is a huge win for me. I’m forgetful and disorganized, which makes for a lot of unused apps on my phone and tablet. The pop ups alerting me to new and updated stories are amazing! I love them.

Also this week, I had a big breakthrough with one of my preschoolers! This three year old has been laughing, playing, sitting at circle time, singing and dancing with the other kids, and staying awake to eat at lunch time. Previously, it had been three hours of screaming until this poor kid conked out around 11am, and then we woke them up at 2pm. Such a change! It’s been AMAZING. It makes me happier to be going back to work each morning, and that is definitely a win 🙂

Until next Sunday,
A.C.

Frederick Douglass –
“It is easier to build up strong children than to repair broken men.”

These are the days of the week…

Hi, blogging world.  This blog is for a JC class, and it’s already been a challenge.  I’m not a blogger, and I’m not keen on the idea of exposing my thoughts to the world.  However, I’m also not one to shy away from a challenge so GAME ON.

Life Wins This Week is a place for myself and my teammates to share a win for the week.  What does that mean?  I don’t know.  For me, it means whenever I make it through the week with something positive to share with the internet.

This week, I started reading the NY Times, and it’s pretty much life-changing.  My husband reads it daily and said I should (challenged me to) start reading it.  He wants us to have more things to talk about; I don’t know if we’d run out of things to talk about anyway.  The first few articles I read were about ISIS, young Jordanian and Syrian brides, and different countries’ attempts to keep their nationals from joining terrorist cells.  It’s really hard for me to transition from reading that sort of news to thinking about developmental stages of handwriting in preschoolers.

Did I mention, I’m a preschool teacher?  The most intense things I deal with on a daily basis are temper tantrums.

But I think it’s good to be filling my mind with knowledge of the world’s goings-on.

Until next Sunday,
A.C.

Frederick Douglass –
“It is easier to build up strong children than to repair broken men.”