So sorry to everyone that won one of my puffy pens. I forgot to tell you how to use them. Here's the video I got off of the Jetpens website. If anyone's pen got damaged in the mail, please send me an email or leave a comment.
for all of the kind words and prayers. My sincerest intent is to write each and every one of you back, but honestly, I don't have the energy. I'm still behind in visiting all the new blogs I've added to my google reader. I'm still adjusting to my preschoolers, catching up on scrapbooking projects, and just really making sure I spend some quality time with my family. Just know that your words mean so much to me and that I read each and every comment and email.
There are a few projects in the works, for my dear friend, Aleida. It's so wonderful to see how many people cared about her. My friend Judi, at Studio Calico has started a tribute album for Brandon, Bella, and Joshua. This is a copy of the thread:
Her designs will continue to be here
if you'd like to see them to remind us of what a beautiful person she
was and the memories she scrapped will certainly live on in her
absence. I believe Aleida's legacy will live on and this post on her blog is witness to that.
you are thinking as I am that there must be something you can do. I
have spoken with her family and arrangements will be made early next
week. As soon as I know the details, I will post a thread, but in the
meantime, I would like to send cards to her family to let them know how
much she meant to us.
Please mail all cards to:
The Franklin Family
c/o Studio Calico
513 East 10th Ave
Bowling Green, KY 42101
will do the initial mailing next Friday, so please try to mail them to
arrive in time for that. Any others that arrive later, we will send as
well. The actual link is here.
And today, Greta Adams emailed me to tell me about a wonderful project she's starting for Aleida's family. She is organizing a donation drive to have her blog turned into a hard cover book. For more information, please check out Greta's blog here. I'm so touched that Greta is doing this. What a wonderful idea.
If anyone knows of anything else we could be doing, please leave a comment or send an email and tell me about it. Have a great day.
I woke up this morning and thought, "What a wonderful day." I think I've finally got it together.
I'm going to blog.
I'm going to catch up on blogs.
I'm going to clean my house.
I'm going to finish some layouts.
I'm going to check my emails and hang out with my girls, the BASB...
I'm going to laugh at the funny emails from my friend Aleida...
She didn't email me this morning.
Instead I received this in my inbox:
I’m sorry to
bother you. I’m a lawyer at the firm where Aleida
Franklin worked. There is no easy way to say this so
I’m just going to get it out. This morning on her way to work Aleida was killed
when a driver ran a red light. We are all desperately trying to pick up
the pieces and help Brandon and the kids. One of the things the chaplain
suggested was that we find a way to gather her material and put something
together for the kids. I know she posted material all over and kept a
blog. I was hoping you might be able to help or put me in touch with the best
person to help with this. This is such a horrible tragedy ...
So I thought I had time to finally catch up on my blog reading and scrapbooking.
It looks like I'll be preparing for Hurricane Ike....wah...
So as much as I'd like to leave you with some pictures of layouts and projects, I just haven't had a chance to do any. We'll be boarding up our house this weekend. So wish me luck. And if you live anywhere in Florida, be safe! I'll be praying for you as well.
Okay, going back to work has sucked all the life out of me.
I am completely exhausted.
My apologies to those of you that are waiting for your puffy pens. You should be playing with them right now. They are all packed and ready to go. I haven't had a second to go to the post office. I'm truly sorry.
My weekend was spent cleaning and perfecting my classroom and creating lesson plans. No sleep. Too anxious. Tuesday I spoke to my preschool parents for an hour and a half during my Orientation...blah.
I call myself a wanna-be preschool teacher. I have a classroom of 2 year olds. My goal is to wean them from their mommies and daddies and prepare them for school...real preschool. And I teach social skills. No, we don't sit in a massive "snuggle" all day...although I could use a snuggle right about now.
We walk in lines, have circle time, show and tell, centers, music time...etc. All the stuff you would have in a "big boy" preschool. But my kids are micro-minis. And they enter my classroom SCREAMING...and they wear DIAPERS...and they BITE...and THROW TANTRUMS. So yes, my job is tough.
I haven't blogged. I haven't visited any blogs. I haven't scrapped. I haven't slept.
And on my day off (Friday), my son's kindergarten teacher has asked me to volunteer all day in her class.
So this weekend, my first priority is to
go to the post office. visit blogs/comment. do a layout. sleep.
I hope you're having a good Thursday. And thank you guys for checking in on me. I've gotten a few emails asking if I've been sick...Yes. Sick of working, hee hee. Is it Summer vacation yet?