Saturday, October 12, 2013

An Ordinary Saturday

I love my Saturdays.  It wasn't until recently that I really, really
began to love and appreciate the ordinary, idleness of a Saturday
spent at home . . .

It wasn't until My Cowboy began working fulltime (on Saturdays) that I began to enjoy the quietness of the alone time. 

It didn't take me long to discover that Saturdays were becoming the one day of the week I could get up a little late.  Hang around in sweats and a t-shirt and sit at my sewing machine and create

I do have to get the laundry done.  But getting up and switching the loads from washer and dryer is a little exercise my old bones need.
If I sit too long at the machine I do get a little sore. 

But believe me without that distraction I would be sitting all day.
Have you noticed my Pinterest files of quilts I want to make. 
I love quilts.  I love playing with fabrics.  Choosing and sorting colors and textures.  And then seeing the finished product. 

Yes, I love my Saturdays. 

Praying your Saturday is filled with simple pleasures.

Friday, October 11, 2013

5 Minute Friday "Ordinary"

Joining Lisa Jo for 5 Minute Friday . . . writing with a topic for a straight 5 minutes.  No thinking. No backtracking.  No spell check,

Ordinary there is nothing ordinary about the amazing love God has for us.   I am in awe of His patience and His love.  There is nothing ordinary at all about God.  It's amazing to thing think of His extraordinary creation(s).  Sometimes I just think about how smart he is! 

He hasn't given me an ordinary life.  He has given me a life of excitement and amazing things.  A life filled with his love.  Even when I am down or depressed.  I remember His extraordinary love. 

I realize I am not ordinary.  I am special because I am His child.
You are special also.  Even if we don't feel very special.  Even if we feel we are only ordinary the truth is we are really not. 

We are extraordinary!

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Need A Little Help

Need a little help or encouragement today . . .

No worry, they are not here. I help you!
Ask a friend!
Have a Good Day

Monday, October 7, 2013

Oh Blue Monday Night

Good evening....
in an Alfred Hitchcock voice only because I thought of it when I said . . .

Good evening!

Today was a little crazy and I didn't get to post so here's a late Blue Monday . . .
First a couple from my Pinterest craft files
 just cute I so love these little bunnies actually anything with 'em
 Love the idea of repurposing embroidery this way.
I so want to make one. 

Collecting ideas right now because my sewing room is packed until
December when we move! Yea on the move.  Blue on the packed sewing room part!
 One to make you smile because it does me!  I have used it on another post before but, there is blue on those little fairy wings!
And this one needs a caption!  Any ideas!

Happy Blue Monday night!  See you tomorrow and next Monday.

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Saturday, October 5, 2013

New Job . . . A New Journey Begins

Yes after a little over a year of job interviews.  Frustration and heartache I now have a new job. 
How To Impress Your Interviewers On Your First Job Interview

The first few weeks were a struggle. I began working at a Christian pre-school as an assistant teacher. 

My heart has always been in teaching.  And when a position became available at a Christian school that offers paid training I joined the team and took the only available job. 

For the new classroom in children's department.

 Sadly this is what the classroom that I started in was like at nap time.

But some voice inside me said to trust and lean on Christ.   There were some days that I got through the day on prayer alone. 

But, this last week a wonderful opportunity arose. 

Yes it was a struggle for the first few weeks attempting to assist a teacher that needed way more than I could offer.  But my
determination paid off when an opening for a lead became available.

Preschool Classroom
I am now teaching 2 year olds and loving it.  I moved to the 2 year olds last Wednesday to assist the lead.  On Thursday she turned in her resignation.  And, miracles or miracles I got the promotion. 
The management had already seen my heart and my enthusiasm in action. 

The last few days have been a whirlwind.  Not only for me but the children and parents.  But I have a wonderful veteran that is staying with me through this month (until we find my assistant). 

And so now I am making lesson plans!  Cleaning and organizing my room.  It is a joy to be able to say that! 

Studying the letter "F" this week.  Collecting a few ideas for crafts and lessons . . .

frogs crafts preschool - Google Search
Super simple project. The pre-schoolers will love painting the paper plates a bright cheerful green!
This will be finished and placed on the windows of our room so the children and parents can see them as the come to close. 

Another fun idea for the weekly bulletin board . . .

preschool frog activities - Google Search This one we will do on Monday to let the hand prints dry and then hang to display. And a fun project reinforcing the letter "F"

Letter of the Week-  craft F is for Frog.  She has most of the letters.  Looks like she just hasn't quite made it through the alphabet yet.
I am thankful for other bloggers and teachers and homeschool moms that share their creative ideas. 

All these ideas were found on Pinterest my new 'go to' for creativity!

Thankful that my prayers have been answered.   

And so a new Journey begins.  Would you like to come along? 

Maybe you have some ideas to share with me!  Leave me a comment and direct me to your blog posts or Pins!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Wordfilled Wednesday

Good morning.  No time for a Wednesday
filled with words. 

But leaving a Wordfilled Wednesday photo

So true.
If your struggling remember God is with you.
Have a wonderful Day

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Happy Fall Tuesday

Have a wonderful day . . .
Leaving you a few fall images to give you a smile . . .

 A few pumpkins  . . .
 A welcoming gate to invite you . . .

A sweet church to soothe your soul . . .

Have a Good Day