Condo For Sale

One of the big steps to moving is putting the condo up for sale.  Well it just got put up a couple of days ago.  This is exciting.  I hope it sells considering the economy.  I am kind of sad to sell this place.  I love walking into it everyday, but everything must come to an end and my days as a homeowner are coming to a close.

Check out my condo the MLS listing number is 883465.  Here are a few pictures883465 Click here to see more pictures.  You can click here to see the actual listing.

Published in: on May 11, 2009 at 8:20 pm  Leave a Comment  

90% Savings

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I pride myself on finding fabulous deals and getting things free or almost free.  Today I  paid $4.73 for nine items that originally rang up $48 something.   That means I paid about 10%.  Here is a pic of the items purchased and the receipt.

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Published in: on May 5, 2009 at 6:21 pm  Comments (2)  

Creations

It is rare, but sometimes I get in the mood to create.  Today while sitting in faculty meeting I got the urge to draw while looking at my mini paper cup and paper plate.  A teacher liked it so much that she asked if she could have it because she was going to use it as an art assignment. This is what became of the urge.

Faculty Meeting Drawing

I have needed a laptop bag for my MacBook so I decided to make one.  Here are some pics along the way and they final product.

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Published in: on May 4, 2009 at 10:53 pm  Leave a Comment  

Why Limit Yourself

I have been thinking lately about being a teacher for the thirty year stretch.  I have only been teaching for three years and I just can’t imagine myself teaching forever and then retiring.  I love teaching, especially when you get to be with the same group of students for two years in a row, but I have all of these other things I want to do.

I want to open a charter school or some school where people higher up are not breathing down my neck telling me what time I can teach which subject.  I became a teacher because I took a class in college and on the first day the professor put a blank map of the world in front of us and told us to label nine countries.  I couldn’t do it.  I was 22 and I couldn’t do it!! I looked around and I saw that there were others that couldn’t do it.  I realized that the only reason I couldn’t do it was because of my base education.  That is the exact day that I decided I would become an elementary teacher. I wanted to give my students a better education than I received.  Little did I know I wouldn’t be able to teach social studies or geography or a whole list of other subjects that make learning worth while.

I want to open a shop.  Where I live in Salt Lake there are cute little shops that I love walking into.  One of my favorites is called The Children’s Hour.  They import a lot of their stuff from Europe.  It is adorable and small.  Another store I love walking into is a consignment store called Emilie Jayne’s.  It is tightly packed and organized by color.  I also love small coffee shops and specialty shops.  I would love opening up my own shop and running it everyday.

I hate how society sets up life for us.  Go to school, get a degree, do work for 30 years in the area of your degree, retire, and then enjoy life.  Why should we wait until we are 65 to fulfil our dreams.  Why do we have to be what our degree says we are.  I am a teacher, but before  that I am a person.  Why should we limit ourselves to what society expects.

Published in: on May 2, 2009 at 5:39 pm  Comments (1)