July 31, 2015

Five for Friday

It's been a bit hard to come up with five things that I do in a week that I didn't do the week before and the week before, etc. Summer is such a slow, laid-back time for me. I am definitely not complaining 'cause the time is fast approaching when my life goes into high gear and then there is plenty to share for Doodlebugs Teaching's...

 I got this in my email late Wednesday night! I am sooooooo psyched! I'll be blogging more about this as the year progresses, I'm sure!

One of my friends would not believe that my Lulubelle has extra toes on her paws so I had to take a picture of her feet to send to him. Do you know how hard it is to get an overactive fur baby to stay still long enough to snap her paws? Oh my!

 Most of you know that I live in NE Ohio right on the shore of Lake Erie. We have a wonderful park in my town that is home to all kinds of wildlife: swans, geese, many varieties of ducks, and even a pea family. They made the front page of our local newspaper yesterday. A little pea chick was born on the Fourth of July, the first baby in years to hatch. It's become a habit to jump in the car at the end of the day, drive down to the Lake, and check on the little one.

 I tried a new crock pot recipe on Tuesday when my niece and her family came for dinner... not really a new recipe, I just changed one a bit. The entire pot of 6 pork loin chops, 3 lbs. of little red potatoes, and 2 lbs. of fresh green beans was eaten in one setting, as well as one very large bag of mixed vegetables and a pineapple upside cake. I LOVE when they like my cooking!

Yes, that is butter on top.

Finally, I am looking forward to the big Back to School Sale happening on TpT on Aug. 3rd and 4th. I have my cart loaded with all kinds of ELA and Science materials for my fifth, sixth, and seventh graders and can't wait to grab the deals. How 'bout you?


  1. Love my crock pot...that recipe looks awesome!

  2. Yes, tell us all about the Whole Brain Writing. Would love to bring ideas into our writing time or my intervention times!

    My Bright Blue House


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