Isaiah 6:8

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Summer Preparation and Giveaways

Wow....I have one more week until summer. I can't believe it is finally here. Summer to me is better than Christmas....because....well...it lasts longer. I had a parent tell me last week at a bridal shower....that teachers make way too much money for what little time they work...and in her opinion had a high opinion of themselves...I almost choked on the finger sandwich I was chewing...number one. I get paid a salary. I chose many years ago...to have that said salary divided up into 12 monthly installments so I could keep my insurance benefits in tact....and number two...where did she get off telling me I made too much money for what little time I work....she is a nurse...who works on seven and off seven....and makes way more money than I do...with a bachelor's degree in nursing....to my master's in education.....and do that math....seven on and seven off...is ummmmm....let me figure this out....6 months! I steamed on that one for a few days....and then remembered....summer is just around the corner...and then...this morning I got up and found my good teacher buddy Trina has a give away going...whooo hooo I thought....a candle called Butt something....interesting...she swears it smells like coconuts....and a great read....coozies....all I need for a day at someone's pool....or someone's lake house.....or if worse comes to worse...my back yard with the sprinkler on. All that will matter then....is that school is out....all my tests are graded....all the projects are finished....and I can start going to the school a couple of days a week later...August will be here soon enough....but for right now...let me just bask in the face that it is summer...the sun is going to come out...I am going to get in it....and on Thursdays....I am going to be a frugal fashionista and I am going to post Thrifty Thursdays for my friend Leigh....I am going Thrift store shopping with Mary...I am going to travel a bit with my buddies...I am going to write a few songs....I am going to sing a bit...but most of all I am going to recoup....so that when August gets here...I will be ready to go again. Have a great weekend to all. Don't forget to enter Trina's giveaway. Oh...and tell her Karen sent you.

11 comments:

♥Trina♥ said...

We make TOO MUCH MONEY??? You have GOT to be kidding!! Yeah, let's see what happens to the educational system when teachers start working 7-on and 7-off. I'd love that schedule!

And Butt Naked does smell like coconut. :)

♥Trina♥ said...

Oh, and THANKS for the mention!

Ramona said...

Obviously that "nurse" has been sneaking into the medicine cabinet. Too much money?!?! Teachers are grossly underpaid. Oh, by the way, you can visit our house and hang out by the lake. Come on down! We'd love to have you.

linda said...

I'm not a teacher (ironically I'm a nurse), but let me just say that that mother is off her rocker. Teachers are so underpaid it's unreal. My daughter is in college preparing to be a teacher and she's obviously not in it for the money, no teacher is. You are in it for the love of the children. I applaud you and every teacher out there.

I hope you enjoy your well deserved summer vacation!

Julie said...

Oh no..I'm a nurse and I'd never say anything like that. I know teachers deserve way more than they get! Some people!
Anyway, hope your summer is super. Stopping by to welcome you to the SITS community :)

carma said...

I'm exhausted just hearing about all your many plans! Enjoy your summer..

Stoppin' by from SITS to say "hi" and welcome. I know that you will enjoy being a part of this vibrant community of bloggers!
carma :-)

sandy said...

I for one think teachers should make MORE money! Educating our youth is the most important job of all!

I stopped by to welcome you to SITS! It's great to have you in the SITStahood:0)

Taryn said...

I do not understand why teachers do not make more money. It's one of the most important jobs out there.
Stoppin' by from SITS and wanted to welcome you to the SITStahood!!!

Love,
Taryn

Fragrant Liar said...

Yeah, you guys are just glorified babysitters. You just sit at your desk all day and tell the kids to behave and quit throwing spitballs. You guys go home at night and party -- screw grading papers till 10 pm!

WHAT WAS THAT WOMAN THINKING?? I wish you'd been able to zing her right back while she was sitting right there. I would have liked to see that.

I appreciate all you teachers do, and always have. Now go get ready for your summer fun.

Queenie Jeannie said...

I apologize for the ignorance of that woman!! Enjoy your summer!!

Xazmin said...

I can't believe she said that to you! So disrespectful!

I too am looking forward to summer. But only because I'm lazy and am sick of getting up early to get the kids ready for school. I'm ready for some serious sleeping in!