Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Life According to Instagram, Week Six.

Scenes from the classroom, the apartment, and the gym... such is a teacher's life :)

Week Six
February 4th - February 10th, 2013

1. - 2. Love when my Wearable Folk Art unit turns out profound results.

3. - 5. Scenes from an art room: paper weaving, guitar-drawing, and prepping for Ugly Dolls.

6. Turned over this work of art while grading only to find out that... J. really must be... a cool man.

7. - 8. Sad that I can only get sun kitty shots on weekends... but cheek-rubbing shots on weeknights are good, too.

9. - 10. White on black on Wednesday.

11. - 12. Graffiti at the gas station, graffiti outside (what was a) potential wedding venue.

13. - 14. Only two runs (out of three total workouts). Got sick just in time for the weekend.

15. - 16. Finally finished Game of Thrones (which I mentioned eons ago in this post)! Snapped a shot of my pretty doodled bookmark before chopping it up and scrapbooking it.

I really do hang out with people, sometimes! We went out for N. and his sissy's birthday (their birthdays are two days apart), but I didn't manage to snap any photos. In fact, I usually don't take pictures during the most eventful moments in my week. I mostly tend to capture quiet moments that document my routine. Clearly not a photographer :)

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Life According to Instagram, Week Five.

Not very many photos for Week Five, but I think I'm making up for it this week, Week Six.

Week Five
January 28th - February 3rd, 2013

1. Finished Emma Donoghue's Room (in about three days). Couldn't put it down. Lost sleep over it.

2. - 3. This photo of my second graders' weavings reminds me of the photo I took of N.'s birthday cake. N. turned twenty-eight on the 1st! We had a low-key celebration at home, after a yummy sushi dinner.

4. Snow on Sunday. As usual, walking to and from the gym in the stuff.

5. Beyonce's in my living room! I LOVED the Super Bowl half-time show. I wanted to love the Ravens win, but living with a diehard Redskins fan complicates that...

6. - 10. Scrapbooking away with Project Life. It's my creative outlet on the weekends. I haven't been keeping up with the blog posts about it, but this isn't a scrapbooking blog, after all... :)

11. - 14. On Sunday I signed up for my first 10k! Apparently I'm skipping the 5k? Apparently I think that is a good idea? Eep! Wish me luck?!

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Sunday, February 3, 2013

Life According to Instagram, Week Four.

Whoops, I'm one week late! Ah well, it happens... especially with National Board Certification adding some stress into my life.

Week Four
January 21st - January 27th, 2013

1. - 3. Scenes from Tuesday, January 22nd, a professional day: working on third quarter seating charts, packed a super-healthy lunch, and found this gem, completed when I was out with the flu.

4. Thirteen degress = no joke! On Wednesday.

5. I am SO stingy with pencils. I hoard what we do have, because I don't want them to go any faster than they do. My dream is to have real drawing pencils in the art room. But until that day comes, we will stick with good 'ol #2s.

6. "Mama, can I haz a run, too?"

 7. Scenes from my walk in the snow to the gym on Thursday morning, a two-hour delay day: my Bean Boots alongside my water bottle in the gym locker, and someone's declaration of true love.

8. I love when the students neatly arrange their art when they haven't been asked to.

9. Friday was a 2.5-hour early release! We barely had any school this week. With N.'s encouragement, I forced myself to go to the gym as soon as I got home, and the walk was rather unpleasant (my gym is about 5-6 blocks away). Very cold, wet snow to contend with. I rewarded myself with pizza and beer... and it tasted AMAZING (helps that I picked up delicious Brooklyn Winter Ale :). So maybe I undid my time at the gym...

10. Cuddle boys, and a nasty look from Jonesie. He doesn't love my new paparazzi habits...

11. Nate got scarf-bombed by two lovely ladies (myself included), after we thoroughly critiqued his scarf-styling. Sorry, babe. We made you look awesome, though!

12. Study Sunday in the law library. I lesson planned, while N. looked cute in the jury box (okay, he did a whole lot more than 'look cute'-- he worked super-hard!).

13. - 18. Six runs in a week, woot! My favorite part of running is coming up with the Instagram shot that will result.