Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Back to School Craziness

Sometimes, the only quiet time I have is in the early morning. I have been up at 3:30-4 a.m every day for weeks now. I am tired. I need the sleep, but just can do it. I am sure it's stress. Coffee is my best friend. Here she is with a reminder I have to mail packages for Etsy today.

I had a mini field day at World Market. Here is a sneak peek. 7 new coffee mugs, a teapot, a tea kettle, and some teabag rests,  and some gourmet goodies.

Within the first week back to school, I was called for a long term job. Always a great opportunity. Over a month with the same kids, same classroom and schedule and twice the pay. It's nearly twice the work of just subbing day to day, but I think I can handle it for just over a month. This is a picture of the actual high school. This is where I'll be spending most days now teaching English until Mid-October.

Lucie started ice skating lessons. It's about 40 minutes away in the next town. Tuesday evenings. I just knew she's be good at it. The first time she tried (in Las Vegas on a floating rink in a lake in 75 degree Vegas) she had no trouble at all and was skating around like it was easy. So, I am happy. Second day of lessons and she's already learning to go backward and spin around.

Lucie's first ice skating lesson

Of course, Mister Lucas HAD to go too. After the first lesson he asked if he could try. What was I going to say? First time is free. My husband and I watched nervously as he fell...over and over again. There is in the back. Notice Lucie? She has a special radar for cameras. She went into immediate pose mode. Not sure if I am going to sign Lucas up. I am thinking this should be Lucie's deal. Lucas starts tennis in October. Did I mention I am busy?
Lucas at the end playing it cool. Not too close to the girls! Lucie....always ready for the camera.

I have been dying to tell you this....

World Market is now selling Churchill Midnight Willow transferware. You know I want to immediately but 15 place servings in my cart, but well, you've seen my post on my cupboards and hoarding dishes and....Stan was with me.

Here is what's keeping me going. I leave Thursday evening for Vegas bestie. She's never gone with me. I am excited. Of course, all the rooms are on me!!! (All my free rooms)

I hope to do some of this:
The Aliante....three nights free.

And....some of this. I was lucky every morning on this machine at The Aliante!!! If you don't play, the five  moon and stars there gets you a minimum of $20 and....50 free spins (that'a a lot) I'd hit that about 4-5 times in a row every morning!!!!!!
Mobile upload from our last visit. I can hear it de dedade de de dedade..... 

If you missed my review on this hotel, it's here:

I hope I'll some extra time to post in Vegas. We plan on just relaxing. It's so much more fun to wake up in a place like that at 3 in the morning. :) I can just sneak downstairs and play and have coffee. Can't wait!


  1. I'm one of those who goes through times where I awake very early like that for a week or two. It's fun, but it's frustrating too!

    Hope you have a great time in Vegas!

  2. Vegas with your bestie sounds like a good time! I was in World Market a couple of weeks ago...buying dishes, of course! I saw the transferware and have plans to go back and pick up some pieces. That place is awesome!

  3. The job sounds great! Have fun in Vegas. I've been there twice and loved it.
    I don't have a World Market by me. You found some great things there.


  4. Wow!! How exciting, I have never been to vegas... I wonder if World Market sends to Canada. Love what you purchased.

  5. Wow! You have been a busy lady-which makes it even worse that you aren't sleeping as much as you should. I have had times like that in my life, too....they do pass.

    I am so sorry you told me about those dishes at World Market- my heart wants me to go buy them- my head says no. I LOVE them, though!

    Good luck with all the lessons. It is hard to know what is right to do with letting someone do the same thing their sibling is doing. You will make the right decision I'm sure.

    Have a wonderful night and good luck with your long term teaching assignment. xo Diana

  6. WOW, you get up too early for me! But then you probably get a lot done! Enjoy the sub-teaching. Pretty plates. There is going to be a World Market opening soon as well as a Trader Joe's! I'm very happy about that!
    Have FUN with your bestie~!Sounds like you will.
    Don't forget to mail your Fall Banner swap package next week! Thanks!

  7. Hi Karen,

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. I'm glad you're having nice weather too. And it sounds like you have a fun trip planned to Vegas. So nice that you get to spend time with your bestie!

    Your daughter and son are brave for doing ice skating. And she must be a natural to already be progressing at that level. That's so great!

    Congrat's on the cool sub position. I hope the work isn't too much. Nice that it's only through October.

    Take care,


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