Wednesday, July 17, 2013

25 days of summer left...

I did a rough estimate..I never know if I'm supposed to count today, the day of the event, etc. I plan on going back to school August 12th, but I don't officially have to be back until August 15th, and the kids start August 26th. 
My little countdown has made me feel better...and a little crazy because I've already gotten somewhat exited about school starting. 

Let me explain...I'm only excited because that means I get to use and/or show off the stuff I've made or bought this summer. I am by no means looking forward to waking up early and spending the day around other human beings (that aren't my friends or family that is!) I recently set a new record...I got home Saturday night around 1am and didn't leave my house until Tuesday around 2pm. I don't know if I should be proud of this record or not...

Enough ramblings...why am I excited? I went to Ikea today for one specific item for my classroom:
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I walked out with my one specific item (times 6 which is what I had planned on) PLUS a new rug

and a new desk chair

and last but not least
Pretty good haul, right? I NEEDED a desk chair (long story short I have never been provided one by my district) and I just wanted the new rug since it's orange and cute, and the pink paper organizer thing. It's the little things in life, right?!

I learned a good lesson today- it's tough shopping at Ikea alone because you cannot take the shopping cart into the parking lot. They have the loading area all blocked off so you can't...so I had to ask a random girl, who lucky for me was also shopping alone, to watch my stuff as I went to get my car, and then I did the same for her. Strangely, this kindness from a stranger put me in a better mood. She reminded me of someone I would have been friends with in high school...

I wasn't in a good mood going to Ikea because I spent at least 2 hours this morning trying to set up a Blog Hop thingy with my Facebook page (more information to come below) I was so frustrated that I thought maybe Ikea would cheer me up...and it did! 

Facebook Blog Hop? What?! I've been sworn to secrecy until Friday or Saturday but am allowed to tell you this:



3 comments:

mrsbrownthebookworm said...

Love you Ikea finds. Shopping for school supplies always cheers me up. I just don't live near an Ikea. (Which is probably a good thing!) Sara B

Jessica Goodrow said...

I had the same problem in the Ikea parking lot. I always do! And every time I think, why did I not park closer to these poles...but I still never remember to.

Jessica
Literacy Spark

Carolyn Kisloski said...

Hi Vanessa!
I just found your blog and am your newest follower. 25 days left :( I am right there with you... Your blog is great. I'd love you to stop over and see mine if you get a chance!
Carolyn
Kindergarten: Holding Hands and Sticking Together

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