Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Busy, busy, busy!

Oh my goodness!  Please tell me I'm not the only one who can't catch their breath this year.  I don't remember last year being this busy.  But it's a good busy.  It's a productive kind of busy and really, who doesn't love taking care of business?  And I've definitely been taking care of business here lately.  Here's a little catch up chit-chat tonight...

Over the weekend my school hosted our first annual Cars 4 College car show to raise money to send our kiddos on college tours this spring.  It was a great success!  I had to girl it up a bit, so my fundraising booth was feather hair extensions.  Oh yeah, I can teach AND I can make you look feather fabulous.  I'm a Jill of all trades.  They were a HUGE hit and tons of fun.

Today I was out of the room doing assessments and when I returned, I was met at the door by my assistant who was holding a Ziploc of hair.  HAIR!  One of my darlings cut her hair and it was a sight to behold.  This had never happened to me before and I hope it never happens again!

Then this afternoon I got my first set of Invisalign trays!  I'm way excited about having nice, straight teeth.  They're not really that crooked, but it's bothered me for years and I figure I better do it now while I can.  But I'm a little nervous about taking care of them at school.  I have to take them out to eat.  So no snacking during the day or grabbing a cookie at a staff meeting.  Because holy saliva, Batman!  Taking them out is pretty disgusting.  It's sinking in that tomorrow during lunch (you know, that whopping 15 minutes we all get after walking the kids, going to the bathroom, and walking back to get the kids), I also have to take out the aligners, eat, brush and floss, and put them back in.  I have a feeling I'm going to drop a few pounds during this process!  Have any of you ever done aligners?  Any tips or tricks?

I hope to be better about posting this week.  And I need to go catch up on all of your blogs!  Really, what I need is a personal assistant...wonder if Karen Walker or Cacee Cobb are available?   

4 comments:

Kristin Wynegar said...

I had a little girl cut her friend's hair last year! I know the feeling!

Erika said...

I did Invisalign and am SO happy. Yes taking them out is gross. I lost a few pounds and I am now a fanatic about brushing and flossing. Get some flossers and keep your toothbrush and supplies in the bathroom or sink area in a ziplock. You'll be surprised how fast you get when you do it a few times a day! It's worth the inconvenience.

Erika
2B Honey Bunch

katherine. said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm new to all this, but I can't wait for things to really take off - really, I'm most excited about meeting other teachers! The teaching blogging community has so much to offer, and I'm happy to finally be a part of it!

Good luck with your Invisalign! I did it, too, for awhile, and the kids I was student teaching at the time called my trays my invisible grill. So, instead of feeling dorky because of my retainers, I felt gangster (ha!).

Ms. Preppy said...

I'm already getting pretty quick about brushing eleventy million times a day! And I kinda like it...my mouth feels super clean!

Invisible grill...LOVE IT!!! LOL