Sunday, May 25, 2008

In my world...

I won!!!

I entered Megan's contest....and I won!!! How cool is that? I never win...never.

School news: The end is in sight...we are going down the home stretch...the light is shining brightly....the teachers are dancing in the hallways.....

Graduation was Friday night. For the first time, the administration requested that all teacher's attend. It was the coolest thing. The school board members marched in first, followed by the entire teaching faculty, then the graduates. It touched me deeply that I was a part of "this team" that was responsible for these young adults to be graduating today and moving on to the adult world. (I've had them in class since they were 9th graders....)

After the ceremony, we marched out behind the graduates...we went through a receiving line and was able to congratulate..handshake/hug each graduate...something that hasn't happened in the past. It was great having that opportunity to speak to each one. Many tears...and that was just me...okay...the graduates shed a few also. It was a heart touching evening.

Family news: Summer jobs are in full swing!!! I have an Ace Hardware sales person, a local restaurant dishwasher/cook trainee, and a Dairy Queen counter person. Hopefully, in the very near future, I will also have a K-mart associate.

I have mixed emotions on summer jobs...I think it builds character and responsibility on one hand, but on the other, you are only young once....

Knitting news: I need to take pictures. I am to the point of turning heels for my latest pair of socks. I finished the cascade fixation pair....and I ordered new sock soon...promise.

I spent yesterday buying, am spending today planting...although at this point, it is looking pretty cloudy and cold outside...I may have to stay inside and knit.

Hope your Memorial Day weekend is a great one!


KSee said...

Congrats on your win. Sounded like a really special Graduation.
Hey, do you get dicounts from the kids summer jobs. Thats a perk, Dairy Queen here I come.

Alana said...

Goodie for you winning the contest!I won a couple lately, and it's so fun.

School... I'm done!!! 8th grade graduation was Thursday, and Friday I just worked in my classroom. Yippee skippee!

NH Knitting Mama said...

You ALWAYS WIN! My goodness! If I see you've entered a contest, I think I won't bother to enter myself. Ha ha!

Jane Doe Jenn said...

Congrats on winning! Doesn't it feel great? I think I'm an average winner - I win often enough to be happy, and let others win the other times. I usually win movie passes, but nothing on a blog contest yet.

My son has his first newspaper route, so that's his summer job. He likes to have the extra spending money, and it doesn't take up too much of his time.

2 days left - way to go!