Monday, November 16, 2009

Monday, Monday

Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere. ~Chinese Proverb

I was going through DD's schoolwork yesterday -- I only grade her stuff weekly, because I'm a lazy slug -- and discovered that I didn't have enough math worksheets to grade. Ooh...someone hadn't been doing her homework and she was so busted, lol. So she spent yesterday working on math AND she lost TV privileges for this entire week. She's not a happy DD.

However, we just finished our first quarter and her grades are fantastic. Mostly A's and a couple B's -- ironically she's doing best in Math, and that's what she complains most about!

I have to say that I really do admire teachers. I do NOT enjoy grading papers at all, in any way. And as I sat there yesterday doing only one child's papers and scowling the entire time, my admiration grew for the folks who do this on a daily basis for 20 - 30 (or more!) kids -- you all deserve a special pat on the back.

I spent yesterday cleaning. My poor house was in desperate need. I've been good at the basic stuff: sweeping, mopping, dusting, etc. But the "deep" stuff? Scrubbing the bathrooms, wiping down all the cupboards in the kitchen, cleaning the fridge -- that had been left long enough. I didn't get everything done I wanted to because I had laundry and baking to do, too. But I got enough that I didn't get the shakes every time I looked around. I hate a dirty house. I don't mind clutter, but dirt makes me crazy.

Today I'm hoping to get back into some semblance of routine. DH is still home, but I'm going to give it a go. I swear, next November, I'm going to run away from home for the month! *G*

Happy Monday!


You Are Bubblegum Flavored Toothpaste

You are impulsive about most things in life, and you can't say no to fun! You are always in search of a new adventure.

You try to lighten up every task and bring a little zing to your day. You like whimsical little treats, like bubblegum

Like everyone else, you have your struggles and problems in life. Unlike everyone else, you don't let the difficulty of life get you down.

The world may be a harsh place, but knowing that you can bring sunshine into other people's lives keeps you going.




Ceri Hebert said...

I think we should do a November writer's retreat. I don't feel too guilty about giving up this year. I have so much on my writing plate that I won't be bored.

I need to do a major house cleaning too. Without NaNo hanging over my head maybe I'll be able to do it.

Good for your DD! I think I only have one kid on the honor roll this term.

Dru said...

Does she attend the art program that you were looking into? Is that included in her school curriculum?

Kudos to DD on her first quarter grades.

You just reminded me that I need to do a deep kitchen and bathroom cleaning.

When does hubby go back to work?

You Are Spearmint Flavored Toothpaste

You are thoughtful about most things in life, and you tend to spend a lot of time alone just reflecting.

You are a true introvert. You need your space and privacy to feel recharged. You savor your alone time, even when you're brushing your teeth.

You live a slow pace of life, and you enjoy every moment more than most people. You stop to appreciate what you have.

You are in touch with nature. Nothing makes you feel more at home than being outside without another human in sight.
Scary that this is true.

Judy said...

RE: blogthings quiz ***SNORT***

Congrats to DD on the grades :-)

groovyoldlady said...

Oh crap. You mean we're supposed to GRADE their work? ;)

Melissa McClone said...

I have to grade was we go or it doesn't get done. I was trying to do the once a week thing last week, but with three the pile would get too big.

Brandy said...

I grade as we go along. Though Daughter has a tendency to fall behind with a project here or there just because she wants to. Drives me crazy. Right now she's behind one paper and without her iPod or stereo.

As for the quiz: You Are Baking Soda Toothpaste:You are serious about most things in life, and you don't take responsibilities lightly.
You'll endure what's difficult and unpleasant if you believe it's good for you. Like baking soda toothpaste!
You do make time for fun in your life, but it usually comes behind everything else.
You like to let loose once you've done everything you need to do in a day. So letting loose often means just reading a book before bed.

Funny enough, that's about right. *G*

I hope you have a wonderful day!

Anonymous said...

Congrats to DD on great grades!

Honestly have admired good teachers most of my life. It isn't an easy job for sure!

Tori Lennox said...

I don't think I'd have the patience to home school.

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

I don't mind doing the grading, but I mind cleaning, so my house really needs to be cleaned now!~

Allie Boniface said...

Thanks for the pat on the back! Though I think I might appreciate a hand even more than that, so... yanno, if you're ever looking for some papers to grade, I have about 100/week I'd be happy to pass off to you. Really. I'll put 'em right in the mail...