Thursday, February 21, 2008

Nothing Really

I really have been bad about is painfully obvious. I asked Tobie if he put any new pictures on the computer...And his reply was "Have you taken any" I'm really failing in this mother thing. He was right though, I have not taken pictures in a very long time. And as I sit here thinking about it, I don't know if I could even find the camera. We are headed to the great state of Louisiana tomorrow, so maybe Shelly will inspire me (big job Shelly!) I just need to make sure Tobie finds the camera:)
Other news...I pretty much have decided that I'm done being a teacher. Now saying it and doing something about it is two different things. And I could just be really angry and hurt...I'm sure you are all aware of the fabulous No Child Left Behind Act...Not only are more children getting left behind now (they just end up dropping out because they cannot pass the TAKS,) but teachers are being blamed. I really would like to think that most teachers out there do a good job, knowing that is not always the case. BUT, even the good ones cannot force a kid to study. The solution...take class time to study and practice TAKS questions until we all could puke. Oh, but when do we get actual content in...I don't know, maybe in May after TAKS. I'm bitter, I know. With that, we shall see how the rest of the year pans out.
Many of you do not know, but Tobie will be starting a new job March 4th. Most of you don't know because it all happened very suddenly. He will be working for Jacobs Engineering doing who knows what with the International Space station. It should be a good thing, because if you have seen the Mustang lately, you would be very sad. But with the new job, we can actually afford a new car payment. AND, Tobie could actually take and pick the kids up from day care...lately we just don't trust the 'stang.
If you are a reader, check out the Twilight series. Completely worth not doing any house work to spend the day curled up on the couch reading...Oh, yea right, the kids. Ok. Try when they are asleep. Worth staying up late(like 11, sad I know).

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