One of my favorite things about being a blogger is the relationships you make. It's kind of interesting how "close" you can feel with people you've never met, never talked to on the phone or even seen a picture of. I think this is especially true when your passion for teaching is what brought you together.
I had two different people tell me that they could help me solve my Target dilemma -- one even picked up the charts when she saw them at the store, thinking how much I covet them (Hi Jodi! You totally rule!). Now, that is pretty amazing.
On top of that goodness (I love reading email and having people be so awesome to you!), today I was able to successfully convert my classroom website over to a blogger format. Shut.The.Front.Door. Soooo awesome! I have used regular HTML (not *that* hard because you can find tutorials but it's massively time consuming!), I've used WordPress (not impressed!) and was really excited to discover I could still use my own domain and my own server but use the blogger format. I was like a kid in a candy store!
Then I marched myself right over to LadyBug Teaching Resources and bought the Leaping Learners premade blog template. I am too stingy to pay for a blog template for THIS blog...but for my class website? Oh yeah. Of course, we'll just keep that our little secret (shhhhh, don't tell The Husband!).
AND The Husband is going to see if he can play hooky on Friday and we'll head up to the cabin Thursday evening instead of Friday evening. Saturday is his big 4-0 so kind of a big deal. His dad is even going to make the 2 hour trip to see him for his birthday. Very cool.
Life is good.