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Shortly after returning from Italy, I had the pleasure of "babysitting" our 10-month-old granddaughter for a week while her mommy and daddy when on their honeymoon. It was fun and I enjoyed every minute of it. I do know why, though, we have our children when we are in our 20's and 30's...I was exhausted everyday. Everyday I thought I'd get some stamping in while she was napping, but Nonna (Italian for Grandma) didn't have the energy...I napped too!
When that was done, a few weeks later I returned to work...school started here in Colorado Springs on August 13th. This is my 16th year of teaching! Time flies when you are having fun. :) I've taught 7th and 8th graders since I first began, and this year I will be instilling the desire to read in my 8th graders once again as I teach Language Arts. I have HUGE classes this year, larger than they have ever been, with 35 and 36 students in a class. The kids keep me busy and I really do love each one of them. They will be the one thing I will truly miss when I finally do retire...whenever that may be. :) I won't miss the papers I drag home, I won't miss the politics, I won't miss the testing, and I surely won't miss the drive in on those cold winter mornings...but I will miss my "peeps" as I call them. They are funny, kind, at times frustrating, but most of all the light of my life as a teacher!
So all of this brings me to here...four months since my last post with a lot to share with you. Most of the stuff was done at the beginning of June before our vacation, and I sort of feel funny showing it to you now since most people are working on their Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas stuff. But, hey! I made this stuff and it's pretty and just because the holidays are around the corner doesn't mean we can't still do other stamping. I hope you enjoy my stuff, and I hope I am not away for four months again. :)
If you have any questions about the cards I've posted below, please feel free to email me and I will be happy to answer them.
Until next time...
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