Friday, May 13, 2011

Facts of Five and Updates....


1.) I've been sick! That's why I've been M.I.A. I have a throat filled with prickly pins, ears filled with cotton balls and a head full of well, I won't say it but it's not pretty. I don't make for a very good sick person. I try to maintain life as it is and manage to get myself in trouble because I push too hard and become exhausted...so I was given the good ol' 'Z-pak' to rid myself of a sinus and ear infections...make it work fast!

2.)  EOG testing week is here...which means End of Grade tests. Ever since George Bush instigated the law of No Child Left on Their Behind, whooops, I mean, No Child Left Behind, we've been giving these silly tests to measure children's achievements and aptitudes--can I tell you who's behind I'd like to shove these?

3.) Thank you for all the kind words and support on my Mother's Day post. To add to that, I had a wonderful Mother's Day from my boys. I received flowers, then for lunch  lobster tails, scallops over linguini and scalloped oysters and a day full of "Mom is the Best' sentiments which are irreplaceable. I love my boys!

4.) Only FOUR more days until Track Out!!!  Hurray!!! For all of you who don't know or remember, I teach in a year round school so we don't have summer breaks. We go to school for nine weeks with three weeks off --so this is my last track out for this school year. We return to school for three more weeks and the school year is over! One week later, a new one starts so can I just tell you how excited I am for track out? My goal is to GET WELL!!!

5.) I need BUYERS for my book...I haven't gotten an update on pre-sales but realize since I've not been given the G0-ahead, I presume sales have not reached 100! I'm not one to beg, demand or ask but this time is different; I REALLY want this~ and I'm so certain you will love this book because well, who could NOT love a golden retriever and his life? So click on the side bar photo of Hurricane and order your copy today! How's that for being demanding?

37 comments:

texwisgirl said...

oh, so sorry you're feeling gunky! hope the antibiotics will kick some germ butt!

Kari in WeHo said...

I hope you get all better soon!

Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com

Marydon said...

Hope you feel better soon!
Have a beautiful day ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

Angela Felsted said...

I'm glad you're starting to feel better. Hope you get stronger as the week goes on. Happy Mother's Day!

Jules said...

Some how #1 sounds So much like you, get better; heal thy self and track out. That one still confuses me :) And your mother's day made me jealous :D
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Courtney said...

Feel better soon. It's always a long haul until the vacation comes! We are in the midst of MCAS testing. Just completed two days of math, next week two days of science. It's exhausting and everything else seems to come to a screeching halt!
Courtney

Nancy said...

Sorry you not feeling well, Tracy. I thought about you yesterday and wondered where you were.

Hope the Z-pak works quickly. :)

Shay said...

Get better soon. Let's hope those meds kick in and you're back on deck fast!

Ginny said...

I'm so sorry you're sick!! It seems you mentioned not feeling too well on one of your earlier posts, but I can't find it now. I know that Z-pack will kick in and you'll get well quick now!! I have been sick, too. Bad head and chest cold, ears stopped up, the virus has traveled to my stomach now. I caught it from Phil, and now others have caught it from us...It makes so much more sense to have school like yours rather than a whole summer off!!

Old Kitty said...

Aww get better, rest and take things easy! Oh dear! :-(

Good luck with your book!!!! Take care
x

Heather said...

Hello!
Feel better! I will go check out the book! xo

Out on the prairie said...

Blame that sick on the angels you work with. Sorry to hear you are down, hopefully the Z will work.Your Moms Day sounded glorious, the seafood yummy.Lets get well!

Wanda's Wings said...

Hope the medicine works quickly. Sounds like you had a wonderful Mother's Day. Take care.

Sylvia K said...

Sorry you're sick!! That's never fun and I do hope your medicine does what it's supposed to do! Your Mother's Day does sound delightful and what delicious food!! I won't even comment on George Bush since I can't do it without being grossly unladylike! Take care, Tracy, get better soon!

Sylvia

Mamma has spoken said...

Hehehe, love your NCLB reference. My biggest complaint to this is when higher ups tell me that my sped kids should be scoring at or higher on these tests because of all the money and interventions that has been spent on them. Duh, if money and interventions would 'cure' the sped kiddos then they wouldn't need sped!
Though I read the our current president wants to overhaul NCLB because FINALLY someone understands that not all children can be at or above average. Another DUH moment folks, anyone who had taken ONE education class knows this, it's called the good old bell shaped curved!

Amber DaWeenie said...

We hopes dat you is feelin' better real soon!

amy @ Life in Pink Hi-Tops said...

Hope you feel better real soon! Some of us will be out of school for the summer next week....Yeah?!

Daisy said...

I'm so sorry to hear you've been sick, Tracy. I hope you are feeling better soon! :-)

Jeanie said...

I'm sure you deserved every one of the "Mom is the best" sentiments. I'm glad you had such a good Mother's Day and hope you are soon feeling better.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I'm so sorry that you're not feeling well Tracy! We're sending healing thoughts in your direction!! Take care, and get your rest when you can! :-)

Arkansas Patti said...

Aw, you sick?? I am so sorry. Definitely hope you are better for the Track Out. I like the idea of year round school, I think.

Teresa aka JW said...

Get well! I work through summer school then I'm off until August 15. Woo who!

KathyA said...

Feel better soon!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Girlie, I'm so glad to hear from you. I've been worried.... So sorry you have been sick. That's no fun --especially this time of year.

How do you like year-round school? As a parent? As a teacher? I think that would make a nice blog. I always thought that kids would be better off with year-round school --and wouldn't forget everything they learned in the summers.... There are no year-round schools around here ---but I wonder if it will come to that sometime...

GET WELL...
Love and Prayers,
Betsy

Kay Dennison said...

Get well, Tracy!!!!!

Catherine said...

You poor girl! I hope you are taking very good care of yourself and not over doing it. We want you better!

Sending warm hugs!
xo Catherine

The Chair Speaks said...

Thank you for visiting and kind words.
We are sending lots of purrs to get well soon.

Julie said...

Hope you're feeling better soon, Tracy!! Sorry you've been under the weather, take care.

karena said...

Hope you're feeling better. Get well soon!
Fist bumps for now...hugs when your better.

J.L. Campbell said...

Of course you know I'm curious about you having school year round. Never heard of that before. That must be exhausting for both teachers and students.

I'll check out your book.

Meantime, take care of yourself.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Yes I have heard about those tests a lot, the pain of them! Sorry for no break in the school, and I hope you sell books. I do not read books, I hate to admit!

Susan Fields said...

Our school district has been year-round for decades, and just this year they decided to go to a traditional schedule for next year. The year-round schedule was good for us. We especially loved the long fall break.

Good luck selling books!

The Words Crafter said...

I hate eog's and I'm in daycare!!!! I really hope you feel better quickly; it's not fun at all.

I'm hoping I can get your book next week. Tomorrow, I will link it to facebook, too.

Get some rest!

Old Kitty said...

Oh dear. I left a comment here already and Bad Blogger - bad bad bad Blogger's taken it away! LOL!! Nevermind!! Hugs to you and good luck with your book!! Take care
x

Out of My Mind said...

Just checking in to see what you've been up to.

Been Z-packed myself for strepp throat.
And, as a former teacher I must remark...Isn't that NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND a crock!

As for me, Things are settling down around here but still trying to get used to the noise and clutter two little kids provide.
kt

Ami said...

Yeah, what the heck was up with Blogger anyway???

I sure hope you're feeling better. My doctor gave me a z pack this year, too. And the results were amazing, I was better in literally 12 hours.

I made your pillowcases. I am happy with the way they turned out.

Which means you should watch for them this coming week. (16th-20)
:)

Lin said...

All that testing is just ridiculous!! I don't like how that is the focus and our kids' education is compromised by all that testing. Ugh. I know the teachers hate it too.