“He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?” Romans 8:32
Give us what? What are all things? For me, right now, it is the prayer for a calm heart, wisdom, diligence, and creativity. I have 4 days left before starting school preparation and In-Service meetings (which are THE WORST for people like me with ADD and can't sit still. Ugh.)
This is a late post, I know. Many are going to bed, eating dinner, or already fast asleep. I have been working on my welcome email to my new students. I put it off because I just wasn't excited about it. The end of the summer, the revival of early morning routines and late nights, concern about the hearts and needs of this new little "family". I'll get over it. As soon as I go into Staples on Friday to get supplies, it will be game on!
I have been working on my crafts today. Making clothes pin dolls, prepping my lantern for its new paint job. Stitching. Grunging ball jars and cans and basically anything I can get my stucky, Modgepodge-hands on. Only problem, which you will see in a bit- I used up all of my baking cinnamon. I will go to the grocery store tomorrow, but I need it now. Just wait, I will tell you in a moment. I used it up and then realized I have a big container on my craft shelves for just that-crafts. Ugh. So, I have been grunging, working on my newsletter, stitching, working on my newsletter, gluing and now...
I am going to make COFFEE CAKE IN A CUP! Woooooohooo. Seriously, it is more addictive than shopping on Benadryl. (That's why I am bummed about the cinnamon. I may use the container I use for crafting. I am desperate.) And you all were there! You know! This Coffee Cake is just comforty goodness in a mug. Now, I adjust the recipe in the link below by taking the flour measurements and "halving" it- half of it flour and half of it oat bran. That way you don't feel so guilty. Well, I don't. Truly. Now, you can click on the link way down below and see step-by-step directions. You need to try this. Now. Seriously. Go out in your kitchen, make it, and come back and tell me about it. I will give you an extension until tomorrow, but after that, your work will be considered late. You WILL NOT get full credit. Those of you who do it and respond get gold stars.
See, the teacher in me is starting to creep out. It is funny, well I think it is, you may think I am plain weird. In the mornings, when I get into the car and start for school, I always put on my lanyard with my whistle and school key. Now, before I put it on, I am just me. Heather. But when I put on the whistle, I feel a little like Clark Kent changing into Superman. I am no longer "Heather". I AM "MRS. WISE"!!! (Say it like a superhero. It sounds much better. I have said it in the car before. Told you. Weird.)
Now, here are another couple things you should know about me as a teacher. The more coffee I drink, the faster I talk. My students KNOW when I have and have not had coffee. If I have had a lot, well, let's just say I have a lot of students staring at me like I am talking in another language. BUT, we get a lot done!!!
Here is another weird thing about me as a teacher. When I say, "Gold stars for you!" I mean I really give out gold stars. And I put them on my students' foreheads. Yup. They walk around proudly all day with gold stars on their heads (if they earned one that is). Sometimes a student may have as many as six (Those students are my favorites...). You should see the looks I get from visitors... LOL. So, it is too bad you all are not close by, or you would have gold stars on your head!
Well, I must warn you, friends. Starting next week, I will probably do more reading your blogs than writing on my own. I am going to try to keep up with it at least a couple times a week. Once school gets rolling, maybe more. Writing and talking to you all is really therapeutic. I want to thank you all for allowing me to come into your circle of friendship, for your encouragement and fellowship. I will also warn you that I will try to write about crafts and decor at least once a week, but the other posts may actually be the "Schoolmarm" part more than the "Country". I will still be seeking wisdom. And, I am sure, provide some entertainment courtesy of my munchkins...
And now, GO MAKE THE COFFEE CAKE IN A CUP!
Coffee and Coffee Cake Talk for Today:
- Well, how was it?
- What things could you add to it to change it up?
- If you could be a super hero (You can't use one that already exists. No Thors or Ironmans.) what would you call yourself, and what would be your "super power"? Mine is ear shattering whistle blowing!