Saturday, June 6, 2009

A Day in the Life...

As I was perusing the channels the other day, I saw a commercial for an NBC special in which Brian Williams shadows the president so that we, Joe Public (not plumber), may see what life is like in the White House. It was interesting/slash I had it on in the background as I was perusing Anyway, I thought, hey NBC you just gave me an idea. There are people who I think would like an inside glimpse of my daily routine (and by people, I mean my mom and grandpa). I think I will take on the task, sans Brian Williams, of documenting my school day through photographs.

So, buckle up, this is going to be a long/excruciating ride (you have been warned).

So hard to leave this cuteness every day.

6:33 a.m.: almost ready to go; just have to get Eli's food ready for the day.

My bags are packed: purse, school bag, and breast pump--check.

Morning anthem

6:45 a.m.: Goodbye Spring Arbor

Mists of Concord. Oh mill pond, your beauty is so fleeting

"Asleep at the switch...Not by a dam site." I've never understood that sign.

This pesky little stop light is my lateness gauge. I know I'm running late when I don't make the blinking light. At 6:59 a.m., this light turns into a working stop light. If I have to stop at this intersection, I know I'm running behind.

Boo, I hate getting stuck behind slow moving vehicles.

Welcome to Hillsdale, the last stop of tornado alley.

Turning right onto 12, only 10 more minutes until arrival

"It's the people." The most ambiguous town motto.

This is Heather, she's wicked-cool, and bonus, she laughs at all my jokes.

The lovely Linda, school secretary, which means she deserves some sort of medal.

Welcome to the English room (Irish authors poster, courtesy of Mary Rick, CNP and grandmother extraordinaire)

This is the last day of school, so students are asked to put their textbooks on the 'crate table'. They put their novels from the year on this table. Recognize any favorites?

Crowded desk; grading final exams (check the Dr. Pepper, always a fan favorite)

Here are a few more room pics...

My desks aren't usually set-up in this random way, but I had to space them out for finals

This was the senior prank--putting a snapping turtle in the science room (also known as Heather's classroom)

This is how she felt about it...

Juniors getting ready for their final exam with me

Seniors lining up for graduation practice

Always enthusiastic (to my left...your the lovely Jen, also known as the art teacher)

Ready to go home

Hello Jackson county, birthplace of the Republican party

I took this picture for two reasons: 1.) to showcase the typical scenery on my way to work and 2.) it reminds me of those Verizon commercials

I'm home. :)


Stephanie said...

I loved it! I read the whole thing.

Two side notes: I didn't think Eli could possibly get any cuter. But, he did!

Grant has that same Ugly-Doll that Eli does. His was courtesy of Uncle Derek.

We should get the sons together for a playdate this summer!

Sara Luke said...

He is getting SO big!

Sara Luke said...

Um, Eli . . . not Ben. Just to clarify. Ben looks about the same as he always has.

melissa said...

I wish I could spend every day with... really. You make me laugh so hard!

rachel said...

Oh my gosh - I love this post!! 1. Your family is adorable. 2. Your classroom is so cute!! I also wish I could spend every day with you. You are unsurpassed in wittiness. There are so many little things that I want to comment on (Dr. Pepper, the task of getting students to return books, breast pump, random papers stuck to classroom filing cabinets... etc), so I'll just sum it up by saying: I LOVE YOU. I MISS YOU.