Well, it has been a really long time since I have posted. Since then I have really started to analyze my priorities and realized that at that point, the little amount of free time I had I wanted to spend with my husband. I also went and considered shutting down this blog and creating a more "math teacherish" blog. When I thought of that I was a little sad because my faith and being frugal are very important to me and I didn't want to leave them out. My final decision has been to continue with this blog, but most definitely on the side and only for "kicks and giggles" and possibly for far away friends. Just a warning: it might contain a bit more math than the average person cares for.
So many things have happened since I last wrote. Family has come and gone. My husband and I have gotten baptized (finally!- long story). Lots of couponing over the summer, followed by practically no couponing now (Aldi's can fit better in my school schedule and still fits in the budget). Creating a "new to me" amazing teacher wardrobe all from Goodwill (seriously I have nice wool pants from Banana Republic, Gap, Limited, and Express for just a few dollars!). Creating a cleaning schedule (I used to have one before I was married, but somehow that went to the wayside after the ring went on the finger). Going to games to support my students. Reading and reading and reading lots and lots and lots of articles on teaching. Freezing corn, strawberries, blueberries, and wild raspberries.
My hope is to write down specifics on these accomplishments for days when I feel discouraged. Also, possibly I hope to possibly inspire some of you to try some new things or maybe try something again that didn't work for you in the past. In high school I tried to go to Goodwill and I could never find anything. However I have made out like a bandit this summer, and I am better dressed than I ever was before!
I am looking forward to sharing more with you in the future!