Friday, April 25, 2014

Five for Friday–Finally!

I am finally on the ball enough to get a Five for Friday done, and I don’t just mean on Friday, I mean at all! I finally have 5 things worth sharing…I think?!?!

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Since I am still on Spring break I have no “teaching” pictures Smile

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Last weekend we were in the California desert for a little dirt bike riding (I actually didn’t do any riding because I had leg surgery done the week before) so I sat around and enjoyed baked in the heat and wind. Here is a picture of me and my puppy enjoying that wind.


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While in the desert I did bring my laptop to get some work done, but unfortunately, in the middle of one of my projects my computer decided to hibernate and go into FATAL ERROR mode. I panicked for just a bit and then just kept my fingers crossed that I could get it home and retrieve some of my files, which thankfully I was able to do. I took the computer to get fixed and thank goodness for the extended warranty, they have to replace the hard drive at no monetary cost to me. The tech guy was also super happy that they didn’t have to worry about data retrieval because I was able to save what I needed at home…yay me! I have no pictures to document this death, I was hoping that if I just kind of ignored the whole thing that it wouldn’t really be true…no such luck!

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The weekend in the desert was a little bitter sweet, you see, the last time we were there was last Easter and my mom was with us alive and well. We thought about her, cried for her and “Cheersed” (sorry I know that is not a word but that is what we did) her. The sky was full of unbelievable clouds, and beautiful sunsets, the kinds that make you think about those you’ve lost and think that they are there watching over you.

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Since it was Spring break, I talked my dad into helping me with my DIY project. The chimney on my house was painted the same color as the house…boring! I really wanted to have it be brick again. So instead of stripping it we just painted it. It only took us 2 days probably a total of 5 hours (and I made my kids help paint, which they were not very thrilled to do). I think it looks great, just like real brick! All it needs now is a mantle and some artwork. This weekend we are going to get our patio ready for the season, I have a great patio table that will sit right in front of it, it really is a great outdoor living space!!

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Today is my last day of Spring break (for one of the schools I work at, for the other school we don’t go back till May 6th) so I decided to lay in bed with a  cup of coffee and catch up on some blog reading. When I went to go get another cup of coffee I came in to find this.


That’s it, that’s my Five!

Enjoy your weekend!!



  1. Shawna,

    Sounds like a nice week off! Don't you hate it when your computer scares you like that?! AHH! If mine crashed I would probably cry for days- so much stuff on here. Enjoy your last weekend off!

    The Land of I Can

  2. I can't wait to see how your patio turns out. I have a screened in back porch that I love. I've been working on it the past couple of weeks and I think it's almost done. It's my favorite place to drink my coffee in the mornings when the weather is just right! Enjoy the rest of your spring break.

    An Apple a Day in First Grade

  3. I just stopped in to see how you were doing as I think the anniversary of your mom's passing is near. I'm so glad you got to go away for some R and R during break, and spend some time with loving memories of your special role model.

    Sending smiles,



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