So I haven't been crafting much lately. Mostly because I don't have any ideas, but that's mostly because I've been sooooo busy that I haven't had time to think of anything!
The upside to this is that it's a good kind of busy. We're in the third week of school already, so of course that occupies much of my time. I found out just before school started that I was needed to teach AP Lit. I've been teaching AP Language for the past three years, and was just starting to figure out what I was doing. I'll teach that one again next year, but for now I'm reading and planning like crazy. I also decided last winter that I wanted to completely revamp my approach with my juniors. It's going REALLY well, and the kids are very receptive to what I'm trying, but it's a lot of planning. I also started a creative writing club. 20 kids showed up to the organizational meeting! I'm excited about the possibilities of this. We have a lot of talented kids who need an audience.
MTWP's Fall Conference is coming up one month from today, and I'm presenting in addition to my responsibilities with technology. And we're starting professional chats next month. And we'll start planning for next summer soon. I. love. this. organization. The work is nothing because I find it so meaningful...I only worry that I'm not able to give it as much time as I need to.
My friend Cortney's wedding is in about 5 weeks. I'm her wedding planner/director/cake baker/crafter/possibly florist, and am nervous about making all of that work so that her day is beautiful. And it's the day after Homecoming, of which I am Assembly co-chair.
And there's something else BIG about to begin here, but I dare not blog about it until it's official! I don't want to jinx it (and no, it's not a baby).
So, see? I've been busy! But I can't post without something creative, so I'll share a really quick project I completed last month. It took about 20 minutes, which is about all the time I have these days! My friend Shyla just had baby number 7. Babies in her house start life sleeping in the closet since the kids bedrooms are all upstairs...and who wants to climb stairs with a baby? I'm guessing this also has something to do with space, since they do not have an 8-bedroom house. I thought baby Grace could use a little something to dress up her digs, so I threw some fun papers on the Cricut and whipped out this banner. You see these a lot for parties, but they are also perfect for room decor. Pretty cute, right? I hope she likes it, Shyla!
Okay, so I feel like I've made it back to blog land. I'll try to be more regular in my posting. Promise. And stay tuned for something BIG in the next few weeks!