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Super Sonic Teachers

School starts this week – CRAZY!!!!

This is the last year that I will have a middle school student – next year both boys will be at the high school.  Also CRAZY!!!

Last year I was the co-president of the middle school PTO.  This year I’m just doing Teacher Appreciation stuff.  Part of that involves doing a welcome back gift for the teachers.  Because our school is pretty big, we just do something for the certified teachers for this event.  (The rest of the staff will be included throughout the year.)

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Creativity is NOT my strong suit!!!

But, I didn’t want to just put a gift card into each of the teacher’s boxes.

First, I had to decide what type of gift card to get.  Last year I did Starbucks gift cards and didn’t want to do the exact same thing.  I finally decided that Sonic would be a good choice – there is something for everyone at Sonic, right?!

Sonic Gift CardThis is what I came up with!  Not fancy but when it comes down to it I know that they will just take the gift card off and pitch the rest.

Sonic Gift CardAnd, I had 80 of these to make so it  took hours!!!!

Are you crafty?  Do you enjoy “making” things?

Happy Monday!!!


An Attempt at Being Crafty

Today for my 43 I combined a couple of moves and ended up with a pretty good overall move!!  I started with a pair of dumbbells (10 pounds) and stepped my right foot out wide.  From there I lifted my left leg and hinged forward trying to make a straight line with my body parallel to the floor (balance work!!).  After I stood, I did a squat with my feet together before stepping wide to the left and repeating the series with the other leg to complete 1 rep.

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Clearly, I have some wobbles but I enjoyed this move – 86 balance challenges + 86 squats to complete all 43.  

I had plans for the rest of my workout but I had to add an extra trip to the middle school (before 7am) to drop off some stuff and be home in time to drive the boys to school and by the time I finished the morning drive I decided that today would be a good day-off!!!  It’s rare for me to randomly decide to skip a workout but today is one of those days!!

Screen shot 2013-08-16 at 8.24.17 AMToo bad it is just a day off from working out and not a true day off – spent on the beach in the sun – I guess I will just pretend to be on the beach!!!

Screen shot 2013-08-16 at 8.14.04 AMI know people who are super crafty and creative – they come up with some of the neatest ideas.  I am not one of those people!!!  Crafting is not a strong point for me and my creativity is almost nonexistent!  

However, every once in awhile I make an attempt to be a bit crafty.  This week I have been working on a welcome back to school gift for all of the middle school teachers (all 80!!).  

After finally deciding to get them gift cards from Starbucks, I decided that it would be fun to jazz up the presentation of the gift card.  After a trip to Hobby Lobby, Starbucks (for the gift cards and cup sleeves) – I printed out a little thank you and then did lots (and lots) of gluing!!!

DSCN1909For a noncrafty person like me – I think it came out OK (I hope so anyway!!!).

DSCN1911My stacks of 80 cards ready to be delivered (the reason for the 6:30 trip to the middle school!!!).  

Are you crafty?  Do you enjoy the whole act of being creative?

Happy Friday!!!  I’m going to enjoy my pretend day off!!!


PS – this was a gift from the PTO for the teachers not just from me!!!  I somehow ended up as co-president of the PTO for the middle school this year and we didn’t have anyone who signed up to help with teacher appreciation so it sort of fell to me to get something done.