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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Update on Mom and My Store.

I really thought I'd be able to blog a lot more than I have this summer. But somehow LIFE gets in the way! 
I sit and read the Facebook posts and wish that I was involved right in the middle of all the fun and drama that goes on there. But if I do that, then I don't get anything else done. 
So for the past week, I've been a lucky gramma babysitting my grand daughter, a faithful daughter taking care of my own mother who's health is declining, and a diligent wife who's trying to keep a tidy house and get ready for a bathroom remodel. 

And behind all of those necessary things are a teacher who just wants to sit at a computer and create and blog non stop!

How's a person supposed to get it all done? 

First, let me give you the short story on my mom. If you've been following since Christmas, you know she went from acting like a 70 year old to being hospitalized and to begin acting like the 90 year old she is. She is now on oxygen but still very active and can get around the house anywhere she wants to go. Her kidneys are in renal failure and she has congestive heart failure. Those two things together are going to take her life in the near future. But for now, I talk with her on Skype, visit her every week for a few days, and feel like outwardly she is doing fine. It's when I talk to the Hospice (God's Angels!) nurse who comes once a week, that I can clearly see that mom isn't the strong person she used to be. 

I'm accepting her future as best as I can, but I do feel it has zapped the energy out of me. I don't feel like doing a lot of the things I used to do. . . so bear with me. I'll snap out of it in time. If you're a praying person, of course, I'll take any prayers for peace and comfort for her and dad. 

So when I have found some time, I have updated a few things. Mainly I wanted them to look better. Ya'll are so creative I wanted to be competitive with you. If you already own these, don't forget to go and get the updates if you'd like to. If you don't own them, you can grab them at my store. If I have done this right, you should be able to click on the pictures of each to take you to the actual item in my store.

Driving in Order isn't just ABC Order, it is also in sequential order which can be tough for some 2nd graders!

This Verb Tense is practice finding the one word that is either spelled wrong or doesn't match the verb in the girl picture. You'll cut them apart and the kids have to match them up, then take out the one that does not fit correctly. You can see in the sample below what I'm talking about.

It may seem like Halloween is a long way down the road, but if you get this now, you'l have time to copy, laminate and cut it out so that it's ready by October 1st!

And it's really a LONG LONG time until Easter, but if your class needs practice on place value, this really can be used anytime because they are just eggs, nothing referenced to Easter. 

This last one is a test for your kids to see if they recognize how a contraction is spelled. Is the apostrophe in the right place? Are the right letters taken out? They have 3 choices to pick from. 

And if you are not sleeping yet, I do want to announce that I did have one winner from Christina's Feedback Linky last month. Andrea contacted me and was able to pick something that was perfect for her in my store.  There will be another Linky Party each month, so be sure to leave good feedback and YOU could be the winner next time!



  1. Looking good Patty! :)

    It is just amazing that your mom had had 90 healthy years! I'll be thinking of you!

    *Bunting, Books, and Bainbridge*

  2. My prayers are with you and your family Patty!


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