Sooooo… As you all can see my blog is anything but fancy. I have decided that blogging is something I am really enjoying and want to pursue to along with my studies. I know it takes some money to get started, and that is okay!
What I am actually blogging out today is the fact that I need help figuring out how to do all the steps I need to in order to make myself a self proclaimed fancy blogger.
I host with wordpress and pay for a domain name, but I would like to switch to self hosting. I would also love to create/plan/design an amazing layout that I really love. Photo Bug Mama describes me, but my website does not one bit!
If any of of other bloggers have any advice, and would be willing to take the time to email/talk me through this whole process that would be great!
Thanks in advance to everyone who comments giving me any advice at all!
Today is one of those days where I juggle homework, real work, and my family.
Classes this semester are winding down, which means most of my big projects are due. Luckily, my internship has finished for the semester so that means a little bit less stress. I would say that I’m not stressed out at all, but that would be a bold face lie! I am literally going crazy hoping I finish this stuff in time. I think I am stressing, because I always put the kids needs first before my homework. I know they feel the absence when I am at school. The result is me spending my weekends smothering them with attention instead of smothering my school work with attention. Yesterday, Penny and I even snuck in a Build a Bear trip to get her bear surgery and a new dress. I mean we all made gingerbread houses before my work shift.
My work shift starts at five and I plan to be there until around 10 or 11pm. That is unless this storm that’s coming our way doesn’t totally kill the business. For the sake of Christmas, I am really hoping I can get at least 5 tables before the ice sets in. The only plus to the fact that power may be out would be that people would most likely come out to eat. Padonia Ale House where I work is actually only a couple minutes walking distance from a ton of apartments and townhouses so when it snows, the people come out to drink and eat. This is a very good thing for me tonight and tomorrow night.
As far as the weather forecast for Maryland, I always check in with Foots Forecast. This is the update they have on their webpage this morning: “
TIMING & PRECIP TYPE: Start time will may be as early as 9 AM for some, but generally will be from 11 AM-3 PM for this region from south to north. Precipitation will initially be in the form of snow mixed with sleet.
- The transition to freezing rain will be from south to north as well beginning in the mid afternoon and covering most of the region by the evening. Finally the transition from freezing rain to plain rain will occur when surface temperatures break the freezing mark, occurring from SE to NW.
- I-95 and Metros: Coating-2” of snow/sleet, followed by a glaze-0.2” of ice
- NW Suburbs & rural areas: 1-3” of snow/sleet followed by 0.2”-0.4” of ice “
If you want to know more about the weather and live in Maryland, head on over and check that forecast out!
So although I’d love to sit around and blog, I have to get up and get going on an Inquiry Project along with some Language and LIteracy INTASC papers with artifacts. This means a total of 4-6 hours of work within the next 2 days, not including my studying for finals…ahhh..
Wish me luck!!
I am so happy to be a part of the Abingdon Press Christmas Blog Tour! Today I will be highlighting the book A Wild Goose Chase Christmas written by Jennifer AlLee.
Below I included a brief synopsis of A Wild Goose Chase Christmas written by Jennifer AlLee herself, in addition to a link where you can go and read an excerpt of the book!
“Upon her grandmother’s death, Izzy Fontaine finds herself in possession of a Wild Goose Chase pattern quilt that supposedly leads to a great treasure. Of course, once the rest of the family finds out about the “treasure map,” they’re determined to have a go at the treasure themselves. And, if that weren’t enough, Max Logan, a local museum curator, contacts Izzy and says that Grandma Isabella promised him the quilt. What is it about this quilt that makes everyone want it? Is Izzy on a wild goose chase of her own, or a journey that will lead her to the treasure her grandmother intended?”
Here is a place where you can go to read an excerpt from this awesome book.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. It was a touching read that really emphasizes the true value of family. I loved how this book didn’t make the family aspect seem picture perfect, yet highlighted that some families go through.
Throughout this book, Izzy goes on a journey after her grandmother dies and she moves into her house. She finds all about the historical significance the quilt brings along with her family.
The fact that her brother, along with her mother only seemed to come around for the holidays when grandmother was alive and their interest in fortune seems to strain their relationship.
Oh, and I can’t forget the underlying story of the museum man. Is he only in it for the quilt or is true love blooming between him and Izzy?
I highly suggest you add this to your library this Christmas season!