Here’s another “things that make me happy” post, also known as: things that I don’t need but totally bought. And may have devoured. Okay not everything in this post is edible…
I kept hearing about how delicious this ice cream is, I couldn’t resist trying some. Mmmm…
Oh hello deliciousness. I have a weakness for British chocolates, and these are one of my favorites. When I found them at Walgreens, I couldn’t resist.
If you’ve never heard of them, basically they are chocolate biscuits that taste like heaven. Seriously.
The biggest piece of tres leches in the world. Aka dessert from dinner last night for my friend’s birthday. And no, I didn’t eat the whole thing. Nor did I try. (I was already full from all that chocolate!)
Not food but they make me smile… Plus they were pretty pricey (the book was $8, which, sadly, I consider pricey this far away from payday) and therefore, kind of an indulgence.
See? Pretty sweet… 🙂
This week my work celebrated Teacher Appreciation Week (yes, a week later than everyone else). I couldn’t resist taking my camera (with my macro lens, of course) and snapping a few shots.. especially since flowers are my favorite thing to shoot.
I’ll be the first to say that it’s not about the presents. In fact, in the 2 schools I used to teach at before this one, Teacher Appreciation Week wasn’t something parents even knew about. Actually, even the schools wouldn’t really do much for the teachers.
And if you’re going into teaching for the presents, I’ll say.. you’re going in it for the wrong reasons. Teaching isn’t about that. In fact, teaching is about so much MORE. Watching the kids as they read their first full book, as their write their first sentence. Helping the kids when they struggle with something and sharing in their joy when they finally master it. Creating a strong foundation for them, so that not only do they LOVE going to school… they excel at it.
While I appreciated everything I received, I have to admit that what I loved best were the hugs. The big pile everyone in/knock the teacher over 15 students deep hugs. The “you’re the best teacher ever!” comments. All the little cards my students made me on their own, without being prompted. The parents asking if I plan on moving up to first grade so that they can keep me as their teacher. That’s why I do this job. That’s how I feel appreciated.
But pretty pink flowers are definitely always welcome. 🙂
Okay first of all, I finally filled out the About section of my blog, you should check it out. 🙂
Continuing with the theme of looking back, it hit me that I missed taking pictures. I feel like ever since failing project 365 for the second time and downsizing to a purse too small to hold my dslr (though my shoulders thank me), my camera has been unloved. Then this year I thought maybe a project 52 would be possible… I lasted 6 weeks:
(Again, I miss my old blog, where I had a theme that allowed for much larger pictures. Sigh.)
See.. those shots remind me why I take pictures. I’m hoping that having a new place to upload pictures, now that flickr and I have fallen out of love, with help inspire me to take more pictures. Here’s hoping…