Sleep. I love it. Really........one of my favorite things to do! But I can honestly say that I didn't get much of it last night! My blog template weighed heavily on my mind (silly, I know!) and I stressed over its creation for over 4+ hours last night until I finally put the computer (any myself) to sleep at 1:20am.
Needless to say, the first thing I did this morning, after making coffee, was fire this baby back up and check some new posts by some of my fav bloggers like Kristin at A Teeny Tiny Teacher, Kimberly at Funky First Grade Fun, The Lesson Plan Diva, The Littlest Learners at The Clutter Free Classroom, and Michelle at Fabulous in First. As I am on borrowed time this morning (family is itching to get the boat to the river!) I was only able to check out a few of my favs.
Let me get to the point. As I was stressing my template design and mostly the fact that I couldn't get my blog title centered.........it hit me like a ton of bricks! *SIMPLE* As in "Keepin' It Simple in 2nd Grade." My hope is to provide ways to keep things simple yet effective in our world of chaos & realized that I should do the same with my design. Pick something simple, save the changes, and BE DONE WITH IT. And I did! :) My motto for many years has been to work smarter, not harder (Thanks, Fred Jones!) and my OCD (unprofessionally diagnosed, of course!) often gets in the way. My classroom to do list includes many ideas I have already found via teacher blogs and I hope that maybe, just maybe, I can provide some of you ideas in return. If you have any blog suggestions for a "newbie" please do not hesitate to send them my way!! :)
Off to the rivah (as we say here in Virginia) to put my toes in the sand! **HAPPY SUNDAY YA'LL**