Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Some stuff.

Well.. I moved in to a BRAND NEW school building. With the amount of "stuff", some would call it "crap", I have, it was like moving into a house! No kidding! I spent days and days up there unpacking and putting things away. I may or may not have a few boxes stuffed under my desk and covered with material to hide them... BUT, I got it done and yesterday was the first day with students! I still have some little things to get done and hung up, but my room is decorated, functional, colorful, and fun! I need to get some pictures of it and share them with you.
Life has been CRAZY to say the least. In the past week, I went from going on about my business without a care in the world, to now, one week later, having a diagnosis of Thyroid cancer. There was blood work, ultrasounds, biopsies at the hospital and then a diagnosis. I am stunned, to say the least. I've been through the gamut of emotions from disbelief, sorrow, anger, hope, and fear. If I'm going to have a cancer, this is the one to have, I've been told by many. So, that is a good thing! I meet with an Oncologist tomorrow to talk about what is next. There will be scans, surgery, and possibly some radioactivity post operatively. Bleh! But, I am trying to stay positive. I have been so amazed and touched by the outpouring of prayers and love that I have received from family, friends, and coworkers. I truly am a blessed woman! So, that's where I have been and what I've been dealing with- in a nutshell.

So.. until today I hadn't done any sewing, but I have made some things. Here is what I've accomplished.

Cookies. These were made by using a box of yellow cake mix and adding 2T of honey, 3 mashed bananas, and 3/4c of crasins. They were very soft and chewy and I really liked them. I say "were" because, yes, they are gone now. ;)

An "All About Me" poster for Brooke's class! This was super fun to do! The picture in the bottom right is of her, however you can NOT convince her of this fact. When you ask her who the people are in the pictures, she emphatically says "Baby Ben!!! Baby Ben!!!" when she comes to that picture! I'll give her credit, she does look like Ben in that pciture!

And finally, a super super large Iphone to use in my classroom to display different strategies students can use for assignments! The ones they will use most frequently or must use will be in the bottom row. This monster "phone" is 3 feet x 4 feet! They think it is uber cool, and I tend to agree!

 (Oh, and the strategies displayed are just a few of the 150 that we have!
My friend and co-worker, Debbie came up with them and the idea- she rocks!)


  1. Such cute projects, Tracy! I'm so sorry to hear about your diagnosis, I can't imagine how hard that must have been to hear. Good luck with the tests and treatment. I don't know you, but I'll be thinking about and praying for you!

  2. Thanks so much Kristy! I appreciate the prayers! :)


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