Friday Fragments is hosted by Mrs 4444. I bet she’s even happier that summer is here than I am, she’s a teacher. I’m just a mom who was over the morning routine!
We have had a couple very lovely days as far as the weather goes These are the gorgeous kind of early summer days that I love, high 70s – to low 80s, low humidity and a little breeze.
I wish I could sleep in just a LITTLE when there is no reason to be up at 6am. This morning it wasn’t even the dog or cat, just my body waking up at 5:53am!
Tara had a good 9th grade year, once again, at the very end, she pulled out the stops and got herself out of a little grade trouble in a couple classes. She even passed German for the year! I had given up on that quite awhile ago. This just proves to me even more that I already suspected that part of the problem the first 3 quarters was the teacher. She and Tara did not connect at all, in fact she showed on more than one occasion that she just did not like Tara and was unwilling to do anything extra in the way of help That teacher left on maternity leave, a new teacher took over, and Tara’s grade improved drastically! I’m not saying the problem was all the teacher, Tara had some responsibility there too! I’m just glad it is over!
Tara will be moving on to the high school. The same school I attended It is just much bigger now! I had 700ish in my graduating class, this year was over 900! The high school is just a little over 1 mile from home, so it will make getting to and getting from easier!
Yesterday was the first full day of summer break. I had to work, but Tara had a friend over, so I didn’t feel guilty! Another friend who is visiting from out of town will be hanging out with them today. He took the train from NJ yesterday and got in later than expected, so he just stopped by for a few minutes. Tara is always happy to see Justin.
Speaking of today it is my first of three days off, so I might actually be able to sit and read a book I bought today. It’s not like I don’t already have enough books at home, but I liked the name and cover of this one. The Beach Club by Elin Hilderbrand.
I’m looking forward to our day trip to NYC tomorrow. Hopefully I will have lots of blogging material for next week!
I need to spend some time today trying to figure out a plan or we might just be standing in the middle of the sidewalk all day! I think I will read my blog friend Lolli’s blog post on visiting NYC for a day with a family of 7! We want to see Ground Zero, Times Square and I would like to hit Chinatown, SoHo and Little Italy! We will be driving, it’s about a 2 1/2 hr drive. Tara and I love road trips, and while taking public transportation seems to make better sense, the car ride it part of the experience for us! Tara is game to get up at any time to go on a road trip, so I’m hoping to be on our way early and in the city by 9:00! I’ll let you know how that works out!
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— Martha (@martha_tweets) June 15, 2012
(Ha, embedding a tweet into WP is so simple now!)
I had forgotten about Hilary’s “Follow Friday Four Fill in Fun” over at Feeling Beachie, so glad I found my way to her blog again this morning!
1. There never seems to be enough time to do all the things I want to do on my days off!
2. I love to take pictures, can’t wait to get to NYC tomorrow with my camera.
3. I could run outta money in no time if left alone in the Apple store!
4. The last time I was in NYC, was 1992.
So many fragments! I need to finish up and get on with my day off (and go get the charger from Tara’s room – we are sharing one right now. which reminds me that I need to order a new one today!)
Thanks A-Latte for stopping by! I’ll be tweeting from NYC tomorrow!