Project 365 {week 44}

This week passed by so fast I almost missed it.

It was the last week of the marking period at the school where I work.

That means a flurry of end of the marking period tests and papers due.

It meant last minute attempts at begging for a better grade make up work and retaking of assessments.

It meant two half days with more to get done than hours in a day.

Oh, and Halloween was in there.

October 28: The carving of the pumpkins. One look at the guts and Eddie was like, “uh, no. you do it, mommy.”

October 29: I haz a new dress. It’s a Zulily win!

October 30: rough night of solo-parenting. These made it better.

October 31: Happy Halloween from Sluiter Nation

November 1: he looks innocent, but he has mad pooping up the back skills.

November 2: finished off the week (and the marking period) with El Dia De Los Muertos skeletons in my Spanish classes.

November 3: nobody makes the boys giggle as much as their daddy.

We ended the week with a Saturday together as a family.

It felt good.

And it was what we needed to recharge to start another busy week.

Now excuse me while I go grade the rest of those tests that are due in the gradebook by noon on Monday.


About Katie

Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a middle school English teacher, writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.


  1. I love the pants-less knee-brace-wearing skeleton the best.

  2. I will blame my grammatically poor statement on the time change. It’s all Ben Franklin’s fault.

  3. TheNextMartha says

    I don’t scoop the pumpkins out. It’s just gross. And men’s work.

  4. I love your dress!!

    Also, pooping up the back is like, a baby specialty.

  5. That dress is great on you! And your kids are stinkin’ cute. Hope this week is a little more “chill”. 🙂