Project 365 {week 30}

This was the week of do all the things because I am going away for a BIG weekend.

July 21: Starting the week with a lazy Sunday.

July 21: Starting the week with a lazy Sunday.

July 22: My classroom was part of a vandalism spree. The damage wasn't as bad as most, but there are now some new expenses I didn't have before.

July 22: My classroom was part of a vandalism spree. The damage wasn’t as bad as most, but there are now some new expenses I didn’t have before.

 

July 23: After a long day of cleaning up vandalism debris, this guy? Oh this guy and the climbing.

July 23: After a long day of cleaning up vandalism debris, this guy? Oh this guy and the climbing.

July 24: Zoo day! The boys and I met some of our favorite people for a morning of animals and fun.

July 24: Zoo day! The boys and I met some of our favorite people for a morning of animals and fun.

 

July 25: Before I left for BlogHer, Eddie asked me if I could paint his toes the same color as mine so we could "remember each other" over the weekend.

July 25: Before I left for BlogHer, Eddie asked me if I could paint his toes the same color as mine so we could “remember each other” over the weekend.

July 26: BlogHer sessions and expo and parties, oh my!

July 26: BlogHer sessions and expo and parties, oh my!

 

July 28: BlogHer knows how to party...and how to wear me right out.

July 28: BlogHer knows how to party…and how to wear me right out.

I have all the FEELINGS about BlogHer to share, but I don’t have words for them yet.

It was a whirlwind of wonderful.

But right now, I have to acclimate back to the “real world” of mothering, freelance deadlines, teacher stuff, and wife-ing.

And someone needs to get some darn groceries around here.

Oh. That would be me.

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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.

Comments

  1. I didn’t know that you were a teacher too 🙂
    Looks like you had a busy week! Can’t wait to hear more about BlogHer…I didn’t go, but I was so inspired even by the twitter feed

    • I’m glad that there are some people who want to hear about it. I have been debating writing about it, but I think I will. It made me feel feelings after all 🙂

      And yes! Fist bump to all the teachers!

  2. Sorry about the vandalism, and glad it wasn’t much worse, but still, donkey balls.
    Yay for BlogHer, new and old friends and remembering-each-other-toenails.

    • yeah, vandalism is donkey balls.

      but 4 year olds remembering each other with toenail polish? heart melting.

  3. Oh, the climbing! And after a long day….I feel your pain. I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on blogher, Asher they process!

    • RIGHT? How many times can I say, “BIRD! GET DOWN!” And of course then there are the fits.

      And yes…BlogHer feeeeeeelings. I haz ’em.

  4. oh Katie, I had no idea about your classroom, I am so sorry.

    now actually getting to meet you, HUG YOU, talk to you makes writing this tear up a little….you’re AMAZING.

    I love how Eddie had matching toenails, Gio loves to paint his nails too…it’s such a cute “thing”
    to have with our boys.

    did I tell you You’re AMAZING?? oh right….well you are.
    xo

    • yeah, my classroom situation really bummed me out right before BlogHer, but ya know…nothing I could do about it from there!

      I LOVED getting a Kir Hug!!! I have been waiting for it for a few YEARS now…and it was even better than I had hoped. I LOVE every piece of you.

      • and I loved every piece of you. First, you are SO PRETTY, I mean I wish I could pull off a strapless dress the way you do, seriously. Next, you’re just a LIGHT. I know we didn’t get a lot of time together, but the time we did, I just felt so happy to be near you.

        wishing I lived a lot closer to you my friend (now in real life!!!)
        xo

  5. Glad to hear that your classroom wasn’t too bad, but hate that you still have to deal with it.

    Those toenails – so cute, such an adorable way to remember each other when we’re separated.

    • yeah…the other teachers in my hall have a lot more damaged/missing so I am lucky that way.

      When I got home I had my fingers nails done too…same color…and Eddie was so excited! He was like, “you remembered me even MORE! By all your fingers!”

  6. Color me jealous.

  7. Sorry to hear about the vandalism – I’l never understand why people have to do things like that. Glad to hear you had fun at BlogHer, cannot wait to hear your thoughts!

    • Eddie just kept walking around my classroom picking broken things up asking “why mom? why would someone do this?” That was even more heartbreaking to me.

      I’m glad you are looking forward to my post. I wasn’t sure if people were sick of BlogHer by now or if they would pardon me one post about all my feeeeeelings 🙂