Wedding & Productive Weekend!

Hey Everyone!

I would like to start off by saying sorry for missing Friday’s post. Whoopsies! In all seriousness I didn’t for get I was tasked with a really difficult project. It has all been sorted out as of this morning but it was something I was not very familiar with, so it took a while. It was a macro enabled Excel sheet that got all jacked up from the latest Office update. I has to go through the VBA code with the guy who wrote it and figure out what we could do. It really did take all day haha.

Secondly I want to send a shout out to Riley, from Riley’s Backpack! A while back you might remember him and his friends wanted to raise enough money on their Go Fund Me page to renew their domain and keep it ad free. I helped them out with what I could, and in return He send me a hand written letter. I wanted to say thank you and let you know you did indeed get my name correct haha 😀

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Saturday the little family and I went to a wedding! It was not just any wedding, it was her father’s wedding to his long time girlfriend. They now have a baby boy well over one year old and finally got hitched. You can see all three of them below.

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I know it isn’t the best picture but our little buddy kept getting fussy and we did end up leaving sooner than we intended to. It was a quaint little wedding in a nice Catholic church. The reception was on the lake in a really nice dining hall. The trip was a bit lengthy and I wasn’t super fond of that but it was all worth it.

Before we went to the wedding we stopped for lunch at my wife’s grandparent’s house. He had pumpkins waiting for him and wanted pictures with him up on his tractor. So that is what went down. Here is a shot of Everett Hugh and his great grandfather Francis Hugh!

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Once we got home that evening we hit the hay.

Sunday started out pretty lazy, as intended, but wound up being quite productive. We didn’t quite have a frost but it was damn close. We had some morning coffee from our new coffee bar, and watched Netflix in our pajamas. We did have quite a bit to do and honestly got most of it done. We had your standard weekend cleaning, on top of laundry since we were gone the whole day before. I took out all the trash, hung Halloween lights, and mowed the grass. Later in the day I had a lady come look at the pellet stove I am selling, and I hope to hear back from her soon. My parents came over and brought Chinese for dinner. That was a great way to round out the weekend.

On a, probably over protective note, our boy has what looks like a small red-ish rash looking spot on his chin. Since we were around a bunch of people recently we don’t want him to have anything wrong with him. You hear all of the horror stories about babies getting bad viruses and we really hope it is nothing. I think I’ll call the doctor after lunch.

Again I apologies for missing Friday but I’ll be back again tomorrow. I’ll see you then! 😀 😀

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National Teacher Appreciation Day!

Hey Everyone!

I wanted this post to get out a bit earlier than usual. Mainly because if I get it out too late it may not be ‘Teacher Appreciation Day’ still haha.

First a little about ‘Teacher Appreciation Day.’ It is always going to be held on the Tuesday of the first full calendar week of May. This week starts on Sunday and goes through Saturday if you were wondering what constitutes a week. Since The first was on a Monday this month and not a Sunday, it will be celebrated today! But this all being said the first full week in May is ‘Teacher Appreciation Week’, so we should all take some time out at some point to thank the teachers that have helped us become the people we are today. There is an official hashtag for this day if you want to use it it is: #TeacherAppreciationDay

I’m going to borrow, verbatim the history section, of this day from nationalday calendar.com

It is as follows:  “Political and educational leaders began discussions for a day to honor teachers in 1944.  In 1953, Eleanor Roosevelt persuaded the 81st Congress to proclaim National Teachers’ Day.  Congress declared March 7, 1980, as National Teacher Day. The National Education Association continued to observe Teacher Day on the first Tuesday in March until 1985 when the National PTA established Teacher Appreciation Week as the first full week of May.  The NEA Representative Assembly then voted to make the Tuesday of that week National Teacher Day.”

Over the years, I’m sure we have all had good and bad teachers. Some teachers are there for the right reasons and love what they do and others hate kids. OK maybe they don’t hate kids but when you are a kid you damn well believe that is the case. 😀 I wasn’t the easiest kid to teach. I was and still am all over the place. I am active and hyper, and can’t sit still. For teachers growing up I was a child that they had some trouble with, but what do you expect out of a child that is 7 years old?!?

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As time went on I was a bit more rebellious and mouthy. I stood up for what I believed in and didn’t respect people just because they were my elders. I respected people who in my eyes earned it. To this day that holds true. Through middle school I got in quite a bit of school related trouble, and have resented that whole building ever since.

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Through high school I was able to relate to most of my teachers and find a way to still be myself, without getting into trouble. There was a little bit more freedom as I got older and I felt like I was being respected as a young adult and therefore gave respect back to my teachers. This relationship carried me though high school.

There were a few stand out teachers over the years that went above and beyond to help me, when other teachers wouldn’t. Even though they won’t be reading this I want to give them a shout out.

  • Mrs. Tachoir:  My third grade teacher, for making learning fun for children of such a young age. She brought a smile into every room and really could connect with young children.
  • Mrs. Tremblay: My fourth grade teacher, who really formed my opinion of a great teacher.  She was my mothers fourth grade teacher and mine! That shows a love for more than just the ‘job’.
  • Mrs. Hasselman: My eighth & eleventh grade math teacher, who showed how a great teacher doesn’t forget her students. Teachers see hundreds of children every year, and even after not being around her for three years it was like, nothing changed.
  • Mrs. Eaton: My ninth, eleventh & twelfth grade English teacher, who embraced the chaos. Instead of getting overwhelmed with the number of kids in her classroom and their antics, she took it in stride and came up with creative group projects.
  • Mrs. Elmer: My eleventh grade history teacher and my twelfth grade psychology teacher, who made me believe that I could do what I wanted to in life. She had the passion to shoot for the stars and passed it on to others. Again she found a way to relate to each student, in her own way and make learning fun.

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That is where I’ll stop. I had a number of professors through my seven year college experience that were amazing as well, but I would be here all day haha. I think that the early years are what matters most. That is when you are forming your view of the world and the people that are in your life and helping you really make a huge impact.

I hope you enjoyed my post today!

Please feel free to use the hashtag above, and comment below about your experience with great teachers! I would love to here some stories.

HAPPY NATIONAL TEACHER APPRECIATION DAY/WEEK! 😀 😀