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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Tell Me Something Good.... February 10 edition

Jennifer at Rowdy in First Grade is having a Tell Me Something Good party. She said that after seeing the news about the snowstorm she decided we needed a Tell Me Something Good Linky. She's right you know. The more you focus on good, the more good will happen. How does that work exactly? I don't know. But I know I've had my fair (or un-fair) share of worries and disappointments this week and I need to look at all I have to be grateful for. So... here goes. The rules are: Tell something good from home and something good from school.

Something good from home.... 
Where to begin? I don't love my home right now. But a good thing at home right now are my pets. My cat gave us a scare a couple weeks ago. The animals had dental work done- they got their teeth cleaned. They are anesthetized for this.  Our 11 year old kitty did not come out of the anesthesia very well. It was a long, scary 24 hours waiting to see how he would do. He's been a love since then. Throw in a couple trips to Kansas where he had to be home alone and my gratitude at being back in the panhandle to snuggle with my kitty is growing. I missed him so much. He really is the love of my life. Don't tell the kids, because technically he is Red's cat, she got him for Christmas 11 years ago. 

This is the view from my lap immediately after I typed about how much I love him Sam jumped up and made himself comfortable. He is the sweetest kitty ever.

p.s. let me just add that it is a good thing that I have no drama at home. I have a 16 year old and no drama. Yay. 

Something good from school.... 
Students are starting to "get it" that I want them to sound things out phonetically and do "kid-writing." I've loved reading what they have written this week. We will do more Valentine writing this coming week.

I missed two days of school this week and I haven't been there yet to see how they did for the sub on Friday. I hope it was fantastic. I reminded them that they are fantastic before I left. I hope they remembered! 

It's been a rough week in our family and trusting God to take of things that are bigger than we are has been a necessity not a luxury. So link up with something good or leave me a comment. I'd love to hear about what is going good in life, or the underlying good that remains no matter how messy or chaotic things might look on the surface. 

Hop over to the linky and read and link up: Tell Me Something Good


  1. Your cat is adorable. If I could just get over the hair (and get my husband on board) I could have a cuddly pet too. I certainly hope you have a great week. Your positive attitude is remarkable and great for me to be around. Thanks Carrie!

    Mrs. Bartel’s School Family

    1. Alyce, I get it about the hair, really. I was happy to have a home free of pet hair and "dander" when we didn't have pets. And I wasn't really planning on getting a cat again, but he came to us again after living else-where for seven years and he really is a love.

  2. Love your fur baby!! We have one who does not do well with anesthesia either. :( Sam looks like a love! Glad he is on the mend!

    Third Grade Bookworm

    1. Thanks! He is really lovable! Glad you stopped in and read. :)

  3. I so understand worrying about pets! Yesterday was a terrible day at school and I'm just now getting chance to read what everyone wrote. It's putting me in a better mood already! Thanks for linking up!

    Rowdy in First Grade