Warning: Long post ahead!
To say last week was hot is an understatement. Especially when its 90'+ and you go a week without A/C in your house. The condenser blew and it needed to be replaced with a whole brand-new unit. An expensive one (of course!), which we were not able to have installed immediately. I am grateful to have great neighbors with cold houses who gave us refuge from the heat in the evenings up until bedtime. There were way too many sleepless nights with having a bedroom on the third floor and afternoon sun beating down on it, making it at least 100'. Fans didn't do anything but blow hot air around. I was so dang miserable and exhausted from lack of sleep, I swear living without a/c is detrimental to my health! The last few nights I slept in the basement, which helped some. The good news is a new unit was installed Saturday and my house is cold again. Yay! I will appreciate it forever and ever ;)
This past week was also the first week of summer school. I am teaching 5th grade reading to my class and the other 5th grade class. Its going great so far, my kids are all very well behaved and the room is nice and cool. Summer school takes place in this building (taken on a rainy morning last week)
This is the view out of my classroom. I had been waiting for a clear day and the right lighting to get this photo all week!
Speaking of pictures, I bet you're wondering why your blog readers were filled with photo posts from me yesterday. Well, I decided to import all of my posts from my Daily photo Blog into this Mi Vida Ocupada blog. I just don't know if it makes sense to me to keep two different blogs when I post so many photos over here anyway. I have a lot more traffic on this blog and sometimes it seems redundant to post my photos in both places. Initially the point of the Daily Photo Blog was for me to challenge myself to take better photos more often and I think I have proven to myself that I can do that. Especially with all the interest in the Photo Hunt Challenges that I have been posting. Photography has become my biggest passion in recent months, completely replacing scrapbooking (which I haven't done in a year now and have lost pretty much all desire). I hope you all don't mind seeing more of my photography right here!
Now about the Photo Hunt: On Tuesday, June 30th I will be putting up a new post with Mr. Linky so everyone who completed the Photo Hunt #2 can link to their entries. I know summertime (and life in general) can sneak up on ya when you're busy, but I hope we have a good turnout of people who completed it. I have just two more photos to take on my list, then I will be posting My Results. FYI- I am in the process of creating a brand-new blog just for the Photo Hunts. Stay tuned for more information and when it is ready, I will start redirecting all Photo Hunt related info to that site.
So much happened last week and it was just too dang hot for me to sit down and blog about any of it. Biggest news of the week: Michael Jackson died. I was a little shocked at first, but not really. I guess I had a feeling he wasn't doing very good. I loved MJ as a kid (didn't everyone?). Thriller was my very first album and I loved, loved, loved every song. He has had so many great hits over the years. I never hated on him with all the drama in his adult life, although there is no doubt he had issues. I don't know what is wrong with me that I didn't cry when I heard of his passing, I mean I cried when Crocodile Hunter was killed?! Anyway, thank goodness the music of Michael Jackson will live on.
Last but not least, I wanted to direct your attention to the Product Giveaway on the Twin Cities Restaurant Blog. There are three things to choose from 1. Lounge Shaker set 2. Bottle Holder 3. Salt & Pepper shakers. Leave a comment on this post saying which product you like best and a winner will be randomly selected on July 7th. Feel free to direct anyone in the USA to the site. Blog about it, spread the word!