Saturday, April 19, 2008

April 18th, 2008

Well hello out there. I really thought that no one read my blog, but of course my faithful friend Melea has been and so now I feel even guiltier for not posting often enough. I have another blog for my classroom and I have to post daily to there, but it always seems like I am in a hurry and so I don't think to post here. This morning however, in an attempt to avoid cleaning my house I was playing around on my computer and discovered that I actually had posts to my blog, so I thought why not, it will waste some more time.
Life has just been a blur for me lately. My students have spring fever and I can hardly stand some of them right now, I still love each of them, but seriously I still have a lot left to teach.
We have a new addition to our family, nope I'm not pregnant, we got a kitten. He is Siamese and really has fit right in with us. Alaura drags him around the house like a doll and he just lays there and even still insists on sleeping by her-he is loyal like a dog. Speaking of dogs Rockwell and Tao (the cat) have also befriended each other. The cat's second favorite place to sleep is by the dog. Tao has also let Rockwell know who's boss and let's just say it isn't Rofile:///Users/andreabostwick/Pictures/iPhoto%20Library/Originals/2002/LOW_RES/FL000001.jpgckwell. 

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

NEW March 27th, 2008

Hi out there! It has been awhile, but to my defense I have labeled this blog as the busy Bostwick's for a reason. 
First I want to say what a weird mark 25 is. It is by no means old, but it does mark the change from young 20 something to an almost thirty. It was a hard one for me. I feel that I am successful and blessed, but I also feel like there are so many things I still need to do before I turn 30. I won't share them online, but if you are really curious call me!
Next I thought I would share a little humor about teaching. We recently held parent teacher conferences at my school and to say the least it was interesting. You can never gauge how a parent is going to react some treat bad grades with humor and others with "your grounded until your thirty!" Most of the time I break the news and then sit there while parent a child have a heated discussion, it is during this time that I feel completely out of place. It's like being in someone's family therapy session. What do you say to a parent whose child simply refuses to do their work, what advice can change that student? I have realized nothing unless that student want it to. Overall things went well and to all your parents out there my best advice for a successful student is READ, READ, READ!
Remember life is precious. I have had a few experiences lately that have me thinking. I hope this reaches all of you in good health and happiness, but if not may you have the courage to get to a different place.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Sore Throat Antics

So what do you do when you wake up in the middle of the night with an extremely sore throat? Well if your me you look up sore throat relief on the internet and then you try every suggestion. The first suggestion was salt water. Didn't work. Then I tried cayenne pepper in water. Different burn, but no less painful. Thirdly hydrogen peroxide. Cold, nasty and useless. Then dissolved IBprofen in water. Possibly it is working or I am just getting too tired to care. Finally a good rinse with listerene and I am sound asleep on the couch. My throat still hurts.

Alls Well That Ends Well

So today Alaura had surgery. Her thumb is straight now, but bandaged. We had to be at the hospital at 12:45, but she couldn't eat from midnight on. So when she woke up at 9 am and was told she couldn't eat, she was not a happy camper. Three and a half hours later we were on our way to the hospital. Once there we were put in a room and waited some more. After finally speaking to the doctor, the nurse, and the anesthesiologist and nurse came in and gave her a relaxant of some kind. A few minutes later another nurse came in and took her away, she was pretty out of it because she didn't even cry, but I did. I became a little stressed at that point, but about a half hour later the doctor came out and said everything was fine. Then came Alaura crying. She had woke up quicker then expected and she didn't see us. It took about 30 minutes before she would stop. That was frustrating because I wanted to cry with her, but I couldn't because we were trying to get her calmed down so we could get the ok to leave. Well we are finally home and everyone is great. Dad and mom are exhausted (poor dad had to deal with two extremely emotional and grumpy girls today) and I'm just tired because I am still sick. Alaura, she's back to normal and using her thumb already. I am so proud of her!!

Monday, December 17, 2007


So I woke up Sunday morning with a terrible cold and then about 8pm Sunday night I was throwing something away and cut myself on a broken glass in the garbage can.  It didn't really hurt, but it was pretty deep and so we ran me into the Urgent Care and I received a tetanus shot and 4 stitches. My first stitches in my life. My thumb and Alaura's thumb will match for Christmas I guess.  On top of Alaura's surgery, my stitches, and being sick I am planning a Middle Ages feast for my students on Thursday. I cannot wait for Christmas vacation!!! Oh and if I can I will post a picture of my new wound.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Princess Alaura

She is so sweet, wouldn't you say? A true Princess!