Thursday, September 12, 2013

A Quick Hello

Just a quick hello. I also wanted to say thank you once again to everyone who offered their condolences recently, in both public and private messages. It was an unfortunate way to end my summer break.

Thankfully, my mind has been somewhat distracted by school. I am finishing up my third week with my new students. Things are going very well, especially since I spent a decent chunk of my summer revamping my lesson plans. I am also taking online courses to fulfill my license renewal. In the process, I have stumbled upon a program offered through my school district that may help me become online certified. I enjoy my current school (I was even a student there back in the 90s), but when we eventually move, I would entertain the idea of online teaching. So, the above picture was taken for a class assignment. We had to post a picture of ourselves on the class discussion board that depicts our personality, hobby, and what is important to us. We were not allowed to use words, just the picture.

Also keeping me busy is our kitchen project. Here is the progress so far, with all credit going to my husband. For reference, here is what it used to look like. Up next will be a white tile backsplash with some glass tile accents to match the specks in the granite. However, we will probably hold off for a month or two before going down more uncharted territory.

I will probably be absent for a little while longer, but I look forward to chatting with everyone soon. :)

16 comments:

  1. Welcome back, Michelle! It's great to hear from you. Your kitchen looks absolutely gorgeous. I hope everything is going well for you. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  2. hi michelle! ur new kitchen looks beautiful and so big! Jon did a great job. i think its worth all the sweat and pain. can't believe u guys attempted this btw.

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    1. Thanks! I still can't believe we did this either. Endless praise to Jon who has never done anything like this before!

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  3. wow, your kitchen looks amazing! i'm glad to hear you're doing ok and keeping busy. enjoy your weekend!

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    1. It is definitely more relaxing to cook in now. :)

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  4. Your kitchen is coming together nicely! Can't wait to see the final transformation! And always love your photos with your cats :)

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    1. I thought it would be fun to get them all in one picture...I had a little treat in my hand. Otherwise, that would have never happened. :)

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  5. Whoa, what a transformation! I absolutely LOVE the white cabinets with black counters. It really opens up the room and makes everything look brighter. My kitchen looks just like your "before"... this may just be the push I need to convert mine ;)

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    1. If you are thinking of it, definitely shoot me an email so I can help put you on the fast track to transformation. We had quite a few fumbles and annoyances, despite reading a bunch of DIY tutorials.

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  6. Wow! Your kitchen turn out AMAZING. So, so beautiful...enjoy. :)

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  7. Good luck with the schooling. That picture depicts you very well! Great job on the kitchen!

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    1. Thanks! It helps when it is a class I am interested in and can apply to my current classroom.

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  8. Great picture to describe yourself!! :-) and WOW your kitchen is looking amazing! The beginning of the school year is always time consuming....I feel like I will never catch up on work!

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    1. Thanks! My thing right now is trying to get all the grades up to date!

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