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Happy New Year!

Okay, so I’m a week late with the Happy New Year. I hope you have had a fantastic start to 2016. We ended up with an impromptu get together on New Year’s Eve. It was quite nice. With tasty food, good friends and family, board games, champagne, and someone to kiss at midnight, what more could a girl ask for bringing in the new year? Not much, actually.


The year has started off a bit crazy for me. This week my car died and the thermostat in my classroom (I’m in a portable) has been on the fritz. I had zero heat in my classroom the first day and a half of this week. It was pretty dang cold. The custodian was able to reset it Tuesday and now the heat won’t automatically shut off; I have to do it manually. Wednesday morning, it was 80 degrees in my class when I walked into it at 7:30 am. Holy cow, was it hot. I opened the door to the thirty-some-odd degree weather and was grateful it was cold outside. Yesterday, the digital readout stopped working. Yes, there is a work order in to get it replaced. Hopefully, it will be soon. I will say this: it could be way worse. I could still have no heat at all.  Now, at least, I can a) turn the heat off, if need be and b) open the doors to let the heat out when it gets too hot. It has definitely been a roller coaster ride with the temperature in my class this week, but I have to say, it’s been too ridiculously absurd to be anything but funny.

I’m hoping I’ll get my car back from the mechanic and the thermostat in my classroom will be replaced soon. Maybe then 2016 won’t feel so crazy. Though, someone told me they felt that my life was always like that. Gosh, I hope not. I don’t think I’d stay sane if life was always like that.

Speaking of it being a new year, did you make any resolutions? I didn’t. I actually stopped making resolutions a few years back. They never really worked for me. I just just try to be the best me possible for each new year. I did, however, recently see this and I like it a lot.

So maybe no resolutions that you’re going to beat yourself up over if you break them for you, either. Just try to be the best you possible this year. And maybe throw in a few of the suggestions from Neil Gaiman. Happy New Year. I hope that 2016 is the best ever.