Thursday, November 3, 2011

What I've Been Doing

Hi, everyone! I hope you're all having a great week.

Our weather has been very nice, and the leaves are beginning to turn. Fall has always been one of my favorite times of the year.

Well, I turned another year older last Friday, and had a very nice day. The teachers got a cake for me, and some of the younger children made me some cards. I got some beautiful cards and gifts from my family, then we went out to eat. :)

We're getting everything organized to put the Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes together. This is a great ministry. So many lives are touched.

It's hard to believe the first quarter of school is almost over! Our staff is a bit short-handed right now, so I've had to do my own job and help out in the classroom. Things have been very busy!

We just finished a Yankee Candle fundraiser, and made a great profit! Their products are wonderful, and we got 40% of the sales. One of our students' moms picked it out for us to do, took care of all the paperwork, and did a great job! This will be a big help in addition to the Box Tops for Education labels we collect.

Unfortunately, the cold virus has been making its rounds through our area, and our house was no exception. I had it first, then Katie, now my husband has it, and today is his birthday! Poor guy. I think he was sick last year on his birthday too. It's just that time of year, and I don't guess it helps being in a school all day with kids and germs.

Well, that's about it for now. I'll leave you with a couple of pictures I took yesterday.

These are the trees across from our house.
The leaves were so pretty in the sunlight.

Our blueberry bush out front.

Thanks for stopping by. :)
Take care,


  1. Happy belated Birthday Melanie. You have been pretty busy. Yes, the school year is flying by. After Christmas it will really go by fast.

  2. You've been busy and sick. At least I didn't see any snow in your pretty pictures!

    The school is a real business - you have to start it up - run it - and shut it down and then the cycle starts all over again.

    Happy belated birthday to you. Happy birthday to hubby. Tell Katie hello and everyone to get well.


  3. Happy belated Birthday. Loved your post. It brought back so many wonderful memories. Our six children are all grown now. Take care. I'll be back.

  4. Hi Melanie...a HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY to you! A HAPPY BIRTHDAY and GET WELL to your husband! A HELLO to sweet Katie! Simple Blessings ♥ Teri

  5. Well, I will wish both you and your husband Happy Birthday!!! Sorry about the colds, but I hope you all got your flu shots?? The leaves are beautiful! The schools here are a mess, they have been re-redistricting and one is closing. Why do teachers get so little money and consideration when our whole future generation is in their hands?? Yet actors and actresses make millions of dollars!!!!! Don't get me started....guess I'm just cranky today.

  6. Happy birthday to you and your hubby!!! So sorry the cold has made it's rounds at your house and that your hubby has it on his birthday. Enjoy what's left of the fall leaves! We still have some too and they are pretty for now.

  7. Happy belated birthday to you Melanie and your hubby! I do remember him being sick last year for his birthday! I just can't believe its been a year already! Hope you all feel better soon! Work does seem to be keeping you busy, but I'm sure your work both in the office and the classroom is so much appreciated! What a cool fund raiser too with the candles (personally I like that better than the wrapping paper ones our schools always seemed to have!)


  8. Happy birthday...hope you weren't sick on your's's bad that your hubby was sick on his birthday. Your's are so close together. Mind will be in a few days...we will all be another year older. The cold virus has been making its rounds here too. I have it now and can't sleep...hope its gone before my birthday gets here..I have already stayed in the house all week.Take care Trish

  9. Hi Melanie. Sounds like your life is a very busy one these days. Belated birthday wishes to you and to your husband. Praying he gets over the cold by Sunday as I know what means to be suffering from a cold when trying to lead worship. Blessings on you and your home.

  10. Hi Melanie,
    Happy Belated Birthday to you, and Happy Birthday to your husband! So sorry he is sick. I'm fighting a cold myself right now. It's no fun! You sound like you have been very busy! I love Yankee candles, they are about the only ones I buy.

    I hope you have a nice weekend! Take care...

  11. Happy belated birthday to the Pastor, sorry he was sick on his b-day. I hope you're all feeling better by now. I love blueberries. Nice photos. Have a great weekend hugs

  12. Happy Birthday! I found you from Laura's blog, Goose Hill Farm. I am also a PW with fur babies galore. Have a great weekend,

  13. I'm sorry I missed your birthday! Hope your day was great! Also hope your hubby feels better now--certainly not fun being sick on your birthday. It has been so nice here this week--I have had the windows open every day. I wish it could always be like that! Take care, Karen

  14. Hi Melanie,

    I love your operation Christmas Card! What a worthy cause that will reach so many people in the most important time of the year! I pray God's blessings to you with reaching so many people this Christmas ! I am new to this whole blog thing, so any advice you could offer would be very appreciated.



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