Friday, August 23, 2013

I'm exhausted, but I'm celebrating anyway

Happy Friday!

The good news is, I'm teaching. The bad news is, I have no time (or energy) left to blog, write, read, etc - i.e. no ME time! I've been swamped! It's not permanent, and I'm hoping things will settle down, now that the first week of school is over, but I want to apologize for not getting around very much this week.

Courtesy Vikki's weekly hop...

  • I celebrate teaching a great group of kids, hopeful to reach through and get them to learn a little math!
  • I celebrate my beautiful friend, Patty, for bringing Pop Travel on vacation with her and taking pictures of it - I've been showing them off at Facebook, here are a few...



  • I celebrate my awesome dad for taking Pop Travel to work and getting his co-workers to pose, reading Pop Travel. Here he is...

So, I'm tired, but I'm happy!
And I am setting some time aside this weekend to visit my blog friends. I miss you guys!

23 comments:

Candilynn Fite said...

Oh, Tara! This weekend you need to devote at least 2 hours to ME time. Hide in the closet with a book and flashlight if you have to. :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Pop Travel has been traveling!
Hope next week is calmer for you, Tara. Now, go relax and have a good weekend.

Rhonda said...

Your dad is so cool! I love that he had his co-workers pose! I am doing the celebrate hop this week too.

Denise Covey said...

I love the pics of Pop Travel in various places. What fun. It looks good at the beach.

Lexa Cain said...

Wait a minute! POP TRAVEL is having a better vacation than I've ever had. Is it fair to dangle it right in front of me like that? lol

Cool pics! Have a great weekend! :-)

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I hope you get some much-deserved YOU time soon Tara. Have a wonderful weekend :)

Laura said...

Glad you've been getting such great reviews, that's awesome!

cleemckenziebooks said...

Here's to more to celebrate--small and LARGE, too--about Pop Travel.

Hurray for you.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Your book has been jet setting around.

Rachel Schieffelbein said...

Love the pictures!
I would imagine the first week of school is crazy! Hopefully things will settle down soon. :)

Robin said...

It's hard when life gangs up on you. I am sure that first of week of school is the worst. You will find your groove and settle into a routine that allows for some ME TIME. Congrats on your book getting around. Love the pics:)

Cathrina Constantine said...

Teaching is an exhausting job!! Your book looks great!

Trisha F said...

I've never wanted to be a teacher, and have avoided it like the plague - not only SO much work, but I don't like a roomful of people watching everything I do while I talk :P

Trisha F said...

P.S. awesome pics of people with your book! :D

Donna K. Weaver said...

I love that someone took your book on vacation.

Jemi Fraser said...

Those are awesome pics!!! So exciting to see Pop Travel out and about!! :)

I don't start back to school under day after Labour Day but I feel your pain! My classroom hasn't been waxed yet and everything is in the hall! *sigh* It's going to be nuts!

Nancy LaRonda Johnson said...

It looks like your book had a great vacation with plenty of action! Family support is such a great kickoff, isn't it?

May the next months be just as exciting for you and your kids, but not as exhausting. :)

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Fida Islaih said...

Awesome pictures!!!

Yolanda Renee said...

Looks like success has come your way and your busy keeping up with it. No one wants anything but more of it for you - we understand your absence, enjoy and celebrate!

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Love the pics of POP TRAVEL traveling, especially the one with your Dad. The fact he took it to work is just awesome. :)

VikLit said...

Pop Travel is on the move! That's awesome, what a great set of celebrations ;)

DMS said...

Congrats on all of the traveling your book has been doing. Fabulous!

Hopefully this week was a little less stressful- but the start of school is always so busy (my co-author is a teacher and she started this week. I know she has felt like she no time to do anything else). I hope you have a wonderful school year!
~Jess

Gwen Gardner said...

What a totally awesome dad!!