So I am a high school math teacher and two years ago I was moved to a classroom down in the basement of my building—on a positive, it is a nice, large room and we are off the beaten path so administrators don’t bother you much down there. No windows down there and definitely not great cell service, so I decided to make it a little homey and personable. I came across a few signs that were $5 or less so not a big investment and my obsession began.
Today I hung up signs #31 and #32. I also am cheap so I have only bought 8 of them up there, the rest I made by painting stretched canvases and doing the lettering using different fonts I look up, etc. I will be out and about or on the internet and come across a great sign or saying and I take a picture (because my brain is not what it used to be!) and then I get around to making a bunch of signs when I have the energy/ambition to get crafty. It really has become my pride and joy at work and the kids enjoy reading them as do my co-workers when they have to trek down to the basement for something. LOL
I know I said this before, but have to say again how much I LOVE reading through this thread and all of the cool pics and conversations you all so graciously share—THANK YOU!
BS, that Christmas flower was just beautiful, so perfect! I am not one to have a green thumb or really do much in the plant department, but I admire those who do! My neighbors across the street are amazing with their flowers so I am so lucky to live across from them and admire their talents. I do water the plants for them when they are away. And every year they make me a cool desk calendar with pictures of their various flowers for each month—it’s very impressive and so sweet of them!
Peanut, I really enjoyed your picture story of your move to TX with your vacation home in CA. I was like mob wondering how your holiday pics were in CA, but you list the capital of TX as your home place. I especially loved the pup pics!
Stu, wow that that squirrel went right up and sat on your son’s leg! We have our fair share of squirrels over here, but I haven’t ever seen one just go right up like that. I guess those NY ones are more civilized! By the way, would that be the Stu who inspired your name?
And I have to say I am jealous that his school trip crossed the pond! Damn, I went to school in Pittsburgh and I don’t know that we ever took a school trip out of the state—well, I was in the marching band so we did do band trips on coach buses, but truly there was never an opportunity to travel out of the country (of course that was 30 years ago, I guess there are more trips abroad these days).
Happy New Year to everyone! I must admit, when I put the date on the board today I slipped and wrote 2018, but I at least caught myself!