Friday, February 3, 2012

A Day Off...

So, today was staff development in the school district I'm currently student teaching in. Typically I would have to go on these days, but my mentor teacher went a couple of extra days during the summer in order to assure that she had this day off during the year. Thanks to that, we both had a day off today, yay!

Since about high school, I would occasionally go to my mom's office when I had a day off. Her boss loves me, and she works in an office that only has four other women. They all enjoy having me there, so it's never a big deal. Since I knew I had the day off, I told her I would go with her, and I realized that it might be the last time I can do so for awhile. Soon enough I'll be married and probably won't be able to do it very often. Anyway, in honor of my possible last time there, I took some pictures of her little cubicle. Most of the stuff she's had there as far back as I can remember.

See that wonderful picture in the back there? Yes, that was made by yours truly, obviously when I was much younger, though! My mom has had that hung up for as long back as I can remember, and it's always made me smile to get there and see it. See the orange fuzzy man? That would be Hungry Man! He is from Weight Watchers, my parents are both using it to diet, and it's a cute little reminder to my mom when she's at work. I like to give him a new home when I'm there, and today this home was a cup. Isn't he cute? 

 I actually don't like this little plant too much, because it likes to attract little gnats! However, my mom does love it because it's the only plant she has ever not killed. She got it a couple years ago as a gift from an agent. It's called a Christmas Cactus, though it actually blooms in June or July, so I really don't understand the name! Anyway, this year we replanted it in this cute little blue pot, and it definitely spruced it up some! Mom's got a green thumb, now! 

Then, of course, mom has her picture area. As you can see, there is a picture of Michael and I right at the front. I bought her that frame (since it's one of her favorite colors) and she decided that the picture would look good in it. She has our Save the Date hanging there, too, since it's a magnet. She also has a picture of my grandpa and grandma, and the picture in the back, kind of blocked, is a picture of my brothers and I from back when I was in high school. She also has her collection of stuffed animals my dad usually gets her for Valentine's Day. :) 

All of these pictures were taken on my iPhone, so they're definitely not the best. I finally got a case for my small camera, so I'm going to start carrying it in my purse with me. Anyway, that's how I spent my Friday off. Now I'm off to have some pizza. Hope you all had a lovely Friday!


  1. it's great to be able to see your mom. i haven't met my mom since october.have a nice weekend :p

  2. I just student taught last semester and i LOVED it when I got out of silly boring staff meetings and such. One I got lucky with because my mentor teacher got sick!