Another Blogger Meetup!

Wow, I am having fun this summer meeting online friends in person!

We had another meetup last night. Jennifer from 4mulaFun came to San Antonio to present at CAMT. I can never resist the chance to meet up with bloggers I follow, so we met up at La Gloria to visit.

From left to right:
Jennifer from 4mulaFun, Charlotte from Fabulous 5th Grade Fun, Veronica from Teaching With the Middle Sister, Daliene from Hello Adventure, and me.

La Gloria has fabulous Mexican street food and tasty, tasty adult beverages. I had the tacos al pastor (marinated pork spit roasted and served with pineapple, onions & cilantro) and a Mangonada (fresh mango, cantaloupe, Herradura Reposado, and Cointreau)  - delicioso! What a great place to meet and talk about new jobs, moving, blogging, Teachers Pay Teachers, pros/cons of Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, and Houston. . . we covered it all!

Thanks, friends, for the fun time!


How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?

This post is not educationally related. Just wanted to warn you up front.

Monday, I had to say goodbye to my sweet Desi. I posted about what was going on with her here.

Desi had been doing well since her surgery. She played bitey-head with Lucy, ate well (her Desi dinner dance complete with roo-roos was a fixture at mealtime), and nudged my hand every time I thought I was done petting her and she thought otherwise. Friday evening, we had some buddies over for game night, and Desi mooched treats and pets all night.

But Monday morning, as we got up, she collapsed. I checked immediately and found her gums almost completely white. I got her up, in the car, and to the vet, just as they opened. I told them she was having another major bleed, and they got me in a room right away. The vet came in, listened to me, checked her gums, and sighed. I said, "It's time to let her go." And we did.

I am missing my lovebug like crazy.


Going on a Blog Hunt

Have you discovered that Google Reader is gone and that now you don't have an easy way to read the blogs you love without clicking all around the interwebs?

I switched to Bloglovin as my blog reader. I like that it has a picture to show you a taste of what the post is about. It is also easy to click on a post, have it open in the Bloglovin frame, and use the buttons to move to the next unread post. You can categorize the blogs you read as well, so if you only have a few minutes, you could just read the blogs that are the same grade level as yours instead of wading through all the posts. (Assuming you have a looooong list of blogs you follow like I do.) Bloglovin also has an app that lets you check out the blogs you are stalking following anywhere, any time.

There is a button on top of the column just to your right that will let you follow my blog using Bloglovin.

Here's your chance to check out some great blogs that might be new to you. Laura Candler is hosting a linky for elementary blogs. Go check them out! Make sure you follow Laura's blog, Chalkboard Connections, if you don't already! She is fabulous!

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