This is making me happy right now...

One of my poems was published in an actual book! A book that you can actually buy! It was voted by my peers on to be part of a collection, and no one was more surprised about me being picked than me. This is the poem that was selected and you can purchase the book here.

This is the actual book with my actual poem. Cool.

And speaking of books, I am loving the heck out of my Mockingjay book. Yeah, I know I've been taking my sweet, sweet time reading it (for those of you who are following my Mockingjay tweets on Twitter). But I've enjoyed savoring it. I'm in the third (and last?) section of the book, about 60 pages away from finishing it. I can't wait to see how it all concludes...

Oh hello, addictive little book.

I may have whined and groaned about having to go back to my regular 6:00 AM wake up schedule during the week, but you know? It's been kind of cool getting up before the sun and making the most of the AM. (I can't believe I just wrote that either.)

I'm really digging my classroom layout this year. I feel like every year my design has been getting better and better. Sure, it sucked having to move into a new classroom -- AGAIN -- but I'm liking the change. Plus I'm liking my students, too. I'm teaching freshmen for the first time, and while they are SUPER high energy (picture chihuahuas hopped up on pixi stix), I'm enjoying the challenge. Here are some peektures of my new classroom (sans students):

What's making you happy right now?


5 comment(s):

Claire Kiefer said...

Congrats on the poem! And wow, your classroom looks so organized! I'm in awe. :)

{andthisiswhatshesaid} said...

Congrats on the poem! Loving your classroom, so organized!! and yesss mocking jay- i am really excited.

Jenny☮ said...

You are so talented! Don't be so shocked. :)
Your new classroom looks like Mrs. Nunez from when I had her for World History. Then again, all of the new building classes look the same. Love all the posters. :)

.adri. said...

I absolutely LOVE your class! Come over here and fix mine up? Please?! :o)

danielle and dinosaur toes said...

okay, i can't believe you wrote that about waking up early, either. i'm in shock.

i've actually never heard of mockingjay, but if you say it's good, i may have to look into it.

also, YAY on being published! you're a great writer, so you deserve it!