Thursday, June 30, 2016

After yesterday...

After yesterday's post I ended up creating another item for my TPT store. It's not a huge item but it is one that I like -

you just never know how something is going to show up or be 'born'. This is not going to make me a ton of money but it is just something I like and I want others to use it too.

I would love to still be teaching because I have created so many items over the years that would now be very useful in class. Items that I would have NEVER created if I was still teaching simply because I would not have had the 'time'.

Maybe SOMEDAY I can get back to subbing or teaching.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

What do I think Wednesday?

What do I think about 8th grade?

I have always loved 8th grade due to the fact that they think they know everything but I know they don't. Just because they are headed off to high school next year they 'think' they are better than everyone else. Right.

They don't know they are going from being the TOP of the pecking order to the very BOTTOM of the pecking go out to eat for my SIL's birthday then came back and finished one of my TPT project. It is nothing major but it might make me a small bit of change.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016


I am spending my day 'dog-sitting' for my sister-in-law's dog while she and my wife go out and show the mall and run errands. The dog was nervous as they left the house this morning, she was shaking big time but she has been better as the day goes on. She has slept for a while, now she is 'crying' but I don't know why.

Our own cats and dog have gone to sleep to 'cat nap' now that it is in the middle of the day; Chloe has not.

After I got thru dog-sitting I took a short - very short - nap and I began to work on various TPT projects. One I did finish
was about our state parishes. I saw a very similar one on my Pinterest page so I set about modifying it. All the while my wife was off doing her face-painting thing at Kids Night at CiCi's Pizza tonight.

Of course, once I got one finished it was easy to do the other
I KNOW I am not going to make a killing on the price of many of these items but I may make least now my store is up to 491 items.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Several Things....

I have several more projects in my head, plus ideas I have been wondering about.e several items in the works, plus several items I have been thinking about. However none of them are finished. I figure if - just IF - I can at least get them started, maybe later I will remember them and can get back to them.

We have been Bayli-sitting my granddaughter, having birthdays all over the month of June (My wife's is today, her sister's is in two days), concerts every Monday night, strings camp for two weeks, plus my sister-in-law just came into town to spend three weeks while her apartment gets ready in Fort Worth.


We need June to get over with. We also had Father's Day,  a trip to DFW for a graduation, doctor's appointments...on and on and on...Plus we have been dealing with a heat wave and almost daily rain.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Yesterday and today -

After having my grand-daughter all day yesterday and over night last night, she went to her dad's today. My wife took off for her classes with the youth orchestra camp and I cleaned up a bit then worked on TPT stuff...
I definitely did not get a lot done but I did manage something.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Busy, busy, busy

I have been busy working on my next TPT project. I'm not done yet but I had to spend much of my morning with my wife has we both had doctor's appointments - one after the other. Here is what I working on....
and I mean working on. I have had to make the Task Cards, then write all the questions. It has been a 'pain' but I am getting it done.
And I just finished this WHILE babysitting my grand-daughter - not bad.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Working on my NEXT project

I began my day by working on my next TPT project. I just want to be ready for this coming school year plus I want to make MORE money each month than last year.
I have come up with newer and better ideas for my trusted and true Bingo games and my Task Cards.
My wife is off doing 'her thing' and I'm doing mind. I still have grass to cut, house cleaning to do, but I can do all that as time passes during the HEAT of the day.
I also have to get ready for my wife's sister who is coming to visit during their birthdays next week.
Been working on this TPT item along with changing my "HANDLE' on this BLOG and my TPT account....
My account is now - MrE's History Emporium.

Monday, June 20, 2016

My wife is off teaching a youth orchestra class

My wife may be off teaching a university class today but I am working on a new TPT project. I had other plans but it started to rain and that ended those plans - maybe later.
You just never know what and/or when things will hit you. While she played in the community band concert this evening I did this item for TPT...
Same chapter different project.
I'm heading back to watch TV on this longest 'day' of the year,

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Did nothing really today

I have to say that I REALLY did nothing that made any sense today. But I did go to church, my grand-daughter's church where we met and sat with my soon and his girlfriend. It made for a nice father's day. He sat with his daughter and I sat with my son so it was a nice father/son/father/daughter get together.

From there she went with her dad and we went to my father-in-law where we heard the same stories over again for the umpteen time. He 90 and in good health but he forgets the stories he has already told us so we sit and here them again.

From there we went back to get our grand-daughter and she was 'sad' because she just wanted to see her mom. She had not seen her since Thursday. We took her to eat while her mom came to pick her up.

Like I said. I really did 'nothing' and it is Father's Day PLUS our Anniversary - 45 years of being married. Over all it turned out to be a good day - much like the 40+ years before I guess.

I did nothing for TPT but I did check my emails.

Tomorrow is another day.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

It is just too hot

It was too hot to work outside today. My plans were to go to the country and cut grass but the heat index was to miserable. Maybe tomorrow.

So I stayed inside in the AC and worked on my TPT projects. One was a FREEBIE which I stole off the internet then redid for Louisiana parishes.

It came out easy and I just uploaded it - again for FREE. I don't want to steal and make money of someone else's work.

I have gone and sat outside on the porch but it is to hot for even that. I hate to say it but today is an "inside day".

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

I lied yesterday

I told a fib yesterday evening as I worked on another project for my TPT page.

I just could not stop myself. My brain was just running overtime and there was nothing on TV really. At 8PM I quit and turned the laptop off.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

I did post another couple

I did get up this morning and post another project to TPT

and I have several more in the works. I may or may not get to them today but at least I am trying to do more for my online store.

This one is very cool

and I have used a form of it for years.

I'm done for the day with my third project I'm uploaded to TPT....

Monday, June 13, 2016

Got nothing to do tonight so....

Got nothing to do tonight so I finished one more middle school American history chapter
Maybe tomorrow I might do another one too.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

One new title

Just saw, came up with my own TPT project....
You never know what is NEXT.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

As it stands now....

Right now I have several projects in the works for TPT now such as
and others. They are not ready to upload but they are close.

And then there are uploads I have done just because I have been coming up with new items....

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Keep plugging away

I have been typing away at these since 4AM yesterday morning. I was about to be ready to take a break and see what gets me going today. None of them were ready to upload yet but....

some are now.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Okay, so I did get started yesterday....

I did seem to kick myself in the butt yesterday as I got three sets of my BINGO games done. I still have a bunch to do but at least I got started.

I have so much to do and work on for TPT. Later today I will keep working on items to add to my 'online store'.

Maybe, just maybe it is because today is my birthday. I don't want to leave this world without finishing my projects - if possible.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Nothing clicks my brain into gear

Brain dead, slow, weak, do nothing,  in-a-fog.....

I have been creating nothing for the last couple of weeks. Oh I do have several ideas but have done nothing. I guess my brain thinks "it's summer" so I don't need to work. But I do need to work so that next far starts with a bang on TPT. This May has ended in a dud so to speak. I made some money but now like last August. I need to re-work a few projects, re-do some covers for a few projects, and get my thinking cap back on and begin working.

I have looked over hundreds of projects others have created and nothing strikes my fancy or clicks my brain into high gear. I want to create and I do have SOME ideas but my body just won't get up and do them. I have a whole series of BINGO game to do for every chapter in the Louisiana and American and World textbooks. And all of them would sell but I just won't start them. I have an idea for a new I-phone project and it would REALLY make money but I am still sitting on that idea.