Friday, November 30, 2007
I called him from work on my lunch break to say hi, and when he answered, I asked him what he was up to. He said, "I took a shower, and put on some jeans I haven't worn since last year and they were tight. " I asked him why he thought they were tight (of course I know why) and he said, "Because I like candy."
Last night Kenny said he wanted something healthy for dinner (we were just finishing up registering for wedding presents) so where do we go? Wendy's. Not that healthy, but he could still get a salad. He orders a salad, and while doing so, tries to figure out a way to get the chili into the BLT chicken salad (he didn't want the one that came with it). I ask him why he doesn't just get a burger and a chili if that's what he wants and he says, "I'm trying to eat healthy by getting a salad, but I really only like the salads if they aren't really salads." That's my Kenny!
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
I have a confession: I put my wedding dress on tonight. No one was here to help me (or spy on me.....Kenny!), and I did it just fine myself. I have been wanting to, and for some reason, it felt naughty and great all at the same time. I love it. I never want to take it off. It's so comfortable, and I can't wait to wear it for real! If it weren't for the fear that I have that Kenny will come home and see me in it, I would probably be blogging in it. But I'm not.
Today was a day that drained me. The kids were constantly, "I need......I need......I need......." and I just kept thinking, "I NEED A TIME OUT!" And I really did. I got it on my way home from the gym.....no radio, no noise, no phone, nobody....complete and total silence. Just what I needed. Ahhhh.
Monday, November 26, 2007
My class and I were talking about how they need to be on their best behavior (our class was chosen to be taped for our school website) and show the "world" how 6 and 7 year old act. I told them that even though their teacher was chubby, she could run fast and for a long time on the treadmill and they just better be on their best behavior. Then one of the boys raised his hand and said, "Yeah, my grandma is chubby too and she can really chase me, pretty good for being chubby." I was cracking up!!
I always tell the kids to fold their arms when they are in line, it's the one thing they just fail to do. I can't stand it!! If their arms aren't folded, they flail and act crazy, so that's why I constantly ask them to fold their arms. Anyway, I started taking away Fun Friday minutes every time I had to tell them to fold their arms. And just to get them going, I'll say, "Don't make me say the "a" word!" and then I'm not really saying the word, which would cost them minutes, but I'm still reminding them to fold their arms. So we are in the hallway, on our way to lunch, and, as usual, some of the kids aren't folding their arms. One of the boys notices and says, "You better fold 'em or else she'll say the "a" word." My principal was right there in the hallway and heard it, and then turned and looked at me like, "What is the "a" word?" I told her before she could ask me what it was, and then she laughed and walked away. Whew. That could have gone really wrong.
One of the first grade girls take FOREVER to do any work. I mean it'll take her all morning to do her journal entry, and it should take 15 minutes. I have to bargain with her snack to get her to finish anything. I normally don't like to use food like that, especially when some kids don't have a lot of food at home, but her mom said that was what worked at home, so every once in a while I tell her she can eat her snack when she finishes her work. And it usually takes her half the amount of time. Anyway, this particular morning, she was frustrated with reading the directions on a language arts sheet, and she slammed her pencil down, threw her hands up in the air and said, "That's it, I can't read, Ms. L. call my momma." I asked her what her momma would say, and she said, "I don't know, but she'll come get me and take me home. I can't take this learning stuff in first grade." That was the hardest thing to keep from laughing. The problem was she is super smart and she got used to not being challenged in kindergarten. My class is advanced, so she's appropriately challenged, and she's just not used to needing help. Poor girl. She adjusting now. I told her mom later on what she said and we both had a good laugh.
I could write so many more scenarios, but I'll save them for another time. Did anyone watch Desperate Housewives last night??? I'm dying to know what is going to happen next week, the natural disaster and all. And Gabby & Carlos are so screwed. I love it that Lynette's mom is living with her gay ex-husband, they make cute roommates. And Andrew!! I felt bad that he was feeling left out, but when he told Bree that he forgave her, I love it!!!! I know it's ridiculus to be that into a nighttime soap opera, but I love the show and it's an hour a week I don't have to deal with reality. Isn't that why we watch TV in the first place?? Go ahead, make fun of me, but you all know you watch something you are ashamed of. I love The Hills (even worse), Grey's, and Brother's & Sisters too. Go on, make fun, I can handle it.
Once my dinner digests, I'm getting the big maglight out and going into the backyard to find my running shoes that the puppy hid. I had them sitting on the back porch because I stepped in her poo pile on Friday. I let them dry up and then I was going to clean them Saturday, and I forgot. I let her out this morning and I see one shoe covered in snow (oh yeah, we got our first snow last night), and I don't see the other shoe. ANYWHERE. It was dark, but I didn't have time to get the flashlight and look. Now, I have time. And if I don't find it, the dog is in the penalty box for a while. Expensive shoes, gone to crap!!!
Sunday, November 25, 2007
I had a nice surprise visit from a longtime friend who was in the area for the holiday, and that was really nice. She was only here with her fiance for a short time because when she is home, her time is spread thin, but it was great to see her for a few minutes! She is getting married down south where she lives now in March, so I will taking a road trip then!
Here's to a good week ahead!
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Friday, November 23, 2007
I bought that Christmas bulb back in June when we were at convention and I had lots of time to spend money. Isn't it cute?? Next year, I'm sure we'll have a bulb or some other kind of decoration that says something about our first Christmas as husband and wife. I love all that stuff!
I have declared to anyone who will listen that I'm staying home today. I have a list of stuff to do, big stuff, and I really want to get it done. I am leaving the house in a minute, but it's to work out, so that really doesn't count, because I'm not running an errand. When I get home, I'm starting in on my to-do list and we'll see how far I get!!
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
- The word GOLF came from Gentleman Only Ladies Forbidden
- When you see a statue of a soldier on a horse, if both front legs of the horse are raised, the man died in the battle. If one front leg is raised, the man died from wounds as a result of the battle. And if all four legs of the horse are on the ground, the man died later in life from natural causes.
- 50% of all Americans live within 50 miles of their birthplace
- In England pubs, beer was ordered in pints and quarts. When the customers got unruly, the bartender told them to mind their pints and quarts, which is where "mind your Ps and Qs" came from.
You know you are with the times when the following things apply to you:
- It's quite possible you have entered your pin number into the microwave by accident
- You've never played solitare with real cards
- You have 15 phone numbers to reach 3 family members
- You email a person sitting 3 feet away from you
- Websites are at the bottom of every commercial, billboard, and on every box of food
- Your excuse for not staying in touch with someone is that they don't have email
- Getting online before you have your first cup of coffee in the morning is the normal routine
- You will jam on the brakes and drive back home if you forget your cell phone, like you can't live without it
THESE are the things that kept me going through pointless meetings this morning. And that's it. The good news was we got to leave work at 1pm. Traffic was crazy. I guess the airport wasn't having issues inside, but the parking was what was holding everyone up. Thank goodness I'm not flying anywhere!
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Monday, November 19, 2007
I worked out extra hard today in preparation for the eating on Thursday. I can already taste the pumpkin pie. Yummy!!
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Isn't this just about the cutest black lab you ever saw?? She especially looks good with the hunting/camo quilt behind her. I love my puppy! I think she's winking in this picture. She isn't really much of a pup anymore considering she weighs almost 30 pounds. I don't know what qualifies her as not being a puppy anymore, but for me, I think I draw the line when I can barely pick her up anymore. And we're teetering on that line!! Look at those paws. Couldn't you just eat 'em??
Later today I'm meeting my aunt, uncle, & cousins at David's Bridal so my cousin, who will be a junior bridesmaid, can pick out and try on her dress. She is very excited because I told her she can choose any style she wants, and she will already have plans to wear it again. That makes me happy!!!
This is one of the most beautiful Sunday mornings we've had in a long time. The sun is shining, it's cold but beautiful, and I've already been on a walk with the puppy. I love this time of year, the leave that haven't been raked are so pretty in the yards around us and the pup loves running though them. She looks adorable when she picks them up and runs around with them in her mouth. I love days like this:)
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Friday, November 16, 2007
Thursday, November 15, 2007
1. Sleep in
2. Go to the movies with Kenny
3. Go to dinner with Kenny
4. Make room in the garage for my car ('cause that's where they go!)
5. Crafty things (not for the wedding, just for me)
6. I don't WANT to clean, but Clean
7. Call parents and talk to them for a long time
8. Visit my brother and his new woman
9. Grade papers
10. Clean out 2 closets (I'm motivated only because I can't find a couple things!)
11. Organize the wedding stuff we already have
12. Sleep in
13. Sleep in
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
We've been looking at this nasty, gold trimmed, 1961 kitchen floor for more than 6 months and it's waaaaaaaaaaay past the deadline for a new floor, so we ordered it tonight! It'll be here sometime next week. I don't really care when it gets here, I'm just happy it's on its way! That's half the battle right there. The next project in the kitchen will be replacing cabinet doors and painting the existing cupboard......fun fun. I haven't picked up a paint brush since the big drowning in paint back in the February/March era. I'm a little leary about it, but it's to make the kitchen look good, so I'll do it. But no one said I had to like it!!
The kids were tiny devils all day today. Yesterday it was only the afternoon. What is up?? Wait, I know, it's the holidays. From this point until we come back after New Years, they are going to be naughty. Oh joy. I'm soooo looking forward to it. Do any other teachers have the same problem? I have to threaten with holiday parties and Fun Friday movies and goodies. It works sometimes, but in the end, I suffer right along with them when they loose out on the fun stuff, because I enjoy all that stuff right along with them.
I drove to school with my four new tires today and it felt like I was driving on marshmallow clouds. Niiiiiiice.
I'm noticing that my posts aren't that long since I started the NaBloPoMo thing. I'm trying, I really am.
Three more days until the weekend.
Monday, November 12, 2007
- being too groggy to turn the lights on when I got in the shower
- the puppy licking my feet all morning
- donating 40 new hats & gloves from the dollar tree to our school clothing drive
- walking into a neat, clean, disinfected, ready-to-go classroom this morning
- 3 kids absent (that NEVER happens) so lots of reviewing instead of teaching new stuff
- an awesome morning, praising the kids for it, and then after lunch they were hellions
- crying kids after gym class (the same ones that cry EVERY TIME we have gym)
- eating 2 sour apple airheads after school, I think it was my saving grace
- being told that I just "must" watch bridezillas
- taking the puppy for a walk when I got home and then having to turn back around to go home because she laid a deuce about 10 houses down and I HAD NO BAG-remember, I'm still new at this dog thing
- puppy acting wild when we got home so she stayed in the backyard
- being so sleepy that I fell asleep on the couch until Kenny got home
- Kenny brought home my car with FOUR NEW TIRES
- don't ask about that, it's not a pretty story:(
- drinking my dinner smoothie (too lazy to make anything)
- watching the dog fetch her toys in the backyard
- folding laundry
Not very exciting, but I'm happy about having the tire issue taken care of. Not happy about the price, but it's worth it because you just can't drive (safely) without tires!! I worked out last night and did some new stuff with my arms so I'm sore and sleepy today...can't wait to go back for more tomorrow!
Oh yeah, one more thing. One of my students said the whole word "bitch" today. That has never happened before. One of my students was snitching on the other one after gym class (there seem to be soooo many issues when I pick them up from gym) and when I asked the snitcher what the snitchee said, he first replied, "...he said the B word...." and then I said, "What did he really say?" because 9 times out of 10 the kid being snitched on didn't really say the word. So the snitcher says, "No really, he said BITCH." I was stunned that the kid actually used the whole word while tattling on someone else. I couldn't get mad!! I asked him!! I had to turn around and hide my face and laugh because I was so stunned. That has never happened before. And yes, 6 and 7 years swear, and I don't usually catch them, but they do!!
Sunday, November 11, 2007
The style of dress they chose is the blue one above, and the apple color is the bright red one below.
Here's one crazy bridesmaid waiting for the next dress to try!
And here's me, waiting to zip, unzip, and take pics!!
It was soooo much fun. And one of the girls said she felt like a runway model, even better! I've done this so many times that I almost miss being a bridesmaid....almost, but not quite. Nothing is as special as putting on that white dress.
Now I have the usual Sunday evening junk to do. And work out. And TRY to grade papers. We'll see if that gets done.
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Friday, November 09, 2007
Thursday, November 08, 2007
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
The kids were crazy today, maybe because of the weather. Who knows. They just never stopped talking all day. ALL DAY. I had to stop teaching a number of times because of their mouthes, so tomorrow, as punishment, we are having "old fashioned school." That's were they are give a big fat packet of work in the AM and they cannot ask questions...they just have to work. The packet contains all the sujects for the day, they get no recess, no computer time, just plain old work. They will get their special class tomorrow, but that's it. And believe when I say IT WORKS. I know it sounds mean, but a teacher has to do what a teacher has to do. They can't act like that and get away with it, no matter how cute they are! By lunchtime they will be little angels again, garenteed. It always works. It just stinks for me because I'm not getting much taught...their packets are review because they can't get help with the work (I can also use the work as assessments, they just don't know that). Anyway, I may be mean, but I know it will help the talking stop.
I am off to a fancy shmancy business dinner with Kenny when all I really want to do is curl up under two fleece blankets and sleep!!
Monday, November 05, 2007
Sunday, November 04, 2007
Saturday, November 03, 2007
Friday, November 02, 2007
I think I'll be trying on wedding dresses tomorrow with my mom, Kenny's mom, my aunt, and possibly my Grandma. My mom is a little under the weather, so she might not go too, and to be truthful, it won't be the same without her. There is a HUGE sale, that's the ONLY reason I will go without her if she can't make it, but I really am not excited about it without her. Cross your fingers that she will be here in the morning!
Here's something funny that happened this week. I called a teacher in another classroom to ask her a question during the day and while I was talking to her she said to one of her students, "Park that bottom!" I was cracking up. So a little while later, when one of my kids was running around NOT doing what he was supposed to do, I said the same thing and the whole class just looked at me like I was crazy. One of them said, "You never say bottom!" And it's true, I hate that word altogether. I tell them to sit on their "cushies" when they are sitting on the carpet because I can't stand saying the word bottom. A while later, the same kid who is never in his seat long enough to even raise his hand comes over to where I am and says he needs help. We have rules about raising hands for a question, and clearly, this child doesn't get it, so I give him the teacher look, and he says, "I know, I know, park my bottom, right?" and goes right back to his chair and raises his hand. I was dying in side. It was so funny the way he said that!!!! I've already changed the saying to "park your car" because I couldn't stand the word bottom any longer, but right now it's the running joke in our classroom. You can hear them snickering it when they think I'm not listening. Too funny. Alright, I'm out. Oh yeah, Kenny has my password to this blog now and so he keeps threatening to "guest" blog and I can already tell you that it will be ridiculus and innappropriate, so just an FYI. If there happens to be an entry that is vulgar, scary, or just not me, that's why. I'm changing my password immediatly but I have a feeling he'll still get in. Boys!