Monday, February 22, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
No T.G.I.F. today, “not no way, not no how.” Today is the last Friday of February vacation week, which means that Monday is back-to-school for at least another seven or eight weeks. During that time, we have our yearly MCAS testing….a miserable, unfair, ridiculous test that virtually every student must take, regardless of their capabilities. It’s also rigidly monitored to the point of amazing tension among all of us that work in the school system. It’s one of those necessary evils.
On a better note, my sister-in-law and I had a wonderful lunch at Olive Garden today, then spent awhile meandering through Michael’s Craft Store. It didn’t spark my creativity like I’d hoped, but I did get this…
Have a great weekend!
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
Raise your hand if...you had to spend an hour in the dentist's chair today, have three shots of novacaine, have him work on "what's left" of a molar, have him suggest a root canal/crown, and four hours later, the novacaine still hasn't worn off. Ouch. I'm feeling whiney.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Saturday, February 13, 2010
“A warm-back husband and a cold-foot wife should easily lead a compatible life.”
“It’s a lonesome washing when there’s not a man’s shirt in it”.
And my favorite…
“There may be snow on the roof but there’s fire in the cellar”.
♥Happy Valentine’s Day! ♥
Friday, February 12, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
I'm thankful to have spent the afternoon exactly the way I wanted to, which doesn't always happen. My friend Nina gave me some pretzel molds for my birthday and today, I tried them out. I actually had fun, which can be a rare occurrence in our busy lives.
This basket of chocolate goodies is heading to school with me tomorrow so that the other teachers can eat them! Can you say "sugar headache"?
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Hi there. Well, I turned
33, 42, 47, 52 yesterday and no, I don’t feel a day older. I feel ten pounds heavier, though, due to my family getting me TWO cakes! Seriously, I still feel full, but that won’t stop me from having a chunk, I mean sliver, of each of them again tonight.
Yesterday was a great day filled with family, which makes all of life’s ups and downs worthwhile. :)
And now, onward with this wonderful new year ahead. Tally ho!
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Friday, February 5, 2010
Raise your hand if…the class of crazy 8th grade hoodlums, as I lovingly refer to them, threw you a surprise birthday party today during third period!!
It was really wonderful! They (and the teacher) got me a cake, an adorable balloon, a bouquet of lovely purple tulips, and a $25 gift card to Barnes and Noble! They brought in sodas and Doritos, too. Come to find out, the one kid in that class that I’ve had the hardest time with since 6th grade was the first one to offer to donate money towards the gift…and he offered $10!!! I was astounded! But mostly, I was humbled…these are not “well-off” kids and sometimes you think you just don’t get through to them. Today proved otherwise. It lifted my spirits immensely and had me smiling for the rest of the day.
And on another note…
Happy weekend to everyone!
Thursday, February 4, 2010
I just peeled and ate two tasty oranges and as always when there are orange peels, I made my potpourri. It is heavenly…see what you think.
Peel of two (or so) oranges
Twelve (or so) whole cloves
Four (or so) cinnamon sticks
Two cups (or so) of water
Put these ingredients into a small saucepan and let simmer. Be sure NOT to forget about it, though; always keep water in the pan. The smell is absolutely wonderful!
Last Friday night there was a “wolf moon”, an exceptionally beautiful and rare full moon. It was also about one degree out there, so as rare and lovely as it was, there was no way I was venturing outside to take a photo of it…and that’s why God made 20 year olds!
My middle daughter took her pretty fancy camera, along with my cute little one, outside and took some shots. Here are a few of them for anyone else who stayed in, under the heavy blankets. :) These were taken over the barn my son built…talk about a bright night!
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Raise your hand if…you ate enough raw cupcake dough to eliminate eight cupcakes from the finished product. Yeah, so did I. Ugh. Did you also get the accompanying stomach ache and sugar headache? Ditto here. Blech.
All I can say is that they’d better be gone before I have to eat the frosting!