Monday, December 28, 2009

Confessions Part 3

It's the end of another year, the perfect time to purge the closets of clothes, the drawers of junk, and the house of all that extra stuff that you don't really need.  It's also the perfect time for confessions, and resolutions....

So here's Round Three of my confessions

1. When I watch television shows on DVD I have to look a the title of each show, and read the summary.  It's true, even if I've seen the show before I still have to do it.  I hate the "Play All" button.

2.   My alarm clock goes off three separate times in the morning because I like to wake up slowly, I'm guessing this is one of the many positive aspects to living alone since I suspect if anyone else had to listen to three alarms each morning things wouldn't be so pleasant

3.  Despite my tendency to ramble on and on, I have actually gone an entire 24 hours without speaking, at all.  And I did it just to see if I could (cause I'm weird like that).

4.  I hate cold weather but am to cheap to turn my heat above 65 unless I have guests over and then I do it out of guilt.

5. I get horribly embarrassed by awkward people doing embarrassing things on TV and therefore can't watch most reality shows because they make me queasy and uncomfortable. And if I do watch them I do so with the remote in my hand ready to turn the channel if necessary.

6.  While I never, in a million years, would ever want to be on The Real World, I am sad that I'm to old to be on it because it makes me feel...well, old.

7.  No matter where I am, in any building, I always make sure to know the fastest way to the exit.  Although nothing has ever happened to make this information necessary I like to be prepared just in case.  (side note: B, don't pretend like you don't do the exact same thing)

8.  I like driving, a LOT, except for in the rain which sucks, or when going over a bridge.

9.  I call it "E! Entertainment Television"  Every. Single. Time.  Deal with it

10.   I've only been able to keep 1 New Year's Resolution in my entire life and it was this year so I'm quitting while I'm ahead and resolving to not make any more New Year's Resolutions

Farewell's to a better and brighter 2010!!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Rookie Mistake

When Christmas time rolled around during my first year as a teacher I was beyond excited.  Here we were during my favorite time of the year (excluding my birthday, obviously), and it was my first year in the classroom.   Tiny fireworks were exploding inside my head on a daily basis, and the craziness of the entire season lead to my first big rookie mistake.
Christmas Presents

Now, I've gotten some pretty awesome things over the years.  A LOT of chocolate, some adorable hand written cards, Christmas pins (which I always put on so the kids can see that i'm wearing them) but that first year, oh that first year....I got a present that trumps all other gifts.  A gift that lives in infamy.  A gift that I (and here's the big mistake) opened in front of the pajamas

with a greese stain on them

and they were itty bitty 

 and yellow

and I am not itty bitty

and yellow is not my color

You can imagine my surprise at this particular gift.  After all, I had just opened a bag of christmas cookies, a new pin (which I was wearing), a Snow Globe with a students picture in it, and several cards.  So when faced with a pair of yellow silk and lace short shorts and a tiny tank top I was left, for perhaps the first time ever, speechless.   I stammered, I stuttered, I declined holding them up for the rest of the class to see, and I fled to my friends classroom as soon as I had taken my kids to PE.   I was both relieved, and slightly horrified, to see that she had gotten a similar gift.  And, while mine had a grease stain, she only got the top half of hers so clearly I was the winner.

Plus I learned a valuable lesson, and now, when faced with any sort of gift from a student I polietly accept,  and then open them in PRIVATE!

Also, writing a thank you note to a 5th grader who has just given you sexy pajamas required all my creative writing skills to make it sound, you know, not creepy. 

Friday, December 4, 2009

If you thought I had a lot of stuff before....

Check me out now!






Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Yard Sale: Before

I am feeling overwhelmed

And blessed

That so many friends

Have donated so much

For my Yard Sale

This Saturday

From 7-12 (or until people quit buying)

All Proceeds to benefit my Adoption Fund

**And this doesn't even included the Solid Cherry Dining table, or the additional carload, and a shed FULL of stuff being delivered later in the week.**