Thursday, February 21, 2008


I'm waiting for my hubby to come home from work so we can have dinner. Poor guy has worked late a lot this week. He works too hard... wait... do I hear the garage door? Yippeee!

Monday, February 18, 2008

is it friday yet?

One of my kids came up to me today and asked, "Is tomorrow Friday?" and I replied, "No, but I wish it was!". Another kiddo walking behind me chimed in, "Me too!". Smarty pants.

I am zonked... not quite sick but not quite well. It's driving me bananas but most interestingly, I'm not the only adult at school with these symptoms. Weird. And if I get shocked one more time I'm going to SCREAM... that's really my only complaint (besides dry winter skin) about living out here.

I am addicted to several things... yarn, chocolate, HGTV, Food Network, reading, and baking.

I am adverse to working out, cleaning, cooking when I don't want to, and being sick.

Just some tidbits about me.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


Parent/Teacher conferences are tonight at school. I love the ones where I get to tell the parents great things about their child. I have great anxiety over the ones where the kids aren't doing so well.

Today we had our Valentine's Day Party... practically the entire time was spent handing out valentines between classmates. Next year I need to do it differently.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

sundays, etc.

Sundays are an anomaly for me. Sometimes I love them, sometimes I hate them. I haven't decided which to feel today. We're going to a friend's house later to visit and play cards. They just had a baby and she's absolutely beautiful. Did I mention I love babies? My mother thinks my maternal instinct is in overdrive. She's right.

I'm getting my groove on very slowly at school. It's a challenge to teach kindergartners how to read. Kindergarten is no longer all fun and play and naptime. Now kids are expected to know WAY more before first grade and sometimes it's beyond their developmental capabilities. Frustrating. But I keep on keepin' on... I'm getting to the last part of my first official year of teaching elementary school and I'm so glad I made the change from preschool!

I just finished crocheting a cute little purse for myself just in time for V-Day. Some projects are laborious and I can't wait to finish them. With this one, I was almost a little sad to finish it.

I'm still debating whether or not to add the ribbon that is supposed to go through the tall stitches toward the top. The ribbon I had originally chosen won't work with it so I might try to find another one. The pattern is from Interweave Crochet Magazine (Winter 2007)

Friday, February 8, 2008


I'm babysitting for a friend this morning and right now he's sleeping in my arms because there's no place to lay him down in my classroom. I love babies.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008


So I went to my first caucus tonight. Before now, I had voted in primaries but never a caucus. Heck, I didn't even know what a caucus was before a few days ago. And now I know it is a HUGELY inefficient way to cast your vote for a nominee. A ton of people in a big room, everyone talking so you can't hear anyone at all, and the most obnoxious people are the ones who talk the most. OY.

Friday, February 1, 2008


I absolutely love Fridays. I have the day off... and if I choose to go into work, I can. If I don't want to, I don't have to. LOVE IT!

I have a yarn addiction. I love buying yarn. It makes me so happy! I have a brand new skein sitting in my purse right now waiting to be crocheted into a cute purse and it's calling my name.

Inanely typing the first thing that comes to my head...

Have a great weekend!