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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Good times from elementary school

I really love my job this year. I get to act like a complete fool, and I'm loved for it. I get called beautiful every day by 5 and 6 year olds even when I'm feeling not so lovely. As long as you keep the little ones entertained, they keep the compliments coming. Sometimes I just have to laugh at some of the goofy stuff they say.

"My toe hurts."

"I have a loose tooth."

"I ate a pop tart for breakfast."

"My brother's 2, but I don't like him."

They feel the need to tell me whatever pops in their little minds at that moment in time. At which point I usually reply with the same thing. "Alright, thanks for that fascinating glimps into your life." Usually they just giggle and go away. I'm sure they have no idea what I just said.

I've also mastered the art of giving bribes for good behavior. Stickers are my vice. Don't think 5th graders won't do anything for a sticker...especially if it glows in the dark. The Dollar Tree has become my favorite store. It really is a teacher mecca. I don't really care if they love me because I give them stuff. I know how boring music class can be. They have to look forward to something...even if it is a Sponge Bob sparkly sticker I slap in their heads as they walk out the door.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Don't hate, motivate!

I'm having a hard time finding the motivation to do ANYTHING these days. I give a dog and pony show all day, plan for a program, head up a committee, write eviction letters on occasion, starting up two clubs, and was asked to be nominated for president of our PTO. I guess they figure I have more than enough time. I'm not a regular ed teacher, so I must have hours and hours to spare. Well, I figure it's an honor to be picked by your principal to head up her PTO.

That aside, I was asked by my husband the other day if he could possibly have a home cooked meal AT HOME. I suppose I have been neglecting my wifely duties. But I don't even cook for's hard to get motivated to cook food I don't eat to satisfy his lust for meat and cheese. He'll just give me a dirty look if dinner was couscous and seitan kabobs. Mmmm...wheat gluten on a stick...

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Precious puppy

His name is Dobbie. Like the house elf in Harry Potter. If you don't know Harry, than I'm sorry for you. Dobbie's growing up so fast. I think he's even bigger than this picture which I took about a week ago. His favorite toy is his Kong as long as it has peanut butter in it...otherwise, it's his least favorite. Chewing on things is his forte. Mainly he likes to chew on me and not the $7 Nylabones I got him. He loves to go outside and play in the backyard, but I have to watch him or he'll go over the fence that's STILL down from the hurricane.

Kitties aren't too thrilled about him, but they're lazy and stubborn and just stay in their room.


That was from Dobbie. He says hi.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

A new fur baby!

This is our new puppy. We're just calling him puppy for now...I can't think of a good name. Any suggestions?

Monday, October 6, 2008

Keep up the crappy work!

I'm having an extremely hard time feeling peppy for my boys this season. They're freaking 0-4!! That sucks! That game on Sunday was hard to watch...well not all of it, but we's hard to remember the rest. Our team sucks. It's so sad. People pay lots of money to watch a losing team. Luckily I don't have to pay money to watch (I get in for free), but I still have to watch. It's still painful to see them lose week after week. I'm still bummed about this.