Thursday, May 31, 2012

Happy Hour and This is My Confession

Ok you know when you read that post title you sang the Usher song. 

I know I did.

And I still am.

These are my confessions
Just when I thought I said all I could say
My chick on the side said she got one on the way.....

I think I will love that song forever.  And ever.

Happy Thirsty Thursday!

Let's have a drink with  Trish @ Tales from Trish and Jenn @ Going to the Distance !

I cna't wait to try my drink for today!

Summer Punch

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-2 bottles of Moscato
-1 can of pink lemonade concentrate
-3 cups of Sprite
-Fresh raspberries

This sounds so refreshing for a summer evening!

Now let's talk.  About obsessions.

Bonnie at Living a Wonderfull Life is having a linky party to confess all of your obessions.  I have a few current obsessions.

1.  Forever 21- 
I have always loved this store, but one just opened up in our mall this past month and OMG.  I spent $112 there last week.  I got a bunch of cute stuff!  I can foresee this being really bad though because now I feel like I have to go in there everytime I go to the mall!  I was babysitting the other day, and we had some extra time and were near the mall, so we went inside to play on the little playground there.  This playground just so happens to be right next to Forever 21.  It was so hard not to go in!  I just kept staring inside trying to get a glimpse of the clothes!

2.  My Cool Cup-
I don't know where this thing came from, but it has not left my side since I got it.  One of my students got it for me for the last day of school.  I'm sure you have seen them before.  It's like a Tervis Tumbler only it has this gel stuff in side so you can freeze it, and it has a lid with a straw and grippies on the side.  Nothing new, but I love it.  (Still love my Tervis' though.  I don't want to hurt their feelings.)

3.  LOST-
I watched this show when it first came on, and I kept up with it for a good 4 or 5 seasons.  Then I just got, well, lost.  It got so weird and confusing and hard to keep up with.  So I quit watching it.  (It didn't help that I left for college and no longer had a DVR. Ahh the dorm life.)  But the boy and I have started watching the seasons from the very first episode.  I can't wait to watch every night!  It's what keeps me going through the day!  We are getting ready to start season 3, and it is not toooooo weird yet, but I think watching them all at once helps me put it all together. 

Random side note:  Did you hear about the zombie-like man that they found in Florida?  I am not one to believe these stories (and I don't really think he is a zombie), but I have seen it in multiple places now!  SICK!

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I'll leave you with this picture so you can get that image out of your head.

Who doesn't love puppies and bunnies?

Happy Thursday!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

What I'm Loving Wednesday!

Happy Wednesday (almost Thursday)!  It's time for my fav link up with Jamie @ This Kind of Love and What I'm Loving Wednesday and Michelle @ The Vintage Apple and Oh So Pinteresting Wednesday! 

I am loving Pinterest (as always) but wouldn't it be nice if you could block some of the things you pin so other people can't see them?  I always feel bad that I clog up everyone's feed with my countless teaching pins...if you're not a teacher, you probably don't care!  So sorry for that to all of my followers.

Here is what I am loving on Pinterest this week:

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I think I will, thanks!

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Love my job!

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I had to repin this because I have been taking this Group Core class at my gym and we use our towels to do some of the exercises.  The instructor always says, "Towels aren't just to wipe your brow people!"

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My mom always ALWAYS let us lick the beaters.  Even at the age of 24, if she is using the mixer, I get a beater.  Ha.  And of course she always turns it off first.

Good thought.  I need to remember this when I feel like skipping my workout!

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I love a good messy bun! 

Why is it that you cna always make the perfect messy bun right before you go to bed?! I hate that.

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Love this organization idea!  These baskets, which I already have a couple of, are bracketted (is that a word?) to the wall.  Then you can put the little randoms in there, like swimsuits, leggings, scarves...I never know what to do with any of those things!

That's all for today!

Kind of a boring post, but I will try better next week!

What are you loving on this Wednesday?

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Back to Business

Hey there! 

Remember me?

I know it's been a while...since last Thursday I think. 

 I almost forgot about this thing I think!

How was everyone's Memorial Day weekend?

Mine was a busy weekend with babysitting my favorite kiddos, going to the pool, and barbeque-ing (is that a word?).  I was also getting ready for my interview, which was today (more on that in a minute)!

It was such a nice weekend here in Indiana, but it was so HOT!  There was no better way to spend it than poolside!  I took my kiddos to the pool on Friday (I have a feeling I will be there a lot this summer...those kids are like fish!) and spent part of the day at the pool on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.  I had to be careful though...I didn't want to be too crispy for my interview!

Then we went to a BBQ for lunch on Sunday at our friends' house.  

And a lovely steak dinner at my parents' house on Sunday night!

Lots of eating!

The cat also had fun laying on top of my car.  :-)  My clean car by the way.

I also spent Saturday afternoon and Monday night researching the most common questions asked in teaching interviews, and coming up with my answers to them (yes I know I'm a dork).  I was trying to be as prepared as possible!

I had 21 questions that are commonly asked in interviews for teachers.  I had well thought out answers for 20 of them.  It was late and the only question I had left was "In what ways do you encourage creativity in the classroom?"

"Oh well" I thought.  I can wing that one if they ask me, which I really didn't think they would because I had never been asked that in an interview before. 

So I go to my interview today, and they do the interview in 3 groups of 3 principals.  The first two groups went really well.  I answered all of my rehearsed questions spot on (they literally asked the exact questions that I had researched, word for word), and they said I did a really good job!  Yay!  Then I went to the third group, which was the principal at my current school (keep in mind there is a second grade opening there that I would really like to have), our new assistant principal, and another principal who I also knew. 

I got a little more nervous (which I didn't think would happen since I knew them). 

I'll give you one guess on the very first question my principal asked me.  "In what ways do you encourage creativity in the classroom?"  BOMB.  My mind went blank!  I made up some crazy answer on the fly, but I am not feeling that great about that. 

The next question he asked me was "What do you think makes a good principal?"  Not fair!  I had my answer all figured out to this question just like the others, but he is my principal!  That also threw me for a loop. 

I got flustered.

I still feel like it was a thumbs up overall though!  I know they take into consideration that everyone is nervous for those things. 

Anyways...I find out on Monday where they want to put me or if they want to put me anywhere!

Wish me luck!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Thirsty Thursday

Happy Thursday!  It's the first full day of summer for me!  I better enjoy it because next week it will be back to work work work for some extra money.  Let's have a drink with  Trish @ Tales from Trish and Jenn @ Going to the Distance !

I had the hardest time finding a drink for today!  I finally came up with this.

Frozen Strawberry Lemonade.

I guess I'm the DD. Haha

Frozen Strawberry Lemonade

  • 2 cups frozen (or fresh) strawberries (about 24 strawberries)
  • 1/2 cup crushed ice (or smallest cubes possible) 
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice (fresh or bottled)
  • 3 packets of sugar substitute or 2 Tablespoons of sugar (or to taste)
  • 3/4 cup water (or I guess you could substitute vodka or white rum).

Hmmm now what to talk about?
I spent my first day of summer by the pool today.  It was so nice outside (it still is)!  I have to get my pool time in now before the heat wave this weekend!  It is supposed to get up to 98!


As I was sitting here, eating a fun size peanut butter cup and writing this post, I got a call for an interview on Tuesday! 

*****Happy Dance*****

I think I'm ready....I just bought a new interview outfit yesterday from The Limited.  They have the cutest stuff right now!  I probably tried on 10 different skirt/top combos!

Here is what I ended up with:

This skirt...which is cuter in person.

With this top....

And this cardigan!

With a red, beaded necklace...I think it's a winner!

Now I just have to print off a couple more things for my portfolio, and review some interview questions (Does anyone else do this?  I feel like you have to be prepared with your answers!) and I'm ready to go!  BRING IT!

Wish me luck!  (Once again)

This will all be over soon.  (Hopefully)

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

What I'm Loving Wednesday- Summer Break Style!

Well it is officially SUMMER! 

I still have to go to a meeting this morning, but we are getting a catered breakfast (I don't know how I have actually lost weight while working at this school), and call me crazy, but I actually kind of like meetings (INSANE I know!).  Then I'm going out to lunch with the girls, where I'm sure margaritas will be had....and summer will begin!

I'm linking up with Jamie @ This Kind of Love and What I'm Loving Wednesday and Michelle @ The Vintage Apple and Oh So Pinteresting Wednesday!  Both of which are very deserving of a BIG Congratulations (I forgot to do it last week)!  Crazy how they both announced that they were preggers in the same week!

Anyways...Here is what I am loving this week:

Obviously I am loving that school is out.  Enough said.  Where's the pool?

I am loving that in about 2 short months, I will be here.

And for one good day of tanning I will be here: 
at Daytona Beach

And in a little over a month I will be here:
at little ol' Patoka Lake

And hopefully here:
Home of the Braves!

And in one month, I will be here:
Oh hey Dave!  Yes I think I will stay for while!


Remember this guy?

a very *sweet* idea!
I finally made him!

And I have to say I think mine looks better (even with my iPhone pic). 
 Toot toot!  That was my own horn.
What do you think?

I am also loving my Pinterest finds!

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So true!
Since I am left-handed, by the time I was in college, I was writing in my desk completely sideways!
If you are left-handed, you can understand this.

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Diet Coke is my weakness. 
My fellow Diet Coke drinkers can vouch for me when I say that Diet Pepsi is NOT the same. 

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Lemon-Blueberry Bread

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Frozen Strawberries and Cream Dessert

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Strawberry Coconut Cake-
Two of my favorite cakes in one!

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Lemon-Raspberry Muffins

My sweet tooth must me calling to me today!

And finally, I am loving that the job postings ended today, so they (the gods of education) should be calling for interviews today, tomorrow, friday, monday, who knows really.  Hopefully before August though.

Oh and as always, I am loving my life with a cherry on top!

Happy Hump Day!

I'm about to go eat my weight in hashbrowns.  Wish me luck.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Friday Settlings

Two days of school left!

Today is the last Friday of the school year, and all of a sudden, I feel like there is a lot of "good enough"-s and "I guess"-es  happening on my part. 

It's not necessarily a bad thing, I'm just starting to slooooooow down.

First one:

I was on my way to school today with every intention of going to the bank to deposit a check in the ATM and then stop by Starbucks along the way.  I didn't go to the bank, and I got coffee at the gas station.  Settling. 

Number Two:

I did not wear ANY makeup to school today.  YIKES!  I have NEVER not worn makeup to school, but we went on an outdoor field trip today, and I figured I would be wearing my sunglasses all day anyway (Or anyways.  I'm not really sure of the correct use of the word in this statement.)  I just hid in my room under my desk until we left, so no one would see me. 

Just kidding.  But really, I did stay in my room.

I was wondering how many kids would tell me that I looked sick or weird or "exhausted" as one student told me me last week (And I was wearing makeup then!).  Everyone likes to hear that!  I only had one girl tell me that I looked tired today, which I was so HA!

Numero Tres:

Speaking of field trips, we were supposed to be going to a local splash park today, but something at the splash park was broken (The shell of a turtle fountain, which I imagined to be really large, like the size of a mid-size sedan, but when we got there it was actually about the size of a shoe.  Or really like the tire of mid-size sedan.  Whatever.  It was small and it shouldn't have mattered.  Anyways....) so we weren't allowed to go. 

We settled for a day at the park there, and we were going to let the kids play on the playground.  When we got to the park/playground/broken splash park, there was a tractor/back-hoe/digger thing digging up all around the playground and swings.  

Whomp. Whomp. Whomp.

 There went that idea.

So we re-located to an entirely different town, with an entirely different park, and an entirely different playground.  And four other entirely different schools....

But it ended up working out great, we all staggered lunch/ play time, and the kids had fun so that's all that matters!  Good enough!!!

"Settlement" Four:

My mom and sister left for a weekend at Kentucky Lake for the weekend, and I am soooo jealous!  The boy and I went on a houseboat trip last summer with a bunch of our friends.  Another boating trip is in the works for the end of June, but I'm not completely confident that it's going to happen.  As for this weekend, I settle for pizza and a movie with the boy, and soaking up the sun by the pool. :-)

And my last settlement of the day:

I was going to post this this morning, but I'm just now getting to it. 

Good enough!

All sarcasm aside though, this really WAS a good day.  :-)

Hope everyone has a great weekend!


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

What I'm Loving Wednesday!

Last Wednesday before it's officially summer!  Yippee!  I'm linking up with the lovely Jamie @ This Kind of Love and What I'm Loving Wednesday and the lovely Michelle @ The Vintage Apple and Oh So Pinteresting Wednesday! 

I am loving my coffee right now!  I try not to drink it everyday, but the day really does go better when it starts with coffee!

I am loving that my bookshelf came in for my center organization!  Now I just have to figure out how to put it together...there are sooo many pieces!

Here is what I am loving from Pinterest this week:

I am loving these pretty outfits.

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I love the simplicity of this.  And I LOVE the huge clutch!

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Of course I am loving this coral!

I am loving this yummy food!

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Avalanche Bars...These look like heaven!

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Creamy Pepper jack Chicken Dip.  I love pepper jack cheese so I'm sure I would love this!

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Crunchy Asian Salad.  Yum!

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Chicken Spinach Bake.  MMMM.

I must be hungry today!

I found these tall people problems on Pinterest.

They are so true!

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The kids at school say this to me all the time.  What do you say to that?...Thanks?

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This happens ESPECIALLY at the mall.

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Every time.

For example:

Don't get me wrong, I do like being tall.  I just thought these were funny.

And as always, I am loving my life with a cherry on top!

That's all for today!

What are you loving on this Wednesday morning?


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