Wednesday, November 27, 2013

And I'm Also Thankful For...

I am linking up today with Amber and Heather to talk about the little things we are thankful for!  We are all thankful for the big things, like family, friends, our jobs, etc...this is about the other stuff we are thankful for...


Because how else would I have known about cinnamon roll pancakes, and decide to make them for myself because it's the day before Thanksgiving and what the hell.  Except for now I am regretting that choice because I have eaten said pancakes, and now I feel sick.

These little vitamin C packets keep me healthy and help me fend off all the little kid diseases I come into to contact with every day.  I swear by it.  But don't ever run out and not take it, because then you'll get a cold, like I have now. 
To bring me up at the start of my day.
To bring me down at the end of the day.

Raw stuffing-
Yes you read that right.  The best thing to eat on Thanksgiving is the stuffing...Before it goes in the oven.  My mom's stuffing recipe does not call for eggs, just celery, onion, dried-bread cubes, spices, and chicken broth.  It gets all moist when you mix it up, and it's the best thing ever.  And you are probably making faces at me right now.

On my Christmas tree, in my hair, on my face, on my floor.  Glitter makes everything better!

Because it happened yesterday.  We made teepees, wore them as hats, and sang a not-so-politically correct- song they learned in music class, and sent the video to the music teacher.  I am thankful that sometimes I can relax and do totally random things with my students.

Then this happened...the reply video, and I am thankful for it too because it means that I have awesome co-workers...

And then...THIS HAPPENED- and I am so thankful/ excited.  I might have done an "EEEK!"

A Teeny Tiny Teacher commented on my Instagram because the teepee thing was her idea in the first place, and I told her I borrowed it.  It's the closest I've ever been to fame. Don't laugh!

Happy almost Thanksgiving! 

Monday, November 25, 2013

Weekend Shenanigans...or lack thereof

They say it's fall, but I don't believe them one bit.  The first official day of winter is not until December 21st, but it was 27 degrees here at one point this weekend.  I took some selfies with my warm clothes (furry hood, scarf, and all) while sitting on the couch in our icebox house. 

I cannot take the cold.  I belong in Florida, where there are no leaves to rake, and its a sunny 75 degrees.

That was pretty much the excitement of my weekend.
I colored...
I had coffee with myself...(notice the correctly spelled name.  Points for me!)

I watched Willy Wonka...

We watched Walking Dead...another semi-boring episode.  I'm ready for some action.  I'm sure it's coming.  The Governor is falling off his rocker again.
And I put up the Christmas tree.  It has three whole ornaments on it.
And the BEST news of all...
Today is like a Thursday!  It's a two day week here!  That means I will have a five day weekend!
I can't even be in a bad mood.
Happy Monday Thursday!

Friday, November 22, 2013

What I've been pinning lately...

Ok.  It's official.  I am getting that warm, fuzzy Christmas feeling.  I just heard the Lexus Christmas commercial music.  I know you know what I am talking about.  It made me get all jittery!  I am going to start decorating this weekend! 
I haven't shared any of my pins lately, so I thought I would link up my pins for That's Fresh Friday!
Prototype Mama

I am not really a southern girl, but I am so close.  I live right along that Indiana-Kentucky line.  So I'm practically a belle.  :-)

Here's what I've been pinning lately:

Like what you see? Follow me on Pinterest!
Happy Friday!  Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

10 things you may not know about me

Is anyone else annoyed with Facebook lately?  Well not actually Facebook itself, but the statuses (what's the plural of status?). 
I am thankful for this....
Oops catch up day.  Day 14 I am thankful for.... Day 15 I am thankful for... Day 16 I am thankful for...
My number is 5.  Here are 5 things you didn't know about me...
Here is the 23rd picture in my iPhone.
Blah blah blah.
Enough already! 
In light of the statuses (again I don't know the plural for that), I decided to pick a number for myself and tell you that many things that you didn't know about me.
How about the number 10?  It's nice and even.  The art teacher in me loves the number 10.
1.  I had brown hair for a little while in college.

2.  I don't really like bananas.  I love banana flavored things.  But to eat an actual banana...yuck.

3.  We moved into our house 6 months ago, and we still do not have blinds or curtains.

4.  I have zombie dreams almost every Sunday night from watching Walking Dead before I go to bed.

5.  I suffer from FOMO- Fear of missing out.  I do not like to be out of the loop.

6.  I always think I want a dog until we have to watch my parents' dog, then I decide that I can't have a dog.

7.  I hate the cold.  I would rather be sweating.

8.  I just did my full forearm stand in yoga last night.  I feel so accomplished!

9.  My drink of choice is red wine.
10.  I don't like vanilla or lavender scented stuff.  Bluck.
Comment and I'll give you a number! 
Just kidding.  Please comment, but don't expect me to play that game.  :-)

Monday, November 18, 2013

Mumbo Jumbo Post

I made it!  I made it through the last two weeks, and now it is smooth sailing until Thanksgiving Break.   Between dog sitting my puppy brother, decorating for the Veteran's Day program, working school events (which have been numerous lately), getting evaluated, and having paperwork for my evaluation due, I just about thought I wouldn't make it.  Oh and it was book fair week, so the kids were all wound up too.

Thankfully I got everything done for this week on Friday, so I didn't have to go in yesterday.  My friend Megan made a surprise visit on Saturday night, so we went out to dinner. 
We came home and watched The Internship which was better than I expected.

Sunday we were supposed to have bad weather, so we just hung around the house.  We watched Grown Ups 2.
It was just about the worst movie ever.  There were some funny parts, but the whole movie had no point.  No plot what-so-ever. 
I made two meals for this week in my new crockpot.  I did lots of laundry and cleaned my little heart out.
Like I said we were supposed to have bad weather, and although it ended up just raining here, there was a tornado about an hour north of here, where some of Kelly's family is from.  My friend Megan that came up on Saturday lives there also. 
Her house was hit by the tornado.  Thankfully everyone is okay.  It's just crazy how one day everything was good, and we were having a feast for dinner, and the next day her house is demolished.  She was more fortunate than others around her.  She still has a roof, but there are broken windows, and her belongings are strewn about. 

I'm so thankful that she is okay.  I'm not sure what I would do without my best friend!
On a happier note, it's going to be a good week!  There is not a lot going on, and we are counting down to Thanksgiving. 
Okay I am done rambling now.  Have a great Monday!
Sami's Shenanigans

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

My heart sank a little just then...

If you know me, you know that I don't really care so much about sports.  One thing I have found a love for in my relationship with Kelly is Atlanta Braves baseball.  In our 4 years together, we have been to 3 games (keep in mind that we live in Indiana, so they are not really that close).  We have watched countless games from the couch, and cheered against the Cardinals in their honor, despite the crazy number of Cardinals fans in this area. 
When I called Kelly last night on my way home and he told me that the Braves were moving, my little heart sank.  I could tell he was so disappointed.  Not only have we been to games at Turner Field together, but he has also gone to several games there with his dad and brother.  Turner Field houses a lot of memories for his family. 
The Braves will be moving to a location outside of the city of Atlanta.  They are hoping to increase ticket sales by having less seats in the stadium and less traffic trying to get to the stadium.  The construction of this new stadium will begin in the middle of 2014, and is scheduled to be finished in 2017.  This means we have 3 more seasons at Turner Field.
(The first game we went to together.  We were also in the weight-gain phase of our relationship....)

Our third trip to see them (sans weight).

3 more seasons, that means 3 more summers worth of games. 
Better get to buying those tickets!
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