little tree press

little tree press, compliments of Daily Candy, seems to be such a yummy place for cards!!! It makes me want to order Wedding Invites all over again! (or not!)


reason #412

why teaching in the first grade is always interesting: poo.

Yes, poo. I was subbing in a first grade class this week, when after lunch I noticed a "smell." I just thought someone farted. No big deal. Then one of the kids gets me and points to the floor and says "eeeeeew." Low and behold there is a turd on the floor. A small, well packed, dried turd. This was, of course, better than the alternative: the dreaded fresh turd. "Get 'em while they're hot" doesn't apply to turds. I had one of the kids grab a paper towel and get rid of the offending feces. I wanted to be sure that there were no more roaming turds in the room, so I told the 20 6 year olds that if anyone was hiding or storing any more of that, that they need to get rid of it!

I don't want to have the poo talk again, but what IS that smell?

the friday five

the friday five
At this moment, what is your favorite...

1. ...song? Probably that infectious "Hey ya." Can not get enough of that one.

2. ...food? Hmm. Tough one. Something yummy and spicy, like Indian food. But I typically do not have a "favorite food."

3. ...tv show? ALIAS.

4. ...scent? I love the smell of napalm in the morning? No, I don't think so... I do love the smell of good food cooking, or my husband, or rain. Yeah, I really love the smell of rain. I also kinda like the smell of gasoline, but that falls into a different category I think.

5. ...quote? I'm not typically one of those quote people, mainly beacuse I can never remember them properly. But from the great movie LA Story, I will always love: "Little lady, let your mind go and your body will follow."


last dance

So today is my last day at my current job. I am so thankful to be done here and moving on to greener (or at least more satisifying) pastures. I will miss the extended computer time this job has given me. If it weren't for that I would never have found blogger!

I feel odd, like I need a strange bit of closure. I'm not leaving much behind here, so I guess it is the impending feeling of a new start that I am having. So here goes: Hoorah, hoorah, hoorah!!! I"m all done here!!!


so I can drool later

Tiny Trapeze has wonderful yummy treats that I'm certain I will want to buy for someone someday!!


dig dug? really?

I thought my husband's love of the game DigDug was rather singular. It appears that he is not alone. Who knew? I think this means that I must learn to love and conquer the DigDug!


Like I need an excuse to want muffins, Michele's Apfelkuchen Muffins sound wonderful and must be made pronto!


Happy New Year

Well, five days into the new year and I finally decide to wax poetic on the changing of the calendar. I'm excited for this new year. Last year held many exciting changes for me, and I am happy to be able to move forward on what I feel are new feet. My only resolution would be to live more deeply. I think that would cover many avenues for me and won't be something I give up on in 12 hours.

Cheers! Here's to a year of health and happiness!


The History Place - Prelude to Revolution

Note to self: Use this to study up on the American Revolution for the CSET!