Saturday, January 15, 2011

From dishes to life

So I woke up this morning and washed the dishes that have been sitting in our sink this week. The contents in the aforementioned sink were very symbolic of the kind of week I had.

I washed: 4 wine glasses, 4 coffee cups, 2 thermoses, and a pot and 2 bowls we used the night we had Ramen Noodles.

Needless to say, I'm failing miserably my New Years Resolution to cook more.

I'm full swing back into school, and that first week back was NUTS! This week was a bit more controlled except for the fact that it was too cold outside and we had indoor recess 4 days this week! Indoor recess means that the two teachers on recess duty divide the entire 4th grade in half and bring them back to their classrooms. It should be illegal to make 4th grade boys have indoor recess for that many consecutive days. Seriously,  puzzles, monopoly and heads up seven up will only work for so long until they start to literally climb the walls.

It has been cold, it snowed even. I resent the snow because it wasn't enough for a snowman or a snow day, or anything else the snow has the potential to offer. It just snowed enough to be an inconvenience.

I mean, I guess it was pretty to watch.

I had 5 kids over the course of the week go home in my class with a horrible stomach virus. So needless to say I spent the week trying to decide if I was nauseous or not.

So for now, I'm avoiding the cold by snuggling up on the couch, blogging, and having a cup of coffee that will soon start the collection for next weeks dishes.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Monday, you are no friend of mine.

I. Am. So. Dead. Today. I think I may be blogging from the after life. This morning hit me like a ton of bricks. I mean, considering the last 2 consecutive Mondays I was sawing logs til' about noon, the only 5 I've seen in a few weeks has been PM! Besides, I tossed and turned all night because I'm reading a terrifying book that is narrated by a libyan terrorist. No good sleep comes from reading that sucker 20 minutes before bed. Eh, that's neither here nor there.

I didn't even have kids today, it was an inservice day for teachers. Of course there was one ditzo who brought his dreary eyed daughter to school this morning only to discover that school doesn't start until tomorrow. He had the nerve to angrily exclaim, "Did I MISS SOMETHING HERE?!??"

What I felt like saying-"Well, maybe you missed the the ONLINE CALENDAR, MY WEEKLY NEWSLETTERS, YOUR Kid's PLANNER or  THE numerous other places where JANUARY 4th was printed. MAYBE you missed the POINT when you pulled into the DROP OFF LOOP AND NOBODY WAS THERE!...or maybe you missed the formation of your frontal lobe? I don't know, but you can take your attitude and stuff it in the back of your closet along with that heinous tie of yours.!"

What I actually said-  "I am so sorry sir, but school doesn't start til' the morning."

So needless to say, my Monday didn't start off too well. To be honest,  I would way rather spend the day teaching my kids than attending inservice.

Guinecula returned today and I'm pretty sure he doubled in size...his host family was generous with the Guinea Kibble.

I'm anxious to see my kids tomorrow and turn this week around. Tuesday: Make it happen!

 This is what I would have rather done all day.  Hang out with my boys.