I'm on Fire!

First of all, let me just say that I can't believe I haven't posted in three days.  I do NOT like that, let me tell you.  I did lots of posting in my head, though, and they were all a hit.  :)

But did you hear?  My blog's on fire!!!  I love it.  That is actually one of the things I say to my kids.  "So and so's on fire!  I hope it rains later!"  Or "Wow!  You're on fire today!  What did you eat for breakfast?  . . . .  Really?  Chocolate pop tarts?  Eat those again tomorrow!!"  (I also love the song "I'm on Fire" by Bruce Springsteen.  Is it just me or is that a sexy song?)

Three of my bloggy friends have given me the "Blog on Fire" award.  LOVE THEM.  THANK YOU, GIRLS!!!!  I'm beaming with pride.  (Or that's the natural blush caused by mimosas.  Yesterday was a cuh-razy day and so today my hubs and I are staying IN.  And we are starting the day with mimosas and we never ever do this so if I have a typo or two, please ignore.) 

Here's the tough part.  I have to tell you seven things about me.  And since I've already told you three thousand, six hundred, twenty-two things, this part is difficult.  I'm running out of anecdotes.  But I'll reach way back into the closet and see what I can rummage up.

1.  I got married in Vegas.  I didn't elope.  Lots of people came.  I loved it (much to my mother's disappointment).  I think the whole thing from beginning to end was $1000.  

2.  When I was in the teaching credential program, I worked nights at a blueprint company.  Mondays through Thursdays, I worked from 5:00-10:00pm and on Fridays, I worked from 5:00-1:00am.  Everyone at the company called me Tweety Bird, even on the intercom.  After awhile, I just became Birdy.  I have no idea why.

3.  When I was 18, I was escorted off of an airplane for impersonating a marine.  The airline attendants had me sit next to the ticket counter while they made some phone calls.  When they weren't looking, I ran for it.  I hid in a restroom for a very long time and then called my dad.  It's a super long story but I didn't fly on American Airlines for YEARS.  YES!!  This is a true story.

4.  My grandma lost both her legs in a horrible accident about 2 years ago.  Less than a year after it happened, she was walking on presthetic legs.  She will be 91 this week.  I KNOW!!!!  She is truly amazing.

5.  I have no cousins.  Zero.  It happens.  My mom had a much younger brother.  He DID get married but never had children.  He passed away a few years ago.  My dad has an older sister who never married and lives alone up in the mountains.  So zero cousins.  I am told that this is weird.  

6.  I used to get kidney stones all of the time.  The first time, I was 15 years old and I thought I was dying.  Both of my sisters have had them, too, and they tell me that I have been through the agony of childbirth (without an epidural) but just never got the baby in the end.  I haven't had one in years but I'm very nervous typing this . . . I think I better knock on wood.  IT IS HORRIBLE PAIN.

7.   On Halloween of my very first year teaching, something terrible happened.  I've been saving this story for Halloween.  I will be posting it tomorrow.  It's a true ghost story so be sure to come back tomorrow!!!!!!!!  :) :) :) 

Okay, well, that was all new info.  Hope you enjoyed it or got something new you can tell someone else.

I have to nominate 7 blogs.  I'd like to nominate everybody.  This is always difficult, too.  All of your blogs are on fire!!!!  I stalk them every day.  But I'll try to narrow it down.

Okay, I'm off to relax (and maybe have a mimosa nap) and blog stalk.  Be sure to come back tomorrow for a TRUE HALLOWEEN GHOST STORY (that I've never written down before).  

Here's hoping all of us that have to teach tomorrow SURVIVE the energy, ants in the pants, chattiness, excitement, etc.  I told my kids on Friday we have to keep a lid on it.  They said, "on what?"  I said, "On IT."  They said, "On WHAT?"  I said, "JUST KEEP A LID ON IT, OKAY?!"  They eventually agreed.


  1. Can't wait for your ghost story - and agree...your blog is ON FIRE!

    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

  2. Congratulations! Sometimes I feel like I am teaching with my hair on fire!
    AND I too, have zero, zilch, nado, absolutely NO cousins! My mom is an only and my dad has a younger sister, but she never had any kids.
    Happy Halloween! I hope your kids keep a lid on it! We have a half day tomorrow, but it is still a migraine waiting to happen.

  3. And please dont ever go 3 days with out posting again! Almost experienced the shakes from teeny tiny teacher withdraw!

  4. Thank you for the Blog on Fire award!!! Such suspense about the spooky story. I can't wait! Maybe that (and the wine I'm having right now to prepare) will help me get through the Halloween chaos at school tomorrow.
    Funky First Grade Fun

  5. You ARE on fire girl!!! lol...I love reading your blog :) COngrats!

  6. Here's to everyone having no kidney stones... had one once and thought childbirth was easier!

  7. THANK YOU GIRLIE!! Despite being sick all weekend, you made my day brighter with this award!! Hugs, Jennifer
    First Grade Blue Skies

  8. After I read this yesterday, all I wanted to say to my kids all day was, "Keep a lid on it!!!!" I don't think it would have worked though...

    Marvelous Multiagers!