Happy Sunday to you!  This doesn't feel like a normal Sunday because I don't have to run around like a crazy person trying to find and iron something to wear tomorrow, make a lunch, make the coffee, go through my school bag and get all caught up, etc.  I know that sounds like almost NOTHING TO DO compared to you people they call MOTHERS and TEACHERS (all wrapped up in one) but still.  I am happy.  It's not a normal Sunday.  I am going to tackle the laundry but I'm a little bit nervous.  Last weekend, the washing machine was making funny noises.  It has typical funny noises that sound like groaning (nooooooooooooooooo) and high pitched noises during the spin cycle (eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee) but last weekend was different.  It didn't sound like it didn't want to wash the clothes (usual), it sounded like it was going to rebel and just up and quit on me and literally bounce right out of its spot (unusual).  I'm worried.  Hubby is generally good at looking at stuff like this, finding the problem, going to Home Depot, returning with the wrong stuff, and going out again.  BUT he really doesn't want to lift the machine seeing as how last weekend, he was put through what no man should be put through.  He's being EXTRA CAUTIOUS.  We'll see.  I think I may pet the machine and speak very nicely to it before I begin.

I doubt you all really care about my laundry woes, so I'll move on. 

I got an email from the creator of Teaching Blog Addict again.  It was titled "Look What You Started".  She has a small publishing company and wants to compile a book of our funniest teaching stories.  See?
She said that my {True} Halloween Ghost Story inspired her and that, surely, the rest of us have some hilarious stories, too.  Uh, yeah you do.  A LOT of you left your stories in the comments section of my Halloween post.  And you need to submit your stories because they were either hilarious, gross, unbelievable or all three combined!  She will also accept funny quotes.  You've got to go over there and submit your stories.  I'm thinking of a couple that HAVE to be shared.  Mandy shared something about a opposum, Jennifer shared something about a . . . ahem . . . well . . . I can't think of a code word for it . . . let's see . . . a condom and Susan shared a story about a green crayon.  

If you've got a story, and let's face it, you know you do, please submit it!  I have another one that I need to share that happened to a friend of mine in kinder, and now I have the little girl, but I need to get all of the details straight first.  I'll just tell you this:  puppies.

Click on the button to head over.

Leave me a quick comment if you've got something!!!  I'd love to know who's doing this with me!  :)

Off to do the laundry . . . here goes nothing.  It's not weird that I'm afraid that the machine will become real and torture me for all of the laundry I've made it do in the past, is it?  Leave me a comment if you have any laundry advice . . . :)


  1. I do have funny stories - but I'm not NEAR as good as you at telling them as funny as they are in my head. :( Like, when I was pregnant with my first, one litle girl came up to me and said "Mrs. W. I know how your baby is gonna come out, and let me just tell you {I almost stopped her right there, but am so glad I didn't} you DON'T wanna know..."

    Happy Sunday, Kristin - and enjoy your day! :)

    And I checked out your Adventure to Fitness when you posted about it sometime back...I'll have to go take another look at it. Lord knows, with the cold weather approaching, that brings with it LOTS Of indoor recesses...

    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

  2. Oh, you know I'll be playing along! I have notebooks FULL of funnies about the children and the lovelies I work with... {and I'm only in my 3rd year, so I can't imagine the goodies you'll get from the veterans}. Fun times!

    Ms. Preppy's Adventures in Primary and Polka Dots

  3. Good Morning, Kristen:

    Aren't days like this pure BLISS! I am just sitting and listening and thinking--such rare commodities these days!
    So often I stop by your site just for a quick cheer-up... I always leave this blog feeling happy. And now I am off to think of a story to share.
    Today I am sending you wishes for STRENGTH... May the force be with you as you face the washing machine!

    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

  4. I just submitted one of my funniest episodes of teaching! Funl, fun.


    Yearn to Learn Blog

  5. OH how fun!!! thanks for sharing and sharing some more!!! good luck with the wash.. I am hoping the fairy shows up soon to get ALL of mine done!!!

  6. If you have a chance this week, will you post the December poem with little word cards? My kids LOVED the turkey one so much I want to get the new one ready for when we get back. I want to make a laminating stop at Lakeshore this week, if possible! Thank you, thank you!

    Of course, you will appreciate that, during snack, I saw two of them wandering over to the pocket chard poem area with crackers and yogurt in hand to read and look at the new poem. Little trails following them. There is nothing like Gogurt in the classroom! Very confused about that since we have never wandered during snack, especially not with food in hand, BUT they were interested in reading your poem:)

  7. Kristin...so today, every single blog that I visited and went to leave a comment on already had a comment from you! Every, single, one! Am I stalking you!? I think so!! lol

  8. Kristin, you crack me up! I love all your posts. Of course I submitted my story to TBA.

    Then I blogged about it because I realize I had never really shared it. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Here is the link

  9. My laundry advice....put it off and don't do it? hahah that's always my laundry answer! I loathe doing laundry.

    The only good thing about shopping too much, means I have enough clothes to always put off laundry! :) Well...only for so long.

    OR have the hubby do it? That way you make it seem like HE broke the machine and HE has to fix it? hehe

  10. I passed the Sunshine Award your way - because you make my days bright!!!!

    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

  11. I gave you a shout out on my blog!!!! Now here's what I need....you to link up so I don't feel like
    a) a looser
    b) the last kid picked in kick ball


  12. You just keep on inspiring people :)