Good morning and happy day to all of you who are off this whole week like me!  Ahhhhhh.  Regis  and Kelly, (see what happens when you don't get to watch morning television since the summer?  Regis has apparently left the show.  LEFT THE SHOW.) pajamas, coffee and an English muffin with peanut butter.  Life is good!  

Oh shoot.  I really meant to start this post off without rubbing my time off in the faces of the poor teachers who still have to work for a couple of days this week.  (man, that was a LONG sentence)  I don't know how to start over so we'll move on.

Yesterday, I got a comment from Rachelle over at What the Teacher Wants.  Does it need to be said that their blog (she writes with Natalie) has over 3600 followers?  And that I am a just a wee little blog that started its beginning over the summer?  And that I still have no idea what I'm doing half the time?  I didn't think so.

Anyways, she said she gave me a shout out on her blog.


Those dots represent me passed out on the floor of my family room.    The pound sign represents my laptop which landed on top of me.

People, this was not an ordinary shout out.  

She is thankful for me.  


Um, I'm afraid to call too much attention to this because maybe she will change her mind.  So everybody, be vewy vewy vewy qwiet.

Ahem (clear throat).  Cough.

Rachelle and Natalie over at What the Teacher Wants are hosting their first ever linky party!!!  It's called "I'm Thankful".  Let's get started!

{This will be a little difficult for me because I'm not so much of the mushy gushy type.  I tend to be sarcastic (no!).  I'll try hard to be . . . I don't know.  What's the word?  Hmm.  Well, I'll try.}

1.  What are you thankful for in your classroom?
I am thankful for my kiddos this year because I don't have one major behavior problem and this is WAY different than last year when I had a kid who liked to throw chairs and rocks and things.  I am also thankful for their parents who are really supportive but not overbearing.  And lastly, I'm thankful for my close friends at school who let me talk, talk, talk, talk, talk, vent, whine, and talk some more.

2.  What person are you most thankful for?
I am thankful for my hubby who takes really good care of me and pretty much spoils me rotten.  He is very handy, computer savvy, and a great cook.  He supports my teaching and all that comes with it and now supports all of this crazy blogging business (although he says he might hide my laptop one day just to see what would happen.  I'm afraid he might actually do that so when I get home, I check for my laptop first and THEN I kiss him).

3.  What three blogs are you most thankful for?
Of course, I am thankful for ALL of them.  How could I not be?  They inspire me DAILY and make me a better teacher.  But . . . I'll stick to the rules.

Miss Kindergarten - Hadar has been with me since the beginning.  Literally.  And I didn't even ask her to but she spotlighted my blog ON THE FIRST DAY.  We have since been email buddies and we are going to meet up in December!!!!!!!!!!  That alone is all the present I need this Christmas.  She's Hadar.  What else do I need to say?

Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits - Reagan is awesome.  She saved my life with an inside recess tip and now we've also become email buddies.  She is REALLY funny and makes me laugh!  Her stuff is super cute, too, but that goes without saying.

Oh Boy, Fourth Grade - Farley is hilarious.  There's no other word for it.  I think I told her in a comment that I loved her name and that was it.  We have been BFF's (blog friends forever) ever since.  I love her Currently linky parties and all of her cute stationery and poster stuff.  

4.  What guilty pleasure are you most thankful for?
Reality TV.  Obviously.  Maybe I should say TV in general.  And TIVO.

5.  What are you most thankful for?
I could write a book here.  But I won't.  I am most thankful for God who gives me everything listed here and not listed here.  With Him, none of it would be possible.  

My family.  It's little but we are mighty - I'm thankful for my mom and dad, older sister and her two kids, twin sister and her three kids, and my younger brother.  Sure, sure, I'll be thankful for my brothers-in-law, too.  Why not?

My health - that even though I have a serious heart condition, the medicine is working and I'm able to do the things I love and continue working on a daily basis.   
My dog - even though we lost her brother over the summer and I can still choke up about it, Sydney is doing really well.  She's twelve but doesn't know it.  I am so glad that she is still here even though her brother isn't.  I was really afraid she would go soon after and she hasn't.  She's amazing to me, really.  (Okay, I get mushy about my dogs.  There.)

I am SUPER THANKFUL for comments.  I am happy for every single comment.  It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.  I still can't believe that people read what I am writing.  And some even say that they like my style of writing and all that.  I have always wanted to be a writer (well, that, and teaching, obviously) so it just  . . . I feel like . . . it makes me want to . . . well.  That's enough of that.

You've got to go link up with Rachelle and Natalie at What the Teacher Wants and ALSO my BFF, Farley.  They are both doing this because great minds think alike.  Click to go!

If you're teaching today, I hope your day goes quickly!  As for me, I hope it goes super slooooooowly.  :)


  1. me first me first... unless somebody is typing a message at the same time and then clicks first!!! you crack me up too and I am glad to call you my BFF too!!! a few TX bloggers are talking about a get together over the summer so you will have to visit your twin and come!!! Girl you are on almost everyonessssss favorites!!! YOU GO!!!

  2. YAY I was FIRST!!!! and the only way I new Kelly was going solo is because I took Thursday off because I was sick (OK I really was shopping in austin) and saw the news!!! Who knew??? alrighty thanks for linking up and the LUVERLY shout outs!!!!

  3. You made me tear up!!! Lol! Can't wait till December either!!!!!!

  4. Seriously!!!! I am singing and swaying in front of my computer right now....YOU ARE THE WIND BENEATH MY WINGS....((my mom had a bette midler phase and I subsequently did as well)) Let's meet up. Texas!!! DO IT!!!!!!! Or I may possibly go to California this summer since I used to live there for the last 15 years or so.YOU ARE THE BEST!!!!!!! Love ya in a non weird or awkward virtual sort of way.

  5. AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!! I was laughing so hard and the


    I love you {and not in a non weird or awkward virtual sort of way like Reagan said}.

    Let's be friends.

  6. You have received the Versatile Blogger award. For more information, please visit http://www.babiesbooksandsigns.com/2011/11/blog-award.html.

    Thanks for having an awesome blog!

  7. is it bad to comment twice on one post????

    Everyone loves you. Just wanted you to know.


  8. Bahahaha! This has turned into a total non-weird awkward virtual love-fest, and I am cracking up reading everyone's comments. :)

  9. Once again, you are hilarious :) I included you on my "Thankful for" post as well.


  10. I am a first year teacher... (I feel like I start every sentence with that, but oh well!) Every day during lunch I sit in my room and scarf down leftover snack and breathe and dont have to answer to the 4963205 cherubs shouting my name. I SIT (!!!!!) and I read your blog and I laugh to myself (okay, I laugh out loud by myself) and I am able to put on a smile and teach math. THANK YOU

  11. Thank you for following!! Might sound silly but 5 was my secret "first goal!" It made my day!! :)