Well, I lived to tell you about my day.

I got my hair did.  And I actually liked the way she styled it.  Normally, I do not.  That is because on most days, I am just going to school or going home and the bouffant look doesn't really coordinate.  And on other days, the Farrah Fawcett look just doesn't look right on me.  And on any other day, I need to be able to see so the hair hanging down right in front of my eyes doesn't work.  But today -- no need to put it in a ponytail immediately after.  It's only been about eight years, but we're finally getting somewhere (I love the way she does color, though!).

Next, I turned in my contract.  I am thankful to have a contract.  I am sorry for anyone who is in danger or didn't get one or can't get one.  Especially because I know that if that is you, then you think I am a big whiny (weeny) head for complaining about a possible move to fifth grade.  Because I know you'd take fifth in a heartbeat to have your own classroom.  That was me, too.  When I was being interviewed for my first teaching position, the principal asked me if I'd rather have first or fourth grade.  I said, "Either!" (I wanted to look flexible.  Eager.  Like a team player.  Confident.)  Thank goodness he put me in first.

Then I ran through Del Taco because I was hungry.  It happens.  I love their chicken soft tacos.  I don't know what that white sauce is, and I don't want to know, but I love it.

After that, I drove to a far away land for my ultrasound.

The place was NICE.

Sad, though.  Women with no hair.  :(

Nice doctors.  They were hugging patients and all that.  I thought I might have been in the wrong place.  Most doctor places I go to ignore you.  Ask for money.  Cancel your appointment.  You know, your average experience.

I had to go topless.  Unfortunately, no tips today.

The tech did the ultrasound.  We made small talk while we both pretended I wasn't topless.  And then she wrote on me in sharpie.  SHARPIE.  On my boob.  Um, I wonder how long that's going to be there?  And couldn't she have made it more attractive?  And maybe decorated the left one, too, so it matched?  And so it didn't feel left out?

The tech left me there to go show the radiologist.  Then she came back and did the exam again.

I started singing "Jesus Loves Me" which is my go-to song in times of stress or nervousness.  I also did a little rendition of "Rise and Shine and Give God the Glory, Glory."

The tech left again to go show the radiologist.

When she returned, she said the radiologist wanted to do her own exam.  She said not to be scared -- they are just very thorough.

"Jesus Loves Me" wasn't cutting it anymore.

I started doing a little begging praying and repeating memory verses that I know.

The radiologist came in and did the exam for the third time.  Seriously, a dollar bill would not have been out of the question.

I have three cysts.  That's all!  They're nothing.  I don't have to come back and do another peep show for a year. 

PHEW.  God is good.  Thank you for all of your prayers!  Seriously, what would I do without you all?  What did I used to do?  (I think I used to pace around in a padded room with a straight jacket on.)

And, by the way, I'm pretty sure my cardiologist will write me off of jury duty.  He has done it twice before.  He thinks it's too much stress for me.  I agree.  I wish there was a form for him to sign that says report cards are too stressful for me.  Or paying the bills.  Or waking up early.  Or eating my vegetables.

You're all caught up.  Except for the business at school.  There are lots of rumors and I'm pretty sure I'm safe . . . but I will wait until it's official to give you the low down.

Thanks again!  I want to go check out your blogs now.

How long do you think sharpie will last?????


  1. Awesome news!! God is so good.

  2. God is so good!! So glad to hear that great news. Love the jury duty comment. I have never had to do it before...always give the excuse that I teach kindergarten students. Most of the times have always fallen on the first day of school.

  3. I'm so glad it's nothing...now I can rest easy. At least we're keeping the twin thing going with our matching cysts. :) Love you bunches.

  4. Glad to hear your good news and you should definitely get an excuse written for report cards...those are super stressful!
    Mrs. Plant's Press

  5. Maybe you can rub the sharpie off with dry erase marker? (works on other things!) hehee

  6. I read a lot of blogs. Like, a whole lot. But, your blog is my very favorite. You're too funny. Even on a post about ultrasounds, I'm cracking up. Thanks for being so honest and so relatable. And, I'm glad your news today was good :)

  7. I'm sure I'm not the first to say this but... you are a good writer...you hold my attention WITHOUT PICTURES (wow)...you should somehow pursue this...

    I'm glad you're ok...maybe get the sharpie off with nail polish remover?

    oh and God is good...all the time...but you know that :)

  8. So glad you are well! I would try using soap with the magic eraser for getting the sharpie off. Sounds odd but I got sharpie on my counter the other day and it came right off...I know your not a counter but its worth a try.

  9. So glad your exam went well!!!!
    Use something oily to get rid of that sharpie.
    Report cards and waking up early are definitely WAY too stressful. Talk to that cardiologist. haha
    Seriously, glad you are well.

  10. I'm thinking sharpie will last... there aren't too many products you can use in that area to get rid of it! But maybe you can make it cute. Like how Johnny Depp turned his Winona Forever tattoo into Wino Forever - maybe you could make yours say "Mother" or "Aztecas" or "Bloods". very cool.

    Thank God all is well!

    Buzzing with Ms. B

  11. Glad you are ok! =)
    (try fingernail polish remover to get the Sharpie off =)
    First Grade Blue SKies

  12. Great news! God is good...and so glad things are going in your direction. Great attitude! I've been reading your blog for a while now and I love it! By the way if you happen to have any essential oils (lavender,etc) it is GREAT for getting off perm.marker and ink. Plus it smells good. =)

    The Daily Cupcake…A Kindergarten Blog

  13. yay!!!!!! How can you be funny and topless in the same day? I am so happy for you and your good news!!!!
    HUGS and celebratory chocolate eggs! (there's always a reason for those)

  14. Yay happy for you! try hairspray on the sharpie.:)

    First Grade @ Klinger Cafe

  15. Oh my goodness - these boobs of ours. They always keep us questioning, don't they? {they was the strangest comment ever...was it not?}

    Glad it was nothing and all you're contending with is sharpie!!!

    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

  16. You are HILARIOUS! So glad it was "not a BIG DEAL!"

    Emily @ Second Grade Silliness 

  17. Had a surgery once- they outlined in sharpie before- cause they had to stay inside the lines:)
    When they stitched me up, part of the sharpie was under the stitches- I swear- it seemed like MONTHS before it went away!!! And I bathed- I really did!

    After the first two "examined you" you should have insisted that the third buy you lunch:)

    Going Nutty!


  18. Sharpies usually last for a day or two, depending on how hard you rub. I can't believe she wrote on you in sharpie! But at least its in a place that isn't on view for the world. :) I'm glad its ONLY cysts instead of something more serious!

  19. It's so awesome that you can have a sense of humor for something so big. Great news though! A teacher in my building had a note from her doctor that said she couldn't be around chalk dust. She had been teaching for 20+ years and the schools had to accommodate her "allergy." And this started before everyone had white boards. Try for the report card note, it may work :)

  20. I'm so glad you had a good beginning and ending to your day. I can't stand that waiting....good things your songs pulled you through.


    Second In Line

  21. So glad everything's okay!! Hope you can get that Sharpie off!! Nail polish remover takes it off laminated things... think it works for people too?
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  22. So very happy for you! I don't even know you (well in person anyway...) and I seriously thought of you several times today and sent up some prayers. It's funny how I feel more connected with some of the bloggers I follow than people on my own staff. Hoping all works out with your position-I'm not sure I could teach 5th graders! They are across the hall from me and they actually scare me!

  23. God is good! :) Glad it turned out well.

    Rubbing alcohol? Finger nail polish remover? Scrub hard? Lol.

    Journey of a Substitute Teacher

  24. Best news of the day you are okay!!!! Yea!!!!!!

  25. Glad everything is okay healthwise. On the sharpie probably two or three showers and you'll be good to go.

  26. I ate some eggs...thinking of you while I did it...they were on sale for a quarter. I bought some for when you come to Texas! =)

    It won't be my fault if they don't make it until then...stress...but not boob stress.

    What an answer to prayers sweet friend. Love ya bunches!

    Heather's Heart

  27. Hey, on jury duty, I get out because I have tinnitis (ear ringing) and have hearing loss. That note from the doctor works well also. I'm on the never ask her list now.

  28. Yay! I am so glad you are okay! God is GOOD and I just love how you like singing our childhood favorites:) By the way, I think you will definitely be banned with the b--b word:) Big HUGS, sweet friend!

  29. Ahhh sweet girl...So glad all is well. The things we go through as women! We think that you should leave the sharpie and use it as scribble art or if there are letters, erase a few and let the hubs play hang-man ;)
    ~Christy and Tammy

  30. Sharpie? That's crazy. Hope it wears off soon. Glad things went well. I'm keeping my fingerss crossed for 1st grade for you next year.

  31. I am so glad that everything was okay!

    First Grade Magic

  32. Sharpie is plain old ridiculous. It doesn't need to last that long, but I am glad they were nice to you. It is so crazy that we have to sit and wait for people to tell us whether or lives are going to change forever or not. I just it's God's way of reminding us to make grateful lists regularly. I am grateful for knowing you. You remind me to write about more than just teaching, but who I am as a person. I, too, am grateful to have my own classroom again next year. Thank you.

    First in Maine

  33. God is good!! Glad everything went well!! :) Have a blessed day!!

  34. God IS good! And he blessed you with a WONDERFUL sense of humor! Thanks for sharing it with us!!!!

  35. well that's good news. and quite a bit of stress all at once, too. Just the way I like it...{eye roll}

  36. I am glad you got your contract!! That is exciting news!! Happy Wednesday!

  37. God is good and I hate going through scary stuff like that!! So glad you had a great result! I would add to sharpie and pretend it's a tat!! Lol...I'm also glad you got your contract....there's some stuff going on in our district and school and I'm getting nervous! They have to cut 5 mill....yep that's million from our budget....where is that gonna come from??? People are all on edge and it's not fun!!

    4th Grade Frolics

  38. I'm sorry I missed your previous post Kristin--I just panicked when I saw this one! I'm glad everthing is ok!!

    I can't get over the Sharpie--how can there not be some kind of special marker for that area?!? I hope the rest of your week is much more pleasant!

  39. Our world would be sweeter if we had more people like you.

  40. I am so afraid when I go for my exam on may 3 they will make me do mammogram. My go to song is How Firm a Foundation. Love the 3rd verse...fear not I am with you, oh be not afraid. I agree with Diana, our world would be sweeter with more people like you!

    Terri izatt

  41. Yay! I'm glad everything went well! Normally, I'd use a pumice stone on sharpie marks but....perhaps NOT for unmentionable parts.:) Lisa
    First Class with Mrs. Mac

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  43. Love your blog! You are so funny and can always perk up my day a little! It wasn't for the same reason as you, but I've had sharpie marker on my boobies before too. You're not alone! This is not a "I have fake boobies" confession, because I don't. Maybe I should look into that...

    Anyway, come check out my little blog if you get a chance!