I’m not going to say that time is going by too fast and that Christmas will be here before we know it. Nope. I won’t say it.
But it’s time for Farley’s Currently. It’s time.
First, let me say that I’m almost never home to watch Ellen. But this year, I have been getting home between 4:30 and 5:00. And the only thing I can attribute it to is the fact that our first and second grade teams are not eating lunch in the lounge anymore.
I found that out the hard way when I sat by myself in the lounge for three days in a row. Well, crickets were there, but no one else.
And there were no discussions about the Bachelor Pad or that crazy kid on campus or even Happy Hour.
So . . . after some research and spying, I found out everyone is working during their lunch hour and going home earlier. So I’m on that bandwagon (because I follow and never lead) and it’s actually working. I’m getting home earlier. We still hold Fridays sacred. We GO OUT on Fridays. Because we’re lucky and we get a 45 minute duty free lunch. But no specials. So it’s fair.
2. I have been so lazy in the morning that I can’t get up and get on the treadmill. I just can’t. My body won’t let me. However, tomorrow, I’m getting up. It’s time. I have to. It’s for my heart. And I promised myself I could watch the New York Housewives while I walk. Or, I can’t watch at all. I’m really strict with myself. Hate it.
3. The weather is self explanatory. It was 93 at last recess today which meant no recess because if you didn’t already know this, OUR blacktop is 10 degrees hotter than anywhere else. So no recess.
4. I have the remotes to the front gate of our neighborhood, (oh, yes, fancy-fancy, but don’t let it fool you because it’s just a big ole pain in my big ole behind) and our garage programmed into my car visor. And suddenly, today, they stopped working. So I couldn’t get into the neighborhood today . . . I actually had to punch in the code.
People, I live in this neighborhood. I don’t know the code. So first I had to back up, re-adjust, and position my car next to the telephone thingamajig. And then I had to get out of the car because my cell phone was in the back of my car (safety first, girls!), and that’s where I have the code. It’s in my phone as a Contact. “Gate Code”. Gate is the first name and Code is the last. I’m tho thmart.
And then I hadn’t actually positioned my car very well so I had to walk over to the thingamajig and punch in the code. Would you have been exasperated?
I wasn’t. I was singing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” And I may have been skipping to and fro.
Meanwhile, a car was behind me . . . with someone sitting in their air conditioned cocoon, WAITING FOR ME to let them in.
Shoulder shrug. Skip to my lou.
I finally got into our neighborhood and then I couldn’t open our garage.
La, la, la, la, la, la.
No house key.
Nope. I did have one made this summer and I’ve since misplaced it. I think it’s in the driver’s seat of my car, but I can’t be sure because I’m always sitting in the driver’s seat. Obviously. It’s my car.
Clearly, I made it into the house one way or another because here I am typing, but you don’t want to know that I crawled through the disgusting, dirty doggy door shooing Sydney out of the way who was so happy to see me that she kept trying to come out while I was going in. (That was one whole sentence which is exactly how I talk when I am having a conversation.)
Hubs has some explaining to do when he gets home.
6. Favorite things!!!
Kellogg’s Pastry Crisps
Chocolate, if you couldn’t tell.
Brown Sugar Cinnamon
People, these are like Pop Tarts for grown ups. I am IN LOVE. They have blueberry and strawberry, too, but that doesn’t do it for me. You don’t toast them. Just eat. Two come in each little pack and the whole thing is only 90 calories. So I tend to eat three or four packs.
I love love love Big Brother. I’m sad it’s getting close to the end.
I love Flipping Out and the season premiere is tonight. Jeff cracks me up. And he has two consonants in his name which I appreciate. I am excited to see the gang. Zoila. Jenny. Gage. I’ve missed them.
Maybe they could eat in the teacher’s lounge with me . . .
Your turn — link up with Farley!
The doggy door visual just made my day…..first day back for me…..lots of cuties in my class but I am shattered….don't eat too many crisps (which I LOVE too) or you will be breaking windows to get in your house….I locked my desk for the summer feeling very smart and now I can't find the key which now involves several custodians trying to solve my dilemma….
I was just telling the teachers in my school about your crazy weather recess problems! The humidity today was over 70% here and it was 95 and we absolutely had recess. And my AC went out no less than 10 times. Yeah summer!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂
Your blog post made me laugh! I also tend to get home at the end of Ellen! Love her!I also tend to eat at my desk where I can finish up last minute items for the afternoon, plus no one at my school eats in the lounge either, so when I eat in there I can only think of things I could do in my room. Good luck tomorrow!
Teaching Special Kids
Flipping Out just came on, right this second. SO excited. LOVE that show.
Be happy that you can fit through Sidney's door. WTH would I do?!
Boil… out in the 98 degree sun!
Miss DeCarbo says
Just watched Flipping Out with the hubby. Glad to know you made it in the house. 🙂 Thanks for another funny post!
Sugar and Spice
Little Miss says
Those Special K crisps there at the end just gave me a real craving. We have been spending our lunches working so far this year as well except for Friday when we get food delivered in! I'm not sure that it helps me leave any earlier though seeing as I still leave around 5:30 or later everyday.
I can't seem to get up early either! Snooze, is just too convenient.Someone once told me to set my alarm and then leave it across the room forcing me to get out of bed. Really?! I just reset it and got back in bed.
Cooler weather would be fantastic! Our school AC went out. It was brutal! Cooler outside than inside.
Fabulous Fifth Grade Fun
Second Grade Smartypants says
Oh you made me laugh out loud picturing the doggie door incident!! I have 2 labs, which equals a nice big doggie door, and have always thought I could send someone through it if I locked myself out. But then one day while I was making dinner my next door neighbors 7 year old showed up in my kitchen and scared me too DEATH!! When I asked her how she got there she told me she had climbed the fence and come in through my doggie door!!! Needless to say I am working on training my labs to alert me when someone comes in through the door and I had to have a chat with the neighbor's parents about doggie door etiquette!!!!
I would love it if you visited my blog sometime!!!
My son, Wade, recently found my stash of Pastry Crisps. Is it bad that I want to find a new hiding spot for them???
Big Brother! It's on TONIGHT!!! 🙂 With a double eviction tomorrow!!!!
Let's Teach Something
Leslie - The Groovy Teacher says
You're so funny Kristin. You could take all of your blog posts and make them in to a book like Carrie did with her columns on Sex and the City (love that show, still miss it!) and you'd have a bestseller. No foolin, you could!
Kimberly Santana says
You crack me up!
The Learning Tree
I love Flipping Out and can't wait to see the whole gang!
oh' boy says
BIG BROTHER… i should have picked that one 🙂 OH MY WORD… yes thanks for always linking up friend
Heather's Heart says
You. Sydney. The doggy door. I love them all!
Thank you for always making me smile AND laugh! =)
Heather's Heart says
Wahoo! You are at 2,000 followers…that is amazing but then so are YOU!
Thank you for blessing all of us in Bloggy World with your sense of humor. It is truly the gift that keeps on giving. =)