This post could get a little curvy and take some hairpin turns so if you get motion sickness, I suggest you take something before beginning to read it. (suggestion: wine)
I have lots to say.
First, I finally got some jeans. Hooray!
They stretched out so much that I could pull them off without unbuttoning or unzipping them (the hubs was all kinds of happy).
So I took them back. And sweated. And had heart palpitations. Because even though I still had the tags, they weren’t exactly attached anymore. And even though I had the receipt, it wasn’t exactly . . . crisp anymore. I may or may not have had to do a little digging in the trash. Ahem.
But I confessed. And I said I wore them. And I told them about the hubby’s happiness and they promptly agreed to exchange them.
So I got a smaller size (yippee!) and wore them around the house yesterday (they are not exactly cute as they hug my hips and thighs, being that they are a size smaller than I am used to wearing) hoping that they would stretch out.
NOPE. Not at all. NOT AT ALL. NOT! AT! ALL!
Do jeans that say 99% cotton and 1% spandex shrink? Should I just get that bigger size and wash them in hot water? I mean, what in the world???? Grrrrr.
That was one piece of my weekend. Here’s another.
I lost my sunglasses. My new ones. We have since found them, but they are far away. And I gave my old pair to my sister, Lisa. Hello, Lisa. Hope you’re enjoying my old pair. I am currently sporting a pair that was at the bottom of the junk drawer and they are crooked. On my face. I look crooked. And short. With jeans that are either too big or too small. This is me.
That’s another piece. Are you getting full? Because here’s ANOTHER piece:
I dropped my new iPhone. And Siri was in it. She was not pleased. In fact, she decided to send me a message through the phone (we were no longer on speaking terms) to tell me that I had an invalid SIM card.
NO. I did not buy the insurance. Need I remind you that I am taking a financial class and Dave Ramsey says that buying the extended warranties and insurance and stuff is all a SCAM?!?!
Luckily, it had only been a week so the hubby went back to AT&T and the guy there said that Apple sent out a bunch of invalid SIM cards. He said it wasn’t because I dropped it. Well, not really. He didn’t actually know I dropped it because we accidentally forgot to tell him that part, but he would have said that if we had remembered. So he exchanged my SIM card. PHEW.
What in the world is WRONG with me???? Good night, nurse!!! (that’s a Return to Me reference if you didn’t know, and if you don’t know, you must go out and rent that movie. It’s in my top five.) I think I’m getting old. But that just seems so darn impossible, what with me feeling so young and all. Never mind that I’ve been teaching for 15 years and have a big birthday coming up. I was part of a gifted and talented thing (of which I am both, apparently) and I started teaching first graders when I was ten years old. So I know it’s not an age thing.
In case you were worried, Siri has forgiven me.
Onto the real reason for this post. (I told you to drink that wine.)
I have started a little “Angry Birds” management tool in my classroom since it is almost spring and my kids have gotten a little too big for their britches. That says britches. Stop checking.
It’s very similar to other behavior management things that I have seen in Blogland. But since my kids happen to be OBSESSED with Angry Birds (like we might need counseling or we should be on the news) I tweaked it a little.
Here’s the question: All I did was google some Angry Bird images and then I created my little management tool thingy.
The images aren’t clipart.
I didn’t pay for them.
I’m just using the images in my classroom.
Can I share them with you? As in, show you pictures of it? Or share the images so that you can use them if you want to? I really don’t want to go to jail . . . so any words of wisdom would be greatly appreciated.
That’s it. I owe some people some Houghton Mifflin Theme Tests and I’ll be back later this week to do that.
But, right now, I’ve
got a date with the Bachelor. That is so gross, I can’t believe I just said that got some TV to watch and I’m excited to see how this drama unfolds on the Bachelor. I’m also ready to say goodbye to Ben. Yuck.
Talk to you tomorrow!!!!!
Are you feeling okay? Did the curviness upset your tummy? Is the wine helping?
Crying… you are so dang hilarious.
I took this ride sans the wine, cuz I don't like wine… maybe I should have grabbed a margarita… nah. I didn't need it. Loved every freakin' hilarious moment! Hope I can stay up late enough to watch DVR'd Bachelor so that I can read your post tomorrow!
Dragonflies in First
Patty Rutenbar says
I was thinking….. I sure wish I could text Kristin right now…..she must be jumping out of her gourd!! I can't believe he picked her! ( that's in case some one didn't see it, I don't want to spoil it for them.)
You're right it's time to say goodbye AND good riddens to Ben. Looking forward to tomorrow to hear your thoughts.
Kristin, I sure wish we all lived close to each other so that we could have an End-of-the-Bachelor party. We could groan and moan and hug. You could wear tight jeans or loose jeans or just go for sweatpants. At certain points we would all yell at Ben for being …sigh … Ben. Poor Ben. Poor, poor Ben. Camille
An Open Door
Reagan Tunstall says
just finished the show…all three hours. Waiting for you to respond tomorrow since the time change and all. Not sure where you are. Anyway, I had a few great chuckles throughout your post and just wanted you to know I always get Car sick. Even when I drive. Its really bad.. I have lulled myself over to be sick before. But I managed to get through the entire post! Pj says hi…I told him your turn would be coming up soon.
Reagan Tunstall says
pulled not lulled…dang tablet
I'm dizzy from the wine I'm having this evening trying to unwind from this horrible whole class lack-of-sleep-day. I HATE it when we change the clocks ahead. Grrrrrrr…..
Miss DeCarbo says
Haha I know I can turn to your blog when I need a good laugh. Love it. Thanks for this post! I hope this weekend is better for you! 🙂
Second Grade Sugar and Spice
oh' boy says
OH my sooooo funny!!! I am glad Teeny Tinies have trouble getting good jeans too!!! Not in a mean way but in a hey we all have jean issues way!!! When I find a pair I like I buy 2!!! I don't watch the Bachelor because of Ben….YUCK!!! So I am glad it is over so I might watch again!!! sorry about your sunglasses… I have like 100 pairs… I LOVE big giant sunglasses so I buy them all the time!!!
My stomach is churning but not bc of you. Please don't go to jail, I would not visit you!!
Jenn Bates says
Girl, you are freakin' hilarious!!!! I think it is fine to share something like that if you aren't selling it? I have been toying with doing something with those crazy birds too because my guys are equally obsessed!
Finally in First
First Grade Fun says
Can't wait to see your Talk About it Tuesday. I'm giggling just thinking about it!
Ms. Chrissy B says
I would've had some wine, but it's so late that I feel guilty about pouring myself a glass and then downing it in the fifteen minutes it's going to take to fall asleep.
I don't really know about the angry birds thing. I've seen people sell the angry birds stuff, and I don't know how they can do that… and nothing seems to have happened to them. Don't know, though!
And I HATE the jeans problem. I have the SAME problem (but probably in very different sizes lol). I returned my super baggy pair after wearing them for a day, and then bought the size smaller. It takes them about a day to stretch out to cover my enormous bottom and hips comfortably, every time I wash them. It's a big pain in the butt. I don't know how we can send men to the moon but not make jeans that hold onto their size. It can't be near as difficult.
Buzzing with Ms. B
I hate jeans too – they never fit right. I like to go Erkel and the general public likes hip huggers. Oh the drama. I have no idea if they will shrink…
Can't wait to read your Bachelor recap!
Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade
I am intrigued by your Angry Birds behavior management. Some of my boys LOVE Angry Birds and March calls for desperate measures 😉
My class is obsessed with angry birds too. We're doing a whole writing/craftivity thing with them during testing week. I would LOVE to see your behavior plan and hear the details! Please share! Love reading your posts!
Just woke up my kids from laughing out loud reading this (my own children, not my students! We're on spring break) Love your on again, off again "relationships" with PJ and now Siri. So stinkin funny!!
I want some new sunglasses….I can send you my old ones…they aren't crooked….lol. I don't want you to go to jail either….I don't know what to tell you there….I'm paranoid Polly so error drastically on the side of caution cuz I don't want to go to jail or get a lawsuit either!!!! Please don't go to jail…I don't know if they have internet there and I would die if you didn't post!!! Die, I tell you!!
4th Grade Frolics
You are hilarious! I hate that about all jeans! The ones you want to stretch out never do! Have a great day!
Elyse @ My Life With a Cherry on Top
FirstGradeBlueSkies (Jennifer) says
You are not old…and even though you have some issues going on, it sounds like at least most of them are resolved- so that's a good thing!!
sunglasses- check, check
jeans- not check, but since when are jeans ever right???
First Grade Blue SKies
I don't think jeans are meant to fit everyone, I don't wear them because either they go all the way to my armpits or they are a little "say no to crack" and I am not petite so that doesn't look all that appealing. good luck in your search for better fitting jeans.
I would love to see your angry bird management system, I have a class that never stops talking, there could be an intruder and half wouldn't stop talking for me to tell them, the other half would be screaming so loud it would be like a neon sign "come to this classroom" Spring break is in two weeks thank heavens
I am laughing out loud thinking about the scene in Return to Me where he says, "Good night nurse!" One of my favorites!
Lol at the fact your hubby liked the other pair of jeans! Isn't it odd what they think is attractive? Thankfully my class has skipped the Angry Birds phase. Unfortunately several are into "Plants Vs Zombies" for some reason instead!
Jennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindergarten
you are too funny, enjoyed the post, watched ben, all i can say is good luck and hope you know what you got yourself into. actually i am getting sick of watching them so more than happy that it is all over. mary at email@example.com
Kelley Cirrito says
I am so glad they fixed your iPhone! That would have been so sad!' I couldn't live without mine. I want to see your angry birds!!!! I bet it is super cute!!
Hey Kristin, my kids LOVE Angry Birds too! I don't know about the clip art stuff but I just did a long Angry Bird writing unit form another teacher (so I totally can't take credit for it) but my kids LOVED it. Heres the link to my blog where I linked up the unit.
Angry Bird Writing Unit
Jen R. @ The Teachers' Cauldron says
you may not be able to buy a pair of jeans to fit you, but I don't fit into my clothes just yet, so i have like THREE pairs of pants to wear…and I REFUSE to buy new clothes…lol…and about the clip art???I see many of things on TpT and blogs that look like they use searched images that they snagged, so I say – go for it! 🙂
Mrs. Cupcake says
Girl you crack me up!! I think you can show pics, you aren't trying to sell anything or claim it as your own!!
A Cupcake for the Teacher
No the curviness was great and just what I needed to read after a loooong day at school.
I can't believe you've been teaching since you were ten, I thought I was the only one. No wait, do you want to hear about being old? I used to feel so young and with it and I know about a lot of music because I love it but I have never played Angry Birds. I know what it is, so I'm semi-covered, but when my kids ask me specific questions about it, I have to say "I don't know, I don't play". I feel old this year!!!
Sorry to hear about your jeans, sunglasses, and phone…those kinds of weeks are tough. I hope things get better soon Kristin. Have a blast watching your show!
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your blog! I giggle each time I read your posts…pretty sure my hubby thinks I am off my rocker. Anyway, thank you for keeping the humor in teaching! 🙂
I recently started following your blog, and I love it! Your writing is so conversational and funny. I love how honest you are, mixed with a bit of sarcasm. I check your blog first thing every morning when I get to work(shhh! don't tell 😉
I started my own blog in February. It's not a teaching blog, but may you'd want to take a look? I'd love to hear from you.