Happy weekend! I really wanted to sleep in this morning, but we are getting new carpet upstairs. Finally. And seeing as how the worker men wanted to move my bed, they sort of kicked me out of it.
When we first moved in, we had no money so we paid for virtually NO UPGRADES whatsoever except for a door that would lead from the garage to the side yard and a fan in the half bathroom (the hubby insisted on this because of . . . well . . . I guess sometimes he has to do some business that is of a pressing matter and cannot wait until he makes it upstairs). The carpet was the lowest of the low with the lowest padding ever in the world called CONCRETE.
Foster and Sydney chewed up what little padding there was when they were puppies. And they peed on it when they were puppies. And then they peed on it when they were old. Poor babies.
Then Murphie peed on it when she was a little puppy (she is still a puppy, but she can basically get down the stairs in one leap and then take another leap to the doggy door) so basically our existing carpet is the most disgusting thing you’ve ever seen even though we have rented those carpet cleaners and febreezed it to death and lysoled it and scrubbed it and done whatever else we could to make it look as if it was clean.
And now you know why you were never allowed upstairs.
But now it’s time. Fifteen years later — FIFTEEN YEARS LATER — we are getting the good stuff, people. I told the hubs that we can’t make any plans tonight because my plan is to roll around on the new carpet all night.
And that’s my Five for Fraturday.
Just kidding. But a couple of more paragraphs about our carpet and I could call this a blog post and be done.
Luv My Kinders says
You are always sooo funny and I love reading your posts. When I scroll through my feed I always read yours first. Sounds like we have matching carpet as a result of my fur babies…lol. Enjoy your new carpet. When you figure out how to do that whole classroom management thing…lol..be sure to update us with a post on how to do it! (I was dying laughing)
Sarah Colbert says
I love funnel cake. I'm so jealous that you were able to have one. 🙂
Table Talk with C and C says
Love that you are using the beanie babies along with your reading strategies posters! I am going to try and use this same concept this year for my struggling 2nd grade readers. I am hoping the visual will help them apply strategies more independently! : )
Table Talk with C & C
You know how Berber carpet was all-the-rage… especially if it came with flecks of color? I have spilled so much coffee and other things (like lasagne), I can no longer lie and say: "The carpet has colored flecks–it came that way…" Especially when one of the flecks is an entire venti Mocha is the middle of the entryway…
I'm envious, dear Friend. Roll and enjoy!
Finding JOY in 6th Grade
Sandy Welch says
You're a very good writer and I love your sense of humor. I look forward to you posts every week. Thanks for making me laugh after a very tough week. 🙂 What the heck is a funnel cake?
Traci - Dragonflies in First says
Regarding above commenter… SOMEONE PLEASE SEND HER FUNNEL CAKE! She is SO missing out!
So glad someone has your back and is willing to help you out with management! 😉
Congrats on the carpet!
…and… I'm still choked up over that poem!
I absolutely love when I hear of someone else using Beanie Babies. I love those "Two Sisters" but was so annoyed when they called Beanie Babies a gimmick! My firsties really "get it" and use the strategies as a result of these posters and of course my amazing teaching. Super glad you got the behavior thing down;) Have a great week.
Kristen, I love the times that you can laugh until you cry Those are the best!
Loved your "Dad" story! I was laughing out loud too!
Catherine N. says
Do NOT, I repeat, Do NOT order Beanie Babies. Go on Craig's List and buy them for about a buck each. I was able to get all seven animals for the reading strategies AND 20 dog beanies (for Tunstall's "teach your dog to read" unit, for $20 TOTAL. Yes, some people still think Beanie Babies are worth mega-bucks, but many people are just looking to get a little cash for them. Good Luck!
First Grade Top Dogs
You always make me smile!!!
Hubbz and I tried to upgrade our carpet and padding when we bought our almost-built home. They said no. What? The house wasn't completely built yet. It didn't have any flooring. We were told it was ordered, and we couldn't do anything about it, but how about some free blinds? Ok, we took it. Our neighbors tried to nix their carpet because they have some bad allergies over there. Nope. Too bad. So their house was brand new, no one had moved it, and they uninstalled it! What a waste! They put hard wood and tile downstairs. It's lovely, but not plush and soft like my wanna-be, some day, dream. I'm told to wait until my kids are 12. So, it will be about 15 years.
By the way, funnel cake makes great dinner. One of my coworkers has a daughter who works at Sea World. Our meals equal a healthy lunch, and a splurge, over the top, ice cream sundae covered funnel cake. It's like being a kid and getting to order your dream meal. Our eyes are always bigger than our tummies, and we drag our stuffed butts to the last Shamu show as fast as we can waddle.
Fluttering Through First Grade says
Ummm seriously the BEST lemonade on the planet!!! Now if they would only sell funnel cakes as well we'd be set!
~Christy & Tammy
Fluttering Through First Grade
Wait, you posted the name of your school on here? I'm missing something I think!