Hooray for the weekend!
And guess what next weekend will be?
A THREE DAY WEEKEND! Thank you, Labor Day! And after that, ALL of my friends will be starting school so I will feel a whole letter better about getting up early every day. If I’m doing it, everyone should be. This is the way I think.
It’s Five for Fraturday! This should be fun. Let’s see if I remember what to do . . .
(New button! So cute!)
1. Dog TV.
Yes! Yes! Yes! If I’m addicted to TV, it only seems fair that I peer pressure Murphie into watching endless hours of TV, too. This channel is absolutely amazing. It’s just for dogs. Apparently, some real doctors got together and decided it was helpful for dogs and necessary and beneficial and a whole lotta other stuff. I did not look up their credentials. I’m choosing to believe what I see and hear on TV regarding this one.
We turn it on at night and she totally relaxes. Me too. We both end up falling asleep on the couch.
And, no, she doesn’t bark at the dogs. Everyone asks me this and the answer is no. REALLY.
Besides, there are zebras and rhinos and monkeys and a whole host of other animals on Dog TV. I imagine that’s for anyone with a pet hippo or gazelle or something.
2. The weather.
That was pretty much the consistent temperature all week. In the past, this would have clearly meant Inclement Weather Schedule.
Welllllll, NOT ANYMORE! Our new principal comes from a district somewhere in the desert or Arizona or someplace where 95 degrees is seen and viewed as comfortable, and this does not faze her in the least! Not one word has ever been mentioned about inclement weather schedule – not even AT LAST RECESS.
And guess what? My kids play! And they don’t complain! They say, “Recess time? Already? Yay!”
When I pick them up from the lines, they are sweaty and smiley and they say, “We’re hot!” and I say, “I’ll hose you down!” And I use my spray bottle of Extra Room Temperature School Faucet Water to spray them with a light mist. And I crank the air conditioner down as far as it goes until it says 70 degrees. And about five minutes later, they start to say they’re cold and I have them all right where I want them.
Life is good when your kids go to all three recesses. Let me tell you.
3. Nutella and Pretzels
HELLO? I can’t believe it took me so long to figure this one out! One of my upper grade helpers told me about this and I said, “DUH!!!!” And then I gave her a big ole hug and danced around the room because I have Nutella in bulk so that wasn’t a problem, but I had JUST BOUGHT pretzels for our Five Senses Taste Test for my something salty and I had a TON of left overs! I went straight home and dipped those left overs into my Nutella and people, all I can say is . . . There are no more left overs.
And if you haven’t tried it, let me be the first to introduce you. And, if you have tried it, why didn’t you suggest this to me before?
4. Math Story Problem
Boys and girls, if one teacher has one director’s chair that is a dark wood color and the hubby paints it white after a stripping accident, and the teacher orders another one that doesn’t ship, and then orders another one that does ship, and then the second one ships after all, how many director’s chairs does the teacher have in all?
I have nothing else to say about this. Clearly.
5. Spontaneous shopping trip to Old Navy yesterday after school:
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this T-shirt. It’s long sleeved so I will have to wait until it’s in the 80s to wear it.
I actually put this on Instagram because I remembered that I have Instagram today. I forgot the other 14 days or however long it’s been since I last uploaded a photo.
Okay. I’m off to have some coffee!
Tomorrow I plan to be back with PICS FROM MY CLASSROOM! FINALLY!