Happy Sunday. Or for those of you who are like me, Happy Last Day of Three Week Vacation. Although, maybe that should say Sad Last Day of Three Week Vacation. I have mixed feelings. I’m
excited can’t wait thrilled looking foward to seeing my kids tomorrow, but I will truly miss not having a schedule of any kind. Plus, my pajamas and I are like this. This. As in, super close. BFF’s, if you will.
One of the ways my colleagues and I are trying to hold off the Sunday Night Blues is by declaring tomorrow Green Monday. Do you have Green Monday at your school? One of our kinder teachers either came up with it or saw it somewhere else, and shared it with us. It’s all about what’s good for our environment. Going green and all that. Super important stuff. We really care about the environment.
Plus, we had T-shirts designed that say “Go Green” and we also ordered T-shirts from this website that have OWLS on them (give a hoot! and you know I love owls). I also got one that has a cute little bird and says “Tweet the Earth Well” (I have no idea if these two options are still available so don’t be upset with me if you’re looking for them and can’t find them.).
So the best part about Green Monday (along with all of the great “save the earth” stuff) is that we wear JEANS and T-SHIRTS and UGGS or SNEAKERS or FLIP FLOPS. Our staff decided Green Monday should be the first Monday of every month but, sometimes, we miss that day due to holidays.
No worries. I start a text chain and the next thing you know, I’ve got fifteen or so teachers agreeing that tomorrow should be Green Monday (and all we need is a majority because . . . well, that’s all we need). If the kids somehow come to school in green on a non-first Monday of the month, that’s great. But it’s not really about them. It’s about the Earth. And wearing jeans. And not having to figure out what to wear on a Sunday night or Monday morning after you’ve been on vacation for three glorious super short weeks that flew by faster than you can say break.
Today’s text chain was started by my good friend, Heather, at a very early hour. People were very serious and I think the chain was finished within about five minutes and every single reply was yes.
Speaking of jeans, thanks for all the comments on my last post regarding my Denim Woes and CTEBC (carpal tunnel excessive blogging condition). Here’s my major problem in the jeans department: I am between sizes. So I either need to lose weight or plump up. It’s a dilemma. And as far as my CTEBC goes, I’m okay. I think I’ll live.
The WORST part about the denim dilemma is that I received a Nordstroms gift card from my class and it was a really nice gift card. So I went to Nordstroms (which is uncomfortable for me because I am more of an Old Navy/Target/Hand Me Down girl) and walked around and around and around and DIDN’T TRY ONE THING ON. Go ahead. Start the intervention now.
About class gifts – I think it was Jennifer over at First Grade Blue Skies who said that the state of Alabama says teachers can’t receive gifts of any kind. SAY WHAT?! I wish I could list some of the gifts I’ve received but I still think it might be tacky . . . although I did throw in that Nordstroms one without batting an eye. Sorry about that. Can I just say that the best gift I’ve ever received from a family was a week at their time-share in Palm Springs . . . or should I not say that?
All right. I’m off. To find something to pack in my lunch. And double check that I set the alarm. And maybe find some work out clothes for an early morning treadmill session. And then sit on the couch and not move for as long as possible.