I have a disclaimer for this post.
I wrote almost all of it yesterday and then BAM! The power went out. For OVER TWO WHOLE HOURS! As in, no internet! Or TV! Or a cold refrigerator! Or the clock on the stove! Or TV!!!!!!
I still have the shakes a little, but we’re all okay. Thanks for asking.
I finished writing the last paragraph this morning so if the tenses are all screwed up, I apologize and blame the neighbors down the street who shorted the transformer. Whatever that means.
How was your 4th of July?
Suffice it to say, I’m not linking up with anyone. Just sharing five random pics. And that, my friends, is called being a rebel. Not shoplifting. Or speeding. Or breaking or entering.
Acting like there’s a Five for Friday when there isn’t??? Handcuff me, people. Just do it.
You little rebel you! I like the 5 for Friday still! I wanna know more about your Fun Friday board! I also love your blue and green color scheme! That was mine last year and I'm continuing this year cause I LOVE it so much!
Rambling About Reading
Kristin your posts always crack me up! I too wish that there was a Really Good Stuff store and maybe even a store with really good stuff…but it would be a dangerous place to enter!
I feel for your poor doggies being afraid of the fireworks! I on the other hand am the proud owner of the most backwards black lab I've ever met. He is TERRIFIED of swimming, rain, and snow, but LOVES fireworks. He's pathetic, but I love him!
Short and Sassy Teacher
Wendy Arentz says
Wait! Is that another new version of your Fun Friday chart?! It looks great! Maybe you should hold a giveaway with all your earlier versions. 🙂
I purchased a bunch of baskets from Really Good Stuff too. I love the color choices!
I'm off to download Beautiful Day to my Kindle. I'm almost finished The Storyteller. 🙂
Read With Me ABC
I love it….thinking about school but not doing much about it ! That is me…..just finished reading Beautiful Day, loved it, all the wedding details.
I laughed when I read your husband's comment about really good stuff. I don't know how many times I've tried to explain Really Good Stuff to my husband!
Meg Grosse says
I just LOVE reading all of your posts, they honestly make me laugh out loud. My hubs always asks, "What's so funny?" And I'll read your stories or quips out loud. He doesn't find the humor like I do, He'd probably say something similar about Really Good Stuff- Men! Thanks for being a rebel and sharing your pictures.
First Grade Hugs and High Fives
I just laughed all the way through this post. I can't wait to read more about the Friday clip chart…very interesting. And I love the little chairs you got from Bed Bath & Beyond. Walmart has chairs like those & I eye them up every time I'm in there. It's probably a good thing that there isn't an actual Really Good Stuff store, it would be filled with all of us organization and color coding obsessed teachers trying to get to stuff first amidst those of us who are so overwhelmed by all the really good stuff that we can't move an inch. Thanks so much for sharing these great pics. I love reading your posts.
Carrie Dawley says
I have a lab who used to love fireworks… but he got too close to a bottle rocket a few years ago, and now he's nuts! We don't take him to parties anymore. 🙁 Then I have a whippet mix (who I used to think was a lab mix, but oh well), and she just feeds off the lab. When he whines/barks/picks up his head, she freaks out! Fourth of July and New Years are sort of my least favorite holidays because of them. haha
I like your color scheme! I'm planning on sticking to a theme myself this year. It's been a few year…. no… I've never actually stuck to a theme all year. I'll do it this time, though. Honest! 😉
First Grade with Ms. Dawley
Nicole Moore says
I also made a rather large purchase yesterday at really good stuff. I used this code: ecsw13 to get $50 off $200. Just in case you decide you must have the organizing center with bins. 🙂
Miss Trayers says
My German Shepherd is suddenly scared of thunderstorms-so imagine our 4th with thunderstorms and fireworks (I know crazy neighbors! :). She acts like a 90-lb baby! I'm glad for the warning about the medication because we were actually thinking about trying that–maybe not. Oh and she chews on remotes and pretends she's chewing a toy also-too smart for their own good!
Jennifer White says
Love that shelf! Glad your power is back on!
First Grade Blue SKies
Mrs. Nunley says
Our dog, Iron Man (yes, his name IS Iron Man, but I don't want to talk about it!) goes CRAZY with fireworks. We didn't even get any this year. Although it is a close call between who is craziest, Iron Man or our youngest son Parker!
First Grade Magic
I LOVE the clip chart!!! So glad Murphie was ok on the 4th, no stress!
Have a great time with Kerry…maybe you and the kids and make paper Emoji faces and tease her!
Third and Goal says
Laughing out loud, as always!! I shamefully watched 2 hours of LI princesses today. Spent the majority of the time laughing/screaming at the tv, but …yes….watched it!!
The Polished Teacher says
I absolutely feel your pain! Last Summer we lost power for 5 days with the hurricane. It was the worst! No internet (blogging withdrawals), no TV (how did I survive), and no water (sad sad days). Torture I tell you!
Love that you are going with the blue and green color scheme! It's clearly the best one around! I am not biased or anything…
The Polished Teacher
Sarah Adams says
Let us know what you think of the Really Good Stuff medium bins. I am trying to decide if I should buy some for my classroom. It's just a big upfront cost. Love the Fun Friday clip board!! Too cute =)
Miss A's Kindergarten
Mrs. Landry says
Between Really Good Stuff, Carson-Dellosa, and Lakeshore Learning I drool as much as my dog. My husband just shakes his head at me. Love your post!
Mrs. Landry's Land of Learning
I went through your same dilemma with the Really Good Stuff organizer last year! I actually ended up buying something from Ikea. It was $40 for the frame and then you customize it with shelves or bins that you buy separately. I love it!
Yep! We DO think alike!
I have a Five for Friday post too!
And I even admitted in the title: "Unlinked" in case someone tried to link back.
But maybe I should link to YOUR post and then a reader could feel "all linked up."
Glad about Murphie and the fireworks and even more glad about the power coming back on.
If it were my house, I would have had to eat all of the ice cream for fear it might melt… even a little…
Finding JOY in 6th Grade
Elizabeth Tierney says
Hey!! Easy on the Long Island Princesses!! Even though I live in the big OC now, I am originally from Long Island, so I could have easily become one of the princesses. If I married a rich man. Which, since I never married any one is SoCali, it's highly unlikely that I would have married a New Yorker. Oh, well. Have fun in Texas.
How old is your puppy? We have 2 new puppies. I completely agree with you about fireworks. Our last dog was terrified. We would go drive in the car to avoid being in one place and hearing them. We were very worried about these two but just like your baby, they just wanted to hunt bugs. They must be related or it's a dog thing. I have things in catalogs and on line that I dream about too. I completely understand you even if our husband's don't get it.
Mrs. Cockrell says
I love Elin Hilderbrand! Just finished two of her books. 🙂 Have fun in Texas! That's where I live, which clearly means it's the best place to be. Just sayin. 😉
Mrs. Phillips says
Sheesh, I am obsessed with getting new mailboxes cause I used to have 20 first graders and for the past 2 years I have had, wait for it…33! Yes I said 33 first grades and me with no other help what-so-ever except for some wonderful and some not so wonderful parents. I haven't enough mailboxes for all of my chickadees and that is a crime I tell you. The principal said he would get me one but have you ever ordered something through the district office with a purchase order?? I will be retired by the time I get my mailboxes. I say you should buy that wonderful organizer. You only live once! I'm going to buy my own mailboxes. If our hubbies get to upset with us we can always be room mates. I have a 5 pound Yorkie to keep Murphie girl entertained! lol.
Mrs. Phillips says
I meant **too upset** Ugh I hate when I do that!
Ann Spencer says
You are so funny! I had to go back and read about half a dozen of your previous posts–even the bachelor one and I don't even watch that show! So now I am a follower — and thank you for the entertainment while I wait in the doctor's office — and wait — and wait…
Mrs. Wheeler says
Teeny! Did you re-vamp your Fun Friday cards?! I HAVE to make one of these. I did FF for a few weeks in the spring but it was real generic b/c I wrote them all on the board! I need to know more about these new cards!
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I saw a coupon yesterday for $50.00 off … that'd make your organizer affordable, I think!
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