Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Another haunting outfit from LIndsey...

what i wore wednesday at the pleated poppy
Girrrrrrrrrrrrrlllllllll... Lindsey over at thepleatedpoppy.com has some outfits that literally haunt me when I shop... this dress is one of them... I know she got it at Old Navy... but I looked and realized every lump on my body would show up if I wore it.. but that didn't stop me from looking.. so I got me some white tights.. ok... now.. the dress.. so I went to Walmart and there was a dress there that looked something like this one.. so... I will honor Lindsey tomorrow for "What I Wore Wednesday"  by trying to copy her dress... fingers crossed I look half as good as she did!!!!

Another list..... (I'm sorry...)

 
I'm sorry y'all... but Sunday night's episode was too good not to give thoughts...
1. ok.. I have loved Bobby Draper ever since Betty had baby Eugene and he said, "Can I pet him?" Bobby is soooo sweet.. he is such a boy... two screwed up parents makes me scared for him.....
 
2. I was totally wrong with my first list when I said we were in 1973... the shooting of Martin Luther King was 1968... sorry!!
3.  Again... I have to say... against popular opinion.. I love Betty... this is what I love about her... her role is to really blend in and not make any waves... shes not supposed to make trouble.. not supposed to be too sexy... and she does it... I love how January Jones plays her... its not an easy role... no power... no sexual fulfillment really.. no outside interests... shes just supposed to kind of be there...
3. Dawn... now I love Dawn...I have to admit.. when they were delving into Dawn's life at the beginning of the season... I was like, "come on.. not another character..." but I really like Dawn... she is so no nonsense... she just wants to do her job... when Joan went to hug her... it was priceless...
 
4. Second line of the episode... "I can guarantee you'd  crawl to Canada on your hands and knees to see your girlfriend!!" The reason this is so funny is because Megan is Don's wife... its funny how she doesn't even acknowledge hes married.. OR she is saying it like she knows he has a girlfriend on top of being married.. its so perfect...
5. Best line of the episode. When Bobby tells Don hes afraid Henry will get shot  and Don tells him he won't.. "How do you know?" Don: "Because Henry's not that important"
Betty and Don's animosity is so real... I love it......
6. Pete's a good guy?? NO.. he can't be... I won't accept it...
7. BEST part of the whole episode.... Don's admission that he really never loved his kids... and his realization that his father never loved him... then... Bobby expressing concern over HENRY over Don... uggghhh... Don is soooooooooooo screwed up!!!!!! 


and trust me on this... we have just tapped the surface......... 


Channelling Crystal Carrington...



I dyed my hair over the weekend because I wanted to make it lighter.. and it kind of came out this sand color... it totally reminds me of Crystal Carrington.. its not quite blond.... I may have to go back to the drawing board...
Have a very lovely day my friends... I took a half day off of work because my Dr. says I have a retracted eardrum... ever heard of that/? It felt like an ear infection.. but he says the pressure from my sinuses is pulling on my eardrum giving me pain... so my ears get to rest this afternoon....

Monday, April 29, 2013

Another List.. "Celebrity Apprentice" edition...

ok y'all... its a new list... this time its "Celebrity Apprentice"... We are down to the final 5 now so its getting down to the wire... and last night's episode... even if you don't watch this show at all... the last episode warrants your attention... you will laugh and laugh and laugh....
1. I love Penn!!! He is so humble and smart...his ideas are always so clever and he is smart enough to pull them off... he should win the whole thing...

2. lok... Lisa.... this gal has got a body from HELL.... and her hair always looks good.... I have mixed feelings about her face and lips... she is verrrrrry plastic surgeried out... but working with Gary??? Girrrrrrrrrrrrrlllll.. you are redeeemed...

3. Gary...uuugghghghgh... where to begin... ok... the commercial he did... he literally looked like a letch reaching for the practically teenage girl he cast to be his wife... I was uncomfortable watching it..next, those poor poor actors who are there like, " I thought this was a commercial... ". now have to listen to this nutjob go on and on about acting... next, the funniest thing I have ever seen on this show is Gary accusing LISA (who is probably 100 lbs soaking wet) of intimidating him.... I swear... Gary is literally scary and he is telling everyone how Lisa yelled at him... It was sooooooo funny....
4. Little Jon... love Little Jon!! He is so super smart and he has a keen interest in what makes clients happy... last weeks mission with South Africa was horrible.. but he made it up this week...
5.Marilu... ok.. let me start by saying that I am NOT a fan... nothing really bad.. shes just like waiting for "Dancing With the Stars" to call.... but when she talks... her brain is working so fast its hard for her to get the words out.. and it makes her nervous and it is uncomfortable to see how nervous she seems... I know she has that thing where she remembers everything in the world... and I appreciate it... but slow down...
6.Donald Trump... ok.. now.. I know he is divisive... you either love him or hate him... but let me plead his case here...
he is always on Howard Stern and he is always HONEST... no bull ****
His kids seem to genuinely want to work with him.. he could honestly have anyone in their positions.. I know that all of his kids went to great schools and I get the impression he believes they are smart and trust their opinion...
He is funny when he just cuts people off
Hes "terrific"

Now we are down to 5.. LIttle Jon, Marilu Henner, Lisa Rinna, Penn Jillette, Trace Atkins... my call for next week??? Trace.... he looks like he wants to quit every week as it is...
so if you're not watching... watch one episode.. its funny....
Love you as always!!!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

ok... I've been at this blogging business for about 5 months now... and people who have blogs that I love have all these super cool pics with captions... and I'm like Wilma Flintstone over here like, "how'd they DO that?????"... well enter Wilma Flintstone 2.0 because I figured it out... its an app!!!!!! instafonts!!!! and heres what I did with it...
1. ok... I went to Goodwill and SCORE!!!! got two Norman Rockwell pics.. LOVE Norman Rockwell... who doesn't???

The lower one is new.. the top one I've had for a while..

I used to have two couches in this room.. it was nice.. but alittle crowded.. so my dad who I've told you.. is getting rid of everything he owns.. sold me this black chair.. its older than me... I love this chair... and I moved the couch from the man cave up to the lr because it has the nails like the chair 

this couch is more man friendly...


this is the chair.. my dad is a big time smoker... so the chair reeks of smoke.. I'm working on it....but unitl I figure it out.. the dogs won't go near it.. they keep looking at it like, "Wheres the couch???? Woman!!! now we have to lay with you..."
This is just for fun... to show my skills...

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Saturday motivation...

Hey y'all.. its Saturday.. that means linking Joanne from headoverheelsforteaching.blogspot.com for her Saturday Motivation linkup...

This week I am stealing my idea from tpt... I DID NOT come up with this myself.. I wish I did... but here it is...
ok.. I am a firm believer that in the business world and around the world in general... Fridays should be low key... not like a blow off.. but you know.. we've worked hard all week... we deserve a treat... so on Fridays we do brown bag buddies...Brown bag buddies connects all things that kids love... friends,brown bags, and most important...  cookies!!! 
Heres how it works... When we come back from recess around 12:25 the students pick a book at their reading level that is new.... then I pair them up..(usually a high with a low rarely two boys or two girls.. its usually a boy and a girl... lessens the temptation of playing) then I put a snack pack in the bag for each person... the pairs read their books to each other while they eat their cookies... then... after they are done reading, they write the names of their book on one side of the paper bag along with the author and one thing that they would like to report about the book...(favorite part, what they liked about it, least favorite part, etc) then on the other side of the paper bag they write the name of their partners book, author and on thing about the partners book... then we share....
The investment to this is about 10.00 a week... that sounds like a lot when you write it down... but I have 26 students so I have to buy two boxes of snack packs a week.. sometimes if its a tight week... I only do one box and the pairs split the snack packs.. theres 6 to a pack and they each get 3... that cuts down the investment to 4.95 a week... (but thats at Jewel so if you go to WalMart.. its probably cheaper. ..)
I really like this activity because it goes with the daily 5's "read to someone"... they read EEKK.. elbow to elbow.. knee to knee... I don't do the daily 5 in a traditional way... but I do like all the aspects... so I try to incorporate them in some way...
I do this activity every Friday unless there is something that prevents it like an assembly or testing.. First graders like cookies.. and when you give them cookies... it kind of calms the savage beasts in them....

Friday, April 26, 2013

Look what I got link up...

Hey y'all.. its time for the Look What I Got over at thetinyheart.blogspot.com and this week's look what I got.. Granite Gold for 2.00!! Normally like 4.95 at Target.. so I'll take it... its the little things...

Five day Friday






Top and sweater and Jeans: Old Navy
shoes: Sperry c/o Zappos
Scarf: Walmart

Heres my goofty poses for my critic....
This has been a five day work week... and girrrrrrrrrrrrrrlllllllllllll.. I worked every damn one of  em!!!! Spring is creeping out sloooooowwwwly in these parts... so these five day weeks should go by a little faster...(hear that universe??? )
Have a wonderful Friday my friends!!!
P.S... everyone told me the moon was super huge and bright last night giving credence to my theory that yesterday was LOONY!!!! The children respond to moon phases... trust me!!!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Lunar or Looney eclipse...


Tonight is supposed to be lunar eclipse...  now this is as good of an explanation as any for my students CRAZINESS!!!!  I love my class... I love my job... but days like today are like climbing uphill for about 6 1/2 hours straight through mud and wind.... 26 6-7 year olds... plus no intervention room... plus no switching for math due to testing plus a lunar eclipse equals... crazy teacher...

More notes from my critics... (well.. critic..)

the thoughtful...

the mouth open


the looking down at my feet..
Peplum top: Target
sweater and pants:Target
shoes: Dots
necklace: Ebay
Grandma socks: Journeys

ok... Michelle seen here.. is at it again... she said she wants a different pose and to smile with my mouth open... so here you go.... some goofy poses and my teeth....and for an added bonus? A different location...
Have a wonderful day my friends....its almost Friday!!!!!!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Working without a contract Wednesday...

Hey y'all.. its time for "What I Wore Wednesday!!!" Today is link up day.. its time to link up with Lindsey over at thepleatedpoppy.com  and Shanna  over at becauseshannasaidso.blogspot.com This link up is literally the only thing good about Wednesday.. Wednesdays are the worst... but onward... to explain my weird title... I have told y'all about the drama our district is facing with contract negotiations.. well today we got this..


a litttle button to show that teachers are dedicated!!! I am proud to wear it!!!





top and sweater Target
Pants: Target
necklace: Charlotte Russe.

Top: NY and co.
jeans: Maurices
shoes:Target
Leah's back today!! She loves "What I wore Wednesday" as much as I do!!! And today is her birthday!!! Happy Birthday Girrrrrrrrrrrrrllllllllll!!!!!! Keep it fashionable in 28!!!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

My top ten rhoc quotes of the week...

ok... y'all.. this Real Housewives of Orange County..... its like a canker sore... it hurts.. but I can't stop feeling it.... but this week... these ladies... uhhh.. where to begin...
1. "he he he... soooooooooo amused..." I wish I could express how much I cannot stand this gal... she is sooooo annoying...
2. "if you're "into a new group of friends, think about how you're coming in".. shut up!!!!!! Who are you????
3. " I'm not sure how long Slade's going to be gone.. of course that's going to be difficult on me"...Who is worse?? Genital warts Slade or wildly self absorbed Gretchen???
4. "Do you work????" This is the Vicki standard greeting...
5. Try to hear through the teeth... " I run a magazine, I'm a jewelry designer, I'm a model, I'm a Christian, I'm missionary, I'm a hairdresser, I'm  a model for many dentists," this gal has about 45 jobs"
6.  Upon the above "entrepreneurs" answer, "oh.. good, good... good.. right... great.. good.. good good..."


7.        Alexis.. "As business women.. we support each other... " business women??? what "business" does Alexis run?? oh.. the dress line... riiiiiiiight......

8.  "Do you have kids Gretchen?" Gretchen: no "Oh.. well you must have a boyfriend.. you're so pretty".. Gretchen: yes
huh?? Gretchen is at a loss for words???? bring this Lydia back!!!
9. ok.. then Gretchen asks Vicki... " you have a baby??" to Vicki... hahahahahahahahahahahahaha... like Vicki could have a baby??? Please!!!
10. then Vicki goes," its Briannas baby Gretchen and if you look on that as a negative.. shame on you!!' and trust me.. I am NO fan of Gretchens.. but she was like making a joke!!!
OOOOHhhh... these gals are soooooo hilarious!!!
bonus!!! Heather again... " Don't you point your finger at me..." thats right girl!!! Don't you let ANYONE point their finger at you!!! you're too good for that!!!