Friday, February 27, 2015

confrerences: Over.. Evaluation: coming up


This look is called: I didn't take a shower because I was at school until 7:30 last night and theres lice going around... 
I know.. not pretty.. but lice free!!!! if I get lice.. it will be like a vacation.. I'll keep calling in after like 10 days and be like, "No.. I still have it.. I just can't get rid of it.. can't come back.. sorry!!!" And thats why I won't get lice.. 
My three readers know I had parent teacher conferences this week and they are now over.. YAY!!!! Now I can focus on my evaluation... GROSS!!! But it will be over soon... and then I can talk about things that are important to  the Pookapookapooka world: shows!!!!  I don't know if  you know this, but Bravo is airing their second season of "Newleyweds the First Year" on March 3... if you watched season 1 you can find out about the old couples March 3 too... I'm not like all into Bravo... but I swear.. give me a show about newlyweds and I'm all in.... also.. we are going to have a new season of "Married at First Sight" with all new couples later in March... so after my eval is over, I will be all into the new shows.... 
Have a WONDERFUL weekend my friends!!!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Today will end..


Today is the dreaded "Parent Teacher conference Day!"... I hate parent teacher conferences as my three readers know... again.. its not the parents I hate.. I just hate talking for allotted time.. this time its 10 minutes per conference.. which you would be like,"Thats easy.. "... its not... I did three yesterday and I looked at the timer and there was like a 1:10 and I was done... so knowing all of this.. my son left the house this morning and said, "This day will end".. meaning.. my conferences will soon be over... I needed that... he knows just what to say:)
Have a WONDERFUL day today!!!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

when in doubt... wear a scarf..

what is this weird face?? I don't know... Wednesdays are harrrrrrrrrrd.... I know you all have heard of my disdain for Wednesday... Wednesday is garbage day, Wednesday my students have gym and I have to walk all the way to the wild other side of the school... and What I Wore Wednesday over at thepleatedpoppy.comtuckerup.blogspot.com, and cappuccinoandfashion.com doesnt' make it any easier... I swear... on Saturday I think about my outfits for the week and I'm all like, " Yeah.. thats what I'll wear.." and then its Tuesday night and I'm like, "Wait, what am I wearing?? that?? no..." but I still linkup every Wednesday.... now if someone who is like 5'2 and my weight (not to be disclosed.. EVER) could just start a blog and tell me what to wear... I'd be grateful.... so linkup and if you find my girl... let me know!!!!

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Inspiration in Red...


The blogger we have to thank for today's outfit is Katie over at forlaurenandlauren.blogspot.com... She got these red boots a while ago and said she couldn't stop wearing them...and I have to say, they really make her outfits POP!! I love them with the jeans... I love them with the leggings... Heres how she has worn them
 they are so eye catching right??? So when urbanog.com had them for 18.00... I HAD to snatch them up....
On other fronts... I saw a couple cute blogs with gals with glasses... For example:
Sarah over at tuckerup.blogspot.com had really cute glasses... I saw hers and was inspired... here we go..

Have a great day my friends!!

Monday, February 23, 2015

What is happening in the world???


 Every Friday or Saturday we go to the bookstore.. half for the coffee and cupcake and half for the magazines... this week I am looking at these magazines and I'm like, "What is going on??!!"... Here are a few examples....


I saw this in the new People this week... Measles!!! GET YOUR CHILD VACCINATED!!!! Measles causes death... looking at these pictures of a baby with measles... what is going on???

Catherine Bell... what happened to you???  Plastic surgery is NOT for all!!! You were so pretty... why Catherine Bell??? WHY????

Every pic I see of these two looks painful..he looks like, "PLEASE DON'T DOCUMENT THAT I'M IN THIS MOVIE!!" and shes like, "I'm not just Melanie Griffith's daughter anymore!!!!" I have NO interest in seeing this movie even though I read the book and Jamie Dornan is fabulous... she looks like shes got the personality and sex appeal of a houseplant...
See?? the More you know...
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Friday, February 20, 2015

Back in fashion...




Yay Lovelies!!! Its FRIDAY!!! We made it!!! I know I didn't put up a pic yesterday so here it is^^^ as you know when hubs and I argue he doesn't take my pic...yesterday's outfit was another attempted pleated poppy copy... she put up this pic on Wednesday..what i wore at the pleated poppyher outfits make me mental she pulls them off so well!!! And AGAIN... she is tall, we are short.. she is skinny, we are not...so WHY OH WHY do I try to recreate these outfits... I also must mention that I have the cushioned sneakers... and they are not comfy... I've seen them on other people... this gal at newlyloved.com rocks them out too.. but these gals must have skinny feet... they do not feel comfy....
So today's style is strictly from Pookapookapooka... all brought to you by: Goodwill of course... cardigan. boots, t shirt, jeans... all Goodwill....and best of all? It covers all the bad!!!
Have a GREAT weekend my friends!!!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

A Pinterest World...

Hubs and I had another argument this morning... now.. in this day of computers I swear I need Pinterest saying for all messages...Hubs said it doesn't matter what I say its the way I say things and he shuts down... this is his message.
 I wouldn't have heard it if he said it...but here all nice and neat in a poster.. I get it...
My message was this:
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I'm sure my message wasn't received either... I am seriously just going to start living my life like Jim Carrey in "The Truman Show"... everything I say will be like a Pinterest saying....
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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

In need of Inspiration and some comfortable shoes...


Well as you can see by my outfit today we chose comfort over fashion again... but in my defense.. its like 11 degrees here and yesterday I wore the same shoes and my feet hurt... My three readers know that my evaluation is coming up on March 2 and I can NOT take any time off between now and then... I am thisclose to getting a great eval.... so my feet are going to have to fall in line... 
Today as we all know is What I Wore Wednesday over at thepleatedpoppy.comtuckerup.blogspot.com, and cappuccinoandfashion.com... thats where I go and look at Lindsey, Sarah, and Madeline's outfits and curse my body for being so short and stocky.... but maybe find some ideas!! The problem with my bloggers.. they are all wearing high heels... stop with the high heels!!! My feet are like Chinese foot binding gone bad people!!! I need comfortable shoes!!!
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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Dogs are the cure to all of life's evils...




Good Morning Lovelies... I wish I could tell you it was a GREAT Valentines weekend.. however.. we had a setback... here is the condition of my dad today...
 he broke his ankle in two places in the grocery store... he is a real mess today.. he has a hard cast on that he'll have until April... now.. if you asked Pooka.. she'd say, "OMG.. I WISH I could stay in bed until April!!".. (reality: the house would literally fall to ruins and the show "Hoarders" would show up @ May 1 to do an emergency intervention) but this dad of mine doesn't particularly like staying in one place for too long.. asking him to stay put is like asking a puma to slow down... so its hard... After spending all day with him Driving Miss Daisy style I came home had two very large glasses of wine and let this dog help ease me into the evening..
after a hard day... a dog is seriously the best medicine!!!! So keep my dad in your good thoughts for a speedy recovery!!! 
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Friday, February 13, 2015

The climb...



Girrrrrrrrrrrrrrrlllllllllllllllll.. I go on ALOT of blogs... and in between I go on facebook... now... there is this thing especially with bloggers that they do that I immediately dismiss... its where they go on and on and on about how great their hubsbands are... they are so funny, so goofy, so silly, such a perfect match for them... the hubsbands probably are all that... but I will most likely never meet them... Now you're saying to yourself, "But Suzanne.. have you no romance??? are you so bitter????"... NO!!! I just hate it when you see this.. it is soooooooooooo sappy!!! your hubsband is probably the greatest guy ever... but what I do LOVE is the struggle!!!! You know that story about Abe Lincoln and how he failed like a million times before he succeeded?? I LOVE that story (Shut up snopes... its TRUE!!!) I could tell you stories about my marriage that would make your toes curl, but I will tell you some of the struggles that we have overcome...
1. When Jack was about 4 hubs got accepted into the police academy.. about 2 weeks in he knew it wasn't the job for him.. he HATED it to put it mildly... when he told me he hated it I'm like, "Are you kidding me??? this job has like good money, benefits, security... huh???" but he had to quit.. he really felt like he was a fish out of water and was smothering...so he quit and I looked for a job.. it put me in this position of being the sole breadwinner which I resented, but later grew from...
2. in 2004 Chris was sent to Fort Polk in Louisiana for a year... so I was on my own... now.. at first this was a NIGHTMARE!!!! I had to move on my own, find childcare, do everything myself... this also was a time that could've broken us, but I actually found the strength in myself.. I actually learned to LOVE myself and really find what makes me happy..On the relationship side.. when you go a loooong time without seeing each other.. when you do... its really nice... hot.. sexxxxy....it was like all senses were reawakened... we had this grrrrrrrrrreat weekend in Texas just the two of  us... great time!!! We got Brady
while he was away so hes a reminder of the good....
3. For all of you who have little kids... you know.. when your hubsband becomes a father you picture like Pa Olsen... he'll be a rugged man who is also sensitive... he'll be a hero for your daughter... in real life.. notsomuch.. there are times you look at the father of your children and are like, "WOW... I didn't know someone could be so stupid" and there becomes a wall between you and that man and a bond with your child... I think he does   with me too.. I think he thinks I coddle too much.. I don't have enough structure.. .. I know I'm not the perfect mom and he probably cringes at stuff I do.. but thats how it is... 
4. last year I don't have to tell my three readers what a hard time our marriage went through.. he had a government job in Virginia and was living there while I was here... There were some harsh words, thoughts, and actions let me tell you.. it wasn't until this past September that he was really honest and told me all the things he was thinking before he left... I think the last year has brought out the honesty more than ever.. Now we are on solid ground... things that separated us in the past have now brought us together... bringing up kids, religion, stress, I feel like as bad as 2012-13 was it had to happen or we wouldn't be where we are... Like Abe Lincoln... we failed a million times before we could succeed... to quote Miley Cyrus (forgive me!!!)
theres always gonna be another mountain, I'm always gonna want to make it move.. always gonna be an uphill battle and sometimes I'm gonna have to lose 
it ain't about how fast I get there aint about  whats waitin on the other side....
its the climb.....
it really is the climb... and you need a good sherpa for a climb as high as a good marriage will go... hes my sherpa... and to show that we are not ogres with hearts of stone... here is what this man got me for Valentines Day...

Flowers at WORK!!!! He knows the way to my heart!!!!
Happy Valentines Day My friends... I truly LOVE you for stopping by::

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